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RED BANK: Borough residents and businesses may smell chlorine in water coming out of their taps starting next week. Here's why.
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
RED BANK: GAS SITE MAY GET ‘JET GROUTING’
RED BANK: More than a century after it was used as a gas works, a borough property may get some 20th-century environmental remediation.
RED BANK: SECOND-METER ISSUE RETURNS
RED BANK: The issue of separate water meters for lawn water and car washing sputters back to life after 18 months of silence.
RED BANK: UPDATES ON WATER
RED BANK: Updates on stinky water and new water meters.
RED BANK: After complaints about stinky, foul-tasting water, officials have reverted to borough wells, blaming an algae issue at the NJAW reservoir.
RED BANK: WATER METER SWAPS BEGIN
RED BANK: After controversy over its cost, a program to replace every water meter in town has begun, with homeowners to get visits starting this month.
RED BANK: FORTUNE HOUSE’S GOOD FORTUNE
RED BANK: The crumbling Fortune House gives journalism students a taste of what it's planned to become: a cultural and educational center.
RED BANK: FORTUNE HOUSE RESCUE PLAN OK’D
RED BANK: A plan to save the Fortune House, and build 31 apartments out back, wins zoning board approval..
RED BANK: FORTUNE HOUSE PLAN SCHEDULED
RED BANK: A developer's plan to preserve the Fortune House, and build 32 apartments, goes to the zoning board this week.
RED BANK: BUILDER EYES FORTUNE HOUSE SITE
RED BANK: Developer Roger Mumford has a plan to save the Fortune House, but it comes with a catch.
RED BANK: COUNCIL TAPS METER INSTALLER
Existing water meters are to be replaced with new technology that includes radio transmitters for remote reading, like one already in use on this new house on Oakland Street. (Photo by JohnContinue reading "RED BANK: COUNCIL TAPS METER INSTALLER"
RED BANK: GOP HOSED ON WATER VOTES
Council President Cindy Burnham, sitting in for the absent mayor for the first time, recused herself from the meter bond vote on advice from borough Attorney Jean Cipriani, right. (Photo byContinue reading "RED BANK: GOP HOSED ON WATER VOTES"
Two bonds totaling $3.7 million in debt for a new well and water meters are up for possible adoption vote. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "RED BANK: WATER BONDS UP FOR VOTE"
RED BANK: TWO WATER BONDS ON AGENDA
A wireless water meter installed on a newly constructed home on Oakland Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD With two clocks ticking down toContinue reading "RED BANK: TWO WATER BONDS ON AGENDA"
RED BANK: WELL ADVANCES; T&M MAY NOT
Borough Administrator Stanley Sickels, center, and DPU supervisor Bob Holiday check out construction on a lime feeder room at the DPU complex on Chestnut Street in October. (Photo by John T.Continue reading "RED BANK: WELL ADVANCES; T&M MAY NOT"
RED BANK: BACKUP WATER SUPPLY ON TABLE
Construction underway last month on a lime feeder room at the DPU complex on Chestnut Street. The new well would be to located at the building’s far corner. (Photo by John T.Continue reading "RED BANK: BACKUP WATER SUPPLY ON TABLE"
RED BANK: MAPLE COVE SAVED… FOR NOW?
The placement of the proposed border between the library parking lot and adjoining riverfront property was a subject of debate, but all of Maple Cove will remain on the openContinue reading "RED BANK: MAPLE COVE SAVED… FOR NOW?"
RED BANK: MAPLE COVE TO RETAIN SAFEGUARD
Maple Cove and the public library as seen in 2011. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank officials are abandoning a controversial planContinue reading "RED BANK: MAPLE COVE TO RETAIN SAFEGUARD"
RED BANK: RIVER USERS SAY KEEP COVE LISTED
Borough Administrator Stanley Sickels, in foreground, listens during the comment portion of the hearing. Below, Michael Humphries of Fair Haven called for an alternative to the borough’s proposed delisting. (PhotosContinue reading "RED BANK: RIVER USERS SAY KEEP COVE LISTED"
RED BANK: BURNHAM STILL FIERCE ON COVE
The parking lot at Maple Cove, as viewed from the library property on West Front Street. Below, Councilwoman-elect Cindy Burnham with borough Administrator Stanley Sickels at a recent fire departmentContinue reading "RED BANK: BURNHAM STILL FIERCE ON COVE"
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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 ...
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.