Prosecutor: Stand-off Ends in Man Facing Criminal Restraint & Related Charges

A nine-hour stand-off with a barricaded man on Wednesday ended with no harm to anyone involved. The Middletown man, James. P. Guiney is facing criminal restraint and related charges and could face up to seven years in prison, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said on Thursday.

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Retro Forrestdale Yearbook Kids

Page out of Forrestdale yearbook 1974
Page out of Forrestdale yearbook 1974

Yes, school’s out for summer.

But, as the season sets in and the fun begins, those who are saying goodbye to elementary and middle school years and getting set for high school are also getting flashbacks of the days when it all started.

That’s why eighth graders in Rumson and Fair Haven alike have traditionally peppered their yearbooks with a few pages’ worth of who’s who as a kid and/or baby photos.

So, the Retro Pic of the Day honors that, taking a look back at a page out of a Forrestdale yearbook circa 1974, and begs the question “Who are those kids?”

Do you know? Take a look.

Prosecutor: Stand-Off Ends Peacefully in Middletown

After nine hours of negotiations during a standoff, authorities came to what they said was “a peaceful resolution” with a man whom had barricaded himself in a Middletown apartment since this morning.

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Focus: Knollwood Graduation Milestone Moments

It’s not just about the walk and the diploma. It’s about the milestone moments — the before, during and after — of eighth grade graduation. It’s the graduation that puts students on a new plane to growing up — getting set to go to high school.

Last week, Fair Haven’s Knollwood School eighth graders shared many of those milestone moments. They met at their alma mater to take a trip to the high school where most of them will be launching their teen education experience. They graduated. They took a walk of tradition down Third Street, cheered on my family and friends, all the way back to where their Fair Haven educational experience started — at Viola L. Sickles School. They celebrated with a dance. They said goodbye to their elementary and middle school years.

A few Fair Haven moms sent their photos to offer a glimpse into the moments. Take a look at our slideshow and photo gallery …

Thanks to Joanne Joanne Mitchell Formisano, Courtney Kemler, Beth Solin, Lauren Steets, Melina Calabretta, Erin Simpson and Lynn for providing the photos!  

 

Prosecutor: Major Cocaine & Heroin Distribution Ring Busted

After a five-month investigation, three members of an area cocaine and heroin distribution ring were arrested during the last several days, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said.

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Prosecutor: Juvenile Facing Adult Murder Charges

A Monmouth County teen who was charged with first-degree murder  and related charges in connection with the February shooting death of a 10-year-old will be tried as an adult, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Thursday.

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Focus: Backstage with RFH Class of 2018 Grads

Those moments before the graduation walk are sometimes the most treasured. Classmates huddle together, clown around and, yes, shed a few tears knowing that it is the last time they’ll all be together as high school students.

Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect visited with the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Class of 2018 before the walk.

Here’s a glimpse of what we saw backstage … (Click to enlarge! Apologies for the blurriness. Time for a new camera … and/or photographer.)

Prosecutor: Area Man Facing Aggravated Arson, Weapons Charges

A former Holmdel Township man is facing aggravated arson and related weapons charges in connection with the alleged purposeful setting of a pair of fires at a township business and a weapon fired into the same business, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said recently.

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Rumson, Fair Haven Students Sprint into Tri-District Olympics

From left, Matt Newman and Tommy Coene begin the 800-meter race at the RFH Tri-District Olympics
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Inspired by the Special Olympics, Rumson-Fair Haven area students from Knollwood, Forrestdale and Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High (RFH) schools recently competed in what was dubbed the Tri-District Olympics.

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RFH Class of ’78: Revving Up for a 40th Reunion

The year was 1978. Springsteen and Saturday Night Fever were hot. So were alligator shirts, espadrilles, top siders, Sun-In hair and dark baby oil and iodine enhanced tans.

Life was pretty carefree for a class full of 314 Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) students who were about to graduate.

Now, 40 years later, still dancing to a high school beat, fearless leaders of the same crew are preparing to host the RFH Class of ’78 40th Reunion.

Recently, the reunion committee gathered at the venue for the Aug. 18 reunion — Sea Bright Beach Club. They’re pretty “psyched,” as many RFHers of the 70s used to say.

And, they’re reminding all that counting today, there are only FIVE days, until June 18, left to get your money in before the price goes up! After June 18, it goes up $10 and $20 if payment is made at the door.

Classmates are reminded to: either make checks ($108 each for drinkers, and $98 for non) out to Leanne Bell and send to Lisa Lindeman Luckett (message her on Facebook for address); or pay via PayPal.

When paying via PayPal, enter RFH40th@gmail.com. Select the Friends and Family option.

With all payments, please Include your email, phone number, high school name and guest’s name.

So, ’78 classmates, do the Hustle, get those payments in and get set to “boogie on down” in your hometown! In the meantime, check out the committee’s photo op (above). Yes, still crazy after all these years …