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Atlantic Cinemas Closed Until Further Notice

Atlantic Cinemas in Atlantic Highlands is closed until further notice, owner Fred Rast told MMM this morning.

Rast announced last week that he was limiting the ticket sales in his theaters to 1/3 capacity in order to provide social distancing space between patrons.  Even still, the box office sales over the weekend were less than $200 and did not cover the cost of sanitizing the 5 plex.

Posted: March 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Atlantic Cinemas Closed Until Further Notice

Atlantic Cinemas Takes Measures To Protect Customers’ Health

Atlantic Cinemas, Atlantic Highlands, announced today that they are drastically limiting their ticket sales in order that patrons will be able to enjoy first run movies without sitting too close to other customers.  These measures are being taken to address concerns expressed by their patrons in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Effective immediately the theater will only sell 1/3 of the seating capacity for each of their five screens.

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Posted: March 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Atlantic Cinemas Takes Measures To Protect Customers’ Health

Live Events Coming to Atlantic Highlands Cinema

Atlantic Cinemas will soon be hosting live events–comedy acts, concerts, puppet shows and the like– in one of its five theaters on 1st Ave in Atlantic Highlands.

Owner Fred Rast has installed a stage in his 240 seat playhouse in order to enhance the entertainment offerings provided to northern Monmouth County residents.

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Posted: February 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Live Events Coming to Atlantic Highlands Cinema

Leinsdorf calls for sidewalks on Route 36

Atlantic Highlands activist Joshua Leinsdorf says that Route 36 in Atlantic Highlands, Highlands and Middletown has a higher per capita pedestrian death rate tham Newark and he wants our elected officials to come together to solve the problem rather than blaming other agencies has they have for years.

Leinsdorf posted the following video and narrative on Art Gallagher’s personal facebook page:

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Posted: January 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Fligor Not Ruling Out Running For Mayor Of Atlantic Highlands

Councilman F. Lou Fligor

Seven term Atlantic Highlands Councilman F. Lou Fligor told MMM that he has not ruled out running for mayor of the borough as an Independent candidate this year.  He has until June 4 to file nominating petitions.

First elected to the council in 1995 as a Republican, Fligor won his seventh term running as an Independent in 2016 with the support of a bi-partisan coalition led by former Mayor Fred Rast and local Democrat Party Chair Regina Hawley Keelen. 

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Posted: May 19th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Driver Charged with DWI and Reckless Driving in Atlantic Highlands Fatal Crash

Dylan Rieger, photo via facebook

 

Dylan Rieger, the 27 year old Belford resident who allegedly struck and killed John and Barbara Grogan of Atlantic Highlands on Route 36 on Friday night, has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving in connection with the incident, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced.

The Grogans were attempting to cross the intersection from the northbound direction of State Highway 36 and Grand Avenue at approximately 7:50 p.m. Friday evening, when they were struck by an eastbound 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, driven by Rieger.

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Posted: March 11th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments »

Atlantic Highlands Couple Struck and Killed on Route 36

Route 36 and Grand Ave, Atlantic Highlands

John Grogan, 60, and his wife Barbara Grogan, 59, were stuck and killed by a motor vehicle on Route 36 in their hometown of Atlantic Highlands on Friday evening, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

According to Gramiccioni’s announcement, the Grogans were attempting to cross Route 36 at the intersection of Grand Ave. when they were struck by a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, driven by Dylan Rieger, 27, of Belford.

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Posted: March 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Atlantic Highlands Couple Struck and Killed on Route 36

Best Local Political Post Of The Silly Season (So Far)

The phrase “silly season” is usually used with regret to explain or justify slanderous demagoguery between local politicians trying to convince their neighbors that their opponent, another neighbor, is a dangerous criminal with a communicable disease.

Our friends in Atlantic Highlands, Brian Boms, Jim Murphy and Kim Spatola, have put the silly back in silly season.  Well done!

Posted: October 25th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Best Local Political Post Of The Silly Season (So Far)

Thousand Oaks Sold, Renamed Atlantic Pointe

Thousand Oaks, the 304 unit garden apartment complex on Route 36 in Middletown (Atlantic Highlands mailing address) has been sold for $56 million and will be renamed Atlantic Pointe.

The new owner, 165 Thousand Oaks Dr, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, is a partnership between the Kushner Real Estate Group (KRE) of Bridgewater, NJ and and Verde Capital of Conshohocken, PA. , according to reports at NJ.com and app.com.

The transaction, which was signed on July 11 and recorded on July 20, was financed by a $51,970,000 mortgage that was assigned to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), according to documents filed with the Monmouth County Clerk’s office. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 30th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Atlantic Highlands Man Arrested For Kiddie Porn Possession and Distribution

Brian Foley photo via social media

Brian Foley, 60, of Asbury Ave in Atlantic Highlands, was arrested yesterday and charged with possessing and distributing images and videos which depict the sexual exploitation or abuse of a child, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced this afternoon.

Foley is charged with one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Distribution) and one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Possession).

The State’s investigation and initial forensic examination of Foley’s devices revealed evidence that he has possessed and distributed images and videos which depict the sexual exploitation and abuse of a child.

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Posted: July 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Atlantic Highlands Man Arrested For Kiddie Porn Possession and Distribution