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Fire levels Beach home

Fire levels Beach home

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The 47-year-old man injured in a fire that leveled his Cooks Lane home, here, early Monday morning, was in “critical but stable condition” as of yesterday, according to Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Al Della Fave.

The fire allegedly resulted from a gas explosion and left the resident with burns over 40-50 percent of his body, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Mr. Della Fave said the ...

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New OEM head namedNew OEM head named

POINT PLEASANT — At the borough’s council meeting on Tuesday, March 3, Mayor Robert Sabosik appointed William Dikun as the town’s new Office of Emergency Management [OEM] coordinator.

Mr. Dikun will be filling the position formerly held by Gary Colberg, who resigned last month.

Mr. Colberg was paid an annual salary of $3,500 for his duties as OEM coordinator.

According to Mayor Sabosik, Mr. Dikun was offered the same ...

A pig walks into a council meeting A pig walks into a council meeting

BAY HEAD — A pig was in attendance at the borough council meeting, here, on Monday night.

Due to resident Sal Santangelo’s interest in owning a Juliana pig, one made an appearance at the meeting so council members and fellow residents could use the pig as a reference.

Mr. Santangelo has recently appealed to the council for a possible alteration to the current municipal code, which states certain animals ...

Defense: Give Habel benefit of the doubtDefense: Give Habel benefit of the doubt

FREEHOLD — Closing arguments in the state’s case versus former superintendent James F. Habel — accused of bilking over $350,000 from the Wall School District — were heard, here, yesterday.

The defense presented its argument first, followed by the prosecution [see related story, below].

Mr. Habel, 58, of Florida, formerly a Point Pleasant resident, was indicted in 2013 on multiple charges, including second-degree official misconduct, second-degree theft by deception, first-degree ...

Prosecution: Habel only served himselfProsecution: Habel only served himself

freehold — The prosecution in the case against James F. Habel — the former Wall Township superintendent accused of defrauding the school district of hundreds of thousands of dollars — gave its closing argument Wednesday afternoon.

The defense’s closing argument was made Wednesday morning [see related story, above].

Mr. Habel is represented by Robert Honecker Jr., of the Red Bank-based firm Ansell, Grimm ...

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