MIDDLETOWN - Growing up in the township Thomas Wilkens suffered from asthma and ultimately discovered he suffered from an allergy to chlorine, two considerable obstacles to swimming competitively, one would think.
SEVENTEEN PEOPLE WERE arrested recently on charges of drug possession and sale following a five-month investigation conducted by members of the Bayshore Unit of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Narcotics and Criminal Enterprises Unit.
City failed to demonstrate neighborhood was blighted, court rules. LONG BRANCH - The June 2006 decision of Superior Court Judge Lawrence Lawson, which allowed the City of Long Branch to condemn the neighborhood known as MTOTSA for redevelopment, was unanimously reversed last Thursday by a three-judge panel of the New Jersey Appellate Division.
PEMBERTON - Cycle riders are invited to join military and civilian employees at NWS Earle, Colts Neck, who are participating in the Fallen Rider Charity Run for MA3 Nathan Dewalt on Saturday, Aug. 16. The fund-raising ride will end at the Colts Neck Navy base after a 55-mile ride through eight municipalities and three counties.
FAIR HAVEN - On Monday night, the Borough of Fair Haven officially promoted two members of its police department to the rank of Sergeant.Sergeants Sherri Lambert and Robert Townshend fill the two openings made possible by the reorganization of the Police Department.
RED BANK - For one borough council member a plastic bag ban law delayed is a ban denied. The borough council at Monday's meeting introduced an ordinance that would in effect ban the use of plastic bags, whether the small kind given to shoppers in shops and supermarkets, or even larger ones used for trash in many homes, if they are not recyclable or compostable.