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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: LEAD PIPES, SIDEWALKS TOP AGENDA
RED BANK: Council mulls borrowing for train station sidewalks and replacing lead water lines.
RED BANK: Here's what council candidate Ben Forest said in response to a redbankgreen questionnaire.
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: MASTER PLAN INPUTS SLATED
RED BANK: Residents to get two chances next month to weigh in on Master Plan update, with special focus on three areas of town.
RED BANK: SUNSET PARK CONCEPT TO DEBUT
RED BANK: Residents to get first look Monday at concept plan for new park on long-closed landfill site overlooking Swimming River.
RED BANK: RESIDENTS RESIST DUMP-SITE PARK
RED BANK: Not everyone wants a park at the former town dump, say residents concerned about the long-range effects of contaminants.
RED BANK: PLANTING SEEDS FOR FUTURE PARK
RED BANK: The long process of creating a waterfront park at the former town dump kicks off with a public brainstorming session.
RED BANK: BRAINSTORMING A NEW PARK PLAN
RED BANK: Got some ideas for the new park planned for the former landfill site on the West Side? Bring them to this meeting.
RED BANK: Council takes a step toward creation of a park on the longtime site of the borough dump and incinerator. Up next: what to include?
RED BANK: INCINERATOR SITE TO GET… WHAT?
The former landfill on West Sunset Avenue. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD After years of environmental remediation, Red Bank’s former landfill is expectedContinue reading "RED BANK: INCINERATOR SITE TO GET… WHAT?"
PARK AT INCINERATOR SITE YEARS AWAY
Mayor Pasquale Menna with engineer Christine Ballard of T&M Associates at the incinerator site last Friday. (Click to enlarge) The work of finally pulverizing Red Bank’s 70-plus-year-old incinerator smokestack toContinue reading "PARK AT INCINERATOR SITE YEARS AWAY"
TIME TO PUT THE CHAMPAGNE ON ICE?
Red Bank officials say they’re now about a month away from tearing down the West Sunset Avenue incinerator stack that has stood as a reminder of the town’s garbage-burning pastContinue reading "TIME TO PUT THE CHAMPAGNE ON ICE?"
Contractors working on improvements to a nearby intersection are using the borough-owned lot as a staging area. A wooden form for making concrete slabs was built at center, and a load of stone was dropped closer to the river. A...
The week in crime, as reflected in the Red Bank Police Department log, for the week of August 8 through 15. Entries are unedited. Criminal Mischief occurring on 8-9-08 at Pearl St. Victim reported that unknown subject(s) scratched a parked...
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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.