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RED BANK: NEW POLLING PLACES IN TWO DISTRICTS
A change in polling places by the Monmouth County Board of Elections will force voters in two Red Bank Districts to change some longtime habits.
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RED BANK: ELBOW-TO-ELBOW AT ‘FACEOFF’
RED BANK: Large field of candidates in May 9 election sits elbow-to-elbow for "Faceoff Over Red Bank's Future." Full video.
RED BANK: BALLOT POSITIONS SET
RED BANK: Ballot-position drawing gives Portman inside lane against Hogan in mayor's race, while Hogan's council slate gets primo position.
RED BANK: All 15 candidates for office in May election "cleared the bar" with valid petitions, says clerk. Up next: a ballot-position drawing.
RED BANK: With no new petitions submitted by Monday deadline, voters will have two mayoral and 13 council choices in historic election.
RED BANK: HOGAN ADDRESSES ‘CONFLICTS’
RED BANK: Riverview president and mayoral candidate Hogan downplays concerns about conflicts of interest; Viscomi launches fifth council bid.
RED BANK: COUNCIL DEMS, HOGAN FORM SLATE
RED BANK: Three council Dems team up with Riverview's president and three others in bid to form new government in July.
RED BANK: COUNCIL OKS EARLY, LIVE VOTING
RED BANK: At an added cost of $21k, council greenlights weekend of early, in-person voting for the May 9 special election.
RED BANK: PIPES, RENTALS, VOTING ON DECK
RED BANK: On a heavy council agenda Wednesday: lead pipes, cannabis zoning, water rates, special election and gender-neutral language.
RED BANK: PORTMAN-TRIGGIANO SLATE NAMED
RED BANK: Incumbent Mayor Portman and Councilperson Triggiano among the first announced slate running in the May 9 special election.
RED BANK: SPECIAL-ELECTION PLANS MULLED
RED BANK: Officials turn attention to special election in May, mulling early-voting weekend option, with cost concerns aired.
RED BANK: HORGAN LOOKS BACK, AND AHEAD
RED BANK: After 15 years on the council, Kathy Horgan reflects on the turmoil of recent years, and talks about her next chapter.
RED BANK: REFERENDUM ON CHANGE SET
RED BANK: Charter Study Commission wraps up with report that puts new form of government and non-partisan elections up for November vote.
Earlier this month, redbankgreen emailed questionnaires to local candidates for public office in towns with contested elections on November 2. Beginning today, we’re running their replies, starting with those fromContinue reading "CANDIDATE Q&As: MIDDLETOWN"
COUNCIL UNLIKELY TO FILL LEHNERT’S SEAT
Two weeks before he took his own life, Councilman John Lehnert had informed Mayor Mike Halfacre that he was ending his re-election bid, Halfacre says. By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Though FairContinue reading "COUNCIL UNLIKELY TO FILL LEHNERT’S SEAT"
Diane Gooch has abandoned her quest for a recount in her GOP primary race against Highlands Mayor Anna Little, the Gooch campaign said in an announcement this afternoon. The RumsonContinue reading "GOOCH DROPS CHALLENGE"
Highlands Mayor Anna Little has won the GOP primary for the 6th-district run against incumbent Congressman Frank Pallone, Monmouth County officials say, according to the Asbury Park Press. But millionaireContinue reading "GOOCH FIGHTS ON AS COUNT GOES TO LITTLE"
The path to a second term appears unobstructed for Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna. By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Mayors Pasquale Menna and Mike Halfacre, of Red Bank and Fair Haven, respectively,Continue reading "WHO’S RUNNING, AND WHO ISN’T"
IT’S ALL-GOP IN FAIR HAVEN
A voter who asked not to be identified signs in with her daughter at her side at the Fair Haven Fire House yesterday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) By a wideContinue reading "IT’S ALL-GOP IN FAIR HAVEN"
In the closest council race in recent memory, incumbent Red Bank Democrats Mike DuPont and Art Murphy have won re-election to the borough council. Republican political newcomers Kim Senekeleski andContinue reading "RED BANK DEMS WIN COUNCIL SQUEAKER"
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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.