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RED BANK: The man who pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing volunteer firefighter Andrew Hill 14 months ago gets 13 years in state prison.
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RED BANK: MAN ADMITS KILLING FIREFIGHTER
RED BANK: A 24-year-old borough man pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing volunteer firefighter Andrew Hill just blocks where he found his purpose in life.
RED BANK: ‘GOING HOME’ FOR FIREFIGHTER
RED BANK: Video of pipes-and-drums tribute for slain firefighter Andrew Hill as Engine 96, bearing his casket, passes the firehouse he loved.
RED BANK: HONORS FOR SLAIN FIREFIGHTER
RED BANK: Firefighters honor Andrew Hill, their slain 26-year-old colleague, with a procession past the firehouse where he found his purpose in life.
RED BANK: STREET VIGIL HONORS FIREFIGHTER
RED BANK: Firefighter Andrew Hill recalled by family and friends at quiet vigil on the spot where he was slain a week ago.
RED BANK: FIREFIGHTER’S FUNERAL SET
RED BANK: Firefighters plan white-glove sendoff for Andrew Hill, their 26-year-old colleague who died after being stabbed early Sunday.
RED BANK: MURDERED FIREFIGHTER RECALLED
RED BANK: Slain firefighter had just paid for his dress blues to wear to Monday's Memorial Day service. Instead, he was honored there among the recently deceased.
RED BANK: FIREFIGHTER STABBED TO DEATH
RED BANK: A 26-year-old volunteer firefighter is dead after an early-morning stabbing and another borough man is charged with his murder, authorities said.
RED BANK: FATAL SHOOTING CONFIRMED
Investigators on the scene at 97 West Sunset Avenue in Red Bank at 9 a.m. Wednesday, where police confirm a fatal shooting took place overnight. Officials have not yet releasedContinue reading "RED BANK: FATAL SHOOTING CONFIRMED"
Antonio ‘Mingo’ Suarez-Perez, left, will not be eligible for parole. Co-defendants Samson Theodore ‘Freedom’ Hearn, center, and Eric Joel ‘Pun’ Figueras testified against him. The triggerman in 2009’s vicious double homicideContinue reading "KILLER OF TWO G ...
Antonio ‘Mingo’ Suarez-Perez, left, faces two life terms after co-defendants Samson Theodore ‘Freedom’ Hearn, center, and Eric Joel ‘Pun’ Figueras, right, testified against him. By JOHN T. WARD A RedContinue reading "SHOOTER FACING LIFE FOR DOUBLE HOMICIDE"
YARBROUGH DEATH INSPIRES CALL FOR UNITY
Mourners gathered outside the Bank Street house where a melee led to the fatal knifing of Larry Yarbrough and the serious wounding of another man on August 7. (Photos byContinue reading "YARBROUGH DEATH INSPIRES CALL FOR UNITY"
LANDLORD CLAIMS POST-MURDER BURGLARY
A curbside memorial to stabbing victim Larry Yarbrough decorates a tree outside 9 Bank Street. Below, the home’s cleared-out living room, with a broken window boarded over. (Click to enlarge)Continue reading "LANDLORD CLAIMS POST-MURDER BURGLARY"
COPS PROBE BANK STREET HOMICIDE
Red Bank police and investigators from the Monmouth County Prosecutors office are investigating a homicide committed at 9 Bank Street at around 3 a.m. Sunday. Glass from a broken windowContinue reading "COPS PROBE BANK STREET HOMICIDE"
Even with a rare double homicide, Red Bank’s crime rate plummeted in 2009, according to data released today by the New Jersey State Police. The agency’s annual Uniform Crime ReportContinue reading "RED BANK’S CRIME RATE PLUNGES"
Samson Theodore ‘Freedom’ Hearn, center, and Eric Joel ‘Pun’ Figueras, right, have agreed to testify at the trial of alleged gunman Antonio  ‘Mingo’ Suarez-Perez, left. Two of the three menContinue reading "TWO COP PLEAS IN LOCUST AVE. MURDERS"
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COMMUNITY PROFILES
For Black History Month, Red Bank's Community Engagement and Equity Advisory Committee has been running a series of local profiles on Facebo ...
HEARTY FAREWELL FOR HARDY
RED BANK: Council to honor DPU supervisor Rich Hardy, who retired recently after almost 39 years of keeping things running.
HOMEBOUND? READ ON…
RED BANK: Can't get to the public library? It's now offering free delivery and pickups for homebound borough residents.
TAMING A BEAST OF A WEEK
RED BANK: After the second snowfall of the week, a borough family finds the perfect use for it – a Godzilla snow sculpture.
RED BANK: LIBRARY CLOSED, BUT THE HILL’S OPEN
RED BANK: Though the library was closed by a snowstorm, kids got to enjoy the riverfront property's steep slope Tuesday.
LIGHT(HOUSE) MAKEOVER
This year, getting ready for spring means a midwinter makeover for Strollo's Lighthouse in Red Bank.
TODAY: LOCAL PUPPY COMPETES ON ANIMAL PLANET’S “PUPPY BOWL”
Red Bank’s very own rescue puppy, Biscuit, is set to compete in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl this Sunday, February 11, at 2 PM. Th ...
WHAT? NO redbankgreen NEWSLETTER?
Apologies to redbankgreen newsletter subscribers: the daily email hasn’t gone out for two days because of technical issues.
RED BANK: TIRED OF SKEETERS?
RED BANK: Tired of mosquito bites every summer? Monmouth County has a free program to help eliminate skeeter breeding grounds.
SEA BRIGHT: POLAR PLUNGE FOR ST. JAMES, OTHERS
Hundreds braved the wind and sea on Sunday at 1PM in support of St. James Elementary School, and other Catholic schools in the area. The eve ...
RED BANK: RBR CLAIMS TITLE
RED BANK: Watch pure joy as the RBR boys basketball team celebrates its first B North championship in 17 years.
RED BANK: FORGET-IT FRIDAY
RED BANK: Train Station can be a lonely place Friday mornings, especially with cold rain in the forecast.
RED BANK: CROONING YOUR LOVE
RED BANK: Imagine a quartet of impeccably dressed gentlemen showing up at your beloved's workplace, singing of your love.
RED BANK: BLACK RIVER ROLLS ON
RED BANK: A 68-year-old rail freight engine can still be counted on to draw a trainspotting fan or two when it rolls through town.
RED BANK: ‘MONDAY SWEAT’ MEETS
RED BANK: Joined by the Hazlet Running Club, members of the Red Bank Run Club met for their "Monday Sweat" at Count Basie Field.
RED BANK: CARD SALE BOOSTS GYM DRIVE
RED BANK: Charter School Foundation offers student-deisgned Valentines cards to help raise funds for a gymnasium.
RED BANK: LOVE IS IN THE… WINDOW
RED BANK: Up next: Valentine's Day, and Partyline finds the Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe getting ready for a surge of love and craving.
CLOSING THE BOOK ON A GREAT CAREER
The Red Bank mayor and council honored with a resolution Linda Hewitt (in red) on her retirement from the Red Bank Public Library at Thursda ...
RED BANK: RAIL COMMUTER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of the Route 35 Cooper's Bridge over the Navesink River, as seen from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank F ...
RED BANK: PROMISING PROMS
RED BANK: Prom season approaches, and Lunch Break once again steps up with its 8th annual Prom Giveaway of donated dresses.