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RED BANK: RIVERCENTER REBOOT BEGINS

Attendees filling out questionnaires at the RiverCenter strategy session at the Oyster Point Hotel Monday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Amid intensifying competition regionally for business investment and shoppers, Red Bank RiverCenter kicked off a four-month effort to redefine its vision for the downtown Monday night.

About 70 people, most of them merchants, gathered in a ballroom at the Oyster Point Hotel to hear from a consultant on how to determine “what you want this place to look like in 10 years,” as he put it.

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RED BANK: MURPHYS IN CLASSIC FINISH

Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy powering through the last steps of the race, above, and before the start, below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Undaunted by a fellow runner’s warning that Tower Hill can be a killer, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy finished among the top 25 percent of racers in the debut Red Bank Classic 5k Saturday.

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RED BANK: UNITY RALLY DRAWS A MURPHY

Tammy Murphy reacts as her husband, Governor-elect Phil Murphy, calls her while she’s delivering a speech at Saturday’s Unity Rally in Red Bank. The event drew a full house to Pilgrim Baptist Church, below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Ignoring biting cold, dozens of Red Bank-area residents participated in a “unity” march and rally Saturday in honor of two civil rights champions: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and journalist T. Thomas Fortune.

Anchored at Pilgrim Baptist Church, the event featured a cameo appearance by the spouse of Governor-elect Phil Murphy as part of a whirlwind, pre-inaugural tour of New Jersey.

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ROCK, BLOOD & THE GORES

Upstage magazine reports that the Two River Theater will be the site of a rock ‘n roll blood drive this Saturday from 10a to 4p.

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Chris Morrisy, Maybe Pete and A.R.D. will perform at the event for the Central Jersey Blood Center, which is hoping to collect 150 pints of blood to bolster its supplies by Labor Day.

A lack of donations over the past two months threatens the blood supply, Upstage reports. “Inventory levels have dropped well below an adequate supply. Types O Negative and O Positive are urgently needed.” Potential donors are asked to call (732) 842-5750 ext. 264 to make an appointment.

Speaking of rock and doing good, the Asbury Park Press tells us that Al and Tipper Gore will join Bon Jovi at a fundraiser on Sept. 16 for 180 Turning Lives Around, a non-profit that provides support services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Bon Jovi will host a reception at his home in Navesink to donors who contribute $10,000 or more. Afterward, he’ll be honored for his work on behalf of 180. A $500-per-seat dinner will follow at the home of Philip and Tammy Murphy, also of Navesink.

Tipper Gore will be honored for her work as an advocate for mental health, homelessness and anti-violence causes. Bobby Bandiera will perform.

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