Where’s Willard Scott? Where’s the cake? Where’s our SILLY PARTY HAT?
Red Bank Borough is 100 years old today!
Or next Monday, depending on which birth certificate you go by.
A century ago, on March 10, 1908, the New Jersey Legislature passed an act to incorporate Red Bank as a borough, “effective immediately.”
One week later the law “went into effect, when a certified copy of the bill was recorded at Freehold,” the weekly Red Bank Register reported in its March 18 edition.
The new law designated the form and powers of the government, which would consist of a mayor and six “councilmen” who, in addition to levying taxes, would have the authority to:
Stop animals from running at large.
Kill dogs running at large.
Stop fast driving.
Not to mention “license pedlers [sic], auctioneers, news stands, theaters, circuses, shooting galleries, bowling alleys, organ grinders etc.”