The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Lynne Ward
Bruce Springsteen warmed up for his tour with a surprise guest appearance at the Ranney School Gala at the Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch last week.

This Week's Top Stories

The 39th Annual Monmouth Festival Of The Arts
IN THE BEGINNING, there were perhaps 20 artists whose works were chosen by members with a background in art.
One Big MAC At Monmouth University
MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY IS preparing for the debut of its new Multi-purpose Activity Center, slated for completion by Fall of 2009.
Colts Neck Man Indicted In $2 Million Investor Scam
ON MARCH 18, 2009, a Monmouth County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Gary Klein, 45, of Colts Neck, N.J., with one count of second degree Theft by Deception.
SH Developers Meet Deadline To Show Financing Officials, developer, decline to release details
SANDY HOOK - More than nine years after Sandy Hook Partners was selected as the developer of choice for a proposed renovation and restoration of 36 buildings at historic Fort Hancock, federal officials announced that the developer has submitted a financial plan.
Man Indicted In Stabbing At Primary School
RED BANK - A borough man was indicted for attempted murder last week in connection with his alleged stabbing of his girlfriend in the courtyard of the borough primary school late last year.
Hofbrauhaus Site For Sale
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - The Hofbrauhaus, a former German restaurant that closed in January 2007 after 57 years of business and sits atop the Atlantic Highlands Scenic Drive, is slated to be torn down next week.
Over Protests From Business Community, Highlands Cuts Funding To BID
HIGHLANDS - Business owners in the Business Improvement District who are taxed over and above their normal municipal taxes pleaded with the governing body to continue the added tax and approve a $56,000 budget for the coming year.
Three To Challenge Incumbents For Seats On Monmouth Beach Commission
MONMOUTH BEACH - The election for all three seats on the Borough Commission May 12 pits a slate of three incumbents who are running on their record, of which they are proud, against a slate of three challengers who see flaws in their façade and aren't hesitating to point them out.
Under Proposed Budget, Municipal Tax Rate To Drop In Fair Haven
FAIR HAVEN - Residents will see a decrease in the municipal tax rate for the second consecutive year.
Borough To Do Unbudgeted Spring Leaf Clean-up
FAIR HAVEN - According to Councilman Jerome Koch, there are approximately 40 to 50 piles of leaves and brush curbside throughout the Borough despite the fact the Borough did not plan on having a Spring leaf and brush collection this year.
Borough Endorses Boys & Girls Club Proposal For Community Center
RED BANK - After more than a year of discussion, the borough council has endorse a proposal submitted by the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County to operate a community center in a borough-owned building at 138 Drs. James Parker Boulevard.
Man Sentenced For String Of Bank Robberies
A TINTON FALLS man, who had pleaded guilty to five mid-day bank robberies last spring and summer, now faces nearly two decades in prison.
RB Preliminary Budget Calls For Three-Cent Increase In Municipal Tax Rate
RED BANK - In a daunting economic year, the Borough Council this week introduced its municipal budget, and offered hints of what may also occur as the municipality seeks to curb expenses.
Red Bank Board Not Interested In Selling Basie Field To RBC
RED BANK - The Red Bank Board of Education is not interested in pursuing a proposal by Red Bank Catholic High School to purchase the Count Basie Field.
Hockey Game To Raise Funds For Improved Colts Neck Firehouse
SUPPORTERS OF THE Colts Neck Volunteer Fire #2 will take to the ice to raise funds to renovate their firehouse on Conover Road.