The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Monmouth University held its first ever winter commencement in the MAC Center Jan. 14.

This Week's Top Stories

Happy Birthday, Evil Clown!
MIDDLETOWN – The "Evil Clown of Middletown," formally known as Calico, turned 55 years old this past Tuesday.
"Y" Breakfast A Reminder Of 'Mountains To Climb'
WEST LONG BRANCH – Remembrance, reflection and celebration were the order of the day last Monday at the YMCA's annual breakfast honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Monmouth U Holds First Ever Winter Commencement
WEST LONG BRANCH – You've spent four-plus years reading, writing, studying for exams, and applying for internships and you've finally completed all of your coursework. You've earned that degree you've had your sights set on.
No Bomb, No Robbery Authorities make arrest in bizarre incident at Rumson bank
RUMSON – County and state law enforcement authorities have taken one individual into custody and are continuing their investigation into a bizarre incident at a West River Road bank on Tuesday.
Bookkeeper Sentenced For Defrauding RB Employer
FREEHOLD – A bookkeeper for a Red Bank marketing and advertising firm, who had pleaded guilty to defrauding her employer, last week was sentenced to a five-year prison term and ordered to make restitution.
Westervelt Returns To RBR As Interim Superintendent
LITTLE SILVER – Starting next month there will be a familiar face in the superintendent's office at Red Bank Regional High School.
DOT Resurfacing RT. 36
SEA BRIGHT – According to Sea Bright Borough officials the planned resurfacing of Highway 36 north of the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge by the NJDOT, which was awarded in September, is scheduled to begin on February 28.
SB Borough Attorney: Mayor's Exec. Orders "Inappropriate"
SEA BRIGHT – The Borough of Sea Bright's first regular meeting since its reorganization was held on Tuesday night and was lightly attended by both Sea Bright residents and members of the council.
Self-Described "Everyman" Appointed To Highlands Council
HIGHLANDS – When Highlands Mayor Frank Nolan was elected as mayor last November the Highlands council was left with a vacancy.
Y, Borough Settle Suit Over Cultural Center
RED BANK – By a vote of 4-0 with one abstention on Jan. 10, members of the borough governing body agreed to accept the terms of a settlement negotiated between the borough and the Community YMCA resolving a dispute over ownership of a 51 Monmouth Street property that once served as borough hall and police headquarters.
Christie Administration Approves 23 New Charter Schools
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – The New Jersey Education Department has approved applications for 23 new charter schools to open in September, including the state's first independent school for children with autism.
Subjects Arrested For Shoplifting From Kohls Store
MIDDLETOWN – Middletown police arrested two people on shoplifting charges last Tuesday, Jan. 11. At approximately 2:45 p.m., police received a call from the Kohls Department Store reporting a shoplifting.
Keansburg Woman Arrested For Shoplifting at Sears
MIDDLETOWN – A Keansburg woman was arrested and charged with shoplifting in connection with an incident that took place at the Sears store on Highway 35.
Ferry Crew Makes Rescue
HIGHLANDS – The response of the commuter ferry crew members may have saved the life of a man who jumped into the icy waters of Sandy Hook Bay last Tuesday.