All posts by Elaine Van Develde

Prosecutor: Fatal Weekend Shooting Under Investigation

Authorities are investigating a weekend shooting in Neptune Township that left a local man dead, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Monday.

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In Memoriam: Kick Cancer Overboard Co-Founder, Advocate, Motivational Speaker, Donnalyn Geigerich-Zapcic, 59

“The impassioned voice of Donnalyn Giegerich-Zapcic,” Kick Cancer Overboard co-founder and motivational speaker, “fell silent on Saturday, May 7,” weeks after her 59th birthday.

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Prosecutor: Treasurer of Red Bank Non-Profit, Former Councilman, Charged with Stealing from Organization

A former Red Bank councilman and treasurer of the nonprofit Red Bank Education Foundation has been arrested and charged with pilfering thousands of dollars from the organization over the course of two years, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Monday.

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Retro Sea Bright Summer Daze & P House Ways

Elisha Slocum poses on Sea Bright Beach circa 1937. Photo/courtesy of Jo Ann Slocum Mazucca
Elisha Slocum poses on Sea Bright Beach circa 1937.
Photo/courtesy of Jo Ann Slocum Mazucca

The sun is shining again and things are warming up, so we’re thinking back to summer days and a bit of a daze from decades way back in Sea Bright. Call it a retro summer day’s capture with many different messages.

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Prosecutor: Woman Gets 95 Years for Girlfriend’s Murder

An area woman who was convicted of the murder of her girlfriend who she shot, fatally strangled months later and buried in a Long Branch back yard, has been sentenced to 95 years in prison, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Saturday.

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A Mother’s Day Salute to R-FH Area Moms Through the Generations

Reprise! We said it last year, and we’re saying it again this year …

Happy Mother’s Day to Rumson-Fair Haven area moms of the past and present!

You put the coffee on. You called for us when dinner was ready. You held on tight when we needed a hug. You wiped our dirty little faces, sopped up tears and runny noses. You were there, front and center, at many a school open house, game, play, concert and, yes, principal’s office visit.

You welcomed the neighborhood kids as if they were your own. You wrote all those notes to get us out of gym class (because some of us were clods). You shook your heads in disbelief over our antics and yelled our full names like a loving banshee when you were mad. You had our backs. You were just plain there — the unshifting foundation of a community through the years, building a legacy.

Thank you. We remember those who are gone and salute those who carry on …

— Elaine Van Develde

Photos/courtesy of Facebook friends