Week In Review: Toxic Legacy, Burglaries In West Belmar

A look back at this week in the news.

Wall's very own Superfund site to be cleaned up by the EPA.
Wall's very own Superfund site to be cleaned up by the EPA.

This week the Environmental Protection Agency announced a $19 million cleanup of Wall's very own Superfund site, a designation reserved for only the most toxic sites in the nation. A public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday to suss out the cleanup plans. Also, burglaries in West Belmar prompted Wall Police to ask for help catching the culprits. 

If you missed anything this week, you're likely to find it here:

Blewett Auto Racing Continues Winning Tradition

It was a family affair at Wall Stadium on Saturday as Jimmy Blewett won the race named for his late brother who died in a Connecticut racing accident six years ago.

Jimmy Blewett, of Howell, took  the checkered flag at the John Blewett III Memorial 76-lap race at the Route 34 track. It was the younger Blewett’s fifth win in as many appearances, track officials said.

Wall Trio Indicted On Burglary, Theft Charges

A trio of Wall resident were indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury Monday and charged with burglary, among other charges, court documents say.

Shelby E. Bufania, 20, Ian T. Ward, 22 and Robert E. Ward, 22, all of 1420 18th Avenue were charged in the four-count indictment handed up Monday. 

Hurricane Sandy Task Force Calls For Shoring Up Construction

A special task force formed after Hurricane Sandy is urging more resilient and innovative housing construction, a more flexible electrical grid, reliable cell-phone and Internet service in disasters, and a dependable fuel supply chain. 

Army Corps To Replenish Beaches From Belmar To Manasquan

Beaches from Belmar to Manasquan eroded from Superstorm Sandy are targeted in a $25 million beach replenishment project, slated to begin later this month.

Obituary: Robert S. Underhill, former member of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, dies at 58

Robert S. Underhill, 58 of Wall, was born June 21, 1955 in Point Pleasant and passed at home on August 17, 2013 after a brave and stoic 2 year battle with cancer. Bob grew up in Brielle, NJ and attended Manasquan High School then went on to receive his Criminal Justice degree from Northeastern University in Boston. 

Burglaries In West Belmar Prompt Police To Ask For Help

Police are asking for your help catching a burglar or burglars responsible for home break-ins in the area of 18th Avenue and People Street in the West Belmar section of town. 

EPA: ‘Astonishing Toxic Legacy’ At Former Wall Dry Cleaners Site

The Environmental Protection Agency is ready to spend $19 million to cleanup 30 years of toxins found on a Wall Township site traced to a pair of former dry cleaners, the agency announced.


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