Year in review: October 2015

Stacey Weathers. photo via facebook

Stacey Weathers. photo via facebook

Stacey Weathers46, of Tinton Falls, was killed on Saturday afternoon, October 3 when a tree fell onto her Mustang Convertible while she was driving southbound on Rt 34 in Colts Neck.  Weathers was the executive director of the New Jersey chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, where she helped raise $7 million to support patients and fund cancer research.

Matthew Kleinstein20, of Marlboro Township pleaded guilty to Cyber Harrassment and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. Kleinstein admitted to “sexting” photos of his genitals via text message and SnapChat to four females, ages 11-13, while he was a camp counselor for the Marlboro Recreation Department during the summer of 2014.  Kleinstein was sentenced to PTI for a minimum of one year.  His criminal record will be expunged if he sucessfully complete’s the program.

Middletown Police interupted a burglary at the Little Red Store in Navesink.

Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik called for the suspension of the controversial Assessment Demonstration Program.

The Middletown Township Committee terminated their contract with Realty Data Systems, the firm that performs inspections and data collection under the Assessment Demonstration Program.

The last two Belmar families displaced by Hurricane Sandy moved  back into there homes, thanks largely to the fundraising efforts of Mayor Matt Doherty.  Doherty was inspired by his daughter’s challenge in January, “You’re the mayor, what are you going to do about it?”

Posted: December 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Year in review: October 2015”

  1. Art Gallagher said at 7:58 pm on January 2nd, 2016:


    That is not what happened in Kleinstein’s case.

    He pleaded guilty to Cyber Harassment in the fourth degree on August 17 and was entered into PTI, in lieu of sentencing, on October 9th.

  2. Art Gallagher said at 2:11 am on January 4th, 2016:


    Kleinstein pleaded guilty on August 17, according to Charles Webster, spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in an interview with me and a follow up statement he issued on September 29:

    Matthew Kleinstein, 20, of Marlboro, pleaded guilty to an accusation on Aug. 17, 2015, to a charge of fourth degree Cyber Harassment.
    Due to the nature of the charges and the juvenile status of his victims (four [4] females under the age of 18 years old) Kleinstein is charged under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4.1(a)(2) with knowingly sending, posting, commenting, requesting, suggesting or proposing any lewd, indecent, or obscene material to a person. The incident occurred on or about June 28, 2014 while he was working as a camp counselor for the Marlboro Township Recreation Department.
    Kleinstein has applied for PreTrial Intervention (PTI) and is scheduled for sentencing at 9 a.m. on Oct. 9 in the courtroom of Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Ronald Lee Reisner.
    Defense attorney is Robert Honeker, Esq.