Prosecutor: Area Man Found Guilty of 2017 & 18 Arson, Weapons offenses

After a five-week trial, a former Holmdel man was found guilty on Friday of aggravated arson and related weapons offenses in connection with 2017 and 2018 Holmdel fires and a building damage incident, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced.

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Prosecutor: County Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Shoplifting

A Monmouth County Corrections officer has pleaded guilty to shoplifting in Ocean Township and West Long Branch, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced.

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Prosecutor: Two Indicted in 2009 Long Branch Murder

Two area men have been indicted in connection with a 2009 cold case Long Branch murder, Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced.

Christopher Willis, 31, and Jamere Williams, 30, both of Long Branch, were each indicted on one count of first-degree Murder related to the Nov. 29, 2009 death of Norberto Nieves.

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Prosecutor: 24-Year-Old Arrested on Explosives Possession Charges

A 24-year-old area man has been arrested on charges in connection with his alleged igniting of molotov cocktail explosive devices in a business parking lot, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Friday.

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Retro Rumson Summer Scorcher Coolness

Summer sunning in Rumson with the Slocum family. Photo/courtesy of Jo Ann Slocum Mazzucca
Summer sunning in Rumson with the Slocum family.
Photo/courtesy of Jo Ann Slocum Mazzucca

Back in the day, Rumson summers weren’t all about going to the beach club from dawn ’til dusk.

For some, it was as simple skipping the packing up of the family, not to mention the cost, and just laying a blanket out on the lawn and catching some rays while the kids played.

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Retro Keepin’ it Cool with RFH Teens

A summer day at Great Adventure with RFHers of the late 1970s/early '80s. Photo/Marc Edelman
A summer day at Great Adventure with RFHers of the late 1970s/early ’80s.
Photo/Marc Edelman

The scorching summer heat lately has made taking a flying leap into a fountain, or any body of water, a goal to which many aspire — and attain as the need to cool down beckons.

In fact, summer days, for RFHers, weren’t always all about beach clubbing it and keeping cool, fun times local.

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What’s Cooking: Fair Haven Fish Fry

Rainy days and Saturdays won’t get the folks at Fair Haven’s Fisk Chapel down.

They’re cooking up something good, as usual. It’s a fish fry this time; and it benefits the historic church in this Fair Haven niche.

The serving up of the good food and company starts at noon and lasts until the food is gone at the church at 35 Fisk St., Fair Haven,

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Focus: Hot, Hazy Summer Daze

They just might be called those “lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer,” as in the song, because when the heat is on and the humidity’s as high as it’s been, sluggish is the feeling one gets.

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Retro Neighborhood Bathing Beauty Buds

Bathing beauties of a Fair Haven neighborhood in 1965
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

A reprise in honor of beating the heat of summer days with a little backyard pool dip, dressing for the occasion, and those first, best neighborhood friends …

Back in the summer of ’65 …  the heat was on, and some pint-sized bathing beauties were set to walk the walk, if the suit and the bathing cap fit.

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