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.
September 22, 1995 |
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.
June 16, 2010 |
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.
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.
July 10, 2016 |
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.
October 24, 1986 |
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.
August 17, 2003 |
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.
February 8, 2015 |
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.
October 25, 1986 |
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.
March 1, 2013 |
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.