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RED BANK: TWO POLITICAL SPOUSES PASS
RED BANK: Death announcements for Dorothy Nicosia and Doreen DuPont, spouses of two longtime political figures.
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RED BANK: DEMS TAP HORGAN AND YNGSTROM
Incumbents Kathy Horgan and Cindy Burnham, above, and newcomer Erik Yngstrom, below, will vie for two open council seats in November. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHNContinue reading "RED BANK: DEMS TAP HORGAN AND YNGSTROM"
RED BANK: DEMOCRATS CLOSE OUT ERA
Councilman Mike DuPont at his final council meeting Wednesday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD A 25-year run of Democratic rule in Red Bank entered itsContinue reading "RED BANK: DEMOCRATS CLOSE OUT ERA"
RED BANK: RECOUNT GIVES WHELAN WIN
Mike Whelan, flanked by Councilman-elect Mark Taylor and GOP Chairman Sean DiSomma, celebrates at the county Board of Elections office Friday morning. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "RED BANK: RECOUNT GIVES WHELAN WIN"
By JOHN T. WARD Citing the thin vote margin, a Superior Court granted a request for a recount in the Red Bank council election Friday. The action by Judge KatieContinue reading "RED BANK: DEMS WIN RECOUNT ORDER"
RED BANK: GOP CALLS DUPONT ‘SORE LOSER’
Councilman Mike DuPont, with his wife, Doreen, beside him, addresses Democratic supporters on election night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank Republicans blasted incumbent CouncilmanContinue reading "RED BANK: GOP CALLS DUPONT ‘SORE LOSER’"
RED BANK: GOP CLAIMS WIN IN SQUEAKER
An apprehensive Mike Whelan watches as election results are posted on election night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) [See UPDATE, below] By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank RepublicansContinue reading "RED BANK: GOP CLAIMS WIN IN SQUEAKER"
RED BANK: PROVISIONALS YET TO BE COUNTED
Republicans Mark Taylor, left, Councilwoman Linda Schwabenbauer and Mike Whelan surround party chairman Sean Di Somma in celebration at the Chowda House Tuesday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click toContinue reading "RED BANK: PROVISIONALS YET TO BE COUNTED"
RED BANK: GOP CLAIMS HISTORIC WIN
Republican Mark Taylor speaks to followers at the Chowda House as running mate Mike Whelan looks on Tuesday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD RedContinue reading "RED BANK: GOP CLAIMS HISTORIC WIN"
Here’s redbankgreen’s town-by-town rundown of what offices are at stake and who’s running in Tuesday’s elections. We’ve also got some information down near the bottom on what you need to bring toContinue reading "ON THE GREEN: TOWN-BY-TOWN VOTING GUIDE"
RED BANK: LANDSLIDE COMING?
From left at top: Democrats Mike Ballard and Mike DuPont face Republicans Mark Taylor and Mike Whelan in the November 3 election. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) Below are the results of redbankgreen’sContinue reading "RED BANK: LANDSLIDE COMING?"
The Monmouth County clerk has posted ballots for the November 3 elections. For the benefit of Red Bank-area voters who swear every year to study the ballot before entering the votingContinue reading "ON THE GREEN: BALLOTS! GET YOUR BALLOTS!"
RED BANK: WHO DO YOU LIKE FOR COUNCIL?
From left at top: Democrats Mike Ballard and Mike DuPont face Republicans Mark Taylor and Mike Whelan in the November 3 election. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) Here’s redbankgreen’s first, totally unscientific,Continue reading "RED BANK: WHO DO YOU LIKE FOR COUNCIL?"
RED BANK: DuPONT LOSES BELMAR JOB
Red Bank Councilman Mike DuPont was squeezed out of his post as Belmar’s borough attorney Tuesday, four days after a court ruling found shortcomings in his handling of a ballot question there, APP.comContinue reading "RED BANK: DuPONT LOSES BELMAR JOB"
RED BANK: BUDGET, BONDS & A NEW HIRE
By JOHN T. WARD A first look at this year’s budget, and public confusion over the impact of a series of proposed bonds, dominated Wednesday night’s bimonthly meeting of theContinue reading "RED BANK: BUDGET, BONDS & A NEW HIRE"
RED BANK BROAD-TO-RIVER: JUST MORE TALK?
A 2002 proposal, above, by property owner Robert Ebner to open the view from Broad Street to the Navesink hit a dead end. (Photo below by John T. Ward. ClickContinue reading "RED BANK BROAD-TO-RIVER: JUST MORE TALK?"
RED BANK: SET LOOSE THE DOGS, BUT WHERE?
Canines can meet-and-sniff at Dog Days of Summer events, but some dog lovers would like a facility for daily use. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHNContinue reading "RED BANK: SET LOOSE THE DOGS, BUT WHERE?"
By JOHN T. WARD Red Bankers with an interest in how much their local government costs them can find out where the money goes at a presentation Thursday night. That’sContinue reading "RED BANK: BUDGET IN SPOTLIGHT"
RED BANK: LIVING SHORELINE WINS REPRIEVE
The crumbling library bulkhead, above right, abuts that of the Corinthian Cove condos, at left. Below, resident Tom Labetti of Elm Place makes a point during the public hearing. (PhotosContinue reading "RED BANK: LIVING SHORELINE WINS REPRIEVE"
RED BANK: DI SOMMA TO FILL OUT GOP BALLOT
By JOHN T. WARD The man behind an eleventh-hour robocalling campaign about a Red Bank bond issue last week is running for borough council, he tells redbankgreen. Sean Di Somma,Continue reading "RED BANK: DI SOMMA TO FILL OUT GOP BALLOT"
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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.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.
RIVER RANGERS RETURN
River Rangers, a summer canoeing program offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, returns this summer for up to 20 participa ...