Friday, April 19, 2013
Man arrested and charged in connection with Thursday's shooting in Asbury Park
A Freehold Borough man was charged with murder in connection with a shooting in Asbury Park Thursday that left one man dead and another seriously wounded, authorities said Friday. Jamar S. Walker, 30, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Walker's cash bail was set at $1.5 million, according to a release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Following an argument in Asbury Park on Thursday, authorities say Walker shot Orlando Rowe, 30, of Bridgeport, Conn., and a 23-year old Freehold Borough man, whose name has not been released. Rowe was pronounced dead at a hospital Thursday night. The second man underwent emergency surgery and remains …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Two charges in connection with false information creating police response
A Neptune man was arrested and charged with creating a false alarm in Freehold Borough, according to an arrest warrant. Carlos L. Cartagena, 35, was arrested and charged on Tuesday with creating a false public alarm and giving false information to a 9-1-1 operator when he claimed another man had a gun, creating a large police response, according to the warrant. Cartagena’s bail was set at $10,000, the warrant says.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The egg hunt will be on Saturday, March 23 at the Park Avenue School.
While Mother Nature has not made the weather feel like spring, Freehold Borough is kicking off the season with their annual Easter Egg Hunt. On Saturday, March 23 egg hunt participants will gather at the Park Avenue Elementary School at 10 a.m. to search the ground for Easter Eggs. “I have been told, that people should not be late because at 10:10 it’s done,” explained Freehold Borough Councilman Michael DiBenedetto. “The kids just run so fast to get those eggs, so you have to show up on time.” According to the National Weather Service, Saturday is expected to be sunny with a high of 46. In case of rain, the Easter Egg Hunt will be rescheduled for Saturday, March 30.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Freehold Borough residents can now pay their property taxes and water-sewer payments online through the borough website.
Freehold Borough residents can now pay two of their bills from the comfort of their own home thanks to a new online form. The Freehold Borough website, now has a specific page for residents who want to pay their property taxes and water-sewer payments online. Through the new page, residents just need to enter their property information and with just a few clicks, they can enter their payment. “This makes it very convenient for folks because now they don’t have to mail their payment,” said Councilman George Schnurr. “This makes it a little bit easier for folks who work during the day and now you can actually pay last minute. Schnurr further explained online payment will be looked into for other areas on the borough website. For more …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Local governments and both Freehold school districts will hold their reorganization meetings between Jan.3 and Jan. 8.
Monday, November 19, 2012
A list of meetings, activities and events going on in Freehold this week.
The Freehold Art Society Exhibit at the Freehold Public Library will kick off on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and will run until Saturday, Feb. 9. For more information visit the event listing here. Holiday Hours at the Freehold Raceway Mall kick off this Friday Nov. 23. The mall will open at midnight on Friday and will close at 11 p.m. for all Black Friday deals. Outside department store hours may vary.
Monday, November 12, 2012
A list of events and activities going on in Freehold this week.
The Cabin Restaurant is helping support the Freehold Memorial Day Parade by donating proceeds from dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Residents who come to The Cabin on Tuesday between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. with this flyer, will donate 20% of their pre-tax and pre-liquor bill to the Freehold Memorial Day Parade. For more information visit the parade's website at http://www.freeholdmemorialdayparade.com Due to an awesome response from Patch readers, The Freehold Think Tank is continuing to collect items for those in need all week. The group has been collecting sorting and personally delivering to families in need. People can mail gift cards to Wal Mart or Home Depot or they can drop off batteries, flashlights, large industrial sheets of plastic, …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Updates for Monday, Nov. 5.
The following information came from Freehold Borough Mayor Nolan Higgins and Freehold Township Mayor Anthony Ammiano. Additional updates will be provided as they become available.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
An update from Freehold Borough Mayor Nolan Higgins and Freehold Township Mayor Anthony Ammiano.
After two days without power in Freehold, town officials are asking residents to stay patient as New Jersey recovers from Hurricane Sandy. In Freehold Borough, Mayor Nolan Higgins said that trash collection services are on for Thursday morning. Higgins also mentioned that crews have been working to remove trees that fell during the storm. According to Higgins, more than 10 trees fell on homes in addition to a large number of wires and transformers. The Freehold Borough Fire Department and First Aid were busy Monday night and assisted in many calls to residents. In Freehold Township, Mayor Anthony Ammiano said the town is trying to get back into the swing of things by opening Municipal Offices THursday. Township residents are also able to …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Freehold Borough has been a Tree city for 15 years, Freehold Township for 31 years.
Freehold Borough and Freehold Township have been named Tree Cities by the Arbor Day Foundation, an honor both towns have become accustomed to over the years. There are 180 Tree Cities in New Jersey, including Colts Neck, Marlboro and Manalapan. Freehold Borough is running on its fifteenth year while Freehold Township has been a designated Tree City for the last 31 years. There are four standards to becoming a Tree City. The town must have a Tree Board of Department, a tree care ordinance, a community forestry program with a budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance or proclamation. Both Borough and Township have active Shade Tree Committees, responsible for maintaining and growing town-owned conservation and/or landscape…