Skip to content

A town square for an unsquare town

redbankgreen

Standing for the vitality of Red Bank, its community, and the fun we have together.


Our community pillars help us carry out our 100-Year Vision

Check it out

Non-profit Organization

Red Bank River Center

The Red Bank River Center promotes local merchants, recruits new businesses, stages vibrant downtown events, and beautifies our streetscapes.

Learn More
organization-banner
organization-banner
10k

VIRUS UPDATE: O’SCANLON, MURPHY JOUST

declan-oscanlon-012418-2-500x375-1972255State Senator Declan O’Scanlon at an event in Little Silver with Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso and Senator Vin Gopal in early 2018.(Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot-topic_03-220x138-2130637With COVID-19 fatalities and cases dropping, Governor Phil Murphy dismissed a call for “rebellion” against his continued near-lockdown of New Jersey’s economic activity Monday.

Meantime, 13th-district state Senator Declan O’Scanlon of Little Silver said his Saturday-night tweet calling on the public to “defy” Murphy’s “stay-home” and other restrictions said he was being “mostly tongue-in-cheek” with the exhortation.

Shortly before midnight Saturday, O’Scanlon posted on Twitter:

So..first time I’m going to suggest this….but it’s time. Everyone…defy the  @GovMurphy! Go outside your house!! It’s ok, you can trust me! Look South/Southeast…revel in that moon! We’re likely going to take this rebellion a few steps further next couple weeks. Get ready!

Asked about the tweet at his daily briefing on the pandemic Monday, Murphy, of Middletown, noted that Monmouth County, where he and O’Scanlon reside, has lost 445 residents to COVID-19, a turn of events that “would have been unfathomable three months ago.”

“I want to open the state up as much as the next guy, trust me,” Murphy said. “The house is still on fire. Has it gotten better? It’s clearly gotten better. But let’s be responsible, man. Let’s do this together.”

O’Scanlon also received some pushback from fellow Republican and Sheriff Shaun Golden, who said the call for rebellion “places law enforcement in a compromising position.”

Yes There needs to be responsible discussion, free speech, and peaceful protests but promoting defiance and rebellion could be misconstrued and inflammatory. This would only place LE in harms way.

O’Scanlon told Patch Monday that his tweet was “mostly tongue-in-cheek,” but later tweeted: “’I’m obviously not calling for mass insurrection…but if the Governor doesn’t responsibly move soon the economic devastation we inflict will be irreversible.”

Also on Monday, Monmouth County reported  91 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing its total to 7,029. Here’s the breakdown by town:

  • Aberdeen: 212
  • Allenhurst: 2
  • Allentown: 7
  • Asbury Park: 169
  • Atlantic Highlands: 26
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 12
  • Belmar: 27
  • Bradley Beach: 41
  • Brielle: 26
  • Colts Neck: 70
  • Deal: 24
  • Eatontown: 234
  • Englishtown: 37
  • Fair Haven: 22, unchanged from Sunday
  • Farmingdale: 13
  • Freehold Borough: 349
  • Freehold Township: 591
  • Hazlet: 253
  • Highlands: 25
  • Holmdel: 218
  • Howell: 575
  • Interlaken: 1
  • Keansburg: 151
  • Keyport: 81
  • Lake Como: 16
  • Little Silver: 33, unchanged
  • Loch Arbour: 1
  • Long Branch: 407
  • Manalapan: 436
  • Manasquan: 30
  • Marlboro: 417
  • Matawan: 163
  • Middletown: 586
  • Millstone Township: 80
  • Monmouth Beach: 19
  • Neptune City: 50
  • Neptune Township: 405
  • Ocean: 256
  • Oceanport: 56
  • Red Bank: 166, unchanged
  • Roosevelt: 6
  • Rumson: 31
  • Sea Bright: 9
  • Sea Girt: 13
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 49
  • Shrewsbury Township: 9
  • Spring Lake: 12
  • Spring Lake Heights: 18
  • Tinton Falls: 177
  • Union Beach: 38
  • Upper Freehold: 44
  • Wall: 278
  • West Long Branch: 58

Here are the latest statewide COVID-19 figures, according to the state Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard:

Deaths since March 10: 9,310, up 55 from Sunday’s report

Positive tests: 139,945, up 1,413

Patients in hospitals: 4,195, down 113

Patients in intensive/critical care: 1,255, down 83

Patients on ventilators: 970, down 24

Patients discharged in preceding 24 hours: 227, down 212

• In an update to its report on COVID-19 at specific longterm care facilities, the state Health Department said Monday that the Atrium at Navesink Harbor has had no deaths from the illness. From April 20 to early Monday morning, however, the agency had been reporting four deaths at the Riverside Avenue facility.

According to Julia Zauner, a spokeswoman for Atrium owner Springpoint Senior Living, the state recently changed the reporting criteria to spotlight patients in longterm care, as opposed to those in independent living arrangements, which the Atrium also offers.

While the Atrium has experienced 4 deaths among its independent living residents, it has had none in longterm care, Zauner told redbankgreen.

Additionally, state’s latest report showed the number of cases at the Atrium declining, from a recent high of 15 down to 9 Monday. Zauner said the figure is a snapshot-in-time, reported daily to the state, though that data appears to take some time to make it into the Health Department report, Zauner said.

As of 2 p.m. Monday, the Atrium actually had two residents who had the disease, Zauner said.

Red Bank’s only other longterm care facility, the Hackensack Meridian at Red Bank nursing facility (formerly Chapin Hill) on Chapin Avenue, had 61 cases and 10 deaths as of Monday’s report, both unchanged from Sunday.

Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank business owner happier than to hear "I saw your ad on Red Bank Green!"
Partyline
RED BANK: AMID THE BLUE
A rack of small vessels at the Navesink Riverside Residences and Marina added colors to the river’s deep blue, as seen from the Red Ba ...
[GIF] COUNTDOWN TO TREE LIGHTING
The final countown and lighting of Broad Street toward the end of the Holiday Express Concert. GIF below and video right after.
PANORAMA: HOLIDAY EXPRESS CONCERT
Tim McLoone and his Holiday Express band light up the crowd on Broad Street before the annual tree lighting.
THANKSGIVING EVE: WHAT WAS GOING ON
Nothing marks the arrival of Thanksgiving weekend like reacquainting with someone from high school that you hoped to never see again in your ...
RED BANK: YES, RED BANK
Kayaker Carla Fiscella shared this lovely autumn vignette along the Swimming River at Chapin Avenue from last week.
RED BANK BUCKS GIVEAWAY
Red Bank RiverCenter will host a $5,000 Red Bank Bucks Giveaway at Toast City Diner this Saturday. It’s essentially free money, and who do ...
RED BANK: TREE TIME!
This year’s Christmas tree arrived at Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank Saturday. It will be lit (along with the rest of the downtown) as ...
RED BANK LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS
RED BANK CLASSIC 5K RUNNING A DEAL
Red Bank 5K Classic sets 2024 date, with discount registrations starting Friday.
PBA TOY DRIVE BRINGS JOY TO LOCAL KIDS
Help make a kid’s Christmas a bit nicer with a toy donation to the annual Red Bank PBA toy drive.
FUNDRAISERS SUPPORT GLOBAL REFUGEE RELIEF
Fundraisers with the United Nations Refugee agency on Broad Street collecting donations for refugees worldwide, and killing time between cha ...
“PUT IT IN THE WINDOW!”
The King of Rock and Roll was seen hanging in the window of Jack’s Music Shoppe. When asked if there was any reason behind it apart fr ...
RED BANK: WATCH YOUR STEP
The painted sidewalk at 205 Broad Street (featured in a recent Where Have I Seen This) getting a new look today.
HOLIDAY DECORATIONS GOING UP
Jim Bruno of Powerhouse Signworks takes a minute for a photo and a thumbs up while hanging the wreaths and lights in advance of the annual t ...