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FOR O’HERN, A NOMINAL STREET RENAMING

hot-topicRed Bank’s Locust Avenue won’t be legally renamed for the late Daniel J. O’Hern after all.

Instead, under the terms of an ordinance approved by the borough council last night, the street will undergo a ceremonial renaming in honor of the late mayor and state Supreme Court associate justice, who grew up on Locust.

That suits Locust Avenue residents just fine.

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‘O’HERN AVENUE’ COMING TO WEST SIDE

O'hern,danielThe late Daniel J. O’Hern in 2006.

Red Bank’s governing body is expected to vote Monday night on a proposal to add the late Daniel J. O’Hern‘s name to signs marking the street of his upbringing: Locust Avenue.

O’Hern, a former borough mayor and state Supreme Court associate justice, died April 1 at the age of 78.

Mayor Pasquale Menna says town leaders have been searching for an appropriate way to honor O’Hern, and the most obvious was to go to his roots. O’Hern was born on Locust Avenue and spent his formative years there.

He also, Menna says, first won elective office largely on the strength of his neighborhood ties.

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