RED BANK: REDEVELOPMENT WORK ON AGENDA

Ken DeRoberts, who served as interim borough administrator earlier this year, would oversee redevelopment issues under the proposed contract. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

[UPDATE: See clarification below]

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njA consulting firm that earlier this year identified the absence of a redevelopment agency as a competitive problem for Red Bank is expected to be given the job of overseeing redevelopment Wednesday night.

 

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RUMSON: POLICE BLOTTER

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Rumson Police Department for August and September, 2018. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

Arrests

8/09/18 – Nicholas Gil, 24, of Port Monmouth was arrested by D/Sgt. Chris Isherwood for Contempt of Court, in the area of East River Road and Lakeside Avenue.

8/12/18 – Luke Schudlick, 32, of Colts Neck was arrested by S/O Michael Volker for DUI, in the area of Bingham Avenue and Bingham Hill Circle.

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RED BANK: MAN WITH KNIFE CAUGHT

From Red Bank police Monday morning:

On Saturday afternoon at approximately 2:30 patrol units responded to multiple reports of a man armed with a knife threatening passerbys on Front Street near Morford Place.

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FAIR HAVEN: NEW TOWN HALL PLANNED

646 RIVER ROAD FAIR HAVEN NJ SUNOCOFair Haven officials hope to acquire the former Sunoco station for redevelopment as part of long-range consolidation of municipal operations. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03A vacant gas station site in Fair Haven could become the home to a new borough hall and police station under a plan up for consideration Tuesday night.

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RED BANK: WEATHER OUTLOOK

A gray autumn morning was a good time to tackle some outdoor work on Grant Place in Red Bank Saturday. Or was that just an eerily realistic Halloween yard display?

With many schools and workplaces closed Monday for Columbus Day (or professional staff days, in the case of local public schools), Monday should be another good day for yard work. Temperatures are expected to peak around 69 degrees, with a slight chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service

Check out the extended forecast below. (John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RBR: CHEERLEADER PUSHUPS REINSTATED

Red Bank Regional cheerleaders, led by Coach Kristy Finck, at left, drop for pushups after the Bucs’ second touchdown Friday night. (Video by John T. Ward.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njAfter a one-week interruption, Red Bank Regional’s cheerleaders were back to doing pushups in support of the football team Friday night.

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RED BANK: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for September, 2018. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Theft: A male subject wearing a dark colored hat, sky blue long sleeve shirt, dark colored pants, and blue sneakers was seen entering a private back yard and leaving with a tree trimmer on 09/01/18 in the area of W Bergen Pl. Ptl. Milton Gray IV.

Criminal Mischief: A report of eggs being thrown at a parked vehicle and a hand written note left on the windshield was reported in the area of Bank St on 09/04/18. Ptl. Ashon Lovick.

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RBR: REFERENDUM INFO PUSH LAUNCHED

RED BANK REGIONAL RBRRed Bank Regional would get 10 new classrooms, a new roof, a turf field and other upgrades under the $17.3 million proposal. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njThe Red Bank Regional High board of ed kicked off an information campaign Wednesday night with a dire message: if a proposed $17.3 million capital plan fails at the ballot box in December, taxpayers in three towns may be in for a tax shock. Read More »

RBR: CHEERLEADER PUSHUPS AT ISSUE

Red Bank Regional cheerleaders in an undate photo on the school website. (Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

In the wake of a complaint, Red Bank Regional High has temporarily halted cheerleader pushups after every score by the football team, redbankgreen has learned.

 

 

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RED BANK: ANTI-KAVANAUGH RALLY SLATED

brett kavanaugh, scotus, red bank nj, greater red bank women's initiativeOpponents of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court plan to rally in Red Bank’s Riverside Gardens Park as part of a “walk-out” movement Thursday afternoon, redbankgreen has learned.

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RED BANK: CLAY COURTS SCRAPED

The clay tennis courts at Marine Park, as seen Wednesday morning. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

After sitting untouched and off-limits for nearly six years, Red Bank’s waterfront clay tennis courts got some attention from heavy equipment earlier this week.

And of course, the rumor mill lit up. Which means it’s time to call in redbankgreen‘s periodic feature known as What’s Going On Here?

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RBR, LOCAL DISTRICT TO HOST FORUMS

Red Bank Regional needs a new roof and more classroom space, officials say. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank Regional High and the Red Bank school district each plan to host future-oriented public information sessions in coming days.

For RBR, the focus is a $17.9 million capital plan up for approval by voters in the sending towns of Red Bank, Little Silver and Shrewsbury.

For Red Bank, it’s about a strategic plan to make the two-school district “best in America.”

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RED BANK: SUNSHINE, OYSTERS & MELANIE

An ideal day of sunshine and early-autumn temperatures drew thousands of foodies and music lovers — including fans of folk singer Melanie, at right — to downtown Red Bank for the ninth annual Guinness Oyster Festival Sunday.

An alumnus of both Red Bank Regional and Woodstock, Melanie played a short set and signed autographs.

As usual, the roving camera of redbankgreen was there to document the merriment.  Check out our photos below to see if you or anyone you caught our eye. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

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