Prosecutor: Teen, Dog Die in Fire

An 18-year-old Middletown woman and a her family dog were killed in a fire in her Neptune Place home early Tuesday morning, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said.

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Prosecutor: Man Indicted on Attempted Murder, Bias Intimidation Charges in Photojournalist’s Attack

A Sayreville man has been indicted on attempted murder, bias intimidation and related charges in connection with the May beating of longtime area photojournalist Jerry Wolkowitz, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced on Tuesday.

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Prosecutor: Authorities Seek Assistance in Identifying Pedestrian in Fatal Accident

Officials are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male victim involved in a motor vehicle collision on Route 9 in Marlboro Wednesday evening, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Thursday.

Marlboro Police responded at 10:15 p.m. on July 11 to a report of a pedestrian struck on Route 9 in the vicinity of signalized U-turn north of Covered Bridge Road.

A 2001 Dodge Intrepid, traveling southbound in the right lane, struck an unidentified male who was travelling on foot in the area of the signalized turn. The victim struck the driver’s side of the vehicle, causing him to be projected up over the vehicle, striking the hood and windshield before coming to a final stop in the right lane of Route 9 on the southbound side, just south of the intersection.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:44 p.m.

Alisa Berkman, 56, of Manalapan, the operator of the 2001 Dodge Intrepid, was not injured.

Police are continuing with efforts to identify the pedestrian.

Anyone with information about the collision or the identity of the victim is urged to contact Detective Kristian DeVito of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443 or Marlboro Police Corporal David Ruditsky 732-536-0100 Ext. 1090.

The joint investigation is being conducted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Marlboro Police Department.

— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

Police Report: Assault, Harassment, Burglary, Theft, DWI, Drug Possession, Defiant Trespass

The following recent arrests were reported by Red Bank police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

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NJ Teen Arts Tour to Feature RFH Grad’s Piece

Hive Mind, a porcelain piece created by recent Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) graduate Dante Cioffoletti, has been selected for the New Jersey Teen Arts Touring Exhibition and will be exhibited throughout Monmouth County for the next year.

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Prosecutor: Former Teacher Gets 3 Years for Distribution of Child Sex Abuse Materials

A former Keansburg middle school teacher has been sentenced to a three-year prison term for distributing child sexual abuse materials, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Friday.

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Retro Summer Fair Haven Dock Daze

Summer days down by the Fair Haven Dock Photo/Elaine Van Develde
Summer days down by the Fair Haven Dock
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

Summer fun in Fair Haven doesn’t get any simpler or more treasured than ending the day down by the Fair Haven Dock, sand between the toes, a few antics up the sleeve, a little seaweed in the shorts, and a crab or 20. Dock time has been a time-honored tradition for kids since, well, the dawn of time.

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Prosecutor: Stand-off Ends in Man Facing Criminal Restraint & Related Charges

A nine-hour stand-off with a barricaded man on Wednesday ended with no harm to anyone involved. The Middletown man, James. P. Guiney is facing criminal restraint and related charges and could face up to seven years in prison, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said on Thursday.

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Retro Forrestdale Yearbook Kids

Page out of Forrestdale yearbook 1974
Page out of Forrestdale yearbook 1974

Yes, school’s out for summer.

But, as the season sets in and the fun begins, those who are saying goodbye to elementary and middle school years and getting set for high school are also getting flashbacks of the days when it all started.

That’s why eighth graders in Rumson and Fair Haven alike have traditionally peppered their yearbooks with a few pages’ worth of who’s who as a kid and/or baby photos.

So, the Retro Pic of the Day honors that, taking a look back at a page out of a Forrestdale yearbook circa 1974, and begs the question “Who are those kids?”

Do you know? Take a look.

Prosecutor: Stand-Off Ends Peacefully in Middletown

After nine hours of negotiations during a standoff, authorities came to what they said was “a peaceful resolution” with a man whom had barricaded himself in a Middletown apartment since this morning.

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