ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ — On Friday, September 11 at 8 a.m. the Monmouth County Park System will host a Remembrance Ceremony at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook, Atlantic Highlands, the site of Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial. The ceremony will be held rain or shine and all are welcome to attend. Speakers are Freeholder Director Gary J. Rich, Sr., Freeholder and Park System Liaison Lillian G. Burry as well as Rev. William Riker from Locust. Music will be provided by Susan Mangini and the Pipes and Drums of the Atlantic Watch. The Honor Guard from NWS Earle will also take part.
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - This agency is investigating a robbery of the 76 Gas Station on Highway 36 in the Belford section of Middletown. The event occurred on Saturday August 15, 2015 at 7:25 pm. The unknown suspect was described as a black subject who pulled into the gas station and asked for $10.00 in fuel. After the subject pays the attendant they then grab on to the attendants nail apron which is where the attendant kept his currency. The subject then dragged the attendant toward Hwy 36 until the nail apron ripped away, causing the attendant to be dragged approximately 35 feet, and continued onto Highway 36 heading north. The unknown subject made off with approximately $1500.00 in cash and the nail apron which has "Fuel One" written across the front.
PHOTO: Service Dog “Bailey”
Holmdel, NJ – Thanks to the generous support of Bill and Debbie Rustico and Oma Hodges from Highlands, NJ, the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund was instrumental in providing a specially trained service dog named Bailey to wounded warrior Jose to help him move forward with his life after suffering a traumatic brain injury.
Bailey was trained at K9s for Warriors for 6 months and spent 3 weeks at the school living with his new partner Jose. They took their last test prior to graduation, and Bailey was officially certified under the American Disabilities Act.
PHOTO: RBR freshmen Gillian Foster and Theresa Decker, both of Shrewsbury show their brand new school ID cards as they enter RBR in the class of 2019. Orientation for all freshmen was held on August 26.
LITTLE SILVER, NJ - “This is a great time to be a Buc” nearly 300 new ninth graders were told at the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Freshman Orientation held on Wednesday, August 26. For several hours, the students were shepherded around their new and much larger school by RBR Student to Student Peer leaders as the newbies acquired student Ids, set-up computer student accounts, learned how to open lockers and ran through their daily schedules. They also received the “inside scoop” from the upper classman in peer on peer meetings to answer all freshmen questions.
PHOTO: Eagle Scout Christopher Federico is congratulated by Troop 22 Scoutmaster Allen Resch.
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Christopher Federico, 18, son of Eric and Fiona Layton of Middletown, NJ has achieved Boy Scouting's highest rank: Eagle Scout. Less than 4 percent of all Boy Scouts attain this honor.
Chris is a member of Boy Scout Troop 22 in Atlantic Highlands, one of the first Boy Scout troops established in the United States who celebrated their 100 year anniversary in 2011. Troop 22 is sponsored by the United Methodist Church in Atlantic Highlands, under the leadership of Scoutmaster Allen Resch.