Police officers, emergency management personnel and firefighters sprang to action Thursday afternoon to rescue a pet dog that had fallen through the ice of a partly frozen pond in Howell Township. A resident of the Villages development called 911 around 1:30 p.m. and reported that her nine-year-old Golden Retriever, “Duke,” was struggling in the frigid water… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: December 29th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Brian Prochnow, Duke, firefighters, First Responders, Golden Retriever, Howell, Monmouth County News, Officer Stephanie Regina, Police, Villages, William Kruse | Comments Off on First-responders save Golden Retriever who’d fallen through ice in Howell
OLD BRIDGE — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they say attempted to lure two kids into his car with snacks and fidget spinners at the Quick Check in the Laurence Harbor section of the township Thursday. The man approached the kids inside the store on Cliffwood Avenue, police said on… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 29th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Luring, Old Bridge, Old Bridge Police, Police, Quick Check, Quick Chek | Comments Off on Man tried to lure kids at Quick Chek with fidget spinners, cops say
TRENTON — Police across New Jersey will be cracking down on seat belt violations starting Monday, likely handing out more than 20,000 tickets over the next two weeks. Part of a national campaign known as “Click It or Ticket,” New Jersey law enforcement agencies will adopt a “zero tolerance” policy for motorists and passengers not wearing… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 23rd, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: News | Tags: Click it or Ticket, Police, Seat belts | Comments Off on N.J. police are cracking down on seat belts
By Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon
The concept of municipal consolidation/shared services is referred to by some as the panacea for high property taxes. Others claim that consolidation/shared services is a pipe dream and not worth pursuing because no single service will solve our property tax problem. Both sides of this argument are wrong. No one act or reform will slash our taxes – short of major increases in other taxes. To argue that we shouldn’t pursue such reforms because they won’t save “enough” is to argue against doing anything to cut costs. On the contrary, the answer is we must do EVERYTHING.
Merging of municipalities is a heavy lift. People have nostalgic attachments to their town names and pride in their community identity. And if things don’t go as well as planned, there’s no going back. That leaves shared services as the sweet spot – much easier to attain than wholesale municipal mergers and can generate 60 to 80% of the savings.
We must then hone in on the areas where we can get the greatest amount of savings. Things like public works and administration sound like good targets but those areas have already, frequently, been cut to the bone. One area in many municipalities that is ripe for restructuring: police.admin | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, Property Taxes | Tags: Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, Police, Property Taxes, Shared Patrol Model, Shared Services | 1 Comment »
The Borough of Union Beach is joining Middletown Township in showing their support of all law enforcement personnel by light their town blue between now and January 1st.
MMM has received an advanced copy of the following statement that the Borough will release on Tuesday:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Law Enforcement, Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, New York, News, NYPD, Police | Tags: Law enforcement, Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, NYPD, NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos, NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu, Police, Union Beach | 3 Comments »
By Jeremy Baratta
“Black Lives Matter” has become a popular protest slogan, from Union Square to the Mall of America. Today, after the unprovoked shooting of two NYPD officers sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn over the weekend, one woman started a protest movement of her own closer to home.
Amanda Bolvito, a married 24 year-old waitress with 2 small children, went to office depot, bought about $19 worth of supplies, and emblazoned a sign with the message “Blue Lives Matter.”
She took her sign to the corner of Route 27 and Main Street, outside of the Metuchen Borough Hall and Police Station. First spotted at around noon and interviewed at 1:30 pm, she reported being there since around 11 this morning. She plans to be out there until “[she] can’t take the cold.”admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, NYPD, Police | Tags: Amanda Bolvito, Blue Lives Matter, Metuchen, NYPD, Police | 10 Comments »