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RED BANK: WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK

A boatload of people enjoyed a midsummer outing on the Swimming River off Red Bank Marina on Wednesday. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge.)

The Greater Red Bank Green is in line for abundant sunshine again Friday, but the weekend outlook includes clouds and a low chance of rain. See the extended forecast below.

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RED BANK: BRINGING THE HEAT

welder worked on the new Element apartment building under construction at 55 West Front Street in Red Bank as temperatures reached into the mid-90s Tuesday.

Wednesday looks to be another mostly sunny day, but with temperatures topping out at around 83 degrees, according to the National Weather Service

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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ON THE GREEN: NEW RECYCLING RULES

Starting next week, recyclables put out at the curb in plastic bags won’t be picked up in a number of Monmouth County towns. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Monmouth County municipalities are rushing this week to implement new rules to prohibit the use of plastic bags to hold domestic recyclables for pickup.

The change is being driven by China, Red Bank Business Administrator Ziad Shehady tells redbankgreen.

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RED BANK: A TOEHOLD ON SUMMER 2018

On the cusp of summer 2018, which began at 6:07 a.m. Thursday, a lone flower found a toehold in the pavement at West Front and Pearl streets in Red Bank Wednesday.

Weatherwise, the season gets off to a hot and sunny start, with temperatures topping out at around 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: FINAL DAWN OF SPRING 2018

The final sunrise of spring, 2018 kissed the Navesink River with vivid orange and red, as seen from a Red Bank high-rise Wednesday morning. (Click to enlarge.)

Summer begins at 6:07 a.m. Thursday, with the solstice providing more daylight than any other day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

Meantime, Wednesday looks to be cloudy, with peak temperatures in the high 70s, and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall likely overnight, according to the National Weather Service

Here’s the extended forecast. (Click to enlarge.)

RED BANK: BOWLFUL OF SUMMER IN FORECAST

Cherries were in bloom late last week outside the Broad Street, Red Bank, offices of planning firm Heyer, Gruel & Associates.

Kicking off the week that includes the official start of summer (with the solstice occurring Thursday at 6:07 a.m.), the Greater Red Bank Green is in for mostly sunny skies and temperatures peaking in the high 80s Monday, according to the National Weather Service

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: BRIDGE RENAMED FOR KYRILLOS

State Senator Joe Kyrillos at the opening of the new bridge in May, 2015. Freehold John Curley is at left. Below, a Google Satellite view of the bridge. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

For who knows how long, the West Front Front Street bridge connecting Red Bank and Middletown has been colloquially known as “Hubbard’s Bridge.” To Monmouth County, which owns the span and replaced it three years ago, it’s “S-17.”

As of Thursday, though, the 488-foot connector over the upper Navesink River has a new name: the “Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos Bridge.”

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RED BANK: SCARLET KNIGHT ON A SUNNY DAY

The Rutgers Scarlet Knight mascot visited Red Bank for a video shoot at ad agency Spitball Thursday, and took advantage of the cool, sunlit afternoon to frolic in a crosswalk, exchange high-fives and pose for photos with passersby on Broad Street.

Friday should be another nice day worth cheering about on the Greater Red Bank Green, with mostly sunny skies and temperatures peaking in the low 80s, according to the National Weather Service. Here’s the extended forecast. (Photos by Mariah Woodbury.  Click to enlarge.)

RED BANK: OVERARCHING CLOUDINESS

The view across the Navesink River from Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank was gray Thursday. So is the weather forecast for most of the next week.

According to the National Weather Service, the Greater Red Bank Green heads into the weekend with more “widespread dense fog,” and the possibility of rain through Saturday night. Partly sunny skies return Sunday, but there are no days filled with sunshine in the outlook until next Thursday. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

RUMSON: EKDAHL RETIRES AS MAYOR

 John Ekdahl, right, with former Red Bank Mayor Ed McKenna at the groundbreaking last September for an addition to the Count Basie Center for the Arts, where they serve on an advisory board.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

After 14 years at the helm of Rumson’s municipal government, John Ekdahl retired as mayor last week.

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ON THE GREEN: MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES

The Veterans Monument on Monmouth Street is the setting for Red Bank’s annual Memorial Day observance, Monday morning at 11 a.m.

Memorial Day weekend represents the start of the summertime season and, for many longtime residents of our coastal communities, a time to readjust those daily routines and recalculate those normal routes in anticipation of the visiting throngs.

It’s also, of course, a time to remember those who gave their lives in service to our nation, and wherever you happen to make your home here on the Greater Red Bank Green, Monday presents a chance to join the people of your community in honoring their sacrifice.

Following is a roundup of Memorial Day observances scheduled for May 28, with rainy-day alternate arrangements listed where available.

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RED BANK: RAINY DAYS AHEAD

A fisherman ignored the rain and took in a colorful sunset over the Navesink River from Marine Park in Red Bank Tuesday evening.

The Greater Red Bank Green won’s see much sunlight in coming days, according to the National Weather Service. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

ON THE GREEN: IT’S GONNA GET WET

A boat heading north on the Shrewsbury River Monday evening, as seen from the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge.

There’s rough weather ahead on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. With daytime temperatures peaking at about 85 degrees under increasingly cloudy skies, the Greater Red Bank Green should expect thunderstorms after 5 p.m., some of them possibly severe, with heavy rain and strong winds. “Locally treacherous seas” will make marine navigation hazardous, the NWS said in a briefing issued Tuesday morning.

Here’s the extended forecast. (Photo by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)
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RED BANK: MIXED WEATHER IN FORECAST

A light fog greeted early-morning commuters on West Front Street in Red Bank Thursday.

A cloudy and possibly rainy day was in store, with temperatures peaking at about 73 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Sunshine is expected to return Friday, though the outlook for the weekend isn’t as bright. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)
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RED BANK: SPRINGLIKE WEEK AHEAD

Has long-awaited spring of 2018 finally taken hold? It sure looked and felt that way on South Street in Red Bank Friday, above. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

We’re in for lots of sunshine and warm temperatures in coming days, according to the National Weather Service. Here’s the extended forecast for the Greater Green:

RED BANK: GONE-FISHIN’ WEATHER ARRIVES

With ample sunshine and temperatures reaching into the high 70s, Tuesday offered fine conditions for dropping a fishing line into the Navesink River off Bodman Place in Red Bank, as seen from the Cooper Bridge.

Wednesday promised to be even warmer, with a daytime peak of about 85 degrees expected, according to the National Weather Service(Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

RED BANK: MAY WE NOW HAVE SPRING?

The Greater Red Bank Green bid adieu to the chilliest April in 40 years Monday evening under a golden sunset accented by a rainbow, as seen from the Riverview Towers high rise apartments. (Click to enlarge.)

But if April wouldn’t fully commit to spring, May appears eager for summer. The month begins under mostly sunny skies, with temperatures peaking at about 76 degrees Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, and the following three days are expected to be even warmer. Here’s the extended forecast:

RED BANK: WORKWEEK STARTS OFF WET

Power utility Jersey Central Power & Light reported isolated power outages on the Greater Red Bank Green as sporadic heavy rain and strong winds lashed the area early Monday. As of 7 a.m., the company reported 853 Monmouth County customers without power.

The rain, possibly accompanied by thunderstorms and coastal flooding, is expected to continue until around 2 p.m.

Here’s the National Weather Service forecast:

RUMSON: ‘RIVAL’ TEENS UNITE TO SAVE LIVES

The student leaders behind the Ridge Road Run 5K, as seen on Ridge Road, are (left to right): RBR senior Michael Eulner, Shrewsbury; sophomore Claudia Kelly, Little Silver; senior Thomas Lloyd, Shrewsbury; RFH senior Ellie Gibney, Fair Haven; RBC senior Lily Salcedo; RFH senior Teddy Sourlis, Rumson; and RBC senior Courtney Carroll, Middletown. 

[Press release from Red Bank Regional]

The sports rivalries among three Two River schools are legendary.  It is always a super sweet victory when the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Buccaneers can defeat Red Bank Catholic (RBC) Caseys or Rumson Fair Haven’s (RFH) Bulldawgs, and vice versa for all three teams, two of which are located on Ridge Road, and the other not too far away.

However, seven students from all three schools have recently collaborated to use that rivalry to generate a very positive event.

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RUMSON: POLICE BLOTTER

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Rumson Police Department for February and March, 2018. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

Arrests

2/04/18 – Jake Mullaney, 22, of Colts Neck was arrested by Ptl. Grace Maggiulli for Possession of CDS and Possession of Paraphernalia, in the area of Rumson Road and Club Way.

2/05/18 – Claude Owen, 54, of Monmouth Beach was arrested by Ptl. Daniel Campanella for DUI, in the area of Rumson Road and Buena Vista Avenue.

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RUMSON: NAVESINK QUALITY IMPROVES

A view of the Navesink from Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank last month. Below, Bill Heddendorf of the New Jersey DEP discusses the need for additional testing along the Spring Street storm sewer line in Red Bank. (Photo above by Trish Russoniello, below by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

An effort to reverse biological contamination in the Navesink River is “working,” and could result in the reopening of closed shellfish beds a year earlier than previously expected, a New Jersey environmental scientist told a gathering in Rumson last week.

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