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Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge and Roadwork Travel Advisory

This week, the usual schedule of construction work on the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge replacement will stay the same, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Friday, weather permitting.

However, there are other projects in progress in Rumson in close proximity to the bridge, adding to the status quo travel advisory this week.

“New Jersey American Water will be conducting roadwork on Rumson Road tomorrow, May 17, from the hours of 10 a.m. through 7pm. Rumson Road will be closed eastbound at Fair Haven Road. All traffic will be detoured Northbound on Fair Haven Road to Ridge Road. Westbound Rumson Road will be closed at Bellevue Ave. Traffic will be detoured Northbound to Ridge Road,” Rumson police said in a released statement. “HEAVY Traffic is expected along with delays. Please avoid the area if possible.”

Pothole repair is set for Friday. This means …

  • Expect alternating traffic on Rumson Road (CR 520) between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. due to pothole repairs.
  • Flaggers will assist with traffic control.
  • Drivers should allow for extra travel time.

Construction and delivery vehicles will continue to be in the area. This means …

  • Temporary delays are possible on any contractor work day as construction and delivery vehicles enter and exit the work areas.

The eastbound sidewalk on the bridge remans closed. This means …

  • The sidewalk on the south side of the bridge will be closed until further notice.
  • Sidewalk users should cross at the pedestrian striping at the new island at Old Rumson Road to access the north side (westbound) walkway.

Construction work continues in the Shrewsbury River. This means …

  • Bridge replacement work is ongoing on both sides of the river south of the bridge.
  • The 65-foot navigational channel width is expected to remain in effect until the fall of 2023.
  • Please see the Public Notice for information on future changes to channel access.

Rumson Police: Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Contact in Alleged 2022 Groping Incident

After the arrest of an Ocean County who allegedly groped a bartender at an unnamed Rumson restaurant last year, Rumson police have investigated, lodged criminal charges and turned the case over to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, police said.

An investigation into the alleged incident, led by Rumson Police Sgt. Daniel Campanella, “determined that the man groped a female bartender while she worked at a local restaurant on East River Road in October of 2022,” a released statement from police said.

The accused, Daniel E. Boswell Jr., 52, of Long Beach Township, Ocean County, has been charged with criminal sexual contact, a fourth-degree crime, via a complaint summons.

“That is all the information we have at this time since the case is now with the Prosecutor’s Office,” Sgt. Christopher Isherwood said in an email.

Rumson Police: Rumsonite Missing from Sandy Hook Bay

From Rumson police …

The United States Coast Guard, New Jersey State Police and the Rumson Police Department are investigating a missing person from a vessel in the Sandy Hook Bay which was reported to the United States Coast Guard on Monday, May 2, 2022.

Missing is 54 year old Richard P. O’Day, of Rumson, New Jersey.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation please contact New Jersey State Police Detective Hannan at 609-584-5000 x5289, United States Coast Guard at 718-354-4120 or Detective Schneider of the Rumson Police Department at 732-842-0500.”

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Scene Around: A Rumson Officer & the Schools

Rumson Police Special Officer II Dawn Shields in Rumson schools with Superintendent John Bormann & Police Chief Scott Paterson
Photo/Rumson PD

There’s a new Rumson police officer in town.

Her name is Dawn Shields and she is officially the newest member of the Rumson Police Department, the department announced in a social media post. Shields is a Special Law Enforcement Officer Class II. Special II officers are auxiliary, part-time officers who have basically the same authorizations as a permanent officer in a department. They are authorized to carry a weapon and have the power to make arrests and other functions similar to those of a full-time officer.

She comes to Rumson after retirement from a 26-year career with the Red Bank Police Department, the post said. Shields, in her tenure as a Red Bank officer, was a “School Resource Officer and D.A.R.E/L.E.A.D. instructor,” it added.

She will be doing more of the same in Rumson schools.

“We are happy that Dawn can now share her knowledge and experience in Rumson while protecting our schools,” the post concluded. “Welcome S/O III Shields!!”