RED BANK: SUIT SEEKS $5.3M FROM RIVERVIEW

red bank riverview 032020A lawsuit filed by the borough alleges an illegal water connection to the Blaisdell Pavilion, at right. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njRiverview Medical Center owes Red Bank $5.3 million for at least half a billion gallons of water consumed over a 33-year period, the borough alleges in a lawsuit.

In its January, 2019 complaint, the town contends the hospital hid an illegal connection and meter when it built the Blaisdell Pavilion wing in 1984.

The East Front Street hospital denies the allegations, and the dispute appears headed to mediation.

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RED BANK: POOL CASE ENDS IN A RIPPLE

The Grandville Towers pool remained closed throughout the summer. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

After months of hearings, Red Bank’s rent leveling board ruled Thursday night that four tenants at Grandville Towers were entitled to money for being deprived access to the swimming pool this summer.

The judgment? A one-time rent credit of $33, plus $3.96 for missed use of the gym at the 91-unit highrise.

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RED BANK: NEIGHBORS’ DISPUTE GETS MESSY

Mark and Allison Gregory dumping trash in Lycet Ramos’ driveway on October 4. (Lycet Ramos video. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

A dispute between Red Bank neighbors has gotten messy.

Two-time council candidate Allison Gregory and her husband, Mark Gregory, are facing harassment and other allegations filed by their next-door neighbor after the couple dumped trash in her driveway earlier this month – and were caught in the act on video.

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RED BANK: CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for September, 2020. This information is unedited; see below for additional information.

red bank policeCRIMES

Theft: Multiple bottles of wine were reported stolen and captured on surveillance video on 09/01/2020 in the area of White St. The bottles are described as Opus One valued at $350.00, Caymas Special Select valued at $200.00 and Silver Oak Napa wine valued at $150.00. Ptl. Froilan Hernandez.

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FAIR HAVEN: PD, DPW CONCEPTS UNVEILED

fair haven police plan 101320A concept drawing of a new police station on Fisk Street, above; below, an aerial view superimposing the station at top, as well as a new rec center and parking lot. (Visuals by The Goldstein Partnership. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

fair haven police rec center plan 101320Fair Haven residents got their first peek at concept plans for a trio of new borough facilities Tuesday night.

They also got the first hint of what some of it might cost.

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SHREWSBURY: DENTAL WASTE LITTERS ROAD

Shrewsbury police are investigating how a trail of waste from a medical facility ended up on Shrewsbury Avenue Tuesday night.

Lieutenant Adam Cerminaro said the waste, found on a stretch of roadway between Apple Street and Patterson Avenue at around 9 p.m., included latex gloves, masks, gowns and dental impressions, but no actual teeth.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of September 16 to September 30, 2020. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Shoplifting in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on 9/21/20. Victim reports merchandise taken by unknown subject(s). Damages totaling $344.04. Ptl. Tyler Fox investigating.

Report of Theft in the area of Samara Drive on 9/26/20. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed property. Damages totaling $99.00. Ptl. Mary Ellen Rumola investigating.

Report of Theft in the area of Avenue at the Commons on 9/27/20. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed property. Damages totaling $17,000.00. Sgt. Matthew Clark investigating.

ARRETS

Freddy X. Rojas, male age 29 of Asbury Park was arrested on 9/30/20 for Driving While Intoxicated in the area of Broad Street by Ptl. Daniel DeCristofaro.

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RED BANK: TENANTS’ POOL CASE ADVANCES

red bank grandville tower 031820 2The Grandville Towers pool remained closed throughout the summer. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

After three hearings, a partial verdict is in: tenants at Red Bank’s Grandville Towers received “reduced service” when the swimming pool didn’t open this summer.

Up next: the borough rent leveling board tackles the question of what that means in rent to be refunded, if anything.

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FAIR HAVEN: PD, DPW, PLANS IN REVISION

Borough Engineer Rich Gardella, at upper right, discussed concept plans for the public works yard on Third Street during the council meeting Monday night. Below, a 2019 rendering showing a DPW building repositioned to Third Street. (Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

fair haven, nj, dpw conceptIt’s back-to-the-drawing board time as Fair Haven officials try once again to advance two significant capital projects.

One is a proposed new police station, which was the driving factor behind two controversial, and failed, property acquisition efforts in recent years.

The other is a public works yard makeover that not long ago appeared on track to yield residential lots the town could sell to fund later projects. That may no longer be the case.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of September 1 to September 15, 2020. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Identity Theft in the area of Robinson Place on 9/12/20. Victim reports unknown subject(s) opened fraudulent accounts to make purchases. Ptl. Derek Myers investigating.

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RED BANK: WHAT’S ON AGENDA… AND NOT

Councilman Ed Zipprich in 2018. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njMissing from the agenda for the Red Bank council session scheduled for Wednesday night: clashing demands for investigations.

But the probes – one focused on the source of an email leak, and the other on alleged conduct exposed by the emails – may still get an airing.

Here’s a look-ahead at the agenda for the session.

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RED BANK: K9 FINDS SHOPLIFTING SUSPECT

By JOHN T. WARD

A Neptune man faces charges after a struggle with police trying to arrest him on shoplifting charges Monday evening, Chief Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.

According to McConnell, police responded around 8 p.m. to a report of theft at the Walgreens store on Broad Street.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of August 15 to August 31, 2020. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Burglary in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on 8/25/20. Victim reports unknown subject(s) used force to gain entry to building and remove property. Damages totaling $162,645.00. Ptl. Daniel DeCristofaro investigating.

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RED BANK: CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for August, 2020. This information is unedited; see below for additional information.

red bank policeCRIMES

Theft: On 08/07/2020 in the area of West St it was reported a gray BMX bicycle was stolen from the front yard of a residence. Ptl. Froilan Hernandez.

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RED BANK: LIQUOR STORE SETTLES CASE

The Vingo store at Newman Springs Road and South Bridge Avenue. (Google Maps photo. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

The Vingo liquor store in Red Bank is among 20 alcohol retailers that have agreed to pay New Jersey $2.3 million to settle charges of unfair trade practices, the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control said in an announcement Tuesday.

The consent agreement grew out of a “sweeping, two-year probe” that also resulted in $8 million payments by the state’s two largest booze wholesalers, the ABC said.

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RED BANK: DWI CHARGED AFTER CRASH

red bank policeA Long Branch man faces a drunk-driving charge after crashing into a parked vehicle in Red Bank shortly before dawn Sunday.

Separately, a police pursuit of a vehicle believed stolen in Rumson was terminated early Monday morning, according to Chief Darren McConnell.

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RED BANK: COUNCIL PROMOTES SIX COPS

Errico Vescio, right, who was promoted to captain, with former Captain Mike Clay in 2014. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

Six Red Bank police officers are set to step up in rank next week, following promotions approved by the borough council last week.

By custom, the changes would have been an occasion for family and friends to pack the council chamber for swearing-in ceremonies. But with borough hall shut down to visitors, and the council meeting remotely via the Internet, that event could not be held, said Chief Darren McConnell.

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LITTLE SILVER: SEVEN CHARGED IN ATM SCAM

The Santander branch in Little Silver was one of numerous branches impacted by the scheme Tuesday. (redbankgreen photo. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Little Silver police made seven arrests Tuesday in what authorities allege was a brazen, multistate attempt by more than 100 suspects to exploit a flaw in the ATM system at Santander Bank branches.

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FAIR HAVEN: FACILITIES ON SPECIAL AGENDA

fair haven police station 071520 2The police department has outgrown the former schoolhouse that houses it, officials say. (Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topicSix weeks after Fair Haven’s council killed a controversial plan for a new borough hall and police station, the question of what to do instead may have an answer.

On Wednesday, officials announced the council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, August 25 “for a borough facilities review and discussion.”

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of August 1 to August 15, 2020. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Identity Theft in the area of Garden Road on 8/6/20. Victim reports unknown subject(s) made fraudulent purchases. Damages totaling $11,387.51. Ptl. Tyler Fox investigating.

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RED BANK: CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for July, 2020. This information is unedited; see below for additional information.

red bank policeCRIMES

Theft: On 07/06/2020 two unknown males were seen entering a garage in the area of W. Westside Ave. The males proceeded to take a bicycle described as a “Specialized” woman’s bike with teal writing valued at approximately $600.00 and were last seen going towards Leighton Ave. Ptl. Tanner Shea.

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