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RED BANK: JAZZMAN VISITS FORTUNE CENTER
RED BANK: Before taking the stage at the Basie Wednesday night, Branford Marsalis paid a pre-concert visit to the T. Thomas Fortune Center.
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RED BANK: FORTUNE SETS ‘BASIE 2020’ SKED
RED BANK: T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center sets 'Basie 2020' slate of events to commemorate 85th anniversary of the Count Basie Orchestra.
RED BANK: OILY MESS NEAR EASTSIDE PARK
RED BANK: Two tractor-trailers delivering roof sections of the new Eastside Park restrooms collided Tuesday, leaving an oily trail half a mile long.
RED BANK: STALLS READY TO BE INSTALLED
RED BANK: What's Going On Here at Eastside Park, where prefab building modules were being assembled Tuesday? Click to find out.
RED BANK: PARK AWAITS PREFAB BUILDING
RED BANK: What's Going On Here checks in on construction at Eastside Park, where a prefab building with restrooms is to be installed.
RED BANK: WAIT FOR RESTROOMS NEARS END
RED BANK: What's Going On Here checks in on construction at Eastside Park, where a long-awaited restroom project appeared stalled.
RED BANK: ROAD AND PARK WORK UPDATED
RED BANK: Water main issues add to cost and timeline of East Bergen Place road project; engineer details proposed park upgrades.
RED BANK: WORDS AND JAZZ ON MONMOUTH
RED BANK: Basie-era greats and young artists mingle as the Talkin' Jazz series returns for a 10th annual edition this Monday.
RED BANK: WESLEYAN HONORS BLACK HISTORY
RED BANK: Guest speaker Rev. Darlene Wilson helps the people of UMC at The Wesleyan to celebrate Black History Month.
RED BANK: East Side Flag Football Union (EFFU) goes for glory once again in the Snow Bowl, a fundraiser for Special Olympics, at Metlife Stadium next month.
RED BANK: COUNCIL OKS SIGNS, SEWER FIX
RED BANK: Council takes action on matters involving borough parks, sidewalks, sewers and more.
RUMSON STAR’S CONCERT TO STREAM VIA APP
Local fans of 24-year-old Rumson-bred pop star Charlie Puth who can’t make it to his sold-out show tonight in New York or Friday night’s sold concert at Red Bank’s Count BasieContinue reading "RUMSON STAR’S CONCERT TO STREAM VIA APP"
RED BANK: COUNCIL OKS STEP ON PARKING
The planning board was directed to evaluate the borough-owned White Street lot for its “suitability” for a parking garage. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "RED BANK: COUNCIL OKS STEP ON PARKING"
RED BANK: BASIE UNVEILS NEW ARTS SPACE
Guests mingled in the new Count Basie Theatre Performing Arts Academy Monday. Below, Yvonne Lamb Scudiery and Mayor Pasquale Menna spoke at the unveiling. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click toContinue reading "RED BANK: BASIE UNVEILS NEW ARTS SPACE"
RED BANK: RIVERCENTER GOES IN ON PARKING
Officials say they need to find out what’s underneath the asphalt of the White Street lot before deciding on how to use the property.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click toContinue reading "RED BANK: RIVERCENTER GOES IN ON PARKING"
RED BANK: LADIES SING THE JAZZ
Eryn Shewell, above, leads the Whiskey Devils to the water at Riverside Gardens Thursday night. Charenee Wade, below, channels the late great “Lady Day” Billie Holiday Friday and Saturday atContinue reading "RED BANK: LADIES SING THE JAZZ"
RED BANK: MENNA TOUTS PARKING “SOLUTION”
The borough-owned White Street lot, which may offer relief to downtown parking woes. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Taking heat from a restaurateur,Continue reading "RED BANK: MENNA TOUTS PARKING “SOLUTION”"
RED BANK: LOT FIXES, BUT NO GARAGE… YET
The White Street lot, home to this weekend’s International Flavor Festival, has long been eyed as a solution to the downtown’s parking woes. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click toContinue reading "RED BANK: LOT FIXES, BUT NO GARAGE… YET"
RED BANK: EFFU DRIVING TOWARD NEW GOAL
Red Bank’s Eastside Flag Football Union (EFFU), the defending state champions in fundraising for the annual Snow Bowl tournament to benefit the New Jersey Special Olympics, is in the finalContinue reading "RED BANK: EFFU DRIVING TOWARD NEW GOAL"
RED BANK: BASIE (AND JOHNNY), 365
“Pied Piper of Jazz” Keith Marks keynoted a new slate of free outdoor jazz concerts on August 22 — a Count Basie 365 Cultural Series that continues Friday evening withContinue reading "RED BANK: BASIE (AND JOHNNY), 365"
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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.