RED BANK: MEMORIAL DAY PARADE SET

A shot from the Red Bank Centennial parade held May 17, 2008. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

If it seems like ages since Red Bank had a parade other than its annual Halloween costumefest, well yeah. Was the last civic parade really 11 years ago, to mark the borough’s first century as an independent entity?

The Parks and Rec department hopes to end the dry spell by bringing back a lost tradition two weeks from today: the Memorial Day parade.

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RED BANK: BEGINNING TO FEEL LIKE… WINTER

red bank, nj, christmas tree, disposalPutting the X in Xmas, a Red Bank DPU worker collects Christmas trees along Madison Avenue last week.

Up next: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. Will the Greater Green see snow for the occasion? The National Weather Service says a “significant winter storm” could impact the region this weekend, though details are uncertain this far in advance. 

Meantime, it just feels like… winter, of all things. Check out the forecast below. (Gif by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: AUTUMN TO END IN HEAVY RAIN

red bank nj weatherThe final day of autumn, 2018 will include a bit of frost, some sunshine and the start of a heavy rainfall on the Greater Red Bank Green, according to the National Weather Service.

After a day of partly sunny skies and temperatures peaking near 50 degrees, rain is likely to begin later in the day and continue through Friday. Up to three inches may fall, says the NWS, which has issued flooding and wind advisories.

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RED BANK: A DASH OF COLOR AND EDGY CHEER

red bank nj saxum christmas santa's elf red bank nj saxum christmas santa elf Adding a splash of color to a gray December day, a 12-foot-tall Santa’s elf surveyed Broad Street in Red Bank from the parapet of the Vault Thursday afternoon.

#TheSaxumElf will be on the move in coming days, popping up at Saxum Real Estate’s other property holdings in New Jersey, including two more in Red Bank, a spokesman tells redbankgreen.

Whatever edgy cheer Santa’s helper might bring will be appreciated, as the coming weekend will be gray and damp, according to the National Weather ServiceCheck out the extended forecast below. (Photos by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: WINDY DAY IN FORECAST

The Greater Red Bank Green is in for a windy day Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service

West-northwest winds will gust at 40 to 50 miles per hour, especially from late morning through mid-afternoon. Though the strong winds will produce wind chills in the 20’s in the morning, the daytime peak is expected to reach the mid-40s.

Check out the extended forecast below. (NWS image.  Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: ANOTHER SOAKING IN FORECAST

red bank weather rainAfter a downpour Saturday night and early Sunday that left waterways running high, more rain is headed to the Greater Red Bank Green Monday, according to the National Weather Service

A flood watch is in effect as up to three-quarters of an inch could fall from 1 p.m. into the evening, according to the forecast. Temperatures are expected to peak in the low 50s.

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RED BANK: COLD TURKEY DAY IN FORECAST

The Greater Red Bank Green could experience one of the coldest Thanksgiving Days on record Thursday.

But first, expect a sunny, windy Wednesday, with peak temperatures in the mid-40s, according to the National Weather Service

On Thursday, we’ll get sunshine, more wind and temperatures topping out in the mid-20s, the NWS says.

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RED BANK: STRONG WINDS IN WET FORECAST

The Greater Red Bank Green is in for some wet and windy conditions Thursday, according to the National Weather Service

Rain, driven by wind gusts as strong as 50 miles per hour, is expected to soak the region with up to an inch of precipitation into the early hours of Friday, the NWS forecasts. 

The strong winds may blow down trees, limbs and utility lines, with scattered power outages expected, the agency said in a wind advisory issued early Thursday.

Check out the extended forecast below. (Image by National Weather Service. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: SPLASHES OF COLOR, SUN & RAIN

red bank nj autumn mumsMums outside the Robinson Ale House lent a vibrant splash of autumn color to Broad Street in Red Bank Wednesday.

Speaking of splashes, the Greater Red Bank Green is in for yet more rain Friday, according to the National Weather Service. But first, sunny and cool conditions are on tap for Thursday, and the sunshine is expected to return for the weekend and last into Monday, Veterans Day.

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FAIR HAVEN: GOP HOLDS ONTO COUNCIL

Fair Haven voters went with familiar Republicans in Tuesday’s elections. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

fair haven, nj election voter registrationIncumbent Fair Haven Mayor Ben Lucarelli, who was unchallenged on the ballot, and Councilwoman Betsy Koch retained their seats in Tuesday night’s election.

They’ll be joined on the governing body in January by their two Republican running mates, former council member Jim Banahan and newcomer Jacquie Rice, according to unofficial results from the Monmouth County Clerk.

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SHREWSBURY: ANDERSON LEADS GOP SWEEP

Concluding his third campaign in three years, Councilman Erik Anderson was elected Shrewsbury’s mayor Tuesday. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

fair haven, nj election voter registrationRepublican Councilman Erik Anderson outpolled his Democratic opponent in Shrewsbury’s race to succeed retiring Mayor Don Burden, according to results tallied by the Monmouth County Clerk Tuesday.

Likewise, two Republican incumbents held onto their council seats.

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RED BANK: DEMS ROMP TO FULL CONTROL

red bank nj YASSIN TRIGGIANOCouncilmembers-elect Kate Triggiano and Hazim Yassin embrace on news of their victories Tuesday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

red bank, nj election 2018Red Bank’s Democrats regained full control of borough government in an election rout for incumbent Mayor Pasquale Menna and two first-time council candidates in Tuesday’s election.

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ON THE GREEN: BRAVE THE RAIN AND VOTE

fair haven, nj election voter registrationWith rain in the forecast, election day arrives Tuesday, and polling stations are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. across the Greater Red Bank Green, where voters will fill numerous governmental and school board seats and decide a public question.

Four towns within redbankgreen‘s coverage area have contested council elections this year. Here’s who’s running locally, and where registered voters should go to make their selections.

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RED BANK: WET WEATHER TO START WEEK

The Greater Red Bank Green will start the first full week of November, 2018 on a wet note. 

A period of heavy rain is possible Monday from morning into the afternoon, which could lead to localized flooding, according to the National Weather Service.

On Tuesday, Election Day, there’s a “marginal risk for severe storms,” with the primary hazard expected to be damaging winds, the agency reports.

Check out the extended forecast below. (Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: PEARL LEE Q&A

red bank nj pearl leeRepublican Pearl Lee is hoping to unseat three-term Mayor Pasquale Menna. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

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At stake in Red Bank’s November 6 election: the mayor’s post and two council seats.

At stake in Red Bank’s November 6 election: the mayor’s post and two council seats.

On the ballot are: incumbent Mayor Pasquale Menna, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Pearl Lee; and council candidates Michael Clancy (R), Allison Gregory (R), Kate Triggiano (D), Sue Viscomi (I) and Hazim Yassin (D).

Here are Lee’s written responses to questions posed to all candidates recently by redbankgreen.

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RED BANK: PASQUALE MENNA Q&A

red bank nj mayor pasquale mennaPasquale Menna is seeking his fourth term as mayor. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

red bank, nj, election, q&A,

At stake in Red Bank’s November 6 election: the mayor’s post and two council seats.

At stake in Red Bank’s November 6 election: the mayor’s post and two council seats.

On the ballot are: incumbent Mayor Pasquale Menna, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Pearl Lee; and council candidates Michael Clancy (R), Allison Gregory (R), Kate Triggiano (D), Sue Viscomi (I) and Hazim Yassin (D).

Here are Menna’s written responses to questions posed to all candidates recently by redbankgreen.

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RED BANK: MICHAEL CLANCY Q&A

red bank nj michael clancyRepublican council candidate Michael Clancy. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

red bank, nj, election, q&A,

At stake in Red Bank’s November 6 election: the mayor’s post and two council seats.

At stake in Red Bank’s November 6 election: the mayor’s post and two council seats.

On the ballot are: incumbent Mayor Pasquale Menna, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Pearl Lee; and council candidates Michael Clancy (R), Allison Gregory (R), Kate Triggiano (D), Sue Viscomi (I) and Hazim Yassin (D).

Here are Clancy’s written responses to questions posed to all candidates recently by redbankgreen.

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RED BANK: ALLISON GREGORY Q&A

red bank nj allison gregoryAllison Gregory is running for council on the Republican ticket. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

red bank, nj, election, q&A,

At stake in Red Bank’s November 6 election: the mayor’s post and two council seats.

At stake in Red Bank’s November 6 election: the mayor’s post and two council seats.

On the ballot are: incumbent Mayor Pasquale Menna, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Pearl Lee; and council candidates Michael Clancy (R), Allison Gregory (R), Kate Triggiano (D), Sue Viscomi (I) and Hazim Yassin (D).

Here are Gregory’s written responses to questions posed to all candidates recently by redbankgreen.
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RED BANK: KATE TRIGGIANO Q&A

red bank nj kate triggianoKate Triggiano is on the Democratic slate as a council candidate. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

red bank, nj, election, q&A,

At stake in Red Bank’s November 6 election: the mayor’s post and two council seats.

At stake in Red Bank’s November 6 election: the mayor’s post and two council seats.

On the ballot are: incumbent Mayor Pasquale Menna, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Pearl Lee; and council candidates Michael Clancy (R), Allison Gregory (R), Kate Triggiano (D), Sue Viscomi (I) and Hazim Yassin (D).

Here are Triggiano’s written responses to questions posed to all candidates recently by redbankgreen.

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RED BANK: SUE VISCOMI Q&A

red bank nj sue viscomiRunning as the only independent in this year’s council race is Sue Viscomi. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

red bank, nj, election, q&A,

At stake in Red Bank’s November 6 election: the mayor’s post and two council seats.

At stake in Red Bank’s November 6 election: the mayor’s post and two council seats.

On the ballot are: incumbent Mayor Pasquale Menna, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Pearl Lee; and council candidates Michael Clancy (R), Allison Gregory (R), Kate Triggiano (D), Sue Viscomi (I) and Hazim Yassin (D).

Here are Viscomi’s written responses to questions posed to all candidates recently by redbankgreen.

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