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Freehold Man With 'Fierce Love' For Family, Motorcycles Died In Howell Twp. Crash: Fundraiser Freehold Man With 'Fierce Love' For Family, Motorcycles Died In Howell Twp. Crash: Fundraiser
Freehold Man With 'Fierce Love' For Family, Motorcycles Died In Howell Twp. Crash: Fundraiser Authorities have identified the Freehold man who was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle in Howell Township. Aaron Aponte, 28, died from his injuries in the crash on Tuesday, July 9, a spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said. It happened at the intersection of Fort Plains Road and Jerry’s Lane at around 4:53 p.m. Investigators said Aponte was riding a Honda GL 1100L motorcycle north on Fort Plains when he tried to go around a curve in the road. He fell and slid with his motorcycle across the road into oncoming traffic. A Honda Odyssey crashed …
Social Worker, Expectant Freehold Mom With Six Flags Love Story Shamika Bodino Dies Dies At 32 Social Worker, Expectant Freehold Mom With Six Flags Love Story Shamika Bodino Dies Dies At 32
Social Worker, Expectant Freehold Mom With Six Flags Love Story Shamika Bodino Dies Dies At 32 Shamika Bodino, a 32-year-old mom from Monmouth County, died at home on Wednesday, July 3, according to her obituary on the Clayton Funeral Home site. Shamika, of Freehold and formerly Toms River and Manchester, earned her master's degree in social work and went on to work as a foster care support clinician at the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, according to her obituary. She met her husband, Zac, in the summer of 2016 while working at Six Flags Great Adventure, her obituary says. The two fell in love and welcomed their first daughter, Faith. They were expecting the other in Dece…
Tattooed Freehold Gunman Charged With Shooting Victim In Face In Tag-Team Assault: Prosecutor Tattooed Freehold Gunman Charged With Shooting Victim In Face In Tag-Team Assault: Prosecutor
Tattooed Freehold Gunman Charged With Shooting Victim In Face In Tag-Team Assault: Prosecutor A 26-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after shooting another man in his face last month, authorities in Ocean County said. Michael Vulpis, 26, was arrested at his home in Freehold on Wednesday, July 3, in connection with the June 27 incident in Jackson Township, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said. The 27-year-old victim and a female were sitting in a parked car outside of a home on Larsen Road when a blue sedan then parked in front of the vehicle, blocking it in, Billhimer said.  Vulpis and another man got out of the blue sedan, approached the ve…
Good Samaritan's Vehicle Taken After Stolen Freehold Car Crashed On I-195: State Police Good Samaritan's Vehicle Taken After Stolen Freehold Car Crashed On I-195: State Police
Good Samaritan's Vehicle Taken After Stolen Freehold Car Crashed On I-195: State Police A good Samaritan's vehicle was stolen after a driver stopped to help at a crash scene on Interstate 195 in Ocean County, authorities said. A state police spokesperson said the driver saw a silver Volkswagen overturned on the side of I-195 East at around 3:47 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5. The crash happened near milepost 21 in Jackson Township. The good Samaritan got out of his vehicle to help the people in the Volkswagen. Two people then got in his vehicle and drove away from the scene. Troopers said the Volkswagen had been stolen from Freehold. The good Samaritan's v…
Freehold Mom Who Enjoyed Beauty Vlogging Killed In Crash, 25: 'Your Energy Was Unmatched' Freehold Mom Who Enjoyed Beauty Vlogging Killed In Crash, 25: 'Your Energy Was Unmatched'
Amani Gilliam Obituary Family and friends were mourning a Monmouth County mother who was killed in an early morning crash. A spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office confirmed that Amani Gilliam, 25, of Freehold, was the woman who died in a crash in Manalapan on Thursday, Apr. 25. It happened near the intersection of Route 9 and Ryan Road just before 4:30 a.m. Manalapan police found a 2017 Nissan Sentra driven by Gilliam and a 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by an unidentified man. Gilliam was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Gilliam enjoyed posting video blogs for makeup and h…
NJ Pizzeria Mourns Loss Of Popular Employee: 'He Was The Krispy Man' NJ Pizzeria Mourns Loss Of Popular Employee: 'He Was The Krispy Man'
NJ Pizzeria Mourns Loss Of Popular Employee: 'He Was The Krispy Man' Andy Loncarevic had a special talent: Making strangers feel like they belonged. That's what many customers of Krispy Pizza in Old Bridge are saying following the 42-year-old Sayreville father's death on Thursday, April 25. A cause of death was not made public. Posted by Antonietta DiRosa Vega on Sunday, April 28, 2024 An immigrant from Montenegro, Andy was remembered on a GoFundMe campaign as a dedicated and hardworking family man. Nearly $54,000 had been raised as of press time. "It is with heavy hearts that we share the tragic news of the passing of our beloved family member, Andy," …
Best High Schools: New Jersey Well-Represented In New National Rankings Best High Schools: New Jersey Well-Represented In New National Rankings
Best High Schools: New Jersey Well-Represented In New National Rankings New Jersey is well-represented in brand-new rankings of the nation's best high schools. US News & World report released its annual list on Tuesday morning, April 23. The rankings were determined by performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for college. Two New Jersey schools made the top 50 in the U.S: High Technology High School in Lincroft at No. 24, and Edison Academy Magnet School at No. 42. According to US News & World Report, The top 10 best high schools in the Garden State are: No. 10: Academy for Allied Health Sciences …
Trader Joe's Sets Opening Date For New Store In Middletown Trader Joe's Sets Opening Date For New Store In Middletown
Trader Joe's Sets Store Opening Date In Middletown, NJ Popular food items like "Everything but the Bagel" seasoning, "Unexpected Cheddar Cheese", and "Hold the Cone!" ice cream are about to be sold at a new Central Jersey spot. Trader Joe's will open its location in Middletown on Thursday, Apr. 25, the company said on its website on Friday, Apr. 19. The grocery store will hold a grand opening celebration at 8 a.m. The new Trader Joe's will be in the Middletown Plaza shopping center off Route 35. "We've consulted our maps and compass and have found a terrific location for a store in Middletown, NJ," Trade Joe's said in its opening announce…
Powerball Ticket Worth $50K Purchased At Jersey Shore Convenience Store Powerball Ticket Worth $50K Purchased At Jersey Shore Convenience Store
Powerball Ticket Worth $50K Purchased At Jersey Shore Convenience Store A convenience store in Ocean County sold a winning Powerball ticket worth $50,000, lottery officials said. The New Jersey Lottery said the $50,000 ticket was purchased at Hometown Market on Bridge Avenue in Point Pleasant Borough. The ticket matched four numbers and the Powerball in the drawing on Wednesday, Mar. 3. The winning numbers were 11, 38, 41, 62, and 65. The Powerball was 15. No one matched all six numbers in the drawing with an estimated jackpot of $1.13 billion. A ticket sold in Camden County was one of nine across the country that won $1 million. Jersey Shore lotto players ha…
$150K Powerball Ticket Sold At Bradley Beach Convenience Store $150K Powerball Ticket Sold At Bradley Beach Convenience Store
Powerball Numbers 04-04-2024 A convenience store in Monmouth County sold a winning Powerball ticket worth $150,000, lottery officials said. The New Jersey Lottery said the $150,000 ticket was purchased at Speedy Mart on Main Street in Bradley Beach. The Power Play ticket matched four numbers and the Powerball in the drawing on Wednesday, Mar. 3. The winning numbers were 11, 38, 41, 62, and 65. The Powerball was 15 and the Power Play was a multiplier of three. No one matched all six numbers in the drawing with an estimated jackpot of $1.13 billion. A ticket sold in Camden County was one of nine across the country that …
Morganville Baker Who Runs Family's Freehold Bakery Competes On Food Network Show Morganville Baker Who Runs Family's Freehold Bakery Competes On Food Network Show
Morganville Baker Who Runs Family's Freehold Bakery Competes On Food Network Show Three New Jersey residents are among 10 bakers competing on a brand new Food Network cooking show. "The Next Baking Master" is filmed in Paris and hosted by acclaimed pastry chef Stephanie Boswell and French-born chef and restaurateur Ludo Lefebvre.  The Garden State bakers on the show are Joe Settepani of Morganville, Robert Toland of Willingboro, and Jennalyn Walbolt of Union (scroll down for more about each one). The show is Food Network’s newest culinary competition and "gives 10 ambitious and highly-skilled American bakers unprecedented access to the most iconic pastry shops…
Ocean State Job Lot Will Bring Bargains To New Store In Holmdel Ocean State Job Lot Will Bring Bargains To New Store In Holmdel
Ocean State Job Lot Will Bring Bargains To New Store In Holmdel A Rhode Island-based chain of discount stores is expanding in the Garden State. Ocean State Job Lot will open a new location in the Kohl's Plaza on Route 35 in Holmdel. The company announced the newest store in a news release on Thursday, Mar. 28. The store will be in the former Stein Mart location and offer more than 37,000 square feet of shopping space. It was expected to open in the late summer or early fall of 2024, and online job applications will begin in late spring. The location is about 15 minutes from the former Ocean State Job Lot store in Shrewsbury that closed in 2019. "We ar…
Neptune ShopRite Celebrates Selling $1.13B Mega Millions Ticket: 'Thrilled For This Community' Neptune ShopRite Celebrates Selling $1.13B Mega Millions Ticket: 'Thrilled For This Community'
Neptune ShopRite Celebrates Selling $1.13B Mega Millions Ticket: 'Thrilled For This Community' A Jersey Shore supermarket celebrated selling the ticket that earned someone the largest lottery jackpot in the Garden State's history. The New Jersey Lottery said the winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased at ShopRite Wine & Spirits on Route 66 in Neptune. The jackpot reached $1.13 billion in the drawing on Tuesday, Mar. 26. The NJ Lottery held a news conference at the grocery store to formally announce the lucky ticket on Wednesday, Mar. 27. "I used to live in Neptune," said NJ Lottery executive director James Carey. "I live right down the street right now in Monmouth County…
Three $10K Mega Millions Tickets Sold In Monmouth County, Jackpot Climbs To $1.1 Billion Three $10K Mega Millions Tickets Sold In Monmouth County, Jackpot Climbs To $1.1 Billion
Three $10K Mega Millions Tickets Sold In Monmouth County, Jackpot Climbs To $1.1 Billion Three Mega Millions tickets worth $10,000 were sold in Monmouth County in the same week, including two tickets purchased at the same supermarket, lottery officials said. The New Jersey Lottery said two winning tickets in the drawing on Tuesday, Mar. 19 were bought at the ShopRite grocery store on Route 35 in Hazlet and Max's Beer, Wine & Liquors on Route 9 in Freehold. The winning numbers were 24, 46, 49, 62, and 66, and the MegaBall was 7. The Hazlet ShopRite also sold a $10,000 ticket in the drawing on Friday, Mar. 22. The winning numbers were 3, 8, 31, 35, and 44, and the M…
Tommy's Tavern + Tap Announces New Jersey Shore Location Tommy's Tavern + Tap Announces New Jersey Shore Location
Tommy's Tavern + Tap Announces New Jersey Shore Location Tommy's Tavern + Tap has an opening date for its newest location, and announced one more. The fast-growing restaurant chain is opening in Cherry Hill later this month and will soon bring another location to Sea Girt, the business said. Tommy's will open its 9th store in New Jersey, replacing Houlihan’s at 2050 Route 70 at the Market Place at Garden State Park shopping complex on Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. A brand-new Sea Girt location will open at Brook 35, Tommy's Tavern + Tap said on Instagram, noting "We are really, really excited about this one." View this …
Freehold Dad, L.E.A.D. Marketing Exec David Kirby Dies, 48 Freehold Dad, L.E.A.D. Marketing Exec David Kirby Dies, 48
Dave Kirby Obituary Shock and sadness spread following the death of Freehold resident David J. Kirby on Thursday, Feb. 15. He was 48 years old. David, affectionately known as Dave, was born in Brick Township and died at CentraState Medical Center, according to his obituary. Dave most recently served as the vice president of marketing and advertising for Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD), and worked in radio for many years, his obituary says. His LinkedIn profile shows he held marketing positions at several different radio and media agencies. Dave's death is particularly tragic for his colleague's…
Mangia! Popular Italian Market Livoti's Opening New Location On Jersey Shore Mangia! Popular Italian Market Livoti's Opening New Location On Jersey Shore
Mangia! Popular Italian Market Livoti's Opening New Location On Jersey Shore An Italian grocery store known for gourmet meats and other delicacies is opening its first location in Ocean County. Livoti's Old World Market said it will open its newest store in Brick Township on Thursday, Mar. 7. The store will be located in the Laurel Square shopping plaza on Route 88. This will be the fifth market for Livoti's, which started in 2010 with its first store in Aberdeen. The other three markets are in Monmouth County in Freehold, Marlboro, and Middletown. Fans of Livoti's said they were thrilled when then opening date for the Brick store was announced. "I can't wait…
Here's Who Got The Most Snow In South Jersey From Winter Storm Here's Who Got The Most Snow In South Jersey From Winter Storm
Here's Who Got The Most Snow In South Jersey From Winter Storm Some parts of South Jersey received more than half a foot of snow during a pre-Valentine's Day winter storm. The National Weather Service said snow stopped falling in the region at around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13. While it wasn't as much as North Jersey, plenty of communities saw significant accumulation. The NWS published its final official snowfall reports for the storm: Atlantic County Atlantic City International Airport - trace Burlington County Delran - 2.1 inches Maple Shade - 1.9 inches Mount Holly - 1.4 inches Mount Laurel - 1.4 inches Medford - 1.0 inches Moorestown - 1.0 in…
The Pony Turns 50: Iconic Asbury Park Music Club Prepares For Anniversary Celebration The Pony Turns 50: Iconic Asbury Park Music Club Prepares For Anniversary Celebration
The Pony Turns 50: Iconic Asbury Park Music Club Prepares For Anniversary Celebration A historic concert venue on the oceanfront of Asbury Park known for launching the careers of Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi is celebrating its golden anniversary. The Stone Pony said it will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Feb. 8, a half-century to the day the music club opened on North Ocean Avenue. The kickoff event starts at 7 p.m. and will include a special set by Lee Mrowicki, an original DJ at the venue. The anniversary celebration will also include a concert by Asbury Park rock band The Parlor Mob on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. The kickoff weekend wr…
Bruce Springsteen Mourns Mother's Death With Heartfelt Tribute Bruce Springsteen Mourns Mother's Death With Heartfelt Tribute
Adele Springsteen Obituary Adele Springsteen, the mother of New Jersey rock and roll icon Bruce Springsteen, has died, according to the musician. Bruce Springsteen said his mother died at 98 years old on Wednesday, Jan. 31. The Freehold native's cause of death was not mentioned. "The Boss" announced Adele Springsteen's death with lyrics to his song "The Wish", a ballad about his love for his mother from his 1998 album 'Tracks'. "I remember in the morning mom hearing your alarm clock ring," Bruce Springsteen said. "I’d lie in bed and listen to you getting ready for work, the sound of your makeup case on the sink…
Here's Who Got The Most Snow In Monmouth County From Latest Winter Storm Here's Who Got The Most Snow In Monmouth County From Latest Winter Storm
Here's Who Got The Most Snow In Monmouth County From Latest Winter Storm The National Weather Service has released snow totals from the latest winter storm. In New Jersey, the most amount of snow from the Friday, Jan. 19 storm appears to have fallen in Hopewell Township (Cumberland County) and Mount Royal (Gloucester County), where 6.5 inches of snow were reported. Atlantic County: Dorothy, a section of Weymouth, got 6.4 inches, the most amount of snow across Atlantic County. Six inches fell in Atlantic City, 5.6 in Mullica Township, 5.5 in Mays Landing, and on average, between 2 and 6 inches across the county. Burlington County: Medford Township…
Police ID Pedestrian Killed By Truck In Freehold Police ID Pedestrian Killed By Truck In Freehold
David Belcher Killed In Freehold Crash: Prosecutor Authorities have identified the pedestrian who was killed in Freehold on Tuesday, Jan. 9. A spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said 61-year-old David Belcher was hit by a pickup on Route 9 South. No hometown for Belcher was given as of Thursday, Jan. 11. Freehold Township police responded to the crash a few hundred feet north of the Route 9 interchange with New Jersey Route 33 just after 5:30 p.m. Officers found Belcher lying in the road and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The 48-year-old male truck driver stayed at the site of the crash. No charges or…
Male Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Truck In Freehold Male Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Truck In Freehold
Male Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Truck In Freehold A 61-year-old man was struck and killed by a pickup in Freehold on Tuesday, Jan. 9, authorities said. Freehold Township police responded to a crash on Route 9 South just after 5:30 p.m., Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago announced on Wednesday, Jan. 10. The crash happened a few hundred feet north of the interchange with New Jersey Route 33. Officers found the man lying in the road and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The 48-year-old male truck driver stayed at the site of the crash. No charges or traffic summons have been issued in the crash. The Monmouth County Ser…
Sliding RV Kills Mechanic, 29, At New Jersey Garage: Police Sliding RV Kills Mechanic, 29, At New Jersey Garage: Police
Sliding RV Kills Mechanic, 29, At New Jersey Garage: Police A 29-year-old mechanic was killed over the weekend when an RV slid off jack stands and crushed him at a New Jersey garage, authorities said. The unidentified mechanic from Freehold was working at GasTime on West Commodore Boulevard in Jackson around 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, when the vehicle came off the jack stand and down on him,Jackson Police Chief Matthew Kunz said. The mechanic was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, where he died. Kunz said the incident was accidental in nature. OSHA was notified of the incident, and presumably will conduct a rev…
Bruce Springsteen Stops By Favorite Freehold Diner — Again Bruce Springsteen Stops By Favorite Freehold Diner — Again
Springsteen Visits Robert's Freehold Grill Just in time for the holidays, Bruce Springsteen paid a visit to a popular hometown restaurant on the Jersey Shore. It was Springsteen's third visit to Roberto's Freehold Grill in two months. The 74-year-old rocker is seen posing with some of the restaurant’s employees in the kitchen. On Facebook, the eatery said, "The Boss stopped by the kitchen to spread some holiday cheer."  Word is Springsteen digs the pancakes at Roberto’s enough to shoot the eight miles or so up Dutch Lane Road from his Colts Neck farm every now and then. The Freehold native also did the E (Main) Street sh…
Ex-Jersey Shore Man Gets 20 Years, No Parole For Serial Threats Against Police, Judges, Others Ex-Jersey Shore Man Gets 20 Years, No Parole For Serial Threats Against Police, Judges, Others
Ex-Jersey Shore Man Gets 20 Years, No Parole For Serial Threats Against Police, Judges, Others A former New Jersey resident with a cockamamie political history must spend the next 20 years in federal prison for threatening to kill police officers, lawyers and judges, among others, in and around Monmouth County. Eric G. Hafner, 32, formerly of Fair Haven, also made calls and sent messages to state officials while phoning in bogus bomb threats to local and state government offices, a police department, two law firms and the Monmouth Park Racetrack during a two-year terror campaign, federal authorities in Trenton said. Hafner told newspaper reporters in 2018 that he was on the lam for d…
NJ Man Gets Prison Time For Fatal Crash In Stolen Car That Killed Freehold Man: Prosecutor NJ Man Gets Prison Time For Fatal Crash In Stolen Car That Killed Freehold Man: Prosecutor
NJ Man Gets Prison Time For Fatal Crash In Stolen Car That Killed Freehold Man: Prosecutor A 21-year-old driver was sentenced to 12 years in New Jersey State Prison for a fatal crash during a police chase, authorities said. Samuel Villar, of Somerset, was sentenced on Tuesday, Dec. 5 in connection with the November 2022 Old Bridge accident that killed 33-year-old Arturo Tlapa Luna, of Freehold, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Old Bridge Acting Police Chief, Donald F. Fritz, Jr. said. On Nov. 9, 2022, at about 2:15 a.m. Old Bridge police responded to a crash that occurred during a pursuit by Marlboro Police, near the intersection of Spring Valle…
One Dead In 7-Car Crash On Route 9 In Freehold (UPDATE) One Dead In 7-Car Crash On Route 9 In Freehold (UPDATE)
One Dead In 7-Car Crash On Route 9 In Freehold (Update) One person died in a seven-car pileup on Route 9 Tuesday, Dec. 5 in Freehold, authorities said. It happened at the intersection of Routes 9 and 33 around 10:30 a.m., a spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART), and the Freehold Township Police Department are investigating. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is urged to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Brian Boryszewski at 800-533-7443 or Freehold Township Police Officer Justin Nunno 732-46…
Bruce Springsteen Hits Freehold Diner Twice In One Weekend Bruce Springsteen Hits Freehold Diner Twice In One Weekend
Bruce Springsteen Hits Freehold Diner Twice In One Weekend So you had a peptic ulcer that forced you to postpone a world tour and where do you go for a bite when you're feeling better? How 'bout a landmark diner in your hometown? Word is Bruce Springsteen digs the pancakes at Roberto’s Freehold Grill enough to shoot the eight miles or so up Dutch Lane Road from his Colts Neck farm every now and then. His stomach was obviously healthy enough for him to head there twice in the same weekend. The Freehold native did the E (Main) Street shuffle on Friday, Nov. 17 and again on Sunday, posing for pics at the former Tony’s Freehold Grill with Chef Robert…
Family Ran Multimillion-Dollar Cathouse At NJ Strip Club, New Indictment Alleges Family Ran Multimillion-Dollar Cathouse At NJ Strip Club, New Indictment Alleges
Family Ran Multimillion-Dollar Cathouse At NJ Strip Club, New Indictment Alleges UPDATE: A fierce battle between a Middlesex County family and authorities who've charged them with operating a wildly lucrative whorehouse masquerading as a strip club intensified with a new round of charges. The owners of Club XXXV on Route 35 in Sayreville used “various illegal means to turn their club into a multimillion-dollar racket (that) doubled as a house of prostitution,” New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said a superseding indictment returned by a grand jury in Trenton alleges. More than $10 million in proceeds from the business “moved through numerous bank accounts c…
2 Broken Thumbs Down: Gambino Family Hothead Nearly Torches Jersey Shore Restaurant, Feds Say 2 Broken Thumbs Down: Gambino Family Hothead Nearly Torches Jersey Shore Restaurant, Feds Say
2 Broken Thumbs Down: Gambino Family Hothead Nearly Torches Jersey Shore Restaurant, Feds Say Life imitated art when a reputed Gambino crime family captain threatened to burn down a Jersey Shore restaurant, then went to a service station across the street and tried to buy and fill a plastic gas can, federal authorities said. In what could’ve been a scene from any number of modern-day mob movies, Joseph Lanni of Staten Island became a walking cliché, the Justice Department said in announcing an organized-crime takedown that stretched all the way to Sicily. Lanni and fellow Staten Islander Vincent “Vinny Slick” Minsquero “became belligerent” after being asked to leave Roxy’s Bar and G…