Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Local charities received more than $41,000 in block grants.
Meals on Wheels, Providence House and a variety of local charities serving Brick Township received $41,154 in federal grants, but those grants were smalller than past years, officials said. Community Development Block Grants, which are provided to municipalities through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, are distributed to community groups after the local governments identify social needs. The grants were announced at a Township Council meeting Tuesday night, where many residents had pointed out shortcomings in the social "safety net" after Hurricane Sandy left many residents without power. Dottie's House, a provider of transitional housing for domestic violence victims, received $8,200 and was this year's largest grant…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Mayor says he's just waiting for state approval
Brick hopes to allow its barrier island residents and property owners to be able to drive to their properties in their own vehicles "soon," but the township needs state approval first. "We hope it will be soon, we hope it's within days," said Mayor Stephen Acropolis, on a bus tour Thursday of many of the township's Sandy-ravaged waterfront and low-lying sections. "We're just waiting for some construction work to be cleared, for Route 35 to be opened and for approval from the state Department of Transportation." On Thursday morning, Acropolis, Police Chief Nils Bergquist, other police officers and the National Guard traveled by police-escorted bus with a limited number of media to tour the township's barrier island and other damaged areas …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
William Scott Steiner Jr. perished in Sunday night crash
William Scott Steiner Jr., 75, is the Brick man who died when his car crashed in Point Borough on Sunday night, said Borough Police Chief Larry Williams. Steiner had crashed his car into a traffic light and utility pole at the corner of Bridge and Bay avenues at about 9:35 p.m. Sunday, Williams had said. No other car was involved in the accident, he said. The victim had been pronounced dead at Ocean Medical Center, Brick, where he was transported by the Point Boro First Aid Squad, Williams said. "The victim, who was alone at the time of the accident, struck the control box for the traffic light as well as a utility pole," Williams said. The accident is being investigated by Police Officer Brad McNally and Detective Michelle Hill. …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Brick's portion of Route 35 patrolled by police officers, crossing guards all summer long
The barrier island staple of traveling on foot or by beach cruiser bike has been a way of life for many, as natives and tourists find it easier than trying to drive Route 35 and find parking. But is the mix of resort towns, a busy Route 35 straightaway, and heavy pedestrian traffic a safe one? On the night of June 17, a 17-year-old pedestrian was struck in a hit-and-run incident while walking south on the east side of Route 35 northbound near Silver Beach Road. The teen was critically injured. It was the most serious collision between pedestrian and vehicle known on the barrier island this season. Brick guards, police on patrol However, the state only controls so much. The funding and number of crossing guards and police officer stations …
Sunday, March 6, 2011
State Police confirm the crash near mile-marker 89.2 southbound.
A 39-year-old Lacey Township woman was killed early Sunday morning in a one-car accident on the Garden State Parkway, according to State Police spokesman Sgt. Julian Castellanos. Penelope Jones-Scarpa, of the Forked River section of Lacey Township, was pronounced dead at 3:25 a.m., according to police sources. She was the single mother of two who was on her way home from work. The Toms River Police Department also responded to the accident, where police found the women's car off the highway, where it apparenetly struck a line of trees. First arriving State Police officers first reported three victims of the accident as DOA (dead on arrival) at mile-marker 89.2 in the southbound lanes of the Parkway. But police later said there was one…
Friday, January 21, 2011
Bagpipes, a riderless horse and tears for the slain Lakewood officer
Many echoed the phrase "remember him" Friday as Lakewood Police Officer Chris Matlosz was laid to rest. In that spirit, Patch.com has put together a slideshow of images to capture a day of pageantry and sadness for the slain 27-year-old, who was a Manchester resident and Howell High School graduate. Click on the video icon to view the slideshow.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
No morning BEST program
Brick Township schools will be delayed by 90 minutes Tuesday morning.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Crockam apprehended in Camden by state and federal 'high risk entry' teams, taken to Ocean County Jail in Toms River
The suspect in the murder of a Lakewood police officer was captured Sunday during an early morning “high-risk entry” in a Camden apartment, ending a two-day manhunt for the killer, authorities said. The suspect, Jahmell Crockam, 19, is accused of killing Chris Matlosz, a 27-year-old Lakewood police officer from Manchester who was a Howell High School alumnus, authorities said. A viewing will be held Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Lakewood Funeral Home in Howell. A funeral Mass will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Lake Church on Route 9 in Lakewood. A candlelight vigil for Matlosz will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in front of the Lakewood Police Headquarters at 231 Third Street. Police arrested Crockam at 6:30 a.m. Sunday …
Monday, December 27, 2010
Deliveries were a mixed bag as snow hampers drivers.
Toms River residents anxious for Christmas credit card bills to start arriving in their mailboxes today, or hoping to return a wrong-size, wrong-color or wrong-preference gift via FedEx, can blame 27 inches of fluffy white stuff for putting the kabosh on their plans. Some couldn't even raise a live body on the phone at Toms River branch of the U.S. Post Office, or at Silverton Pharmacy, a USPS vendor. "A lot of deliveries were suspended in those areas today," said Ray Daiutolo Sr., USPS spokesman for the region that includes Toms River. "Employees had a hard time getting to work and getting mail to the post offices there. There may have been some deliveries made, but not much." Want to get mail on Tuesday? Make sure access to your curbside…
NJ Transit bus service remains suspended. Trash collection canceled Monday. Ocean Ride buses canceled.
An ongoing list of snow cancellations and weather condition reports for Monday, Dec. 27. Post your updates to our story comments section, below. Last update: 9 a.m. Dec. 27.