All posts by Elaine Van Develde

Prosecutor: Alleged Bias Incident Under Investigation

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, in conjunction with several other law enforcement agencies, is investigating a possible bias-motivated incident that occurred on Saturday, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Sunday.

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Prosecutor: Area Man Arrested After Domestic Dispute-Fueled Standoff

An armed, barricaded man involved in a domestic dispute, who, on Saturday, engaged in a lengthy standoff with police has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Sunday.

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Prosecutor: Sea Bright Cop Arrested on Charges of Crimes Against Ex-Girlfriend

A Sea Bright police officer has been arrested and charged with a series of crimes recently committed against an ex-girlfriend, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Friday.

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Prosecutor: Jail Guard Charged with Providing Inmate with Cell Phone

A guard at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) has been charged with providing a cell phone to an inmate with whom she was allegedly in a relationship, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Thursday.

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Prosecutor: 31-Year-Old Man Arrested, Charged with Luring Teen Girl

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on luring charges related to his seeking a sexual encounter with an underage girl, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Friday.

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Retro RFH Class Clowning

The RFH clown in the class circa 1970s Photo/George Day
The RFH clown in the class circa 1970s
Photo/George Day

There’s one in every class — a class clown. And when the school days get chillier and students’ silly energies are pent up indoors, clowning around becomes an art form.  

At RFH back in the 1970s, the art was taken to an extreme one fine, dull day. Not that we’re encouraging any antsy RFH students who may be a little bored and have the itch to engage in some mischievous antics …

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In Memoriam: Former Longtime Little Silver Resident, Riverview Volunteer, Nancy MacConnell, 92

Former longtime Little Silver resident, Nancy Ann Birkenmeier MacConnell, more recently of Middletown, passed away at home on Jan. 25. She was 92.

Nancy MacConnell
Photo/family via Thompson Memorial Home

“Nancy was a 65-year member of the Tower Hill Presbyterian Church where she was a deacon from 2002 to 2004. She was a volunteer at Riverview Medical Center where she was president of the Ladies Auxiliary from 1950 to 1960. She was a member for 35 years of the Surfrider Beach Club and later at
Sands Beach Club in Sea Bright.

She was a true nature lover feeding all of the deer and wildlife in her backyard but her favorite was her dog Heidi.”

Loved ones of Nancy MacConnell in her obituary

Nancy was predeceased by: her parents, Robert and Elizabeth Birkenmeier; her sister, Betsy Mueller; brother R. Barrett Birkenmeier; her husband, Donald W. MacConnell, in 1996; and her son, Wylie, in 1960.

She is survived by: her children, Melissa and husband James Sullivan, Debbie and husband Tom Doremus, Peter and wife Cathy MacConnell, and Nancy and husband David Wikoff; her grandchildren, Sean, Shannon, Caitlin, T.D., Taylor, Kristyn, Blaire and Brian; and great-grandchildren, Cole, Teagan, Rhys, Camryn, Tessa, Ruby, Saylor and Brody.

All arrangements are private. Donations to the Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724 would be appreciated.

— Edited obituary prepared by family via Thompson Memorial Home

Prosecutor: 27-Year-Old Area Man Indicted on Attempted Murder, Weapons Charges in October Shooting

An area man has been indicted on attempted murder and weapons charges in connection with a shooting incident that left one person injured, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Wednesday.

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Retro Dank Daze of RFH Junior Lounging

Lounging in the RFH Junior Lounge circa late 1970s.
Photo/George Day

A reprise from 2019 as an ode to the dismal weather. Cheers and sun up!

The weather has not been quite fair these days. In fact, it’s been downright dank. And with dreary weather comes a little bit of a lackadaisical mood — especially for students cooped up in a high school all day. But, back in the day, there was a remedy for what ailed RFH students when lazy, hazy days drenched with dismal weather set in. That colored brick and pillar remedy was the Junior Lounge.

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