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RED BANK: MURPHY TOUTS ‘SENSE’ ON GUNS

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, with Brett Sabo of Moms Demand Action at right, in Riverside Gardens Park Friday. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

At a no-surprises event held in Red Bank, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy picked up an endorsement from a group pushing for “common sense gun laws” Friday.

Addressing a clutch of supporters and at least two local GOP officials in Riverside Gardens Park, Murphy pledged to reject an “us versus them” approach to dealing with gun-rights advocates while pressing for ways to reduce firearms violence in New Jersey.

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RED BANK: JUST-IN-TIME DELIVERY?

Seen in a truck cab outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Tuesday afternoon: a couple of road veterans who appear to have racked up more than their share of miles.

Who’s got a good caption for this photo? Let’s hear it. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: A DATE WITH DESTINY?

rb-dates-092816accidentalphotographerredbankgreen’s Accidental Photographer came upon this scene of scattered and mashed dates on West Front Street in Red Bank Wednesday. No clue how they got there.

The photo cries out for a witty caption. Got one? (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

AUTHORITIES_RB3The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of July 9 to July 16, 2015. This information is unedited.

CRIMES

Theft occurring on 710-15 at North Bridge Ave. parking lot. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole her purse from parked car. Purse contained paperwork, sunglasses, charger, etc. Ptl. Kristin Altimari

Criminal Mischief occurring on 7-10-15 at Mechanic Street parking lot. Report of unknown juvenile subjects lighting a fire cracker on trunk of parked vehicle, thus causing damage to the vehicle. Ptl. David Smith.

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RED BANK: CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

AUTHORITIES_RB3The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of July 2 to July 9, 2015. This information is unedited.

CRIMES

Burglary, Theft occurring at E. Westside Ave. on 7-4-15. Victim reported that unknown person(s) gained entry into residence by removing a window air-conditioning unit. Stolen was the following: Jewelry, $100.00 worth of beef from freezer and prescription drugs. Inv. Paul Perez

Theft occurring at Chapin Ave.—nursing home on 7-4-15. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole cash from her room. Ptl. Sean Haushchildt

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RED BANK: CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

AUTHORITIES_RB3The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of June 25 to July 2, 2015. This information is unedited.

CRIMES

Theft reported on 6-25-15 at Broad Street—business. Reports of unknown person(s) shoplifting expensive cosmetics, that being body and face creams over the past 10 months.  Ptl. Ashon Lovick.

Theft occurring between 6-25-15 and 6-26-15 at Hudson Avenue. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole a necklace from parked car.  Ptl. Kristin Altimari.

Theft reported on 6-27-15 but occurring between 5-14-15 and 5-21-15. Victim’s husband reported that while his wife was hospitalized at Riverview Medical Center, unknown person(s) stole credit cards and driver’s license from wallet.  Ptl. John Camarca. Read More »

RED BANK: CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

AUTHORITIES_RB3The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of June 18 to June 25, 2015. This information is unedited.

CRIMES

Criminal Mischief occurring between 6-18-15 and 6-19-15 at West Bergen Place residence. Victim reported that unknown person(s) threw rocks at parked vehicle and cracked windshield and broke rear driver’s side window. Ptl. Shane Dengel.

Theft occurring between 6-19-15 and 6-20-15 at 50 Locust Ave.—apartment. Victim reported that unknown subject stole his I Phone and cash from apartment. Ptl. Benjamin Springer

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ACCIDENTAL PHOTO: TRACKING THE WEATHER

hubbard 010615Oh, the irony: Someone put an indoor ski machine out on the curb on Hubbard Avenue in Middletown just in time for the first snowfall of 2015.

The snow should end by 5 p.m. with an accummulation of less than two inches, the National Weather Service says. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

MIDDLETOWN: WIRY CHARACTER SIGHTED

mtown wire figure 121014The odd presence of a sketchy figure, seen leaning against a utility pole on Hubbard Avenue near West Front Street in Middletown Wednesday afternoon, seems to cry out for explanation – and puns. Got one?  (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

ACCIDENTAL PHOTOGRAPHER: PINK SLIPPERED

rb pink slipper 052814This photo, taken on West Front Street in Red Bank Wednesday morning, cries out for a caption. Got one? Go ahead, give it a try. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

SPRING 2013: RED SKY OVER RED BANK

Sunrise on our beautiful Navesink River Wednesday, as seen from the foot of Maple Avenue in Red Bank. A pleasant day weatherwise is in store, with partial sunshine and temperatures peaking in the mid-70s, according to the Weather Channel. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

SAYING ‘CHEESE’ IN THE STREET

redbankgreen‘s Accidental Photographer came upon Dan Campbell (in black suit) and the men of his wedding party beaming in the sunshine on Madison Avenue in Red Bank Saturday. (Click to enlarge)

The weather outlook for the next few days, with the frequent use of the phrases “mostly cloudy” and “chance of showers,” is less sunny.

FIRE DAMAGES AUTO SHOWROOM

The Sunday morning blaze charred the facade and filled a showroom with smoke. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

A fire that appeared to start in mulch caused limited damaged to a Red Bank auto dealership Sunday morning.

Volunteer firefighters, responding to an alarm at Red Bank Nissan, on East Newman Springs Road, arrived shortly after 10 a.m. to find a portion of the western wall ablaze beneath metal siding panels, they said.

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A CHANCE MEETING ON THE STREET

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redbankgreen‘s Accidental Photographer stumbled upon this busted-frame portrait just as you see it on River Road in Red Bank Saturday evening: on the ground, leaning against a pole, all by its lonesome.

What could it mean that it was out there? (Click to enlarge)

ALL QUIET IN GOTHAM CITY

batman-broadNot that we condone defacing of other people’s property, of course… but this guy looking down on Broad Street in downtown Red Bank gives us a chuckle.

Is he looking for criminals in Gotham? Checking to see if his parking meter is still in the green? Or is just keeping a jealous eye on the cable-TV reality show being shot across the street? (Click to enlarge)

WHAT WE’RE HEARING 3

mechanic-gutterReader Peter Lisowsky shot rainwater running in the gutter on Mechanic Street around 8:30 Saturday night. (Click to enlarge)

Fire alarm, 50 Locust Avenue, Building 3, Red Bank, 7:32 a.m. Smoke reported…

First aid call to Salvation Army building, Red Bank, for 79-year-old male fall victim. That’s where the residents of the Chapin Hill at Red Bank nursing home were relocated late Saturday…