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SANDY HOOK: PROPOSED FEE HIKE RETURNS
SANDY HOOK: Four years after scrapping a proposed entry fee hike, Gateway National Recreation Area is again seeking a 33-percent increase.
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
VIRUS UPDATE: NO CLARITY ON GRADUATIONS
VIRUS UPDATE: Murphy still trying to "figure out" how to hold safe graduation ceremonies under the threat of a resurgent COVID-19 crisis.
VIRUS UPDATE: MURPHY EYES ‘NEW NORMAL’
VIRUS UPDATE: Murphy eases more restrictions on outdoor activities and sketches out a path to a post-COVID-19 "new normal" reality
VIRUS UPDATE: More than 500 Monmouth County residents have now died from COVID-19, nearly three-quarters of them associated with longterm care facilities.
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.
SANDY HOOK: SURF FISHERMAN DIES
SANDY HOOK: Fisherman dies after rescue from ocean surf Wednesday morning, according to National Parks Service spokeswoman.
SANDY HOOK: DETOUR FOR SEAWALL WORK
SANDY HOOK: Seawall work prompts detour beginning today for some visitors to Gateway National Recreation Area. Details here.
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.
SANDY HOOK: CRASH VICTIMS COPTERED OUT
SANDY HOOK: Two of four victims of a one-vehicle crash were helicoptered to a hospital with serious injuries Tuesday night. Alcohol suspected.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? ‘ALL IN’ IN SEA BRIGHT
SEA BRIGHT: What's For Lunch stumbles on a new venture by familiar faces, and one of the tastiest dishes we've tried in a long time.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A BITE AT BUBBAKOO’S
SEA BRIGHT: What's For Lunch? PieHole tries a couple of dishes, including the chili shrimp lunch bowl, at the new Bubbakoo's.
SANDY HOOK: ENTRY FEE HIKE HALTED
SANDY HOOK: A plan to raise entry fees 33 percent next summer has been dropped by the National Park Service after objections, says Pallone.
SEA BRIGHT: TOWN HALL ON REFERENDUM
SEA BRIGHT: Residents will gather for a town hall meeting tonight on next month's referendum on rebuilding public facilities.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? SHRIMP, WITH BIG VIEWS
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? Shrimp and salad, both exquisite, at McLoone's Rum Runner.
SANDY HOOK: ENTRY FEE HIKE PROPOSED
SANDY HOOK: Entry fees would rise 33 percent next summer under a proposal by the National Park Service.
SANDY HOOK: BACTERIA PROMPTS SWIM BAN
SANDY HOOK: High bacteria levels prompt a swimming ban at the nudist beach, NJ.com reports.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? TACOS ON THE RIVER
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? Fish tacos and million-dollar views at the BeachWalk Tiki Bar in Sea Bright.
SANDY HOOK: High bacteria levels prompt the closing of an ocean beach for the second time in a year, NJ.com reports.
SEA BRIGHT: DONOVAN’S REBUILD BEGINS
SEA BRIGHT: Construction of a permanent home for Donovan's Reef gets underway.
Partyline
CRASH ON LEIGHTON
The driver of this car was headed north on Leighton Avenue when they it hit an SUV pulling a work trailer headed in south in the opposing la ...
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.