Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A Matawan man with close ties to Union Beach was one of several Sandy survivors to be published in the collection titled "Oh Sandy: An Anthology of Humorous Stories for a Serious Cause."
Hurricane Sandy was no laughing matter for those people displaced from their flooded homes, for those throwing out hundreds of dollars worth of food after losing power or for those who lost their homes entirely. However, they say laughter is the best medicine. "When you are gutting people's houses, you either start laughing or start crying and don't stop," said James Butler, a former Union Beach resident who continues to coach youth soccer there. "When you are dealing with tragedy there is at first shock and then you kind of move on to the gallows of humor." Each day after the storm, Butler, now a Matawan resident, visited Union Beach to help his parents, his childhood friends and his soccer players' families clean up and rebuild. He …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Several traditionally loud, fun outdoor celebrations are coming to downtowns nearby.
St. Patrick's Day 2013 is approaching and several towns are putting on parades with bagpipers, drums, floats and clowns. Wear something green and bring the camera! Rumson St. Patrick's Day Parade Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m. Seven pipe and drum bands, step dancers, floats and hundreds of participants. Grand Marshal Tim McLoone, a restaurant owner, musician and philanthropist. Begins at Victory Park on River Road marching to East River Road and turning right onto Carton Street, ending at the Forrestdale School. Matawan's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade Friday, March 15 at 6 p.m. Party starts at 6:05 p.m. Starts and pretty much ends at 176 Jackson Street, Matawan. Sponsored by Washington Engine, featuring corned beef, cabbage…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Applications for the annual parking program will be accepted starting March 18.
Matawan Borough will begin accepting applications for 2013 Summer Parking Permits at the Aberdeen-Matawan Train Station on March 18, according to a resolution approved by the Borough Council on Feb. 5. Mayor Paul Buccellato explained that several years ago, the borough noticed that during the summer there were a number of open spaces in the Matawan parking lot. "Since people generally go on vacation during the summer months, there are spots or spaces that are available," he said. "It's been successful in the past and we're continuing the program." The parking permits will be valid between May 1 and Aug. 31, 2013 and cost $225. Permits will be issued on a first come, first served basis. They are only valid for the Matawan parking lot, …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The road will remain closed until further notice, officials say.
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- Chelsea Naso
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Ravine Drive between Main Street and Matawan Avenue will be closed until further notice after flood water from Lake Lefferts again damaged the roadway, said Lt. Ben Smith. Although the damage is not immediately visible to drivers, the supporting stones and earth alongside the highly traveled street washed away during Wednesday night's storm. This is not the first time that the section of Ravine Drive along the Lake Lefferts dam has given way. In 2011, during Tropical Storm Irene, rushing water from the lake washed away a chunk of pavement. The road remained closed for weeks while the county conducted repairs. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
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, …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The defendants allegedly claimed the Tri County Charity Center was raising money for cancer research but instead they were using their tax-exempt status to buy and export luxury vehicles, Office of Attorney General says.
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Monday, September 17, 2012
A settlement agreement was reached with three defendants accused of fraudulently using a Matawan-based charity's tax exempt status to purchase luxury cars without paying sales tax, according to Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. "The defendants allegedly created an elaborate ruse, abusing the 501(c)(3) status of a purported charity in order to buy and export millions of dollars' worth of luxury vehicles," Attorney General Chiesa said in a press release. Tri County Charity Center allegedly purchased a total of 71 luxury and other motor vehicles from 2009 through 2011, a total expenditure of more than $2.3 million. The organization then allegedly exported many of the vehicles to destinations …
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:
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, May 1, 2012
The Old Bridge Planning Board will continue to hear an application on a proposed Hare Krishna Temple on Route 34, near the Matawan border.
The Old Bridge Planning Board will continue to hear an application for a proposed Hare Krishna Temple on Route 34 near the Matawan border at its meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. The temple is proposed on 6.3 acres of land on Route 34 between Highview Terrace and Sheila Court in Old Bridge Township in the R30 Zone. The meeting will be held at the Old Bridge's Municipal Complex at the intersection of Route 516 and Cottrell Avenue. According to Jonathan Heilbrunn, the applicant's attorney, the proposed plan includes two buildings, a temple and a single family home. The proposed temple is a 23,312 square foot, one-story building with a basement that would accomodate 420 congregants. The ground level of the building would be about 11,656 square …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The software-as-a-service company outgrew its Hazlet location, and plans to continue growing in Matawan
Twelve years ago a small software-as-a-service provider spun off of Comrise Technology in Hazlet with one goal: to make recruiting candidates and onboarding new employees extremely efficient for growing companies. Colin Day, the founder and CEO of iCIMS, was just 23 when he developed the business plan for an applicant tracking system that can be used by employers to connect to job seekers, recruit candidates and onboard new employees. Since then, iCIMS has grown to over 200 employees serving over 1,200 clients with international offices in Beijing and the United Kingdom. During the last quarter alone, iCIMS hired about 40 new employees and it was time to face facts. They no longer fit in the Hazlet office. On March 25, iCIMS officially …