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Authorities Investigating Person Found Dead in Car in Lakewood

Authorities are investigating a person found dead in his vehicle in Lakewood, TLS has learned. The man, said to be approximately 60 years old, was reported missing by family. Today, police located the man dead inside his parked vehicle. Lakewood’s Detective Bureau and CSI are investigating.
Beach Radio

Family Owned And Beloved Bakery Expanding to Freehold, New Jersey

So many of us have childhood memories of the corner bakery. The free smells would waft through the air, summoning you to come inside. No one loves a cannoli more than this girl and now we have another authentic place for you to get the best. Get ready to have powdered sugar all over your clothes, because your first bite is waiting in Freehold, New Jersey.
FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ
thelakewoodscoop.com

Local Resident Nearly Scammed by Fake JCP&L Agent

A local resident was nearly scammed by a fake JCP&L representative, but luckily, he knew how to protect himself. The resident, who realized it was a scam and played along, told TLS the conversation went as follows:. 9:25am:. Call from 732-456-7255. Scammers: Hi, is this <name>? I am calling from...
BRICK, NJ

New Jersey Town Gets Tougher On Car Thieves

Car theft has been a growing concern in many communities over the past few years. We constantly run into the attitude covid and the lockdowns created the problem, a claim which unravels when you look at car theft data nationwide over the past several years. While we can debate what the cause is, the fact is many cities are awash in the problem with no end in sight. That’s why one Marlboro, New Jersey has decided to impose stiffer penalties on car thefts as they continue spiraling out of control.
MARLBORO TOWNSHIP, NJ

Restauranteur awarded lease to operate Avon Pavilion food concession

AVON-BY-THE-SEA — The Board of Commissioners has awarded the Oceanfront Concession lease at the Avon Pavilion to Liam Moloney, who owns Barreli’s Restaurants in Spring Lake and Secaucus. According to a resolution approved as part of the board’s Nov. 28 consent agenda, Mr. Moloney submitted the high bid of $180,000 to operate the food concession at the Pavilion for a term of five years, beginning Jan.
AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ

Historic painting, heated debate: Why Battle of Monmouth canvas has struck a nerve

In the summer of 1937, shortly after his family donated the painting “Washington Rallying the Troops at Monmouth” to the Monmouth County Historical Association, Walter B. Howe wrote a series of letters indicating satisfaction with the decision. "We are very glad to have this painting find a home with the Monmouth County Historical Association where it surely belongs," Howe wrote. ...
MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ
thelakewoodscoop.com

Potential Disaster with Catastrophic Potential Avoided In Lakewood

With the help of many organizations working together, a potential disaster with catastrophic potential was avoided in Lakewood. On November 25, at about 3:00 p.m., a motor vehicle accident occurred at the Currey Building, 220 E. Fourth Street, Lakewood. The accident involved a single motor vehicle and the gas service...

NJ man admits role in 13 armed robberies at stores

A 45-year-old Union County man has admitted to taking part in a string of armed robberies at convenience and liquor stores in New Jersey and New York, according to U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger. Jaime Fontanez, of Elizabeth, pleaded guilty in Newark federal court on Wednesday to charges stemming from the...
UNION COUNTY, NJ

3 New Jersey carjackers quickly busted after stealing ride with flat tire

Their carjacking plot fell flat. A trio of hapless Brooklyn crooks were arrested in New Jersey Wednesday after police said they stole a woman’s car — only to find the vehicle had a flat tire and wouldn’t take them very far. According to a statement from the Englishtown Police Department, a woman was sitting in her 2015 Mazda 3 in the parking lot of a Walgreens on Gordons Corner Road at 9 a.m. when three men approached and forced her out of the vehicle. Cops said the carjackers sped away, driving eastbound on Gordons Corner Road toward Route 9 — still unaware...
ENGLISHTOWN, NJ
thecoaster.net

NJ Transit Ticket Booth in City Closed

Due to construction at the Asbury Park Transportation Center, 801 Springwood Ave. the NJ Transit ticket booth is currently closed and will remain closed for the duration of the project. All ticket purchases should be made at the ticket kiosk on the eastern platform or through the NJ Transit mobile...
ASBURY PARK, NJ
monmouth.edu

Big Pups on Campus: CPS Hosts Puppies and Ice Cream Event

Monmouth University’s Counseling and Prevention Services (CPS) partnered with The Seeing Eye to host a “Puppies and Ice Cream” event, aimed at reducing students’ stress as they approach the last few weeks of the semester. According to their website, the Seeing Eye is a nonprofit organization...
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ
NBC Philadelphia

Billboard Truck Displays Hateful, Anti-Islamic Messages Targeting NJ Mosques

A truck was seen driving around New Jersey displaying digital billboards featuring hateful messages aimed at Islamic centers — leading a town to take action. An unknown driver took the hate on wheels to two Middlesex County mosques to disturb worshippers on Saturday, the 14th anniversary of an attack on Hindus in Mumbai — India’s largest city — by Pakistani radicals that killed nearly 200. The rationale behind the anti-Islamic perplexed some in the community.