The Top Stories of 2011: Part II

Manchester Patch takes a look back at some of the biggest stories of 2011

In the second installment of Manchester Patch's look back at 2011, we highlight five more stories from last year that impacted our community. If you missed part one, it is available here.

  •  on Manchester may not have been severe last summer, but the flooding that followed in parts of the township displaced residents and damaged homes and roadways. , as was a local pizzeria which lost business when Route 571 was closed for days when .
  • Tierra Morgan-Glover, a Lakehurst toddler, went missing in November and authorities later . Her father, Arthur Eugene Morgan III, was suspected in the murder and was captured by authorities in San Diego. Morgan was arraigned in Monmouth County where his bail was set at $10 million. Neighbors in Lakehurst . 
  • The has hundreds of residents concerned that the center could impact surrounding neighborhoods, despite assurances from the owners that their worries are unfounded. Public meetings beginning in July on the matter have been well-attended.
  • when former captain Brian Klimakowski took the position when . Klimakowski has led efforts to have the police department accredited, while maintaining costs, and better interact with the community through online social networks. 
  • High winds, originally thought to be from a tornado, when numerous trees were uprooted. Just one month later, .


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