The popular recording artists played a benefit for area first responders and Sea Bright residents Wednesday night.
It started with a Tweet, just a heads up from a local high schooler to the lead singer of mega-popular music mainstay for the last decade that he check out a video online. Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School student Charolotte Nagy’s simple request that Train lead singer Pat Monahan watch her documentary on the devastation of Hurricane Sandy culminated Wednesday night with an intimate free concert for the first responders and residents of one of the shore’s most devastated towns, Sea Bright. Wednesday’s outdoor concert, held in the parking lot of the Sea Bright Police Department, bookended by a ravaged beach on one side and a darkened downtown retail row on the other, attracted a crowd of about 500 people, all of them first responders, …
Police say the crime occurred on the North Jersey Coast Line over the past year.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A NJ Transit train conductor and his accomplice are accused of operating a scheme to defraud the transit agency of thousands of dollars of ticket money over a one-year period. Conductor Robert Broschart, 49, of Howell and Phillip Swanger, 45, of Bradley Beach were arrested following a seven-month investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and NJ TRANSIT Police. Broschart faces charges of official misconduct, theft and conspiracy. Swanger is charged with theft and conspiracy. The scheme depended on the complicity of "multiple" commuter-passengers, who paid Broschart, not NJ Transit, for their fares, said police. According to the report of the seven month investigation, Swanger recruited the commuters to pay Broschart a …