Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Two officers died in the line of duty over the past year in New Jersey
The two New Jersey law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty over the past year were remembered Tuesday as courageous men who served their state proudly. Millville Police Patrolman Christopher Reeves, killed July 8, 2012 when his patrol car was rammed by a driver fleeing authorities, and New Jersey State Police Detective Sgt. James G. Hoopes, who died of a heart attack during training, were added to the list of the 467 New Jersey officers who have died in the line of duty since 1854. The annual memorial service, held at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, includes a ceremonial roll call of fallen officers and a 21 gun salute. The West Windsor-Plainsboro north and south high school choirs performed renditions of "The Battle …
The small, casual eatery was one of the only Red Bank businesses affected by Sandy
After taking a beating by Hurricane Sandy, Boondocks Fishery is back on the dock that the storm nearly swept away. Friday was the small outdoor eatery's comeback opening night and owner Kelly Ryan could not have been more thrilled to see her place go from dumpster debris to the prime casual dining by the Navesink River spot that it was before Sandy. "It's great to be back," Ryan said with an ear-to-ear smile as she greeted and seated customers. "This dock wasn't in place. It had to be shifted over. The water was five-and-a-half feet and had taken it over. It's been a long ride, but I just couldn't be happier and more grateful of the support I received." After Sandy left the small spot all but flattened and floating down the river, Ryan …
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Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor.
Board members being recruited for fundraising
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The Foundation for the Red Bank Public Library, a 501c3 non-profit, formation of a new non-profit entity designed to support the Red Bank Public Library. Founded this month, in May of 2013, the Foundation will lead efforts to raise private funds for support of the Red Bank Public Library. The Red Bank Public Library needs substantial private funding to successfully continue its mission of providing materials, information, technology and cultural opportunities to enrich, empower, educate and entertain people of all ages and backgrounds. Since 1937, the Red Bank Public Library has been located in the family home of Sigmund and Bertha Eisner. The Eisners donated their home on the banks of the Navesink River to the community for use a public…
Service is today
Goldie Mae Taylor, a longtime resident of Red Bank, died on Friday, May 17 at home at 69. Born on September 24, 1943 in Montgomery, AL, Taylor one of nine children born to Robert and Goldie Taylor, according to legacy.com. A graduate of Red Bank Regional High School when it was in Red Bank, Goldie Mae was a longtime employee of Bridge Sportswear in the borough, it added There will be a memorial service in her honor at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at Pilgrim Baptist Church. Childs Funeral Home, Red Bank, is in charge of arrangements.
Use our Red Bank-Shrewsbury community calendar to drive traffic to your driveway for your garage sales.
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So you've cleaned out your garage, your attic, the back of your closet...but where do you put it all? Your driveway, of course. You dig out the price stickers and folding tables, and you wait for the weekend treasure hunters to flock. But, your neon poster on Shrewsbury Avenue didn't exactly do the trick. Looking for some free publicity to promote your yard sale so you can fill your pockets instead of your closets? Use Patch! Post your garage sale in our Community Calendar. Let others know what you're selling, where you're selling it and when. You can even post pictures of your items with prices. Do as much or as little as you'd like, it's just that easy, and free!
Monday, May 20, 2013
Drivers urged to buckle up or get a ticket
As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, the state Division of Highway Traffic Safety is urging everyone to buckle up. The 2013 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign begins Monday, May 20 and runs through Monday, June 2, according to a press release from the Highway Traffic Safety. Police departments across New Jersey will crack down on motorists who are not belted. “As we kick-off the busy summer driving season it’s important that everyone buckles up every time they go out, both day and night — no excuses,” said Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky in the release. “Officers throughout New Jersey are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing their seat belt.” According…
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site, Small Business Patch (smallbusiness.patch.com), to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the …
Planning a vacation or just a day trip? Patch has all the information on the Shore's best beaches
More than six months after Superstorm Sandy caused unprecedented damage to the Jersey Shore region, the beaches will be open for Memorial Day Weekend and the summer. While certain access points and facilities might be closed as municipalities continue to work on restoration, for the most part, the beaches will be operational. The only beach that remains off limits to the public is Mantoloking. The borough was home to a breach that split Ocean County's northern barrier island in half and was one of the hardest hit communities in New Jersey during the storm. So as you prepare to stick your toes in the sand, are you wondering what will be accessible after Sandy? Need to know how much it will cost to buy badges to your favorite beach? Curious …
The following information was obtained directly from Red Bank Police records. It does not indicate convictions.
Red Bank police arrested the following people on various charges within the past week: • Joyce Jeffers, 39, of Beachwood, was arrested on May 16 in the area of Branch Avenue and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) by Patrolman John Camarca. • Josiah Stepney, 27, of Red Bank, was arrested on May 14 in the area of N. Bridge Avenue and charged with for possession of drug paraphernalia by Patrolman Jhonatan Quispe. • Miguel Garcia-Romero, 27, of Red Bank, was arrested on May 14 in the area of Locust Avenue and charged with for simple assault by Patrolman James DePonte. • Sakeenah Whitley, 34, of Asbury Park, was arrested on May 13 in the area of Riverside Avenue and charged with fraudulent use of a credit card by Detective Juan …