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By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Middletown’s police department will stay intact, after the second and last remaining police union in contract negotiations with the township came to an agreement on a four-yearContinue reading "M’TOWN COPS REACH DEAL TO SAVE JOBS"
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By DUSTIN RACIOPPI In a last-minute deal Friday, one of the Middletown’s two police unions came to an agreement that will save four department jobs, while the other got anContinue reading "PARKS AND REC JOBS LOST; TOP COPS SPARED"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI As the budget axe looms over 26 jobs in Middletown, the township has scheduled two public meetings in anticipation of coming to agreement with unions in contractContinue reading "M’TOWN MEETINGS SET TO KEEP JOBS, MAYBE"
LIBRARY OKS $500K TO TOWNSHIP
The library approved transferring nearly $500,000 to the township committee Wednesday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI In order to help the township balance its budgetContinue reading "LIBRARY OKS $500K TO TOWNSHIP"
M’TOWN: ANOTHER TENSE ONE OVER SURPLUS
Library officials will meet with the town today to try and hammer out an agreement to help balance Middletown’s budget. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPIContinue reading "M’TOWN: ANOTHER TENSE ONE OVER SURPLUS"
M’TOWN LIBRARY DEBATE GETS PERSONAL
Kevin Settembrino, left, and Randall Gabrielan, far right, got into a tiff within the open minutes of Wednesday night’s library board meeting. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "M’TOWN LIBRARY DEBATE GETS PERSONAL"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI A plan by  Middletown’s governing body to raid the public library’s $1.2 million surplus in a bid to save police jobs  has set off an  imbroglio inContinue reading "M’TOWN LIBRARY CENTER OF BUDGET BATTLE"
BUDGET STILL MIDDLETOWN’S HOT TOPIC
Sean Byrnes prodded his fellow committee members to reassess its budget planning process Monday night. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Now that Middletown has aContinue reading "BUDGET STILL MIDDLETOWN’S HOT TOPIC"
MIDDLETOWN DAY BOUNCES BACK
Moonbounces and other rubbery, bouncy things were heavily used by children for Saturday’s Middletown Day. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI To the casual observer, MiddletownContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN DAY BOUNCES BACK"
FRUSTRATION SURROUNDS M’TOWN BUDGET
Three of the five Middletown committee members Tuesday night at town hall. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI After months of delays and near misses, MiddletownContinue reading "FRUSTRATION SURROUNDS M’TOWN BUDGET"
POLITICAL “SOUNDBITES” FROM MIDDLETOWN
Deputy Mayor Anthony Fiore, left, and Committeeman Sean Byrnes talk before Monday night’s meeting. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI The finale to each Middletown committeeContinue reading "POLITICAL “SOUNDBITES” FROM MIDDLETOWN"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Middletown’s 2010 spending plan will not be adopted next week, as it was planned, because of a lack of a quorum. Again. This time, though, the blameContinue reading "M’TWON BUDGET HITS ANOTHER DELAY"
SKATING, PUTT-PUTT OUT IN MIDDLETOWN
A skateboarder uses the township’s closed skate park despite the padlocks on the gates. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Shawn Sharkey is trying to balanceContinue reading "SKATING, PUTT-PUTT OUT IN MIDDLETOWN"
BUDGET INCREASES, BUT BY HOW MUCH?
Middletown resident Tom Stokes offers input on the 2010 budget in Middletown Monday night as committeeman Sean Byrnes looks on. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI As it appearsContinue reading "BUDGET INCREASES, BUT BY HOW MUCH?"
M’TOWN LOOKS TO TRENTON FOR BUDGET HELP
Middletown officials are hoping to introduce its 2010 budget next week. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI A CFO has been hired. The school budget isContinue reading "M’TOWN LOOKS TO TRENTON FOR BUDGET HELP"
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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 ...
RAIL RIDER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of Cooper's Bridge and the Navesink River from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank Tuesday morning.
PUT ME IN COACH!
Red Bank T-Ball kicked off at East Side park on Saturday morning. The brisk weather proved to be no deterrent to the young players, ranging ...
IT’S A SIGN!
Once proudly declaring its all-but-certain arrival in Spring 2019, the project previously known as Azalea Gardens springs to life again with ...
SPRINGTIME MEMORIES OF CARL
The Easter Bunny getup and St. Patrick’s Day hat that belonged to longtime Red Bank crossing guard and neighborhood smile-creator Carl ...
RED TRUCKS AT RED ROCK
A small dishwasher fire at Red Rock Tap and Grill was put out quickly by firefighters overnight, causing minimal damage. Red Bank Fire Depar ...
CREATIVE COVER UP
The windows of Pearl Street Consignment on Monmouth Street were smashed when a driver crashed their car through them injuring an employee la ...
THEY’RE BACK!
Ospreys returned to the skies over Red Bank this week for the first time since they migrated to warmer climes in late fall. With temperature ...
SPRING IS SPRUNG
RED BANK: Spring 2024 arrives on the Greater Red Bank Green with the vernal equinox at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday.
RED BANK’S FINEST – AND NEWEST
Red Bank Police Officer Eliot Ramos was sworn in as the force’s newest patrolman Thursday, and if you’re doing a double take thinkin ...
EASTER EGG MAYHEM AT THE PARK
An errant whistle spurred an unexpectedly early start to the Spring Egg Hunt on Sunday, which had been scheduled to begin at eggsactly 11am ...
PRESEASON DOCKWORK
RED BANK: With winter winding down, marina gets ready for boating season with some dockwork on our beautiful Navesink River.
CORNED BEEF AND DISCO FRIES?
It’s Friday, and smart Lent-observing Leprechauns know the pot of gold at the end of Red Bank’s rainbow is actually the deliciou ...
SURFBOARD DITCHED
It’s a violation of etiquette in surfing to ditch your board.  (it could hit another surfer and hurt them). But someone appears to ha ...
ELSIE, TAKE ME WITH YOU!
Soaked by pouring rain with the temperature hovering in the low 40’s, this sign in the window of Elsie’s Subs on Monmouth Street ...
WALK THIS WAY
PARTYLINE: Before-and-afters of a sidewalk cleanup on West Street.
SOGGY NOTION
RED BANK: Breezeway sculpture captured the mood downtown as heavy rains fell Saturday morning.
HOME DELIVERY
RED BANK: After a subdivision, an instant house rises on a new Catherine Street lot.