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Neptune teen could face life in prison for 10-year-old's murder

Clad in a khaki, jail jumpsuit, 6-foot-3-inch Jah-Del Birch of Neptune looked straight ahead as an assistant prosecutor presented him with five charges, including the murder of Yovanni Banos-Merino, 10, and aggravated assault on the child's mother, Lilia Merino, 39.

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-21 20:26:00

Brick Man's Widow Awarded $1.5M In OC Jail Suicide: Report

TOMS RIVER, NJ — The widow of a Brick Township man has been awarded $1.5 million after an Ocean County jury found the county corrections department negligent in the man's hanging death in the jail, according to a report.

PATCH - 2018-06-21 17:13:37

Asbury Park Thanksgiving Eve killing: Eyewitness watched man die

Paugh said that in reviewing the evidence against Hopes in the murder case, he learned that authorities took a statement from one of his previous clients, and that client "witnessed the shooting.''

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-21 15:56:00

Brick Memorial teen who made prom tuxedo out of duct tape is finalist for $10K scholarship

But did anyone show up in a duct tape tuxedo? No? Then your school has nothing on Brick Memorial High.

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-21 14:10:00

Hearing on Proposal for 92 Apartments, Retail Complex Postponed in Brick

The notice did not include all of the necessary information legally required on the application, and therefore needs to be resent, the township’s zoning board attorney said. The matter had been scheduled for a hearing Wednesday night, but representatives for Kamson Corporation, the developer, were n

SHOREBEAT.COM - 2018-06-21 03:35:39

NJ drug ring dealing 10K bags of heroin, a kilo of cocaine a week smashed: prosecutor

On June 8, detectives and police officers raided two places in Neptune seizing about a half a kilogram of cocaine, about 6,250 bags of heroin, a stolen .40 caliber, semi-automatic handgun and over $35,000 in cash, authorities said.

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-20 22:10:00

Just Listed In Brick: $244K Townhouse With Pool Access

BRICK, NJ — Looking for your first home? Wanting to get rid of yard work but still want to be near the shore? Take a look at this townhouse and some of the other newly listed homes in Brick, courtesy of our partners at .

PATCH - 2018-06-21 13:26:22

Jersey Shore woman creates a tiny home out of an old Greyhound bus

The EDGE, is a little house on a bluff on the northern most tip of Wisconsin. Mary Louise Schumacher, our architecture critic, traveled to Bayfield to give "micro" living a try.Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-21 15:51:00

Belmar Police Identify Body Found Under Boardwalk as Spring Lake Heights Man

BELMAR, NJ — The 39-year-old man whose body was found under the Belmar boardwalk on June 16, has been identified as Christiaan Rose of Spring Lake Heights, according to the Belmar Police Department.

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-06-20 12:06:00

8-year-old boy disappears while swimming at beach

The child and his 11-year-old brother, both of Hempstead, had been swimming unsupervised near Ocean Beach Park off Edwards Boulevard at around 6 p.m. Tuesday before they became separated, officials said.

NEW YORK POST - 2018-06-20 15:42:22

Teen accomplice in killing of Asbury Park boy charged as adult

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said the teen, identified as Jah-Del Birch, will make his first appearance in Superior Court on Thursday to face charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a handgun and aggravated ass

NJ1015.COM - 2018-06-20 11:17:26

Brick Wawa to Expand, Build Gas Station; Competitor to Build at Jersey Paddler Lot

One of the original Wawa convenience stores in Ocean County, located at the corner of Lanes Mill and Burnt Tavern roads in Brick, will soon be expanded to one of the area’s most modern. Meanwhile, the ever-popular chain will become part of a more crowded market in Brick from a Baltimore-based compet

SHOREBEAT.COM - 2018-06-20 02:57:21

Neptune High School student charged as an adult in 10-year-old's murder

FREEHOLD – A 16-year-old Neptune High School student, arrested in connection to the February murder of a 10-year-old boy in his Ridge Avenue home, was charged Tuesday as an adult in the killing, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-06-20 03:41:00

See The Estate $975K Will Buy In Toms River

TOMS RIVER, NJ — A basketball court. A wood-fired pizza oven. A large swimming pool and more than 6,000 square feet of living space. This Toms River home is among the new listings courtesy of our partners at .


Wall July 4th Fireworks, Parades and More: 2018 Guide

WALL, NJ — If you're wondering what's happening to celebrate the Fourth of July in Wall and around the area, here's when and where you can expect to see fireworks (weather permitting, of course).

PATCH - 2018-06-20 19:47:31

Brick Police Issue Reminders On Illegal Fireworks

BRICK, NJ — If you're thinking of buying bottle rockets and firecrackers to celebrate the July 4th holiday, Brick Township police have a message for you: Don't.

PATCH - 2018-06-20 20:42:06

Coast Guard resumes air search for boy in ocean

Long Beach police are also searching for the 8-year-old boy, who got separated from his brother near Ocean Beach Park, officials say.

NEWSDAY - 2018-06-20 10:00:30

34 Districts Join Brick, Toms River To Fight School Aid Cuts

BRICK, NJ — As a bill that would cut aid to dozens of school districts across New Jersey advanced out of committee on Tuesday, a coalition of districts that stand to be hurt significantly are calling on state legislators to take a closer look before they move forward.

PATCH - 2018-06-20 13:44:22

Air Force will conduct exercises over Bedminster, Brick on Tuesday

Some portions of the exercise will involve flights at approximately 3,500 feet and may be visible from the ground in Bedminster and Brick townships between approximately 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., according to an Air Force press release.


Video Shows Wild Crowds, Fights In Seaside Heights Area

As many as 5,000 to 10,000 people reported filled the Seaside Heights and Seaside Park beaches and boardwalks over the weekend after seeing a phony ad on Instagram about a party that apparently didn't happen.