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RED BANK: AFTER LOST DECADE, TOXIC CLEANUP IS “EMERGENCY”
RED BANK: In 2014, officials said the cleanup of a contaminated former landfill along the Swimming River would take five to ten years to finish. A decade later, they haven't even started. (click to read)
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RED BANK: ‘CLINICIAN’ ON COUNCIL AGENDA
RED BANK: On Thursday's council agenda: hiring a "clinician" for police department; an update on parks; honoring two 50-year RBFD volunteers.
RED BANK: PARK TO GET PICKLEBALL COURTS
RED BANK: Tennis courts in Eastside Park will be remade into "hybrid" tennis and pickleball surfaces under plans that advanced last week. 
RED BANK: NEW ‘PASSIVE PARK’ ON AGENDA
RED BANK: On the council agenda: subdividing Senior Center to make riverfront park; additional metered parking spots; committee name change.
RED BANK: COUNCIL OKS MAIN, TIE-IN COSTS
RED BANK: Council approves $1.3M water line not originally included in Broad Street dig; town will eat connection costs landlords had feared.
RED BANK: “YOU BROKE IT, YOU FIX IT”
RED BANK: Via RiverCenter, downtown landlords push back on possible bills for leaking water lines, telling council, "you broke it, you fix it."
RED BANK: BOARD NIXES REDEVELOPMENT BID
RED BANK: Planning board nixes Saxum's controversial request for a rezoning of VNA site, saying the firm is responsible for deterioration.
RED BANK: REDEVELOPMENT HEARING SLATED
RED BANK: Planning board to begin review of Saxum request for zoning change that could lead to big tax breaks for already approved 210-unit project.
RED BANK: NO LOCAL TAX INCREASE IN BUDGET
RED BANK: Property owners will see no increase in the local tax this year, says Yassin. Here's a rundown of Wednesday's busy council session.
RED BANK: On the council agenda this week: the annual budget, a new redevelopment agency head, plastic film recycling, animal control and more.
RED BANK: WHAT’S ON AGENDA, AND NOT
RED BANK: On the council agenda: animal control change on hold; Saxum seeks new site designation; charter study measure advancing and more.
RED BANK: SENIOR CENTER STILL ON ICE
RED BANK: The Senior Center, which has been closed since a leak almost two years ago, is not for sale, officials say. But will it ever reopen?
RED BANK: CHANGES EYED AT BASIE FIELDS
RED BANK: Count Basie Fields playground would be relocated to Mohawk Pond and street closed to traffic under Open Spaces application OK'd by council.
RED BANK: PROBE, METERS & MORE ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Busy council agenda includes authorization of Zipprich email leak probe; longer parking enforcement; budget; and six police promotions.
RED BANK: ZOOMING IN ON PARKING & MORE
RED BANK: For your viewing pleasure, here's a look-ahead at upcoming borough meetings, including a presentation on changes to the White Street parking lot.
RED BANK: STREET AND LOT CHANGES AIRED
RED BANK: Officials air plans for White Street streetscape makeover and upgrades to adjoining lot, where massive development was envisioned two years ago.
RED BANK: BALLOONS, TRAFFIC ON AGENDA
RED BANK: The agenda for Wednesday's council meeting includes a ban on mass balloon releases and a downtown traffic study.
RED BANK: WHITE STREET MAKEOVER ON DECK
RED BANK: Borough to hold information/public input session on plan for angled parking and White Street streetscape makeover.
RED BANK: PARK, VACANT SITES ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Busy council agenda includes concept plan for a new park on the former landfill on West Sunset Avenue and a new law on vacant properties.
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FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (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 mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.