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RED BANK: COUNCIL TO TARGET IDLE TRAILERS
RED BANK: Responding to complaints, council plans to strengthen ordinances on idle trailers parked curbside.
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RED BANK: BANK STREET SHITHOLE PERSISTS
RED BANK:Frustrated neighbors renew complaints about junk-filled yard on Bank Street as borough tries a new legal approach to force cleanup.
RED BANK: “TENACIOUS’ INSPECTOR CITED
RED BANK: A nose for trouble turns a routine inspection into a hunt for a gas leak that averted potential disaster at an apartment complex, officials said.
RED BANK: RAMPING UP CODE ENFORCEMENT
RED BANK: Borough ramps up code enforcement, business administrator says in response to complaint about homeowners being "threatened" with summonses.
RED BANK: POKU CLAIMS RACIAL PREJUDICE
RED BANK: Junk-filled yard draws attention of TV news crew and helicopter as property owner defends "hobbies" and claims racial prejudice.
RED BANK: JUNK-FILLED YARD IRKS NEIGHBORS
RED BANK: Neighbors complain about a West Side house where the yard is filled with junk and vehicles parked out front never get moved.
RED BANK: SICKELS LAUDED FOR ‘COMMITMENT’
RED BANK: Closing out a 38-year municipal career, Stanley Sickels wins praise for his commitment, professionalism and institutional knowledge.
RED BANK: Q&A ON ADMINISTRATOR SEARCH
RED BANK: The hunt is on to replace Stanley Sickels, the borough's most powerful unelected official. Here's a Q&A with the head of the search committee.
RED BANK: BURNHAM CASTS FINAL ‘NO’ VOTE
RED BANK: Firebrand Cindy Burnham, often the sole 'no' vote, ends her three-year term on the council with parting words and one last 'no.'
RED BANK: SICKELS TO RETIRE AT END OF 2017
RED BANK: Stanley Sickels, the borough's most powerful unelected official, plans to retire in a year. But first, he'll cash out his unused sick days.
RED BANK: STREET ART CLEARS RED TAPE
Works by Brooklyn-based street artist Elle were installed in Red Bank Tuesday on the Anderson building, above, and the Buff Building at 25 Bridge Avenue, right, both owned by the Metrovation realContinue reading "RED BANK: STREET ART CLEARS RED TAPE"
RED BANK: STREET ART GETS QUALIFIED OK
Street artist Elle, at left, with Metrovation’s Amanda Cheslock as Elle created a mural at the Anderson Building on May 1. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge) By JOHNContinue reading "RED BANK: STREET ART GETS QUALIFIED OK"
CITATIONS FLOW AFTER THE SNOW
A stretch along Monmouth Street is one of many culprits in violation of Red Bank’s snow removal ordinance requiring property owners to clear the snow and ice from their sidewalksContinue reading "CITATIONS FLOW AFTER THE SNOW"
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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.