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By JOHN T. WARD
Street meters, off-street meters, permits, kiosks, an app: now, add one more element to the Red Bank parking mix.
The borough recently installed nine white meters on downtown streets to enable shoppers to park for just 15 minutes, at 25 cents a pop.
File this under “who knew?” Since February, visitors to Red Bank’s business district have been able to use an app to pay for parking from their vehicles via cellphones or tablets, thus avoiding the payment kiosks, which are no fun in bad weather.
But the only public notice of this service that redbankgreen could find was a notice taped to a parking kiosk at the White Street lot.
Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre is $1 million richer this month, thanks to a Brielle-based charity. The Charles Lafitte Foundation, founded by Vonage board chairman Jeffrey Citron and his wife, Suzanne, matched funds raised at the foundation’s annual single-beneficiary golf outing, held June 29 in Union County, to raise a record sum for the theater.
Adam Philipson, the Basie’s president and CEO, said the money will be used to create an endowment that will make the arts available to students of all backgrounds “for generations to come.” (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Little Silver officials endorsed a proposal Monday night for the possible construction of a new telecommunications antenna that could rise to 90 feet above the heart of town.
And the plan, which might have generated fierce pushback in the early days of cellphone proliferation, didn’t generate so much as a beep of opposition.
By JOHN T. WARD
The borough council, acting under the threat of unilateral action on the siting issue from Verizon, authorized telecom consultant Declan O’Scanlon to work with the phone giant to get the tower approved and built on the ocean side of borough hall Tuesday night.
Sea Bright is facing an “ultimatum” over it’s long-discussed but never-built solution to spotty cellphone service, NJ.com reports.
Telecom giant Verizon has told the borough it will pull out as a planned user of a proposed cell tower if it doesn’t build it soon, the Star-Ledger’s website says.
Some 25 telephone landlines in the Shady Oaks over-55 condo community in Middletown remained out of service Friday, eight days after a weather-related outage, Verizon tells redbankgreen. “Verizon’s repair crews are working to restore the service and then implement a long-term solution to ensure uninterrupted service for these customers,” a company spokesman said.
A resident tells redbankgreen that he and others finally heard from the company – via their cellphones – after our inquiries. “Now, Verizon reps are knocking on doors” of the affected residents, he said. Hey, call – or email – anytime. (Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Branded BFF Market, the shop is the creation of Tony Balderose, who expects his decade-plus experience in serving Manhattan’s finicky foodies have prepared him to compete with the likes of Brennan’s Deli in Rumson and Sickles Market in Little Silver.
By ALEXIS ORLACCHIO
Window Shopping the Green finds the newest cellular accessory disguised as an old-fashioned telephone handset that boasts quality-improving features.
The POP Phone is a fairly new concept that marries modern technology and with a nearly outdated one: a 1950s-inspired retro telephone receiver. Created by product designer David Turpin for Native Union, the handset allows users to easily navigate their Smartphones while talking. Using a plug that fits any auxiliary outlet, it’s designed to function with any Smartphone, notebook, or tablet.
Students from Red Bank and elsewhere participating in a four-way conference in a telepresence room at AT&T Labs in Middletown, above. Coolspeak founder Carlos Ojeda Jr. addresses the students, below. (Photos by Lola Todman. Click to enlarge)
By LOLA TODMAN
Red Bank Charter School Intern
It was not a conventional office day for AT&T labs around the country Thursday. Instead of heading to their offices to deal with business matters, AT&T employees got ready for their fifteenth annual High Tech Day.
With more than 1,800 Hispanic students participating in 31 locations nationally, High Tech Day is an opportunity for adolescents to learn about the different jobs available in technology. Four of the schools involved sent a total of about 70 students to AT&T Labs in Middletown labs to participate: Red Bank Middle School, Red Bank Charter School, New Brunswick Middle School, and Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School.
By WIL FULTON
Sea Bright residents were greeted with a bit of southern flavor and optimism Wednesday night in the form of two men from the Gulf Coast who guided their communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Tommy Longo, ex-mayor of Waveland, Mississippi, and a home-elevation expert made presentations at the latest in a series of post-storm town hall meetings held in the aftermath of the Hurricane Sandy’s devastation.
Longo, who called his small beach town “ground zero for Hurricane Katrina,” saw more than 95 percent of Waveland destroyed, with the loss of approximately fifty lives.
There were 32 homes on my street, and now seven years later, there are only three, said Longo, who served as mayor for 16 years. Our town was very much like Sea Bright in a lot of ways, before and after the storm. Believe me, I know what you are going through.