With a blizzard expected to wallop the New Jersey coast starting Friday evening, Red Bank police are reminding residents to get their vehicles into driveways and public parking lots to allow plows through. More →
The annual Presidents’ Day ticket sale at Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre, with ducats for a host of shows available for $10 each, drew its usual waiting line in spite of temperatures in the teens Monday morning. The earliest, including borough resident Carl Colmorgen, arrived around 6:30 am., though the box office doesn’t open until 10 a.m. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
A Red Bank snow plow navigates around parked cars on Madison Avenue shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday. Police Chief Darren McConnell says no tickets were issued for overnight parking violations because “the snow started so late and was lighter than expected,” but two cars that hadn’t moved since the last storm were towed from Locust Avenue. The continuing storm has borough officials warning of summonses and possible towing for vehicles left out on streets Thursday night into Friday morning. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
A “capias warrant” for the arrest of Sean Di Somma was issued and is still in effect, a spokesman for the city of Dallas told redbankgreen late Friday afternoon, adding another twist to a bitter back-and-forth between rival Red Bank council candidacies.
City public information officer Jose Luis Torres said Di Somma’s check to pay a fine for running a stop sign in January, 2011 was returned for insufficient funds a year later, and the warrant was issued, he said in an email.
“Mr. DiSomma is currently in capias warrant status,” Torres wrote.
Di Somma called the latest twist in the controversy part of a “bureaucratic nightmare.”
Sean Di Somma at the NAACP candidates’ forum Thursday night. (Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Keeping alive a controversy that ignited Thursday, the head of Monmouth County’s Democratic party released a snippet of audio Friday as purported proof that Red Bank council candidate Sean Di Somma is a wanted man in Texas.
In a statement, party chairman Vin Gopal describes the 25-second recording – made earlier in the day of an automated response from the Dallas Municipal Court – as confirming that an “alias warrant” remains outstanding against the GOP newcomer.
Red Bank council candidate Sean Di Somma tells redbankgreen that no warrant was ever issued for his arrest for running a stop sign in Dallas almost three years ago, contrary to an assertion by the Monmouth County Democrats.
Di Somma, a Republican, said he confirmed that there was no warrant with the Dallas police Thursday night, hours after Democratic party head Vin Gopal issued an unsigned press release claiming that “an active warrant has been issued for his arrest since 2011 in the State of Texas for a speeding issue.”
“There is no warrant,” Di Somma said Friday morning. “Dallas police verbally confirmed to me that there is no warrant.”
A long-dormant Red Bank election season erupted in finger-pointing Thursday as Democrats accused Republican newcomer Sean DiSomma of ducking an arrest warrant over a traffic violation in Texas two years ago.
DiSomma, right, called the airing of the matter “dirty politics from dirty politicians.”
Cindy Burnham at Maple Cove in 2008. (Click to enlarge)
Controversial Maple Cove activist Cindy Burnham is headed to Red Bank municipal court after being issued a summons for allegedly destroying town property at the kayak and canoe launch for which she led a preservation effort.
According to police Captain Darren McConnell, Burnham was issued a summons Tuesday after borough public works employees and contractors with the paving company installing a new parking lot at Maple Cove reported that netting laid down to protect new-growth grass seeding was torn up Monday.