A 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)
After the conclusion of their school-record 10-4 regular season last week, the girls’ basketball team of the Red Bank Charter School presented an oversized thank-you card to their final opponent, Calvary Christian of Old Bridge. The note congratulated the Lions on their team play and sportsmanship.
“Several of their girls gave our girls notes last time we played them, so we thought it would be nice to do something for them,” said charter school coach Vern Ford.
Criminal Mischief occurring on 1-30-16 at Central Avenue. Victim reported that 9 parked vehicles were damaged, having their windows smashed out by unknown subject(s). Ptl. Benjamin Springer
Criminal Mischief occurring on 1-31-16 at the Galleria Parking Lot. Victim reported that unknown person(s) keyed parked vehicle. Ptl. Ashon Lovick
It seems someone neglected to check the tide charts when leaving a red pickup truck in the parking lot shared by the Monmouth Boat Club and North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club in Red Bank. This reader photo, snapped at 7:40 a.m. Monday shows a red vehicle swamped by the Navesink River. The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning. (Reader photo above. Photo at right by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
Commuters 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)
Shrimp 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
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.
Red Bank Superintendent Jared Rumage, above, said PARCC test results show that students gain skills as they progress through the middle school. Below, charter school Principal Meredith Pennotti at the forum her school hosted Tuesday. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Twists in the proposed Red Bank Charter School expansion saga in recent days have prompted the borough school district to dial up its attack on the plan.
District Superintendent Jared Rumage said a change in the timeline of the plan’s proposed rollout “amplifies [the] disconnect” between the charter school and the community.
In addition, academic test data released this week shows that district eighth-graders are not only competitive with those at the charter school, but outscored them, he said.
The Acai PB&J bowl from Freshica’s Juice Bar, owned by Jessica Dalmedo, below. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
By SUSAN ERICSON
It might seem counter-intuitive to put a juice bar in the same building as a luncheonette known for its porkroll, egg, and cheese sandwiches, but Jessica Dalmedo, owner of Freshica’s Juice Bar says it works.
Sharing space with Fairwinds Deli on River Road in Fair Haven for almost four years, Freshica’s counter takes up a portion of the dining area. At lunchtime, you’re likely to see a construction worker downing a sub as you are a gray-flannel suit or someone coming from the gym. Less expected: the number of children from the preschool next door taking sippy-cup-sized swigs of kale- and spinach-infused juices.
A soggy blanket of snow on the Greater Red Bank Green made for a pretty scene at the Red Bank train station, above, and some slushy stepping on Chestnut Street Friday morning, right. It also triggered a snow day for many area students, including those at the Red Bank district and charter schools.
The National Weather Service forecasts the snowfall will taper off around 10 a.m., leaving two-to-four inches, as temperatures settle into the mid-30s. (Photos by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
Two weeks after a blizzard dropped two feet of snow on the Greater Red Bank Green, the powder is likely to return Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued an advisory that warns over rain turning to snow around 1 a.m. and continuing until about noontime, with accumulations of up to four inches forecast in our area. Meantime, impacts on rush hour commutes are expected. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
After a coaching change at Syracuse University, Red Bank Regional standout receiver Sadiq Palmer reassessed his offers to play college football. He was one of three members of the Buc team that had its best season in a generation to sign for college play on Wednesday. Shore Sports Zone was there to talk to the scholar-athletes about their futures.
Charter school Principal Meredith Pennotti with a school cofounder, Michael Stasi, center, and trustee Roger Foss, in blue tie. Below, charter school parent and middle school employee Diana Archila addresses the crowd as charter school spokesman Kevin King looks on. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
After what’s been called “a PR disaster” involving its proposed plan to double enrollment, the Red Bank Charter School shifted into corporate communications mode Tuesday night.
Over the course of a two-hour forum that drew a fired-up, overflow crowd in its new STEM lab on Monmouth Street, school officials, with one exception, refused to answer questions, rebut criticisms or even state positions on their own proposal plan, instead sitting silently and letting critics have their say.
And for reporters, school officials deferred all questions to a polished corporate spokesman who stayed rigorously on-message.
The former Wayne’s Market on West Front Street is slated to open as a Jimmy John’s franchise owned by Gaslight Anthem bassist Alex Levine, at left below, and Matt Schaffert, right. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Buona Sera, at Maple Avenue and Monmouth Street, won an OK for a plan for a 1,200-square foot addition that might accommodate up to 50 standing customers. And Jimmy John’s Deli, a sandwich franchise co-owned by a member of the rock band Gaslight Anthem, got a thumbs-up to open in the former Wayne’s Market space on West Front Street.
Remember those great old Valentines that used to run each year in the classified sections of newspapers? Getting one was a thrill. But just sitting and reading them was a delight, too — a window on the ways people saw their relationships, and a great showcase of love, lust, affection, pathos and laugh-out-loud humor.
On February 14, redbankgreen will launch its first-ever Valentine’s page, which we’re calling Smooch. It’s a place where lovers, swooners and others aglow with amore can send their beloved a special message while proclaiming their love to the world.
But unlike the Valentine’s messages newspapers used to print, this one’s both mess-free and interactive, and comes with nice prizes.
Criminal Mischief reported on 1-22-16 at Chapin Ave. Boro Employee reported that unknown person(s) damaged a street sign. Sgt. Heather Pubylski
Theft occurring on 1-26-16 at Shrewsbury Ave. Victim reported that four teenage males approached her while walking and snatched pharmacy bag she was carrying which contained two prescriptions. Ptl. David Smith.