Thursday, January 10, 2013
An accident involving a commuter bus and a school bus injured 35 people Thursday morning.
Update 5:45 p.m. Thirty-five people were reported injured after an Academy commuter bus and an Old Bridge school bus collided on Route 9 North in Old Bridge Township Thursday morning, according to Cpt. Art Carullo. The accident was reported to police at 8:18 a.m. No children were on the medium-sized school bus at the time of the accident, he said. The school bus was traveling in the right lane of the highway and turning right into the Stratford Apartments on Arcade Lane when the accident occurred. The Academy bus, identified as bus number 8592, was traveling in the designated bus lane. The cause of the accident remains under investigation and no fault has been determined, Carullo said. When the two buses struck, the school bus rolled and …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
More details were released on the Old Bridge Pathmark shooting as the Prosecutor's Office continues to investigate the incident.
The Old Bridge Pathmark shooter did not have any known issues with fellow employees or any disputes the night of Aug. 31 when he opened fire in the store and fatally shot two co-workers and then himself, according to new details released yesterday by Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan and Old Bridge Chief of Police William Volkert. Although the investigation is continuing, the prosecutor's office said they have confirmed that Terence Tyler, 23, was hired for the midnight to 8 a.m. shift at Pathmark on Aug. 20, 2012 and reported for work on Aug. 31, 2012. Tyler left the store at 3:30 a.m. with no discussion or known conflict with any of the twelve other employees working the overnight shift, the prosectuor's office said. Investigators…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Pathmark remains closed, but mourners are visiting the site to pay tribute to the victims of the Old Bridge shooting.
A makeshift memorial has been created outside of the Pathmark in Old Bridge, to remember the lives of Cristina LoBrutto, 18, and Bryan Breen, 24, who were both shot down last week by fellow Pathmark employee Terence Tyler. Friends, family and supporters of LoBrutto, Old Bridge and Breen, Laurence Harbor have laid flowers, candles and posters at the scene to show support for the victims of the workplace shooting. A large sign with the words "In Memory of Cristina & Bryan" covers the once-shattered windows of the Old Bridge supermarket. A vigil for LoBrutto and Breen was held just hours after the shooting at Old Bridge High School, of which both were graduates. LoBrutto had not yet began her first college semester at Brookdale Community …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office said the victims were each killed with single gunshot wounds.
Funeral services for the two young victims of a shooting at Pathmark in Old Bridge have been scheduled for this week. Christine LoBrutto, 18 and Bryan Breen, 24 were both killed on Friday from single gunshot wounds fired from guns of fellow employee Terence Tyler, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. Services for Breen will be held Wednesday morning at the Old Bridge Funeral Home, immediately followed by a burial at Chestnut Hill Cemetery. A viewing will be held Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. Services for LoBrutto will be held Thursday at 10 a.m., at St. Ambrose Church in Old Bridge, immediately followed by a burial at St. Gabriel Cemetery in Marlboro. A viewing is scheduled for Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The community came together for a vigil Friday night in honor of the Old Bridge shooting victims.
A teenage girl wearing an Old Bridge High School t-shirt walked slowly up to a collage of photos displaying the smiling faces of Christina LoBrutto and Bryan Breen. One of the first to arrive Friday night, she knelt near the pink, purple, yellow, and green candles decorating the pavement in front of the collage. Cautiously, she held a lighter to a pink candle. A spark finally flew and brought the candle to life, acknowledging the heart-wrenching fact that earlier that same day two young Old Bridge High School alumni were shot and killed while working an overnight shift at Pathmark. Friends and family recalled the lives that LoBrutto, 18, who was signed up and ready to begin college at Brookdale, and Breen, 24, who was a student at …
Monday, August 6, 2012
The state is providing grants to improve sections of Rt. 9 in Manalapan and Old Bridge.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Manalapan and Old Bridge Townships were awarded a Safe Corridor grant from the state valued at nearly $165,000. The two sections that will be receiving improvements have been deemed “Safe Corridor” areas by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT). The grant is a part of the state’s Safe Corridor Program, which is funding 55 grants across the state for a total of $2 million. All of the roadways included in the Safe Corridor Program are the state’s most crash-prone corridors, totaling 130 miles of state roadway. The Safe Corridor program is a part of the state’s “Safety First” initiative which focuses on increasing police force, raising fines for hazardous driving and unsafe equipment, and enhancing driver education. The three-mile…
Saturday, February 11, 2012
A round-up of the news that's going on in neighboring Patch towns!
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Think a lot is going on in Manalapan? Check out the news in the nearby towns! At a Borough Council meeting earlier this week, the council passed a resolution that backed the Borough Board of Education decision to pass the charter school legislation also known as Senate Bill 458. The bill now requires communities to vote on the building of charter school where before, the Commissioner of Education could force communities to support an unlimited number of Charter Schools. A Monmouth County Jury voted to indict two Cliffwood men on almost thirty counts stemming from their alleged burglaries of 12 boats in Keyport, two boats in Aberdeen and four cars in Matawan at a hearing Tuesday, Feb. 7. The pair also face charges of unlawful possession …