Atlantic Hub News Briefs, June 30


On Aug. 1 from 5-7 p.m., the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, Red Bank, and the Ranney School, Tinton Falls, will honor Walter Greason, who was recently appointed professor and chairman of the Department of History at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn.

Greason is President Emeritus of the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation and will continue to work with the cultural center in an advisory role, according to a press release.

Greason was quoted in the press release saying, “Very few scholars ever see their research used during their lifetime. Among those, it is unique for academic work to lead to the creation of a National Historic Landmark. For me, the foundation and cultural center represent a miraculous dream come true.”

The Aug. 1 event will also feature the winner of the T. Thomas Fortune academic merit scholarship and a performance by a jazz ensemble from the Ranney School. Tickets are $75 and $125. The $175 ticket includes a signed book from Greason. Proceeds will go to the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation’s educational programming.


Eveline Brownstein of Rumson has been selected to be the 2021-23 president of the Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources. She is the director of human resources for Stern Strategy Group, Woodbridge, a public relations firm and speakers bureau.

Brownstein has worked with business owners for more than 25 years to recruit, develop and train organizational talent and align human resources with the goals, vision and strategic plans of companies, according to a press release.

She has experience in writing policy handbooks and implementing company policies for many industries, including healthcare, insurance, grocer/retail, legal, compliance, public relations, real estate, mining and technology startups.

According to the press release, Brownstein’s first career after high school was as a chef trained in French cuisine. She often quips that everything she knows about human resources she learned as a chef; though, in truth, she probably learned more about people as the mother of seven.


There will be a contested race for two three-year terms on the Fair Haven Borough Council in the Nov. 2 general election.

In the June 8 primary election, Republicans selected incumbent Councilwoman Elizabeth Koch and newcomer Tracy Cole to be their candidates.

Koch and Cole received 300 and 296 votes, respectively, according to official results posted by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office.

Republican Suzanne McCabe, who was appointed to the Borough Council in May to fill an open seat, did not file a nominating petition to run for a full term and will conclude her service on the governing body in December.

Fair Haven Democrats selected Robert Gasperini and Sonja Trombino to be their council candidates. Gasperini and Trombino received 224 and 218 votes, respectively, according to the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office.

Democrats hold a 4-2 majority on the Fair Haven Borough Council.

In Rumson, the Republican candidates for two three-year terms on the Borough Council are incumbents Sarah Pomphrey and John Conklin III. Pomphrey and Conklin received 338 and 328 votes, respectively, in the primary election.

No Democrats filed a nominating petition and no Democrats were nominated via write-in votes in the primary election.

Republicans hold all six seats on the Rumson Borough Council.