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More parents behaving badly in youth sports. That story and more in today's news for Monmouth and Ocean Counties from Townsquare Media.
A set of two new studies find that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted driving problem worse instead of better. Studies released by Triple-A and a university study say many of the systems are so error-prone or complex that they require more concentration from drivers rather than less.
While median household incomes for middle class families are holding steady, the cost of almost everything keeps rising and the middle class families are being squeezed tighter than ever. . Some economists say most middle class families used to be optimistic about the future, but that's no longer the case, and that our country is not creating good paying, middle-skilled jobs the way we used to in previous decades..
A 31-year old Keansburg woman is accused of sending nude photos of herself to a 15-year old boy on Facebook. The boy's mother found the pictures and alerted police. Jill Trainor was arrested Sunday night and charged with lewdness and child endangerment.
A girl standing on the ledge of the Parkway overpass on West Bay Avenue in Barnegat was saved from an apparent suicide attempt by quick-thinking cops. Two officers distracted her while a third yanked her to safety yesterday afternoon.l She was uninjured and taken to the hospital for evaluation.
More parents behaving badly in youth sports. In Toms River, 46-year old Joseph Oleske is charged with assault for tackling his son's football coach. The coach had just told the team he was cancelling their season because of ongoing poor sportsmanship and bad attitudes. It's then, witnesses say, the dad ran across the field and tackled the coach, fighting until bystanders separated them. Officials with American Youth Football say the Toms River North Little Indians will finish out their season. Oleske is facing charges. Both the coach and Oleske have been ejected from the league.
A housing assistance seminar for Sandy victims eligible for REMM grants is being held one week from today in the Brick Township Civic Plaza gym on Chambersbridge Road from 4 - 7 pm. Residents who need to rebuild or elevate their homes can get application help.
Downtown Atlantic Highlands is recognized as a great place in NJ for 2014. Only three other communities statewide received the honor from the NJ chapter of the American Planning Association.
Real Housewife Teresa Giudice says the ordeal of bankruptcy fraud has taught her not to sign contracts before she reads them. She said on Bravo last night that she is still shocked to be facing over a year in prison.
Hometown Heroes, a Toms river-based charity, is hosting the world premiere of a documentary following the rebuilding effort by residents and businesses. "Heart of the Shore: Defying a Superstorm," was created by the same man who did the HBO documentary on Hurricane Katrina --"When the Levees Broke." Hometown Heroes plans to honor first responders after Saturday night's free premiere on the beach in Seaside Park. It's free and starts at 7 pm.
A new study shows Millennials are five times more likely than Baby Boomers to take credit for someone else's work, if it meant they could get ahead on the job. A business Etiquette expert says co-workers should instead learn to assist others, be friendly, and not run out the door at 5 o'clock.