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FAIR HAVEN: THREE MOTORCYCLES HIT

Three people were hospitalized after a motor vehicle collided with three motorcycles in Fair Haven Sunday morning, police said.

According to a statement by borough police, the operator of the vehicle and two motorcyclists were taken to the hospital for treatment after the 11:18 a.m, accident, at River Road and Lincoln Avenue.

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LINCROFT: MOTORCYCLIST DIES IN CRASH

By JOHN T. WARD

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v2[Update, May 17: The victim in this crash was Marc Gardner, 62, of Long Branch, police said.]

A motorcyclist was killed in a one-vehicle crash in Lincroft Sunday afternoon, police said.

The crash occurred on West Front Street just east of Shady Oaks Way at 2:52 p.m., according to Deputy Chief Steve Dollinger.

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RED BANK: CAR SHOW DRAWS A CROWD

071215carsho31071215carsho49Beach day or not, the 13th annual Doc Holiday Classic Car Show, hosted in Red Bank’s White Street parking lot by the Liberty Hose fire company as a scholarship fundraiser, was a big draw in Sunday. redbankgreen cruised the circuit, camera at the ready. Click the “read more” and check out dozens more snapshots of gleaming grills and smiling faces. (Photos by Susan Ericson)

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RED BANK: SHEEHAN CLASSIC IN 100 PHOTOS

sheehan race 061315 153sheehan race 061315 139More than 1,300 runners and walkers finished the 21st annual George Sheehan Classic five-kilometer (3.1-mile) race in Red Bank and Little Silver under partly sunny skies and warm conditions Saturday morning.

Mark Leininger, 24, finished first, with a time of 15:09.5, or a pace of 4:53 per mile. Marisa Cummings, 23, of Spring Lake, was first among women, clocking in at 18:03.1, or a pace of 5:49. Complete results are here.

Click “read more” to tag along as redbankgreen captures the action in 100 photos from the Red Bank-Little Silver border on Branch Avenue to the Broad Street finish line and the traditional post-race cooldown in Marine Park. See anyone you recognize? Tell them you saw them here. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

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RED BANK: BIKER TAKES BROAD STREET SPILL

040415 rbaccident3Passersby and police tended to a motorcyclist who took a spill on Broad Street in downtown Red Bank around 1:45 p.m. Saturday. The biker, identified as Michael Rivers, 62, of Middletown, told police he was thrown when his rear wheel locked. He was transported to Riverview Medical Center with a minor leg injury. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)

M’TOWN LIONS HOST AUTO SHOW, MOTO MEET

1910 T Shrews McKennySome fabulous flivvers (like this wood-bodied 1910 Ford Model T) have been featured in past editions of the annual Auto Show and Motorcycle Meet at Middletown Shopping Center. The ninth annual event chugs into the Route 35 plaza on Saturday, October 11.

Press release from Middletown Lions Club

For the ninth consecutive year, the New Jersey Blind Citizens Association (NJBCA) and the Middletown Lions Club Foundation will co-host a charitable and family-friendly Auto Show and Motorcycle Meet in the parking lot of Middletown Shopping Center, located at the intersection of Route 35 and New Monmouth Road. Scheduled for the hours of 2 to 6 pm on Saturday, October 11 (with a rain date of Sunday, October 12), the event which will help fund programs for the blind and visually-impaired and other sight-related initiatives.

Members of the public are invited to attend the free afternoon of activities which will feature show cars of all types, motorcycles, vendors, and entertainment for adults and children. All classes of vehicles — including classic, stock, custom, antique, hot rod, collector, imports, luxury, muscle, and trucks — are encouraged to enter, in addition to all classes of motorcycles. All event proceeds will support the charitable programs and initiatives of both NJBCA and the Middletown Lions Club Foundation.

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RED BANK: ANOTHER SHEEHAN CLASSIC ZIPS BY

Familiar faces were the first across the finish line on Broad Street in Red Bank Saturday morning. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone. Click to enlarge)

Nearly 1,300 runners and walkers finished the 21st annual George Sheehan Classic five-kilometer (3.1-mile) race in Red Bank and Little Silver under sunny skies and humid conditions Saturday morning.

redbankgreen‘s coverage includes the video above by Rich Chrampanis, founder of the new website Shore Sports Zone, who interviewed the male and female winners, Andrew Brodeur and Noel Whitall, as well as a slideshow of 75 photos taken during and after the race, below.

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RED BANK POLICE BLOTTER

AUTHORITIES_RB2The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of September 26 to October 03, 2013. This information is unedited.

CRIMES:
Burglary occurring between 9-27-13 and 9-28-13 at East Bergen Place—business. Victim reported that the sliding door frame to rear of business was damaged and entry gained by unknown person(s). This building contained several offices. Stolen were, two laptops, one tablet, five guitars, one yukelalie, and one amplifier. Sgt. Michael Frazee.

Theft occurring on 9-28-13 at McClaren St. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole her ceramic lighthouse with solar light from front lawn. Ptl. David Smith.

Criminal Mischief occurring on 9-30-13 at South Street. Victim reported that unknown person(s) scratched words into side of parked vehicle with sharp implement. Ptl. Heather Pubylski.

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MIDDLETOWN CRASH KILLS MOTORCYCLIST

This just in from Middletown PD:

On September 4, 2013 at approximately 3:04pm the Middletown Police Department responded to the area of West Front Street and Harbor Green Circle in reference to a motor vehicle collision. Preliminary investigation revealed Robert Depalma, age 69, from Monroe Township, was operating a motor cycle travelling east bound on West Front Street when he was struck by a vehicle travelling west bound that was attempting to make a left turn onto Harbor Green Circle operated by Daniella Coccurello, age 23, from Lincroft, NJ.

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RED BANK: CAR SHOW GLEAMS ON WHITE

A couple of Corvairs, a fleet of Corvettes and acres of chrome were among the 328 cars gleaming under the hot summer sun in Red Bank’s White Street parking lot Sunday. The occasion? The 11th annual Doc Holiday Classic Car Show, hosted by the Liberty Hose fire company as a scholarship fundraiser. redbankgreen was there, cameras at the ready. (Click to enlarge)

SPRING 2013: CHILLING OUT IN RED BANK

  With temperatures cresting in the high 80s, some members of the Monmouth Roughnecks, a motorcycle club that raises money for public safety, cooled their heels and did some “birdwatching” – their word – in downtown Red Bank Tuesday afternoon. The sultry weather is expected to continue Wednesday, with a high of 85 degrees, according to the Weather Channel (Click to enlarge)

WEEKENDER: CHANCES ARE, CATS WILL FLY

At the Basie Saturday afternoon: dogs and cats rescued from shelters and given a new, ahem, leash on life as circus performers. Matt O’Ree, below, brings his guitar chops to Jamian’s tonight.  (Click to enlarge)

Friday, May 3:

RED BANK: The high-energy Marty and the Martians make their debut in a series of Friday night appearances at the Walt Street Pub, playing an upbeat set including hits by Neon Trees, U2, Foo Fighters and more. The show begins at 8 p.m. 180 Monmouth Street.

RUMSON:  Join the electro-acoustic/pop/rock singer Brian Bisbee at Molly Maguire’s Black Point Inn, 132 East River Road, at 9 p.m.

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POST-SANDY, A BRIGHTER SEA BRIGHT

After wading waist-deep into churning water on Ocean Avenue during the storm on Monday, photographer Peter Lindner returned to Sea Bright on Saturday, along with redbankgreen‘s John T. Ward, to document the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Here are 150 of Lindner’s shots. Some of Ward’s pix on are redbankgreen‘s Facebook page.

Lindner and Ward were permitted into town by local officials, who were in their second day of ferrying Sea Bright residents into town, by dumptruck, to give them just a few minutes to collect pets, medicines, clothing and other personal items from their homes.

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LITTLE SILVER: CAR AND MOTORCYLE COLLIDE

A motorcyclist appeared conscious and alert after a collision with a sedan on Branch Avenue at Pinckney Road in Little Silver shortly before 4 p.m. Friday. Further information was not immediately available. (Click to enlarge)

RED BANK KIDS TOUCH A TRUCK (OR 16)

Monmouth Day Care Center drew over 200 families to its third annual “Touch a Truck” fundraiser, held at the Red Bank Middle School Saturday. Sixteen vehicles (a fire truck, limo, speedboat, bulldozer and more) were giddily honked and climbed as kids explored the machinery parked throughout Red Bank Middle School’s parking lot. Tickets were $10 per family and went toward  the nonprofit MDCC’s operating costs and a scholarship fund. “We’re all about kids, so we wanted to do something for the kids in our community,” said Heidi Zaentz, the center’s executive director.   (Photos by Danielle Tepper. Click to enlarge)

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A SHORTER, SWIFTER SHEEHAN

Thirteen hundred runners and walkers finished the 19th annual running of the George Sheehan Classic in Red Bank and Little Silver under sunny skies and mild temperatures Saturday morning. It was the first edition in which the race was trimmed to a five-kilometer (3.1-mile) distance, from five miles.

Highlights included a man running up Tower Hill while talking on a cell phone, a drum-pounding Uncle Sam at the top of the hill, and a wayward walker who made a wrong turn and got briefly lost.

Broad Street was reopened to traffic at 10:06 a.m., the earliest ever for the event, though six minutes later than race organizers had set as their new goal.

Race results are here.

BIG RETURN HOME FOR LITTLE SILVER MARINE

dilger2dilger-1-103011After six months of intense fighting in Afghanistan, Lance Corporal Brian Dilger of the U.S. Marines was welcomed home on leave in Little Silver Sunday.

The 22-year-old Red Bank Catholic grad was treated to an impromptu fire-and-first aider’s parade through town led by the Warriors Watch Riders, who drove up from Camden County for the occasion.

“I’m pretty embarrassed, but it’s definitely awesome to be back,” Dilger told redbankgreen, seen above right with his sister, Grace. (Click to enlarge)

ELKS ON HOGS, PLAYING POKER

Done3Attention motorcyclists: If you’re a rider who’s interested in supporting military veterans — or if you’ve ever wondered how to maintain your best poker face while riding into a strong headwind — the morning and afternoon of Sunday, August 28 may reveal the answers. [UPDATE: Event rescheduled for Saturday, September 3, because of Tropical Storm Irene]

That’s when Red Bank Elks Lodge #233 joins with some of its brother lodges in Long Branch, Jamesburg and Old Bridge for a fundraising Poker Run.

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HOT RODS RUMBLE INTO TOWN FOR A CAUSE

fcr176The late Stu Paer, below — whose Red Bank Sleep Shoppe sponsorship could be seen on many cars in competition at Wall Stadium, including his own INSOMNIA funny car — is remembered in a special Cruise Night event tonight in downtown Red Bank. (Photos by classicfunnycarboard.com)

fcr175aThey come from all over Monmouth County and parts beyond — the rat rods and tuners, the street rods and customs, the competition-class racers, the blue-ribbon show cars, and the weekend works-in-progress from countless suburban garages.

Tonight, they’ll be lining the streets of Red Bank’s business district in remembrance of a good friend, to benefit of a great cause.

Once a semi-regular Friday night occurrence, Red Bank Cruise Night returns for a special edition presented by Red Bank RiverCenter in conjunction with Friends of Stu Paer — an organization co-founded by Frank Woods, borough code enforcement officer and, as a classic car owner himself, an organizer of the annual Liberty Hose Car Show.

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FIRE COMPANY CAR SHOW SHINES AGAIN

The ninth annual Bob ‘Doc’ Holiday Classic Car Show, organized by Red Bank’s Liberty Hose Company, motored into the White Street municipal parking lot under a sparkling blue summer sky Sunday.

The event, which raises funds for the volunteer company’s operations, drew a record 350 cars and motorcycles despite competition from two large car shows elsewhere in the Shore region.

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MIDDLETOWN MOTORCYCLE CRASH KILLS MAN

just_in1By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

A 28-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Middletown Sunday night, police said.

Grzegorz Przybojewski, of Franklin, was pronounced dead on the scene after his motorcycle hit a tree on Everett Road, a release from Lieutenant John Maguire, of the police’s traffic bureau, said.

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