Thursday, December 6, 2012
Access to the barrier island was announced late yesterday and traffic was light early today.
Contractors and residents were able to return to the barrier island on Thursday, Dec. 6, but traffic was light at the Mantoloking Road checkpoint at the foot of the Mantoloking Bridge in Brick. A Brick Township police officer at the scene said the late afternoon announcement yesterday may have made scheduling contractors and other home repair crews difficult to do on such short notice today. The officer said he expects the checkpoint tomorrow to be much busier. Brick Township residents and contractors are able to return to their homes south of the Mantoloking Bridge but have to be off the barrier island by 4 p.m.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Jahmell Crockam, 19, is accused of killing a Lakewood officer who graduated from Howell High School and lived in Manchester.
Police have filed murder and weapons charges against the suspect in the Friday shooting death of a Lakewood police officer. 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. The charges were announced at a Saturday afternoon press conference in Lakewood by Ocean County prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford. The charges were filed after a police investigation established probable cause, Ford said. Bail will be set at $5 million cash. Crockham goes by the street name of "Sav," short for savage, Ford said. He's considered dangerous and should not be approached. "What was a routine stop suddenly turned deadly," she said. "That …
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Barrella says towns shouldn't be blamed
Governor Chris Christie went too far in criticizing the Brick Township mayor regarding his handling of the blizzard, said Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Vincent Barrella at Saturday's reorganization meeting. Christie should not have said that Brick Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis and "mayors should buck up and take responsibility that they didn't do their jobs," Barrella said, referencing quotes in an article in Saturday's Asbury Park Press. "He shouldn't have told Mayor Acropolis to buck up," Barrella said. "The mayor and I know each other. We're not on each other's Christmas card lists, but we're not political adversaries either. If he said something, it's true." Apparently, Christie was not happy that Acropolis had criticized how the state had …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Is this the best time of year?
- Tom Davis
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Is the snow season really the happiest season of all? "Sara C." said she didn't get a Brick plow until 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. The snow fell on Sunday. Her husband missed three days of work because he was too busy clearing it all out. "What do we pay taxes for?" she wrote. "No one cares about the people who live behind the 7-Eleven off of Chambersbridge Road in Brick." "Kelly," another Brick resident, said she had to walk through four feet of snow drifts to be picked up for work on Midstreams Road. "I saw a plow on the next street over on a plowed road - I begged him to go one street over and plow my road," she said. Did it work? "His plow would not be able to move the snow since it's so high!!!!!!" And it's not just in Brick, where a litany …
Saturday, November 20, 2010
It's Good to Be Back in Brick Township
Beyond the tree-lined roads and horse farms, and far away from the traffic that routinely packed the Laurelton Circle, my father made his living, one day at a time. It wasn't always easy getting out of bed at 5 a.m. every day, for 20 years, and facing a few hundred chatty kids who packed the small classrooms of the aging Herbertsville Elementary School. Stan Davis was a teacher, then principal of a school that was so crowded, there wasn't enough room for an all-purpose room. Gym class and lunch were always held in the classrooms, right at the students' desks. But my father got up every day, anyway, for 20 years, and he didn't really ever want to let go of the old-fashioned simplicity that long defined the Herbertsville section of Brick. "…