The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Workers recently installed one panel of the new Highlands bridge. Rising 65 feet above the water, the new bridge will be 30 feet higher than the present bridge.

This Week's Top Stories

Customers Get The Royal Treatment At Queen Vacuum And Sewing Machine Company
ON A RECENT blustery morning drenched in rain, John Decker was surrounded by women in the clean-as-a-whistle workshop of Queen Vacuum and Sewing Machine Company, 156 Monmouth St., Red Bank.
Brookdale Awards 1,769 Degrees
MIDDLETOWN - Family and friends of Brookdale Community College's 2009 graduates gathered in the Collins Arena on the Brookdale campus last Sunday for the annual commencement ceremonies.
Schwartz Chrysler Loses Franchise Family business to continue as Mazda dealership
SHREWSBURY - Late last week, nearly 800 Chrysler dealers across the country were informed by the manufacturer that they would be losing their franchises.
DOT Prepares For Summer Traffic Crunch On Highlands Bridge
HIGHLANDS - The New Jersey Department of Transportation has changed traffic patterns along Highway 36 at the Highlands Bridge to accommodate summer traffic.
RB Council Reluctantly Approves Tax Settlements
RED BANK - The Borough Council approved a series of resolutions last week that allowed borough officials to settle tax appeals brought by property owners.
Jersey's Best Beaches
SANDY HOOK - The votes have been counted, and the winners are... those who visit the Jersey Shore for their vacations.
Cub Scouts Visit Veterans At Brighton Gardens
MIDDLETOWN - Cub Scouts from Troop 11 in Rumson visited the Brighton Gardens of Middletown assisted-living facility to visit and pay tribute to the 19 World War II and Korean War Veterans who live there last Tuesday.
Volunteers Seek To Keep Costs Down, But AH Fireworks Will Go On
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - Money is tight everywhere this year, and that is why the borough is hoping to reduce the cost of the annual Fourth of July fireworks display without disappointing spectators.
AH Budget Calls For 1.5 Cent Tax Increase
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - The Borough Council recently introduced its proposed 2009 municipal budget. If approved, the budget will require a one-and-a- half cent increase in the municipal tax rate.
SB Adopts Noise Ordinance Despite Residents' Concerns
SEA BRIGHT - The Mayor and Council adopted a noise ordinance on Tuesday night that will limit acceptable noise levels to 65 decibels between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. and 50 decibels between 10 pm and 8 am.
Family & Children's Service Celebrates 100 Years Of Community Activism
AS IT CELEBRATES its 100th anniversary of helping the citizens of Monmouth County, Family & Children's Service looks ahead, too.
County Planners To Host Hearing On Coastal Evacuation Route Improvement
LONG BRANCH - The Monmouth County Planning Board will hold an Open House for the public on June 2, 2009, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Long Branch Higher Education Center, 213 Broadway, Long Branch, on the Coastal Evacuation Route Improvement Study.
Report Shows Water Quality Problems At Shore
Belmar - A coalition of environmental groups today released a report documenting significant water quality problems in New Jersey's marine environment.
No News From GM Is Good News For Rassas Pontiac Buick
RED BANK - Last week General Motors (GM) began sending out letters to 1,100 dealerships across the country informing them that when their contracts expire in the fall of 2010, they would not be renewed.