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Vietnam Vet’s Medals Lost To Sandy Replaced On Storm’s Sixth Anniversary

Bernard and Linda Ebner accept the Vietnam veteran’s replacement military metals from Congressman Chris Smith

Bernard and Linda Ebner lost their Union Beach home of 47 years and most of their possessions to twelve feet of water during Superstorm Sandy six years ago this week. Among those possession were the medals that Bernard, a Vietnam War veteran, earned during his four years of service.

Congressman Chris Smith presented the Ebners with replacement medals on Tuesday, October 30, during an emotional ceremony in the congressman’s Ocean County office in Plumsted which is nearby the couple’s new home in Whiting.

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Posted: October 31st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy, Veterans | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Union Beach man charged with child pornography and gun possession

Henry Cicerale, 59, of Park Avenue in Union Beach, set-up a wireless Internet network at a neighbor’s home and was using that network to access, download, and distribute child pornography.  His computers and other digital media devices had hundreds of items of child pornography, an 11 month investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office concluded. Investigators also found an unloaded gun in his home.

Cicerale is charged with second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Distribution of Child Pornography, third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Possession of Child Pornography and second degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Union Beach | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Union Beach man charged with child pornography and gun possession

Freeholders, Legislature Honor Bob Burlew In Union Beach

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Legislature honored Bob Burlew, the recently retired code enforcement and construction official for Union Beach and Keyport, at the Freeholders regular meeting which was held in Union Beach last evening.

Burlew is a real life hero to thousands of Bayshore residents who suffered devastating losses in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. His compassion, commitment and encyclopedic knowledge of the government’s byzantine recovery regulations has eased the burden for many throughout the years long rebuilding process.

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Posted: July 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Bear located and put down in Union Beach

NJ.com image from 2016 NJ bear hunt

A 400 lb black bear was shot and killed by the Union Beach Police last night.

At about 10 p.m the UBPD sent out an email alert to residents and posted on facebook that they had located a bear in the area of the 600 block of Edmunds Ave.  The email said the 400 lb bear was in a tree.  Residents were warned to stay indoors and to keep their pets indoors as well.

Several Union Beach residents reported on facebook that they heard up to eight shots fired.

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Posted: May 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, Union Beach | Tags: , , , , , | 51 Comments »

JCP&L Acts to Protect Osprey

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: | Filed under: JCP&L, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Christie’s back home, Sandy victims are not | Di Ionno

When we first met Joseph Ready, his Sandy-wrecked home in Union Beach was jacked 20 feet in the air, uninhabitable for his family, but open to feral cats and vandals. The cats left bird carcasses on his floors and the vandals clogged the toilet. He was living in a FEMA trailer, paying $850 a month in… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Christie’s back home, Sandy victims are not | Di Ionno

Union Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Streaming Kiddie Porn

Photo via facebook

Photo via facebook

Joseph J. Gentile, 43, of Broadway in Union Beach, pleaded guilty on Monday to Second Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Distribution of Child Pornography) before Superior Court Judge Ronald Lee Reisner, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Gentile was arrested in March of last year after a CyberTip from  the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) revealed that Gentile was streaming a video of child pornography on November 23, 2014, over the Omegle network, an online video chat service.  He was released on $150,000 bail with no 10% option.

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Posted: January 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Union Beach | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Union Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Streaming Kiddie Porn

Bon Jovi-backed community kitchen reportedly closes in Union Beach

assetContent (43)UNION BEACH – For the second time in as many years, the “Spoon Full of Hope” community kitchen, has closed. “Spoon Full of Hope,” a program run through Gateway Church of Christ that was originally opened in 2014 in the former temporary home of Jakeabob’s Off the Bay, served meals to those in need in the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Bon Jovi, Monmouth County News, Union Beach | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Bon Jovi-backed community kitchen reportedly closes in Union Beach

Masked gunman robbed $3K from poker game at Union Beach firehouse, police say

assetContentUNION BEACH — A gunman clad in dark-colored clothing and a ski mask robbed a poker game being held at the Union Beach firehouse on Saturday night, police said. Police Chief Charles Ervin said at around 8:45 p.m. a man entered the side door of the firehouse on Union Avenue, displayed a gun and fled with… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Union Beach | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Masked gunman robbed $3K from poker game at Union Beach firehouse, police say

A Sandy recovery house from hell | Di Ionno

assetContent (43)The unfinished front stairs to Joseph Ready’s elevated house in Union Beach look like something out of the game “Mousetrap.” Skinny, rickety, with bare-bones framing, the stairs lead to a shaky, rail-less landing 20 feet in the air. Ready worries some kid will climb up on a dare and bring the whole thing down. “It’s an… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, RREM, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »