Former Affordable Housing Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft of $400,000

A former director of administration with the Affordable Housing Alliance in Neptune has pleaded guilty to stealing over $400,000 from the business, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Debra Agresti, 57, of Long Branch, pleaded guilty to second degree theft in front of Presiding Criminal Judge David F. Bauman on Friday, Jan.17. Agresti admitted […]

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Ocean Grove United’s dinner & fundraiser

Ocean Grove United’s annual dinner and fundraiser at SeaGrass restaurant on January 10 raised $3,200 for Sam Jarmer, the young Ocean Grove lifeguard who suffered a spinal cord injury last summer while on duty.  The venue was sold out and all the attendees generously contributed. OGU thanks all the local businesses who donated gift certificates […]

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Work on Neptune Bridge to Begin

The replacement of the West Bangs Bridge, located on West Bangs Avenue between Old Corlies Avenue and Route 33, is scheduled to begin this week  and is anticipated to take up to 90 days to complete. “The delay of the work on the West Bangs Bridge has been due to waiting for utility relocation and […]

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Massive Drug Bust After Yearlong Investigation

A yearlong investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics and Criminal Enterprise Unit targeting a large-scale marijuana and THC distribution network operating throughout Monmouth, Ocean, and Bergen counties as well as parts of New York resulted in charges being filed against 24 men and women. One California man remains at-large and is considered a […]

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Tinton Falls Man Sentenced to 19 Years for Crimes Against Special Needs Victim

A Tinton Falls man was sentenced to an aggregate 19 years in a New Jersey State Prison following his October conviction for retaliating against a 63-year old male with special needs. Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said  Luis Vializ, 49, of Tinton Falls, was sentenced by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano […]

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Poetry Workshop at Springsteen Exhibit

The Monmouth County Historical Association, Freehold, is offering a poetry workshop led by B.J. Ward, poet and author, in which the attendees create narrative poems using Bruce Springsteen’s songs, life and music as inspiration. Ward participated in the roundtable discussion sessions at the Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town: An International Symposium at […]

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