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RED BANK: BOTTLES BY SICKLES EVICTED
RED BANK: Court-ordered lockout of Bottles by Sickles caps stunning cascade of Sickles Market business failures in two towns.
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RED BANK: BIG MAN’S BITES THE DUST
RED BANK: The building that once housed a rock club owned by saxophonist Clarence Clemons was razed this week.
RED BANK: APARTMENT REVIEW TO RESUME
RED BANK: After two-year pause, review of proposed Monmouth Street apartment project to resume, if the zoning board can get to it.
RED BANK: APARTMENT REVIEW BEGINS
RED BANK: Hearing on 59-unit apartment project on Monmouth Street begins with focus on other density variances near the train station.
RED BANK: APARTMENT PLAN UP FOR REVIEW
RED BANK: Fifty-nine apartments would be built alongside the charter school if a plan up for review Thursday night wins zoning board approval.
RED BANK: WRECKING BALL FOR BIG MAN’S?
RED BANK: In its 18 months of existence, Big Man's West, owned by the late Clarence Clemons, laid claim to rock history. It's now facing the wrecking ball.
RED BANK: APARTMENT PROJECTS PLANNED
RED BANK: Two proposed projects would add 69 new apartments to the edge of downtown, with 59 on Monmouth Street and 10 on Riverside Avenue.
RED BANK: GHOSTLY, AND PARTLY TRUE, TALES
RED BANK: New book, "13 Ghostly Tales and Yarns of the Navesink River," mines newspaper archives and local lore for stories of hubris and eerie comeuppance.
CRAVINGS: SCAMPI PIE NOT A TRIVIAL MATTER
RED BANK: She may be there for the weekly trivia contest, but Jen Rubino's craving for Jamian's shrimp scampi pizza is no trivial matter.
ON THE GREEN: MAYORS HAVE FUR IN THIS ONE
At stake: the dignity of at least two area mayors. (Click to enlarge) The Battle of Ridge Road will pit maroon against purple in a high-stakes football game between RedContinue reading "ON THE GREEN: MAYORS HAVE FUR IN THIS ONE"
ON THE GREEN: HOW WE LOOK FROM ABOVE
A new interactive map developed by NJ.com, the website of the Star-Ledger, enables users to zoom down to nearly the street level to show where every one of New Jersey’s moreContinue reading "ON THE GREEN: HOW WE LOOK FROM ABOVE"
RED BANK: PARK IT HERE, JAZZ LOVERS
John Gatta wields giant scissors as he dedicates the new park named for his late brother, Ralph ‘Johnny Jazz’ Gatta Jr. (seen below), as Councilwoman Linda Schwabenbauer applauds. (Photo byContinue reading "RED BANK: PARK IT HERE, JAZZ LOVERS"
RED BANK: PARK TO GET JOHNNY JAZZED UP
Anyone who ever had the pleasure of getting an earful of bebop – and a history lesson in jazz – while picking up a pound of ground chuck at the now-goneContinue reading "RED BANK: PARK TO GET JOHNNY JAZZED UP"
RUMSON: HAVE TRIV’, WILL TRAV’
The Third Best Trivia Host in America — Little Silver’s own “Gentleman” Jim Norton — brings his bar-hopping brand of “brain-bending quizzes” to a Thursday Night Trivia stand at MollyContinue reading "RUMSON: HAVE TRIV’, WILL TRAV’"
RED BANK: PARK TO HONOR JOHNNY JAZZ
By JOHN T. WARD He presided over what had to qualify as one of the quirkiest neighborhood grocery stores in the history of retailing, let alone Red Bank. Now, fourContinue reading "RED BANK: PARK TO HONOR JOHNNY JAZZ"
RED BANK: ‘DRIVING JERSEY’ REELS ‘EM IN
‘Driving Jersey,’ a television series that mines the Garden State for its culture, kicks off a new season Wednesday night with footage shot in Red Bank, where producer (and boroughContinue reading "RED BANK: ‘DRIVING JERSEY’ REELS ‘EM IN"
RED BANK: HOLY DOUBLETAKE! IT’S BATMAN!
Spoiler alert for fans of the cable show ‘Comic Book Men,’ shot in and around Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash on Broad Street in Red Bank: aContinue reading "RED BANK: HOLY DOUBLETAKE! IT’S BATMAN!"
RED BANK: WHIZ KIDS BELLY UP TO THE BAR
 Rick Norman is Jamian’s quizmaster on Tuesday nights.(Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON For the second week in a row, thirsty brainiacs packed the patio barContinue reading "RED BANK: WHIZ KIDS BELLY UP TO THE BAR"
MIDDLETOWN: PLAYERS PLAY ON AT LIBRARY
The former library, newly rebranded the Navesink Arts Center, is transformed into a spacious reading room and reception area for Monmouth Players productions. Below, Lori Renick (left) co-stars in theContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN: PLAYERS PLAY ON AT LIBRARY"
SEA BRIGHT: BOCCE’S BACK
Dave DeScenza, above, and his daughter Nicolette, below, restoring the family bocce court on Memorial Day. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD The most recent interval between summers wasContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: BOCCE’S BACK"
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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 ...