RED BANK: SUMMERY WEATHER CONTINUES

Expect the past weekend’s sunshine and daytime temperatures in the 70s to continue Monday on the Greater Red Bank Green, according to the National Weather Service

But there’s a potential Monday night and Tuesday night for fog, which may be dense Tuesday night. Heavy rainfall is expected on Wednesday and Thursday.

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

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FAIR HAVEN: DEMOCRATS HOLD WIDE MARGIN

By JOHN T. WARD

Fair Haven Democrats appeared headed to a council majority for the first time in memory Wednesday.

With vote tallies incomplete, incumbent Chris Rodriguez and running mate Laline Neff  held wide margins over incumbent Republican Susan Sorensen, who ran solo in pursuit of a fourth three-year term.

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RED BANK: WINDY START TO SUNNY WEEK

The new workweek on the Greater Red Bank Green kicks off with a wintry nip.

Northwest winds of 15 to 20 miles per hour created wind-chill temperatures in the 20s across much of New Jersey Monday morning. And possible gusts up to 45 mph prompted a National Weather Service wind advisory through 3 p.m.

But there’s also lots of sunshine in store throughout the week. Check out the extended forecast below. (NWS image. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: HEAVY RAIN IN FORECAST

A day and a half of rain is expected to soak the Greater Red Bank Green starting Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service

As Tropical Storm Zeta charged northeast through Georgia early Thursday, remnants of the system were expected to bring sometimes-heavy rainfall to our area before tapering off Friday. With fallen leaves clogging sewers, that could create localized flooding and dangerous driving conditions, the NWS cautioned.

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

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FAIR HAVEN: RODRIGUEZ Q&A

Christopher Rodriguez. (Click to enlarge.)

Fair Haven voters will be asked to fill two three-year terms on the borough council in the November 3 election.

On the ballot are three candidates: incumbent Republican Susan Sorensen; incumbent Democrat Christopher Rodriguez; and his running mate, Laline Neff.

Here are Rodriguez’s written responses to questions posed to all three candidates recently by redbankgreen.

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FAIR HAVEN: SORENSEN Q&A

Susan Sorensen. (Click to enlarge.)

Fair Haven voters will be asked to fill two three-year terms on the borough council in the November 3 election.

On the ballot are three candidates: incumbent Republican Susan Sorensen; incumbent Democrat Christopher Rodriguez; and his running mate, Laline Neff.

Here are Sorensen’s written responses to questions posed to all three candidates recently by redbankgreen.

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FAIR HAVEN: NEFF Q&A

Laline Neff. (Click to enlarge.)

Fair Haven voters will be asked to fill two three-year terms on the borough council in the November 3 election.

On the ballot are three candidates: incumbent Republican Susan Sorensen; incumbent Democrat Christopher Rodriguez; and his running mate, Laline Neff.

Here are Neff’s written responses to questions posed to all three candidates recently by redbankgreen.

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FAIR HAVEN: WITCHES’ WHIMSY ON THE WATER

About two dozen witches swapped their brooms for self-propelled watercraft in the Navesink River off Fair Haven Saturday.

The aim of the “somewhat impromptu” coven convening was to “to bring a bit of whimsy and fun to an otherwise tricky (no pun intended) and difficult year,” said Rachel Griffin, who organized the event with Cassie Conley. Inspired by a Witch Paddle that takes place in Mystic, Connecticut, Griffin said she and Conley hope to make it an annual outing for charity.

Check out more photos below. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: PARTLY THIS AND MOSTLY THAT

Neither here nor there, the weather outlook for the Greater Red Bank Green includes a  lot of “partly” and “mostly,” according to the National Weather Service

Tuesday, for example, will be mostly cloudy, with light rain possible in the morning. Check out the extended forecast below. (Weather.gov image.  Click to enlarge.)

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FAIR HAVEN: PD, DPW CONCEPTS UNVEILED

fair haven police plan 101320A concept drawing of a new police station on Fisk Street, above; below, an aerial view superimposing the station at top, as well as a new rec center and parking lot. (Visuals by The Goldstein Partnership. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

fair haven police rec center plan 101320Fair Haven residents got their first peek at concept plans for a trio of new borough facilities Tuesday night.

They also got the first hint of what some of it might cost.

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FAIR HAVEN: BUSY COUNCIL AGENDA SLATED

A plan for bike lanes would advance with a parking ban on the north side of River Road between Lake Avenue and Hance Road. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Parking, borough facilities and more will keep Fair Haven’s elected officials busy on their Zoom session Tuesday night.

Also on the agenda: a plan to terminate an “interlocal services” agreement under which Fair Haven disposes of Rumson’s collected yard brush.

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RED BANK: RAIN LANDS ON COLUMBUS DAY

Columbus Day on the Greater Red Bank Green will be a wet and gusty one, according to the National Weather Service

“A long period of widespread showers will impact the region through Tuesday, producing 2 to 3 inches of rain,” the NWS reported in its early morning forecast Monday. “Nuisance flooding” in low lying areas and wind gusts of 30 miles per hour are also possible, it said.

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ON THE GREEN: A WARM AND WINDY DAY

Sunshine and temperatures peaking in the mid-70s are expected in advance of a windy spell Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service

The forecast for the area that includes the Greater Red Bank Green includes winds above 20 miles per hour, with gusts up to 40 in the afternoon. Winds are expected to diminish overnight.

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

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ON THE GREEN: COVID CASES IMPACT SCHOOLS

A student being screened for elevated temperature on September 14. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

[CORRECTION: Red Bank’s action was prompted by a positive test of an adult, not a student, Rumage said.]

By JOHN T. WARD

One person each at the middle schools in Fair Haven and Red Bank have tested positive for COVID-19, the respective district superintendents reported over the weekend.

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ON THE GREEN: BRIGHT WEEKEND AHEAD

The future looks bright for users of the wooden trailway through a swampy area of Little Silver off Prospect Avenue. It’s getting some badly needed TLC from the DPW, which is replacing deteriorated boards, according to a post on the borough’s Facebook page Thursday.

The weather outlook for the Greater Red Bank Green is also bright, with lots of sunshine and temperatures peaking in the high 60s, according to the National Weather Service

See the extended forecast below. (redbankgreen photo.  Click to enlarge.)

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FAIR HAVEN: ART FOR ALL SEASONS & WEATHER

A new season began last week, which means it’s time for fresh mural on the side of Fair Haven Hardware in Fair Haven. As always, Jim Fitzmaurice of Rumson was on location Friday, creating his latest traffic-calming landscape.

The week ahead promises to bring a palette of seasonally appropriate weather to the Greater Red Bank Green, ranging from clammy to cool and dry. See the extended forecast below.
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FAIR HAVEN: PD, DPW, PLANS IN REVISION

Borough Engineer Rich Gardella, at upper right, discussed concept plans for the public works yard on Third Street during the council meeting Monday night. Below, a 2019 rendering showing a DPW building repositioned to Third Street. (Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

fair haven, nj, dpw conceptIt’s back-to-the-drawing board time as Fair Haven officials try once again to advance two significant capital projects.

One is a proposed new police station, which was the driving factor behind two controversial, and failed, property acquisition efforts in recent years.

The other is a public works yard makeover that not long ago appeared on track to yield residential lots the town could sell to fund later projects. That may no longer be the case.

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RED BANK: COOLER TEMPS ARRIVE

With one week of summer left, an early harbinger of autumn has arrived on the Greater Red Bank Green in the form of cool temperatures, according to the National Weather Service

Tuesday promises to be abundantly sunny, with temperatures peaking in the high 60s. Check out the extended forecast below. (National Weather Service image. Click to enlarge.) Read More »

LITTLE SILVER: FOOTBALL WEATHER COMING?

A deer seemed a bit puzzled – as was redbankgreen –  by a Giants helmet left on strange display in the woods off White Road in Little Silver Wednesday.

Speaking of the Giants, the team should take the field under clear skies for their season opener at home in the Meadowlands against the Steelers Monday night, according to the National Weather Service. In the meantime, here the on Greater Red Bank Green, the next few days will alternate between rain and sunshine.

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FAIR HAVEN: ‘TRANSITION’ CUSTOM ROLLS ON

Delayed three months by the COVID-19 pandemic, Fair Haven’s ‘Transition Day’ rolled down Third Street Thursday afternoon.

As per custom in the borough, where an estimated 75 percent of kids regularly bike to school, a group of rising fifth-graders and teachers from the Knollwood Middle School rode across town to Viola Sickles elementary. There, they picked up the incoming fourth-grade class and rode back, parade-style, for an orientation.

Along the way, the riders – including a suit-wearing Superintendent Sean McNeil – were cheered and showered with streamers and confetti.

“It’s the best,” McNeil told redbankgreen. “I think this was exactly what we needed right now, because everybody’s got these tricky school openings, and so it’s nice to get to a place of normalcy and remember what we’re doing this for.”

See more photos below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: WEEKEND OUTLOOK MIXED

A visitor to Marine Park in Red Bank enjoyed some shade and cool breezes off the Navesink River earlier this week.

The weekend outlook for the Greater Red Bank Green includes mostly sunny skies Friday and a cloudy Saturday, with chances of daytime rain ranging from 30 to 60 percent, according to the National Weather Service. Sunshine abounds Sunday.

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

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FAIR HAVEN: FACILITIES ON SPECIAL AGENDA

fair haven police station 071520 2The police department has outgrown the former schoolhouse that houses it, officials say. (Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topicSix weeks after Fair Haven’s council killed a controversial plan for a new borough hall and police station, the question of what to do instead may have an answer.

On Wednesday, officials announced the council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, August 25 “for a borough facilities review and discussion.”

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