By JOHN T. WARD
Forecasters, meanwhile, seemed in a scramble for clarity on how bad the storm would be. The National Weather Service has upped its estimated accumulation total to 2 to 4 inches – from 1 to 3 inches earlier today. The Weather Underground, meanwhile, has gone in the other direction, changing its forecast to 1 to 3 inches, from 3 to 5 earlier in the day. The Weather Channel has backed down to 1 to 3, from 2 to 4, and Facebook fave Bob ‘Weatherman’ Burger has eased back to 2 to 4 inches in our region, from 3 to 6. All agree it should be over by Tuesday evening, when temps are expected to drop into the 20s. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
After Red Bank police gave an Ocean County man a ride to the to the borough train station Monday evening, he became belligerent and wound up in the Monmouth County lockup.
The incident began with a call from Char Steakhouse, on Broad Street, where a drunken customer was reported to be harassing other patrons, said police Captain Darren McConnell.
How much snow should we expect to fall on the Red Bank area Tuesday? Ask four weatherbots, get four answers. The National Weather Service forecasts 1 to 3 inches. The Weather Channel says 2 to 4. Weather Underground says 3 to 5. Bob ‘Weatherman’ Burger, an amateur climatologist from Point Pleasant with a large Facebook following, says we should expect 3 to 6, and “some spots could see more.” (Click to enlarge)
Actress Lorraine Stone, Two River Theater artistic director John Dias and Councilman Ed Zipprich are among the Red Bank area notables giving voice to historic American figures in “The People Speak LIVE,” presented free at Red Bank Public Library on Thursday night, December 12.
There’s the escaped slave turned abolitionist and social activist Sojourner Truth, brought to vivid life by local actress Lorraine Stone. The pioneer openly gay elected official Harvey Milk, paid tribute by Red Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich. The Nobel laureate playwright Eugene O’Neill, channeled by Two River Theater Company artistic director John Dias — and Red Bank Regional grad John McMahon as T. Thomas Fortune, the trailblazing African American journalist whose historic Red Bank home is the subject of an intensive rescue and preservation effort.
These and other fascinating figures from America’s past and present will be making their voices heard inside the Red Bank Public Library on the evening of Thursday, December 12, when the T. Thomas Fortune House Preservation Project joins Frank Talk MultiMedia Network and RBPL for “The People Speak LIVE,” an event in which “community-minded people from the greater Red Bank area” recreate the words of pivotal people in our nation’s history. Hosted by journalist, businesswoman and cable TV host Candace Kelley, the 6 p.m. presentation is based on the documentary film “The People Speak” — itself adapted from the late Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States.”
Press release from Red Bank Regional High School
Class of 1998 Red Bank Regional (RBR) alumnus Matt Craw of Little Silver answered the call to service in the U.S. Marine Corps after he watched New York’s Twin Towers smoldering from the Jersey Shore. He returned home suffering the effects of post traumatic stress, and found a way to deal with his pain — through writing, with the resulting book The Song Each Bullet Sings: The Story of Operation Iraqi Freedom Through the Eyes of One Marine serving as an important part of the healing process.
English teacher Andrew Forrest, a fellow alumnus, invited Matt to bring his powerful story to the students of RBR’s Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences — and today, Matt Craw will address the AHSS students to talk about his life as a U.S. Marine during Operation Iraqi freedom — and to discuss how writing can be therapeutic as well as informative.
Presentations will take place in two sessions inside the RBR auditorium, at 10:40 am and again at 1 pm. Copies of The Song Each Bullet Sings are available at Amazon.com, and more on Matt Craw can be found at his official website.
By JIM WILLIS
With holiday shopping and decorating for Christmas eating into PieHole‘s precious cooking time, we’re ready for some easy crockpot meals.
This week’s PieHole Larder – yes, this is the first you’re hearing about our new feature about unbeatable food bargains – brings you a pair of specials that go together like meat and potatoes.
Because, well, they are meat and potatoes.
By JOHN T. WARD
Fixx, the troubled Red Bank nightclub that was facing a license suspension hearing this week, has negotiated a tentative settlement with the borough, redbankgreen has learned.
Mayor Pasquale Menna confirmed on Monday that the deal has led to the cancellation of a trial-like hearing by the borough council that was scheduled for Tuesday evening.
How’s this for warming a cold, grey December day? Today, redbankgreen‘s PieHole food page tucks into two chowders at Red Bank’s eight-month-old chowderhouse, conveniently named the Chowda House.
We chat with chef Glenn Kovacs about what’s behind a decent made-from-scratch chowder, and ask the obvious question: red or white?
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A 19-year-old man was in serious condition Sunday after an early-morning accident in which he drove his car through the foundation of a house “near Hance and Rumson roads” in Rumson, according to the Asbury Park Press. The newspaper reports borough police did not respond to requests for details. The uncredited photos are from the Monmouth County Police Fire & EMS Facebook page, which is not affiliated with any official agencies. (Click to enlarge)
Update, Monday, 10 a.m. from Rumson PD:
The Rumson Police Department is investigating a single car motor vehicle accident which occurred on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at approximately 3:45 am. The operator, Ethan Danzi age 18 of Rumson, was alone in the vehicle when it left the roadway and struck a home located near the intersection of Rumson Road and Hance Rd. in Rumson. Danzi was flown by helicopter to Jersey Shore Medical Center. Fire and EMS Units from the following towns responded and assisted: Rumson, Little Silver, Fair Haven, Sea Bright, Asbury Park, and MONOC. The following law enforcement agencies that assisted at the scene included: Little Silver, Fair Haven, and Monmouth County SCART. The investigation is being handled by Rumson Patrolman Daniel J. Campanella and Monmouth County SCART. Anyone with information is requested to call the Rumson Police Department at 732-842-0500.
Police have no condition report on the victim, said Captain Jeff Nixon.
RBR junior and VPA student Morgan Brunson, Tinton Falls, was recently inducted into the prestigious National Society of High School Scholars. She is pictured above with the organization’s founder and Chairman, Claus Nobel.
Press release from Red Bank Regional High School
Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts’ (VPA) major Morgan Brunson of Tinton Falls is a young Renaissance woman. She sings, dances, plays the flute, paints and takes challenging academic courses while maintaining honor roll.
No doubt these gifts, her extracurricular activities and community service earned her a rare invitation to join an elite group of students known as the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). She was recently inducted into the organization by its founder and Chairman, Claus Nobel, who sought to continue his famous family’s legacy of recognizing and rewarding outstanding achievement and inspiring the world’s youth.
Press release from Red Bank Elks
Elks believe that sporting activities for youngsters provide spirited competition, develop character, and help make new friendships.
So the Red Bank Elks Lodge is inviting the local area youth to our free basketball HoopShoot® contest, a free-throw competition, on Sunday December 22nd at 1:30pm at the Salvation Army gym on 180 Newman Springs Road, Red Bank.
The competition is open to boys and girls in three age categories: 8 to 9, 10 to 11, and 12 to 13 (ages as of April 1, 2014). Scoring is based on each contestant shooting 25 free throws.
Theft occurring on 12-1-13 at location of a gym on Maple Ave. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole his I Phone. Ptl. Ashon Lovick.
Theft occurring at West Front Street Marina on 12-2-13. Victim reported that unknown person(s) entered office and stole power cords, office chairs and various tools. Ptl. Nicholas Maletto.
Criminal Mischief occurring on 12-3-13 at Monmouth St. Victim reported that unknown person(s) broke out rear window of parked vehicle. Ptl. George Travostino.
By JIM WILLIS
When you name your restaurant the Chowda House, as Mary and Roy Jennings did when they opened the doors of their Red Bank seafood place earlier this year, it doesn’t matter how good anything else on the menu is: your clam chowder better be a cut above the usual out-of-can fare you’re likely to find at other restaurants.
PieHole checked in with the the Bridge Avenue eatery’s chef Glenn Kovacs to see what’s behind a decent made-from-scratch chowder, and to ask the obvious question: red or white?
By JOHN T. WARD
Vegan chef and Cinnamon Snail owner Adam Sobel tells redbankgreen‘s PieHole that town officials threw up bureaucratic requirements Friday that would be impossible to satisfy in time for the truck to operate in the Monmouth Street parking lot of Teak restaurant, as planned.
An unidentified borough employee told a Snail employee that the truck would need a peddler’s permit, the type of license issued to roving ice-cream trucks, Sobel said Saturday afternoon.
“It seems bizarre that we would have to do that just to operate on a different piece of property,” Sobel said. “It’s silliness.”