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RED BANK: PLASTIC UTENSIL LAW KICKS IN, GENTLY
RED BANK: Enforcement won't start until July. But many eateries are already following a new "by request only" plastic utensil law.
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RED BANK: MORE GREENERY & TWINKLY LIGHTS COMING
More mini-gardens and overhead bistro lighting are among the enhancements planned downtown thanks to a $150K grant, says RiverCenter.
RED BANK: DOWNTOWN PARKLET PLAN GETS THUMBS UP
RED BANK: There will soon be a new outdoor place to chill downtown: a "parklet" at Monmouth and Broad Streets.
RED BANK: BROADWALK HERE TO STAY
RED BANK: Broadwalk, the car-free dining and shopping plaza, gets locked in as a recurring seasonal feature downtown.
RED BANK: JAWS DROP OVER CHEESY WINDOWS
RED BANK: Replacement of classic glass storefont with small residential windows downtown appalls even the building's owner.
RED BANK: FOOD, AND MORE, IN CHURN
RED BANK: In Retail Churn, new restaurant and spa open; cake shop vanishes after just a few days; downtown building sold, and more.
RED BANK: SKIES CLEAR, OKTOBERFEST ROCKS
RED BANK: Oktoberfest teems with good cheer as skies clear and some 2,000 come out to sample locally made beer, liquor and more.
RED BANK: NOVEMBER ELECTIONS ADVANCE
RED BANK: November election date expected to be restored; social worker for police department "spitballed;" other council meeting highlights.
RED BANK: BROADWALK BOLLARDS GO BIG
RED BANK: Tall, bright-red bollard covers installed as RiverCenter moves on plan to address various complaints about Broadwalk zone.
RED BANK: GARDENS TAKE ROOT ON BROAD
RED BANK: Any day now, peonies as big as softballs will be blooming on Broad Street under the care of professional gardener.
RED BANK: STREETLIFE GIGS AVAILABLE
RED BANK: Openings still available for musicians and other performers in this summer's StreetLife program, which begins June 3.
RED BANK: WALTON TAKES OVER DPU
RED BANK: Council picks new DPU head, OKs Broadwalk, takes action on long-closed town dump and hears plan for downtown gardens. Highlights.
RED BANK: PAIR PRODS ACTION ON BROADWALK
RED BANK: Council sets Broadwalk season after Portman and Triggiano goad reluctant majority into immediate decision.
RED BANK: SIX-MONTH BROADWALK ON HOLD
RED BANK: RiverCenter lays out plan to address programming, trash and more in bid for six-month Broadwalk, but council withholds quick action.
RED BANK: MASTER PLAN’S USE DEBATED
RED BANK: Concluding a 14-month process, planning board adopts Master Plan amid debate over "prioritizing" its recommendations.
RED BANK: DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS OK’D
RED BANK: After developer lops off a floor, plan for 40-unit apartment building downtown gets unanimous zoning board approval.
RED BANK: FRAGRANT END TO 18-YEAR VACANCY
RED BANK: In Retail Churn, florist ends 18-year store vacancy; new e-bike, pasta and gift shops open; hair salon takes another's place.
RED BANK: BROADWALK ENDS SHORT RUN
RED BANK: After a late start and one-month extension, Broadwalk winds down this weekend amid uncertainty about a future return.
RED BANK: TWO NEWSLETTERS LAUNCHED
RED BANK: Borough government and RiverCenter launch digital newsletters, giving residents and business owners more ways to stay informed.
RED BANK: BROADWALK GETS ANOTHER MONTH
RED BANK: Council members, some grudgingly, approve one-month Broadwalk extension to October 2 as advocates tout late turn toward success.
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PUDDLE BE GONE
A work crew was out this week attacking the site of the notoriously persistent puddle at the corner of Broad and Mechanic Streets. This phot ...
SMALLS FOR MAYOR?
We at redbankgreen remain neutral in political affairs and never make endorsements. But we have to say Borough Clerk Laura Reinertsen’ ...
CRASH ON LEIGHTON
The driver of this car was headed north on Leighton Avenue when they it hit an SUV pulling a work trailer headed in south in the opposing la ...
CAR VS STREET SIGN
The driver of this Mercedes hopped the curb and toppled the street sign at the corner of South Pearl and Drs. James Parker Boulevard Wednesd ...
SKETCHES OF RED BANK BY LOCAL ARTIST MICHAEL WHITE
Sketches of Red Bank scenes have been floating around on social media and we thought they deserved some spotlight. First appearing in our fe ...
POLE DOWN
Utility pole falls on English Plaza shop Forge after being struck by SUV shortly before noon. No injuries reported, though 86-year-old drive ...
YO, ADRIAN!
It’s a tough turn for our hero as Rocky Balboa is relegated to the curb for trash pickup on Locust Avenue. We’ll have to go back ...
“EL PALOMO” IS IN THE HOUSE
Jesus Rios, a mariachi singer who performs under the stage name “El Palomo” (The dove) pauses for a moment before entering a bac ...
CROC SPOTTED IN RIVER
Frighteningly hideous and green, a solitary Croc lurked ominously amid the flotsam and foam in the Navesink River alongside the Red Bank Fir ...
KISS ICON REFLECTS ON BROADWALK
A Swarovski crystal-bedazzled self-portrait painting of Paul Stanley, longtime singer and guitarist for the rock band Kiss peers out from a ...
CHISELIN’ AWAY
Marcelo Garcia Lopez works with hammer and chisel on a new feature for his flower garden on Shrewsbury Avenue: a hollow in a carved log in w ...
STORM CLEANUP CONTINUES
  Saturday’s storm sent a tree toppling on this house on Bank Street, damaging the roof. Workers Wednesday could be seen removing ...
SNAPPING IN THE BREEZE
RED BANK: Blustery winds had the flags in Riverside Gardens Park snapping Monday evening.
POWER LINE DOWN
Red Bank firefighters were on scene at Manor Drive dealing with a live power line Monday afternoon. There was no immediate report of fire. T ...
TAR BEACH SOLSTICE
Aldo Quiroz of Ocean Township came ready with his beach chair and found a shady spot to spend his lunch hour in a parking lot off Broad Stre ...
GOING GREY
Workers painting the stone facade of the PNC Bank at the corner of Broad and Harding Thursday morning. An upgrade? Maybe it’s just pri ...
COFFEE & WILDLIFE
RED BANK: The best wildlife show in town can be taken in from a waterfront bench outside the public library, and it's totally free.
FAWNING OVER HER BABY
A mother deer and her fawn were spotted between a row of garages on Hudson Avenue and some trees alongside the Broad Street parking lots. Re ...
EVENING ESCAPE
RED BANK: Sailors in Monmouth Boat Club's weekly racing series found tranquil conditions on the Navesink River Tuesday evening.
PEAK COLOR ON BROAD
RED BANK: A year after they were installed, downtown mini gardens have added to "transformational" improvements, says business owner.