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RED BANK: SUBDIVISION APPROVED
RED BANK: Plan to subdivide two Shrewsbury Avenue lots into three gets a greenlight from the planning board. Owner has similar plan nearby.
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RED BANK: FOUR MAYORS… AND SOME FRIENDS
The first-ever Red Bank Mayor’s Charity Ball brought together three ex-mayors, the current one and some 250 of their friends at the Oyster Point Hotel Friday night. Among those inContinue reading "RED BANK: FOUR MAYORS… AND SOME FRIENDS"
RED BANK: COUNCIL BUSILY CLOSES OUT YEAR
Retired librarian Jane Eigenrauch gets a goodbye hug, above, and Councilwoman Juanita Lewis reacts to a tribute at her final meeting. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "RED BANK: COUNCIL BUSILY CLOSES OUT YEAR"
RED BANK: IT’S SCHWABENBAUER & ZIPPRICH
Councilmembers Ed Zipprich, center, and Juanita Lewis with former Councilman Ivan Polonsky, right, at Democratic HQ Tuesday night. Linda Schwabenbauer, below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "RED BANK: IT’S SCHWABENBAUER & ZIPPRICH"
RED BANK: GOP APPEARS TO ADD TO ’13 GAIN
Republican Linda Schwabenbauer, left, with state Senator Jennifer Beck and running mate Sean Di Somma, far right, as returns were tallied Tuesday night. Below, Ed Zipprich, seen at right throughContinue reading "RED BANK: GOP APPEARS TO ADD TO ’13 GAIN"
Beginning shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, NJ Spotlight and NJ News Commons will begin posting results for congressional races across the state. For up-to-the minute results, click on a district;Continue reading "LIVE: HOUSE RACES ACROSS THE STATE"
RED BANK: ELECTION DAY 2014
Red Bank voters will choose two council members from among four candidates. (Click to enlarge) Will voters tick down along party lines? Mix & match? Election season 2014 culminates TuesdayContinue reading "RED BANK: ELECTION DAY 2014"
RED BANK: Q&A WITH SEAN DI SOMMA
Republican council candidate Sean Di Somma. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) In Tuesday’s election for Red Bank council, incumbents Juanita Lewis and Ed Zipprich, both Democrats, faceContinue reading "RED BANK: Q&A WITH SEAN DI SOMMA"
RED BANK: Q&A WITH JUANITA LEWIS
Democrat Juanita Lewis has been on the council since 2009. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) In Tuesday’s election for Red Bank council, incumbents Juanita Lewis and EdContinue reading "RED BANK: Q&A WITH JUANITA LEWIS"
RED BANK: Q&A WITH PASQUALE MENNA
Pasquale Menna, a Democrat, was elected mayor in 2006 after 18 years on the borough council. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) In Tuesday’s election, Red Bank MayorContinue reading "RED BANK: Q&A WITH PASQUALE MENNA"
RED BANK: Q&A WITH LINDA SCHWABENBAUER
Republican council candidate Linda Schwabenbauer. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) In Tuesday’s election for Red Bank council, incumbents Juanita Lewis and Ed Zipprich, both Democrats, face RepublicansContinue reading "RED BANK: Q&A WITH LINDA SCHWABENBAUER"
RED BANK: Q&A WITH ED ZIPPRICH
Democrat Ed Zipprich has been on the council since 2009. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) In Tuesday’s election for Red Bank council, incumbents Juanita Lewis and EdContinue reading "RED BANK: Q&A WITH ED ZIPPRICH"
RED BANK: GOP CALLS FOR TELE-DEBATE
Republicans Linda Schwabenbauer and Sean Di Somma had a full-house audience at River Street Commons to themselves Tuesday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "RED BANK: GOP CALLS FOR TELE-DEBATE"
RED BANK: NO DEBATE AS DEMS ARE NO-SHOWS
The River Street Commons had a full house for the event, hosted by the Westside Community Group. Alecia Wilkerson, below, asked a question from the audience. (Photo by John T.Continue reading "RED BANK: NO DEBATE AS DEMS ARE NO-SHOWS"
RED BANK: DEMS GET PRICKLY OVER BALLOONS
Legos with legs were among the parade participants who accepted GOP balloons from candidate Linda Schwabenbauer, below. (Photo above by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD AContinue reading "RED BANK: DEMS GET PRICKLY OVER BALLOONS"
RED BANK: A HALLOWEEN HIKE FOR THE AGES
Listen up, citizens of Gotham: the Red Bank Halloween Parade hits the street this Sunday for its 67th annual edition, filled with witches and goblins of all ages, and someContinue reading "RED BANK: A HALLOWEEN HIKE FOR THE AGES"
RED BANK: CYMCA HONORS BOROUGH
Press release from The Community YMCA The Borough of Red Bank — and several local individuals — were acknowledged for their long-time support of The Community YMCA, when the organizationContinue reading "RED BANK: CYMCA HONORS BOROUGH"
RED BANK: SCHWABENBAUER TO FILL GOP SLOT
Linda Schwabenbauer outside borough hall, where she hopes to win a council seat. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank Republicans may notContinue reading "RED BANK: SCHWABENBAUER TO FILL GOP SLOT"
RED BANK: BASIE (AND JOHNNY), 365
“Pied Piper of Jazz” Keith Marks keynoted a new slate of free outdoor jazz concerts on August 22 — a Count Basie 365 Cultural Series that continues Friday evening withContinue reading "RED BANK: BASIE (AND JOHNNY), 365"
RED BANK: MINTON RESIGNS, HANLON BAILS
Sean Di Somma, above at lower right, on election night last November. Below, Jack Minton, center, with candidate Joe Mizzi and then-Councilwoman Grace Cangemi in 2010. (Photo by John T.Continue reading "RED BANK: MINTON RESIGNS, HANLON BAILS"
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TAR BEACH SOLSTICE
Aldo Quiroz of Ocean Township came ready with his beach chair and found a shady spot to spend his lunch hour in a parking lot off Broad Stre ...
GOING GREY
Workers painting the stone facade of the PNC Bank at the corner of Broad and Harding Thursday morning. An upgrade? Maybe it’s just pri ...
COFFEE & WILDLIFE
RED BANK: The best wildlife show in town can be taken in from a waterfront bench outside the public library, and it's totally free.
FAWNING OVER HER BABY
A mother deer and her fawn were spotted between a row of garages on Hudson Avenue and some trees alongside the Broad Street parking lots. Re ...
EVENING ESCAPE
RED BANK: Sailors in Monmouth Boat Club's weekly racing series found tranquil conditions on the Navesink River Tuesday evening.
PEAK COLOR ON BROAD
RED BANK: A year after they were installed, downtown mini gardens have added to "transformational" improvements, says business owner.
RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
Red Bank: Girl scouts turns tiny parking lot plot of dirt into a "magical girls sparkle garden."
TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
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.