The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Demolition work on the Highlands-Sea Bright Bridge began Monday.

This Week's Top Stories

State of the Art
Members of the Fair Haven Fire Department are celebrating the arrival of their first new fire truck in 27 years.
It's Time For The County Fair!
FREEHOLD - The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has proclaimed the week of July 23 thorough July 27, 2008 as "Monmouth County Fair Week"...
A Sister's Gift Kidney donation gives brother a second lease on life
RUMSON - Brother and sister John Caruso and Lori Pomphrey are one year and three days apart in age, and grew up doing everything together.
'Consulate-On-Wheels' Delivers To Red Bank
RED BANK - Hundreds of Mexican nationals lined up at the Red Bank Charter School Wednesday, quietly waiting to see if they would walk out with identification.
Highlands Bridge Is Coming Down Judge won't grant injunction to stop demolition
HIGHLANDS - Opponents of the Highlands-Sea Bright bridge replacement were handed a substantial defeat last Monday when Superior Court Judge Lawrence M. Lawson denied an injunction that would have prevented the state Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and its designated construction contractor from demolishing the bridge.
Two River Officials Hear Report On Sharing Police Services
Little Silver - The governing bodies of Rumson, Fair Haven, and Little Silver along with members of the public gathered at Little Silver Borough Hall on July 9th for a presentation on the feasibility of sharing police services and the possible regionalization of the police departments of the three municipalities.
Don't Put Cell Tower On School Property, Middletown Residents Say
MIDDLETOWN - A cell tower proposed to be located on the property of Middletown High School South has created a group of Middletown residents that now has fifty to sixty members actively opposing the construction of the cell tower on school property according to the group's spokesperson Laura Ferrara.
FH Officials Find Way To Slice Penny Off Tax Rate
FAIR HAVEN - On Monday night Fair Haven Mayor Michael Halfacre was pleased to inform the committee and members of the public that Borough Administrator Mary Howell and Chief Financial Officer Denise Jawidzik along with the respective department heads found a way to decrease the municipal tax rate by one cent per $100 of assessed value.
Red Bank Receives "Extraordinary Aid" Grant From State
RED BANK - In a time when municipalities are facing severe cuts in state aid, the borough had some good news for taxpayers.
Indicted Red Bank Principal Pleads Guilty Wilkins to enter pre-trial intervention program
RED BANK - The former borough middle-school principal who was accused of staging the theft and torching of his car has pleaded guilty to two charges, but still has a chance of having no criminal record from the acts.
RB Councilman John Curley Announces Resignation
RED BANK - There have been no shortage of verbal battles during John Curley's six years on the Red Bank Borough Council, but the Curley era in Red Bank politics appears to be at an end.
Fair Haven Fire Truck
Fair Haven - On Monday night, Deputy Fire Chief Shawn Foley and Assistant Deputy Jim Cerruti presented the Borough of Fair Haven with a brand new, custom-made fire truck that will be the first responder on all fire calls in Fair Haven.
Who's That Sleeping In My Bed?
Rumson family calls police about napping stranger
RUMSON - The Borough Police Department was called to a home on Club Way early last Wednesday, July 16 after a family reported that a stranger was sleeping in one of the children's beds.
Officials Express Outrage After Bush Lifts Ban On Offshore Oil Drilling
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. Bush lifted the executive order moratorium on offshore oil drilling on Monday, igniting outrage among New Jersey lawmakers.