Brookdale Trustees Sought

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Brookdale Community College Trustee Search Committee is seeking resumes for three open seats on the college’s Board of Trustees.

Applicants should be interested in taking an active leadership role as a Trustee of Brookdale Community College and be knowledgeable in the opportunities and challenges of higher education and be willing to serve in this unpaid position for a term of four years.

“This is a terrific opportunity for a resident to take a dynamic role at New Jersey’s best community college,” Freeholder Deputy Director John P. Curley said. “Brookdale needs leaders who will help steer the course of this quality, affordable higher education institution.”

An applicant must be resident of Monmouth County for at least the last four years, and not currently an elected public official.

Any interested individual should submit a resume to the Brookdale Trustee Search Committee c/o Marion Masnick, Clerk of the Board, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Hall of Records, 1 East Main St., Freehold, New Jersey 07728.

All resumes must be received in the Clerk of the Board’s Office by 4:30p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Prior applicants are urged to update their resumes even if they are still on file and/or to express their continued interest. 

Brookdale Trustees Sought

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Brookdale Community College Trustee Search Committee is seeking resumes for three open seats on the college’s Board of Trustees.

Applicants should be interested in taking an active leadership role as a Trustee of Brookdale Community College and be knowledgeable in the opportunities and challenges of higher education and be willing to serve in this unpaid position for a term of four years.

“This is a terrific opportunity for a resident to take a dynamic role at New Jersey’s best community college,” Freeholder Deputy Director John P. Curley said. “Brookdale needs leaders who will help steer the course of this quality, affordable higher education institution.”

An applicant must be resident of Monmouth County for at least the last four years, and not currently an elected public official.

Any interested individual should submit a resume to the Brookdale Trustee Search Committee c/o Marion Masnick, Clerk of the Board, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Hall of Records, 1 East Main St., Freehold, New Jersey 07728.

All resumes must be received in the Clerk of the Board’s Office by 4:30p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Prior applicants are urged to update their resumes even if they are still on file and/or to express their continued interest. 

Middletown Police Report – October 28, 2011

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The following police report is provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.  All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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The Middletown Police Department is investigating three similar incidents that occurred at residences on Hubbard Avenue and West Front Street in the early morning hours of Thursday, October 27, 2011. Police say an unknown person attempted to gain entry into two of the residences and did in fact make entry into one of them in an effort to locate car keys in order to steal the homeowner’s vehicle. The subject was able to steal a 2000 Dodge Caravan from the West Front Street home.

Police say one of the homeowners observed a young black male at their residence. Police request anyone with information contact Det. Adam Finck at (732) 615-2072.

On October 26, 2011 Detective Kelly Godley and Detective Daniel Sullivan arrested John Lachawiec, age 23, from Edgemore Drive in Belford, NJ, for Burglary and Theft as a result of an investigation into burglaries that occurred at residences on Hillside Avenue and Delta Court.

Police say Lachawiec was charged after police located evidence at the scene linking him to the burglaries. He is being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ, on $35,000.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

On October 26, 2011 at approximately 11:05 pm Patrolman Stephen Greenwood responded to the area of Throne School in reference to a report of an assault. Upon arrival he was advised by the victim that he had been assaulted and had $30.00 taken from him. The victim reportedly knew the subject who assaulted him who was identified as Kyle Clayton, age 19, from Thousand Oaks Drive in Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

Officer Greenwood conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of Clayton for Robbery and Simple Assault. He was being held pending bail being set.

On October 26, 2011 at approximately 5:05 am Patrolman Charles Higgins responded to the area of Oak Street in reference to a subject who was observed breaking into cars. Upon arrival the officer was advised by a witness that he observed a male subject breaking into a vehicle and provided the officer with a description of the suspect which was then broadcasted to other officers in the area.

Officer Higgins located the suspect, identified as Paul French, age 21, from Main Street in Port Monmouth, NJ, on a nearby street. He conducted an investigation which resulted in French being arrested for Burglary, Theft and Obstructing an Investigation and the recovery of items that were stolen from vehicles in the area. Officer Higgins also determined that there was an outstanding Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Old Bridge Municipal Court for his arrest.

French was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and was being held on $8,240.00 bail.

The Middletown Police Department reports the arrests of the following subjects for various offenses:

Joseph Lepkoski, age 20, from Gillville Lane, arrested on October 26, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. He was released pending a court date.

Michael Bartos, age 58, from Bayside Drive in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on October 26, 2011 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Douglas Anderson, age 25, from Robin Court in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 26, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

Adrian Leka, age 26, from Grashmere Avenue in Staten Island, NY, arrested on October 26, 2011 by Corporal Thomas Meckier for Obstructing an Investigation and Disorderly Conduct. He was released pending a court date.

David Foggy, age 40, from Shore Boulevard in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on October 27, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Bumbico for Disorderly Conduct. He was released pending a court date.

Christina Sevret, age 36, from Holmdel Road in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on October 27, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein for Obstructing an Investigation. She was released pending a court date.

Michael Anello, age 52, from Holly Place in Northvale, NJ, arrested on October 27, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein for Obstructing an Investigation. He was released pending a court date.

John  McCann, age 37, from Center Street in Sea Bright, NJ, arrested on October 27, 2011 by Patrolman John Mele for Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to Submit to Breath Tests, and Reckless Driving. He was released pending a court date.

Michael Separovich, age 19, from Morris Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on October 27, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood for Obstructing an Investigation, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Conduct.  He was released pending a court date.

James Farley, age 19, from Monmouth Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 27, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood for Obstructing an Investigation, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief. He was released pending a court date.

George Monath, age 34, from East Highlands Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on October 28, 2011 by Patrolman Robert McNair for Criminal Mischief. He was released pending a court date.

Nicole Clancy, age 25, from Baldwin Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 28, 2011 by Patrolman Brian McGrogan on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Tinton Falls Municipal Court. She was released after posting $90.00 bail.

Joseph Marelli, age 24, from Freemont Lane in Holmdel, NJ, arrested on October 27, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. He was released pending a court date.

James Elliassen, age 27, from Ninth Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on October 27, 2011 by Patrolman Jason Caruso on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

On October, 27, 2011 Patrolman Michael Nolan arrested a 16 year old male juvenile from Belford, NJ, for Disorderly Conduct, Obstructing an Investigation and Resisting Arrest. He was released pending a court date.

Jeffrey Brinser, age 21, from South Concourse Avenue in Cliffwood Beach, NJ, arrested on October 25, 2011 by Patrolman Antonio Ciccone for Possession of Heroin. He was released pending a court date.

Victor Navarro, age 18, from Maple Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on October 25, 2011 by Patrolman Antonio Ciccone for Possession of Heroin. He was released pending a court date.

Jamie Hentschel, age 23, from East Church Street in Sea Bright, NJ, arrested on October 25, 2011 by Corporal Bernard Chenoweth for Hindering Apprehension. She was released pending a court date.

Christopher Hegarty, age 23, from Clubhouse Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 25, 2011 by Corporal Bernard Chenoweth for Possession of Heroin, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest. He was held on $15,000.00 bail.

Ronald Winter, age 38, from Dr. James Parker Boulevard in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on October 28, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Belmonte for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. He was released pending a court date.

Middletown Police Report – October 28, 2011

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The following police report is provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.  All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

mtpd_patch

The Middletown Police Department is investigating three similar incidents that occurred at residences on Hubbard Avenue and West Front Street in the early morning hours of Thursday, October 27, 2011. Police say an unknown person attempted to gain entry into two of the residences and did in fact make entry into one of them in an effort to locate car keys in order to steal the homeowner’s vehicle. The subject was able to steal a 2000 Dodge Caravan from the West Front Street home.

Police say one of the homeowners observed a young black male at their residence. Police request anyone with information contact Det. Adam Finck at (732) 615-2072.

On October 26, 2011 Detective Kelly Godley and Detective Daniel Sullivan arrested John Lachawiec, age 23, from Edgemore Drive in Belford, NJ, for Burglary and Theft as a result of an investigation into burglaries that occurred at residences on Hillside Avenue and Delta Court.

Police say Lachawiec was charged after police located evidence at the scene linking him to the burglaries. He is being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ, on $35,000.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

On October 26, 2011 at approximately 11:05 pm Patrolman Stephen Greenwood responded to the area of Throne School in reference to a report of an assault. Upon arrival he was advised by the victim that he had been assaulted and had $30.00 taken from him. The victim reportedly knew the subject who assaulted him who was identified as Kyle Clayton, age 19, from Thousand Oaks Drive in Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

Officer Greenwood conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of Clayton for Robbery and Simple Assault. He was being held pending bail being set.

On October 26, 2011 at approximately 5:05 am Patrolman Charles Higgins responded to the area of Oak Street in reference to a subject who was observed breaking into cars. Upon arrival the officer was advised by a witness that he observed a male subject breaking into a vehicle and provided the officer with a description of the suspect which was then broadcasted to other officers in the area.

Officer Higgins located the suspect, identified as Paul French, age 21, from Main Street in Port Monmouth, NJ, on a nearby street. He conducted an investigation which resulted in French being arrested for Burglary, Theft and Obstructing an Investigation and the recovery of items that were stolen from vehicles in the area. Officer Higgins also determined that there was an outstanding Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Old Bridge Municipal Court for his arrest.

French was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and was being held on $8,240.00 bail.

The Middletown Police Department reports the arrests of the following subjects for various offenses:

Joseph Lepkoski, age 20, from Gillville Lane, arrested on October 26, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. He was released pending a court date.

Michael Bartos, age 58, from Bayside Drive in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on October 26, 2011 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Douglas Anderson, age 25, from Robin Court in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 26, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

Adrian Leka, age 26, from Grashmere Avenue in Staten Island, NY, arrested on October 26, 2011 by Corporal Thomas Meckier for Obstructing an Investigation and Disorderly Conduct. He was released pending a court date.

David Foggy, age 40, from Shore Boulevard in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on October 27, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Bumbico for Disorderly Conduct. He was released pending a court date.

Christina Sevret, age 36, from Holmdel Road in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on October 27, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein for Obstructing an Investigation. She was released pending a court date.

Michael Anello, age 52, from Holly Place in Northvale, NJ, arrested on October 27, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein for Obstructing an Investigation. He was released pending a court date.

John  McCann, age 37, from Center Street in Sea Bright, NJ, arrested on October 27, 2011 by Patrolman John Mele for Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to Submit to Breath Tests, and Reckless Driving. He was released pending a court date.

Michael Separovich, age 19, from Morris Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on October 27, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood for Obstructing an Investigation, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Conduct.  He was released pending a court date.

James Farley, age 19, from Monmouth Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 27, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood for Obstructing an Investigation, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief. He was released pending a court date.

George Monath, age 34, from East Highlands Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on October 28, 2011 by Patrolman Robert McNair for Criminal Mischief. He was released pending a court date.

Nicole Clancy, age 25, from Baldwin Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 28, 2011 by Patrolman Brian McGrogan on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Tinton Falls Municipal Court. She was released after posting $90.00 bail.

Joseph Marelli, age 24, from Freemont Lane in Holmdel, NJ, arrested on October 27, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. He was released pending a court date.

James Elliassen, age 27, from Ninth Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on October 27, 2011 by Patrolman Jason Caruso on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

On October, 27, 2011 Patrolman Michael Nolan arrested a 16 year old male juvenile from Belford, NJ, for Disorderly Conduct, Obstructing an Investigation and Resisting Arrest. He was released pending a court date.

Jeffrey Brinser, age 21, from South Concourse Avenue in Cliffwood Beach, NJ, arrested on October 25, 2011 by Patrolman Antonio Ciccone for Possession of Heroin. He was released pending a court date.

Victor Navarro, age 18, from Maple Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on October 25, 2011 by Patrolman Antonio Ciccone for Possession of Heroin. He was released pending a court date.

Jamie Hentschel, age 23, from East Church Street in Sea Bright, NJ, arrested on October 25, 2011 by Corporal Bernard Chenoweth for Hindering Apprehension. She was released pending a court date.

Christopher Hegarty, age 23, from Clubhouse Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 25, 2011 by Corporal Bernard Chenoweth for Possession of Heroin, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest. He was held on $15,000.00 bail.

Ronald Winter, age 38, from Dr. James Parker Boulevard in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on October 28, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Belmonte for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. He was released pending a court date.

Review – Margin Call

david_prown_120The movies in this late fall have been atrocious (by that I mean the last 2/3 weeks).

Thank goodness for local movie maven Joan Ellis (www.joanellis.com) who gave me the heads up that just released in selected markets “Margin Call”, starring Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Paul Bettany, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci & more was available amazingly “on Demand”.

I didn’t know some movies are available “on demand” the same day in theatres – great idea for folks that can’t get out.  But was surprised that the price was only $ 6.99 while some of new foreign films were $9.99 or more.  That made me a little nervous about “Margin Call”.

I’ve mentioned many times before that I don’t watch DVD’s or Movies on TV as I’m bored by the small screen & distracted by things about the house. As a result, I fall asleep.

I was totally psyched for this flick and was really disappointed. Very slow, shows all the backchannel angst of pretty darn rich traders, managers, directors in the corporate field.

Just didn’t hold my interest and didn’t work for me on any level, but I’m convinced it is because of the small screen. The actors, the scripts, the themes simply can’t reel me when I’m fighting to keep my eyes open.

Don’t go by this review. This cast is too good.

Review – Margin Call

david_prown_120The movies in this late fall have been atrocious (by that I mean the last 2/3 weeks).

Thank goodness for local movie maven Joan Ellis (www.joanellis.com) who gave me the heads up that just released in selected markets “Margin Call”, starring Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Paul Bettany, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci & more was available amazingly “on Demand”.

I didn’t know some movies are available “on demand” the same day in theatres – great idea for folks that can’t get out.  But was surprised that the price was only $ 6.99 while some of new foreign films were $9.99 or more.  That made me a little nervous about “Margin Call”.

I’ve mentioned many times before that I don’t watch DVD’s or Movies on TV as I’m bored by the small screen & distracted by things about the house. As a result, I fall asleep.

I was totally psyched for this flick and was really disappointed. Very slow, shows all the backchannel angst of pretty darn rich traders, managers, directors in the corporate field.

Just didn’t hold my interest and didn’t work for me on any level, but I’m convinced it is because of the small screen. The actors, the scripts, the themes simply can’t reel me when I’m fighting to keep my eyes open.

Don’t go by this review. This cast is too good.

What It Means to be Human

danvance_120In recent columns, I discussed the effect children with disabilities have on marriages. One reader emailed, 35-year-old Brad from southern California, to say he had been having a remarkably positive experience. His three-year-old daughter has Down syndrome, which was caused by an embryo cell division that created an extra No. 21 chromosome. It affects 350,000 Americans.

“We spent a week in the hospital after her birth,” said Brad, a corporate strategist, in a telephone interview. “She had a congenital heart defect, jaundice, and a low platelet count. The first few days the doctors suspected Down syndrome, but we were in denial. By the time the test came back though, we had resigned ourselves to the fact it was probably for real.”

Brad and his wife didn’t know much about Down syndrome, but they soon picked up on what Brad described as a “negative bias” in the medical community towards children with Down syndrome. He said parents are told about risks to families and relationships, but not about studies showing lower divorce rates among parents of children with Down syndrome. Parents are told about their children having a 50 percent risk for a heart defect, he said, but not that people with Down syndrome almost never have heart attacks because of the heart defect. Brad claimed “95 percent” of the parents he knew raising children with Down syndrome were having positive “life altering experiences” with their children.

Brad said, “Even though (my daughter) has had five surgeries, she has a wonderfully positive attitude. She has this pure zest for life and is emotionally resilient. She has taught me something deep and personal about what it means to be a human and what the true value is of a human versus the economic value our society ascribes to being human. Rather than her being a doctor or a chief executive officer, she has tremendous value from teaching me (and others) things about life. She has given me a love quite a bit deeper than I thought I understood before. It’s hard to express in words. You begin looking at the world in a different fashion.”

About his marriage, he said, “(Our daughter) has given us a common purpose and a deeper understanding of what love is and a deeper appreciation of the world around us.” For those interested, Brad has an incredible blog at liftedupbyds.blogspot.com.

Contact: danieljvance.com [Blue Valley Sod and Palmer Bus Service make this column possible.]

Daniel J. Vance is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).

What It Means to be Human

danvance_120In recent columns, I discussed the effect children with disabilities have on marriages. One reader emailed, 35-year-old Brad from southern California, to say he had been having a remarkably positive experience. His three-year-old daughter has Down syndrome, which was caused by an embryo cell division that created an extra No. 21 chromosome. It affects 350,000 Americans.

“We spent a week in the hospital after her birth,” said Brad, a corporate strategist, in a telephone interview. “She had a congenital heart defect, jaundice, and a low platelet count. The first few days the doctors suspected Down syndrome, but we were in denial. By the time the test came back though, we had resigned ourselves to the fact it was probably for real.”

Brad and his wife didn’t know much about Down syndrome, but they soon picked up on what Brad described as a “negative bias” in the medical community towards children with Down syndrome. He said parents are told about risks to families and relationships, but not about studies showing lower divorce rates among parents of children with Down syndrome. Parents are told about their children having a 50 percent risk for a heart defect, he said, but not that people with Down syndrome almost never have heart attacks because of the heart defect. Brad claimed “95 percent” of the parents he knew raising children with Down syndrome were having positive “life altering experiences” with their children.

Brad said, “Even though (my daughter) has had five surgeries, she has a wonderfully positive attitude. She has this pure zest for life and is emotionally resilient. She has taught me something deep and personal about what it means to be a human and what the true value is of a human versus the economic value our society ascribes to being human. Rather than her being a doctor or a chief executive officer, she has tremendous value from teaching me (and others) things about life. She has given me a love quite a bit deeper than I thought I understood before. It’s hard to express in words. You begin looking at the world in a different fashion.”

About his marriage, he said, “(Our daughter) has given us a common purpose and a deeper understanding of what love is and a deeper appreciation of the world around us.” For those interested, Brad has an incredible blog at liftedupbyds.blogspot.com.

Contact: danieljvance.com [Blue Valley Sod and Palmer Bus Service make this column possible.]

Daniel J. Vance is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).

AH Halloween Parade

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – The wind, rain and snow that blanketed the area yesterday gave way to a sunshine-filled afternoon for the annual Halloween Parade in Atlantic Highlands.  Originally scheduled for Saturday, the parade kicked off at 2:00 p.m. today from the municipal harbor.  Ghouls, fairies and rock stars marched down First Avenue, past the judges viewing stand set up in front of Atlantic Cinemas.

Here are a few photos from the event:

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AH Halloween Parade

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – The wind, rain and snow that blanketed the area yesterday gave way to a sunshine-filled afternoon for the annual Halloween Parade in Atlantic Highlands.  Originally scheduled for Saturday, the parade kicked off at 2:00 p.m. today from the municipal harbor.  Ghouls, fairies and rock stars marched down First Avenue, past the judges viewing stand set up in front of Atlantic Cinemas.

Here are a few photos from the event:

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