Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Feb. 10 theft in Little Silver was captured on surveillance camera, police said..
The 19-year-old Woodbridge man who was injured early Sunday morning at the Red Bank Train Station has been charged with stealing a laptop one stop earlier in Little Silver, according to police. Oluwatomiwa Adewusi, 19, Avenel, was charged with burglary and theft after he was observed on surveillance video stealing the laptop along with a drink and chips from Rook Coffee Roasters inside the Little Silver Train Station, police said. The footage showed that the suspect entered followed a delivery person into the building and then boarded the northbound NJ Transit train to Red Bank following the theft. Little Silver Police circulated a still photo of the suspect taken from surveillance footage to local police departments. Red Bank Police …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The 66-year-old was crossing Branch Avenue when he was struck Saturday afternoon.
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Saturday, December 15, 2012
A man crossing the street near the Little Silver Train Station on Saturday afternoon was struck by a station wagon and taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment. Kenneth Sorensen, 66, of Sioux Falls, SD, was struck by a Volvo Station wagon driven by Margarete Rice, 86, of Ocean Township at 3:22 p.m., according to Little Silver Police Det. Greg Olivia. Sorensen was crossing Branch Avenue at the Sycamore Avenue intersection from the train station when he was struck by Rice, who was turning left from Sycamore Avenue onto Branch Avenue. The victim was treated at the scene by Little Silver EMS and MONOC Paramedics and transported to Jersey Shore Trauma Center and his injuries have not been released. The accident is being …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Customers will be able to text in orders and pay for their premium java with Smartphones.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
After months of anticipation, coffee lovers in Little Silver and Oceanport can grab a premium cup of joe right around the corner and never have to venture near Route 35. Rook Coffee Roaster, launched in 2010 by Oceanport residents Holly Migliaccio and Shawn Kingsley, opened the doors to its newest outpost at the Little Silver Train Station on Monday. “We leaked the word on our Facebook page late on Friday, that we would open our doors in the morning. That small leak helped for a fantastic first day,” said Migliaccio in a release. The Little Silver Borough Council accepted the beanery's $10,800 bid to run the train station's concession area, which had been vacant since 2010, in April. Rook also has locations in Long Branch, Oakhurst and a …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The popular coffee roaster signed an agreement to set up shop in the Little Silver Train Station.
Beginning this fall, coffee drinkers in Little Silver and Oceanport will have more to choose from then just regular and decaf for their cup of joe. Rook Coffee Roasters announced Thursday that it will take over the concession at the Little Silver Train Station, following negotiations with the borough, and bring its 10 single-origin specialty coffees to more than just commuters. Rook customers will have access to twelve 15-minute parking spaces, allowing them to get in and out without any hassle, according to a release from Rook. Those on the go, like commuters, will be able to text in their orders and pay from their Smartphones. “While we are excited to be a convenience to the daily train commuters, we intend to be a hub for the local …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Now that the long, long, long-empty property near the train station has been purchased, what would you like to see go there?
News that the super-long vacated Wicker Rose property across from the Little Silver Train Station has been purchased couldn't have come at a better time. The upcoming closing of The Art Room, right around the corner of Ayers Lane next to Dance Plus, will add just one more empty commercial space in that area, and we can't really afford to lose any more businesses. By quick count, the studio joins the former Giovanni's, Sole Solution, Exxon and the aforementioned Wicker Rose and gas station properties. There's also an empty space along the bend onto Willow that used to house an auto mechanic (please, someone help me with the name). Even the train station remains without a concession provider, even though there had been talk of Rook Coffee …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Both sides are still negotiating details before the lease is signed.
Good news coffe lovers: the Little Silver Borough Council accepted a bid from Rook Coffee Roasters on Monday night to run the train station's concession stand. But Holly Migliaccio, co-owner of the popular local beanery, stressed to Patch on Thursday that the lease hasn't been signed and details still need to be negotiated for the three-year deal that they won with their $10,800 bid. What she did share was that the train station outpost will be set up much the same way as the Rook's Long Branch and Oakhurst shops, with coffee sold to-go and no seating. There will also be the same selection of "good, high quality" food, said Migliaccio, like bagels from Red Bank's Bagel Oven and baked treats from Balthazar Bakery. Rook will have the option …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The local beanery, Rook Coffee Roasters, is in talks with the borough to serve coffee out of the train station
Those of us that have lived in Little Silver for some time know that while our fair borough has many wonderful things to offer -- river views, great schools, drugstores galore -- there are a few amenities that we long for. Perhaps an extra liquor license and a traffic light somewhere on Branch Avenue would be on a resident's wish list. Another convenience we seem to be missing, this is 2012 after all, is a coffee shop. But that just might be something we can scratch off our list in the next few months. The borough council announced at its meeting on Monday that it is in negotiations with the folks from Rook Coffee Roasters to take over the concessions stand at the train station that has been vacant since last spring. According to its Web …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Station has been vacant since last spring.
Commuters have gone without trackside coffee for too long, and Little Silver is bidding to change that. The borough is seeking an operator for the concessions stand inside the NJ Transit train station, a business which sold newspapers, coffee, juice, and a few pastries, until it was vacated by its previous tenant last spring. "Our prior tenant felt that, partly due to a dip in train ridership at the time, he could not attract sufficient customers to sustain the business," said Mayor Robert Neff, Jr. Neff said a previous attempt to rent the station attracted no bidders, but there is at least one party interested this go around. The mayor said the town is looking for someone to provide the concession service for daily and potentially weekend…
Friday, December 23, 2011
Discounted family fares go into effect 7 p.m. Friday night through 6 a.m. Tuesday.
NJ TRANSIT has announced additional holiday service along with a special extension of the Family Super Saver Fare, allowing up to two children ages 5 through 11 to travel free with each customer paying/presenting any valid fare. Usually limited to weekends, the Family Super Saver Fare will be in effect continuously from 7 p.m. Friday, December 23 through 6 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, on all trains, buses and light rail lines. This extension is offered in addition to NJ TRANSIT’s policy which allows up to three children who are 4 years old and under to travel free of charge at all times with each passenger paying/presenting any valid fare NJ TRANSIT will offer extra service for the upcoming holidays to give customers more travel options, …