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RED BANK: CAR HITS HOUSE; DWI CHARGED
Residents of 144 Spring Street in Red Bank got a jolt at about 12:15 Friday morning when a vehicle plowed into their house, at the corner of Elm Place, causing extensiveContinue reading "RED BANK: CAR HITS HOUSE; DWI CHARGED"
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LITTLE SILVER: RBR WARNS OF BOOZE & DRUGS
RBR quarterback Jack Navitsky on the run against Colts Neck in a home game in September. (Photo courtesy of Shore Sports Zone) By JOHN T. WARD Heading into a championshipContinue reading "LITTLE SILVER: RBR WARNS OF BOOZE & DRUGS"
RED BANK: ARE WE THAT DRUNK?
The ranking methodology includes the number of bars per capita.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) Is Red Bank the fourth-drunkest town in New Jersey? An infotainment website basedContinue reading "RED BANK: ARE WE THAT DRUNK?"
FORMER RED BANK MAYOR GUILTY OF DWI
Former Mayor Ed McKenna, center, with Jesse Garrison, left, and Mayor Pasquale Menna on election night last November. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Former Red Bank Mayor EdContinue reading "FORMER RED BANK MAYOR GUILTY OF DWI"
Ed McKenna, putting on headphones at left, with then-Governor Jon Corzine at the Kaboom Fireworks on the Navesink in Marine Park in 2009. (Click to enlarge) Former Red Bank MayorContinue reading "TINTON FALLS: McKENNA PLEADS NOT GUILTY"
FORMER RED BANK MAYOR ARRESTED FOR DWI
Former Mayor Ed McKenna tallies election returns at Democratic HQ last November. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Former Red Bank Mayor Ed McKenna was arrested and charged withContinue reading "FORMER RED BANK MAYOR ARRESTED FOR DWI"
The taxicab driver charged with drunken driving after a collision in Lincroft a week ago was found dead in his Red Bank apartment Monday morning, borough police said. Police wereContinue reading "CAB DRIVER IN RECENT CRASH FOUND DEAD"
RUMSON ALSO LIKELY TO SCRUB FIREWORKS
Scenes from the 2011 Rumson fireworks show, which was synched up with the Red Bank display upriver. (Photos by Dustin Racioppi. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD As goContinue reading "RUMSON ALSO LIKELY TO SCRUB FIREWORKS"
RED BANK FIREWORKS CANCELLED; SECURITY COSTS, INADEQUATE PUBLIC FUNDING CITED
Scenes from the 2011 fireworks show, when police presence was ramped up following widespread brawling and drunkeness in 2010. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank’s largest publicContinue reading "RED BANK FIREWORKS CANCELLED; SECURITY COSTS, INADEQUATE PUBLIC FUNDING CITED"
An Ocean County resident is facing drunken driving and other charges, as well as possible deportation, following a three-vehicle crash that seriously injured another man in Middletown Tuesday night, theContinue reading "PRESS: DWI CHARGED IN MIDDLETOWN CRASH"
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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.
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 ...