All posts by Elaine Van Develde

A Little Retro ’70s Fair Haven Graduating Class

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

Graduation time is near. It’s a time when Fair Haven eighth graders walk that graduation walk and that symbolic trek down Third Street. It’s their last — an ode to elementary school.

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Prosecutor: Area Man Convicted of Armed Robbery of 7-Eleven

An area man has been convicted of committing an armed robbery of a convenience store in 2023 and could face up to 20 years in prison, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Wednesday.

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Retro Having a Field Day at Knollwood

A field day for Knollwood kids in the late 1990s
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

It’s half past field day time in Fair Haven schools! A reprise in honor of a traditional prequel to summertime for Fair Haven kids …

Once upon a time, in those school days right before summer, when Knollwood School kids gathered on Sportsman’s Field for, well, some Field Day fun, let’s just say it was a bit hard to keep them focused.

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Retro RFHers’ Great Summer Adventure

RFHers on a 1970s summer jaunt to Great Adventure
Photo/Marc Edelman

A reprise in honor of these summer days and close encounters among RFH friends … 

When summer hits in the Rumson-Fair Haven area, teens tend to flock to the Sea Bright beach clubs … the river … the public beach (yes) … Donovan’s … or they hit the road and set out for a great adventure, albeit a sweaty one on some long lines to a big ride, a log flume, a dip in a crowded wading pool or something else that veers away, like a preppy style train wreck, from the R-FH area summer norm.

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Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge Summer Travel Alert

Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge replacement and associated roadway construction activity continues this week from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Friday, weather permitting, with some new advisories concerning roads and summer Shrewsbury River activity.

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Prosecutor: Driver Saved from Fatal Overdose at DWI Checkpoint

A female driver was saved from overdosing by law enforcement and emergency services personnel during a DWI checkpoint last Friday night, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago and Monmouth County DWI Task Force Coordinator and Allenhurst Police Chief Michael Schneider jointly announced on Friday.

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Prosecutor: Middletown Man Arrested on Reckless Manslaughter Charges in Father’s Death

A Middletown man has been arrested and charged with reckless manslaughter and related charges for allegedly causing the death of his father, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Thursday.  

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Prosecutor: Teens Face Murder, Gang Criminality Charges in 2023 Shooting

An adult male and a juvenile, both teens, have been charged in connection with a July 2023 shooting that left one man dead and two others injured, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Thursday.

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