The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Area officials and business owners celebrate the completion of the Highlands bridge project last Sunday, May 1.

This Week's Top Stories

Helping High Schoolers Head To College
Cindy Newman and her husband successfully navigated the high school and college selection years with their three daughters, now 22, 24 and 25.
Donation A Boon For Kaboom
Members of the KaBoom Committee and event sponsors announced that Wells Fargo Bank will be the presenting sponsor for the 2011 fireworks.
After 27 Years Of Service, Veteran LS Mayor Won't Run Again
LITTLE SILVER – Borough voters will no longer have the opportunity to cast their ballots for Suzanne Castleman, who has been the borough's mayor for 16 years.
BCC's Chair of Trustees Howard Birdsall Resigns
MIDDLETOWN – There was another shakeup at Brookdale Community College this week as the president of the Board of Trustees submitted a letter of resignation.
Tinton Falls Man Indicted In Death Of LS School Principal
Prosecutors allege Dennis Smentkowski was driving while impaired
Highlands Is Open For Business!
HIGHLANDS – There was singular theme on Sunday afternoon as local and state elected officials joined area business owners for the ceremonial opening of the bridge connecting State Highway 36 with shore communities: the construction is over and "More importantly, we need to tell people Highlands is open for business," as one local restaurant owner termed it.
RB Refunds Developer's Parking Payment
RED BANK – "Again, he was right. It should never have been imposed," Mayor Pasquale Menna said during a meeting of the borough council on Tuesday, April 26.
Red Bank Voters Approve School District Budget
RED BANK – Voters approved a proposed $19 million budget for the district's primary and middle schools during Board of Education elections last Wednesday, April 27.
GOP Legislators Address Fair Haven Council On Pension Reforms, Education
FAIR HAVEN – Legislators from the New Jersey's 12th and 13th districts appeared before the Fair Haven Borough Council recently to update residents on the issues facing the New Jersey Legislature in the coming months.
Safety Improvements Slated For East Front Street
RED BANK – A stretch of East Front Street has been slated for pedestrian and traffic safety improvements.
"Pay It Forward" Film Project Started With Aslan
RED BANK – Since 1975 Aslan Youth Ministries, a non-profit organization based in Red Bank, has been serving urban youth and reaching out to impoverished communities in Monmouth County.
Vietnam Remembrance Day Ceremony
HOLMDEL – The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation will hold its annual New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day ceremony on Saturday, May 7th at 11 a.m. at the Vietnam Memorial in Holmdel.