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DuPONT: CAN WE DO THIS SOME OTHER TIME?

dupont-010111Councilman Mike DuPont at Red Bank’s government reorganization meeting on January 1. (Click to enlarge)

Red Bank’s borough council is mulling a change in its bimonthly meeting schedule to accommodate a recurring conflict on Councilman Mike DuPont’s calendar.

The problem? He has to be at another council meeting, in another town, at the same time.

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HIGH TEMPS FORECAST

rivctr-flowers-1Employees of Guaranteed Plants & Florists of Locust distributed flower pots throughout downtown last Friday under contract with Red Bank RiverCenter, the business promotion agency. (Click to enlarge)

After Tuesday’s smactacular mix of sun, temperatures and light breezes, heavy-duty summer announces its intentions today.

The National Weather Service forecasts a high near 83 degrees; weatherforyou.com says it’ll be more like 90.

Here’s the NWS outlook through the Memorial Day weekend:

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BLOTTER: DOUBLE THE TROUBLE

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Today we’ve got two weeks worth of crime reports provided by the Red Bank Police Department. The first is for the week of February 19 to February 26, 2010, and that’s followed by reports from the following week. This information appears here unedited.

Shoplifting occurring on 2-22-10 at Broad St.-Grocery Store. Victim reported that subject shoplifted food without paying for same. No complaints signed. Ptl. Gary Watson.

Attempted Burglary occurring on 2-22-10 at Manor Drive. Resident reported that unknown person(s) damaged rear door by causing pry marks and damage to door molding. Entry was not gained. Ptl. Patrick Kennedy.

Robbery occurring on 2-22-10 in the area of West Bergen Place. Victim reported that while walking, two black male subjects, possibly 18 to 19 years old, dressed in black wearing ski masks approached subject and demanded money. One of the subjects placed a sharp object against the victim’s chest and other subject struck the victim in the right side of head causing him to fall. Suspects took cash and fled the area. Ptl. Thomas Doremus.

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ANOTHER STORM HEADED THIS WAY?

Ledger Live reporter Brian Donohue shot this pre-storm vodcast about weather-induced panic shopping last Friday at Red Bank and Middletown supermarkets. Will we see a repeat run on bread and milk this week?

Just days after Saturday’s blizzard, the Red Bank area could be facing another wintry mess beginning Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service is warning of an “explosively developing” northeaster (or as they call it, a ‘nor-easter,’ as though we all lived in a Pepperidge Farm commercial) that could bring “heavy snow” to the area through Wednesday.

Locally, it sounds as though we could be in for less pretty white fluffy stuff and more yucky mess.

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BRAWL OUTSIDE CLUB ENDS IN THREE ARRESTS

call-in-the-authoritiesA post-party melee outside a Red Bank social club early Saturday morning drew a police response from at least ten local departments and resulted in three arrests, police report.

Captain Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen that borough officers on patrol at 1:26a came upon the scene of a brawl involving an estimated 60 people outside the Elks Bates Lodge 220, at 306 Shrewsbury Avenue.

The cause of the fracas is unknown, McConnell said, but occurred as a private function was letting out at the lodge.

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