Iconic Spot: Farewell, Fromagerie; Hello, Rumson House

Fromagerie transforming under new ownership in 2016
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

So, what’s in a name? An awful lot sometimes. When it comes to iconic spots in the Rumson-Fair Haven area, sometimes its all about a name — and the place behind that name and its power. The power of place. It’s mighty in small towns. It defines us and fills our hearts — that slew of memories all anchored in one small place that holds the power to invoke them.

There’s a lot of power in an iconic place like Rumson’s Fromagerie. It’s been a locals’ anchor for decades, since it opened in 1972, under the ownership of Hubert and Markus Peter. Through the many years of the swanky restaurant’s staple existence, management, ownership and menu shifts, the name of the landmark has always been the same — until now.

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Prosecutor: Teens Get 25, 10 Years for Child’s Killing

A pair of Monmouth County teens have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the February shooting death of a 10-year-old, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced on Friday.

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Prosecutor: Pedestrians Injured in Crash; Two Children Critical

A 59-year-old woman and two children were severely injured after being struck by a motor vehicle in Keyport on Tuesday afternoon, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Retro Blizzard of ’96 Among RFH Friends

Weathering a real storm in 1996 with RFH grad Steph DeSesa.
Weathering a real storm in 1996 with RFH grad Steph DeSesa.

It’s that classic rescue story worth repeating …

Our Retro Pic of the Day takes us back to a blizzard that was true to its word.

What was dubbed The Blizzard of ’96 hit the Rumson-Fair Haven area with full force in early January of 1996. This one lived up to its promise to render everyone in the area immobile.

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Prosecutor: Fire Dept. Treasurer Sentenced for Stealing $40K

A former area fire department treasurer was sentenced on Friday for stealing more than $40,000 during her tenure, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Monday.

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Prosecutor: Area Man Sentenced to 6 Years for Distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Materials

An Oceanport man has been sentenced to a six-year prison term in connection with the distribution of child sexual abuse materials, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Monday.

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