OLD BRIDGE — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they say attempted to lure two kids into his car with snacks and fidget spinners at the Quick Check in the Laurence Harbor section of the township Thursday. The man approached the kids inside the store on Cliffwood Avenue, police said on… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 29th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Luring, Old Bridge, Old Bridge Police, Police, Quick Check, Quick Chek | Comments Off on Man tried to lure kids at Quick Chek with fidget spinners, cops say
Tenneyson D. Fairclough, 37, of Old Bridge, was arrested by Aberdeen Township Police on December 24 and charged with shooting a Somerset County man on December 23 outside the Masonic Lodge in the Township, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.
Aberdeen Police responded to a report of shots fired at the Masonic Lodge at 9:53 p.m. on Thursday night. Upon their arrival, officers did not find a victim. A local hospital later notified police that a male gunshot victim was being treated at their facility. The victim was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and was later released.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Aberdeen, Monmouth County News | Tags: Aberdeen, Aberdeen Police Department, Matawan, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, Old Bridge, Tenneyson D. Fairclough | Comments Off on Old Bridge Man Charged In Aberdeen Shooting
Laurie Hernandez, the 16-year-old whose vivid expressions have earned her the nickname the “Human Emoji,” will be taking her big smile and flashy moves to Rio next month. The 16-year-old Hernandez was named to the U.S. gymnastics team on Sunday night after a dazzling performance in the team trials in San Jose, Calif., becoming the first… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 11th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: News | Tags: Human Emoji, Laurie Hernandez, New Jersey, Old Bridge, Rio Olympics, U.S. Olympic Team | Comments Off on Old Bridge N.J. gymnast Laurie Hernandez named to Olympic team
OLD BRIDGE — A raccoon found in a township resident’s yard May 28 has tested positive for the rabies virus, according to the Middlesex County Office of Health Services. It is the second rabid raccoon in Old Bridge in 2016 and the fifth in Middlesex County, Lester Jones, the county health officer, said. The raccoon was… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 7th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: New Jersey, Old Bridge, Rabies alert | Comments Off on Rabid raccoon in Old Bridge is 5th infected with virus in Middlesex this year
Stephen Fedorka, 33, of the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge Towship, was arrested on Sunday and charged in the Armed Robbery that occurred at the Santander Bank branch at 2985 Route 35, Hazlet, on Wednesday, October 28, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
The Hazlet Police Department was contacted at approximately 9:46 a.m. on October 28 and responded to the Santander Bank located at 2985 State Highway 35, Hazlet, New Jersey, for a reported robbery. The suspect was described as a white male possibly in his 30’s, approximately 5’9”, wearing dark blue or black sweatshirt and dark colored jeans. The suspect entered the bank and handed a note to a bank teller demanding money and indicating that he possessed a gun. The suspect then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of United States currency.
An investigation by the Hazlet PD, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI lead to Fedorka’s arrest in Hazlet on Sunday morning.
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In one of the few area upsets, Old Bridge voters ousted Democrats after 14 years of control by electing Republican Owen Henry to the mayor’s office and his council running mates James Anderson, Eleanor “Debbie” Walker and Brian Cahill.
Henry defeated incumbent Mayor Patrick Gillespe 5,330 to 4,780.Posted: November 9th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Old Bridge | 1 Comment »
By Art Gallagher
Governor Chris Christie unveiled his educational reform package before a full house at a Town Hall meeting in Old Bridge this afternoon.
MoreMonmouthMusings videoed the entire hour and 40 minute meeting which can be viewed via Youtbe in eight segments in the page in the upper right hand corner entitled Governor Christie’s Education Town Hall Meeting, Old Bridge, September 29, 2010.
Here’s a preview:
Here is the Governor’s press release:
Governor’s education reforms challenge the status quo by putting student achievement first, empowering parents and rewarding teachers
Trenton, NJ – Only days after joining Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to announce a bipartisan education reform plan for Newark schools, Governor Chris Christie continued to provide the strong leadership needed to advance a reform agenda for public education throughout the State of New Jersey. Speaking with families and community leaders at a town hall in Old Bridge, Governor Chris Christie unveiled the first pieces of a far-reaching reform agenda to improve New Jersey public schools by challenging the status quo and transforming a system that has fallen short of the needs of parents and children.
Despite some of the highest levels of education spending in the entire nation, New Jersey’s public schools continue to confront a critical achievement gap that shortchanges our children. For example, the achievement gap between wealthy and low-income 8th graders in math is nearly the same as it was 19 years ago; the gap between at–risk 4th graders and those not at–risk has remained nearly unchanged over the past 13 years. Likewise, New Jersey’s education system has failed to prepare vast numbers of students with the critical skills required to be competitive in college or the workforce. In 2009, nearly 30 percent of all 8th graders statewide lacked basic math skills.
Governor Christie’s Reform Agenda will bring necessary and long overdue reform to the public education system by making teacher effectiveness and student achievement the driving forces behind public policies and practices. The first step toward innovation in the public school system means focusing on accountability.
“As a proud product of New Jersey’s public schools, I want nothing more than to see our public education system give our children the quality education they deserve,” said Governor Christie. “Yet, if we are to be successful in our reform efforts, we must be honest about our shortcomings, candid about our failures, and open to the necessary reforms that are crucial to bringing positive change and innovation to our classrooms, no matter their zip code.
“For too long we have accepted low expectations and failure – particularly in our urban school districts – which has stolen hope from generations of New Jersey families. Today, we begin to put an end to the cycle of inaction by challenging the status quo, demanding more for our children and restoring the promise of a brighter future for every one of our communities,” Governor Christie concluded.
Governor Christie is proposing reforms to reward innovative and effective teaching, expand opportunities for New Jersey’s best teachers, and put student achievement at the center of educator evaluations. Governor Christie is challenging the education establishment with reforms to:
· Promote Innovative and Effective Teaching by Valuing Student Achievement Over Seniority.
· Demand Accountability and Results for New Jersey’s Children with Data-Supported Evaluations.
· Expand Opportunities for Great Teachers to Succeed.
· Ensure Our Children Have Well-Prepared Teachers.
Governor Christie also recognizes that through empowerment, parents can becomes better advocates for quality education for their children and increase accountability in our schools. The Governor’s reforms will work to:
· Engage Families in Their Children’s Education with Improved Access to Information.
· Improve Outreach and Communications Efforts to Parents and Families.
Governor Christie’s Education Reform Plan can be found here .
Executive Order #42 can be found here.Posted: September 28th, 2010 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Education, Reform Agenda | Tags: Education Reform Agenda, Governor Chris Christie, Old Bridge, Town Hall | Comments Off on Governor Chris Christie Announces Educational Reforms
Governor Chris Christie will hold a town hall meeting in Old Bridge today, 3PM at the Richard Allen Cooper Civic Center, 1 Old Bridge Plaza. Doors will open at 2:30.
The Governor is expected to announce a series of education reforms including pay and tenue for teachers and school vouchers.Posted: September 28th, 2010 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Education | Tags: Chris Christe, Education, Old Bridge, Town Hall | Comments Off on Christie Town Hall In Old Bridge Today