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RED BANK: LOCALS BID CITARELLA’S FAREWELL
RED BANK: Mayor and heartbroken customers bid family-owned butcher shop farewell after a 121-year run, but a new food shop may replace it.
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RED BANK: SMOKED MEATS, PLUS CLAY, IN CHURN
RED BANK: In this edition of Retail Churn, smoked-meats market takes space of longtime butcher shop; pottery school opens.
RED BANK: More accustomed to presiding over business grand openings, mayor will mark a closing Wednesday: Citarella's Market, after a 121-year run.
RED BANK: MARKET CLOSING AFTER 121 YEARS
RED BANK: Citarella's Meats & Deli, one of the borough's oldest businesses, plans to close for good next month.
RED BANK: WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK
RED BANK: A less-than-flamboyant weekend lies ahead, bringing clouds and a chance of rain. Here's the extended forecast for the Greater Green.
RED BANK: Police investigating burglary at Citarella's Market.
 The Green’s butchers suggest customers get their Thanksgiving orders in by this Thursday. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS With Thanksgiving just over a week away, ’tis the seasonContinue reading "BUTCHERS TALK TURKEY BREASTS"
LARDER: FOR TRUE BACON, VISIT A BUTCHER
 Kyle Powell at Citarella’s Market in Red Bank shows PieHole some real-deal bacon. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS No food is more debased than bacon.Continue reading "LARDER: FOR TRUE BACON, VISIT A BUTCHER"
RED BANK: PEPPERS, PICKLED AND PACKED
Stuffing 50 or so pickled cherry peppers with proscuitto and provolone goes faster with an assist from helpful neighbor Marc Dostie. Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLISContinue reading "RED BANK: PEPPERS, PICKLED AND PACKED"
WHERE HAVE I SEEN THIS?
Feeling walled in by Where Have I Seen This? Maybe that’s because last week’s photo also spotlighted a building wall. That one, a long red brick edifice, featured “ghost” signageContinue reading "WHERE HAVE I SEEN THIS?"
Another tasty pick for your weekend grilling pleasure in our continuing series on cuts you’ll only find at a real butcher shop. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLISContinue reading "PIEHOLE: KARMA, CUPCAKES & PAD KRA PROW"
RED BANK: HANGER STEAK FOR YOUR GRILL
Kyle Powell shows of a well-trimmed Hanger Steak at Citarella’s Market in Red Bank. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS As grilling season heats up, PieHole is checkingContinue reading "RED BANK: HANGER STEAK FOR YOUR GRILL"
RUMSON: CHEFS’ TIPS FOR YOUR CORNED BEEF
Eddie O’Keefe (left) and Molly Maguire’s chef Alfredo Uraga explain to PieHole why brined beef brisket shrinks when cooking. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS With St.Continue reading "RUMSON: CHEFS’ TIPS FOR YOUR CORNED BEEF"
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? SOPPRESSATA ‘N CHEESE
Soppressata from Citarella’s Market paired with some pickled cherry peppers from the garden and a piece cheddar cheese.  (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS Citarella’s Market inContinue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? SOPPRESSATA ‘N CHEESE"
RED BANK: GETTING FRESH WITH TURKEY
The sign outside Citarella’s Market in Red Bank says it all. If you want a fresh turkey, the clock is ticking. Below, Kristian Bauman, meat manager at Sickles Market inContinue reading "RED BANK: GETTING FRESH WITH TURKEY"
RED BANK: GENERATIONS OF MEATY WISDOM
Fourth-generation butcher Ralph Citarella, right, and long-time employee Kyle Powell carry on more than 113 years of meat-cutting tradition. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS Just asContinue reading "RED BANK: GENERATIONS OF MEATY WISDOM"
WHERE HAVE I SEEN THIS?
Whoa, easy there, fella. If you smell meat, it’s only because we’ve just come from the butcher shop.
The expanding set of charges against accused burglar Carl VonPier of Fair Haven has grown yet again, this time to include a Red Bank business among his alleged victims. TheContinue reading "COPS: CRIME SPREE INCLUDED BUTCHER SHOP"
Lenny, er, Stew Goldstein of Monmouth Meats. There are only so many old-style, independent butchers left in Red Bank. There's Ralph 'Johnny Jazz' Gatta on Shrewsbury Avenue, of course, working the chopping block for some 60 years. The guys at...
Bob Sickles Sr. riding high on his 1948 John Deere MT tractor. Eighty years old, and with a still-thick crop of hair, Bob Sickles Sr. sits at his son Bob's desk and picks through a boxful of documents in his...
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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.