WEEKEND: REGATTA, TEA, A MAN IN A TREE…

on borrowed time 4‘On Borrowed Time’ continues its run at the Two River Theater, above. Judith Krall Russo, below, talks tea and women in history at the Eastern Branch Monmouth County Library Saturday. (Click to enlarge)

Friday, September 27:

SONY DSCSHREWSBURY: Alexander Saulon leads a discussion about social media sites and how to use Skype and Facebook to stay connected with family and friends at the Monmouth County Eastern Branch Library. The discussion begins at 11 a.m. 1001 Route 35 North.

RED BANK: Keep up with the Jonzes at the Walt Street Pub for some Friday night entertainment. The Jonzes are sure to please with their eclectic musical range from heavy metal to reggae, pop, dance, and more. The music begins at 8 p.m. 180 Monmouth Street.

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RED BANK: STYLE WITH A DASH OF ‘STACHE

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Brian Salvatore, 24, spent his childhood hanging out “on the corner with all the punk kids” on Broad Street in Red Bank, he says.

That’s where Model Citizen found the 24-year-old Middletown resident one recent afternoon, his face decorated with a classic beard-and-handlebar-mustache combo that even the humidity couldn’t wilt.

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RED BANK: CAKE BOSS TO ENTER DESSERT FRAY

cake boss 091813Carlo’s Bakery of ‘Cake Boss’ fame plans to open in time for the Christmas holidays at 84 Broad Street, a company official said. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Rcsm2_010508Make room on the oven rack: Cake Boss is moving in on Red Bank’s sweet tooth.

Carlo’s Bakery, the Hoboken pastry shop that gave rise to cable-TV phenom ‘Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro and his growing empire of  retail bake shops, has rented the former Ricky’s Candy Cones and Chaos space at 84 Broad Street, a company official confirmed to redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn.

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RED BANK: PLAN FOR CHIEF’S CORTEGE

RB day funeral 092513Southbound Riverside Avenue in Red Bank will be closed for about an hour Friday morning for the funeral of police Chief Steve McCarthy, which begins at the John E. Day Funeral Home, at left above. (Click to enlarge)

Red Bank commuters may encounter delays or detours Friday morning during the funeral cortege for police Chief Steve McCarthy, police said.

With numerous vehicles expected to assemble at the John E. Day Funeral Home on Riverside Avenue for a procession to a church in Long Branch, southbound Route 35 along Riverside Avenue will be closed  for about an hour before the procession gets underway at 9:30 a.m., Captain Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.

The procession will also include a brief stop of the hearse outside the police station, at 90 Monmouth Street, and a silent tribute by Red Bank volunteer firefighters outside St. James Church on Broad Street, McConnell said.

Full details below.

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MIDDLETOWN: WHO’S BEEN BUSTED

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN1•Alexander Giuriceo, age 18, from Greenfield Way in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 13, 2013 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released on his own recognizance.

Amanda Yuhas, age 34, from Seabreeze Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 12, 2013 by Patrolman Stephen Keller on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Edison Municipal Court. He was released on his own recognizance.

Orteste Jimenzez, age 31, from Highway 36 in Leonardo, NJ, arrested September 12, 2013 by Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Sayreville, Hillside and Elizabeth Municipal Courts. He was held on $2,800.00 bail.

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RED BANK: VENISON TACOS FOR LUNCH

huntfishfeed Volunteers served up a game-meat lunch that included venison tacos at Lunch Break on Tuesday. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

By JIM WILLIS

The Sportsman Channel’s Hunt.Fish.Feed outreach program volunteers were at Red Bank’s Lunch Break on Tuesday serving up deer meat.

Scott Leysath, chef and host of the channel’s “Dead Meat” program, prepared ground-venison tacos from game meat donated by hunters.

“A lot of people have misconceptions about what deer meat tastes like,” but tacos are good way to get people to try it because it’s a very forgiving dish, Leysath told redbankgreen‘s PieHole.

“They love it,” he said of the room full of diners, “and if they don’t they haven’t told me.”

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FAIR HAVEN: A FUNGUS AMONG US?

fh fields fungus 092113fh fields fungus 2 092113redbankgreen came upon this intriguingly beautiful semicircular growth on a tree trunk in the Far Haven Fields Natural Area last weekend.

Can someone identify it and tell us something about it? Is is a bracket fungus? (Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: SUBWAY LATE, BUT WITH LEGROOM

rb subway 2 092413rb subway 1 092413Two years after it won planning board approval, a new Subway sandwich shop appears to be on track to completion at 60 Broad Street in Red Bank, with a design that calls for an unusual recessed outdoor seating area within the footprint of the building. The alcove was approved for tables with up to 14 seats, with another 14 inside.

There’s no immediate word on when the store will open, joining the week-old Red Bank Sub Shop with its own odd little outdoor seating setup – just around the corner on Monmouth Street, as well as other players in the downtown’s competitive restaurant market. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: BRAWL INJURES FIVE NEAR FIXX

By JOHN T. WARD

AUTHORITIES_RB2Three suspects and two Red Bank cops wound up in the emergency room early Sunday morning as a result of another closing-time brawl among patrons of the nightclub Fixx, police said Tuesday.

Multiple fights, which occurred during a downpour around 2 a.m., yielded a host of criminal charges.

Among them: escaping custody, for suspect who fled with his hands cuffed behind him.

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RED BANK: ‘PROPER SENDOFF’ PLANNED

steve mccarthy 091111Chief Steve McCarthy, who died Monday, laying a wreath at the September 11, 2001 memorial in Red Bank’s Riverside Gardens Park two years ago. (Click to enlarge)

Funeral arrangements have been made for Red Bank police Chief Steve McCarthy, who died Monday at age 50.

A viewing is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at John E. Day Funeral Home on Riverside Avenue, Captain Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.

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RED BANK: HORNING IN ON BROAD

saxman farrow 092413Saxman David Farrow, a product of Tinton Falls who lives and plays professionally in Atlanta, was out on Broad Street in Red Bank Tuesday, absolutely nailing the ballad ‘My One and Only Love‘ and slipping in a beautiful Coltrane-inspired bridge. Farrow says he’ll be hanging around downtown for the next week or so. Bring your ears. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: TOWN HALL MOURNS A LOST FRIEND

mccarthy 2 092313Bunting hung above the police station door and flags flew at half-staff in memory of Red Bank police Chief Steve McCarthy shortly after his death Monday. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

mccarthy-chief-steveRed Bank officials, grieving the loss of a colleague, have began preparations for a final salute to police Chief Steve McCarthy, who died in Manhattan Monday after a battle with cancer.

“It’s a sad, sad day,” said assistant construction official John Drucker, echoing a comment heard frequently throughout borough hall, at 90 Monmouth Street.

Mayor Pasquale Menna said the police department was filled with sadness and “a lot of tears” over the death of McCarthy, at age 50, to a rare and fast-moving thyroid cancer.

Flags on borough poles were lowered to half-staff, and black-and-purple bunting was hung over the entrance to the police station.

Police officers who had taken turns driving McCarthy to treatments at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in recent months were preparing to accommodate “hundreds of law enforcement officials, from all over the state,” for a viewing expected to be held later this week at the John E. Day Funeral Home, Menna said.

Monday afternoon, a two-car police escort quietly accompanied McCarthy’s remains back to the town he’d served for 27 years.

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RED BANK: SCENES FROM OYSTERFEST

The first afternoon of autumn 2013 was sun-splashed and spirited at the White Street parking lot Sunday, when the fourth annual Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival brought bands, libations, great food and thousands of visitors to the heart of town. Were you there? Check out our slideshow to see if redbankgreen caught you in mid-slurp. (Mouse-over photo to pause.)

RUMSON OUTDRAWS ASBURY IN GUN BUYBACK

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_01A two-day gun-buyback program aimed at getting unwanted firearms out of circulation ended with a bit of a bang this weekend.

Police in affluent, suburban Rumson collected more weapons than their counterparts in urban Asbury Park.

The outcome surprised even Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, whose office oversaw the program. And it made the anonymous donor who funded the program look “brilliant,” he told redbankgreen.

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RED BANK: FIGHTER JET SHAKES UP THE GREEN


A fighter jet did several low, and loud, loops over the greater Red Bank area late Monday afternoon. The above video shows it on the last one, at about 4:45 p.m., as seen from Madison Avenue in Red Bank. In the one below, it’s seen from a condo overlooking Marine Park

Red Bank police had no immediate word on what it was all about, but officer in charge Captain Darren McConnell speculated it might be enforcing a no-fly zone for President Obama’s visit to the United Nations for a meeting of world leaders.

UPDATE: 5:39 p.m.: NBC News says the jet was one of several F-16s that were escorting a small plane that was flying in restricted air space. The plane landed safely at Monmouth County Executive Airport in Wall Township, according to the report. (Above video by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

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RED BANK CHIEF STEVE MCCARTHY DEAD AT 50

Chief Steve McCarthy at borough hall in November, 2011. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank Police Chief Steve McCarthy died Monday morning following an extended battle with cancer. He was 50 years old.

McCarthy died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where he had been hospitalized in recent weeks, Mayor Pasquale Menna confirmed.

“I have lost a good friend and invaluable partner,” Menna said in a statement released at noontime. “The police department has been deprived of the spirited leadership and unstinted dedication of the most consummate law enforcement professional in the state. His fellow borough employees have lost a colleague who was a true friend. The residents of Red Bank have been deprived of an intelligent, gracious, gentle and efficient public servant.”

“The whole department is beside itself with grief,” police Commissioner and Council President Art Murphy told redbankgreen. “Everybody in [borough hall] is taking it very hard.”

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FAIR HAVEN: DRUG CHARGES FOLLOW FIGHT

AUTHORITIES_FH1Crime and arrest reports for the month of August, 2013, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department.

August 4: Cpl. Jeff Jarvis took a theft report from the owner of a boat docked at the Shrewsbury River Yacht Club.  $530.00 worth of property was removed from the vessel by and unknown actor(s).  Det. Stephen Schneider is investigating.

August 4: S/O Robert Henne took a report of Criminal Mischief from a River Road resident. An unknown actor(s) broke the driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in the victim’s driveway.  Nothing was removed from the vehicle.

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RED BANK: ANOTHER BOAT ENGINE STOLEN

AUTHORITIES_RB1The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of September 12 to September 19, 2013. This information is unedited.

CRIMES:
Theft occurring at North Bridge Liquor Store on 9-13-13. Victim reported that an unknown black male subject shoplifted a bottle of Vodka and fled from store without paying for same. Det. Juan Sardo.

Burglary occurring on 9-14-13 at E. Front St.—Convenience Store. Report of front window in door being smashed by unknown subject who then entered store and stole several small items. Ptl. David Smith. [See redbankgreen story of September 19 for more info.]

Criminal Mischief occurring on 9-14-13 at Chestnut St. Victim reported that unknown person pried screen door to residence causing damage. No entry gained. Ptl. Paul Perez.

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RED BANK: IF IT MOVES, THEY’RE ON IT

Limousine, ambulance, utility truck, boat: set a bunch of kids loose in a parking lot full of large vehicles, with license to touch them, and they will touch, alright – and clamber and crawl, as the folks from the Monmouth Day Care Center saw on Saturday at their annual on Touch-a-Truck day at the Red Bank Middle School.  (Hover over picture to pause slideshow)

TWO INDICTED FOR RED BANK COP ASSAULTS

AUTHORITIES_RB2A Monmouth County grand jury handed down unrelated indictments this week of two men accused of assaulting Red Bank police officers.

According to documents provided by the county prosecutor’s office, Peter Mullen, 23, of Tallwood Lane in Lincroft, was indicted Wednesday on three counts of aggravated assault on police officers and one count of resisting arrest arising out of an incident on White Street on May 28.

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SHREWSBURY: THEFT AT ANN TAYLOR STORE

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of September 13 to September 19, 2013.

AUTHORITIES_SBURY1Report of Theft in the area of Ann Taylor, Broad Street on 9/13/13. Victim reports merchandise taken by unknown subject(s). Damages totaling $2,133.00. Ptl. Ralph Latham investigating

Report of Theft in the area of Marshalls, Broad Street on 9/18/13. Victim reports purse taken from shopping cart by unknown subject(s). Damages totaling $310.00. Purse later recovered. Ptl. Frank Neary.

Report of Vehicle Burglary in the area of 55-59 White Road on 9/19/13. Victim reports wallet taken from unlocked vehicle by unknown subject(s). Damages totaling $110.00. Sgt. Michael Gallagher investigating.

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RED BANK: A PSYCHIC’S QUEST FOR BELIEF

Lenore Dinger with a client at Earth Spirit in Red Bank last month. (Click to enlarge)

By GRACE GOLDONI

As someone who bills herself as a “spiritual intuitive counselor” and professes to hear angels talking in languages she doesn’t speak, Lenore Dinger might defy expectations.

She looks, quite frankly, like the average mom she is. Seated at a small table in closet-sized room where she counsels clients at Earth Spirit new age store on Monmouth Street in Red Bank, she’s more likely to wear a denim shirt than a peasant dress. Her hair, simply cut, is free of dreamcatchers and swirling silks. There’s no crystal ball on the table.

Nor, she says, does she just make stuff up to seem all-knowing.

“I don’t play that game that a lot of psychics out there play,” said Dinger. “I don’t want it played on me, and I don’t play it on people.”

Meet the seer who admits that she doesn’t always see. When it comes to insights into a client’s past lives, or guidance on the future, Dinger said, “if I don’t know, I’m going to tell you I don’t know.”

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WEEKEND: IDEAS, MUSIC, FOOD, ART & TRUCKS

kirk jirks 2 100211Local faves Brian Kirk and the Jirks, above, return for the fourth Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival on Sunday. Below, Touch-a-Truck parks it at the Red Bank Middle School Saturday in a fundraiser for the Monmouth Day Care Center. (Click to enlarge)

Friday, September 20:

IMG_0008 (745x1024)LINCROFT: Carpe diem at TEDxNavesink, where attendees will get to experience 25 live talks in addition to livecast sessions from the “TEDxCity2.0” conference. TED is a nonprofit organization devoting to sharing “Ideas worth Spreading.” The nine-hour day is filled with sessions on topics like redrawing our oceans, repicturing paradise, remapping the self and more. The sold-out event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center and is followed by a light reception. Newman Springs Road.

RUMSON: The second annual Canterbury Arts: A Tapestry of the Arts show features works by New Jersey artists, with all proceeds going to Outreach Grants to benefit Lunch Break, Family Promise, HABcore, 180 Turning Lives Around and more.The three-day exhibition kicks off Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Saint George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church. Tickets include a wine, beer, and hors d’oeurves/dessert and admission to all days of the show. Reserve tickets in advance. Tickets are $10 day admission, $40 reception (in advance), $50 at the door. 7 Lincoln Avenue.

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RUMSON: GUN BUYBACK, NO QUESTIONS ASKED

AUTHORITIES_RUMSON2Rumson is one of two Monmouth County towns that will serve as collection sites Friday and Saturday for a gun buyback program.

Weapons may be surrendered anonymously, with no questions asked, at the borough police department and at a site in Asbury Park under a program run by the county prosecutor’s office.

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