The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
Area residents and officials gathered in Shrewsbury last Sunday to rededicate the newly-expanded Monmouth County Eastern Branch Library.

This Week's Top Stories

Marine Reserve Center Welcomes New Commander
MIDDLETOWN - It was the changing of the guard on Sunday as the local Marine Reserve group greeted its new commanding officer.
Film Festival To Screen Movie By Rumson Filmmaker
DEAL - Among the selections at this year's Jersey Shore Film Festival is Rumson native Rob Margolies' film, Wherever You Are.
Yoga And Surfing At Summalove
LONG BRANCH - Yoga and surfing are perfect together at Summa Love Surf Camp.
From The Potter's Hands
SPANISH POTTER JUAN Pablo Martinez demonstrated the techniques and traditions of his art last week during a visit to Carter and Cavero Old World Olive Oil Company at 19 Monmouth Street in Red Bank.
A Bigger, Better, Eastern Branch Library County rededicates 'state of the art information center'
SHREWSBURY - Construction on the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library located on Highway 35 in Shrewsbury is finally complete.
Police Merger Recommendation Raises Ire In Oceanport
OCEANPORT - A study commissioned to look at emergency services following the closing of Fort Monmouth has caused concerns among borough officials.
M'town's A Star!
MIDDLETOWN - A low crime rate, great schools, and an abundance of cultural and leisure activities are among the reasons that MONEY Magazine cited in ranking Middletown among their "Top 100 Places to Live in America" for 2008.
Governor Signs Legislation Ending RCA's
ON JULY 17TH GOVERNOR Jon S. Corzine signed into law legislation that effectively ends Regional Contribution Agreements (RCA's) as a way for municipalities to meet their affordable housing obligations.
M'town Committee Hears Renovation Plan For West Front Street Bridge
MIDDLETOWN - Monmouth County Engineer Joseph Ettore presented the Middletown Township Committee with the most recent designs for the renovation of the West Front Street Bridge on Monday night.
With Gas Prices Up, NJ Transit Is Experiencing Record Ridership
MIDDLETOWN - With ridership up on NJ Transit as a result of the hike in gas prices, finding a seat has become a battle for commuters.
Red Bank District To Add Pre-School For Three-Year-Olds
RED BANK - With the help of a substantial state grant, the Red Bank Public School District will institute an all-day program for three year olds in partnership with the Community YMCA.
Red Bank Elks To Host Benefit For Injured Marine
RED BANK - Though US Marine Cpl. Kamal Bowen wasn't in the line of fire one winter night, he still faced the most devastating injury of his life.
Public Hears Draft Plans For Reuse Of Fort Property
TINTON FALLS - The Fort Monmouth Economic Redevelopment Planning Authority (FMERPA) and representatives from the planner, EDAW, Inc., along with representatives from other firms retained to work on the project, laid out for the public on Monday night what is envisioned for the 1,126 acres of Oceanport, Eatontown and Tinton Falls property that presently constitutes the fort.