The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
(L to R) Elma Haynes, Madeleine Shakespeare and Nijole Carpenter play their violins at the Living Nativity celebration at All Saints Memorial Church in Navesink on Friday, Dec. 11.

This Week's Top Stories

A Century of Memories For Monmouth Beach
MONMOUTH BEACH - It was three years in the making, but well worth the wait.
Monmouth Beach Honors Retiring Police Chief
MONMOUTH BEACH - With accolades for his service and a roast just for fun, Monmouth Beach Police Chief Richard White Sr. was sent into retirement at a rollicking good dinner held at the Channel Club last Friday night (Dec. 11).
RB Kids Get Christmas Calls From Santa
TINTON FALLS - Were they naughty or nice? Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and some helpful elves were finding out as they called some local children find out that answer and to see what the children were wishing for as the holiday approaches.
Friends Group Meets On Oceanic Bridge Design
RUMSON - Time is of the essence, for the Friends of the Oceanic Bridge to make their case to state and federal officials regarding the future design of the aging span.
Marriage Equality Bill Stalls After Committee Vote - Two river senators voted against it
TWO STATE SENATORS from the two river area are remaining quiet about their votes on the same sex marriage bill which passed the State Senate Judiciary Committee by a narrow margin on Monday, Dec. 7.
Center For WWII Studies Marks 65th Anniversary Of Battle Of The Bulge
MIDDLETOWN - "A grateful nation remembers," said Lt. Col. Ann Walko, a member of the Ocean Composite Squadron of the New Jersey Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, as she recognized World War II veterans on Saturday at Brookdale Community College, in Lincroft.
Highlands Disbands BID
HIGHLANDS - The Highlands Mayor and Council recently voted to disband the Business Improvement District (BID) that has been active in the borough for the past 9 years.
Former Caretakers Plead Not Guilty To Abuse Of Disabled Woman
BRIDGET GRIMES AND Debra Sloan pleaded not guilty in a Warren County courthouse last Friday to 17 counts of abuse that ultimately led to the starvation death of Tara O'Leary, a developmentally disabled woman who was under the care of Grimes and Sloan.
Knollwood Kids Get A Front Row Seat On FH Council Meeting
FAIR HAVEN - Earlier this year a recommendation was made by then Council Candidate and current Councilman-elect Robert Marchese to hold an open council meeting at the Knollwood Middle School so the students could learn about how local government is conducted and voice concerns they might have within the borough.
Four Youths Apprehended For Setting Fire In RB
RED BANK - Borough police apprehended four youths last Sunday for allegedly starting a fire in a west side garage.
DOT Hosts Public Information Session On RT. 36 Resurfacing
SEA BRIGHT - The New Jersey Department of Transportation hosted a public information center at Borough Hall in Sea Bright on Tuesday afternoon to address public questions and concerns over a planned resurfacing project for Highway 36 between the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge and the Highlands Bridge.
Fair Haven's Doughboy Memorial Featured In Video
FAIR HAVEN - The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has released another installment in its online history project that features the borough's war memorial in a two-and-a-half-minute video available for viewing on the county Web site at www.