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State transportation officials last week installed lane bollards to deter northbound motorists from turning into the southbound lanes of Route 35 (Maple Avenue) at Broad Street. State transportation engineers have come up with a temporary fix for that dangerous new...
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An accident involving a drunk driver resulted in a brief power outage to homes in the area of East Front Street and Spring Street early Sunday morning, Red Bank police reported today. According to Lt. Darren McConnell, a pickup truck...
A beer-keg registration ordinance adopted by Red Bank in May is on tap for revocation tonight, following a little-publicized rejection of the law by the state Alcoholic Beverage Control. The borough's ordinance was similar to ones passed in Belmar, Freehold,...
A squirrel and a Santa snowman take in the sun from a Madison Avenue house Sunday. Today's weather forecast is for mostly cloudy skies, a chance of rain, and temperatures peaking at about 53 degrees. Email this item
The Red Bank Veterans' Monument at Monmouth Street and Drummond Place, shortly after a Veterans' Day wreath-laying ceremony yesterday. The holiday is celebrated today; post offices are closed, so there will be no regular mail delivery. State and local government...
A count of provisional ballots in the Sea Bright election has given the mayoralty to Democratic Council President Maria Fernandes by a mere three votes, redbankgreen has learned. The final tally was 274 votes for Fernandes to 271 for one-term...
If any one person outside of Tiffany & Co. is responsible for the jeweler's decision to open a gleaming outpost in downtown Red Bank today, it's Larry Garmany, who has a habit of making high-risk business moves that tend to...
A Broad Street building with one of downtown Red Bank's most distinctive facades has been sold and is about to undergo a makeover, redbankgreen has learned. The property, at number 7 Broad, near the intersection with Front Street, sold last...
Restoration Hardware Inc., owner of Red Bank's most prominent national-chain store, is being taken private by company executives in a deal valued at $267 million, according to the news agency Reuters and other reports. The buyout group, which includes private...
Love it or loathe it, Tiffany & Co. arrives in Red Bank tomorrow with the opening of a 6,000-square-foot emporium of luxury that caps the downtown's 17-year sprint from economic backwater to one of the most admired in all of...
State Senator-elect Jennifer Beck is now in the spotlight statewide, pundits say. 'Ridiculously outspent' and yet victorious in Tuesday's election, state Senator-elect Jennifer Beck of Red Bank is now — wait for it — a GOP pol to watch for...
Last week's 'Where' was "too easy" for Mayor Mike Halfacre of Fair Haven. Isn't that what convenience stores are all about? Gary and Joseph Morris mistook it for Juanito's Restaurant on Monmouth Street, and Jenn Woods thought it showed the...
Red Bank Police are reporting today that a man was abducted at gunpoint, beaten and robbed at dusk Monday, and that a 21-year-old suspect is in custody. According to Capt. Steve McCarthy, two officers — Sgt. Eliot Ramos and Det....
By LINDA G. RASTELLI Sea Bright’s mayoral race remained too close to call early today, and officials don’t expect to know who won before Friday. The latest vote count has Democratic challenger Maria Fernandes up five votes on incumbent Republican...
Red Bank Democrats appear to have held their 4-2 council majority with narrow wins Tuesday by Council President Sharon Lee, who bagged a second term, and Zoning Board member Kathleen Horgan. But Democratic newcomer Ed Zipprich apparently didn't have enough...
Red Bank Republican Jennifer Beck trounced incumbent state Senator Ellen Karcher at the polls yesterday, despite having been outspent more than fivefold in a campaign widely noted for its bitterness. In bootstrapping herself to the Senate, Beck helped secure Assembly...
Democrat Maria Fernandes appears to have bested incumbent Mayor Jo-Ann Kalaka-Adams by just two votes, according to unofficial results. The tally: 250 to 248. In the two-seat council race, Republicans Peggy Bills and Brian Kelly beat back a challenge by...
Unofficial tallies in the Red Bank Council race indicate that incumbent Sharon Lee and Democratic running mate Kathleen Horgan are winners. Grace Cangemi appears to have won the one-year spot over Ed Zipprich by 59 votes. But the borough Democrats...
Hovnanian's Red Bank HQ, as seen from the foot of Maple Avenue in sunnier days. Red Bank-based Hovnanian Enterprises, one of America's largest publicly traded homebuilders, got walloped again in its latest fiscal quarter. Continuing a slide that company official...
Sold, for $955,000, to the only bidder. By LINDA G. RASTELLI In a quick, uncontested auction last night, the Borough of Fair Haven sold the former Masonic Temple on River Road — but not to the local retailer who had...
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FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.