Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Ryan Smith is a Holmdel scout and a student at Colts Neck High School.
Holmdel Township now has a new menorah for its holiday display, thanks to Marlboro teen Ryan Smith. Smith, a member of Holmdel Boy Scout Troop 331 and a junior at Colts Neck High School, said he learned last year that the township was in need of a new menorah and decided to make it Eagle Scout project. "I immediately jumped at this opportunity and spoke with Ms. Deborah Dow from Holmdel Recreation to see if this was something that was possible for me to do for my Eagle Scout project," Smith said. After submitting his plan to his troop committee and the Monmouth council, Smith set out to fundraise by bagging groceries at the Shop Rite of Marlboro. Smith and his project team raised $900 for the menorah materials. "It was a long and arduous …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
People all over the country are stepping up to find a stem cell donor for Marlboro resident Shira Klein.
People rarely think about smiling. Smiles are exchanged every day between coworkers, between students, between friends new and old. Some are big toothy smiles accompanied by laughter; some are fleeting and leave as quickly as they came; some take place entirely in one's eyes. Smiles travel hand-in-hand with hellos and goodbyes; they partner with handshakes and hugs; they live alongside happy news and offer comfort through challenging times. Even so, at the end of each day, one rarely thinks of smiles. And yet, the smile of a New Jersey mother has proved not only memorable, but contagious. So contagious, in fact, that people across the entire country are working endlessly to make sure she can continue sharing her bright smile. Shira Klein, …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Governor says schools should be open on days set aside for teachers convention.
Gov. Chris Christie said thousands of added workers from across the country are set to arrive in New Jersey, after he pressed utility companies to speed up repairs. Christie said he told chief executives of the state's largest utilities they must take extraordinary steps to step up restoration efforts. "I made it clear to them that whatever playbooks they had were to be thrown out because we've never faced anything like this before," the governor said. Governors from Ohio to Virginia dispatched repair crews to aid storm-ravaged New Jersey, Christie said at a briefing in Moonachie Thursday afternoon. President Barack Obama offered to fly utility crews and equipment to the state on military aircraft, Christie said. Federal emergency …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
President Obama and Gov. Christie toured areas impacted by Sandy on Wednesday.
The federal government stands by New Jersey as it suffers in the wake of Tropical Storm Sandy, President Obama said Wednesday afternoon while visiting Brigantine alongside Governor Christie. Obama confirmed FEMA aid has already been approved for Atlantic County, and that restoration efforts will continue as long as needed. "We will not forget," Obama said. "We will follow up to make sure you get the help you need. There are 2,000 personnel from FEMA on the ground, Obama said. "They are talking to communities so people know how they can get the help they need," Obama said. "The important thing to know is that people can immediately start registering for emergency assistance. Now that you're safe, it's very important you know there's help …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Governor urges residents who ignored evacuation orders to leave if they can do so safely.
Barrier Island residents who ignored mandatory evacuation orders for Hurricane Sandy made a “stupid and selfish” decision, Gov. Chris Christie said. During a press conference in Ewing on Monday, the New Jersey governor urged those who stayed behind to get off the islands if they can find a way to do so safely. “You’re putting other people in harm’s way. There are already rescues going on. This is putting first responders in danger,” Christie said. High tide is expected to come in between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., with the heaviest rains arriving around midnight before Sandy makes landfall, according to the governor. “When it comes tonight, we’re not going to be able to rescue you,” Christie said. “The flooding along the New Jersey coastline is …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
A helicopter crashed at the intersection of Quaker Bridge Road and Route 1 shortly after noon on Saturday.
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Saturday, September 15, 2012
A Staten Island man was killed on Saturday afternoon after the helicopter he was piloting crashed in cornfields on the Cyanamid property along Quaker Bridge Road near Route 1 shortly after noon. West Windsor police have identified the victim as Michael Scarfia, 65, a retired New York City police officer. "Scarfia dedicated his life to the city of New York as a police officer and by diverting his failing helicopter into the cornfield and away from crowded shopping malls, he again showed his bravery and dedication to others," West Windsor Police Lt. Robert Garofalo wrote in a release.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
NJ.com is reporting that Dharun Ravi is expected to appear before Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman on Wednesday.
Dharun Ravi will appear one more time before Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman on Wednesday morning before beginning a 30-day jail sentence related to bias crime, invasion of privacy and tampering charges, NJ.com is reporting Ravi will report before Berman at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, and will be sent to begin his 30-day sentence in the Middlesex County Correctional Facility a day later, according to the report. Ravi was originally ordered to report to begin serving his term on May 31, but an appeal filed by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office as to the length of the term stayed his sentence. Good behavior has the potential to shorten his term to 20 days, according to the report. Ravi was sentenced to the 30-day term by Berman on May 21, …
Friday, May 25, 2012
A call-out for questions resulted in an overwhelming response from Holmdel Patch readers. Holmdel Mayor Patrick Impreveduto answers them here.
On Thursday, Holmdel Mayor Patrick Impreveduto sat with Holmdel Patch for one hour to answer questions posed by readers. Here are his answers. Question on Plum Lane: I read a statement in the press that the municipal budget for 2012 had been passed "without the sale of open space." Does this mean the Plum Lane Open Space has been taken off the market? -- Tony Orsini Mayor Impreveduto: It was never on the market. Remember, back in February when we discussed Plum Lane at that meeting, we gave the approval for the Township Administrator to look into the value, and that’s all we did. If we needed to sell it to solve our $3 million budget gap, then we would inform the residents in the community of the sale of the property. Question on sewers …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Do you have a question you'd like to pose? The mayor has agreed to answer them on Patch later this week.
Holmdel Patch is launching a new feature: Names in the News. Our goal with the feature is to give our users a chance to ask questions of decision-makers, business leaders and volunteers, to find out who they are and what they are thinking. Periodically, we will be reaching out to our users with a suggested Names in the News candidate and a call for questions. We will then compile the questions, edit them, add some of our own and then pose them to the people you need to know better. Our first Names in the News feature will be on Holmdel Mayor Patrick Impreveduto, who has kindly agreed to answer questions from the community. Please email questions to the Holmdel Patch Editor, email@example.com, or post them in the comments below. …