Friday, March 22, 2013
A motorist lost control in the Best Buy parking lot, striking a light pole.
Holmdel Police are looking into a Thursday parking lot accident, when a driver lost control and swerved into a light pole. Police said Marcos Sousa, 29 of Tinton Falls was exiting Holmdel Commons on Route 36 in front of Best Buy when he suddenly lost control of his Chevy Malibu and swerved across the lot into a light pole. Sousa was treated by Holmdel First Aid and MONOC Paramedicas at the scene, then transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center for what police called "undisclosed injuries." The crash is under investigation by Ptl. Michael Moore with assistance from Sgt.Michael Pigott. If anyone witnessed this crash they should contact either Ptl. Moore or Sgt. Pigott at (732) 946-4400 with any information.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Borough applauded by Joint Insurance Fund
Tinton Falls was recently recognized by the Joint Insurance Fund (JIF) for its work during Hurricane Sandy "The recognition by JIF was for borough personnel – working directly under the municipality and covered by the borough’s insurance (Administration, OEM, and Police, Public Works, EMS) related to Hurricane Sandy," Tinton Falls Mayor Michael Skudera said. Tinton Falls was ranked first out of the 37 municipalities utilizing the JIF in Monmouth County. "Many people and groups helped with the hurricane – However JIF is recognizing the training, responsiveness, preparedness, and policies of the borough personnel covered by the JIF," Skudera said. The borough received a plaque and during Tuesday night's meeting, the Tinton Falls Council …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Filing false report added to laundry list of charges; court dates set
New charges have been filed against the man who brought a dying, feces-covered Cocker Spaniel to a Tinton Falls animal shelter last week claiming he found the animal on the side of the road, authorities said Tuesday. Keith E. Morgan, 56, of Brick Township was formally charged in Tinton Falls Tuesday morning with filing a false report, according to Charles Webster, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman. He is scheduled to appear in Tinton Falls Municipal Court on April 9 to face the new charge, along with a previous charge of abandonment of a sick or maimed animal, Webster said. Morgan’s wife, Shauna Ewing Morgan, 43, also is scheduled to appear that day in Tinton Falls court to face the abandonment charge, Webster said. The couple…
Monday, March 18, 2013
"Sammy'' responding to treatment at vet hospital
The Brick Township couple who brought a nearly dead dog covered in its own excrement to a Tinton Falls animal shelter claiming it was found on the side of a road have officially been charged with three counts of animal cruelty, authorities said Monday. Keith E. Morgan, 56, and Shauna Ewing Morgan, 43, of Sawmill Road, have each been charged with abandonment, failure to provide sustenance and causing unnecessary suffering, said Charles Webster, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office spokesman. Additionally, Keith Morgan is charged with interfering with an investigation, Webster said. The charges, disorderly persons offenses, carry a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, Webster said. An investigation is ongoing, Webster said. …
Friday, March 15, 2013
A grand jury voted to indict resident on charges of a serious crime that allegedly occurred in Middletown between 2002-2006.
A Tinton Falls man has been indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury on one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 13, and one count of endangering the welfare of a child by engaging in sexual contact. James Kalemba, 48, of Autumn Drive will stand trial on the charges, which allegedly occurred in Middletown. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office says the aggravated sexual assault charge allegedly occurred at different times between 2002 and 2006; and the endangerment charge between 2000 and 2007. Aggravated sexual assault is a crime of the first degree, and if found guilty, a defendant may face a 10-20 year prison term. Child endangerment is a crime of the second degree, and carries with it the potential for a 5-10 year …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Residents encouraged to report potholes they see
For the next two weeks Tinton Falls will be promoting its “See a Pothole?” campaign. "Last year the program worked very well, so I decided to do it again" Tinton Falls Mayor Michael Skudera said. "Road repairs and infrastructure improvements have been a top priority for my administration and the Borough Council." Large signs have been posted throughout the borough which read: “Tinton Falls Residents… See a Pothole in Town?” These signs direct residents to visit the borough’s website at www.TintonFalls.com where a Service Request Form makes reporting a pothole quick and easy. The form alerts the Public Works Department in real-time of the locations of any potholes that are reported. Residents will automatically receive a tracking number …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Annual event is one of retirement community's most popular events
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, March 6
More than 20 different shapes and sizes of bark and breed converged upon the Seabrook Village auditorium for the annual Strut Your Mutt event. The event is a happening that has been taking place for 11 years and like always, it delivered the best in show. Crowds cheered as all sorts of canines were paraded down the aisle and onto the stage, where the owners told the audience a little something about their pooch and let them steal the limelight. And of course some did a few tricks. In addition to giving owners a chance to tell all about the relationship with their furry friend, the show gave pets, owners and attendees a unique way to socialize – this is one of Seabrook’s many popular events of the year. This year, the event featured a …
Grand opening for restaurant held Monday evening
The spot vacated by Charlie Brown's Restaurant in Tinton Falls has been filled by Moose's Tavern Moose’s Tavern, 1202 Sycamore Ave., celebrated its official grand opening on Monday, March 4 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Tinton Falls Mayor Michael Skudera and Borough Business Administrator Jerry Turning . “I am happy to welcome Moose’s Tavern to Tinton Falls and wish them success,” Skudera said in a release. The grand opening celebration featured live entertainment, complimentary raffles and free prizes. Moose’s Tavern opens at 11:30 a.m. and serves lunch and dinner.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Officials claim residents were overbilled between 2006 and 2009 by the Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority.
Eatontown and Tinton Falls are among the six municipalities suing the Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority (TRWRA), charging the utility overbilled, and in some instances double-billed, its residents, according to a report on APP.com. The suit, filed in December by Red Bank, Rumson, Eatontown, Sea Bright, Shrewsbury Township and Tinton Falls, alleges that TRWRA charged residents higher rates than other participating towns, amounting to an estimated $4.31 million in overbilling between the 2006 and 2009 fiscal years, the article states. Fair Haven, Little Silver, Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Shrewsbury Borough and West Long Branch founded the authority in 1965 and are considered "member towns." The municipalities involved in the suit, which…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
African-American traveling museum brings items, inspiration and education to community
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, February 20
To celebrate Black History Month Seabrook Village, a retirement community in Tinton Falls, invited The African-American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey from Newtonville to the community to display part of its collection. Seventy-four historical-laden photos, statues and paintings adorned the Atrium room at Seabrook for countless numbers of residents and members of the public to see. Some of the items included paintings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Billie Holiday, handmade sculptures and postcards. “I want to not just share African-American history, but American history and how important it was for African-Americans to share in the American dream,” museum owner and curator Ralph Hunter said. Hunter began collecting the items …