Robert “True” Britt, 45, of Asbury Park pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth Counties today. U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan accepted the plea during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Trenton, according to an announcement by Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick, Asbiury Park, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Robert Britt, Robert True Britt, Rufus Young | 3 Comments »
By Tommy De Seno, Asbury Park Historian, proud Blue Bishop and contributor to More Monmouth Musings
[PRELIMINARY NOTE TO FREEHOLDERS: I KNOW YOU ARE BUSY. IF YOU CAN’T READ ALL OF THIS ABOUT WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BUY A PARK IN ASBURY, SKIP TO REASON #6 BELOW. BUT I HOPE YOU WILL TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE WHOLE LETTER]
Asbury Park is everyone’s business. Why? The rest of the taxpayers in the State of New Jersey spend $60 million annually on the schools. Even though the High School graduates only about 95 students, they just installed an $800,000.00 turf football field. Go Blue Bishops.
The City turns to the State of New Jersey annually for $10-12 million to close their budget gap.
So yes – the business of Asbury Park is everyone’s business. We should all closely monitor their elections, but since they hold non-partisan elections in May they get ignored.
Now I’m not here to beat up the City by the Sea, the Urban Sand, my beloved childhood home of Asbury Park. If anyone cares to know I’ll gladly regale you with lectures on how Asbury Park got to be where it is (it isn’t just their fault) and how they should get to where they need to go.
But blog space compels me to limit my words to one issue at a time, and that issue right now has to do with the Monmouth County Parks Commission possibly purchasing a piece of land on Asbury Park’s beachfront.
Whatever you do, my dear Freeholders, don’t buy it.admin | Filed under: Asbury Park, Asbury Park Sun, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Park System, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: Asbiury Park, Asbury Park Sun, Bradley Cove, Marine Grille, Monmouth County Park System, Monmouth County Parks, Tommy DeSeno | 4 Comments »