If there’s an occasion, count on Red Bank school crossing guard Carl Colmorgen to dress for it. Well known for his seasonal hats, Colmorgen marked Red Nose Day, an effort to combat childhood poverty, as he crossed students of Red Bank Catholic and St. James to school Thursday morning. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
Descendants of Katharine Elkus White and local officials at Friday’s dedication of the roadway in Marine Park to the late mayor and ambassador. White, seen below in 1948. (Photo above by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Amid reminiscences of a “strong-willed” woman countering the casual sexism of the day, Red Bank’s first and only female mayor, Katharine Elkus White, was honored Friday when the road in Marine Park was named for her.
In a brief ceremony on a cold, blustery afternoon, some of White’s descendants joined local officials in unveiling a wooden sign designating the loop road as “Ambassador Katharine Elkus White Circle.”
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
The timing of Friday afternoon’s two-alarm house fire on Bank Street in Red Bank couldn’t have come at a more inconvenient time for James Green.
He was, um, on the commode.
“I don’t know what happened,” said Green, who has been staying with his friend at 13 Bank Street since May. “I’m in the bathroom, the alarm goes off and the house is burning down.”
Red Bank crossing guard Carl Colmorgen, who works the corner of Broad Street at Harding Road/Reckless Place, arrived at his post last Thursday in a spring chapeau garnished with forsythia, courtesy of a neighborhood mom. (Click to enlarge)
Clearly, we’re in the ‘April showers’ phase of that old adage about showers and flowers.
The National Weather Service forecasts a high probability of rainfall today, with a diminishing chance Tuesday and Wednesday. The outlook gets briefly sunnier after that.
Here’s the forecast: