THE WEEK IN REARVIEW

hyde-pierce-geoffrey-owensActors David Hyde Pierce (of TV’s ‘Frazier’ fame) and Geoffrey Owens (‘The Cosby Show’) ran into one another at the March 26 opening of ‘Candida’ at the Red Bank’s Two River Theater. (Click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Good morning, readers.

Before you dig into the day’s news, here’s a rundown of last week’s happenings on redbankgreen, an easily digestible compendium of the week that was.

Riverview Medical Center announced it’s getting $5 million from the founders of the Two River Theater Company.

It appears Red Bank will be laying out legal fees to defend itself in a lawsuit over its settlement of an earlier lawsuit.

The Red Bank council got an earful from developer Roger Mumford, didn’t ask much of RiverCenter, and Mayor Pasquale Menna burst a pipe over New Jersey Natural Gas “vandalism” downtown.

In politics, Republican Grace Cangemi is looking to return to Red Bank’s council, while Sea Bright’s mayor is making an exit.

We dropped in on Shrewsbury Mayor Donald Burden, who’s nursing a bum leg but says he’s doing OK, and so is his borough.

Middletown residents were wondering who was behind a mysterious series of robocalls criticizing the township budget.

In Fair Haven, the council heard gripes about traffic signs and clusters of cans on River Road. Fair Haven’s board of ed talked about its spending plan; R-FH intro’d its own.

On the cops beat, Red Bank was quiet while Middletown dealt with drugs, a DWI and a belt-swinger. Fair Haven got hit with a spate of car break-ins, the most in recent memory.

We had a heads-up for trout-fishing fans and a preview of upcoming charitable events.

In the arts, Two River Theater’s production of Candida got some good ink, and writer Tom Chesek gave us a sneak peak to what’s ahead on the local art scene in April.

Finally, where have you seen this headcase?