Week in News: Monmouth's Homeless, a Bra Bust, New Sonic
Some of the top stories from throughout eastern Monmouth County from Jan. 20 to Jan. 27.
Via Little Silver-Oceanport Patch
Call this one a bust bust. Police in Little Silver arrested a Monmouth Beach woman after she allegedly attempted to shoplift a basketful of cosmetics from a local pharmacy. While being processed at the station, police said they discovered 13 decks of heroin hidden in Dana Labriola’s bra and coin purse.
Via Red Bank-Shrewsbury Patch
It’s estimated that more than 600 Monmouth County residents are homeless with thousands more living in temporary housing. Each year Project Homeless Connect attempts to accurately assess the county’s homeless population while providing outreach to those in need. In Red Bank, approximately 200 residents filed in to the Pilgrim Baptist Church for food, warm clothing, and a free health screening during this year’s census.
Via Middletown Patch
For 13 years, Rudy was a fixture at Sissy’s Place, a coffee shop in the Belford section of Middletown. Often seen riding around town in his bicycle, Rudy was known for his smile, which rarely left this face. More than six months ago, Rudy, 54, died after losing his battle with cancer. Sissy’s employees fondly remember Rudy and his love for life.
Via Eatontown-Tinton Falls Patch
A Sonic drive-in is scheduled to open Feb. 13 in Tinton Falls. The fast food restaurant will consist of two canopied sections with 21 stalls for carhop service, a drive-through window, eight outdoor dining tables, and indoor seating, too. The eatery, made popular with its slushy beverages and unabashed fast food concoctions like the Frito pie and the chili cheese dog, is expected to create up to 80 jobs, according to franchise owner and Freehold resident Anthony Cirillo. Currently Monmouth County has one Sonic restaurant located in Howell, though another has been approved for Middletown.