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FAIR HAVEN: NEWCOMER TAPPED AS MAYOR
FAIR HAVEN: Without discussion or comment, council picks political newcomer Joshua Halpern to serve as mayor through 2022.
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FAIR HAVEN: PETERS BLASTS JCP&L ON LAMPS
FAIR HAVEN: Apparent backpedaling by JCP&L on a streetlamp test project sets environmental commission member sparking like a downed wire.
FAIR HAVEN: COUNCIL ADDS TWO DEMOCRATS
FAIR HAVEN: Democrats Meghan Chrisner-Keefe and Mike McCue are sworn to office, creating first 3-3 party split in modern memory.
FAIR HAVEN: DEMOCRATS WIN TWO SEATS
FAIR HAVEN: Democrats Meghan Chrisner-Keefe and Mike McCue capture two council seats, easily winning all six voting districts.
FAIR HAVEN: McCUE Q&A
FAIR HAVEN: Q&A with council candidate Mike McCue, one of four contenders for two seats on the governing body in the November 5 election.
FAIR HAVEN: RICE Q&A
FAIR HAVEN: Q&A with council candidate Jacquie Rice, one of four contenders for two seats on the governing body in the November 5 election.
FAIR HAVEN: CHRISNER-KEEFE Q&A
FAIR HAVEN: Q&A with council candidate Meg Chrisner-Keefe, one of four contenders for two seats on the governing body in the November 5 election.
FAIR HAVEN: Q&A with council candidate Jonathan Peters, one of four contenders for two seats on the governing body in the November 5 election.
FAIR HAVEN: TOWN TAKES UP POT DEBATE
FAIR HAVEN: Borough joins broadening debate among Shore municipalities on how to deal with possible marijuana legalization.
FAIR HAVEN: Borough, regional high school and local school budgets each get an airing at council meeting.
MIDDLETOWN, RED BANK: ARTISTS IN MOTION
Artist Suzanne Ritger’s mini-watercolors — done in real-time during her morning bus commute to NYC — are a highlight of her exhibit opening Saturday at Middletown Library, while Jon PetersContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN, RED BANK: ARTISTS IN MOTION"
FAIR HAVEN: NO TAX HIKE FOR SIXTH YEAR
“It’s not just about saving money,” says council President Jon Peters, below. “It’s keeping the town in good shape.”   (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD On the agenda at FairContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: NO TAX HIKE FOR SIXTH YEAR"
Fair Haven propery owners will see no change in the local portion of their property tax bills this year, the Asbury Park Press reports Tuesday. For the fifth consecutive year,Continue reading "TAX RATE UNCHANGED IN FAIR HAVEN"
LUCARELLI NAMED FAIR HAVEN MAYOR
With his son Enzo holding the Bible and borough Attorney Sal Alfieri officiating, Ben Lucarelli recites the oath of office as mayor Monday night. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "LUCARELLI NAMED FAIR HAVEN MAYOR"
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"
FAIR HAVEN’S PETERS QUESTIONS WATER TIPS
A sprinkler system outside a River Road home in Fair Haven. New Jersey American Water has asked residents to consider voluntary water restrictions in anticipation of a hot, dry summer.Continue reading "FAIR HAVEN’S PETERS QUESTIONS WATER TIPS"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI With the help of partially restored state aid, Fair Haven’s Board of Education is bringing its budget just within the two-percent cap for the 2011-’12 school year.Continue reading "FAIR HAVEN BOE BARELY GETS WITHIN CAP"
IF IT SITS LIKE A DUCK…
Joining the Fair Haven Borough Council Monday night was this wooden duck found in a storage closet at borough hall by Mayor Mike Halfacre. “I thought it was serendipitous,” heContinue reading "IF IT SITS LIKE A DUCK…"
BONUS FOR CHIEF, TRASH JOBBED OUT
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Fair Haven Police Chief Darryl Breckenridge got his annual attaboy from the borough council last night in the form of a $3,000 bonus. This is not unusualContinue reading "BONUS FOR CHIEF, TRASH JOBBED OUT"
FAIR HAVEN TAPS POLS’ AUNT FOR ADMIN JOB
To make a quorum, two Fair Haven council members voted via cell phone to approve a new administrator Monday night. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPIContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN TAPS POLS’ AUNT FOR ADMIN JOB"
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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 ...
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.