The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
Watching the wheel go 'round at the Fair Haven Fair.

This Week's Top Stories

Markham Place Welcomes New Principal
LITTLE SILVER - For the first time in nearly 20 years, students and staff at Markham Place School will be getting to know a brand new principal when school begins next month.
Highlands Weathering Bridge Work Well
Highlands - The construction project on the Highlands Bridge has had an effect on the surrounding area.
Operation Armed Foursome Comes To Shadow Isle
COLTS NECK - The first-ever Golf Classic sponsored by Kessler Rehabilitation Center will feature "Operation Armed Foursome" a sponsored day of golf, planned for the prestigious Shadow Isle Golf Club on Monday, Sept. 22.
Jacksons' Return After Biking Adventure
RED BANK - Reverend Elmer Jackson and son Jeff Jackson returned to the borough recently after more than two months on the road under pedal power.
Belford Man Arrested In Car-jacking
MIDDLETOWN - The Middletown Twp. Police Department has arrested a Belford man, Jason Burkowski, age 24, from Park Avenue in the Belford section of the township and charged him with car jacking, impersonating a police officer, simple assault, driving while intoxicated, and other motor vehicle violations after an early morning incident on Route 35 in Middletown.
Littoral Society Joins Suit For Public Beach Access
HIGHLANDS - The American Littoral Society has been granted "friend of the court" status by the Appellate Division of the Superior of New Jersey in a lawsuit challenging New Jersey's new beach-access rules.
FMERPA Plan Concerns Area Mayors
RED BANK - Members of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority were expected to vote on the master plan for the redevelopment of the property now occupied by the military installation on Wednesday night (after The Two River Times™ went to press.)
Bittersweet: Summer Wheels To A Close At FH Fair
The days are getting shorter and nights are getting cooler. Schools are getting spruced up and ready for the arrival of the first day of school. There's even a touch of autumn in the air. But the true sign that summer's days are numbered, for residents of the two rivers, is the arrival of trucks from Majestic Midways carrying rides for the annual Fair Haven Fireman's Fair.
Red Bank Police Arrest Five For Sale Of Narcotics
RED BANK - Borough police have arrested five borough residents and charged them with a series of narcotics offenses alleging they sold heroin and cocaine from a west side residence. Last Thursday police arrested Joel Mejia-Sarabia, 39, Palemon Mejia-Sarabia, 43, Teofilo Perez-Mejia, 31, Fidel Mejia-Perez, 33, and Gabriel Mejia-Fera, 21, and charged each of the five with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a school zone, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute, according to a statement released by the police on Monday.
RB School District Sees Growth In Student Population
RED BANK - It will be a little more crowded in the borough public schools when classes begin next week. Superintendent of Schools Laura Morana said recently the student population has increased by six percent.
Get Ready For Some Fun At "Taste Of Sea Bright"
SEA BRIGHT - The recently formed Sea Bright Business Alliance (SBBA) will be holding a town-wide event on September 27th called "A Taste of Sea Bright." The event is open to anyone and everyone according to founding member and Alliance Secretary Joan Osgoodby.
Council Rejects Liquor License Renewal For Ashes
RED BANK - The majority of the Borough Council this week voted against renewing the liquor license for Ashes Cigar Club. The council at Monday's meeting voted to 3-2, with one abstention, to not renew plenary retail consumption license for 2008-09 for Ashes Cigar Club bar and restaurant, 29-33 Broad Street.
Tinton Falls Man Charged With String Of Area Bank Robberies
RED BANK - County law enforcement officials said this week that the Tinton Falls man arrested for the robbery of a borough bank robbery two weeks ago was responsible for four other area bank robberies occurring since this spring.
Red Bank Tables Proposed Ban On Plastic Bags
RED BANK - Plastic bags can still be in use in the borough - at least for now. The Borough Council at Monday's meeting voted to table the proposed ordinance that would have brought about a comprehensive ban on the commonly used polyurethane plastic shopping bags.