RED BANK: PEDESTRIAN SIGNALS ON AGENDA

red bank broad pinckney 102119 A pedestrian-activated flashing signal would be installed on Broad Street in front of the SuperFoodtown supermarket. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njTwo Red Bank crosswalks, including one where a pedestrian suffered fatal injuries when struck by a truck four years ago, are in line to get pedestrian-activated flashing signals.

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FAIR HAVEN: PEDESTRIAN STRUCK

fair haven accidentBooskerdoo barista Trudi Williams sweeping up Monday after the accident. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge.)

A pedestrian incurred minor injuries when he was struck by a vehicle in Fair Haven in early morning darkness Monday, police said.

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RED BANK: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

red bank nj police crimeThe crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the month of September, 2019. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Criminal Mischief: Four new vehicles were reported to be keyed in the parking lot of a dealership in the area of Newman Springs Rd on 09/05/19. Scratches were made on the driver’s side fenders, doors and passenger side doors. Sgt. Matthew Ehrenreich.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

shrewsbury, nj, policeCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of  September 21 to September 27, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Fraud in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on 9/21/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) utilized fraudulent accounts to make purchases. Damages totaling $503.39. Ptl. Kyle Ludwig investigating.

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FAIR HAVEN: POLICE ACTIVITY

fair haven nj police fhpdCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department for the month of September, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

9/3/19 Anthony J. Valletta, 65, of Middletown was arrested by Det. Reevey for stealing items from the Wash House Laundromat. Anthony was charged theft and was released with a pending court date.

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RED BANK: BOARD AIRS SAXUM PLAN HURDLES

red bank saxum plan 090419 4A rendering depicts the proposed plaza at Riverside Avenue and Bodman Place that board members raised safety concerns about. (Rendering by Arterial Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

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Red Bank planning board members aired numerous misgivings about one of the largest development plans in borough history Monday night.

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RED BANK: COUNCIL TAKES AIM AT BALLOONS

red bank balloonsCampaign balloons given out at the 2014 Halloween Parade prompted complaints that the event was being politicized. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njThe Red Bank council may soon take up a proposed ban on mass balloon releases, its members agreed at their workshop meeting Wednesday night.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

shrewsbury, nj, policeCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of September 15 to September 20, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

ARRESTS

Brian M. Welsh, male age 37 of Eatontown was arrested on 9/15/19 for Contempt of Court in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue by Sgt. Matthew Clark.

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RED BANK: EX-CHEF FOUND NEW WAY TO SERVE

red bank jorge torresWith his son, Aydin, looking on, Jorge Torres embraces his wife, Lauren, after being sworn in as a police sergeant. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njA former chef became the newest sergeant on the Red Bank police force Wednesday night.

The promotion of Jorge Torres was one of several ceremonies that led the borough council’s semimonthly meeting Wednesday night.

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RED BANK: PARKING SYSTEM TO GET MAKEOVER

red bank tom calu meterInterim parking director Tom Calu with a smart meter at Wednesday’s presentation. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njRed Bank’s entire inventory of parking meters and kiosks is slated for replacement, borough officials said Wednesday, as they debuted a ‘smart’ meter scheduled for rollout curbside early next year.

Meantime, the search for a parking director, the foremost recommendation of a parking study released in January, has been “disappointing,” the official leading the search told redbankgreen.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

shrewsbury, nj, policeCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of  August 17 to September 13, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Theft by Deception in the area of Dartmouth Way on 8/17/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) posed as federal agent to solicit funds. Damages totaling $1600.00. Ptl. Kyle Ludwig investigating.

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RED BANK: PLAZA FOCUS OF SAXUM HEARING

176 riverside red bank saxumA rendering depicts the Bodman Place side of the proposed apartment project. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

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The fate of one of the largest development plans in Red Bank history remained unresolved Monday night.

At the fourth planning board hearing on the 210-unit apartment complex proposed for the site of the former VNA headquarters, attention centered largely on the wisdom of putting a public plaza on busy Riverside Avenue.

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FAIR HAVEN: NEW RESTAURANT LAW TABLED

fair haven peters lucarelli 090919Mayor Ben Lucarelli, right, with Council President Jon Peters at Monday’s council meeting. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njSteam continued to rise Monday night from last month’s controversial planning board decision  to allow a Dunkin’ coffee shop to open in Fair Haven.

At issue at the council’s semimonthly meeting was a proposed ordinance that would all but ban fast-food restaurants, even as advocates acknowledged it was no more than a “stopgap” measure.

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FAIR HAVEN: POLICE ACTIVITY

fair haven nj police fhpdCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department for the month of August, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

08/05/19 Ptl. Robinson took a theft report of two garage door openers taken out of two vehicles from a residence on Pine Cove Rd.

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RED BANK: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

red bank nj police crimeThe crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the month of August, 2019. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Theft: An unlocked bicycle described as a black Elektra men’s beach cruiser style with a green stripe was reported stolen on 08/02/19 in the area of Wallace and Broad St. The bike is valued at $350.00. Ptl. Thomas Doremus.

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RED BANK: POOP & MORE DELAY SAXUM VOTE

red bank saxum plan 090419 4A rendering displayed at the planning board depicts a public plaza on the Riverside Avenue side of the proposed apartment project. (Rendering by Arterial. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

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Unanswered questions held up a planning board vote on one of the largest development plans in Red Bank history Wednesday night.

Among them: where will the poop deposited on the rooftop dog runs go?

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FAIR HAVEN: POLICE ACTIVITY

fair haven nj police fhpdCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department for the month of July, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

7/1/19 Caller reported that her vehicle was entered overnight on Maple Ave. The car door was found open, but nothing was taken. William Lagrotteria was the responding Officer.

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RED BANK: PUSHBACK OVER REDEV CONTRACT

ken deroberts megan masseyCommissioner Megan Massey pressed agency manager Ken DeRoberts on differences in prices quoted for a contract. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njRed Bank’s new Redevelopment Agency began doling out work to professionals Tueday, and one member immediately tapped the brakes on spending.

At its monthly meeting Tuesday, Commissioner Megan Massey signaled a reluctance to approve a contract that had been recommended by the agency’s manager.

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FAIR HAVEN: RIVER RATS LOSES TAX CASE

fair haven river rats River Rats’s home at the northern end of Battin Road. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Fair Haven’s River Rats organization is not entitled to a property tax exemption, even though it’s a registered nonprofit run by volunteers, the New Jersey Tax Court ruled last week.

The organization tells redbankgreen it will appeal the decision.

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