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26 cases are under investigation. D’Jais Bar and Grill in Belmar will be closed for the weekend
FREEHOLD, NJ – Earlier today, the Monmouth County Health Department confirmed one case of mumps in Monmouth County. Twenty-six cases are still under investigation.
“Lab results now positively confirm one case of mumps,” County public health coordinator Michael Meddis said. “Another 26 cases continue to be under investigation because the people involved have varying degrees of mumps-like symptoms that have not been confirmed or ruled out as mumps.”
With the exception of one pre-school aged child, all of the individuals are adults. The median age of the individuals under investigation is 27. Most of the individuals have either been patrons or employees of D’Jais Bar and Grill in Belmar.
“The staff and management and ownership of D’Jais have all been very cooperative and most helpful in advancing this investigation,” said Monmouth County Administrator Teri O’Connor. “Additionally, the Borough of Belmar continues to assist as we work our way through this public health issue.”
D’Jais has voluntarily closed its doors to patrons for the coming weekend. D’Jais has received and carried out cleaning and sanitizing recommendations from the Health Department.
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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - On September 4, 2013 at approximately 3:04pm the Middletown Police Department responded to the area of West Front Street and Harbor Green Circle in reference to a motor vehicle collision. Preliminary investigation revealed Robert Depalma, age 69, from Monroe Township, was operating a motor cycle travelling east bound on West Front Street when he was struck by a vehicle travelling west bound that was attempting to make a left turn onto Harbor Green Circle operated by Daniella Coccurello, age 23, from Lincroft, NJ.
Depalma was transported by helicopter to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ, where he was pronounced deceased at 7:55pm. There are no charges issued at this time and the investigation still being conducted. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has any information to contact Corporal Darrin Simon at (732) 615-2045.
- Category: Arts & Culture
MIDDLETOWN —On Sunday, September 15 from 12-4pm, DeepCut Gardens and the Deep Cut Bonsai Society will present Bonsai Day. Experience this intricate and ancient art through demonstrations and displays, with experts on hand to answer your questions. Held annually on the lawn of the HorticulturalCenter at DeepCut Gardens, Middletown, Bonsai Day lets visitors get a glimpse as Bonsai Society members work on their trees. The following demonstrations and lectures will be available for free.
- 1pm - Demonstration on a Curly Leaf Boxwood
- 2:30pm - A guided walk through the bonsai tree display to view the various stages
- 3pm - Demonstration on a Shimpaku Juniper
- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS -- Evelyn M. D'Amato has been chosen to run as a Democratic candidate for Borough Council.
She joins Edward M. Colelli in seeking the two Council seats at stake in the Nov. 5 election and replaces Tara Shah on the Democratic ticket.
Shah withdrew from the race Monday, Aug. 26, citing "personal issues and relocation to the West Coast."
D'Amato's candidacy has been endorsed by the eight-member Atlantic Highlands Democratic County Executive Committee and has won the support of leading borough Democrats including Councilmen Roy Dellosso and Robert Sutton.
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HAMILTON, NJ – More than one million New Jersey residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home for the Labor Day holiday weekend in 2013; an increase of almost 5% compared to the 1,003,222 who traveled in 2012, AAA Mid-Atlantic projects. The 2013 Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, August 29, to Monday, September 2.
Nationally, AAA Travel projects 34.1 million Americans will travel from home during the upcoming Labor Day holiday, a 4.2 percent increase from the 32.7 million people who traveled last year. The anticipated increase in holiday travel is predominantly due to increased consumer spending and the improving housing market. The total number of 2013 Labor Day holiday travelers is expected to reach a new post-recession high.
“The weather outlook for Labor Day weekend is shaping up to be favorable for beach goers so it is not surprising that 53% of holiday travelers are projected to travel to the shore,” said Tracy E. Noble, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “In a poll conducted prior to Memorial Day, 50% of New Jersey residents polled planned on making an effort to visit shore towns impacted by Sandy to increase tourism and support local businesses. We are pleased that the trend has continued to Labor Day.”