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Tinton Falls to Receive Parcel of Land

  By PETE WALTON Tinton Falls is getting larger. A small section of the former Fort Monmouth property is being transferred to the borough by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority. The Borough Council this week introduced an ordinance accepting a portion of Pine Brook Road and the adjacent right-of-way. The total amount of land involved is approximately 0.68 acres. Currently, Tinton Falls has a land area of 15.49 acres, the 11th largest of the 53 municipalities in Monmouth County. Also introduced this week was an ordinance establishing a policy regarding tax breaks for totally disabled veterans. State law allows…

USE OF DEADLY FORCE BY POLICE OFFICER WAS JUSTIFIED

  Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni released a statement saying the use of deadly force by an Asbury Park police officer regarding a non-fatal shooting in Asbury Park in November was justified. The entire matter has been reviewed by the acting prosecutor and his staff at the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. On Nov. 4, 2015, at approximately 7:15 p.m., 20-year old Asbury Park resident Dante Allen was shot after first firing his weapon at a uniformed Asbury Park police officer (Officer #1) near the intersection of Atkins and Springwood Avenues. Allen suffered non-life threatening injuries to his left…

Longtime Neptune Committeeman to Retire

  By DON STINE Neptune Township Committeeman Randy Bishop announced this week he will be leaving the governing body to take a full-time job in county government. At the Jan, 11meeting Bishop said he will be taking a job, probably next month, as the Deputy Commissioner for Administration of Elections for Monmouth County. “I believe the details will be completed in February, which is when I would step down,” he said. Bishop has been on the committee for 12 years incuding serving as mayor twice. Mayor Kevin McMillan said that Bishop will definitely be missed. “We will miss Randy and…

Shark River Dredging Halted Until July 1

  A dredging project that would open up navigational channels in the Shark River has been stopped by a federal agency and will have to begin again this July. The project calls for removing about 106,000 cubic yards of sediment from the river’s western section. “While were unable get as much accomplished as we hoped we have, in fact, started the project and that should give all of us confidence that we will get the channels dredged,” Neptune Township Committeeman Randy Bishop said earlier this week. Bishop, a longtime advocate for dredging the river, said there were some issues that…

Bradley Beach Chamber Updates Positive Changes in Town

  By ED SALVAS Members of the Bradley Beach Chamber of Commerce are receiving a letter from the organization’s newly elected President outlining the changes that have taken place to make the community a better place to live and do business. John Esposito, owner of the Beach Cinema, assumed the Chamber Presidency for 2016 and said he decided to send the letter to the Chamber’s members because he believed that many of the newer members are unaware of how things were just a few years ago. “Things weren’t always this good in Bradley Beach,” Esposito said, and he credits the…

Asbury Park’s APTV Looks Back at 2015 in Special Series

  Asbury Park’s Public Access Cable Television station, APTV, is taking a look back at the year 2015 by presenting a three-week review of programs produced and aired during the year on the city’s public access channels. APTV broadcasts on channel 30 on Verizon/FIOS and channel 77 on Cablevision and the 2015 retrospective is running around the clock through January 18. “In 2015, APTV produced and showcased Asbury Park High School’s award winning Debate Team, the Summer Internship Work Program, and Class Valedictorian Carl Cazeau. APHS Principal Reginald Mirthil has assembled a collective of students, who will create features on…

Former Ocean Grove Business Owner Admits to Child Pornography Possession

  A former Ocean Grove business owner and resident admitted he was in possession of multiple images of child pornography when he was arrested last year, said Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Peter Tumblety, 58, of Gordon Court in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown Township, pleaded guilty Mon., Jan. 11 to a charge of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Possession of Child Pornography) in front of Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Joseph W. Oxley. Tumblety admitted to Judge Oxley that he was in possession of less than 100 images depicting the sexual exploitation or…

Art, Music, Light of Day Will Collide on Cookman Avenue

  On the heels of the successful Asbury Underground Art and Music Crawl which brought some 6,000 attendees to the downtown district of Asbury Park this past October for an afternoon of music, art and shopping, the Light of Day Foundation once again has invited Asbury Underground to produce the downtown leg of their festival which will take place on Jan. 16 and new this year, an added Sunday, Jan. 17. This years’ event, the third year running with Light of Day, will feature 32 performances by musicians and/or bands, with the focus on original music, and singer/songwriters, playing in…

County Completes Sale of Care Centers

  The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders made good on its commitment to sell both Monmouth County care centers by the end of 2015 by transferring the ownership of John L. Montgomery Care Center (JLM) and Geraldine L. Thompson Care Center to new owners Dec. 31. “The JLM and GLT facilities changed hands at midnight, but the residents woke up on New Year’s Day with many of the same staff members providing their care,” said Freeholder Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. “To provide continuum of care and to minimize disruption for the residents, the purchasers of both facilities hired…

New Councilman Welcomed in Tinton Falls

  By PETE WALTON John A. Manginelli was sworn in Tuesday night as the newest member of the Tinton Falls Borough Council. Manginelli and incumbents Gary A. Baldwin, Nancyanne Fama and Christopher Pak were unopposed on November’s election for four open seats on the nonpartisan council. Baldwin, Fama and Pak were elected to four-year terms. Manginelli was elected to fill an unexpired term which ends on Dec. 31, 2017. Baldwin was reelected as council president and Pak will again serve as deputy. The council named Baldwin as its appointment to the Planning Board. Ronald Palmieri, Ronald Battista and Aaron Brawner…