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RED BANK: LIBRARY DIRECTOR CHECKS OUT
RED BANK: Elizabeth McDermott checks out as library director and gets a proclamation; Barbara Pickell named interim director.
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RED BANK: LIVING SHORELINE HITS HARD STOP
RED BANK: In the end, the new bulkhead at the library has none of the "living shoreline" attributes sought by environmentalists.
RED BANK: LIBRARY BULKHEAD WORK BEGINS
RED BANK: Work gets underway on controversial bulkhead replacement at the public library.
RED BANK: COUNTY LIBRARY COSTS WEIGHED
Trustees of the library say local taxpayers would still have to foot the cost of the borough facility on West Front Street, above, with access to fewer resources from Monmouth County. (PhotoContinue reading "RED BANK: COUNTY LIBRARY COSTS WEIGHED"
RED BANK: DUXIANA DEPARTS; SUSHI COMING
The Duxiana store has vacated the building dubbed the Temple of Fashion, built in 1894. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD In this edition of redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn:Continue reading "RED BANK: DUXIANA DEPARTS; SUSHI COMING"
RED BANK: LIBRARY ADDS MORE HOURS
Continuing its recovery from a period of shrinkage, the Red Bank Public Library will add seven hours to its weekly operations starting July 6. The West Front Street facility willContinue reading "RED BANK: LIBRARY ADDS MORE HOURS"
RED BANK: LIBRARY AVERTS PREDICTED CRISIS
Dire forecasts made by library board members who resigned a year ago have not panned out, officials say. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) [Article updated with post-publicationContinue reading "RED BANK: LIBRARY AVERTS PREDICTED CRISIS"
RED BANK: LIBRARY ADDS SATURDAY HOURS
The stairs to the library’s children’s room, where Saturday programming returns on October 18 with a Halloween Craft Party. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "RED BANK: LIBRARY ADDS SATURDAY HOURS"
RED BANK: LIBRARY MAY RESTORE SATURDAYS
The resumption of Saturday service is expected to occur as early as this weekend, officials said. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Moving toContinue reading "RED BANK: LIBRARY MAY RESTORE SATURDAYS"
RED BANK: COUNCIL OKS HYBRID BULKHEAD
Red Bank Regional sophomore Elijah Nishiura, center, chats with Environmental Commission chairwoman Laura Bagwell, left, and Carl Alderson, a marine resources specialist at NOAA, after the council voted to restoreContinue reading "RED BANK: COUNCIL OKS HYBRID BULKHEAD"
RED BANK: BULKHEAD REBUILD ON AGENDA
Borough residents are on the hook for replacing the library bulkhead, at right, where environmentalists argue a natural shoreline should be restored.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "RED BANK: BULKHEAD REBUILD ON AGENDA"
RED BANK: LIBRARY TO ADD HOURS
The library’s trustees, below, agreed to add seven hours to the weekly schedule. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD When will the Red BankContinue reading "RED BANK: LIBRARY TO ADD HOURS"
RED BANK: NEW TRUSTEES GET THEIR FEET WET
Mayor Pasquale Menna, right, swears in new library board members in the Eisner Room. Sara Hansen, center below, with Elizabeth McDermott and Steve Hecht, was chosen board president. (Photos byContinue reading "RED BANK: NEW TRUSTEES GET THEIR FEET WET"
RED BANK: NEW LIBRARY TRUSTEES NAMED
Beth Hanratty, below, was named chairperson of the reconstituted board. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) [Correction: Mayor Menna tells redbankgreen that while Beth Hanratty was appointed toContinue reading "RED BANK: NEW LIBRARY TRUSTEES NAMED"
RED BANK: LIBRARY TRUSTEES QUIT EN MASSE
Of the six board members seen in this photo from a March 27 trustees meeting, only April Klimley, in red at left, remains on the board. Two others who alsoContinue reading "RED BANK: LIBRARY TRUSTEES QUIT EN MASSE"
RED BANK: COUNCIL REHIRES LIBRARY PAIR
Librarians Sira Williams, left, and Elizabeth McDermott embrace after being reinstated to their jobs Wednesday night. Below, trustees Denelle Johnson, left, and Brigid McCarthy with Administrator Stanley Sickels after theContinue reading "RED BANK: COUNCIL REHIRES LIBRARY PAIR"
RED BANK: TRUSTEES PAN BOROUGH BUDGET
Barbara Withers, a resident of the Atrium at Navesink senior complex, implores the board to preserve a book-delivery service for its residents. Below, board president John Grandits, left, with MayorContinue reading "RED BANK: TRUSTEES PAN BOROUGH BUDGET"
RED BANK: LIBRARY LAYOFFS MAY BE REVERSED
The fate of jobs for three full-time librarians is still up in the air. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank officials saidContinue reading "RED BANK: LIBRARY LAYOFFS MAY BE REVERSED"
RED BANK: BOARD DEFENDS LIBRARY LAYOFFS
The library board of the trustees at a meeting in February. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Responding to “misinformation” and “half-truths… stretched beyondContinue reading "RED BANK: BOARD DEFENDS LIBRARY LAYOFFS"
RED BANK LEGENDS, PAST & PRESENT
Eileen Moon at the Red Bank Public Library, built in the former home of ‘legendary’ industrialist Sigmund Eisner. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARDContinue reading "RED BANK LEGENDS, PAST & PRESENT"
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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 ...