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RED BANK: COUNCIL BORROWS FOR COUNT BASIE, MARINE PARK & MORE
New bleachers for Count Basie Fields. A remake of Marine Park. Shrewsbury Ave crosswalks and bump outs. With 56 straight "yes" votes, Red Bank Council goes on a roll.
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RED BANK: BIG-TRUCK PARKING BAN PENDING
RED BANK: Truck owners may need to take their vehicles off street as council mulls five-ton limit for those parked overnight.
RED BANK: SHORT TERM RENTAL LAW GETS AIRING, BUDGET GETS OK
RED BANK: Debate over an Airbnb style rental law overhaul and property taxes nudge past the $10k average. A busy night as the council conducts the people's business.
RED BANK: SHORT TERM RENTALS COULD MAKE COMEBACK
Want to rent your home out using Airbnb? Red Bank Council looks to reverse a 2023 clampdown and let more residents do it again.
CHIEF WON COUNCIL PRAISE WHILE SHIELDING GIRLFRIEND
RED BANK: While repeatedly protecting his girlfriend and subordinate from discipline, McConnell won plaudits for managing the town.
RED BANK: UNPLANNED BID DRIVES AUCTION
RED BANK: Spontaneous offer for parking spots prompts brief bidding war between pot shop owner and nearby resident.
RED BANK: BROADWALK HERE TO STAY
RED BANK: Broadwalk, the car-free dining and shopping plaza, gets locked in as a recurring seasonal feature downtown.
RED BANK: PARTISAN ‘VENGEANCE’ ALLEGED
RED BANK: Ousted Housing Authority chairwoman alleges political payback for non-reappointment; Triggiano denies it.
RED BANK: PORTMAN PAINTS ROSY OUTLOOK
RED BANK: Mayor outlines plans for "amazing" makeover of Marine Park and other "long overdue" projects for 2024.
RED BANK: PBA AGAIN BLASTS McCONNELL
RED BANK: PBA files grievance against McConnell as he ends "interim" borough leadership and awaits word on retirement as chief.
RED BANK: JEWS & OTHERS ‘STAND TOGETHER’
RED BANK: Amid rising antisemitism, Jews and supporters gather in Riverside Gardens Park for traditional Menorah lighting.
RED BANK: BOROUGH GETS NEW MANAGER
RED BANK: For top job at borough hall, council approves a 38-year-old municipal administrator who began his career as a police dispatcher.
RED BANK: VOTE ON TOWN MANAGER SLATED
RED BANK: Council schedules special session to vote on contract for new borough manager. Police chief has been "interim" since mid-2021.
RED BANK: NEW HPC EXPECTED ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Council expected to appoint new Historic Preservation Commission, start work on new ordinance Thursday, says Bonatakis.
RED BANK: YOUR GUIDE TO PORCHFEST II
RED BANK: Who's playing when and where at Sunday's second annual Porchfest? We've got all 90+ acts and 25 stages in one clickable guide.
RED BANK: BIKE LANES SET FOR PORCHFEST
RED BANK: Second annual Porchfest to feature temporary bike lanes for safe flow of riders between some 25 stages featuring 90 acts.
RED BANK: COUNCIL VOWS HPC RESTART
RED BANK: Council agrees to reconstitute Historic Preservation Commission, but only after new design standards are written into ordinance.
RED BANK: PRESERVATION PANEL ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Historic Preservation Commission's future may come into focus when the borough council meets Thursday night.
RED BANK: McCONNELL REBUTS ALLEGATIONS
RED BANK: Refuting PBA allegations, McConnell says he had a relationship with a former "significant other" of a department employee "years ago," but none since.
RED BANK: PBA BLASTS McCONNELL’S ‘ETHICS’
RED BANK: With McConnell retirement pending, police union accuses him of "numerous inappropriate sexual relationships" with employees.
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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 ...
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 ...