RUMSON - Lindsay Doran of Rumson is one of the lucky ones. The 19-year-old student at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fl. was on the second plane out of Haiti after the devastation earthquake that struck that country on Jan. 12.
L to R: (front row - sitting) Paul Tyska, Lindsay Doran, Nikki Fantauzzi, Richard Bruno, Christine Gianacaci, Daniela Montealegre, Britney Gengel, Stephanie Crispinelli (back row - standing) Patrick Hartwick, Michael DeMatteo, Courtney Hayes, Julie Prudhomme, Thomas Schloemer and Melissa Elliott
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - As the Mayor and Borough Council enter into 2010, it will continue to hold the same make up as it has for the two previous years, with the November re-election of the council's two Democratic members.
ON JANUARY 4, 2010, a Monmouth County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Samuel S. Franco, 58, of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township, with one count each of second degree Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property Received, second degree Misconduct by a Corporate Official and second degree Misapplication of Entrusted Property.
RED BANK - The debate between the Borough Council and a Fair Haven woman over establishing a place where the public can access the Navesink River was resolved in 2009 when officials agreed to the idea first proposed by Cindy Burnham, who owns property in the borough.
FREEHOLD - A Monmouth County grand jury last week handed down an indictment charging two Middlesex County men with ransacking a Middletown department store after hours in a failed attempt to steal jewelry and electronics.
SEA BRIGHT - At the annual reorganization meeting of the borough governing body Jan. 2, the mayor and council outlined the various challenges that face the borough in 2010 and proposed some potential steps to meet those challenges.
MIDDLETOWN - The Township of Middletown held its annual reorganization meeting on January 3 and was attended by a standing room only crowd. Newly elected Committeeman Stephen Massell was sworn into office by Lieutenant Governor-elect Kim Guadagno to start
RED BANK - A brawl last week involving party goers departing the west side Elks lodge resulted in the arrest of three, one police officer injured and assistance from numerous neighboring police departments.