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ON THE GREEN: SNOW IN FORECAST, AGAIN

rb snow 020516 3snow forecast 020816A forecast of up to three inches of snow on the Greater Red Bank Green didn’t quite pan out Monday — we got flurries that amounted to zip. But, undeterred, the National Weather Service is now forecasting up that to five inches of snow may fall between Monday night and early Wednesday morning, with the “most likely” snowfall total pegged at about two inches, as seen in the forecast map at right (Photos by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v2Christie Shannon, age 26, from Manchester Court in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on January 21, 2016 by Lieutenant John Kaiser on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Marlboro Municipal Court. She was released on her own recognizance.

John Tufaro, age 28, from Linden Street in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 21, 2016 by Patrolman Greg Buhowski for Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute and Tampering with Physical Evidence. He was held on $55,000.00 bail set by Judge James Berube.

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ON THE GREEN: MORNING SNOW EXPECTED

FH runner 020616Commuters on the Greater Red Bank Green could be in for a messy Monday. The National Weather Service has forecast a snowfall between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m, that’s expected to lay one to three inches of snow on the northern New Jersey shore. A coastal flood warning is also in effect for low-lying areas through 10 p.m.

Above, the effects of a snowfall on Friday surrounded a runner on Rumson Road in Fair Haven Saturday afternoon.  (Photos by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

MIDDLETOWN: A RETRO CHINESE NEW YEAR

020216houseofchong6Shrimp lo mein, left, and shrimp in garlic sauce at House of  Chong. Edward Chong, below.  (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)

By SUSAN ERICSON

020216houseofchong1Chinese new year begins Monday, and diners with a yen for a little time travel along with well-made Asian cuisine might set their GPS for House of Chong in Middletown.

The restaurant, located in the Union Square Mall, has been serving Cantonese and Szechuan-style Chinese delicacies since 1976, owner Edward Chong tells us. His parents first opened House of Chong in Brick in 1969, and though that restaurant is now closed, the Middletown eatery remains a family affair — and something of throwback.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v2Tara Maier, age 22, from Branch Avenue in Little Silver, NJ, arrested on January 1, 2016 by Patrolman Ricardo Cruz on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. She was released after posting $750.00 bail.

Matthew Estrella, age 24, from Memorial Parkway in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on January 1, 2016 by Patrolman Ricardo Cruz on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Oceanport Municipal Court. He was released after posting $190.00 bail.

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ON THE GREEN: MAJOR STORM NEARS

RB SALT brine 012116 fh ice 012116 2Salt brine markings on Spring Street in Red Bank and dozens of kids on the ice at McCarter Pond in Fair Haven signaled the late arrival of true winter on the Greater Red Bank Green Thursday.

For emphasis, Mother Nature is planning a blizzard that’s expected to bring “extremely dangerous” travel conditions and possible power outages as a result of heavy wet snow, strong wind gusts and flooding, the National Weather Service forecasts. The region is expected to get about a foot of snow between Friday night and early Sunday morning, the NWS says. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v2Paul Maclear, age 45, from Palmer Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 17, 2015 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held pending a court date.

Michelle Tropp, age 24, from Maplewood Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on December 17, 2015 by Patrolman Adam Colfer for Possession of Heroin, Unlawful of Possession of Alprazolam and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was released pending a court date.

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RED BANK: TWO NABBED IN STATION HOLDUP

rb shell 112113 1File photo of the Shell station on Newman Springs Road. (Archive photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

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Two Pennsylvania women were arrested early Saturday morning after they robbed a Red Bank gas station at knifepoint and triggered a pursuit by police from three towns, authorities said.

Red Bank police Chief Darren McConnell told redbankgreen the incident began at 11:34 p.m. Friday, when the pair entered the convenience store at the Shell station at Newman Springs Road and Shrewsbury Avenue, brandished folding knives and demanded cash and cigarettes.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2Cherry Chadwick, age 38, from Clarissa Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 30, 2015 by Police Officer Tara Stucy for Shoplifting and Conspiracy. She was held on $10,000.00 bail with a 10% option set by Judge Nicole Sonnenblick.

Patricia Chadwick, age 35, from Shoreland Terrace in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 30, 2015 by Corporal Thomas Meckier for Shoplifting and Conspiracy. She was held on $10,000.00 bail set by Judge Nicole Sonnenblick.

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RED BANK/MIDDLETOWN: BRIDGE TO NOWHERE

hubbard's bridge 121015hubbard 091615 1After serving as the “temporary” Hubbard’s Bridge on West Front Street between Red Bank and Middletown for 11 years, the modular structure had been completely dismantled Thursday. The span, seen during deconstruction in September above right, was replaced earlier this year by a new one at a cost of $21.9 million. 

Monmouth County officials have previously said the modular structure may be reassembled elsewhere. (Photos by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

MIDDLETOWN: FULL-TIME SANTA, TEMP ELF

Miracle34thEach tells a tale of Christmas set in a Macy’s department store. One is earnest and uplifting, and involves a real Santa mistaken for a fake one. The other is less so, and centers on an elf no one would ever mistake for the real thing.

Both make their way to the Greater Red Bank Green this weekend.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2Jonah Fernandez, age 26, from Reading Road in Edison, NJ, arrested on November 15, 2015 by Patrolman Kent Thornton for Aggravated Assault. He was released after posting $5,000.00 bail set by Judge James Berube.

Thomas May, age 44, from Harmony Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 14, 2015 by Patrolman Nicholas Haines on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

Gene Gallo, age 44, from Waterman Avenue in Sea Bright, NJ, arrested on November 14, 2015 by Patrolman John Mele on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $600.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2Brandon Soto, age 18, from Thompson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 30, 2015 by Patrolman Adam Colfer for receiving stolen property. He was released pending a court date.

 John Scalzo, age 20, from Davis Lane in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on October 31, 2015 by Patrolman Richard Fulham for Possession of under 50 grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court appearance.

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ON THE GREEN: TOWN-BY-TOWN VOTING GUIDE

Election 2015 graphicHere’s redbankgreen’s town-by-town rundown of what offices are at stake and who’s running in Tuesday’s elections.

We’ve also got some information down near the bottom on what you need to bring to a polling station in order to vote; how to operate the voting machines; and what do do when things go awry.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2Stephanie Cotto, age 26, from Garfield Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on October 15, 2015 by Patrolman Ryan Maguire on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown and Tinton Falls Municipal Court. He was held on $1,750.00 bail.

John Coughlin, age 51, from Cheryl Drive in Iselin, NJ, arrested on October 14, 2015 by Patrolman Antonio Ciccone on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $500.00 bail.

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