The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
Sister Sharon of St. Mary's School in New Monmouth was one of dozens of brave volunteers who took a dip in the ocean last Sunday during a fundraiser for area Catholic schools sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Sea Bright. "I found it quite exhilarating," she said.

This Week's Top Stories

Abigail Adams At Historical Association's Annual Meeting
MIDDLETOWN - It was Abigail Adams' patriotism and enthusiasm for the new America her husband was helping to form that first attracted Kim Hanley to the second First Lady of the United States.
In Advance Of Inauguration, RBR Presents Panel On 'What Change Means'
LITTLE SILVER - Change. It became the word of the year in 2008 as it was adopted by the Barack Obama campaign as one of its slogans.
No Laws Violated In Leasing Of Sandy Hook - NPS leasing process must become "more accountable and transparent," says Inspector General
SANDY HOOK - According to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of thte Interior, the National Park Service did nothing illegal in entering into a lease agreement with a private developer, Sandy Hook Partners, for a commercial development at Sandy Hook.
Let Dolphins Decide When To Go, Says NOAA
WEST LONG BRANCH - The consensus among officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is that the dolphins that entered into the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers last June should be allowed to remain in their natural habitat and rely on their natural instincts for survival.
"Common Sense Has Gone Out The Window" League of Municipalities director criticizes COAH requirements
LITTLE SILVER - There will be a myriad of challenges facing municipalities in 2009, from budget constraints to affordable housing requirements, not to mention the possibility of a state pension deferral plan proposed by the governor, which may have ramifications for smaller communities.
Edmund Wilson's Son Authors Memoir
REUEL K. WILSON'S new book, "To the Life of the Silver Harbor,'' is a chronicle of his years living in Wellfleet, Mass. on Cape Cod, first with his famous parents, author ("To the Finland Station'') and literary chronicler Edmund Wilson, and novelist and essayist, Mary McCarthy, whose books include "The Group'' and "A Charmed Life.''
Board Approves Plan To Construct Affordable Housing Project On West Side
RED BANK - Now that the zoning board has approved the project, the Red Bank Housing Corporation is ready to move forward with plans to construct a multifamily housing project intended for low- and moderate-income residents.
RB Police Seek Info On Knife Assault
RED BANK - Police are asking the public for any information concerning an assault with a knife that occurred last Monday, Jan. 12.
Inauguration Day A Learning Op At Area Schools
WITH VARIOUS BUS trips and social gatherings planned for next Tuesday's historic inauguration of Barack Obama to the office of President of The United States, several schools are preparing a day's worth of education not only on this particular ceremony but also the presidency and its history.
Kids From Red Bank Middle School Learn About Careers At VNA Of Central Jersey
RED BANK - Seventh grade students from Red Bank Middle School took the short trip across town to the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey for a presentation on the services the organization offers, the challenges senior citizens face, and the various careers available to those that enter the profession.