The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Lt. Col. Richard J. Hornstein at the Fair Haven Memorial Day Parade.

This Week's Top Stories

NJ Beaches Set For Summer
SANDY HOOK - It was a rough winter, especially for the beaches, but New Jersey beaches were tough enough to take it, said Dr. Jon Miller of Stevens Institute of Technology, as he assessed the state of the state's shoreline last week.
Rock The Basie At June 5 Gala
This Friday, June 5th, supporters of the Count Basie Theatre will be partying like rock stars at their 8th annual gala, an event that raises critically needed funds for the historic venue that is now undergoing a $2 million exterior restoration.
June Is Horse Month At The Eastern Branch Library
SHREWSBURY - Wondering about the origin of expressions like "across the board?" Curious about the history of Brookdale Farm or the role of mounted police?
RB Police To Accept Unpaid Furloughs
RED BANK - To address the financial woes plaguing borough government, the mayor and Borough Council have announced plans to have police take unpaid days off and to have drivers begin paying the parking meters again on Saturdays.
FEMA Officials Extend Deadline For Disaster Assistance
FREEHOLD - Officials overseeing recovery operations in response to the severe storms and flooding of mid-March have announced that the registration deadline for New Jersey homeowners, renters and business owners to apply for disaster assistance has been extended until close-of-business on Thursday, July 1.
Fair Haven Council Considers Proposal For Senior Housing
FAIR HAVEN - The Fair Haven Mayor and Council is entertaining a proposal from a developer to create an overlay zone for an age-restricted housing development.
Commissioner Schundler Visits Two District 12 Schools
RED BANK - Twelfth District Republicans Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande welcomed Depar tment of Education Commissioner Bret Schundler to the Red Bank Borough School District and the Freehold Borough School District this morning.
Office on Aging Seeks Input
FREEHOLD - The Monmouth County Office on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans' Interment and its Advisory Council will hold a public hearing on the current and future needs of the elderly to help with future planning of services by the agency.
Unexpected Donations Revive Rumson Fireworks
RUMSON - It's a go for the borough's fireworks this July 3. Just two weeks after acknowledging that the borough was unable to meet a contract deadline for the fireworks because fundraising efforts had fallen short, Mayor John Ekdahl confirmed that the borough is moving forward with the event after all.
Red Bank Amends Budget To Include Furlough Agreements
RED BANK - The Borough Council this week amended this year's proposed municipal budget to include the recently approved furloughs for police officers and other cuts.
Due To Economic Woes, RB Tiki Party Fizzles Out
RED BANK - Red Bank RiverCenter is abandoning a long-standing event intended to raise money for the borough's special improvement district, because it failed to raise enough money to make it worthwhile.
YMCA Files Suit With Borough Over Rejection of Expansion Plan
RED BANK - The Community YMCA will again lock legal horns with borough.