RUMSON: REWARD OFFERED FOR LOST DOG

sunnySunny, an 11-year-old Westie, has been missing since she got out of her yard during Sandy reconstruction on South Ward Avenue in Rumson Friday night.

She has no collar but is microchipped. Her owners are offering a $500 reward for her return. Call (732) 383-7236.

[UPDATE, February 27:  The owner has boosted the reward to $1,000.]

RUMSON: OXFORD HOUSE REACHES OUT

61 so ward rumson 101413“Not the best mix” of residents formed the initial population at the Oxford House when it opened in Rumson in August, a facility official told neighbors Tuesday night. One of the residents died of a drug overdose. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_02The addiction-recovery residence that popped up unannounced in a quiet Rumson neighborhood this summer “did not get off to a good start,” an official with the organization that sponsors the facility told residents Tuesday night.

“We haven’t been good neighbors,” said George Kent, a regional manager with Oxford House, “and I take full responsibility for that.”

Standing at a lectern in the nave of St. George’s by the River Episcopal Church just a block from the Oxford House on South Ward Avenue, Kent fielded sometimes hostile questions from about 40 residents of the West Park neighborhood, hoping to establish a dialogue in the aftermath of a drug overdose death at the house.

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