Investigators Seek Public’s Help With Locating The Mother Of Dead Baby Dumped in Farmingdale

Emma+Grace+H190-14-28West Trenton, N.J. – Detectives from the New Jersey State Police and Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office are hopeful a composite sketch of a full-term, newborn infant, whose remains were discovered among trash at a recycling center in Farmingdale, Monmouth County, will help identify her mother.

The baby, who was named Emma Grace by the Ardena Baptist Church in Howell, N.J., was 21.5 inches, 7 pounds, and five ounces, when she was discovered more than five months ago by an employee of the ReCommunity Recycling facility on Railroad Avenue, in Farmingdale, N.J. The baby’s remains have been released to the church, which will hold a funeral for her on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.

The headless body of Emma Grace was discovered at approximately 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, prompting an exhaustive search of the surrounding trash. Investigators uncovered the infant’s head, two blood-stained blouses, and a bag from a retail store area in Orange, N.J.  The old blouses had no tags, but their size could be characterized as petite to medium.  Both the clothing and the bag are believed to be connected with the mother of the infant.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Investigators Seek Public’s Help With Locating The Mother Of Dead Baby Dumped in Farmingdale

Easter is on the Way-April News

easterHappy Spring!!

Easter falls on Sunday, April 20th this year.
Local Easter Egg Hunts are in swing. Be sure and check your town’s
website for dates and times.
Here is where you can find a complete list of all Monmouth County Municipalities.

Although the town Easter Egg Hunts are usually for residents only.
Here is a list of fun things for everyone. You can find them all and more information on the BizEturtle Calendar of Plays & Events.
KEEP an eye on the Calendar. More added every day.

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Manasquan Fire Company No. 2
111 Parker Avenue, Manasquan
RSVP: 732-223-2807, Cost: $5
Saturday, April 5, EASTER EGG HUNT
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at Eastside Park
Harrison Avenue, Red Bank
Info: 732-530-2782
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM at Glendola Fire Department
3404 Belmar Blvd, Wall Township
Info: 732-681-6435
Adults $6.00   Children $4.00
———————————————————- Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Keansburg, Long Branch, Middletown, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Easter is on the Way-April News

John Bennett Takes Oceanport Job

photo credit: Rhoda Chodosh

photo credit: Rhoda Chodosh

Monmouth County Republican Chairman was appointed Acting Administrator of the Borough of Oceanport last week, replacing Phil Huhn, a former Neptune Township administrator, who had been holding the post since June when Kimberly Jungfer resigned as Borough Administrator and Clerk to take the same job in neighboring Little Silver.

Mayor Michael J. Mahon confirmed Bennett’s temporary appointment and declined to comment further.

Bennett, who also serves as the borough’s attorney, said he was in conversations with the governing body to become a full time employee as a attorney and administrator in January.

“It would be a win-win for everybody,” Bennett said, noting that the borough would save money in legal fees if he held both posts. He said he is not seeking pension credits or health benefits in the proposed position.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: John Bennett, Monmouth County, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »


Press Release

The Monmouth County Democratic Organization swept races across the county yesterday! U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. for a big 65% district-wide victory! Congressman Pallone also comfortably carried the Monmouth County portion of the district with over 55% of the vote. President Obama and Senator Menendez nearly matched Governor Romney and Senator Kyrillos vote by vote in what analysts had predicted earlier in the year would be a Republican blowout in Monmouth. They were wrong! Monmouth County Democrats delivered over 125,000 votes for President Obama, the 6th highest amount of votes in the state of all 21 counties. Turnout for the election was at an impressive 58% of registered voters despite half the county still not having power and with thousands of people still displaced from their homes.


Monmouth County Democrats scored major municipal wins, defeating 7 incumbent Republicans. NO Democratic incumbents were defeated. Monmouth Dems scored major wins in the Bayshore this year, with wins in Highlands, Atlantic Highlands, Hazlet, Keyport and Matawan, setting up a strong foundation in the Bayshore for future years. Here are some of our major wins


In Atlantic Highlands, Roy Dellosso and Bob Sutton were re-elected, topping two Republican challengers by over 350 votes.


In Belmar, Councilwoman Jennifer Nicolay won nearly 60% of the vote, trouncing her Republican challenger.


In Eatontown, incumbent Councilman Anthony Talerico was top vote-getter by nearly 1,000 votes defeating his Republican challenger. In addition, Janice Kroposky comfortably defeated Republican incumbent Kevin Gonzalez to win the second seat. Welcome to the Eatontown governing body, Councilwoman-Elect Kroposky!


In Farmingdale, 4 Democrats faced 4 Republicans in a showdown for the Western Monmouth community. Democrats Richard Geffken and newcomer Carly Immen defeated their Republican opponents to win 2 of the seats. Democrat Jan Zientek currently trails by just 5 votes behind his Republican challenger for the 3rd seat. Absentee ballots and Provisionals still need to be counted and Monmouth County Democrats’ attorneys are weighing a re-count for Jan’s seat. Still, winning these 2 seats is a huge breakthrough in a town where Republican voter registration outnumbers Democrats 2 to 1.


In Freehold Borough, Democratic newcomer Ron Griffiths outsed Republican incumbent John Newman while Democratic incumbent Sharon Shutzer was re-elected.


In Hazlet, Democrats Jim DiNardo and Barbara Ronchetti beat Republican incumbent Mayor David Tinker and Committeeman Jim Brady to take a 3-2 majority of the Hazlet governing body, a big win for the Bayshore community.


In Highlands, Democratic Councilman Kevin Redmond was re-elected and Democrat Tara Ryan was elected, winning a Republican held seat.


In Keyport, Democratic Councilman Ken McPeek was re-elected and Sophia Lamberson was elected. Councilwoman-Elect Lamberson will take the seat of Council President Christian Bolte who did not seek re-election. The duo beat their GOP challengers by more than 500 votes.


In Matawan, Democratic newcomer Kim Daly was elected to the Borough Council defeating incumbent councilman Andrew Lopez. Democrat Nicholas Nellegar was narrowly defeated for the 2nd seat by just 80 votes. Monmouth County Democrats Attorneys are currently reviewing absentee ballots and provisionals but Democrats have broken the all GOP stronghold in Matawan.


Posted: November 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Farmingdale Council Quits

Politickernj is reporting that the entire borough council of Farmingdale is resigning tonight and that tonight’s scheduled council meeting has been canceled for lack of a quorum.

According the Politickernj, the governor appoints a new council in this circumstance.

Politickernj reported that all of the resigning council members are Republicans.  Monmouth GOP Chairman John Bennett is the borough attorney.

Mayor Jay Morgan, who has not resigned, could not be reached for comment.

Chairman Bennett told MMM that the resignations have been happening over the last month.  One council member, a Democrat per Bennett, resigned a month ago and a new Democrat was appointed but not sworn in.  Two Republican council members resigned last Tuesday and the remaining three Republican council members resigned last night.

Bennett also said that the borough clerk/administrator resigned effective August 1 and that the code enforcement officer resigned, came back and resigned again within the last month.

“You’ll have to ask them,” Bennett said when asked why the exodus, “I can tell you that it is not over anything illegal, it is a matter of personalities.”

Farmingdale is a .523 squre mile patch, population 1329, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, that is completely within the borders of Howell Township. Prior to 1903, Farmingdale was part of Howell.

Howell Mayor Bob Walsh says it is time for Farmingdale to be absorbed back into Howell. 

The borough does not have its own police department.  The State Police provides Farmingdale’s police services.   The borough has an elementary school.  High school students residing in the borough attend the Freehold Regional High School District.

Walsh noted that a Farmingdale resident was a Monmouth County Freeholder back in the 30’s or 40’s, and that Howell has never had a Freeholder. MMM suggested that if he could manage to take back Farmingdale, he could drop that complaint.

Posted: August 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , | 7 Comments »