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'Our Little Teddy': 20-Year-Old Red Bank Man Hit By Car While Walking Home From Work Dies 'Our Little Teddy': 20-Year-Old Red Bank Man Hit By Car While Walking Home From Work Dies
Frank Luna Santamaria GoFundMe A Monmouth County man died less than a week after he was hit by a car while walking home from work, according to a fundraising campaign. A GoFundMe page said 20-year-old Frank Luna Santamaria of Red Bank was hit by a car a block away from his home on Wednesday, May 15. He died from his injuries on Monday, May 20. Santamaria's death was about a week before his 21st birthday. "He was coming back from work covering a shift on his day off," wrote Marlen Luna, the GoFundMe's organizer. "He was a sweet boy, very kind and generous with a charming smile. He was 20 years old but with a kid's heart,…
Drinks And A Movie: Alcohol Sales Approved At Basie Center Cinemas In Red Bank Drinks And A Movie: Alcohol Sales Approved At Basie Center Cinemas In Red Bank
Alcohol Sales Approved At Basie Center Cinemas You can now enjoy a beer, a glass of wine, or a cocktail at an independent movie theater in Monmouth County. Basie Center Cinemas will start selling alcoholic beverages to customers 21 and older, the Red Bank theater announced in a news release on Tuesday, May 7. A recent state law cleared the way for the cinema to receive a liquor license. The White Street theater said it will feature products from Jersey craft breweries and wineries. "Basie Center Cinemas is now the only area indie movie house that can offer patrons a glass of wine, a local craft beer, or a cool, canned cocktail to accom…
Drivers Were 'Intoxicated' In Eatontown Crash That Killed Man, Ejected Toddler: Prosecutor Drivers Were 'Intoxicated' In Eatontown Crash That Killed Man, Ejected Toddler: Prosecutor
Zyasia Henson And Edgar Marcial-Diaz Charged Two Monmouth County drivers were accused of being intoxicated during a deadly crash, authorities said. Zyasia Henson, 28, of Long Branch, and Edgar Marcial-Diaz, 32, of Red Bank, were charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and two counts of third-degree assault by auto. Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago announced their charges in a news release on Monday, Apr. 29. Eatontown police responded to the crash at the intersection of Route 35 and Broad Street at around 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24. Marcial-Diaz was the only person in a 2002 Dodge Durango, whil…
Douglas Yorke Jr., Passionate Author From Red Bank, Dies After Easter Sunday Crash Douglas Yorke Jr., Passionate Author From Red Bank, Dies After Easter Sunday Crash
Douglas Yorke Jr. Obituary A Monmouth County author died from his injuries after an SUV struck him while he rode his bike on Easter Sunday, authorities said. Douglas Yorke Jr., 72, of Red Bank, was hit by a black 2017 Honda HR-V at around 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 31, a Shrewsbury police spokesperson said. The crash happened on Samara Drive, just south of Obre Place. Yorke was brought to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune to be treated for his injuries. He died at the hospital on Thursday, Apr. 11, according to his obituary. The driver stayed at the scene of the crash. No charges or summonsed have bee…
Eatontown Man Crashes Motorcycle Into Cargo Van, Dies In Shrewsbury Eatontown Man Crashes Motorcycle Into Cargo Van, Dies In Shrewsbury
Eatontown Man Crashes Motorcycle Into Cargo Van, Dies In Shrewsbury A Monmouth County man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a cargo van, authorities said. William Eckert III, 54, of Eatontown, died in the crash on Monday, Apr. 8, according to a Shrewsbury police spokesperson. It happened at around 2:05 p.m. on Route 35, about 300 feet south of Sycamore Avenue. Eckert was driving a 2016 black motorcycle when he crashed into an unoccupied 2019 cargo van. Paramedics rushed him to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. Police were investigating the cause of the crash.
Philly Man Accused Of Attacking Man He Knew With Sledgehammer In Middletown: Police Philly Man Accused Of Attacking Man He Knew With Sledgehammer In Middletown: Police
Michael Gonzales Arrested A Philadelphia man was accused of hitting another man in the head with a sledgehammer in Monmouth County, authorities said. Michael Gonzales, 36, was arrested on Friday, Apr. 5, a Middletown police spokesperson said. He was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.  Investigators said Gonzales hit a 64-year-old Edison man in the head several times with a handheld sledgehammer at Crown Tire on Route 36 in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown. The victim was airlifted to Jer…
116-Year-Old Jersey Shore Market Abruptly Closes, Accused Of Unpaid Debts In Lawsuits 116-Year-Old Jersey Shore Market Abruptly Closes, Accused Of Unpaid Debts In Lawsuits
116-Year-Old Jersey Shore Market Abruptly Closes, Accused Of Unpaid Debts In Lawsuits A Monmouth County market that abruptly closed after more than a century of business is facing several lawsuits for unpaid debts, according to court filings. Sickles Market closed its grocery store in Little Silver in early March. The store had been open on Harrison Avenue since 1908. The market's website had a statement explaining the sudden closure. "It is with heaviest hearts that we have closed the doors on our 116-year-old business at this time," the statement said. "We have been so lucky to have all of you by our side on this long journey, from friends near and far, to our incredible …
Cocaine Dealer Sentenced After Using Asbury Park Business To Sell: Prosecutors Cocaine Dealer Sentenced After Using Asbury Park Business To Sell: Prosecutors
Cocaine Dealer Sentenced After Using Asbury Park Business To Sell: Prosecutors An Ocean County man will spend more than a decade in prison after admitting to using an Asbury Park store and a Brick Township home to sell cocaine, authorities said. Henry Burns, 56, of Brick Township, was sentenced on Friday, Mar. 8 to 15 years in state prison, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced in a news release. Burns pleaded guilty on Monday, Jan. 22 to possession of cocaine in an amount greater than five ounces with intent to distribute and being a certain person not to possess a weapon. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), along with narcotics offic…
Meet Tinton Falls Leap Year Baby Oliver, Who Won't Celebrate Birthday For Another 4 Years Meet Tinton Falls Leap Year Baby Oliver, Who Won't Celebrate Birthday For Another 4 Years
Meet Tinton Falls Leap Year Baby Oliver, Who Won't Celebrate Birthday For Another 4 Years New Jersey welcomed several new Garden Staters on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 — and they won't celebrate their first birthdays for another four years. At 12:10 a.m., Angelica Prieto, welcomed her son Simon Prieto at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack — the first Leap Day baby born across the HMH network. Simon weighs 7 pounds 2 ounces, and is 21 inches long. Angelica Prieto, welcomed her son Simon Prieto today at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center at 12:10 a.m. Hackensack Meridian Health Baby boy Oliver Grayson Corrado was born …
Large Outdoor Pool, 6 Pickleball Courts Among Amenities At New Middletown Athletic Club Large Outdoor Pool, 6 Pickleball Courts Among Amenities At New Middletown Athletic Club
Life Time Opens Middletown Fitness Center A luxury wellness company has opened its first fitness center in Monmouth County, officials said. Life Time officially opened its newest location in Middletown on Tuesday, Feb. 27, the company said in a news release. The 127,000-square-foot facility is at 230 Half Mile Road, which is just off of Garden State Parkway exit 109. The athletic country club joined the nearby Life Time Work premium coworking space that opened in late January 2024. "Our expansion across the East Coast and here in New Jersey is a direct result of our strong performance as our brand continues to become a staple for …
Neptune, Middletown Native Kate Hardman Dies After Valiant Brain Cancer Battle Neptune, Middletown Native Kate Hardman Dies After Valiant Brain Cancer Battle
Neptune, Middletown Native Kate Hardman Dies After Valiant Brain Cancer Battle A family is mourning the death of a Monmouth County mother who died from brain cancer less than a week after her birthday. Kathryn "Kate" Herdman was diagnosed with "an aggressive terminal grade-four glioblastoma tumor" in November 2023, according to a memorial fundraiser on GoFundMe. Her obituary said the South Toms River woman died at 36 years old on Monday, Feb. 12. On the GoFundMe page, Kate's husband Jesse Hardman said the family's health insurance was "wrongfully terminated" a few weeks before her death. "Some of Kate’s healthcare providers were asking me if I was ready to pay out of…
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…
30 Burgers Opens Second Jersey Shore Location In Freehold Township 30 Burgers Opens Second Jersey Shore Location In Freehold Township
30 Burgers Opens Second Jersey Shore Location In Freehold Township A New Jersey chain that prides itself on using fresh Angus beef for innovative burgers is opening up its second restaurant on the Jersey Shore. 30 Burgers opened up its newest location in late January in Freehold Township. The restaurant on Village Center Drive in the Raintree Towne Center shopping plaza held a grand opening on Thursday, Feb. 1. This is the 11th location for 30 Burgers, according to its website. All restaurants are in the Garden State and Freehold joins the location in Red Bank as the second restaurant in Monmouth County. View this post on Instagram …
Rumson Soccer Player Is Part Of Historic Cinderella Run In England's FA Cup Rumson Soccer Player Is Part Of Historic Cinderella Run In England's FA Cup
Rumson Soccer Player Is Part Of Historic Cinderella Run In England's FA Cup A soccer player from Monmouth County took a chance on a professional career in the United Kingdom and it's paying off, as his team has gone on one of the most stunning runs in the sport's oldest competition. Conor Kelly is a Rumson native and midfielder for Maidstone United FC, which competes in the National League South, in the sixth division of England's soccer system. Maidstone United is in the middle of one of the greatest Cinderella runs in the history of the FA Cup. The tournament puts Premier League global powerhouses like Liverpool FC and Manchester City in the same competition agai…
Man With Ammo, High Capacity Mags Admits Selling Cocaine From Asbury Park Business: Prosecutor Man With Ammo, High Capacity Mags Admits Selling Cocaine From Asbury Park Business: Prosecutor
Man With Ammo, High Capacity Mags Admits Selling Cocaine From Asbury Park Business: Prosecutor A man is facing more than a decade in prison after he was accused of using an Asbury Park store and a Brick Township home to sell cocaine, authorities said. Henry Burns, 56, of Brick Township, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine in an amount greater than five ounces with intent to distribute and being a certain person not to possess a weapon. Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced the guilty plea on Monday, Jan. 22. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), along with narcotics officers from Ocean and Monmouth counties, conducted an investigation in April and May 2023. I…
Pistol-Packing Ex-Con Busted At Jersey Shore ER Said He Was DEA: Indictment Pistol-Packing Ex-Con Busted At Jersey Shore ER Said He Was DEA: Indictment
Pistol-Packing Ex-Con Busted At Jersey Shore ER Said He Was DEA: Indictment An ex-con who authorities said showed up at a Jersey Shore emergency room packing a loaded gun and claiming he was a DEA agent was indicted by a federal grand jury. Wesley Rucker, 36, of Tinton Falls has had more than two years to consider a deal with the government rather than proceed with the case. He hasn’t taken one, however, and now he’s under indictment. Staff members at Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank spotted Rucker carrying the handgun in his waistband, the ATF said. “Rucker showed the security officer two identification cards in a leather bifold wa…
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…
Husband-Wife Duo With Fashion Background Bring Indian Royalty, Intimate Dining To Red Bank Husband-Wife Duo With Fashion Background Bring Indian Royalty, Intimate Dining To Red Bank
Husband-Wife Duo With Fashion Background Bring Indian Royalty, Intimate Dining To Red Bank They come from the fashion industry and always loved entertaining friends at home. So Amrita Jogi and her husband, Manish Kumar, opened a small intimate Indian restaurant in Milwaukee, WI, last year with extended family. Saffron's Manish Kumar, Executive Chef Abhishek Patil and Amrita Jogi Courtesy of Alexandra Ventura But they live near the Jersey Shore in Millstone and wanted to bring the ambiance and vibe of New York City —where Manish still works in fashion — to Monmouth County, Jogi told Daily Voice.  Their new, second restaurant, also called Saffron, will open on Friday,…
Modern Indian Restaurant Replacing 35-Year-Old Red Bank Trattoria Modern Indian Restaurant Replacing 35-Year-Old Red Bank Trattoria
Modern Indian Restaurant Replacing 35-Year-Old Red Bank Trattoria A modern Indian restaurant is coming to the Jersey Shore. Saffron will hold a grand opening on W. Front Street in Red Bank, at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15.  Saffron is replacing Front Street Trattoria, which closed in 2020 after 35 years in business. The newly renovated 1,700 square-foot space boasts more than 70 seats, and "will showcase the luxury of old-world Indian Royalty," according to its co-owners, Amrita Jogi and Manish Kumar. Saffron "offers a modern twist to traditional Indian cuisine by elevating the dining experience using new-age culinary techniques, artful presentation, and c…
WWE Hall Of Famer, Red Bank Native Tammy Sytch Gets 17 Years For Fatal DWI Crash WWE Hall Of Famer, Red Bank Native Tammy Sytch Gets 17 Years For Fatal DWI Crash
WWE Hall Of Famer, Red Bank Native Tammy Sytch Gets 17 Years For Fatal DWI Crash The sunny days have turned dark for former wrestling manager Tammy Lynn Sytch. The Monmouth County native, who achieved fame in the then-WWF as Sunny in the mid-1990s, was sentenced to 17 years in prison after pleading no contest to driving drunk and killing a 75-year-old man in Florida last year. She will also serve eight years of probation after she's released from prison, CBS affiliate WKMG-TV. Sytch, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011, has had numerous brushes with the law since her wrestling career ended, including being arrested for six DWIs in a four-year span. …
Woman Killed In Red Bank Apartment Fire Woman Killed In Red Bank Apartment Fire
Woman Killed In Red Bank Apartment Fire A woman was killed in an apartment fire at the Jersey Shore early Wednesday, Nov. 15, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. The fire broke out around 6:20 a.m. at Evergreen Terrace Apartments in Red Bank, a public housing complex off Drs. James Parker Boulevard, authorities said. A source said the woman was about 90 years old. News12.com said the fire victim had an oxygen tank in her possession. Red Bank police were not immediately available. The county Fire Marshal was investigating. Photo courtesy of Red Bank Green.
Popular Red Bank, Asbury Park Brunch Spot 'Toast' Unveils New Location Popular Red Bank, Asbury Park Brunch Spot 'Toast' Unveils New Location
Popular Red Bank, Asbury Park Brunch Spot 'Toast' Unveils New Location A popular and fast-growing brunch spot in New Jersey has opened another new location. Toast officially opened last week in Cranford at The Cranford Hotel on Walnut Street. The menu has something for everyone, including eggs galore, classic breakfast and lunch sandwiches, yogurt and grain bowls, pancakes and waffles, salads, and more. The eatery's flagship store opened in Montclair in May 2007, with the mantra "Peace, Love & Pancakes." Later came Red Bank and Asbury Park (click here for locations). Check out Toast in Cranford at 10 Walnut St. Come hungry.
Dish Boy Turned Executive Chef Is Running The Kitchen At One Of NJ's Newest Mexican Restaurant Dish Boy Turned Executive Chef Is Running The Kitchen At One Of NJ's Newest Mexican Restaurant
Dish Boy Turned Executive Chef Is Running The Kitchen At One Of NJ's Newest Mexican Restaurant A Mexican restaurant that says it has set a world record for most agave spirits at a single licensed location has opened in Central Jersey. Meximodo Cocina Mexicana & Tequila Bar held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Pearl Street in Metuchen Thursday, Nov. 9. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Meximodo - Cocina Mexicana & Tequila Bar (@mexi.modo) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Meximodo - Cocina Mexicana & Tequila Bar (@mexi.modo) Conceived by the team behind Le …
Mega Millions Lottery Players Take Home $10K Mega Millions Lottery Players Take Home $10K
Mega Millions Lottery Players Take Home $10K There were two third-tier prizewinning tickets sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize on Friday, Oct. 27. Those Mega Millions tickets were purchased at the following locations: Monmouth County: 7-Eleven #23887, 7 Maple Ave., Red Bank; and, Ocean County: The River Rock Sports Bar & Grille, 1600 Route 70, Brick. The winning numbers for the Friday, Oct. 27, Mega Millions drawing were: 11, 32, 43, 57, and 70. The Gold Mega Ball was 06, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 04.
Pete Davidson Coming to BergenPAC, Red Bank's Count Basie Pete Davidson Coming to BergenPAC, Red Bank's Count Basie
Pete Davidson Coming to BergenPAC, Red Bank's Count Basie New Jersey has three Pete Davidson shows ahead. The 29-year-old comic has booked two shows at Red Bank's Hackensack Meridian Health Theater at Count Basie on Saturday, Nov. 18, and one show at BergenPAC in Englewood on Sunday, Nov. 19. Davidson, who is hosting "Saturday Night Live" on Oct. 14, will be in the Garden State as part of his stand-up comedy tour across the U.S. The comic was a cast member on SNL from 2-14 to 2022, and is the creator, executive producer, writer and star of Peacock's critically acclaimed comedy "Bupkis." Click here for BergenPAC tickets and here for Red Bank…
Jersey Shore Advisor Who Swindled Mentally Impaired Elderly Siblings Gets 3½ Years In Fed Pen Jersey Shore Advisor Who Swindled Mentally Impaired Elderly Siblings Gets 3½ Years In Fed Pen
Jersey Shore Advisor Who Swindled Mentally Impaired Elderly Siblings Gets 3½ Years In Fed Pen UPDATE: A former investment advisor from the Jersey Shore who admitted swindling elderly and impaired clients out of more than $625,000 to partly fund a gambling habit was sentenced to a plea-bargained 3½ years in federal prison this week. Mario E. Rivero Jr., 39, of Red Bank, must serve out the entire term because there's no parole in the federal prison system. Rivero, a former Wells Fargo agent and investment adviser representative who had an office in Elizabeth, convinced five clients to transfer investment funds to their personal bank accounts, federal authorities charged. Many of his …
WWE Hall Of Famer, Red Bank Native Pleads No Contest To Fatal DUI Crash WWE Hall Of Famer, Red Bank Native Pleads No Contest To Fatal DUI Crash
WWE Hall Of Famer, Red Bank Native Pleads No Contest To Fatal DUI Crash Tammy Sytch, a Monmouth County native, who rose to prominence in the 1990s as a manager in the World Wrestling Federation, has pleaded no contest to driving drunk and killing a 75-year-old man in Florida last year according to court documents. Sytch, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011, faces up to 25 years in prison when she is sentenced in November.  Sytch has had numerous brushes with the law since her wrestling career ended, including being arrested for six DWIs in a four-year span. She has also faced charges of assault, burglary, and violating a restraining order.&n…
Middletown Man Arrested After Assaulting Domino's Pizza Worker In Road Rage Incident: Police Middletown Man Arrested After Assaulting Domino's Pizza Worker In Road Rage Incident: Police
Middletown Man Arrested After Assaulting Domino's Pizza Worker In Road Rage Incident: Police A 33-year-old man from Middletown has been arrested in connection with an alleged road rage incident, authorities said. On Monday, Aug. 14, at approximately 7:50 p.m., Middletown Township Police responded to a report of a fight in the parking lot of the Domino’s Pizza, located at 1670 Route 35 in Middletown. Upon arrival, the parties had already been separated and the victim, who is not being identified at this time, was observed to have injuries to his head and face.  A suspect, Kydeem J. McLeod, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Investigation showed that t…
Authorities Seek Tips In Red Bank Apartment Complex Shooting: Prosecutor Authorities Seek Tips In Red Bank Apartment Complex Shooting: Prosecutor
Authorities Seek Tips In Red Bank Apartment Complex Shooting: Prosecutor Authorities seek the public's help with any information that would help solve a shooting in Red Bank in July. On Tuesday July 25, at approximately 1:15 a.m., members of the Red Bank Police Department reported a shooting incident that occurred on the 100 block of the Montgomery Terrace apartment complex, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago. Upon arrival, officers from the Red Bank Police Department discovered one victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and has since been relea…
Golf Coach Sexually Touched Student Who Was Meditating At Lesson In Little Silver: Prosecutor Golf Coach Sexually Touched Student Who Was Meditating At Lesson In Little Silver: Prosecutor
Golf Coach Sexually Touched Student Who Was Meditating At Lesson In Little Silver: Prosecutor "Taking Junior Golf Into A New Direction" is how Paul Kaster bills his Jersey Shore golf coaching business on the Internet. He wasn't kidding.  The 46-year-old former lawyer from Red Bank is facing a charge of third-degree aggravated criminal sexual contact, on accusations he inappropriately touched a young woman who was meditating during a lesson, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago said. Kaster, who runs Paul Kaster Golf Coaching at a training center on Oceanport Avenue in Little Silver, was arrested without incident earlier this week, Santiago said alongsi…
Gov. Murphy Booed Off Stage During Red Bank Concert (VIDEO) Gov. Murphy Booed Off Stage During Red Bank Concert (VIDEO)
Gov. Murphy Booed Off Stage During Red Bank Concert (Video) Phil Murphy's haters have spoken. Video posted to Twitter on July 8 by Matty Rooney, attorney and host of "The Matt Rooney Show," shows New Jersey's governor being booed off stage at Red Rock Tap + Grill in Red Bank, during a performance by Brian Kirk and the Jerks. Murphy, wearing a red button-down, was apparently invited on stage by the band, when the crowd erupted in boos. Watch @GovMurphy booed mercilessly by the crowd at Red Rock in Red Bank… pic.twitter.com/gDavJ8ytLz — Matt Rooney (@MattRooneyNJ) July 8, 2023 "Hey, what did I tell you guys?" Kirk says to the crowd as Murphy mak…