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RED BANK: POLICE ACCOUNT DISPUTED
RED BANK: Family members contest police suggestion that Robert Bruce might have been living in the storage unit where his body was found Friday.
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RED BANK: MAN FOUND DEAD IN STORAGE UNIT
RED BANK: Robert Bruce, borough man widely known for his role on the 'Comic Book Men' reality show, found dead in document storage unit, police said.
RED BANK: CLOTHES, CANDLES &… CANNABIS?
RED BANK: In this edition of Retail Churn: clothing boutique opens; update on Garmany holdings; would-be cannabis retailer lays groundwork, and more.
RED BANK: GUITARS, TOYS & TABLES CHURN IN
RED BANK: In Churn, new guitar shop hopes to revive town's reputation as a six-stringer's mecca; also collectible toys; tables and jewelry in one space.
RED BANK: EPOXY, SOAP & GOLD TUB IN CHURN
RED BANK: Epoxy-and-wood tables; a gold bathtub; and two downtown restaurants get the spotlight in this edition of Retail Churn.
RED BANK: ANTIQUES, TOYS, TATS AND MORE
RED BANK: In this edition of Retail Churn, a quirky antiques shop opens, a bank branch closes, a tattoo parlor inks a new lease and more.
RED BANK: SPLASHY ‘STASH’ WINDOWS OK’D
RED BANK: Filmmaker Kevin Smith, characteristically profane, wins approval for splashy signage on new Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash store.
RED BANK: ‘STASH’ SIGNAGE UP FOR REVIEW
RED BANK: Preservation commission to review sign requests by Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash; a pizzeria; and a juice bar, all on Broad Street.
RED BANK: SECRET STASH TO RELOCATE
RED BANK: Kevin Smith's downtown comics shop, Secret Stash, plans to relocate to a new Broad Street location, the filmmaker said Wednesday.
RED BANK: RED ROCK, SECRET STASH WIN OKS
RED BANK: Red Rock Tap + Grill can add year-round dining space, and Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash can keep its window signage, planning board says.
RED BANK: JAMIAN’S HOSTS ‘COMIC BOOK MEN’
RED BANK: Jamian's Food and Drink will host a season-six premiere party for "Comic Book Men," the cable show set in Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash.
RED BANK: KEVIN SMITH FILM TO DEBUT HERE
RED BANK: Kevin Smith marks his 46th birthday with the premiere of his apocalyptic new film "Yoga Hosers" at the Basie.
RED BANK: INDIES INVADE THIS WEEK
RED BANK: A feast for movie lovers, the Indie Street Film Festival will light up four screens over five days this week.
RED BANK: HOLY DOUBLETAKE! IT’S BATMAN!
Spoiler alert for fans of the cable show ‘Comic Book Men,’ shot in and around Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash on Broad Street in Red Bank: aContinue reading "RED BANK: HOLY DOUBLETAKE! IT’S BATMAN!"
RED BANK: TWO GO THE DISTANCE FOR CHARITY
COMIC BOOK MEN’s Ming Chen and fellow marathon runner Nicole Corre kick off their charity run of the San Francisco Marathon with an event at Jamian’s Food and Drink onContinue reading "RED BANK: TWO GO THE DISTANCE FOR CHARITY"
RED BANK: STASH YIELDS MORE BUDS
Robert Bruce at a Glen Goldbaum fashion event in Red Bank in 2011. A regular on “Comic Book Men,” set at the Broad Street store below, he’s about to getContinue reading "RED BANK: STASH YIELDS MORE BUDS"
RETRO FASHION OUT, ASIAN EATERY PENDING
Backward Glances’ owner cited rising rents and diminishing cool as factors in her decision to leave Red Bank. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD After 28 years in RedContinue reading "RETRO FASHION OUT, ASIAN EATERY PENDING"
RED BANK: SUPERMOM TO ‘COMIC BOOK MEN’
Kimberlee Thornton, self-styled “production mom” for the reality show “Comic Book Men,” rocks a superhero cape on Broad Street in Red Bank Monday to mark the start of taping forContinue reading "RED BANK: SUPERMOM TO ‘COMIC BOOK MEN’"
RED BANK: MING CHEN FLIES WITHOUT A CAPE
Ming Chen, right, talking smod with Michael Zapcic at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash last month.  (Photos by Dan Natale. Click to enlarge) By DAN NATALE AMC’s Comic BookContinue reading "RED BANK: MING CHEN FLIES WITHOUT A CAPE"
GHOST TOURS ADD DEATHLY CHILL TO STROLL
Tour guide Bill Normyle tells a group about the Dublin House’s infamous Mrs. Patterson, a ghost known for locking doors to make her presence known. (Photo by Stacie Fanelli. Click toContinue reading "GHOST TOURS ADD DEATHLY CHILL TO STROLL"
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CRASH ON LEIGHTON
The driver of this car was headed north on Leighton Avenue when they it hit an SUV pulling a work trailer headed in south in the opposing la ...
CAR VS STREET SIGN
The driver of this Mercedes hopped the curb and toppled the street sign at the corner of South Pearl and Drs. James Parker Boulevard Wednesd ...
SKETCHES OF RED BANK BY LOCAL ARTIST MICHAEL WHITE
Sketches of Red Bank scenes have been floating around on social media and we thought they deserved some spotlight. First appearing in our fe ...
POLE DOWN
Utility pole falls on English Plaza shop Forge after being struck by SUV shortly before noon. No injuries reported, though 86-year-old drive ...
YO, ADRIAN!
It’s a tough turn for our hero as Rocky Balboa is relegated to the curb for trash pickup on Locust Avenue. We’ll have to go back ...
“EL PALOMO” IS IN THE HOUSE
Jesus Rios, a mariachi singer who performs under the stage name “El Palomo” (The dove) pauses for a moment before entering a bac ...
CROC SPOTTED IN RIVER
Frighteningly hideous and green, a solitary Croc lurked ominously amid the flotsam and foam in the Navesink River alongside the Red Bank Fir ...
KISS ICON REFLECTS ON BROADWALK
A Swarovski crystal-bedazzled self-portrait painting of Paul Stanley, longtime singer and guitarist for the rock band Kiss peers out from a ...
CHISELIN’ AWAY
Marcelo Garcia Lopez works with hammer and chisel on a new feature for his flower garden on Shrewsbury Avenue: a hollow in a carved log in w ...
STORM CLEANUP CONTINUES
  Saturday’s storm sent a tree toppling on this house on Bank Street, damaging the roof. Workers Wednesday could be seen removing ...
SNAPPING IN THE BREEZE
RED BANK: Blustery winds had the flags in Riverside Gardens Park snapping Monday evening.
POWER LINE DOWN
Red Bank firefighters were on scene at Manor Drive dealing with a live power line Monday afternoon. There was no immediate report of fire. T ...
TAR BEACH SOLSTICE
Aldo Quiroz of Ocean Township came ready with his beach chair and found a shady spot to spend his lunch hour in a parking lot off Broad Stre ...
GOING GREY
Workers painting the stone facade of the PNC Bank at the corner of Broad and Harding Thursday morning. An upgrade? Maybe it’s just pri ...
COFFEE & WILDLIFE
RED BANK: The best wildlife show in town can be taken in from a waterfront bench outside the public library, and it's totally free.
FAWNING OVER HER BABY
A mother deer and her fawn were spotted between a row of garages on Hudson Avenue and some trees alongside the Broad Street parking lots. Re ...
EVENING ESCAPE
RED BANK: Sailors in Monmouth Boat Club's weekly racing series found tranquil conditions on the Navesink River Tuesday evening.
PEAK COLOR ON BROAD
RED BANK: A year after they were installed, downtown mini gardens have added to "transformational" improvements, says business owner.
RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
Red Bank: Girl scouts turns tiny parking lot plot of dirt into a "magical girls sparkle garden."
TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.