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VIRUS UPDATE: More than 500 Monmouth County residents have now died from COVID-19, nearly three-quarters of them associated with longterm care facilities.
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VIRUS UPDATE: DEATH TOLL PASSES 10,000
VIRUS UPDATE: As COVID-19 death toll passes 10,000, Murphy lifts ban on elective surgeries, sets vote-by-mail primary election.
VIRUS UPDATE: BEACHES TO REOPEN, PARTLY
VIRUS UPDATE: In further easing of COVID-19-related restrictions, Murphy to allow beaches and boardwalks to reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend.
SEA BRIGHT: BACK TO THE BEACH @ DONOVAN’S
SEA BRIGHT: PieHole pays a happy hour visit to the revived Donovan's Reef, where the palms sway and the rum buckets chill.
SEA BRIGHT: NEW HOME FLOATS INTO VIEW
SEA BRIGHT: Rising alongside the Shrewsbury River is an ultra-modern new home that appears to float in the air, and features an unusual tunnel.
A jet-skier who triggered a search after he disappeared while traveling from Brooklyn to Highlands spent the night on buoy in the Atlantic Ocean before swimming ashore Wednesday, NJ.com reports.
SEA BRIGHT: WHALE OF A DAY AT THE BEACH
Reader Betsy Lunney photographed a whale feeding in the Atlantic off the Sands Beach Club in Sea Bright Sunday afternoon. Nearby, a reported shark sighting off Driftwood Beach Club promptedContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: WHALE OF A DAY AT THE BEACH"
WHALE SIGHTING OFF SEA BRIGHT
John Schneider caught footage of a whale off Sea Bright in this video shot from his living room in North Beach Tuesday afternoon.
SEA BRIGHT ON THE RISE, HEIGHTWISE
Ed Wheeler’s house on Ocean Avenue is the first to have been raised since the hurricane. Many more are expected to be lifted under pending changes. (Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT ON THE RISE, HEIGHTWISE"
Hundreds of hardy souls dashed into the bracing waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Sea Bright Sunday as part of a fundraiser for parochial schools organized by the Ancient OrderContinue reading "POLAR BEARS GO SQUIRRELY IN SEA BRIGHT"
SEA BRIGHT: COUNCIL WAIVES PERMIT FEES
Members of the borough council at Tuesday night’s meeting. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON Amid complaints by residents about unresolved insurance claims and other rebuildingContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: COUNCIL WAIVES PERMIT FEES"
SEA BRIGHT: EATING, REFLECTING AND RISING
Chris Wood, as seen in a video, above, and Mayor Dina Long, below, at Saturday night’s event, which raised $130,000 for Sea Bright Rising. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click toContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: EATING, REFLECTING AND RISING"
SEA BRIGHT: CHRISTIE TOUTS FOCUS ON BIZ
Joined by Mayor Dina Long and business owners, Governor Chris Christie unveiled a new cabinet-level office to focus on post-storm rebuilding efforts. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: CHRISTIE TOUTS FOCUS ON BIZ"
SEA BRIGHT: BAIN’S IS BACK IN THE PAINT
Frank Bain working the phone and the computer in the freshly restored paint section of his hardware store. (Photos by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON The rebuildingContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: BAIN’S IS BACK IN THE PAINT"
SECOND ‘MOUNTAIN’ PILES UP MEMORIES
A passerby eyes debris in the Anchorage Beach parking lot, above, while a mountain of it dominates the former Peninsula House lot, below. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "SECOND ‘MOUNTAIN’ PILES UP MEMORIES"
SEA BRIGHT: AMID TEARS, GUARD ROLLS OUT
Sea Bright’s tent city was largely dismantled by Friday afternoon. Below, Governor Chris Christie speaking with National Guardsmen at the site on November 9. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click toContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: AMID TEARS, GUARD ROLLS OUT"
HOT DOG CART AND CHIC EATERY BACK IN BIZ
Hot dog seller Frances Rooney poses for a photo with admirers, including Councilwoman Peggy Bills, at right above. Below, Pat Trama in his restored restaurant. (Photo by Wil Fulton. ClickContinue reading "HOT DOG CART AND CHIC EATERY BACK IN BIZ"
A 33-minute video about Hurricane Sandy by a Rumson-Fair Haven Regional student caught the attention of the rock band Train, which will play an acoustic show in Sea Bright asContinue reading "RUMSON TEEN’S STORM VIDEO DRAWS TRAIN"
SEA BRIGHT: BAIN’S PAINTS ITS OWN FUTURE
Frank Bain outside his Ocean Avenue hardware store, where all the inventory was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON “This isn’t aContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: BAIN’S PAINTS ITS OWN FUTURE"
SEA BRIGHT: ON TOP OF MOUNT SANDY
Rachel Pedersen and Carolyn Rigby on the Sea Bright sandpile, which attracts dog-walkers and other sightseers. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD The beach clubs and bars may be temporarilyContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: ON TOP OF MOUNT SANDY"
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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.
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 ...