A 29-year-old Monmouth County man has been arrested on charges in connection with luring and endangering the welfare of a child, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Tuesday.Continue reading Prosecutor: 29-Year-Old Arrested on Luring, Child Endangerment & Obscenity Charges
A Monmouth County man who was convicted of sexually assaulting a female family member for a decade, from childhood to adulthood, has been sentenced to 40 years in a New Jersey state prison, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.Continue reading Prosecutor: Area Man Gets 40 Years for 10-Year Sex Assault
The Fair Haven Knollwood School grads were styling last night. And, the truth is that the eighth grade graduation attire has improved to the point of even parents turning wannabes of that mini-fashion world.
You’d have to admit, though, that fad dress-up attire has been kinder to the male gender over the years — except for the leisure suit. That was an unforgiving polyester fashion fail.
A Monmouth County grand jury has returned an 11-count indictment against a former bookkeeper for The Atlantic Club who has been charged with bilking the organization of more than $223,000 in five years, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Monday.Continue reading Prosecutor: Former Atlantic Club Bookkeeper Indicted on Theft Charges
The sun was out and spirits were soaring on Saturday at the ninth annual Fair Haven Day.Continue reading Focus: A Festive Fair Haven Day 2019
It was said last year. It’s being said again this year …
Today is Father’s Day.
And, we at Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect are of the mind that the day is really about much more than flipping a burger and patting a good ol’ dad on the back.
It’s bigger than that. It goes way beyond your own dad’s back yard and a grilling or two.
Growing up in a small-town niche like the Rumson-Fair Haven area carries with it that family tie feeling. Some of us were fortunate enough to have great dads. Some not.
But, what we all somehow did and still do have is a strong kinship to the dads of our towns. Even if we just recall a look, a bellowing chide or a chuckle over some stupid kid thing we did, we remember the dads with whom we grew up.
Now, many of those kids are dads, too, and living where their dads raised them. Perhaps, or likely, finding themselves bellowing the same chidings, trying to impart the same wisdom.
So many of these men were volunteers we saw all over town, characters whose nuances or sayings we remember, or that one poor patient guy who ended up being the poor soul to pick us up when we were stupid enough to get caught hurling eggs and toilet paper on Mischief Night — or something equally as dumb.
Yes, we do and should memorialize our own dads. Believe me, I, for one, am still looking for that money tree my dad told me was in the back yard and that gal named Dumb Dori whom he said I emulated when lacking “street smarts” to a pathetic degree.
Yet, I also vividly remember the calm, “I’m going to kill those idiots” smile on my friend Stephanie’s dad when he picked us up at the police station after following through on a really dumb dare. Then there was the “To tell you the truth, my friend, I don’t know” quote that consistently came out of Daryl’s dad’s mouth as he shook his head in wonderment over our mangled teen logic.
There were those dads for all of us — each leaving his own patriarchal imprint in our juvenile minds. For them we are grateful — for raising us here, for coming together to protect and nurture us and for offering a communal scolding or 100, for loving all their village’s children.
They were part of this community’s foundation — everyone’s founding fathers.
Our Retro Pic (or video) of the Day honors the area’s dads of those days for those reasons and so many more.
We don’t have nearly enough photos to encapsulate all the love and all of the dads, but this is a sufficient sampling to get the message across.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in the community who have been there for us and given us lessons and words to live by!
— Photos/courtesy of Rumson, Fair Haven family members via Facebook
The following May criminal incidents and arrests were reported by Red Bank police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.Continue reading Police Report: Theft, DWI, Assault, Disorderly, Criminal Mischief, Marijuana Possession
Fair Haven Day is now a new tradition in the community.
So, on the cusp of Saturday’s eighth Fair Haven Day, we look back to the third, the Fair Haven Day of 2015, and remember a bond of friendship that started in the small 1.7-square-mile borough that will always be home to many.
A police sergeant has forfeited his post and future public employment after pleading guilty to impersonation/identify theft, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.Continue reading Prosecutor: Cop Pleads Guilty to Impersonation/ID Theft While on Duty
Swim, anyone? Water ballet? More like whatever works!
It’s the unofficial start of summer and today’s Retro Pic of the Day shows some RFH boys diving right into the season at the Monmouth Beach Club pool back in the 1970s.
OK, it’s probably a staged shot before the pool was filled. Nonetheless, it says a lot about the spirit of summer fun in the Rumson-Fair Haven area.
No one better to spread some of those toasty warm vibes than a look back at some carefree fun at the hands of teen guys.
Everybody in the pool!
Recognize any of these guys? What was your favorite summer spot and/or fun?
Everything’s gonna be alrightKenny Chesney ~ Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
Everything’s gonna be alright
Nobody’s gotta worry ’bout nothing
Don’t go hitting that panic button
It ain’t near as bad as you think
Everything’s gonna be alright
They called him Joe T. He never hit the panic button. And he was more than alright … with a smile, a nod, a laugh and a reassuring pat on the back.
He was a loving husband. He was a devoted dad. He was a dedicated volunteer. He was a calming presence. He was a jokester. He was a beacon of hope, inspiration, fun and laughter. He was a loyal friend. He was just plain, no-nonsesense full of life. And, last year, he lost his life. But, longtime Fair Havenite and Fire Department/First Aid Squad guy Joe Truex lives on in the memories he made with purpose. He was toasted by loved ones in a “never forget” tribute party on Friday night, the one-year anniversary of his death, organized by his wife, Ethel Hodgkiss Truex.Continue reading A Toast of Remembrance: Fair Haven’s Joe T.
The following recent criminal incidents and arrests were reported by Shrewsbury police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.Continue reading Police Report: Harassment of Juvenile & Shoplifting