RED BANK CLAIMS LESS OVERCROWDING

21-lindenThis house at 21 Linden Place was the most-cited for overcrowding and related violations in 2009, borough records show. (Click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Overcrowding of rental homes is on the decline in Red Bank, borough officials say, citing two years of enforcement data.

The purported drop is occurring in part because the borough adopted stricter rules and the code enforcement department is keeping a closer eye out for tell-tale signs of violations, says Administrator Stanley Sickels.

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