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By JOHN T. WARD
A more permanent one is in the works, borough officials said.
By JOHN T. WARD
Red Bank officials are backing a Monmouth County push for safety upgrades to the intersection of Broad Street and East Bergen Place, where a Staten Island woman was run over by an SUV four years ago.
In a July 2 letter to the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Mayor Pasquale Menna gets behind a request by Monmouth County for funding to improve the intersection, where Menna said there have been at least 34 accidents since 2010.
With snow still falling and strong winds adding bite that drove the feels-like temperature down to the mid-teens, a shoveler faced a long slog at the SuperFoodtown on Broad Street in Red Bank, above.
On a brief predawn tour on foot, redbankgreen encountered about six inches of ice-topped snow, with equal depths of slush in roadway gutters and at intersections.
The National Weather Service forecast that the snowfall would end by 10 a.m., bringing less than one additional inch. But the wind, with gusts as high as 40 mile per hour, will continue, imperiling tree limbs and power lines.
Shortly before 6 a.m, the Jersey Central Power & Light outage website showed 34 Little Silver customers without electricity; fewer than 5 in Red Bank; and none in Fair Haven.
Meantime, a state of emergency issued Wednesday by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy remained in effect.
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Separately, a police pursuit of a vehicle believed stolen in Rumson was terminated early Monday morning, according to Chief Darren McConnell.
The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for June and July, 2019. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.
Criminal Mischief: A street sign at the intersection of Monmouth St and Drummond Pl was reported to be damaged and is estimated to be $100.00. Ptl. Ashon Lovick.
By JOHN T. WARD
Stop signs, snow removal, street sweeping and other road-related issues were on the agenda at the Red Bank borough council’s workshop session Wednesday night.
Some new ordinances are expected to follow.
By JOHN T. WARD
The Red Bank council’s first-ever workshop-only meeting proved to be a marathon of matters large and small Wednesday night.
Among the topics discussed at the three-and-a-half-hour session: ways to “deal with the issue” of vehicles parked indefinitely outside the home of an unspecified Bank Street resident, though it was widely understood who that was.
Borough public utilities Director Cliff Keen said his department is “working on” mitigating the dust following complaints. And the Greater Green will experience some easing of the heat in coming days, according to the National Weather Service. Unfortunately, rain that’s also forecast could put a damper on the coming Labor Day weekend.
Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
It came in on the leading edge of the Baby Boom wave, way back in 1948 — and when the Red Bank Halloween Parade presents its 69th annual edition this Sunday, October 23, it will represent that rare local custom that’s claimed anew by each succeeding generation of miniature monster, licensed pop-culture character, or float-riding reveler.
A presentation of the borough’s Department of Parks and Recreation, this most enduring (and endearingly nutty) of civic events offers a much-needed fixed point of reference to regular readers of redbankgreen‘s “Retail Churn” and other chroniclers of our ever-evolving town. Together with additional long-running attractions like the warm-weather Riverfest and holiday-season Town Lighting, it’s an all-ages, real-world chance to connect with the community — with an option to dress up, decorate the kiddie stroller (or pet carrier), or simply trick-or-treat yourself to a chance to cheer on the people in your neighborhood.
Classic goblins, licensed characters and some fanciful floats take over downtown Red Bank Sunday, when the Halloween Parade returns for its 68th annual edition. (Photo by John T.Ward. Click to enlarge.)
It’s an event in which “ghosts, goblins, cops, robbers and old cowhands make with the whoopee” — or so said the old Red Bank Register, when it reported on the borough’s very first Halloween Carnival and Parade back in 1948.
The colorful civic event has been fine-tuned considerably since then, having done away with a Saturday night community party and a march that passed through every neighborhood in town. But for the past few generations, the Sunday afternoon centerpiece of the seasonal celebration has staked its place among the area’s most hallo’d traditions. And this Sunday, the costumed characters, fire trucks, marching bands and fanciful hand-decorated floats promenade once more down Broad Street, as the Red Bank Halloween Parade returns for its 68th annual edition.
Builder Mike Rovere uncovered turn-of-the-century signs in gold leaf on either side of the facade at 18 Broad, home to a series of shoe stores dating back to 1883. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Summer doldrums? Not in this installment of redbankgreen’s Retail Churn, which finds downtown Red Bank abuzz with Churnage, as usual.
We’ve got renovation work uncovering history at the site of a planned restaurant; progress on two other new businesses; and more news, right around the “read more” corner.
Listen up, citizens of Gotham: the Red Bank Halloween Parade hits the street this Sunday for its 67th annual edition, filled with witches and goblins of all ages, and some spectacular floats, too. (Photos by John T.Ward. Click to enlarge.)
By TOM CHESEK
The year was 1948, and the place was Red Bank, New Jersey — where just a couple of months earlier, “Auld Lang Syne” bandleader Guy Lombardo’s speedboat took the trophy race in the National Sweepstakes Regatta on the Navesink. As the summer heat turned to October chill, thoughts were turning to the looming Dewey-vs.-Truman Presidential election; to a World Series that entered a fortunate few homes for the first time by the miracle of television; and to an altogether different hometown event: the Red Bank Halloween Carnival.
By JOHN T. WARD
Traffic would be a lot worse if a convenience store were built at the former Rassas Buick site in Red Bank instead of the Walgreen’s that’s proposed, a consultant for the pharmacy chain says.
Both are permitted uses at the former car dealership property on Broad Street, traffic engineer John Harter testified at the borough planning board Monday night.
Still, nearby residents pressed Harter on how the store could do anything but worsen traffic flow through an junction that the state Department of Transportation has given a failing grade for motorist delays.
By JOHN T. WARD
And commuters who normally travel the stretch of Newman Springs Road that separates Red Bank and Shrewsbury are in for at least 24 hours of disruption this week, Red Bank police say.
Attention Red Bank pedestrians and bicyclists: your wish list is in.
A much-anticipated report on ways to improve biking and walking safety, titled “Red Bank Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning Project,” has been delivered to borough officials and is now available here at redbankgreen (see below).
Based in part on suggestions from dozens of borough residents who attended input sessions and completed questionnaires, it contains a cornucopia of recommendations, ranging from simple upgrades to signage and traffic signals to the creation of bike lanes and roundabouts.
The comprehensive report is “exactly what we wanted, and then some,” says Jenny Rossano, speaking on behalf of Safe Routes Red Bank, a grassroots organization that promotes walking buses and other alternatives to car use.
Among the three vehicles left abandoned on the Red Bank end of the Cooper Bridge were these two, still there at 9:30a Monday. Below, a motorist left a car at West Front Street and Riverside Avenue. (Click to enlarge)
Officials in Red Bank and nearby towns are asking motorists to stay off the streets while plow crews dig out from the blizzard that socked the region with at least two feet of snow Sunday and early Monday.
Abandoned vehicles and pedestrians walking in streets slowed the start of snow removal efforts, Red Bank officials say. Now, cars mired in deep drifts continue to hamper plowing.
“It’s a severe problem,” said Gary Watson, who heads up the borough’s public utilities department.
Numerous cars left stuck at intersections could still be found at daylight Monday, including three caught in deep snow on Bridge Avenue at the foot of the Cooper Bridge.
“We’re working on getting towtrucks out,” police Captain Darren McConnell told redbankgreen. “They’ve become a hinderance to the plows.”
Borough officials have asked the state DOT to look into safety improvements at the Maple Avenue/West Front Street intersection, where a pedestrian was killed two weeks ago. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
The death of a 40-year-old pedestrian two weeks ago has spurred Red Bank police and other officials into discussions with the New Jersey Department of Transportation over safety at the intersection in which she was hit by a truck.
Additionally, local leadership is brainstorming ways to make walking on borough streets less hazardous, they say.
On the list to accomplish that goal: speed-limit reductions, more four-way stops, and changes to signs and lighting, specifically at the intersection of West Front Street and Maple Avenue, where Laura Martin was hit and killed by a New Jersey Transit truck on October 27.
Hey, remember that faux accident that tied up Broad Street in Red Bank for most of a day back in August?
With local government clearance, a photo crew used the intersection of Broad and West Bergen Place to stage what looked like the aftermath of a car crash.
They brought in a couple of banged-up vehicles, positioning one against the base of traffic light and the other across the intersection with fake steam coming out from under the hood.
All this for a print ad for Liberty Mutual Insurance.
What’s with the partial pave jobs on Hudson Avenue and East Bergen Place?
Almost two weeks ago, paving contractors laid down a 10-foot wide strip of steamy new asphalt along the north side of East Bergen. At the same time, they paved exactly half of Hudsonthe western half of the north-south thoroughfare. Then the contractors packed up and left.