Thursday, November 29, 2012
Piles of garbage remain infront of homes weeks after storm while residents try to rebuild on the quiet bay-front street.
Update: On Friday, Nov. 30 Aberdeen Township officials reached out to Patch to let the community know that dumpsters would be arriving at Beach Drive. More details here. Beach Drive is a tight-knit community within the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen Township. It's a neighborhood where everyone smiles and waves and celebrates milestones at each other's backyard barbeques. The quiet street is nestled along the Raritan Bay and offers the waterfront properties a view of Keyport, Union Beach, and even Staten Island on clear days. Thirty days after Sandy's raging tidal surge caused severe flood damage to the Bayshore, however, life on Beach Drive is still nowhere near normal. Mounds of soggy construction materials, old TVs, photos, …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Hurricane Sandy barreled through the bayshore, leaving a path of destruction in her wake.
Share your photos and videos by clicking the 'Upload Photos and Videos' button. Wide eyes took in the scene on West Front Street in Keyport Tuesday morning, as bayshore residents crunched over the carnage of their beloved local businesses and marinas. The windows of Ye Cottage Inn were blown out and the building was left barely standing. Keyport Fishery still stood, but only as a flooded shell. Bob's Hot Dogs was crumpled to the ground, and the boats in Pedersen's Marina were toppled over. A little closer to the normally calm Keyport Harbor is a pile of shingles, wood, and historic artifacts where the Keyport Historical Society's Steamboat Museum once stood. The public art project installed last summer, which consisted of large mosaics, …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Looking for a place on the water? You don't have to look very far.
It's all about location, location, location. Atleast, that's what they say. Browse through the image gallery and take a look at a few waterfront properties for sale in Matawan, Aberdeen and Keyport. Click the address of the property below for more information:
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
There will be a public hearing on the ordinance at the council's July 17 meeting
The Aberdeen Township Council recently introduced local legislation rehashing a redevelopment plan concerning over 60 acres of land surrounding the Aberdeen-Matawan NJ Transit Train Station. The History Thirteen years ago Aberdeen adopted a resolution requesting the Township Planning Board to conduct a preliminary investigation into whether or not 59.47 acres of land surrounding the Aberdeen Matawan Train Station were in need of redevelopment. In August of 1999, the planning board adopted a resolution recommending that the land be designated for redevelopment, and a few days later the township council officially voted to make the land a redevelopment area. A developer received approval in 2001 to move forward with building a luxury …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The indictment was handed up Wednesday by a Monmouth County Grand Jury
Four Monmouth County residents were indicted Wednesday on charges that they burglarized a Keansburg home and then sold the items in neighboring towns. Robert Johnson, Jr, 39, of West Keansburg; Darrell Lee, 40, of Matawan; Jason Rapoza, 40, of Aberdeen; and Denise Giuriceo, 38, of West Keansburg were indicted for burglary, receiving stolen property and fencing. All are third degree crimes. Police say that the four individuals allegedly entered a home in Keansburg on Feb. 8, 2012 and took over $500 in video games, video game systems and jewelry. They then allegedly sold the video games and video game systems in Keansburg, Middletown and Holmdel, the indictment says. An indictment does not indicate guilt or innocence, only that formal …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Looking for a job? We found some in the area
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Six Flags Great Adventure Job Fair Six Flags will host two job fairs, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 11 and Feb. 18 at the Employment Center at Six Flags Great Adventure. The amusement park is hiring more than 4,100 employees including 200 internships for the 2012 season from high school students to senior citizens. Six Flags offers a wide variety of positions and paid internships and offers team members many benefits, including flexible hours, advancement opportunities, health and medical benefits, reward and recognition programs, scholarships, free park admission, free incentives from area businesses and much more. Six Flags is looking for enthusiastic candidates of all ages and backgrounds including students, teachers, stay-at-home …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
A young woman from South Africa and the Holmdel infant she cared for were both killed in the accident Tuesday morning.
Locals know how to navigate the tricky curves and dip in the road along Church Street, between the Aberdeen Township Municipal Building and Broad Street, Matawan. But for a young South African woman navigating the road in the rain at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, with two young children in the car, the road's twists proved deadly. Jannine Hayes, 23, of Johannesburg was killed, along with a 6-month old Holmdel boy she cared for, when her sedan collided with a 2007 Jeep Commander driven by Frank Giammarino, 30, of Aberdeen. Hayes died as a result of head, chest and abdominal trauma, and the infant Gabriel Bauder died of head trauma. His two-year old brother William Bauder III is in critical condition at the hospital, according to the county …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The Hobby Shop in Aberdeen offers many family friendly activities
Whether it's a graphic video game or a robotic dinosaur, toys today tend to require less imagination and even less person-to-person interaction than they used to. It can be difficult to picture a child playing an old fashioned version of Scrabble or Hangman, especially when there's an app for that. The Hobby Shop in Aberdeen is working against that trend one event at a time. Most recently, they began a summer camp that runs twice a week for an hour and a half. Employees Cathy Zavoskas and Christina Schutzer are in charge of the program. Each week, one day is dedicated to an activity and the other is dedicated to a craft. "I thought it would be a nice thing for the kids who aren't going away to camp," said Zavoskas On activity days, …