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Father, son die in Belmar fire

Father, son die in Belmar fire

BELMAR — A father and son perished Monday night when a fire engulfed their home on 14th Avenue.

William Oberschewen, 84, and Mark Oberschewen, 49, were both killed in the blaze, according to Charles Webster, public information officer for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, Mr. Webster said. Improper use or disposal of smoking materials could not be ruled out, he ...

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Swimmer lost, search endedSwimmer lost, search ended

BRADLEY BEACH — An unsuccessful water search for a Newark man who went missing while swimming in Bradley Beach was called off on Sunday night, Aug. 14.

Julio Pierre, 31, was last seen swimming off the Brinley Avenue jetty at around 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, when he was reportedly overcome by a large wave and pulled out to sea. Lifeguards go off duty at 5 p.m.

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‘Summer of Love’ rocks the beach‘Summer of Love’ rocks the beach

POINT PLEASANT BEACH —It was a time that brought the world The Beatles, Woodstock and Otis Redding, and for the Point Pleasant Beach First Aid and Emergency Squad, the music of the sixties could help bring them a new ambulance.

On Aug. 16, supporters of the Point Pleasant Beach First Aid and Emergency Squad staged the “Beach Band Aid” benefit featuring Glen Burtnik’s “The Summer of Love Concert” at ...

Point Pleasant Beach arrests are upPoint Pleasant Beach arrests are up

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The number of arrests in the borough this summer is on track to surpass last year’s total with five weeks left in the season, according to Detective Clint Daniel of the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department.

“At the rate we are going right now, we are going to be over from last year’s custodial arrests,” he said.

In 2015, borough police made a total of ...

Brielle man dies after being struck by vehicle on Rt. 35Brielle man dies after being struck by vehicle on Rt. 35

BRIELLE — A 26-year-old Brielle man was struck and killed by a car while trying to cross Route 35 at the base of the bridge connecting Brielle with Point Pleasant Beach at 9:27 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21.

According to Brielle Police Sgt. Mike Mechler, Justino Quiroz-Lopez was struck by a Lexus RX driven by John Cooney, 77, of Wall Township, who was driving northbound on Route 35.

Mr. ...

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