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RED BANK: LOCALS BID CITARELLA’S FAREWELL
RED BANK: Mayor and heartbroken customers bid family-owned butcher shop farewell after a 121-year run, but a new food shop may replace it.
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RED BANK: SMOKED MEATS, PLUS CLAY, IN CHURN
RED BANK: In this edition of Retail Churn, smoked-meats market takes space of longtime butcher shop; pottery school opens.
RED BANK: More accustomed to presiding over business grand openings, mayor will mark a closing Wednesday: Citarella's Market, after a 121-year run.
RED BANK: MARKET CLOSING AFTER 121 YEARS
RED BANK: Citarella's Meats & Deli, one of the borough's oldest businesses, plans to close for good next month.
RED BANK: WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK
RED BANK: A less-than-flamboyant weekend lies ahead, bringing clouds and a chance of rain. Here's the extended forecast for the Greater Green.
RED BANK: Police investigating burglary at Citarella's Market.
 The Green’s butchers suggest customers get their Thanksgiving orders in by this Thursday. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS With Thanksgiving just over a week away, ’tis the seasonContinue reading "BUTCHERS TALK TURKEY BREASTS"
LARDER: FOR TRUE BACON, VISIT A BUTCHER
 Kyle Powell at Citarella’s Market in Red Bank shows PieHole some real-deal bacon. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS No food is more debased than bacon.Continue reading "LARDER: FOR TRUE BACON, VISIT A BUTCHER"
RED BANK: PEPPERS, PICKLED AND PACKED
Stuffing 50 or so pickled cherry peppers with proscuitto and provolone goes faster with an assist from helpful neighbor Marc Dostie. Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLISContinue reading "RED BANK: PEPPERS, PICKLED AND PACKED"
WHERE HAVE I SEEN THIS?
Feeling walled in by Where Have I Seen This? Maybe that’s because last week’s photo also spotlighted a building wall. That one, a long red brick edifice, featured “ghost” signageContinue reading "WHERE HAVE I SEEN THIS?"
Another tasty pick for your weekend grilling pleasure in our continuing series on cuts you’ll only find at a real butcher shop. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLISContinue reading "PIEHOLE: KARMA, CUPCAKES & PAD KRA PROW"
RED BANK: HANGER STEAK FOR YOUR GRILL
Kyle Powell shows of a well-trimmed Hanger Steak at Citarella’s Market in Red Bank. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS As grilling season heats up, PieHole is checkingContinue reading "RED BANK: HANGER STEAK FOR YOUR GRILL"
RUMSON: CHEFS’ TIPS FOR YOUR CORNED BEEF
Eddie O’Keefe (left) and Molly Maguire’s chef Alfredo Uraga explain to PieHole why brined beef brisket shrinks when cooking. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS With St.Continue reading "RUMSON: CHEFS’ TIPS FOR YOUR CORNED BEEF"
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? SOPPRESSATA ‘N CHEESE
Soppressata from Citarella’s Market paired with some pickled cherry peppers from the garden and a piece cheddar cheese.  (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS Citarella’s Market inContinue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? SOPPRESSATA ‘N CHEESE"
RED BANK: GETTING FRESH WITH TURKEY
The sign outside Citarella’s Market in Red Bank says it all. If you want a fresh turkey, the clock is ticking. Below, Kristian Bauman, meat manager at Sickles Market inContinue reading "RED BANK: GETTING FRESH WITH TURKEY"
RED BANK: GENERATIONS OF MEATY WISDOM
Fourth-generation butcher Ralph Citarella, right, and long-time employee Kyle Powell carry on more than 113 years of meat-cutting tradition. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS Just asContinue reading "RED BANK: GENERATIONS OF MEATY WISDOM"
WHERE HAVE I SEEN THIS?
Whoa, easy there, fella. If you smell meat, it’s only because we’ve just come from the butcher shop.
The expanding set of charges against accused burglar Carl VonPier of Fair Haven has grown yet again, this time to include a Red Bank business among his alleged victims. TheContinue reading "COPS: CRIME SPREE INCLUDED BUTCHER SHOP"
Lenny, er, Stew Goldstein of Monmouth Meats. There are only so many old-style, independent butchers left in Red Bank. There's Ralph 'Johnny Jazz' Gatta on Shrewsbury Avenue, of course, working the chopping block for some 60 years. The guys at...
Bob Sickles Sr. riding high on his 1948 John Deere MT tractor. Eighty years old, and with a still-thick crop of hair, Bob Sickles Sr. sits at his son Bob's desk and picks through a boxful of documents in his...
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RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.
RIVER RANGERS RETURN
River Rangers, a summer canoeing program offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, returns this summer for up to 20 participa ...
DOUBLE DYLAN IN RED BANK
Trucks for a production company filming what one worker said was a Bob Dylan biography have lined Monmouth Street the past two days with cre ...
AFTER THE RAIN
A pear tree branch brought down by a brief overnight storm left a lovely tableau on the sidewalk in front of Red Bank's Riverside Gardens Pa ...
CONE OF UNCERTAINTY
Asked by a redbankgreen reporter why these cones were on top of cars, the owner of the car in the foreground responded: “That’s ...
RAIL RIDER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of Cooper's Bridge and the Navesink River from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank Tuesday morning.
PUT ME IN COACH!
Red Bank T-Ball kicked off at East Side park on Saturday morning. The brisk weather proved to be no deterrent to the young players, ranging ...
IT’S A SIGN!
Once proudly declaring its all-but-certain arrival in Spring 2019, the project previously known as Azalea Gardens springs to life again with ...
SPRINGTIME MEMORIES OF CARL
The Easter Bunny getup and St. Patrick’s Day hat that belonged to longtime Red Bank crossing guard and neighborhood smile-creator Carl ...
RED TRUCKS AT RED ROCK
A small dishwasher fire at Red Rock Tap and Grill was put out quickly by firefighters overnight, causing minimal damage. Red Bank Fire Depar ...
CREATIVE COVER UP
The windows of Pearl Street Consignment on Monmouth Street were smashed when a driver crashed their car through them injuring an employee la ...
THEY’RE BACK!
Ospreys returned to the skies over Red Bank this week for the first time since they migrated to warmer climes in late fall. With temperature ...
SPRING IS SPRUNG
RED BANK: Spring 2024 arrives on the Greater Red Bank Green with the vernal equinox at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday.
RED BANK’S FINEST – AND NEWEST
Red Bank Police Officer Eliot Ramos was sworn in as the force’s newest patrolman Thursday, and if you’re doing a double take thinkin ...
EASTER EGG MAYHEM AT THE PARK
An errant whistle spurred an unexpectedly early start to the Spring Egg Hunt on Sunday, which had been scheduled to begin at eggsactly 11am ...
PRESEASON DOCKWORK
RED BANK: With winter winding down, marina gets ready for boating season with some dockwork on our beautiful Navesink River.
CORNED BEEF AND DISCO FRIES?
It’s Friday, and smart Lent-observing Leprechauns know the pot of gold at the end of Red Bank’s rainbow is actually the deliciou ...
SURFBOARD DITCHED
It’s a violation of etiquette in surfing to ditch your board.  (it could hit another surfer and hurt them). But someone appears to ha ...
ELSIE, TAKE ME WITH YOU!
Soaked by pouring rain with the temperature hovering in the low 40’s, this sign in the window of Elsie’s Subs on Monmouth Street ...