The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
Afghanistan-wounded veteran Kevin Hoffman got a hero's welcome home last Tuesday night with a parade from Keyport to Sandy Hook. Hoffman is the son of Sandy Hook Historian and Park Ranger Tom Hoffman.

This Week's Top Stories

NJ Gas Funds Mobile Food Pantry
RED BANK - Thanks to a recent NJ Natural Gas donation the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties has been able to purchase a large, |specially equipped truck allowing their food pantry to go mobile.
What If It Happened Here? NJDEP reviews procedures in the event of an offshore oil spill
TRENTON - As of June 21, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) closed approximately 36 percent of the Gulf of Mexico to fishing.
Area Seafood Vendors Weigh Impact Of Oil Spill
Approximately five weeks ago Jim Filip, owner of Doris and Ed's in Highlands, stopped purchasing seafood products from the Gulf of Mexico.
Party Watchers Weigh Meaning Of GOP Primary Outcome
On June 8 Republican voters rejected two candidates for the congressional nomination who had been endorsed by their party.
M'Town Budget Introduced
MIDDLETOWN - The Township Committee introduced its 2010 budget on Monday night that reflects a 4.9 percent overall increase in appropriations and an overall increase of 2.8 percent to be raised in taxes.
M'Town Firefighters Contain Blaze On Blossom Circle
MIDDLETOWN - Firefighters extinguished a fire in a home on Blossom Circle last Thursday, June 17. No injuries were reported.
Ordinance Would Prohibit Smoking On Monmouth Beach
MONMOUTH BEACH - Smoking would be prohibited at the municipal beach club except in designated smoking areas under a proposed ordinance introduced by the Board of Commissioners.
RB Council Approves Budget
RED BANK - At a special meeting last Friday the Borough Council voted 5-0 to approve the municipal budget, which will require a 2.2 cent property tax increase per $100 of assessed valuation.
Water Line Break Delays Repairs To Navesink
Officials hope to re-open road before July 4 weekend