RED BANK: RESOURCE OFFICERS PLANNED

Red Bank police Chief Darren McConnell during Monday’s online forum. (Screengrab from Zoom. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njRed Bank schools plan to implement a school resource officer program in the borough’s public schools, police Chief Darren McConnell said Monday.

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RED BANK: PORTMAN SEES INTERIM ROLE

Billy Portman addressing supporters at a fundraiser held at Tino’s Restaurant in late April. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank mayoral contender Billy Portman is “not looking for a lifetime in politics,” he says.

In fact, if all goes according to plan, he’ll be able to hand the reins to his successor just five months after being sworn in, he says.

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RED BANK: BALLARD TOUTS ‘TEAM’ GOALS

Michael Ballard at Sickles Market in Red Bank in May. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Unlike his opponent in the June 7 Red Bank Democratic primary, Michael Ballard says he’s in it for the long haul.

“I am running to be the mayor of Red Bank for the next four years,” Ballard told redbankgreen last month. And with his “team,” he vows to return the governing body “to a pre-2018 council that was not at each others throats.”

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RED BANK: CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for May, 2022. This information is unedited; see below for additional information.

CRIMES

Theft: On 05/06/2022 a patrol unit took a report of theft from a business in the area of Water St. An employee reported two subjects stole allergy medications. Items listed as stolen: an unknown amount of Zyrtek, an unknown amount Allegra, and an unknown amount of Benadryl. Ptl. Froilan Hernandez.

 

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RED BANK: APARTMENTS ON AGENDA, AGAIN

hot topic red bank njAfter three years of review and changes, a proposal for 45 new apartments on Monmouth Street in Red Bank may get an up-or-down vote by the zoning board Thursday night.

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RED BANK: CHIEF TO ADDRESS SAFETY QS

Red Bank police Chief Darren McConnell plans to address public safety concerns following recent mass shootings in Texas and New York in a community Zoom meeting scheduled for Monday evening. 

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RED BANK: MAN DIES ON STATION PLATFORM

Police on scene at the train station Tuesday.(Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

A 27-year-old Red Bank man died on a boarding platform at the borough train station Tuesday, police said.

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