The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Pastoral Assistant Eugenia Kelly (l) and Rev. Michael Manning, pastor of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Rumson, bless the foreheads of parishioners with ashes last Wednesday, the first day of the penitential season of Lent.

This Week's Top Stories

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Tessa Perlow Takes On The NYC Fashion Scene
WEST LONG BRANCH — Shore Regional High School Junior Tessa Perlow has always loved clothes and fashion.
FH Tax Rate Going Down
FAIR HAVEN — It may not be so obvious when you read your 2008 tax bill, but for the first time since lifelong resident Mayor Michael Halfacre can remember, the municipal tax rate is going down.
Remembering A Kennedy While Stumping For Obama
WEST LONG BRANCH - "This campaign is about the future," Barack Obama Campaign Representative Noel Koch told a group of students at Monmouth University last week.
Crime In Red Bank: Perception And Reality
While media reports bring heightened concern crime in RB is actually down
RED BANK — A spate of criminal incidents in the borough in recent months received considerable media attention and elicited much discussionat borough council meetings and community forums about what some perceive as a rising level of crime.
RB Mayor, West Side Businesses, Await Return On RiverCenter Investment
RED BANK — According to Mayor Pasquale Menna, it’s time that RiverCenter, the borough’s special improvement district, included the Shrewsbury Avenue business corridor within its boundaries, and it’s also time that west side businesses already included in the district begin seeing some improvements in return for the extra assessments they are now required to pay.
Quick Response By Neighbors Saves Woman From House Fire In Middletown
MIDDLETOWN — Port Monmouth resident Frank Norcross returned home from work early last Tuesday afternoon.
SB Mayor Focused On Smart Growth Plan
SEA BRIGHT - Still facing a court challenge to her new job as mayor, Maria Fernandes is forging ahead with borough business as usual in spite of it all. A priority for the mayor: working on a smart growth plan.
Former Highlands Sewer Commissioner Unhappy Over Ouster
SEA BRIGHT - Still facing a court challenge to her new job as mayor, Maria Fernandes is forging ahead with borough business as usual in spite of it all. A priority for the mayor: working on a smart growth plan.