RED BANK: MAN SURVIVES FALL ONTO TRACK

A 2016 view of the station platform. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

A “highly intoxicated” man survived a fall onto the North Jersey Coast Line tracks just as a train was pulling into the Red Bank station Saturday night, police said.

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RED BANK: ONE DEAD IN BRIDGE CRASH

A motorist was killed when his car smashed into a truck at the foot of the Route 35 bridge in Red Bank Saturday morning, according to police Chief Darren McConnell. Read More »

FAIR HAVEN: SKATER RESCUED FROM POND

The incident occurred near the center of the pond, the rescued skater said. (Photo by JoAnn Pileggi. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Fast-acting hockey players rescued a Fair Haven woman after she fell through the ice on McCarter Pond Sunday morning.

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RED BANK: NAIL SALON NAILED AGAIN

No injuries were reported after a car struck the facade of nail salon in Red Bank Monday morning.

The crash was the second such accident at the salon in three years.

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RED BANK: JUVENILE KILLED BY TRAIN ENGINE

A view of the crossing at Drs. James Parker Boulevard. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

See UPDATE below

An unidentified juvenile was struck and killed by a train engine in Red Bank Saturday morning, according to New Jersey Transit.

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RED BANK: FOUR CHARGED AFTER CRASH

red bank balmer K9 012720 3.jpegRed Bank Patrolman Stan Balmer and his K9 unit partner Hunter, seen here during a training exercise, helped track down suspects who fled the scene of a crash Thursday evening, police Chief Darren McConnell said Friday.

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RED BANK: PEDESTRIAN STRUCK

By JOHN T. WARD

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in front of Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank Thursday night, according to police Chief Darren McConnell.

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RED BANK: REPAIR WORK CONTINUES

Motorists traveling into Red Bank via southbound Route 35 may encounter delays Thursday as a utility crew continues post-accident work at Pearl, Water and Wall streets.

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RED BANK: CAR STRIKES HOME

[See UPDATE below]

No injuries were reported after a car struck a home on Branch Avenue in Red Bank shortly before 4 a.m Thursday.

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RED BANK: TWO VIEWS OF VEHICLE THEFT

A pair of videos show a team of thieves stealing of a late-model Mercedes sedan in Red Bank Friday morning.

As seen below, the getaway nearly resulted in a collision with an ambulance.

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RED BANK: PAY ATTENTION WHILE DRIVING


Put down the cellphone and pay attention: that’s the message Red Bank police hope to get across to motorists as they conduct a special distracted-driving enforcement detail in April.

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RED BANK: ANOTHER CAR HITS BUILDING

No one was injured when a car plowed into the vacant former VNA headquarters in Red Bank early Sunday morning.

The vehicle struck the same spot hit in a 2017 crash, which neighbors cited in raising safety concerns about a massive development plan for the location.

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SHREWSBURY: PEDESTRIAN STRUCK & KILLED

The accident occurred on Route 35 near the Avenue at the Common, the prosecutor’s office said. (Google Maps. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

A Shrewsbury resident died following an accident on Route 35 in the borough Monday night, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Officer reported Wednesday.

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RED BANK: POLICE TRIO TO BE COMMENDED

From left, Patrolman Cevin Albert, Sergeant Matt Ehrenreich and Patrolman Milton Gray all had a hand in saving a bleeding teen. (Red Bank Police Department photos. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

red bank policeThree Red Bank cops are slated for commendation as lifesavers Tuesday night for aiding a seriously injured, and uncooperative, teen earlier this month.

 

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RED BANK: RAIL DEATH REPORTED

The incident occurred just south of the station. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

An unidentified woman was killed when she was struck by a North Jersey Coast Line train in Red Bank Saturday morning, according to a New Jersey Transit spokesman.

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RED BANK: DWI CHARGED AFTER CRASH

red bank policeA Long Branch man faces a drunk-driving charge after crashing into a parked vehicle in Red Bank shortly before dawn Sunday.

Separately, a police pursuit of a vehicle believed stolen in Rumson was terminated early Monday morning, according to Chief Darren McConnell.

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FAIR HAVEN: BIKE LANE DEBATE CONTINUES

fair haven bike laneUnder the plan, “share the road” sharrows would be painted in both directions through the eastern business district. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03A debate over proposed bike lanes and share-the-road markings along the length of River Road in Fair Haven rolled on Monday night.

One week after he broke a tie to advance the plan, Mayor Ben Lucarelli brought in some “sources of authority” on the issue. But opposition, even among some bikers, continued.

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FAIR HAVEN: COUNCIL SPLITS ON BIKE PLAN

Under the plan, both sides of River Road between Lake Avenue and Hance Road would be marked with bike lanes; sharrows would be painted from Hance east to the Rumson border. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

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By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03A plan for bike lanes in Fair Haven hit some potholes last week.

Mayor Ben Lucarelli was forced to break a tie when three council members balked at approving share-the-road markings through the River Road business district.

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