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RED BANK: FAUX BRICK CROSSWALKS REMOVED

rb faux brick 062714rb crosswalk 051514State highway workers removed crumbling fake brick crosswalks from two intersections near the north end of Maple Avenue in Red Bank Friday after officials complained about safety concerns. “They said they made a mistake using it,” said Councilwoman Cindy Burnham, referring to state Department of Transportation officials, with whom she met on the issue recently. (Photo above by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

NJT PLANS REPAIRS, NEW LOOK FOR STATION

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NJTransit’s plan includes removal of gingerbread trimming, which historians say is inauthentic. (Click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

It looks as though the Red Bank train station will finally get those long-awaited repairs Historic Preservation Commission members have been clamoring for, and then some.

Commission members, along with Mayor Pasquale Menna, met with New Jersey Transit officials Thursday to go over a multiphased plan that will overhaul the deteriorating Victorian-style station and restore it to its former glory.

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PRIMARY SCHOOL ‘WALK ZONE’ EXPANDED

rbpms-walk-zoneStudents arriving by foot, bike and bus at the primary school last September.

It seems borderline cruel to talk about this now, kids, but ‘back-to-school’ will have a different feel for several dozen students of the Red Bank Primary School come September.

A reconfiguration of the school’s ‘walk zone,’ or area in which residents are not deemed eligible for busing, means that about 50 students who used to ride buses will now be hoofing it or getting to school some other way, officials say.

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