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RED BANK: DETOUR PLANNED AT RR CROSSING
RED BANK: Commuter alert: a portion of Shrewsbury Avenue is slated for closure for the next 10 days to allow for railroad crossing improvements.
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ON THE GREEN: BRIDGES UP FOR COMMENT
ON THE GREEN: Comments wanted on a replacement for the Oceanic Bridge and a proposed opening schedule for the Rumson-Sea Bright span.
RED BANK: SEWER LINE BREAK CLOSES ROAD
RED BANK: Repair work on a broken sewer line forced the closure of a busy stretch of Shrewsbury Avenue early Friday morning.
RUMSON: OCEANIC MAKEOVER BEGINS ANEW
RUMSON: Locals get a look at options for a new Oceanic Bridge as officials hit the reset button on the consensus-building process begun a decade ago.
OCEANIC BRIDGE: CONCEPT PLANS ON DISPLAY
OCEANIC BRIDGE: Monmouth County officials will unveil concept plans for repairing or replacing the span at public sessions in Middletown and Rumson today.
RED BANK: COUPLE CHARGED IN SANDY FRAUD
A Red Bank couple was charged with criminal fraud in connection with federal relief funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the New Jersey Attorney General’s office announced Wednesday. JamesContinue reading "RED BANK: COUPLE CHARGED IN SANDY FRAUD"
RED BANK: WEST FRONT TO CLOSE OVERNIGHT
West Front Street in Red Bank will be closed between Maple Avenue and Broad Street Tuesday night beginning at 8 p.m. to enable road repairs between Boathouse Court and Broad,Continue reading "RED BANK: WEST FRONT TO CLOSE OVERNIGHT"
OCEANIC BRIDGE: CLOSURE BEGINS
Boaters and kayakers shared the Navesink River with a construction barge at the Oceanic Bridge on Monday, Memorial Day. The 75-year-old span, which links Rumson and Middletown, was scheduled toContinue reading "OCEANIC BRIDGE: CLOSURE BEGINS"
OCEANIC BRIDGE: FULL CLOSURE FOR REPAIRS
The 75-year-old span will be closed to all but marine traffic for three weeks starting May 26. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD PreviouslyContinue reading "OCEANIC BRIDGE: FULL CLOSURE FOR REPAIRS"
Overnight closures of the Oceanic Bridge between Middletown and Rumson are scheduled to begin Tuesday night as ongoing repair work to the 75-year-old span continues, according to Monmouth County officials.Continue reading "OCEANIC BRIDGE: NIGHT CLOSINGS TO START"
OCEANIC BRIDGE: WORK TO REQUIRE CLOSINGS
A 2012 photo of the Oceanic Bridge surface. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) The Oceanic Bridge between Rumson and Middletown will undergo repair work starting next weekContinue reading "OCEANIC BRIDGE: WORK TO REQUIRE CLOSINGS"
LITTLE SILVER: TRAFFIC TIE-UP
Southbound traffic on Branch Avenue in Little Silver was backed up into Red Bank shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday. The slow crawl was evident on the northbound side, too, asContinue reading "LITTLE SILVER: TRAFFIC TIE-UP"
RED BANK: TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE AVERTED
A shutdown of the North Jersey Coast Line grade crossing at Broad Street in Red Bank that was originally expected to take nearly three and a half days was completedContinue reading "RED BANK: TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE AVERTED"
RED BANK: RR XING TO CLOSE FOR WEEKEND
A three-plus-day shutdown of Broad Street at the North Jersey Coast Line grade crossing begins at 10 p.m. Friday for what New Jersey Transit calls routine inspection and maintenance. TheContinue reading "RED BANK: RR XING TO CLOSE FOR WEEKEND"
Red Bank and neighboring towns could be in for a day or more of truly bad traffic next Monday – and rail commuters may be in for headaches as well.Continue reading "AREA TOWNS BRACE FOR TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE"
SEA BRIGHT: SANDY FLEECE GETS MAN 5 YEARS
A Matawan contractor was sentenced to five years in state prison for taking deposits for Hurricane Sandy related work he never started or completed in Sea Bright, Acting Monmouth CountyContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: SANDY FLEECE GETS MAN 5 YEARS"
SEA BRIGHT: CHRISTIE PLEDGES SEAWALL FIX
Sea Bright will get $8.5 million from the state to repair and fill gaps in its seawall, adding protection from future storms for the downtown, Governor Chris Christie said inContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: CHRISTIE PLEDGES SEAWALL FIX"
RED BANK: STATION WORK IN FINAL PHASE
The long-awaited restoration of the Red Bank train station, named for late mayor and state Supreme Court Justice Dan O’Hern, is on track to wrap up by late August, NewContinue reading "RED BANK: STATION WORK IN FINAL PHASE"
RUMSON: ADMITTED CON MAN ARRESTED AGAIN
A day after pleading guilty to defrauding Rumson homeowners over repairs to their Hurricane Sandy-damaged home, a New York man was arrested again Tuesday, according to the Staten Island Advance.Continue reading "RUMSON: ADMITTED CON MAN ARRESTED AGAIN"
RUMSON: MAN ADMITS POST-SANDY FRAUD
A New York man admitted in court Monday that he defrauded Rumson homeowners of money intended to cover repairs to their home damaged by Hurricane Sandy, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’sContinue reading "RUMSON: MAN ADMITS POST-SANDY FRAUD"
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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.
RIVER RANGERS RETURN
River Rangers, a summer canoeing program offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, returns this summer for up to 20 participa ...