Happy Retro RFH Halloween!

Halloween is here!

And back in 1977, it was a really happy one for the RFH Class of ’78 and some underclassmen. It was a tradition back then to get the Halloween party started early — like from the beginning to the end of the day at school.

So, RFHers arrived via the bus or (ahem) other appropriate or inappropriate mode of transportation all dressed up for the occasion with somewhere to go. RFH. They spooked, laughed, pranked and played all day and even paraded over to the Rumson elementary schools.

Yes, RFHers did Halloween in grand style. Take a look …

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May the retro spirit of RFH haunting be with you!

Can you guess which character is this RFH Retro publisher/founding editor?

And, thanks to the fabulous George Day for these spectacular shots! 

Prosecutor: Three Indicted on Attempted Murder & Related Charges in January Shooting

Three men in their 20s have been indicted on charges stemming from an alleged botched robbery that resulted in a shooting earlier this year, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Friday.

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In Memoriam: Area Doctor, Jeffrey Hall Dobken, 77

“His family is deeply touched by his perseverance, strength, wisdom, and courage, especially through his crippling battle with cancer.” ~ family of Dr. Dobken

Area asthma, allergy and immunology doctor, Jeffrey Hall Dobken, MD, MPH, passed peacefully, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, after a six-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was 77.

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Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge Replacement: Public Forum Info

With construction of the long-anticipated new Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge looming, another public information meeting, designed to inform, offer participation and an opportunity for public input, is being held late this afternoon.

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Retro RFH Halloween: Some Bunnies & Ghouls

RFH Halloween of 1977 with a gaggle of girls Photo/George Day
RFH Halloween of 1977 with a gaggle of girls
Photo/George Day

Reprise … Just because it’s that time of the year and it’s a classic shot … 

Some bunny got dressed for RFH Halloween 1977 — or a few bunnies and other assorted suspicious characters, that is.

The Halloween spirit was in the air, that’s for sure. And this senior gaggle of girls embodied it. From controversial, yet timely and popular, Playboy bunny costumes, to Raggedy Ann, a ghost, a cat, a gypsy and whatever else, they were parading and pleased with their choices.

Then they benched themselves for a little haunting respite and pose. But, surely, knowing this crew, there was some mischievous haunting to come. They weren’t done.

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Fair Haven Meeting Notes & Quotes

Because the little details in municipal meetings tend to get missed and attendance by the public is usually low, R-FH Retro will bring them to the forefront with Meeting Notes, starting with this editor’s notes from last night’s regular Borough Council meeting as well as last week’s special meeting.

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Fair Haven Borough Council Candidates: Getting to Know Democrat Bob Gasperini

With two seats for Fair Haven Borough Council up for grabs in the 2021 election, four candidates are vying: two Republicans, incumbent Betsy Koch and newcomer Tracy Cole; and two Democrats, newcomers Bob Gasperino and Sonja Trombino.

In the spirit of looking especially closely at the candidates and their views on local issues, Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect offered a detailed Q&A to each candidate that offered more of a retro twist, with a dip into the past and its effect on the present and future.

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