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PNC Arts Center Crackdowns, Monmouth County Brothers Arrested in a Scam, and more in today’s Monmouth and Ocean County News.
Concertgoers won’t be able to tailgate at the PNC Bank Arts Center. The Holmdel township committee has essentially banned tailgating to prevent residents from being disturbed. Officials also say the venue puts a strain on Holmdel’s emergency responders and doesn’t provide the town with additional compensation. Officials have also waved the red flag on racing in the parking lots at the Arts Center, voting to impose fines and restrictions aimed at Gotham Dream Cars. The company offers people the chance to drive high-end sports cars around a specially designed track. It rents the parking lot from the Arts Center operator Live Nation. The township has received noise complaints from residents about the race car events that are sometimes held on Saturday mornings. Under the ordinance, Live Nation would face fines up to $2500 for each incident and 90 days in jail at the discretion of a judge.
Two brothers from Colts Neck are accused of masterminding a complex insurance scam, where unlicensed chiropractic offices were allegedly opened under phony management companies by Anhuan and Karim Bandy, and runners were hired to look through police records to find car accident victims and bring them in for treatments. The brothers allegedly received millions in illegal payments.
A fisherman thought he hooked a large fish off Union Beach yesterday afternoon, but it turned out to be a dead body. Authorities don’t believe the unidentified man’s death is suspicious. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office is investigating.
A Brielle woman struck and killed by two cabs in NYC last month was not jaywalking. 22-year old Kelly Gordon’s sister and aunt say Kelly was in the crosswalk. They’re supporting a bill to suspend the licenses of cabbies ticketed for a crash that results in serious injury or death.
A 22-year old Ocean County man wasn’t shopping at the Ocean County Mall. Police say they caught Jay Taylor near the bathroom Wednesday afternoon with more than 300 bags of heroin and nearly $5,000 in cash.
A construction worker suffered a head injury after being struck by a dump truck on the Parkway in Lakewood yesterday afternoon. The unidentified worker was flown by helicopter to the hospital.
A former state police sergeant from Little Silver gets one year probation and must perform 50 hours of community service for tampering with records. Glenn Mannino claimed he audited police departments when he actually didn’t. As a condition of his guilty plea he forfeited his job and can never work as a public employee.
Tense midday moments in Farmingdale when an oil truck caught fire on Squankum Road yesterday. Diesel fuel leaking from the engine to the road surface sent Monmouth County emergency management squads into action just after Noon.
A Jackson teen is accused of robbing several people at gunpoint at a home on Cedar Swamp Road in the Township. Police say the juvenile took an undisclosed amount of cash, then let the victims leave. He was arrested Wednesday.
The midweek torrential rains left a mark on the Henry Hudson Trail in Atlantic Highlands. A mudslide keeps the trail closed from the Atlantic Highlands Marina to Henry Hudson Spring.
Ocean County Seniors are being warned about another round of phone scams in addition to the bout of fake IRS and JCP&L calls. Suspects claiming to be younger family members in trouble try to get the victim to wire them money. One victim recently was scammed out of $4,000.
Moms from Asbury Park are among the hundred or so sleeping on the streets of Manhattan tonight to raise money for Covenant House’s support of homeless kids in New Jersey and New York. They’ve set a pledge goal of $350,000.
Construction of the fire-ravaged Seaside Park boardwalk could begin in the next two weeks. The Seaside Park Planning Board has accepted owner Funtown Amusement Group’s design plans, which allows construction of the boardwalk to begin and sets in motion the next phase of the project to rebuild game and ice cream stands and pizza parlors. Funtown’s lawyer says they have to negotiate with some of the business owners unhappy about being moved from the middle to the side of the boardwalk.
A number of employers out there won’t hire someone if that person is currently out of a job. This type of discrimination would become illegal with new legislation in Trenton. The assemblywoman sponsoring the bill says it’s a terrible cycle. Someone’s laid off, now trying to find another job, but can’t because a company won’t bring someone on who’s currently unemployed. Penalties for employers would start at $1,000 for the first offense.