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LINCROFT: PLAY WRINGS HUMOR FROM PHONE
The students of Brookdale's performing arts program present the comic stage thriller DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE, going up in a one-weekend engagement this Friday night.
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RED BANK: BELLHAVEN SPLASH PAD SPUTTERS
An entrance to Bellhaven Natural Area on Locust Avenue. A proposed playground would be sited within the of loop the path shown above. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "RED BANK: BELLHAVEN SPLASH PAD SPUTTERS"
RED BANK: TENNIS FANS MUSTER FOR COURTS
The tennis courts, overgrown with weeds since being swamped by Hurricane Sandy three years ago, got a sprucing-up from the borough last week. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "RED BANK: TENNIS FANS MUSTER FOR COURTS"
The clay tennis courts at Marine Park as seen in August. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD All three private-sector proposals for the future ofContinue reading "RED BANK: MARINE PARK PROJECTS NIXED"
RUMSON: ADULT BOOKS PROMPT R-FH DEBATE
With emergency lights on because of a power outage, parent Siobhan Fallon Hogan urged parental choice in the books read by teens. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.) By JOHN T. WARDContinue reading "RUMSON: ADULT BOOKS PROMPT R-FH DEBATE"
RED BANK: BURNHAM BLASTS PARK DELAY
The clay tennis courts at Marine Park as seen last month. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Five months after three proposals were submitted, theContinue reading "RED BANK: BURNHAM BLASTS PARK DELAY"
RED BANK: COUNCIL GIRDS FOR POSSIBLE SUIT
The clay tennis courts at Marine Park as seen last month, above. Below, an architect’s depiction of the proposed Red Bank Harbor plan. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "RED BANK: COUNCIL GIRDS FOR POSSIBLE SUIT"
RED BANK: JETSUN DEFENDS PROPOSAL
A rendering by architect Mike Simpson of the Red Bank Harbor proposal, as seen from the horseshoe marina at Marine Park. Below, Jetsun principals Doug Booton, Michael Hernandez and Anthony Jude SetaroContinue reading "RED BANK: JETSUN DEFENDS PROPOSAL"
RED BANK: DUPONT ZAPS JETSUN PROPOSAL
The red clay courts, idled since Hurricane Sandy, as seen from the Monmouth Boat Club next door. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red BankContinue reading "RED BANK: DUPONT ZAPS JETSUN PROPOSAL"
RED BANK: ACTION EXPECTED ON COURT PLANS
Wondering about the fate of Red Bank’s clay tennis courts in Marine Park, and whether they’ll be saved or replaced by either of two competing proposals to develop the waterfrontContinue reading "RED BANK: ACTION EXPECTED ON COURT PLANS"
RED BANK: TENNIS COURT IDEAS VOLLEYED
  An exhibit showed the layout of the Jetsun proposal superimposed an aerial view of the park. Below, MPAC principals Phil Flego, Gayle Horvath and Sandy Talarico make their pitch. (PhotosContinue reading "RED BANK: TENNIS COURT IDEAS VOLLEYED"
RED BANK PUTTING COURT PLANS INTO PLAY
The courts haven’t been playable since they were swamped by the Navesink River during Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "RED BANK PUTTING COURT PLANS INTO PLAY"
RED BANK: CLASSIC BOATHOUSE PROPOSED
A rendering of the proposed Marine Park Activity Center shows the existing Monmouth Boat Club at right. (Rendering by Katie Osepchuk. Click to enlarge.) By JOHN T. WARD One ofContinue reading "RED BANK: CLASSIC BOATHOUSE PROPOSED"
RED BANK: RIVERFRONT REC CENTER PROPOSED
Renderings of the proposed Red Bank Harbor plan filed with the borough government on Wednesday. The horseshoe-shaped borough marina is in the foreground above. (Drawings by S.O.M.E. Architects. Click toContinue reading "RED BANK: RIVERFRONT REC CENTER PROPOSED"
RED BANK: TENNIS COURTS? YOUR SERVE.
Do you have an idea and viable plan for the use of Red Bank’s 74-year-old red-clay tennis courts? The riverfront facility in Marine Park, out of action since it wasContinue reading "RED BANK: TENNIS COURTS? YOUR SERVE."
RED BANK: TENNIS COURTS MAY GET BOUNCED
The courts, which adjoin the privately owned Monmouth Boat Club, center, haven’t been playable since Hurricane Sandy. Below, the principals of Jetsun Enterprises – Anthony Jude Setaro, Michael Hernandez andContinue reading "RED BANK: TENNIS COURTS MAY GET BOUNCED"
RED BANK: DOGS, TENNIS & POLICING
Having held a Dog Days of Summer monthly event for two summers in a row, borough officials are now contemplating a year-round facility for dogs to play in. (Photo byContinue reading "RED BANK: DOGS, TENNIS & POLICING"
A video spotlights some of the detail work that went into staging the Two River Theater‘s season-wrapping play, a production of Noel Coward’s ‘Present Laughter.’ The show, now in previews,Continue reading "RED BANK: PUTTING ON A SHOW"
OPENING NIGHT FOR ‘MY WONDERFUL DAY’
‘My Wonderful Day‘ star Susan Heyward, above, plays a 9-year-girl in Alan Ayckbourn that debuted at the Two River Theater in Red Bank Saturday night. Turner Classic Movies host RobertContinue reading "OPENING NIGHT FOR ‘MY WONDERFUL DAY’"
Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing‘ broke open the 2011-2012 lineup for a full house at the Two River Theater in Red Bank Saturday night. Afterward came the customary opening-night reception,Continue reading "MUCH ADO, ONSTAGE AND OFF"
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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.