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RED BANK: BOARD ATTORNEY LECKSTEIN DIES AT 81
RED BANK: Michael Leckstein, who served as planning board attorney here for 25 years – and in Little Silver for 50 – died Saturday.
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RED BANK: TAX BREAK CLOUDS SAXUM HEARING
RED BANK: Residents, and one board member, vent about tax impact as planning board takes up Saxum request for zoning change.
RED BANK: APARTMENT PLAN DETAILED
RED BANK: At zoning board, developer details plan for 32 apartments at Monmouth and Pearl; three other plans OK'd; ex-mayor learns he's a grandfather.
RED BANK: Middletown resident Phil Murphy's run for governor gets big boost from elected officials statewide, including Red Bank.
Here’s redbankgreen’s town-by-town rundown of what offices are at stake and who’s running in Tuesday’s elections. We’ve also got some information down near the bottom on what you need to bring toContinue reading "ON THE GREEN: TOWN-BY-TOWN VOTING GUIDE"
The Monmouth County clerk has posted ballots for the November 3 elections. For the benefit of Red Bank-area voters who swear every year to study the ballot before entering the votingContinue reading "ON THE GREEN: BALLOTS! GET YOUR BALLOTS!"
SEA BRIGHT: TAXES, FIREHOUSE PACK COUNCIL
Mayor Dina Long, center above, helped move tables to accommodate an overflow crowd Tuesday night. John Lamia, below, was sworn to fill the unexpired term of Read Murphy. (Photo byContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: TAXES, FIREHOUSE PACK COUNCIL"
SEA BRIGHT: EX-MAYOR MAY GET FIRE STATION
Two fire trucks have been relocated out of town and another sits beneath a tent since the firehouse, in the background, was condemned. Former Mayor Jo-Ann Kalaka-Adams, below. (Photo byContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: EX-MAYOR MAY GET FIRE STATION"
SEA BRIGHT: PROPOSED TOWER ON THE MOVE
The town’s first cell tower would now be sited east of borough hall, against the sea wall under a plan approved Tuesday. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "SEA BRIGHT: PROPOSED TOWER ON THE MOVE"
SEA BRIGHT ISSUES: LIBRARY, REDEVELOPMENT
Engineer Jackie Flor of T&M Associates discusses the impact on a parking lot paving project necessitated by the demolition of the Sea Bright Public Library. The dormant borough school building,Continue reading "SEA BRIGHT ISSUES: LIBRARY, REDEVELOPMENT"
SEA BRIGHT LIBRARY RAZING SPARKS DEBATE
On Sunday, a backhoe sat on the slab where the library had stood until it was demolished a day earlier. Below, an architect’s rendering of a proposed combination library andContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT LIBRARY RAZING SPARKS DEBATE"
SEA BRIGHT: FOCUS ON STALLED BUSINESSES
A volunteer group wants to help owners of vacant stores spruce up their properties.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By SARAH KLEPNER A group of Sea BrightContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: FOCUS ON STALLED BUSINESSES"
SEA BRIGHT BEGINS LOOKING TO 2020
Borough residents at Monday night’s 2020 session, where FEMA planner Linda Weber, below, took notes. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD The scene: a public brainstorming session at SeaContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT BEGINS LOOKING TO 2020"
SEA BRIGHT: LOCALS SAY KEEP APARTMENTS
The Anchorage Apartments on the Shrewsbury River remain vacant eight months after Hurricane Sandy.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON Sea Bright officials last weekContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: LOCALS SAY KEEP APARTMENTS"
Look Back Antiques is seeking permission to do business on the town’s tiny boardwalk on weekends this summer. (Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON Sea Bright business owners struggling toContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: TENTS AND TRAILERS"
By WIL FULTON Last month, Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long called a school-tax formula that would sock struggling residents with a 13-percent hike for sending their high schoolers to ShoreContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: HANDLIN TARGETS TAX FORMULA"
SEA BRIGHT: A GIFT OF FIREWORKS
After a one-year absence, Independence Day pyrotechnics are expected to soar over the Sea Bright beach. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON This summer, Sea BrightersContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: A GIFT OF FIREWORKS"
SEA BRIGHT: MAD HATTER PLAN DRAWS FIRE
The owner of the Mad Hatter, which is slated for demolition, is seeking permission to operate in a tent in the municipal beach lot this summer. (Photo by Wil Fulton.Continue reading "SEA BRIGHT: MAD HATTER PLAN DRAWS FIRE"
SEA BRIGHT: TALKING BULKHEADS, TRASH
A portion of the Shrewsbury River bulkhead in Sea Bright, as seen from Rumson four days before Hurricane Sandy. The house at left collapsed in the storm. (Click to enlarge)Continue reading "SEA BRIGHT: TALKING BULKHEADS, TRASH"
Borough officials said they would prefer that the new bridge be north of the existing span instead of south. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON SeaContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT RELUCTANTLY OKS BRIDGE PLAN"
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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.