The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
Red Bank Catholic High School Girls' basketball team members celebrate their win last Saturday after the Caseys came from behind over St. John Vianney High School to advance to the Shore Comference Final.

This Week's Top Stories

Meet Noel Blackwood: Red Bank's First Black Fire Chief
RED BANK - From England to Jamaica to New York and finally to Red Bank, was the path Noel Blackwood took with his family as a child. But for the last two decades - more than half his life - Blackwood has in a sense become part of another family - the Red Bank volunteer fire department.
Hit Plays On New York Stages
and one that misses...
TWO REVIVALS, ONE on and one off-Broadway, are showcasing actresses of uncommon talent. S. Epatha Merkerson is re-creating Lola Delaney in Come Back, Little Sheba, and a coterie of women is sparking a new production of Beth Henley's Pulitzer-winning Crimes of the Heart.
Gabriel's Basket Caps Stunning RBC Comeback In 33-31 Upset Of SJV
DOVER TOWNSHIP - The basketball rivalry between state powers Red Bank Catholic and St. John Vianney has seen many classic games over the years, but Tuesday night's unforgettable contest can take its place with the best of them.
Colts Neck Outlasts Rumson-FH In Three-OT Thriller To Gain Finals For First Time
DOVER TOWNSHIP - The spectators that witness Tuesday night's Shore Conference Girls Basketball playoff semifinals saw not one classic game, but two.
Brookdale's 11th Annual Guitar Show: Guitars, Guitars And A Whole Lot More!
LINCROFT - Once again the Donald Warner Student Life Center on the campus of Brookdale Community College came alive with the sounds of rock, pop, jazz, blues and bluegrass as Brookdale's public radio station, 90.5 The NIGHT, held its 11th Annual Brookdale Guitar Show.
LNG Company Seeks Injunction To Prevent N.J. Input Atlantic Sea Island Group seeks to build gas storage island off Jersey Shore
THE COMPANY SEEKING to build a man-made liquid natural gas storage (LNG) island the size of six Giants' stadiums in waters 19 miles off the Jersey Shore is seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent New Jersey from having a voice in the matter.
Who Owes Whom? Borough, YMCA remain at odds over sale of Children's Cultural Center
RED BANK - The borough attorney is still reviewing details of a decision by the Red Bank Community YMCA to sell the Children's Cultural Center building at 51 Monmouth Street for $2.5 million.
AH To Reapply To County For Skatepark Grant
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - A bit of bad news about the fate of the borough's long-planned skatepark may have just paved the way for a bigger and better place to skate.
Teen Driver Decals Win Support In Middletown
MIDDLETOWN - It may soon be easier to spot a teen driver on the road, and it has nothing to do with physical appearance or driving prowess.
Atlantic Highlands Mayor Supports Scout Camping In Lenape Woods
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - They're popular scout mantras: "Always be prepared" and "Leave no trace." And while it's those mantras and basic scouting principles that make Mayor Frederick Rast III committed to clearing a spot in Lenape Woods where scouts can camp, a few doubts have been expressed that no trace will be left after they're gone.
Yes, There Is A Buyer For SeaStreak But No, We Don't Know Who
Sources will not specify, but, at least a couple of people close to the subject say they can undoubtedly confirm that there is, indeed, a buyer for the bankrupted, lately beleaguered commuter ferry service that shuttles about 4,000 business people to and from Manhattan daily.
Red Bank Councilman Seeks Republican Bid For Freeholder
RED BANK - Election season is nine months away and while attention may be focused on the presidential race, there will be two county Board of Chosen Freeholder seats to be decided.
RB To Add Academic Component To Summer Recreation Program
RED BANK - It could be four "Rs" instead of three for some borough kids this year as an academic component is added to the borough's annual summer recreation program.
SB's First Smart Growth Meeting To Focus On Beachfront
SEA BRIGHT - Whether you have something to say or just want to listen, Thursday, Feb. 21 is the night to weigh in on the borough's beachfront improvement project.
Emergency Appropriation, Salary Increase, Draw Criticism In Mdt.
MIDDLETOWN - Despite discussion on the necessity to do so and concern for the depletion of funds before the 2008 Budget approval, a resolution authorizing emergency appropriations passed unanimously by the Middletown Township Council on Tuesday.
Dispute Between Principal, Teacher, Leads To Arrest In Middletown
MIDDLETOWN - On Monday February 11, 2008 Middletown Township Police Detective Patricia Colangelo arrested Jean M. Riccardelli, age 37, of Bray Avenue Middletown, on charges of aggravated assault upon a school principal and theft of the principal's notes.
Man Finds Cash Register, Discovers Burglary At Florist
MIDDLETOWN - On Tuesday February 19 at approximately 12:11 a.m., Middletown Township Police received a 9-1-1 call from a man who found a cash register on a trail behind a shopping center and discovered a burglary to a business on Highway 36 in the Navesink section of the Township.
County Hosts Gypsy Moth Forum
FREEHOLD - The Monmouth County Shade Tree Commission will hold its Annual Spring Forum featuring the county's 2008 planned gypsy moth spray program at 7 p.m. on March 26 at the Monmouth County Agriculture Building, 4000 Kozloski Rd., Freehold.
Red Bank Community Forms Task Force to Increase Gang Awareness
LITTLE SILVER - Gang activity is not necessarily on the rise in New Jersey, however, the awareness is, according to Detective David Tabon of the State Police's Narcotics and Organized Crime Bureau.