Charity: N.J. Assemblywoman’s husband owes $11K after seeking aid to build luxury home

assetContentTRENTON — Saying it will “not allow itself to be taken advantage of,” a Monmouth County Habitat for Humanity affiliate today said that state Assemblywoman Linda Stender’s husband owes it $11,000 for demolishing his Manasquan home that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The charity, Coastal Habitat for Humanity, which is set up to help low-income homeowners,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Concern for Missing Middletown Man’s Safety Rises After His Car Is Found Burned

Via the Middletown Police Department

Anthony TaselloInvestigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Anthony Tassello, a 55-year-old Middletown man, who was reported missing on Monday by family members. Tassello was last seen around 9:15 a.m. on Monday, February 16, 2015.  He is a white male, approximately 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 230 pounds.

The vehicle he was driving, a white 2008 Ford Escape, was one of five vehicles burned during a suspicious fire at the Tom’s Ford dealership on Route 35 in Keyport, on Tuesday morning, February 17, 2015.

Police are concerned for Mr. Tassello’s safety. He was last seen wearing a gray tweed hat, a vest and blue jeans and may possibly be in the New York City area,

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Posted: February 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Keyport, Middletown, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Arnone Report: Shared Services Are Keeping Monmouth County Safe And Affordable

By Monmouth County Freeholder Thomas A. Arone

Freeholder Tom Arone

Freeholder Tom Arone

Baby…it’s cold outside! We’ve experienced near record lows this year. With these freezing cold temperatures comes additional problems besides just trying to stay warm – the low temperatures in combination with precipitation and other weather conditions causes havoc on our roads. The County Public Works Department has been very busy the past few months, ensuring that county roads are safe to travel on by pre-treating and plowing on a consistent schedule and staying ahead of the accumulation. By pre-treating our roads, the snow and ice begin to melt as soon they hit the asphalt and also makes plowing easier and much more efficient.

In addition to keeping the County roads safe, our Public Works Department has been helping municipalities throughout our county as well through our County Shared Services program.  We have recorded cost savings across several municipalities by providing plowing services as well as access to the pre-treatment solution. There are many outstanding projects currently in the upstart stages in the Shared Services arena.

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Posted: February 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Tips for coping with the coming Polar Vortex

assetContentA “harsh Arctic outbreak” is on the way to New Jersey for this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Wind chills of -15 to -20 will whip across parts of the state on 40-mph wind gusts tonight into Friday. And the cold air that’s become popularly known as the “polar vortex” is likely to lock… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Mater Dei student’s family sues Diocese, school to prevent closure, report says


MIDDLETOWN — The Diocese of Trenton and Mater Dei Prep have reportedly been named in a new lawsuit filed by the family of one of the Catholic high school’s students looking to prevent the school from closing. In a complaint filed in Monmouth County Superior Court on Feb. 5, Brian and Heather Burns and their son,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Middletown, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Ocean Grove fire destroys businesses and apartments; displaces residents

assetContent (41)NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP —A fire that broke out in a downtown block of the historic Ocean Grove section of Neptune Township destroyed a three-story building housing apartments and shops, and displaced at least seven people, authorities said. The fire, which is still under investigation, broke out at 3:27 p.m. on Friday at 50 Main Ave. in the… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Neptune Township, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Oceanic Bridge Maintenance To Start On Monday February 9

Oceanic Bridge1The Oceanic Bridge (S-31), the span that connects Rumson and Middletown over the Navesink River will undergo repairs to the structural steel and concrete deck beginning on Monday morning February 9 at about 9am.  The maintenance project is expected to continue through April 15.

Single lane closures during the mid-day and early evening hours will facilitate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic across the busy span.

A full overnight closure will also be in place from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

The Oceanic Bridge schedule from on or about Feb. 9 to April 15 will be:

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Posted: February 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Rumson | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, February 6-8, 2015

By Greg Kelly


Monmouth County Post CardFriday, February 6

  • With This Ring at First Avenue Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Teen Night: Night of Improv at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • Disorderly Conduct Comedy at Spring Lake Community Theatre – MORE INFO
  • Boeing Boeing at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • RaeLynn in Concert (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Jason Isbell at Monmouth U (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Gary Wright Jazz & Blues Concert (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Good Financial Record-Keeping Lessons (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • Over the River and Through the Woods by South Street Players (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Library Bi-Annual Book Sale (Eatontown) – MORE INFO
  • Open Ice Skating (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • Defensive Driving Course (Neptune) – MORE INFO
  • Take Control of Your Health (Freehold) – MORE INFO

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Posted: February 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Goldberg seeks to challenge Hornik in Marlboro

Ira Goldberg is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Mayor Jon Hornik in Marlboro

Ira Goldberg is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Mayor Jon Hornik in Marlboro

Ira Goldberg, a 36 year resident of Marlboro Township was in Atlantic City on Monday seeking support for Monmouth County Republicans present for his bid to unseat Marlboro Township’s Democratic mayor, Jonathan Hornik.

Goldberg’s son Brian, a candidate for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in the primary last year proudly introduced his father to Monmouth contingent at Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnik’s rally/convention.

Asked if he thought he could be the popular Hornik, the elder Goldberg said, “I’ve been in Marlboro 36 years and know everyone.”

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Posted: February 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments »

Mayors’ and Freeholder Burry’s Statement Regarding Ebola Quarantine Facility At Fort Monmouth

Fort MonmouthFreeholder Lillian Burry and Mayors Michael Mahon (Oceanport), Gerry Turning (Tinton Falls) and Dennis Connelly (Eatontown) issued the following statement this afternoon regarding the Ebola quarantine facilities at Fort Monmouth.  Burry and the mayors are members of the board of the Fort Monmouth Revitalization Agency (FMERA).

“As the only members of the FMERA board who are elected to office, we wish to clarify some of the recent articles on the proposal to house a quarantine facility at Fort Monmouth for those that are exposed to Ebola while outside the United States. Only those that returned to the U.S. through New Jersey and have no place to reside will potentially be placed in this facility. The articles further state that the Department of Human Services has a 6-month lease with FMERA to use the property which began on January 1st.  The elected officials further stated that at no time did they ever vote on or approve such a lease. This lease was imposed on FMERA by the executive branch and was not vetted at a public meeting or voted on by the entire Board. The lease was actually signed by the Attorney General and was not supported by the Board as a whole. 

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Posted: February 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, Fort Monmouth | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »