LITTLE SILVER DOC’S OFFICE BURGLARIZED

just_in1By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Little Silver police are investigating a burglary over the weekend at a Little Silver doctor’s office, police said.

Between Saturday night and Monday morning, the office, at 31 Seven Bridges Road, was broken into, said Lieutenant Joseph Mazza. An undetermined amount of cash and electronics were stolen.

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CURLEY: OCEANIC DETOUR WILL HIT HARD

oceanic-bridgeThe Oceanic Bridge will be closed for months for repair work this fall. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Long-awaited repairs to the Oceanic Bridge are expected to get started this fall, but the extent of the repairs will cause the bridge, which connects Rumson and Middletown over the Navesink River, to be closed for months, sending a blow to Rumson’s business district.

“It’s going to be devastating to the businesses,” said Monmouth County Freeholder John Curley. “Literally devastating.”

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LITTLE SILVER FD PUTS OUT BACKHOE FIRE

backhoe-fireLittle Silver firefighters had to lay about 800 feet of hose to reach a fire on Little Silver Point Road Wednesday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

The Little Silver Fire Department extinguished a backhoe fire deep in the woods off Seven Bridges Road early Wednesday afternoon.

The fire started at about 1:25p behind a residence at 478 Little Silver Point Road, Assistant Fire Chief Andrew Smith said, and was put out shortly after volunteer firefighters saw a backhoe used by the Monmouth County Mosquito Commission emitting smoke from the engine’s compartment.

“It was on fire when we got here,” Smith said, “so it was starting to compromise the diesel.”

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