Jul 29, 2014

Week in News: Seal Rescued from Shores of LBI

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Week in News: Seal Rescued from Shores of LBI

Stranding Center Rescues Seal on LBI

Long Beach Island- A gray seal was found underweight with some minor abrasions on a Long Beach Island beach, reports  the Marine Mammal Stranding Center on its Facebook page.

"The male gray seal in LBI was examined by our veterinarian, who diagnosed him as being underweight," the center's Facebook page says. "He also has a few minor abrasions. The seal was brought back to the MMSC for rehabilitation. Check back for updates on his progress."

Read more on Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch.

Woman, 70, Dies From Injuries Suffered In Manchester Crash; Dog Euthanized

Toms River- A 70-year-old woman died Monday after her car crashed into a utility pole on Route 539 in Manchester, police said.

Karen Olsen of Allentown, N.J., a passenger in the vehicle driven by her husband, died after she was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River for severe head trauma, and then airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

Read more on Toms River Patch.

Third Bomb Threat Made at West Long Branch Shopping Center

Long Branch- The West Long Branch Police are investigating yet another bomb threat at the Consumer Centre in the borough; the third in the last two weeks.

The Consumer Centre, at 310 Highway 36, has been evacuated as a precaution and emergency crews are conducting an investigation, according to a Nixle message from the West Long Branch Police.

Read more on Long Branch-Eatontown Patch.

Week in History: Willie Hendrickson's Adventure on Capt. Skidmore's Cash

Red Bank- When you take in a runaway, you may want to hide your money. Capt. John Skidmore learned this lesson the hard way.

The  Feb. 21, 1900 issue of the Red Bank Register chronicles Willie Hendrickson's adventure on Skidmore's $170.

Fresh off a "runaway trip to Georgia," the 19-year-old Navesink man found himself homeless with no money. Skidmore, who the Red Bank Register described as being "noted for his bigheartedness," took in Hendrickson and spent $21 on new clothes for the man.

Read more on Red Bank Patch.

UPDATE: Route 35 Will Be Completely Rebuilt, Christie Administration Says

Point Pleasant- Governor Christie announced Tuesday that Route 35, from Point Pleasant Beach to South Seaside Park in Berkeley, will be completely rebuilt.

The $215 million project, which will include installing a new and improved drainage system, is expected to be completed by the summer of 2015. Funding will come from federal sources, Christie said.

The governor announced the project at a press conference held with Ocean County officials at the Lavallette Fire Company building, a block away from the state highway that is the focus of the reconstruction project.

See a video of Gov. Chris Christi's announcement on Point Pleasant Patch.

Point Beach Council Votes Down Early Bar Closing Ordinance

Point Pleasant- The Point Beach Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to undo an early bar closing ordinance passed last year.

The vote during the council meeting at Borough Hall was adoption of an ordinance to repeal an ordinance adopted last year to require all bars and restaurants in Point Beach to stop serving alcohol by midnight.

Last year's ordinance rolling back the "last call" to midnight never went into effect because the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued a stay.

Read more on Point Pleasant Patch.

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