LITTLE SILVER: STRETCH OF HARDING TO CLOSE

ls harding rd 122814ls harding rd 122814 2Harding Road between Prospect Avenue and Ridge Road in Little Silver was expected to be closed starting at 8 a.m. Monday for sewer work, according to the borough website. The roadway is expected to reopen in the mid-afternoon Wednesday. (Click to enlarge)

LITTLE SILVER: REALLY LICHEN THIS BENCH…

ls bench 092114It looks like it might have spent the last few years tucked away deep in a sunless corner of the woods. But this lichen-covered bench is right on Prospect Avenue in front of Little Silver Borough Hall. Does anyone ever sit on it? Would you? (Click to enlarge)

ROAD CLOSED FOR THE DAY

harding-road-pavePaving work on Harding Road is closing off traffic between Harrison and Prospect avenues in the corner area where Red Bank, Fair Haven and Little Silver town lines meet. Only local traffic is allowed access to those roads. The work is expected to last all day. Read a news release on the project here, from Monmouth County. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

SPILL PROMPTS LITTLE SILVER DETOURS

ls-spillWorkers on Prospect Avenue in Little Silver spread absorbent material to soak up hydraulic oil spilled earlier this morning. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

A hydraulic oil spill from a garbage truck has shutdown some of Little Silver’s heavily traveled roads and prompted multiple detours throughout the borough.

The spill, reported at about 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, came from an M&S Waste Services garbage truck, which was traveling from Fair Haven. It leaked oil through the heart of the business district, all the way from Church Street, onto Prospect Avenue and just past Sycamore Avenue to Hickory Lane, Police Chief Dan Shaffery told redbankgreen.

Those roads are partially closed while local and Monmouth County workers lay down absorbents to dry out the roadways, he said.

“It’s like an ice rink out there,” Shaffery said.

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LITTLE SILVER SQUAD WANTS A LITTLE HELP

ls-emsLittle Silver EMS crewmembers Mike Very, Liz Uliano, Chris Faherty and  Carolyn Bogdon hope to bring in a few new volunteers at an open house Sunday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Some things are certain if you join Little Silver’s EMS squad. Sirens, stretchers and blood are a given.

Other things, not so much.

Like meeting your future spouse or, working alongside your uncle who never intended to join, but liked the idea of driving an ambulance – both of which happened to Liz Uliano.

“That’s a story that a lot of people have, like, oh, I just want to drive,” said Uliano, the 22-year-old squad vice president. “Then they get addicted.” She got to know her fiancé, police officer and EMS captain, Peter Giblin, through the squad.

Uliano and the other volunteers in Little Silver want more people addicted. So they’ve planned a day to showcase the squad in hopes it will bring on new members to help carry the call load.

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MAN CHARGED IN BANK INCIDENT

ls-wells-fargo1Authorities say Tuesday’s incident at the Wells Fargo in Little Silver was not a robbery. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Little Silver police have brought criminal charges against an Avenel man following an incident at the Wells Fargo bank on Prospect Avenue that caused police to lock down the bank earlier this week.

Contrary to initial reports, it was not a robbery, said Marc Lemieux, director of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office‘s major crimes bureau.

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COPS PROBE POSSIBLE ROBBERY NEXT DOOR

ls-wells-fargoLittle Silver police and Monmouth County officials on the scene of a possible robbery attempt at the Wells Fargo on Prospect Avenue. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Little Silver police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a possible robbery attempt at the Wells Fargo bank on Prospect Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

As of 5:30 p.m., authorities were still on the scene — next door to the Little Silver Police Department — trying to sort out the details of differing reports in a late-afternoon incident at the bank.

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IN LITTLE SILVER, GARDENS READY TO SPROUT

ls-parkLittle Silver resident John Heidema clears out brush and concrete Wednesday, doing his part to get the borough’s memorial garden into shape. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

John Heidema has put his gardening gloves to the test the last few days.

He was out Saturday and again on Tuesday at Little Silver’s Memorial Garden, pulling away brush and picking through dirt piles to get rid of leftover concrete.

“And I’m doing some now ’til we get things going,” he said Wednesday, waiting for a meeting with other volunteers — who failed to show on time — to help put the finishing touches on the borough’s once-empty patch of grass to a memorial of Little Silver’s deceased. “The idea is to get this manageable.”

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WOMAN CHARGED IN LITTLE SILVER THEFT

just_in1By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

A Red Bank woman was arrested last week for stealing jewelry from a Little Silver home, police said.

Melynda Wilson, 28, of Madison Avenue, was arrested on February 18 and charged with theft.

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