The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps, Sandy Hook, April 24th.

This Week's Top Stories

Christie Makes Earth Day Stop In Sea Bright Voices opposition to LNG, offshore drilling
SEA BRIGHT - Gov. Chris Christie made a stop at Surfrider Beach Club, 931 Ocean Avenue, last Thursday in observance of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
Public Meeting On Fort Redevelopment Draws 300
WEST LONG BRANCH - More than 300 people turned out last week for a public meeting on the future of the property now occupied by Fort Monmouth.
The Lady Is A Spy
Like the main character in the popular HBO series, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bari Kroll of Maltzman & Kroll Investigations, is fulfilling a lifetime dream - and bucking daunting odds - by working as a female private investigator.
Hovnanian Fined For EPA Violations
Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., one of the largest homebuilders in the country, and headquartered in Red Bank, agreed last week to pay $1 million to settle charges of violations of federal environmental regulations, federal authorities announced last week.
Disaster Assistance Office Opens In AH
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - The U.S. Small Business Administration, the primary source of Federal funds for long-term recovery assistance, has opened a Disaster Recovery Center at the Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center at 945 Route 36 in Atlantic Highlands to assist businesses, homeowners, renters, and non-profit organizations affected by the severe storms and flooding to recover physical and economic losses through low-interest loans.
Kaboom Contribution Fizzles In RB
RED BANK - The fundraising hill for Kaboom! Fireworks on the Navesink got a little bit steeper this week, as borough officials announced they would not be able to make a contribution toward the annual July 3 fireworks display this year.
Township Police Arrest Five For Engaging In Prostitution
MIDDLETOWN - The Middletown Township Police arrested five individuals in connection with a prostitution investigation in the area of Knollwood Drive earlier this week.
Under Proposed Budget, Red Bank Tax Rate To Rise 2.3 Cents
RED BANK - Borough residents will see their property taxes rise by 2.3 cents per $100 of assessed valuation should the budget introduced at the borough council meeting last Monday be approved.
Sales Of Season Passes Grow But Winter Takes Its Toll In SB
SEA BRIGHT - The practice of selling season passes to the borough beach at half-price during the off-season has been a tremendous success for the borough.
RB Hires New Park And Rec Director
RED BANK - At a regular meeting last Monday, the borough council hired a new director of parks and recreation. The position had been vacant since late last year.
M'Town School Budget Fails, Mayor Asks Teachers To Accept Pay Freeze
MIDDLETOWN - In the wake of the defeat of the Middletown Board of Education's budget, Mayor Scharfenberger and the Middletown Township Committee have sent a letter to the Middletown Township Education Association requesting that the teacher's union accept a one-year pay freeze.