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RED BANK: STUDY FINDS STATION FIT FOR REDEVELOPMENT
RED BANK: Underutilized land, acres of parking lots. Study finds train station fits bill for an "area in need of redevelopment."
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RED BANK: DPU HEAD OUSTED
RED BANK: Unlisted on agenda, no terms revealed, no discussion: council fires DPU director, brings back his predecessor at $16,500 a month.
RED BANK: MASTER PLAN INPUT SOUGHT
RED BANK: Residents invited to offer input into Master Plan via website that asks what they love and what they want changed, among other questions.
RED BANK: Six months into its contract with Monmouth SPCA for animal control services, borough reviews costs, which Ballard calls "astronomical."
FAIR HAVEN: Amid an exponential increase in positive tests for COVID-19, borough hall and library return to remote access.
RED BANK & FAIR HAVEN: SPCA TAKES OVER
RED BANK & FAIR HAVEN: Effective Thursday, calls for animal control services from both towns are being handled by the Monmouth County SPCA.
FAIR HAVEN: FIREMEN’S FAIR BACK ON TRACK
FAIR HAVEN: Firemen's fair returning; council takes action on budget, cannabis, waterfront property and more. Here's a quick rundown.
RED BANK: AGENCY CALLS FOR $9.3M YARD
RED BANK: Redevelopment Agency pushes plan for overhaul and expansion of Chestnut Street public works yard. Estimated price tag: $9.3 million.
FAIR HAVEN: COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS
FAIR HAVEN: New council member appointed; borough hall reopening announced; spending cuts proposed; councilman loses his pandemic ponytail.
FAIR HAVEN: FINE-TUNING FOR TWO PROJECTS
FAIR HAVEN: Residents weigh in again on plans for new police station and public works yard, fine-tuning designs praised for fitting in among homes.
FAIR HAVEN: LOADS OF PRAISE FOR DPW PLAN
FAIR HAVEN: Latest plan for overhauling public works facility gets lots of love, and no thumbs-downs, at planning board capital review.
RED BANK: TWO VIEWS OF STORM CLEANUP
RED BANK: With another snowstorm expected Sunday, two videos illustrate difference parked vehicles make in snow-clearing efficiency.
FAIR HAVEN: COUNCIL SPLITS ON FUNDING
FAIR HAVEN: Council authorizes debt, extends administrator's contract and bids goodbye to a three-term member at final session of 2020.
FAIR HAVEN: Brush disposal, bike lanes and police and public works facilities pack a busy agenda for Tuesday night's council session.
FAIR HAVEN: CONSOLIDATION COMPLICATION?
FAIR HAVEN: The vacant Sunoco site has a new owner who wants to build 24 townhouses there, which could complicate an ambitious borough consolidation plan.
FAIR HAVEN: CONCEPT PLANS UNVEILED
FAIR HAVEN: Officials unveil concept plans for ambitious consolidation that calls for turning abandoned gas station into new town hall and much more.
FAIR HAVEN: CURTAIN TO RISE ON BORO PLAN
FAIR HAVEN: Residents will get their first look Thursday at a concept plan for for a new borough hall and police station. Here's what to expect.
FAIR HAVEN: PLAN ELICITS VARIED CONCERNS
FAIR HAVEN: Residents pepper council with questions about ambitious plan for new borough hall, police station relocation, DPW changes and more.
FAIR HAVEN: NEW TOWN HALL PLANNED
FAIR HAVEN: Borough officials are eyeing a vacant River Road gas station for a new borough hall, the first move in a series of expected consolidations and land sales.
RED BANK: Budget vote creates unexpected bedfellows as two Republicans oppose plan drafted by colleague, who wins praise from her election opponent.
Partyline
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.
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 ...