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redbankgreen was launched on June 1, 2006. Its mission: to capture as fully as possible the vitality of the people and events of the Red Bank, New Jersey area, both for immediate consumption and for posterity.

We refer to our coverage area, which includes Red Bank, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Rumson and Shrewsbury, as ‘the Green.’

The name redbankgreen is meant to connote the colonial-era concept of a village green or town square, a place where neighbors met to exchange news and opinions and do business. Hence, our slogan: “a town square for an unsquare town.” Only, this one’s online.

We honor the journalistic ideals of fairness and accuracy with neither fear nor favoritism. But sometimes we get a little cheeky.

JTW & TR heads 090313Who’s behind redbankgreen?

Over his three decades in the news business, site founder John T. Ward has worked as a reporter at the Asbury Park Press and the Star-Ledger and as a magazine freelancer. He serves as publisher and editor.

Graphic artist Trish Russoniello is redbankgreen‘s self-styled “picture person,” responsible for site design, graphics and ad creation. A former staffer at Nickelodeon, she also takes most of the photos for the weekly Where Have I Seen This? and the occasional Accidental Photographer.

Ward and Russoniello, who are married, have lived in Red Bank since 1994.

Broadstreet Ads, an online advertising startup that spun out of redbankgreen in 2012, provides valuable back-end technology and leading-edge ad formats.

redbankgreen is a proud to be a founding member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, a trade group formed in 2012.

Some legal business:

Our content is copyrighted and may not be used without our permission. Doing so may incur some bad karma or worse.

If we make a mistake, we will correct or clarify it. Just let us know.

We strongly believe that once information is published, it should stay published as-is, unless a correction or clarification is warranted.

We do not under any circumstances remove or materially alter stories or images once they have been published.

We do not withhold, edit or redact any information from police blotters before they’re published. If you have been acquitted after an arrest and would like our archive to reflect this, please send us the court record and we will gladly update the original story. Under no circumstances will we delete the original report.

In keeping with the concept of a village green, we don’t allow anonymous or pseudonymous comments. If you want to say something on redbankgreen, you must do so through a Facebook account under a verifiable identity. redbankgreen is in no way responsible for what commenters write.

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