Bernard and Linda Ebner accept the Vietnam veteran’s replacement military metals from Congressman Chris Smith
Bernard and Linda Ebner lost their Union Beach home of 47 years and most of their possessions to twelve feet of water during Superstorm Sandy six years ago this week. Among those possession were the medals that Bernard, a Vietnam War veteran, earned during his four years of service.
Congressman Chris Smith presented the Ebners with replacement medals on Tuesday, October 30, during an emotional ceremony in the congressman’s Ocean County office in Plumsted which is nearby the couple’s new home in Whiting.
Henry Cicerale, 59, of Park Avenue in Union Beach, set-up a wireless Internet network at a neighbor’s home and was using that network to access, download, and distribute child pornography. His computers and other digital media devices had hundreds of items of child pornography, an 11 month investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office concluded. Investigators also found an unloaded gun in his home.
Cicerale is charged with second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Distribution of Child Pornography, third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Possession of Child Pornography and second degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. Read the rest of this entry »
The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Legislature honored Bob Burlew, the recently retired code enforcement and construction official for Union Beach and Keyport, at the Freeholders regular meeting which was held in Union Beach last evening.
Burlew is a real life hero to thousands of Bayshore residents who suffered devastating losses in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. His compassion, commitment and encyclopedic knowledge of the government’s byzantine recovery regulations has eased the burden for many throughout the years long rebuilding process.
A 400 lb black bear was shot and killed by the Union Beach Police last night.
At about 10 p.m the UBPD sent out an email alert to residents and posted on facebook that they had located a bear in the area of the 600 block of Edmunds Ave. The email said the 400 lb bear was in a tree. Residents were warned to stay indoors and to keep their pets indoors as well.
Several Union Beach residents reported on facebook that they heard up to eight shots fired.
Jersey Central Power and Light, the electric utility that services Monmouth County, announced today that they have expanded an environmental program to help protect New Jersey’s threatened ospreys.
The company is surveying their poles and other equipment to determine where osprey are nesting—or have given indication of future nesting–and then building new nesting platforms where the birds will not be in danger due to the proximity to electrical equipment. Specialized equipment is installed to divert and discourage ospreys from nesting in potentially hazardous locations.
Two osprey nests within JCP&L’s Monmouth and Ocean service territories, one in Union Beach and another in Brick, were relocated in 2016.
When we first met Joseph Ready, his Sandy-wrecked home in Union Beach was jacked 20 feet in the air, uninhabitable for his family, but open to feral cats and vandals. The cats left bird carcasses on his floors and the vandals clogged the toilet. He was living in a FEMA trailer, paying $850 a month in… Read the rest of this entry »
Joseph J. Gentile, 43, of Broadway in Union Beach, pleaded guilty on Monday to Second Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Distribution of Child Pornography) before Superior Court Judge Ronald Lee Reisner, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Gentile was arrested in March of last year after a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) revealed that Gentile was streaming a video of child pornography on November 23, 2014, over the Omegle network, an online video chat service. He was released on $150,000 bail with no 10% option.
UNION BEACH – For the second time in as many years, the “Spoon Full of Hope” community kitchen, has closed. “Spoon Full of Hope,” a program run through Gateway Church of Christ that was originally opened in 2014 in the former temporary home of Jakeabob’s Off the Bay, served meals to those in need in the… Read the rest of this entry »