The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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It was no day at the beach on Jan. 1st but the arctic weather failed to keep the Sons of Ireland from hosting their annual Polar Bear Plunge in Asbury Park. The event benefited four area charities.


RFH Grad Lindsay Doran Rescued From Haiti
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

This Week's Top Stories

New Year's Day Baby The First Of 2010 At Riverview
RED BANK - It was an exceptionally happy New Year's for Alicia Schaarschmidt.
AH Dems, Republicans Split On Prosecutor Appointment
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.
Getting Into the Swing Of Normal Life - David Goldman and son Sean together in New Jersey
TINTON FALLS - This past Christmas Eve marked the end of a nearly six-year battle for Tinton Falls resident David Goldman.
Owner Of Ocean Township Investment Firm Indicted For $1,000,000 Fraud
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.
Maple Cove: Don't Call It A Park
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.
RB Retains All Dem Leadership For 2010
RED BANK - Two incumbent Democratic councilmen were sworn in at the borough's annual reorganization last Sunday, continuing the all Democratic makeup of the borough governing body.
Highlands Mayor Passes On Appointments At Annual Reorganization Meeting
HIGHLANDS - Marked by the absence of major professional and committee appointments, Borough Council reorganized at its noon meeting New Year's Day.
Two Indicted For Burglary Attempt At Sears
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.
Marchese, Lucarelli, Take Council Seats In Fair Haven - Jim Cerruti Sworn in as New Fire Chief
FAIR HAVEN - The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Fair Haven held its annual reorganization meeting at noon on January 1, 2010.
In Sea Bright, Beach Restoration, School Funding, Smart Growth On "To-Do" List for 2010
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.
Scharfenburger Returns As Mayor In Middletown
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 the meeting.
Ten Police Depts. Respond To Bates Lodge Brawl
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.
MB Appoints New Police Chief
Monmouth Beach - After a 32-year career in law enforcement Chief Richard White Sr. recently retired from the Monmouth Beach Police Department.