RED BANK: MAN CHARGED IN KNIFE ATTACK

2017_authorities_cherrytop_rb3A Red Bank man was slashed with a knife on Shrewsbury Avenue last week, police Chief Darren McConnell said Thursday.

Nestor Faustino, 25, of Deforrest Avenue, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault in the case, McConnell said.

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RED BANK: MAN STABBED

AUTHORITIES_RB2-2014A man was stabbed on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank Wednesday night, according to a report by the Asbury Park Press website.

Police Chief Darren McConnell told the newspaper that the victim, who was not identified, was taken by MONOC ambulance to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

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RED BANK: MAN SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES IN CAR

AUTHORITIES_RB2-2014A former borough resident was in critical condition after being shot repeatedly as he sat in a parked car in Red Bank Wednesday evening, police said.

Police are looking for a lone gunman who apparently approached the victim and shot him “numerous” times as he sat at the wheel of the car on Willow Street at about 6:45 p.m., said Chief Darren McConnell.

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IN oRBit: STRING THEORY IN MOTION

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DO pay attention to that man behind the curtain, as Red Bank oRBit returns from holiday break with a look at a long-running local attraction that’s as brilliantly conceived and executed as it is unique to our fair Shore — although, if you’re older than six years old, you may not have been clued in on it.

Paper Moon Puppet Theatre is the brainchild of Middletown resident Jim Racioppi, whose 14 seasons on the custom-scaled stage at First Avenue Playhouse continue into the new year with a beautiful marionette ballet of The Nutcracker. In today’s edition, we meet the master puppeteer/ director/ designer and his crew, as they enter into a busy week that includes an extra midweek performance in Atlantic Highlands, AND a special Wednesday visit to the kids’ room at the Red Bank Public Library.

It’s one of the best kept secrets on the local arts scene — and you’ll read all about it, as we stay up late to see off 2009, ONLY in Red Bank oRBit!

MENNA PLEDGES END TO COVE CONTROVERSY

maple-cove-kayakersKayakers putting into the Navesink River at the Maple Cove Sunday evening. (Click to enlarge)

An ongoing battle over a couple of benches and sign proposed for installation on public property at Red Bank’s Maple Cove may be headed toward a peaceful conclusion.

Then again, it could be that Mayor Pasquale Menna just thrust himself into the middle of the conflict, which has increasingly pitted the borough administration against a group of kayak and canoe enthusiasts.

Today’s Asbury Park Press reports that Menna “committed to getting the sign and benches installed by the end of the year” after being asked about them by the newspaper.

The pledge would appear to conflict with assertions by the borough administration that it is handcuffed by state Department of Environmental Protection regulations regarding the waterfront site at Navesink River terminus of Maple Avenue.

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