The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Red Bank police monitor the crime scene where two men were killed on Locust Ave. last Tuesday.

This Week's Top Stories

Two Shot Dead On Locust Street Red Bank killings were 'not random,' says prosecutor
RED BANK - Three suspects have been taken into custody following a double homicide that took place on Locust Avenue in Red Bank at approximately 1:35 a.m. on February 10.
Gretchen Schmidhausler, Brewer
GARBED IN A gray-green Basil T's sweatshirt, jeans and black rubber boots, brewer Gretchen Schmidhausler makes an entry in her daily brewing log.
Bucking National Trend, RFH Bank Opens New Branches
ASBURY PARK - While major banks across the country are cutting jobs and closing branches, the Rumson-Fair Haven Bank and Trust is expanding.
Flyover Shows No Sign Of Dolphins
ON TUESDAY, FEB. 10, two scientists from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration conducted an aerial survey of the Shrewsbury and Navesink Rivers aboard a helicopter provided and piloted by the Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City.
Schoor Gets Probation In Bribery Case
THE FOUNDER OF a prominent engineering firm engaged in business statewide was sentenced in federal court last Monday for his role in a bribery scheme involving two former Ocean Township officials.
Woman Dies In Motorcycle Accident On Port Monmouth Road
MIDDLETOWN - Township police are investigating a single vehicle crash involving a fatality which occurred on Sunday, February 8 at approximately 5:07 p.m. in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown Township.
Rumson Resident To Command 177th Fighter Wing
RUMSON RESIDENT COLONEL Robert C. Bolton has been promoted to Commander of the 177th Fighter Wing of the U.S. Army and Air National Guard.
Recreational Boaters Must Have Safety Certificates As of June 1
BEGINNING June 1, the State of New Jersey requires an approved boat safety certificate for operating all power vessels (including personal watercraft) and sailboats on N.J. waterways.
M'town Woman Arrested For Assault, DUI
On Tuesday Feb. 4, at approximately 3:45 p.m., motorists on Route 36 in the Leonardo section of Middletown Township, called the Middletown Police Department reporting an erratic driver traveling west on Rt. 36.
Standoff At Rumson Residence Ends Peacefully
RUMSON - In a joint operation between the Rumson, Fair Haven and Little Silver Police Departments, law enforcement officials successfully executed a peaceful resolution to a potentially dangerous standoff with Ridge Road resident Seth Kronengold, 49, last Sunday morning.
N.J. Residents More Confident In Obama Than Corzine
NEW JERSEYANS ARE confident in President Obama's ability to deal with the current financial crisis and most back his stimulus proposal, although they are uncertain of its impact.
Neighbors React To Slayings In "Quiet Neighborhood"
RED BANK - "They were nice gentlemen. I don't understand how this could happen to either one of them," said neighborhood resident Edgar Boynton in reaction to hearing the news that Sidney Wakefield, 26, of Long Branch and Joseph Fann, 23, of Red Bank had been murdered on Locust Avenue earlier that morning.
Prompted By Merce Tragedy, Legislators Act To Change Pension Rules
IN THE WAKE of the tragic death of Markham Place Principal Don Merce last May, area legislators are seeking to amend the procedure for which the family of a member of the New Jersey Education Association would be eligible to receive pension benefits in the event of a sudden or accidental death.
Lilly Ledbetter Was Keynoter At AAUW Conference On Pay Equity
On Saturday, January 24th, AAUW of New Jersey hosted a conference entitled Achieving Pay Equity at Brookdale Community College, which cosponsored the event along with Business & Professional Women of New Jersey.