This Week In News Around Monmouth and Ocean Counties
Patch has photos and video of last weekend's Ocean City Air Show from our neighbors around Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Ocean City Air Show Draws Thousands of Spectators
Ocean City- Thousands of Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow spectators jammed the Ocean City Boardwalk and downtown beaches on Sunday to catch a glimpse of a two-hour display of airplane stunts and maneuvers.
The show took place over the Atlantic Ocean just off the beach and Boardwalk between Sixth and 14th streets. Blue skies, light winds and warm September weather made for a perfect day for the oceanfront event.
Read and see much more on Ocean City Patch.
Retail Dog, Cat Sales Banned in Manasquan
Manasquan- Any potential pet store owners looking for a home at the Jersey Shore will have to look outside Manasquan after Monday when the Borough Council adopted an ordinance banning the retail sale of dogs and cats inside borough limits.
The governing body voted 6-0 to adopt the ordinance -- which still allows for private breeders, kennels and animal shelters to sell dogs and cats -- intended to discourage "puppy mills" and "kitten factories," known for overbreeding and mistreating animals.
Read more on Manasquan Patch.
Should 537 Extend Through Fort Monmouth into Oceanport?
Oceanport- With the news earlier this month that the county wants to extent Route 537 across Route 35 in Eatontown and through the Fort Monmouth property might seem to some an opportunity to squeeze lemondade out of the closing of the Army base.
Others might see it as an opening of a floodgate of traffic into town.
The road would run from the Avenue of Memories at the main gate of Fort Monmouth on the Eatontown side, all the way to main entrance on the Oceanport side on Oceanport Avenue."
Read more on Little Silver Patch.
From Tragedy a Community Comes Together
Red Bank- Red Bank Regional High School senior and borough resident Riyadh’Na Farrow, known to her friends as “Ri-Ri,” was pronounced dead early Sept. 10 after police responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive female at her home in Montgomery Terrace. No cause of death has been determined. The 18 year old had just started her senior year of high school.
In Farrow’s death, however, the community has come together, not only to remember her life, but also to help each other cope and to provide care and support for her loved ones as long as it’s necessary.
Read more on Red Bank Patch.
Boardwalk Businesses off the Hook for Boardwalk Fix
Point Pleasant- Point Beach Council voted nearly unanimously to fix an Irene-ravaged section of boardwalk without help from boardwalk businesses, right after an initial move to bill businesses for part of the cost narrowly failed.
The lengthy discussion, and, ultimately, the votes on the issue, did not play out along the usual political alliances.
Read more on Point Pleasant Patch.
Holmdel Resident Makes 'Survivor' Debut Wednesday
Holmdel - Pete Yurkowski, 24, of Holmdel will be competing on the 25th season of the 'Survivor' series, which premiered Wednesday at 8 p.m. on CBS.
"I never thought I'd be on a TV show," Yurkowski said. "I had just graduated college and my mom was telling me to get a job. I saw the application for 'Survivor' and sent them a tape and bio and they called me back."
Yurkowski is a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft and Holmdel Township schools. He studied engineering in college.
Landscaper Killed in Pedestrian Accident
Middletown- Residents were saddened to hear that a Hazlet landscaper was killed while operating a lift gate on the back of his box truck, parked on Main Street in Middletown. Louis Crisitello, 62, was struck and killed by a car traveling east on the roadway, which is known as Middle Road in nearby Hazlet. Police are investigating the accident, but residents familiar with the road say speed and sun glare are problems on this segment of Main Street.