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RED BANK: CHARTER TRIES SILENCE WITH PR
Charter school Principal Meredith Pennotti with a school cofounder, Michael Stasi, center, and trustee Roger Foss, in blue tie. Below, charter school parent and middle school employee Diana Archila addressesContinue reading "RED BANK: CHARTER TRIES SILENCE WITH PR"
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The Red Bank Charter School plans to hold an open forum and press conference on its controversial expansion plan Tuesday at 7 p.m., the school announced Sunday. “The press conference will provideContinue reading "RED BANK: CHARTER SCHOOL SLATES FORUM"
RED BANK: PANEL BLASTS ‘SEGREGATION’
The 17-year-old charter school has said a weighted lottery that takes racial and economic factors into account would be used in the expansion. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "RED BANK: PANEL BLASTS ‘SEGREGATION’"
RED BANK: PANEL TO AIR CHARTER ‘CONCERNS’
A standing-room crowd filled the middle school auditorium for Friday night’s hearing on the charter school expansion. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD A panel commissioned toContinue reading "RED BANK: PANEL TO AIR CHARTER ‘CONCERNS’"
RED BANK: PANEL GETS DISTRICT’S SIDE ONLY
Members of the charter school review panel watched a video touting the district schools Friday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) [CORRECTION: The original version of this article misreportedContinue reading "RED BANK: PANEL GETS DISTRICT’S SIDE ONLY"
RED BANK: CHARTER PANEL HEARING STILL ON
Charter school Principal Meredith Pennotti said she won’t attend Friday’s hearing in part because of hostility directed at her at a recent event. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "RED BANK: CHARTER PANEL HEARING STILL ON"
RED BANK: CHARTER SCHOOL PLANS OFFENSIVE
Charter school parents at Wednesday night’s meeting in the school’s new STEM lab on Monmouth Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD At their firstContinue reading "RED BANK: CHARTER SCHOOL PLANS OFFENSIVE"
RED BANK: CHARTER BAILS FROM HEARING
Charter school Principal Meredith Pennotti with Mayor Pasquale Menna on Veteran’s Day. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Hours after a public hearing on the proposedContinue reading "RED BANK: CHARTER BAILS FROM HEARING"
RED BANK: CHARTER PANEL TO HOLD HEARING
Retired teacher Barbara Boas, center, was one of seven borough residents named to a study commission last week. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD MayorContinue reading "RED BANK: CHARTER PANEL TO HOLD HEARING"
RED BANK: BECK WEIGHS IN ON CHARTER PLAN
The charter school campus on Oakland Street, above, abuts a commercial building on Oakland Street in which the school recently leased space for current and possible future use. (Photo by John T.Continue reading "RED BANK: BECK WEIGHS IN ON CHARTER PLAN"
RED BANK: MARCHERS REJECT CHARTER PLAN
Protesters marched from the middle school to borough hall in freezing weather. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank residents hoping to slow orContinue reading "RED BANK: MARCHERS REJECT CHARTER PLAN"
RED BANK: COUNCIL TO SEEK CHARTER DELAY
Parents and kids packed the Red Bank Middle School auditorium last month to protest a planned expansion of the Red Bank Charter School. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "RED BANK: COUNCIL TO SEEK CHARTER DELAY"
RED BANK: CHARTER PLAN SPARKS PUSHBACK
Superintendent Jared Rumage addressed a packed auditorium at the middle school Thursday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.) By JOHN T. WARD A standing-room crowd of more thanContinue reading "RED BANK: CHARTER PLAN SPARKS PUSHBACK"
RED BANK: BOARD VOWS CHARTER PLAN FIGHT
The charter school recently leased space at 135 Monmouth Street, the former home of Prown’s Home Improvements, and hopes to acquire the building for its planned expansion. (Photo by John T.Continue reading "RED BANK: BOARD VOWS CHARTER PLAN FIGHT"
Principal Meredith Pennotti with a Red Bank Charter School student in 2013. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD In an audacious bid to educate moreContinue reading "RED BANK: CHARTER SCHOOL SEEKS TO DOUBLE"
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"
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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 ...
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.