RED BANK: PLANTING SEEDS FOR FUTURE PARK

A map showing the extended former landfill site outlined in green. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

We need a skatepark. We need a playgrounds for West Side kids. We need to remember that this is a neighborhood that can’t handle throngs of out-of-town visitors.

Red Bank residents offered those and other suggestions as the process of shaping a new waterfront park out of the former town dump got underway with a community brainstorming session last Thursday night.

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RED BANK: AFFORDABLE & OPEN HOUSING

Cedar CrossingThe Cedar Crossing affordable housing development is the scene of an Open House on Saturday, hosted by the Red Bank Affordable Housing Corporation.

Press release from Red Bank Affordable Housing Corporation

cedar crossing planThe new Cedar Crossing affordable housing development will be ready for its close-up on the afternoon of Saturday, September 27, when Red Bank Affordable Housing Corporation hosts an Open House session between the hours of 12 to 4 pm.

Representatives from the organization presided over by Rev. Terrence K. Porter of Pilgrim Baptist Church will be on hand to show prospective homeowners around a model unit. Cedar Crossing is located just off Cedar Street, one block from the intersection of South Bridge Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard.

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CLOSED: CEDAR CROSSING WORK BEGINS

By DUSTIN RACIOPPIcedar-crossing-site

It took a little longer than expected, but the Cedar Crossing affordable housing project is a done deal. Just needs to be built.

The Red Bank Affordable Housing Corporation closed on the property, right, Wednesday, and by this morning, workers started turning soil on the two-acre tract at Catherine, Cedar and River streets.

“The first feeling that came to mind, the emotion, was relief,” said Rev. Terrence K. Porter, pastor of the Pilgrim Baptist Church and head of the borough’s housing corporation.

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