RED BANK HEAD LIBRARIAN OUSTED

By JOHN T. WARD

After less than a year in the job, Red Bank Public Library director Mary Faith Chmiel has been forced out.

Chmiel, right, tells redbankgreen she was called to a meeting with borough Administrator Stanley Sickels and two members of the library’s board late last Friday afternoon and given a choice of resigning or being fired. She chose to resign, she said.

Chmiel referred questions about the reasons for her ouster to members of the library board, saying only that she was told she “was not respectful enough and deferential enough” to board members.

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RED BANK COUPLE BURGLARIZED, SHOT AT

A Red Bank couple was assaulted and shot at in an early-morning burglary and pursuit early Thursday Friday morning, police say.

According to Captain Darren McConell, five men, at least two of them carrying handguns, forced their way in through the front door of a condominium on Tower Hill, off Prospect Avenue, at about 2 a.m.

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COMMUNITY YMCA EXEC RESIGNS

lisa-christianLisa Christian at the Red bank Y in March. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Lisa Christian, a YMCA lifer who steered the Community YMCA to settlements of two major lawsuits and oversaw a lightning-fast interior remodeling of the Red Bank health facility, has resigned, redbankgreen has learned.

The Y confirmed that Christian had quit, but was mum on why, except to say that she left “to pursue other opportunities.”

A source tells us that Christian’s departure “wasn’t her choice.”

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