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RED BANK: PERSISTENT PUDDLE
RED BANK: It's pool of water that never really goes away. What's Going On Here? Fifteen months in the life of a downtown puddle, in photos.
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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: DUCKLING RESCUED FROM SEWER
RED BANK: The best 90 seconds of video you'll see today: firefighters rescue duckling from 100-foot-long storm sewer pipe.
RED BANK: ‘YAPPY HOUR’ SET FOR BROADWALK
RED BANK: Broadwalk is slated to return next week. And it will quickly go to the dogs, event organizers hope. (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 more.)
RED BANK: MORE GREENERY & TWINKLY LIGHTS COMING
More mini-gardens and overhead bistro lighting are among the enhancements planned downtown thanks to a $150K grant, says RiverCenter.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
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.
RED BANK: THAT SINKING FEELING? NO MORE.
RED BANK: After three weeks of detours, a sinkhole on Spring Street has been fixed and the road reopened, the borough said Monday.
RED BANK: BILLBOARD PLAN QUESTIONED
RED BANK: Replacing a 60-year-old billboard at the town's entrance with a new digital version: an upgrade or an albatross?
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: SINKHOLE DETOUR IN THIRD WEEK
RED BANK: Sinkhole-prompted road closure enters third week after excavation identifies additional area of concern.
RED BANK: SINKHOLE FIX COMING, OFFICIAL SAYS
RED BANK: A week later, two blocks of Spring Street remain closed by a sinkhole in the road. But a fix is on the way, says borough manager.
RED BANK: POSSIBLE SINKHOLE CLOSES ROAD
RED BANK: Investigation of possible sinkhole-in-the-making prompts traffic closure for two blocks of Spring Street.
RED BANK: DOWNTOWN PARKLET PLAN GETS THUMBS UP
RED BANK: There will soon be a new outdoor place to chill downtown: a "parklet" at Monmouth and Broad Streets.
WALK THIS WAY
PARTYLINE: Before-and-afters of a sidewalk cleanup on West Street.
RED BANK: NO SCHOOL AS STORM SHIFTS
RED BANK: As expected northeast storm shifts eastward with threat of up to six inches of snow, schools take the day off.
RED BANK: BROADWALK HERE TO STAY
RED BANK: Broadwalk, the car-free dining and shopping plaza, gets locked in as a recurring seasonal feature downtown.
RED BANK: NEW PED-XINGS PLANNED
RED BANK: Council expected to advance plan for new crosswalks, and possible additional flashing signal, on Maple Avenue.
RED BANK: TREE MAP ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Rescheduled because of this week's icy weather, the January meeting of Shade Tree Committee will include discussion of updated tree map.
Partyline
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.
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 ...