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FAIR HAVEN: THREE RIVER PROJECTS SLATED
FAIR HAVEN: A new floating dock at the municipal boat launch and upgrades to two pocket parks on the Navesink are up for greenlighting Monday night.
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RED BANK: PICKETT & WHITE OPENS ITS GATE
Pickett & White took over the Broad Street space vacated by Femme by Ashley. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD In this edition of Retail Churn: AContinue reading "RED BANK: PICKETT & WHITE OPENS ITS GATE"
FORECAST: ‘PROLONGED’ STORM MAY SOAK US
A slow-moving coastal storm is expected to linger along the Jersey Shore, bringing gale-force winds and minor flooding Wednesday through Saturday, according to a report issued by the National WeatherContinue reading "FORECAST: ‘PROLONGED’ STORM MAY SOAK US"
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"
SEA BRIGHT: BAIN’S IS BACK IN THE PAINT
Frank Bain working the phone and the computer in the freshly restored paint section of his hardware store. (Photos by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON The rebuildingContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: BAIN’S IS BACK IN THE PAINT"
SECOND ‘MOUNTAIN’ PILES UP MEMORIES
A passerby eyes debris in the Anchorage Beach parking lot, above, while a mountain of it dominates the former Peninsula House lot, below. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "SECOND ‘MOUNTAIN’ PILES UP MEMORIES"
SEA BRIGHT: AMID TEARS, GUARD ROLLS OUT
Sea Bright’s tent city was largely dismantled by Friday afternoon. Below, Governor Chris Christie speaking with National Guardsmen at the site on November 9. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click toContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: AMID TEARS, GUARD ROLLS OUT"
HOT DOG CART AND CHIC EATERY BACK IN BIZ
Hot dog seller Frances Rooney poses for a photo with admirers, including Councilwoman Peggy Bills, at right above. Below, Pat Trama in his restored restaurant. (Photo by Wil Fulton. ClickContinue reading "HOT DOG CART AND CHIC EATERY BACK IN BIZ"
A 33-minute video about Hurricane Sandy by a Rumson-Fair Haven Regional student caught the attention of the rock band Train, which will play an acoustic show in Sea Bright asContinue reading "RUMSON TEEN’S STORM VIDEO DRAWS TRAIN"
SEA BRIGHT: BAIN’S PAINTS ITS OWN FUTURE
Frank Bain outside his Ocean Avenue hardware store, where all the inventory was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON “This isn’t aContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: BAIN’S PAINTS ITS OWN FUTURE"
SEA BRIGHT: ON TOP OF MOUNT SANDY
Rachel Pedersen and Carolyn Rigby on the Sea Bright sandpile, which attracts dog-walkers and other sightseers. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD The beach clubs and bars may be temporarilyContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: ON TOP OF MOUNT SANDY"
Montclair State University student Noah Smith interviews owners of some of the hardest-hit businesses in Sea Bright and the volunteers who spent last weekend helping them out. (Thanks to DebbieContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: GIVING THANKS BY GIVING BACK"
SEA BRIGHT MOVES MEETING TO THE BASIE
The mayor and council of Sea Bright took to the stage of the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank Monday night to accommodate a crowd that would not have fitContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT MOVES MEETING TO THE BASIE"
Here’s a compelling video made in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Shot by Adam Worth of Asbury Park, it includes footage of Sea Bright and the Red Bank-based Rebuild/Recover effort.Continue reading "ANOTHER VIEW OF THE STORM’S DESTRUCTION"
SEA BRIGHT: MERCHANTS PLAN NEW STARTS
Cono Trezza in his newly built pizzeria last February, and as it appeared five days after the storm, below. (Photo below by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTONContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: MERCHANTS PLAN NEW STARTS"
SEA BRIGHT: MOVING ‘MOUNT SANDY’
Bulldozers redistributing sand recovered from the streets of Sea Bright on the borough beach Wednesday morning. Below, contractor Mike Stavola with Governor Chris Christie last week. (Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: MOVING ‘MOUNT SANDY’"
SEA BRIGHT REOPENS TO OUTSIDERS
As seen in two views along Ocean Avenue Wednesday morning, passenger vehicles must share the road with earth movers, backhoes and dumptrucks. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD AfterContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT REOPENS TO OUTSIDERS"
CHRISTIE SHINES A SPOTLIGHT ON SEA BRIGHT
Prompted by a request from Mayor Dina Long and Councilman Read Murphy to keep Ocean Avenue closed to through traffic, Governor Chris Christie summons his transportation secretary during a visitContinue reading "CHRISTIE SHINES A SPOTLIGHT ON SEA BRIGHT"
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FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...
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.