A Red Bank Regional High School student was arrested on Sunday night and charged with Creating a False Public Alarm, according to a statement by the Little Silver Police Department.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Little Silver, Monmouth County News, Red Bank Regional High School | 1 Comment »
Accused rapist is founder of a youth advocacy organization
A substitute teacher and assistant football and basketball coach at Red Bank Regional High School is facing charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child after it was learned that he engaged in sexual intercourse with a 16 year of girl in his Red Bank home, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced from Afghanistan yesterday.
Gramiccioni is on a six month deployment with the Naval Reserve JAG Corps.
Darnell Lewis, 37, is charged with three counts of second degree Sexual Assault and one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He is being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $200,000 bail with no 10 percent option, as set my Superior Court Judge Angela White Dalton. He is to have no contact with the victim, should he make bail, according to White Dalton’s order.
Described as a hall monitor, substitute teacher and coach by Gramiccioni’s statement, Lewis recently resigned from Red Bank Regional and has not returned to the school.
Lewis is the founder of I.M.P.A.C.T., an organization he founded in 2010 that purports to help people make better choices.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Education, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor, News, Red Bank | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Crime, Darnell Lewis, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Red Bank Regional High School, sexual assault | Comments Off on Red Bank Regional substitute teacher charged with bedding 16 year old student
As is customary, April started with a joke. This year the month of April ended with two jokes; the school board elections and the President of the United States of America released his long form birth certificate.
After three years of study, Hopewell Township passed an ordinance regulating chicken sex.
A tongue in cheek post about who the Democrats could get to challenge Senator Joe Kyrillos when their endorsed candidate failed to submit his nominating petitions, generated more calls from Trenton than any other post of the year.
The worst joke of the month has consequences that will last at least a decade. “Continuity of representation,” a political value in the mind of Rutgers professor Alan Rosenthal, trumped competitiveness and the state constitution in determining the lines of the new gerrymandered legislative map.
The stakes were so high that Governor Christie got personally involved in the negotiations regarding the map. But Rosenthal’s was the only vote that counted. The professor was not persuaded by the governor.
The map was so gerrymandered for the Democrats that Christie and the Republicans did not even try to win control of the legislature. The governor, who came into office vowing to “turn Trenton upside down” transformed into the “compromiser in chief” in order to salvage what he could of his reform agenda.
While Rosenthal preserved the status quo for the Trenton trough swilling class, he unwittingly contributed to the creatation of a national Republican rock star, as Christie, freed up from having to work to win control of the legislature transferred his political attentions to the national stage.
Senator Sean Kean of Wall was put into the same district as his friend, Senator Robert Singer of Lakewood. After a few days of saber rattling about a primary for the seat, cooler heads prevailed as Kean agreed to go back to the Assembly to represent the safely Republican 30th district.
Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore told MMM that the Democrats put Singer and Kean in the same district in the hopes that the GOP would waste resources on a contentious primary in a safe district. The real reason was that the Democrats were horrified at the prospect of Dan Jacobson returning to the legislature in the upper house.
Jacobson was preparing a fanatasy Republican primary challenge to Kean for Senate should Wall and Asbury Park remain in the same district. The Democrats, who have never understood Monmouth County, didn’t realize the futility of such an endeavor. But they knew Jacobson and they weren’t taking any chances. So they put Senator Jennifer Beck in the same district as Jacobson, knowing that he would never challenge her in a primary. Jacobson, through his newspaper, created Jennifer Beck. Just ask him.
The new 11th district would be represented by Beck in the Senate and Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande in the Assembly. A district represented by three women. A historic first.
Assemblyman Dave Rible, formerly of the 11th, was now in the 30th with Singer and Kean.
The new 12th district provided brief drama due to the fact that the lines created a senate vacancy. Sam Thompson of Middlesex County and Ronald Dancer of Ocean County were the incumbent Assemblymen in the predominently Western Monmouth district. The Monmouth GOP wanted to keep three senators. Thompson wanted to move up. Freeholder Director Rob Clifton had long eyed Thompson’s seat in the assembly, but the senate vacancy presented an unexpected opportunity. Always level headed and not one to needlessly rock the boat, Clifton let the Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex and Burlington chairmen figure it out. Thompson got the senate nod and Clifton joined the ticket with Dancer running for assembly.
The 13th district became even safer for Senator Joe Kyrillos. Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon of Little Silver joined Kyrillos and Assemblywoman Amy Handlon in representing the district. Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornick, a Democrat, had his ambitions put on hold by the map makers who put Marlboro into the 13th.
The Democrats did the best they could, but only put up nominal opposition in the Monmouth legislative districts and on the county level.
Former Howell Chair Norine Kelly passed away in April.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno threw Carl Lewis off the 8th legislative district ballot for Senate.
A team of six Red Bank Regional High School students won the national Cyber Patriot III competition in applied defense technology.
The Monmouth County Freeholders established term limits for boards and commissions.Posted: December 28th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2011 Year in review | Tags: Alan Rosenthal, Amy Handlon, Anna Little, April Fools, Barack Obama, Birth Certificate, Carl Lewis, Caroline Casagrande, Chicken Sex, Chris Christie, continuity of representation, Dan Jacobson, Dave Rible, Declan O'Scanlon, George Gilmore, Hopewell Township, Jennifer Beck, Joe Kyrillos, Kim Guadagno, Legislative Reapportionment, Mary Pat Angelini, New Map, Norine Kelly, Red Bank Regional High School, Robert Singer, Ronald Dancer, Sam Thompson, School Board Elections, Sean Kean, Term Limits, trough swillers | 1 Comment »