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FAIR HAVEN: PLAN ELICITS VARIED CONCERNS

Part of the plan calls for a new park-maintenance shed at Fair Haven Fields, just south of the Methodist church. (Image by Google. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njFair Haven residents peppered the borough council Tuesday night with questions about an ambitious plan to build a new town hall, consolidate operations and sell real estate.

The questions appeared to reflect a sense that residents were caught off guard by the scope of the project, which was first reported by redbankgreen Monday.

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FAIR HAVEN: NEW TOWN HALL PLANNED

646 RIVER ROAD FAIR HAVEN NJ SUNOCOFair Haven officials hope to acquire the former Sunoco station for redevelopment as part of long-range consolidation of municipal operations. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03A vacant gas station site in Fair Haven could become the home to a new borough hall and police station under a plan up for consideration Tuesday night.

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RED BANK: WEATHER OUTLOOK

A gray autumn morning was a good time to tackle some outdoor work on Grant Place in Red Bank Saturday. Or was that just an eerily realistic Halloween yard display?

With many schools and workplaces closed Monday for Columbus Day (or professional staff days, in the case of local public schools), Monday should be another good day for yard work. Temperatures are expected to peak around 69 degrees, with a slight chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service

Check out the extended forecast below. (John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: SUNSHINE FOR OYSTER FESTIVAL

After a night of heavy rain, clouds lay over Red Bank Friday morning, as seen from a perch high above the Navesink River.

Some additional precipitation is possible before early afternoon, but the Greater Green will get a long-overdue dose of sunshine this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. That bodes well for Sunday’s Guinness Oyster Festival.

Check out the extended forecast below.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: FOG, HEAT, POSSIBLE T-STORMS

Wednesday’s weather forecast for the Greater Red Bank Green includes morning fog followed by cloudy conditions and possible thunderstorms. With or without rain, it’ll be steamy, with daytime peak temperatures around 83 degrees.

Here’s the extended outlook from the National Weather Service(NOAA graphic. Click to enlarge.)

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FAIR HAVEN: POLICE ACTIVITY

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department for the month of August, 2018. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

08/02- Michael Lovanyak, 56, Toms River was placed under arrest following a traffic stop for operating a motor vehicle during a period of suspension.  He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a glass pipe containing CDS was located inside of the vehicle. Officer Patrick Anderson was the arresting Officer.

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RED BANK: BRIEF RESPITE FROM RAIN

The sun and at least one umbrella were out at the same time on West Front Street in Red Bank one afternoon last week.

The new workweek begins with a brief respite from the rain, under partly sunny, breezy and cool conditions, with peak temperatures in the mid-60s, according to the National Weather ServiceRain is likely to return Tuesday, however. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: FLORENCE DEPARTS

As heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Florence moved back out over the Atlantic, the Greater Red Bank Green was treated to a grand rainbow Tuesday evening, as seen here from Tower Hill Church in Red Bank.

Don’t expect abundant sunshine immediately, though. Partly sunny skies are expected at least through Thursday, according to the National Weather ServiceCheck out the extended forecast below. (Photo by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: FOGGY, SOGGY DAYS AHEAD

Goldfish crackers dropped on West Front Street in Red Bank during Monday’s persistent rains seemed to reflect the soggy mood of this week’s weather.

Expect heavy fog Tuesday morning, followed by a mostly cloudy day, one that could also bring rain and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. That’s pretty much what the extended forecast includes, too; check it out below.

As for Hurricane Florence, it’s now expected to produce a life-threatening storm surge and damaging winds along the coastlines of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, but “impacts” are still possible in New Jersey, the NWS says. (Photo by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: HURRICANE FLORENCE WATCH

All eyes are on a brewing storm named Florence that threatens to impact the Eastern Seaboard later this week.
“Florence is forecast to become a major hurricane this morning, and is expected to remain an extremely  dangerous major hurricane through Thursday,” the National Weather Service reported early Monday.

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RED BANK: HEAT INDEX TO TOP 100 AGAIN

Labor Day is past, but summer steamrolls on Tuesday, when heat and humidity are expected to yet again yield a combined index of 100 in the area that includes the Greater Red Bank Green.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the region from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Check out the extended forecast below. (NWS graphic. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: HELLISH CORNER

Heavy dust from road rebuilding work on East Bergen Place in Red Bank combined with a heat index above 100 to make the intersection at Broad Street a particularly hellish spot Wednesday.

Borough public utilities Director Cliff Keen said his department is “working on” mitigating the dust following complaints. And the Greater Green will experience some easing of the heat in coming days, according to the National Weather Service. Unfortunately, rain that’s also forecast could put a damper on the coming Labor Day weekend.

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: WAITING FOR SUN

A lone sunflower looked a bit disappointed under gray skies behind the 7-Eleven store at Maple Avenue and West Front Street in Red Bank Tuesday. (Photo by Alan Placer. Click to enlarge)

After some possible morning rain, our sun-hungry friend can expect partly sunny conditions Wednesday, along with high humidity and temperatures in the mid-80s, before ample sunshine returns Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Here’s the forecast through next Tuesday:

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ON THE GREEN: TEMPS TO FEEL LIKE 100+

It’s gonna be a scorcher on the Greater Red Bank Green Monday afternoon, when peak temperatures in excess of 90 degrees and high humidity combine to push the “feels-like” temperature above 100, according to the National Weather Service.

A heat advisory is in effect from noon until 7 p.m., with cautions to avoid outdoor exertion and consume lots of water. The heat index could reach 104, the NWS warned.

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)

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FAIR HAVEN: VIDEO LEADS TO ARREST

Fair Haven police arrested a Keansburg man on car-burglary charges after a surveillance video caught him trying to sell a stolen item, borough police Chief Joe McGovern reported Monday.

Milo Rainey, 39, is suspected of having entered three vehicles in the area of Harding and Harvard roads on the night of July 9 and 10, McGovern said in a press release.

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RED BANK: THIS WEEK’S WEATHER OUTLOOK

A new workweek dawns on the Greater Red Bank Green, as seen from a lofty perch above our beatiful Navesink River Monday morning.

Weatherwise, we’re in for partly sunny skies and a high temperature of about 81 degrees Monday, with a 30-percent chance of rain.

Here’s the forecast for the rest of the week and beyond from the National Weather Service.

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FAIR HAVEN: POLICE ACTIVITY

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department for the months of May and June, 2018. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

5-18: Michael P. Fish. 27, Middletown was arrested after a warrant was discovered during a traffic stop for his arrest. Subject was released after posting full cash bail. Ptl. Eric Patton was the arresting Officer.

5-23: Lisa K. Edwards. 46, Red Bank was arrested after a warrant was discovered during a traffic stop for his arrest. Subject was released after posting full cash bail. Ptl. Brooks Robinson was the arresting Officer.

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