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RED BANK: DOWNTOWN PARKLET PLAN GETS THUMBS UP
RED BANK: There will soon be a new outdoor place to chill downtown: a "parklet" at Monmouth and Broad Streets.
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
RED BANK: HAIR SALON CLOSES
RED BANK: A mainstay of the downtown health-and-beauty sector for a dozen years has closed its doors.
RED BANK: FOOD, AND MORE, IN CHURN
RED BANK: In Retail Churn, new restaurant and spa open; cake shop vanishes after just a few days; downtown building sold, and more.
RED BANK: BROAD REOPENS TO TRAFFIC
RED BANK: Ending the fourth season of Broadwalk, the northern blocks of Broad Street were reopened to vehicular traffic Monday.
RED BANK: BOLLARDS WITHSTAND FIRST HIT
RED BANK: Broadwalk traffic bollardsĀ get first real-world test when struck by an SUV early Monday morning.
RED BANK: SETTLEMENT FORCES LOT RE-DO
RED BANK: Three years after complete makeover, parking lot would be reconfigured to restore appliance shop's truck access under settlement.
RED BANK: SIDEWALK SALE TURNS 69
RED BANK: Sidewalk sale returns for a 69th annual edition Friday with three days of bargains and free parking.
RED BANK: A COOL, SUNNY CLASSIC 5K
RED BANK: Sunshine and cool temperatures set ideal stage for 1,100 participants in Saturdays's Classic 5K. We've got photos galore.
RED BANK: CLASSIC 5K TO TAKE NEW ROUTE
RED BANK: The Classic 5K returns Saturday with a new course, and possibly, rainfall.
RED BANK: BROADWALK BOLLARDS GO BIG
RED BANK: Tall, bright-red bollard covers installed as RiverCenter moves on plan to address various complaints about Broadwalk zone.
RED BANK: STREETLIFE GIGS AVAILABLE
RED BANK: Openings still available for musicians and other performers in this summer's StreetLife program, which begins June 3.
RED BANK: SIX-MONTH BROADWALK ON HOLD
RED BANK: RiverCenter lays out plan to address programming, trash and more in bid for six-month Broadwalk, but council withholds quick action.
RED BANK: TAKE A STROLL, SWEETHEARTS
RED BANK: RiverCenter unveils a new Valentine's Day event Saturday, one for lovers... of strolling, shopping and dining.
RED BANK: NEW EATERIES WALTZ INTO TOWN
RED BANK: In Retail Churn, tiny new sandwich shop stakes out night crowd; ice cream shop, pizzeria, French-bread baker plan openings.
RED BANK: HOLIDAY CHEER & ‘BUCKS’ IN KICKOFF
RED BANK: Holiday Express concert and town light-up returns, followed Saturday by 'bucks' shopping promo. Full event details here.
RED BANK: DETOURS, FOUR-WAY STOP COMING
RED BANK: Detours for road work on Spring Street; implementation of two new four-way stops: here's what you need to know.
RED BANK: FRAGRANT END TO 18-YEAR VACANCY
RED BANK: In Retail Churn, florist ends 18-year store vacancy; new e-bike, pasta and gift shops open; hair salon takes another's place.
RED BANK: TWO NEWSLETTERS LAUNCHED
RED BANK: Borough government and RiverCenter launch digital newsletters, giving residents and business owners more ways to stay informed.
RED BANK: BARGAINS TO FILL SIDEWALKS
RED BANK: Sidewalk sale returns for a 68th annual edition August 19 with three days of bargains downtown and beyond.
RED BANK: BROADWALK SET FOR RETURN
RED BANK: With streetscape complete and bollards up, restaurants race to set up for Broadwalk. No takers for streateries elsewhere, however.
Partyline
CRASH ON LEIGHTON
The driver of this car was headed north on Leighton Avenue when they it hit an SUV pulling a work trailer headed in south in the opposing la ...
CAR VS STREET SIGN
The driver of this Mercedes hopped the curb and toppled the street sign at the corner of South Pearl and Drs. James Parker Boulevard Wednesd ...
SKETCHES OF RED BANK BY LOCAL ARTIST MICHAEL WHITE
Sketches of Red Bank scenes have been floating around on social media and we thought they deserved some spotlight. First appearing in our fe ...
POLE DOWN
Utility pole falls on English Plaza shop Forge after being struck by SUV shortly before noon. No injuries reported, though 86-year-old drive ...
YO, ADRIAN!
It’s a tough turn for our hero as Rocky Balboa is relegated to the curb for trash pickup on Locust Avenue. We’ll have to go back ...
“EL PALOMO” IS IN THE HOUSE
Jesus Rios, a mariachi singer who performs under the stage name “El Palomo” (The dove) pauses for a moment before entering a bac ...
CROC SPOTTED IN RIVER
Frighteningly hideous and green, a solitary Croc lurked ominously amid the flotsam and foam in the Navesink River alongside the Red Bank Fir ...
KISS ICON REFLECTS ON BROADWALK
A Swarovski crystal-bedazzled self-portrait painting of Paul Stanley, longtime singer and guitarist for the rock band Kiss peers out from a ...
CHISELIN’ AWAY
Marcelo Garcia Lopez works with hammer and chisel on a new feature for his flower garden on Shrewsbury Avenue: a hollow in a carved log in w ...
STORM CLEANUP CONTINUES
  Saturday’s storm sent a tree toppling on this house on Bank Street, damaging the roof. Workers Wednesday could be seen removing ...
SNAPPING IN THE BREEZE
RED BANK: Blustery winds had the flags in Riverside Gardens Park snapping Monday evening.
POWER LINE DOWN
Red Bank firefighters were on scene at Manor Drive dealing with a live power line Monday afternoon. There was no immediate report of fire. T ...
TAR BEACH SOLSTICE
Aldo Quiroz of Ocean Township came ready with his beach chair and found a shady spot to spend his lunch hour in a parking lot off Broad Stre ...
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.