The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Rev. Michael Manning of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Rumson blesses the parish's pets in a ceremony marking the Feast of St. Francis of Assissi last Monday.

This Week's Top Stories

A Broken Culture
Bullying a symptom of 'core deficiencies' in society, says expert
Family Shares Tales Of Pomphrey's Pond
RUMSON - The restoration of Pomphrey's Pond has begun.
Housing Program A Good Fit For Red Bank, Officials Say
RED BANK - The state's "Live Where You Work" program is a good fit for Red Bank, officials said last week as they announced that the borough will be participating in the affordable housing initiative.
Join The Duathlon At Sandy Hook This Sunday
The Women's Council of the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation will host their second annual Duathlon to benefit the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical this Sunday, October 10 at Sandy Hook.
Song Provides Solace To Grieving Middletown Mother
A year has passed since Daniel Falco, a 15-year-old from Middletown, died suddenly from an allergic reaction, and his friends, neighbors and strangers have shown his family that he is still very much in their hearts and minds.
AH Chilifest Brings Neighbors Out For Fun, Charity
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - It was a chili day in the borough last Saturday as townspeople turned out for the annual Chilifest sponsored by the Front Porch Club, a group of neighbors who have been hosting the competition as a benefit since 2004.
Construction To Start On Affordable Townhouse Project In Red Bank
RED BANK - There isn't much there now but empty land that has been vacant for three decades.
Dentist, Staff, Bring Smiles To Special Patient
When dawn helt got the diagnosis of neck cancer recently she could have been depressed and overwhelmed.
UN Foundation Adviser Keynotes UU Peace Lecture
The Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought held its 11th Shanti (Peace) Lecture at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in Lincroft last week.
St. Leo's Sponsors 'Stop Human Trafficking' Walk
On Sunday, October 3, St. Leo the Great's Social Concerns Committee, in Lincroft, hosted a Stop Human Trafficking Walk at Dorbrook Park in Colts Neck.
Clock Is Ticking On Fort Redevelopment Plan
TINTON FALLS - "We are extraordinarily behind the eight-ball," warned Timothy Lizura, interim executive director for the newly established Fort Monmouth Economic Authority, as that authority conducted its first public gathering last Wednesday at the borough's Municipal Complex.
SB Again Postpones Action On Ordinance
SEA BRIGHT - An ordinance permitting the managed care of feral cats in Sea Bright was carried once again at Tuesday's council meeting.
Emergency Vote Ends DOT Shutdown Of Construction Projects
TRENTON - Crisis averted.
Sea Bright Mayor Recuperating From Stroke
SEA BRIGHT - Sea Bright Mayor Maria Fernandes suffered a mild stroke approximately three weeks ago. Council President William "Jack" Keeler has been the acting mayor in Fernandes' absence.
Bullying A Symptom Of Society In Crisis, Says Scientist
TINTON FALLS - In Dr. Dennis Embry's presentation at the Double Tree Hotel in Tinton Falls hosted by Prevention First of Ocean Township, he outlined what he believes and what studies have shown to be the causes behind our society's current epidemic of bullying and other behavioral disorders.
Brookdale To Host Job Fair On October 26
If you are looking for a job, you should attend a job fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft.