FAIR HAVEN BOY RESCUED FROM RIVER

just_in1By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Fair Haven firefighters rescued a young crabber after he fell into the Navesink River Monday night, said fire Chief Wade Davis.

Within minutes of receiving the call from the unidentified boy’s mother, firefighters had him out of the water and were treating him for a minor laceration, Davis said.

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WANTED: RED LIGHT CAMERA IN FAIR HAVEN

fh-red-lightFair Haven’s council is looking to add a red-light camera at the intersection of River and Fair Haven roads. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

A busy River Road intersection in Fair Haven may get a red-light camera installed to catch reckless drivers.

The borough is seeking state approval for the installation of the camera at Fair Haven Road under a pilot program aimed at making roads safer, Mayor Mike Halfacre said.

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REEL NICE WEATHER

fishingFair Haven resident Chris Marcelli casts a line into the Navesink River off the town pier at the end of Fair Haven Road Thursday morning. The weatherbot says Friday and Saturday will be smactacular. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

Here’s the local outlook from the National Weather Service:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind between 13 and 16 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 52. North wind between 9 and 13 mph.

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SPOT-HOGGING AN ISSUE IN FAIR HAVEN

fh-parkingBusinesses say owners and employees are going over the two-hour parking limit on River and Fair Haven roads, taking precious spots away from shoppers. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

park_it_021Fair Haven’s police department is reluctant to go on a ticketing blitz downtown. But if business owners and employees keep camping at prime parking spaces, that’ll be the next course of action.

“It’s become an issue,” said Michele Berger, president of the borough’s business association, which has received complaints the last three months about owners and employees parking on River and Fair Haven roads all day. “People are asking: what are we going to do about it?”

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MINOR ACCIDENT, MAJOR CONCERNS

taxi-accidentAn accident at the intersection of Ridge and Fair Haven roads is the latest reminder how dangerous the intersection can be, officials said. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Fair Haven Fire Chief Jim Cerruti spends more time than he’d like at the intersection of Ridge and Fair Haven roads.

He and his volunteer crew were out there again Tuesday afternoon for a fender-bender that, while there were no injuries involved, highlights safety concerns that Cerruti says haven’t been addressed with any kind of action.

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