Thursday, April 25, 2013
Lady Panther star to host camps and leagues with Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Sky Blue FC
Christie Rampone made a name for herself on the soccer fields and basketball courts of Point Boro High School and Monmouth University. After taking her soccer skills to the professional and international levels, Rampone recently announced that she will spend her summer not only playing on the new Sky Blue FC squad of the National Women's Soccer League but also giving back to her local community. One session of the Christie Rampone and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital Girls Soccer Camp will be held June 24-28 at Sunshine Village Fields in Neptune. Campers who take part will also be invited to see the Sky Blue team in action at Rutgers University. Also that week, a 7v7 league will begin and will be held every Tuesday for a six week season…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Man remained in jail Tuesday following first appearance
A Point Pleasant man was arrested and charged with heroin possession over the weekend, police said. Nicholas R. Ippolito, 21, of Ivy Road, was arrested and charged Feb. 2 by Wall Police for being under the influence of a controlled, dangerous substance and possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, according to arrest warrants. Ippolito was taken to Monmouth County jail, Freehold Township, in lieu of $37,000 bail. Ippolito made his first appearance before a judge to face the charges on Feb. 5, according to the warrant. Ippolito remained in jail late Tuesday, according to jail records.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Traffic is shifted into eastbound lanes
Both westbound lanes of the Route 88 bridge in Point Borough are closed today until 3 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation (DOT). The traffic will be shifted into the eastbound lanes allowing one lane of traffic in each direction. This work will be coordinated with the ongoing work at this structure by the Army Corps of Engineers, says the DOT. Editor's Note: Patch was not informed of this until this morning and is posting this story shortly after getting the information. Information will be updated if any further information is announced.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Plan to close bridge in Point Pleasant cancelled due to high winds
The Route 88 bridge will remain open tonight, according to the state Department of Transportation (DOT). The original plan was for the bridge to be closed tonight until 5 a.m. Friday so a contractor for the Army Corps of Engineers could do work. However, "due to higher than normal winds they will not be working tonight and therefore the expected closure of the Rt 88 drawbridge will not be necessary tonight," according to a statement the DOT released Thursday night. Work will be done sometime after New Year's Day.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Parade in Point Boro starts noon Sun.; party starts at 1 p.m.
What's the best way to make Point Borough's Halloween parade even better? Have a big party right after it! That's what the Point Pleasant Chamber of Commerce is planning for this Sunday. In the past, the parade that closes down Bridge Avenue for a couple of hours had started at 1 p.m. However, this year the parade starts at noon, to be followed by the Halloween "finish line party" at 1 p.m. So, everyone should keep in mind that Bridge will be closed down around 11 a.m. and stay that way for at least a couple of hours. Detours should be taken. The party is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. at Community Park, Bridge Avenue and Beaver Dam Road. The Jazz Lobsters, a big band orchestra, will play from 2 to 4 p.m. There is no rain date. There will be …
Monday, September 17, 2012
He was charged with disorderly conduct and swimming in the canal
A Wall man who jumped off the Route 88 bridge has been charged with swimming in the canal and disorderly conduct, police said Monday. Devon R. Kuehnen, 34, of the Allenwood section of Wall, suffered only a minor laceration to his nose after jumping from the bridge late Friday night and setting off a massive manhunt that lasted more than two hours, police said. Police, divers, first aid and fire department volunteers searched the canal and surrounding areas before finding Kuehnen safe on a canal bank early Saturday morning, police said. He was charged and released on a summons. Swimming in the canal is prohibited by borough ordinance. A bridge tender called the police at 11:48 p.m. Friday, saying a man had jumped from the bridge, prompting …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Point Boro H.S. graduate gets another gold in what is her last Olympics
The US Women's Soccer team, including Point Borough High School graduate Christie Rampone, gets the gold in an Olympic re-match with Japan. The game, aired on NBC Sports, Ch. 69 on Comcast, just ended (4:36 p.m.). Team members are pulling on white T-shirts that say "Greatness Has Been Found" and posing for photos with the American flag. Rampone, clutching a corner of a flag, ran across the field, with a teammate holding the other side of the country's banner. The U.S. Women's National Team now has its fourth gold medal and third straight. This was the much-hyped and anticipated re-match with 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup champion Japan in the soccer finale at Wembley Stadium in London. Japan narrowly beat the U.S. in last summer's World Cup…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Allison Chirichello was brought to Point Boro P.D. by her father
The 15-year-old Point Borough girl who had been missing since Sunday was found safe by her father on Thursday night and brought to the Point Borough police department, according to her mother. Allison Chirichello, who wil be a junior at Point Borough High School in September, was alone on Route 37 in Toms River when her father, Thomas Chirichello, found her and drove her to the Point Borough police department, according to what Thomas Chirichello told Colleen Molok, Allison's mother, Molok said. Thomas Chirichello lives in Middletown. Molok said that when she saw Allison at the police department, she noticed she was wearing different clothing than what she left her Borough home, when she ran out with nothing but her sister's cell phone and…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Mom does not know where she is; police searching
A 15-year-old Point Borough girl who ran away Sunday has been intermittently texting family and friends, saying she's OK, but not saying where she is, said the girl's mother. Allison Chirichello, who is about 5'3", and who will be a junior at Point Borough High School in September, has been texting occassionally using her sister's Blackberry phone, having left her own cell at home, said Colleen Molok, her mother, on Tuesday night. However, Molok said she does not know where her daughter is and efforts to trace her through the cell phone have been unsuccessful, possibly because it seems Allison often has the cell turned off. "She texted us Sunday and said, 'I'm OK, I'll be home tomorrow,' " Molok said. But she still hasn't come home. Point …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Daniel Skokos also faces drug charges filed by Wall police
A Point Borough man originally charged with robbing a bank in Neptune City is now facing additional charges including drug possession and resisting arrest stemming from his arrest in Wall Township, according to Monmouth County authorities. Daniel Skokos, 28, has been charged by the Wall police department with hindering prosecution, possession of a hypodermic needle and use of drug paraphernalia, according to the Monmouth County Jail website. The police story on Skokos starts with him allegedly robbing cash from Central Jersey Bank, 300 West Sylvania Avenue, Neptune City by handing a note with a threat to a bank teller on April 12, said Thomas Huth, an assistant Monmouth County prosecutor. Police got a call about the incident at 12:05 p.m. …