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FAIR HAVEN: FALLING TREE CRUSHES ROOF
FAIR HAVEN: No one was injured, but a home's roof was crushed by a tree that fell early Wednesday morning, and the homeowner's cat was missing.
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SEA BRIGHT: IDEAS SOUGHT FOR PARK SITE
What should become of Anchorage Park, the 1.2-acre sliver of riverside land at the foot of the Route 520 bridge in Sea Bright? Acquired by the borough after Hurricane Sandy leftContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: IDEAS SOUGHT FOR PARK SITE"
SEA BRIGHT: APARTMENTS RAZED FOR PARK
Sea Bright’s Anchorage Apartments, left uninhabitable by the converging waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Shrewsbury River in Hurricane Sandy, were demolished Saturday.  Using Green Acres funding, the state plansContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: APARTMENTS RAZED FOR PARK"
RED BANK: PARK GETS ANTI-SKATE TOUCHES
In a move to thwart damage by skaters and skateboarders, new alternating-level caps have replaced flat ones on walls throughout Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank. Work underway at theContinue reading "RED BANK: PARK GETS ANTI-SKATE TOUCHES"
The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of December 18, 2013 to January 09, 2014. This information is unedited. CRIMES:Continue reading "RED BANK: DOMINO’S ALLEGES WORKER THEFTS"
The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of January 9 to January 16, 2014. This information is unedited. CRIMES: CriminalContinue reading "RED BANK CRIME AND ARREST REPORTS"
SEA BRIGHT LIBRARY RAZING SPARKS DEBATE
On Sunday, a backhoe sat on the slab where the library had stood until it was demolished a day earlier. Below, an architect’s rendering of a proposed combination library andContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT LIBRARY RAZING SPARKS DEBATE"
The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of December 5 to December 12, 2013. This information is unedited. CRIMES: CriminalContinue reading "RED BANK POLICE REPORTS"
RED BANK: LANDMARK TOOTH ATTACKED AGAIN
The sign has been the target of repeated thefts and acts of vandalism.  (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD For the sixth time in 20 years, Red Bank dentistContinue reading "RED BANK: LANDMARK TOOTH ATTACKED AGAIN"
The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of October 17 to October 24, 2013. This information is unedited. CRIMES: TheftContinue reading "RED BANK: PARKED CAR SANDBAGGED"
SEA BRIGHT: FOCUS ON STALLED BUSINESSES
A volunteer group wants to help owners of vacant stores spruce up their properties.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By SARAH KLEPNER A group of Sea BrightContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: FOCUS ON STALLED BUSINESSES"
RED BANK: STEEPLE RISING
The cross atop St. James Church in Red Bank Catholic Church is back after six months of rehabilitation. Among other repairs, the replacement of the old cross, which was damagedContinue reading "RED BANK: STEEPLE RISING"
The brick fascia of a retaining wall at Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank collapsed recently during a heavy rainstorm, eight months after it was undermined by Hurricane Sandy, publicContinue reading "RED BANK: PARTIAL WALL COLLAPSE IN PARK"
SEA BRIGHT COVETS ANCHORAGE SITE
The Anchorage Apartments were left uninhabitable by Hurricane Sandy, which deposited a utility pole in the living room of one unit, below. (Click to enlarge) The storm-wracked Anchorage Apartments complexContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT COVETS ANCHORAGE SITE"
SEA BRIGHT: A PARTIAL START TO SUMMER
Contractors swarming Chapel Beach Club in Sea Bright on Thursday. Below, a lifeguard boat at the ready at Surfider Beach Club. (Photos by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WILContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: A PARTIAL START TO SUMMER"
Look Back Antiques is seeking permission to do business on the town’s tiny boardwalk on weekends this summer. (Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON Sea Bright business owners struggling toContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: TENTS AND TRAILERS"
RED BANK: SHOWING SMOKERS THE DOOR
Amy Manor is closing off the vestibule to her design studio, above, because of damage she said has been done by nighttime smokers. Below, Manor with cigarette butts left behindContinue reading "RED BANK: SHOWING SMOKERS THE DOOR"
SEA BRIGHT: DCA’S NUMBERS COME UP SHORT
A Sea Bright home as seen from the sea wall five days after Hurricane Sandy. Borough officials contend the number of severely damaged homes is being underestimated by a stateContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: DCA’S NUMBERS COME UP SHORT"
SEA BRIGHT: OPERATION SHEETROCK TRIMMED
The rebuilding of a public access stairway over the sea wall is among the projects in the scaled-back volunteer outreach, says coordinator Frank Lawrence, below. (Photo below by Wil Fulton.Continue reading "SEA BRIGHT: OPERATION SHEETROCK TRIMMED"
RED BANK: REFLOATING A LOBSTER SHACK
Kelly Ryan at her storm-damaged Red Bank restaurant on Tuesday. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON “When people think of Sandy’s impact on Red Bank, mostContinue reading "RED BANK: REFLOATING A LOBSTER SHACK"
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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.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
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.