Ocean Township Mayor Christopher Siciliano is the Murphy Administration’s manager of the Eatontown Motor Vehicle Commission Agency.
Located at 109 Route 36, the agency office provides motorists with titles, registrations, driver’s licenses, and certified driver’s license abstracts.
Siciliano, 59. replaced Joseph Hadden, an Ocean Township Board of Education member,who held the patronage position during the Christie Administration. The mayor was previously employed as a real estate salesman at his family brokerage, according to his linkedIn profile.
Marqwell Nichols, 27, of Neptune, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose in connection with the attempted shooting of a 26 year old woman on January 30, 2017 at the Pan American Motel on Route 35 in Eatontown, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. Read the rest of this entry »
FMERA Chairman James Gorman and Freeholder Director Lillian Burry commemorate the opening of Rt 537 in Fort Monmouth, Jan 17, 2017 . -photo Art Gallagher
Due to the long term working relationship I have enjoyed with Freeholder Director Lillian Burry, it is my pleasure to endorse and support her re-election to the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Read the rest of this entry »
Elizabeth Honig, 52, of the Morganville section of Marlboro Township, pleaded guilty in federal court today to stealing $2.8 million from a Veterans Administration program designed to help veterans find employment, according to a statement by Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.
Honig enrolled 182 veterans to receive federal funding to attend Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VARP) courses at Computer Insight Learning Center, an Eatontown company that she owns. The vast majority of the veterans were either not eligible for the training or did not attend at all. She collected $750 per month fees from the vets, and collected approximately $1.3 million from them of the $2,831,455 that the federal government distributed for tuition. She allowed the vets to keep the rest of the money paid to them by the VA.
Mejia was convicted by a Monmouth County Jury on November 16, 2016 of convicted of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault and third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Judge David F. Bauman imposed the sentence on Thursday, April 20. The charges were merged for sentencing.
I took a walk around the local strip mall the other day. The only traffic was a guy in a muscle car doing burn-outs. In the old days, the cops would have been on him in a minute. But no one was there to notice him except for me. The parking lot was empty except for… Read the rest of this entry »
Eatontown Mayor Calls For Resignation Of Council President and Municipal Judge
By Eatontown Mayor Dennis J. Connelly
Eatontown Mayor Dennis Connelly
A backroom deal by the newly elected Eatontown Borough Council President Anthony Talerico and 3 of his followers will cost the taxpayers dearly. One of the first deeds of Eatontown Borough Council President was to install his high school friend and local attorney, Eugene Melody III, as the Eatontown Municipal Court judge for a 3-year term. Melody, a general law practitioner, has never held a judgeship, never been a prosecutor, nor has he served as a public defender. At the very least, either of the latter two positions is critical in understanding the workings of a municipal court and would be the logical foundation for qualifications as a municipal court judge. Not so, in Talerico’s mind. Eugene Melody is his go to guy for patronage positions. Melody was appointed as Special Council in 2013 and was pushed for judgeship by Talerico in 2014 before he rescinded his application after realizing he was not getting the appointment.
Freeholder Tom Arnone and Freeholder Director Lillian Burry commemorate the reopening of County Road 537 in Fort Monmouth
Less than two months after Monmouth County financed the purchase of the remaining available acreage of Fort Monmouth, thereby removing federal red tape from the redevelopment decisions of the property, the gates were removed from the entrances on Route 35 in Eatontown and Oceanport Ave in Oceanport as County Road 537 opened for vehicular traffic.
County, state and local officials gathered at the fort on Tuesday morning to commemorate the reopening.
“Government usually doesn’t work this fast. In Monmouth County it does,” declared Freeholder Tom Arnone as he acknowledged the men and women of the County Department of Public Works and Engineering and their director, John Tobia, for their work in opening the road.
The road was closed to the public in 2011 when the U.S. Army moved the operations of the fort to Aberdeen, Maryland following the 2005 decision by the federal BRAC (base realignment and closure) commission decision to close the historic facility.
FREEHOLD — Two men have been charged with the shooting death of a Red Bank man outside an Eatontown apartment complex last year, authorities said Friday. Frederick Reed, 20 of New Castle, Del., and Perry Veney, 30 of Long Branch, were both charged with murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose after investigators… Read the rest of this entry »