LITTLE SILVER: STRETCH OF HARDING TO CLOSE

ls harding rd 122814ls harding rd 122814 2Harding Road between Prospect Avenue and Ridge Road in Little Silver was expected to be closed starting at 8 a.m. Monday for sewer work, according to the borough website. The roadway is expected to reopen in the mid-afternoon Wednesday. (Click to enlarge)

LITTLE SILVER: DETOUR WOES WORSEN

LS detours 120514A traffic headache of long duration for drivers who use Branch Avenue in Little Silver is about to get worse. Starting Friday at 8 a.m., Branch Avenue will be closed to all traffic between White Road and Rumson Road for continuing utility work, police said.

Detours, shown above, will be implemented, with northbound traffic on Branch Avenue detoured onto White Road and southbound Branch Avenue traffic detoured onto Rumson Road. But expect extensive delays, and plan an alternate route if possible police advise. (Click to enlarge)

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LITTLE SILVER: PLAN AROUND TRAFFIC DELAYS

ls detour 112414Motorists who travel Branch Avenue between Rumson and White roads in Little Silver should try to avoid doing so between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, police advise. Repair work on a water main will require north- and southbound traffic flows to be alternated, resulting in possible major delays, said Chief Dan Shaffery. Detours will also be in place, but police advise drivers to use other routes if possible. (Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: TOMATOES EARLY; MOST ELSE, LATE


A quick tour of the Farmers’ Market, as seen on June 1. (Video by Gerda Liebmann. Click to pause.)

By JIM WILLIS

morsels mediumRed Bank Farmers’ Market regular John Hauser of Hauser Hill Farms in Old Bridge tells PieHole that the long, cold winter has set produce availability back by about two weeks.

“It was cold through April and May, and we’re about 10 to 14 days behind schedule,” says Hauser. The upshot is that vegetables such as green zucchinis and kirby pickling cucumbers that are typically available by the last week of May are hard to find out in the fields this week.

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CURLEY TAKES ON FOOD STAMP DELAYS

Freeholder John Curley (right) of Middletown has declared a “food stamp emergency” after learning that Monmouth County’s government has fallen three months behind on processing food stamp applications from the needy.

Curley, who assumed oversight of the county Department of Human Services last month, said in a press announcement Tuesday that he has ordered an “immediate acceleration” of the review process.

“It is unacceptable in Monmouth County for any of our citizens to go hungry when they are eligible under federal criteria to receive food stamps,” he said.

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WIRE PROBLEM SNAFUS TRAIN SCHEDULE

just_in[Update: As of 9:23a, NJT reports that the overhead wire problem near Red Bank has been ‘resolved.’]

New Jersey Transit is reporting train delays of up to an hour in both directions on the North Jersey Coast Line this morning.

The cause cited in an online alert is an “overhead wire problem near Red Bank.”

NJT and Academy buses are cross-honoring all coast line tickets and passes this morning, the agency reports.
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