RED BANK, NJ -A formal application to demolish the home of the great African-American journalist and human rights activist, T. Thomas Fortune, who lived at what is now, 94 Drs.James Parker Blvd from 1901-1908 was filed with the Borough on Tuesday, September 16th. The T. Thomas Fortune Project Committee has appealed to Mayor Menna and Council for a stay against the request. Despite the demolition application, the committee is moving forward with its upcoming fundraiser and other efforts to preserve the home.
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Construction of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s 285,000-square-foot outpatient cancer treatment facility located at the former Lucent building on Red Hill Road is getting into full swing.
State, county and local officials and MSK leaders gathered at the site Thursday to mark the start of the project. The Mayor and Township Committee were in attendance along with New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, and Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholder Tom Arnone.
“The response from the community upon hearing Memorial Sloan Kettering is moving into town has been overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic. MSK is synonymous with elite care and cutting edge technology and research in the cancer field worldwide,” said Mayor Stephanie C. Murray. “Not only will this facility provide critical care, it will generate jobs and stimulate economic growth in the local community. We welcome Memorial Sloan Kettering to the Middletown and look forward to seeing the facility in full operation.”
TRENTON, NJ—The former mayor of Manalapan, New Jersey, was convicted at trial today on charges related to his acquisition of farmland in Monmouth County, New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Andrew Lucas, 37, was found guilty today on all 11 counts of an indictment charging him with wire fraud, an illegal monetary transaction, loan application fraud, false statements to the IRS, aggravated identity theft, obstruction of a grand jury investigation and falsification of records in a federal investigation. The jury deliberated three hours before returning its verdict following a two-week trial before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton federal court. According to documents filed in this case and the evidence at trial:
On Dec.15, 2009, Lucas submitted a loan application to a New Jersey bank requesting $525,000 to finance his purchase of the Burke Farm property in Manalapan. Lucas provided the bank with falsified versions of his 2007 and 2008 tax returns, as well as a falsified version of a 2007 tax return for a relative whose name was also on the loan application. Lucas also falsely reported that he had a total of $210,000 in cash.
PHOTO: Pumpkin painting will once again be part of Thompson Park Day. This year’s celebration will be held at Thompson Park, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, October 19.
LINCROFT, NJ - From scarecrow contests to kids’ races, Thompson Park Day celebrates the season with traditional autumn activities in a beautiful park setting. Held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 19 at Thompson Park, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, Thompson Park Day is the quintessential fall festival. Free activities include a corn maze, canoeing on Marlu Lake (weather permitting), pottery demonstrations, kids’ races, pie-eating contest, archery, entertainment and more. Activities requiring registration and/or a fee are pumpkin painting, a rock climbing wall, wagon rides, rides and ceramics.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The New York metro area’s 2013 median household income ($65,786) was not statistically different from 2010, the first full year after the last recession, when it was $65,976 in 2013 dollars, according to new statistics released today from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the nation’s most comprehensive data source on American households.
Income is one of more than 40 topics covered in the American Community Survey. The full set of social, economic, housing and demographic statistics can be found on census.gov. These include topics such as marital status, educational attainment, language spoken, ancestry and more.