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Popeyes Restaurant Catches Fire In Eatontown, Route 35 Closed As Crews Battle Flames Popeyes Restaurant Catches Fire In Eatontown, Route 35 Closed As Crews Battle Flames
Popeyes Restaurant Catches Fire In Eatontown, Route 35 Closed As Crews Battle Flames Firefighters were battling a large fire at a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant in Monmouth County, officials said. The Red Bank Fire Department responded to the scene, according to a Facebook post at 6:50 a.m. on Friday, July 5. The fast food restaurant is located on Route 35 near Wolcott Park and the intersection with Route 71. July 5, 2024 Structure Fire — Popeyes (RT 35) Red Bank Fire Department Engine 94 on the scene in Eatontown, ((Mutual Aid Response )) Photo credits from all departments Posted by Red Bank Fire Department on Friday, July 5, 2024 The state Department o…
Trackside Sportsbook With Shake Shack Coming To Monmouth Park In 2025 Trackside Sportsbook With Shake Shack Coming To Monmouth Park In 2025
New Caesars Sportsbook At Monmouth Park Under Construction A Monmouth County horse track has begun a large expansion project to keep up with the growth of the sports gambling industry. Monmouth Park and Caesars Entertainment have started building a new trackside sportsbook and entertainment complex, according to a news release. A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Oceanport track on Tuesday, May 7. The new facility is expected to open in 2025 with 16,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space for watching sports. There will also be a Shake Shack restaurant, wall-to-wall televisions, and more than 25 self-service betting kiosks. Park ope…
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…
$1B Netflix Production Studio Moves Forward At Fort Monmouth $1B Netflix Production Studio Moves Forward At Fort Monmouth
$1B Netflix Production Studio Moves Forward At Fort Monmouth New Jersey is one step closer to becoming home to a nearly $1 billion Netflix production facility. Gov. Phil Murphy this week approved Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority meeting minutes, meaning that he major project can move forward at the former site of the Fort Monmouth campus in Monmouth County. We are excited to watch the historic Fort Monmouth transform into a state-of-the-art Netflix film and television... Posted by Governor Phil Murphy on Friday, November 3, 2023 Joined by Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, state officials, and labor representatives, Murphy said the camp…
Trio Sentenced For Dealing Cocaine On Jersey Shore: Prosecutor Trio Sentenced For Dealing Cocaine On Jersey Shore: Prosecutor
Trio Sentenced For Dealing Cocaine On Jersey Shore: Prosecutor Three men including two brothers were sentenced in connection with a drug investigation, authorities said. Paul Anderson, 31, of Long Branch, was sentenced to six years in New Jersey State Prison for the sale and possession of cocaine and a weapons offense, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago. Simon Anderson, 33, of Sayreville, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for intent to sell cocaine in excess of five ounces, Santiago said. And Keshon Fenter, 36, of Brick, was sentenced to probation for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, the prosecutor said. In the …
NJ Man Dies When Speeding Truck Overturns, Goes Airborne In Head-On MD Crash NJ Man Dies When Speeding Truck Overturns, Goes Airborne In Head-On MD Crash
NJ Man Dies When Speeding Truck Overturns, Goes Airborne In Head-On MD Crash A New Jersey man was among two drivers killed when an SUV struck a median and went airborne on I-95 in Maryland before crashing head-on into another truck late on Thursday afternoon. Baltimore's Dennis English, Jr., 45, and John Mastropietro, 64, of Oceanport, NJ, have been identified by Maryland State Police investigators as the two killed in a violent head-on crash in Abington on Thursday, June 8 that injured two others. Witnesses said that a Subaru Forester being driven by Mastropietro was struck head-on by a speeding GMC Terrain SUV that overturned on I-95 after crossing over two lanes …
Serious Crash Closes Route 71 On Jersey Shore (DEVELOPING) Serious Crash Closes Route 71 On Jersey Shore (DEVELOPING)
Serious Crash Closes Route 71 On Jersey Shore (Developing) A serious rush-hour crash closed Route 71 in Monmouth County, authorities said. The crash occurred at about 7:45 a.m. Thursday, May 25 near Route 537 (Eatontown Road) in Oceanport, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. All lanes remained closed at about 9:10 a.m., 511nj.org reported. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES
Jersey Shore Man Sentenced On Cocaine Dealing Charge: Prosecutor Jersey Shore Man Sentenced On Cocaine Dealing Charge: Prosecutor
Jersey Shore Man Sentenced On Cocaine Dealing Charge: Prosecutor A 43-year-old man from the Jersey Shore has been sentenced in connection with drug dealing, authorities said. Herbert Standard, of Eatontown, was sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison on a first-degree possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute an amount in excess of five ounces, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. On March 24, 2021, police from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Narcotics Strike Force, Keansburg Police Department, Eatontown Police Department, Oceanport Police Department, and the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department execute…
These NJ Communities Violated LGBTQ+ Marriage License Rules: AG These NJ Communities Violated LGBTQ+ Marriage License Rules: AG
These NJ Communities Violated LGBTQ+ Marriage License Rules: AG Twenty-eight municipalities statewide have been cited by New Jersey officials for excluding the LGBTQIA+ community in their online marriage license applications. The municipalities face fines of up to $10,000 if they don't fix the problem, the state said. Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division on Civil Rights said DCR has issued Notices of Violation to the municipalities for allegedly violating the Law Against Discrimination by publishing marriage license application forms on their websites that exclude certain LGBTQIA+ individuals seeking to obtain marriage licenses. Th…
Jersey Shore Man, 41, Arrested In Fatal Shooting Jersey Shore Man, 41, Arrested In Fatal Shooting
Jersey Shore Man, 41, Arrested In Fatal Shooting A 41-year-old Neptune man has been arrested for the killing of a 41-year-old man in Oceanport, authorities said. Michael Westbrook, 41, of Neptune Township, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, hindering and weapons offenses in connection with the death of Amad Jones, 41, formerly of Oceanport, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago. On Friday Dec. 30, at approximately 9:40 p.m., Oceanport police were dispatched to Gosselin Avenue in Fort Monmouth for a report of an individual possibly being shot. Police found Amad Jones in th…
Shooting Victim Dies In Neptune Roadway, Suspect Surrenders: Prosecutor Shooting Victim Dies In Neptune Roadway, Suspect Surrenders: Prosecutor
Shooting Victim Dies In Neptune Roadway, Suspect Surrenders: Prosecutor A 41-year-old Neptune Township man surrendered to authorities in the killing of another man his age overnight, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said. Michael Westbrook has been charged with murder, weapons offenses and hindering in connection with the death of Amad Jones, of Oceanport, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago said. Jones was found in the roadway on Gosselin Avenue in Fort Monmouth with a gunshot wound to his chest around 9:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, Santiago said. He was later pronounced dead. Soon after, Westbrook surrendered to police at Neptune Town…
$1B Netflix Production Studio Replacing Long Vacant NJ Property $1B Netflix Production Studio Replacing Long Vacant NJ Property
$1B Netflix Production Studio Replacing Long Vacant NJ Property A Jersey Shore property that has sat vacant for more than a decade will soon be transformed into a nearly $1 billion Netflix production studio. The entertainment company plans on committing $848 million in capital investments to develop the facility on the more than than 292-acre site on the former Fort Monmouth campus in Monmouth County. The "economic engine" is estimated to create more than 1,500 permanent production jobs and more than 3,500 construction-related jobs, Netflix and Gov. Phil Murphy said. Located adjacent to Route 35 in Eatontown and Oceanport, the facility will be split i…
Jersey Shore HS Teacher Had Sexual Relationship With Student For 4 Years: Prosecutor Jersey Shore HS Teacher Had Sexual Relationship With Student For 4 Years: Prosecutor
Jersey Shore HS Teacher Had Sexual Relationship With Student For 4 Years: Prosecutor A Jersey Shore high school English teacher has been arrested and criminally charged with having a longterm sexual relationship with a former student, starting when she was enrolled at the school, authorities said. Michael F. Canning, 41, a Long Branch resident and English teacher at Red Bank Regional High School, was charged with sexual assault, endangering and criminal sexual contact, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago  The alleged criminal conduct by Canning began in 2015, when the victim was a junior, and extended into 20…
Former NJ Army Base Could Become New Netflix Studio Former NJ Army Base Could Become New Netflix Studio
Former NJ Army Base Could Become New Netflix Studio A 96-year-old New Jersey Army base could spend its next life as a production hub for Netflix. The streaming company announced it plans on bidding on the 289-acre portion of Fort Monmouth, located in Eatontown and Oceanport -- approximately 50 miles from New York City. The base was where civilian engineer Julius Rosenberg began his espionage career, and was also used by the US to develop radar technology. The Pentagon closed it during military budget cuts in 2011. “America’s first movie studio was in New Jersey, and today it’s home to many talented people working in entertainment,” Netflix…
Prosecutor: Central Jersey Brothers Arrested For Dealing Heroin, Cocaine Prosecutor: Central Jersey Brothers Arrested For Dealing Heroin, Cocaine
Prosecutor: Central Jersey Brothers Arrested For Dealing Heroin, Cocaine Two brothers have been arrested after an investigation of a Central Jersey narcotics distribution ring, authorities said. Herbert Standard, 41, of Asbury Park, and Mark Standard, 40, of Oceanport, were arrested last week in connection with cocaine and heroin deals, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics and Criminal Enterprise Unit, along with the Eatontown, Oceanport and Union Beach Police Departments -- as well as the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office -- made the arrests on&nb…
Neptune Township Man, 26, Arrested In Monmouth Park Sports Betting Robbery Neptune Township Man, 26, Arrested In Monmouth Park Sports Betting Robbery
Neptune Township Man, 26, Arrested In Monmouth Park Sports Betting Robbery One of three men suspected of robbing a sports gambler returning to home in Keyport with a "large sum" of cash winnings has been arrested, authorities said. Telquan Adams, 26, of Neptune Township has been charged with robbery, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said. If convicted, Adams faces up to 10 years in state prison, the prosecutor said. The 44-year-old victim was en route home from William Hill Sports Book Bar at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport when he was attacked by Adams and two other suspects, Gramiccioni said.  Authorities did not s…
Jersey Shore Couple Charged With Liability For Fentanyl, Heroin Death Of 36-Year-Old Man Jersey Shore Couple Charged With Liability For Fentanyl, Heroin Death Of 36-Year-Old Man
Jersey Shore Couple Charged With Liability For Fentanyl, Heroin Death Of 36-Year-Old Man A Jersey Shore couple was arrested for selling a toxic mix of fentanyl and heroin that resulted in the fatal overdose of a 36-year-old man from Monmouth County, authorities said. George Cucuzella, 30, and Nicole Ricciardi, 32, both of Oceanport, were taken into custody on Tuesday for the drug-induced death of Raul Garcia of Keansburg, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a statement.  The overdose death occurred in Eatontown in December, he said. Eatontown police received a call about a possible overdose victim in a local motel at 12:21 a.m. on Dec. …
I Don’t Wanna Stay Home: Southside Johnny And Asbury Jukes Headline Monmouth Park Drive-In Show I Don’t Wanna Stay Home: Southside Johnny And Asbury Jukes Headline Monmouth Park Drive-In Show
I Don’t Wanna Stay Home: Southside Johnny And Asbury Jukes Headline Monmouth Park Drive-In Show This time it’s for real: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are set to headline one of New Jersey's first drive-in concerts, this one at Monmouth Park. For those who got the fever for a show, up to four occupants per vehicle will be allowed at the "Drive-In" event at the Oceanport racetrack on Saturday, July 11. Max capacity: 1,000. You can either listen via an FM signal or with your windows down. And yes, cars will be social distanced: Vehicles will be spaced approximately 9 feet apart, a distance at which windows can reopen; Cars will park in a staggered fashion "to achieve spacing …
Trapped Fire Chief Low On Air 'Self-Rescues' From Engulfed Jersey Shore Home Trapped Fire Chief Low On Air 'Self-Rescues' From Engulfed Jersey Shore Home
Trapped Fire Chief Low On Air 'Self-Rescues' From Engulfed Jersey Shore Home A photographer captured an image of a working fire chief escaping a multi-alarm blaze that destroyed two Jersey Shore homes Tuesday. Long Branch Fire Chief Ronald Guidetti was trapped by flames on the top floor of one of the Monmouth Beach homes, the Long Branch Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 68 said Wednesday in a post. “Unable to utilize the interior stairwell, he made his way to a window and found no egress ladder,” the firefighters association said. “He removed his face piece as he was running out of air to get the attention of members operating on the exterior. “The chief self…