Radio Free Montone

California Chrome #2, ridden by Victor Espinoza,during the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Another Year, Another Belmont Bust

I’ll take Pumpkin over California Chrome any day.

06/13/2014

Neighbors last summer said rats had taken over at John Vincent Daniels Jr. Square in Woodside, Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

Radio Free Montone: Swamp Thing

It was a slow news day, during a slow news month and we needed a story with legs. Well, we got what we were wishing for.

06/06/2014

Water workers survey a damaged residence on November 6, 2012 in Sea Bright, New Jersey. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: How ‘Long’ Will Sea Bright Be?

Sea Bright is beautiful. But how long will Sea Bright even be?

05/23/2014

Beyonce and Jay Z at at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)/Solange at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: First Zapruder, Now Jay-Z?

My immediate reaction was, “Who cares?” That is a legitimate question when deciding what stories to cover and which ones to ignore on any given day. I did not care…but plenty of people did.

05/16/2014

Citi Bike (file/credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Cycle And The City

New York is now a cycling city.

05/09/2014

Andrew Jarzyk, 27, had been missing since March 30. (Credit: Hoboken Police)

Radio Free Montone: Rest In Peace, Andrew

“In the midst of life, we are in death.”

05/02/2014

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Sell My House, Please!

Thanks to the proliferation of real estate reality shows on cable TV, selling a house has evolved into an elaborate and expensive scam perpetrated upon people by the realtors and their spin-offs.

04/25/2014

Pulaski Skyway (credit: CBS 2)

Radio Free Montone: A Trip Down Memory Lane Via The Pulaski Skyway

When I was a kid and my parents packed my brother and me into our ‘63 Dodge Dart with the push button transmission for a trip down the shore, the Skyway loomed large like a giant rusting Erector set.

04/18/2014

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Play Ball!

In North America opening day was a night game. On the morning of the Mets opener at CitiField it was snowing. It was also still March.

04/04/2014

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: He’s A ‘Gun Kid’

“Pretty big gun for a pretty small man,” said Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

03/28/2014

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Johnny, Are You Wearing Makeup?

My first TV segment called, “Mouth-Off to Montone,” consisted of some street interviews during which the camera was trained on the person I was interviewing.

03/21/2014

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: How About A Moratorium On Media Bashing?

The next time you get the urge to bash the “mainstream media,” take a smooth ride on the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

03/14/2014

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: So Much Government, So Little Help

New Jersey is not short on governmental bodies, commissions and semi-autonomous agencies.

03/07/2014

Gabila's Old Fashioned Coney Island Square Knish (credit: Handout)

Radio Free Montone: Just When You Think You Know Your Audience

Just when you think you know your audience. Well, think again.

02/28/2014

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Never Forget Feb 26, 1993

9/11 is part of our national language. It’s mere mention evokes scenes of fire and death. What we sometimes forget is that 21 years ago next Wednesday, six people were killed and more than a thousand injured in the first terror attack on the World Trade Center

02/21/2014

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