FAIR HAVEN: POLICE STATION UPGRADES SLATED

The stationhouse hasn’t been updated since its conversion from a schoolhouse in 1983. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Fair Haven’s police station is in for a once-in-a generation makeover in coming months.

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RUMSON: CHURCH HALVED FOR A TRIPLING

Contractors have sheared away more than half of the original 1886 Holy Cross Church in Rumson as part of a massive remodeling that will boost the number of seats from the present 220 to 648. Architectural renderings of the planned addition may be viewed here. (Click to enlarge)

Y FINISHES A SET, UPS THE CHALLENGE

health-centerThe Y’s new health services center combines cardio and weight machines that had been scattered across two floors. Below, Claire Donohue works out under the guidance of personal trainer Erin Kauri. (Photos by Stacie Fanelli; click to enlarge)

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The most extensive interior overhaul of the Red Bank Community YMCA facility in a decade has concluded without the operation missing a beat.

Begun in March, the $1.2 million job occurred even as many of the Y’s 8,000 members continued to work out, often in cramped quarters.

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STALLED REMODELING INSPIRES BLOGGER

teicia-gaupp-1Teicia Gaupp at Zebu Forno recently. Her house on Tower Hill Avenue, below, as it appeared for many months… (Click to enlarge)

gaupp-houseTeicia Gaupp of Red Bank has a wreck of a story to tell. And in the manner of confessional bloggers, she’s going to tell it.

For almost two years, Gaupp, her husband, Rob, and two young sons had to endure the indignity of walking away from a home-remodeling project gone sour, sticking their Tower Hill Avenue neighbors with the unsightly vision of an unfinished, plywood-sheathed hulk.

The Gaupps had bought the house, then a two-family, in 2001, a year before they were married. She worked in the Manhattan media swirl, he in environmental engineering. The effort to turn the place into their single-family dream home began in August, 2008.

But almost immediately, things started going wrong.

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