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FAIR HAVEN: ACME CENTER TO GET MAKEOVER
FAIR HAVEN: As another tenant departs, the new owners of the Acme shopping center file renovation plans amid buzz about store turnover.
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RUMSON: SAVOURY FARE BIDS GOODBYE
RUMSON: After 31 years of serving prepared meals, Savoury Fare is closing.
FAIR HAVEN: BIKE SHOP CALLING IT QUITS
FAIR HAVEN: Like Laird's Stationery, Bike Haven is also getting squeezed out, though rising rent isn't the only reason.
FAIR HAVEN: AT LAIRD’S, A SIGN OF CHANGE
FAIR HAVEN: The sign comes down at Laird's Stationery, marking the end of an era.
SANDY HOOK: BACTERIA PROMPTS SWIM BAN
SANDY HOOK: High bacteria levels prompt a swimming ban at the nudist beach, NJ.com reports.
FAIR HAVEN: LAIRD’S GETTING SQUEEZED OUT
FAIR HAVEN: After almost 40 years, a stationery store where the register "never stops ringing" is being squeezed out by a new landlord.
SANDY HOOK: High bacteria levels prompt the closing of an ocean beach for the second time in a year, NJ.com reports.
SEA BRIGHT: HARRY’S ENDS ERA ON HIGH NOTE
Lynne Perry-Szwede, behind the bar, reminisced with Mary Orr, above, while Feli Donato and Mike Sakowski took a last turn at the pool table at Harry’s Lobster House. (Photos by SusanContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: HARRY’S ENDS ERA ON HIGH NOTE"
RUMSON: INTERSECTION CLOSED
Motorists in Rumson should avoid the intersection of Ridge Road and Bingham Avenue Monday. The intersection will be “completely closed” between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. as New Jersey Natural Gas begins work replacing aContinue reading "RUMSON: INTERSECTION CLOSED"
ON THE GREEN: RIDGE ROAD CLOSURES BEGIN
Overnight closures of a stretch of Ridge Road in Fair Haven, Little Silver and Rumson got underway Wednesday night to allow for repaving work. The closures, from Bingham Avenue to westContinue reading "ON THE GREEN: RIDGE ROAD CLOSURES BEGIN"
LITTLE SILVER: A&P PETERS OUT
The shelves of the Little Silver A&P have grown sparse in recent days as the new owner, Acme Supermarkets, plans to shut down the store Saturday night for several days ofContinue reading "LITTLE SILVER: A&P PETERS OUT"
RUMSON: FROMAGERIE SAYS ‘ADIEU’
Customers found the restaurant closed without notice Monday night. Below right, chef David Burke with chef Pat Trama during post-Sandy relief efforts in Sea Bright. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "RUMSON: FROMAGERIE SAYS ‘ADIEU’"
SANDY HOOK: High bacteria levels prompt the closing of an ocean beach, according to a report.
CHURN: FEMME OUT, CHIKYBOOM IN
Ashley Dupré Earle, center, at a fashion show in her boutique in February, 2012. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD This installment of redbankgreen’s RetailContinue reading "CHURN: FEMME OUT, CHIKYBOOM IN"
RED BANK: CINNAMON SNAIL ROLLS TO A STOP
The Cinnamon Snail has been a fixture at the Red Bank Farmers’ Market in recent years. Below, chef Adam Sobel in his mobile kitchen. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click toContinue reading "RED BANK: CINNAMON SNAIL ROLLS TO A STOP"
A rendering from 2012 shows the new bridge, now under construction, in red, just to the north of the existing span. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) ThisContinue reading "OVERNIGHT CLOSINGS FOR BRIDGE PLANNED"
RED BANK: BELATED GOODBYES TO A DINER
Sisters Sarah and Claire Taylor came to the Broadway Diner from Ocean Township with their mom on Tuesday not knowing it had closed. Below, the diner’s famous buttermilk pancakes are nowContinue reading "RED BANK: BELATED GOODBYES TO A DINER"
RED BANK: DINER TO REOPEN AS TOAST
  “Sorry, closed” is all sign in the door tells patrons of the Broadway Diner, where some 40 workers were shocked to learn they’d lost their jobs Monday. Below, workersContinue reading "RED BANK: DINER TO REOPEN AS TOAST"
RED BANK: DINER POURS FINAL CUP
The diner will reopen as a new restaurant, an owner says. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank’s Broadway Diner, a gleaming all-nightContinue reading "RED BANK: DINER POURS FINAL CUP"
RED BANK: HAMILTON CLOSING STORE
The Princeton-based jeweler has had its store at 19 Broad Street since 2003.  (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Hamilton Jewelers is closing its Red Bank store, the companyContinue reading "RED BANK: HAMILTON CLOSING STORE"
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YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.
RIVER RANGERS RETURN
River Rangers, a summer canoeing program offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, returns this summer for up to 20 participa ...
DOUBLE DYLAN IN RED BANK
Trucks for a production company filming what one worker said was a Bob Dylan biography have lined Monmouth Street the past two days with cre ...
AFTER THE RAIN
A pear tree branch brought down by a brief overnight storm left a lovely tableau on the sidewalk in front of Red Bank's Riverside Gardens Pa ...
CONE OF UNCERTAINTY
Asked by a redbankgreen reporter why these cones were on top of cars, the owner of the car in the foreground responded: “That’s ...