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MORE FALLOUT FROM SICKLES COLLAPSE
The implosion of Sickles Market continued to echo with two bankruptcy filings, including one by the heir to the 116-year-old farm business.
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RED BANK: VINYL FANS BASK ON MECHANIC STREET
Zappa, Go-Go's, Menudo and more sunshine than a Katrina and the Waves tune. A medley of fun photos from the rockingly successful vinyl fest that took over Mechanic Street. (click for more)
RED BANK: RESTAURATEUR DANNY MURPHY DIES
RED BANK: Danny Murphy, a longtime restaurateur and fierce champion of the town's small businesses, died Thursday at age 80.
WEEKEND: ART, MUSIC, HISTORY AND A 5K
RED BANK: Tour a 145-year-old boat club, run a 5k for a good cause, celebrate Mexican culture for Cinco de Mayo. Our scrollable last minute look at things to do this weekend.
THROWBACK: LOUD PARKING DEBATE, EVEN LOUDER PANTS
RED BANK THROWBACK: Still common today, debates over parking raged even 50 years ago. But there was no debate over the coolness of plaid seersucker pants.
RED BANK: DEP TARGETS VAPORS AT CONDO COMPLEX
RED BANK: "Vapor mitigation systems" installed at Marion Street condo complex built on former dry cleaner site.
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.
RED BANK: ECLIPSE TURNS FACES SKYWARD
RED BANK: All over town, folks young and old trained their (protected) eyes to the sky to witness a rare solar eclipse Monday.
RED BANK: SPOTLIGHT ON FASHION’S HISTORIC ROLE
RED BANK: Fortune Center and Two River Theater team up to showcase the Ebony Fashion Fair and its role in Civil Rights history.
RED BANK: NEW HPC SLATE MULLS EXPANSION, AND SLATE
RED BANK: Historic Preservation Commission starts possible addition of Irving Place to its portfolio; mulls unapproved removal of slate roof.
RED BANK: EDITH BLAKE REFLECTS ON 106 YEARS
RED BANK: Steamboats, segregation and a laugh you won't forget. Looking back on 106 years with Edith Blake. Video.
RED BANK: CIVIC-MINDED DOG KILLED BY POISON
A beloved St. Bernard known for attending Red Bank council meetings was among five dogs found poisoned 100 years ago this week. Throwback.
RED BANK: RESTART FOR PRESERVATIONISTS
RED BANK: Historic Preservation Committee members, meeting for first time in eight months, get acquainted with new law they'll administer.
RED BANK: CARDS, BOOZE AND BAD LUCK
RED BANK: Taking it back to Monmouth Street in 1924 for a story about guns, booze, gambling and "the cop with 100 hats."
RED BANK: VETERANS MONUMENT RESTORATION PITCHED
RED BANK: Monument restoration expert pitches rehab of Veterans Monument he says is in "terrible shape."
RED BANK: THOUSANDS ENJOY 1905 ICE FEST
RED BANK: Eight thousand turn out for races on the frozen Navesink? It happened here 119 years ago. Check out our new Throwbacks feature.
RED BANK: LUNCH BREAK “TRANSFORMATION” REVEALED
RED BANK: First look inside the $12 million expansion of Lunch Break, built to help the social services nonprofit fill skyrocketing needs.
RED BANK: PRESERVATION LAW ADVANCES
RED BANK: Proposed changes to historic preservation law clear planning board review, return to council for possible adoption January 25.
RED BANK: KING CELEBRATION GROWS
RED BANK: Pilgrim Baptist Church's Martin Luther King Day celebration inspires a bigger audience in a new, larger venue.
RED BANK: FOR ICELESS ICEBOATERS, ‘IT’S COMING’
RED BANK: Iceboaters gather for annual open house in eternal hope of a long, deep freeze on the Navesink River.
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PUDDLE BE GONE
A work crew was out this week attacking the site of the notoriously persistent puddle at the corner of Broad and Mechanic Streets. This phot ...
SMALLS FOR MAYOR?
We at redbankgreen remain neutral in political affairs and never make endorsements. But we have to say Borough Clerk Laura Reinertsen’ ...
CRASH ON LEIGHTON
The driver of this car was headed north on Leighton Avenue when they it hit an SUV pulling a work trailer headed in south in the opposing la ...
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.