The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
Pvt. Markus Seaward of Long Branch is greeted by his family at the Sixth Motor Transport Battalion in Red Bank last Saturday. He was among 43 Marines returning from a seven month deployment in Iraq.

This Week's Top Stories

CASA Volunteers: It Takes A Special Person
EATONTOWN - In trying to explain the importance of the work her organization does, Cindi Van Brunt tells of two young boys whom authorities discovered were eating out of garbage bins.
Saving Bell Labs Coalition to preserve historic site to gather for brainstorming session
HOLMDEL - Over the course of half a century, workers at Bell Labs produced several technological advancements that changed the world, including the invention of the transistor radio and cellular phone.
Good Morning, Cupcake!
Thanks to two loving people, joy rides along when Lesley goes to school
Rumson-FH Hopes To Repeat SC Title; RBC, RBR Outlooks Bright
RUMSON - Rumson-Fair Haven won its first Shore Conference boys lacrosse championship last year by defeating Colts Neck in the title game after upsetting pre-tourney favorite Christian Brothers Academy in the semifinals.
SJV, RBC Are Teams To Beat Again; Raritan, RBR, RFH Improve
HOLMDEL - With six returning starters from a team that went 27-2 a year ago while winning the Shore Conference and Monmouth County Tournaments, St. John Vianney coach Kim Lombardi is looking forward to another fine season.
Worried Wall Streeters Take Comfort In "Fabulous" Ferry Commute Concerns about future of SeaStreak behind them, commuters relax and enjoy the ride
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - SeaStreak ferry commuters have endured their share of stress lately. With the economy on the brink of a major recession, the glut in the housing market has precipitated a flurry of fear on Wall Street, where many boat riders do business.
FMERPA Unveils Plan For Reuse Of Fort Monmouth
TINTON FALLS - The plan for the reuse of Fort Monmouth, once it is disbanded, would bring redevelopment and revitalization to the area, representatives of the organization charged with planning for the future use of the former military base said last week.
Highlands Wears The Green
HIGHLANDS - St. Patrick's Day may be over, but if you still have a hankerin' to celebrate, there's always the intentionally belated borough St. Patrick's Day Parade. Mayor Anna Little will tell you that this parade is not just a parade, it's a town-wide party - a green tinged, clover laden spring celebration of sorts.
Despite Protest From Postal Workers, Red Bank Restricts Parking On Hudson Ave.
RED BANK - Employees of the Red Bank Post Office squared off against the governing body over parking on Hudson during a regular meeting of the borough council last Monday.
WaWa Withdraws Application For 16-Bay Gas Station
MIDDLETOWN - Although no reason was given, the application by Wawa to construct a 16-bay gas station and convenience store at the intersection of Old Country Road and Route 35 has been withdrawn according to Middletown Planning Director Tony Mercantante.
Red Bank Council Discusses How To Go Green
RED BANK - At least two members of the Borough Council would like to see the entire borough government consider an ambitious agenda for making the community more environmentally conscientious.
Fair Haven Outlines Eligibility For Police Promotion
FAIR HAVEN - The Borough of Fair Haven passed an ordinance that outlines the eligibility requirements and procedure for promoting police officers to the ranks of captain, lieutenant, and sergeant.
Fair Haven Police Chief Darryl Breckenridge Graduates From FBI Academy
FAIR HAVEN - On March 14th two hundred and eighty law enforcement officers graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia.
SB To See Small Tax Hike
SEA BRIGHT - Blame it on the aid... or lack thereof. That's what Mayor Maria Fernandes wants people to keep in mind when they see a likely small hike in their municipal tax bill this year.
M'Town Supports Cell Phone Recycling
MIDDLETOWN - The Middletown Municipal Alliance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse has found a way to combine fundraising with protecting the environment. The Alliance joined forces with a nationwide company called The Wireless Alliance that collects old and unwanted cell phones.
June Is Target Date For Skatepark Opening In Atlantic Highlands
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - It's now just a matter of finalizing a few design details. Then the long-awaited, much-debated skatepark will be coming to town early this summer. June is the targeted month for the opening of the larger than anticipated 80-by-113-foot park, which is to be constructed in the Holly Tree parking lot, said the park's engineer David Marks, of Middletown-based T&M Associates, at the public hearing on the proposed design at the March 12 Borough Council meeting.