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Changing Landscape: Power of Place 2020

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.

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Police Appreciation: Retro Rumson PD

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.

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Remembrance of a Fair Haven Boy: John D’Amelio, 52

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.

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In Memoriam: Former Longtime Rumsonite, Fair Haven Business Owner, Hal Redden, 84

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 Redden … Photo/family via Thompson Memorial Home

“Never a summer day went by when Hal was not at Sea Bright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club playing tennis or practicing on the ball machine, after maybe a bike ride to Sandy Hook and then to Sea Bright Beach Club for a swim and to read a book or newspaper.

“In the winter, early birds at New Shrewsbury Racquet Club, (he enjoyed a) 3-day-a-week gym workout and paddle tennis at Sea Bright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club, then lunch with his friends at the Root Beer & Checker Club. An avid sportsman, Hal completed the NYC and Boston Marathons.

“In addition to all his sports activities, he loved classical music, and writing poems for his family and friend’s special occasions.” 

Loved ones of Hal Redden in his obituary

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

In Memoriam: Rumsonite, U.S. Army Vet, Fireman, Father of Fair Haven Police Chief, Joseph F. McGovern, 85

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.

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