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SMALLS FOR MAYOR?
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RED BANK: NEW POLLING PLACES IN TWO DISTRICTS
A change in polling places by the Monmouth County Board of Elections will force voters in two Red Bank Districts to change some longtime habits.
RED BANK: LOTTERY SETS NEW COUNCIL TERMS
RED BANK: Triggiano and Facey-Blackwood, key players in government overhaul, win four-year terms in lottery held Thursday night.
RED BANK: PORTMAN SLATE’S WIN OFFICIAL
RED BANK: Certified results show incumbent Portman trounced Hogan with 61 percent of the vote in historic, low-turnout election.
RED BANK: BALLOT POSITIONS SET
RED BANK: Ballot-position drawing gives Portman inside lane against Hogan in mayor's race, while Hogan's council slate gets primo position.
RED BANK: All 15 candidates for office in May election "cleared the bar" with valid petitions, says clerk. Up next: a ballot-position drawing.
RED BANK: With no new petitions submitted by Monday deadline, voters will have two mayoral and 13 council choices in historic election.
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: ZIPPRICH WON’T SEEK NEW TERM
RED BANK: His years as Democratic chair marked by strife, Zipprich says he won't seek re-election under a new form of government he opposed.
RED BANK: COUNCIL OKS EARLY, LIVE VOTING
RED BANK: At an added cost of $21k, council greenlights weekend of early, in-person voting for the May 9 special election.
RED BANK: PIPES, RENTALS, VOTING ON DECK
RED BANK: On a heavy council agenda Wednesday: lead pipes, cannabis zoning, water rates, special election and gender-neutral language.
RED BANK: PORTMAN-TRIGGIANO SLATE NAMED
RED BANK: Incumbent Mayor Portman and Councilperson Triggiano among the first announced slate running in the May 9 special election.
RED BANK: SPECIAL-ELECTION PLANS MULLED
RED BANK: Officials turn attention to special election in May, mulling early-voting weekend option, with cost concerns aired.
RED BANK: MENNA ERA ENDS
RED BANK: Menna concludes record-setting combined terms as councilman and mayor. His successor will have to wait four more days to take up reins.
RED BANK: TWO NEWSLETTERS LAUNCHED
RED BANK: Borough government and RiverCenter launch digital newsletters, giving residents and business owners more ways to stay informed.
RED BANK: BUDGET INTRO ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Budget intro tops busy agenda as council meets in person for first time in 26 months, with home-participation option.
RED BANK: CLERK BRINGS TINY-TOWN FOCUS
RED BANK: Having begun her career in a job that required her to wear many hats, new clerk brings a tiny-town awareness to borough hall.
RED BANK: SPARKS FLY YET AGAIN
RED BANK: Yet again, sparks fly at a council session, this time over the protocol of an appointment to housing authority.
RED BANK: HIRING DELAYED BY SALARY ISSUE
RED BANK: Menna balks at salary proposed for new clerk; Ballard, who aims to displace him as mayor, says he's playing "Monday night quarterback."
RED BANK: NEW CLERK ON COUNCIL AGENDA
RED BANK: Council expected to name new clerk and press county for pedestrian safety at Broad & Pinckney at Wednesday session.
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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.