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RED BANK: ARTS CHAMPION TOM CHESEK DIES
RED BANK: Tom Chesek, who for decades spotlighted unheralded local artists with distinctive prose, has died at age 64.
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RED BANK: BASIE ADDS TO FOOTPRINT
RED BANK: Less than two years after massive expansion, Basie Center adds to its real estate holdings, acquiring a Maple Avenue property.
RED BANK: PUTH TO HEAD $20M BASIE DRIVE
RED BANK: Pop star Charlie Puth to lead a $20 million drive to provide arts education "in perpetuity" at the Count Basie Center Academy.
RED BANK: BASIE ARTS EDUCATOR RETIRES
RED BANK: After two decades, Basie Center arts educator Yvonne Lamb-Scudiery exits, stage left. Co-directors named to succeed her.
RED BANK: BASIE UNVEILS NEW ARTS SPACE
Guests mingled in the new Count Basie Theatre Performing Arts Academy Monday. Below, Yvonne Lamb Scudiery and Mayor Pasquale Menna spoke at the unveiling. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click toContinue reading "RED BANK: BASIE UNVEILS NEW ARTS SPACE"
Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre is $1 million richer this month, thanks to a Brielle-based charity. The Charles Lafitte Foundation, founded by Vonage board chairman Jeffrey Citron and his wife,Continue reading "RED BANK: BASIE NETS $1M FOR STUDENT ARTS"
RED BANK: RICE & BEANS, ITALIAN & TURKEY
Art’s Barbershop. Chair: Jim Murphy, Barber: Rick Memmola. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) To get a sense of how folks around the greater Red Bank Green will beContinue reading "RED BANK: RICE & BEANS, ITALIAN & TURKEY"
‘A LOVE LETTER TO TEACHERS’ AT TRTC
Nilaja Sun stars as teacher, students, parents and faculty in NO CHILD…, the Obie winning one woman show going up at Two River Theater in Red Bank. (Photo by CAROLContinue reading "‘A LOVE LETTER TO TEACHERS’ AT TRTC"
BARAKA HOLDS COURT IN RED BANK
Poet and author Amiri Baraka  just before he spoke to a captive crowd at Frank Talk. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI He slipped slowly out of the backContinue reading "BARAKA HOLDS COURT IN RED BANK"
FAIR HAVEN REC HEAD THRIVES, FULL-TIME
Charlie Hoffman just finished his first year as Fair Haven’s first full-time recreation director. Borough officials think the investment has paid off in spades. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) By DUSTINContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN REC HEAD THRIVES, FULL-TIME"
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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.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.