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Tinton Falls to Establish Policy for Tax Breaks for Disabled Veterans

  By PETE WALTON The Tinton Falls Borough Council plans to establish a policy regarding tax breaks for totally disabled veterans. Under state law, persons certified by the Veterans Administration as 100 percent disabled because of their service can apply to be exempted from paying local property taxes. In the absence of a formal policy, the borough has been granting exemptions retroactively to the date that the VA declares the veteran 100 percent disabled. Thomas Fallon, the borough’s chief financial officer, told the council Tuesday night of a recent case in which tax payments totaling $40,000 and dating back to…

New Brewery Will Open in Tinton Falls

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Three area residents are taking their passion for beer to the next level. They are going to start brewing their own. But not just for personal consumption, for all the craft beer enthusiasts out there. Former Tinton Falls mayor Mike Skudera along with Pete Artherholt, Tinton Falls and Red Bank resident Chris Hanigan are opening Jughandle Brewing Company, named after New Jersey’s famously unique traffic patterns, in Tinton Falls Centre Plaza on Asbury Avenue. It is located near Garden State Parkway exit 102 and just minutes from the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets. “We will offer…

Solar Energy Project Planned at Seabrook in Tinton Falls

  By PETE WALTON A new solar energy project, which has been approved by Tinton Falls officials, will provide electricity to Seabrook Village. The Tinton Falls Board of Adjustment approved a proposal by KDC Solar of Bedminster for 3 megawatts of ground-mounted solar infrastructure on 10 acres adjacent to the village, a 98-acre retirement community on Essex Road and owned by Erickson Living. Seabrook Village’s buildings and the area where the solar project is to be located are completely surrounded by wooded, vacant land. “The project has been designed to minimize adverse impacts on environmental elements such as soil erosion,…

Tinton Falls Appoints Acting Judge

  By PETE WALTON Susan Schroeder Clark is scheduled to become the acting municipal judge in Tinton Falls. She will replace Richard B. Thompson, who has been suspended without pay pending an investigation. Clark will serve in the post until Thompson returns or a permanent successor is appointed. Superior Court Judge Lisa P. Thornton suspended Thompson, who has been the municipal judge in Tinton Falls, Bradley Beach, Neptune City and six other Monmouth County towns. The suspension order said that Thompson would be investigated by the state’s Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct for possible violations involving the “integrity and independence”…

Area Chef on Food Network

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE Chef Peter Morris, executive chef of Woody’s which is scheduled to open in Tinton Falls, will be featured tonight (July 30) at 10 p.m. on the Beat Bobby Flay show on the Food Network. In the episode, Morris faced off against Tex-mex chef Gregory Webb as they competed to make a winning dish featuring pomegranate. “I thought wow, how am I going to make pomegranate the focus?” said Morris of Freehold who’s dish was judged by New York City chef celebrities Scott Conant and Geoffrey Zakarian. In the competition, Morris, former chef de cuisine at Langosta…

Tinton Falls Woman Charged with Stabbing a Houseguest

  A Tinton Falls woman is charged with stabbing a borough man outside her Howard Avenue home on Mon., July 6, said Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Natacha Perez, 35, is charged with one count each of first degree Attempted Murder, third degree Endangering the Welfare of a child, third degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. She is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township,in $300,000 bail with no option to post 10 percent, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge John…

Tinton Falls Goes All Out to Paint the Town Pink

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Officials in Tinton Falls are going all out for the Paint the Town Pink campaign taking place throughout the shore area during the month of May. The campaign is sponsored by Meridian Health to remind women to get regular mammograms and to raise money to provide the test to those without health insurance. The entrance to the Municipal Center was adorned with ribbons and a large sign across the front with the website paintthetownpink.com As a show of support Mayor Jerry Turning wore one of the pink T-shirts being sold for $10 as part of…

Associated Humane Societies to Revamp Volunteer Program

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The volunteer program at the Associated Humane Societies in Tinton Falls, after being abruptly shut down April 10, will be revamped and reinistituted by the end of this week according to Scott Crawford, assistant director of AHS of New Jersey. Crawford said the shutown was directed after there were everal incidents regarding animals and people being hurt. Crawford, who also directs the organization’s two other facilities in Newark and the Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey, said the other two facilities do not have the same number of accidents as in Tinton Falls. “The accidents happened…

Budget Includes Full Day Kindergarten in Tinton Falls

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The borough of Tinton Falls is one step closer to offering full day kindergarten to students in September, while at the same time reducing the average tax levy by $39. At this week’s Board of Education meeting the board approved a preliminary budget for the 2014/2015 school year that includes full day kindergarten. The budget will now be sent to Executive Superintendent of Schools Joseph Passiment, Jr. for approval before coming back to the board for a public hearing and final vote. “There could be changes,” warned Board President Peter Karavites. Before taking the unanimous…

New Community Garden to Open in Tinton Falls

  Six years after launching its initial garden behind the Crawford House on Tinton Avenue, the Tinton Falls Community Gardens will welcome area residents to a second location this spring. The new garden, located on Water Street in the historic district of Tinton Falls, will allow many more residents to join together in growing their own fresh organic produce. Members may range from beginners to experienced gardeners, and will tend their own plots as well as help to maintain the overall garden area. “We’ve had wonderful success with the Crawford House location for the last several years, and there was…

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