Middletown man charged with making threats at theaters

REGIONAL INTEREST FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Investigators have arrested a Middletown man and charged him with making a pair of bomb threats at the Freehold AMC movie theaters at Freehold Raceway Mall, Freehold Township, Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. The prosecutor said Jesse Carroll, 22, of Middletown, who is an employee of the …

Pallone proposes improved disaster communications

Proposed federal legislation could one day help residents across New Jersey who lose cell phone service and experience power blackouts similar to what occurred during superstorm Sandy in 2012. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-Monmouth, Middlesex) has introduced the Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act (H.R. 3998) that would, if passed in the House and …

Groups combine efforts to spruce up Allentown

By ANDREW MARTINS Staff Writer ALLENTOWN – Months after receiving a grant for environmental and aesthetic improvements in Allentown, residents gathered to plant trees in a historic part of the borough. On Dec. 12, members of the Allentown Environmental Commission, the Allentown High School FFA chapter, Boy Scout Troop 180, the Allentown Lions Club, the …

Millstone Township teen named agricultural fair ambassador

Rebecca Carmeli-Peslak Rebecca Carmeli-Peslak of Millstone Township has been chosen as the 2016 New Jersey Agricultural Fair Ambassador. Rebecca, 16, who is an 11th-grader at the Hun School of Princeton, was selected from among 10 contestants by the Agricultural Fair Association of New Jersey during the group’s fall dinner, according to a press release. As …

Flash and food drive supports U.S. troops

Monmouth County’s constitutional officers want to make certain that American military personnel who are serving overseas are not forgotten during the holidays. Clerk Christine Hanlon, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni and Surrogate Rosemarie Peters have kicked off a flash and food drive in support of troops stationed overseas, according to a press release. …