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LITTLE SILVER: ‘SOURCE’ IMPERILED AGAIN


this just in redbankgreenTwo years after avoiding budget cuts that threatened its existence, the school-based youth services program at Red Bank Regional High known as The Source is again facing “devastating” cuts, Superintendent Lou Moore told the school community Thursday.

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LITTLE SILVER: RBR’S ‘SOURCE’ FACES CUTS

RED BANK REGIONAL HIGHThe Source provides counseling and other services to hundreds of students and families annually, supporters say. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njThe in-school social services program dubbed The Source at Red Bank Regional High School faces extinction if a plan to eliminate state funding is not reversed, supporters said.

Under cuts to 91 school-based support programs statewide, the Source would lose about $277,000 in annual state funding, they said. That’s the full amount provided by the state, and its removal will have “devastating consequences,” Superintendent Lou Moore wrote in an announcement to the RBR community Friday.

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RED BANK: GLAZIER HONORED FOR ROOF SAVE

A union glazier was recognized for heroism by Riverview Medical Center for saving the life of an apparently suicidal man on the Globe Street parking garage in Red Bank earlier this month.

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COUNTY CREATES SPECIAL-NEEDS DATABASE

sb sign 033016Sea Bright is among the towns that have already established voluntary registries for residents with special needs. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

Press release Wednesday by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office:

A comprehensive and voluntary program dedicated to serving citizens with special needs was launched today.

Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni was joined by Sheriff Shaun Golden and the Monmouth County Chiefs of Police to introduce the Monmouth County Special Needs Registry.

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FRAGILE MONARCHS HEAD SOUTH

monarchs2-081510The release gave children, including the young girl below, a chance to see the butterflies up close. (Photos by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge)

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Sickles Market in Little Silver held its annual peach festival and butterfly release Saturday, giving about 100 Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies their freedom.

The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County provided 20 Monarchs as a symbol of hope, transformation and liberation for their metamorphosis from egg to caterpillar to pupa and, finally, adult.

The Monarchs now head south to Mexico. Learn more about their migration here.