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)
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)
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.
Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of January 12 to January 19, 2014.
A report of Criminal Mischief was reported by a male in the area of Broad St. on 1/12/2016. Ptl. Daniel DeCristofaro investigating.
A report of Theft was reported by a male in the area of Shrewsbury Ave. on 1/12/2016. Ptl. Ralph Latham investigating.
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)
Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of January 4 to January 11, 2014.
A report of Terroristic Threats was reported by a male in the area of Garden Rd. on 1/04/2016. Ptl. Tyler Fox investigating.
A report of Criminal Mischief was reported by a female in the area of Birch Dr. on 1/06/2016. Ptl. Ralph Latham investigating.
By JOHN T. WARD
In this edition of redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn: a flurry of activity to report from Broad Street in Red Bank, including:
• a new vacancy in a historic building in the center of the downtown
• the recent opening of Red Bank Family Pharmacy
• plans for a new sushi restaurant
Plus, there’s interesting news about a new restaurant coming to the Grove in Shrewsbury.
By SUSAN ERICSON
The apres-holiday crowd at the Grove in Shrewsbury must have been putting their gift cards to use, because the parking lot was crazy-busy.
It’s nice to treat yourself to a relaxing, sit-down lunch every now and then, especially on the weekend. And apparently, many other people in the area had the same idea shortly after New Year’s, because D’jeet was packed with diners fueling up for an afternoon of serious shopping.
Our hostess handed us a buzzer and suggested we do a little shopping while we wait for the next available table.
A stand-up paddler got close to the dolphin in the Shrewsbury River between Sea Bright and Rumson last week. Marine experts say humans and boats should keep away from the animal. (Photo by Scott Longfield. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Without much public notice, a lone bottlenose dolphin has been plying the Shrewsbury River for the past seven months, according to wildlife advocates who are growing concerned about its safety as temperatures drop and its food supply diminishes.
As it has in the past, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries unit regards the dolphin’s presence as a not unusual, and said the animal appears to be healthy.
But Bob Schoelkopf, founder and director of the independent Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, expressed frustration that NOAA hasn’t done anything to guide the dolphin northward through the strait that leads into Sandy Hook Bay, and that colder temperatures make such an effort more dangerous for humans.
Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of December 4 to December 22, 2015.
A report of assault was reported by a female in the area of Staples Plaza on 12/11/2015. Ptl. Matthew Clark investigated.
A report of shoplifting was reported by a male in the area of Shrewsbury Plaza on 12/16/2015. Ptl. Matthew Clark handled investigation and arrest.
In the aftermath of a violent assault on the Planned Parenthood health center in Colorado Springs that left three people shot dead and nine wounded last month, local faith leaders and elected officials plan to gather in support of the organization outside its health facility on Newman Springs Road in Shrewsbury on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
In keeping with similar events being held nationwide this week, supporters “are calling for an end to the violent rhetoric that fuels this toxic environment” of anti-Planned Parenthood extremism, said area spokeswoman Casey Olesko. (Archive photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Mayor Don Burden and co-author Rick Geffken at the Shrewsbury Municipal Complex. The Bonanno Farm on Sycamore Avenue, preserved under an easement, is visible in the background. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
With the tiny borough getting ready to celebrate the 90th anniversary of its incorporation in 2016, two avid amateur historians — Rick Geffken and Mayor Don Burden — last month debuted a new edition to the definitive history of the town, adding in information on the past half-century of rapid transformation.
Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of November 23 to December 3, 2015.
Theft reported by a female in the area of Obre Place on 11/23/2015. Caller reporting 5 laptops taken sometime between 7/30/2015 & 11/20/2015. Det. Sgt. James Ramsey investigating.
A report of Assault was reported by a female at Police Headquarters on 11/24/2015. Ptl. Joseph Barnicle investigating.
By SUSAN ERICSON
Greek Eats, located in a high-ceilinged, industrially-styled space on the former site of Memory Bowling, is the brainchild of George, Charlie and Taso Lyristis, brothers and owners of Teak and the Bistro in Red Bank.
It’s been that long since Red Bank Regional was a state football champion.
On Saturday night, the undefeated Buccaneers (11-0) have an opportunity to end the drought when they face the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional Bulldogs (9-2) for the NJSIAA Central Group 3 title in Piscataway.
While the Bulldogs have racked up trophies — a win Saturday would be their third consecutive state championship — the Bucs haven’t tasted football glory since 1975.
But what glory it was. As reported by the now-defunct Red Bank Register, that season’s Central Jersey Group II title game was something of an epic battle. RBR and Hightstown “tore at each other like fighting roosters” for four quarters before the Bucs emerged with a 46-44 win — their 28th straight victory.
The game is still regarded as “one the best games ever played in the history of New Jersey playoff football,” according to a “10 Things You Need to Know” about this year’s game published earlier this week by NJ.com.
Wednesday’s Asbury Park Press ran an article in which an RBR player and two coaches reminisced about the game — with a detour to Vince Lombardi’s grave in Middletown.
Below is the Register’s coverage the day after RBR’s victory, including an article by Rich Nicoletti, perhaps better known to some redbankgreen readers as the longtime keeper of the red clay tennis courts in Red Bank’s Marine Park.