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July 1, 2012
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. - Nearly two dozen Monmouth County municipalities remained under a boil-water advisory Saturday as crews worked to repair a water-main break at a water-treatment plant in Middletown Township. County officials also were continuing a ban on outdoor water usage imposed after the break Friday afternoon at New Jersey American Water Co.'s treatment plant at Swimming River Reservoir. New Jersey American Water serves about 55,000 people in Monmouth County. The company set up temporary distribution sites Saturday morning where customers could fill containers with water.
NEWS
September 22, 1995 | For The Inquirer / TOM MIHALEK
As the muggy days dwindled down to a precious few, a lone fisherman presided yesterday afternoon over the heavy surf off Belmar, Monmouth County. Tomorrow morning, cooler air will blow in the first day of fall.
NEWS
June 16, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
New Jersey State Police have disclosed the name of the trooper found dead this morning off the Garden State Parkway, as well as the cause of death - a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The body of Trooper Scott Graham, 35, of Monmouth County, was discovered shortly after 7:30 in a marked state police car on a ramp from the southbound Garden State Parkway to southbound Route 34 in Wall Township. A passing motorist who is a law-enforcement officer reported the discovery. Graham was pronounced dead at the scene by a member of the Monmouth County Medical Examiner's Office.
NEWS
January 4, 2016
An off-duty police captain with the Deal Police Department was killed early Saturday when his car struck a untility pole in Ocean Township. The victim was Earl B. Alexander, 38, who is listed as the second-in-command of the 22-person force on the department's website. The officer's death was acknowledged on the department's Facebook page. Deal is a shore borough in Monmouth County. Ocean Township police said Alexander was alone in a 2007 Acura TSX when the accident occurred around 12:35 a.m. He was southbound on State Highway 71 approaching the intersection with Perrine Avenue when he lost control of the car. It left the road, flipped on its side and struck a utility pole.
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July 10, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
WHAT THEY ARE - Duck Donuts are not doughnuts made for ducks, nor are they made of duck. Instead, they are made from a basic vanilla cake-doughnut batter by people, for people. And they got their name from the North Carolina beach town - Duck - where company founder Russ DiGilio opened his first Duck Donuts store in 2006. The latest Duck Donuts opened in June in Avalon, making it the first of the company's 82 locations to open at the Jersey Shore. The two other New Jersey locations are in Bridgewater, Somerset County, and Middletown, Monmouth County.
NEWS
October 24, 1986 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Purves, Camden County's solid-waste administrator, said yesterday that the county's Board of Freeholders should not be concerned that he took a job consulting with Monmouth County because he is going to resign his Camden County post next year. "I'm getting too many offers to stay" with Camden County, Purves said before conferring last night with the freeholders to explain the $25,000 contract he signed several weeks ago to advise Monmouth County on resource recovery and recycling.
NEWS
August 17, 2003 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An escapee from a halfway house is dead after a two-hour chase early Friday morning through Monmouth and Middlesex Counties by members of a fugitive task force, authorities said. Authorities said that Timothy R. Wright, 22, was fatally shot. Investigators were trying to determine whether the shot that killed Wright was fired by police officers or was self-inflicted. The chase began shortly before 1:30 a.m., John R. Hagerty, spokesman for the Division of Criminal Justice, said after detectives were tipped off that Wright could be found in the Neptune-Asbury Park area.
NEWS
February 8, 2015 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Monmouth County, N.J., lawsuit alleging that the words under God in the Pledge of Allegiance violated the rights of an atheist schoolchild and sought to have them stricken has been dismissed. For a local high school senior, that was good news indeed. Samantha Jones, 18, who attends Highland Regional High School; her parents; and two of her siblings had intervenor status in American Humanist Association v. Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District . The decision "does affirm our right to say under God in the Pledge of Allegiance," Jones said.
NEWS
October 25, 1986 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Camden County Board of Freeholders has given its blessing to the county's solid-waste administrator, John Purves, to work as a part-time trash consultant for Monmouth County. "They have completely endorsed what I am doing," Purves said yesterday after he met in private with the freeholders Thursday night. Several freeholders had expressed public concern that Purves' $25,000 contract with Monmouth County would detract from his work in Camden County and might constitute a conflict of interest.
NEWS
March 1, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
It took two Angels to win one astronomical amount of money in New Jersey. Angel Guallpa-Mayancela, 32, has claimed the $65.7 million cash payout from the Jan. 25 Mega Millions drawing. The annuity prize was advertised as $89 million. He bought the winning ticket at Lisa's Angel Corp., a shop in Orange, the town where he lives, just northwest of Newark. His winning numbers: 11, 12, 17, 31, and 48. "I've been telling my wife that someday she would be married to a millionaire because I am a hard worker," he told lottery officials.
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August 20, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Among the 40 men New Jersey authorities arrested in a statewide child pornography bust announced Thursday, the one with the most material lived in Gloucester County. John Defay Jr., 47, of Pitman, had more than 76,000 files of child pornography and a backup system on his computer equipment when investigators searched it in July, state police said. Most of the files were videos. Others arrested in the six-month sting, led by state police and dubbed "Operation Statewide," include a construction worker, an accountant, and a custodian in the Long Branch School District in Monmouth County, authorities said.
NEWS
July 10, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
WHAT THEY ARE - Duck Donuts are not doughnuts made for ducks, nor are they made of duck. Instead, they are made from a basic vanilla cake-doughnut batter by people, for people. And they got their name from the North Carolina beach town - Duck - where company founder Russ DiGilio opened his first Duck Donuts store in 2006. The latest Duck Donuts opened in June in Avalon, making it the first of the company's 82 locations to open at the Jersey Shore. The two other New Jersey locations are in Bridgewater, Somerset County, and Middletown, Monmouth County.
NEWS
June 1, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
A traditionally competitive South Jersey congressional seat has a wrinkle this year: a rare Democratic primary contest between two dogged candidates who each received an endorsement from a local party organization. Jim Keady, a tavern operator who won the support of the national Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Ocean County Democratic Committee, will compete against Frederick J. LaVergne, a loan officer who has the backing of the Burlington County Democratic Committee.
NEWS
March 3, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
Senate President Stephen Sweeney said Tuesday that Democrats would not hold a hearing for Gov. Christie's pick to fill a vacancy on the New Jersey Supreme Court, arguing that confirming the governor's nominee would break precedent by driving the court too far to the right. "The only way I will consider a Christie nominee is if the governor preserves judicial independence by submitting a Democrat for the court," Sweeney (D., Gloucester) said in a statement a day after Christie nominated Judge David Bauman of Monmouth County.
NEWS
January 4, 2016
An off-duty police captain with the Deal Police Department was killed early Saturday when his car struck a untility pole in Ocean Township. The victim was Earl B. Alexander, 38, who is listed as the second-in-command of the 22-person force on the department's website. The officer's death was acknowledged on the department's Facebook page. Deal is a shore borough in Monmouth County. Ocean Township police said Alexander was alone in a 2007 Acura TSX when the accident occurred around 12:35 a.m. He was southbound on State Highway 71 approaching the intersection with Perrine Avenue when he lost control of the car. It left the road, flipped on its side and struck a utility pole.
NEWS
November 23, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
ATLANTIC CITY - The 2017 gubernatorial race to succeed Gov. Christie was being waged amid the flashing lights of Borgata's dance club, open bars at Caesars, and dozens of other private parties hosted by New Jersey's political elite. Nominally, last week's annual conference of the State League of Municipalities here provided local officials opportunities to learn about economic development, public-records laws, affordable housing, and other issues such as the pros and cons of water privatization.
NEWS
September 29, 2015 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two area school districts are among six statewide seeking voter approval Tuesday to spend nearly $112 million on school improvements and construction. Both - Northern Burlington County Regional and the Sterling Regional High School District in Camden County - have two-part proposals in which approval of the second part is contingent on approval of the first. Northern Burlington County Regional is seeking to spend about $65 million on renovations, additions, a building connector at the high school, and a new gymnasium.
NEWS
July 8, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Camden man sought in a shooting was hiding between two cars last week when he shot at a police officer who had been following his vehicle, prosecutors said during the suspect's arraignment Monday. The bullets from the 9mm handgun carried by Victor Bennett struck the windows of a police vehicle driven by Camden County Officer Prince Reed, prosecutors said. A bullet fragment also hit Reed's arm. In Superior Court in Camden on Monday, Reed sat toward the front with more than 20 Camden County police officers.
NEWS
May 4, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer| narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE BOY SCOUTS, Bart Simpson, angry protesters and random kids in the woods with a stick and rubber band have used them for decades. In New Jersey, though, possession or transport of a slingshot is a felony punishable by up to 18 months in prison, and there are a few residents, a gun-rights attorney and a state assemblyman trying to change the law. "There was no crime wave of slingshots that ever resulted in them becoming illegal," said gun-rights...
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March 17, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
NORTHFIELD, N.J. - A busload of concerned nature lovers fanned out inside a strip mall in this Atlantic County town on Wednesday, ready to spread the word about New Jersey's "last great wilderness" and to peacefully protest a plan to lay some pipe there. The 1.1 million-acre Pinelands National Preserve they were talking about encompasses parts of seven counties, mostly in South Jersey. Environmental groups and at least four former New Jersey governors believe that Gov. Chris Christie and other elected officials are trying to plant a candidate on the Pinelands Commission who will tilt the vote and approve construction of a 22-mile natural-gas pipeline there.
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