A contractor removed the pink line from the middle of Broad Street Saturday; below, the stripe as it appeared on June 1. (Above photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
The faded-but-still-pink line running down Broad Street in Red Bank has become a sure sign: Paint the Town Pink was here. A long time ago, even.
The pink traffic line, part of Riverview Medical Center and RiverCenter‘s annual campaign to promote breast cancer awareness, has tended to last well beyond the week of PR-heavy activities within the borough. In fact, much of the the stripe from the 2010 edition was still present when a new one was laid down for this year’s event, which concluded almost six weeks ago.
But responding to criticism from towns that participate in the annual event Red Bank, Fair Haven and Monmouth Beach Riverview says it’s de-pinking the roads.
In Red Bank, the line is already gone, and Fair Haven’s is soon to follow.