RED BANK: CROSSING GUARD NOSE CALENDAR

carl colmorgen 052115If there’s an occasion, count on Red Bank school crossing guard Carl Colmorgen to dress for it. Well known for his seasonal hats, Colmorgen marked Red Nose Day, an effort to combat childhood poverty, as he crossed students of Red Bank Catholic and St. James to school Thursday morning. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: KEEPING THE IRISH IN MIND

carl colmorgen 031715Red Bank school crossing guard Carl Colmorgen, well known for his seasonal hats, gets into the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day on Broad Street Tuesday morning by showing he’s got a bit of leprechaun inside him. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: WATCHFUL EYES AT CROSSING

tiger 102513The blanket draped over the back seat of Red Bank crossing guard Elizabeth Delaney’s SUV is an attention-getter for motorists passing through the intersection of Maple Avenue and Bergen Place.

“This is my corner,” says Delaney, who has worked the location since 1984. “It’s a joy to know the kids are safe.” (Click to enlarge)

CITING RISKS, MEGO QUITS CROSSING GUARDS

j-megoJohn Mego’s last day as a crossing guard is today. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

He’s in line to be Red Bank’s next fire chief, but a rainstorm last week convinced John Mego that the risk associated with being a crossing guard in town isn’t for him anymore.

Saying he’s “tired of being a hood ornament,” Mego’s last day directing traffic is today.

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CROSSING GUARD UPDATE

hot-topic rightLittle Silver police have issued a statement describing the circumstances under which a crossing guard was struck by a vehicle this morning.

Here it is:

A vehicle operated by Woody Saleh, 54 of Little Silver was traveling west on Markham Place. The vehicle came to a stop at the intersection of Markham Place and Branch Avenue and proceeded to turn right onto Branch Avenue when it struck the school crossing guard, William Gibson, 65 of Eatontown.

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CROSSING GUARD STRUCK IN LITTLE SILVER

just_in1A crossing guard was taken away by ambulance after being struck by a car at his post at the corner of Branch Avenue and Markham Place in Little Silver this morning, redbankgreen has learned.

Little Silver police Sergeant Dan Shaffery says the guard’s injuries “appear to be minor and are not life-threatening.” The victim was taken to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, he said.

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CROSSING GUARD STRUCK; INJURIES MINOR

crossing-guard-092310Andy DePonti speaks to the motorist who struck him seconds after the accident. (Click to enlarge)

A Red Bank crossing guard suffered minor injuries when he was struck by a vehicle that backed up into him in a crosswalk Thursday afternoon.

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