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RED BANK: PRESERVATION LAW ADVANCES
RED BANK: Proposed changes to historic preservation law clear planning board review, return to council for possible adoption January 25.
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RED BANK: NEW HPC EXPECTED ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Council expected to appoint new Historic Preservation Commission, start work on new ordinance Thursday, says Bonatakis.
RED BANK: Proposed regulations for Airbnbs and other short-term rentals tabled following pushback by owner-occupant operators.
RED BANK: BALLARD TOUTS NEW FEE LAW
RED BANK: Ballard touts new development fee law as countering impact of "explosive growth," though Menna sees it as ripe for legal challenge.
RED BANK: GARMANY LOSES COVID-19 LAWSUIT
RED BANK: Garmany comes up short in federal lawsuit against insurer over its pandemic losses, which it blames on Murphy shutdown.
RED BANK: AZALEA GARDENS TO RESTART
RED BANK: Azalea Gardens plan for 18 homes on the edge of downtown wins approval extension, plans to start foundations this year, developer says.
RED BANK: MENNA ADMITS FOOD TRUCK ERROR
RED BANK: Following redbankgreen questions about conflict of interest, Menna acknowledges he should not have participated in council food truck discussion.
RED BANK: SMOKING BAN COMING
RED BANK: The council plans to introduce a ban on smoking in public places. Employees of Riverview Medical Center would lose their go-to smoke break spot.
RED BANK: CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR FOR POT SHOP
RED BANK: Borough rejects its first application for a medical marijuana store over concern about law on proximity to schools.
RED BANK: DOWNTOWN GETS FIRST TATTOOS
RED BANK: Just three months after zone change allows tattoo parlors downtown, one has inked its first biceps and bellies with skulls and butterflies.
RED BANK: TATTOO SHOP INKS LEASE
RED BANK: A month after zone change allows tattoo parlors downtown, one has inked a lease. Also in Retail Churn: a women's accessories shop plans to open.
RED BANK: Council OKs zoning for medical marijuana dispensaries, tattoo parlors; moves to ease path for DIY craft shops and other "commercial recreation."
FAIR HAVEN: TOWN TAKES UP POT DEBATE
FAIR HAVEN: Borough joins broadening debate among Shore municipalities on how to deal with possible marijuana legalization.
RED BANK: RAYRAP HOME PLAN WINS FINAL OK
RED BANK: Developer Ray Rapcavage wins final approval for 18 homes with a huge garden plan at the Five Corners on the edge of downtown.
RED BANK: TURNING LANE ERASED
RED BANK: Say goodbye to that weird little jog into the right lane on Broad Street at Linden Place.
RED BANK: Council ends parking deficiency fees for developers. Meanwhile, lawsuit may slow progress toward downtown garage.
RED BANK: PARKING CHANGES ON AGENDA
RED BANK: New winter parking rules, the elimination of a turning lane and the creation of a handful of downtown parking spaces are on tonight's agenda.
RED BANK: BLUE LINE HONORS LAW ENFORCERS
RED BANK: A blue line was painted down the middle of Broad Street Friday to honor law enforcers, even though the federal DOT calls such markings unsafe.
RED BANK: PARKING NEWS
RED BANK: Parking news includes elimination of a turning lane downtown, hoods for pay stations and an update on the garage plan.
RED BANK: RAYRAP CLEARS FIRST HURDLE
RED BANK: A year after defeat, developer Ray Rapcavage wins key approval for townhouse-and-garden plan at the Five Corners on the edge of downtown.
Partyline
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.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...