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RED BANK: PASQUALE MENNA Q&A
RED BANK: redbankgreen's Q&A with Democratic incumbent Pasquale Menna, one of two contenders for mayor in the November 6 election.
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RED BANK: Q&A WITH PASQUALE MENNA
Pasquale Menna, a Democrat, was elected mayor in 2006 after 18 years on the borough council. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) In Tuesday’s election, Red Bank MayorContinue reading "RED BANK: Q&A WITH PASQUALE MENNA"
Pat Menna is showing off the first floor of his home, a spacious Dutch Colonial he shares with his five-year-old white Labrador retriever, Bella. It’s on a corner lot in one of Red Bank’s more upmarket neighborhoods, and in contrast...
RED BANK: EX MAYOR MICHAEL ARNONE DIES
RED BANK: Former mayor and longtime Republican Assemblyman Michael Arnone has died. (click to read)
RED BANK: RESTAURATEUR DANNY MURPHY DIES
RED BANK: Danny Murphy, a longtime restaurateur and fierce champion of the town's small businesses, died Thursday at age 80.
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.
CHIEF WON COUNCIL PRAISE WHILE SHIELDING GIRLFRIEND
RED BANK: While repeatedly protecting his girlfriend and subordinate from discipline, McConnell won plaudits for managing the town.
RED BANK: ALLEGED FAVORITISM SPARKED PROBE
RED BANK: State AG's report exposes alleged pattern of favoritism by police Chief McConnell toward officer he dated and married.
RED BANK: LIBRARY KICKS OFF CENTENNIAL
RED BANK: Dozens of supporters gather to kick off the Red Bank Public Library's centennial as a "public" institution.
RED BANK: ENNIO MENNA DIES
RED BANK: Ennio Menna, the father of former mayor Pasquale Menna, died at Riverview Medical Center Friday at age 94.
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: 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: COUNCIL DEMS, HOGAN FORM SLATE
RED BANK: Three council Dems team up with Riverview's president and three others in bid to form new government in July.
RED BANK: MAYOR HOSTS OFFICE HOURS
RED BANK: Got a gripe, a question, a suggestion? Just want to meet the new guy? Mayor Billy Portman initiates weekly open-door sessions.
RED BANK: HORGAN LOOKS BACK, AND AHEAD
RED BANK: After 15 years on the council, Kathy Horgan reflects on the turmoil of recent years, and talks about her next chapter.
RED BANK: PORTMAN TAKES MAYOR’S SEAT
RED BANK: In debut as mayor, Portman pledges to "keep the ship running smoothly" as town embarks on big changes.
RED BANK: BOAS QUITS HPC, SLAMS CHAIRMAN
RED BANK: Longtime Historic Preservation Commission member Boas quits over new chairman's "authoritarianism."
RED BANK: SIDES STAKED OUT ON RENTAL LAW
RED BANK: Impassioned arguments dominate council discussion of proposed regulations for short-term rentals, with more debate to come.
RED BANK: EX-COP TO BECOME SCHOOL SRO
RED BANK: New school resource officer is a "perfect fit," says chief: police department sees two officers retire this month.
RED BANK: SOCCER TEAMS HONORED
RED BANK: Soccer squads honored for undefeated fall seasons that culminated with Northern Monmouth league championships.
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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.