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RED BANK: Citing recent political "unpleasantness," Forest makes emotional plea for nonpartisan elections, and Charter Study Commission agrees.
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RED BANK: DEMS AIR PARTY’S DIRTY LAUNDRY
RED BANK: Menna, Yngstrom and Triggiano cite interference, one-party rule and "paranoia" as roots of government "dysfunction" in Charter Study Commission testimony.
RED BANK: McKENNA GETS HIS… ALLEYWAY
RED BANK: A nameless alleyway downtown is to be named for former mayor Ed McKenna, who's credited for a 1990s revival for the business district.
RED BANK: PARKING, TAXES DOMINATE DEBATE
RED BANK: The four council candidates faced off Monday night in a debate-like forum dominated by parking and tax issues.
RED BANK: LONE PARKING SIGN TO GO UP
Below, a rendering indicates the size and height of the sign, but not the actual location; it’s to be installed on a lamppost at Broad Street and Wallace Street, above. Continue reading "RED BANK: LONE PARKING SIGN TO GO UP"
RED BANK: CHARTER TRIES SILENCE WITH PR
Charter school Principal Meredith Pennotti with a school cofounder, Michael Stasi, center, and trustee Roger Foss, in blue tie. Below, charter school parent and middle school employee Diana Archila addressesContinue reading "RED BANK: CHARTER TRIES SILENCE WITH PR"
RED BANK: CHARTER SCHOOL PLANS OFFENSIVE
Charter school parents at Wednesday night’s meeting in the school’s new STEM lab on Monmouth Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD At their firstContinue reading "RED BANK: CHARTER SCHOOL PLANS OFFENSIVE"
RED BANK: DEMOCRATS CLOSE OUT ERA
Councilman Mike DuPont at his final council meeting Wednesday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD A 25-year run of Democratic rule in Red Bank entered itsContinue reading "RED BANK: DEMOCRATS CLOSE OUT ERA"
RED BANK: WELL ADVANCES; T&M MAY NOT
Borough Administrator Stanley Sickels, center, and DPU supervisor Bob Holiday check out construction on a lime feeder room at the DPU complex on Chestnut Street in October. (Photo by John T.Continue reading "RED BANK: WELL ADVANCES; T&M MAY NOT"
RED BANK: RECOUNT GIVES WHELAN WIN
Mike Whelan, flanked by Councilman-elect Mark Taylor and GOP Chairman Sean DiSomma, celebrates at the county Board of Elections office Friday morning. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "RED BANK: RECOUNT GIVES WHELAN WIN"
By JOHN T. WARD Citing the thin vote margin, a Superior Court granted a request for a recount in the Red Bank council election Friday. The action by Judge KatieContinue reading "RED BANK: DEMS WIN RECOUNT ORDER"
RED BANK: GOP CALLS DUPONT ‘SORE LOSER’
Councilman Mike DuPont, with his wife, Doreen, beside him, addresses Democratic supporters on election night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank Republicans blasted incumbent CouncilmanContinue reading "RED BANK: GOP CALLS DUPONT ‘SORE LOSER’"
RED BANK: GOP CLAIMS WIN IN SQUEAKER
An apprehensive Mike Whelan watches as election results are posted on election night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) [See UPDATE, below] By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank RepublicansContinue reading "RED BANK: GOP CLAIMS WIN IN SQUEAKER"
RED BANK: CANDIDATES TOUT THEIR VISIONS
Democrat Michael Ballard, left, with Republicans Mark Taylor and Michael Whelan with moderator Amy Goldsmith before the forum. Below, resident Jean Cash asks a question. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click toContinue reading "RED BANK: CANDIDATES TOUT THEIR VISIONS"
RED BANK: BURNHAM BLASTS PARK DELAY
The clay tennis courts at Marine Park as seen last month. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Five months after three proposals were submitted, theContinue reading "RED BANK: BURNHAM BLASTS PARK DELAY"
RED BANK: COUNCIL GIRDS FOR POSSIBLE SUIT
The clay tennis courts at Marine Park as seen last month, above. Below, an architect’s depiction of the proposed Red Bank Harbor plan. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "RED BANK: COUNCIL GIRDS FOR POSSIBLE SUIT"
RED BANK: WITH LEE’S RETURN, WOMEN RULE
Sharon Lee, flanked by Mayor Pasquale Menna and former Councilwoman Juanita Lewis, gets ready to swear the oath of office while Councilman Mike DuPont takes a photo. (Photo by John T.Continue reading "RED BANK: WITH LEE’S RETURN, WOMEN RULE"
By JOHN T. WARD The Red Bank Democrats named board of education member Michael Ballard to replace former Councilman Art Murphy on the November election ballot, according to an announcementContinue reading "RED BANK: DEMS TAP BALLARD FOR COUNCIL"
RED BANK: COUNCIL TAKES UP BUSINESS BIZ
Doc Shoppe, and only Doc Shoppe, is permitted to have a table on the sidewalk out front under a trial run approved by the council. Meanwhile, a sign ordinance wasContinue reading "RED BANK: COUNCIL TAKES UP BUSINESS BIZ"
RED BANK: GOODBYES AND HELLOS
Councilman Art Murphy, who resigned last week, seen here in 2014. Below, George and Gladys Bowden, who were honored for decades of volunteer work. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click toContinue reading "RED BANK: GOODBYES AND HELLOS"
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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.
RIVER RANGERS RETURN
River Rangers, a summer canoeing program offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, returns this summer for up to 20 participa ...
DOUBLE DYLAN IN RED BANK
Trucks for a production company filming what one worker said was a Bob Dylan biography have lined Monmouth Street the past two days with cre ...
AFTER THE RAIN
A pear tree branch brought down by a brief overnight storm left a lovely tableau on the sidewalk in front of Red Bank's Riverside Gardens Pa ...
CONE OF UNCERTAINTY
Asked by a redbankgreen reporter why these cones were on top of cars, the owner of the car in the foreground responded: “That’s ...
RAIL RIDER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of Cooper's Bridge and the Navesink River from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank Tuesday morning.
PUT ME IN COACH!
Red Bank T-Ball kicked off at East Side park on Saturday morning. The brisk weather proved to be no deterrent to the young players, ranging ...
IT’S A SIGN!
Once proudly declaring its all-but-certain arrival in Spring 2019, the project previously known as Azalea Gardens springs to life again with ...
SPRINGTIME MEMORIES OF CARL
The Easter Bunny getup and St. Patrick’s Day hat that belonged to longtime Red Bank crossing guard and neighborhood smile-creator Carl ...
RED TRUCKS AT RED ROCK
A small dishwasher fire at Red Rock Tap and Grill was put out quickly by firefighters overnight, causing minimal damage. Red Bank Fire Depar ...
CREATIVE COVER UP
The windows of Pearl Street Consignment on Monmouth Street were smashed when a driver crashed their car through them injuring an employee la ...
THEY’RE BACK!
Ospreys returned to the skies over Red Bank this week for the first time since they migrated to warmer climes in late fall. With temperature ...
SPRING IS SPRUNG
RED BANK: Spring 2024 arrives on the Greater Red Bank Green with the vernal equinox at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday.
RED BANK’S FINEST – AND NEWEST
Red Bank Police Officer Eliot Ramos was sworn in as the force’s newest patrolman Thursday, and if you’re doing a double take thinkin ...
EASTER EGG MAYHEM AT THE PARK
An errant whistle spurred an unexpectedly early start to the Spring Egg Hunt on Sunday, which had been scheduled to begin at eggsactly 11am ...
PRESEASON DOCKWORK
RED BANK: With winter winding down, marina gets ready for boating season with some dockwork on our beautiful Navesink River.
CORNED BEEF AND DISCO FRIES?
It’s Friday, and smart Lent-observing Leprechauns know the pot of gold at the end of Red Bank’s rainbow is actually the deliciou ...
SURFBOARD DITCHED
It’s a violation of etiquette in surfing to ditch your board.  (it could hit another surfer and hurt them). But someone appears to ha ...
ELSIE, TAKE ME WITH YOU!
Soaked by pouring rain with the temperature hovering in the low 40’s, this sign in the window of Elsie’s Subs on Monmouth Street ...