The Red Bank Bosom Buddies, seen here in May, are, from left: Teicia Gaupp, Jenny Rossano, Janice Havay, Sandy Riddle, Beth Hanratty and Jen Shields. Missing is Cristie Ritz King. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Halfway to their fundraising goal, seven Red Bank women who each plan to walk 39 miles in two days next month have lined up restaurant deals for others who also want to help battle breast cancer.
The self-christened Bosom Buddies — Sandy Riddle, Janice Havay, Beth Fields, Cristie Ritz King, Jenny Rossano, Jen Shields and Teicia Gaupp — plan to participate in the AVON 39 Walk for Breast Cancer in Manhattan October 17 and 18.
The walkers, from left, are: Janice Havay, Sandy Riddle, Beth Hanratty, Jen Shields, Teicia Gaupp, and Jenny Rossano. Missing from the photo is Cristie Ritz King. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Seven Red Bank woman, “angry” about the loss of friends and family members to breast cancer, plan to walk 39 miles over two days in October to raise money for research to prevent the disease.
East Siders Christina Dostie and Jenny Rossano made the snowy trek into downtown Red Bank this morning for the debut of Antoinette Boulangerie, the new bakery on Monmouth Street. The pair toted home bags of flaky carbs to get them through the snow day.
“We’re exited for the bread and croissants and a place to stop on the walk home from school,” says Rossano. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)
A ‘walking bus’ destined for the Red Bank Charter School heads west on McLaren Place Wednesday morning. The group, organized with help from Safe Routes Red Bank, and others from around town celebrated International Walk to School Day. (Click to enlarge)
Jenny Rossano reviews the soon-to-be-adopted bike and pedestrian plan in Red Bank, while Jim Willis, in the background, views it on an iPad. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
When a group of residents banded together almost two years ago to make Red Bank’s streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, there were never any notions it’d be a fast-moving process. Compiling data, analyzing studies and working with local and state government simply don’t lend themselves to timeliness.
But in the long-distance course to effect change, a grassroots group made a leap forward Monday night when it all but secured adoption from the borough planning board of a 100-plus page report on bike and walker safety, including a multitude of recommendations on how to improve the way of life of those on two legs and two wheels.
Jenny Rossano, seen here in 2009 with Safe Routes Red Bank co-founder Jim Willis, will help coordinate the integration of a recent bike and pedestrian study with the town’s master plan. (Click to enlarge)
It’s probably a stretch to call her the borough’s bike czar. But Red Bank is about to get an official advocate for safe walking and biking.
Jenny Rossano of Worthley Street is expected to be named as a volunteer liaison to the borough planning and zoning boards to help spot potential conflicts with a recent study of pedestrian and bicyclist safety by Urban Engineers, a Philadelphia planning firm.
“I don’t want to be a czar of anything,” Rossano says with a laugh. “I just don’t want all this work that Urban Engineers did to be pushed under the carpet.”