- Category: Monmouth County
ASBURY PARK, NJ - For the first time ever attendees of Asbury Park’s Jersey Pride festival will see an alternative to the Democratic Party. This year the Reform Party will be on hand for the festivities, bringing a message of fiscal responsibility to the state’s largest LGBT festival, held at the Jersey Shore’s legendary gay resort.
The Reform Party, founded by supporters of Texas billionaire turned presidential candidate H. Ross Perot, has long addressed pertinent issues that the two major parties have ignored. The party has been vocally critical of NAFTA and the WTO, while demanding that term limits be instated on members of Congress.
With many activists feeling betrayed by the Democratic Party’s failure to champion marriage equality, and equally disenfranchised by the astonishingly high taxes that plague New Jersey, this year is a prime example to spread the message of fiscal responsibility, government accountability, and citizen involvement that the Reform Party is so well known for!
While the original New Jersey Reform Party (which once ran legendary rocker Pat DiNizio for Senate) was dissolved in the early 2000s, a group of dedicated activists have revived the once influential entity.
National Chairman David Collison urges voters to consider the newly re-organized Reform Party as an alternative to the two major parties:
“After over 15 years, the major parties have still not faced the reality that their stances and policies are neither viable nor appealing to the majority of Americans.I fully expect us to run local and state candidates in 2012 and to show a clear growth in both membership and influence in many states. Watch our ballot access for the proof!”
The Reform Party will be present at the Jersey Pride festival, June 6th, 2010. Our information booth will be located on the fairgrounds, just steps from the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and newly rejuvenated boardwalk.
- Category: Local News
HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Highlands Boro Library will have a Grand Opening this Saturday June 5 2010 at noon. The Library is located in the towns’ Community Center on Snug Harbor Ave. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and refreshments will be served.
All are invited to the ceremony.
Highlands has not had a library for almost 15 years. Residents had to travel out of town to Sea Bright, Atlantic Highlands or further to be able to borrow books. Library Committee Chairperson Tara Ryan asked the Highlands Council to re-instate the library for over 13 years. When Mayor Anna Little took office she created the Library Committee to research options. Because of reduced budgets and cutbacks, the committee decided to return to the original library space in the Community Center. The Boro Council passed a resolution on April 21, and the volunteer committee under the direction of Mary Muller took swift action. They met 3x per week to cull and up-date the collection. The books were coded, labeled and shelved. The room is re-newed also. ALL work was done by volunteers, and the library will be run by volunteers. There will be no additional costs to the public to open this Boro Library.
The library is sharing space with other groups using the meeting room. Summer hours are Mon. 1:30-4, Thurs. 3-7 and Sat. 10-1. Membership in the Boro Library is free; residents must show proof of address when they apply.
- Category: Schools
RUMSON, NJ - Le Grand Concours, the National French Contest, was administered nationwide to students from Grade 1-Grade 12 during the month of March. The annual competition is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, which offers prizes ranging from certificates and medals to books, DVDs, trips and scholarships. Over 100,000 students from each of our 50 states and abroad took part in the contest by taking written tests. Recently, the Tableau d’Honneur was released, and RFHRHS students learned that they had achieved national recognition.
RFHRHS students who participated in the Grand Concours National 2010 Left to right: Back row: Christopher Veasey, Haley Rosset, Sophia Minassian, Alexa Wutt, Madeline Andreach, Andrea Cerruti, Lauren Marra, Mme. Rebecca Assassi. Front row: Campbell Dickson, Elizabeth Illiano, Stephen Biga Not in photo: Victoria Keller and Julia Caccavo
In the 11th grade competition, Chris Veasey scored at the 95th percentile in the Level 4A test. He ranked 4th on the NJ chapter level and 8th at the national level. He was invited to a prize ceremony on May 20th at Rutgers University where he was presented with a bronze medal and a “Laureat National” certificate.
- Category: Local News
Area Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parades
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Highlands: Parade starts at 1:00 p.m. from Huddy Park, Route: Bay Avenue ends at Veterans Memorial Park. Sponsored by American Legion Twilight Post.
Keyport: Parade starts at noon on Broad St. Route: Turns left on Broad Street and ends at Fireman's Park on West Front St. American Legion and VFW units will lead.
Union Beach: Parade starts at 1:00 p.m. from Soccer Field behind Borough Hall, 650 Poole Avenue. American Legion Post No. 321 will host.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Matawan: Parade starts at 2:00 p.m. at St. Clement's Church parking lot. Route: Main St. to Memorial Park.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Atlantic Highlands: Starts at 11:00 a.m. at the Municipal Harbor. Route: Along First Avenue to the Atlantic Highlands Elementary School, left on E. Washington Ave, right on Third Ave, Right on E. Lincoln, Right on First Ave and end at Veteran's Memorial Park. A new monument will be dedicated by the C. Eugene Allen American Legion Post 141.
Fair Haven: Parade starts at 9:00 a.m. at Knollwood School, Route: Ceremony at Fair Haven Firehouse and parade continues to Memorial Park, River and Fair Haven roads for a ceremony.
Hazlet: A ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Union Ave., Sponsored by Hazlet Recreation Commission.
Holmdel: A ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Town Hall, Memorial Circle, sponsored by Holmdel VFW Post 5918
Little Silver: Parade starts at 8:30 a.m. at Parker Avenue. Route: Willow Drive to Borough Hall, 480 Prospect Ave. Ceremony at 9:00 a.m.
Middletown: Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. Route: Leonardville Rd. to Appleton Ave. to Center Ave. to Brevent Ave. Turn right onto Highland Ave.; left on Leonard Avenue and right on Viola Ave. to the American Legion Post 338 on Route 36. Parade scheduled to end about 11:30 a.m. The annual parade is held in cooperation with Middletown Township.
Monmouth Beach: Ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Monmouth Beach Firehouse, 24 Beach Road.
Red Bank: Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at Veteran's Monument, 51 Monmouth St.
Rumson: Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. Route: East on Blackpoint Road to River Road, turn left on River Road and proceed to Victory Park. Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.
Sea Bright: Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Sea Bright Fire House, Ocean Avenue.
West Long Branch: Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at West Long Branch Community Center.
- Category: Schools
RUMSON, NJ - On Friday, May 14, the focus at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School was on three alumni who were back for their induction into the RFHRHS Hall of Fame. RFH Hall of Famers do much more than attend a ceremony; they spend the day and share their experiences with students interested in their areas of endeavor. The seminars were well attended, and students gained the benefit of hearing from people who once walked the same halls and have gone on to achieve great success in their careers.
George Miles graduated from RFH with the Class of 1970 and went to Yale University for both his undergraduate degree and a Masters in Philosophy. He is the curator of the Western Americana Collection at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, the foremost collection of materials dealing with the settlement of the American Frontier. He also teaches at Yale. The Library holds field notes from the Lewis and Clark Expedition as well as family collections of western historical documents and photographs, advertisements, film scripts from silent films dating back as far as 1910 and western movies from the first ‘talkies’ to the present day. Railroad history and American Indian history, interview transcripts, land grants and deeds and information about gold and silver mines are all archived at Yale and under the care of Mr. Miles. His expertise in the history of the American West is reflected in his teaching at Yale, his demand as a consultant, his publications and the books which he co-authored such as Under an Open Sky: Rethinking America’s Western Past.