The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) addresses a rally protesting a proposal to locate a Liquefied Natural Gas Island 19 miles off the Jersey Shore.

This Week's Top Stories

Two River Catholics Make Pilgrimage To See Pope
LAST SUNDAY, APRIL 20th at Yankee Stadium the "House that Ruth Built" became the "House of the Lord."
Bacteria Suspected In Fish Die-off
MIDDLETOWN - State officials suspect that a large die-off of menhaden in the Navesink River in recent weeks was the result of a bacterial infection affecting that species.
Midd. South Rallies From 8-0 Deficit To Upset Midd. North, 10-9
MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP - Games between rivals Middletown South and Middletown North are often unpredictable regardless of the sport, and Friday night's Rich Veth-Walt Woods Memorial Trophy Game between the two teams was a good example.
Fallon's Five Goals Leads RBC Past Unbeaten RBR, 12-8
COLTS NECK - Red Bank Catholic's Annie Fallon scored a game-high five goals to help the Caseys stun previously unbeaten Red Bank Regional, 12-8 in a Division B North girl's lacrosse game at Dorbrook Park on Tuesday, which avenged an opening day loss to the Bucs.
Clean Ocean Action Protests "Insanity Island"
Sea Bright - Members of Clean Ocean Action marked Earth Day with a rally on the beach in Sea Bright last Tuesday to express their objection to a proposal to establish a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) island off the Atlantic Coast.
Cell Phone Citations, Aggressive Driver Crackdown Raising Revenues In RB
RED BANK - It is shaping up to be a pretty lucrative year for the borough municipal court.
Rash Of Fires In Middletown Raises Residents' Concern Most have been accidental, said Fire Dept. Spokesman Andrew Spears
Middletown - The recent rash of fires throughout Middletown has raised concern among residents.
AH Man Sentenced In Christmas Eve Stabbing, Robbery
FREEHOLD - An Atlantic Highlands man who pleaded guilty to the Christmas Eve 2006 stabbing and robbery of the owner of a neighborhood bicycle shop has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office announced last Monday.
RB Democrats, Republicans Announce Council Candidates
RED BANK - The faces of this year's candidates for Borough Council are familiar ones as three of the four people vying for the two open seats on the council are returning candidates.
Bell Labs Coalition Develops "Reuse Scenarios" For Historic Site
HOLMDEL - During the weekend of April 11, 12 and 13 a coalition of architects, engineers, landscape architects, and conservationists convened at the Holmdel Senior/ Community Center to determine future uses for the former Bell Labs.
Former Middletown Bus Aide Pleads Guilty To Giving Student Methadone
FREEHOLD - A former school bus aide pleaded guilty last week to giving a high school student liquid methadone, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
Students Address Environmental Council
STUDENTS OF THE Star Challenge, a science enrichment program for top sixth through ninth graders, commemorated upcoming Earth Day recently by making local environmental council members aware of the changing problem with a pond right in our area.
Borough Won't Seek Appraisal For Waterfront Lot
RED BANK - The borough council will not move forward with a plan to have a borough-owned lot at the foot of Maple Avenue appraised in preparation for a possible sale.
For OLPH Teens, Papal Visit Is Something They'll Never Forget
HIGHLANDS - Getting within 20 feet of the Popemobile and seeing Benedict XVI up close and personal is a memory that will stay with them forever.