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Tinton Falls Woman Charged with Murder

  A Tinton Falls woman and a Long Branch resident have been charged with the murder of a Union County woman who has been missing since March and the subject of an extensive search and investigation. On Aug. 16 detectives discovered the body of Tyrita R. Julius, 41, who has been missing since March 8, 2016. Her friend Jennifer Sweeney, 32 of Tinton Falls, and Andre Harris, 32 of Long Branch, are charged with first degree Murder, second degree Desecration of Human Remains and fourth degree Tampering with Physical Evidence. Bail was set at $1.5 million cash only, as set…

Tomato Fest Planned in Tinton Falls

  A Tomato Fest is scheduled for the Crawford House in Tinton Falls Sat., July 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine and include everything from tomato cooking demonstrations to tomato gardening instructions, butter chruning, story time for children, farm stand with local goods and old fashioned children’s games. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held rain or shine. The Crawford House is located at 750 Tinton Ave.

Tinton Falls Scouts Will Help Flood Victims

  A call has gone out to residents of Tinton Falls to help Boy Scout Troop 124 help those devastated by flooding in Virginia. The troop is leaving for Virginia on July 9 for the High Adventure expedition. The boys will be camping near the area that was recently devastated by the torrential rains which caused historic flooding to the area. The troop is collecting small items that have the biggest impact on daily life such as: tooth brushes, tooth paste, combs, bars of soap and other common items used on a daily basis. Anyone wishing to donate may contact…

In Tinton Falls: Traffic Light Planned at Fox Chase Drive and Asbury Avenue

  By PETE WALTON Motorists on Asbury Avenue in Tinton Falls will soon encounter a new traffic light during their travels. The borough and Monmouth County officials have reached agreement regarding the placement of a signal where Cannonball Drive and Fox Chase Drive meet County Route 16, also known as Asbury Avenue. The intersection is approximately halfway betweeen the Garden State Parkway and Shafto Road. The county will inspect and maintain the signal while the borough will provide electric service, as it does for all such installations maintained by the county within borough limits. Also at their meeting this week,…

Tinton Falls lands $1.6 Million Road Repairs, Vehicle Purchases

  By PETE WALTON The Tinton Falls Borough Council plans to issue bonds worth $1.6 million to fund road improvements and three new public works vehicles. A $250,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation will help fund the $1.96 million total cost of the improvements. The borough’s 2016 Road Improvement Program includes Pine Street, Surrey Lane, Tracy Place, Acorn Drive, Chestnut Court, Apple Orchard Drive, Hamilton Court and the municipal public works lot. A new automated sanitation truck costing approximately $240,000 will be purchased, as well as two public works trucks at an estimated total price of $70,000. The…

225 New Jobs Created in Tinton Falls

  By PETE WALTON Tinton Falls officials expect a $6.5 million private investment in a former Fort Monmouth building to generate 225 permanent high-paying positions and dozens of temporary construction jobs. The Borough Council designated Radar Properties Urban Renewal LLC as the redeveloper of what is commonly known as Building 2525 on the former fort property. As an urban renewal entity, Radar Properties filed a tax abatement application with the borough earlier this month. The redeveloper is seeking a 15-year tax exemption, though it will make service charge payments to the borough. At present, the property generates no revenue for…

$15 Million Sports Complex Ok’d in Tinton Falls

  By PETE WALTON A new $15 million sports complex planned in Tinton Falls will bring jobs, recreational opportunities, and new customers for local businesses. The borough Planning Board has approved a proposal by George Altirs, founder of the Capelli apparel brand, to build an indoor-outdoor sports facility off Wayside Road near Shafto Road. The project will include an indoor soccer pitch and spectator area which will host events involving traveling youth and professional teams throughout the year. “There will be tournaments all winter,” said Mayor Gerald M. Turning at this week’s Borough Council meeting. “Our hotels and restaurants will…

In Tinton Falls: Officials Seek Help in Locating Dogs Who May Have Exposure to Rabies

  By PETE WALTON Tinton Falls officials are helping to look for pit bull puppies which may have been exposed to an adult dog with a confirmed case of rabies. The Monmouth County Health Department is seeking information from anyone who may have acquired, purchased, adopted or come into contact with pit bull puppies in the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen in the past month. “We are currently working to identify anyone who may have come into contact with pit bull puppies that may have been exposed to a confirmed case of rabies in an adult dog,” said Christopher Merkel, Monmouth…

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…

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…

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