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RED BANK: PARK IT HERE, JAZZ LOVERS
John Gatta wields giant scissors as he dedicates the new park named for his late brother, Ralph ‘Johnny Jazz’ Gatta Jr. (seen below), as Councilwoman Linda Schwabenbauer applauds. (Photo byContinue reading "RED BANK: PARK IT HERE, JAZZ LOVERS"
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank business owner happier than to hear "I saw your ad on Red Bank Green!"
RED BANK: PARK TO GET JOHNNY JAZZED UP
Anyone who ever had the pleasure of getting an earful of bebop – and a history lesson in jazz – while picking up a pound of ground chuck at the now-goneContinue reading "RED BANK: PARK TO GET JOHNNY JAZZED UP"
RED BANK: PARK TO HONOR JOHNNY JAZZ
By JOHN T. WARD He presided over what had to qualify as one of the quirkiest neighborhood grocery stores in the history of retailing, let alone Red Bank. Now, fourContinue reading "RED BANK: PARK TO HONOR JOHNNY JAZZ"
RED BANK: BASIE (AND JOHNNY), 365
“Pied Piper of Jazz” Keith Marks keynoted a new slate of free outdoor jazz concerts on August 22 — a Count Basie 365 Cultural Series that continues Friday evening withContinue reading "RED BANK: BASIE (AND JOHNNY), 365"
FAIR HAVEN: WOMEN AT (AND OUT OF) WORK
Author Dr. Mary Gatta visits River Road Books on Thursday evening, for a discussion of the challenges faced by unemployed women in the current workforce system.    As a seniorContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: WOMEN AT (AND OUT OF) WORK"
RED BANK: JAZZ MARKET SEEKS NEW SOLOIST
Two years after the death of jazz-crazy butcher Ralph “Johnny Jazz” Gatta, his longtime butcher shop on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank has been gutted and renovated. Building owner DonnaContinue reading "RED BANK: JAZZ MARKET SEEKS NEW SOLOIST"
GETTING JAZZY FOR JOHNNY JAZZ
Red Bank’s jazz royalty gathered in an unassuming pocket park at Shrewsbury Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard Friday night as the Al Wright Unit, above, the Chuck Lambert BandContinue reading "GETTING JAZZY FOR JOHNNY JAZZ"
A CHANGE OF SEASON, A HAPPENING WEEKEND
Red Bank musical movers and shakers Chuck Lambert, Joe Muccioli and the Al Wright Unit’s Ruth Wright pay tribute to the late Ralph “Johnny Jazz” Gatta, in a special outdoorContinue reading "A CHANGE OF SEASON, A HAPPENING WEEKEND"
BUT WILL THE SIGN BE HAND-SCRAWLED?
By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank officials are mulling a ceremonial renaming of a portion of Shrewsbury Avenue in honor of grocer Ralph ‘Johnny Jazz’ Gatta, who died last SaturdayContinue reading "BUT WILL THE SIGN BE HAND-SCRAWLED?"
A SWINGIN’ IDEA FOR DADDY-O’S DAY
Ralph “Johnny Jazz” Gatta (pictured at left with Gilda Rogers of Frank Talk) is the subject of a special salute, and the Gambone Project provides the grooves, as the secondContinue reading "A SWINGIN’ IDEA FOR DADDY-O’S DAY"
DEATH RUMORS: WAY-OUTSVILLE, MAN
Ralph ‘Johnny Jazz’ Gatta at Riverview Medical Center on April 27. (Click to enlarge) Johnny Jazz is not dead. Repeat: JOHNNY JAZZ IS NOT DEAD. In fact, for a guyContinue reading "DEATH RUMORS: WAY-OUTSVILLE, MAN"
Ralph Gatta at Riverview Medical Center yesterday, and a note to his customers, below. Ralph Gatta, a butcher and grocer known as ‘Johnny Jazz’ to generations of Red Bank’s WestContinue reading "‘JOHNNY JAZZ’ ENDS FIVE-DECADE SOLO"
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HOME DELIVERY
RED BANK: After a subdivision, an instant house rises on a new Catherine Street lot.
COMMUNITY PROFILES
For Black History Month, Red Bank's Community Engagement and Equity Advisory Committee has been running a series of local profiles on Facebo ...
HEARTY FAREWELL FOR HARDY
RED BANK: Council to honor DPU supervisor Rich Hardy, who retired recently after almost 39 years of keeping things running.
HOMEBOUND? READ ON…
RED BANK: Can't get to the public library? It's now offering free delivery and pickups for homebound borough residents.
TAMING A BEAST OF A WEEK
RED BANK: After the second snowfall of the week, a borough family finds the perfect use for it – a Godzilla snow sculpture.
RED BANK: LIBRARY CLOSED, BUT THE HILL’S OPEN
RED BANK: Though the library was closed by a snowstorm, kids got to enjoy the riverfront property's steep slope Tuesday.
LIGHT(HOUSE) MAKEOVER
This year, getting ready for spring means a midwinter makeover for Strollo's Lighthouse in Red Bank.
TODAY: LOCAL PUPPY COMPETES ON ANIMAL PLANET’S “PUPPY BOWL”
Red Bank’s very own rescue puppy, Biscuit, is set to compete in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl this Sunday, February 11, at 2 PM. Th ...
WHAT? NO redbankgreen NEWSLETTER?
Apologies to redbankgreen newsletter subscribers: the daily email hasn’t gone out for two days because of technical issues.
RED BANK: TIRED OF SKEETERS?
RED BANK: Tired of mosquito bites every summer? Monmouth County has a free program to help eliminate skeeter breeding grounds.
SEA BRIGHT: POLAR PLUNGE FOR ST. JAMES, OTHERS
Hundreds braved the wind and sea on Sunday at 1PM in support of St. James Elementary School, and other Catholic schools in the area. The eve ...
RED BANK: RBR CLAIMS TITLE
RED BANK: Watch pure joy as the RBR boys basketball team celebrates its first B North championship in 17 years.
RED BANK: FORGET-IT FRIDAY
RED BANK: Train Station can be a lonely place Friday mornings, especially with cold rain in the forecast.
RED BANK: CROONING YOUR LOVE
RED BANK: Imagine a quartet of impeccably dressed gentlemen showing up at your beloved's workplace, singing of your love.
RED BANK: BLACK RIVER ROLLS ON
RED BANK: A 68-year-old rail freight engine can still be counted on to draw a trainspotting fan or two when it rolls through town.
RED BANK: ‘MONDAY SWEAT’ MEETS
RED BANK: Joined by the Hazlet Running Club, members of the Red Bank Run Club met for their "Monday Sweat" at Count Basie Field.
RED BANK: CARD SALE BOOSTS GYM DRIVE
RED BANK: Charter School Foundation offers student-deisgned Valentines cards to help raise funds for a gymnasium.
RED BANK: LOVE IS IN THE… WINDOW
RED BANK: Up next: Valentine's Day, and Partyline finds the Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe getting ready for a surge of love and craving.
CLOSING THE BOOK ON A GREAT CAREER
The Red Bank mayor and council honored with a resolution Linda Hewitt (in red) on her retirement from the Red Bank Public Library at Thursda ...
RED BANK: RAIL COMMUTER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of the Route 35 Cooper's Bridge over the Navesink River, as seen from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank F ...