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The Red Bank River Center promotes local merchants, recruits new businesses, stages vibrant downtown events, and beautifies our streetscapes.

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MIDDLETOWN: MICROPLASTICS AND THE SHORE
The Middletown Township Public Library presents a free, in-person program featuring the “Plastic Wave Project” team on the dangers of microplastics at the Jersey Shore. Attendees will learn about theContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN: MICROPLASTICS AND THE SHORE"
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank business owner happier than to hear "I saw your ad on Red Bank Green!"
SEA BRIGHT: DONOVAN’S REBUILD BEGINS
SEA BRIGHT: Construction of a permanent home for Donovan's Reef gets underway.
Jackson Russicci pitched five innings in relief and scored on a walk-off bases loaded walk in the 11th inning to give Rumson-Fair Haven its fifth straight win Monday. Watch the highlightsContinue reading "R-FH TOPS OCEAN AFTER 11 INNINGS"
SEA BRIGHT: DONOVAN’S TIKI BAR REOPENS
With new access ramps over the sea wall, the restored tiki bar at Donovan’s was back in business Friday afternoon, as co-owner Chris Bowler announced via the signboard, below. (Photos byContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: DONOVAN’S TIKI BAR REOPENS"
SEA BRIGHT: WHALE OF A DAY AT THE BEACH
Reader Betsy Lunney photographed a whale feeding in the Atlantic off the Sands Beach Club in Sea Bright Sunday afternoon. Nearby, a reported shark sighting off Driftwood Beach Club promptedContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: WHALE OF A DAY AT THE BEACH"
SEA BRIGHT: AIRING OUT KITES ON THE BEACH
Crisp blue skies, ocean breezes and beach sand made an ideal setting for the Sea Bright Festival on Saturday. The event, the first of its kind, was one of severalContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: AIRING OUT KITES ON THE BEACH"
BEACH ALERT: RIP CURRENT THREAT HIGH
Beachgoers taking advantage of the mild early autumn weather are being warned of a high risk of rip currents Wednesday. The National Weather Service says life-threatening rips are expected toContinue reading "BEACH ALERT: RIP CURRENT THREAT HIGH"
SEA BRIGHT: DONOVAN’S COMEBACK DELAYED
The site of Donovan’s Reef in April. (Photo above by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD An ambitious plan to reopen a prominent Sea Bright barContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: DONOVAN’S COMEBACK DELAYED"
RED BANK: SEAL SPOTTED ON HOTEL DOCK
A young harbor seal rested on a Navesink River dock at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank last Friday. Annual seal counts at Sandy Hook have been rising, accordingContinue reading "RED BANK: SEAL SPOTTED ON HOTEL DOCK"
SPRING 2014: TASTE OF SUMMER
With ample sun and temperatures nearing 80 degrees just a few miles inland, dozens of beachgoers flocked to Sea Bright Sunday. Monday will be warm, with temperatures reaching about 76Continue reading "SPRING 2014: TASTE OF SUMMER"
SEA BRIGHT: DONOVAN’S TO REBUILD
Donovan’s Reef as seen five days after Hurricane Sandy, above, and in better days, below. (Photo above by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Smashed toContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: DONOVAN’S TO REBUILD"
SEA BRIGHT: CHILLY RECEPTION FOR LNG PLAN
Attendees at the event, held in a tent on the municipal beach, viewed information displays about the project. Below, a rendering of the transfer system. (Photo above by Colby Wilson.Continue reading "SEA BRIGHT: CHILLY RECEPTION FOR LNG PLAN"
SEA BRIGHT RESIDENTS TO GET ACCESS TODAY
For the second time in four days, Sea Bright residents gathered in a stadium, this time in West Long Branch, to get updates on the storm cleanup Sunday. Below, MayorContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT RESIDENTS TO GET ACCESS TODAY"
WOMEN TO SHARE THEIR SONGS AND STORIES
The Woman’s Club of Red Bank is the kickoff site for the three-day event. (Click to enlarge) By DANIELLE TEPPER What is the value of art? Is it a frivolousContinue reading "WOMEN TO SHARE THEIR SONGS AND STORIES"
HOAX CALL TAB: $330,000 AND COUNTING
An ambulance arriving at Fort Hancock Monday evening, above, joining a growing number at two staging areas. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Calm and collected, the anonymous callerContinue reading "HOAX CALL TAB: $330,000 AND COUNTING"
BOAT EXPLOSION HOAX TRIGGERS PROBE
A State Police helicopter, above, and ambulances, below, arriving at Fort Hancock, ready to transport ‘victims’ of Monday’s purported boat explosion.  (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Ambulances, includingContinue reading "BOAT EXPLOSION HOAX TRIGGERS PROBE"
WOODY’S SURFS OVER TO SNACK SHACK
Customers lined up on Memorial Day, below, at the new Woody’s Ocean Hut in Sea Bright.  (Click to enlarge) By DANIELLE TEPPER Where others have tried and wiped out, ChrisContinue reading "WOODY’S SURFS OVER TO SNACK SHACK"
The water was calm as hundreds dove in Sunday (Photos by Peter Lindner. Click embiggen symbol in lower right corner to enlarge) Hundreds of local Catholic school supporters dashed intoContinue reading "MAKING A SPLASH FOR PAROCHIAL ED"
Remember the summer of 2009? When it rained the entire month of June? Or how about the repeated snowstorms that got dumped on us this past winter? Well, it mayContinue reading "WHILE INLAND WILTS, SEA BRIGHT SPARKLES"
Environmental activist and former American Littoral Society executive director Derickson ‘Dery’ Bennett of Fair Haven has died at the age of 79, the Asbury Park Press reports. The newspaper saysContinue reading "ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST DERY BENNETT, 79"
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HOME DELIVERY
RED BANK: After a subdivision, an instant house rises on a new Catherine Street lot.
COMMUNITY PROFILES
For Black History Month, Red Bank's Community Engagement and Equity Advisory Committee has been running a series of local profiles on Facebo ...
HEARTY FAREWELL FOR HARDY
RED BANK: Council to honor DPU supervisor Rich Hardy, who retired recently after almost 39 years of keeping things running.
HOMEBOUND? READ ON…
RED BANK: Can't get to the public library? It's now offering free delivery and pickups for homebound borough residents.
TAMING A BEAST OF A WEEK
RED BANK: After the second snowfall of the week, a borough family finds the perfect use for it – a Godzilla snow sculpture.
RED BANK: LIBRARY CLOSED, BUT THE HILL’S OPEN
RED BANK: Though the library was closed by a snowstorm, kids got to enjoy the riverfront property's steep slope Tuesday.
LIGHT(HOUSE) MAKEOVER
This year, getting ready for spring means a midwinter makeover for Strollo's Lighthouse in Red Bank.
TODAY: LOCAL PUPPY COMPETES ON ANIMAL PLANET’S “PUPPY BOWL”
Red Bank’s very own rescue puppy, Biscuit, is set to compete in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl this Sunday, February 11, at 2 PM. Th ...
WHAT? NO redbankgreen NEWSLETTER?
Apologies to redbankgreen newsletter subscribers: the daily email hasn’t gone out for two days because of technical issues.
RED BANK: TIRED OF SKEETERS?
RED BANK: Tired of mosquito bites every summer? Monmouth County has a free program to help eliminate skeeter breeding grounds.
SEA BRIGHT: POLAR PLUNGE FOR ST. JAMES, OTHERS
Hundreds braved the wind and sea on Sunday at 1PM in support of St. James Elementary School, and other Catholic schools in the area. The eve ...
RED BANK: RBR CLAIMS TITLE
RED BANK: Watch pure joy as the RBR boys basketball team celebrates its first B North championship in 17 years.
RED BANK: FORGET-IT FRIDAY
RED BANK: Train Station can be a lonely place Friday mornings, especially with cold rain in the forecast.
RED BANK: CROONING YOUR LOVE
RED BANK: Imagine a quartet of impeccably dressed gentlemen showing up at your beloved's workplace, singing of your love.
RED BANK: BLACK RIVER ROLLS ON
RED BANK: A 68-year-old rail freight engine can still be counted on to draw a trainspotting fan or two when it rolls through town.
RED BANK: ‘MONDAY SWEAT’ MEETS
RED BANK: Joined by the Hazlet Running Club, members of the Red Bank Run Club met for their "Monday Sweat" at Count Basie Field.
RED BANK: CARD SALE BOOSTS GYM DRIVE
RED BANK: Charter School Foundation offers student-deisgned Valentines cards to help raise funds for a gymnasium.
RED BANK: LOVE IS IN THE… WINDOW
RED BANK: Up next: Valentine's Day, and Partyline finds the Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe getting ready for a surge of love and craving.
CLOSING THE BOOK ON A GREAT CAREER
The Red Bank mayor and council honored with a resolution Linda Hewitt (in red) on her retirement from the Red Bank Public Library at Thursda ...
RED BANK: RAIL COMMUTER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of the Route 35 Cooper's Bridge over the Navesink River, as seen from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank F ...