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A HINT OF PINK ABOUT TO BURST
So, what is this ‘Paint the Town Pink‘ that’s suddenly being touted all over downtown Red Bank? Ah, you must be new to town. Also known as “Pink Bank,” it’sContinue reading "A HINT OF PINK ABOUT TO BURST"
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
PARKS & REC HEAD READY TO FILL BIG SHOES
Red Bank Little Leaguers pose with their new parks and rec director Memone Paden Crystian. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI The Memone Paden Crystian era has begun inContinue reading "PARKS & REC HEAD READY TO FILL BIG SHOES"
WEEKEND TO START OFF SUNNY AND WARM
Cherry blossom petals carpeted a lawn on South Street in Red Bank earlier this week. (Click to enlarge) The roll-up to Saturday’s start of  Pink Week in downtown Red BankContinue reading "WEEKEND TO START OFF SUNNY AND WARM"
A traffic stop in which a Tinton Falls policeman in an unmarked car was roughed-up by State Troopers resulted in a $5 million jury award yesterday, New Jersey Newsroom reports.Continue reading "JURY GIVES EX-TINTON FALLS COP $5 MILLION"
BANK SAYS STORES WOULD DOOM PROJECT
Robert Cogan, architect for the Courtyards At Monmouth proposal, gives his segment of the three-hour testimony to the zoning board Thursday night. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI RepresentativesContinue reading "BANK SAYS STORES WOULD DOOM PROJECT"
RBR GETS HANDS-ON WITH THE LENNON BUS
RBR’s Fab Five students, who had a chance Thursday to record a song in the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Short of aContinue reading "RBR GETS HANDS-ON WITH THE LENNON BUS"
SHAKING UP THE TEA PARTY
Both sides of the issue: Singer-songwriter Linda Chorney invites the public to take part in a bit of absurdi-tea during a video shoot in Red Bank this Sunday morning. FromContinue reading "SHAKING UP THE TEA PARTY"
RESIDENTS SWEAT BUDGET DETAILS
Participants in last night’s Q&A on the Red Bank budget pick up info packets. (Click to enlarge) Red Bank officials held a marathon budget walk-through before a standing-room crowd atContinue reading "RESIDENTS SWEAT BUDGET DETAILS"
M’TOWN SCHOOLS IN ‘INVESTIGATION’ MODE
Two of the three newly-elected board of ed members, Vincent Brand, left, and Chris Aveta, at Wednesday night’s meeting. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI The Middletown Board ofContinue reading "M’TOWN SCHOOLS IN ‘INVESTIGATION’ MODE"
BANK AIMS TO UP ITS RETURN ON MONMOUTH
A subsidiary of Amboy Bank is seeking approval for an all-residential project at the corner of Monmouth and West streets, below. (Click to enlarge) On the agenda for a specialContinue reading "BANK AIMS TO UP ITS RETURN ON MONMOUTH"
WHERE HAVE I SEEN THIS?
Go ahead, laugh: last week’s ‘Where’ fell completely flat, generating no email responses.
AFTER 35 YEARS, DeFAZIO PACKS IT UP
Captain Pete DeFazio is leaving the Red Bank PD after 35 years. By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Pete DeFazio has always been a Green Bay Packers fan, which may seem odd givenContinue reading "AFTER 35 YEARS, DeFAZIO PACKS IT UP"
Ralph Gatta at Riverview Medical Center yesterday, and a note to his customers, below. Ralph Gatta, a butcher and grocer known as ‘Johnny Jazz’ to generations of Red Bank’s WestContinue reading "‘JOHNNY JAZZ’ ENDS FIVE-DECADE SOLO"
Putting their customers and friends to work, Rosa and Liam Davis of womens’ casualwear shop Bella Mystique brought downtown Red Bank its first open-air fashion show in memory Tuesday night.Continue reading "FASHION SHOW DAZZLES DOWNTOWN"
Crime reports provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the week of April 16 to April 23, 2010. This information appears here unedited. Theft occurring on 4-18-10 at WestContinue reading "POLICE BLOTTER"
RUMSON ROAD ACCIDENT
Emergency personnel responded to a one-car accident on Rumson Road just east of Bingham Hill Circle in Rumson shortly before 2p Tuesday afternoon. No information was immediately available about theContinue reading "RUMSON ROAD ACCIDENT"
View Larger MapTwo people waited as lookouts at the Knollwood Gardens apartments while a 17-year-old prostitute serviced a resident in his apartment, police allege. Two 17-year-old girls and two allegedContinue reading "M’TOWN COPS BUST TEEN PROSTITUTION RING"
TAX HIKE, FURLOUGHS IN RED BANK BUDGET
Borough Administrator Stanley Sickels gave an overview of Red Bank’s budget Monday night. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI In an effort to shrink its budget, Red Bank won’tContinue reading "TAX HIKE, FURLOUGHS IN RED BANK BUDGET"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI With a voter-rejected schools budget now landing in the lap of the Middletown Township Committee for recommended cuts, Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger is calling for township teachers toContinue reading "M’TOWN MAYOR WANTS TEACHER PAY FREEZE"
A woman left comatose after a former Middletown police officer crashed his car into hers while he was drunk has died, according to the Jersey Journal. Forty-year-old Ruth Zelaya diedContinue reading "SECOND VICTIM OF DRUNK COP DIES"
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TAR BEACH SOLSTICE
Aldo Quiroz of Ocean Township came ready with his beach chair and found a shady spot to spend his lunch hour in a parking lot off Broad Stre ...
GOING GREY
Workers painting the stone facade of the PNC Bank at the corner of Broad and Harding Thursday morning. An upgrade? Maybe it’s just pri ...
COFFEE & WILDLIFE
RED BANK: The best wildlife show in town can be taken in from a waterfront bench outside the public library, and it's totally free.
FAWNING OVER HER BABY
A mother deer and her fawn were spotted between a row of garages on Hudson Avenue and some trees alongside the Broad Street parking lots. Re ...
EVENING ESCAPE
RED BANK: Sailors in Monmouth Boat Club's weekly racing series found tranquil conditions on the Navesink River Tuesday evening.
PEAK COLOR ON BROAD
RED BANK: A year after they were installed, downtown mini gardens have added to "transformational" improvements, says business owner.
RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
Red Bank: Girl scouts turns tiny parking lot plot of dirt into a "magical girls sparkle garden."
TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
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.