Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, January 30-February 1, 2015

By Greg Kelly

 

Monmouth County Post CardFriday, January 30

  • David Lindley & John Hammond at Monmouth U (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Till Death Do Us Part by Spotlight Players (Matawan) – MORE INFO
  • Swimming at the Ritz at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Absurd Person Singular at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Men’s College Basketball: Monmouth U vs. Canisius (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Bedtime Stories at the Park (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Sweetheart Clay Ornament at the Creative Arts Center (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Lunch Break Basketball (Tinton Falls) – MORE INFO
  • The Mimi Nowak Project (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Disorderly Conduct Comedy at Spring Lake Community Theatre – MORE INFO
  • UN Human Trilogy FilmNite (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Prom Fashion Showcase ’15 (Neptune) – MORE INFO
  • Brush & Brew (Colts Neck) – MORE INFO
  • Re-Live The Beatles (Colts Neck) – MORE INFO
  • Take Control of Your Health (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Joe Cocker Tribute at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

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Posted: January 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Residents Urged To Keep Fire Hydrants Clear Of Snow

hydrant_in_snow (1)FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County officials are urging residents to clear away snow from fire hydrants so that the hydrants are easily accessible in case of an emergency.

It is very important for fire hydrants to be kept clear of snow so they are visible and accessible from the street.

“If you’re out shoveling snow, please take some time to help clear a nearby fire hydrant,” said Freeholder John P. Curley, liaison to the County Fire Marshal’s Office. “Every second counts if a fire breaks out, so a cleared fire hydrant can make a significant difference in helping out firefighters and saving property in your neighborhood.”

A three-foot radius around a hydrant is best. With freezing overnight temperatures, snow can turn into ice, which could freeze the hydrant making it useless when firefighters need it most.

“When a lot of snow has fallen, it may be tempting to move snow from around your car or sidewalk to any available open space; but it is important to keep fire hydrants clear,” said Fire Marshal Henry Stryker III. “Our firefighters thank you in advance!”

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Posted: January 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Press Release | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

State Regulators Give JCP&L Go-Ahead for Transmission Line in Monmouth County

Jersey Central Power & Light has won approval to build a 16-mile transmission line in Monmouth County, a project state officials say is needed to avoid substantial outages to the utility’s customers in the area. The $64 million project gained unanimous approval yesterday from the New Jersey Board of Utilities, a decision possibly…
Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: JCP&L, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth County Government Ready For Snowmageddon

Snow warningFREEHOLD, NJ – Meteorologists are predicting hazardous weather overnight in Monmouth County and the Department of Public Works and Engineering is monitoring the situation and prepared to take action.

“The County’s snow room is open and we are monitoring the storm’s progress and we have 135 trucks outfitted with spreading and plowing capabilities,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. “Our process helps us manage the personnel needed at the County’s ten highway districts and dispatch crews as needed.”

According to the National Weather Service, snow, freezing rain and windy conditions are expected in Monmouth County overnight.

 
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Posted: January 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Press Release, Serena DiMaso, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, January 23-25, 2015

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By Greg Kelly

 

Monmouth County Post CardFriday, January 23

  • The Glass Menagerie at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • SPUR Beer & Wine Tasting Event (Rumson) – MORE INFO
  • Meet Author Katie Coyle (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Men’s College Basketball: Monmouth U vs. Niagra (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Till Death Do Us Part by Spotlight Players (Matawan) – MORE INFO
  • Swimming at the Ritz at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Simulcast Racing at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • New York Sightseeing Cruise via Seastreak Ferry (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing at Freehold Raceway – MORE INFO
  • “Willy Wonka” Musical (Tinton Falls) – MORE INFO
  • Yoga for Adults (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Member Miniatures: Big Art in Small Packages (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Kids Night Out (Fair Haven) – MORE INFO
  • Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at First Ave Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Absurd Person Singular at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

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Posted: January 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

N.J. couple hit with $33K flood insurance bill after Sandy gets reprieve

assetContentUNION BEACH — Nine months ago Richard Drake opened a letter notifying him of a 55-fold increase in his flood insurance premium even though he and his wife, Sandra, raised their Union Beach home three feet above federal requirements. Since then, Drake feared the $33,000-a-year bill would force his family to walk away from the home… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, FEMA, Flood Maps, Flooding, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, National Flood Insurance Plan, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, January 16,-18, 2015

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By Greg Kelly

 

Monmouth County Post CardFriday, January 16

  • The Elvis Birthday Bash at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Swimming at the Ritz at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Moonlight Meander near Sandy Hook Bay (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at First Ave Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Absurd Person Singular at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • West Side’s Unique Musical Legacy Exhibit Opening (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Wild Ducks of the Jersey Shore (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Light of Day at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Light of Day at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Light of Day at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

    Photo by Noel Westerland, Sr

    Photo by Noel Westerland, Sr

  • A Night at the Opry (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • The Yellow King (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • ‘Tea is Hot’ Art Opening (Oakhurst) – MORE INFO
  • Martin Luther King Soul Food Dinner (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Community Coat Drive (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • MLK Memorial Service Program (Aberdeen) – MORE INFO
  • Kids Night Out (Fair Haven) – MORE INFO
  • Open Ice Skating (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • Deep Cut Gardens Photography Exhibit (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • Simulcast Racing at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • New York Sightseeing Cruise via Seastreak Ferry (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing at Freehold Raceway – MORE INFO
  • Yoga for Adults (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

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Posted: January 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Exclusive: Andrew Lucas’s Sentencing Postponed Till March

By Jeremy Baratta

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Andrew Lucas

Former Manalapan Township Mayor Andrew Lucas told More Monmouth Musings that his sentencing in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 20, has been postponed until March.

Matthew Reilly, Deputy Public Affairs Officer for U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s Office, told MMM that Lucas’s sentencing is scheduled for March 25th.

During a telephone interview today, Lucas stated that the reason for the rescheduling is that the United States Probation Office has not prepared his Pre-sentence Investigation Report – which is a detailed account of the defendant’s history and convictions and is used by judges during sentencing.

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Posted: January 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Lucas, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Manalapan, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Bon Jovi opening community kitchen in Monmouth County, plans another in Ocean

assetContent (23)UNION BEACH — A community kitchen that served up meals in the Hurricane Sandy-ravaged borough of Union Beach until closing down over the summer plans to reopen today thanks to Jon Bon Jovi. An arm of the New Jersey rocker’s nonprofit organization is sponsoring “Spoon Full of Hope,” a program run by Gateway Church of Christ… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Bon Jovi, Monmouth County, Union Beach | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Law Enforcement needs help identifying body that washed ashore in Highlands a year ago

101215aA white male in his mid-20’s washed ashore at the Gateway Marina in Highlands on December 31, 2013.  A year and 12 days later, the State Police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office have yet to identify the body.

Investigators are now circulating a composite sketch of the the young man may have looked like at the time of his death. Facial features, hair length and coloring may vary.

A forensic examination concluded the man is not of American Indian, Japanese, Chinese or Guatemalan nationalities.

A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Jersey State Police has found no matches for the DNA Profile of the man in the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), and there have been no missing persons reported for anyone matching the description of the deceased man.

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Posted: January 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Monmouth County, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , | Comments Off