Our Hearts Remember

September 13, 2019

BELMAR/SPRING LAKE, NJ — In keeping with the nation’s annual demonstrations of solemn tribute to the victims of September 11, 2001, locally more than 400 runners, joggers, walkers and some bicyclists — with hand flags for men and stem roses for women — participated in the 18th anniversary ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Residents of Belmar’s senior housing building have been holding a 9/11 memorial service since nearly 3,000 people perished in the terror attacks 18 years ago. “And it still hurts.” With those simple, yet poignant words, event organizer Eugene Murray yesterday continued the solemn ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Harvey Keyes was the face of the South Belmar Fire Aid Company for four decades. A call to the volunteer squad usually meant a visit from the lifelong borough resident, who served as its captain numerous times and tirelessly gave his time as an EMT into his 70s. During the past ...

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BELMAR, NJ — “A Party at Dirk’s House” will be held on Saturday evening. Just bring a smile and a memory of Dirk Reitsma, who died on July 24 at age 72. That’s the way he would want everyone to remember him, said his son, Dylan, who is organizing the August 31 gathering of friends and family at ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The father of Avielle Richman, the 6-year-old Sandy Hook School victim whose name lives on at the Belmar Elementary School playground, has died of an apparent suicide, according to law enforcement officials in Newtown, Conn. The body of Jeremy Richman, 49, was found by police on ...

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PARKLAND, FL — Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Stoneman Douglas tragedy. As we reflect on the past year and look towards the future, those of us fortunate enough to call Parkland home are awash in emotions. First and foremost, we continue to grieve as a community. Each significant ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As the nation recently marked the sixth anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, there is a place in Belmar where the memory of one first-grader who died in that tragedy lives on. Belmar Elementary School’s playground is named in honor of 6-year-old Avielle ...

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PARKLAND, FL  — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Allen Hurns, an alumnus of Miami Carol City High School in Florida, has chosen to honor the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims as the NFL season closes out. Hurns wore cleats with all 17 victims’ names written on the side of the shoes, and ...

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  HOLMDEL, NJ — Funeral arrangements have been announced for the Caneiro family — Keith and Jennifer, and their children, Jesse and Sophia — who died on November 20 at their Colts Neck home. A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, December 2 from noon to 3 p.m., followed by a funeral ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and U.S. Coast Guard boats were visible in nearby offshore waters as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin. The tribute comes a ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette — the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years. After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ ...

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