The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Republican Freeholder-Elect John Curley of Middletown celebrates his victory at Republican headquarters in Freehold Tuesday night.

This Week's Top Stories

Democrats Re-Elected By Slim Margin In Red Bank
RED BANK - "A win's a win," proclaimed incumbent Democrat Arthur Murphy III as he and fellow incumbent Michael DuPont celebrated their re-election to the borough council by a fairly narrow margin Tuesday night.
Massell Wins In M'Town
MIDDLETOWN - In his first run for public office Stephen Massell (R), 40, unseated incumbent Democratic Committeeman Patrick Short for a seat on the Township Committee.
Republican Incumbents Triumph In County Assembly Races
All of the Republican incumbents representing Monmouth County in the state Assembly were returned to office in last Tuesday's elections.
Christie, Guadagno Sweep Monmouth County - Second try's the charm for Freeholder-Elect John Curley
FREEHOLD - Republican gubernatorial candidate Christopher Christie and his running mate, Monmouth County Sheriff Kim Guadagno won the gubernatorial race in Guadagno's home county by a comfortable margin Tuesday night, echoing the results statewide that sent Christie to the governor's office and made Monmouth Beach resident Guadagno the state's first ever Lt. Governor.
It's A Win-Win For Fair Haven Republicans
FAIR HAVEN - Republican Councilman Benjamin Lucarelli and his running mate Robert Marchese handily defeated Democratic opponents Matthew Cohen and Margo Tikijian for seats on the borough council last Tuesday.
Scharfenberger: Christie Will Chop COAH
MIDDLETOWN - When Governor-elect Chris Christie began his campaign earlier this year he was hoping to generate approximately 27,000 votes from Monmouth County according to Middletown Deputy Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger who organized that effort in Middletown Township.
Rumson Republicans Retain Majority
RUMSON - Three out of six seats on the borough council were up for election this year, and unusual for the borough, there was a full slate of Democratic candidates challenging Republican incumbents.
Neighbors, Officials Explore Safe Biking And Walking Initiatives
RED BANK - Harrison Avenue resident Jim Willis and some of his neighbors met with borough officials and other interested residents at Red Bank Middle School on Oct. 21 to talk about how to make it safer for children to walk and ride bicycles to school.
Sea Bright Returns Incumbents To Office
SEA BRIGHT - The makeup of the Sea Bright Borough Council remains unchanged after Tuesday's election, with incumbents Dina Long (D) and William "Jack" Keeler (R) winning re-election to the council.