A hot sampler for two from the appetizer/tapas menu at Europa Grill. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
By SUSAN ERICSON
New to the Shrewsbury Village strip mall in Shrewsbury, Europa Grill fills in the storefront left empty by Rosina’s Ristorante. Like its predecessor, it serves Italian food, but that’s where the similarity ends.
Mediterranean-themed frescoes, including an attention-grabbing celestially painted ceiling, brighten the decor. Tables set with linens, comfortable seating, and friendly, helpful service add up to a more formal but lively atmosphere. Read More »
Zach Lees of Clean Ocean Action talks about tracking bacteria along storm sewers upland from Red Bank’s Marine Park Wednesday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Aided by a trio of specially trained sniffing dogs, environmental detectives have zoomed in on particular locations in three towns that may be at least partly responsible for a recent spike in bacteria levels in the Navesink River, they reported Wednesday night.
At the final Rally for the Navesink event of 2016 organized after a ban on shellfish harvesting from 566 acres of the river last February, a coalition of groups identified specific sites where leaking sanitary sewer lines or septic systems in Red Bank, Fair Haven and Middletown may be contributing bacteria from human waste.
Patches of fog lay over Red Bank and the Navesink River Wednesday, as captured from Riverview Towers by a photographer who wished to remain uncredited.
Two days of rain, and one of fog, were expected to end Thursday, initiating a string of partly sunny days through the weekend and into next week, according to the National Weather Service. (Click to enlarge.)
Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of November 19 to November 25, 2016. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.
Report of Theft in the area of Sycamore Avenue on 11/23/16. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed property. Damages totaling $500.00. Ptl. Tyler Fox investigating.
Cesare Iengo, male age 60 of Tinton Falls was arrested on 1/19/16 for Contempt of Court in the area of Sycamore Avenue by Ptl. Mary Ellen Rumola.
Daimon Wilson, male age 41 of Asbury Park was arrested on 11/22/16 for Shoplifting in the area of Broad Street by Sgt. Tracy Polk.
Juanita Lawrence, female age 50 of Tinton Falls was arrested on 11/23/16 for Contempt of Court in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue by Ptl. Tyler Fox.
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Clouds over the New York City skyline, as seen from Sandy Hook Sunday afternoon. Tuesday’s forecast includes periods of rain, with as much as an inch of accumulation possible, and gusting winds of up to 36 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
Journalist Leslie Bennetts (below) visits River Road Books Wednesday evening for a “can we talk?” session on the career of the late Joan Rivers (above).
Before her sudden passing in 2014 at the age of 81, Joan Rivers seemed to have lived several lives in the public eye. From her training in the hepster coffee houses of Greenwich Village and the challenges of being a “comedienne” in the Sullivan-era standup scene to a spate of late-career activity that included a hit cable TV show — and a tour stop at Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre — Rivers acquired new generations of fans as readily as she made enemies in and out of the business.
The Wizards of Winter keep the Yuletide vibe going after dusk with a Saturday night set at the Count Basie Theatre. (Click to enlarge)
It wasn’t all that long ago that the shopping-mall sound systems and merciless muzak machines of the holiday season received a heavy dose of prog-rock bombast that shook the snow from the shingles when an organization that called itself the Trans-Siberian Orchestra released its first Christmas-themed rock opera.
When four touring crewmembers of TSO (including vocalists Guy LeMonnier and Joe Cerisano) opted to pursue their own career track in the early years of this decade, they did so under the acronym of WOW, or Wizards of Winter.
The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of November 14 to November 23, 2016. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.
Criminal Mischief: On 11-14-16 in the area of Mohawk Lane it was reported that a fire was set to the turf on the baseball field at Count Basie Park. The turf was damaged in a circular motion due to the fire. Ptl. Milton Gray IV.
Criminal Mischief: On 11-14-16 in the area of Oakland St. the victim reported someone sprayed red spray paint on the front grill of their vehicle. Ptl. Kristin Altimari.
A home security camera caught a pair of thieves as they made off with a bike and skateboard they stole from a porch on Elm Place in Red Bank on Thanksgiving morning.
The edited video shows the pair sauntering east along Elm and, a minute later, racing away on Horace Place with their loot. Contact the borough police at (732) 530-2700 if you have information to share about these turkeys. (Click to enlarge)
Just in time for Thanksgiving Eve revelry in downtown Red Bank, a new second-story and deck at Teak, on Monmouth Street, passed its final inspections and opened for business Wednesday night. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Volunteer firefighters quickly stopped a dryer fire in a house at 141 Drs. Parker Drive in Red Bank shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday. The house is located behind the Celestial Lodge and has no street frontage.(Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of November 5 to November 18, 2016. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.
Report of Shoplifting in the area of CVS, Broad Street on 11/10/16. Victim reports unknown subject removed merchandise. Ptl. Ralph Latham investigating.
Report of Theft/Forgery in the area of Obre Place on 11/11/16. Victim reports known subject forged checks for personal gain. Ptl. Angel Marrero investigating.
Report of Theft in the area of Shadowbrook Road on 11/1/16. Victim reports property taken without consent. Damages totaling $200.00. Sgt. Adam Cerminaro investigating.
Councilman Mike Whelan outside borough hall earlier this month.(Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
It may not seem like much, stacked up against a $22.4 million budget. Still, it’s like finding money on the ground, says first-year Red Bank Councilman Mike Whelan.
A deal Whelan initiated that gives the Count Basie Theatre access to the borough hall parking lot across Monmouth Street has netted the borough nearly $14,000 since it went into effect earlier this year, he says.
A plate of baby back ribs from Salt Creek Grille’s happy hour menu. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
By SUSAN ERICSON
Timing is everything, especially when it comes to grabbing a good meal. Sometimes, the afternoon just gets away from us and before we know it, lunch is an unfulfilled yearning. What to do?
Salt Creek Grille, the craftsman-style restaurant at the foot of the Oceanic Bridge in Rumson, shows a 5 p.m. opening on its website. But happy hour is served from 4 p.m. to 6:30, and it’s a terrific bargain. Read More »
The Sandlass House, reimagined as a museum, above, and as seen in July, 2015, below. (Rendering by Anderson Campanella Archictects. Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
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By JOHN T. WARD
A group of preservationists trying to save the last remnants of a long-forgotten Sandy Hook beach resort from the wrecking ball.
Dubbed the Jersey Coast Heritage Museum at Sandlass House, the group has begun circulating a petition calling on the National Park Service, which owns the house as part of Gateway National Recreation Area, not to knock it down, and allow them to turn it into a museum.