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Uncle and nephew admit to committing October 2019 Howell slaying

Omar Rivera-Rojas and his nephew Alberto Rojas-Hernandez have pleaded guilty to first degree aggravated manslaughter charges stemming from a 2019 slaying in Howell, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Sept 25. On Sept. 23, before state Superior Court Judge Marc C. LeMieux, sitting in Freehold, Rivera-Rojas, also known...
HOWELL, NJ

Tri-Town News Datebook, Sept. 28

• Learn what it takes to be a ghost hunter and see the sophisticated gear that helps to spot spectres. New Jersey Paranormal Investigations will take you to the dark side at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St., Toms River, at 7 p.m. Oct. 17. The program will be led by NJPI founder Barry Ruggiero, who has researched hair-raising occurrences for more than 12 years. Registration at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events is required to attend this free program. Details: 732-349-6200.
TOMS RIVER, NJ

Monmouth County News Briefs, Sept. 21

Monmouth County Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone has released the following statement regarding making Sept. 11 an official holiday:. “On behalf of the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners, I am calling on state and federal legislators to make Sept. 11 an official holiday to honor the victims, first responders, volunteers and all who were affected by the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ

Our marvelous, mysterious, migrating monarchs

To the casual observer, the flight of monarch butterflies may seem as random as a puff of wind. In backyards and gardens, they flutter from flower to flower until the wind lifts them off again in a new direction. But these beautiful insects, with their stunning orange and black wing...
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Tri-Town News Datebook, Sept. 21

• Actor, writer and stand-up comedian Paul Reiser will perform at the Jay and Linda. Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River, on Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Vance Gilbert will open the evening. Tickets are $35 to $55. Reiser has. received multiple Emmy, Golden...
TOMS RIVER, NJ

Jackson council appoints Samara O’Neill to fill open seat on governing body

JACKSON — The members of the Jackson Township Council have appointed Samara Porter O’Neill to an open seat on the governing body. During the Sept. 13 meeting of the mayor and council, O’Neill’s name was placed into nomination and Township Council President Martin Flemming, Vice President Andrew Kern and Councilman Nino Borrelli voted “yes” to appoint her.
JACKSON, NJ