FREEHOLD - As the mantle of power changed hands from Republican to Democratic control for the first time in more than two decades, there were calls for bipartisan cooperation, as well as pledges of change for the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
HIGHLANDS - In her State of the Borough address for 2008, Mayor Anna Little highlighted the accomplishments of the year, when she was joined by two Republicans on the governing body, but pointed out the incumbent Democrats, John Urbanski and Robert Caizza and the two newly-elected Democrats, Rebecca Kane and Chris Francy, have met with her several times since the November election, and all are in agreement that advancing the borough is the primary goal of each.
RED BANK - Steve Fitzpatrick, a Hudson Avenue resident, and William Meyer, a local attorney and Monmouth Street property owner, appeared before the governing body Dec. 22 to demand that the borough attorney recuse himself from negotiations with the YMCA over the future of the Children's Cultural Center, charging that the borough attorney has a conflict of interest.
RED BANK - The developer of the Metropolitan at Red Bank condominium project on Wallace Street will host an auction on January 24th at which prospective home buyers may submit bids on one of the 30 luxury lofts being marketed.
HIGHLANDS - It was a family affair in this borough Thursday morning, as newly elected Councilman Chris Francy's nine grandchildren all held the Bible when he was sworn into his first term by Freeholder John D'Amico.