Jughandle Brewing Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Partners Mike Skudera, Chris Hanigan and Peter Artherholt celebrate the Grand Opening of their microbrewery. June 2016

It’s been a terrific first year for Chris Hanigan, Pete Artherholt, Mike Skudera, the founding partners of Jughandle Brewing Company in Tinton Falls.  Since opening their Asbury Ave microbrewery and taproom on June 18 last year, the beermeisters have their brew flowing in about 40 New Jersey adult beverage establishments.

Jughandle Brewing has doubled its beer taps, hired additional staff, extended its public tasting room hours, increased capacity by purchasing new fermenters, and continues to expand its wholesale market to new establishments throughout New Jersey.

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Posted: June 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jughandle Brewing Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Melody is a costly tune for Eatontown’s Court

Eatontown Mayor Calls For Resignation Of Council President and Municipal Judge

By Eatontown Mayor Dennis J. Connelly

Eatontown Mayor Dennis Connelly

A backroom deal by the newly elected Eatontown Borough Council President Anthony Talerico and 3 of his followers will cost the taxpayers dearly.  One of the first deeds of Eatontown Borough Council President was to install his high school friend and local attorney, Eugene Melody III, as the Eatontown Municipal Court judge for a 3-year term.  Melody, a general law practitioner, has never held a judgeship, never been a prosecutor, nor has he served as a public defender.  At the very least, either of the latter two positions is critical in understanding the workings of a municipal court and would be the logical foundation for qualifications as a municipal court judge.  Not so, in Talerico’s mind. Eugene Melody is his go to guy for patronage positions.  Melody was appointed as Special Council in 2013 and was pushed for judgeship by Talerico in 2014 before he rescinded his application after realizing he was not getting the appointment.

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Posted: March 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Eatontown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Traffic Safety Enhanced in Tinton Falls

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Public safety will be enhanced and traffic will flow easier on Asbury Ave between Garden State Parkway exit 102 and Shafto Road in Tinton Falls thanks to a new traffic signal that was activated yesterday by Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso and employees of the Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering.

“Monmouth County’s first traffic improvement for 2017 is the activation of the traffic signal on Asbury Avenue at Fox Chase and Cannonball Drive,” said Freeholder Arnone. “The signal will improve overall safety for motorists and pedestrians while allowing for better traffic flow and operational efficiency at the intersection. We appreciate the support and patience of local residents and the Tinton Falls officials as we worked to improve public safety in the area.”

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Posted: January 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tinton Falls | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Traffic Safety Enhanced in Tinton Falls

Planning for NWS Earle

photo via globalsecurity.org

photo via globalsecurity.org

Monmouth County has received a $206,000 federal grant from the Department of Defense to prepare a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) for Naval Weapons Station Earle.

A cooperative land use planning effort between affected local government entities and the military installation, the project looks to create compatible development measures to keep the base operational, while also looking out for the surrounding public’s health, safety, and welfare. When land use decisions impair the effectiveness of a military base, the utility of the installation and its mission can be compromised.  Mission constraints can lead to base closure. Monmouth County will contribute $32,500 in staff time and materials to the study.

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Posted: September 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Planning for NWS Earle

Tinton Falls man accused of dodging more than $20K in tolls, fees

assetContentNEW YORK — A Monmouth County man who allegedly owes more than $20,000 in EZ-Pass tolls and fees was arrested by Port Authority police Tuesday. Levert Caldwell III of Tinton Falls drove across the Outerbridge Crossing, but didn’t stop to pay the toll, according to a news release. A Port Authority police officer pulled over Caldwell… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Tinton Falls man accused of dodging more than $20K in tolls, fees

Jughandle Brewing company is ready to go!

IMG_0746 (800x557)Jughandle Brewing Company, and owners Pete Artherholt and Mike Skudera of Tinton Falls and Chris Hanigan of Red Bank are ready to open their new Tinton Falls microbrewery on Saturday at noon.

The brewery in the Tinton Falls Centre Plaza on Asbury Ave. held a “soft opening” on Thursday evening to identify and work out any kinks.  The beer is fresh, cold and delicious.

Your favorite blogger sampled the Imperial Stout and English Bitter, both of which are excellent.  The opening menu of beers also includes IPA, RyePA, Saison, and Hefeweizen.

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Posted: June 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jughandle Brewing company is ready to go!

Jughandle Brewery to open June 18

JughandleTinton Falls- A new micro brewery is opening in Monmouth County next weekend.

Pete Artherholt and Mike Skudera of Tinton Falls and Chris Hanigan of Red Bank are ready to open the doors of Jughandle Brewing Company to the public for tours and tastings. The craft brewery, which is located at 4057 Asbury Avenue in the Tinton Falls Centre Plaza, will be open Saturday June 18th from 12 to 8 p.m. and Sunday June 19th from 12 to 8 p.m.

The opening list of beers include an IPA, RyePA, Saison, Hefeweizen, Imperial Stout and an English Bitter with additional styles in the works and available in the near future.

Visitors to the Asbury Ave brewery in Tinton Falls Centre Plaza can taste the freshly brewed beer while touring the facility and watching the next batch being made.  Flights (set of small tasting glasses, each with a different beer) may be purchased and tasted on-site for $6, which includes four, 4 oz samples of beer. Additional samples and regular pints of beer are available. Jughandle also sells and fills Growlers (32 or 64 ounces of beer).

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Posted: June 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tinton Falls | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Feds: ICE Agent Traded Green Cards For Cash And Sex

ICE badgeNewark– A federal grand jury indicted  a former ICE deportation officer today for accepting cash and sexual favors from undocumented immigrants in exchange  for  employment authorization documents, commonly called green cards, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.

Seven of the eight immigrants involved in the scheme resided in Monmouth County;  three lived in Red Bank, two lived in Tinton Falls, one lived in Red Bank and Ocean Township, and one resided in Long Branch.  The eighth undocumented immigrant resided in North Plainfield.

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Posted: February 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Feds: ICE Agent Traded Green Cards For Cash And Sex

Fired Monmouth Regional Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges

Nicholas J. DePue, photo via Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office

Nicholas J. DePue, photo via Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

Nicholas DePue, the Monmouth Regional High School teacher who was fired last June after he was arrested and charged with second degree Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, pleaded guilty today to two counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of Minor, before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Josepeh W. Oxley in Freehold, according a report by ace Asbury Park Press reporter Kathleen Hopkins.

DePue admitted sending inappropriate text messages and/or having sexual physical contact with two female Monmouth Regional students, ages 16 and 17.

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Posted: January 4th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Microbrewery to open in Tinton Falls next spring

Tinton Falls-Three Monmouth County residents, former Tinton Falls Mayor Michael Skudera, Pete Artherholt, also of Tinton Falls, and Chris Hanigan of Red Bank are on track to open Jughandle Brewing Co. on Asbury Ave in the borough in the spring of 2016.

Jughandle Brewing Co“We will offer 6 craft beers on tap and plan on expanding to 14,” says Artherholt, a former chemist with over 15 years of brewing experience. Through Artherholt’s wife Darlene, who has a master’s in microbiology, the group has access to knowledge and skills that are usually acquired only when breweries expand and become better established. “Having a strong science background will help drive consistency and quality control in the craft beers that we sell.”

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Posted: December 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tinton Falls | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Microbrewery to open in Tinton Falls next spring