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Art Gallery Catches Fire Along Jersey Shore: Police Art Gallery Catches Fire Along Jersey Shore: Police
Art Gallery Catches Fire Along Jersey Shore: Police An art gallery caught fire along the Jersey Shore, authorities said. Wall Township police said a driver called 911 and reported smoke coming from OPI Gallery on Route 35 at around 2:48 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Officers arrived and found an active fire inside the business. Wall firefighters worked for about two hours to put out the flames. The state Department of Transportation detoured traffic from the scene. The initial cause of the fire appeared to be accidental. Wall police and the township fire bureau are investigating. Firefighters from Belmar, Brielle, Manasquan, Point Pleasant Beach,…
'Jersey Shore' Star Sammi Sweetheart Is Engaged To Former Karma Employee 'Jersey Shore' Star Sammi Sweetheart Is Engaged To Former Karma Employee
Jersey Shore Sammi Sweetheart Engaged To Justin May The announcement may have come on April 1 but this is no laughing matter. MTV's "Jersey Shore" star Sammi Giancola, or more commonly known as Sammi Sweetheart, is engaged. The 37-year-old Hazlet native said in the caption of her Instagram post announcing the engagement that her future hubby Justin May popped the question on March 16. "The easiest question I’ve ever answered," said Ginacola, who shared photos of herself with May at La Mondina in Brielle. "Happiest & luckiest girl in the world. I’ll love you forever and then some." View this post on Instagram …
Brick Township Man Committed 'Smash-And-Grab' Burglaries In Brielle: Police Brick Township Man Committed 'Smash-And-Grab' Burglaries In Brielle: Police
Todd Lansing Arrested An Ocean County man was accused of several "smash-and-grab" burglaries along the Jersey Shore, authorities said. Todd Lansing, 46, of Brick Township, was charged with two counts each of third-degree burglary, third-degree theft, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools. The Brielle Police Department announced his charges in a news release on Thursday, Mar. 28. Brielle police received a report of a "smash-and-grab" burglary at a business on Route 70 at around 5:27 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 23. Police then received a burglar alarm activation at a business on Higgins…
Brielle Officer Who Looked Up People He Knew On Police Database Suspended, Prosecutor Says Brielle Officer Who Looked Up People He Knew On Police Database Suspended, Prosecutor Says
Brielle Officer Who Looked Up People He Knew On Police Database Suspended, Prosecutor Says A Brielle police officer is accused of illegally using police databases to look up people he knew, authorities said. Brian Dreher, 37, of Brick Township, is charged with third-degree computer theft, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago announced on Friday, Jan. 12. Dreher faces up to five years in state prison If he's convicted. “Any transgression of this nature by an officer is unacceptable,” Santiago said in a news release. “While this officer’s action is not indicative of the majority of our police officers across Monmouth County, we must continue to hold our officers r…
Osprey Rescued From Fishing Line On Jersey Shore Osprey Rescued From Fishing Line On Jersey Shore
Osprey Rescued From Fishing Line On Jersey Shore Firefighters and animal control experts combined forces to rescue an osprey that was tangled in fishing tackle and stuck at the top of a tree. The animal control officers from Associated Humane Tinton Falls responded to Brielle at about 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, according to a Facebook post from the animal shelter. “The osprey was struggling and hanging upside down, it would soon be getting dark, and the height was unreachable,” the Facebook post said. “We reached out to several tree services with no luck, Brielle Fire department doesn’t have a ladder truck but thankfully South Wall Fire Dep…
Who Was Woman Struck By NJ Transit Train In 2008? Police Revive Jersey Shore Cold Case Who Was Woman Struck By NJ Transit Train In 2008? Police Revive Jersey Shore Cold Case
Who Was Woman Struck By NJ Transit Train In 2008? Police Revive Jersey Shore Cold Case In a national alert, police are circulating photos of a woman who was struck and killed by a train 15 years ago on the Jersey Shore. The New Jersey Transit Police Department – Detective Bureau is reviving an investigation into the cold case from June 15, 2008, when the woman was struck in Brielle. ⁣The victim is  possibly of Northeastern European descent, estimated to be between 18 and 30 years old, approximately 115 to 130 pounds, 5’2” to 5”5” tall, with fair skin and light brown or blonde hair and blue or green eyes.  When found, she was wearing a red colored, longsleeve sweats…
E-Bicyclist, 66, Seriously Hurt In Route 35 Jersey Shore Crash E-Bicyclist, 66, Seriously Hurt In Route 35 Jersey Shore Crash
E-Bicyclist, 66, Seriously Hurt In Route 35 Jersey Shore Crash A 66-year-old man on an e-bike was seriously hurt when he collided with a car in Monmouth County, authorities said. On Tuesday, March 21, at 3:51 p.m. Wall police responded to the intersection of State Route 35 and Lakewood Road. The bicyclist, from Brielle, had been traveling east on Lakewood Road when he entered the intersection with State Route 35, Wall police said. He collided with a Volkswagen driven by a 36-year-old Toms River woman who was traveling south on Route 35, police said. The bicyclist was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center by Wall Township Emergency Medical S…
Ex-Jersey Shore Police Officer Stole From Real Estate Clients, Forged Documents: Prosecutor Ex-Jersey Shore Police Officer Stole From Real Estate Clients, Forged Documents: Prosecutor
Ex-Jersey Shore Police Officer Stole From Real Estate Clients, Forged Documents: Prosecutor A former Ocean Township police officer has been sentenced to probation for acts of theft and forgery associated with his former part-time work buying, renting, and selling real estate, authorities said. Cory R. Cole, 52, of Brielle was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 18 to three years of probation, after paying $8,400 in restitution to two victims, they said. Cole had previously resigned from the police department, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey An investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office first revealed that Cole had forge…
Ex-Jersey Shore Officer, Realtor Admits Theft, Forgery: Prosecutor Ex-Jersey Shore Officer, Realtor Admits Theft, Forgery: Prosecutor
Ex-Jersey Shore Officer, Realtor Admits Theft, Forgery: Prosecutor A former Ocean Township police officer has admitted committing theft and forgery in connection with properties he bought and rented, authorities said. Cory R. Cole, 51, of Brielle, pleaded guilty on Monday, March 21, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey.  Under a plea agreement, the State will recommend probation if Cole pays $8,400 in restitution to two separate victims prior to sentencing, Linskey said. Cole resigned from his employment with the Ocean Township Police Department on the heels of the investigation, after the initial set o…
One-Man Dream Team, NJ Legal Giant Bob Galantucci Dies At 76 One-Man Dream Team, NJ Legal Giant Bob Galantucci Dies At 76
One-Man Dream Team, NJ Legal Giant Bob Galantucci Dies At 76 He was known in many circles as a "cop's lawyer," but Bob Galantucci represented countless other clients on the other side of the law, as well. Robert L. Galantucci, 76, a founding partner of the Galantucci and Patuto law firm in Hackensack -- and a former Bergen County assistant prosecutor -- died Friday surrounded by family at his home in Spring Lake. Dubbed a “dream team of one” by the New Jersey Law Journal, Galantucci believed that the principles of justice "must for all or they work for none," according to his online bio. He drew national attention representing accused murders and …
Monmouth Physical Therapist Had Illegal Sexual Contact With Former Co-Workers, Prosecutor Says Monmouth Physical Therapist Had Illegal Sexual Contact With Former Co-Workers, Prosecutor Says
Monmouth Physical Therapist Had Illegal Sexual Contact With Former Co-Workers, Prosecutor Says A physical therapist from Central Jersey has been indicted for having illegal sexual contact with two former employees, authorities said. A Monmouth County Grand Jury returned a three-count indictment Monday against a Manasquan-based physical therapist, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey. Lukas I. DeLorenzo, 36, of Neptune Township, was indicted for criminal sexual contact for allegedly  inappropriately touching two victims over an unspecified period of time starting around September 2019, Linskey said.  The investigation was conducted jointl…
HEROES: Off-Duty NJ Trooper, Passing Bicyclist Rescue Stranded Kayakers HEROES: Off-Duty NJ Trooper, Passing Bicyclist Rescue Stranded Kayakers
Heroes: Off-Duty NJ Trooper, Passing Bicyclist Rescue Stranded Kayakers A pair of kayakers who fell overboard into a Monmouth County creek were saved by a New Jersey State trooper and Good Samaritan, authorities said.  State Police Sgt. First Class Erin Smith was driving over the Glimmer Glass Bridge on Sunday when she noticed an overturned kayak, NJSP said on Facebook. Smith also spotted two orange life vests floating in Glimmer Glass Creek and two women struggling in the water, police said. Smith exited her vehicle, ran towards the bridge and asked the struggling women if they needed help, police said. Andrew Jacobs of Brielle, who was riding his bicyc…
Best Places To Grab Drinks Outside On Jersey Shore Best Places To Grab Drinks Outside On Jersey Shore
Best Places To Grab Drinks Outside On Jersey Shore Your social calendar is looking a little bit fuller and the weather is finally clearing up. What better way to enjoy a cocktail or a beer than in the great outdoors? Well, there will probably be some big-screen TVs and loud music but -- you know what we mean. Here are some of the best spots to crack open a cold one on a warm summer night Down the Shore. The spots you see on this list were top-rated on several user-generated review sites, featured in local publications and recommended by Daily Voice readers. View this post on Instagram A p…
'RHONJ' Couple Welcomes Guests At Jersey Shore Dunkin' Donuts 'RHONJ' Couple Welcomes Guests At Jersey Shore Dunkin' Donuts
'Rhonj' Couple Welcomes Guests At Jersey Shore Dunkin' Donuts Did you see them? "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Joey and Melissa Gorga served customers at a Jersey Shore Dunkin' Donuts for a promotion. The Morris County couple promoted the upcoming season of the reality show while at the Belmar coffee shop on Ocean Avenue Sept. 9, after filming in Brielle over Labor Day Weekend. Melissa posted a photo with the Dunkin' mascot and her husband to Instagram. "Today i’m helping @dunkin welcome guests back💕 In the NY/ Tri-state area with a ceramonial[sic] ribbon cutting celebration in Belmar to thank the community & get everyone running again wi…
NJ Reality Stars Pack Jersey Shore Labor Day Weekend NJ Reality Stars Pack Jersey Shore Labor Day Weekend
NJ Reality Stars Pack Jersey Shore Labor Day Weekend Some of New Jersey's most famous reality stars were spotted on the Jersey Shore over Labor Day Weekend. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi -- of MTV's "Jersey.Shore" -- was spotted out on Barnegat Bay and posted Instagram stories with the Seaside Heights location tag Saturday. The Madison mom of three recently left the show's reboot, and purchased a house in Toms River. "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast members -- who filmed in Brielle earlier this month -- also spent part of the weekend on Barnegat Bay, the DailyRecord reports. Dolores Catania posted an Instagram story on the water with Teresa …
TV TONIGHT: Two NJ Natives Compete For Love On CBS Reality Dating Show 'Love Island' TV TONIGHT: Two NJ Natives Compete For Love On CBS Reality Dating Show 'Love Island'
TV Tonight: Two NJ Natives Compete For Love On CBS Reality Dating Show 'Love Island' One is from the Jersey Shore, the other Morris County. Both are looking for love as contestants on Season 2 of CBS dating show "Love Island," which runs every night at 9 p.m. Meet Moira Tumas, 28, of Brielle, and Justine Nbida, 27, of Rockaway. Tumas grew up just a mile from the Jersey Shore in Brielle and studied communication design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has acting experience at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England, Bustle reports. Tumas currently works as a “shopping-channel model” and loves to draw, her CBS biography says. She also l…
New Rankings: Best Places To Live In Monmouth County New Rankings: Best Places To Live In Monmouth County
New Rankings: Best Places To Live In Monmouth County We've seen the best places to live in New Jersey, but what about Monmouth County? According to a newly-released set of rankings by Niche.com, the top three spots in the area are Holmdel Township, Little Silver and Rumson. Holmdel Township was ranked the No. 65th best spot to live in all of the Garden State, while Little Silver was 71st and Rumson 98th. Here are the other top places to live in Monmouth County, according to Niche.com. Crime, quality of schools, things to do, and cost of living were among the factors used in determining the rankings. 4. Fair Haven 5. Brielle 6. Morganville …
Prosecutor: Manasquan Physical Therapist Groped Employees Prosecutor: Manasquan Physical Therapist Groped Employees
Prosecutor: Manasquan Physical Therapist Groped Employees A Manasquan therapist groped two former employees while pretending he was teaching them, said authorities who suspect there may be other alleged victims. Investigators charged Lukas I. DeLorenzo, 35, of Neptune Township with inappropriate sexual contact, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said. Both victims told authorities that DeLorenzo began groping them in September and continued doing so over a period of time at his Manasquan office and at an undisclosed location in Brielle, the prosecutor said.  Gramiccioni said his Special Victim’s Bureau, along wit…