By Art Gallagher
I was surprised on Saturday morning as I headed south on Rt 35 in Ocean Township for the grand opening of Green Leaf Pet Resort and Hotel. There was a line of cars several blocks long down 35 to get into the place! The surprises kept coming when I pulled in. It was packed outside. Two radio stations were broadcasting from the front parking lot along side the bbq pit. The valets were directing traffic instead of parking cars for tips and there were hundreds of happy people and dogs coming and going.
This was no ordinary kennel opening. When did kennels start having grand openings? When are crowds of people happy and not competing for some imaginary prize at a highway location in New Jersey? Where did all of these well behaved dogs and people come from? I only heard one dog bark loudly during my visit and that was in the back parking lot. Who serves hamburgers at a kennel opening and why aren’t the dogs begging for the people food? Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 25th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Donna Liebowitz, Green Leaf Pet Resort and Hotel, Millstone, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean Township, Shelly Liebowitz, Vito Cardinale | Comments Off on Your dogs are going to love this place
The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jermasia Wright, a 14 year old black female who has been missing from the Pine Drive Group Home in Millstone since March 1, 2017.
Jermasia Wright is 5’8”, 120 pounds and has a dark complexion. She has ties to Sewell, Glassboro, and Hackensack in New Jersey as well as Wilmington, Delaware. She also uses the alias, Mia Hollston, according to the NJSP announcement.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at 609-882-2000 ext. 2893 or NJSP Hamilton Station at 609-584-5000 ext. 5287. Anonymous tips are welcome.
Posted: March 16th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, NJ State Police | Tags: Jermasia Wright, Mia Hollston, Millstone, Missing child, Monmouth County News, NJ State Police, Pine Drive Group Home | Comments Off on State Police Seeks Help In Locating 14 Year Old Girl Missing From Millstone Group Home
Funding for projects in Middletown, Millstone and Upper Freehold
Freeholder Director Tom Arone
Freeholder Director Tom Arnone announced this afternoon that Monmouth County has been awarded $714,000 in federal funds to make safety improvements on County roads in Middletown, Millstone and Upper Freehold.
The improvements will be completed as part of two separate projects:
- Upgraded traffic signals, installation of dedicated left turn lanes, pedestrian countdown signals and highly visible crosswalks at the intersection of Leonardville Road (CR 516) and East Road in Middletown, $339,000
- Application of high friction surface treatment, safety edging (to minimize vertical drop-off and allow motorists to safely reenter the paved road) and signage to warn of curves along Stagecoach Road (CR 524) from Cherry Lane in Millstone to the intersection with Chambers Road and Roosevelt Road in Upper Freehold, $375,000.
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Posted: January 11th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: Freeholder Director, Middletown, Millstone, Monmouth County News, Road Safety Grants, Tom Arnone, Upper Freehold | Comments Off on Monmouth County Awarded $714K in Road Safety Grants
John Lafergolo, 52, of Millstone appeared in federal court in Trenton this morning on charges that he possessed 36 machine guns, which are illegal to possess in the United States, according to a state by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s Office.
Lafergola was arrested at his Millstone home following a domestic violence incident on October 5, 2014.
According to the 2014 complaints Lafergola pointed a black 5.7X28mm Fabrique Nationale Herstal handgun model Five Seven at the victim. It is alleged that while Lafergola was pointing the handgun at the victim, he stated “I’ll blow your f***ing brain’s out”.
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Posted: January 5th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Gun Rights, Guns, Monmouth County News | Tags: Domestic Violence, Evan Nappen, Guns, John Lafergolo, Millstone, Monmouth County News, Paul Fishman | Comments Off on Federal Charges Filed Against Millstone Gun Owner
MILLSTONE — A 23-year-old Englishtown man has been arrested in connection with a double stabbing that occurred early Saturday morning at the home of rapper RZA, State Police announced Monday. Thomas Norman was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and possession of a weapon in the incident… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 9th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Crime, Englishtown, Millstone, Monmouth County News, RZA, Thomas Norman, Wu-Tang | 2 Comments »
MILLSTONE — Authorities are investigating a double stabbing that occurred early Saturday morning at the Millstone home of rapper RZA. Police are saying little about the early-morning incident and it could not immediately be determined whether RZA, whose real name is Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, was home at the time. New Jersey State Police responded to a… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 9th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Millstone, Monmouth County News, NJ State Police, RZA, Wu-Tang Clan | Comments Off on 2 stabbed at N.J. home of Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA
FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County 4-H goat club members Nicole Cary and Rebecca Carmeli-Peslak, of Millstone, will represent Monmouth County at the New Jersey State 4-H Goat Show on Aug. 20 at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fairgrounds in Ringoes.
The Monmouth Livestock Club 4-H members will join nearly fifty New Jersey 4-H members and exhibiting 137 goats in Meat Goat, Dairy Goat, Fiber Goat and Showmanship Classes.
“The State 4-H Goat Show is an annual event that offers 4-H’ers an opportunity to compete at an advanced level and meet other 4-H goat project members from around the state, “ said Roberta Hunter, County 4-H Agent. “This educational and competitive event promotes the 4-H goat project and sportsmanship among the participants.”
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Posted: August 17th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Press Release | Tags: Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fairgrounds, Millstone, Monmouth County 4-H, Monmouth County News, Nicole Cary, Press Release, Rebecca Carmeli-Peslak, Ringoes, Rutgers | Comments Off on Monmouth County 4H members to participate in State goat show
Posted: March 23rd, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Christopher Vaccaro, MCSPCA, Millstone, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Tina Perna | Comments Off on Judge orders approximately 200 goats, sheep removed from Millstone farm