Wall and Spring Lake Heights Mosquito Spray Postponed

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

Monmouth County’s Division of Mosquito control has postponed tonight’s  scheduled spray in Wall Township and Spring Lake Heights due to weather.  The operation has been rescheduled for tomorrow, June 29, between 9:30 p.m. and midnight, according the Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso, the freeholder who oversees the division.

The spraying is a response to evidence of the West Nile virus in the West Belmar section of Wall and northern Spring Lake Heights. Mosquito Control staff  will conduct a ground spray operation on residential streets south of Belmar Boulevard between Route 35 and Route 71 in Wall Township and on residential streets north of Allaire Road between Old Mill Road and Route 71 in Spring Lake Heights.

“The goal of the ground spray program is to reduce the public health risk from West Nile in the area,” said DiMaso. “It is also important to remember to always wear insect repellant when outdoors, even if it is only for a few minutes.”

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Posted: June 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wall and Spring Lake Heights Mosquito Spray Postponed

Wreck Pond Restoration Enters Next Phase

Tom Arnone, Dave Rible Serena DiMasso

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Assembly Dave Rible, Congressman Chris Smith and Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso in Spring Lake, January 19 to kick off Phase 2 of the Wreck Pond Restoration Project

“A huge shared service partnership comprising all levels of government and non-profit partners working together to improve the environment, the safety of residents and their property.”  That is how Freeholder Director Tom Arnone characterized the Wreck Pond Restoration Project, Phase II of which was kicked off yesterday in Spring Lake.

Congressman Chris Smith, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Assemblyman Dave Rible, Arnone, Freeholders Serena DiMaso and Gary Rich, Spring Lake Mayor Jennifer Naughton, U.S. Fish and Wildlife field supervisor Eric Schrading and American Littoral Society Executive Director Tim Dillingham gathered in the cold yesterday to commemorate the progress of the project that is coming to fruition after more than a decade of advocacy, study and planning.

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Posted: January 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Off-duty N.J. cop stops road-rage attack, police say

Sgt. Frank Passantino

Sgt. Frank Passantino

WALL TOWNSHIP — An off-duty police officer from Long Branch intervened when he spotted one man threatening another with a baseball bat Friday, Det. Lt. Pete Lokerson of Wall police said. Two drivers came to a stop at a traffic light at Rt. 138 and New Bedford Road and left their vehicles, one of whom, 45-year-old… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County News, Wall Township | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

WATCH: Crazy Christmas Light Show rocks Wall Township neighborhood

WALL TOWNSHIP – What do you get when you mix a Christmas carol with a heavy metal concert? The answer: The annual Christmas Light Show that draws thousands of spectators to the quiet neighborhood along Woolley Road every year. After starting 10 years ago, the show has gained national attention for the creative way it synchronizes… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on WATCH: Crazy Christmas Light Show rocks Wall Township neighborhood

Family dog dies in Wall house fire

assetContentWALL TWP. — A family dog died in a fire that gutted the inside of a house on Friday, police said. Police responded to a home on Leslie Street shortly before 4 p.m. for a report of a structure fire at a private residence. The residents were not home at the time of the fire, but… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Wall Township | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Family dog dies in Wall house fire

Ex-Middletown fire chief ordered to repay $6.7M from securities fraud

assetContent (72)NEWARK — When Vincent Falci took money from clients, he told them he was investing it in securities that would provide them with a healthy return. But instead of investing that money, Falci used most of it to buy several homes for him and his family, among other things, officials said Tuesday in announcing an order… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Shark River Dredging Contract Awarded

11350584_1030419283658703_4977899953030200993_nThe New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Office of Maritime Resources has awarded the bid to complete the long awaited Shark River and Shark River Spur Dredging Project to the low bidder, Mobile Pumping & Dredging Co., of Chester, PA. MPD’s bid of $7,649,817.50 was $1.8 million lower than the next closest bidder.

The State of New Jersey will contribute over $5 million to the project. Monmouth County will contribute $1.1 million and Neptune Township has committed $450,000.  Belmar, Neptune City and Wall Township are expected to share the remaining costs of the project, according to a statement isssued by Senator Jennifer Beck,  Freeholder Tom Arnone and Neptune Township Committeeman Randy Bishop.  Beck said the project will start this year, “if all the stars align,” and will be completed by the end of 2016.

“After over two decades, there has finally been a bid awarded to dredge Shark River. Notably, The National Marine Fisheries only allows dredging work from July 1st to December 31st, so I’m happy to see this monumental step taken forward, which, if all the stars align, will allow dredging to begin this year. None of this could have been possible without the work of Freeholder Tom Arnone and Committeeman Randy Bishop, working together in a bipartisan fashion with every state, county, and local stakeholder to make this project happen. While the State is investing more than $5 million, the project couldn’t have moved forward without the assistance of Monmouth County, which is accepting the material at its landfill and helping to fund the trucking. In addition, a number of surrounding municipalities have preliminary agreed to share in the cost of the project” said Beck.

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Posted: September 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

1 dead after fire rips through Wall Twp. home

assetContent (1)WALL TWP. — One person died early Sunday morning after a fire tore through a home in the West Belmar section of town. At around 1 a.m., police, firefighters and first aid personnel responded to the home on Vine Street after receiving a report of a residential house fire, Chief Robert L. Brice said in a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on 1 dead after fire rips through Wall Twp. home

Parkway rest stop gas station attendant robbed at gunpoint, police say

assetContentWALL — An unidentified gunman stole $3,000 in cash Saturday night from a gas station in a Garden State Parkway rest area near Exit 98, police said. The incident happened at 10:22 p.m. at the Sunoco gas station, said Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams, a State Police spokesman. Williams said the man took out a gun,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Wall Township | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Former cop runs over man during fight in Wall, cops say

assetContentWALL TOWNSHIP — A Wall Township man was in critical condition after he was hit by a car Friday morning while fighting with the driver, who is a former township police officer, authorities said. Wall Township police were called at 6:09 a.m. to East Hurley Pond Road and Fox Field Circle where they found the injured… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »