Prosecutor: 20-Year-Old Facing Criminal Charges After Saturday Shooting

A Monmouth County man is facing criminal charges following a shooting incident in Keansburg late Saturday night, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Monday.

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Retro RFH Beach Boys

Summertime with RFH buddies at the beach Photo/courtesy of Paul Hughes
Summertime with RFH buddies at the beach
Photo/courtesy of Paul Hughes

Well, the weather is fine, unofficial summer has started and Sea Bright beaches are filled with RFHers.

It’s the start of seasonal fun and antics for RFH students on vacation or even on their last summer hurrah together before college.

So, the Retro Pic of the Day offers a peek back at some simple summer fun on the beach somewhere in Sea Bright, no doubt, with RFH buddies in the late 1970s, possibly the summer of ’80.

These guys thought it would be fun to make a cheerleader-style pyramid at the water’s edge. Remember those? And what resulted was what usually did. The antics and clowning around turned into a laugh fest and balancing act.

Wonder who fell first! Guesses, anyone?

This classic summer snapshot back in time comes from Rumsonite Paul Hughes’ photo collection. No one’s sure who took it, but there are a lot of familiar faces here.

Recognize anyone?

This is a repeat Retro Pic of the Day from June of 2016, but it’s a classic worth a second run, just in case you missed it last time … 

— Elaine Van Develde

Retro Rumson Pier Summering

Sunning with the Oceanic Bridge as a backdrop Photo/courtesy of Jo Ann Slocum Mazzucca
Sunning with the Oceanic Bridge as a backdrop
Photo/courtesy of Jo Ann Slocum Mazzucca

Yes, real summer’s on the horizon.

So, the Retro Pic of the Day, courtesy of Jo Ann Slocum Mazzucca, is a rare shot of some folks hanging out on the old pier (or dock) at Victory Park in Rumson with what was the bridge that connected Rumson to Middletown  — what became the Oceanic Bridge — in the background.

According to Slocum Mazzucca, “My grandmother Lillian Turnbull Slocum is the far left with her hands folded. The picture was taken on the old pier (dock) at Victory Park in Rumson. Picture is about 75 years ago.”

Anyone remember the old pier/dock at Victory Park? Is this where the Barnacle Bill’s dock is now? How about those swim suits and dresses?

Many thanks to Jo Ann Slocum Mazzucca for this gem from her family photos!

Scene Around: Cooking Up a Recipe for Success with RFH Grad Chef Rossi

Chef Rossi and her book at Barnes & Noble
Photo/courtesy of Rossi

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) graduate, chef, radio host and author extraordinaire Chef Rossi has had a double heaping helping of notoriety lately. And it’s not junk food — more like sweet gourmet success to savor.

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Retro RFH Pre-Prom Fun

RFHers striking a casual pre-prom pose in 1975
Photo/Kathy Richardson Golden

Well, it’s half past RFH prom time. We know that some prom traditions prevail. Others do not.

One thing’s for sure, though, and that’s the prom fact that all good prom-goers gather before they set out for their quality prom time.

Sometimes there are photos on the lawn. Other times there are photos by the limo. Sometimes there is no limo. Other times there are corsage-pinning snapshot moments. Sometimes family is involved in the picture-perfect moment. Other times, it’s just the prom teens.

This snapshot back in time was one of those pre-prom teens only moments … on a sofa … at an informal gathering at someone’s house.

The year was 1975 and the girls were all gussied up in pastels, the original color print shows. The guys are there, but a bit camouflaged by their laptop dates.

And sometimes life takes a turn from the pre-prom couch pose to the marriage alter. Guess which of these RFH prom couples ended up married?

Recognize these RFH couples? Your favorite pre-prom event?

Thanks to Kathy Richards Golden for this retro RFH gem!

In Memorium: Rumson Mom, Doris Becker Crow, 89

Take the time to share your love and blessings with those around you. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.  Finally, please don’t forget to call your mother! She worries!

The family of Doris Becker Crow

Share love. Be kind. Understand. Call your mother. Those were mantras that Doris Becker Crow emulated. The longtime Rumson mom and Marco Island, Florida resident passed away at 89 at her Rumson home on May 31 surrounded by her three boys.

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Prosecutor: Two Men & Juvenile Charged with Attempted Murder

Two men and a juvenile are charged with attempted murder and other offenses following an exchange of gunfire in Neptune, 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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Prosecutor: Motorcyclist Dies in Collision

A motorcyclist has died as the result of a collision with a construction vehicle Monday morning in Neptune Township, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said.

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Clean Ocean Action: The Anti-Fracking Fight & the NESE Pipeline

Clean Ocean Action gathers with area officials to protest the NESE pipeline on May 31.
Photo/Clean Ocean Action

Friday was a day for hundreds of area residents, elected officials, business owners, volunteers championing environmental action to gather with Clean Ocean Action (COA) at Bayshore Waterfront Park, in the Belford section of Middletown, and call on NJ Gov. Phil Murphy to permanently deny all permits for the Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Pipeline.  

Clean Ocean Action maintains that the 23.4-mile project would “rip Raritan Bay in half, contaminate waters, kill marine life and destroy decades of efforts to improve waterways.” 

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Fair Haven Police Report: DWI, Theft, Fraud, Harassment, ID Theft

The following April criminal incidents and arrests were reported by Fair Haven police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

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