Memorial Slated for January for Rumson Icon, Dr. ‘Put’ Brodsky, 88

A longtime Rumson icon has passed. Dr. J. Putnam “Put” Brodsky, doctor, sailor, husband, father and friend, died on Nov. 20 at 88 following a short bout with lung cancer. A memorial is slated for January.

From Dr. Brodsky’s obituary … 

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Focus: Gulls’ Paradise on the Rumson Riverfront

The days have been dank on the banks of the Navesink River.

Yet, sea gulls seem to always seem to settle into a bit of hovering and hanging out at Victory Park in Rumson.

Year after year, damp days or not, they always come back home, lie many this time of year.

It’s another familiar scene down by the river. You’ve seen it before. Take a look again … It never gets old.

— Elaine Van Develde

A Retro Happy Thanksgiving from the Kids’ Table

Thanksgiving at the kids' table in the 1960s with Kate and Ben Hamilton Photo/Hamilton family
Thanksgiving at the kids’ table in the 1960s with Kate and Ben Hamilton
Photo/Hamilton family

It’s Thanksgiving, and, yes, it’s all about giving thanks.

So, the Retro Pic of the Day is an ode to just that.

It’s a snapshot back in time to the 1960s with a sibling duo from Fair Haven — Ben and Kate Hamilton. Ben passed away and Kate had posted this picture on Facebook giving thanks for him. RIP, Ben.

The photo brings back memories of the era the kids’ holiday table. Remember that one?

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Retro Thanksgiving Meal Deals

Oh, it’s that time — when people are gobbling up final hour deals on their Thanksgiving meals.

So, the Retro Pic(s) of the Day take us back to one supermarket of the past, another old standard, and turkey dinner deals of the 1960s or 70s? Guess what year these Red Bank Register ads were published.

Remember Finast? Remember where it was? Well, the store’s turkey day sale involved the bird at 49 cents a pound or a beef roast for 98.

And how about this Foodtown ad? The offer there was the same for the Thanksgiving bird — 49 cents per pound. Though the Foodtown roast was $1.09. And how about those nuts at 39 cents? If only the price of nuts wasn’t so nuts nowadays. Bacon, too. When was the last time you saw bacon sold for 69 cents per 1lb package?

A long time ago, that’s when. For the food prices of yesteryear we give thanks — or a little cry.

How much did you pay per pound for your bird this year?

Prosecutor: Man Indicted for Dealing Deadly Drugs

A Monmouth County man has been indicted on charges in connection with the dealing of drugs that led to the May overdose death of a woman, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Prosecutor: Man Indicted for Murder in Fatal August Shooting

A Long Branch man has been indicted on murder and attempted murder charges in connection with an August shooting at Long Branch restaurant Bom DMais that left a man dead and a woman injured, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Prosecutor: Three Indicted on Murder Charges Stemming from 2017 Case

Three men have been indicted on murder charges in connection with the Thanksgiving Eve 2017 fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man, Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Wednesday.

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