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RED BANK: DOWNTOWN PARKING. THOUGHTS?
RED BANK: Here's your chance to weigh in on what's good about downtown parking, what's not, and how to improve things. Online survey.
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RED BANK: Council ends parking deficiency fees for developers. Meanwhile, lawsuit may slow progress toward downtown garage.
RED BANK: TAX BILLS TO RISE 2.9 PERCENT
RED BANK: The annual budget has been introduced. Here's the impact on taxpayers.
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: 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: FREE HOLIDAY PARKING IN EFFECT
RED BANK: Free parking is in effect through Christmas.
RED BANK: Access to the English Plaza lot will be limited for up to 10 days as the old stone pillars are replaced.
RED BANK: Council approves budget that hikes taxes 1.7 percent rather than 2 percent.
RED BANK: DEMS TARGET ‘SLUSH FUNDS’
RED BANK: Horgan and Zipprich say they've found "fluff and slush funds" that can be trimmed to reduce a tax hike.
RED BANK: BUDGET FAILS ON TIEBREAKER VOTE
Mayor Pasquale Menna confers with Councilwoman Linda Schwabenbauer during the council’s budget deliberation Wednesday. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank’s first Republican-led budgetContinue reading "RED BANK: BUDGET FAILS ON TIEBREAKER VOTE"
RED BANK: TAX INCREASE REDUCED
A half-dozen or so residents, outnumbered by borough employees and officials, attended the budget session. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) [Update, May 20: Visuals from this presentationContinue reading "RED BANK: TAX INCREASE REDUCED"
RED BANK: ‘COMPROMISE’ PARKING HIKE OK’D
Fees for parking in downtown lots would double, to $1 per hour, while metered spots on the street would rise 50 percent, to $1.50 an hour. (Photo by John T. Ward.Continue reading "RED BANK: ‘COMPROMISE’ PARKING HIKE OK’D"
RED BANK: STREETSCAPE PROJECTS PLANNED
The fence and sign bordering the onetime Steinbach’s department store parking lot on Broad Street, above, will be transformed into a landscaped seating area, shown in an aerial concept drawingContinue reading "RED BANK: STREETSCAPE PROJECTS PLANNED"
RED BANK TO BARRICADE DOWNTOWN STREETS
For days after the December 26, 2010 blizzard, the English Plaza parking lot in Red Bank, above and below, remained closed, in part because of vehicle strandings. (Photos by JohnContinue reading "RED BANK TO BARRICADE DOWNTOWN STREETS"
Shoppers can ignore those pay stations and meters in Red Bank’s downtown lots through Christmas day, as the borough’s customary parking-fee moratorium is in effect for the holiday shopping season.Continue reading "RED BANK: HOLIDAY PARKING FREE IN LOTS"
NEW PARKING PAY SYSTEM PULLS IN MONDAY
A borough employee working on the installation of a new parking kiosk at Maple Cove Friday. (Photo below by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge) By STACIE FANELLI Green-vested greeters wereContinue reading "NEW PARKING PAY SYSTEM PULLS IN MONDAY"
FREE HOLIDAY PARKING TAKES EFFECT
Red Bank has waived fees for parking in municipal lots through December 26, as per a request from RiverCenter, and the traditional moratorium went into effect Friday afternoon. Let theContinue reading "FREE HOLIDAY PARKING TAKES EFFECT"
Following through on complaints about downtown employees hogging primo parking spaces all day, Red Bank officials last night moved to double the hourly fee for metered parking on the street.Continue reading "METER RATE TO DOUBLE AT CURB, NOT IN LOTS"
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YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“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 ...