Saturday, April 6, 2013
Death of local publisher, former Asbury Park H.S. coach, spurs family to action
Pancreatic cancer killed Frank Cushion, 67, on March 12 – a mere two months after his diagnosis. After his death, his family and friends are rallying to help the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network find a cure and support patients harmed by the disease. Amy Ravallo, Frank’s daughter, has organized a team, "Frankie's Fighters," in her father’s honor to participate in the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s PurpleStride run/walk in New York City on April 20. The 76 members of Frankie’s Fighters have placed as the fifth largest fundraising team for PurpleStride 2013. Frank published “Homes & Land Magazine” in Monmouth and Ocean Counties with his wife, Nancy, for 27 years. Before he focused on the real estate magazine, Frank was a teacher …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Fire started around 1:45 a.m. on Smith Drive.
Improperly discarded smoking materials are the likely culprits in an early morning Sunday fire on Smith Drive, according to Point Pleasant Fire Chief Dan Mulligan. Police and fire crews responded to the home around 1:45 a.m., and the fire took about 20 minutes to put out, Mulligan said. The fire began in a second-floor bedroom, and the blaze left the home uninhabitable, he said. Police escorted the homeowners from the house, and no one was injured. One of the residents lost medications in the fire, and was brought to an area hospital to refilll their prescriptions, Mulligan said. The fire department was assisted by Point Pleasant Police, the Point Boro First Aid Squad, and the Herbertsville Fire Company as the Fast Team. The Ocean County …
Monday, November 5, 2012
'Heavy smoke conditions' reported
Two people were taken to the hospital for injuries that are not severe following a fire on Oak Road in Point Pleasant Borough earlier this evening. Point Borough Fire Chief Daniel Mulligan said the department was dispatched to a fire with "heavy smoke" conditions around 7 p.m. Fire companies from Herbertsville, Point Beach, and Laurelton, as well as Point Boro First Aid Squad members responded. As fire crews were responding to Oak Road, an alarm sounded on a home on Pocahontas Avenue, but there was no fire at the address, Mulligan said. The Ocean County fire marshall's office was investigating the Oak Road fire this evening; Mulligan noted heavy smoke damage to the first floor.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Man leaps from Route 88 Bridge in Point Pleasant late Friday night, found alive several hours later
A man who leaped from the Route 88 Bridge in Point Pleasant late Friday night was found alive on the nearby canal bank a few hours later, said authorities. “I can confirm we did have an adult male jump off the bridge,” said Lt. Michael Colwell of the Point Pleasant Borough Police Department. “We received the call at 11:48 p.m. on Friday night from the bridge tender.” Colwell confirmed that the bridge operator who made the call to police had witnessed the man leap from the bridge. Besides Chief Larry Williams and other officers from the Point Pleasant Borough Police Department, Point Pleasant Borough Fire Company Station 75 and their scuba dive team, the Brick Township Fire Department, the Point Boro First Aid Squad, and the United States …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Most voted for "other"
With tax deadline fast approaching on April 17, we asked you where you like to go for last-minute help. Results were inconclusive. There were 15 people who voted for "other," but never wrote the names of the "others" in the Comments section. In future polls, if you vote for "other," please give us the names of the businesses you prefer in the Comments section. There were two votes for H&R Block on Washington Avenue in Point Beach and no votes for any other business listed.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Point Boro Recreation to also hold "Holiday Zone" party on Dec. 17
The Point Borough Recreation Department will hold "The Mayor's Tree Lighting" on Friday night. The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Community Park, Bridge Avenue. Mayor William Schroeder will welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will arrive by fire truck, and light the tree at 7 p.m. The event will also feature other Christmas characters, such as Santa's elves, the Grinch, Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman. The Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School Fifth Grade Chorus and students from Miss Maryann's School of Dance will also entertain residents. The Recreation Department will provide goody bags for children. The Point Pleasant Chamber of Commerce will sponsor photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. From 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 17, there will be a "…
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Planning a vacation or just a day trip? Patch has all the information on the Shore's best beaches
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Wonder how much it will cost to get on your favorite beach? Stressed about where to park? Debating whether to pack a lunch or head up to the boardwalk? All the answers are right here. Just click each individual beach name for all the essential information on the best Shore spots around the counties. BARNEGAT LIGHT Visitors to Barnegat Light can enjoy both the beautiful beach as well as BarnegatLighthouse State Park, home to "Old Barney." Seasonal beach badges are currently available for $25. The price increases to $35 on June 15. Senior citizens, ages 65 and older, can purchase a seasonal pass for $10. Weekly badges also are available at a rate of $20 — with a week being defined as running from Saturday to Friday. The daily rate is $5 …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Traffic near old Tally's Dodge slower than usual as work being done
Tarffic is moving a bit slower than usual on a small section of Bridge Avenue in Point Boro as workers try to fix a utility pole that snapped. Crews are working Friday afternoon on a towering pole that snapped on Bridge between Leonard and Patterson roads, in the area of the old Tally's Dodge, a few blocks away from the Lovelandtown Bridge. A tractor-trailer truck making a delivery to a neighboring business apparently collided with low-hanging wires, causing the pole to break, police said.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
After narrowly beating Brazil on Sunday, the national team is only one game away from winning World Cup
The U.S. womens' soccer team beat France 3 to 1 in the World Cup on Wednesday afternoon, with the last two goals scored within minutes of each other. The U.S. now advances to the finals, playing again on Sunday. If they beat Japan in Frankfurt, Germany on Sunday, they win the World Cup. U.S. kicker Lauren Cheney got a goal early in the game in Germany, with France coming back shortly after halftime with a goal of their own. The US team, led by Point Borough High School alumnus Christie Rampone, team captain and defender, ended the halftime 1-0, but gave up a goal at 1:10 EST. About 10 minutes later, Rampone stopped a ball headed for the U.S. net. "Rampone to the rescue," quipped one of the ESPN pundits. Rampone was born in Florida, grew up…
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Snow causes cancellations in both districts
Schools in Point Pleasant Borough and Point Pleasant Beach will be closed Thursday, as local and state police urge residents to stay off the roads. Plows were out working early Thursday morning as school and local officials used automated phone systems, school web sites and announcements on radio stations to let residents know schools are closed and to urge them to keep their cars off the streets. Trash and recycling pickups are on normal schedule in both boroughs. State police are reporting that state offices are opening at noon today. State police are also urging drivers to stay home if they can. "If you must drive, be prepared for a long commute and take your emergency kit with you," said Acting State Police Lieutenant Stephen Jones in …