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AHH 24-Hr. News

Growing Child Poverty Persists Across the State
Thursday, 24 April 2014
NEWARK, NJ - Hunterdon County ranked number one out of all New Jersey counties in the overall well-being of its children, while Cumberland County... Read More...
IMAGE Twin Lights Museum Establishes Millicent Mercer Johnsen Internship Program
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Photo: Niels and Millicent Johnsen visit the Twin Lights in 2012 for the Historical Society’s Pledge of Allegiance rededication ceremony. The... Read More...
Sens. Menendez, Booker Announce $4.6M in FEMA Sandy Relief
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
NEWARK, NJ  – U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)... Read More...
IMAGE Middletown Police Report - April 22, 2014
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Teresa Burger, age 34, from Buckingham Circle in Middletown, NJ, arrested on April 9, 2014 by Patrolman Lawrence Seymour on Contempt of Court... Read More...
IMAGE Over 70 Handbags Will Be Auctioned
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
“Power of the Purse” Fundraiser to Benefit Programs and Services for Children Red Bank, NJ -  Over 70 handbags have been donated to benefit... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Earth Day: Big Deal!
by Anne Mikolay
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Happy Earth Day, 2014! Earth Day, also known as International Mother Earth Day, is an annual event commemorated across the globe. First observed in... Read More...
IMAGE Racial Amnesia
by Woody Zimmerman
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
It’s becoming apparent that Democrats have run out of material to help them win policy-arguments with Republicans. Desperation has driven them to... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - April 20, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Sunday, 20 April 2014
If this won't get you a date to the prom I don't know what will, "KFC debuts chicken drumstick corsage"  :http://cnb.cx/Q6OvGh Your best friend,... Read More...
IMAGE Belief by Seeing and Not Seeing
by George Hancock-Stefan
Sunday, 20 April 2014
In the Day of Resurrection, there is a wide range in how people encounter Jesus. Mary Magdalene encounters the Risen Lord when He pronounces her... Read More...
IMAGE Luongo Has Miracle Surgery
by Daniel J. Vance
Sunday, 20 April 2014
On Good Friday 2013, then 39-year-old Nicole Luongo of Plantation, Florida, took a step of faith. She'd had cerebral palsy since birth, had... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Thu Apr 24 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Middletown Mayor Open Office Hours
Thu Apr 24 @ 3:15PM - 04:30PM
Children's Programs
Sat Apr 26 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Vendor Fair
Sat Apr 26 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Voices of Spring - A Cappella Concert
Sun Apr 27 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Assistant Scout Leader Joseph Steiger

NEW YORK - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hopper Dredge Currituck based in Wilmington, N.C., has begun maintenance dredging work in the Shrewsbury River federal navigation channel to remove critical shoals in the Shrewsbury entrance channel and in the vicinity of Oceanic Bridge on the Navesink River.

The dredge will remove approximately 34,000 cubic yards of sand from the federal navigation channel. The sand will be placed along the Atlantic coast of Sandy Hook, N.J., in the nearshore in approximately 12-15 feet of water. Removal of the most critical shoals will restore a degree of navigational safety to the SeaStreak ferry service and many regional boaters and fishermen.

Dredge Currituck performed the last maintenance dredging in the channel in fall 2010, removing 28,000 cubic yards of material. This cycle of maintenance dredging is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

Dredge Currituck is assigned to the Corps' Wilmington District in North Carolina. The self-propelled split-hull hopper dredge is usually in high demand, travelling up and down the eastern United States performing dredging operations at, in addition to Shrewsbury River, places like Shark River and Barnegat Inlet in New Jersey and at various coastal inlets along the Virginia coast. It has a hopper bin capacity of approximately 300 cubic yards. The vessel uses vacuum arms and drag heads on each side of the dredge that, once lowered onto the sediment surface, suction fill into the dredge's hopper bin. The vessel then moves to where the sand is to be deposited and opens its hull like a clamshell, allowing the sand to fall into place.