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ON THE GREEN: SCENES FROM THE PANDEMIC

red-bank-breezeway-032120-500x332-1105409red-bank-jacks-music-032120-220x146-4067093Panic? What panic? In the hours before and after Governor Phil Murphy’s “stay-at-home” order issued Saturday, redbankgreen‘s wandering lens found few outward signs of the anxiety that has certainly gripped the Greater Red Bank Green and much of the planet. In fact, an air of serenity pervaded the streets.

Above, a couple passed through the breezeway on East Front Street heading toward Marine Park in Red Bank, while a notice on the door of Jack’s Music Shop announced its closing, as mandated by Murphy’s order.

Check out more photos taken Friday, Saturday and Sunday below. (Photos by John T. Ward and Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge.)

red-bank-broad-street-032220-500x332-5957544A cyclist had the intersection of Broad and Monmouth streets to himself. 

red-bank-regional-032020-500x332-2796379Work continued on the addition at Red Bank Regional High, the first school in the state to be closed by the COVID-19 outbreak.red-bank-monmouth-meats-032020-500x332-3008841Food shopping continued, though Monmouth Meats, above, has temporarily ceased Sunday operations.red-bank-broad-street-032020-500x332-5786154Broad Street sidewalks were largely empty, too.red-bank-freddie-boynton-032220-500x332-2412580Freddie Boynton played it safe on Drs. James Parker Boulevard.fair-haven-fields-032120-500x332-9616001Pedestrians and cyclists enjoyed the path at Fair Haven Fields, where the playground was shut down as a precaution against viral transmission.red-bank-empty-starbucks-032220-500x332-9097803You could get a seat at the Red Bank Starbucks, if you could get in.red-bank-riverside-gardens-park-0320201-500x375-5346310People took in the fresh air and view of our beautiful Navesink River at Riverside Gardens Park.red-bank-dominos-032220-500x332-6463189A Domino’s delivery guy headed out from English Plaza with someone’s order.

fair-haven-river-road-0322201-500x375-4858127River Road in Fair Haven was largely free of cars for long intervals.red-bank-eastside-032020-500x332-8634536A new slab was poured at the trouble-plagued new restrooms in Eastside Park.

red-bank-bridge-parker-032220-500x332-5610419Little traffic crossed the mural painted on the intersection of Drs. James Parker Boulevard and Bridge Avenue.

little-silver-harding-032020-2-500x332-3930687A runner got in her workout on Harding Road.red-bank-scooter-032120-500x332-2221546And a boy on a scooter played outside the Garmany store on Broad Street.

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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.