The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Rev. Michael Manning and members of the congregation of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Rumson celebrated Palm Sunday with a procession across the bridge from Sea Bright to Rumson. The holy day commemorates Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem before his crucifixion.

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General Washington Joins Freeholders For County’s 325th Anniversary
FREEHOLD — The Board of Freeholders officially kicked off yearlong celebrations of the county’s 325th anniversary the old-fashioned way...they invited General George Washington and Mary Ludwig Hayes (better known as Molly Pitcher) to a workshop meeting of the board.
Buona Pasqua! Neapolitan Family Traditions At Easter Time
This past Sunday I engaged my eighty-nine year old aunt in conversation about the “good old days” and the tradition that her mother, my Grandma Amalia handed down from her generation of Easter specialty dishes.
Colts Neck Begins Post-Forys Era On Optimistic Note: CBA Solid
COLTS NECK — For the first time in four years, followers of area scholastic track will not be seeing Colts Neck High School’s Craig Forys setting all kinds of distance running records this spring for the Cougars.
Middletown South’s Cullen Hopes To Repeat Success Of Basketball Team; Colts Neck, R-FH, Mater Dei Strong
MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP — Middletown South girls track coach Kevin Cullen did an outstanding job of turning around the boys basketball program, and he is hoping that success carries over to the track team.
Car Dealers Indicted In Financing Scam
FREEHOLD — A Monmouth County Grand Jury returned an eighteen-count indictment charging Michael Kouvaras, 55, of Maplewood, and Salvatore Rivello, 56, of Matawan, with multiple counts of Theft by Deception, Identity Theft, Deceptive Business Practices and Defrauding Secured Creditors in connection with a car-financing scam that operated out of Chrysler of Eatontown.
Needs Of Many Draw Two Churches Together
HIGHLANDS — Two borough churches in this family-oriented borough have decided to pool their resources in order to better serve the growing number of people here who are in need of help in obtaining the basic necessities of life.
Five Arrested In Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud
FREEHOLD — Two Red Bank men, a Middletown resident and a Colts Neck resident are among those who allegedly took part in a mortgage-fraud scheme that cost mortgage lenders over $4 million in bad loans.
Preempting Another Problem Summer At PNC Live Nation, Turnpike Authority, State Police Join Assemblywoman Handlin at community forum
HOLMDEL — In the wake of last summer’s crackdown on underage drinking at PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R-13) organized an open forum for the community to meet with members of Live Nation, the venue’s promoter, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and the New Jersey State Police at Holmdel High School on Tuesday.
Mayors Gather For Forum On Environmental Issues
MIDDLETOWN — On Saturday March 8, the 1st Annual Mayor’s Breakfast Roundtable on Sustainability was held at the Middletown Arts Center in Middletown.
Portion Of Old Ocean Avenue To Remain Closed
LONG BRANCH — Always say “never.” That is the general sentiment of the public and at least one official when it comes to another proposed opening of a portion of old Ocean Avenue that has been closed off for roughly two decades.
Camping At Lenape Won’t Be Restricted To Scout Groups, Governing Body Says Resident criticizes Boy Scout policy barring homosexuals
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — The debate over whether or not to give the Boy and Girl Scouts of America the exclusive right to camp overnight in Lenape Woods turned into a “leave no trace” versus “don’t ask, don’t tell” dispute last week when the Boy Scouts’ national policy to exclude homosexuals from their organization was cited by one group of residents as reason enough to discard the camping proposal.
LB Engaged In Wild Goose Chase — Literally
LONG BRANCH — Finding themselves buried knee deep in a Canada geese feces problem, city officials have made a move to expand the area where the problem geese are usually policed.
Police Investigating Attempted Assault In Mid’t
Middletown — The Middletown Township Police Department is investigating an attack of a woman that took place in her apartment in the McGuire’s Grove Apartment Complex in Middletown.