In Memoriam: Former Little Silver Mayor, Life Fireman, Area Attorney, Anthony Bruno, 85

Former near-lifetime Little Silver resident, mayor, councilman, fireman and area attorney, Anthony Thomas Bruno, died peacefully on Friday, July 22, at Opis Bridgeview Center in Ormond Beach, FL. He was 85.

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Focus: Sea Bright Coolness Tide Ride

It’s all about letting the sun and surf shine, and scorch a little, these summer days. And there’s nothing better to take the heat off while soaking the goodness of it all up than a cool ride with the tide along a Sea Bright beach.

The scene is a reminder that the boon of the ocean’s refreshing roar is a mainstay respite, a bigger and brighter beacon that overshadows any sliver of scald.

A bit of relief has come from the sun, and the beach always beckons with cooler days of comfort ahead.

In other words, the heat wave has lifted. Phew. Better days under the sun are ahead. Take in the view, feel the relief and check out the weather forecast, from the National Weather Service, below …

Sun and surf up!

The weather forecast for the Rumson-Fair Haven area through the weekend from the National Weather Service …

Prosecutor: 24-Year-Old Red Bank Man Arrested in Connection with Red Bank Arsons & Little Silver Robbery

A 24-year-old Red Bank man has been arrested and charged with the alleged setting of three fires in Red Bank and robbing a pharmacy in Little Silver on Monday, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Thursday.

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Retro Sandy Hook Lifeguarding Muscle

Sandy Hook lifeguards circa 1984
Photo/courtesy of Joanne Distefano Garelli via Miguel Mejia, Facebook screenshot

Well, it’s been a sizzling summer and everyone’s been diving in … to the ocean for refreshment and, of course, in the name of locals’ tradition. And while everyone’s diving in and swimming with the summer tide, lifeguards are making sure that all make it back to shore.

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In Memoriam: Little Silver Resident, Artist & Children’s Book Author, Stephen Surico, 71

Little Silver resident, artist and children’s book author, Stephen Surico, passed away at home on July 21, in the loving care of his grandaughter Lucia Abouzeid and her partner Josh Kim. He was 71.

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Retro Cool River Rat Daze

A 1976 River Rats crew Photo/courtesy Marc Edelman, Facebook
A 1976 River Rats crew
Photo/courtesy Marc Edelman, Facebook

All’s cool with these little rats in the pool … or, more like down by the river! A reprise from 2018 in ode to the tradition of summer recreating on the river in the Rumson-Fair Haven area. It’s all about River Rats, one summer rite of passage in the area … 

Summers in the Rumson-Fair Haven area are rife with river-oriented activities that have become tradition.

River Rats’ sailing “camp” is no exception. OK, nobody was camping. It was more like a little club. Still is.

It’s been a sort of rite of living on the Navesink passage for decades — since 1955. Kids learn how to boat and do a lot of summer fun bonding in the process.

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In Memoriam: Former Area Police Officer, Fireman, Antique Car Enthusiast, Kevin Arban, 68

Former area police officer, fireman, antique car enthusiast and Holy Cross and Christian Brothers Academy grad, Kevin Anthony Arban, of Oceanport, passed away on Thursday, July 7, his family by his side. He was 68.

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Prosecutor: Area Man Arrested, Charged with Aggravated Sex Assault & Robbery

An area man has been charged with robbery and aggravated sexual assault in connection with a Thursday incident in Tinton Falls, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Tuesday.

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