Top 10 Stories in July for Little Silver, Oceanport
Take a look at the most viewed articles on Little Silver-Oceanport Patch last month.
"Unbelievable," is how Little Silver Family Pharmacy owner Matthew Parisi described the news that his store had sold yet another big lottery ticket. "We're a lucky store."
The Tinton Falls Police and Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office have arrested a suspect who allegedly stabbed and killed a teenager at a Tinton Falls hotel early Saturday morning.
A large hole collapsed on a young boy who was digging in the sand in Long Branch on Tuesday afternoon, and a fire truck responding to the scene hit a pedestrian who was holding his toddler.
Funeral services were held this morning for the 12-year-old boy who died on Wednesday after a sand tunnel he and his brother were building collapsed on him.
A Little Silver teen allegedly injured a police officer and threw objects at passing motorists after reportedly trying to break into a Sea Bright Beach Club on the 4th of July.
Probably within the last decade, Silverton Avenue has morphed into a haven for young families whose children play along the small front yards that line the increasingly busy side street. An informal census counts about 47 kids younger than 13 living on the street that stretches between Branch and Prospect avenues.
But since temporary traffic lights were installed last month along Branch, residents on the street have become concerned by all the vehicles cutting down Silverton to avoid sitting in backed up traffic.
Over the course of five hours on Thursday night, the Oceanport Board of Education meeting shifted from honoring the Maple Place Charger Band at the start to a shouting match and almost fisticuffs later in the evening between two board members over administrative contracts.
All Richard DeBlasi wants to do is sell his wine and offset the approximately $200,000 it costs to grow and maintain grapes at his vineyard on Seven Bridges Road annually.
"It's a lot of money to do grapes, and this would help," DeBlasi said at the July 9 Little Silver Borough Council workshop meeting.
Little Silver resident Farley Boyle had a bad week last week.
It started out happy enough: She and her husband and three girls drove up to Lake Placid, NY, on Saturday, July 7 for a summer getaway. But by the following Wednesday, after her husband Pat returned home early from vacation, she got news that two of their flat screen televisions were missing.
It wasn't until Boyle returned home on July 12, the next day, that they discovered that they were also missing jewelry and other electronic equipment totaling about $35,000.
As of Sunday evening, Little Silver and Oceanport are among the 18 towns that have been eliminated from boil-water advisory that came after the collapse Friday of three large water pipes at the Swimming River Reservoir in Tinton Falls, an announcement from Monmouth County said.