The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
Beach lovers of all ages joined Clean Ocean Action in Sea Bright last Saturday for the annual spring beach cleanup.

This Week's Top Stories

Warm Weather Snarls Traffic At Highlands Bridge
Backups stretched down to Atlantic Highlands and far into Sandy Hook.
Red Bank Church Volunteers Return To New Orleans
RED BANK - Over three years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the surrounding region, the region is still recovering, according to members of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on River Road in Red Bank.
AH Celebrates Completion Of The Bayshore Trail
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - "Officially, we're open," Atlantic Highlands Mayor Frederick Rast III said after cutting the ribbon marking the opening of the long-awaited Bayshore Trail last Saturday afternoon.
Fiancée Of Accused "Craig's List Killer" Issues Statement
The Fiancée OF Philip Markoff, the man alleged by authorities to be the "Craig's List Killer," released a statement on Monday declaring her support for the man whom she was engaged to marry and pledging that she will cooperate fully with investigators..
Swine Flu And You: Instead of panic, take common sense precautions
AS NEWS DEVELOPS and concern heightens about a potential Swine Flu epidemic, local medical professionals are conferring with state and federal officals and preparing to educate the public about protecting their health.
Slow Economy May Reduce Costs Of Atlantic Highlands Borough Hall Renovation
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - The downturn in the economy, especially in the building and construction sector, may yield a benefit for the Borough Council as it plans for the future borough hall and public library.
Red Bank Borough Schools To Get Stimulus Funds
RED BANK - The public school district has recently been notified it will be the recipient of some federal economic stimulus money. The district must now decide how it will spend those funds.
Shrewsbury To Allow Realtors' Signs
SHREWSBURY - The Borough Council plans to let realtors put out as many directional signs as they wish to guide prospective buyers to open houses.
Volunteer Not Authorized To Act For Borough, RB Officials Say
RED BANK - For one borough councilwoman, a Fair Haven resident's crusade to clean up a parcel of borough- owned riverfront property, may have gone too far.
Fair Haven Holds Public Hearing On Budget
FAIR HAVEN - The Mayor and Council held a public hearing on the borough's proposed 2009 budget on Monday night but elected not to adopt the budget until the final numbers regarding municipal aid from the state are released.
Debt, Taxes, At Issue During MB Commission Candidates Forum
MONMOUTH BEACH - Opposing candidates for three seats on the Borough Commission in the May 12 election squared off last Thursday, April 16, on the issues of beach replenishment, seawall repair, improvements to the bathing pavilion, taxes and what they should be spent on, and school consolidation.
Rep. Smith Seeks Congressional Override of Decision to Close Fort Monmouth
Fort Monmouth - Regardless of the nearly four-year-old federal commission's decision to close Fort Monmouth in a little more than two years, U.S. Representative Christopher Smith would like to see Congress override that decision.
Use Earle Housing For Senior And Disabled Vets, Says Neptune Housing Commissioner
COLTS NECK - Better than allowing a private developer to move forward with the controversial plan to convert housing units at Earle Naval Weapons Station for civilian use, the Neptune Housing Authority commissioner and a Colts Neck man would rather see the units be set aside for the use of senior and disabled veterans.
Candidates Run Close Race In RB Board Elections
RED BANK - This year's board of education race resulted in a close race between four candidates for three full-year terms and a likely write-in selection for the open one-year term.