- Category: Monmouth County
Measure Would Make it a Felony Not to Report Death or Disappearance of a Child
WALL, NJ - Assembly Republican Whip Dave Rible and Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini announced that they will join as sponsors of legislation to create “Caylee’s Law,” which would make it a felony to not report the death or disappearance of a child.
“As the father of a four-year-old, I could not imagine waiting even minutes to report my daughter missing,” said Rible. “It is important to notify law enforcement as quickly as possible in order to give the child the best chance of being found.”
The legislation is being drafted in response to the recent court decision in
“It is unconscionable to think that a parent would not immediately report the death or disappearance of their child,” said Angelini. “We need to change the law to protect our children and prevent any future situations similar to the tragic case of Caylee Anthony.”
Casey Anthony did not report her child missing for more than a month and then claimed that her daughter died accidentally.
- Category: News
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Middletown Township is trumpeting the arrival of a new Neighborhood Watch program in Ideal Beach with the installation of signs at key locations in the beachside neighborhood.
“Township Committee and I are extremely proud of this Neighborhood Watch program. It shows people that Ideal Beach is a community that takes great pride in itself. The residents are out there and vigilant, and really helping to beautify this part of the town. It's a real true hidden gem of Middletown Township,” said Mayor Anthony Fiore to a group of government and community leaders who gathered at the Tonya Keller Community Center to mark the start of the program.
Among those in attendance were Deputy Mayor Pam Brightbill, Township Administrator Anthony Mercantante and Deputy Chief Craig Bahrs and Ideal Beach Community Association (IBCA) members including President Kathy Grano and Secretary/Trustee Greta Siwiec.
More than 20 residents have already pledged to keep a watchful eye over the neighborhood. They also meet monthly to address various concerns. The group is assisted by a local detective who answers questions and provides guidance, said IBCA Secretary Greta Siwiec explained.
- Category: Monmouth County
FREEHOLD, NJ --- Calling all car enthusiasts! The Monmouth County Fair will be hosting its 34th Annual Antique and Classic Auto Show on Sunday, July 31 at East Freehold Showgrounds,
Held the last day of the Monmouth County Fair, Sunday, July 31, the 34th Annual Antique & Classic Auto Show is a crowd pleaser.
The Antique Motoring Club of Monmouth County will once again judge the show.
- Category: Arts & Culture
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - This year’s Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival will be offered in three different towns on three different dates, with the opener of the series coming to Middletown on the grounds of the Middletown Arts Center on July 23rd, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Festival continues to be free and open to the public and offers three stages of music, featuring headliner Ron Sunshine and His Orchestra. The Festival is a rain or shine event, offering kid’s activities, crafters, delicious food, and for the first time, a craft beer and wine garden.
The Middletown Arts Center is located at 36 Church St., adjacent to the Middletown Train Station, which offers plenty of free parking. Jazz and Blues lovers may also arrive at the Festival via a convenient NJ-Transit North Jersey Coastline Train, and leave the car at home.
The Festival grounds open at 11 a.m. The schedule for the main stage performing groups is as follows: Noon-1:00 - Colts Neck Swing Band / 1:20-2:20 - The Cobra Brothers / 2:35-3:35 - Nine Below Zero / 3:50-4:50 - Mike Barris & Friends with Jennifer Jordan, Tom Bender and Doug Clark / 5:10-6:10 - Kimon & The Prophets / 6:30-8:00 - Ron Sunshine & His Orchestra.
- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad is has wrapped up five nights of helping local residents with scrapes and scratches at the Atlantic Highlands Fireman’s Fair.
The all-volunteer emergency medical service and rescue organization provided crews, ambulances, an all-terrain vehicle and a water-rescue unit during the five-day event, should attendees get injured while having fun.
Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad's ambulance and all terrain vehicle stand ready to respond at the Atlantic Highlands Fireman's Fair.
“Part of the squad's mission is making sure there is a sufficient EMS team on hand at all major events in town,” said AHFAS chief Richard Huff. “We train to respond to all sorts of emergencies and our team has several members with large-scale event EMS experience.”