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RED BANK ROUND-UP by Laura Kolnoski

Walgreen’s Seeking to Occupy Rassas Location Proponents and opponents are already lining up as word spread last month that Walgreen’s Pharmacy filed an application with the borough to take over the space that was the former home of Rassas Buick on Broad Street for 64 years before it closed in April.  At the June 12 Borough Council meeting, traffic and safety issues were cited as potentially problematic issues that might arise during the hearing process. Some members of the business ...

FROM THE FREEHOLDERS by Laura Kolnoski

After a lengthy discussion during the June 13 afternoon workshop meeting of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, members voted that evening 4-1 to approve the $19,125,000 budget for the county’s library system. The 2013 library budget declined by $655,000, but there will be a $1,235,000 increase in the tax levy, causing a rise in taxes in municipalities that participate in the system. Freeholder John Curley cast the lone no vote. While Freeholder Curley maintained that the ...

RUMSON PRINCIPAL AND ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL APPOINTED

On May 29, the Rumson Board of Education appointed Shari Feeney as  principal for Deane-Porter School and Amy Romano as district-wide Assistant Principal.  Shari Feeney was chosen to replace Rich Karas, who has accepted a position in Jackson, NJ.  Ms. Feeney began her career in education in Rumson as a student teacher in the first grade at Deane-Porter and has spent the last 20 years in service to the students and families of Rumson.  Over the years, she has taught the fifth, sixth, and ...

SCAVONE NAMED RIVERCENTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR by Laura Kolnoski

They searched the nation, but found the best man for the job was already on it. The board of trustees of the Red Bank RiverCenter announced on June 18 that acting executive director James Scavone has been elevated to the permanent position of executive director of the borough’s not-for-profit alliance of downtown businesses, property owners, and residents. The board had been actively seeking an executive director since the April departure of previous executive director Nancy Adams, who held ...

HOLMDEL DOMINATES DISTANCE EVENTS AT STATE SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS by Les Pierce

The dominance of Holmdel distance running was confirmed at the NJSIAA Group 2 CJ State Sectional Championships, as the Hornets won every distance race at the meet.  Sophomore Marin Warner started the Holmdel streak when she captured the 1600 meter on day one of the venue.  Warner clocked in at 5:08.39 and was followed across the finish line by teammate Lennon Cooper, who was timed at 5:14.59.  Jacqueline Gottuso of Rumson–Fair Haven took the bronze.  Warner came back on day two to ...

LENDING STRENGTH AT POWER OF PINK LUNCHEON

The Power of Pink Luncheon, which will be held on July 11, is not only about breast cancer. Its focus and that of The Woman’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center is much broader, helping women in their struggle with many other varieties of the disease. For example, The Power of Pink Luncheon helps fund The Woman’s Council’s semiannual “Spa for the Spirit,”  which is held each fall and spring and offers about 30 cancer patients a day of relaxation, rejuvenation, and beauty.  The ...

JUNE LUCENT PRESENTATION SHEDS LIGHT ON REDEVELOPMENT DETAILS Part One by Laura Kolnoski

A hometown boy delivered details regarding Toll Brothers being selected as the primary builder of residential aspects of the redevelopment of the former Bell Labs/Lucent property in Holmdel during a special public presentation held on June 17. Mr. Christopher Gaffney, a Holmdel High School graduate who is now a group president with Toll Brothers Home Building Operations, was warmly welcomed by some in the audience of about 200. The event, featuring video presentations, a panel of speakers led ...

NAVESINK NEWS BRIEFS

“Images of Christ Church Shrewsbury: Then and Now,” a free exhibit of photographs, artworks, postcards, and historic papers related to one of Monmouth County’s most notable landmarks, is available for public viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (except July 4) through July 20.  Located in the Christ Church Parish House, 380 Sycamore Avenue, the exhibit is presented by the parish in conjunction Dorn’s Classic Images. Children are welcome and a special activity ...

HOLIDAY EXPRESS HOSTS 11TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC by Joanne Colella

Looking for a way to spread the holiday spirit in the middle of summer? Then head to the links this month for a special golf outing to benefit the area’s preeminent volunteer organization, Holiday Express.  On Monday, July 22, all are invited to participate in the 11th Annual Holiday Express Golf Classic, to be held at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle.  (Rain date is August 12.) Two decades ago, a small group of volunteers visited 10 charities. From that time, and a rather uncertain ...

CHANGES FOR RED BANK’S ‘DOG DAYS OF SUMMER’ EVENTS by Laura Kolnoski

Last month, we reported on Red Bank’s inauguration of a new effort to incorporate pet dogs into outdoor public events in the borough this summer. When Mayor Pasquale “Pat” Menna made the announcement of the borough-sponsored, “Dog Days of Summer” in May, he cautioned some details still needed to be worked out. Changes to the original plan were announced at the June 12 Red Bank Borough Council meeting. The “experiment” will now commence on July 25 and run through October on the ...