Former Howell official is glad that his name has been cleared

Six weeks ago the Asbury Park Press, but not this newspaper, printed an article about a domestic violence complaint and a request for permanent restraints that my former girlfriend filed against me, a matter that ought to have remained private.

I promised that I would be cleared of any alleged transgression and I am happy to report that on Jan. 29, by the authority of Judge Ronald Lee Reisner of the Superior Court of Mon-mouth County, the domestic violence complaint was dismissed and the temporary restraints were vacated.

I am glad this black mark on my reputation as a good guy, a voice of reason, was removed. Going forward, I hold no ill will. I wish my former girlfriend and her family well.

Peter Tobasco

former deputy mayor