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RED BANK: POLICE LAUNCH CRACKDOWN ON TRAILERS
RED BANK: Police issue more than a dozen summonses and one arrest warrant to owners of work trailers violating a new 48 hour parking rule.
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
RED BANK: NEW PED-XINGS PLANNED
RED BANK: Council expected to advance plan for new crosswalks, and possible additional flashing signal, on Maple Avenue.
RED BANK: TOWN SEEKS SAFE ROUTES GRANT
RED BANK: Two intersections near primary school, and one at middle school, would get pedestrian improvements if grant comes through.
RED BANK: STREETSCAPE BEGINS LONG ROAD
RED BANK: Borough unveils concept plans for makeover of Shrewsbury Avenue to address notorious difficulties for pedestrians.
RED BANK: BALLET SCHOOL LEAPS INTO SPACE
RED BANK: In Retail Churn downtown, ballet academy takes space vacated by EV bike shop; board-game store plans opening; and more.
RED BANK: STREETSCAPE UP FOR COMMENT
RED BANK: Administration plans public input session for proposed safety and aesthetic upgrades to notoriously difficult Shrewsbury Avenue.
RED BANK: TRIAL BIKE LANES ASSESSED
RED BANK: Q&A with Councilwoman Facey-Blackwood on the temporary bike lanes set up for Porchfest, which appeared to draw hundreds of cyclists.
RED BANK: YOUR GUIDE TO PORCHFEST II
RED BANK: Who's playing when and where at Sunday's second annual Porchfest? We've got all 90+ acts and 25 stages in one clickable guide.
RED BANK: BIKE LANES SET FOR PORCHFEST
RED BANK: Second annual Porchfest to feature temporary bike lanes for safe flow of riders between some 25 stages featuring 90 acts.
RED BANK: ‘PEDESTRIAN’ COPS NAB 30
RED BANK: Cops posing as pedestrians issued summonses to 30 motorists for safety violations earlier this week.
RED BANK: FRAGRANT END TO 18-YEAR VACANCY
RED BANK: In Retail Churn, florist ends 18-year store vacancy; new e-bike, pasta and gift shops open; hair salon takes another's place.
RED BANK: CHARGES FILED IN HIT-AND-RUN
RED BANK: A borough man has been charged in the hit-and-run of a bicyclist left seriously injured on Newman Springs Road last month.
RED BANK: Unidentified bicyclist seriously injured in early morning hit-and-run on Newman Springs Road, says police chief.
RED BANK: CHEESE, OUT; E-BIKES, CRYSTALS IN
RED BANK: In this edition of Retail Churn, an electric bike shop plugs in, a "beachy" gift boutique expands and a beloved cheese shop closes.
FAIR HAVEN: NEW MAYOR FINDS COMPROMISE
FAIR HAVEN: Five days into the job, new mayor forges "compromise" in bid to preserve funding for a road project that appeared dead a week ago.
FAIR HAVEN: NEW MAYOR REVIVES ROAD PLAN
FAIR HAVEN: Mayor calls special council session in bid to save funding for road project that appeared dead earlier this week.
FAIR HAVEN: SIDEWALK PLAN HITS DEAD END
FAIR HAVEN: Measure to solicit bids for sidewalks and curbs in area neighbors consider bucolic fails, effectively knocking $350K grant off table.
FAIR HAVEN: SIDEWALK PLAN GETS PUSHBACK
FAIR HAVEN: Sidewalks? We don't need or want them, say residents seeking to preserve their "bucolic" neighborhood near the Navesink.
FAIR HAVEN: Brush disposal, bike lanes and police and public works facilities pack a busy agenda for Tuesday night's council session.
RED BANK: BIKING LANDSCAPER GETS ASSIST
RED BANK: GoFundMe campaign raises $3,600 to get biking landscaper Ricardo Paz back on the road. Not that he ever completely left it.
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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.
RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
Red Bank: Girl scouts turns tiny parking lot plot of dirt into a "magical girls sparkle garden."
TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...