The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Monmouth County Prosecutor Luis Valentin announced on Tuesday that charges have been filed the 1968 murder of 13-year-old Jane Durrua of Keansburg.

This Week's Top Stories

A Really Great Day For The Irish Guinness wants St. Pat's a federal holiday
MONDAY IS THE day for the wearin' of the green.
Residents Urged To Review Flood Maps
NEW YORK - March 5 - State officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will display the new, preliminary flood map for Monmouth County this month.
Adaskin Trio Performs For Chamber Music Society
RED BANK - The Red Bank Chamber Music Society recently brought the prestigious Adaskin String Trio to perform at the Monmouth Conservatory of Music.
SJV Puts Everything Together In Upsetting Trenton Catholic Academy
DOVER TOWNSHIP - Despite winning 24 of its last 26 games, St. John Vianney (26-4) girls basketball coach Dawn Karpell still thought her team was a bit inconsistent in recent games.
Rumson-FH Falls To Hot-Shooting Pascack Valley In Group II Finals
DOVER TOWNSHIP - Rumson-Fair Haven girls basketball coach George Sourlis thought that his team couldn't have played any better against Pascack Valley in the NJSIAA Group II finals Sunday.
Prosecutors Charge Convicted Killer With 1968 Murder Robert Zarinsky took the life of 13-year-old Jane Durrua, officials say
FREEHOLD - Forty years after the terrible discovery of her body, the Monmouth County prosecutor assured reporters on Tuesday that law enforcement officials have the murderer of young Jane Durrua.
SeaStreak Sold To New England Fast Ferry Local service will continue under same management
AFTER MONTHS OF commuter worry and speculation, rumors have been put to rest about the sale of the SeaStreak ferry service, which shuttles 4,000 commuters a day to and from Manhattan.
At RBR, Parent Outrage Sparks Debate On School Policy School penalized students who allegedly attended party where alcohol was consumed
LITTLE SILVER - Parents outraged over disciplinary action taken against 16 RBR students as a result of an off-campus, underage drinking incident in February attended the March 5 meeting of the Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education to challenge the action by school officials that kept some students from participating in athletic competitions.
Bridge Preservationists Drop Fight For Injunction To Stop Demo Work
HIGHLANDS - As progress on the replacement of the Highlands/Sea Bright Bridge moves forward as planned, some of the legal schemes to stop the process have been stymied. But, despite a couple of disappointments, bridge preservationists are persevering in their effort to make sure the 75-year-old historic drawbridge bridge doesn't fall down at the hands of the state's wrecking ball... anytime soon, anyway.
Takanassee Presses State On Ethics Complaint Against DEP Official
LONG BRANCH - The state Department of Environmental Protection's public comment period on the development proposal for the former Takanassee Beach Club property may be over; but activists committed to halting the project are still talking.
Red Bank Feels The Squeeze From Anticipated Reduction In State Aid
RED BANK - These are shaping up to be tough financial times for the borough, elected officials acknowledged this week after introduction of the municipal budget.
State Aid Cuts Impact Fair Haven Budget
FAIR HAVEN - A little over a month ago Fair Haven Mayor Michael Halfacre was confident that the 2008 municipal budget that included a one-half-cent per $100 of assessed value decrease in municipal tax would be adopted on March 10th.
RB Ordinance Would Encourage Reuse Of Plastic Bags
RED BANK - The Borough Council last Wednesday introduced an ordinance that would require all borough stores that use the non-compostable plastic bags to provide an area in the store to collect the bags returned by customers. Stores must have those in place by June 1, according to the ordinance.
Turning The Hands Of Time As Mother Nature Marches Forward
ON A WEEKEND when a wild storm system swept through the area on its way out to sea, driven by winds that reached 70 miles per hour, we added the man-made phenomenon of Springing Forward.