Back to School & Walking the Rope

Our annual reprise of back-to-school memories and walking the rope in Fair Haven …

“But I don’t wanna walk on the rope next to her!” I cried from under my fresh-cut kindergarten bangs. “I wanna walk on the rope next to Pam!”

Pam was my neighbor. She was my best buddy.

It was 1965. Or was it ’64? It was the 60s. One thing’s for sure: Our Fair Haven kindergarten class was the last to have its first year of school at what was called the Youth Center, now the Fair Haven Police Station and Community Center on Fisk Street.

We kindergarteners were also the last to be tugged down the street on a rope, yes a rope, headed by an official-looking police-type lady.

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Prosecutor: BOE, First Aid Squad Member Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of Teen

A board of education member and first aid squad vice president/chaplain in a Monmouth County town has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old male over the Labor Day weekend, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Police Report: Criminal Sexual Contact, Assault, DWI, Theft, Marijuana

The following August criminal incidents and arrests were reported by Red Bank police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

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