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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
NEWS
July 8, 2012
New Jersey American Water has hired a Connecticut firm to probe the cause of a major water-main break that affected thousands of residents in 22 central New Jersey municipalities last weekend. Officials have said the break occurred when a wooden bridge atop three pipes - which lead to and from the company's plant in Monmouth County - collapsed June 29, though it was not clear whether the pipes or bridge collapsed first. That affected the company's ability to draw water from the reservoir into its treatment plant and then deliver it from the plant to customers.
NEWS
June 15, 2013
TRENTON A former resident of Port Monmouth, Monmouth County, was sentenced Friday to two decades in state prison, the New Jersey attorney general announced, for leading an international drug trafficking network that had the largest indoor marijuana growing operation the state has uncovered. Tuan Ahn Dang, 39, was sentenced in Ocean County Friday after pleading guilty in April to a first-degree charge of being the leader of a narcotics trafficking network. The international drug syndicate, the state attorney general's office said, was growing a $10 million crop of marijuana in five rental houses.
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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.
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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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March 14, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
The head of the Monmouth County, N.J., branch of the SPCA has resigned amid allegations that he sent racist, sexist, and homophobic text messages to employees. Victor "Buddy" Amato is accused of disparaging women, African Americans, Jewish people, and gays in dozens of messages, according to a lawsuit filed last week in Superior Court in Freehold. The lawsuit was filed by Sue DesMarais of Jackson, an animal-cruelty investigator, who says she lost her job when she complained to her superiors about the text messages.
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.
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January 20, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Patricia M. Morris, a soloist from Woodstown's Morning Star Baptist Church, stands regally on the bimah at Congregation M'kor Shalom, microphone in hand. "I worship you because of who you are," she sings, as a spirited multitude of voices - black, white, Christian, and Jewish - proceeds to raise the Cherry Hill synagogue's roof. And all this is a mere dress rehearsal for the Unity Choir's annual performances this weekend. "It is one of the greatest highlights of the year for M'kor Shalom," says Rabbi Richard Address, who calls the choir "compelling and uplifting.
NEWS
September 2, 2013 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's over. Come Labor Day, gone is the summer tourism season of 2013, the one that held so much hope for visitors, businesses, and officials along the Jersey Shore after the region was ravaged 10 months ago by Sandy, probably the worst natural disaster to strike the area in modern history. The final grade? Fair. Visitors - whether day trippers, weekend warriors, or those who plan vacations of weeks or months - look for long stretches of perfect beach days. Up and down the coast, they want sunny, hot - not too humid - weather, and nice, warm, clean surf.
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August 14, 2013
Midsummer in New Jersey brings to mind the boardwalk, the ocean, and, of course, the election. OK, the election is just this summer. Thanks to Gov. Christie's novel approach to election scheduling, which takes note of nothing so much as his own election, New Jersey will choose a successor to the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg in October - three weeks before Christie runs in the regularly scheduled November election. The Senate nominees will be chosen in a special primary today. On the Democratic side, The Inquirer has endorsed Newark Mayor CORY BOOKER , who has earned national recognition for his handling of urban issues.
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August 14, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Two grandmotherly radicals, a dude wearing a Soviet logo who calls himself "a run-of-the-mill anarchist," and a write-in candidate for governor who's barely old enough to vote. These were among the dozen or so revolutionaries who assembled Sunday for the Socialist Party of New Jersey's biennial convention, a gathering of Garden State residents with grand - if not grandiose - goals for the nation, perhaps the world. "Upheaval is exactly what we need. Our [current] system is corrupt and sends millions of people into poverty," declares party secretary Pat Noble, 20, who last year was elected to the Red Bank Regional School Board.
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August 7, 2013 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fifth in a series of profiles of New Jersey's U.S. Senate candidates. In 1988, Marlene Howard threw her weight behind 37-year-old Frank Pallone for the U.S. House seat that her husband, James J. Howard, had held when he died. "Right out of college, he helped us. He was a hard worker. He used to register voters for my late husband, and he campaigned for us," Marlene Howard, 82, of Spring Lake Heights, recalled Friday. Since Pallone was elected that year, Howard said, he has "always continued everything Jim stood for. " Twenty-five years later, the family of the late Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, whose death in June set up a special election for his seat, has endorsed Pallone as the only candidate "ready to continue Frank Lautenberg's progressive leadership in the U.S. Senate.
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