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If you're heading to AC, you'll appreciate Toll Free Tuesdays. That story and more in today's Monmouth and Ocean County News from Townsquare Media.
Asbury Park's new Schools Superintendent Lamont Repollet is expected to take over the struggling district October 6th, after securing a five year contract this week. The former Carteret High School Principal will earn more than $157,000 a year.
Governor Christie helped cut the ribbon on a new elementary school in Long Branch. Dedication ceremonies for George L. Catrambone School were held yesterday.
The Ocean County justice system and government officials will be dedicating the county's new Children's Advocacy Center on Hadley Place this afternoon. "Tina's House", named after the late county Prosecutor's Office Detective Tina Rambo, is aimed at providing a multi-disciplinary team response to victims of child abuse.
Three FDNY firefighters, including Lt. Howard Bischoff who was living in Jackson, died on the same day from September 11th-related cancer. According to the NY Daily News, 92 firefighters have passed away from illnesses contracted from sifting through rubble at Ground Zero.
Monmouth County authorities are asking for your help in piecing together a September 3rd shooting and car accident. A vehicle carrying a gunshot wound victim flipped over at the intersection of Rt. 36 and Broadway in West Long Branch. Prosecutors aren't saying much more than that.
A Rumson cop is accused of driving drunk in Red Bank. Authorities say Sgt. Damien Brennan is on paid administrative leave. He's been on the force since 2006.
Former Middletown Fire Chief Vincent Falci is accused of duping investors out of more than $5 million in unregistered securities. State regulators say he used the money to buy houses instead.
Along with distracted drivers and pedestrians, you also have to watch out for bicyclists texting, too. A Rutgers Transportation Researcher wants a law to ticket distracted bicyclists, and wants the current laws for motorists to be enforced as well.
Former 'Jersey Shore' cast member Mike Sorrentino is out on bail on tax evasion charges, but a judge has told him to stay sober and stay close to home. 'The Situation' was paid as much as $48,000 per appearance at bars and nightclubs - much of it in cash- that was not declared as income. He faces years in prison and over half a million dollars in fines.
The Atlantic City Alliance has announced "Toll-Free Tuesday" during the month of October on the Atlantic City Expressway between noon and midnight. It's part of a broader fall tourism marketing campaign.