S and P rates Marlboro’s debt AAA

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik

Standard and Poors, the global credit rating agency, issued a AAA/Stable bond rating on $9.6 million in new borrowings by Marlboro and upgraded the Township’s existing debt to AAA as well.

The new rating makes Marlboro one of only 29 towns in New Jersey with the top possible credit rating, according to a statement from the Township.

“Marlboro’s credit is officially the highest grade available in the marketplace”, stated Mayor  Jonathan Hornik. “This means that our taxpayers benefit from the lowest possible costs for road, parks and recreation and other capital improvements.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: September 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Marlboro Woman Admits Scamming $2.8 million from Veterans Administration

Elizabeth Honig, photo via facebook

Elizabeth Honig, 52, of the Morganville section of Marlboro Township, pleaded guilty in federal court today to stealing $2.8 million from a Veterans Administration program designed to help veterans find employment, according to a statement by Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

Honig enrolled 182 veterans to receive federal funding to attend Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VARP) courses at Computer Insight Learning Center, an Eatontown company that she owns. The vast majority of the veterans were either not eligible for the training or did not attend at all.  She collected $750 per month fees from the vets, and collected approximately $1.3 million from them of the $2,831,455 that the federal government distributed for tuition. She allowed the vets to keep the rest of the money paid to them by the VA.

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Posted: June 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Marlboro country club co-owner admits diverting $3.8M, income tax evasion

TRENTON — The co-owner and principal operator of a private country club in Marlboro admitted Friday to siphoning off more than $3.8 million from the club for his personal use and not reporting it as income. Gary Beshara, 66, of Staten Island, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp in Trenton to one count of… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: June 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Man, 25, killed during police pursuit in Howell, cops say

HOWELL — A 25-year-old Marlboro man died after he crashed his car early Sunday while trying to evade authorities, police said. Brian Fani was pronounced dead at the scene after he ran his 2009 Subaru Legacy off the road at a bend in the road on Southard Avenue near the Howell Golf Course, side-swiped a utility… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: April 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Marlboro resident, a teacher in Keansburg, is charged with kiddie porn distribution

Marc Marinoff photo via facebook

Marc S. Marinoff, 30, of Pear Drive in Marlboro and a teacher at the Bolger Middle School in Keansburg, was arrested on child pornography charges on Thursday, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Detectives of the Prosecutor’s Computer Crimes Unit conducted a search of Marinoff’s home and various personal electronic devices were seized. An initial preview forensic examination revealed that Marinoff possessed and distributed videos of child pornography via a peer-to-peer file-sharing program – an online connection of computers allowing the sharing of files directly between the individual users.

Marinoff was charged with one count each of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Distribution of Child Pornography) and third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Possession of Child Pornography).  The charges carry penalties of up to 15 years in state prison upon conviction and lifetime parole supervision under Megan’s Law.

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Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Marlboro resident, a teacher in Keansburg, is charged with kiddie porn distribution

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 »