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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.
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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.
RED BANK: GHOSTLY, AND PARTLY TRUE, TALES
RED BANK: New book, "13 Ghostly Tales and Yarns of the Navesink River," mines newspaper archives and local lore for stories of hubris and eerie comeuppance.
OCEANIC BRIDGE: CLOSURE BEGINS
Boaters and kayakers shared the Navesink River with a construction barge at the Oceanic Bridge on Monday, Memorial Day. The 75-year-old span, which links Rumson and Middletown, was scheduled toContinue reading "OCEANIC BRIDGE: CLOSURE BEGINS"
OCEANIC BRIDGE: FULL CLOSURE FOR REPAIRS
The 75-year-old span will be closed to all but marine traffic for three weeks starting May 26. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD PreviouslyContinue reading "OCEANIC BRIDGE: FULL CLOSURE FOR REPAIRS"
Overnight closures of the Oceanic Bridge between Middletown and Rumson are scheduled to begin Tuesday night as ongoing repair work to the 75-year-old span continues, according to Monmouth County officials.Continue reading "OCEANIC BRIDGE: NIGHT CLOSINGS TO START"
OCEANIC BRIDGE: WORK TO REQUIRE CLOSINGS
A 2012 photo of the Oceanic Bridge surface. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) The Oceanic Bridge between Rumson and Middletown will undergo repair work starting next weekContinue reading "OCEANIC BRIDGE: WORK TO REQUIRE CLOSINGS"
NAVESINK RIVER FIREWORKS SLATED
Boaters, motorists on the Oceanic Bridge, patrons of two Rumson restaurants and miscellaneous others are in for a pyrotechnics treat Friday night, when DiPiero family puts on a fireworks showContinue reading "NAVESINK RIVER FIREWORKS SLATED"
OCEANIC BRIDGE TO CLOSE FOR REPAIRS
The Oceanic Bridge between Rumson and Middletown will be closed to traffic and pedestrian use from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday for “routine maintenance” on the bascule section,Continue reading "OCEANIC BRIDGE TO CLOSE FOR REPAIRS"
EXPECT DELAYS AT OCEANIC BRIDGE
Motorists and others using the Oceanic Bridge between Rumson and Middletown may encounter delays as work crews do maintenance on the bascule section, the Monmouth County engineering department announced Wednesday.Continue reading "EXPECT DELAYS AT OCEANIC BRIDGE"
VANISHING INTO THE MIST
An SUV disappears into the fog enveloping the Oceanic Bridge between Rumson and Middletown Wednesday morning. The New Jersey Climate & Weather Network, which pulls weather data from monitoring devicesContinue reading "VANISHING INTO THE MIST"
A BELATED DAD’S DAY GIFT
5:47 p.m.: Father’s Day arrived slightly late for Maria and Kenny Sutherland, brother and sister, who celebrated the occasion on the water Wednesday, instead of Sunday, with both their parents. AfterContinue reading "A BELATED DAD’S DAY GIFT"
BRIDGE OPERATIONS PRIVATIZED
The control room of the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge will be staffed by employees of a private firm beginning next year following action Thursday by the Monmouth County Freeholders. (Click toContinue reading "BRIDGE OPERATIONS PRIVATIZED"
CHIEF TO FACE CHARGES FOR ACCIDENT
A Fair Haven Rescue Squad ambulance carries Fire Chief Shaun Foley  from the scene of his  apparent suicide attempt in Rumson Sunday night. Below, Foley in early 2008. No chargesContinue reading "CHIEF TO FACE CHARGES FOR ACCIDENT"
RESCUE EFFORT SHUTS OCEANIC BRIDGE
Emergency workers hustled the victim along a dock at Salt Creek Grille to a waiting ambulance. A possible suicide attempt led to a massive rescue effort near the Oceanic BridgeContinue reading "RESCUE EFFORT SHUTS OCEANIC BRIDGE"
BRIDGES HEAD IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS
Vehicles arriving onto the Sea Bright peninsula via the partially completed Route 36 bridge from Highlands over the weekend. (Photos by Dustin Racioppi) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Call it a taleContinue reading "BRIDGES HEAD IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS"
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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.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
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.