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FAIR HAVEN: HALFACRE JOINS BEER DEALERS
Former Fair Haven mayor Mike Halfacre, who left his job of three years as head of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control division to join a law firm last May, isContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: HALFACRE JOINS BEER DEALERS"
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FAIR HAVEN: HALFACRE QUITS ABC
Mike Halfacre in 2008. (Click to enlarge) [Update: On June 30, 2015, the Newark law firm Genova Burns announced that Halfacre was joining it as counsel, doing work on commercialContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: HALFACRE QUITS ABC"
Flip-flops over coverage of homeowner repair costs prompted town officials to withdraw from a pilot program, they said. (Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON Frustrated by bureaucratic waffling, Sea BrightContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT DROPS ‘UNWORKABLE’ FEMA FIX"
RED BANK: SCHOOL AID TO RISE 13 PERCENT
Red Bank Primary School. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) Red Bank schools will see a $339,000 increase in budgetary help from Trenton next year, the Christie Administration announcedContinue reading "RED BANK: SCHOOL AID TO RISE 13 PERCENT"
SEA BRIGHT: CHRISTIE WINS DEM’S BACKING
Governor Chris Christie poses with Boondocks Fishery owner Kelly Ryan wearing lobster-claw headgear given out at the Red Bank restaurant. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTONContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: CHRISTIE WINS DEM’S BACKING"
Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long with Governor Chris Christie in Sea Bright on November 9. Both have joined in on bipartisan condemnation of inaction by the GOP-controlled House. (Click toContinue reading "JERSEY OFFICIALS BLAST SANDY FUND CUTOFF"
SEA BRIGHT: COUNCIL WAIVES PERMIT FEES
Members of the borough council at Tuesday night’s meeting. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON Amid complaints by residents about unresolved insurance claims and other rebuildingContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: COUNCIL WAIVES PERMIT FEES"
SEA BRIGHT: EATING, REFLECTING AND RISING
Chris Wood, as seen in a video, above, and Mayor Dina Long, below, at Saturday night’s event, which raised $130,000 for Sea Bright Rising. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click toContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: EATING, REFLECTING AND RISING"
SEA BRIGHT: CHRISTIE TOUTS FOCUS ON BIZ
Joined by Mayor Dina Long and business owners, Governor Chris Christie unveiled a new cabinet-level office to focus on post-storm rebuilding efforts. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: CHRISTIE TOUTS FOCUS ON BIZ"
BIDDING THE MAYOR FAREWELL
It’s official, apparently, if the sign outside Fair Haven Borough Hall has the weight of officialdom. The expected resignation of Mike Halfacre as the borough’s mayor, that is, to takeContinue reading "BIDDING THE MAYOR FAREWELL"
PRESS: HALFACRE NOW HAS CHRISTIE NOD
The mayor, seen below in his biking gear, was a no-show Monday night and his nameplate sat on a shelf behind the council dais. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "PRESS: HALFACRE NOW HAS CHRISTIE NOD"
PRESS BACKPEDALS ON NEW HALFACRE JOB
Original headline: “Fair Haven Mayor Michael Halfacre to head NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control” New one: “Fair Haven Mayor Michael Halfacre considered for Alcoholic Beverage Control post” Uh-oh. SomebodyContinue reading "PRESS BACKPEDALS ON NEW HALFACRE JOB"
LOCAL POLS SPAR OVER CHRISTIE REMARK
Menna, below, calls Christie’s “going down” remark “classless.” Was Governor Chris Christie making an allusion to oral sex when he sharply responded to protesters at a campaign rally for MittContinue reading "LOCAL POLS SPAR OVER CHRISTIE REMARK"
While dedicated funding will pay for an expansion of the pre-K program, nearly all of the remaining state aid would be passed through to the Red Bank Charter School, MoranaContinue reading "MORANA: “WE’RE NOT GETTING ANYTHING”"
WAR OF WORDS: RED BANK DEMS v. BECK & CO.
State Senator Jennifer Beck’s refusal to back Red Bank’s request for special treatment in Trenton has drawn fire from local Democrats led by Councilman Mike Dupont. Red Bank’s all-Democrat councilContinue reading "WAR OF WORDS: RED BANK DEMS v. BECK & CO."
MORANA TO CHRISTIE: LOOK BEFORE YOU CUT
Superintendent Laura Morana in her office in July. Red Bank schools Superintendent Laura Morana is urging Governor-elect Chris Christie get a up-close look at the district’s pre-kindergarten program before takingContinue reading "MORANA TO CHRISTIE: LOOK BEFORE YOU CUT"
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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.
“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 ...