Friday, January 18, 2013
The area business networking group was expected to bring in $12,000 for the cause
"It's all about self-empowerment, not entitlement." That is the reason why Monmouth County Referral Group (MCRG) Founding Board Member Ken Scaggs said his group chose to hold a second annual fundraiser, this year dubbed A Night of Hope to Feed the Soul to benefit the JBJ (Jon Bon Jovi) Soul Kitchen at Pazzo Restaurant in Red Bank on Thursday night. MCRG is a business networking group dedicated to area self-started small businesses helping one another grow and thrive, "especially in an economy like the one we've been experiencing," Scaggs said. "Everyone here has worked or started their business and got where they are by had work and dedication. The Soul Kitchen works on the same sort of premise. It's a great source of empowerment." Local …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi told Katie Couric in an interview that Red Bank-based Soul Kitchen has responded to the recent weather crisis.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
In an interview with Katie Couric on her talk show Katie, New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi said Soul Kitchen, the Red Bank-based pay-what-you-can eatery, has been providing hundreds of meals each day to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Bon Jovi said he, like many people, didn't heed the warnings that came along with Sandy, which decimated the shore and left approximately 92 percent of Monmouth County residents without power immediately following the storm. Thinking the result would be like Hurricane Irene, which fizzled out before causing a few outages and some minor flooding damage in most places, Bon Jovi arrived back home in New Jersey from London shocked at what he found. "When I got home, and until you're home, you don't realize the …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Nicholas Tracy, 22, robbed three homes in the Navesink River Road area.
The Beachwood man who robbed Jon Bon Jovi’s Middletown home received a five-year prison sentence Friday. Nicholas Tracy, 22, burglarized three homes in the Navesink River Road area on March 14, April 1 and April 3, 2011, according to a press release issued by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Tracy stole jewelry and other items valued at over $300,000 from the homes, prosecutors said. Tracy was arrested on April 13, 2011 after Middletown Township police responded to another burglary and discovered him in the home. Further investigation led to the discovery of some of the stolen property, according to the press release. Tracy pleaded guilty before Judge Ronald L. Reisner on Sept. 4, 2012 to three second-degree theft charges and a …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Nicholas Tracy again in custody after police allegedly find stolen property in his Beachwood home.
A man that police said allegedly robbed the Middletown home of Jon Bon Jovi and who is also facing burglary charges in Toms River was again arrested on new charges this week, police said. Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said Nicholas Tracy, 22, of Beachwood was arrested this week after an investigation into multiple burglaries in Silverton and North Dover. Around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Toms River police responded to a suspicious vehicle parked on Silverton Road, and when the vehicle left the residential road, Detective Brian Lomer followed. "Shortly thereafter, Sergeant Ralph Stocco found a home whose owners were on vacation had been burglarized," said Mastronardy in an email. The home's rear window was smashed with a rock and …