The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Sean Simmons
The Fairview School (Middletown) Turkey Trot on Monday, November 22. The children collected 4,000 cans of food for area food panties.

This Week's Top Stories

Acting Education Commissioner
A Two River Native
Nostalgia And Pride At WWII Era Dinner Dance
FORT MONMOUTH - The crowd at Gibbs Hall was in a nostalgic mood last Friday as the Brookdale Big Band performed such World War II era standards as "De-Lovely," "The Second Time Around," and "I'm Going to Sit Right Down and Right Myself a Letter."
Eastern Branch Announces Opening Of Cafe
What's new at the Eastern Branch Library? Is that the scent of freshly-brewed coffee that's wafting down from the second floor?
Bi-partisan Commission Ready To Tackle Re-Apportionment
TRENTON - Remember the Census?
Casual Players Question Need For Permit In RB Parks
RED BANK - A handful of local men have been getting together on Sundays for a casual game of touch football at Eastside Park.
RB Lot Parking Free For Holidays
RED BANK - In a split vote, the Borough Council this week decided to again allow free parking in metered municipal lots on the east side during the holiday season.
Local Legislators Blast Latest Horseracing Recommendations
The latest recommendations from Governor Chris Christie's Advisory Commission on Gaming, Sports, and Entertainment in regard to the future of horseracing in New Jersey are not sitting well with local legislators.
LNG: Liberty Moves Forward; Exxon Suspends Proposal
At this time last year there were three competing proposals to construct Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities off the coast of New Jersey.
Shadow Lake Residents To Seek Help From Army Corps Of Engineers
MIDDLETOWN - Feeling stymied by local and state officials concerning the condition of the neighboring Shadow Lake, some area residents, with the support of a township committeeman, have now reached out to the Army Corps of Engineers, to seek a possible solution at the federal level.
NJDOT Suspends Construction Over Thanksgiving Weekend
TRENTON - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner James Simpson announced that NJDOT is suspending all roadway construction activity over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Former Long Branch Athletic Director Admits Fraud
NEWARK - Former Long Branch High School athletic director Charles Ferrara Jr., admitted that he conspired to defraud the school through fraudulent business practices, including for his personal benefit, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.