Red Bank police were out on Broad Street Wednesday afternoon for a brief pedestrian safety enforcement push. The effort resulted in five summonses issued to motorists and 13 warnings, some to drivers and some to pedestrians, said Chief Darren McConnell.
But the enforcement might easily have gone on for hours, judging by activity seen by redbankgreen. See below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
A Red Bank snow plow navigates around parked cars on Madison Avenue shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday. Police Chief Darren McConnell says no tickets were issued for overnight parking violations because “the snow started so late and was lighter than expected,” but two cars that hadn’t moved since the last storm were towed from Locust Avenue. The continuing storm has borough officials warning of summonses and possible towing for vehicles left out on streets Thursday night into Friday morning. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
The intersection of Broad Street and Shrewsbury Avenue is one of two under consideration by borough officials for red-light cameras. (Photo by Rebecca Desfosse. Click to enlarge)
By REBECCA DESFOSSE
Despite lingering questions, Shrewsbury officials have not abandoned their pursuit of traffic cameras that would automatically issue summonses to alleged red-light violators, borough Council President Tom Menapace tells redbankgreen.
While borough officials have been talking for more than a year about installing the controversial devices at two heavily traveled intersections, “we have not made a decision, and we want to look at all sides of the issue before we make a decision,” Menapace said. “There is still a lot up in the air.
Meanwhile, 12th-district Assemblyman Declan OScanlon, of Little Silver, continues to rail against red-light cameras, calling a state Department of Transportation pilot program allowing their use in 25 towns “a disaster since it was initiated.”
The feral cat colony is tucked away in the woods behind a day care center and businesses on Avenue of the Commons. (Photo by Danielle Tepper. Click to enlarge)
By DANIELLE TEPPER
Lurking in the woods adjacent to a day care center on Shrewsburys Avenue of the Commons is a group of wild animals that may seem out of place in this suburban enclave better known for its burgeoning deer population.
It’s a colony of feral cats that have claimed the wilderness as their own personal scavenging ground abetted, authorities contend, by two women who feed them at an improvised encampment built several hundred feet into the woods.
Jeanette Petti of Oceanport and Ruth Rapkin of Tinton Falls are scheduled to appear in municipal court Tuesday on charges that they’re illegally harboring the colony in the woods adjacent to the school.
The pair face misdemeanor allegations they failed to obtain vaccinations and licenses for the felines, and that they are maintaining a nuisance on public and private property, according to summonses issued May 8.
Cindy Burnham at Maple Cove in 2008. (Click to enlarge)
Controversial Maple Cove activist Cindy Burnham is headed to Red Bank municipal court after being issued a summons for allegedly destroying town property at the kayak and canoe launch for which she led a preservation effort.
According to police Captain Darren McConnell, Burnham was issued a summons Tuesday after borough public works employees and contractors with the paving company installing a new parking lot at Maple Cove reported that netting laid down to protect new-growth grass seeding was torn up Monday.