The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
Winter's no match for these dedicated Polar Bears, who started the new year with a refreshing plunge in the ocean off Asbury Park last week.

This Week's Top Stories

Transforming Lives In Malawi
In giving, Rumson physician receives.
Republican Dignitaries Attend M'town Reorg.
MIDDLETOWN - The Township held its annual organization meeting last Sunday morning, which was attended by several high ranking Republicans...
Republican Incumbents Sworn In At AH Reorganization
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - Two Republican incumbent members of the Borough Council were sworn in for their latest full-three year terms.
All Democratic Council Takes Seats In RB
RED BANK - "We try to do the best job we can with a minimum of cost," Mayor Pasquale Menna told the overflowing crowd in attendance on New Year's Day...
Democrats In Majority On Freeholder Board
Fair Haven's Amy Mallet takes oath with Republican incumbent Lillian Burry
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.
Grassroots Group Ends Battle Against Sandy Hook Lease
SANDY HOOK - Save Sandy Hook has decided to end its legal challenge to the commercial development of the Fort Hancock portion of the national park.
It Was Heads Up In FH At Annual Reorganization
FAIR HAVEN - In a bizarre series of events, the council president of the Borough of Fair Haven was decided by a coin toss.
Highlands Mayor Appoints Scott Arnette As Borough Attorney
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.
RB Officials Questioned Again On Children's Cultural Center Negotiation
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.
Developer To Auction Wallace Street Condos
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.
Swearing In Ceremony A Family Affair In Highlands
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.