Hornik blames bias incidents on post-election enviroment

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik

Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik says that two alleged bias incidents in his Township are a product of a post-election environment that allows people “with hate in their heart” to express that hatred in ways that are not appropriate.

Hornik said that since Election Day, a sidewalk on Ryan Road has been vandalized with a swastika and that a customer of the Costco on Texas Road was questioned by another customer about his religion.  “Are you a muslim?” the man was asked twice in a firm manner, according to a facebook post that the mayor referenced.

Both incidents are being investigate by the Marlboro Police Department.

In a letter to the Marlboro Community posted on facebook, Hornik celebrated the religious and ethic diversity of Marlboro and expressed his sadness and disappointment in recent incidents demonstrating “hate based on this same diversity.”

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Posted: November 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Marlboro Cop Accused Of Beating Colts Neck Women, Breaking Her Face

Officer Donna Gonzalez and K-9 Saber

Officer Donna Gonzalez and K-9 Saber

A Marlboro Police Officer is accused of punching a Colts Neck woman in the face, breaking her orbital and then falsely arresting and imprisoning the woman, according to a federal lawsuit filed in Trenton last week.

Officers Donna Gonzalez and Joseph Meglio forced themselves into the Colts Neck home of Marlene Mazur on January 24, 2016 in response to a dispatch call reporting an argument between a man and a women, according the the suit filed by Freehold attorney Thomas Mallon on behalf of Mazur.  The complaint says that Mazur’s husband had gotten her car stuck in the snow and that by the time the Marlboro officers arrived at the Boundary Road home, the husband and their son had dug out the car and parked it in the garage.

Gonzalez and Meglio entered the home and demanded to speak to the husband. Gonzalez pushed Mazur against a wall and gestured as if she was going to punch her while Meglio followed the son upstairs and entered a room where the son’s children were staying.

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Posted: October 7th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Colts Neck, Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Sheriff’s Office takes their trucks on the road for kids

Touch a Truck 1 (800x603)The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is increasing public safety awareness by showcasing their trucks and other equipment in a traveling demonstration.

On Wednesday, Sheriff Shaun Golden’s Office, in conjunction with the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey, participated in the Touch a Truck Program.  Fire Trucks, Public Works Trucks, Police Trucks and the Sheriff’s Mobile Command Unit visited Jewish communities in Manalapan, Marlboro and Aberdeen to give children the opportunity to learn about the equipment and how it is used for public safety.

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Posted: August 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Student lied about seeing escaped convict Arthur Buckel in Marlboro, police said

assetContent (1)MARLBORO — A Marlboro Township High School student claimed he spotted an escaped convict in the area on Friday, forcing the lockdown of the school before police determined he was lying. Michael Ozinitsky, 20, of Marlboro, was charged with obstruction of the administration of law or other governmental functions after police determined he lied about seeing… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 7th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Student lied about seeing escaped convict Arthur Buckel in Marlboro, police said

Selika Josiah Gore Joins Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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Selika Josiah Gore

Selika Josiah Gore of Marlboro, NJ has been appointed the Director of Field Programs at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  

FMCSA is the federal agency that regulates heavy duty vehicles. Its mission is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

Gore for the last five years was the Deputy Administrator of Operations at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission where she was responsible for customer service at all 39 MVC branch offices, the vehicle inspection and emissions program, business and motor vehicle dealer licensing, state bus inspections, capital planning.  At MVC she oversaw a staff of 1800 and managed an annual budget of $330 million.

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Posted: February 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Motor Vehicle Commission | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Year in review: October 2015

Stacey Weathers. photo via facebook

Stacey Weathers. photo via facebook

Stacey Weathers46, of Tinton Falls, was killed on Saturday afternoon, October 3 when a tree fell onto her Mustang Convertible while she was driving southbound on Rt 34 in Colts Neck.  Weathers was the executive director of the New Jersey chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, where she helped raise $7 million to support patients and fund cancer research.

Matthew Kleinstein20, of Marlboro Township pleaded guilty to Cyber Harrassment and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. Kleinstein admitted to “sexting” photos of his genitals via text message and SnapChat to four females, ages 11-13, while he was a camp counselor for the Marlboro Recreation Department during the summer of 2014.  Kleinstein was sentenced to PTI for a minimum of one year.  His criminal record will be expunged if he sucessfully complete’s the program.

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Posted: December 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Year in review: August 2015

Dylan Gowan, a 19 year old Highlands man, spent the the night of August 11 and early morning hours of August 12 on a buoy 4 miles off the coast of Sandy Hook after the wave runner he was riding from Brooklyn failed and while the U.S. Coast Guard and the NYPD Marine Unit searched New York Harbor for him via helicopter and boat.

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Posted: December 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Cantor seeks to unseat Golden as Monmouth County Sheriff

1606336_465970393508398_1875961369_oMarlboro Councilman Jeff Cantor announced this morning that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for Monmouth County Sheriff in 2016.

A Colonel in the U.S, Army Reserves, Cantor cited his military experience in intelligence, emergency management and anti-terrorism as reasons he could do “a tremendous job” as sheriff in a phone interview with MMM.

Cantor has served on the Marlboro Council since 2004, including while deployed on active duty overseas. During his deployments, he participated in Council meetings via telephone.  He told MMM that he doesn’t think he will be deployed in the next two years before he retires from the military, “but it depends on what happens in Syria.”

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Posted: December 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | 11 Comments »

State Police: Marlboro report was a “good call”

State Police logoThe New Jersey State Police posted the following statement on their facebook page regarding the incident that occurred on a commuter bus on Route 9 in Marlboro this morning:

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Posted: December 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on State Police: Marlboro report was a “good call”

NJ State Police Bomb Unit Assisting Marlboro Police with Route 9 Bus

nj-state-police-symboljpg-02b3e0ada0e0b240_largeThe Marlboro Police Department closed Route 9 in both directions this morning, according to reports on 511nj.org and Monmouth County Police, Fire and EMS.

MCPFE is reporting that the NJ Jersey State Police Bomb Unit is assisting the Marlboro PD with a suspicious device left on a bus.

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik confirmed that there is police activity involving a NJ Transit Bus on Route 9

Capt. Stephen Jones of the NJSP Public Affairs Unit told MMM that the Arson and Bomb Unit was wrapping up and preparing to leave the scene as of 10:05 a.m.  Jones said that the Marlboro PD is leading the investigation.

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Posted: December 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth County News, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on NJ State Police Bomb Unit Assisting Marlboro Police with Route 9 Bus