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RED BANK WRITES NEW RULES FOR COPS
RED BANK: Three months after bombshell allegations involving police chief, new rules would ban "intra-department dating relationships."
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RED BANK: ‘COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT’ JOB CREATED
RED BANK: New position of community engagement coordinator created to create "funnels" for info into and out of borough hall, says Gant.
CHIEF WON COUNCIL PRAISE WHILE SHIELDING GIRLFRIEND
RED BANK: While repeatedly protecting his girlfriend and subordinate from discipline, McConnell won plaudits for managing the town.
RED BANK: ALLEGED FAVORITISM SPARKED PROBE
RED BANK: State AG's report exposes alleged pattern of favoritism by police Chief McConnell toward officer he dated and married.
RED BANK: NJAG FINDS McCONNELL VIOLATED ETHICS, SHOULD BE ‘TERMINATED’
RED BANK: Attorney General slams McConnell for "unethical behavior" regarding unidentified officer – who redbankgreen has learned is his spouse.
RED BANK: PBA NOW “CONFIDENT” IN OFFICIALS
RED BANK: PBA president says union is again "confident" in police and borough leadership after AG "sustains" its complaints about McConnell.
RED BANK: GANT PUTS McCONNELL ON LEAVE
RED BANK: Borough manager puts McConnell on administrative leave eight months after union allegations delayed chief's plan to retire.
RED BANK: COUNCIL PROMOTES SEVEN COPS
RED BANK: Seven police officers promoted, and a new one appointed, before a large gathering of friends and family at council session.
RED BANK: SILENCE CONTINUES ON PBA V. CHIEF
RED BANK: Seven months after PBA complaint, McConnell is still police chief, awaiting a decision that will allow him to retire.
RED BANK: JAWS DROP OVER CHEESY WINDOWS
RED BANK: Replacement of classic glass storefont with small residential windows downtown appalls even the building's owner.
RED BANK: PARTISAN ‘VENGEANCE’ ALLEGED
RED BANK: Ousted Housing Authority chairwoman alleges political payback for non-reappointment; Triggiano denies it.
RED BANK: PORTMAN PAINTS ROSY OUTLOOK
RED BANK: Mayor outlines plans for "amazing" makeover of Marine Park and other "long overdue" projects for 2024.
RED BANK: PBA AGAIN BLASTS McCONNELL
RED BANK: PBA files grievance against McConnell as he ends "interim" borough leadership and awaits word on retirement as chief.
RED BANK: REDEVELOPMENT ON AGENDA
RED BANK: At final session of 2023, council to take up possible train station redevelopment, stadium bleacher replacement.
RED BANK: BOROUGH GETS NEW MANAGER
RED BANK: For top job at borough hall, council approves a 38-year-old municipal administrator who began his career as a police dispatcher.
RED BANK: MASSAGE SCHOOL GETS KNEADED OK
RED BANK: Massage school gets zoning board approval after testimony it won't take paying customers, let alone offer sexual services.
RED BANK: WHAT’S ON COUNCIL AGENDA
RED BANK: Unhitched trailer ban adoption, awards of engineering contracts and more on council agenda for Thursday night.
RED BANK: STATE SLAMS PAYOUT CONTROLS
RED BANK: State says borough has inadequate controls on sick leave and vacation payouts; McConnell says town is working on compliance.
RED BANK: MCPO WEIGHS IN ON PBA CLAIM
RED BANK: Prosecutor's statement refutes "another misrepresentation of the facts by the PBA" regarding his leadership, McConnell says.
RED BANK: McCONNELL REBUTS ALLEGATIONS
RED BANK: Refuting PBA allegations, McConnell says he had a relationship with a former "significant other" of a department employee "years ago," but none since.
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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.
RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
Red Bank: Girl scouts turns tiny parking lot plot of dirt into a "magical girls sparkle garden."
TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
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 ...