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FAIR HAVEN: HALFACRE JOINS BEER DEALERS
Former Fair Haven mayor Mike Halfacre, who left his job of three years as head of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control division to join a law firm last May, isContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: HALFACRE JOINS BEER DEALERS"
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FAIR HAVEN: HALFACRE QUITS ABC
Mike Halfacre in 2008. (Click to enlarge) [Update: On June 30, 2015, the Newark law firm Genova Burns announced that Halfacre was joining it as counsel, doing work on commercialContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: HALFACRE QUITS ABC"
RED BANK: LUCKY BREAK BILLIARDS TO REOPEN
Lucky Break was closed for more than two months as the owner struggled to find a way out of red tape over BYOB rules.  (Photo by John T. Ward. ClickContinue reading "RED BANK: LUCKY BREAK BILLIARDS TO REOPEN"
RED BANK: LUCKY BREAK’S SHATTERED DREAM
James Hertler, below, shut down Lucky Break Billiards in September, a month after police cracked down over BYOB issues. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD How’s this for anContinue reading "RED BANK: LUCKY BREAK’S SHATTERED DREAM"
A state Superior Court judge has overturned the harassment conviction of one of three Sea Bright firefighters involved in a firehouse scuffle 18 months ago, redbankgreen has learned. In anContinue reading "JUDGE TOSSES CONVICTION IN BRAWL CASE"
Two sitting council members and a former member are the nominees to fill the empty seat of former Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre, who resigned last month to take aContinue reading "GOP FLOATS THREE TO SUCCEED HALFACRE"
BIDDING THE MAYOR FAREWELL
It’s official, apparently, if the sign outside Fair Haven Borough Hall has the weight of officialdom. The expected resignation of Mike Halfacre as the borough’s mayor, that is, to takeContinue reading "BIDDING THE MAYOR FAREWELL"
PRESS: HALFACRE NOW HAS CHRISTIE NOD
The mayor, seen below in his biking gear, was a no-show Monday night and his nameplate sat on a shelf behind the council dais. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "PRESS: HALFACRE NOW HAS CHRISTIE NOD"
PRESS BACKPEDALS ON NEW HALFACRE JOB
Original headline: “Fair Haven Mayor Michael Halfacre to head NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control” New one: “Fair Haven Mayor Michael Halfacre considered for Alcoholic Beverage Control post” Uh-oh. SomebodyContinue reading "PRESS BACKPEDALS ON NEW HALFACRE JOB"
MAYOR ‘FALLING OUT OF LOVE’ WITH PARK
The Charles Williams estate overlooking the Navesink has fallen into disrepair while borough officials await a resolution of title issues, says the mayor. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARDContinue reading "MAYOR ‘FALLING OUT OF LOVE’ WITH PARK"
LOCAL POLS SPAR OVER CHRISTIE REMARK
Menna, below, calls Christie’s “going down” remark “classless.” Was Governor Chris Christie making an allusion to oral sex when he sharply responded to protesters at a campaign rally for MittContinue reading "LOCAL POLS SPAR OVER CHRISTIE REMARK"
After almost a year and a half of on-and-off debate, an effort to trim Fair Haven’s tree-protection ordinance failed Monday night, the Asbury Park Press reports. Mayor Mike Halfacre, whoContinue reading "MAYOR’S VOTE HALTS TREE-LAW SAW"
SENTENCINGS DELAYED IN FIREHOUSE TUSSLE
One of two videos of a firehouse fight involving three Sea Bright firemen last October. The second video is below. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD The lawyer forContinue reading "SENTENCINGS DELAYED IN FIREHOUSE TUSSLE"
Mike Halfacre, who had previously vowed not to run for re-election but changed his mind after coming up short in his bid for the GOP nomination in the 12th congressionalContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: SECOND TERM FOR HALFACRE"
Mary Howell, foreground, and Clerk Allyson Cinquegrana at a council meeting in February (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) Fair Haven business administrator Mary Howell has resigned from her job as theContinue reading "HOWELL RESIGNS AS ADMINISTRATOR"
SADNESS AND BITTERNESS MARK CLOSING
The church property, which includes adjoining buildings, will be put up for sale, officials say. (Click pix to enlarge) Among the remains of 45 congregants lying beneath a tree inContinue reading "SADNESS AND BITTERNESS MARK CLOSING"
HALFACRE HALF-OK WITH STIMULUS MONEY
Mayor Mike Halfacre in 2008. With his town having  just landed a whopping $477,000 in federal stimulus money, one might think that Fair Haven mayor and congressional aspirant Mike HalfacreContinue reading "HALFACRE HALF-OK WITH STIMULUS MONEY"
HALFACRE TO MAKE D.C. RUN OFFICIAL
Now in his third year as mayor, Mike Halfacre has set his sights on a seat in Congress. After months of testing-the-waters fundraising, Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre plans toContinue reading "HALFACRE TO MAKE D.C. RUN OFFICIAL"
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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 ...