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John Maldjian Faces Charges For Rumson Corona Party

UPDATE: Maldjian’s attorney says there was no corona party and his client will plead not guilty. Read the statement here.

John P. Maldjian, photo via facebook

John P. Maldjian, 54, of 147 Black Point Road in Rumson, has been charged with reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, and two separate charges related to violating the emergency orders, according to a report at NewJerseyGlobe.The charges stem from the corona party Maldijian held at his home on Saturday evening, April 4.

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Rumson emulates Lakewood

UPDATE: John P. Maldjian, a 54 year old attorney, was the host of the party. He has been charged with reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, and two separate charges related to violating the emergency orders, as well as with two Rumson Borough ordinance violations.

Read more here.

A group of about 30 Rumson residents held a Lakewood style corona party at a Black Point Road home on Saturday evening, according to a facebook post by the Borough’s Police Department.

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Welle holds a party in his neighbor’s yard without permission.

If you followed our coverage of Josh Welle while he was running for congress last year, you already know that he is a shameless weirdo who suffers from delusions of grandeur.

The stunt Welle pulled in Rumson last weekend is downright bizarre.   He held a party in his neighbor’s backyard without her permission. Kathleen Patchell Manning returned home from church to find that Welle and his guests had set up a party with tables, chairs, grills and a badminton net while she was worshiping.  Manning’s trampoline was moved within her property to be closer to the Welle action.

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Posted: August 20th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , | 6 Comments »

Welle not likely to run for local or state office

Josh Welle using free Wifi at Panera Bread in Ocean Township last month

In a podcast published last week, former congressional candidate Josh Welle said that if he runs for election again it will likely be for a national office and that it would likely be in 4-6 years.

Last December after he became the 20th Democrat to lose to Congressman Chris Smith, Welle told NJGlobe that he was considering a run for State Assembly  in the 13th district to replace retiring Assemblywoman Amy Handlin.

Monmouth County Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger received the GOP endorsement for Handlin’s seat at a convention in Freehold yesterday.  Democrats are set to endorse their candidates next Saturday.  Welle’s name is not in the mix for Assembly, according to a Democrat who doesn’t want to be known for talking to MMM. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 10th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Rumson cops ‘begging people to stay off the ice’ after 2 boys fall into river

Two boys fell through the ice on the Navesink River in Rumson on Monday afternoon, prompting police to issue a plea for people to stay clear of the dangerous conditions. “We are begging people to stay off the ice — begging them,” Rumson police Chief Scott Paterson said said. “It looks safe but it’s not. They… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge will be closed overnight Thursday through Friday morning

Murphy’s Tavern and Val’s Tavern in Rumson are likely to have a better night on Thursday than Tommy’s Tavern and Tap Room and Woody’s Grille in Sea Bright due to the fact that the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge (S-32) will close for maintenance at 8 p.m.  The bridge will reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday morning.

Uber drivers are advised that the best route to Sea Bright from Rumson is via the Oceanic Bridge into Middletown, right onto Locust Point Road and  right on Locust Ave over the bridge to Navesink Ave (by  the brick church).  Make a right on Navesink and another right on Route 36 in Highlands.  Take Route 36 over the Capt Joe Azzolina Bridge and you’re in Sea Bright.   McCloone’s and Tommy’s will be down the road on your right.

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Posted: March 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge will be closed overnight Thursday through Friday morning

Monmouth County Launches Flooding Awareness Program

John Szeliga, Verizon; Middletown Mayor Gerald Scharfenberger; Monmouth County Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso; Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden; Capt. Jay Steingold of Naval Weapons Station Earle; FEMA Region II Administrator Michael Moriarty and Tony MacDonald Director of the Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute.

John Szeliga, Verizon; Middletown Mayor Gerald Scharfenberger; Monmouth County Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso; Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden; Capt. Jay Steingold of Naval Weapons Station Earle; FEMA Region II Administrator Michael Moriarty and Tony MacDonald Director of the Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute.

A countywide collaboration with Monmouth County’s government, FEMA, Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute, New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, National Park Service, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve at Rutgers University, Navy Weapons Station Earle, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Verizon designed to raise the public’s awareness of flood risks and to encourage the mitigation of those risks was launched this morning in Middletown with the installation of a High Water Mark (HWM) sign at the Belford Ferry Terminal.

FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program’s High Water Mark awareness program gives participating municipalities Community Rating System (CRS) points which result in residents of the community getting a break on their flood insurance premiums.

Municipal participation is voluntary and there is no cost to the towns for participating.

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Posted: June 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Expected Pot Delivery Turns Into Armed Robbery In Atlantic Highlands

assetContentTwo Atlantic Highlands residents were surprised on Thursday when the the guys they ordered marijuana from pulled a gun and pepper spray, robbed them of $265 and fled the scene.

The victims, who were not named in Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni’s press release, called the Atlantic Highlands Police Department.   The Sea Bright Police Department spotted the robber’s vehicle on Ocean Avenue a short while later and followed the perps into Rumson. The Atlantic Highlands PD arrested the men in Rumson.

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Posted: December 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Expected Pot Delivery Turns Into Armed Robbery In Atlantic Highlands

Rumson native bound for Oxford as Rhodes Scholar

Evan Soltas. photo via twitter

Evan Soltas. photo via twitter

RUMSON — In 2012, Rumson native and Princeton University student Evan Soltas started an economics website that earned him a job with Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog at The Washington Post. Three years later, it has led him to a Rhodes Scholarship to pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University. The 22-year-old New Jersey man was one of 32… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Rumson | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Rumson native bound for Oxford as Rhodes Scholar

Rumson Cop Who Beat DWI Charge Is Suing To Get His Job Back

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Damien Brennan

Damien Brennan, a former Rumson Police Sergeant, is asking the Monmouth County Superior Court to force the Borough and its Police Department to give him his gun and badge back.

Brennan, 38 of Howell, was terminated on August 11 of this year after an Internal Affairs inquiry into the single-car traffic accident he had on in the early hours of September 20, 2014 when he left the Dublin House in Red Bank to report to his off-duty assignment protecting Bruce Springsteen’s unoccupied Rumson home.   According to reports on RedBankGreen, Brennan crashed his Chevy Camaro into a dumpster behind Fisher Diamonds at the corner of White and Broad Streets.

The Red Bank Police charged Brennan with DWI.   He pleaded guilty to Reckless Driving and received a 60 day drivers license suspension after his attorney, Peter O’Mara, argued that the blood sample evidence taken at Riverview Medical Center after the accident should be ruled inadmissible because the Red Bank Police did not obtain a warrant for the blood, according to RedBankGreen.

In his suit against Rumson, Brennan blamed his car accident on Meniere’s Disease, a disorder of unknown cause that manifests with spontaneous  episodes of vertigo — a sensation of a spinning motion — along with fluctuating hearing loss, ringing in the ear, and sometimes a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear.

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Posted: September 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Rumson | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »