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RED BANK: SCHOOLS HEAD MORANA TO RETIRE
Superintendent Laura Morana in her office in 2009. (Click to enlarge) Red Bank schools Superintendent Laura Morana is leaving the district at the end of the month, according to aContinue reading "RED BANK: SCHOOLS HEAD MORANA TO RETIRE"
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RED BANK PRE-K: ALL IN, IF NOT ALL IN TOWN
Teacher Kelly Hogan greets a returning four-year-old in her new classroom at RBR Thursday. Below, students gets ready to draw their own portraits.  (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARDContinue reading "RED BANK PRE-K: ALL IN, IF NOT ALL IN TOWN"
NEW PRINCIPAL NAMED AT RED BANK PRIMARY
By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank Primary School will have a new principal in September, and she’s a tweeter. The district board of ed approved the selection of Erin Mulligan-Pierre,Continue reading "NEW PRINCIPAL NAMED AT RED BANK PRIMARY"
PRE-K BEGINS YEAR WITH 60 STAYING HOME
The lights were on Tuesday morning as the staff awaited the arrival of pre-k students for the first day of the school year at the Head Start school on Drs.Continue reading "PRE-K BEGINS YEAR WITH 60 STAYING HOME"
STATE AID BOOST COMES WITH QUESTIONS
Governor Chris Christie at a Middletown town hall meeting in January. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Governor Chris Christie’s announcement Wednesday of how he’s apportioningContinue reading "STATE AID BOOST COMES WITH QUESTIONS"
RED BANK CRAMS FOR MORE PRE-K SPACE
Pre-kindergarten student Leslie Herrera at Red Bank Primary School. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Demand for Red Bank’s heralded pre-kindergarten program is spiking, and theContinue reading "RED BANK CRAMS FOR MORE PRE-K SPACE"
BASEBALL, SOFTBALL RETURNING TO RBMS
Dan Campbell, a member of the Red Bank Middle School Athletics Foundation, says spring sports will go on, but financial support is needed. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)Continue reading "BASEBALL, SOFTBALL RETURNING TO RBMS"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI The Red Bank Board of Education unveiled its 2011-12 budget last week, a plan that includes difficult decisions but avoids drastic ones, said Superintendent Laura Morana. Sports,Continue reading "RED BANK SCHOOL BUDGET RAISES TAX 1.9%"
RED BANK STUDENTS OWN UP TO GRADES
Fourth-grader Desiree Marshall shows her parents and explains the work she’s done this year in Red Bank Middle School’s first student-led conferences. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "RED BANK STUDENTS OWN UP TO GRADES"
Reflecting a statewide pattern, Red Bank Charter School students bested their district-school counterparts in standardized math and language tests in 2010, according to a report released Tuesday by the NewContinue reading "IN STUDENT TESTS, CHARTER TOPS DISTRICT"
PRE-K AT THE LIMIT, AND LIKELY TO STAY
Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, John Bombardier, with a pre-k student. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI After two years of growth, the number of childrenContinue reading "PRE-K AT THE LIMIT, AND LIKELY TO STAY"
RBMS WILL GET SPORTS BACK, GROUP SAYS
The leader of a grassroots group formed to save sports says Red Bank Middle School will see its sports program return. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTINContinue reading "RBMS WILL GET SPORTS BACK, GROUP SAYS"
MIDDLE SCHOOL LEADS THE WAY
Red Bank Middle School teacher Elizabeth Willoughby oversees students doing research in a new program called Project Lead the Way. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPIContinue reading "MIDDLE SCHOOL LEADS THE WAY"
RETURN OF RBMS SPORTS HINGES ON VOTES
The middle school is looking for votes to win a grant that would bring back its sports programs. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI If there’sContinue reading "RETURN OF RBMS SPORTS HINGES ON VOTES"
BACK IN BLACK…AND RED AND WHITE
Starting in October, Red Bank’s public school students must wear uniforms. For now, it’s optional, but many have chosen to start the school year in according threads. (Photo by DustinContinue reading "BACK IN BLACK…AND RED AND WHITE"
SCHUNDLER MUM ON TRIP TO WOODSHED
Pre-K students playing string instruments greeted Education Commissioner Bret Schundler, in red tie, during his visit to the Red Bank Primary School this morning. (Click to enlarge) He came, heContinue reading "SCHUNDLER MUM ON TRIP TO WOODSHED"
[Update: This article replaces an earlier version, which cited contract terms that Superintendent Laura Morana says were reported incorrectly in both the Asbury Park Press and the Star-Ledger.] Gov. ChrisContinue reading "UNION TAKES FREEZE, AND GUV HAS PRAISE"
ON TUESDAY’S BALLOT: SCHOOL BUDGET BLUES
Red Bank residents at Wednesday night’s presentation on the borough school district budget, led by Superintendent Laura Morana, below. (Click to enlarge) Hoping to whip up support for a spendingContinue reading "ON TUESDAY’S BALLOT: SCHOOL BUDGET BLUES"
BOARD PASSES BUDGET, TAX INCREASE
Board members Ann Roseman and Ben Forest at Tuesday night’s session. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI The Red Bank Board of Education unanimously passed a $19 million budgetContinue reading "BOARD PASSES BUDGET, TAX INCREASE"
SCHOOL BOARD SAYS ‘NO’ TO PAY INCREASES
Red Bank Middle School music teacher Holcombe Hurd addressed the school board Tuesday in response to its decision not to approve union pay raises for 132 teachers. (Photo by DustinContinue reading "SCHOOL BOARD SAYS ‘NO’ TO PAY INCREASES"
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HOMEBOUND? READ ON…
RED BANK: Can't get to the public library? It's now offering free delivery and pickups for homebound borough residents.
TAMING A BEAST OF A WEEK
RED BANK: After the second snowfall of the week, a borough family finds the perfect use for it – a Godzilla snow sculpture.
RED BANK: LIBRARY CLOSED, BUT THE HILL’S OPEN
RED BANK: Though the library was closed by a snowstorm, kids got to enjoy the riverfront property's steep slope Tuesday.
LIGHT(HOUSE) MAKEOVER
This year, getting ready for spring means a midwinter makeover for Strollo's Lighthouse in Red Bank.
TODAY: LOCAL PUPPY COMPETES ON ANIMAL PLANET’S “PUPPY BOWL”
Red Bank’s very own rescue puppy, Biscuit, is set to compete in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl this Sunday, February 11, at 2 PM. Th ...
WHAT? NO redbankgreen NEWSLETTER?
Apologies to redbankgreen newsletter subscribers: the daily email hasn’t gone out for two days because of technical issues.
RED BANK: TIRED OF SKEETERS?
RED BANK: Tired of mosquito bites every summer? Monmouth County has a free program to help eliminate skeeter breeding grounds.
SEA BRIGHT: POLAR PLUNGE FOR ST. JAMES, OTHERS
Hundreds braved the wind and sea on Sunday at 1PM in support of St. James Elementary School, and other Catholic schools in the area. The eve ...
RED BANK: RBR CLAIMS TITLE
RED BANK: Watch pure joy as the RBR boys basketball team celebrates its first B North championship in 17 years.
RED BANK: FORGET-IT FRIDAY
RED BANK: Train Station can be a lonely place Friday mornings, especially with cold rain in the forecast.
RED BANK: CROONING YOUR LOVE
RED BANK: Imagine a quartet of impeccably dressed gentlemen showing up at your beloved's workplace, singing of your love.
RED BANK: BLACK RIVER ROLLS ON
RED BANK: A 68-year-old rail freight engine can still be counted on to draw a trainspotting fan or two when it rolls through town.
RED BANK: ‘MONDAY SWEAT’ MEETS
RED BANK: Joined by the Hazlet Running Club, members of the Red Bank Run Club met for their "Monday Sweat" at Count Basie Field.
RED BANK: CARD SALE BOOSTS GYM DRIVE
RED BANK: Charter School Foundation offers student-deisgned Valentines cards to help raise funds for a gymnasium.
RED BANK: LOVE IS IN THE… WINDOW
RED BANK: Up next: Valentine's Day, and Partyline finds the Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe getting ready for a surge of love and craving.
CLOSING THE BOOK ON A GREAT CAREER
The Red Bank mayor and council honored with a resolution Linda Hewitt (in red) on her retirement from the Red Bank Public Library at Thursda ...
RED BANK: RAIL COMMUTER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of the Route 35 Cooper's Bridge over the Navesink River, as seen from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank F ...
RED BANK: PROMISING PROMS
RED BANK: Prom season approaches, and Lunch Break once again steps up with its 8th annual Prom Giveaway of donated dresses.
RED BANK: DOWN BY THE RIVER
RED BANK: Partyline contributor Karly Swaim captured a gloomy mood in Riverside Gardens Park Wednesday evening.
[GIF] FRIDAY NIGHT SLEDDING DOWN TOWER HILL
Tower Hill was in the right condition for sledding on Friday night, and with forecasted highs to stay below freezing temperature for the wee ...