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By John Burton |RED BANK – The call by borough officials for another state traffic analysis and plea for a new traffic signal for a problematic intersection have been met with another apparent “no” from Trenton.The Borough Council’s Oct. 11 resolution sought to have the state Department of Transportation (DOT) again evaluate the intersection at Riverside Avenue/State Route 35 and Bodman Place, a particularly sticky traffic location at the borough’s northernmost point.“The borough is trying to tell them, stop the talking,” Mayor Pasquale Menna said last week. “Now get to work and come up with a solution.”But the DOT said it has been down this road before with borough officials about this location and its response remains unchanged. “NJDOT has investigated this request numerous times over several decades and has communicated to elected officials on multiple occasions that adding a traffic signal at the intersection of Bodman Place and Route 35/Riverside Avenue is not feasible,” said Steve Schapiro, the department’s director of communications, in response to The Two River Times’ request for comment about the recent resolution.Schapiro explained the most recent DOT investigation of the intersection occurred in late 2016, followed by a meeting with local officials in early 2017, “to once again explain to the town that adding a signal is not warranted.”Menna remembered that DOT review as “an army of individuals, all of them making the same notes, and one or two persons talking and looking at each other.”Menna took Schapiro’s assessment as “a typical bureaucratic response from individuals who are indifferent to the conditions on the ground.”For years the borough has experienced pedestrian safety issues along Riverside Avenue, which is an extension of state Route 35 through the borough, and has had state Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-11) reach out to state transportation officials for assistance.The area is lined with several restaurants, apartment developments, senior housing complexes, office buildings and access to two hotels. Over the last 20 years, according to Menna, traffic has intensified and development has changed the complexion of the area. “Frankly, the intersection was fine 20 years ago,” Menna said, “but no longer.”Bodman Place has Oyster Point hotel, along with condominiums and office buildings, and leads out to Riverside Avenue. The problem, Menna noted again, which other borough officials have brought up over the last few years, concerns traffic moving onto Riverside from Bodman, especially those turning left to travel southbound, as well as traffic traveling south on Riverside, looking to turn left onto Bodman.Riverside Avenue is a four-lane road that has an S-curve in that area, in close proximity to Route 35 at the Coopers Bridge. Traffic travels at a pretty quick pace, creating a dangerous mix, Menna pointed out.Menna is a lawyer who maintains offices on Bodman Place. He said he is well aware of the intersection’s difficulties, facing them almost daily.The borough police’s Traffic Safety Division also supports the traffic light recommendation, according to the resolution.“Frankly, at the end of the day, the reason they’re being shy about it is financial,” Menna said, alleging the state DOT doesn’t want to spend money for a traffic signal, when another signal is close by.A traffic signal could cost up to $250,000, according to Menna, and the borough would be willing to pay 25 percent of the cost, the standard local contribution. As for it being too close to another light, the mayor pointed to traffic lights, authorized by the DOT, at the West Front/Water streets and Water Street/Maple Avenue intersections, which are close to other signals; as well as the fact that Asbury Park, along Route 71, has signals at seemingly every intersection.Borough officials have formally designated Riverside Avenue as an area in need of rehabilitation. That was done, Menna noted, in anticipation of redevelopment of some of the properties along that corridor.And that, Menna determined, makes traffic and pedestrian safety improvements that much more important.Schapiro said DOT engineers feel a traffic signal at Bodman “would increase the potential for same direction crashes and create coordination issues negatively affecting traffic on Route 35.”Menna said he’s keeping his fingers crossed that with a new administration in Trenton next year. “Hopefully, that attitude can change,” he said.This article was first published in the Nov. 16-23, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.
Licitrasaid that “very few towns” don’t have feral cats, though it can be less noticeablein bigger municipalities. Within the last three years, he has been able tobring 15 municipalities on board to share the costs and benefits of the TNRprogram with the MCSPCA. EATONTOWN – This year, the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MCSPCA) on Wall Street will celebrate its 75th anniversary. ThatMonmouth County humane law enforcement agency had such great success that in2017 the state Legislature asked him to testify about why his model was succeedingat the MCSPCA, while other county SPCAs in the state were not. The answer? “Over theyears, the New Jersey State Legislature has spent thousands, tens of thousandsof hours writing animal cruelty law. And you left it statutorily responsible toa volunteer police department to enforce. How is that possible?” he recalledasking the state lawmakers. “You have professional career law enforcement doingthis job as opposed to the volunteers – who mean well – but 99 percent of themhave no law enforcement background,” he said. Licitra said it is important that the kittens and cats at the adoption center stay in a relaxed environment. Photo by Allison Perrine Rescuing Dogs from Korea and China Accordingto John Klein, they are “trying to change the world one dog at a time.” Housepets aren’t the only animals that require care. When in need, squirrels, deer,raccoons and more are brought to the shelter by animal control officers. Theanimals are then released back to the wild or to a wildlife rehabilitationcenter within 24 to 48 hours. Ross Licitra, director of the Monmouth County SPCA. Photo by Allison Perrine The spacewould be for wildlife rehabilitation and public use, like education programsfor children. You have to educate children when they’re young enough to understandthat wildlife is just as important as pets, Licitra said. Setting the Standard Thatbackground helped him mold the MCSPCA and its humane law enforcement agencyinto what it is today. He makes sure the MCSPCA’s agency works closely with theMonmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and that its humane law enforcement agencyis comprised of paid personnel, not volunteers, to guarantee calls areanswered. In other counties with volunteer agencies, some calls go unansweredwhen volunteers are unavailable. He made this possible with the help of SheriffShaun Golden, Arnone and the county prosecutor. With the help of No Dogs Left Behind, a global animal rescue organization, and local volunteers John and Robin Klein, the MCSPCA has taken two trips to China to rescue dogs from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The festival is held annually during the summer solstice and runs for about 10 days. According to No Dogs Left Behind, about 10,000 to 15,000 dogs are killed and consumed each festival, held in Yulin, Guangxi, China. Dogs are often stolen from their owners, packed onto trucks and sent to their death. Afterbeing rescued, the dogs are brought to the MCSPCA center in Eatontown. They aretaken care of, evaluated and eventually put up for adoption to a loving home. Theorganization exists to protect and advocate for domestic pets, wildlife anddomestic livestock within Monmouth County. Lately, its mission has expanded.With its partners in animal welfare, the MCSPCA wants to step in to save animalsfrom high-kill shelters throughout the southern United States and Puerto Ricoand from the meat trade in Korea and China, and lend a hand in rescue effortsduring natural disasters. Afterthat, the state Legislature disbanded the NJSPCA’s volunteer humane lawenforcement division and mandated that every county prosecutor’s office have anSPCA law enforcement division, like at the MCSPCA, Licitra said. With that,chief humane law enforcement officers – like Licitra – had to be appointed ineach county SPCA, and each municipal police department had to appoint a humanelaw enforcement officer. Additionally, all humane officers appointed had to goback to the police academy for training. The dogs were quarantined, all canine and feline adoptions were halted and veterinary services stopped. “The decision to close the shelter for adoptions and our Vogel Veterinary Care Center during one of the busiest times of the year for us was difficult, but done out of pure concern for not only the health and well-being of all our dogs, but of genuine concern for all dogs in the Monmouth County area and beyond,” said Licitra in a statement posted on the MCSPCA website Dec. 20. Beforeassuming his role as the executive director of the MCSPCA and the chief humaneofficer for the county, Licitra was a police officer. He worked locally forfive years and later joined the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in 1986where he handled narcotics, gang and homicide cases. He was an officer for 30years. TheMCSPCA operates on a 30 percent profit margin. The revenue it earns helps payfor medical services at the shelter, which runs about $800,000 annually. “Thebiggest challenge for us is always funding and space,” he said. The shelter’sclosure at the holidays is expected to have a negative effect on its balancesheet. Trap, Neuter and Release, or TNR, is a program designed to control the feral cat population or, as Licitra calls them, “community cats.” Animal control personnel visit municipalities that participate in the MCSCPA’s TNR program and bring stray cats to the shelter, neuter or spay them, give them shots and clip their ear tips – which does not hurt them, he said. Then they release the stray cats back where they came from. If they are kittens, the MCSPCA keeps them and adopts them out. If they are house cats that have been abandoned, they also adopt them out. “Theytorture the dogs as much as they can and then kill them. They say it makes themeat taste better when they’re tortured,” said Licitra. Theclosest wildlife rehabilitation center is in Mercer County, but Licitra saidhe’s working on bringing one to Monmouth County with the help of Freeholder TomArnone. “The county has so many great parks and in one of the parks we’d find abuilding and we’d pay to have it all renovated,” he said. “Long Branch has been our most successful,” said Licitra. He estimated they have helped over 500 cats in Long Branch alone. It’s importantto note, however, that the MCSPCA is not funded by the county. “We are anagency created by state law and authority, but we’re self-funded,” saidLicitra. Theshelter takes in animals from New Jersey and high-kill shelters in southernstates and Puerto Rico. But recently, it turned its efforts overseas to rescueanimals in China and Korea from being tortured and killed for human consumption. Community Cats Theshelter recently rescued nine dogs from China that would have otherwise beensent to the festival. They also rescued an additional nine at the beginning of2019. In 2018, the shelter partnered with the Humane Society for the UnitedStates (HSUS) and rescued dogs from Korea that were slated for humanconsumption. The Wildlife Room TheMCSPCA works closely with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. Ithandles regulatory incidents involving fishing, hunting and more. When animalcruelty or inhumane activity is involved, the MCSPCA steps in. In 2020,the MCSPCA will officially be the “first ever” to receive state budgetaryfunding – $25,000 – for the TNR program, thanks to state Sen. Vin Gopal, saidLicitra. He also credited Arnone as being a big supporter of the MCSCPA’s TNRprogram. This article originally appeared in the Jan. 2-9, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. He went on to say the affected dogs were improving and he thanked the public for their “incredible amount of support.” The center reopened on Jan. 2, 2020. Theshelter ended 2019 on a sad note after it had to close for several weeks duringits busiest time of year to treat dogs with H3N2 influenza, or canine flu, anextremely contagious disease that likely arrived with a rescue transport,according to Ross Licitra, executive director of the MCSPCA.
Nelson Boxing Club is hosting another Fight Night Saturday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club.Jesse Pineiro of the Nelson Boxing Club said there are 10 bouts on the card, with fighters coming from Cranbrook, Calgary, Revelstoke, Kelowna, Victoria and host Nelson.Nelson fighters include Riel Martinez, Samson Berkeley, Elias Martinez, Brayden Hellekson, Kenny Stanton, Max Berkeley and Jesse Lyons. Main event is Aram Matisyan of Calgary facing Clive Fagan of Kelowna’s Thistletown Boxing Club.Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first bout of Riel Martinez up against Dylan Muhlig of Cranbrook set for 6:30 p.m.
Vittese began coaching in 2012 and joined the staff at Temple last spring. She previously coached for the New Jersey Spirit of USA club team, where she coached players aged 6-18 years old. Vittese’s knowledge of the game is also impressive, Ciufo said. Vittese was a three-time All-American for the University of Virginia field hockey team. She was also a part of the United States field hockey team for eight years, playing in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. He founded the LEAP Hockey Academy, which stands for learn, enjoy, achieve and progress. This academy is Australian-based and he will be focusing on player development in that area. Assistant Temple field hockey coach Michelle Vittese has been promoted to associate head coach, the team announced in a press release Friday afternoon. “Her knowledge of the game is proven on a daily basis and her loyalty is something I have an immense amount of respect for,” Ciufo said. “Moving [Vittese] into this position and sharing this program was a no-brainer.” “Her work ethic is what makes her stand out among the rest,” coach Susan Ciufo stated in the press release. “From the start, [Vittese] has shown her true passion for this sport and for developing our young women as students, athletes, and most importantly people.” Temple field hockey players discuss strategy during their game against Merrimack College at Howarth Field on Aug. 30. | COLLEEN CLAGGETT / FILE PHOTO Vittese is a four-time medalist with USA field hockey, winning two gold medals at the Pan American Games in 2011 and 2015. Vittese will be replacing Ross Gilham-Jones, who had been an assistant coach since the 2018 season. Jones left to pursue other opportunities.
SUPER MARIO: DERBY IS EASIER SECOND TIME AROUND UNCLE LINO LEAVES TUESDAY AFTER PREAKNESS WORKBLINKERS STAY ON I WILL SCORE FOR THE LAZ BARRERALUCKY BRYAN MAKES DEBUT FOR SADLER IN SINGLETARYBARNES HAS BIG DREAMS AS HE DEBUTS AT SANTA ANITA LUCKY BRYAN MAKES FIRST START FOR SADLER IN SINGLETARYLucky Bryan makes his first start in seven months and his first under the tutelage of John Sadler when he runs in Saturday’s $75,000 Singletary Stakes.“We bought him late last year, so this is his first start for us,” Sadler said of the son of Lookin At Lucky owned by Hronis Racing, LLC. “We gave him some time off after we got him but he’s trained very well. The one post is better going a mile (than the 10 in the Zuma Beach, where he finished fourth by 2 ½ lengths behind Dressed in Hermes last Oct. 10).“That was a pretty productive race,” Sadler said of the Zuma Beach.The Singletary, which goes as third race: Lucky Bryan, Victor Espinoza, 7-2; Arcature, Flavien Prat, 8-5; Mr. Roary, Stewart Elliott, 10-1; Tristan’s Trilogy, Brice Blanc, 2-1; Unapologetic, Santiago Gonzalez, 8-1; and Opportunistic, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1. CONFIDENCE RISES FOR GUTIERREZ WITH DERBY WINThe Kentucky Derby was better the second time around for Mario Gutierrez, even though he won it both times.The 29-year-old native of the city of Higo (population 25,000) in the Mexican state of Veracruz won the Run for the Roses on his very first mount, aboard I’ll Have Another, in 2012, an outsider at 15-1.Four years later, just last Saturday, he won it again, this time on unbeaten favorite Nyquist. On each occasion, the horse was trained by Doug O’Neill for Paul and Zillah Reddam.“It definitely was easier on me than it was in 2012 with I’ll Have Another,” Gutierrez said between greeting well-wishers at Clockers’ Corner. “This year I took time to enjoy it more. My wife, Rebecca, was with me, and it was amazing. It’s something I would never take for granted.“Four years ago, it was like a dream come true, realizing all my hopes and aspirations. With Nyquist, it’s more of a personal victory. I was able to show trainers I’m a top rider who belongs at this level.“I definitely know I do now. Four years ago I had my doubts. I’m 100 percent confident and trust myself knowing that I am riding better than before.“I have much to enjoy. My wife is six months pregnant and we’re expecting a beautiful baby boy, so life couldn’t be any better at this point.”Agent Tom Knust, who has represented Gutierrez the past two years, credits Canadian native Rebecca in large part for the rider’s current status.“She’s been very instrumental in his confidence and establishing a regimen, working out, having a sports psychiatrist, a nutritionist, and having a positive affect overall,” Knust said. “With Rebecca and a baby on the way, Mario has a family and he’s matured through the years.“I give credit to him for working hard and to his wife for having a major influence on him.” UNCLE LINO BREEZES FOR PREAKNESS STAKESCalifornia Chrome Stakes winner Uncle Lino worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Friday after the 6:30 renovation break in 1:00.80 under regular rider Fernando Perez for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 21.“It’s exactly what I wanted,” trainer Gary Sherlock said. “I wanted between a minute and 1:01. It’s good. He leaves Tuesday (for Maryland).”Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson had fractional times for Uncle Lino of 24.20, 37 flat and 48.80, with a six furlong gallop out clocking of 1:14.20.Trainer Keith Desormeaux will van Kentucky Derby runner-up Exaggerator from Churchill Downs to Pimlico Sunday for the Preakness.“I couldn’t get a flight on the day I wanted,” Keith explained, “so we’re just going to van him up there, which is not a big deal for me. It might be less pressure on him, less stressful in the long run to van. It’s about a 10 or 11-hour ride, pretty long, but I decided that the timing was better than waiting on the flight and arriving Tuesday night.“This gives me two more days, but he’ll just gallop and jog into the race. I think that’s the right thing to do with a two-week turnaround, but I’ve seen trainers go both ways. Some give their horse a light breeze a few days out, but the recent trend has been to gallop into the race.“That seems more sensible to me.” APPRENTICE HOPES TO MAKE BIG IMPACT AT SANTA ANITAJose Barnes has heard all the jokes about his height, or lack thereof: “coming up short, being a little behind, and facing a tall order” come to mind.But he can deal with it. At a compact four feet seven and tacking 108 pounds, the 20-year-old, seven-pound apprentice rider from Trevor Denman’s hometown of Durban, South Africa, is a giant when it comes to thick skin.Barnes, who is represented by agent Brandon O’Bryan, makes his Santa Anita debut in Saturday’s 11th race aboard Plus Perfect for trainer Hector Palma. Barnes won his first race in the United States last Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when he piloted 11-1 shot Two Steps Of Glory to a nose victory for owner Gary Barber and trainer Steve Miyadi in the seventh race, a $4,000 claiming event with an $8,000 purse.Overall, Barnes has won 28 races and rode overseas for European training stalwarts such as Michael de Kock and Michael Stoute.The rider is used to the ribbing on his Lilliputian appearance.“The low weights are what prompted me to come to the U.S.,” said Barnes, whose aunt and uncle, Ayesha and Luke Ogle, live in Palmdale. “Jockeys ride at 135 pounds in South Africa. I came here to live the American Dream and chose Santa Anita because it’s the best and most competitive racing.“I’m probably the shortest jockey in the country, probably the shortest ever to win a race in North America.”(Although veteran horseplayers might contend the late William Stallings may have checked in at or below “four-seven”).FINISH LINES: Multiple graded stakes winner Obviously could return to the races in the Grade I, $400,000, “Win and You’re In” Shoemaker Mile on grass June 4, according to Phil D’Amato. “We’ll see,” the trainer said. “He’s getting ready, he’s doing well, but he’s eight years old and I don’t need to run him in a Grade I if I don’t have to, but it’s a possibility.” . . . Mokat, second to Songbird in the Santa Anita Oaks but 13th in the Kentucky Oaks, has been turned out at Bobby Mitchell‘s Bonnie Acres Ranch in Hemet until Del Mar, Richard Baltas said. “She had a nuclear scan and it looked good, but we’ll give her 45 to 60 days.” . . . An Irish-bred colt named John F. Kennedy is scheduled to make his U.S. debut in Sunday’s sixth race for three-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles on turf. He was eligible to be named after the 35th U.S. President because he was bred and registered overseas. The Jockey Club’s rule F7 prohibits horses using “Names of persons no longer living unless approval is granted by The Jockey Club based upon a satisfactory written explanation submitted to the Registrar.” John F. Kennedy last raced in Ireland on Sept. 12, 2015, and is trained by Paulo Lobo . . . There was one winning ticket in Thursday’s Pick 6 that paid $30,840.20 purchased through TVG for only $12 . . . Hall of Fame jockey and three-time Kentucky Derby winner Gary Stevens is scheduled to be on the “Doctor in the Dugout” radio show on KLAA 830 at 12 noon June 4. Dr. Alan Beyer hosts . . . The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) will partner with trainers Jim Cassidy, Matt Chew, Eddie Truman and Howard Zucker in offering a FREE “Conformation Clinic” at Santa Anita tomorrow. The informal workshop is intended to help participants develop an eye for a horse. Attendees will visit the trainers’ barns, where they can view horses to identify their conformation strengths and weaknesses. Participants can assemble at Clockers’ Corner starting at 9:30 a.m. ANGELS FLIGHT A SOFTER RACE FOR BELLAMENTARY Bellamentary lands in a prohibitively softer spot than her last race when she runs in Sunday’s $75,000 Angels Flight Stakes for three-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.Last out, the chestnut daughter of Bellamy Road owned by Little Red Feather Racing or RM Racing was fifth by 10 lengths behind undefeated champion Songbird in the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks at 1 1/16 miles on a sloppy track April 9.“I wanted to find an easier spot to get her back on track,” said Phil D’Amato, fresh from winning his first training title at Santa Anita’s Winter Meet that concluded April 10. “This spot came up perfect, there are some nice horses in there, but we drew well and I expect her to run a big race.”After running second at Del Mar last Sept. 6 in her first start, Bellamentary won two straight before falling to Songbird, no disgrace there.“I’m optimistic about this meet, but I just keep the training title stuff in the back of my mind,” D’Amato said when asked about prospects for the Spring Meet that runs through July 10. “I just focus on my horses, and if it happens again, it will be great, but I’m just kind of focusing on winning races.”The Angels Flight, race eight of nine with a 2 o’clock first post time: Kay Kay, Alonso Quinonez, 12-1; Fervent Femme, Kent Desormeaux, 15-1; Forever Darling, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; Evergreen, Joe Talamo, 8-1; Mitzi Winks, Mario Gutierrez, 12-1; Kiss N Scat, Drayden Van Dyke, 10-1; Lucky Folie, Flavien Prat, 9-5; and Bellamentary, Martin Garcia, 5-2. I WILL SCORE RETAINS BLINKERS FOR LAZ BARRERAI Will Score, second wearing blinkers in the Bachelor at Oaklawn Park April 15, will keep the shades on when he runs in Saturday’s Grade III Lazaro Barrera Stakes for three-year-olds at seven furlongs.“His last race was his first in blinkers and he ran well,” said Dan Ward, assistant to JerryHollendorfer, who trains the son of Roman Ruler for owner/breeder Hans Poetsch.I Will Score has two wins from five starts. He was third behind Mor Spirit in the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles Feb. 6.The Barrera, which goes as race six on an 11-race card starting at 2 p.m.: Bistraya, Santiago Gonzalez, 15-1; Iron Rob, Stewart Elliott, 4-1; Mrazek, Mario Gutierrez, 7-2; Denman’s Call, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; Smokey Image, Victor Espinoza, 4-1; Westbrook, Tiago Pereira, 12-1; and I Will Score, Martin Garcia, 5-2.