Monsignor Philip A. Lowery, who led St. James Church in Red Bank for three decades, died early Thursday morning. He was 70 years old.
Lowery’s death was announced on the Red Bank Catholic High School Facebook page. Mayor Pasquale Menna told redbankgreen that his death occurred at 12:01 a.m. on Thanksgiving at Riverview Medical Center.
The facade of Nest, at 32 Mechanic Street, the former Independent Engine firehouse. Below, Bottles by Sickles anchors an addition to the former Anderson Storage Building. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Two red brick buildings with deep roots in Red Bank have begun new lives in recent days – with assists from Brooklyn and Seattle.
Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of November 2 to November 15, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.
Report of Shoplifting in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on 11/2/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed merchandise. Ptl. Derek Myers investigating.
Getting a jump on the Christmas season, Kristin Middleton of Ani Art Academy and a dozen other artists with Creative Red Bank painted holiday imagery on 48 downtown store windows over the weekend.
Weatherwise, seasonally cool autumn conditions prevail this week, starting with clouds and light rain Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Check out the extended forecast and additional photos below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
Mayor Pasquale Menna and the Red Bank council honored the middle school girls’ and boys’ soccer squads Wednesday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
Press release from Red Bank Schools)
The Red Bank Middle School soccer teams are striving toward their school’s mission statement of B.I.A. (Best in America) by being B.I.L. (Best in League). For the first time ever, both soccer teams were able to win first place in the Jersey Shore Athletic League, in the same year, bringing great pride to their school and community. First year athletic director, Isaac Nathanson stated, “It’s simply amazing that both our teams were able to accomplish such a task. This shows tremendous growth in our athletic programs at the Red Bank Middle School.”
Chilly mornings on the Greater Red Bank appear to be the norm as we reach the midpoint of November. And while we’ll see peak daytime temperatures slightly above 50 degrees Friday, they’ll top out below 40 degrees on Saturday, according to theNational Weather Service.
Check out the extended forecast below. (NWS graphic. Click to enlarge.)More →
Cristian Aparicio, Deysi Avila and Itzel Perez Hernandez have all attended Brookdale Community College under their status as DACA ‘Dreamers.’ (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
While the Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on the Trump Administration’s move to rescind protections for undocumented young immigrants, a busload of them from Red Bank planned to be out on the streets of Washington, D.C.
The court’s decision “is make-or-break” for them, said Itzel Perez Hernandez, a 26-year-old borough resident who is among the some 700,000 ‘Dreamers’ still afforded protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA.
Knollwood School students line the hallway to welcome special Veterans Day honorees. Ray Taylor, World War II veteran, stops to say thank you. (Fair Haven Public Schools)
(Fair Haven schools press release)
Current students were not enrolled when Knollwood School in Fair Havenb established the Wall of Honor as a way to recognize alumni who joined the Armed Forces. None were alive when the Gulf War broke out. Few students know the origin of the common peace sign, understand the war-related significance of poppies, or deeply appreciate the way “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” evolved to become Veterans Day.
Scouts saluted the American flag and Red Bank Charter School students sang ‘America the Beautiful’ at a lightly attended gathering to observe Veterans Day in Red Bank Monday.
Guy Opie, Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge 233, defined a veteran as “someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check to the United States of America, for an amount up to and including their life.” And Rabbi Marc Kline, of the Monmouth Reformed Temple, told the audience that the best way to honor those who have served is to work to prevent future wars. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of September 28 to November 1, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.
Report of Shoplifting in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on 9/28/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed merchandise. Ptl. Tyler Fox investigating.
The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the month of October, 2019. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.
Theft: A 4ft. x 3ft. white frame and black chalk board sign was reported stolen from the front of a restaurant in the area of White St on 10/6/19. The sign is valued at $85.00. Ptl. Gary Watson.
Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department for the month of October, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.
10/03/19 Ptl. Volker arrested Symone Dade 29 out of Highlands for possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop. Volker also issues motor vehicle summonses for passing a stopped school bus and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. Subject was released with a pending court date
The Monmouth Museum annually asks for community volunteers of all ages (That’s You!) to make cards with kind messages that will be sent to members of the military all over the world to show gratitude for their service via the American Red Cross – Jersey Coast Chapter.