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RED BANK: MUSICAL FIREWORKS FOR THE 4TH
RED BANK: A free riverside concert by the NJ Symphony Orchestra and a 'Liberty Extravaganza of patriotic music on Tower Hill herald Independence Day interlude this Sunday.
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In 2010, KaBoom became three-day event, increasings costs that were not matched by donations from viewers and sponsors. But it sure was fun. Here’s a replay of that year’s spectacle.Continue reading "RED BANK: DO YOU MISS THE FIREWORKS?"
NAVESINK: RIVERVIEW DELIVERS AN EYEFUL
[slideshow_deploy id=’91232′]The vantage points were harder to find, but a  fireworks show on the Navesink River off a Middletown dock Friday night was no less spectacular than the old KaBoomContinue reading "NAVESINK: RIVERVIEW DELIVERS AN EYEFUL"
A PLAYGROUND GROWS IN RED BANK
It took a team of 200 volunteers less than eight hours to build a new playground at The Community YMCA on Saturday, November 2. Press release from The Communty YMCAContinue reading "A PLAYGROUND GROWS IN RED BANK"
CYMCA HOLDS A PLAYGROUND-RAISING
A new playground will appear at The Community YMCA’s Family Health and Wellness Center on November 2, courtesy of local sponsors and a crew of community volunteers. Press release fromContinue reading "CYMCA HOLDS A PLAYGROUND-RAISING"
CANCELED FIREWORKS: DO YOU CARE?
Crowds would pack West Front Street opposite Riverside Gardens Park every July 3 for a view of the annual pyrotechnics display. (Click to enlarge) By CONNOR SOLTAS Tonight would haveContinue reading "CANCELED FIREWORKS: DO YOU CARE?"
RUMSON ALSO LIKELY TO SCRUB FIREWORKS
Scenes from the 2011 Rumson fireworks show, which was synched up with the Red Bank display upriver. (Photos by Dustin Racioppi. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD As goContinue reading "RUMSON ALSO LIKELY TO SCRUB FIREWORKS"
RED BANK FIREWORKS CANCELLED; SECURITY COSTS, INADEQUATE PUBLIC FUNDING CITED
Scenes from the 2011 fireworks show, when police presence was ramped up following widespread brawling and drunkeness in 2010. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank’s largest publicContinue reading "RED BANK FIREWORKS CANCELLED; SECURITY COSTS, INADEQUATE PUBLIC FUNDING CITED"
PADDLE DAY MAKES A RETURN TO THE RIVER
A beginner gets acclimated with the water at last year’s inaugural Paddle the Navesink Day. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) Red Bank has its share of river-themed events.Continue reading "PADDLE DAY MAKES A RETURN TO THE RIVER"
KABOOM ARREST NUMBERS MATCH LAST YEAR’S
A YouTube upload of a fight in Red Bank Sunday. It appears to be outside the 7-11, in which case police arrested four people for disorderly conduct. Below, police madeContinue reading "KABOOM ARREST NUMBERS MATCH LAST YEAR’S"
Thunderstorms and rain made the Kaboom Fireworks on the Navesink an iffy proposition all day Sunday. But by sunset, the skies had cleared for another terrific pyrotechnics display over ourContinue reading "SKIES CLEAR AND LIGHT UP OVER THE RIVER"
Shots of Rumson’s 2011 edition of the Independence Day Fireworks, as seen from Victory Park, the Oceanic Bridge and surrounding areas. As is the custom, the show, by Garden StateContinue reading "RUMSON, IN A FLASH AND RUMBLE"
The KaBoom Fireworks show will go on tonight, in spite of a weather forecast that would seem to suggest a need for waterproof picnic blankets and umbrellas at the ready.Continue reading "KABOOM ON"
KABOOMERS TOUT RETURN TO ‘FAMILY’ SHOW
Spectators watching the  2010 fireworks from outside the Red Bank Public Library. (Click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI The weekend extravaganza that is Kaboomfest kicks off Friday night, a three-dayContinue reading "KABOOMERS TOUT RETURN TO ‘FAMILY’ SHOW"
MIDDLETOWN SEEKS KABOOM COMPENSATION
A view of the Navesink River from Cooper’s Bridge, where Middletown officials are concerned more people will gather this year to see the fireworks. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click toContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN SEEKS KABOOM COMPENSATION"
FIREWORKS PREVIEW: RUMSON
Rumson’s fireworks will take place same time as Red Bank’s on July 3. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI While hundreds of thousands rub elbows toContinue reading "FIREWORKS PREVIEW: RUMSON"
Hundreds of visitors packed a waiting area at the Red Bank station for a northbound train after the 2010 fireworks. (Click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Following increases in disorderlyContinue reading "COPS ADDED FOR KABOOM ‘ZERO TOLERANCE’"
THE WEEK IN REARVIEW: MAY 15-20, 2011
A helicopter search Thursday was part of an investigation into the whereabouts of missing Red Bank woman. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Busy last weekContinue reading "THE WEEK IN REARVIEW: MAY 15-20, 2011"
Red Bank’s KaBoomFest kicked off its 2011 fundraising season Thursday night with a tent party on the lawn of Hovnanian Enterprises’ HQ, followed by a sample pyrotechnics show on theContinue reading "POPPING OFF AT MAPLE COVE"
BOOM TOWN BASH IS A BIG-TENT TICKET
The annual KaBoom!  fundraiser culminated in a fireworks preview outside the Monmouth Boat Club in 2008. This year’s edition will be at Hovnanian HQ. Whether you love it — orContinue reading "BOOM TOWN BASH IS A BIG-TENT TICKET"
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“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.
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 ...