A series of investigations led by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit and the Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has resulted in the arrests of 14 men since January and two recent sentencings, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Thursday.Continue reading Prosecutor: 14 Arrested, 2 Sentenced in Mass Social Media Child Sex Abuse Bust
A collaborative investigation involving the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI has resulted in the arrest of an area 66-year-old man on charges in connection with his alleged seeking of a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Thursday.Continue reading Prosecutor: Area 66-Year-Old Man Arrested, Charged in Alleged Attempt to Have Sexual Encounter with 13-Year-Old Girl
An 86-year-old Deal man will spend the rest of his life as a registered sex offender under parole supervision after admitting to having had sexual contact with a child various times over the course of about a decade, starting about 25 years ago, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Wednesday.Continue reading Prosecutor: 86-Year-Old Man Gets Probation & Fine for 10-Year Criminal Sexual Contact with Child
Longtime Rumsonite Robert “Poppy” Roberto, currently of Monmouth Beach, passed away peacefully on Aug. 6 with his family by his side.Continue reading In Memoriam: Longtime Rumsonite, Robert ‘Poppy’ Roberto
An area 32-year-old man has been charged with murder as a result of a Sunday stabbing incident in Neptune, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced.Continue reading Prosecutor: Area 32-Year-Old Man Charged with Murder in Sunday Stabbing
The following July criminal incidents and arrests were reported by Red Bank police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.Continue reading Police Report: Assault, Terroristic Threats, Weapons, Theft, Aggravated Arson, DWI
When doing the TGIF thing, everyone could use a little shot of cheer, good spirits and great memories to kick off the weekend.Continue reading Retro TGIF Shot of Frank’s Bar & Rumson Spirits
On the heels of new Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Superintendent Darren Groh official taking his seat in the high school office, the vice principal has been called to the principal’s office.
With his appointment approved by the Board of Education in May, Stephen Sarles has now officially heeded the call and taken his seat in the principal’s office. As he takes on this new position, Sarles will draw on his 28 years of experience in education, more than 11 of which have been spent at RFH.
With a master’s degree in Classical Archaeology and a bachelor’s degree in both Latin and the Classical Archaeology, Sarles began his teaching career at the university level before becoming a shared Latin teacher at RFH and neighboring Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) in 1998.
He spent the next 12 years as a Latin and Advanced Placement Art History teacher at RBR, where he was honored as Teacher of Year in 2005 and became the school’s first International Baccalaureate Coordinator.
From there, Sarles became an administrator, assuming the role of supervisor of World Cultures in the Ocean Township School District. There, he also oversaw the World Language Department for grades 1 through 12 and the Social Studies Department for grades 6 through 12.
In December of 2013, Sarles became RFH’s vice principal, the role he has held until now. Sarles has been a Monmouth County resident for the past 24 years and currently lives in Oceanport with his wife and three sons.
Sarles’ appointment concludes a principal search process that began upon notice by Kevin Pfister of his resignation last spring.
After reviewing dozens of applications and fielding many candidates in a comprehensive multi-round interview process, the in-house Sarles emerged as the standout.
Sarles’ previous role as vice principal will be filled by Meredith Brow in mid-August. Brow will be joining RFH from the Brick Township Public School System, where she has served as high school vice principal and elementary school principal.
Brow’s prior teaching experience was in fine arts, graphic design, and digital photography. “I’m very excited to be working with Meredith,” Sarles said. “Her varied experiences and perspectives will be welcome and valuable additions to all of the wonderful things we are already doing here at RFH.”
In all of his previous roles, Sarles has modeled the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and ethics for all students and has demonstrated his knowledge and passion as an instructional leader, school officials said in a released statement.
— Edited press release from RFH
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Longtime Red Bank resident and former Fair Haven Pharmacy employee, Grace Margaret Nixon, passed away on July 26, at home with her two daughters by her side. She was 98.Continue reading In Memoriam: Longtime Red Bank Resident and Former Fair Haven Pharmacy Clerk, Grace Nixon, 98
Summer reprise originally posted in the summer of 2015, just because … What’s summer without some crazy RFH guys and a dive?
Swim, anyone? Waterless ballet? More like whatever works in a cement pond without the water. And this bunch of RFH guys made it work.Continue reading Retro RFH Boys’ Summer Dive
Rumson resident Kathleen Landgraf passed away on Monday, Aug.1. She was 81.Continue reading In Memoriam: Rumsonite Kathleen Landgraf, 81
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