CLUCK U, TOO: COUNCIL TO TARGET DECALS

cluck-u-stickerMore stickers have been found on borough property since the issue came up in May, Councilman Michael DuPont says. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Red Bank’s borough council is ready to go beak-to-beak with a chicken-wing business it says is marring municipally-owned property with advertising.

Councilman Michael DuPont said he’s noticed that since the council raised the issue back in May, when Mayor Pasquale Menna raised the idea of fining businesses for having stickers on borough property, more stickers have shown up on signs in town. A prominent offender, DuPont said, is Cluck-U Chicken, of the City Centre strip mall on Water Street.

“Cluck-U Chicken has desecrated our signs,” DuPont said.

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COUNCIL APPROVES SANDWICH BOARD SIGNS

hot-topic rightRejecting the advice of the borough planning board, the Red Bank Council last night said merchants may put sandwich-board advertising on sidewalks outside their establishments through the end of this year.

Overruling concerns that the signs would pose a safety hazard to pedestrians and violate the intent of the borough’s master plan, the council voted 5-1 for an ordinance permitting free-standing signage, which they said is needed to help stores attract customers in a difficult economy.

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FAKE CRASH PHOTO HITS THE STANDS

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Hey, remember that faux accident that tied up Broad Street in Red Bank for most of a day back in August?

With local government clearance, a photo crew used the intersection of Broad and West Bergen Place to stage what looked like the aftermath of a car crash.

They brought in a couple of banged-up vehicles, positioning one against the base of traffic light and the other across the intersection with fake steam coming out from under the hood.

All this for a print ad for Liberty Mutual Insurance.

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