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RED BANK: BOAS QUITS HPC, SLAMS CHAIRMAN
RED BANK: Longtime Historic Preservation Commission member Boas quits over new chairman's "authoritarianism."
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
RED BANK: Why did a modern office building need Historic Preservation Commission OK for remodeling work? No one seemed to know Wednesday night.
RED BANK: HPC SPLITS OVER CENTURY HOUSE
RED BANK: Preservation commission debates next steps regarding plan to demolish century house for parking; approves revised Sally Boy's design.
RED BANK: PRESERVATIONISTS FLEX MUSCLE
RED BANK: Anticipating pushback from charter school and a private developer, Historic Preservation Commission flexes its muscles.
RED BANK: OUTDOOR DINING WEATHER
RED BANK: An osprey enjoys some takeout a half-mile inland, which somehow has something to do with today's weather forecast.
STATEHOUSE: GOPAL, O’SCANLON SCORE WINS
ON THE GREEN: A look at statehouse and county race outcomes.
RED BANK: FIREHOUSE AUCTION FIZZLES
No bidders emerged at Tuesday’s auction, conducted by attorney Sean Byrnes, left, and Administrator Stanley Sickels. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD A discontinuedContinue reading "RED BANK: FIREHOUSE AUCTION FIZZLES"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI The Middletown Democratic Committee named a replacement for former township committee candidate Alex DeSevo Friday, just hours after he tendered his resignation from the race under aContinue reading "ARREST LEADS DEMS TO REPLACE CANDIDATE"
RED BANK COUNCIL CANS PRINGLE FIRM
Former borough attorney Ken Pringle, left, and partner Tom Hall at a Red Bank council meeting in July, 2007. Below, new attorney Dan O’Hern at Saturday’s reorganization meeting. (Click toContinue reading "RED BANK COUNCIL CANS PRINGLE FIRM"
NO VIDEO AS BYRNES BOWS OUT
Middletown Committeeman Sean Byrnes says he doesn’t anticipate a return to politics any time soon, if ever. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Sean Byrnes, theContinue reading "NO VIDEO AS BYRNES BOWS OUT"
BYRNES STILL PUSHING THE TV BUTTONS
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI When the New Year rolls in, Sean Byrnes will no longer sit behind the dais of Middletown’s governing body. So if he wants to know in detailContinue reading "BYRNES STILL PUSHING THE TV BUTTONS"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger, already on the griddle for not disclosing before this month’s election that he took a state job in August, is getting additional heatContinue reading "SCHARFENBERGER BLASTED FOR PAY CLAIM"
MIDDLETOWN: FULLY REPUBLICAN AGAIN
At Democratic headquarters tonight, the mood went from hopeful to somber as the Republicans won the township committee election. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI TheContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN: FULLY REPUBLICAN AGAIN"
MAHONEY: BUDGET NEEDS BETTER PLANNING
NAME: Mary Mahoney (Democrat) AGE: 56 (do you have to print that?) Yikes! OCCUPATION: Worked for 18 years as a buyer and showroom manager in the garment center before retiringContinue reading "MAHONEY: BUDGET NEEDS BETTER PLANNING"
BUDGET STILL MIDDLETOWN’S HOT TOPIC
Sean Byrnes prodded his fellow committee members to reassess its budget planning process Monday night. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Now that Middletown has aContinue reading "BUDGET STILL MIDDLETOWN’S HOT TOPIC"
FRUSTRATION SURROUNDS M’TOWN BUDGET
Three of the five Middletown committee members Tuesday night at town hall. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI After months of delays and near misses, MiddletownContinue reading "FRUSTRATION SURROUNDS M’TOWN BUDGET"
POLITICAL “SOUNDBITES” FROM MIDDLETOWN
Deputy Mayor Anthony Fiore, left, and Committeeman Sean Byrnes talk before Monday night’s meeting. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI The finale to each Middletown committeeContinue reading "POLITICAL “SOUNDBITES” FROM MIDDLETOWN"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Middletown’s 2010 spending plan will not be adopted next week, as it was planned, because of a lack of a quorum. Again. This time, though, the blameContinue reading "M’TWON BUDGET HITS ANOTHER DELAY"
M’TOWN SWIM CLUB MAY GET OVERHAUL
Township officials are considering options for the aging Middletown Swim & Tennis Club. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Dropping revenues and increasing maintenance needs, combinedContinue reading "M’TOWN SWIM CLUB MAY GET OVERHAUL"
M’TOWNERS STILL STEAMING OVER BUDGET
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Getting a budget in place is going to have to wait another month in Middletown. A pending review of the 2010 spending plan at the state levelContinue reading "M’TOWNERS STILL STEAMING OVER BUDGET"
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PUDDLE BE GONE
A work crew was out this week attacking the site of the notoriously persistent puddle at the corner of Broad and Mechanic Streets. This phot ...
SMALLS FOR MAYOR?
We at redbankgreen remain neutral in political affairs and never make endorsements. But we have to say Borough Clerk Laura Reinertsen’ ...
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.