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RUMSON: COMMUNITIES TEAM FOR ‘TREE TALK’

Left to right: An April 19 “Tree Talk” conference drew the participation of William Gerth (Shrewsbury), Christian Burns (Fair Haven), Professor Jason Grabosky (Rutgers University), plus Wayne Greenleaf, Steve Barrett, and Kristen Hall (Rumson). (photo by Christopher Rodriguez) 

Press release from Christopher Rodriguez, Fair Haven Borough Council

The local communities of Fair Haven, Rumson, Little Silver and Shrewsbury came together on April 19 as a broader group for a discussion about our trees — the ones that benefit our environment, as well as some we can avoid — in a public-welcome meeting of the Two Rivers Shade Tree Alliance.

During the Tree Talk at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, Shade Tree Commissioners from the four towns hosted and engaging presentation by Rutgers University professor Jason Grabosky. The professor, a local expert in urban forestry, ecology and natural resources, conducted an interactive slideshow presentation, and entertained questions from the dozens of local residents in attendance.

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FAIR HAVEN: EARTH DAY VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT

On Earth Day, April 22, residents of Fair Haven and other neighboring communities (Little Silver, Rumson and Red Bank) are invited to join members of the borough’s Natural Area Committee and Shade Tree Commission in a team opportunity to “care for a treasure that improves all of our lives.”

That treasure is the Fair Haven Fields Natural Area, the approximately 40 acre recreational facility whose trails regularly hosts a wide range of open-air activities for community members of all ages (in addition to the occasional warm-weather movie night). And beginning that Saturday morning, the community has a chance to give back to a resource that keeps on giving year-round.

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FAIR HAVEN: INCUMBENTS HOLD ON

Election_2016_PlainTwo Democratic challengers put up strong numbers, but not enough to topple the two incumbent Republicans on the ticket for Fair Haven council Tuesday, according to results posted by the Monmouth County Clerk.
With all six districts counted the results were:

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FAIR HAVEN: PETERS Q&A

jon-peters-110516Jonathan Peters, incumbent Republican. (Click to enlarge)

Election_2016_PlainFair Haven voters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect two members of the borough council, each for a three-year term. redbankgreen reached out to the four candidates on the ballot — Jonathan Peters, Christopher Rodriguez, Shervyn von Hoerl and Rowland Wilhelm—  with a questionnaire, and all four responded. Below are Jonathan Peters’ answers.

Here’s the ballot: fair-haven-ballot-2016. Polling stations for districts 1, 2 and 5 are at the Knights of Columbus, 200 Fair Haven Road; districts 3, 4 and 6 are at the Community Center on Fisk Street.

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FAIR HAVEN: VON HOERL Q&A

NPS 100 YearsShervyn von Hoerl, Democrat. (Click to enlarge)

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Fair Haven voters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect two members of the borough council, each for a three-year term. redbankgreen reached out to the four candidates on the ballot — Jonathan Peters, Christopher Rodriguez, Shervyn von Hoerl and Rowland Wilhelm—  with a questionnaire, and all four responded. Below are von Hoerl’s answers.

Here’s the ballot: fair-haven-ballot-2016. Polling stations for districts 1, 2 and 5 are at the Knights of Columbus, 200 Fair Haven Road; districts 3, 4 and 6 are at the Community Center on Fisk Street.

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FAIR HAVEN: WILHELM Q&A

rowland-wilhelm-2016-1Rowland Wilhelm, incumbent Republican. (Click to enlarge)

Election_2016_Plain

Fair Haven voters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect two members of the borough council, each for a three-year term. redbankgreen reached out to the four candidates on the ballot — Jonathan Peters, Christopher Rodriguez, Shervyn von Hoerl and Rowland Wilhelm—  with a questionnaire, and all four responded. Below are Wilhelm’s answers.

Here’s the ballot: fair-haven-ballot-2016. Polling stations for districts 1, 2 and 5 are at the Knights of Columbus, 200 Fair Haven Road; districts 3, 4 and 6 are at the Community Center on Fisk Street.

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RED BANK: 5-4 BOARD VOTE ADVANCES PLAN

55-w-front-aerial-101716A Google Maps sky view of the vacant lot at 55 West Front Street, opposite Riverside Gardens Park. (Photo by Google. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03By a 5-4 vote, the Red Bank planning board advanced a proposed ordinance that would give a  a thwarted developer another shot at building on a downtown lot.

The issue, concerning a former nursing home site at 55 West Street, prompted sharp disagreement among board members that mirrored divisions at recent council meetings, with proponents arguing the measure is needed to end a long vacancy and opponents calling it an “end-around” to a zoning board decision.

“It just stinks,” planning board member and former Councilman Art Murphy said of the measure.

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RED BANK: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of August 13 to August 29, 2016. This information is unedited.

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Theft: The victim reported the Theft of sunglasses from a business located on Broad St. The theft occurred on 8-5-16. The glasses were valued at approximately $170.00. They were described as Ray Ban Erica Metal model with polarized lenses. Ptl. Jorge Torres

Theft: The victim reported the theft of his bicycle from the area of Shrewsbury Ave. The theft occurred on 8-22-16. The accused subject forcibly removed the cable lock securing the bicycle to a rack that was located behind a business. Ptl. David Smith

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RED BANK: PARKING PLAN ADVANCES, BARELY

rb white st lot 071916 1A divided council gave the go-ahead for a consultant to develop a concept plan for the White Street parking lot. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

LicPlate1Red Bank moved another step toward a possible answer to its chronic parking woes Wednesday night, but only after Mayor Pasquale Menna cast a pair of tiebreakers that put him at odds with fellow Democrats.

Menna’s votes were necessary after the council’s two lone Democrats joined with its sole independent in raising objections to a $6,500 contract for a concept plan covering the borough-owned White Street parking lot, where merchants and town officials envision a parking garage.

The debate also exposed rare friction between Menna and Red Bank RiverCenter, the semi-authonomous agency that promotes downtown business interests.

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RED BANK: REDEVELOPMENT PLANS ADVANCE

55 w front 070616The West Front Street site where a 35-unit apartment building was rejected by the zoning board last year could end up with new zoning, a planning attorney said. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03Two Red Bank properties cleared a key hurdle toward possible redevelopment Wednesday night.

One is the borough-owned White Street parking lot, where merchants and town officials envision a parking garage.

The other is a privately owned site that several commenters, including two board members, said shouldn’t even have been part of the discussion.

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LITTLE SILVER: PLAYING IT SAFE AT PROM TIME

MockcrashLocal responders staged a mock crash outside Red Bank Regional High School on May 27, as part of Project Prom activities to encourage students to make safe choices during Prom. 

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

Every year, Red Bank Regional High School sends off its seniors to have a wonderful, safe time at the prom. Just prior to that, they try in the most elaborate ways to discourage bad choices of drinking and distracted driving in what is known as the Project Prom Program.

On May 27, a mock crash was conducted on the school’s front campus, with the help of the sending towns’ fire, police and emergency medical services. The Little Silver and Shrewsbury Fire Departments employed their “jaws of life” equipment to extricate the mock student victims from their potential death-trap automobile wrecks.  The New Jersey State Police South Star helicopter crew landed at RBR and simulated a medi-vac flight of one victim to the nearest trauma center, while another went to the neighborhood hospital. A hearse from John Day’s Funeral Home took away one certain fatality.

Project Prom was created 11 years ago by Little Silver Police Officer Peter Gibson, who subsequently served as RBR’s first School Resource Officer (SRO). The present SRO, Robert Chenoweth, coordinates the program at RBR under Officer Gibson’s community leadership.

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RFH STUDENTS CREATE iBOOKS FOR ORPHANS

RFH French_II_StudentsRumson-Fair Haven French II students Thomas Montalbano, Chloe Reynolds, and Kenneth (Kenny) Gilvary are shown creating story books for use by children in a Haitian orphanage.

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

In a group project for the French II classes of teacher Christine Berg, French II students at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School have created iBooks that will soon be enjoyed by children in Haiti.

The imaginative original stories – written in French, the literary language of the Caribbean nation – will be stored on two iPads, and shipped to an orphanage in Haiti. The project, coordinated through the Haitian People’s Support Project, is being funded by a grant from Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

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Brian Vanlenten, age 35, from West Front Street in Keyport, NJ, arrested on April 11, 2016 by Patrolman Daniel Benbrook on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown and Holmdel Municipal Courts. He was held on $2,018.00 bail.

Daniel Woods, age 27, from Ohio Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on April 11, 2016 by Patrolman Eric Van Schaack for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

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RED BANK 8TH GRADERS ARE ACADEMY BOUND

RBMS_AcademiesTwenty-one eighth graders from Red Bank Middle School have been accepted into the prestigious Red Bank Regional High School academies for next year. They are Desiree Marshall, Creative Writing and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID); Nicholette Glenn, Creative Writing; Michelle Hernandez, Creative Writing; Hannah Nishiura, Creative Writing; Stacy Osorio, Early Childhood Development and AVID; Maria Jimenez, Finance and Early Childhood Development; Jesus Rodriguez, Finance and Engineering; Luis Flores, Finance and Engineering; Cyntaia Birch, AVID; Victoria Sibrian, Early Childhood Development; Camarra Britain , Information Technology; Kady Aguilar, Information Technology and AVID; Gabriela Ortiz, Creative Writing; Rafael Martinez, Informational Technology and Engineering; Manuel Rosario, Vocal; Avian Goldwire, Drama; Tamia Waddy, Drama, Creative Writing and AVID; Chris Marshall, Interactive Media; Adeline Monfil, Information Technology and AVID; Ashley Talerico, AVID and Cristo Luna, AVID. In addition, Jose Campa received the Conte 1st Generation Scholarship to attend Christian Brothers Academy.

MIDDLETOWN: ARREST REPORTS

Recent arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Michael Olski, age 49, from Atlantic Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on February 12, 2015 by Patrolman Kent Thornton for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

Dennis Knapp, age 44, from Highland Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on February 11, 2015 by Police Officer Stephanie Geisel for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Terroristic Threats, Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was held on $67,500.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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RED BANK CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

AUTHORITIES_RB2-2014The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of January 22 to January 29, 2015. This information is unedited.

CRIMES

Theft occurring on 1-28-15 at 21 Monmouth Street – Café. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole her I Phone from table. Ptl. Kristin Altimari.

ARRESTS

Samantha Dietrich, age 27 female of Shrewsbury was arrested on 1-28-15 in the area of N. Bridge Ave. for Poss. of CDS, Marijuana, under 50 grams by Ptl. Sean Haushchildt.

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RED BANK: LATEST POLICE BLOTTER

AUTHORITIES_RB2-2014The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of July 3 to July 10, 2014. This information is unedited.

CRIMES

Theft reported on 7-3-14. Victim residing at Tilton Ave. reported that unknown person(s) stole wedding band and diamond ring from residence. Ptl. Kristin Altimari

Criminal Mischief occurring on 7-3-14 at Broad Street business. Owner of business reported that unknown person(s) pried open the back door a few inches, but no entry gained. Ptl Kristin Altimari

Theft from vehicle reported on 7-4-14 at Manor Drive residence. Victim reported that unknown person(s) entered and rummaged through parked vehicle. Stolen was GPS unit, cell phone charger and cigarette adaptor port. Ptl. Cevin Albert

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MIDDLETOWN: MAN ARRESTED THREE TIMES

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Enricky Cosme-Cruz, age 22, from Hudson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on June 3, 2014 by Officer Larissa Doriety on a Fugitive warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held on $100,000.00 bail.

Dennis Knapp, age 43, from Highland Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on June 3, 2014 by Patrolman Jason Caruso for Driving While Intoxicated, Resisting Arrest, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer and Terroristic Threats. He was held on $22,500.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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WEEKEND: 60 MORE HOURS OF WINTER FUN

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Above: A cast of local high school students brings A LITTLE SHAKESPEARE: AS YOU LIKE IT to young theatergoers at Two River…while below, Ms. Lauryn Hill appears to have cancelled her (already previously rescheduled) Homecoming appearance at the Count Basie. (cast photo by Ozzie Rodriguez)

laurynFriday, February 7:

RED BANK: If we’ve learned anything from Shakespeare’s As You Like It, it’s that springtime comes in turn to even the bleakest of wintry landscapes. So, with that warming thought in mind — well, that and the caveat that all events described herein are subject to change due to “no enemy but winter and rough weather” — we sally forth once more, where no groundhog dare tread.

While Two River Theater Company carries on with its vibrant and tuneful mainstage production of the Bard’s cross-dressing comedy, a talented troupe of high school performers have put together an intriguing bonus feature inside TRTC’s “black box” Marion Huber space. Adapted and directed by Jason McDowell-Green, A Little Shakespeare: As You Like It is a 75-minute version of the play, aimed at audiences age 9 and up, and designed “to fulfill the not-so-secret grand ambition of Artistic Director John Dias: to have some Shakespeare resonating in every corner of our theater, and to get everyone in our community turned on to the thrill of his exquisite language.” Red Bank Regional students Alicia Moeller and Patrick Monaghan are the lovestruck leads Rosalind and Orlando — and they’re joined in the cast by fellow RBR actors Halle Butler, Raquel Diaz and Alyssa Rogers, plus Michaela Farrell of Red Bank Catholic, and student players from several other Monmouth County high schools. Public performances, for which the actors will also be performing a score of original music by Shanna Jones, are Friday at 7 pm, and Saturday at 12 and 4 pm. Take it here for tickets ($15) and bios of the cast members — or here for tickets to the grownup version of the show that continues this weekend through February 16. 

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE REPORTS

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

call-in-the-authorities•Peter Christensen, age 21, from Florence Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on August 31, 2013 by Patrolman Daniel Benbrook for Being under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.

Joseph Levy, age 29, from Mills Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on August 31, 2013 by Patrolman Albert Scott for Obstructing a Pubic Passage and Disorderly Conduct. He was released pending a court date.

Michael Ruzzano, age 33, from Beacon Boulevard in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on August 31, 2013 by Patrolman Charles Higgins on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Sayreville Municipal Court. He was held on $247.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN: EIGHT CHARGED WITH DWI

Recent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

call-in-the-authoritiesSamantha Chew, age 18, from Fox Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on August 13, 2013 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia for Conspiracy, Robbery, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute and Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana.

Alexander Giuriceo, age 18, from Greenfield Way in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 13, 2013 for Theft. He was released pending a court date.

Vivian Tortoriello, age 64, from Beers Street in Keyport, NJ, arrested on August 13, 2013 by Corporal Richard Fusella for Shoplifting from the Kohl’s Store. She was released pending a court date.

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RED BANK: NEW BRIDGE PARTS STOLEN

call-in-the-authoritiesThe crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of August 08 to August 15, 2013. This information is unedited.

Theft occurring on 8-10-13 while at East Front St. restaurant. Victim reported that unknown person(s) took her Apple I Phone. Sgt. Robert Gannon.

Theft occurring between 8-7-13 and 8-10-13 on West Bergen Place residence.  Victim reported that while moving out of his room unknown person(s) stole a 32-inch Vizio T.V., X box 360 and two video games. Ptl. David Hicks.

Criminal Mischief occurring on 8-12-13 at Broad St.  Report of unknown person(s) deploying graffiti onto side of business. Ptl. Dawn Shields.

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MIDDLETOWN: CONTEMPTIBLY LONG BLOTTER

Recent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

call-in-the-authorities James Koenig, age 56, from Brainard Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on July 28, 2013 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held on $13,603.00 bail.

Phil Craddock, age 21, from West Sylvania Avenue in Neptune, NJ, arrested on July 28, 2013 by Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,500.00 bail.

Evan Rosencranz, age 19, from David Drive in Old Bridge, NJ, arrested on July 27, 2013 by Patrolman Donald Coates for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.

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MIDDLETOWN: SAME GUY ARRESTED THRICE

Recent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

call-in-the-authorities• Damian Salgado, age 34, from Kimberly Court in Middletown, NJ, arrested on May 23, 2013 by Patrolman Scott Davis for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

• Zina Boyd, age 48, from Norwood Avenue in Long Branch, NJ, arrested on May 22, 2013 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $386.00 bail.

• Bryan Macey, age 28, from Leonard Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on May 22, 2013 by Corporal Robert McNair on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

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M’TOWN WOMAN CHARGED WITH COP ASSAULT

Recent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

call-in-the-authorities• Thomas Moriarty, age 25, from Village Lane in Middletown, NJ, arrested on April 3, 2013 by Corporal Darrin Simon for Driving While Intoxicated and Assault by Auto. He was released after posting $10,000.00 bail with a 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

• Charles Spatola, age 52, from Hosford Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on April 2, 2013 by Patrolman Carl Roth on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Woodbridge Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

• Maren Olsen, age 33, from 5th Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ, arrested on April 2, 2013 by Corporal Patricia Colangelo on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court warrant. She was released after posting $250.00 bail.

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