The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
Representatives from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine examine the remains of a fin whale that washed up at Monmouth Beach last Sunday.

This Week's Top Stories

Doing it the Dorn Way
Red Bank Councilman John Curley, Kathy Dorn Severini, Dan Dorn Jr., Sonny Thornton and Jim Dorn...
A Guide to NJ Beaches
TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Public Advocate Ronald K. Chen recently released the third annual New Jersey Beach Guide that provides important consumer information about the cost, facilities and amenities offered at public beaches in New Jersey shore towns.
Old And New At Trinity Episcopal
Young rector in charge at RB's oldest church
Clean Ocean Action Rallies Against LNG
SEA BRIGHT - As public beach goers reclined under a pristine blue sky and watched the lapping waves, members of Clean Ocean Action (COA) gathered on the nearby boardwalk with a purpose to protect that peaceful scene, and others like it, with an urgency unsurpassed in previous years.
Make It A Bridge-Tini
Highlands eatery handles bridge construction with a twist
Whale Washes Up In Monmouth Beach After Death At Sea
Long Branch - The nearly 50-foot long endangered fin whale that washed ashore at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park on Sunday died from blunt force trauma according to Robert Schoelkopf, Director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center based in Brigantine.
In AH: Skateboards And "Free Launch' Cards
ATL. HIGHLANDS - The high school kids who first asked for it are now in college, but construction started Monday for a skate park at the Municipal Yacht Harbor, with the opening date slated to be by the end of the month.
Democratic Legislators: Just Say No To Drilling Off Jersey Shore
BELMAR - Last year, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) along with U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the COAST (Clean Ocean and Safe Tourism) Anti-Drilling Act to Congress in an effort to permanently extend the moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling that has been in effect since 1982.
New COAH Rules A Threat To Quality Of Life, Mayor Says
MIDDLETOWN - The state has passed legislation eliminating Regional Contribution Agreements (RCA) as a means for municipalities to meet their affordable housing obligations.
Highlands Bridge
FREEHOLD - New Jersey Superior Court Judge Lawrence M. Lawson denied a motion seeking a partial summary judgment filed by Stuart Lieberman on behalf of private citizens associated with the Citizens for Rational Coastal Development.
Ordinance Outlawing Renting to Illegal Immigrants
MIDDLETOWN - During the Middletown Township Committee Workshop meeting on Monday night, Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger brought up the possibility of adopting an ordinance that would penalize landlords for renting to people who are in this country illegally.
Midd. Police Arrest Two After Bag Theft
MIDDLETOWN - On Monday, July 7 Middletown Twp. Police Officer Daniel Sullivan was summoned to a restaurant on Route 35 in Middletown after an employee of the restaurant reported to police that two patrons had stolen her pocketbook from her work area.
Eastern Branch To Celebrate County Anniversary, Library Expansion
SHREWSBURY - To commemorate Monmouth County's 325th Anniversary and the dedication of the expanded Eastern Branch Library, the county will host an all-day Gala Celebration Sunday, July 20 with concerts, performances, historical interpretations and children's activities.
Former School Bus Aide Sentenced For Giving Student Drugs
FREEHOLD - A former school bus aide, with two prior drug convictions, was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison for giving a high school student drugs.
PNC To Pay Taxes To Holmdel For Reception Center
HOLMDEL - In a dispute involving the right to recover real property taxes which has been pending for over twelve (12) years, Holmdel recently entered into a Stipulation of Settlement with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority as to the Robert Meyner Reception Center at the PNC Arts Center Complex.