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RED BANK: A borough man was one of 29 individuals charged in a sweeping case alleging gang activity that included drug sales and dogfighting.
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RED BANK: Police are investigating an early morning altercation on Bridge Avenue, where a gun was fired and a man was grazed by the bullet.
RED BANK: A man who was shot six times as he sat in a car parked here in 2014 was charged with an Eatontown murder that occurred a year later.
RED BANK: Two years after two people were shot as they sat in a truck parked on the West Side, authorities charged a man who was already in custody.
RED BANK: POLICE TO HOLD CRIME FORUM
Police Chief Darren McConnell and Mayor Pasquale Menna at a community meeting on the recent shootings last month. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARDContinue reading "RED BANK: POLICE TO HOLD CRIME FORUM"
RED BANK COPS “HAVE AN IDEA” OF SHOOTERS
Residents packed a hastily organized community meeting on the recent shootings Tuesday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank police believe theyContinue reading "RED BANK COPS “HAVE AN IDEA” OF SHOOTERS"
A string of shootings on the West Side, including one Monday night, has prompted Red Bank officials to schedule a community meeting for Tuesday night. From an announcement sent outContinue reading "RED BANK: COMMUNITY MEETING SLATED"
RED BANK: COPS WERE NEAR SHOOTING SCENE
A view east along West Westside Avenue, the scene of Tuesday night’s shooting, in which a parked car was struck by two bullets and at least eight shots were fired.Continue reading "RED BANK: COPS WERE NEAR SHOOTING SCENE"
By JOHN T. WARD A shooting in which a vehicle was struck by at least one bullet Monday night is believed to be related to two shootings in November, RedContinue reading "RED BANK: SHOOTING ‘TARGETED,’ MENNA SAYS"
RED BANK: SHOTS FIRED AGAIN ON WEST SIDE
By JOHN T. WARD A vehicle was struck but no one was injured when shots were fired on Red Bank’s West Side Monday night, NJ.com reported. The shooting occurred withinContinue reading "RED BANK: SHOTS FIRED AGAIN ON WEST SIDE"
RED BANK: RESIDENTS PAN COUNCIL RESPONSE
Kirsten Ramirez speaks with police Captain Mike Clay after Monday night’s council meeting. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank residents put electedContinue reading "RED BANK: RESIDENTS PAN COUNCIL RESPONSE"
RED BANK: SECOND SHOOTING IN TWO NIGHTS
Police were still on the scene of the River Street shooting at 2 p.m. Saturday. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Yet another shootingContinue reading "RED BANK: SECOND SHOOTING IN TWO NIGHTS"
RED BANK: BROTHERS SHOT 7 MONTHS APART
Medical gloves littered the street in the vicinity of the shooting on West Sunset Avenue Friday morning . (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARDContinue reading "RED BANK: BROTHERS SHOT 7 MONTHS APART"
RED BANK: VICTIMS WERE SHOT IN VEHICLE
The shooting occurred near the telephone pole at center above, according to a neighbor. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD A man and aContinue reading "RED BANK: VICTIMS WERE SHOT IN VEHICLE"
A Red Bank man was arrested earlier this week after a loaded gun he was handling discharged, sending a bullet into a vacant apartment at the Atrium senior housing complex,Continue reading "RED BANK: BULLET FIRED INTO APARTMENT"
By JOHN T. WARD A two-day gun-buyback program aimed at getting unwanted firearms out of circulation ended with a bit of a bang this weekend. Police in affluent, suburban RumsonContinue reading "RUMSON OUTDRAWS ASBURY IN GUN BUYBACK"
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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.
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 ...