The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Oceanport Fire & Rescue divers held a water rescue drill in frigid weather last Sat. Jan. 31.

This Week's Top Stories

African-American Authors West Side Christian Academy hosts read-in
The West Side Christian Academy celebrated the work of African-American authors during an all-day reading session of their work last Monday.
Salazar Vows Review Of Interior Scandals
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is calling for a top-to-bottom review of ethical misconduct and reforms at the U.S. Interior Department, raising the possibility that investigations closed by the Bush administration may be reopened.
Under State Law Sponsored By Kyrillos, Towns May Regulate Donation Bins
MIDDLETOWN - A bill that was adopted by the New Jersey State Legislature in December 2007 concerning charitable donation bins went into effect this month.
12th District Legislators Help Little Silver Church With DEP
IN A WRITTEN release issued last Wednesday, Feb. 4, 12th District Legislators Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande the recent receipt of a grant by St. Johns Episcopal Church in Little Silver from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Economic Development Authority, as well as the change this means for future DEP grant applicants.
Town Center Plan Can Proceed In Middletown
MIDDLETOWN - The longstanding battle between Middletown Township and Mountain Hill LLC over the creation of a Town Center is apparently over.
Red Bank Hoping For Stimulus Money As regional hub, borough needs help, says Mayor
RED BANK - Hoping federal economic stimulus money will make its way to the state and down to the towns, borough officials have begun compiling a list of projects they would like to see receive funding.
Sea Bright Halves Price Of Season Beach Badges
SEA BRIGHT - As the federal and state governments attempt to hammer out an economic stimulus package, the Borough of Sea Bright has created one of its own.
Former County Sheriff Appointed As Sea Bright Attorney
SEA BRIGHT - "It's like a homecoming. I'm just honored to be back," Joseph W. Oxley said after being sworn in as Sea Bright's new Borough Attorney.
Committee Mulls Suspending Salaries
MIDDLETOWN - At Monday night's Township Committee meeting Middletown Mayor Pamela Brightbill proposed that the Committee members suspend their salaries for the remainder of 2009.
Township Committee Debates Posting Resolutions On The Web
MIDDLETOWN - The Township Committee discussed, at length, the possibility and feasibility of posting resolutions, prior to their adoption, on the Township's Web site at Monday night's workshop meeting.
SPCA Increases Reward For Culprit In Beheading Of Swan
LITTLE SILVER - Officials from the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has recently increased its reward from $500 to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for beheading a mute swan found at a dock on the Little Silver Creek on December 16, 2008.
ABC Upholds Revocation Of Liquor License - Best Liquors may no longer sell alcohol
RED BANK - Cigarettes? Yes. Groceries? Yes.
Growing Up In Atlantic Highlands: Two Blocks, Five Families, And 14 College Degrees
WHEN THE BOROUGH of Atlantic Highlands was incorporated in 1897, the Civil War had been over for 32 years. William McKinley was President of the United States, and Thomas Henry Leonard was the borough's first Mayor.
Sorry Folks, The Groundhog Has Spoken
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) - The world's most famous groundhog saw his shadow Monday morning, predicting this already long winter will last for six more weeks.
Fair Haven's Craig Singer: Filmmaker
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) - The world's most famous groundhog saw his shadow Monday morning, predicting this already long winter will last for six more weeks.
Lincoln's Legacy To Lead County Commemoration
Black History month begins at county library headquarters Feb. 7