RED BANK: HISTORIC CLOCK CLOCKED

ballew clock 112113A cast-iron clock that’s stood on Broad Street in Red Bank for more than a century suffered slight damaged when it was knocked over by a truck Wednesday morning.

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RED BANK: REUSILLES CLOCK TO BE RESTARTED

ballew clock 112113After an outage of more than two years, a Red Bank landmark, the Reussilles’ (later Ballew’s) Jewelers clock on Broad Street is expected to be back in the business of telling accurate time Friday, says Pete Theodoropoulus, who opened his new tile-art gallery called Tesserae in the former jewelry store Wednesday. We’ll have more about the store Friday. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

ANOTHER EARLY TASTE OF SUMMER AWAITS

Almost five weeks after the start of Daylight Saving Time, the classic Reussille’s clock on Broad Street still hadn’t caught up Thursday. (Click to enlarge)

Red Bank’s most prominent downtown clock may be stuck in winter, but a spring season less than a month old is already aching to turn into summer, it seems.

After a couple of (more) warmish days Friday and Saturday, temperatures are expected to hit the mid-70s Sunday, and climb past 80 on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Here’s the forecast:

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DID THEY LEAVE ANY SPARE BATTERIES?

ballew-clock-011911The departure from Red Bank of Ballew Jewelers over the weekend also apparently meant the end of a long run of reliability for the gorgeous clock in front of the Broad Street store. This photo was taken at 11:48a. Ballew, formerly Reussille’s, traced its roots downtown to 1886. (Click to enlarge) [Update: Jenn Woods of Red Bank has launched a “Save the Reussille’s Clock” page on Facebook.]