RED BANK: AMBULANCE HITS JAYWALKER

AUTHORITIES_RB1A 66-year-old pedestrian was unhurt after he was struck by an ambulance at Wednesday afternoon, Red Bank police said.

Thomas Thatcher, of Hackettstown, was checked out by a second MONOC crew after he was hit crossing Broad Street at Monmouth Street at 1:20 p.m., Chief Darren McConnell told redbankgreen.

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SEA BRIGHT: BON JOVI DONATION MISUSED?

murphy-plansRead Murphy in 2011. below, the fire and first aid squads were displaced from their home, which was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo above by Dustin Racioppi. Click to enlarge)

sb fire house 040114The use of a $119,000 donation by pop star Bon Jovi for a new ambulance in Sea Bright has raised questions, the Asbury Park Press reports.

Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy destroyed one first aid squad ambulance and damaged another, “some in Sea Bright question how Bon Jovi’s generous donation — originally intended to purchase a new ambulance — instead was used to refurbish an old ambulance and buy a SUV that is used almost exclusively by Sea Bright’s part-time emergency management coordinator,” the Press reports.

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