The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Senior Pastor Stephen A. Beard of Tower Hill Presbyterian Church in Red Bank addresses the congregation during the dedication of the church's new narthex.

This Week's Top Stories

Halfacre Suspends Congressional Campaign
FAIR HAVEN - Fair Haven Mayor Michael Halfacre this week bowed out of his bid to be the Republican nominee for the 12th Congressional District.
Democrats Endorse Holt, Pallone For 12th And 6th District
RED BANK - The slate has been decided for the Democrats in November.
HABcore Needs Help
RED BANK - HABcore, a non-profit corporation that provides housing and support services to the homeless and unfortunate, is itself in need of support.
AH Officials Break Ground On New Municipal Building
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - The renovation and expansion of the borough municipal building is officially underway.
First Presbyterian Church Celebrates New Welcoming Space
Members of first Presbyterian Church at Red Bank, on Tower Hill dedicated their new "narthex," or entry area last Sunday morning following their 9:30 service.
MHSS Grad Erik Witherspool Comes Out Tops On "Chopped"
It was a dream come true for Erik Witherspool, owner and executive chef of Bistro 44 in Toms River.
NJ Transit Wants To Cut Bus Routes, Increase Fares Citing public hardship, county officials object
SEA BRIGHT - Government officials and area commuters are objecting to a NJ Transit proposal to eliminate bus service on two lines within the county in order to help balance its budget.
Baykeeper Hosts 'Wild and Scenic' Filmfest
RED BANK - Members of the NY/NJ Baykeeper organization hosted their second annual "Wild and Scenic" environmental film festival on Sunday, March 28 at the Two River Theater Company's Marion Huber Theater.
Prosecutor Dismisses Charges Against Colts Neck Contractor
FREEHOLD - A North Brunswick man, who was facing a criminal charge alleging he failed to pay compensation to a business for work it had done, recently had those charges dismissed.
Mayor, Pastor, Propose "Safe Surrender" Program In RB
RED BANK - The mayor is working with state law enforcement officials and with the pastor of a west side church to establish a program that would allow nonviolent offenders wanted on outstanding warrants to surrender for those offenses rather than await arrest.
Residents Complain About Unshoveled Walks In MB
MONMOUTH BEACH - Two residents complained to the Borough Commission about the lack of an ordinance requiring home owners to shovel their sidewalks of snow.
Contractor Arrested In Theft From Home
MIDDLETOWN - On March 22, the Middletown Police Department arrested Timothy Davis, age 40, from Paradise Point Way in Forked River, for theft from a residence located on Clarissa Drive in Middletown.
County Republicans Announce Primary Picks
FREEHOLD - The Democrats did it on Saturday. On Monday it was the Republicans' turn.
St. Leo's Parish Hosts Talk On Human Trafficking
MIDDLETOWN - Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) came to the Church of Saint Leo the Great R.C. in Lincroft on Tuesday night to address a topic of growing concern but often not in the front of many New Jersey residents' minds--human trafficking.