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RED BANK: NEW HPC SLATE MULLS EXPANSION, AND SLATE
RED BANK: Historic Preservation Commission starts possible addition of Irving Place to its portfolio; mulls unapproved removal of slate roof.
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RED BANK: RESTART FOR PRESERVATIONISTS
RED BANK: Historic Preservation Committee members, meeting for first time in eight months, get acquainted with new law they'll administer.
RED BANK: PRESERVATION LAW ADVANCES
RED BANK: Proposed changes to historic preservation law clear planning board review, return to council for possible adoption January 25.
RED BANK: PORTMAN PAINTS ROSY OUTLOOK
RED BANK: Mayor outlines plans for "amazing" makeover of Marine Park and other "long overdue" projects for 2024.
RED BANK: NEW HPC EXPECTED ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Council expected to appoint new Historic Preservation Commission, start work on new ordinance Thursday, says Bonatakis.
RED BANK: COUNCIL VOWS HPC RESTART
RED BANK: Council agrees to reconstitute Historic Preservation Commission, but only after new design standards are written into ordinance.
RED BANK: HPC AIMS TO RAZE AND REBUILD
RED BANK: Historic Preservation Commission embarks on a teardown, aiming to replace enabling ordinance chairman says has no strong support.
RED BANK: BOAS QUITS HPC, SLAMS CHAIRMAN
RED BANK: Longtime Historic Preservation Commission member Boas quits over new chairman's "authoritarianism."
RED BANK: SPARED HOUSE TO GET SPRUCE-UP
RED BANK: Saved from the wrecking ball earlier this year, 19th-century house downtown has new owners who plan to restore its onetime glory.
RED BANK: BOARD SIDES WITH PUB OVER HPC
RED BANK: Zoning board overrules Historic Preservation Commission, will allow Dublin House Pub facade makeover.
RED BANK: LONG-IN-THE-TOOTH SIGN UPSIZED
RED BANK: This.
RED BANK: Why did a modern office building need Historic Preservation Commission OK for remodeling work? No one seemed to know Wednesday night.
RED BANK: MAKEOVER TO GET HPC REVIEW
RED BANK: A modernist building among Broad Street's converted Victorians goes before Historic Preservation Commission for makeover approval this week.
RED BANK: CENTURY HOUSE SPARED
RED BANK: In the face of opposition, office developer kills plan to demolish century house at 26 Wallace Street. It's now back on the market.
RED BANK: HPC SPLITS OVER CENTURY HOUSE
RED BANK: Preservation commission debates next steps regarding plan to demolish century house for parking; approves revised Sally Boy's design.
RED BANK: HOME’S HISTORIC VALUE DISPUTED
RED BANK: Claims about historic value of 132-year-old house eyed for demolition are "in error," says developer's expert. HPC members are itching to differ.
RED BANK: BUILDING WOULD FOLLOW NEW LOT
RED BANK: New offices planned downtown, but first, developer needs planning board OK to demolish 132-year-old house for 30 parking spaces.
RED BANK: HPC REJECTS TWO PLANS, OKS ONE
RED BANK: Historic Preservation Commission rejects proposed facade makeovers at Dublin House Pub and Sally Boy's; approves a third.
RED BANK: MAKEOVERS TO GET HPC REVIEWS
RED BANK: Buildings at two high-visibility corners would get makeovers under plans scheduled for review this week by the Historic Preservation Commission.
RED BANK: Vote on plan to raze century house for parking postponed as questions linger about weight of Historic Preservation Commission rejection.
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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.
RIVER RANGERS RETURN
River Rangers, a summer canoeing program offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, returns this summer for up to 20 participa ...