The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
Thirteen-year-old Joe Sedlak of Fair Haven rides a wave at the First Annual Shana Foundation Surf Jam in Monmouth last Sunday.

This Week's Top Stories

In Little Silver, Sweet Figs From An Italian Garden
LITTLE SILVER - On a sultry mid-September Sunday, Ennio and Evelina Menna stand at the base of a fig tree that towers over their backyard.
AH House Tour Spans Many Eras
WITH ITS PANORAMIC views of the still-green trees of Middletown, Sandy Hook Bay, and (on a clear day), lower Manhattan, the Strauss Mansion on Prospect Avenue in Atlantic Highlands is the ideal place to begin this year's Atlantic Highlands Historical Society Autumn House Tour.
Navesink Home Destroyed By Fire
MIDDLETOWN - Approximately 60 Middletown firefighters responded to a call at 219 Monmouth Avenue in Navesink in the early hours of the morning last Sunday, Sept. 21.
For Red Bank Teacher, A Life-Changing Summer In Africa
RED BANK - What did you do on your summer vacation?
SeaStreak's General Manager Retires
ATL. HIGHLANDS - More than 150 local officials, businessmen and women and friends gathered at the Shore Casino Saturday night to bid "Cheerio" to David Stafford, general manager of SeaStreak for the past eight years
Schoor Pleads Guilty To Bribery
Founder of prominent engineering firm admitted to conspiracy to defraud. NEARLY TWO YEARS after a federal grand jury handed down its indictment against him, the founding member of one of the state's best known and largest civil engineering firms pleaded guilty on Monday to paying bribes to two former Ocean Township officials.
House Passes Offshore Drilling Bill
LAST WEEK, THE U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill titled "Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act" that would allow offshore oil and gas drilling 100 miles off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts regardless of a state's consent and 50 miles from the shore if a state chose to allow it.
Zoners Approve Amended Plan For Holy Cross Church
Rumson - The expansion of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church and school in Rumson will continue following the zoning board's approval of an amended plan for the site.
Dolphin Found Dead In Navesink
FAIR HAVEN - Jim Cerruti, owner of Fair Haven Yacht Works on DeNormandie Avenue in Fair Haven, hadn't seen the dolphins that made their way up the Shrewsbury and Navesink Rivers earlier this summer in a number of weeks.
County Republicans Criticize Corzine Toll Hike Plan
TINTON FALLS - The county's all-Republican legislative delegation, presented a united front on Tuesday as they voiced their opposition to a proposal from the governor to raise tolls as a means of paying for road improvements and for a planned railroad tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey.
Still MIA: Gold Star Mothers Remember 1,800 Vietnam Era Soldiers
HOLMDEL - Last Friday a service was held at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial at the PNC Bank Arts Center to remember the approximately 1,800 soldiers that remain unaccounted for from Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.
RB To Seek Grants For Artificial Turf At Basie Field
RED BANK - Borough officials are hoping for financial help from the county and state for Count Basie Fields. Especially, local officials are seeking assistance to replace the natural turf currently covering the football field at the park, located between Mohawk Lane and Park Street, between Drs. James Parker Boulevard and Newman Springs Road, and replace with artificial turf.
RB To Stir Up Some Fun With Football Parade This Friday
RED BANK - It's going to be a little bit of old time-Red Bank and for Red Bank sports this Friday evening. As the sun sets Friday evening, it could mark the rising once again of a former tradition that had occurred in the borough maybe going as far back as the 1940s.