PARENTS, STUDENTS PUSH FOR CREW AT R-FH

crew-councilRumson resident Jenny Baumer makes a case to the borough council Tuesday night to keep spring crew at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

When Rumson shifted its recreation spring crew program over to Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School in 2009, Mayor John Ekdahl called it “an experiment.”

Whether that experiment has been a success depends on who you ask.

In Ekdahl and his council’s view: no. But the perception among the approximately 50 residents and students who packed the council meeting room Tuesday night: clearly a success, and they want to keep the program at R-FH.

The two sides collided on opinion and facts about the crew program, as well as the council’s recent decision to move it out of the high school and fold it back into the borough’s rec department.

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FAIR HAVEN CHURCH HITS THE MARKET

fh-churchA year after closing its doors, Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion has finally hit the real estate market. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

One year removed from the unexpected closing of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, which had operated in Fair Haven for 125 years, the church and its adjoining buildings hit the real estate market last week.

Realtor Jerry Rosa, whose agency, the Diamond Agency, lists the property, would not say what the asking price is for the property. Records show it’s on the market for $1.5 million.

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