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Belmar First Responders Pull 35 Swimmers from Perilous Ocean Waters Over Weekend

September 24, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — Despite a swimming ban on Belmar beaches triggered by dangerous rip currents, 35 people were pulled this weekend from the rough surf by first responders, according to authorities.

Although there were no serious injuries reported, ocean rescues on Sept. 23 and 24 kept the all-volunteer Belmar Water Rescue Team and Belmar First Aid Squad, as well as the police department, ...

Belmar First Responders Pull 35 Swimmers from Perilous Ocean Waters Over Weekend

BELMAR, NJ — Despite a swimming ban on Belmar beaches triggered by dangerous rip currents, 35 people were pulled this weekend from the rough surf by first responders, according to authorities.

Although there were no serious injuries reported, ocean rescues on Sept. 23 and 24 kept the all-volunteer Belmar Water Rescue Team and Belmar First Aid Squad, as well as the police department, ...

Robbery Suspect Flees Getaway Car After Fiery Wreck in Short Hills

SHORT HILLS, NJ — The afternoon calm along Route 124 in Short Hills was broken when police responded to a report of a vehicle on fire Thursday. Police investigating found that a robbery suspect in a 2006 Mercedes Benz fled the mall parking lot after the driver, Marquis Dixon stole a $500.00 necklace from an individual he met through an app, police said.

As Dixon fled the car he ...

Family of Holmdel Boy Who Died on Lacrosse Field Pen Letter to Public

HOLMDEL, NJ — The family of Jack Bailey Clarence Dowd requested that TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck share the following letter from the family. It is reprinted here in its entirety at their request to this publication and they ask that you share it with all who are mourning with them:

We wanted to reach out to all those grieving with us and sending their love and prayers. I know we ...

Boy Scouts’ Sabattis Adventure Camp to Remain Open for Now

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ — The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18, in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure. The board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. 

“Patriots’ Path Council’s ...

Hillsborough: Children's Singer/Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

NEWARK, NJ – Eric. S. Komar, a Hillsborough township resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish Community Centers, camps and conventions nationwide was arrested at his home Tuesday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, according to Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

 Komar, 46, was ...

Holmdel Mourns Teen Who Died After Collapsing at Lacrosse Game

HOLMDEL, NJ — A GoFundMe site was launched Monday by the Holmdel Lacrosse Team to support the family of their friend, classmate and teammate Jack Dowd, who died Sunday after collapsing at a lacrosse game at Rutgers University. You can find it and assist the family by clicking here:

https://www.gofundme.com/jack-dowd-fundraiser

On Sunday, 16-year-old Jack Dowd, ...

Two Babies Born in Same Denville Burger King Lot Two Days in a Row

DENVILLE, NJ – The parking lot of the Denville Burger King served as a makeshift maternity ward for local police who helped deliver babies there on two consecutive days last week, it was announced today.

The first incident took place at 7:24 p.m. on Sept. 8, police said. They said patrol officers went to the Burger King in response to a call about a woman going into labor.

“The ...

State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules Currently in Effect

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, 2015, legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines currently mandate the following:

Newborn to Age 2

Children under age 2 and under 30 lbs. must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Toddlers who are tall or have long legs ...

Prosecutor, PD Still Hope to Find Montville Man Missing 33 Years

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Authorities are still hoping somebody will come forward with information about a Montville man who disappeared 33 years ago, they said Wednesday.

Thursday marks the 33rd anniversary of the disappearance of the man, Edward DuBarry, then in his mid-thirties, from Montville, said the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. The office, in a statement said ...

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