RED BANK: A PLUG FOR KEEPING PLUGS CLEAR

rb hydrant 012516In the aftermath of this weekend’s blizzard, Red Bank volunteer firefighters dug out a fire hydrant on Maple Avenue at Waverly Place Monday afternoon.

The fire department asks that residents help keep hydrants clear of snow to aid quick access in emergencies.  (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

RBR GRAD AND TEACHER HONORED

Gemma Ciabattoni was the highest-ranking Red Banker at RBR this year. (Photo by Connor Soltas. Click to enlarge)

By CONNOR SOLTAS

Honored by the Red Bank mayor and council as the town’s top-ranking high school senior this year was Gemma Ciabattoni – community volunteer, avid English student, varsity soccer player, actress, and big-time Scrabble enthusiast.

Councilwoman Kathy Horgan read a resolution at Wednesday’s council meeting recognizing Ciabattoni for having instilled “a sense of pride in all of the citizens of the Borough of Red Bank as a result of her outstanding achievements.”

Ciabattoni graduated from Red Bank Regional last month with a 97.67 grade point average, having taken numerous honors, advanced placement and international baccalaureate classes.

“Even though I’ve won a lot of scholarly honors, they’re not all they’re cracked up to be,” she told the audience at the meeting, “but being recognized is an honor in it itself.”

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RED BANK: THREE ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES

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The crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of August 19  to August 26, 2011. This information is unedited.

Theft occurring at Maple Ave-Restaurant on 8-20-11. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole cash from purse. Lt. Michael Clay

Attempted burglary occurring on 8-22-11 at Shrewsbury Ave. Victim reported seeing a black male subject (unknown) trying to pry the door open on side of building, along with two other black males standing by. Upon seeing the victim, subjects fled. Ptl. Michael Zadlock.

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