By JOHN T. WARD
Two Pennsylvania women were arrested early Saturday morning after they robbed a Red Bank gas station at knifepoint and triggered a pursuit by police from three towns, authorities said.
Red Bank police Chief Darren McConnell told redbankgreen the incident began at 11:34 p.m. Friday, when the pair entered the convenience store at the Shell station at Newman Springs Road and Shrewsbury Avenue, brandished folding knives and demanded cash and cigarettes.
At the Albert E. Martin Classic final Wednesday night, Ranny School freshman Bryan Antoine scored 27 points as the Panthers topped Red Bank Regional, 67-51, in front of a capacity crowd in Little Silver. Antoine scored 88 points in the three games and was named tournament MVP. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.
Earlier in the day, RBR’s girls’ basketball team lost to Holmdel, 52-39, in the final ofthe Bayshore Classic in Holmdel. Those highlights are here. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)
One year after the field hockey team of Rumson-Fair Haven ended Shore Regional’s 15-year domination of the Shore Conference Tournament, the two teams faced off again at Holmdel Thursday night — with the same outcome. The Lady Bulldogs posted a 1-0 victory on a low, bouncing shot by Lily Croddick to take the title. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)
Holmdel police arrested a Red Bank man earlier this week on charges of impairing the morals of minor, according to a police report.
Kevin Donohue, 60, of Irving Place, was arrested Monday for “purposely showing a 12-year-old girl pornographic material on a small tablet as he approached her while she was shopping,” the police report said.
Rumson-Fair Haven’s Peyton McCauley tallied a pair of first-half goals and the Bulldawgs defense took care of the rest in a 2-0 win that ended Shore Regional’s remarkable 15-year domination of the Shore Conference Tournament Sunday. Rich Chrampanis’ new video-based website, Shore Sports Zone, has the highlights.
Both teams will continue in state tournament play, with RFH scheduled to Delran Monday. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)
Rumson-Fair Haven’s field hockey squad, the top-rated team in this year’s Shore Conference Tournament, shut out Holmdel, 8-0, in round one, advancing to the quarterfinals Tuesday. Rich Chrampanis’ new video-based website, Shore Sports Zone, has the highlights. And tune in Thursday, when SSZ profiles RFH tennis player Kate Fahey, who became the first state singles champion in Rumson history last week. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)
Police closed down Galloping Hill at Van Schoick roads after the accident, which occurred shortly after 10 a.m.
A two-car accident near the Middletown-Holmdel border claimed the lives of a Middletown man and his six-year-old son Sunday morning, according to media reports.
George DiCostanzo, 38, was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash, which occurred shortly after 10 a.m., according to a report by NJ.com, the news site of the Star-Ledger.
DiCostanzo’s son, Christopher, was pronounced dead at 11:27 a.m. at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank.
Award winning tech and business journalist Jon Gertner visits the Little Silver Public Library Thursday to discuss his book THE IDEA FACTORY: BELL LABS AND THE GREAT AGE OF AMERICAN INNOVATION. (Photo by Leslie de la Vega/ Penguin Books)
By TOM CHESEK
It’s not at all hyperbole to suggest that in its heyday, Bell Labs was where The Future took shape.
The list of accomplishments claimed by the Murray Hill-based research and development arm of AT&T included some of the genuine building blocks of modern life (transistors, lasers), game-changing milestones of the Computer Age (the UNIX system, C programming language, Information Theory) and a whole lot of landmark work in the fields of radio astronomy, fiber optics, solar cells and satellite communications.
Close to home, its local connection both via the company’s major presence in Monmouth County, and the caliber of people it attracted to this once relatively sleepy corner of New Jersey impacts our lives in ways that are as here-and-now as the handheld mobile device that you may be reading this on, and as shrouded in wonder as the very origins of the universe.
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
They’re all part of this week’s crime roundup provided by Middletown police.
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
Middletown police made five arrests over the weekend, with incidents including two failed burglary attempts and somebody allegedly trying to lift candy, socks and lawn care products from a food store.
Two others were picked up on active arrest warrants, police said.
Little Silver police arrested two men early Thursday morning on charges of stealing scrap metal from Little Silver and Fair Haven businesses, police said.
They were also charged with other crimes after a joint investigation by the departments.
Paul Kirkstad, of Little Silver, and Nicholas Deluca, of Holmdel, were arrested in the area of Branch Avenue in Little Silver, Detective Sergeant Daniel Shaffery said.