The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
Spectators gathered around a dead humpback whale in Monmouth Beach last Monday, July 27. The whale was later removed for burial.

This Week's Top Stories

Moss Estate Auction Draws Hundreds In Rumson
RUMSON - Given the collection of personal memorabilia, antiques, bric-a-brac, and a substantial collection of historical items on auction last Saturday, it appeared the late George H. Moss Jr. never discarded anything.
RBR Superintendent Anticipates Retirement In October
LITTLE SILVER - As Red Bank Regional High School students return in September they will prepare for the changes a new school year will bring.
It's Hatching Time For Plovers
NOW HATCHING AND running about, Sea Bright's piping plover population has been nesting in the area since mid-March.
Law Enforcement Officials Discuss Street Gangs, Graffitti
RED BANK - Street gangs are a problem for all communities regardless of socioeconomic status, officials from the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office and the borough police department told those attending a community forum on gangs last Saturday.
Shrewsbury Police Seek Man For Questioning After Sycamore Ave. Burglary
SHREWSBURY - The Shrewsbury Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in identifying an individual who is wanted for questioning in connection with a burglary that took place on July 21 at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Sycamore Avenue, between Silverbrook Road and Broad Street.
NPS, DOT Vow To Remedy Traffic Delays At Sandy Hook
HIGHLANDS - Officials from the National Park Service (NPS) met with representatives from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) in an effort to more effectively manage the heavy traffic delays experienced by visitors of Sandy Hook caused by the Highlands Bridge replacement project.
Healthcare Reform Is Needed Now, Says Meridian Executive Improving access, reducing costs is critical, notes Timothy Hogan
WHILE THE CONTROVERSY swirls in Washington over President Barack Obama's Health-care reform proposal, local health-care providers recognize that regardless of how it is done, certain aspects of the current system are in need of reform.
Colts Neck Man Sentenced For Setting Home On Fire
COLTS NECK - A township man was sentenced last week to three years in prison for intentionally setting his home on fire.
Two Arrested In RB For Illegal Firearm Possession
RED BANK - Two men, one a borough resident, the other from Lakewood, were arrested last week for possessing an unlawful loaded firearm.
RB Toddler Killed In Driveway Accident
RED BANK - Police and county authorities are investigating the death of a toddler who was struck by a motor vehicle last Friday.
Water Quality Report: Beach Closings Rise In 2008
Public needs better protection from health risks, says Clean Ocean Action
Rumson Burglars Apprehended
RUMSON - Last Friday, the Rumson Police Department received a 911 call at 2:37 a.m. reporting a burglary in progress on Bellevue Avenue with the suspects fleeing the scene in a vehicle.