Week in News: Reality Show Driving Jersey Looks to Give Back

Find the headlines you may have missed around Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Harvest Moon Over The Jersey Shore

Asbury Park- Wall Township photographer and teacher Mike Black took these shots of the Harvest moon in Asbury Park and Belmar on Oct. 1.

See more photos on Wall Patch.

Give Driving Jersey a Kickstart

Red Bank- Among the television landscape, the seemingly unreal Real Housewives and the Shore-side fist-pumping, the most authentic presentation of New Jersey and its residents currently being broadcast is Driving Jersey.

The stars of the show recently announced a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the future of the reality television program. The fundraising effort, which runs through Nov. 1, has a goal of at least $10,000, which will help fund the next season of Driving Jersey. Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. In order for Driving Jersey to receive the donated money, the fundraising goal needs to be met.

Read more in Red Bank Patch.

State Told Ocean City to Preserve Bellevue Hotel

Ocean City- A potential fight between the City of Ocean City and the state Historic Preservation Office went up in smoke with the Bellevue Hotel on Friday.

In a letter dated Sept. 25, Preservation Office Administrator Daniel Saunders said the "six-story, front main building shall be stabilized and mothballed."

But the city did not have preservation in mind when it awarded a $158,000 emergency contract to Terra Technical Services, LLC, of Downingtown, Pa., to demolish the entire hotel.

Read more in Ocean City Patch.

Career of Eatontown Police Officer Ends After Admitting He Asked For Sexual Favors

Eatontown- The career of a long-time Eatontown Police Department Officer came to an end today when he admitted that he requested sexual favors from a woman he had arrested after flushing drugs seized from her down a toilet.

Detective Philip Emanuele, 33, of Brick plead guilty to criminal coercion and tampering with physical evidence in a plea bargain that calls for a probationary term.

Read more on Long Branch Patch.

Toms River Family Rebuilds with Faith After Destructive Fire

Toms River- The Egan family were unable to save anything from the destructive fire that took their home at Laurel Chase in August just before their three sons returned to college. Tim and Erin Egan and their sons, Peter, Parker and Sean have found a deeper satisfaction in the simple life despite the loss of all material possessions. 

Two of the Egan boys were in the home when the fire started and ran out barefoot when they were alerted to the situation. Tim and Erin arrived to find their home in flames.

Read more on Toms River Patch.


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