This Week in News: Community Garden Remains Contentious
Find out what you may have missed from our neighboring towns and counties this week.
Will There Be Bargains at Fort Monmouth?
Oceanport- Everybody loves a discount, especially in a down real estate market, where locals are keeping a keen eye toward Fort Monmouth and it's wealth of possibilities, not just for business, but for education, government and the non-profit sector.
Local officials will have one more chance to influence a formula for acquiring fort properties for public use when they meet next week with the head of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA).
Read more on Little Silver-Oceanport Patch.
A Windsurfing Weekend
Sandy Hook- The sun was bright and the windsurfers and parasailors were out on Sandy Hook Bay over the weekend.
The shores and waters of the bay near the entrance of the Hook were filled with enthusiasts of the water sport who brought in the fall season with an array of color and sails.
See more on Red Bank Patch.
Belmar Receives WTC Steel Cross
Belmar- The Borough of Belmar last week was presented a piece of steel from the World Trade Center to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the terror attacks that killed more than 2000 people.
Retired Port Authority Police Det. Lt. Bob Driscoll, president of Belmar's Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, presented Mayor Matt Doherty and the borough's other elected officials with a cross cut from a piece of steel from the of the downed World Trade Center towers.
Read more on Manasquan Patch.
Community Garden Grows Animosity
Red Bank- If the purpose of a community garden is to unify neighborhoods, bring people together to work towards a common goal, then the Red Bank Community Garden has already failed, well before a single seed has even been planted.
Once again, discussion at a borough council meeting concerning Red Bank’s proposed garden devolved into an argumentative, he-said, she-said confrontation between members of the council and Fair Haven resident Cindy Burnham in a scene that’s played out numerous times over the past year or so.
Read more on Red Bank Patch.
Potential Oyster Creek Replacement Likely to Employ Smaller Workforce
Lacey- A new facility to replace Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station upon its closure would adequately make up for lost taxes and power generation but fall far short of providing the jobs currently offered at the nuclear power plant.
The challenge of providing opportunities for the 700-plus Oyster Creek workforce as well as the process to reach a consensus on what type of plant should replace Oyster Creek was discussed by local and state officials Wednesday night, as Congressman Jon Runyan (R-3) held a public information session at Lacey Middle School.
Read more on Lacey Patch.