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SEA BRIGHT: TAXES, FIREHOUSE PACK COUNCIL
Mayor Dina Long, center above, helped move tables to accommodate an overflow crowd Tuesday night. John Lamia, below, was sworn to fill the unexpired term of Read Murphy. (Photo byContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: TAXES, FIREHOUSE PACK COUNCIL"
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SEA BRIGHT: BON JOVI DONATION MISUSED?
Read Murphy in 2011. below, the fire and first aid squads were displaced from their home, which was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo above by Dustin Racioppi. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "SEA BRIGHT: BON JOVI DONATION MISUSED?"
SEA BRIGHT: MURPHY QUITS COUNCIL
Read Murphy with television reporters shortly before Hurricane Sandy hit Sea Bright. He’s expected to be succeeded by John Lamia, below, who outpolled him in last month’s GOP primary. (PhotoContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: MURPHY QUITS COUNCIL"
SECOND ‘MOUNTAIN’ PILES UP MEMORIES
A passerby eyes debris in the Anchorage Beach parking lot, above, while a mountain of it dominates the former Peninsula House lot, below. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "SECOND ‘MOUNTAIN’ PILES UP MEMORIES"
SEA BRIGHT: LONG WINS MAYORALTY
Voting took place in the town’s community center. (Photo by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Three-term Democratic councilwoman Dina Long won the race to succeed MariaContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: LONG WINS MAYORALTY"
SEA BRIGHT CANDIDATES SPEAK, MOST OF ‘EM
Below are the responses to questionnaires sent to the three mayoral and four council candidates (for two available seats) on the November 8 ballot in Sea Bright. Candidates were askedContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT CANDIDATES SPEAK, MOST OF ‘EM"
CLEMONS RECALLED AS A TRUE ‘BIG MAN’
Clarence Clemons, right, backs up Stormin’ Norman Seldin, behind the piano, at the Lock, Stock and Barrel in Fair Haven sometime in the late ’70s. (Photo courtesy of Norman Seldin;Continue reading "CLEMONS RECALLED AS A TRUE ‘BIG MAN’"
SEA BRIGHT MAKING PROGRESS ON EYESORES
This vacant home on New Street is set to be demolished within a month, officials said. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Mayor Maria Fernandes’s revivedContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT MAKING PROGRESS ON EYESORES"
IT’S MAYOR v. EX-MAYOR OVER ‘MONSTROSITY’
Mayor Maria Fernandes wants to see dilapidated buildings, like this one owned by ex-Mayor JoAnn Kalaka-Adams, cleaned up and in better shape in Sea Bright. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; clickContinue reading "IT’S MAYOR v. EX-MAYOR OVER ‘MONSTROSITY’"
IT’S LONG v. KALAKA-ADAMS IN SEA BRIGHT
Former Mayor Jo-Ann Kalaka-Adams, seen here in 2007, will face councilwoman Dina Long, below, in this year’s mayoral election. (Click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Seeing an opportunity to keepContinue reading "IT’S LONG v. KALAKA-ADAMS IN SEA BRIGHT"
ANYBODY MISSING A VOLKSWAGEN?
Potholes in Sea Bright’s municipal lot — some “that could swallow a couple Volkswagens,” in the words of Councilman Read Murphy — will finally get properly patched, borough officials said. AdministratorContinue reading "ANYBODY MISSING A VOLKSWAGEN?"
SEA BRIGHT: X MARKS THE WRONG SPOT
Councilman Read Murphy goes over revised beachfront development plans, assuring residents that the library is not going to be razed. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPIContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: X MARKS THE WRONG SPOT"
FERNANDES: ONE AND DONE AS MAYOR
Maria Fernandes says she won’t seek another term as mayor. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Backing off an assertion at the beginning of the yearContinue reading "FERNANDES: ONE AND DONE AS MAYOR"
SEA BRIGHT ENDS AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUIT
The council reached a settlement with the owner of Gaiter’s to rezone the property for affordable housing. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI A year ofContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT ENDS AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUIT"
SEA BRIGHT SPENDING DOWN, TAXES UP
Councilman Read Murphy reads an overview of Sea Bright’s budget Tuesday night. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI A drop in revenues and increases in costsContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT SPENDING DOWN, TAXES UP"
IN RECOVERY, MAYOR ISSUES CRITICISM
Mayor Maria Fernandes, below, issued criticism to Council President William Keeler, right, and suggested holding off reappointing borough Attorney Joe Oxley, left. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "IN RECOVERY, MAYOR ISSUES CRITICISM"
2011 PLEDGE: BEACHFRONT DEVELOPMENT
Brian Kelly was sworn in for another three-year term to the Sea Bright council Saturday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI When Brian Kelly was runningContinue reading "2011 PLEDGE: BEACHFRONT DEVELOPMENT"
POLES DOWN, WOMAN INJURED
High winds knocked down six utility poles on New Street in Sea Bright, forcing the closure of Ocean Avenue. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI AContinue reading "POLES DOWN, WOMAN INJURED"
DESPITE CHATTER, BILLS STILL ON THE TICKET
Rumor in Sea Bright says Peggy Bills is not running for re-election this year, but the council denies that. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI SeaContinue reading "DESPITE CHATTER, BILLS STILL ON THE TICKET"
COMING SOON: SEA BRIGHT POOL CLUB PLANS
Plans are moving forward to develop the site that once was the Peninsula House. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI There’s a reason Read Murphy wentContinue reading "COMING SOON: SEA BRIGHT POOL CLUB PLANS"
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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 ...