Prosecutor: Area Woman Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault of Toddler

A Long Branch woman pleaded guilty Friday to charges she planned and participated in the sexual assault of a toddler in 2017, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Prosecutor: Area Man Arrested on Attempted Murder Charges in March Shooting

An area man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and associated weapons offenses for his role in a March 30 Freehold Borough shooting, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Wednesday.

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Retro RFH Girls’ Ball Game

RFH girls of softball with Amy Connor pitching Photo/George Day
RFH girls in the ball game with Amy Connor pitching
Photo/George Day

Baseball season is upon us. We’ve taken you out to the RFH boys ball game. Now we’re taking you to the girls’ version of playing the field.

This may not be an official RFH game, by virtue of the lack of uniforms, not to mention lack of girls on the team in those days, but it’s all about the girls this time … and having fun playing the field … and a little ball.

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In Memoriam: Longtime Rumsonite, Former Councilman, Dennis Patrick Lynch, 80

Photo/screenshot, Borough of Rumson newsletter

“And now, our Dennis dances with the angels.”

Loved ones of Dennis Patrick Lynch

Longtime Rumsonite Dennis Patrick Lynch entered into his eternal life on April 10. He was 80.

The former Borough councilman, Rumson Country Day School Board vice chair, volunteer, consummate businessman and tennis player was known to

“practice what he preached.

He saw the good in every person, and was the gentle, self-effacing one so many sought out for counsel; his patience, understanding, and supportiveness were incomparable
(as was his wit!).  
Dennis enjoyed the game of Bridge and earned the ACBL rank of ‘regional master.’ His taste in music was eclectic, and he was everyone’s favorite dance partner,
especially his wife’s.”

Loved ones of Dennis Lynch in his obituary
Dennis Patrick Lynch
Photo/family via Thompson Memorial Home

Longtime singles and doubles champion of the Seabright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club, he served as its president and was recently named an honorary member. In 2000, the Asbury Park Press voted him second best player in the history of Jersey Shore tennis.

Dennis served on the Board of the Navesink House (now The Atrium CCRC) and was vice chair of the Rumson Country Day School Board. He also headed the investment sub-committee of the Meridian Health Group after years on the Riverview Medical Center Foundation.

In addition, Dennis served on the Yale Advisory Committee, and was named a Sterling Fellow. A longstanding member of the Racquet and Tennis Club of N.Y., Dennis was also a member of the Sea Bright Beach Club and Rumson Country Club.

More about Dennis Patrick Lynch …

Born in Jersey City, Dennis was a son of Thomas E. Lynch and Mary Doust Lynch. A longtime resident of Rumson, he was a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School. After spending a postgraduate year at Phillips Exeter Academy, Dennis earned a B.A. from Yale College in l964.

Upon completion of his service in the Coast Guard, Dennis married his former classmate, Ann Marie Blades, his “best friend for life.”

The newlyweds moved to Philadelphia where Dennis studied for his M.B.A. at Penn’s Wharton School, majoring in finance.

He became a V.P. at Smith, Barney & Co. before cofounding the investment advisory firm of Lynch and Mayer, Inc., N.Y.C., in 1976. For 20 years, L & M ranked nationally in the top quintile of large-cap investment managers. Early retirement years were partly spent in Hanover, N.H., and Essex, CT.

Throughout his school years and thereafter, Dennis pursued an outstanding athletic career, distinguishing himself on both the basketball and tennis courts.

A member of the 1962 Yale Ivy League Basketball Championship Team, Dennis was named an All-Ivy Player in 1963 and 1964, was point guard for the Navy and All-Service Teams in 1965, and was drafted by the N.Y. Knickerbockers.

Dennis was also captain of the 1964 Yale Tennis Team and of the Yale-Harvard Team that played Oxford-Cambridge in the Prentice Cup matches of that year.

He was a decades-long parishioner of Holy Cross Church in Rumson.

Dennis is predeceased by: his brother, Thomas E. Lynch, Jr.; and sister, Maureen Lynch.

Dennis is survived by: his loving wife, Ann Marie; his devoted children, Kathy L. Hale (Jon), Dennis P. Lynch, Jr. (Marshall), William T. Lynch, and Nora A. Lynch; his brother, Vincent; his grandchildren, Ted and Nick Hale, Eleanor and Coley Lynch; nieces, Perri Howard and Meghan Lynch; nephew, Nick Lynch; and several close cousins.

A mass of christian burial and a celebration of Dennis’s life will be held in July.

Donations in his name may be made to the Sisters of Mercy of NJ, Red Bank Catholic H.S. and the SLTCC Landmark Preservation Friends.

— Edited obituary provided by family to Thompson Memorial Home

Focus: Riverfront Sunny Daze Spring Forward

To quote the sad hope sentiment in that red-headed orphan Annie song, “The sun’ll come out tomorrow.”

According to the National Weather Service forecast, it will. It will also peer through the clouds a bit on Wednesday. The rest of the week is a dank April showers washout.

So, here’s a little clear day’s view on the Navesink at the iconic Barnacle Bill’s and looking toward Highlands from the Shrewsbury at Sea Bright. The glimpse is a reminder of soothing sunny days and a better outlook for spring and summer.

Here’s that forecast for the Rumson-Fair Haven area … (And click on one of the photos above to enlarge and scroll. Enjoy the view and sunny springtime outlook!)

Prosecutor: Man Charged with Voting Fraud

A Middlesex County man is charged with voter fraud for using his Highlands business address to vote in Monmouth County general elections instead of his primary residence district in another county (Middlesex), Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Taking RFH Tower Players’ Spring Show Outside

Small group virtual dance rehearsal takes place in March with choreographer Casey Stolowski and male cast members. Pictured are Casey Stolowski, Aidan Herman, Matt Reulbach, Evan Callas, Chris Stypa.

Of the mindset that in spite of the pandemic, the show must go on, the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Tower Players are taking the spring musical off the auditorium stage and to the outdoors.

The musical they’re taking to the outdoor stage is Emma! A Pop Musical.

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Police Report: Theft, Assault, Drug Dealing, Criminal Sexual Contact, DWI, Disorderly

The following March criminal incidents and arrests were reported by Red Bank police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

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Retro RFH Baseball Tackle Time

In an effort to continue to pay homage to baseball season, these RFH baseball of a more casual kind retro pics, originally posted on April 10, 2019 are being reprised. Have you ever had a tackle strategy like this in your ball game?

Isn’t football the tackle sport? Well, that may be, but by the looks of things in this 1970s home run classic in the outfield, these RFH baseball players paid no mind to standard sports protocol. It was really all about the fun and laughs for them.

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