Thursday, March 7, 2013
Rebuild slated by Memorial Day.
Barnegat Township is going out to bid for various work that need to be done to rebuild the municipal dock, and it is looking possible that the dock will be rebuilt by Memorial Day weekend, according Township Administrator David Breeden. Breeden noted at the Committee Meeting Monday that the township engineer has put together a proposal to put out to bid, specifically encompassing materials, structural work, and bulkhead repair at the dock, which was heavily damaged during Sandy. Biddig would begin on March 14, and "we expect a quick turnaround," and to award the contracts on Monday, March 18. Breeden said as was initially done with the dock, "we are attempting to do a majority of the work with in house Public Works personnel."
Friday, January 25, 2013
One suspect located hiding in clothes dryer.
Two Barnegat residents have been arrested and charged following a burglary of cash and property at Lefty's Tavern. On January 7th at approximately 9:40 p.m., Patrolman Joseph Stanziano arrested Heather Oneill-Deller, 34, and Edward Deller, 31, both of Barnegat, after responding to Lefty's in response to an alarm activation and a subsequent investigation. A review of surveillance video from the establishment resulted in Oneill-Deller being identified as a suspect. After further investigation, officers developed sufficient probable cause to have a warrant issued for Oneill-Deller. Officers responded to Oneill-Deller's address with a warrant for burglary. Officers conducted a search of the residence and located Oneill-Deller hiding inside of …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
36-year-old man was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center.
A Barnegat Township man is in stable condition following a motor vehicle accident in Lacey on Jan. 6. Lacey Township police and emergency services responded to the accident scene, near Route 9 southbound and First Street at 12:30 a.m. A 2003 Chevy S-10 pickup truck driven by Vasilio Koutsogiannis, 36, of Barnegat struck a utility pole. Koutsogiannis was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center to be treated for injuries sustained in the accident. The pole sustained heavy damage and JCP&L came out for repairs. Koutsogiannis is stable at Jersey Shore Medical Center. The investigation is ongoing and traffic citations are forthcoming.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Teen received a standing ovation at Township Committee meeting.
An 18-year-old Barnegat youth received a standing ovation and brought some to tears at a Township Committee meeting held this week, during which she performed her song for the Newtown school shooting victims. Michelle Lombardi wrote the song, “26 kisses” a few days after the shootings, she said, and she is scheduled to perform her song at three memorials in Connecticut, one of which is in Danbury, Conn. this Sunday. "I am a liberal arts major at Ocean County College right now, and eventually I want to teach elementary school," Lombardi said in an interview with Patch. "I think that is why this has affected me so much." Lombardi posted her song on Facebook - and through the power of social media - the song has taken off, leading to her …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Mayor says site looks 'like a parking lot.'
According to an agreement between Barnegat Holdings LLC and Barnegat Township, Sandy-damaged cars will no longer be brought onto the Johnson's Pit area. Township Administrator David Breeden told those in attendance at the committee meeting Monday that as of Dec. 8, vehicles were no longer allowed to be brought to the site. However, this was several days after the issue first came to the attention of township officials, and by that point, some 5,000 cars had already been brought to the site. "It's like a parking lot at a stadium out there," Mayor Al Cirulli said in remarks to the town. After initiating legal action last week against the property owners, Breeden said, the two parties came up with terms of a consent order, which are still …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Both welcome new committee members.
Committeeman Len Morano last night presented a plaque to outgoing Mayor Al Cirulli and Commiteeman Jeffrey Melchiondo at the regular Township Committee meeting last night. "I and the rest of the committee just want to thank them both for their years of service," Morano said. Cirulli and Melchiondo both thanked the committee, and others in the township for working with them over the years, and wished luck to the new committee members that will take office in January. Challengers Elaine Taylor and Susan Conway defeated Melchiondo and Cirulli, who have been serving on the committee since 2004, who ran on the same Republican ticket. "I want to say congratulations to Ms. Conway and Ms. Taylor, and wish them the best. I am certain they want …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Dedication held earlier today.
In front of Barnegat Township municipal hall stands a reminder of one of the most tragic events in history, which - similar to the tragic event yesterday - brought many across the world together in grief and reflection. It is with the spirit of reflection in mind, that township officials planned a memorial to 9/11 - which includes a beam from the World Trade Center - and a dedication for that memorial earlier today. The dedication was originally planned for Sept. 11 of this year, but township officials said the event was postponed because almost all of the materials and labor for the memorial were donated, and the volunteers handling these materials were delayed with paying projects. Then Sandy hit, and work was diverted once again. At the…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
No charges filed, but investigation ongoing, police said.
A 45-year-old Staten Island man was struck by a car and killed last night, according to Barnegat police. At 7:28pm, officers responded to Barnegat Blvd North near Bengal Boulevard for a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. Officers arrived and discovered that Michael Lubrano, was struck by a vehicle while he was on foot in the center southbound lane of Barnegat Blvd North. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle that struck Lubrano was a 2001 Ford Taurus operated by Frank Fucci, 19, of Barnegat. Initial information indicates that Fucci was approaching the Bengal Blvd intersection with a green light. There are no indications that alcohol was involved. Southbound lanes of Barnegat Blvd North in the area of the accident …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Lower Shore Softball Field's grand opening is Saturday morning.
Monday's Barnegat Township Committee Meeting agenda was light, but there were still some important things announced over the course of the two-hour meeting. Here are five things you need to know if you missed Monday's meeting. 1. The Lower Shore Softball Field's Grand Opening takes place this Saturday, June 9. The festivities begin at 9 a.m. 2. Following a Memorial Day Parade held on a day in which temperatures reached into the 90's by the parade's conclusion, Barnegat Mayor Alfonso Curilli announced a new start time for next year's parade. It is now scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. 3. Walt Fernandez discussed the "Day on the Bay," presented by the Barnegat Recreation Disability Advisory Board and hosted by Bob's Bay Marina, 459 East Bay …