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
A 20-year-old Moorestown man died Saturday after a car veered off the road in Monmouth County and crashed into a tree in the early morning, authorities said. The accident occurred around 2:39 a.m. when Jose R. Rivera, 21, of Lyndhurst, drove his 2006 Audi AA8 off the road in Ocean Township near the 200 block South… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 5th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Dane Fante, Dane M. Fante, Justin R. Rivera, Monmouth County News, Monmouth University, Ocean Township | Comments Off on Monmouth University student dies, another injured in Ocean Township car crash
ABC Spa photo via yelp
January is not ending happily for five Monmouth County men and two women with Asian names—one from Palisades Park and one from Queens, NY–who were arrested on prostitution charges at the ABC Spa on Route 35 in the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township.
Members of the Ocean Township Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau started to investigate prostitution at the ABC Spa, 1719 Highway 35, in early January, according to an announcement from Detective Lt. Timothy R. Torchia. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 30th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Det Lt Timothy Torchia, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean, Ocean Township, Ocean Township Police Department, Prositution, Prostitution arrests | 1 Comment »
Jack Gindi, center, with Joe Grillo, left and Vin Gopal at Congressman Frank Pallone’s 2014 campaign kickoff. Photo via facebook
A West Long Branch couple with ties to State Senate candidate Vin Gopal, and two of their Monmouth County based companies have been enjoined from distributing their unapproved injectable skin whitening drugs and other drugs in violation of federal law, the Department of Justice announced today. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 26th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 11th Legislative District, Asbury Park, FDA, Flawless Beauty LLC, Food and Drug Administration, Jack Gindi, Justice Department, LD 11, Ocean Township, RDG Imports LLC, Susana Boleche, U.S. Justice Department, Vin Gopal, West Long Branch | 6 Comments »
A skinny white male in his 20’s wearing a red long sleeve Rutgers shirt and a baseball cap allegedly approached a female jogger in Louis Weltz Park, Ocean Township on Monday evening and offered her cash if she’s watch him perform a sex act, according to a press release from the Ocean Township Police Department. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 27th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Monmouth County News, Ocean Township, Ocean Township Police Department, Skinny white gun in a long sleeve Rutgers shirt | Comments Off on Ocean Township Police Are Looking For A Skinny White Jerk Off In a Rutgers Shirt
Aseemblyman Eric Houghtaling, Vin Gopal and Mayor Christopher Siciliano
OCEAN TOWNSHIP — A 75-year-old Monmouth County man angry over a property tax increase threatened on Facebook to burn down the mayor’s house, authorities said. Arthur Morse was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, Ocean Township police said in a statement. He was released after being given a summons. Police learned of Morse’s social media… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 25th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Arthur Morse, Mayor Christopher Siciliano, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township | Comments Off on Ocean Twp cops arrest angry property taxpayer over facebook post that threatened mayor
Not all police news out of Ocean Township is of drugs, prostitution or shoplifting busts.
Yesterday afternoon Officer Thomas Rant responded to a West Park Avenue residence for a woman in labor. The woman was full term and having contractions one minute apart, according to a statement by Det. Lt. Timothy Torchia.
The Oakhurst First Aid arrived along with Officers Kevin Donohoe, Phil Jackson and Sergeant Paul Flammia who assisted with the delivery of a baby girl. Both mom and baby were transported to Monmouth Medical Center for further medical care.
Posted: May 17th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Ocean Township | Tags: Baby Delivery, Det Lt Timothy Torchia, Monmouth County News, Oakhurst First Aid, Ocean Township, Ocean Township Police Department | Comments Off on Ocean Township Police And First Aid Squad Deliver A Baby Girl
Terrance D. Weldon, 1948-2017
Terrance Weldon, the former Ocean Township Mayor and Asbury Park city manager who was a central figure in the Operation Bid Rig scandal, died today at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, according to an entry on the website of the Buckley Funeral Home. Weldon was 68 years old.
On October 10, 2002, Weldon pleaded guilty to federal charges of accepting $60,000 in bribes from three developers between 1998 and 2001. He remained out of prison until January of 2008 while he cooperated with U.S. Attorney Chris Christie’s Operation Bid Rig into public corruption in Monmouth County. His cooperation led to the convictions of Howard Schoor, the principle of the Schoor DePalma engineering firm, and three other guilty pleas.
U.S. District Judge William H. Walls rejected pleas for leniency by both the U.S Attorney’s Office and Weldon’s attorney when sentencing Weldon to 58 months in federal prison and a $20,000 fine on August 27, 2007. New Jersey officials stripped Weldon of his $20,000 per year public pension in February of 2008.
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Posted: March 23rd, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Asbury Park, Chris Christie, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township, Operation Bid Rig, Terrance D. Weldon, Terry Weldon | 19 Comments »
The $1 million Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey for Saturday’s Powerball drawing was purchased at Monmouth County convenience store. The lucky winner bought his or her ticket at American Way Food Store on Route 35 north in the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township, state lottery officials said Monday morning. The ticket matched five numbers but… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 6th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Monmouth County News, Oakhurst, Ocean Township, Powerball Lottery | Comments Off on $1M Powerball ticket was sold at Oakhurst convenience store
photo via JCP&L
Jersey Central Power and Light, the electric utility that services Monmouth County, announced today that they have expanded an environmental program to help protect New Jersey’s threatened ospreys.
The company is surveying their poles and other equipment to determine where osprey are nesting—or have given indication of future nesting–and then building new nesting platforms where the birds will not be in danger due to the proximity to electrical equipment. Specialized equipment is installed to divert and discourage ospreys from nesting in potentially hazardous locations.
Two osprey nests within JCP&L’s Monmouth and Ocean service territories, one in Union Beach and another in Brick, were relocated in 2016.
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Posted: December 27th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: JCP&L, Monmouth County News | Tags: JCP&L, Jersey Central Power & Light, Monmouth Beach, Ocean Township, Oceanport, Osprey, Spring Lake Heights, Union Beach | 4 Comments »