Sheriff Golden Hosts Heroin Forum with Students, Educators and Law Enforcement

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden brought college and high school students from throughout the County to Freehold on Tuesday for the second annual Student Ambassadors For Heroin Use Prevention forum.

The unique program that Golden launched last October brings student leaders together with educators, law enforcement officials and other government and non-profit drug abuse agencies to share information–both ways–to empower the students to lead their peers away from heroin use and to support the adults in improving their drug abuse prevention efforts.

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Posted: April 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Heroin, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, April 28-30, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, April 28

  • Spring Home Show at the Shore (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • New Jersey Marathon Weekend – MORE INFO
  • “Private Lives” by Monmouth Players (Navesink) – MORE INFO
  • Jersey Shore Restaurant Week – MORE INFO
  • Englishtown Swap Meet & Auto Show – MORE INFO
  • The Women of Padilla at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “Murder on the Nile” at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: April 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Gopal Blames Beck For Air Pollution, Says He Will Fix It

Former Monmouth Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal blamed Senator Jennifer Beck for air pollution on his facebook page earlier this week.  He said that if he is elected Senator from the 11th District instead of Beck come November 7, that he will “..make sure the air we breath and water we drink is safe for every Monmouth County resident.”  Gopal said he would do that by sponsoring legislation and fighting.

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Posted: April 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | 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 »

Sheriff Golden to Trenton: Stop ripping off the 9-1-1 fees

With New Jersey lawmakers busy in Trenton working on the next fiscal year’s State Budget, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is calling on the legislature and Governor Christie to stop the diversion of $120 million per year that cell phone users pay for the express purpose of maintaining and upgrading 911 emergency infrastructure throughout the state.

Golden first raised the issue last summer, days after the current fiscal year budget took effect.   Yesterday, the Sheriff highlighted the issue in an interview with NJTV’s Brenda Flanagan.

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Posted: April 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey, News, NJTV, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Congressman Smith Honors WW2 Veteran’s Heroic Service

Al Salazar, 93 of Wall Township, was 20 years old when he served under both General Omar Bradley and Lt. General George Patton in World War II. He landed in Europe 73 years ago last week.

Congressman Chris Smith joined Salazar’s family in honoring his service by presenting him the medals he earned, but had not received, during a ceremony at the Xanadu senior condominium club house in Wall Township.

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Posted: April 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Veterans, Wall Township | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

How a Monmouth County man is revolutionizing the music industry, one vinyl at a time

ENGLISHTOWN — Late one evening in 2013, Dan Marter boarded a flight to Munich with $15,000 in his coat pocket, sealed in nothing more than a Ziploc bag. The cash was a mandatory requirement of a trip that would take the New Jersey entrepreneur deep into the German countryside. Marter, of Englishtown, spoke no German. Kandice,… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: April 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Business, Englishtown, Entertainmnet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Long Branch Man Gets 30 Years For Sexually Assaulting 7 Year Old Girl

Edgar Mejia, 55, of Long Branch, was sentenced to 30 years in New Jersey state prison for the 2014 sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl in Eatontown, according to a statement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Mejia was convicted by a Monmouth County Jury on November 16, 2016 of convicted of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault and third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Judge David F. Bauman imposed the sentence on Thursday, April 20.  The charges were merged for sentencing.

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Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Congressman Smith to hold forum for students interested in attending Military Academies

Congressman Chris Smith and Freeholder Lillian Burry

Congressman Chris Smith announced that he is holding a Service Academy Information Night on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 at Naval Weapons Station Earle, 201 Highway 34 in Colts Neck, NJ.

The event is for any high school or college student (and their parents, counselors or educators) residing in the Fourth Congressional District who is interested in learning about competing for a nomination to one of the United States Service Academies. Each institution plays an integral role in training young men and women to become tomorrow’s military leaders and affords them a collegiate education opportunity of the highest quality that is free of financial obligation, providing the student graduates and fulfills his or her service obligation. The academies are:

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Posted: April 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

The Arnone Report: Made in Monmouth Success! More Shared Services Coming

By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

I am proud to announce the sixth annual Made in Monmouth event on April 8th was an absolute success!

More people than ever came out to support our small business owners thanks in large part to the local community and fantastic staff and volunteers who helped coordinate this day-long shopping event at Monmouth University.

This year, more than 5,000 shoppers supported the event, which showcased more than 260 vendors who displayed and sold their locally-made products. From furniture and jewelry to pet products and gourmet specialty foods, there were truly a wide variety of items for attendees to choose from.

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Posted: April 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »