News Transcript Datebook, Aug. 17

• Pink Ribbons of Central New Jersey will host a membership breakfast at 9 a.m. Aug. 19 at Applebee’s, 55 Route 9 South (Manalapan Epicentre), Manalapan. Area residents are invited to renew their membership or to join, enjoy breakfast and chat with other members. The group will discuss its upcoming calendar. Pink Ribbons is an affiliate of Susan G. Komen. Its purpose is to raise funds through charitable events for the fight against breast cancer. RSVP to Helene Cohen at 732-577-0303.
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Tri-Town News Datebook, Aug. 17

• Guitarist and singer Gary Nokes will perform “Sounds of the Shore” at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, at 2 p.m. Aug 20. Nokes will perform classic beach ballads, nautical numbers and coastal country favorites. Registration at is required to attend this free program.
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Examiner Datebook, Aug. 17

• The Monmouth County Park System will host Enviro-Quest on Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. at Clayton Park, Upper Freehold Township, meet in the Emley’s Hill Road parking lot; and on Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. at Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone Township, meet in the Agress Road parking lot. Follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the park system naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in a mini-nature lesson, activity or walk for 30 to 60 minutes of nature-based fun. Free. Details: 732-842-4000.

Independent Datebook, Aug. 17

• Monmouth County officials have scheduled paper shredding events so residents have the opportunity to dispose of old documents and confidential files safely. All shredding events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations: Aug. 20, Aberdeen Municipal Building, 1 Aberdeen Square; Sept. 10, Union Beach Recycling Center, 1400 Florence Ave.; and Nov. 12, Middletown North High School, 63 Tindall Drive, Middletown. County residents may shred up to 100 pounds of documents. Large binder clips must be removed from documents; staples and paper clips can remain. Information about the paper shredding events and recycling can be found in the recycling section of the county’s website,, or call 732-683-8686, ext. 8967.

Hopewell Township police blotter

A 23-year-old Philadelphia man was charged with possession of a fraudulent government document following a motor vehicle stop on Route 579 Aug. 7. He was found to be operating the vehicle with an alleged fictitious temporary registration. He was processed and released. A 48-year-old Hopewell Township man was charged with...

Princeton police blotter

A 27-year-old Princeton man was apprehended on an outstanding warrant from Bucks County, Pa., following a motor vehicle stop on Stockton Street Aug. 7. Police conducted a motor vehicle stop for an alleged tinted window violation and the man allegedly was driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was processed and taken to the Mercer County Correction Center, pending extradition to the Bucks County Sheriff’s Department.

Sayreville Borough Council approves bond ordinances, resolutions, shared service agreements

SAYREVILLE – The Sayreville Borough Council has approved a number of bond ordinances, resolutions and shared service agreements. During a recent meeting, council members adopted a $3.6 million bond ordinance appropriating the funds for the road improvements. The bond ordinance also authorizes the issuance of $3.42 million in bonds or notes to help finance the appropriation.

The State We’re In: Hot temperatures, cooling trees

Like many New Jersey summers in recent years, this one has been a scorcher. For five consecutive days in Newark in late July, temperatures exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit, setting new heatwave records for the city. Other cities throughout this state we’re in sizzled as well. In the midst of...

Morris Habitat For Humanity: Elie family set to ‘put down roots’ in Old Bridge

OLD BRIDGE – In a few short weeks, the Elie family will start “putting down roots” in the township. The journey to their first home on Norwood Avenue came with partnerships – Blair Schleicher Wilson, executive director at Morris Habitat For Humanity (MHfH), Old Bridge Mayor Owen Henry, Tom Hayes, director of community relations at New Jersey Natural Gas, Tom Wescoe, director of construction at MHfH, Mark Odenwelder, director of program development at MHfH – and literally a village of 450 volunteers, who put in 3,500 hours.

Metuchen enters shared service with Rutgers University for police dispatch

METUCHEN – For Police Chief Arthur Flaherty, a single seat police dispatch was essentially “a bad situation” waiting to happen. “We have evolved from a town of 12,800 to a town of 17,000 right now,” he said. “We are putting in 240 more condos and a 30-acre park. We are going to be near [a population of] 20,000 in two and a half square miles. It’s dense and with Edison growing exponentially … we’ve gotten very busy.”

Old Bridge man allegedly attempted to pass in ‘no-passing zone’ during fatal crash in Hillsborough

A 20-year-old Old Bridge man has been charged with reckless vehicular homicide following a fatal crash in Hillsborough, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Hillsborough Township Chief of Police Michael McMahon. Jaden Brandon Ramos was...