There’s a great deal of power in place. The places in people’s lives anchor them, comfort them, change them, inspire them. Each place to which we travel, even within our own hometown iconic spots, does one or all of these things. In one way or another, place defines us. That’s the power in place. It brings us to a home base in our hearts.Continue reading Changing Landscape: Power of Place 2020
It wouldn’t be a true honoring of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day without taking a look back at Rumson police as well, belated as it may be. They call the area the Rumson-Fair Haven area for a reason — community.Continue reading Police Appreciation: Retro Rumson PD
The following November and December arrests were reported by Rumson police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.Continue reading Rumson Police Report: Drug Possession & Dealing, Theft of Services, DUI
Fair Havenite Elinor Griffen Mink died peacefully at her home in Fair Haven, as was always her wish, on Jan. 5. She was 96.Continue reading In Memoriam: Fair Havenite Elinor Griffen Mink, 96
Former longtime Rumsonite, Carolyn “Carol” R. Raleigh Halligan, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 29, surrounded by family. She was 91.Continue reading In Memoriam: Former Longtime Rumsonite, Carol Halligan, 91
Former longtime Rumsonite Joan Caroline Dangler Shea, most recently of Eatontown, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. She was 90.Continue reading In Memoriam: Former Longtime Rumsonite Joan Shea, 90
Ohhhhh, the pain … of pandemic distancing? Well, when you look back at some scary Santa experiences, you start to think, uh, not so much. The pandemic may have spared some kids a lifetime of PTSD flashbacks of Beelzebub cloaked in ol’ Saint Nick garb and merriment.Continue reading Focus: Classic Santa Slaying Moments
Countless childhood friends had remembered him. They remembered the moments. They tucked them away and then spilled them out onto a remembrance page on social media, like splashing teardrops releasing time-capsuled moments. The page was soaked.Continue reading Remembrance of a Fair Haven Boy: John D’Amelio, 52
The sun before the storm. It has a way of lessening the messy, blistering blow of inclement weather and times.Continue reading Focus: Shore View & Week Ahead FYI
Former longtime Rumson resident and Fair Haven business owner Harral Redden passed away on Dec. 7 after a brief illness with leukemia. He was 84.
The longtime resident of Little Silver as well, was a graduate of Red Bank High School and Ursinus College, where he was a wrestler. Hal was also an insurance broker who owned the Redden Agency-Insurance in Fair Haven for more than 50 years.
Hal was predeceased by his parents Harral and Evelyn Schultz Redden.
He is survived by: his wife of 37 years, Bernadine “Sissie” Redden; brother, Barry (Deborah) Redden; nephew, Alex, and niece, Julianna Redden; sons, Stephen and Scott Redden; stepdaughters, Victoria (Leo) Cullen, Pamela Vallas, Christa (Richard) Lippert; grandchildren, Conrad, Justin and Hanna Lippert, Anais and Kai Cullen.
Due to COVID, a celebration of Hal’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lunch Break/Food Bank Red Bank www.lunchbreak.org.
— Edited obituary from loved ones via Thompson Memorial Home
Former Rumsonite Diane Emilie Wolfe, of Little Silver, passed peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 6.Continue reading In Memoriam: Former Rumsonite, Diane Wolfe
Rumsonite, U.S. Army veteran, fireman and father of the Fair Haven Police Chief, Joseph F. McGovern, passed away on Dec. 11 at Monmouth Medical Center. He was 85.Continue reading In Memoriam: Rumsonite, U.S. Army Vet, Fireman, Father of Fair Haven Police Chief, Joseph F. McGovern, 85