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FAIR HAVEN: ARBORCIDE AT NATURAL AREA
Nature enthusiasts want the borough to fund restoration of a mistakenly cleared-out area at the Fair Haven Fields Natural Area. Below, the affected site. (Photos by Dustin Racioppi; click toContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: ARBORCIDE AT NATURAL AREA"
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OH DEER, THEY’RE EVERYWHERE…
A deer crosses a street in Shrewsbury at dusk last year. Fair Haven officials say they’re watching Shrewsbury’s effort to curtail its deer population. (Photo by Peter Lindner. Click toContinue reading "OH DEER, THEY’RE EVERYWHERE…"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI In Fair Haven’s great tree debate, the borough council has gone back and forth for months, trying to find middle ground on revisions that would satisfy advocatesContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN TREE LAW PUT IN THE SHADE"
FAIR HAVEN TO RETAIN ZONING BOARD
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Fair Haven’s zoning board will stay intact, despite a councilman’s call to disband the body last month. Following lengthy discussions with council, planning and zoning board members,Continue reading "FAIR HAVEN TO RETAIN ZONING BOARD"
HALL RESTORATION GETS A BIG BOOST
A cash infusion means Bicentennial Hall should be ready for a 2012 opening. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Restoration work on Fair Haven’s Bicentennial Hall,Continue reading "HALL RESTORATION GETS A BIG BOOST"
FAIR HAVEN’S PETERS QUESTIONS WATER TIPS
A sprinkler system outside a River Road home in Fair Haven. New Jersey American Water has asked residents to consider voluntary water restrictions in anticipation of a hot, dry summer.Continue reading "FAIR HAVEN’S PETERS QUESTIONS WATER TIPS"
RUMSONITES BARK AT TREE TAKEDOWN
Shade Tree Commission Chairman Doug Spencer shows residents a piece of a tree Tuesday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Fair Haven officials aren’t quite outContinue reading "RUMSONITES BARK AT TREE TAKEDOWN"
WANTED: RED LIGHT CAMERA IN FAIR HAVEN
Fair Haven’s council is looking to add a red-light camera at the intersection of River and Fair Haven roads. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI AContinue reading "WANTED: RED LIGHT CAMERA IN FAIR HAVEN"
IT’S LIGHTS OUT ON RIVER ROAD, EVENTUALLY
Older lights on River Road in Fair Haven will come down on an as-needed basis. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI River Road in Fair HavenContinue reading "IT’S LIGHTS OUT ON RIVER ROAD, EVENTUALLY"
SPOT-HOGGING AN ISSUE IN FAIR HAVEN
Businesses say owners and employees are going over the two-hour parking limit on River and Fair Haven roads, taking precious spots away from shoppers. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click toContinue reading "SPOT-HOGGING AN ISSUE IN FAIR HAVEN"
TREE LAW SPLITS FAIR HAVEN COUNCIL
Workers cut down a tree in front of a Third Street home in Fair Haven Monday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Months of discussion andContinue reading "TREE LAW SPLITS FAIR HAVEN COUNCIL"
DISBAND ZONING BOARD, COUNCILMAN SAYS
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Fair Haven Councilman Ben Lucarelli (right) has been in the construction and real estate business more than 20 years, and in that time has appeared before countlessContinue reading "DISBAND ZONING BOARD, COUNCILMAN SAYS"
FAIR HAVEN MAY TRIM TREE LAW
Hance Road in Fair Haven. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Councilman Bob Marchese’s got his axe ready, and it looks like changes to Fair Haven’sContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN MAY TRIM TREE LAW"
HATS THROWN INTO AND HELD FROM RACES
Little Silver Mayor Suzanne Castleman is calling it quits. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Monday was the deadline for candidates to file for November’s elections,Continue reading "HATS THROWN INTO AND HELD FROM RACES"
FAIR HAVEN: GO SLOW ON SIGNS & PLANTERS
The Fair Haven council wants fewer ped x-ing signs on River Road. Complaints have also been made about the number of planters and trash cans along sidewalks, below. (Photo byContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: GO SLOW ON SIGNS & PLANTERS"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI With the help of partially restored state aid, Fair Haven’s Board of Education is bringing its budget just within the two-percent cap for the 2011-’12 school year.Continue reading "FAIR HAVEN BOE BARELY GETS WITHIN CAP"
IF IT SITS LIKE A DUCK…
Joining the Fair Haven Borough Council Monday night was this wooden duck found in a storage closet at borough hall by Mayor Mike Halfacre. “I thought it was serendipitous,” heContinue reading "IF IT SITS LIKE A DUCK…"
BONUS FOR CHIEF, TRASH JOBBED OUT
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Fair Haven Police Chief Darryl Breckenridge got his annual attaboy from the borough council last night in the form of a $3,000 bonus. This is not unusualContinue reading "BONUS FOR CHIEF, TRASH JOBBED OUT"
FAIR HAVENITES QUACK OVER PET DUCKS
Nicole Stover, left, and her mother, Dawn, make their case to the borough council to keep six ducks as pets. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPIContinue reading "FAIR HAVENITES QUACK OVER PET DUCKS"
FAIR HAVEN TRASH IS GOING PRIVATE
The cans will stay, but the people picking up the trash in Fair Haven will be different next month. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI NewContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN TRASH IS GOING PRIVATE"
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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 ...