The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
Holiday Express performed for the children of National Guard soldiers serving in Iraq last Sunday in Asbury Park.

This Week's Top Stories

Art Exhibit Celebrates 100 Years For RB
RED BANK - You walk up the narrow staircase at 12 Monmouth Street, and enter the studio that is home to McKay Imaging Studio and Gallery to find images of Red Bank past and present and maybe one or two of a Red Bank unknown to anyone but the artist.
NJ Gets Standing In LNG Fight
The private investors group Atlantic Sea Island Group (ASIG) that has proposed a Liquefied Natural Gas facility 19 miles off the coast of Sea Bright lost its appeal to the U.S. District Court of Washington D.C. to exclude New Jersey from being designated Adjacent Coastal State Status.
Darkness Engulfs Two River Area Transformer fire takes out power grid
A JERSEY CENTRAL Power and Light substation explosion and fire left much of Monmouth County in the dark for a few hours on Tuesday evening.
Two River Towns Handled Blackout Emergency Well
ACCORDING TO SEVERAL Two River area mayors, Tuesday night's blackout did not result in any major problems and credit goes to the various emergency response teams.
NOAA: Humans Should Not Interfere With Dolphins
With the winter months upon us, concerns have risen over the fate of the pod of bottlenose dolphins that have graced the Two River area with their presence since last June.
State Sides With Schwebel In Dispute Over Human Rights Commission Reappointment
MIDDLETOWN - The New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety Division on Civil Rights has determined that "probable cause" exists in a complaint filed by Middletown resident and former Human Rights Commission Chairperson Carolyn Schwebel against the Township of Middletown.
FMERPA Seeks Further Funding To Plan Fort Move
OCEANPORT - For the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority to continue for another year, it will require money.
Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing At Red Bank Primary - Victim is recuperating in Riverview Medical Center
RED BANK - A borough man now faces attempted murder and other charges from the stabbing that occurred at the borough's Primary School last week.
Borough Adds Riverfront Parcel To Open Space List
RED BANK - A small sliver of borough owned river-front property at the northern end of Maple Avenue appears destined for preservation and cleanup for public use.
SB To Withdraw Rezoning Proposal Until January
SEA BRIGHT - At the December 2 Borough Council meeting, Sea Bright's governing body introduced an amended ordinance regarding land use.
Community Center Debate Heading Into New Year
RED BANK - The ongoing debate concerning the future of the former Count Basie Learning Center building took another turn this week when a local investor proposed buying the property from the borough and leasing it for use by the Headstart program.
Local Students Win Robotics Competition
RUMSON - Students from the Red Bank Charter School, Red Bank Middle School, St. James School and Holy Cross School won the Teamwork Award at the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Competition at Rowan University on Saturday, Dec. 6 as part of the Biohazard team from The Stars Challenge program - a nonprofit science enrichment program hosted by Monmouth University.
Monmouth County Guaranty Helps 10 Towns Save $2.5 Million
FREEHOLD - The Monmouth County Improvement Authority's sale of $40 million in bonds for the 2008 Fixed-Rate Pooled Loan Program saved 10 towns a total of almost $2.5 million as a result of the county guaranty of the bonds.