92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: November 14
Check our web page for video of a school minibus zooming along on Route 18 in Marlboro this morning, with kids cavorting inside. The driver who took the footage caught his own speedometer approaching 80 to catch up with the bus, 15 miles per hour above the limit. The Keansburg company that operates the coach said that the driver risks suspension.
Prepare for a long-term shift on a short hop of Route 166, from Route 37 to Old Freehold Road. Traffic winnows down to one lane each way beginning Wednesday night at 10 in an $11,000,000 overhaul that will include a median and dedicated through lanes when it's done.
Former Paterson Mayor and ex-Jackson Township Business Administrator Joey Torres heads to prison for five years for official misconduct. Torres admitted sending city workers to jobs at his daughter's warehouse on municipal time and pay.
A driver is recuperating from a chain crash in Toms River that turned his car into scrap metal this morning. Police said that Michael Carlo was wedged in his Toyota after it was slammed from behind, and launched into a third car, at a red light on Route 37 in the middle of rush hour. Potential charges for the driver who triggered the crash will depend on investigation results.
The push begins at food banks throughout New Jersey for donations to supply nourishing Thanksgiving meals for needy families. In Neptune, Fulfill Executive Director Carlos Rodriguez says that his staff hopes to collect enough to distribute a million meals in November. Community Foodbank of New Jersey hopes to distribute 50,000 turkeys - double last year's amount.
Traveling Manasquan this Thursday? Avoid the Glimmer Glass Bridge. It undergoes routine maintenance between 9 AM and 3 PM. Main Street is a nearby alternate to Brielle Road.
Six years in prison might be waiting for the ex-treasurer of the Freehold Soccer League. Anthony Gallo pleaded guilty to taking more than 400-thousand dollars from the organzation in a four-year span starting in 2012. His sentencing is scheduled for January.