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RED BANK: WEED TAX FOR REC, WATER RATE HIKES ON TAP
RED BANK: Council totally plans to spend the tax money from recreational weed on, like, recreation! And they're also going to vote on whether to raise your water rates. (Click for more)
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RED BANK: COUNCIL BORROWS FOR COUNT BASIE, MARINE PARK & MORE
New bleachers for Count Basie Fields. A remake of Marine Park. Shrewsbury Ave crosswalks and bump outs. With 56 straight "yes" votes, Red Bank Council goes on a roll.
RED BANK: COUNCIL MOVES ON SHORT TERM RENTALS, MARINE PARK FIX-UPS
RED BANK: Nuisance AirBnB style rentals could get their comeuppance in court and a remake of Marine Park may finally get underway.(click to read)
RED BANK: SHORT TERM RENTAL LAW GETS AIRING, BUDGET GETS OK
RED BANK: Debate over an Airbnb style rental law overhaul and property taxes nudge past the $10k average. A busy night as the council conducts the people's business.
RED BANK: POT SHOP, RESTAURANT ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Hearing on plan to turn laundromat into cannabis shop to resume. Also on agenda: restaurant for (most of) former Coco Pari spot on Broad.
RED BANK: PBA NOW “CONFIDENT” IN OFFICIALS
RED BANK: PBA president says union is again "confident" in police and borough leadership after AG "sustains" its complaints about McConnell.
RED BANK: POT SHOP GOING FOR LONG SHOT?
RED BANK: With all three retail cannabis licenses allowed by ordinance already approved, a fourth seller applies to open anyway.
RED BANK: BOROUGH GETS NEW MANAGER
RED BANK: For top job at borough hall, council approves a 38-year-old municipal administrator who began his career as a police dispatcher.
RED BANK: TRANSIT VILLAGE BEGINS SLOW ROLL
RED BANK: Possible 'transit village' of high-density housing around train station gets its fullest airing yet.
RED BANK: COUNCIL SALARIES UNCHANGED
RED BANK: Salaries for mayor and council would remain unchanged, for now, under measure on Thursday night's agenda.
RED BANK: McCONNELL REBUTS ALLEGATIONS
RED BANK: Refuting PBA allegations, McConnell says he had a relationship with a former "significant other" of a department employee "years ago," but none since.
RED BANK: PBA BLASTS McCONNELL’S ‘ETHICS’
RED BANK: With McConnell retirement pending, police union accuses him of "numerous inappropriate sexual relationships" with employees.
RED BANK: COUNCIL TO TAKE AIM AT GRAFFITI
RED BANK: Council looks to address increase in graffiti, rejects requiring parents of offenders to perform community service.
RED BANK: LOTTERY SETS NEW COUNCIL TERMS
RED BANK: Triggiano and Facey-Blackwood, key players in government overhaul, win four-year terms in lottery held Thursday night.
RED BANK: CANNON TO RETURN AS ATTORNEY
RED BANK: Cannon to return as attorney one year after getting dumped; CME to return as engineer. New council's appointments at a glance.
RED BANK: PENNEY CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION
RED BANK: Republican council candidate calls for investigation into the abrupt firing of borough attorney in July.
RED BANK: JOBS, BROADWALK ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Broadwalk extension on agenda when council holds online-only session Wednesday. Also: attorney, assessor and 'Porchfest.'
RED BANK: A plan to put a police representative in the primary and middle schools is up for approval by the council Wednesday night.
RED BANK: BROADWALK CURTAILED, FEES UPPED
RED BANK: Broadwalk could return next week, following council action on schedule (shortened) and streatery fees (increased).
RED BANK: Sparks fly as Zipprich leads move to terminate borough attorney and replace him with one who "exonerated" him of wrongdoing.
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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.