Your dogs are going to love this place

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: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Your dogs are going to love this place

State Police Seeks Help In Locating 14 Year Old Girl Missing From Millstone Group Home

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: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on State Police Seeks Help In Locating 14 Year Old Girl Missing From Millstone Group Home

Monmouth County Awarded $714K in Road Safety Grants

Funding for projects in Middletown, Millstone and Upper Freehold

Freeholder Tom Arone

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: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County Awarded $714K in Road Safety Grants

Federal Charges Filed Against Millstone Gun Owner

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.SuomiM31_Orig

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: | Filed under: Gun Rights, Guns, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Federal Charges Filed Against Millstone Gun Owner

Man, 23, charged with double stabbing at home of Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA

assetContentMILLSTONE — 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: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 stabbed at N.J. home of Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA

assetContent (10)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: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on 2 stabbed at N.J. home of Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA

Monmouth County 4H members to participate in State goat show

These Kids Will Grow Up To Be Milk Producing Dairy GoatsFREEHOLD, 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: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County 4H members to participate in State goat show

Judge orders approximately 200 goats, sheep removed from Millstone farm

assetContent (59)MILLSTONE – A farm owner and his girlfriend admitted today to three counts of improper care of an animal and a judge ordered that they remove the approximately 200 sheep and goats from the property. After the state presented its case during a trial, Millstone residents Christopher Vaccaro and Tina Perna pleaded guilty to the disorderly… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Judge orders approximately 200 goats, sheep removed from Millstone farm