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RED BANK: JEWELER MOVING TO BROAD STREET
RED BANK: After 35 years on East Front Street, Leonardo Jewelers plans move to the "corner of Main and Main" downtown. Here's why.
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RED BANK: SPA FLOODED OUT
RED BANK: Towel, please: day spa closed by "unforeseen flooding incident" in its basement space on Broad Street.
RED BANK: SAFFRON WAFTS IN DOWNTOWN
RED BANK: Three-year vacancy set to end with opening of new Indian restaurant next week; two businesses depart after short stays downtown.
RED BANK: SPARED HOUSE TO GET SPRUCE-UP
RED BANK: Saved from the wrecking ball earlier this year, 19th-century house downtown has new owners who plan to restore its onetime glory.
RED BANK: CENTURY HOUSE SPARED
RED BANK: In the face of opposition, office developer kills plan to demolish century house at 26 Wallace Street. It's now back on the market.
RED BANK: HPC SPLITS OVER CENTURY HOUSE
RED BANK: Preservation commission debates next steps regarding plan to demolish century house for parking; approves revised Sally Boy's design.
RED BANK: HOME’S HISTORIC VALUE DISPUTED
RED BANK: Claims about historic value of 132-year-old house eyed for demolition are "in error," says developer's expert. HPC members are itching to differ.
RED BANK: BUILDING WOULD FOLLOW NEW LOT
RED BANK: New offices planned downtown, but first, developer needs planning board OK to demolish 132-year-old house for 30 parking spaces.
RED BANK: Vote on plan to raze century house for parking postponed as questions linger about weight of Historic Preservation Commission rejection.
RED BANK: PRESERVATIONISTS FLEX MUSCLE
RED BANK: Anticipating pushback from charter school and a private developer, Historic Preservation Commission flexes its muscles.
RED BANK: DEMOLITION SLATED FOR PARKING
RED BANK: Development firm plans to raze century-old house in "extreme state of disrepair" for parking, new ATM and future development, owner says.
RED BANK: ‘STASH’ SIGNAGE UP FOR REVIEW
RED BANK: Preservation commission to review sign requests by Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash; a pizzeria; and a juice bar, all on Broad Street.
RED BANK: WHERE ARE THE GARAGE PLANS?
RED BANK: Where are the proposals for a new downtown garage? After being held up by litigation, they could be released this week, says Whelan.
RED BANK: TOUTING A ‘SIMPLE’ PARKING FIX
RED BANK: Downtown landlord John Bowers thinks the council's parking solution will lead the town over a cliff. He's put up $10k to create a simpler plan.
RED BANK: DONATED HOUSE COMING DOWN
RED BANK: A house left to Saint James Church put $359,000 in its coffers. It's now to be razed for parking and, eventually, development, new owner says.
RED BANK: AFTER 26 YEARS, BARR ZONES OUT
Zoning officer Donna Smith Barr leaves the job this week after 26 years. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD The cliches compete: it’s temptingContinue reading "RED BANK: AFTER 26 YEARS, BARR ZONES OUT"
RED BANK: A GATHERING OF MAYORS
The three living former mayors of Red Bank — Benedict Nicosia, Michael Arnone and Ed McKenna — join Mayor Pasquale Menna as guests of honor at the first annual Mayor’sContinue reading "RED BANK: A GATHERING OF MAYORS"
RED BANK: BROKERS TO THE ‘BRIDGE’
The ‘bridge‘ is in. Following a six-month construction sprint, securities broker Morgan Stanley Smith Barney completed the consolidation of its Red Bank offices into a single location at Broad StreetContinue reading "RED BANK: BROKERS TO THE ‘BRIDGE’"
The addition will connect two existing buildings while permitting vehicles to pass underneath. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Framed by talk about its positive effects on lunchtime restaurantContinue reading "‘FLOATING’ DOWNTOWN OFFICE WAFTS TO OK"
IN THE WORKS: LINDEN PLACE OFFICE BRIDGE
The two Linden Place buildings above would be connected at the second floor, as seen in the rendering, below. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD One of the WallContinue reading "IN THE WORKS: LINDEN PLACE OFFICE BRIDGE"
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PUDDLE BE GONE
A work crew was out this week attacking the site of the notoriously persistent puddle at the corner of Broad and Mechanic Streets. This phot ...
SMALLS FOR MAYOR?
We at redbankgreen remain neutral in political affairs and never make endorsements. But we have to say Borough Clerk Laura Reinertsen’ ...
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.