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A slippery day for a bike ride - Wednesday, February 3 - Sickles School, Fair Haven.

This Week's Top Stories

Monmouth U Hosts Panel On Politics And Civility
WEST LONG BRANCH - It wasn't always like this: Rabid partisanship from both major parties, to the point where it creates an insurmountable legislative logjam; acrimony and personal attacks being traded as the political coin of the realm; pundits and media demagogues skewing information for their own political agendas in the guise of providing a venue for public discourse while yelling at their guests and the audience.
Red Bank's Pizza Boom!
RED BANK - Whaddalya have? A slice of Sicilian? Neapolitan? Maybe you'd like to try the new coal fired variety with an array of imported toppings?
NFL's Donald Brown Helps A Hometown Charity
RED BANK - Donald Brown, running back for the Indianapolis Colts and a Monmouth County native, probably has a lot going on this week, what with the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Sandy Hook Day Care Center Celebrates 30 Years
SANDY HOOK - The Sandy Hook Child Care Center is celebrating three decades of caring for infants and toddlers, but they're doing it in ultra-modern fashion... they're opening their doors to even more children and offering care that takes advantage of the nature lessons and unique atmosphere that is Sandy Hook.
Senate Bill A "First Step" Toward Abolition Of COAH
MIDDLETOWN - Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-20) recently introduced Senate Bill 1, which calls for the abolition of the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) with all of its powers, functions and duties transferred to the State Planning Commission.
Sony's Going To The Oscars
Navesink resident Tom Bernard was in high spirits Tuesday morning and for good reason: Sony Pictures Classics, of which he is co-president, has been nominated for 13 Academy Awards, including best picture, best actress and best foreign language film.
Sea Bright To Introduce Permit Parking Ordinance
SEA BRIGHT - Despite the chill in the air and snow in the forecast the Borough of Sea Bright has turned its attention to the upcoming summer season and is preparing accordingly.
Jazzfest Move Due To Marine Park Construction
RED BANK - In June people from around the state wishing to see the lineup of musical acts at the annual Jazz and Blues Festival won't be going to Marine Park, but instead will have to visit Monmouth Park racetrack, in neighboring Oceanport.
Cheerleading At The Superbowl
Taking a break from preparing for the Super Bowl this Sunday, Jocelyn Sutphin, 22, said her years of classes with the Kathryn Barnett School of Dance in Red Bank and the leadership qualities she learned at her alma mater, Red Bank Catholic, helped her land a spot on the 32-member Indianapolis Colts cheerleading squad.
Girl Rescued From Icy Navesink After Neighbor Hears Cry For Help
RUMSON - Last Saturday morning at approximately 9 a.m. Rumson police responded to a call about a 10-year-old girl who had fallen through the ice at the Rumson Municipal boat launch.
Administrator's Salary Cut To Save FH $50,000
FAIR HAVEN - The Fair Haven Borough Council voted to reduce Borough Administrator Mary Howell's hours and salary by approximately fifty percent.
Residents Demand Action From Township On Ball Field Issue
MIDDLETOWN - The people spoke loud and clear at a meeting of the Township Committee Tuand demanded that the Middletown Township Committee provide leadership and were unwilling to accept anything less.