The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
The U.S. Navy battleship USS New York, portions of which were constructed with steel salvaged from the World Trade Center following 9/11, was in port at Naval Weapons Station Earle last week.

This Week's Top Stories

Blue Bay Inn Offers Free Stay To Unemployed
TAKING A PAGE out of a Frank Capra movie, The Blue Bay Inn and the Copper Canyon restaurant in Atlantic Highlands will do their parts to help families who have been struggling in the last few years' tough financial times.
Authorities Break Up Heroin Distribution Ring In Bayshore
FREEHOLD - Investigators and officers from a number of departments in Monmouth and Middlesex counties, working with the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, this week arrested a Matawan man authorities allege was a significant distributor of heroin in the Bayshore area of Monmouth County, along with 20 others described as his associates in a distribution network in and around the Bayshore.
Area Food Pantries Feel The Pinch - Requests for assistance at record levels
AS THE HOLIDAY season quickly approaches and the number of unemployed continues to rise, more and more people are visiting their neighborhood food pantries seeking assistance according to The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties' Media Coordinator Ellen Koment.
FH Financial Adviser Pleads Guilty To Fraud - Accused of running elaborate Ponzi scheme
A FAIR HAVEN MAN who was a financial advisor and broker for more than 20 years, pleaded guilty this week to a running an elaborate Ponzi scheme that bilked New Jersey investors out of more than $9 million, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Trenton.
Little Silver To Meter Train Station Lots
LITTLE SILVER - The commuter parking lot on the west side of the Little Silver railroad station will become totally metered under an agreement with NJ Transit approved by the Borough Council.
Oceanic Weight Limit Extended
FREEHOLD - The three-ton weight limit recently established for the Oceanic Bridge will continue into the new year.
Historic Preservation Group Voices Concern About Train Station repairs are scheduled for 2010, NJ Transit says
RED BANK - The borough Historic Preservation Commission is worried about the condition of the NJ Transit station building.
Lt. Governor Elect To Remain Sheriff Until January
MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF Kim Guadagno, elected yesterday as New Jersey's first lieutenant governor, has announced that she intends to fulfill her obligations as sheriff until she takes the oath of office as lieutenant governor in January.
Red Bank Police Investigate Branch Avenue Break-In
RED BANK - Borough police are investigating a Branch Avenue burglary that occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
RB Schools Superintendent Urges Christie Not Cut Early Childhood Programs
RED BANK - While the administration in Trenton won't change until January, the borough superintendent of schools has already sent a letter to Governor-Elect Chris Christie encouraging him to visit the district and urging him not to curtail funding for early childhood education programs.
RB Middle Schools Seeks Votes For Video Contest Entry
RED BANK - Students at the Red Bank Middle School were singing and dancing for the cameras again recently, taking another chance at winning an international student video competition.
Thousands Of New Jersey Residents Participate In Operation Medicine Cabinet
NEWARK - Gerard P. McAleer, the Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New Jersey Division and Angelo M. Valente, the executive director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), announced today that over 9,000 pounds of medicine, with a street value of over $35 million, was collected during Operation Medicine Cabinet New Jersey, the first in the nation statewide day of disposal of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine.
RB Lawyer Sentenced For Misappropriation Of Funds
FREEHOLD - A former Red Bank lawyer faces seven years in state prison for the misappropriation of money entrusted to him by his clients.
Wanted: Thanksgiving Volunteers
THE LUNCH BREAK Center (Red Bank), Branches Catering (West Long Branch), The Parker Health Center (Red Bank) and Pilgrim Baptist Church (Red Bank) are sponsoring a Community Thanksgiving Dinner Feast on Thursday, November 26.