By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
Freddie Boynton might as well have laced up his old boxing gloves for this face-off.
The former boxer, who’s taken a role in retirement as a voice of Red Bank’s West Side, didn’t pull any punches when borough and elected officials made a trip to the Celestial Lodge Tuesday afternoon to address a grab bag of concerns from residents. But nearly an hour was dominated by one topic access to Count Basie Fields and Boynton and other residents, on the way to a compromise on extending the park’s hours, used Administrator Stanley Sickels and elected officials as punching bags for criticism.
“Our children are being locked out,” Boynton, a former borough employee, said. “We’re being treated like we’re animals over here.”