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RED BANK: LAUNDROMAT TO REOPEN

117 monmouth 040916 1retail churn smallFour months after the Brownstone Dry Cleaner and Laundromat on Monmouth Street in Red Bank was evicted over tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid rent, the self-serve laundromat portion of the operation is expected to reopen soon under new management, one of the building’s owners tells redbankgreen. Nearly all dry-cleaned clothing left behind by the former tenant has been returned to customers, and the storefont at the corner of Pearl Street remains available for lease, the owner said. (Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: RAIN IN FORECAST

sb moon 022216One of those light blobs seen from the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge Monday night is Earth’s moon.

And now, shining a blobby light on the near-term weather outlook… the National Weather Service forecasts a high temperature of about 40 degrees and a 40-percent chance of rain on the Greater Red Bank Green Tuesday, with a 100-percent chance of showers Tuesday night. Expect moderate-to-heavy rain late Wednesday possibly accompanied by thunderstorms and wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour, the NWS says in a hazardous weather outlook (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

 

RED BANK: HOMAGE, SWEET HOMAGE

Abba ManiaThe members of Abba Mania bring their top-touring tribute to the Scandinavian pop conquerors back to the Basie, in a week that also boasts spot-on salutes to The Beatles and Janis Joplin.

Tribute acts! For dedicated music fans of the baby-boomer era, the alarming loss of one AM/FM legend after another is tempered only the demand for a newer, bigger breed of hard-touring sonic soundalikes. It’s an experience that’s shockingly “Even Better Than the Real Thing” in many cases, when stacked up against the stooping shoulders and flattening voices of those aging 60s-70s-80s survivors — and for venues like our Count Basie Theatre, it’s a crowd-pleasing and seat-filling brand of fun fantasy that manifests itself three ways from here to next Sunday.

From Broadway to birthday parties, the epochal 1970s hits of international pop sensations ABBA have never even come close to going out of style – and with the savvy Swedes having stuck Beatle-like to their guns regarding any prospect of reunion, the market for maximum mamma-mia has been the province of acts like Abba Mania, the theater-scale tribute show that takes the Basie stage this Saturday, February 20, for what promises to be a “respectful and enjoyable” sound-and-fashion sojourn through such polyester pacesetters as “Voulez Vous,” “Dancing Queen,” “Winner Takes It All,” “Super Trouper” and then some. Take it here for tickets ($25 – $39) to the 8 pm show — and take it to the other side of the record for more.

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ON THE GREEN: WRAPPED IN GRAY

rb fog 090215 1 LS fog 090215Fog shrouded the Boondocks Fishery and Riverview Medical Center, as seen from Marine Park in Red Bank, above, and Sickles Field in Little Silver Wednesday morning.

The fog was expected to give way to a mostly sunny day, with temperatures peaking around 86 degrees, according to the Weather Channel forecast. (Photos by John T. Ward and Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

 

ON THE GREEN: FOG, SUN & THUNDERSTORMS

rb fog 082415Sunrise as seen through heavy fog from the First Presbyterian Church at Tower Hill in Red Bank Monday morning. The National Weather Service forecasts a mostly sunny day, with temperatures topping out in the mid-80s, followed by a 50-percent chance of thunderstorms after 8 p.m. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

 

ON THE GREEN: MORE SCATTERED SHOWERS

rb rain 071415A man made a mad dash for his car in Red Bank’s English Plaza parking lot during a summer deluge Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service forecast for the Greater Green predicts a 60-percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day Wednesday, with temperatures peaking in the low 80s, and sunshine returning Thursday. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

MORE WHITE ON GREEN?

rb green van 013015This delightful vignette seen outside the former Douglass Auto Electric repair shop at the corner of Maple Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard in Red Bank Friday seems the perfect accompaniment to this breaking weather forecast…

The Greater Red Bank Green could be in for a bit more snow accumulation overnight into Monday morning. There appears to be agreement among the National Weather Service, Weather Underground and the Weather Channel that we’ll see less than an inch of snow overnight and again Monday, but that ice as a result of intermittent rain could make the morning commute hazardous. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: BRACING FOR A BLIZZARD

bread 012515The bread shelves at the SuperFoodtown in Red Bank were nearly bare Sunday afternoon as locals stocked up in anticipation of a blizzard expected to sock the region Monday and Tuesday.

The National Weather Service expects light snow Monday morning, but has a blizzard warning in effect from noon Monday through 6 p.m. Tuesday, with whiteout conditions and accumulations expected to total 18 to 28 inches, with higher drifts as a result of strong winds.

As of 6 p.m. Sunday, Red Bank had cancelled trash and recycling pickups scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, and was reminding residents to get their vehicles off the street once snow starts falling. Details here.

Be sure to check with redbankgreen and our Facebook page for updates, including closings and reschedulings. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

RED BANK: PLOWING THE NORTH 40

GUBBAY 012415“I’ve been dying for a real snow,” Adrian Gubbay told redbankgreen as he cleared slush in front of a neighbor’s house on Madison Avenue in Red Bank Saturday morning. The overnight snowfall gave Gubbay his first opportunity to use an old family tractor he’d restored in recent months. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

ON THE GREEN: IT GETS UGLY FAST

rb snow 012415 5rb snow 012415 4It looked pretty for a while. But an overnight snowfall – the first significant one of the season – that left two inches of white on the Greater Red Bank Green had been turned by rain into serious slush by 5 a.m. Saturday in downtown Red Bank.

The National Weather Service forecast is for a rain throughout the day Saturday, heavy at times, turning to snow showers overnight but with little or no accumulation. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

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ON THE GREEN: SNOW AND RAIN IN FORECAST

rb ice 012215Snow may blanket more than just our beautiful Navesink River, as seen from Maple Avenue in Red Bank Thursday. The National Weather Service says we could get up to three inches between late Friday night and Saturday morning, with the precipitation turning back to rain as temperatures rise to about 38 degrees during the day. (Weather Underground and the Weather Channel put it at up to five inches.) Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, but there could be more accumulating snow Sunday night and Monday.   (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: SNOWFALL LEAVES A DUSTING

rb snow 012215An overnight snow left cars and lawns lightly dusted, but Pinckney Road and other streets in Red Bank were clear shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday.

A more significant snowfall is expected this weekend, however, when up to four inches of snow may accumulate Friday night and Saturday, the National Weather Service forecasts. More accumulation is possible Sunday night and Monday, it says.  (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: EXPECT SLIPPERY ROADS

rb plows 012115rb snow 012115 1Red Bank borough plows and a salt spreader at the Broad Street post office stand at the ready for expected snow Wednesday afternoon. The National Weather Service puts the likelihood of snow after 5 p.m. at 60 percent, with slippery roadway conditions an accumulation of less than an inch overnight.  (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: CHANCE OF SNOW WEDNESDAY

rb snowman 020314 3An umbrella, and snow boots, may come in handy Wednesday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, there’s a 70-percent chance that rain mixed with snow will begin falling on the greater Red Bank Green after 1 p.m., and  change to just snow by 4 p.m., mucking up the evening commute. The snow could continue overnight into Thursday morning, with accumulations of an inch or two. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

WEATHER: MILD FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

rb ice 011715Skaters and ice boaters shared the freeze-hardened Navesink River Saturday, as seen from Cooper’s Bridge between Red Bank and Middletown. Then came Sunday’s daylong deluge of nearly an inch-and-a-half of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

The forecast for Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day: partial sunshine and a high near 41 degrees. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)