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RED BANK: BUDGET INTRO ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Budget intro tops busy agenda as council meets in person for first time in 26 months, with home-participation option.
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RED BANK: Council agenda includes final axe for the Redevelopment Agency and accepting "corrective actions" for deficiencies found in 2020 audit.
RED BANK: SAXUM SEEKS MORE BEDROOMS
RED BANK: Two years after winning approval to build 210 units, Saxum wants to increase the bedroom count while reducing density.
RED BANK: With Redevelopment Agency on the chopping block, ex-member pushes back, saying town got its money's worth on site analysis and more.
RED BANK: ACTION WOULD KILL REDEV AGENCY
RED BANK: Sturdivant may get to check off another campaign promise with move to kill Redevelopment Agency on council agenda this week.
RED BANK: STURDIVANT TEES UP REDEV, ADMIN
RED BANK: Sturdivant calls for disbanding Redevelopment agency over high costs, lack of progress; also wants reset of business administrator's authority.
RED BANK: AGENCY FUTURE IN SPOTLIGHT
RED BANK: Redevelopment agency may be on the chopping block in 2022, with an early test as soon as January 1 in the form of vacancies to be filled.
RED BANK: BOARD NIXES REDEVELOPMENT BID
RED BANK: Planning board nixes Saxum's controversial request for a rezoning of VNA site, saying the firm is responsible for deterioration.
RED BANK: AGENCY TO SEEK COUNCIL INPUT
RED BANK: Redevelopment agency needs better outreach about its work, and council input on what that work should be, officials said Tuesday.
RED BANK: Planning board hearing on Saxum's controversial request for a rezoning of VNA site has been postponed again.
RED BANK: SAXUM HEARING POSTPONED
RED BANK: Hearing on Saxum's request for a rezoning of VNA site, which could lead to controversial tax deal, postponed until October 2.
RED BANK: TAX BREAK CLOUDS SAXUM HEARING
RED BANK: Residents, and one board member, vent about tax impact as planning board takes up Saxum request for zoning change.
RED BANK: REDEVELOPMENT HEARING SLATED
RED BANK: Planning board to begin review of Saxum request for zoning change that could lead to big tax breaks for already approved 210-unit project.
RED BANK: SAXUM SEEKS TAX BREAKS
RED BANK: Saxum seeks tax break to offset higher construction costs for 210 units at VNA site. Two vacant gas stations to be included in review.
RED BANK: "Soft" costs associated with repairs to water-damaged Senior Center add $96,000 to budget. Public presentation scheduled for Tuesday.
RED BANK: Council approves new redevelopment agency director amid debate over sexual harassment lawsuit and contrasting views of #metoo.
RED BANK: SPEED, POT & BUDGET ON AGENDA
RED BANK: On the council's busy agenda Wednesday: annual budget; reduced speed limit; cannabis zoning; new redevelopment agency head and more.
RED BANK: TOP JOB OPEN AT TIME OF STRIFE
RED BANK: Menna blames Shehady departure after just three years on "scheme" and worries "dysfunctional" atmosphere will repel good candidates.
RED BANK: SHEHADY RESIGNS TOP BORO JOB
RED BANK: Shehady resigns as business administrator after just three years, leaving sharply divided council to fill top unelected position.
RED BANK: SENIOR & REC PLANS REVIEWED
RED BANK: With less rancor than in recent past, redevelopment agency reviews concept plans for senior and rec facilities.
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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 ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.