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RED BANK: AZALEA FINALLY SPROUTING
Azalea Red Bank, which includes 14 townhomes starting at $1.4 million, begins construction at Harding and Hudson in Red Bank.
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RED BANK: SEWAGE MAIN FIXED
A 30-inch sewer main that had been sending raw sewage into the Navesink River has been repaired, but questions remain over water quality.
RED BANK: PIANO MAN MOVES ON, CAFE OPENS, TWINS OPEN HANDBAG SHOP
RED BANK: In this edition of Retail Churn, a new Italian cafe opens, twin sisters from Tanzania open a clothing/handbag shop and a longtime Piano biz moves out.
RED BANK: FED UP AIRBNB OWNER PACKS IT IN
RED BANK: Neighbors complained of loud parties. Code enforcement wrote tickets. The Borough Council re-wrote the laws. Now, an Airbnb owner is selling his home out of frustration. (click for more)
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.
RED BANK: INDIAN FOOD, JEWELRY AND MORE IN CHURN
RED BANK: Retail Churn includes opening of an Indian restaurant, two women's clothing boutiques, a jewelry store and a shop that aims to stimulate your senses.
RED BANK: HOSPITAL TO RAZE ‘UNSAFE’ BUILDING
RED BANK: Riverview plans to demolish former office building found unsafe by inspectors, and may seek to turn it into a parking lot.
RED BANK: AS BLEACHERS PROJECT ADVANCES, QUESTIONS LINGER
RED BANK: Count Basie Fields bleachers replacement sails toward a final council vote, but questions about cost and state funding linger.
INSIDE RED BANK’S TINIEST HOUSES
Red Bank: Feeling Thoreauvian? Those three little cottages you've always wondered about are for rent.
RED BANK: BANK WITHDRAWING FROM TOWN
RED BANK: Wells Fargo is shutting down its Broad Street operations, vacating one of the town's most visible commercial properties. (Click.)
RED BANK: THREE-STORY RESTAURANT PROPOSED
RED BANK: Plan for Broad Street building could mean the end of a glaring 12-year vacancy. But first, about those windows...
MORE FALLOUT FROM SICKLES COLLAPSE
The implosion of Sickles Market continued to echo with two bankruptcy filings, including one by the heir to the 116-year-old farm business.
RED BANK: LAUNDROMAT TO WEED SHOP BID BURNS ON
RED BANK: Only three pot shops are allowed by law, but a fifth is now seeking, building approvals. What gives? (click to read more)
RED BANK: POT SHOP, RESTAURANT ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Hearing on plan to turn laundromat into cannabis shop to resume. Also on agenda: restaurant for (most of) former Coco Pari spot on Broad.
RED BANK: SICKLES LIQUOR STORE FILES BANKRUPTCY
RED BANK: Liquor store taken down by the dramatic collapse of Sickles Market seeks protection from creditors following eviction.
RED BANK: COWORK FIRM SETTING UP DOWNTOWN
RED BANK: Provider of coworking space to entrepreneurs will occupy the entire second floor of a newly rehabbed downtown building.
RED BANK: CONDO PROJECT BEGINS AT LAST
RED BANK: After more than three years surrounded by ugly black fencing, corner of Maple and West Front comes alive with construction activity.
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.
RED BANK: 2024 BUDGET STAYS THE COURSE
RED BANK: Average home tax bill nudges past $10k as budget keeps pace with inflation and town eyes big capital projects.
RED BANK: MECHANIC ENDS 48-YEAR RUN
RED BANK: Pete Soviero, who started his auto repair shop right out of RBR, ends 48-year career as a transit village plan advances.
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NOT SO SCARY
Twenty times? Fifty times? How many times did we drive by this home on the corner of River Street and Shrewsbury and do a double take before ...
LOCAL 9 TAKE TROPHY
After a long hot two days of baseball, the Red Bank area-based Jersey Shore Raiders emerged as champions of the United States Amateur Baseba ...
RHAPSODY ON ICE
RED BANK: On a cool-ish summer evening, keyboardist NGXB entertained customers of Strollo's Italian Ice with renderings of 'Bohemian Rhapsod ...
PUDDLE BE GONE
A work crew was out this week attacking the site of the notoriously persistent puddle at the corner of Broad and Mechanic Streets. This phot ...
SMALLS FOR MAYOR?
We at redbankgreen remain neutral in political affairs and never make endorsements. But we have to say Borough Clerk Laura Reinertsen’ ...
CRASH ON LEIGHTON
The driver of this car was headed north on Leighton Avenue when they it hit an SUV pulling a work trailer headed in south in the opposing la ...
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.