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RED BANK: GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION
RED BANK: Mayor and council hold the borough's annual reorganization meeting.
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RED BANK: A GRACIOUS END TO ‘BOROUGH’ ERA
RED BANK: After 115 years, "borough" government era ends with a council session free of the infighting that marked the last five.
RED BANK: NO FIREWORKS ON FINAL AGENDA
RED BANK: Agenda for final council meeting under "borough" government form suggests no fireworks, but hey, anything can happen.
FAIR HAVEN: Amid an exponential increase in positive tests for COVID-19, borough hall and library return to remote access.
FAIR HAVEN: GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION
FAIR HAVEN: Mayor and council hold virtual reorganization session, with the oaths of office to be sworn by two council members.
RED BANK: DEMS GLIDE INTO NEW YEAR
RED BANK: Democrats glide into New Year with unfettered control as Menna begins fourth term as mayor. Highlights from the reorganization meeting.
RED BANK: MUNICIPAL REORGANIZATION
RED BANK: Borough government to hold its annual reorganization meeting via Zoom, three hours after in-person oaths.
RED BANK: DEMOCRATS REASSERT CONTROL
RED BANK: The first Republican majority in a generation turns out to be short-lived as Democrats reassert control over municipal operations.
RED BANK: MENNA SEEKS PDQ CHARTER REPORT
Mayor Pasquale Menna with Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian Burry after Saturday’s borough government reorganization. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank Mayor Pasquale MennaContinue reading "RED BANK: MENNA SEEKS PDQ CHARTER REPORT"
RED BANK: GOP SHAKES UP TOWN HALL
Mike Whelan, 24, at his swearing in as Red Bank councilman. Below, Whelan running mate Mark Taylor. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) [Correction: The original version of thisContinue reading "RED BANK: GOP SHAKES UP TOWN HALL"
RED BANK: SCHWABENBAUER TAKES OFFICE
Councilman Mike DuPont snaps a photo as Linda Schwabenbauer, joined by her father, Abe Schwabenbauer, awaits her swearing-in as a council member. Pasquale Menna, below, began his third four-year termContinue reading "RED BANK: SCHWABENBAUER TAKES OFFICE"
RED BANK: TRUSTEES PAN BOROUGH BUDGET
Barbara Withers, a resident of the Atrium at Navesink senior complex, implores the board to preserve a book-delivery service for its residents. Below, board president John Grandits, left, with MayorContinue reading "RED BANK: TRUSTEES PAN BOROUGH BUDGET"
RED BANK: LIBRARY LAYOFFS MAY BE REVERSED
The fate of jobs for three full-time librarians is still up in the air. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank officials saidContinue reading "RED BANK: LIBRARY LAYOFFS MAY BE REVERSED"
RED BANK: BOARD DEFENDS LIBRARY LAYOFFS
The library board of the trustees at a meeting in February. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Responding to “misinformation” and “half-truths… stretched beyondContinue reading "RED BANK: BOARD DEFENDS LIBRARY LAYOFFS"
RED BANK: BURNHAM, NEW CFO TAKE OFFICE
Cindy Burnham recites the oath of office as Red Bank council member as her daughters Emily, Samantha and Kate look on. Below, Tommy Welsh was greeted by Councilman Mike DuPontContinue reading "RED BANK: BURNHAM, NEW CFO TAKE OFFICE"
RUMSON HAILS NEW UNIFORMED LEADERS
Mayor John Ekdahl, center, calls the annual reorganization meeting to order at Bingham Hall. Below, Ekdahl swears in Scott Paterson as police chief while Paterson’s wife, Stephanie, and children lookContinue reading "RUMSON HAILS NEW UNIFORMED LEADERS"
FAIR HAVEN: WILHELM IN, HOWELL HANGS IN
The Fair Haven council held its reorganization meeting Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Among the participants when the Fair Haven council held itsContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: WILHELM IN, HOWELL HANGS IN"
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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.
RIVER RANGERS RETURN
River Rangers, a summer canoeing program offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, returns this summer for up to 20 participa ...
DOUBLE DYLAN IN RED BANK
Trucks for a production company filming what one worker said was a Bob Dylan biography have lined Monmouth Street the past two days with cre ...
AFTER THE RAIN
A pear tree branch brought down by a brief overnight storm left a lovely tableau on the sidewalk in front of Red Bank's Riverside Gardens Pa ...
CONE OF UNCERTAINTY
Asked by a redbankgreen reporter why these cones were on top of cars, the owner of the car in the foreground responded: “That’s ...
RAIL RIDER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of Cooper's Bridge and the Navesink River from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank Tuesday morning.
PUT ME IN COACH!
Red Bank T-Ball kicked off at East Side park on Saturday morning. The brisk weather proved to be no deterrent to the young players, ranging ...
IT’S A SIGN!
Once proudly declaring its all-but-certain arrival in Spring 2019, the project previously known as Azalea Gardens springs to life again with ...
SPRINGTIME MEMORIES OF CARL
The Easter Bunny getup and St. Patrick’s Day hat that belonged to longtime Red Bank crossing guard and neighborhood smile-creator Carl ...
RED TRUCKS AT RED ROCK
A small dishwasher fire at Red Rock Tap and Grill was put out quickly by firefighters overnight, causing minimal damage. Red Bank Fire Depar ...
CREATIVE COVER UP
The windows of Pearl Street Consignment on Monmouth Street were smashed when a driver crashed their car through them injuring an employee la ...
THEY’RE BACK!
Ospreys returned to the skies over Red Bank this week for the first time since they migrated to warmer climes in late fall. With temperature ...
SPRING IS SPRUNG
RED BANK: Spring 2024 arrives on the Greater Red Bank Green with the vernal equinox at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday.
RED BANK’S FINEST – AND NEWEST
Red Bank Police Officer Eliot Ramos was sworn in as the force’s newest patrolman Thursday, and if you’re doing a double take thinkin ...
EASTER EGG MAYHEM AT THE PARK
An errant whistle spurred an unexpectedly early start to the Spring Egg Hunt on Sunday, which had been scheduled to begin at eggsactly 11am ...
PRESEASON DOCKWORK
RED BANK: With winter winding down, marina gets ready for boating season with some dockwork on our beautiful Navesink River.
CORNED BEEF AND DISCO FRIES?
It’s Friday, and smart Lent-observing Leprechauns know the pot of gold at the end of Red Bank’s rainbow is actually the deliciou ...
SURFBOARD DITCHED
It’s a violation of etiquette in surfing to ditch your board.  (it could hit another surfer and hurt them). But someone appears to ha ...
ELSIE, TAKE ME WITH YOU!
Soaked by pouring rain with the temperature hovering in the low 40’s, this sign in the window of Elsie’s Subs on Monmouth Street ...