A LITTLE ITALY, LITERALLY, IN RUMSON

ristorante-giorgiaRistorante Giorgia is set to open in Rumson within the first two weeks of June in the space last occupied by The Barn. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Bacon’s out. Pancetta’s in.

A little more than a year after ex-Wall Streeter Carl LaGrassa opened The Barn doors on Avenue of Two Rivers in Rumson, he’s handed the keys to the hangar over to a local chef with international specialties.

Francesco Panucci, a native of Italy who lives in Long Branch, is in the middle of overhauling the bantam eatery into an authentic Italian restaurant, Ristorante Giorgia.

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TWO-CAR CRASH ON RUMSON ROAD

rumson-crash1Two cars collided on Rumson Road and Avenue of Two Rivers this morning. At least one minor injury was reported. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

At least one minor injury was reported in a late-morning accident in Rumson Friday, causing a brief shutdown of a section of one of the borough’s main roads.

The accident, involving a silver Chrysler Sebring convertible and a white Honda Pilot, occurred at the intersection of Rumson Road and Avenue of Two Rivers at about 11:30 a.m.

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