The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Little Silver postman Danny Geroni takes a cooling shower under a lawn sprinker last Tuesday.

This Week's Top Stories

Monmouth Beach Seeks Emergency Beach Replenishment
MONMOUTH BEACH - The severe erosion occurring along the entire beach in Monmouth Beach has Borough officials seeking a rapid solution to what could become a major problem.
Oxley To Succeed Puharic As County GOP Chair TRT™ publisher Diane Gooch selected as vice chair
COLTS NECK - On a sweltering Tuesday evening, more than 200 members of the GOP's county committee gathered at the (thankfully air-conditioned) Colts Neck High School auditorium to select the party's newest chair and vice chair.
Not-So-Plum Tomatoes Cause "Slight" Loss In Local Produce Sales
SUMMER SALADS, HAMBURGERS, and many other meals are feeling the loss of a key ingredient due to the recent rash of salmonella-infected tomatoes in the U.S. Businesses that sell them are also "somewhat" adversely affected by the hiatus of some forms of the bright red vegetable.
Idol "Superstar" Comes to Lincroft
LINCROFT - An "Idol" is waiting in the wings to take the Henderson Theatre stage by storm tomorrow.
Brothers In Arms Rumson's Christian George receives commission from Brother Patrick
IN THIS SEASON of endings and beginnings, when schools and colleges across the nation award diplomas and degrees, the George family of Rumson headed to New London, Connecticut on May 21 for a very special occasion.
Neighbors Critical Of Housing Civilians At Earle
COLTS NECK - "NOPE" may be a clever acronym for a protest by a grassroots group, but members of NOPE say their issue is a serious one. NOPE stands for Neighbors Opposed to Privatization at Earle, a nonpartisan community organization that opposes a plan proposed by the U.S. Navy to allow a private developer to market and maintain 300 residential units on Naval Weapons Station Earle property for civilian use.
Energy Solution Or Environmental Nightmare? NJ at center of controversy over liquefied natural gas island
WHILE AMERICANS SEARCH for alternative energy sources to offset soaring oil costs and combat global climate change, a controversial solution has risen to the forefront in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG). New Jersey, specifically the Jersey Shore, finds itself in the center of this controversy.
Awnings At Buona Sera Could "Shrink Sidewalk," Critics Say
RED BANK - Awnings raised considerable conversation for the Mayor and Borough Council at this week's meeting. Buona Sera, 50 Maple Avenue, is undergoing an expansion and renovation project and as part of its plans, was seeking the council's approval to erect some awnings over the newly constructed entrance on Monmouth Street.
RB Man Shot Himself On School Grounds Monday Night
RED BANK - A borough man took his own life at borough public school grounds late on Monday, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. On Tuesday First Assistant Prosecutor Peter E. Warshaw Jr. said at about 11 p.m. borough police received a call concerning a "suicidal individual" located at the Primary School parking lot, 222 River Street.
Sizzling Temperatures Bring Power Outages In Two River Area
FAIR HAVEN - You know what they say, It's not the heat, it's the... outages... This week marked the first taste of summer, with temperatures reaching close to 100, with high humidity, and with the unwelcomed power outages that affected parts of the area.
Eatontown Man Arrested For Middletown Bank Robbery
MIDDLETOWN - Law enforcement authorities this week have arrested an Eatontown man they say perpetrated a bank robbery in the township last year. On Monday, authorities arrested Glen Greenfield, 45, in Pennsylvania and charged him with being a fugitive from New Jersey and with other crimes.
VNACJ Awards Nursing Scholarships To Area HS Students
RED BANK - Each year Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey awards scholarships to New Jersey high school students pursuing a bachelor's degree in Nursing. The scholarships were awarded to three local area students during this year's VNACJ Nurses' Day ceremonies held at PNC Arts Center in Holmdel.
Mater captures first non-public b title; rbc wins "a" chamionship
DOVER TOWNSHIP - The hot weather certainly didn't slow down Mater Dei and Red Bank Catholic Saturday with both teams achieving state softball championships.
Colts Neck's Linnell Wins 1,600 at MOC; Byrne, O'Boyle Set Personal 800 Marks; Bellin Second In 400 Hurdles
SOUTH PLAINFIELD - For the previous three years, Colts Neck senior distance runner Allison Linnell had to run under the shadows of Ashley Higginson, who was the top girls distance runner in school history and is now at Princeton.
"Powerhouse Years" Ahead For CBA Colts Crew
MIDDLETOWN - The Christian Brothers Academy Crew team started five years ago as a club sport, gaining its current status as a varsity sport only two years ago.