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SEA BRIGHT: FOWLER TEES IT UP ON BEACH

Pro golfer Rickie Fowler, who’s having a scorching hot year on the links, paid a visit to the beach in Sea Bright Tuesday, showing off his swing to admiring fans by knocking some biodegradable balls into the Atlantic Ocean. 

Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone was there, camera and microphone at the ready. Check out his interview, and watch for a redbankgreen-Sports Zone collaboration starting in September. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone .)

RED BANK: WOMAN BUSTED TWICE IN 3 DAYS

AUTHORITIES_RB2-2014The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of August 7 to August 14, 2014. This information is unedited.

CRIMES:

Attempted Burglary occurring on 8-6-14 at Hudson Ave. residence. Victim reported that upon returning home noticed that the screen from rear window in house was removed. No entry was gained. Sgt. Juan Sardo.

Criminal Mischief occurring on 8-7-14 at Tilton Ave. Victim reported that unknown person(s) smashed rear window in parked vehicle. Ptl. Tanner Shea.

Theft occurring at Catherine St. residence on 8-9-14. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole two prescription bottles filled with medication from apartment. Sgt. David Hicks.

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RED BANK: PARTY OUT BACK AT STATION PLACE

rb station pl 081914 1rb station pl 081914 2For weeks, it’s looked like a giant version of Thomas Edison’s ‘Black Maria,” a hulking four-story monolith of funereal blackness taking up half a block of Monmouth Street in Red Bank. But things are a lot less dour on the other side of the Station Place apartment complex under construction, as the photo at right shows. Developer Roger Mumford tells redbankgreen the project will be completed by late November, when leasing will begin. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

RED BANK: COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE

TasteCocktailsThe popular lounge at Taste is the setting for a Wednesday evening of food and drink specialties dedicated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth.

Red Bank Cocktail Week may have come and gone, but this Wednesday evening the popular bar at Taste in the Galleria will mix up a special one-night-only promotion, designed to help one of eastern Monmouth’s longest-established youth-oriented nonprofits fund its ongoing slate of recreational and cultural programs for area kids.

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RED BANK: THE JUICIEST PART OF SUMMER

rbms watermelon 081414 rb peach 1Ah, to be a kid again: off for the whole summer, enjoying the warm sunshine, not giving a thought to… YIKES! Like some sort of devious enticement, this watermelon was growing in flowerbed near the entrance to the Red Bank Middle School as seen last week.

Meanwhile, the juiciest stretch of summer is also evident in the peaches growing outside an office at the corner of Broad Street and Irving Place in Red Bank, as seen above right and below.

School reopens September 4, by the way.  (Click to enlarge)rb peach 2

CHAMPS IN 2013, R-FH TRIES TO STAY HUNGRY

How do you top an 11-1 season that ended with a NJSIAA Group II State Championship? After the best football campaign in school history, the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional Bulldogs are starting anew, having lost 32 players to graduation. But the roster still boasts running back Charlie Volker, who steamrolled to more than 2,100 yards and 27 TDs last year, and under Coach Bryan Batchler, the theme this year is “stay hungry.”

Rich Chrampanis’ new video-based website Shore Sports Zone pops in on a Bulldogs practice for this season preview. And stay tuned for a redbankgreen-Sports Zone collaboration starting in September. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone .)

FOR RBR, A FRESH GRIDIRON START

It’s reset time for the Red Bank Regional Buccaneers as they look to improve on last season’s 1-9 record. Coach Nick Giglio’s squad kicks off a fresh campaign under the home lights on September 12 against Wall. Here’s a look-ahead from Rich Chrampanis’ new video-based website Shore Sports Zone, where you’ll find complete coverage of high school sports across Monmouth County and beyond. And stay tuned for a redbankgreen-Sports Zone collaboration starting in September. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone .)

RED BANK: MAN CHARGED IN 2010 CAR ARSON

AUTHORITIES_RB2-2014A former Red Bank resident has been charged with setting a car on fire in the borough four years ago, police said Monday.

Douglas Arthur, 27, is charged with stuffing a rag into the gasoline fill-pipe of a car and lighting it ablaze on the in the parking lot of the 10 West Bergen office complex, said Chief Darren McConnell.

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RED BANK: SHOE NO LONGER FITS DOWNTOWN

shoe fits 081414With the demise of If the Shoe Fits, Red Bank is losing a business with deep history. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Rcsm2_010508This time next week, one of the longest-running businesses in downtown will turn off the lights one last time.

Footwear retailer If the Shoe Fits is going out of business, ending a run that began in 1846, its owner tells Retail Churn.

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MIDDLETOWN: ROAD CLOSING THIS WEEK

nrrd detour 081514Signs on Navesink River Road warn of the closure. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

The start of emergency repair work on the New Jersey Transit railroad crossing at Navesink River Road in Middletown appears to have been delayed, but will still take effect this week, according to signage in the area.

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RED BANK: CHOCOLATE SHOP ON AGENDA

65 broad 073014The proposed conversion of the storefront at 65 Broad Street in Red Bank to a Chocolate Works shop is slated for review by the borough planning board Monday night. The plan requires approval for a change-of-use from retail to primary food use and a parking variance (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: WHICH SHADE DO YOU PREFER?

rb painter 081414A corner of a building on Monmouth Street in Red Bank displayed sample colors as painter Joe Buonacquista worked last Thursday. We’ll have shades of blue overhead Monday, with partly sunny skies and temperatures peaking at about 79 degrees according to the National Weather Service. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

RED BANK: A CANINE CARNIVAL CLOSER

DancingNathanNathan shakin’: the fur-challenged but fancy-moving internet sensation Dancing Nathan is the special guest attraction at the final Red Bank Dog Days event of the summer, this Tuesday.

Capping a successful season (well, maybe with one wet-dog rainout) of Dog Day evenings, Red Bank RiverCenter and the Borough of Red Bank close out the series of monthly events with a special Doggie Carnival on Tuesday, August 19 from 6 to 9 pm — and a special celebrity guest star.

It’s Dancing Nathan, the bone-afide internet sensation who danced his way into America’s hearts with his signature moves to “Gangnam Style” in 2013.

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