The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
Traffic backed up on Navesink River Road last Friday as Barack Obama arrived for a political fundraiser at the home of Tammy and Philip Murphy.

This Week's Top Stories

Remembering Luke Walsh
RUMSON - The flag outside Salt Creek Grille is flying at half-mast this week in memory of a man who is remembered as a role model, mentor and inspiration to many people in the two river area.
County Files Papers Seeking Delay Of Flood-Zone Maps
FREEHOLD - A lawyer representing Monmouth County filed papers last Tuesday, Sept. 9 seeking to stop the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from adopting new flood-zone maps that will require many Bayshore-area homeowners to buy flood insurance.
Verizon Concludes Testimony On Middletown Cell Tower Proposal
Public comment period to extend to next meeting
Holiday Express To Host Sunset Clambake This Sunday
SEA BRIGHT - Supporters of Holiday Express can ditch their tuxedos and ball gowns for shorts and sundresses this weekend and enjoy the organization's first annual Sunset Clambake.
FMERPA Approves Reuse Plan For Fort
TINTON FALLS - During a meeting last week, members of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority voted 6-2 to adopt the reuse plan for the fort property.
First In Taxes, Last In Returns? NJ pays the most, gets the least from federal government, candidate says
NEW JERSEY ACCOUNTS for three of the top 10 wealthiest counties in the country according to a January 2008 Forbes.com article.
Monmouth Conservation Foundation Preserves Holly Crest Farm
MIDDLETOWN - The Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF) recently added a significant portion of land to its Navesink Highlands Greenway Project by purchasing the development rights to Holly Crest Farm, a 37-acre horse farm, on Locust Point Road in Middletown owned by Vincent Annarella.
Harbor Commissioner Outraged Over Clean Marina Violations
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - "They're not feeding seagulls, they're breaking the law!" That's the word of Harbor Commissioner Helen Marchetti, chairman of the commission's Clean Marina committee and a lifelong resident of this community known for the pristine beauty of its million-dollar harbor.
Big Brown Means Big Business At Monmouth Park This Saturday
The presence of superstar three-year-old Big Brown in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Aug. 3 at Monmouth - combined with perfect weather and a cap giveaway - brought out a season-best crowd of 45,132 to the Oceanport racing palace.