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Woman Arrested After Standoff in Allenhurst

  A 31-year old woman who last week set off a two-hour standoff with law enforcement in Allenhurst is in jail and facing charges for various offenses, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Lindsey DiGeronimo, of Spier Avenue in Allenhurst, is charged with third degree Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, third degree Possession of a Weapon (knife) for an Unlawful Purpose, and fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (knife). On June 7 at approximately 7:10 p.m., Allenhurst Police received a 911 call from DiGeronimo’s boyfriend advising that he had been stabbed by DiGeronimo. Officers responded to the scene, where…

Land Rover Stolen from Allenhurst Residential Driveway

  A luxury motor vehicle was stolen from an Allenhurst residential  driveway sometime overnight from Sat., June 2 to Sun., June 3, police said, in circumstances similar to other such thefts in the county over the last few years. Police said the theft of a 2016 Land Rover, which was parked in the resident’s driveway, was reported at 9:30 a.m. June 3. The key fob to the vehicle was apparently in the vehicle at the time of the theft. The followup investigation has determined the vehicle was stolen sometime between 2 and 6 a.m. Police Chief Michael Schneider said over the last few…

Allenhurst Police Chief Earns Traffic Award

  Allenhurst Police Chief Michael Schneider received the Traffic Safety Specialist Level 1 Leadership designation at the Ocean County Police Traffic Officers’ Association event held on Thurs., Feb. 15. The Traffic Safety Specialist Program was first established in Maryland to recognize police officers who have attained notable experience, education, training, and proficiency, in Highway Safety Enforcement methods and procedures. Eligibility involves officers enrolling in the program and submitting documentation on employment, completion of appropriate certifications, and permission of employers. Level 1 requirements include three years of independent patrol experience, speed detection device certification, standard field sobriety certification, and 30 points…

JCP&L Building Sold in Allenhurst

  By DON STINE The long-vacant Jersey Central Power and Light Company buildings in Allenhurst have been successfully sold through auction and plans for the building are now pending. “I think the town is excited and we are hopeful. These buildings have been abandoned for over ten years and are starting to fall into disrepair. The are looking forward to their renovation, which will help our Main Street area,” Mayor David McLaughlin said earlier this week. Allenhurst Power Station LLC, was the successful bidder. The corporation is headed by Jon Leidersdorff, owner of the Lake House Music Academy in Asbury…

Plant Talk at Garden Club

  The Allenhurst Garden Club members held their October meeting at Dearborn Farms Holmdel Township.  It was a “Lunch and Learn” experience. Set against a backdrop of autumn color arrangements, pumpkins, and greenery, a presentation on container plantings was given by Mike Shamey, an experienced gardener. He suggested not to discard plants when the air turns chilly, but to find a home in the ground or plant in containers. Many perennials and shrubs can survive for several years when planted in pots.  Plants like Green Mountain, Boxwood ,Golden Creeping Jenny, Japanese Pieris Bergenia ,and Emerald Arborvitae are some of the…

Deal Lake Cleanup Oct. 28

  A Deal Lake Cleanup is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. 28 rain or shine. Those participating should dress for the weather and bring your favorite work clothes, gloves and older shoes. Work gloves, trash bags, and tools will be available. Boat and kayak help is welcomed. Meet at any of the three locations: the Asbury Park Boat Ramp (next to 7-11 on Rt 71) or Allenhurst gazebo or at the Flume on Ocean Ave at 9 a.m. Deal Lake will be lowered for the clean-up for a few days, so before or during Oct. 28 homeowners should do their best to remove…

$735,000 Awarded to 3 Coastal Lakes

  By DON STINE Three coastal lakes, including Deal Lake the largest lake in the county, will see their water quality improved under a $735,000 state grant recently awarded to the Deal Lake Commission. Deal Lake, which borders several towns including Ocean Township and Neptune, Sunset Lake in Asbury Park, and Wesley Lake, between Asbury Park and Ocean Grove, will all see water-quality improvement projects under funding from the state Department of Environmental Protection agency’s 2017 Water Quality Restoration Grant, which is intended to reduce non-point pollution sources going into the three lakes. The funding has been a goal of…

Allenhurst Officials Will Go to Trenton to Stop Railroad Crossing Closure

  By DON STINE A proposal to permanently close the railroad crossing at Allen Avenue in Allenhurst brought more than two dozen borough residents to this week’s Board of Commissioners meeting. The state Department of Transportation and NJ Transit are planning to close the Allen Avenue railroad crossing between Main Street and Lake Drive.  NJT updated the Spier and Corlies Avenue crossings, the only other railroad crossings in the borough, last year at a cost of about $500,000 each and it has been conducting traffic studies on Allen Avenue. Those attending the meeting this week said closing the crossing it…

Former JCP&L Building Up for Auction

  By DON STINE Jersey Central Power and Light Company is auctioning off two of its buildings on Main Street and Hume Street in Allenhurst next month. “We are very happy that action on these buildings is moving forward. They currently serve no purpose and we are looking forward to some revitalization in that area,” Mayor David J. McLaughlin said. The auction will include a four-story operations and maintenance building at 520-534 Main Street. The masonry, Art Deco-style building, built in 1929, has almost 99,000 square feet of space and is on 1.15 acres of land west of Main Street,…

Allenhurst Opposes Railroad Crossing Closing

  By DON STINE The railroad crossing in Allenhurst at Allen Avenue will be permanently closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic under a proposal now being presented to borough officials. The state Department of Transportation (DOT) and NJ Transit (NJT) are planning to close the Allen Avenue railroad crossing between Main Street and Lake Drive. Borough Administrator Donna Campagna said NJT updated the Spier and Corlies avenue crossings last year at a cost of about $500,000 each and has been conducting traffic studies on Allen Avenue. “We were told about closing the Allen Avenue crossing when the other two were…

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