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RED BANK: DINER TO REOPEN AS TOAST
  “Sorry, closed” is all sign in the door tells patrons of the Broadway Diner, where some 40 workers were shocked to learn they’d lost their jobs Monday. Below, workersContinue reading "RED BANK: DINER TO REOPEN AS TOAST"
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RED BANK: DINER POURS FINAL CUP
The diner will reopen as a new restaurant, an owner says. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank’s Broadway Diner, a gleaming all-nightContinue reading "RED BANK: DINER POURS FINAL CUP"
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? THIS, IN RED BANK
Grilled chicken wrap with curly fries, at the Red Bank Diner. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) The seasoning on the grilled chicken in the grilled chicken wrapContinue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? THIS, IN RED BANK"
RED BANK: YOUR PHOTOS, IN TILE AND GLASS
Pete Theodoropoulus in his new Red Bank tile-art gallery, Tesserae, where works sell for $2,500 to $25,000. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Pete Theodoropoulus is still not anContinue reading "RED BANK: YOUR PHOTOS, IN TILE AND GLASS"
Former Sea Bright restaurateur Joanne Garelli leads a food truck in a cross-country reality TV race that plays out this season on the Food Network, starting Sunday.  (Photos by JohnContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: BREAKFAST AND LUNCH, TO GO"
RED BANK: MOSAIC SHOP TAKES BALLEW SPOT
Tessarae, featuring works like the 500-pound “Penthouse Views,” below, plans to open at 36 Broad Street in early July. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD After a 99-year runContinue reading "RED BANK: MOSAIC SHOP TAKES BALLEW SPOT"
INLAID-GLASS SIDEWALK ENDS LONG RUN
A stretch of glass-embedded sidewalk on Monmouth Street is slated for removal. Below, Teresa Manning with a sample of the original glass. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD EasilyContinue reading "INLAID-GLASS SIDEWALK ENDS LONG RUN"
COOL INSIDE SHAKES IT UP OLD-STYLE
Oh man, Cool Inside has been hankering for this one all summer long. We’re talking classic milkshake, made to perfection, and served up at the pink Formica counter of gleaming,Continue reading "COOL INSIDE SHAKES IT UP OLD-STYLE"
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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.
“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.