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TASK FORCE: CHARGE FOR FIREWORKS VIEW
Spectators, like these in Riverside Gardens Park at the 2010 show, would have to pay a ‘nominal’ entry fee to watch the fireworks, a study suggests. (Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "TASK FORCE: CHARGE FOR FIREWORKS VIEW"
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Still on the streets: Gary Watson Sr. Today's Asbury Park Press profiles Gary Watson Sr., a Red Bank kid who rose through the ranks of the borough police department, retired, and came back five years ago in civvies to help...
Public Works Director Gary Watson's $10,000 pay raise was greenlighted by the borough council last night over 'no' votes by the two Republicans on the governing body, John Curley and newcomer Grace Cangemi. The increase was part of a slate...
RED BANK: REPORT RIPS DPU CONDITIONS
RED BANK: Review IDs numerous deficiencies in DPU, from unsafe vehicles to employees "riding around aimlessly."
RED BANK: WALTON TAKES OVER DPU
RED BANK: Council picks new DPU head, OKs Broadwalk, takes action on long-closed town dump and hears plan for downtown gardens. Highlights.
RED BANK: With the future of a plastic film recycling program up in the air, borough will go through with Wednesday's monthly pickup.
RED BANK: After blowback, controversial new bylaws will get council review later this month, Ballard and Jackson said last week.
RED BANK: DPU HEAD OUSTED
RED BANK: Unlisted on agenda, no terms revealed, no discussion: council fires DPU director, brings back his predecessor at $16,500 a month.
RED BANK: ‘WALKOUT’ HONORS PD RETIREES
RED BANK: Fellow officers and borough employees mark retirement of two cops with a traditional "walkout" on their last day of work.
ON THE GREEN: BLIZZARD WATCH ISSUED
Broad Street in Red Bank following a December, 2010 snowstorm. Below, a forecast map from the National Weather Service indicates a snowfall of 14 inches is “most likely” in onContinue reading "ON THE GREEN: BLIZZARD WATCH ISSUED"
RED BANK: NEW TRUSTEES GET THEIR FEET WET
Mayor Pasquale Menna, right, swears in new library board members in the Eisner Room. Sara Hansen, center below, with Elizabeth McDermott and Steve Hecht, was chosen board president. (Photos byContinue reading "RED BANK: NEW TRUSTEES GET THEIR FEET WET"
RED BANK: ASPHALT IS ‘VICTORY’ TO PLOWMAN
The view looking south on Leighton Avenue through the windshield of a borough salt truck early Wednesday morning, above. Below, a plow working Monmouth Street. (Photos by John T. Ward.Continue reading "RED BANK: ASPHALT IS ‘VICTORY’ TO PLOWMAN"
The brick fascia of a retaining wall at Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank collapsed recently during a heavy rainstorm, eight months after it was undermined by Hurricane Sandy, publicContinue reading "RED BANK: PARTIAL WALL COLLAPSE IN PARK"
RED BANK: WATER LINE BREAKS ON EAST SIDE
A water main break at Harding Road and Spring Street in Red Bank Monday morning. Spring Street was closed between Harding and Elm Place. (Click to enlarge) Red Bank’s boroughContinue reading "RED BANK: WATER LINE BREAKS ON EAST SIDE"
SPEAKING OF DE ICE…
Salt brine laid down in a wavy pattern on Brown Place, near Branch Avenue, above, and bending around the corner at Hudson Avenue and Harding Road, below. (Click to enlarge)Continue reading "SPEAKING OF DE ICE…"
DANGER: FALLING LIMBS AT BELLHAVEN
David Prown came across this sign at Bellhaven Park on Locust Avenue in Red Bank while walking Friday afternoon. According to Gary Watson, director of the borough’s public works department, two trees,Continue reading "DANGER: FALLING LIMBS AT BELLHAVEN"
PINK LINE: RUMSON SAYS ‘PAINT IT BLACK’
The fading pink stripe on East River Road in Rumson, as seen Wednesday morning. (Click to enlarge) By CONNOR SOLTAS As it did in the past in Red Bank, aContinue reading "PINK LINE: RUMSON SAYS ‘PAINT IT BLACK’"
RED BANK GARDEN PLAN NEEDS WATERING
A narrow borough-owned lot with a disused pumping station on it needs water access before it can be transformed into a community garden, town officials say. (Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "RED BANK GARDEN PLAN NEEDS WATERING"
DOWDY FIREPLUGS GET THE EAGLE EYE
1. Scout Jack Hayes, who organized the hydrant-painting effort. 2. Ryan Jacobs, 15, left and Myles Donohue, 16, of Boy Scout Troop 67 at work on Shrewsbury Avenue. 3. TheContinue reading "DOWDY FIREPLUGS GET THE EAGLE EYE"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Two local teenagers were arrested in Red Bank Thursday after being caught spray-painting a downtown building, police said. Thomas Ley, 18, of Rumson, was arrested and chargedContinue reading "TEENS BUSTED FOR ROOFTOP GRAFFITI"
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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.