Prosecutor: 27-Year-Old Indicted in 2020 Shots Fired Incident

A 27-year-old man has been indicted in connection with a 2020 shots fired incident, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Friday.

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In Memoriam: RFH Class of ’71 Grad & Hall of Famer, Tim Costello, 68

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Class of 1971 graduate and Hall of Famer Timothy C. Costello passed away on June 24 at Riverview Medical Center. He was 68.

Tim Costello
Photo/family via John E. Day Funeral Home
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In Memoriam: Longtime Nurse for Fair Haven’s Dr. Movelle, Eileen Garvin

Red Bank native and former longtime nurse for Fair Haven’s Dr. John Movelle, Eileen H. Poling Garvin, passed away on June 23.

Born in Red Bank, Eileen lived in Eatontown for 38 years. Eileen was a Freehold Regional High School Class of 1960 graduate, she enjoyed horseback riding, gymnastics, sewing and ice skating. After high school, Eileen went on to receive her L.P.N. from Princeton Hospital School of Practical Nursing.

She worked at Riverview Medical Center for five years before joining Dr. John Movelle’s practice in Fair Haven for 27 years and private duty jobs on the side.

Eileen Poling Garvin
Photo/loved ones via Thompson Memorial Home

“She was her mother’s caregiver for 20 years while always helping out a friend or neighbor in need. She enjoyed social gatherings with her friends and loved weekly trips to the diner for lunch. Her past times included crossword puzzles, buying scratch-offs, games on her kindle while watching HGTV and NCIS. Daily phone calls to her son, daughter and grandkids were a highlight of her day.
She made friends wherever she went and always greeted you with a smile
and enjoyed a good laugh.

Eileen was extremely devoted to her family and will be sorely missed.”

Loved ones of Eileen Poling Garvin in her obituary

She married Gerry Nevad in 1963 and had two sons.

In 1975 she married Jim Garvin and had a daughter. Eileen enjoyed traveling to visit family in Northwood N.H., Florida and Virginia.

Eileen was pre-deceased by: her parents, Gerard and Lillian Poling; her son, Todd Nevad; ex-husbands, Jim Garvin and Gerry Nevad; and niece, Danielle Russo.

She is survived by: son, Pete (Jill) Nevad; daughter; Kelly (Jay) Roman; four grandchildren, Matt, Josh, Nick and Sofia; Todd’s girlfriend, Florence (Pinky) Houston; sister, Linda (Nick) Russo; nieces, nephews and many cousins she adored.

A memorial gathering will be held Thursday, July, 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a service at 6:15 at Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society or Monmouth County SPCA. 

— Edited obituary provided by loved ones to Thompson Memorial Home

Prosecutor: Area Man Found Guilty of 2019 Strangulation of Fiancee

A Keansburg man has been found guilty of aggravated assault by strangulation and related charges in connection with a 2019 incident involving his fiancée, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced.

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Retro RFH Graduation Daisy Chain

RFH 1978 graduation, replete with daisy chain Photo/Daryl Cooper Ley
RFH 1978 graduation, replete with daisy chain
Photo/Wanda Becker via Daryl Cooper Ley

The following was originally posted in May of 2017. It is being reprised in honor of the recent RFH graduation, traditions of the past and the RFH Daisy Chain girl featured who passed away in 2019 — Daryl Cooper Ley.

It was considered a privilege and honor. They were chosen from the junior class at RFH to serve as the debutante-like ushers for the graduating class. All dressed in white and supposedly gracefully toting a chain of daisies, the Daisy Chain girls were a fixture of high school finery at graduations in the 1970s.

The origins of the somewhat upper-crust tradition date back to the 1900s, but this Retro Pic of the Day was snapped in 1978.

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A Little 70s Graduating Class

A gathering of 70s eighth grade Knollwood grads
Photo/Jill Sorrentino

Well, those Fair Haven eighth graders walked that graduation walk last night and graduated outdoors. It was one first.

The girls and guys were all dressed up with somewhere to walk … and get a diploma. And walk again … down Third Street for their traditional ode to elementary school.

The girls these days dress in white and are quite streamlined and stylish.

Back in the day … as in the 70s, the attire was a bit more mixed. And those hemlines were longer. And they sported corsages.

In those days, the graduation was held in the Knollwood School gym.

So, we take a look back, courtesy of Jill Sorrentino, to a 70s graduation — post diploma. In this classic snapshot, a couple of iconic Knollwood teachers joined in the pose.

Recognize them? As far as those dresses go, there was an awful lot of that flouncy on- or off-shoulder top going on. Best graduation dress? And who’s the only guy here?

Here’s to dressing for the graduation occasion! Congrats to the eighth grade grads in the Knollwood Class of 2021!