The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)

This Week's Top Stories

Train Riders To See 25 Percent Fare Increase
RED BANK - Last week, NJ Transit announced that train fares will increase by 25 on May 1 while fares for much of NJ Transit's bus service and light rail lines will rise by 10 percent.
Earth Day At Bayonet Farm
HOLMDEL - The rolling pastures and historic buildings of Bayonet Farm will once again be the setting for the township's annual Earth Day Festival, which will take place this Sunday, April 25, from noon until 5 p.m., rain or shine.
Good News, Bad News For Two River School Districts
Tuesday's board of Education elections had most two river communities finding their budgets approved, even as pundits debated the possible response of frustrated voters in difficult economic times, and as Governor Chris Christie threw down the gauntlet, asking voters to strike down budgets in districts where the teachers' unions wouldn't agree to wage freezes.
Remembering Joseph Azzolina
MIDDLETOWN - Former New Jersey State Senator and Assemblyman Joseph Azzolina Sr. died last Thursday at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City following pancreatic cancer surgery performed last December.
Sea Bright, SPCA Consider Trap-Neuter- Return Program
SEA BRIGHT - With "kitten season" looming the Sea Bright Mayor and Council is considering entering into an agreement with the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to address the borough's feral cat population.
Middletown Township Still 'Crunching The Numbers' As Budget Gap Widens
MIDDLETOWN - While no specifics have been released regarding the 2010 budget, the Middletown Township Committee intimated on Monday night that layoffs were imminent in order to bridge the estimated $4 million shortfall in revenue.
Under Proposed Budget, Average MB Homeowner Will Pay $65 More Tax
MONMOUTH BEACH - A proposed budget for 2010 that will increase taxes $64.90 over 2009 for the owner of a home with an assessed valuation at the average level of $590,000 has been introduced by the Board of Commissioners.
Shrewsbury Council Moves Closer To Authorizing Deer Hunt
Shrewsbury - The Borough Council has inched a little closer to authorizing a hunt to cull out some of the pesky deer in town that munch on gardens, cause auto accidents and soil the landscape with their droppings.
Sea Bright To Launch Business Parking Permits
SEA BRIGHT - To accompany the recently adopted residential permit parking ordinance adopted last month, the Sea Bright Mayor and Council adopted a business parking permit program on Tuesday.
Statewide Beach Sweeps This Saturday
Volunteers from across the state will be on the beaches of New Jersey this weekend to participate in the annual Statewide Beach Sweeps.
Two River Republican Club Hears From 12th District Candidates
FAIR HAVEN - The Republican hopefuls for Congress in the 12th District squared off against one another at a candidates forum last week with Scott Sipprelle assailing the big spending in Washington that has driven the nation deep into debt and David Corsi taking a bead on taxes and calling for change.
Gooch, Little, Address Two River Republican Club
FAIR HAVEN - Both newspaper owner Diane Gooch and Highlands Mayor Anna C. Little, who are competing for the Republican nomination for Congress in the 6th District, presented themselves as the best candidate to defeat incumbent Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. in a GOP forum last week.