RED BANK - With about a week before the beginning of the school year, the Board of Education last week hired a new principal for the district's middle school, someone who has already been doing the job.
Fair Haven - In 2006 when Kate Guidone was a junior at Ranney School in Tinton Falls, she decided she wanted to perform some sort of community service for the area in which she lived. Through Patricia Drummond, president of the Fair Haven Historical Society and close family friend of the Guidones, Kate heard that there was a population of African-Americans that were the direct descendants of Fair Haven's first black community, some of whom still lived in the homes their ancestors built.
TINTON FALLS - The necessary submission of the future development of the Fort Monmouth property was delayed for a week - and some would like to wait a little longer. The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority was expected to meet last Wednesday and offer the eight of the nine current authority members a chance to vote on the proposed master plan laying the future development of the 1,126 acres that comprise the existing U.S. installation, once military operations cease and are finally transferred to Maryland.
Middletown - Representatives of Verizon appeared in front of the Middletown Township Zoning Board on Aug. 25 to present evidence supporting the proposed construction of a cell tower on Middletown South High School property.
RED BANK - A borough man pleaded guilty last week to a string of burglaries and attempted burglaries in the borough in 2006-07. Mauro Vasquez-Galvan, 27, pleaded guilty on Aug. 25 to five counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree attempted burglary, two counts of third-degree invasion of privacy, and one count of fourth-degree receiving stolen property, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office announced last week.