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Today, redbankgreen introduces a new reader-comments system. Prompted by a rising tide of everything from petty name-calling to outright libel, nearly all of it from anonymous commenters, we’ve flushed ourContinue reading "A CLEAN SLATE FOR redbankgreen COMMENTS"
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
TIME FOR SOME FACEBOOK TIME
Maybe we’re just in a wintry mood, with the furnace burning through the heating budget way earlier in the season than expected. Or maybe it’s lingering remnants of the frustrationContinue reading "TIME FOR SOME FACEBOOK TIME"
Our Comment of the Week was posted earlier today by ‘Mike.’ He weighed on on the recent relocation of the Red Bank Farmer’s Market from the parking lot of theContinue reading "FARMERS’ MAKET MOVE ‘A GREAT OUTCOME’"
Our Comment of the Week this week is nice and simple: it’s just one resident communicating to another — and the rest of us, of course — while recalling aContinue reading "A COMMENT ON LOOKING BACK IN TIME"
Some weeks, the pickings are better than others, and this past week saw a good number of posts that might merit the Comment of the Week spotlight. A couple ofContinue reading "BRICKS-AND-MORTAR SUPPORT FOR A TRUCK"
Kevin Donohue gets the Comment of the Week spotlight this week for posting a comment with his (apparently) real name and using the forum as a means of reaching outContinue reading "‘JOIN ME AS SOLDIER NO. 2’"
What a pleasure it is to have so many choices for this week’s Comment of the Week. Among other places, we found posts to admire beneath our articles on theContinue reading "NOT ENOUGH ‘WHITE HERITAGE’ IN SCHOOL?"
This week’s Comment of the Week gets the nod for giving voice to a point of view that is probably more commonly held than one might assume from reading otherContinue reading "PLEASE FEED THE METER…"
Is sarcasm funny only if you agree with its point of view?
Our Comment of the Week comes from beneath the story “LEHNERT LAID TO REST,” about the funeral of the late Fair Haven Councilman John Lehnert. The very publication of theContinue reading "RECALLING “A GOOD DOSE OF HUMOR”"
This week’s spotlight comment comes from a reader who identified him- or herself as “an outsider” and chimed in on the story that announced the return of collegiate rowing toContinue reading "COMMENT: IT’S ABOUT THE KIDS"
This week’s spotlight comment comes from Jen Gallagher, posted under an article about the proposed Fair Haven ordinance that would have required property owners who are denied tree-removal permits byContinue reading "ABOUT THAT TREE ORDINANCE…"
Hopeless idealists that we are, redbankgreen today brings out of mothballs an effort to encourage civil discourse in its reader comments. Comment of the Week, which we stopped running afterContinue reading "REVIVING COMMENT OF THE WEEK"
A day later than usual, we return to our weekly Comment of the Week and again spotlight two points of view from the Big Debate on national health insurance.
The national debate on healthcare insurance flooded redbankgreen‘s comments section last week, providing an abundance of strong candidates for this week’s spotlight. The back-and-forth was spirited and civil, and perhapsContinue reading "TWO VIEWS ON ‘OBAMACARE’"
Once again, we’re glad to see so many good candidates for Comment of the Week in our files from last week. Thanks to everyone who posted something. The comments weContinue reading "‘NOT THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD…’"
We had at least three spirited debates running simultaneously on redbankgreen last week. It was good to see this site being utilized in that way. The issues included the question,Continue reading "‘SHE SHARED THE GIFT OF NATURE’"
Last week’s article about a plan by Red Bank to install more 4-way stops took a detour. The discussion in the redbankgreen comments area turned to speed bumps and speedContinue reading "ON BUMPS AND HUMPS"
This week’s spotlight comment is by ‘Ditch Waverly.’ Readers of redbankgreen comments may be familiar with Ditch’s occasional postings. Quite evidently written by a resident of Waverly Place in RedContinue reading "WATCHING THE WAVERLY GRAND PRIX"
Nothing. Nada. Dullsville.
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FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.