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SHREWSBURY: BOROUGH’S ‘STORY’ UPDATED

burden gefken 112315 3Mayor Don Burden and co-author Rick Geffken at the Shrewsbury Municipal Complex. The Bonanno Farm on Sycamore Avenue, preserved under an easement, is visible in the background. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

story of shrewsbury 112315 2The 350-year history of Shrewsbury Borough, a vestige of a vast township that once extended from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Harbor, has a new chapter.

With the tiny borough getting ready to celebrate the 90th anniversary of its incorporation in 2016, two avid amateur historians — Rick Geffken and Mayor Don Burden — last month debuted a new edition to the definitive history of the town, adding in information on the past half-century of rapid transformation.

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JUDITH STANLEY COLEMAN HAS DIED

judithstanleycoleman110807Judith Stanley Coleman at the opening of the Tiffany store in Red Bank in November, 2007. (Click to enlarge)

Judith Stanley Coleman, an ardent land conservationist and philanthropist from Middletown, died Sunday, according to an announcement today by the Monmouth County Historical Association, of whose board she was president.

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