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IMAGE Middletown Police Identify Shoplifter with Assistance of Social Media
Monday, 26 January 2015
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - On January 22, 2015 Detective First Class Laurence Schachtel arrested Amanda Lind, age 21, from Sycamore Avenue in Tinton Falls, NJ, on two counts of Shoplifting as a result of an investigation into the theft of $725.00 of hygiene... Read More...
IMAGE Middletown Police Arrest Three on Narcotics Offences
Monday, 26 January 2015
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - On January 23, 2015 the Middletown Police Detective Bureau executed a search warrant at a Hudson Avenue, Middletown, NJ, residence which resulted in the arrest of three suspects for narcotic offenses. The warrant was a result of a... Read More...
IMAGE Fashion Show and Gift Auction to Benefit RBR Latino Scholarship Fund Set for February 8
Monday, 26 January 2015
Pictured are members of the Latino Scholarship committee (left to right): Linda Ensor, Middletown, Suzanne Keller, RBR Source Supervisor, Dede Rumph, Red Bank, Didi Friedman, Little Silver, Anita Camaano, RBR Guidance Counselor and Rose Powers, RBR... Read More...
IMAGE Highlands Issues Coastal Flood Warning - Parking Ban
Monday, 26 January 2015
HIGHLANDS, NJ - The following message is from the Highlands Police Department: A coastal flood warning is in effect from 11 PM until Tuesday at 7 AM.  High tide will be at 01:07 am at Sandy Hook. Expect hurricane force conditions with strong... Read More...
New Jersey School Choice Week Starts Today
Monday, 26 January 2015
420 Events Across Garden State TRENTON, NJ – School Choice Week starts today in New Jersey and across America. Throughout the Week, which runs until January 31, there will be 420 school choice events across the Garden State. The events are part of... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE What’s that Flock in the Bay?
by Joe Reynolds
Sunday, 25 January 2015
This was a week of counting wintering water-birds. The other day I looked out onto New York Harbor and saw a large raft of diving ducks. I counted at... Read More...
IMAGE Just Sayin...
by Anne Mikolay
Sunday, 25 January 2015
While watching this month's news broadcasts, I have concluded the world is steeped in irony. This tendency to fore-go common sense and do the... Read More...
IMAGE Father Trying to Build Understanding
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 24 January 2015
You won't find too many dads that love like this. Joseph Hernandez of Auburn, Washington, knew before his son's birth that his son would have a birth... Read More...
IMAGE My Encounters with Police Officers
by George Hancock-Stefan
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
During the past few months when there has been so much discussion about police officers, I started to think a lot about how I view police officers,... Read More...
IMAGE An Untold Story - Part 1
by Daniel Murphy
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
This is a subject that I have not written or talked about before.  Some people, I am sure, will be looking at me as if I have finally lost a bit... Read More...

Upcoming Events

SANDY HOOK, NJ - The Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21St Century Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting January 23-24, 2013 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, N.].(not at Monmouth University, as was stated in the Federal Register). The Committee was established to provide recommendations for the reuse of38 historic buildings in the Fort Hancock Historic Landmark District within Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit.

"Fort Hancock is a treasure waiting to be recast for a new future," said Superintendent Linda Canzanelli. "Unfortunately, tax dollars will never be enough to restore and maintain these buildings, nor is that the best answer for these historic structures. Some of these buildings have survived for over a century including, most recently, withstanding Hurricane Sandy. They are too important and too valuable for the community to lose."

The Committee's 20 members represent a wide array of local and national leaders in government, business, recreation and real estate as well as experts in natural, scientific and education resources. Members were appointed by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last September under the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA). FACA committees provide advice to the Executive Branch of government, which includes the National Park Service. Members of the committee will meet four to six times a year over a two or three year term and serve without compensation. The Committee will strive to operate by consensus. For more information about FACA, see "FACA 101" on the General Services Administration website.

Relevant documents, background material, meeting minutes, and other useful information used by the Committee will be shared with the public at http://forthancock21stcentury.org. This website currently includes the signed charter of the Committee, an agenda for the meeting, links to documents and several photos of buildings at Fort Hancock.

The two-day meeting will be open to the public except for a Wednesday morning visit to Sandy Hook, which remains closed to the public after Hurricane Sandy. The agenda includes time to receive public comments (at 4 P.M. Wednesday and 2 P.M. Thursday). Those who wish to make public comments to the Committee may sign up the same day and may speak for up to five minutes. Written comments may be submitted to the Committee as well.

About Gateway National Recreation Area

Established in 1972, Gateway National Recreation Area offers more than 26,000 acres of marshes, wildlife sanctuaries and recreational athletic facilities, miles of sandy beaches; indoor and outdoor classrooms; picnicking and camping areas, as well as historic structures and military installations, airfields, a lighthouse, and adjacent waters around New York harbor. The park offers urban residents in two states a wide range of recreational opportunities year round. With more than eight million visitors a year, it is one of the top five most visited national parks in the country. For information about Gateway's upcoming public programs, see the park's Web site at http://www.nps.gov/gate/index.htm