Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Investigation indicates customers were poured cheap booze, paying for premium liquor, authorities say
The Freehold Township TGI Fridays location is among 29 bars and restaurants throughout New Jersey state offiicals have targeted in a year-long investigation into bars they may have served cheap booze while charging premium prices, according to the state Attorney General's Office. Alcoholic beverages have been seized and records have been demanded from 29 licensed bars and restaurants -- including the TGI Fridays at 3492 Route 9 -- in the state as part of "Operation Swill,'' according to the release. The investigation alleges that the establishments -- a dozen TGI Fridays among them -- filled premium alcoholic beverage bottles with cheaper alcohol in an attempt to fool patrons and increase profits, the release says. Customers paid for the …
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Decline in Monmouth County juvenile arrests eclipsed by an increase in children living in poverty, report says
The number of children living in poverty in Monmouth County is on the rise, while juvenile arrests are declining, according to a report by New Jersey Kids Count. The annual rankings measure progress in improving the lives of children in various critical areas including child health and early care and education. This year, Monmouth County remained steady at 6th place. The well being of Monmouth County children progressed in several areas, including more women receiving early prenatal care, a drop in juvenile arrests and births to young females and an increase in child care options for parents. But, the county also saw an increase in child poverty and in the number of low-income students receiving free- or reduced-price school breakfast. “It…
Applicants must allow two to three weeks for delivery
Families planning to travel abroad this summer have access to expedited passport services, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of State. “While we urge U.S. citizens to apply as early as possible for their passport needs, the Department offers convenient options for those who need their travel documents sooner than our standard four to six week processing time,” the new release said. There are more than 8,000 facilities across the country accepting expedited passport applications. First time passports, passport renewals, additional visa pages and data corrections all qualify for expedited service. Applicants must pay an additional $60 expedite fee and allow two to three weeks for delivery. Monmouth County Locations: …
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Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
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Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Two officers died in the line of duty over the past year in New Jersey
The two New Jersey law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty over the past year were remembered Tuesday as courageous men who served their state proudly. Millville Police Patrolman Christopher Reeves, killed July 8, 2012 when his patrol car was rammed by a driver fleeing authorities, and New Jersey State Police Detective Sgt. James G. Hoopes, who died of a heart attack during training, were added to the list of the 467 New Jersey officers who have died in the line of duty since 1854. The annual memorial service, held at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, includes a ceremonial roll call of fallen officers and a 21 gun salute. The West Windsor-Plainsboro north and south high school choirs performed renditions of "The Battle …
Makim Michlich, 20, of Arlyn Drive, charged with two counts of sexual assault, one count of endangerment
A 20-year-old Howell man was indicted by a grand jury on Friday, charged with the rape of a 3-year-old child, according to the indictment. Makim Michlich, 20, of Arlyn Drive, is charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree sexual assault and a single count of endangering the welfare of a child. All three charges stem from a Jan. 20 incident where Michlich sexually penetrated the child and touched the child's buttocks, according to the Howell arrest warrant. Michlich was arrested in Howell on Jan. 20, according to the arrest warrant. He was charged with the same three counts and taken to Monmouth County jail, Freehold Township, in lieu of a cash bail of $225,000. If released, Michlich is ordered to have …
Pair charged with aggravated assault and weapons charges following the incident.
Two Freehold women were arrested Saturday on weapons and assault charges following a fight in the lobby of the Rug Mill apartments, police said. Monica Harris, 40, and Divine Richardson, 19, both of Jackson Street, were arrested and charged with aggravated assault following fight with a 45-year-old woman, Freehold Police Lt. Michael Sweetman said. Police arrived at the Jackson Road apartments around 10 p.m. to find Rug Mill security separating the victim and Harris. The smell of mace was in the air, Sweetman said. Police arrested Harris for hindering and disorderly conduct and called First Aid for the victim, who refused treatment. Richardson fled into the apartment complex elevator. Freehold Township police also were called to disburse …
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