Tuesday, December 18, 2012
In the early morning hours on Tuesday, firefighters from several Bayshore communities worked to bring the flames under control.
A fire blazed through two attached homes on Broad Street in Keyport in the early morning hours on Tuesday, according to Police Chief Butch Casaletto. The police dispatcher received a report of a fire just before 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 18 and responding officers Sgt. Steven Dixon, Ptl. Robert McCartin and Ptl. Gregory Johnson found that the fire had spread from 138 Broad Street to the adjoining home at 140 Broad Street. The Keyport Borough Fire Department responded to the scene and began battling the blaze, requesting assistance from the Matawan Borough Fire Department, Aberdeen Township Fire Department, Hazlet Township Fire Company #1, North Centerville Fire Company, and Union Beach Fire Department. The Keyport First Aid Squad also responded …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Aberdeen Fire Hose & Chemical Co. is displaying the menorah on their front lawn through Hanukkah.
Congregation Bet Tefilah, also known as Young Israel of Aberdeen, donated a six-foot menorah to the Aberdeen Fire Hose & Chemical Co. just in time for the first night of Hanukkah. The menorah is on display on the Lloyd Road lawn of the firehouse and one bulb is lit each night as the Festival Of Lights continues. The donation came after a member of the fire department asked Young Israel of Aberdeen for a small menorah to display in their window, explained congregant Yechiel David. "We figured we would build a nice one, a big one," said David. "Every day they actually risk their lives to save us and we appreciate them. And during Hurricane Sandy, they were there for us. So I give them credit. It's a present from our temple to the fire …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time, officials say.
Fire ripped through the second-story bedroom of a Cliffwood Beach home Sunday night, only to rekindle and spread through the second floor of the house. According to Cliffwood Vol. Fire Co. Chief Joe Raymond, a fire on Sherwood Drive was reported to the department at about 9 p.m. on Nov. 4. Upon arrival, the fire department found a fire in a bedroom at the front of the house. The fire department was able to contain the fire to the bedroom and extinguish it. They used a thermal camera to check the structure for any remaining hot spots. According to Raymond, none were identified and no smoke was seen. "We were redispatched about 45 minutes later for a rekindling," he said. At about 10:30 p.m., the fire department returned to the seen to …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The brush fire was located near trails deep into the woods behind Kwikshop on 516.
Local fire departments put out a blaze deep in the woods off of New Brunswick Avenue Wednesday morning, in the vicinity of Lake Lefferts. The fire was reported at about 8:30 a.m. by a driver who noticed smoke coming from the woods behind Kwikstop Food Stores & Deli while heading toward Route 79 on New Brunswick Avenue. Within minutes, the fire department located an approximately 1,000-square-foot fire burning in the woods about 2,000 feet behind the convenience shop, according to Aberdeen Fire Cpt. Will Smith, Jr. The fire was located close to the lake. The Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company responded to the scene with their brush fire truck and drove through the forest to the fire, where they were able to bring the flames under control. …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The 2011 accident resulted in the death of a six-month-old boy and his 22-year-old caretaker.
Members of the Aberdeen Township police and fire departments were honored Tuesday for their heroic response to the Sept. 6, 2011 accident on Church Street in Aberdeen that killed a six-month-old Holmdel boy and his 22-year-old caretaker. P.O. John Young, P.O. Michael Plant, Det. Hank Chevalier, Det. Michael Vaccaro, and Sgt. Theodore Sigismondi were presented with valor awards from the Bayshore Fire Chief's Association at the township council's Oct. 2 meeting. The Aberdeen Fire Co. District No. 1 extrication team was also awared a unit citation of merit for their efforts at the scene of the accident. Don McNab, a former fire chief in Aberdeen and a member of the Bayshore Fire Chief's Association (BFCA), recounted the accident prior to …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Two car accident Thursday morning slows traffic in area. One driver was extricated from his vehicle.
Police were seen directing traffic at the intersection of Church Street and South Atlantic Avenue in Aberdeen after a two-car accident at 9:14 Thursday morning. During the accident, a red sedan jumped the curb in front of a South Atlantic home, crossed the front lawn, and crashed into a tree. The driver had to be extricated from his vehicle by the Aberdeen Township Fire Department. The Matawan First Aid Squad helped remove the driver from his vehicle on a back board, placed him in an ambulance and brought him to an area hospital. The driver of the other car involved, a silver hatchback, was also brought to an area hospital by South Aberdeen EMS. Rachel Gumbs, of 601 South Atlantic Avenue, was gardening in a flower patch on her front lawn …
Monday, April 16, 2012
A main line was down early Monday morning at the intersection of Little and Atlantic. Power has been restored
About 1300 power outages were reported throughout Matawan, Aberdeen and Keyport early Monday morning, according to a map on the JCP&L website. A main power line near the intersection of Little Street and Atlantic Avenue in Matawan came down, which caused the outages, said Aberdeen Chief of Police John Powers. It is unknown at this time what caused it to come down. Drivers were detoured around the area while JCP&L repaired the wires. Aberdeen resident and commuter Pat Noble told Patch that the power outages had no effect on early morning trains. As of 8 a.m., power had been restored to the area, Powers said. The Matawan Police Department, the Aberdeen Fire Department and the Aberdeen Police Department responded to the scene.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Police say she was waiting to pull onto the highway when another car jumped the curb
A Morganville woman was medevaced to Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center Monday afternoon after an accident on Route 34 in Aberdeen Township. According to Aberdeen Chief of Police John Powers, Maryann Anselmo, 56, was waiting to pull out of the Aberdeen Pavilion Shopping Center, across from the Wyndham Place Condos, when a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Aberdeen resident Robert Pisani, 72, that was traveling south on Route 34 jumped the curb and hit the driver's side of the Aselmo's 2006 Jeep Wagon at about 1:35 p.m. Aberdeen Hose & Chemical No. 1 responded to the scene to extricate the woman from her vehicle. She was medevaced by NJ State Police to Robert Wood Johnson. An 85-year-old male passenger in her vehicle was …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Aberdeen driver transported to hospital for back injuries, police say
A utility pole and wires were knocked down during a one vehicle accident this morning on Lloyd Road near Warren Drive in the Strathmore section of Aberdeen Township. At about 11:50 a.m., Helen Gross, 63, of Aberdeen, was driving north on Lloyd Road when her 2003 Ford Taurus left the roadway and struck a utility pole, according to Aberdeen Chief of Police John Powers. The pole and wires came down on top of her car during the accident. Jersey Central Power & Lighting responded to the scene to turn off the power and safely remove the wires from the vehicle. South Aberdeen EMS was then able to remove Gross from her vehicle. Gross was transported to Bayshore Community Hospital for a suspected back injury, Powers said. It is not yet known what …