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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: POT SHOP OK’D, MINUS LEFT TURNS
RED BANK: Cannabis shop wins OK for long-vacant Exxon site, minus dangerous highway turn. Up next: getting a license from the council.
RED BANK: CANNABIS SHOP OK’D
RED BANK: Proposed cannabis shop overcomes objections that it's too close to charter school with 8-1 victory at planning board.
RED BANK: BOARD REJECTS CANNABIS LAW
RED BANK: Pending cannabis zoning law doesn't comply with Master Plan because it inhibits economic development, planning board finds.
RED BANK: MASTER PLAN’S USE DEBATED
RED BANK: Concluding a 14-month process, planning board adopts Master Plan amid debate over "prioritizing" its recommendations.
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: BANK DIMS LIGHTING TO WIN OK
RED BANK: Wells Fargo dims 'overkill' lighting plan and wins approval on property being reviewed as possible new town hall site.
LITTLE SILVER: ODD LOT TO GET NEW USE
LITTLE SILVER: Oddly shaped lot with tricky access wins planning board approval for use as vehicle storage yard for a local landscaping business.
RED BANK: BOARD SUED OVER TWO DECISIONS
RED BANK: Planning board faces two lawsuits, one for denying an extension to Hampton Inn, another for approving Saxum's 210-apartment project on VNA site.
RED BANK: PLAZA FOCUS OF SAXUM HEARING
RED BANK: At fourth hearing on Saxum plan for 210 apartments, questions focus on proposed plaza at what some consider a dangerous location.
RED BANK: POOP & MORE DELAY SAXUM VOTE
RED BANK: Questions about dog poop, sight lines and a tree delay vote on massive plan for VNA site as board member rebukes Saxum attorney.
RED BANK: RIVERMARK PROJECT APPROVED
RED BANK: Planners approve Rivermark office and luxury condo project at West Front Street and Maple Avenue after a bit of shrinkage.
RED BANK: HOTEL ANTAGONIST RETURNS
RED BANK: The lawyer who derailed a proposed Hampton Inn four years ago returned Monday night, claiming his clients have legal standing to contest the plan.
RED BANK: WALGREEN’S TO REVISE PLAN
Josephine Menna, an aunt to Mayor Pasquale Menna – who recused himself – queries Walgreen’s lawyer Marty McGann. Below, site owner Aaron Rassas confers with his team during a break. (ClickContinue reading "RED BANK: WALGREEN’S TO REVISE PLAN"
RED BANK: WALGREEN’S PLANS DRAW CONCERN
Red Bank resident Patricia Meenan asks a question as engineer Dan Dougherty and attorney Marty McGann, in white shirt, look on. Below, a rendering of the proposed store. (Click toContinue reading "RED BANK: WALGREEN’S PLANS DRAW CONCERN"
RED BANK: FAMILIAR FACES AT HAMPTON II
Engineer Rich Kenderian testifies for the hotel developer, above. Below, objector Stephen Mitchell reviewing plans. (Photo by Sarah Klepner. Click to enlarge) By SARAH KLEPNER Parking and stormwater emerged asContinue reading "RED BANK: FAMILIAR FACES AT HAMPTON II"
7-ELEVEN SETTLEMENT GETS QUICK CHECKOUT
A lawyer for the planned 7-Eleven said signage lighting would be turned off, and other lighting would be reduced to the minimum needed for security, during the hours when theContinue reading "7-ELEVEN SETTLEMENT GETS QUICK CHECKOUT"
RED BANK: 7-ELEVEN CHALLENGED OVER 24/7
Planning consultant Rob Freud, representing 7-Eleven, answers a question from resident John Garofalo, left. Below, Freud with the site plan. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD A  proposal toContinue reading "RED BANK: 7-ELEVEN CHALLENGED OVER 24/7"
A dispute over whether a height restriction applies to the proposed hotel site will go to the zoning board for resolution. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD In yetContinue reading "JURISDICTION QUESTION ICES HOTEL PLAN"
By JOHN T. WARD Planning board testimony about a proposed 72-room hotel at the foot of Cooper Bridge in Red Bank was put off until mid-January Monday night after a lawyerContinue reading "HOTEL HEARING DELAYED ANOTHER MONTH"
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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.