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Members of Pilgrim Baptist Church in Red Bank watch the inauguration of President Barack Obama on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.

This Week's Top Stories

A New Day Begun Church, community, mark inauguration of Barack Obama
RED BANK - Their excitement could not be contained.
Great Challenges, Great Expectations
Monmouth U students, faculty and staff gathered for Obama Inauguration.
"Welcome To Insanity Island" COA says no to LNG
SEA BRIGHT - Clean Ocean Action (COA) held a press conference on January 16th calling on New Jersey citizens to act to prevent the approval of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility 19 miles off the coast of Sea Bright.
Inauguration Parties A Moveable Feast
RED BANK - As they did throughout the two rivers and beyond, neighbors, strangers and friends gathered at a Wallace Street home last Tuesday night to celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Dolphins May Be Alive
HIGHLANDS - According to Jay Cosgrove, co-owner of Bahrs Landing Seafood and Marina in Highlands, the remaining dolphins from the original pod of 16 that entered the Shrewsbury River last June may have returned to the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
AH Resident Was First African-American Graduate Of Peddie School
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS RESIDENT Horace Brown marked the the inauguration of Barack Obama last Tuesday by speaking at the Peddie School in Hightstown.
YMCA Hosts Breakfast Tribute To Martin Luther King, Jr.
WEST LONG BRANCH - The Community YMCA of Red Bank and the Western Branch of the Community Y in Freehold have hosted an annual breakfast in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. for 20 years.
Girl Scouts Introduce Kids To Fun Of Ice Skating
TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL Figure Skating Month, two area Girl Scouts organized a day of fun and free skating for hundreds of kids.
As Plane Went Down, NY Waterway Went To The Rescue
NEW YORK - While its main focus is delivering sleepy commuters to and from their work and homes, last Friday much of the NY Waterway ferry fleet joined in the rescue of many of the U.S. Airway jet flight that landed in the icy cold Hudson River.
AH Firefighters Extinguish Kitchen Fire On Center Ave.
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - Fire Chief Jerry Vasto reported that borough firefighters responded to a report of a fire at 6:23 p.m., January 18, 2009.
Best Liquors Remains A Problem, Neighbors Say
RED BANK - At a regular meeting of the Borough Council last Monday, two Leighton Avenue residents, John Ross and John Tyler, vented their frustration about the fact that the Best Liquors store at 75 Leighton is still operating despite a council vote to revoke its license and a ruling by an Administrative Law judge upholding that decision.
Area Students Watch History Being Made
MILLIONS OF PEOPLE in this country and around the world witnessed President Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday, and for a substantial number of those people it will be several years before they can even cast a vote.
Hailing The Historic Moment, But Republicans Remain Concerned About Government Spending
AS DEMOCRATS CELEBRATED the inauguration of their candidate on Tuesday, many Republicans also commented on the historic nature of the event and expressed their commitment to working together with their political opponents to resolve the serious challenges facing the nation.