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RED BANK: With Redevelopment Agency on the chopping block, ex-member pushes back, saying town got its money's worth on site analysis and more.
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RED BANK: ACTION WOULD KILL REDEV AGENCY
RED BANK: Sturdivant may get to check off another campaign promise with move to kill Redevelopment Agency on council agenda this week.
RED BANK: STURDIVANT TEES UP REDEV, ADMIN
RED BANK: Sturdivant calls for disbanding Redevelopment agency over high costs, lack of progress; also wants reset of business administrator's authority.
RED BANK: Co-author of report that recommended charter change tells Charter Study Commission borough needs a strong chief executive.
RED BANK: AGENCY FUTURE IN SPOTLIGHT
RED BANK: Redevelopment agency may be on the chopping block in 2022, with an early test as soon as January 1 in the form of vacancies to be filled.
RED BANK: BOARD NIXES REDEVELOPMENT BID
RED BANK: Planning board nixes Saxum's controversial request for a rezoning of VNA site, saying the firm is responsible for deterioration.
RED BANK: AGENCY TO SEEK COUNCIL INPUT
RED BANK: Redevelopment agency needs better outreach about its work, and council input on what that work should be, officials said Tuesday.
RED BANK: Planning board hearing on Saxum's controversial request for a rezoning of VNA site has been postponed again.
RED BANK: SAXUM HEARING POSTPONED
RED BANK: Hearing on Saxum's request for a rezoning of VNA site, which could lead to controversial tax deal, postponed until October 2.
RED BANK: TAX BREAK CLOUDS SAXUM HEARING
RED BANK: Residents, and one board member, vent about tax impact as planning board takes up Saxum request for zoning change.
RED BANK: REDEVELOPMENT HEARING SLATED
RED BANK: Planning board to begin review of Saxum request for zoning change that could lead to big tax breaks for already approved 210-unit project.
RED BANK: AGENCY CALLS FOR $9.3M YARD
RED BANK: Redevelopment Agency pushes plan for overhaul and expansion of Chestnut Street public works yard. Estimated price tag: $9.3 million.
RED BANK: COUNCIL INITIATES REBUILD
RED BANK: One day after Redevelopment Agency recommendation, council moves to jumpstart Senior Center repairs, but recriminations fly.
RED BANK: SENIOR CENTER FIX-UP ADVANCES
RED BANK: Redevelopment Agency advances repair plan for Senior Center, potentially defusing a hot issue in Democratic primary.
RED BANK: SENIOR & REC PLANS REVIEWED
RED BANK: With less rancor than in recent past, redevelopment agency reviews concept plans for senior and rec facilities.
RED BANK: POSSIBLE TOWN HALL SITE ID’D
RED BANK: Redevelopment agency authorizes concept plan to see if borough operations will fit into Broad Street building now occupied by a bank.
RED BANK: Shehady quits redevelopment agency citing 'lightning rod' distractions from main job; agency OKs concept plans for facilities.
RED BANK: Viscomi denies calling Shehady 'Mr. Jihad' as mayor and others denounce her for purported racism.
RED BANK: CENTER DEBATE CONTINUES
RED BANK: Clashes over Senior Center continue with insults as Triggiano resolution on property review wins on another 4-2 vote.
RED BANK: AGENCY PRESSED ON SENIOR HALL
RED BANK: Redevelopment agency pressed on saving Senior Center as it moves ahead with review of municipal properties and costs to upgrade them.
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RHAPSODY ON ICE
RED BANK: On a cool-ish summer evening, keyboardist NGXB entertained customers of Strollo's Italian Ice with renderings of 'Bohemian Rhapsod ...
PUDDLE BE GONE
A work crew was out this week attacking the site of the notoriously persistent puddle at the corner of Broad and Mechanic Streets. This phot ...
SMALLS FOR MAYOR?
We at redbankgreen remain neutral in political affairs and never make endorsements. But we have to say Borough Clerk Laura Reinertsen’ ...
CRASH ON LEIGHTON
The driver of this car was headed north on Leighton Avenue when they it hit an SUV pulling a work trailer headed in south in the opposing la ...
CAR VS STREET SIGN
The driver of this Mercedes hopped the curb and toppled the street sign at the corner of South Pearl and Drs. James Parker Boulevard Wednesd ...
SKETCHES OF RED BANK BY LOCAL ARTIST MICHAEL WHITE
Sketches of Red Bank scenes have been floating around on social media and we thought they deserved some spotlight. First appearing in our fe ...
POLE DOWN
Utility pole falls on English Plaza shop Forge after being struck by SUV shortly before noon. No injuries reported, though 86-year-old drive ...
YO, ADRIAN!
It’s a tough turn for our hero as Rocky Balboa is relegated to the curb for trash pickup on Locust Avenue. We’ll have to go back ...
“EL PALOMO” IS IN THE HOUSE
Jesus Rios, a mariachi singer who performs under the stage name “El Palomo” (The dove) pauses for a moment before entering a bac ...
CROC SPOTTED IN RIVER
Frighteningly hideous and green, a solitary Croc lurked ominously amid the flotsam and foam in the Navesink River alongside the Red Bank Fir ...
KISS ICON REFLECTS ON BROADWALK
A Swarovski crystal-bedazzled self-portrait painting of Paul Stanley, longtime singer and guitarist for the rock band Kiss peers out from a ...
CHISELIN’ AWAY
Marcelo Garcia Lopez works with hammer and chisel on a new feature for his flower garden on Shrewsbury Avenue: a hollow in a carved log in w ...
STORM CLEANUP CONTINUES
  Saturday’s storm sent a tree toppling on this house on Bank Street, damaging the roof. Workers Wednesday could be seen removing ...
SNAPPING IN THE BREEZE
RED BANK: Blustery winds had the flags in Riverside Gardens Park snapping Monday evening.
POWER LINE DOWN
Red Bank firefighters were on scene at Manor Drive dealing with a live power line Monday afternoon. There was no immediate report of fire. T ...
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.