RUMSON: PRIVATE TRASH PICKUP PLANNED

rumson trash 012215 2A municipal trash crew at work on Forrest Avenue last week. Below, Mayor John Ekdahl says the timing is good for privatization. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

ekdahl 102213Four years after a proposal to privatize Rumson’s trash pickup got trashed by residents, the borough is trying again. And this time around, Mayor John Ekdahl is getting no flak, he says.

The main reason, he said, is that the latest plan, unveiled at the borough government reorganization on January 1, won’t have any adverse impact on jobs.

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RED BANK: SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL OFFERED

rx drugs 102513Got any out-of-date or no-longer-needed prescriptions in your medicine cabinet? Red Bank police will take them off your hands to make sure they don’t fall into the wrong ones. Drop them off under Operation Take Back for safe disposal at the police station, 90 Monmouth Street, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. (Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: TURN IN YOUR OLD RX DRUGS

rx drugs 102513Got any out-of-date or no-longer-needed prescriptions in your medicine cabinet? Red Bank police will take them off your hands to make sure they don’t fall into the wrong ones, says Captain Darren O’Connell. Drop them off under Operation Take Back for safe disposal at the police station, 90 Monmouth Street, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. (Click to enlarge)

FOR RETIRED CARPENTER, IT’S HAMMER TIME

hammersFrank Scordo with one of his favorite conversation pieces, a double-handled hammer. Some 1,200 tools from his collection are on display at the Shrewsbury Historical Society. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

For many retirees, the entry into the golden years is a chance to travel, spend more time on the golf course or play the spoiling grandparent.

But for retired carpenter Frank Scordo, post-employment means keeping up with a hobby that, for most, might just instantly pound the brain’s snooze button: cultivating a collection of hammers.

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