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RED BANK: AFTER EARFUL, BAR OWNER GETS OK
RED BANK: Along with board OK for site changes, Red Rock owner gets an earful over "astonishing" noise and porta-potties.
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RED BANK: POT SHOP, BAR PLANS ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Plans for cannabis shop, changes at existing bar are on the agenda for newly reconstituted planning board Monday night.
RED BANK: RED ROCK, SECRET STASH WIN OKS
RED BANK: Red Rock Tap + Grill can add year-round dining space, and Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash can keep its window signage, planning board says.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? BEST OF 2016
RED BANK: PieHole reveals its Top 10 lunches of 2016, re-savoring mouthwatering BBQ, burgers, soups, sandwiches and more.
RED BANK: JAMIAN’S, LADY K PLANS OK’D
RED BANK: Planning board approves Jamian's expansion, Lady K bakery; Red Rock agrees to address noise complaints.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? RED ROCK STANDS OUT
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH: PieHole finds a knockout menu at the new Red Rock Tap + Grill to match the daring architecture.
RED BANK: BRANNIGAN’S OUT, RED ROCK IN
RED BANK: Former dive bar Brannigan's begins life anew as Red Rock Tap + Grill with ample outdoor seating.
RED BANK: BRANNIGAN’S, TEAK REACH FOR SKY
RED BANK CHURN: Brannigan's and Teak are adding roof decks.
RED BANK: BRANNIGAN’S MAKEOVER APPROVED
Branningan’s plans to add a two-tiered deck, complete with an open-air tower at the north end, and an outdoor bar, seen at above left. Below, the property as it appeared inContinue reading "RED BANK: BRANNIGAN’S MAKEOVER APPROVED"
RED BANK: BAR PLANS DECK; CHAINS COMING
Branningan’s has filed plans to add a two-tiered deck to the parking lot side of its Wharf Avenue building. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Yes, it’s already time forContinue reading "RED BANK: BAR PLANS DECK; CHAINS COMING"
RED BANK: NEW OWNER AT BRANNIGAN’S
Paul Marcotte hopes to retain Brannigan’s charming dive character while making small improvements. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Paul Marcotte is thinking about hitting the ladies’ room. Well, bothContinue reading "RED BANK: NEW OWNER AT BRANNIGAN’S"
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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.
RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
Red Bank: Girl scouts turns tiny parking lot plot of dirt into a "magical girls sparkle garden."
TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.