The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Veterans salute as Marines with orders for Iraq prepare to depart from the Red Bank Marine facility on Newman Springs Road early last Wednesday morning.

This Week's Top Stories

Destination: Iraq Marines from tri-state area deploy for Iraq
RED BANK - On Wednesday morning, 891 U.S. Marines across 40 states mobilized to form the Combat Logistics Battalion 46 that will deploy to Iraq in late August.
Red Bank Reg. Remembers Student Who Died In Iraq
LITTLE SILVER - Brian Connelly from Union Beach was just 26 when, in February while serving in the United States Army, he paid the highest price those on the frontlines can pay.
"Rude Awakening" Helps Kids Get The Message About Drunk Driving
SHREWSBURY - Late last week, nearly 800 Chrysler dealers across the country were informed by the manufacturer that they would be losing their franchises.
Rumson China & Glass Celebrates 40 Years In Business
IN 40 YEARS, you may never have heard a business success story quite like this one.
Opponents Of Sandy Hook Lease Ask Justice Dept. To Investigate
SANDY HOOK - The plaintiff in the long, unsuccessful federal lawsuit against the planned commercial development at Fort Hancock on Sandy Hook is calling upon the U.S. Department of Justice to open an investigation into the lease agreement between the U.S. National Park Service and a private developer.
Ocean Advocates Seek Restoration Of Ban On Offshore Drilling
Long Branch - Representatives from several environmental organizations joined Congressman Frank Pallone (D-6) on the Chelsea Avenue Pavilion in Long Branch last Friday and called on the federal government to reinstate the offshore drilling moratorium that expired in September 2008.
Burglars Hit Rumson
Rumson - A recent rash of residential burglaries has Rumson Police Chief Richard Tobias warning residents to report anything suspicious.
Middletown Budget Hearing Delayed
MIDDLETOWN - The public hearing on Middletown's proposed budget scheduled for April 20th was cancelled and a new hearing date has not yet been determined.
Red Bank School District May Establish Dress Code
RED BANK - It may not be a uniform in the strict sense, but school officials are considering establishing a dress code.
Borough Authorizes Lease For Boys And Girls Club
RED BANK - It appears the long discussed community center proposed for the borough's west side will become a reality.
Red Bank Police Investigating Shrewsbury Avenue Armed Robbery
RED BANK - Borough police are investigating an armed robbery of two borough men that occurred on Shrewsbury Avenue early last Wednesday.
1,000 Earn Diplomas From Monmouth University
HOLMDEL - Under a spotless sky on Wednesday, May 20, "tomorrow" became today for the 1,000-plus Monmouth University graduates of 2009.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker Gives Keynote Address At 180 Gala
ASBURY PARK - As an 18-year-old student at Stanford University, Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker volunteered for The Bridge, a crisis-counseling center in Palo Alto, California.