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Though violent crime declined, a jump in reported thefts boosted Red Bank’s crime rate through the first 11 months of 2013, according to data released last Friday by the NewContinue reading "RED BANK: VIOLENT CRIME DOWN, THEFT UP"
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SEA BRIGHT: PARTY OUT BACK
The Mad Hatter in better days, above. The owners plan to revive the tiki bar out back next week. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON TheContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: PARTY OUT BACK"
RED BANK: HOTEL AIMS FOR JANUARY RETURN
The surging Navesink River poured six feet of water into the hotel’s basement, knocking out electricity and other systems. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON AlmostContinue reading "RED BANK: HOTEL AIMS FOR JANUARY RETURN"
RUMSON: MARINA RESURFACING AFTER STORM
Life was returning to normal at the Rumson marina on Tuesday, though a new $3 million Viking that was swept from the lot remained half-sunk on the Middletown side ofContinue reading "RUMSON: MARINA RESURFACING AFTER STORM"
RED BANK: THIS TIME, ELECT TO GO NAKED
Models make their way through the crowds at the inaugural Go Naked and Check Yourself awareness-raiser in 2011. This year’s edition takes place Sunday. (Click to enlarge) By REBECCA DESFOSSEContinue reading "RED BANK: THIS TIME, ELECT TO GO NAKED"
‘MINDFUL OF WHAT THESE BOYS GAVE’
World War II veteran Ray Taylor listens as Fair Haven Mayor Ben Lucarelli speaks at the borough’s annual Veterans Day celebration at Victory Park Sunday. Taylor, 90, also took aContinue reading "‘MINDFUL OF WHAT THESE BOYS GAVE’"
FAIR HAVEN GOES FOR INCUMBENTS
Poll workers at Fair Haven’s Youth Center on election day 2012. (Photo by Rebecca Desfosse. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Voters in storm-darkened Fair Haven returned two incumbentsContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN GOES FOR INCUMBENTS"
By JOHN T. WARD Incumbent Republicans Jeffrey DeSalvo and Anthony Pellegrino sailed to new three-year terms on the borough council Tuesday, holding off a challenge from Democrat Donald Sena.
By JOHN T. WARD Continuing longheld tradition, Rumson voters stuck with the Grand Old Party in electing council members Tuesday. Democrat Philip Wagner won less than 16 percent of theContinue reading "AS USUAL, RUMSON STICKS WITH THE GOP"
SEA BRIGHT RESIDENTS TO GET ACCESS TODAY
For the second time in four days, Sea Bright residents gathered in a stadium, this time in West Long Branch, to get updates on the storm cleanup Sunday. Below, MayorContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT RESIDENTS TO GET ACCESS TODAY"
RUMSON: HALL OPENS AS COMFORT STATION
Rumson’s Bingham Hall has been transformed into a comfort station, offering residents a warm, lighted place to stay during the day until electricity is restored. The borough Office of EmergencyContinue reading "RUMSON: HALL OPENS AS COMFORT STATION"
SEA BRIGHT: THE MORNING AFTER
Woody’s Ocean Grille owner Chris Wood sent us these photos he took in Sea Bright at the first light Tuesday, just hours after Hurricane Sandy all but obliterated the town.Continue reading "SEA BRIGHT: THE MORNING AFTER"
STORM WIPES OUT RUMSON MARINA
The Oceanic Marina yard as it appeared early Tuesday, above, and on Saturday from the same spot. (Click to enlarge)  By JOHN T. WARD On Saturday, even as he bracedContinue reading "STORM WIPES OUT RUMSON MARINA"
SPOOKTACULAR TRADITION CONTINUES
A couple of pop stars and a walking pumpkin made cameos at the 2011 edition of the Red Bank Halloween Parade. (Click to enlarge) By: REBECCA DESFOSSE Get your costumesContinue reading "SPOOKTACULAR TRADITION CONTINUES"
By: REBECCA DESFOSSE With Election Day just three weeks away, the race for Red Bank borough council will heat up Wednesday night, as three candidates seeking two seats face offContinue reading "RED BANK CANDIDATES TO TAKE THEIR Qs"
Some of the 800-plus participants in Saturday’s fourth annual Boozin’ for Boobs bar crawl head out to other Red Bank watering holes after assembling at Brannigan’s on Wharf Avenue Saturday.Continue reading "RED BANK: BOUNCING FROM BAR TO BAR"
FAIR HAVEN: FROM WHITECAPS TO BEER FOAM
Rowers from Christian Brothers Academy headed landward at Fair Haven Yacht Works, above, after winds of 23 miles per hour prompted the cancellation of what was to have been FairContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: FROM WHITECAPS TO BEER FOAM"
Judging by the huge crowd and gorgeous weather, Sunday’s Red Bank’s Guinness Oyster Festival was shell-cracking success. Autumnal coolness and the aromas of 25 food borough restaurants drew thousands into theContinue reading "OYSTERS AND GUINESS, GOING DOWN EASY"
RED BANK GOP CANDIDATE NOW RUNS SOLO
Council candidate Suzanne Viscomi, left, joined by state Senator Jen Beck, center, and Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, answers questions during a presser in her driveway Monday. (Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "RED BANK GOP CANDIDATE NOW RUNS SOLO"
LESSON ONE: WAIT OUT THE MONSOON
Despite heavy rains for its first hour, Paddle the Paddle the Navesink Day found itself under sunny skies at Red Bank’s Maple Cove Saturday. Nearly 200 people tried kayaks and paddleContinue reading "LESSON ONE: WAIT OUT THE MONSOON"
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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.