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RED BANK: DENHOLTZ AIMS FOR ‘DENSE’ TRANSIT VILLAGE
RED BANK: As the town plans a public workshop on transit village, developer says "it needs to be dense" with housing.
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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."
RED BANK: BROADWALK BOLLARDS BLOOM
The springtime emergence of the red bollards from their underground lair marks the closure of Broad Street between White and Front Streets until Sept. 30. Broadwalk is back.
THROWBACK: LOUD PARKING DEBATE, EVEN LOUDER PANTS
RED BANK THROWBACK: Still common today, debates over parking raged even 50 years ago. But there was no debate over the coolness of plaid seersucker pants.
RED BANK: CAMS TO RECORD PAVING AND POTHOLES
RED BANK: Dashcams mounted on DPW vehicles will use AI to help officials decide which roads most need fixing.
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: UNPLANNED BID DRIVES AUCTION
RED BANK: Spontaneous offer for parking spots prompts brief bidding war between pot shop owner and nearby resident.
RED BANK: BROADWALK MAY RETURN ANNUALLY
RED BANK: Council plans ordinance to lock in Broadwalk as an annually recurring fixture. Here's Thursday's agenda at a glance.
RED BANK: APARTMENT PLAN SCRAPPED
RED BANK: Proposed apartment building at train station that drew flak over its size has been scrapped. But he will be back, developer says.
RED BANK: POT SHOP OK’D, MINUS LEFT TURNS
RED BANK: Cannabis shop wins OK for long-vacant Exxon site, minus dangerous highway turn. Up next: getting a license from the council.
RED BANK: VOTE ON POT SHOP EXPECTED
RED BANK: Planning board may vote Monday night on proposed a cannabis shop with controversial traffic plan at long-vacant Exxon site.
RED BANK: REDEVELOPMENT ON AGENDA
RED BANK: At final session of 2023, council to take up possible train station redevelopment, stadium bleacher replacement.
RED BANK: DRENCHING RAIN FORECAST
RED BANK: Heavy rains and gusty winds expected to lash the Greater Green Sunday and Monday.
RED BANK: NO PARKING… OR ‘SLOPS’
RED BANK: Council plans to ban parking in alleyway that was seen as a health threat before the advent of automobiles.
RED BANK: POT SHOP ACCESS AT ISSUE
RED BANK: Consultant for proposed cannabis shop at town's northern gateway revives controversial traffic proposal.
RED BANK: APARTMENT PLAN ‘TOO BIG’
RED BANK: First-round feedback on proposed apartment project at train station includes "too big," "too dense," and "pretty ugly."
RED BANK: IDLE-TRAILER WARNINGS BEGIN
RED BANK: As new law banning unhitched trailers takes effect, police embark on campaign of warning notices.
RED BANK: WHAT’S ON COUNCIL AGENDA
RED BANK: Unhitched trailer ban adoption, awards of engineering contracts and more on council agenda for Thursday night.
RED BANK: PROJECT HEARING DELAYED AGAIN
RED BANK: After months of postponements, hearing on plan for 32 new train station apartments gets postponed yet again.
RED BANK: COUNCIL TO TARGET IDLE TRAILERS
RED BANK: Responding to complaints, council plans to strengthen ordinances on idle trailers parked curbside.
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CAR VS STREET SIGN
The driver of this Mercedes hopped the curb and toppled the street sign at the corner of South Pearl and Drs. James Parker Boulevard Wednesd ...
SKETCHES OF RED BANK BY LOCAL ARTIST MICHAEL WHITE
Sketches of Red Bank scenes have been floating around on social media and we thought they deserved some spotlight. First appearing in our fe ...
POLE DOWN
Utility pole falls on English Plaza shop Forge after being struck by SUV shortly before noon. No injuries reported, though 86-year-old drive ...
YO, ADRIAN!
It’s a tough turn for our hero as Rocky Balboa is relegated to the curb for trash pickup on Locust Avenue. We’ll have to go back ...
“EL PALOMO” IS IN THE HOUSE
Jesus Rios, a mariachi singer who performs under the stage name “El Palomo” (The dove) pauses for a moment before entering a bac ...
CROC SPOTTED IN RIVER
Frighteningly hideous and green, a solitary Croc lurked ominously amid the flotsam and foam in the Navesink River alongside the Red Bank Fir ...
KISS ICON REFLECTS ON BROADWALK
A Swarovski crystal-bedazzled self-portrait painting of Paul Stanley, longtime singer and guitarist for the rock band Kiss peers out from a ...
CHISELIN’ AWAY
Marcelo Garcia Lopez works with hammer and chisel on a new feature for his flower garden on Shrewsbury Avenue: a hollow in a carved log in w ...
STORM CLEANUP CONTINUES
  Saturday’s storm sent a tree toppling on this house on Bank Street, damaging the roof. Workers Wednesday could be seen removing ...
SNAPPING IN THE BREEZE
RED BANK: Blustery winds had the flags in Riverside Gardens Park snapping Monday evening.
POWER LINE DOWN
Red Bank firefighters were on scene at Manor Drive dealing with a live power line Monday afternoon. There was no immediate report of fire. T ...
TAR BEACH SOLSTICE
Aldo Quiroz of Ocean Township came ready with his beach chair and found a shady spot to spend his lunch hour in a parking lot off Broad Stre ...
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 ...