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COPS PROBE POSSIBLE ROBBERY NEXT DOOR
Little Silver police and Monmouth County officials on the scene of a possible robbery attempt at the Wells Fargo on Prospect Avenue. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "COPS PROBE POSSIBLE ROBBERY NEXT DOOR"
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THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
Shannon Langbein, right, and a fellow hairdresser at Red Bank’s Chelsea Morning take advantage of an opening in the appointment book to lie in the sun on the sidewalk ofContinue reading "THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET"
AUTHORITIES SEARCHING RIVER AGAIN
A helicopter, above, and a State Police boat searched the upper Navesink River near Hubbards Bridge late Tuesday morning. (Click to enlarge) For the second time in 11 days, lawContinue reading "AUTHORITIES SEARCHING RIVER AGAIN"
KARMIC CALLOUT FOR VEGAN EATERY
Good Karma Café opened in Red Bank last July. (Click to enlarge) Red Bank’s Good Karma Café got some good feedback from a restaurant reviewer in Sunday’s New York Times.
Recent activity involving Middletown police. This report, from the township police department, appears here unedited. • On May 21, 2011 at approximately 1:25 am Patrolman Richard Fulham was on patrolContinue reading "SCREAMING AT COP GETS PASSENGER CUFFS"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Raises are going out at Red Bank Borough Hall, but stopping at the dais. After two years of austerity, the borough council approved two-percent raises across theContinue reading "RAISES APPROVED FOR RED BANK EMPLOYEES"
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY
Rumson’s Memorial Day parade on East River Road Monday morning. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
COPS MUM ON LITTLE SILVER CRIME SCENE
Police from Little Silver and Fair Haven established a crime scene at a Greenfield Court home Saturday morning. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI [UPDATE: TheContinue reading "COPS MUM ON LITTLE SILVER CRIME SCENE"
SPRING IS IN THE HUMID AIR
A young couple enjoy an early taste of  summer at Red Bank’s Marine Park Friday afternoon, as temperatures soared to nearly 85 degrees and humidity counts neared 60 percent. TheContinue reading "SPRING IS IN THE HUMID AIR"
MEMORIAL DAY ROUNDUP
A home on Bingham Avenue in Rumson displays a row of miniature American flags in recognition of Memorial Day, which is Monday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "MEMORIAL DAY ROUNDUP"
‘CRASH’ SENDS MESSAGE IN GORY DETAIL
Local volunteers ready a mock patient to be removed from a staged car crash and transported via a helicopter. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI WithContinue reading "‘CRASH’ SENDS MESSAGE IN GORY DETAIL"
RIVERCENTER PLANS DOWNTOWN KIOSKS
RiverCenter’s first kiosk is slated for installation in English Plaza to let visitors know its new location. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Not that itContinue reading "RIVERCENTER PLANS DOWNTOWN KIOSKS"
FIREWORKS FEE AMENDED FOR KIDS
The Red Bank council amended the entry fee for the Kaboom fireworks Wednesday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Red Bank’s council had a collective palm-to-foreheadContinue reading "FIREWORKS FEE AMENDED FOR KIDS"
LITTLE SILVER MAYOR’S HUSBAND DIES
A sign outside Little Silver Borough Hall recognizes the death of Donald Castleman, husband of Mayor Suzanne Castleman. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Donald Castleman,Continue reading "LITTLE SILVER MAYOR’S HUSBAND DIES"
TWO CRASHES IN RED BANK
A Nissan crashed into a utility pole on McLaren Street in Red Bank Thursday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Two car crashes occurred within minutesContinue reading "TWO CRASHES IN RED BANK"
IT’S LIGHTS OUT ON RIVER ROAD, EVENTUALLY
Older lights on River Road in Fair Haven will come down on an as-needed basis. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI River Road in Fair HavenContinue reading "IT’S LIGHTS OUT ON RIVER ROAD, EVENTUALLY"
COUNCIL DIGS IN AGAINST PROPOSED GARDEN
Advocates are pushing the council to allow a community garden on borough-owned property to the right of the library, above. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPIContinue reading "COUNCIL DIGS IN AGAINST PROPOSED GARDEN"
WHERE HAVE I SEEN THIS, MAN?
Only one reader wrote in to identify last week’s Where, a photo of a sign reading “Exit to River Rd.” tacked to a tree trunk.
DEVELOPER WANTS TO DROP AGE RESTRICTION
The Little Silver planning office is reviewing a development application at Eastview Avenue. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI A planned multi-unit housing plan that broughtContinue reading "DEVELOPER WANTS TO DROP AGE RESTRICTION"
CHURNING ITALIAN ON BROAD AND WEST SIDE
After 15 years in Red Bank, Racioppi’s Kitchen locked its doors Sunday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI The last two years were tough for JoeContinue reading "CHURNING ITALIAN ON BROAD AND WEST SIDE"
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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.