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THE WEEK IN REARVIEW: MAY 15-20, 2011

chopper1A helicopter search Thursday was part of an investigation into the whereabouts of missing Red Bank woman. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Busy last week prepping for the rapture?

Whatever you missed is all here, below, waiting for you.

On Thursday morning, a then-unconfirmed report of a missing person sent residents of River Street in Red Bank peering from their porches and wandering the streets asking why authorities were gathered at the end of the street and a helicopter was flying above the upper Navesink River. A day later, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed it was investigating the whereabouts of a 26-year-old Bank Street woman, who they believe was last seen with her estranged husband. Anyone with info is asked to call the office at 1.800.533.7443.

The BBC, in a report on the American economic recovery, dropped in on Rumson, where Rumson Market Place co-owner Jerry St. Cyr talks about dealing with rising food and gas prices.

A two-car crash in Little Silver late Sunday sent six people to area hospitals.

Middletown police charged an already-incarcerated man for a 2008 gas station burglary. And Wednesday, members of the MTPD, along with public officials, held their annual “tough talk” on drugs and alcohol to a SRO Middletown Arts Center.

The Red Bank council, after complaints from downtown tenants catching wafts of engine exhaust, plans to direct police to enforce a state anti-idling law, specifically directed at delivery trucks.

Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna chats with residents about the state constitution, his favorite borough employees and the New York Times, part of his Saturday series of meetings, which continue through June.

Not long after a push by residents against a 342-unit development at the Avaya property in Lincroft got underway, the area was hit with plans for another large housing project in the area. The township, after years of litigation, settled a suit by Bamm Hollow Country Club, allowing a plan to build nearly 200 units on the golf course’s property.

In other development news, a plan to build a Hampton Inn hotel at the north entry to Red Bank cleared its first hurdle in gaining approval.

The Oceanic Bridge, which connects Rumson and Middletown, lost power Tuesday afternoon. By Tuesday night it was back in working order.

Also in Rumson, just two days after police reported 18 car break-ins, “good detective work” led to the arrest of three individuals who were charged with burglary and theft.

We had an update on downtown (and a couple West Side) businesses midweek, in a recurring feature, Retail Churn.

The Kaboom Committee is still looking for money to support the Independence Day fireworks, and asks that visitors click on Liberty Mutual’s website for a quiz to help it win a $10,000 grant.

Jacques Brel director Daniel Ostling gave redbankgreen a few minutes for an interview to talk about the show at Two River Theater Company.

Most of the events highlighted in our occasional Done Good feature have come and gone, but there’s one left you can still catch. The Pilgrim Baptist Church will hold a golf outing at 8 this morning to support the church and Lunch Break.

Fair Haven held its second annual town-wide yard and sidewalk sale Saturday. Read more about that today.

Coming soon: hit show Top Chef announced it plans to make a stop at Marine Park in Red Bank this week to tape three installments.

Got an extra couple bucks? You might consider donating it to Red Bank Middle School, whose students and teachers are in the middle of an online appeal to take a field trip to museums in New York City.

Last, we’ve got a photo set from last weekend’s triathlon in Red Bank, and a photo we’d like you to guess the location of.

Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
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