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Breaking: Occupants Trapped in Motor Vehicle Accident on Parkway

May 8, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - An accident on  Garden State Pkwy express lanes at Northbound mile marker 112.9 has been reported as of about 5pm.

Police reporting that the vehicle up on the guardrail, engine is in the right shoulder. Heavy entrapment is involved according to unverified reports.

Sandy Hook Bay Drowning Claims Life of Scott Sabisch of Glenwood

MIDDLETOWN - Tragedy struck in the surf this past Saturday.

Initially, a call went out for a water rescue in the Sandy Hook Bay. The report was of a man overboard and the Brevent Park rescue boat sprang into action. The boat was reported to be a 38-foot fishing boat. Numerous New York Police Department helicopters converged at the scene. The county dive team was also engaged.

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Trauma Helicopter Sent to Middletown Wreck, 30 Year Old Woman Injured

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Yesterday afternoon at approximately 2:16 p.m. a three-car crash occurred at the intersection of State Route 35 and Crestview Drive in Middletown, said police. A woman, 30 years of age, was seriously injured, requiring a medical evacuation helicopter. According to reports, she was transported to Jersey Shore Trauma Center with unknown injuries.

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Holmdel and Hazlet First Aid Squads: Coordinated Efforts Helps Save Lives

HOLMDEL, NJ - Holmdel Fire and Rescue Company #2 shared its appreciation for teamwork during a recent call at the busy and often dangerous intersection of Laurel Avenue and Route 35. With business entrances and exits so close to the intersection, there are many close calls and, on occasion, accidents.

"At 10am, Wednesday morning, Holmdel First Aid Squad responded to the intersection ...

Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Car on Route 35 in Middletown is Identified.

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - According to the Middletown Police Department, the pedestrian killed as the result of being struck by a car, at the intersection of Route 35 and Navesink River Road Tuesday evening, has been identified as William McAvoy, 62.

McAvoy, a Middletown resident, died after being struck by a vehicle in the northbound lanes of Route 35, according to Middletown PD. 

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Four Car Crash in Holmdel on Route 35, Two Hospitalized.

HOLMDEL, NJ - Holmdel Police Department and First Aid responded to an automobile crash on April 7th at approximately 10:00 a.m. Two individuals remain hospitalized following the crash involving four vehicles on Route 35 and Laurel Avenue. 

Reports indicate that a vehicle traveling north on Route 35, went through a red light and struck a vehicle traveling on Laurel Avenue.

Middletown Fire Destroys Home on Dakota Avenue

A devastating fire, reported to result in a fatality, enveloped a home in Middletown on Friday evening. The home at Dakota Ave became engulfed in flames with multiple departments responding. Initial reports came out at about 8pm. Major crimes unit and medical examiner were requested. 

According to a report at app.com,  "on Friday night, the municipal fire marshal’s ...

Hazlet TD Bank Robbery Reported, Search Underway for Perpetrator.

HAZLET, NJ: TAPinto received a report at 2:40 pm today, that there was a bank robbery at TD Bank in Hazlet. Reports stated police were searching for the perpetrator who had taken off. The search is underway around TD Bank Hazlet and Bethany Road. Holmdel police are assisting Hazlet PD at this time. Details will be updated as they come in. Try to avoid area as there is an ...


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NJ Reports Vaccination Data by Town; Murphy Gives Latest COVID Numbers, Says NFL Games Could Have Greater Capacity in the Fall

May 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15. Murphy added that the New Jersey Dept. of Health is currently ...

Middletown Township Committee Introduces 2021 Budget with 0% Municipal Tax Rate Increase

May 6, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The Middletown Township Committee introduced its $84.4 million budget with a zero percent municipal tax rate increase at the Monday, May 3rd Township Committee Workshop Meeting.

The proposed 2021 municipal budget represents an ongoing commitment to minimizing costs while maximizing tax dollars and services. Despite a loss in revenue due to the ongoing COVID-19 ...

Riverview Medical Center Foundation Welcomes Fred Voccola to Board of Trustees.

Red Bank, NJ – May 4, 2021 – Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Fred Voccola to the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

“We are delighted to welcome Fred to this incredibly strong board of trustees,” says Todd Shellenberger, executive director, Riverview Medical Center Foundation.

Bayshore Medical Center Earns Accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers of the American College of Surgeons

HOLMDEL, NJ - Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center has received accreditation from The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

To achieve NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, ...


Mar 24, 1962 - Apr 11, 2021
Ellen Marie Gerlich of Spring Lake Heights, NJ, age 59, died of complications from COVID-19 ...
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Dec 1, 1935 - Apr 29, 2021
Philip DeStasio, 85, of Middletown, NJ passed away Thursday surrounded by his family. Philip was ...
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Feb 12, 1957 - Apr 22, 2021
Gregory Gary Fiederowicz, 64 of Holmdel died peacefully at home on Thursday April 22, 2021.  ...
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Dec 26, 1953 - Apr 17, 2021
Herman H. Lee (李海羅), 67 of Morganville, died at Vitas Hospice with his family by his side, on ...
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Sep 22, 1947 - Apr 6, 2021
Alice Regina Houston of Holmdel passed away at age 73 on April 6, 2021 following a three-month-long ...
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Mar 3, 1941 - Apr 2, 2021
We lost our beloved Father, Grandfather, Samir Jacob on April 2, 2021 at the age ...
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