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RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
RED BANK: MONMOUTH ARTS OPENS NEW SPACE
RED BANK: Doors away from the Basie's storied marquee, Monmouth Arts unveils a new home for fostering art dubbed ArtSpace.
THROWBACK: A SUPERSTAR’S FIRST GLIMMER
THROWBACK: This week in 1964, a photographer serendipitously captured a future pop superstar, Melanie, then a senior at Red Bank High School.
WOODSTOCK ERA STAR, RBR ALUM “MELANIE” DIES
Melanie Safka, Woodstock era singer songwriter and Red Bank Regional High School alumni hall of fame member known simply as "Melanie," has died.
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: SAM MACPHERSON MAKES IT HOME
RED BANK: Building a career on "stupidly ignorant confidence," singer Sam MacPherson plays his first hometown show at the Basie's Vogel space next week.
RED BANK: ‘MIGHTY’ SOCIAL SERVICES IN SPOTLIGHT
RED BANK: With second warming center about to open, town spotlights "small but mighty network" of programs to provide shelter, nutrition and healthcare to those in need.
RED BANK: BASIE BOOSTS PARKER CENTER
RED BANK: Next recipient of Count Basie Center's "Giving Year" funding is free healthcare provider Parker Family Health Center.
RED BANK: TRIAL BIKE LANES ASSESSED
RED BANK: Q&A with Councilwoman Facey-Blackwood on the temporary bike lanes set up for Porchfest, which appeared to draw hundreds of cyclists.
RED BANK: YOUR GUIDE TO PORCHFEST II
RED BANK: Who's playing when and where at Sunday's second annual Porchfest? We've got all 90+ acts and 25 stages in one clickable guide.
RED BANK: SKYWATCH FOR WEEKEND EVENTS
RED BANK: It's eyes-on-the-sky time as four outdoor events dominate the town's dance card this weekend.
RED BANK: BIKE LANES SET FOR PORCHFEST
RED BANK: Second annual Porchfest to feature temporary bike lanes for safe flow of riders between some 25 stages featuring 90 acts.
RED BANK: WET FORECAST BUMPS EVENTS
RED BANK: Forecast of rain prompts reschedulings for two outdoor festivals slated for the upcoming weekend.
RED BANK: LIBRARY TO GET $15K FROM BASIE
RED BANK: Next recipient of Count Basie Center's "Giving Year" funding is the public library to support Hispanic community outreach.
RED BANK: SIDEWALK SALE TURNS 69
RED BANK: Sidewalk sale returns for a 69th annual edition Friday with three days of bargains and free parking.
RED BANK: BROADWALK PAIR GOES FOR $6.1M
RED BANK: Two-building deal includes former Coco Pari space. Also in Churn, updates on coming restaurants, and another vape shop opens.
RED BANK: RESTAURANTS CHURN IN… AND OUT
RED BANK: Two new restaurants are under construction in long-vacant spaces downtown, while two others prove short-lived.
RED BANK: ARTS CHAMPION TOM CHESEK DIES
RED BANK: Tom Chesek, who for decades spotlighted unheralded local artists with distinctive prose, has died at age 64.
RED BANK: THOUSANDS ENJOY RIVER CONCERT
RED BANK: On a serene summer night, thousands settle in for New Jersey Symphony Orchestra concert on our beautiful Navesink River. Photos galore.
RED BANK: STREETLIFE GIGS AVAILABLE
RED BANK: Openings still available for musicians and other performers in this summer's StreetLife program, which begins June 3.
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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 ...
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.