Anna C. Little of Highlands, was sworn in as a federal Immigration Judge on Friday, March 15, 2019, during an investiture ceremony in the Great Hall of Main Justice in Washington, DC. Principal Deputy Chief Immigration Judge Christopher Santoro administered the Oath of Office.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Anna Little, Immigration, Justice Department, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: Anna C. Little, Anna Little, Highlands, Immigration Law Judge, Monmouth County News | 5 Comments »
Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso have introduced legislation that will increase certain animal abuse crimes to the second degree level. Convictions for second degree crimes carry penalties of five to 10 years imprisonment and fines of up to $150,000.
The legislation is named for River, a pitbull/mix that was rescued by a Good Samaritan, Jennifer Vaz of Highlands, who discovered the dog caged and left to drown on the banks of the Shrewbury River at Veterans Memorial Park last June.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Aaron D Davis, Aaron Davis, Declan O'Scanlon, Highlands, Jennifer Vaz, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, River, River's Law, Serena DiMaso | Comments Off on O’Scanlon and DiMaso Introduce “River’s Law” To Increase Penalties For Animal Abuse
By Art Gallagher
When the September deadline for candidates to submit their petitions for Highlands’ non-partisan municipal elections passed, many in town were disappointed and concerned that there were only three candidates to choose from for the two seats.
Council President Carolyn Broullon is an obvious choice for reelection. It’s hard to believe Broullon is finishing only her first term. She as accomplished a great deal in her three years on the council and has made a positive difference in the community.
Friends of former Councilman John Urbanski have launched a Write-In campaign to draft Urbanski into service. I’m writing John in and I urge my neighbors in town to do the same. Johnny says he’s willing. We all know he’s able.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Highlands, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, Carolyn Broullon, Highlands, John Urbanski, Monmouth County News | 1 Comment »
Aaron D. Davis, 36, of Long Branch, the man charged with the leaving a dog, now named River, to drown in a cage on the banks of the Shrewsbury River in Highlands, surrendered to law enforcement authorities this morning, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.
Davis was charged last Friday with third degree Animal Cruelty – Attempting to Cause Death or Serious Bodily Injury to an Animal and disorderly persons offenses of Abandonment of a Domestic Animal, Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Failure to Provide Proper Shelter.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Animal cruelty, Highlands, Highlands Police Department, Jennifer Vaz, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, Monmouth SCPA, River, Shrewsbury River | 2 Comments »
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office announced via social media that Aaron D. Davis, 36, of Long Branch is wanted for leaving a caged dog, now named River, on the banks of the Shrewsbury River in Highlands on the morning of July 30th.
Anyone who has any information on the whereabouts of Aaron Davis or that may have witnessed anything, please notify the Monmouth County SPCA Animal Cruelty Hot Line 877-898-7297 or alternatively, the Highlands Police Department at 732-872-1158. #mcponjArt Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Aaron D Davis, Aaron Davis, Animal cruelty, Highlands, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, River | Comments Off on Long Branch Man Wanted For Leaving Caged Dog To Drown
A Good Samaritan recused a young male pit bull/mix that had been left in a cage on the shoreline of the Shrewsbury River in Highlands on Monday morning, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying the dog’s owner or any witnesses to the potential animal cruelty case. Please call the MCPO Animal Cruelty Hot Line 877-898-7297 or notify the Highlands Police Dept. at (732) 872-1224.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Animal cruelty, Highlands, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Monmouth County SPCA | Comments Off on Good Samaritan in Highlands saves dog from drowning, Authorities seek information
Drunk Brooklyn dentist was driving on the wrong side of the highway
Michael Gustafson, 66, the owner of Mike’s Bikes Shop at Route 36 and Ave D in Atlantic Highlands, was pronounced dead early Saturday morning at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, following a motor vehicle crash that occurred at the Middletown/Highlands border on Route 36, according to a statement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Anthony F. Sarlo, 62, a dentist from Brooklyn was driving a 2015 Jeep Cherokee westbound in the eastbound lane of Route 36 when he crashed into Gustafson who was driving eastbound in a 2017 Honda Fit at approximately 12:46 a.m. Both the Highlands and Middletown Police Departments responded to the crash, according to a Highlands law enforcement source. The Middletown PD handled the initial investigation.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey, News | Tags: Agent Reginald Grant, Anthony F Sarlo, Anthony F Sarlo DMD, Atlantic Highlands, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Dentist, Driving while intoxicated, Highlands, Michael Gustafson, Middletown, Mike's Bikes Shop, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, Sergeant Cliff O'Hara | 8 Comments »
Twelve veterans of the U. S. Army 6-9 Calvary, 1st Division, and the family of one of the troop’s fallen, are guests of the American Legion Post 143 in Highlands this Memorial Day Weekend. On Saturday the group served as Co-Grand Marshals for the borough’s annual Memorial Day Parade.
Veteran Tim Hallgring was inspired to bring the true meaning of Memorial Day to the annual celebration when the parade committee asked him to be the Grand Marshall. Hallgring and members of the community raised over $12,000 via gofundme to bring the soldiers/brothers to Highlands and provide their food and lodging while they are here. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 27th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Highlands, Memorial Day, Monmouth County News | Tags: 6-9 Calvary, Alex Alexeeva, Anthony Ewing, Daniel Markham, Ernest Gonzalez, Hershel Beard, Highlands, Iraq War, James Somners, John Richter, Kyle Aines, Kyle Link, Kyle West, Memorial Day, Memorial Day 2007, Memorial Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend 2018, Michael Acevedo, Miguel Castro, Operation Enduring Freedom, Patrick Ziegler, Sgt Jonathan Markham, SSG Andrew Clark, Stacey Markham, Tim Hallgring, Todd Wetsel | 3 Comments »
It is a love story like you’d find in a Nancy Meyers romantic comedy – if Myers was into social media and anime. Boy matches with girl on Tinder, boy messages girl a picture of his “Gundam,” girl is impressed, boy and girl date and get engaged. That’s the story shared by one Middletown woman whose… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Elizabeth Howley, Gundam, Highlands, John Grasso, Middletown, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on A Monmouth millennial romance: He showed her his ‘Gundam’ and a social media love story ensued
The unofficial machine tally in the non-partisan election is Ryan 683, Braswell 558. Greg Wells got 406 votes, former Mayor Frank Nolan 274 and John Colbeg 108Posted: November 7th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Highlands, Ken Braswell, Rosemary Ryan | Comments Off on Braswell and Ryan Win in Highlands