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CHURN: BAGEL SHOP OK’D; NEW EATERY OPENS

zaires gambale 040416Nikos Zaires and Mike Gambale in their new shop, Hot Bagels Brooklyn’s Finest. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallA just-about-ready-to-open bagel shop got the green light from the Red Bank planning board Monday night.

But hearings on two other proposed new restaurants were rescheduled once again. And yet another eatery, this one with the word “eatery” in its name, opened on Broad Street Monday.

It’s all here in the latest serving of redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn.

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RED BANK: MEET THE NEW DEPARTMENT HEADS

cliff keen 122315Cliff Keen, above, is the new director of public utilities, and Charlie Hoffmann, below, runs parks and rec. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

charlie hoffmann 122115Recent months have brought some new faces to Red Bank government.

In particular, three departments that residents have regular interaction with, and occasional strong opinions about, are under new leadership: parks and recreation; planning and zoning; and public utilities.

Here’s a quick intro to the new directors.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

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

call-in-the-authorities• Michael Sesta, age 51, from Morningside Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 31, 2012 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

• Michael Ngai, age 18, from Glenn Boulevard in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on December 31, 2012 by Patrolman Richard Belmonte on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $500.00 bail.

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SLEDGER: TRTC’S WEAVER IS BEST, TWICE

Murder_mystery_marriage_225The cast of Mark Twain’s A Murder, A Mystery and a Marriage, with Erin Weaver at right.

Star-Ledger theater critic Peter Filichia, working up a Jersey version of the Tony awards, considers Erin Weaver of the Two River Theater Company this season’s best musical actress.

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In fact, though he gave no awards to the TRT’s highly praised and commercially successful production of Macbeth, Filichia was full of encomiums for the Red Bank theater, giving it a “regional theater award” and handing out gold to its artistic director, a lighting expert, and the full cast of one production.

Weaver was called out twice, once as Best Leading Musical Actress for her role in Mark Twain’s A Murder, A Mystery, and A Marriage, which was directed and co-written by her fiancé, TRTC artistic director Aaron Posner, and once for her role as Emily in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, also directed by Posner.

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