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Warning issued about potential measles exposure at restaurant in New Jersey

ENGLISHTOWN, New Jersey (WABC) -- Health officials have issued a warning about potential measles exposure at a restaurant in New Jersey. The state Department of Health warned residents of a highly suspect case of measles in a Middlesex County resident.


Jersey Shore town illegally hiked beachfront parking fees to pay for post-Sandy repairs

An appellate panel ruled Monday that Belmar officials had violated an ancient legal principal and current state law on public beach access when the borough doubled beachfront parking fees and used beach funds to pay for non-beach expenses.


Texas town reflects on dragging death of James Byrd Jr. on eve of execution

TEXAS — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community’s history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killing him.


2019 Belmar Movies on the Beach Schedule

JULY 13 - INCREDIBLES 2 (Rain date: July 14) JULY 20 - MARY POPPINS RETURNS (Rain date: July 21) JULY 27 - THE BOSS BABY (Rain date: July 28) AUGUST 3 - RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET (Rain date: August 8)


Jersey Shore man charged with attempted murder after shooting remains on the loose

Authorities are trying to find a Jersey Shore resident who opened fire on another man as they stood on the side of a home in Monmouth County on Sunday afternoon. Tanner Koch, 26, of Ocean Township, has been charged with attempted murder and weapons possession, Ocean Township police said Monday morni


NYC Mayor's Green New Deal to Ban New Glass Skyscrapers

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to introduce a bill banning new construction of glass skyscrapers as part of his efforts to reduce citywide greenhouse emissions by 30 percent.


How Did Monmouth County Get To Be Monmouth County?

We have often talked about how different towns throughout Monmouth & Ocean Counties got their name, but how about the county name itself?. Today, we ask the question 'how did Monmouth County get its name? And of course it turns out there is no one simple answer. You wouldn't expect anything straight


Asbury Park Tax & Sewer Bills Due May 5/1

A friendly reminder from Asbury Park officials: Tax and sewer bills are due on May 1. Please note that failure to receive a bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or sewer bill. If you are having problems with receiving your bills, please notify your local Post Office.


YMCA’s of Monmouth County Announce Merger

RED BANK, NJ – Wow. This is big, exciting good news. The Community YMCA and the YMCA of Western Monmouth County announced last Thursday in Red Bank that they will join together as one YMCA association, creating the second largest YMCA in New Jersey. This union will be effective September 1, 2019.


Wildwood mayor: I won’t stop playing Kate Smith on the boardwalk

A New Jersey Shore town is sticking by the late singer Kate Smith, even as the Flyers and the New York Yankees have distanced themselves from her over questions about racist lyrics from more than 80 years ago.


Manasquan Passes Budget, Raises Taxes

The Manasquan Borough Council adopted its $11.1 million budget and raised taxes one-cent increase on the municipal rate. A home assessed a $630,645 would carry a municipal tax bill increase of about $63, according to The Coast Star.


Driver dead after car gets wedged under tractor-trailer in New Jersey

HILLSIDE, New Jersey (WABC) -- A car crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer in New Jersey Monday morning, killing the driver and snarling traffic for the morning commute. It happened just after 3 a.m. on eastbound Route 22 at Bloy Street in Hillside.


Woman Leaps to Her Death at Ikea Shopping Complex in New Jersey: Police

A 58-year-old woman leaped to her death from an Ikea parking garage in New Jersey overnight, authorities say. The Garfield woman, whose name wasn't released, was found dead at the foot of the Ikea garage, on the Route 17 side of the building, shortly before 5 a.m. Monday, authorities say. A parking


Drunken ShopRite worker groped us at N.J. grocery store, teen and woman say in lawsuit

A woman and a 16-year-old girl have filed a lawsuit against ShopRite after they said they were groped by a drunken employee while shopping at the company’s grocery store in Toms River in March.


Howell Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Burglary, Two Attempted Robberies

FREEHOLD – A Howell man was sentenced to fifteen years on charges of attempted armed robbery and attempted burglary in connection with incidents in Howell and Jackson, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.


New Jersey burglary suspect arrested wearing only a sock and underwear

It was brief crime spree for a 21-year-old New Jersey man, who tried to “violently” break down the door of a house while wearing just his underwear and a single sock. Police picked up scantily clad Joseph Derissio of Wayne, N.J., shortly after responding to a 3:30 a.m. call that he was trying to bre


New Jersey really needs to rethink its legal weed tax

A while back, I wrote that New Jersey’s proposed tax on marijuana sales — at $42 an ounce — was too high and I predicted that would result in people buying cheaper black-market pot.


50 pedophile Boy Scout leaders from N.J. are about to be exposed in bombshell reveal, law firms promise

The names of 50 New Jersey Boy Scout leaders who allegedly sexually abused minors will be revealed Tuesday, according to the law firms of Greg Gianforcaro and Jeff Anderson & Associates.


2 Hurt In Easter Crash In Manchester: Police

MANCHESTER, NJ — A crash that caused one vehicle to catch fire and that injured two people remained under investigation Monday, Manchester police said. The crash Sunday evening at the intersection of Commonwealth Boulevard and Beacon Street sent Thomas Roth, 18, of Toms River, and Margaret Carpenter


Holmdel Township Committee Plans to Assist in the Preservation of 62 Acres of Farmland

HOLMDEL, NJ - Continuing a long tradition of preserving open space and farmland, the Holmdel Township Committee will meet Tuesday night and pass a resolution formalizing an historic preservation initiative. In partnership with Monmouth County, the plan is to preserve 62 Acres.