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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.
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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: FRAZEE TO BECOME POLICE CHIEF
RED BANK: Borough native Frazee to become next police, though McConnell's planned retirement has been postponed by about a month.
RED BANK: McCONNELL TO RETIRE
RED BANK: Police chief and interim administrator Darren McConnell plans to retire next month. But there's an outside chance he'll be back as manager.
FAIR HAVEN: TWOFER KISS FOR NEW CAPTAIN
FAIR HAVEN: For new police captain Robert Townshend, Tuesday's promotion was the "second-best thing" ever to happen to him on October 12.
LITTLE SILVER: Pandemic bonuses for all borough employees, and new police salaries, up for council consideration Monday night.
RED BANK: EX-FIRE CHIEF MEGO DIES
RED BANK: Former fire chief, school maintenance worker and crossing guard John Mego has died, according to an announcement by Mayor Menna.
SHREWSBURY: TURNER TAKES PD COMMAND
SHREWSBURY: The son of a cop shot on the job is the new police chief.
RED BANK: JENSEN ELECTED FIRE CHIEF
RED BANK: Firefighters mark election of Stu Jensen as 2018 chief as he pledges to try to give volunteers training and gear they need.
FAIR HAVEN: POLICE STATION UPGRADES SLATED
FAIR HAVEN: The borough police station, housed since 1983 in a former schoolhouse, is about to get its first remodeling since then.
RED BANK: DeFAZIO TO RETURN AS FIRE CHIEF
RED BANK: Pete Defazio is slated to begin his third term as chief of the borough's volunteer fire department. He also wore the helmet in 1987 and 1993,
RED BANK: SALARIES ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Six jobs at borough hall could pay more than $100,000 a year under a salary ordinance up for vote Wednesday.
FAIR HAVEN: McGOVERN TO TAKE LEAD AT PD
Joe McGovern, who’s to be sworn in as chief Monday night, has spent his entire career with the borough police department. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHNContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: McGOVERN TO TAKE LEAD AT PD"
SEA BRIGHT: FIRE CHIEF ARRESTED
Sea Bright’s fire chief was arrested on a domestic violence charge last week, according to borough police Chief John Sorrentino. Police arrested Andrew “Brett” Murphy at his Ocean Avenue homeContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: FIRE CHIEF ARRESTED"
RED BANK: A SAVE, AND THEN A SWEARING-IN
Chris Soden gives his oath as Red Bank fire chief at the Union Hose Company. Behind Soden are deputies Pete DeFazio, left, and Stu Jensen, partly obscured. (Photo by John T. Ward.Continue reading "RED BANK: A SAVE, AND THEN A SWEARING-IN"
FAIR HAVEN: CHIEF HANGING UP HIS HAT
Darryl Breckenridge is winding down a career of 35 years with the police in his hometown. He’s seen below at a 2012 Veteran’s Day commemoration with World War II veteranContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: CHIEF HANGING UP HIS HAT"
RED BANK: LAUTERWASSER TO BE FD CHIEF
Chief-elect Joe Lauterwasser, right arrives at the First Aid building Tuesday night with his prospective first deputy, Chris Soden, left, and second deputy Pete DeFazio, center. (Photo by John T.Continue reading "RED BANK: LAUTERWASSER TO BE FD CHIEF"
The eighth chief in the 86-year history of the Middletown police department took the helm Monday night, according to a report by More Monmouth Musings. R. Craig Weber, a 21-yearContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN GETS NEW POLICE CHIEF"
RED BANK: McCONNELL TO BE NAMED CHIEF
Captain Darren McConnell is expected to be named chief of the Red Bank police department at Wednesday night’s borough council meeting, redbankgreen has learned. McConnell has been the officer inContinue reading "RED BANK: McCONNELL TO BE NAMED CHIEF"
RED BANK: CHIEF FACES PERIOD OF CHANGE
Tommy Welsh arrives at the Westside Hose Company following his election as Red Bank fire chief last week. Below, the borough-owned Liberty Hose firehouse is in the process of beingContinue reading "RED BANK: CHIEF FACES PERIOD OF CHANGE"
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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.