Prosecutor: Monmouth County Man Gets 18 Years for Kidnapping, Armed Robbery

An Monmouth County man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of armed robbery and kidnapping in connection with November 2016 Neptune Township and Asbury Park crimes, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Friday.

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Retro RFH Summer Theater

Summer theater productions are opening all over the Rumson-Fair Haven area. This seasonal show time for locals has proven as popular as hitting the beach with buddies — OK, far away from the invasion of the outta town tourists.

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Prosecutor: Major Cocaine Bust; Alleged Area Dealer Nabbed

An investigation started earlier this year culminated last week in the arrest of an alleged area cocaine dealer, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Simple Summer: Gone Fishing

It’s summertime and the living is, well, let’s say pretty fishy if you live in the Rumson-Fair Haven area.

In fact, it’s downright status quo when you grow up in the area to do so with some sand between your toes, a fishing pole over your shoulder, a crabbing net and trap and a bucket in which to tote your catch home — even if that catch is a couple of river rocks, some seaweed and a dried out crab shell.

It’s part of the magic of living by the Navesink River — growing up Rumson-Fair Haven style.

It’s a simple concept. And it’s one of those fabulous things in life that’s free. A walk, a view, a little fishing for a great summer day.

So, the Simple Summer feature today is all about fishing for some fun down by the river — honing in on a little spot by and on the Fair Haven Dock.

The catch is a keeper.

Take a look at our slideshow above for the whole picture. (And don’t forget to click on the lower right icon to enlarge!) See you down by the river!

Retro Crazy RFH Days of Summer

RFH Class of 1979 guys on a day at the beach Photo/courtesy of Paul Hughes, Class of '79 reunion slideshow
RFH Class of 1979 guys on a day at the beach
Photo/courtesy of Paul Hughes, Class of ’79 reunion slideshow

Remember that horror movie When a Stranger Calls? The babysitter  gets a repeated freaky call from a stranger asking, in measured terror tones, “Have you checked the children lately?”

Well, that movie, and its resounding iconic question, ironically came out about the time that today’s Retro Pic of the Day was taken. And, rather, on the minds of the parents of many RFH teens back then was more recurrent chant of “Have you checked the teens lately?”

Well, maybe. Maybe not. But, if and/or when these guys were checked on, the above scene, or something similar, is what parents would have found. Good, ol’ harmless goofing around. No, there was no boogyman after these teens on a hot summer’s day at a Sea Bright beach in the late 1970s.

They did a good enough job scaring one another with their own mere presence (in a good way, of course) and pranks.

You have to wonder how many times it took for them to perfect this little pyramid by the seashore without tripping one another up. Hmmmm.

Recognize any of these clowns, uh, I mean fine upstanding Rumson fellas? Wait, one of these guys is from the Class of ’78. Guess who.

Retro RFH Boys’ Summer Splash

RFH boys of summer making an ocean splash Photo/courtesy of Marc Edelman
RFH boys of summer making an ocean splash
Photo/courtesy of Marc Edelman

The weather has been downright steamy and stormy lately. When the sun’s been out, it’s been a kind of dive in and cool off moment.

That in mind, there’s nothing quite like making a big summertime splash in the ocean with some RFH buddies.

So, the Retro Pic of the Day is dedicated to the warm and fuzzy, the splash and staying oh, so cool with RFH friends.

These guys are great friends from a late ’70s or early ’80s graduating class at RFH.

Recognize them?

Everyone in the … ocean!

— Elaine Van Develde

Prosecutor: Teen, Dog Die in Fire

An 18-year-old Middletown woman and a her family dog were killed in a fire in her Neptune Place home early Tuesday morning, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said.

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Retro Having a Field Day at Knollwood

A field day for Knollwood kids in the late 1990s
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

Once upon a time, in those school days right before summer, when Knollwood School kids gathered on Sportsman’s Field for, well, some Field Day fun, let’s just say it was a bit hard to keep them focused.

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