The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
The Color Guard of the Atlantic Watch band parades down Broad Street during the Red Bank Centennial Celebration last Saturday.

This Week's Top Stories

RB Middle School Band Wows Crowd At Centennial Picnic
RED BANK - Following last Saturday's parade kicking off Red Bank's Centennial Celebration, marchers and Red Bank residents gathered for a picnic in Count Basie Park.
Sandy Hook Developer Offering Catered Events At Chapel At Sandy Hook
SANDY HOOK - As the battle over the lease agreement between a private developer and the National Park Service for the rehabilitation and reuse of Fort Hancock's historic structures awaits a hearing in federal court, the developer has begun moving forward with using the site while opponents of the agreement are crying 'not so fast.'
Parking Issues Rile Commuters
LINCROFT - Commuters that use the Academy Bus Service out of Lincroft have found it increasingly difficult to park their cars in the lots available.
Bellin, Krajunus, Fleischner Win Golds At Shore Conf. Meet
NEPTUNE - Although Saturday's Boys and Girls Shore Conference Track and Field Championships were dominated by Ocean County teams along with Freehold Township and Neptune, there were still some top performances by area athletes as Rumson Missy Bellin, Raritan's John Krajunus and Holmdel's Jesse Flieschner earned gold medals.
SH Superintendent To Retire
SANDY HOOK - Richard Wells, superintendent at Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook for the last eight years, is retiring June 2 after 32 years with the National Park Service.
The World Changers Of Bell Labs Honor One Of Their Own
HOLMDEL - Charles Townes, the Nobel Prize winner for the invention of the laser, took the red-eye from California Tuesday morning to honor the man "who made it work."
Despite Rain, Monmouth Grads Bask In Accomplishments
HOLMDEL - Even Tuesday's chilly rain couldn't dampen the bright spirits of over 1,000 graduating Monmouth University students and their families and friends.
Two River Memorial Day Observances
MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCES will be taking place throughout the two rivers during the upcoming three-day weekend. Originally known as Decoration Day, the federal holiday was officially established to honor soldiers of the Union Army who died in the American Civil War. The holiday later became known as Memorial Day, a day in which all of those who gave their lives in the service of their country are remembered.
Fort To Host Disaster Response Exercise
FORT MONMOUTH - A disaster response exercise will be hosted here Wednesday, May 28 with more than 100 first responders representing police, fire, first aid as well as emergency management planners and intelligence experts from organizations on post and local, county, state and federal agencies.
Town Pride On Parade As Red Bank Celebrates Centennial
RED BANK - Following a terrible weather day on Friday, Mother Nature smiled on the Red Bank Centennial Parade and Picnic on Saturday The weather was warm and sunny as elected officials, police, fire fighters, politicians and numerous community groups converged on Globe Court to participate in the parade.
Time To Slow Down In Sea Bright
SEA BRIGHT - Every year beginning on May 15th and running through September 15th, the Borough of Sea Bright sees a seasonal reduction in the speed limit on Ocean Avenue/ Highway 36 from 40 mph to 35 mph.
AH Council Discusses Temporary Relocation For Library
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - The public library could be getting a temporary new home as borough officials consider long-term options for it.
In "Tough Budget Year," Sea Bright Taxes To Rise 2.4 Cents
SEA BRIGHT - With the restoration of a small portion of previously denied state aid, the municipal tax increase for 2009 is a little lower than officials first feared.