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RED BANK: RETHINKING ALL OF MARINE PARK
RED BANK: The borough may hire a consultant to come up with a "holistic" plan for Marine Park. It could mean the end of the red clay tennis courts.
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
RED BANK: TENNIS FANS MUSTER FOR COURTS
The tennis courts, overgrown with weeds since being swamped by Hurricane Sandy three years ago, got a sprucing-up from the borough last week. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "RED BANK: TENNIS FANS MUSTER FOR COURTS"
The clay tennis courts at Marine Park as seen in August. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD All three private-sector proposals for the future ofContinue reading "RED BANK: MARINE PARK PROJECTS NIXED"
RED BANK COUNCIL Q&A: MICHAEL BALLARD
Michael Ballard, Democrat. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) The balance of political power is at play in the November 3 election in Red Bank, which features four candidatesContinue reading "RED BANK COUNCIL Q&A: MICHAEL BALLARD"
RED BANK COUNCIL Q&A: MARK TAYLOR
Mark Taylor, Republican. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) The balance of political power is at stake in the November 3 election in Red Bank, which features four candidates forContinue reading "RED BANK COUNCIL Q&A: MARK TAYLOR"
Michael DuPont, Democrat. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) The balance of political power is at stake in the November 3 election in Red Bank, which features four candidates forContinue reading "RED BANK COUNCIL Q&A: MICHAEL DUPONT"
RED BANK COUNCIL Q&A: MICHAEL WHELAN
Michael Whelan, Republican. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) The balance of political power is at stake in the November 3 election in Red Bank, which features four candidates forContinue reading "RED BANK COUNCIL Q&A: MICHAEL WHELAN"
RED BANK: BURNHAM BLASTS PARK DELAY
The clay tennis courts at Marine Park as seen last month. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Five months after three proposals were submitted, theContinue reading "RED BANK: BURNHAM BLASTS PARK DELAY"
RED BANK: COUNCIL GIRDS FOR POSSIBLE SUIT
The clay tennis courts at Marine Park as seen last month, above. Below, an architect’s depiction of the proposed Red Bank Harbor plan. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "RED BANK: COUNCIL GIRDS FOR POSSIBLE SUIT"
RED BANK: JETSUN DEFENDS PROPOSAL
A rendering by architect Mike Simpson of the Red Bank Harbor proposal, as seen from the horseshoe marina at Marine Park. Below, Jetsun principals Doug Booton, Michael Hernandez and Anthony Jude SetaroContinue reading "RED BANK: JETSUN DEFENDS PROPOSAL"
RED BANK: DUPONT ZAPS JETSUN PROPOSAL
The red clay courts, idled since Hurricane Sandy, as seen from the Monmouth Boat Club next door. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red BankContinue reading "RED BANK: DUPONT ZAPS JETSUN PROPOSAL"
RED BANK: ACTION EXPECTED ON COURT PLANS
Wondering about the fate of Red Bank’s clay tennis courts in Marine Park, and whether they’ll be saved or replaced by either of two competing proposals to develop the waterfrontContinue reading "RED BANK: ACTION EXPECTED ON COURT PLANS"
RED BANK: TENNIS COURT IDEAS VOLLEYED
  An exhibit showed the layout of the Jetsun proposal superimposed an aerial view of the park. Below, MPAC principals Phil Flego, Gayle Horvath and Sandy Talarico make their pitch. (PhotosContinue reading "RED BANK: TENNIS COURT IDEAS VOLLEYED"
RED BANK PUTTING COURT PLANS INTO PLAY
The courts haven’t been playable since they were swamped by the Navesink River during Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "RED BANK PUTTING COURT PLANS INTO PLAY"
RED BANK: COUNCIL OKS NEW HIRE
In a budget presentation, library director Elizabeth McDermott said the institution had recovered from events that “devastated” it in 2014. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHNContinue reading "RED BANK: COUNCIL OKS NEW HIRE"
RED BANK: CLASSIC BOATHOUSE PROPOSED
A rendering of the proposed Marine Park Activity Center shows the existing Monmouth Boat Club at right. (Rendering by Katie Osepchuk. Click to enlarge.) By JOHN T. WARD One ofContinue reading "RED BANK: CLASSIC BOATHOUSE PROPOSED"
RED BANK: RIVERFRONT REC CENTER PROPOSED
Renderings of the proposed Red Bank Harbor plan filed with the borough government on Wednesday. The horseshoe-shaped borough marina is in the foreground above. (Drawings by S.O.M.E. Architects. Click toContinue reading "RED BANK: RIVERFRONT REC CENTER PROPOSED"
RED BANK: TENNIS COURTS? YOUR SERVE.
Do you have an idea and viable plan for the use of Red Bank’s 74-year-old red-clay tennis courts? The riverfront facility in Marine Park, out of action since it wasContinue reading "RED BANK: TENNIS COURTS? YOUR SERVE."
RED BANK: TENNIS COURTS MAY GET BOUNCED
The courts, which adjoin the privately owned Monmouth Boat Club, center, haven’t been playable since Hurricane Sandy. Below, the principals of Jetsun Enterprises – Anthony Jude Setaro, Michael Hernandez andContinue reading "RED BANK: TENNIS COURTS MAY GET BOUNCED"
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RIVER RANGERS RETURN
River Rangers, a summer canoeing program offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, returns this summer for up to 20 participa ...
DOUBLE DYLAN IN RED BANK
Trucks for a production company filming what one worker said was a Bob Dylan biography have lined Monmouth Street the past two days with cre ...
AFTER THE RAIN
A pear tree branch brought down by a brief overnight storm left a lovely tableau on the sidewalk in front of Red Bank's Riverside Gardens Pa ...
CONE OF UNCERTAINTY
Asked by a redbankgreen reporter why these cones were on top of cars, the owner of the car in the foreground responded: “That’s ...
RAIL RIDER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of Cooper's Bridge and the Navesink River from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank Tuesday morning.
PUT ME IN COACH!
Red Bank T-Ball kicked off at East Side park on Saturday morning. The brisk weather proved to be no deterrent to the young players, ranging ...
IT’S A SIGN!
Once proudly declaring its all-but-certain arrival in Spring 2019, the project previously known as Azalea Gardens springs to life again with ...
SPRINGTIME MEMORIES OF CARL
The Easter Bunny getup and St. Patrick’s Day hat that belonged to longtime Red Bank crossing guard and neighborhood smile-creator Carl ...
RED TRUCKS AT RED ROCK
A small dishwasher fire at Red Rock Tap and Grill was put out quickly by firefighters overnight, causing minimal damage. Red Bank Fire Depar ...
CREATIVE COVER UP
The windows of Pearl Street Consignment on Monmouth Street were smashed when a driver crashed their car through them injuring an employee la ...
THEY’RE BACK!
Ospreys returned to the skies over Red Bank this week for the first time since they migrated to warmer climes in late fall. With temperature ...
SPRING IS SPRUNG
RED BANK: Spring 2024 arrives on the Greater Red Bank Green with the vernal equinox at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday.
RED BANK’S FINEST – AND NEWEST
Red Bank Police Officer Eliot Ramos was sworn in as the force’s newest patrolman Thursday, and if you’re doing a double take thinkin ...
EASTER EGG MAYHEM AT THE PARK
An errant whistle spurred an unexpectedly early start to the Spring Egg Hunt on Sunday, which had been scheduled to begin at eggsactly 11am ...
PRESEASON DOCKWORK
RED BANK: With winter winding down, marina gets ready for boating season with some dockwork on our beautiful Navesink River.
CORNED BEEF AND DISCO FRIES?
It’s Friday, and smart Lent-observing Leprechauns know the pot of gold at the end of Red Bank’s rainbow is actually the deliciou ...
SURFBOARD DITCHED
It’s a violation of etiquette in surfing to ditch your board.  (it could hit another surfer and hurt them). But someone appears to ha ...
ELSIE, TAKE ME WITH YOU!
Soaked by pouring rain with the temperature hovering in the low 40’s, this sign in the window of Elsie’s Subs on Monmouth Street ...
WALK THIS WAY
PARTYLINE: Before-and-afters of a sidewalk cleanup on West Street.
SOGGY NOTION
RED BANK: Breezeway sculpture captured the mood downtown as heavy rains fell Saturday morning.