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RED BANK: BANK WITHDRAWING FROM TOWN
RED BANK: Wells Fargo is shutting down its Broad Street operations, vacating one of the town's most visible commercial properties. (Click.)
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VIDEO: MONMOUTH BOAT CLUB PLANS TO GO HIGHER
Video: The Monmouth Boat Club has stood on the banks of the Navesink River in Red Bank for 145-years. But the pilings that hold it up are rotting away. A plan is being hatched to lift the historic structure and build a higher foundation. (Click to read/watch)
RED BANK: LEAD WATER LINE PROJECT MOVES EAST
RED BANK: Crews have replaced 345 lead water service lines so far. There are likely hundreds more to go as the massive lead service line project moves to the eastern portions of town. (click to read)
RED BANK: LAUNDROMAT TO WEED SHOP BID BURNS ON
RED BANK: Only three pot shops are allowed by law, but a fifth is now seeking, building approvals. What gives? (click to read more)
RED BANK: POT SHOP, RESTAURANT ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Hearing on plan to turn laundromat into cannabis shop to resume. Also on agenda: restaurant for (most of) former Coco Pari spot on Broad.
RED BANK: BIRD BONANZA BEGINS
RED BANK: A morning visit to a little known birding hotspot along the Swimming River reveals an explosion of sound and color.
RED BANK: COWORK FIRM SETTING UP DOWNTOWN
RED BANK: Provider of coworking space to entrepreneurs will occupy the entire second floor of a newly rehabbed downtown building.
RED BANK: CONDO PROJECT BEGINS AT LAST
RED BANK: After more than three years surrounded by ugly black fencing, corner of Maple and West Front comes alive with construction activity.
PODCAST DEBUT: ITZEL HERNANDEZ ON “VISUALIZING COMMUNITY”
For redbankgreen's first podcast, Brian Donohue chats with Itzel Hernandez, an immigrants' rights activist whose story is both familiar and extraordinary.
RED BANK: MECHANIC ENDS 48-YEAR RUN
RED BANK: Pete Soviero, who started his auto repair shop right out of RBR, ends 48-year career as a transit village plan advances.
RED BANK: BOARD ATTORNEY LECKSTEIN DIES AT 81
RED BANK: Michael Leckstein, who served as planning board attorney here for 25 years – and in Little Silver for 50 – died Saturday.
RED BANK: BILLBOARD PLAN QUESTIONED
RED BANK: Replacing a 60-year-old billboard at the town's entrance with a new digital version: an upgrade or an albatross?
RED BANK: STUDY FINDS STATION FIT FOR REDEVELOPMENT
RED BANK: Underutilized land, acres of parking lots. Study finds train station fits bill for an "area in need of redevelopment."
RED BANK: PARADIDDLE SKEDADDLES?
RED BANK: In this edition of Retail Churn, Paradiddle Griddle and 30 Burgers go dark, while a new tattoo studio opens.
RED BANK: FUTILE SEARCH FOR A HOUSE FOR MOM
RED BANK: Amid a housing crunch, one man’s futile search for an affordable small house in town for his mother has left him praying for answers.
RED BANK: $1.1M HOME SETS WEST SIDE MARK
RED BANK: A new, 5,000-square foot home on Shrewsbury Avenue sells for a jaw-dropping sum, setting a West Side record.
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: LEAD PIPES, SIDEWALKS TOP AGENDA
RED BANK: Council mulls borrowing for train station sidewalks and replacing lead water lines.
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.
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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 ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
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.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.
RIVER RANGERS RETURN
River Rangers, a summer canoeing program offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, returns this summer for up to 20 participa ...