RED BANK: PEDESTRIAN OK AFTER HIT & RUN

AUTHORITIES_RB-2016-v2By JOHN T. WARD

A Red Bank pedestrian was taken to the hospital with non-serious injuries after a hit-and-run accident Monday night, said police Chief Darren McConnell.

And a short while later, a motorist walked away from a rollover accident, apparently without injury, he said.

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RED BANK: RR XING TO CLOSE TWO NIGHTS

rb rr crossing 100614Broad Street at the New Transit grade crossing in Red Bank will be closed to vehicular traffic two night this weekend for track maintenance and repair work. The closings are scheduled from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday and again from 8 p.m Saturday through 8 a.m. Sunday, said spokeswoman Nancy Snyder. Motorists should plan alternate routes. Rail travel will not be affected, she said. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

SHREWSBURY: JOB LOT STORE OPENS

shrews job lot 060314HOT-TOPIC_03After a vacancy of more than five years, a former supermarket on Newman Springs Road in Shrewsbury has a new tenant. Ocean State Job Lot, a closeout retailer based in Rhode Island, opened Tuesday morning. The store is temporarily accepting cash only. Here’s our April story on the company. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

SHREWSBURY: JOB LOTTER RENTS GIANT SPACE

179 NSrd 2 080308Ocean State Job Lot will open its first New Jersey store in the building, which was vacated by Foodtown in August, 2008.

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03After a vacancy of more than five years, a former supermarket on Newman Springs Road in Shrewsbury has landed a tenant.

Ocean State Job Lot, a closeout retailer based in Rhode Island, plans to open its first New Jersey store at the location, company store planner Jocelyn Bromley tells redbankgreen.

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RED BANK: NO VOTE YET ON SHELL 7-ELEVEN

Red Bank resident Tracy Khonstam implores the zoning board to reject the planned convenience store on Newman Springs Road. (Photo by Sarah Klepner. Click to enlarge)

By SARAH KLEPNER

All the evidence is finally before the Red Bank zoning board in the matter of a proposed 7-Eleven that would replace a self-serve car wash at Wasseem Chaudhary’s Shell gas station at Shrewsbury Avenue and Newman Springs Road.

But after eight months of hearings, including one Thursday night, there’s been no up-or-down vote on whether to allow the store. The full board is expected to consider the application on August 1.
In the interim, two board members who were not present for concluding testimony and comments are expected to listen to a recording of Thursday’s hearing, said board chair Lauren Nicosia.

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RED BANK: SAN REMO CLOSES IN ON MOVE

The transformation of the former Little Kraut restaurant has been underway for three years. Chef and ower Giovanni Boudour, below, in his new kitchen. (Photo by Robert Kern. Click to enlarge)

By ROBERT KERN

After nearly three years of planning and construction, Abdellah “Giovanni” Boudour says he looks forward to swapping a hard hat for his chef’s toque when San Remo restaurant finally opens next month in Red Bank.

Since buying the building at the corner of Oakland Street and Bridge Avenue in 2010, Boudour has split his time between overseeing the renovations and running the kitchen at the San Remo’s current location, on Newman Springs Road in Shrewsbury.

During that time he dealt with zoning processes and building permits to renovate the site from what was the Oakbridge Tavern – and, for decades before that, the Little Kraut – into his dream of a casual restaurant offering “fine dining at decent prices.”

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TRAFFIC JAM AT THREE-TOWN JUNCTION

Traffic was slowed to a crawl through the intersection of Newman Springs Road and Shrewsbury Avenue, at the junction of Red Bank, Shrewsbury an Tinton Falls, Thursday morning as crews worked on new traffic signals. Delays were epected to continue through the afternoon. (Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: BIKE AND CAR COLLIDE

Red Bank police with the victim’s bike following the Wednesday morning accident. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

A 51-year-old bicyclist was taken to a hospital after a collision with a car on Newman Springs Road Wednesday morning, Red Bank police said.

Alfonso Kelly was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune with unknown, but non-life-threatening injuries following the 7:28 a.m. accident, said Captain Darren McConnell.

The car’s driver, 17-year-old Lauren Fitzpatrick, of Jackson Township, was issued a summons for failure to yield, McConnell said.

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MOTORIST, 90, OK AFTER ACCIDENT

A minivan ended up on its side and at least one person had to be mechanically extricated after an accident on Newman Springs Road near Henry Street in Shrewsbury around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

An official account of events was not immediately available, but the vehicle appeared to have struck a fire hydrant, which was knocked off a concrete pad despite being surrounded by steel columns.  (Click to enlarge)

[Update, 11 a.m, December 21: Red Bank police say they have a report of an accident at 5:12 a.m, but that it was handled by Shrewsbury PD. But Shrewsbury Police Chief John Wilson III says his department has no record of the accident.] [Update to the update, 1:21 p.m.: Sergeant Michael Gallagher of the Shrewsbury PD tells redbankgreen that because of miscommunication, we were mistakenly informed that there was no record of this accident. In fact, he says, the Shrewsbury PD did respond and found a single-vehicle accident in which a 90-year-old Tinton Falls man was briefly trapped in his minivan, which had rolled after he swerved to avoid an animal in the road and struck the fire hydrant. The victim, whose identity was not immediately given, was extricated by Shrewsbury fire volunteers and transported to Riverview Medical Center with “very minor injuries,” Gallagher said. No charges were filed and the matter is under investigation, he said.]