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RED BANK: JUNK-FILLED YARD IRKS NEIGHBORS

Clutter fills the front porch at 90 Bank Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

The house at 90 Bank Street in Red Bank has been vexing neighbors for years.

It’s surrounded on three sides by a massing of cars, trucks and hard-to-discern clutter. The porch, with collapsing rain gutters, appears to groan under the weight of piled boxes. And the mess continues in the street out front, where neighbors say rusting vehicles have sat for years.

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RED BANK: GOP ATTACKS RIVAL OVER THREAT

Council candidate Michael Clancy at the Red Bank Classic race in June. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

In the first attack of Red Bank’s 2018 election season, the two Republican council candidates claimed they saw one of their Democratic opponents “cavort” with a man who had made “menacing and threatening gestures” toward one of them at a local government meeting.

 

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RED BANK: RIVERCENTER REBOOT BEGINS

Attendees filling out questionnaires at the RiverCenter strategy session at the Oyster Point Hotel Monday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Amid intensifying competition regionally for business investment and shoppers, Red Bank RiverCenter kicked off a four-month effort to redefine its vision for the downtown Monday night.

About 70 people, most of them merchants, gathered in a ballroom at the Oyster Point Hotel to hear from a consultant on how to determine “what you want this place to look like in 10 years,” as he put it.

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RED BANK: NONPARTISAN DRIVE UNDERWAY

Council members Mike Whelan, in white shirt, and Mark Taylor at the Red Bank First kickoff Tuesday night at Red Rock Tap + Grill.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Hoping to bust through what they see as political gridlock, two lame-duck Red Bank council members kicked off a petition effort Tuesday night to change both the borough’s form of government and the way in which its officials are elected.

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RED BANK: GOP CHAIR TO SEEK COUNCIL SEAT

GOP Chairman Michael Clancy at last October’s Halloween parade. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

With its two incumbents dropping out, the Red Bank Republican party on Thursday chose its chairman and a newcomer to run for borough council this year, redbankgreen has learned.

Party head Michael Clancy will be joined on the ticket by Bank Street resident Allison Gregory on a ticket in which the mayoral slot will be blank, Clancy said Friday.

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RED BANK: HUMBUGS RULE!

Scrooge John WatersScrooge scowls again, as Nebraska Theater Caravan rolls into Red Bank for its annual staging of A CHRISTMAS CAROL — but not before filmmaker and Bad Tastemaker John Waters X-plains why he LOVES Christmas. (Waters photo by Greg Gorman)

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear here, to all who fear that the Count Basie Theatre has momentarily joined the perceived War on all that jingles and jollifies: John Waters absolutely LOVES Christmas — the “compulsive desire to give and receive perverted gifts;” his “religious fanaticism for Santa Claus, and an unhealthy love of true crime holiday horror stories.”

With a track record of forty-plus years as an author, lecturer, sometime actor, Bad Tastemaker authority and director of game-changing underground/ indie films (from Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble to the happy crossover of the original Hairspray) — and fresh off a modern-day odyssey that spawned the book Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America — the man in the pencil mustache makes his Basie debut on the night of Tuesday, December 16.

Succinctly entitled A John Waters Christmas, the 8 pm show finds the Baltimore-born raconteur riding into Red Bank “on his sleigh full of smut” with a one-man show that “puts the X in Xmas” — and for which tickets ($29 – $129) can be reserved right here. It so happens that Waters’ Bad-Santa sleigh will be sliding in fast on the ice-tracks of Junie B in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells — a playfully titled but family-friendly touring stage show (adapted by Allison Gregory from the children’s book series by Barbara Park) in which “sassy first-grader Junie B. Jones and her classmates embark on a hilarious adventure that packs a message about the joy of giving.” Take it here for tickets ($20 – $25) to that 4 pm performance — and around the corner for more holiday humbug.

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RED BANK: GO SET YOUR WATCHES

TKAMThe 1962 film version of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ screens for free at the Count Basie Theatre Tuesday as River Road Books celebrates the July 14 publication of Harper Lee’s long-awaited followup, ‘Go Set a Watchman.’

It’s panning out to be the most eagerly anticipated event in the digitally driven, radically reconfigured 21st century publishing industry, one centering around a story that was pecked out on a manual typewriter nearly 60 years ago. The first book published by the reclusive novelist Harper Lee in more than half a century, Go Set a Watchman stands as a sequel to the author’s To Kill a Mockingbird, even though it was written – and subsequently filed away–  prior to that 1960 classic of modern American lit.

On Tuesday, July 14, Fair Haven’s River Road Books marks the official publication date of Watchman with a special event at Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre: a free screening of the 1962 film version of Mockingbird.

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MIDDLETOWN: PROSTITUTION CHARGES FILED

Recent arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Joseph Brucato, age 39, from Wilson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 24, 2014 by Patrolman Thomas Foster for Driving While Intoxicated. He was released pending a court date.

Richard Lecomte, age 27, from Kimberly Court in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on September 24, 2014 by Corporal Lawrence Seymour for Harassment. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

James Postiglione, age 49, from Chestnut Street in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on September 24, 2014 by Patrolman Jason Caruso for Theft. He was held on $5,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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MORE DEGREES, HONORS FOR AREA STUDENTS

It’s Grad Season at colleges and universities across the country, and young people from all over the greater Red Bank Green are among the many thousands of Class of 2014 members who received their degrees in May and June.

STUDENTS FROM RED BANK

Allyson Amato, graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

Sarah Babcock, graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Individualized Study from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

Dennis Chambers, degree in Theater Studies from the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.

Lauren Fisher, Certificate of Advanced Study from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

Alexander Gallo, graduated with a degree from Rider College in Lawrenceville, NJ.

Erin Gaynor, graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Hartford in Hartford, CT.

Kristine Elizabeth Harjes, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics-Mathematics from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. Harjes also is the recipient of The Alton Dennis Law Award for Excellence in Economics.

Nicole Mastrodomenico, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Studio and East Asian Studies from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.

Emily Nolan, graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

Eric Poandl, degree in Television and Radio from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.

Mark Russoniello, Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology from Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, ME.

Gregory Salvaggio, graduated with a degree from Rider College in Lawrenceville, NJ.

Continue reading for a list of grads from Fair Haven, Little Silver, Middletown, Rumson, and Shrewsbury.

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