RED BANK: SHADES OF BLACK & GREY

rbpd car 032515 2rbpd car 032515Red Bank regulars may have noticed a vaguely menacing addition to the police fleet – or not noticed, which is actually the point. Chief Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen that a black Ford SUV with barely perceptible grey door markings is being used for traffic enforcement because it doesn’t stand out as much as the squad’s white sedans with bold blue lettering. “It’s a little less obvious, but we still wanted it to be identifiable,” he said, adding that there are no plans to replace the fleet with black vehicles.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

DRAWING A PLAN FOR A WATERFRONT FUTURE

fh-williams-house-061610Unclaimed boats and kayaks will be removed next month from the beach at the former Charles Williams estate, Fair Haven officials say. (Click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

By this time next year, Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre anticipates that the borough’s prized beachfront property at 78 DeNormandie Ave. will be open for public use.

First, though, a few things need to happen — including the demolition of the house that’s been on the property for 150 years, for one.

A formal naming, too, although the working title is “Robards Park,” in honor of the last resident of the house, Winifred Julia Decatur Robards.

Town officials also hope to answer the abiding question of what exactly to do with the property.

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