The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Ryan Fennell
Middletown firefighters surround the woman they rescued from a burning bedroom on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The firefighters were honored for their heroism by the Townshp Committee.

This Week's Top Stories

For Tomora Young, Basketball Was The Key To College
RED BANK - It's all about hard work. Just ask Tomora Young, who said in an interview last week, "As long as you work hard you can always overcome."
Parking Scarcity An Issue In Restaurant Proposal For Chubby's Site
RED BANK - A proposal to replace a West Front Street nightclub with a family-style restaurant/bar and residential units was met with a cool reception from the borough zoning board last Thursday.
Broadway Revitalization Plan Wins Praise In Long Branch
LONG BRANCH - In an oceanfront city where any talk of redevelopment usually invokes a Tsunami of fears about eminent domain abuse, lately people are giving their high regards to two Broadway revitalization projects that do not involve the taking of anyone's private property.
Hampton, Clarke Pace Colts Neck Past RBC For First SCT Title
DOVER TOWNSHIP - When a team comes out and makes eight of its first nine shots, including a trio of three-pointers, the odds will be good that it will be a big night for them.
Raritan's Seidenberg Named Outstanding Wrestler At District 22 Meet
MIDDLETOWN TOWSHIP - Although failing to win the team title, Raritan still had a good day at the NJSIAA District 22 Wrestling Tournament Saturday with four wrestlers earning first places.
Battle Over Sandy Hook Continues
Save Sandy Hook files appeal of ruling by federal judge
OPPONENTS OF THE proposed commercial development of the historic Fort Hancock portion of Sandy Hook have filed another legal challenge to the planned development with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia.
RB Merchants Seek Ways To Counter Drop In Foot Traffic
RED BANK - Academics and pundits and politicians can debate whether the economy is in a slowdown, recession or something in between, but owners of borough shops, restaurants and service providers say there are fewer shoppers walking along the sidewalks, browsing in shops or popping into restaurants for a bite to eat.
County Historical Commision Awards Grants
FREEHOLD - The clubhouse at Monmouth Hills and the roof at Croydon Hall Academy were two recipients of grants awarded by the Monmouth County Historical Commission last week. (Feb. 26)
LB Council Hears From Resident Knee Deep In Goose Droppings
LONG BRANCH - There's a resident who implored the City Council to waste no time in going to the federal level to rectify a problem with geese waste in which he says he, his family and the entire city are buried knee deep without a shovel.
Public Input Spurs Progress For SB Smart Growth Effort
SEA BRIGHT - Pleased with public input and progress is how Mayor Maria Fernandes described her feelings on the first Smart Growth meeting last week.
RB Police Arrest One, Seek Two Others In Connection With Robbery
RED BANK - Police have arrested one borough man and are searching for two others in connection with a robbery that reportedly occurred at a Harding Road apartment.
Middletown Pays Tribute to Heroic Fire Fighters
Middletown - Last week the brave members of the Community Fire Company and Port Monmouth Fire Company were involved in a rescue of a bedridden woman from her burning home.
School Taxes Projected to Rise by One Cent
RED BANK - According to preliminary budget figures, taxes for the borough school district would rise by one cent per $100 of assessed valuation.
Beside the Point
I HEAR THAT Nancy Pelosi, The Speaker of the House, is visiting the two-river area this Friday.
About Town
The 17th Annual Youth Job Fair will be held on April 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Middletown High School North, located at 33 Tindall Road.
Theatre Reviews
Oddball Comedies - Six Of 'Em - At Eatontown Playhouse
Cinema Reviews
"Vantage Point" - One of the great melodramatic moments of all movie time takes place in Vantage Point.