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RED BANK: PARKING AGENDA IN TRANSITION

A builder may be chosen to redevelop the White Street lot this month, and a parking study could soon follow. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Amid recriminations and calls for a fresh start, Democrats began taking the wheel in the drive for a possible new parking structure in downtown Red Bank last week.

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RED BANK: IMMIGRANTS PROCLAIM EQUALITY

The ‘Awaken Community’ march through downtown Red Bank culminated with a brief rally at Riverside Gardens Park. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Several hundred marchers took to the streets of downtown Red Bank hoping to preserve rights for immigrants that others don’t believe they are entitled to.

Chanting “Up, up with education, down, down with deportation,” waving American flags and carrying banners that read “Immigrants built this nation,” participants gathered around the Christmas tree at Riverside Gardens Park, where they heard an expression of moral support from the borough police department.

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LITTLE SILVER: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

2017_authorities_cherrytop_ls3Crime and arrest reports for the month of October, 2017, as provided by the Little Silver Police Department. This report is published unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

October 5– Michael Perla, 49, of Hoboken, NJ, was arrested on Prospect Ave. for an active Contempt of Court warrants out of the Bayonne and Point Pleasant Municipal Courts in the amount of $475.00. Det. Sgt. Greg Oliva made the arrest.

October 5– Lechelle Hall, 27, of Keansburg, NJ, was arrested on Prospect Ave. for an active Contempt of Court warrant out of the Neptune Township Municipal Court in the amount of $500.00. Sgt. Paul Halpin made the arrest.

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RED BANK: UNDEFEATED SOCCER TEAM LAUDED

Sporting neckties that many of them learned to tie just an hour earlier, the members of the Red Bank Middle School boys’ soccer team appeared at the borough council meeting Wednesday night, when they were lauded for a second consecutive undefeated season.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

2017_authorities_copcar_sbury2Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of November 11 to November 24, 2017. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Report of Identity Theft in the area of White Street on 11/21/17. Victim reports unknown subject(s) obtained information to make fraudulent purchases. Damages totaling $651.06. Ptl. Tyler Fox investigating.

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RED BANK: PRESERVATIONISTS CONCERNED

A website posting by the prospective buyer of two Red Bank buildings listed on an inventory of historic properties hints at big changes to come. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank preservationists expressed concern in recent days over the pending sale of two downtown buildings they believe have historic significance.

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FAIR HAVEN: KOCH JOINS COUNCIL AFTER ALL

With an assist from Councilwoman Susan Sorensen, Betsy Koch, right, takes her seat for the first time as a council member during a meeting held at the Knollwood School, where she’s a teacher. Members of the student council were also on the dais. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Less than a three weeks after a narrow loss at the polls, Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Koch won unanimous appointment to the Fair Haven council Monday.

She replaces Councilman Rowland Wilhelm, who stepped down with two years remaining on his third three-year term.

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RED BANK: LIGHTS UP ON HOLIDAY SEASON

Santa Claus, the Grinch and Holiday Express worked their magic for the 25th time, ushering in the Christmas-and-other-holidays season with music, laughs and a touch of flurries on Broad Street in Red Bank Friday night.

Check out redbankgreen‘s photos below to see if you recognize any smiling faces. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

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RED BANK: SUNSET PARK CONCEPT TO DEBUT

The so-called Sunset Park concept plan includes a soccer field, riverfront boardwalk, kayak launch and other amenities. (Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank residents will get their first look Monday night at a concept plan for a new park on the town’s long-closed landfill site overlooking the Swimming River.

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ON THE GREEN: REASONS TO BE THANKFUL

For Thanksgiving 2017, redbankgreen‘s All Good page is loaded up with fresh news about kids, charities, volunteers, teachers, philanthropy and more on the Greater Red Bank Green.

Take a moment to scroll through the dozen or so newest posts, or do an even deeper dive into the All Good archive. Seeing all the good work that goes on around here may inspire others to chip in. But if nothing else, we’re hoping it gives readers additional reasons to be thankful for their neighbors, and a little more hopeful about the future.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and thank you for reading redbankgreen.

RED BANK: DANCING FOR KINDNESS

Flash mob dancers took over a portion of Broad Street in Red Bank for the worldwide ‘Dance for Kindness.’ 

Press release from Dance for Kindness

Over 200 dancers took to the streets of Red Bank on November 12th to promote kindness during World Kindness Week, uniting with over 120 cities, 50 countries and 15,000 participants.

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RED BANK: AN EARNEST PROPOSAL, ACCEPTED

”An engagement should come on a young girl as a surprise, pleasant or unpleasant, as the case may be,” says a character in Oscar Wilde’s Victorian farce, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest.’

And just hours before the opening-night performance of the play at the Two River Theater in Red Bank Friday night, one of the theater’s employees was surprised by a real-life marriage proposal on the stage. (Photos by Yurik Lozano. Click to enlarge)

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RED BANK: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of November 1 to November 15, 2017. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Theft: In the area of Broad St a report was made on 11/03/17 that several items were missing from a business from a Moving Company moving from one location to another. The items missing are 7 Apple I-phones valued at $2100.00, a HP computer printer valued at $250.00, and a laminating machine valued at $200.00. Ptl. Patrick Kennedy.

Criminal Mischief: On 11/03/17 in the area of West Front St it was reported that the outlet covers were removed and partially pulled out of the electrical boxes on two Light Posts. Damages total less than $500.00. Ptl. Darren M. McConnell.

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RED BANK: FALLING INTO THANKSGIVING

Leaves on the sidewalk, tiny bulbs in the trees and golden sunshine combined to create a lovely autumn vignette on Monmouth Street in Red Bank Thursday afternoon. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

Friday’s weather forecast on the Greater Red Bank Green includes lots of sunshine as well as wind, with gusts reaching around 36 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. Here’s the outlook for the coming weekend and beyond into Thanksgiving. 

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SHREWSBURY: A STUDY IN CHILLING OUT

Edgar Davis of the Study provides some “men’s precision grooming” for Alex Goodman of Red Bank. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

A wooden sign outside a small cluster of stores in Shrewsbury is a bit enigmatic. It says, simply, “THE STUDY.”

If it sounds like the name of a coffeehouse hoping to create a certain mood, or a college-exam prep outfit, well, the tagline in small type underneath clarifies things a bit, for passersby with good eyesight: “men’s precision grooming.”

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

2017_authorities_copcar_sbury2Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of October 21 to November 10, 2017. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Report of Shoplifting in the area of Vineyard Vines, Broad Street on 10/25/17. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed merchandise. Damages totaling $493.50. Ptl. Kyle Ludwig investigating.

Report of Theft by Deception in the area of Glorney Street on 10/26/17. Victim reports unknown subject(s) obtained credit card information to make fraudulent purchases. Ptl. Joseph Barnicle investigating.

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