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ON THE GREEN: BRIDGES UP FOR COMMENT
ON THE GREEN: Comments wanted on a replacement for the Oceanic Bridge and a proposed opening schedule for the Rumson-Sea Bright span.
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
RUMSON: OCEANIC MAKEOVER BEGINS ANEW
RUMSON: Locals get a look at options for a new Oceanic Bridge as officials hit the reset button on the consensus-building process begun a decade ago.
OCEANIC BRIDGE: CONCEPT PLANS ON DISPLAY
OCEANIC BRIDGE: Monmouth County officials will unveil concept plans for repairing or replacing the span at public sessions in Middletown and Rumson today.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? HAPPY HOUR RIBS
RUMSON: What's For Lunch when lunch hour has gotten away from you? There's the happy hour at Salt Creek Grille, which comes with a twinkling view.
ON THE GREEN: SUN SETS ON SUMMER
RED BANK AREA: Weather outlook for the first day of fall, 2016.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? BURGERS, FRIES & A VIEW
RUMSON: What's For Lunch bellies up to the bar at Barnacle Bill's to watch its burger get grilled.
OCEANIC BRIDGE SAILS TO COMPLETION
After a seven-month shutdown, the Oceanic Bridge linking Rumson and Middletown was to open for vehicle traffic sometime around noon Friday, having been opened for pedestrians and bikers at mid-morning.Continue reading "OCEANIC BRIDGE SAILS TO COMPLETION"
ON-TIME BRIDGE REOPENING EXPECTED
One leaf of the two-leaf bascule has remained open to allow for boat traffic to pass beneath the bridge. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD For six months, SaltContinue reading "ON-TIME BRIDGE REOPENING EXPECTED"
WEIGH IN ON POSSIBLE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Monmouth County officials will hold two public-input sessions on whether to repair or replace the Rumson-Sea Bright bridge.   (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD A new bridge toContinue reading "WEIGH IN ON POSSIBLE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT"
The Oceanic Bridge as seen from Victory Park in Rumson earlier this month. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Fingers crossed, but so far, the repair job on theContinue reading "COUNTY: OCEANIC REPAIRS ON SCHEDULE"
The Oceanic Bridge will get a new drawbridge, replacing a 72-year-old segment that’s heavily corroded, officials say. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Work to replace the steel drawbridgeContinue reading "SEVEN-MONTH DETOUR STARTS MONDAY"
HOOFING IT ACROSS THE OCEANIC
While boating on the Navesink River Sunday, Mike McMahon of Little Silver spotted a caravan of six or eight coaches, each drawn by a team of four horses and carryingContinue reading "HOOFING IT ACROSS THE OCEANIC"
OCEANIC BRIDGE USERS WANT LOW OPTION
The bridge, built in 1939, is in need of replacement, Monmouth County officials say. (Click to enlarge) By MOLLY MULSHINE A decision on they type of bridge that will replaceContinue reading "OCEANIC BRIDGE USERS WANT LOW OPTION"
Shots of Rumson’s 2011 edition of the Independence Day Fireworks, as seen from Victory Park, the Oceanic Bridge and surrounding areas. As is the custom, the show, by Garden StateContinue reading "RUMSON, IN A FLASH AND RUMBLE"
FIREWORKS PREVIEW: RUMSON
Rumson’s fireworks will take place same time as Red Bank’s on July 3. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI While hundreds of thousands rub elbows toContinue reading "FIREWORKS PREVIEW: RUMSON"
CURLEY: OCEANIC DETOUR WILL HIT HARD
The Oceanic Bridge will be closed for months for repair work this fall. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Long-awaited repairs to the Oceanic Bridge areContinue reading "CURLEY: OCEANIC DETOUR WILL HIT HARD"
THE WEEK IN REARVIEW: MAY 15-20, 2011
A helicopter search Thursday was part of an investigation into the whereabouts of missing Red Bank woman. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Busy last weekContinue reading "THE WEEK IN REARVIEW: MAY 15-20, 2011"
OCEANIC BRIDGE CLOSED AFTER POWER LOSS
Monmouth County and power company employees worked through the late afternoon to try to restore power to the Oceanic Bridge. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPIContinue reading "OCEANIC BRIDGE CLOSED AFTER POWER LOSS"
Several times a week enroute to and from her day job in Eatontown, artist Gerda Liebmann would stop at the northern end of the Oceanic Bridge in Middletown to takeContinue reading "RIVER WATCH: NO TWO DAYS ARE THE SAME"
The Rumson fireworks, as seen from Victory Park in 2007. (Click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI For the first time in its short life, Rumson’s annual fireworks display came closeContinue reading "RUMSON GETS ITS FIREPOWER BACK"
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CRASH ON LEIGHTON
The driver of this car was headed north on Leighton Avenue when they it hit an SUV pulling a work trailer headed in south in the opposing la ...
CAR VS STREET SIGN
The driver of this Mercedes hopped the curb and toppled the street sign at the corner of South Pearl and Drs. James Parker Boulevard Wednesd ...
SKETCHES OF RED BANK BY LOCAL ARTIST MICHAEL WHITE
Sketches of Red Bank scenes have been floating around on social media and we thought they deserved some spotlight. First appearing in our fe ...
POLE DOWN
Utility pole falls on English Plaza shop Forge after being struck by SUV shortly before noon. No injuries reported, though 86-year-old drive ...
YO, ADRIAN!
It’s a tough turn for our hero as Rocky Balboa is relegated to the curb for trash pickup on Locust Avenue. We’ll have to go back ...
“EL PALOMO” IS IN THE HOUSE
Jesus Rios, a mariachi singer who performs under the stage name “El Palomo” (The dove) pauses for a moment before entering a bac ...
CROC SPOTTED IN RIVER
Frighteningly hideous and green, a solitary Croc lurked ominously amid the flotsam and foam in the Navesink River alongside the Red Bank Fir ...
KISS ICON REFLECTS ON BROADWALK
A Swarovski crystal-bedazzled self-portrait painting of Paul Stanley, longtime singer and guitarist for the rock band Kiss peers out from a ...
CHISELIN’ AWAY
Marcelo Garcia Lopez works with hammer and chisel on a new feature for his flower garden on Shrewsbury Avenue: a hollow in a carved log in w ...
STORM CLEANUP CONTINUES
  Saturday’s storm sent a tree toppling on this house on Bank Street, damaging the roof. Workers Wednesday could be seen removing ...
SNAPPING IN THE BREEZE
RED BANK: Blustery winds had the flags in Riverside Gardens Park snapping Monday evening.
POWER LINE DOWN
Red Bank firefighters were on scene at Manor Drive dealing with a live power line Monday afternoon. There was no immediate report of fire. T ...
TAR BEACH SOLSTICE
Aldo Quiroz of Ocean Township came ready with his beach chair and found a shady spot to spend his lunch hour in a parking lot off Broad Stre ...
GOING GREY
Workers painting the stone facade of the PNC Bank at the corner of Broad and Harding Thursday morning. An upgrade? Maybe it’s just pri ...
COFFEE & WILDLIFE
RED BANK: The best wildlife show in town can be taken in from a waterfront bench outside the public library, and it's totally free.
FAWNING OVER HER BABY
A mother deer and her fawn were spotted between a row of garages on Hudson Avenue and some trees alongside the Broad Street parking lots. Re ...
EVENING ESCAPE
RED BANK: Sailors in Monmouth Boat Club's weekly racing series found tranquil conditions on the Navesink River Tuesday evening.
PEAK COLOR ON BROAD
RED BANK: A year after they were installed, downtown mini gardens have added to "transformational" improvements, says business owner.
RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
Red Bank: Girl scouts turns tiny parking lot plot of dirt into a "magical girls sparkle garden."
TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.