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The R-FH Area Weekend: Hanga Loose, Whale of a Sale, George Giffin Dance & Theater

The weekend forecast calls for a lot of sun and fun in the Rumson-Fair Haven area.

Plan accordingly. Get out and to all or a few of the events on tap.

Friday

• Everyone’s hangin’ loose in memory of Silvio Fabbri in the back room of Umberto’s in Fair Haven on Fridays, starting at 7 p.m.

Great way to remember Silvio and hang with friends and neighbors in the community.

“Hanga loose” and enjoy, as Silvio would say.

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Fair Haven Police Report: DWI, Fraud, Assault, Hit & Run & More

The following incidents and arrests in the month of March were reported by the Fair Haven police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

• A River Road resident reported on March 3 that an unknown person had used her name to obtain and use a PayPal credit card. A fraud report was filed by Patrolman Christian Hostrup to dispute the charges.

• Jordan Rivera, 24, Red Bank was arrested on March 5 and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and received traffic citations for reckless driving and improper passing following a traffic stop.

Lt. Joseph McGovern and Sgt. Jesse Dykstra made the arrest.

• Shane Callahan, 21, of Rumson, was issued three traffic citations on March 14 after an investigation found him to be the operator of a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident in the borough.

Callahan was issued the following citations: leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident and reckless driving. S/O Brooks Robinson was the investigating officer.

• Luke Vinci, 21, of Long Branch, was arrested on March 15 and charged with simple assault stemming from a physical altercation with codefendant Shane Callahan at a Church Street address.

Vinci was processed and released pending a Fair Haven Court appearance. S/O Brooks Robinson was the arresting Officer.

• Shane Callahan, 21, of Rumson was arrested on March 15 and charged with simple assault stemming from a physical altercation with codefendant Luke Vinci at a Church Street address.

Callahan was processed and released pending a Fair Haven Court appearance. S/O Brooks Robinson was the arresting Officer.

• A Princeton Road resident reported on March 15 vandalism to her vehicle which had sustained a broken rear window. The damage was documented, nothing inside the vehicle was reported missing.

Sgt. Jesse Dykstra took the report.

• A Princeton Road resident reported on March 15 vandalism to a walkway lamp that occurred sometime during the previous evening.

Sgt. Jesse Dykstra took the report.

• A Linden Dr. resident reported on March 16 that an unknown person had filed a fraudulent tax return in his name with the I.R.S.

Patrolman Christian Hostrup took the report.

• Scott Meller, 31, of Shrewsbury, was arrested on March 20 and charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated)following a traffic stop.

Meller was also issued summonses for speeding and reckless driving. He was released pending a Fair Haven court appearance.

Patrolman William Lagrotteria was the arresting officer.

• Jessica Bellagamba, 29, of Toms River turned herself in on March 24 for an active traffic warrant out of Fair Haven in the amount of $350.

Detective Stephen Schneider was the arresting officer. Bellagamba posted full bail amount and was released.

• Nicole Shubeck, 22 , of Eatontown, was arrested on March 25 following a traffic stop for an active traffic warrant out of Shrewsbury in the amount of $240.

She was released after posting full cash bail. Patrolman Dwayne Reevey was the arresting officer.

• Jake Bevilacqua, 23, of Eatontown, was arrested on March 29 following a traffic stop for an active traffic warrant out of Woodbridge Twp in the amount of $250.

He was released after posting full cash bail. S/O Brooks Robinson was the arresting officer.

Retro RFH Baseball with Coach Hal Lorme

RFH coach and teacher Hal Lorme circa 1970s. Photo/George Day
RFH coach and teacher Hal Lorme circa 1970s.
Photo/George Day

How could we have a Retro Pic of the (George) Day during baseball season without a photo of the unforgettable RFH coach, Hal Lorme?

Mr. Lorme passed away not long ago. So, in honor of him and the season, we are bringing back this 1970s photo that was featured in a memorial slideshow of the well-liked gym teacher, coach, RFH Ski Club director and RFH Athletic and Jersey Shore Sports Hall of Fame inductee.

Take a look back at the slideshow and remember Mr. Lorme, RFH grads! Just click.

Thanks so much, once again, to George Day for the wonderful photo of Hal Lorme!

A View of the Oceanic Bridge Revamp

It’s a pictorial view from the underside of the Oceanic Bridge, which has been undergoing unforeseen structural repairs before the summer season starts.

“As the construction work has progressed, additional areas of critical structural steel and concrete deterioration were found,” Monmouth County Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering, said in a release about the progress of the repairs to the bridge.

The bridge, that spans the Navesink River from Rumson to Middletown, is in need of concrete and steel deck repairs that are slated to be finished on or about April 30.

“The limits of the additional deterioration were unknown when the project began and have become evident during the cleaning and preparation process for the repairs as originally planned,” Monmouth County Engineer Joseph Ettore said in the release. “The additional steel and concrete deck deterioration must be repaired immediately to maintain public safety and the use of the Oceanic Bridge.”

The bridge, being revamped by Howell-based George Harms Construction Company Inc., is closed overnight, from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., with intermittent daytime one-lane closures.

For more information on the bridge, check out the following stories:

http://rumsonfairhavenretrospect.com/?p=1544

http://rumsonfairhavenretrospect.com/?p=1764

http://rumsonfairhavenretrospect.com/?p=2577

http://rumsonfairhavenretrospect.com/?p=2580

 — Photos and story/Elaine Van Develde

RFH Stars Shine in Talent Show

The following is an edited press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School:

The stars shone brightly at the 2015 Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Talent Show.

Proceeds from the April 9 show — organized by the Student Government Association (SGA) and featuring a variety of crowd-pleasing entertainment by dancers, singers, musicians and comedians — benefitted the American Cancer Society.

“I think this was the best show yet,” RFH World Languages Teacher and SGA Advisor Yannell Maglione said. “The RFH students are extremely talented and it showed in their performances.”

“We were also able to raise $2,000 for a wonderful foundation: the American Cancer Society.”

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Police: Bread Thief at Large

The following recent criminal incidents were reported by the Red Bank police:

• An April 4 theft from a Broad Street restaurant was reported on April 8. The victim reported that someone stole her wallet, containing, cash and credit cards, from her purse while at the establishment.

Sgt. Joey Fields took the report.

• A recurring theft at a Maple Avenue delicatessen was reported on April 6. The owner reported that in the past two weeks an unknown person or persons in a white van has pulled up to the deli between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. and stolen bread from the bread box outside of the restaurant. The incidents were captured on video tape.

Patrolman Ashon Lovick took the report.

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RFH’s Alex Perkins Skis to the Top

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH)student Alex Perkins is a skiing star.

The Fair Havenite finished in first-place in the state for his age group, 16 to 17, at the 2015 NASTAR Eastern Regional Championship held at Okemo Mountain in Vermont, according to a release from RFH.

The RFH junior attained the competition honor with a finish time of 20.96 — the fastest raw time of all skiers under the age of 21 — in the Jan. 31 to Feb. 1 event, the release said. The win qualified him for the 2015 NASTAR National Championship held at Aspen Mountain in Colorado.

While NASTAR ranks Alex number one for his age group in the state, he is number 43 in the national NASTAR rankings.

This is the third consecutive year that Alex has taken the podium at the NASTAR Regional Championship, according to the release. He has qualified for competition in the NASTAR National Championship for six of the past seven years.

NASTAR is the world’s largest recreational ski and snowboard race program.

It allows racers of all ages and abilities to compare themselves with one another and with the national champion, regardless of when and where they race. Many U.S. Ski Team stars have competed in NASTAR programs.

Spring Sunning Around the Fair Haven Dock

For a Fair Havenite, there’s nothing quite like the sand between your toes down by the Navesink River at the Fair Haven Dock.

Call it an embrace of spring magic. Once the sun shines, the temperature rises, and that sea-faring scent wafts in, it’s river beach and dock time. And you know you’re home.

Catch that familiar spring fever in Fair Haven. Get a glimpse of one of the first sunny days in this little slice of utopia in our slideshow above. Be sure to click on the lower right corner to enlarge! 

— By Elaine Van Develde

Police: Several Locals Arrested on DWI, Drug Charges & More

The following arrests were made recently by Red Bank police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

• John Corley, 36, of Holmdel, was arrested on April 8 in the area of Broad Street and charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated) by Lt. Errico Vescio.

• Daniel Giammarino, 23, of Middletown, was arrested on April 7 in the area of Broad Street and charged with possession of a CDS, anabolic steroids, possession of a hypodermic syringe, and possession prescription legend drugs by Patrolman Benjamin Springer.

• William Faherty, 55, of Little Silver, was arrested on April 5 in the area of Spring Street and charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated) by Patrolman John Camarca.

• Craig Gangi, 46, of Rumson, was arrested on April 5 in the area of E. Front Street and charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated) by Patrolman Kristin Altimari.

• Anthony Carrozza, 36, of Red Bank, was arrested on April 5 in the area of Spring Street and charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated) by Patrolman Nicholas Maletto.

• Robert Blazer, 24, of Holmdel, was arrested on April 4 in the area of West Front Street and charged with simple assault by Patrolman John Camarca.

• Ketti Pecyna, 20, of the Belford section of Middletown, was arrested on April 7 in the area of Broad Street and charged with possession of a CDS, under 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia by Patrolman Benjamin Springer.

• Jasper Tyler, 28, of Neptune, was arrested on April 6 in the area of Herbert Street and charged with possession of a CDS, under 50 grams of marijuana, and contempt of court by Patrolman Shane Dengel.

• Jose Lemus-Martinez, 19, of Red Bank, was arrested on April 6 in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest by Sgt. Joey Fields.

Sun Shines on Forrestdale’s Production of ‘Annie jr.’

The following is an edited press release from the Rumson School District:

The sun will come out tomorrow, but it was the stars that shone brightly in the musical Annie jr. presented by the Forrestdale Drama Club in March.

The production, with a cast of more than 30, was directed by Vinny Sabatino, with musical direction by Forrestdale music teacher Barbara Leutz.

The show starred and featured: Gina Teschke as Annie; Sophia Bocklage as Miss Hannigan;  Kate Gagliardi as Ms. Warbucks; Mara Campolattaro as Grace Farrell; Rory McGill and Annabel Morris as the “shady characters” Rooster and Lily St. Regis; and Rachel Bailey as Annie’s dog, Sandy.

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Forrestdale’s Fisbowl of Communication

It’s all about opening up lines of communication — getting a good look from the outside in, like a fishbowl.

That was the impetus behind the annual Fishbowl Event that’s been held at Forrestdale School in Rumson now for a decade. And the latest Fishbowl was no exception.

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Rumson Police Report Burglary, Theft, Vandalism, Assault & More

The following incidents and arrests were reported by the Rumson police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

Incidents

• On March 24, Special Officer Berger took a report of an altercation between juveniles at a Rumson Road address.

• There was a report on March 1 of vandalism to a mailbox at a home on Edwards Point Road.

Special Officer Class II Morse took the report.

• There was a report on March 1 of vandalism to a vehicle on Holly Street. The caller reported that the spark plugs of the vehicle were loosened.

Special Officer Class II Morse took the report.

• There was a report on March 2 of harassing phone calls being made to a West River Road business.

Patrolman Ciambrone took the report.

• An attempted wire fraud was reported on March 5 by an Edwards Point Road resident.

Patrolman Gaynor took the report.

• There was a report on March 16 of a stolen license plate from a Wardell Avenue resident.

Special Officer Class II McCurdy took the report.

• A theft of jewelry and tools was reported by a Park Avenue resident on March 17.

Patrolman Torres took the report which was turned over to Detective Christopher Isherwood for investigation.

Arrests

• Nicholas Aarseth, 24, of Sea Bright, was arrested by Patrolman Torres on March 13 and charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated).

Aarseth was released pending court.

• Robert Toros, 36, of Philadelphia, PA, was arrested by Special Officer Class II Morse on March 22 and charged with simple assault.

Toros was released pending a court date. Patrolmen Gaynor and Ciambrone assisted in the arrest.

• Robert Toros, 36, of Philadelphia, PA was arrested on March 22 by Special Officer Class II Morse on a contempt of court charge.

Toros was transported to Monmouth County Correctional Institution. Patrolman Campanella assisted.

• Christopher McKnight, 28, of the Lincroft section of Middletown, was arrested by Special Officer Berger on March 24 on a contempt of court charge.

McKnight posted bail and was released. Lt. York assisted.

• Theresa McGroarty, 24, of Oceanport, was arrested on March 24 by Detective Christopher Isherwood and charged with receiving stolen property.

McGroarty was released on a summons pending court.

• Michael Carter, 23, of Sea Bright, was arrested on March 31 by Detective Christopher Isherwood and charged with receiving stolen property.

Carter was released on a summons pending court.

• Paul Procopio, 27, of Eatontown, was arrested on March 31 by Detective Christopher Isherwood and charged with burglary, theft and receiving stolen property.