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RED BANK AREA SCHOOLS BIG BASIE WINNERS
Students and faculty from five Red Bank area schools dominated the balloting in the 11th annual Basie Awards, presented on Wednesday night to honor excellence in Monmouth County high school theatrical productions.
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LEGRAND REFLECTS ON JOURNEY FROM INJURY
Eric LeGrand with a fan after his speech at R-FH Friday night. (Photo by Rebecca Desfosse. Click to enlarge) By REBECCA DESFOSSE The newest “honorary members” of the Rumson-Fair HavenContinue reading "LEGRAND REFLECTS ON JOURNEY FROM INJURY"
RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN PLANS LEGRAND VISIT
By: REBECCA DESFOSSE Just over two years ago, Eric LeGrand’s life changed in a flash. During the fourth quarter of a football game against Army, LeGrand, a Rutgers University defensiveContinue reading "RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN PLANS LEGRAND VISIT"
THE WEEK IN REARVIEW
Plowing the sand mounds in Sea Bright. Can summer be far behind? (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Welcome back to another week at redbankgreen. Here’sContinue reading "THE WEEK IN REARVIEW"
R-FH STUDENTS PRESS NO-BOOZE PLEDGE
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI If you see Mike Halfacre or John Ekdahl with a libation between now and April 16, be sure to slap them with detention. The mayors of FairContinue reading "R-FH STUDENTS PRESS NO-BOOZE PLEDGE"
TWEETING ASTRONAUT ORBITS INTO R-FH
U.S. Army Colonel and NASA astronaut Douglas Wheelock stopped by R-FH Tuesday morning after spending six months in outer space. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPIContinue reading "TWEETING ASTRONAUT ORBITS INTO R-FH"
FAIR HAVEN TAX UP, RUMSON’S DOWN AT R-FH
The high school’s budget will raise taxes in Fair Haven, but lower taxes in Rumson. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Rumson-Fair Haven Superintendent Pete RighiContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN TAX UP, RUMSON’S DOWN AT R-FH"
RUMSON: NO DAWGS ALLOWED ON THE LAWN
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI You can show school spirit all you want in Rumson. Just keep it off the lawn. A request that had sailed through in Fair Haven didn’t makeContinue reading "RUMSON: NO DAWGS ALLOWED ON THE LAWN"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI At the request of some 50 residents and Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High students,  the Rumson council on Wednesday revisited its controversial decision to take back the springContinue reading "RUMSON HOLDS ITS OARS IN ON CREW SWITCH"
TROPHY, CHARITY UP FOR GRABS IN GAME
Rumson-Fair Haven will match up against Matawan tomorrow for the state sectional championships. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Mike Halfacre: mayor, triathlete, gambling man. AsContinue reading "TROPHY, CHARITY UP FOR GRABS IN GAME"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI The Rumson-Fair Haven sports triplet is back intact. Two weeks after locking up a deal with Fair Haven to keep lacrosse and flag football as part ofContinue reading "IN R-FH CREW DEAL, R-FH IS OUT"
CASEYS TOP DAWGS IN ANNUAL RIVALRY
RBC topped R-FH 40- 14 in their annual Thanksgiving matchup. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI It’s an annual tradition that’s getting a little lopsided: RedContinue reading "CASEYS TOP DAWGS IN ANNUAL RIVALRY"
R-FH CONFRONTS HARASSMENT OF GAYS
R-FH students have been proactive in educating people about tolerance and GLBTI issues. (Photo courtesy of Kate Okeson; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI A rash of suicides by gayContinue reading "R-FH CONFRONTS HARASSMENT OF GAYS"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI A veteran educator with local roots will fill Bret Schundler’s spot as head of the state education department, a post he commanded less than a year beforeContinue reading "FORMER R-FH TEACH FILLS SCHUNDLER’S SPOT"
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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.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
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 ...