RBR CAPTAIN SIGNS WITH NJIT LACROSSE

JAKERed Bank Regional senior and Lacrosse Captain Jake Smolokoff of Little Silver recently signed to play Lacrosse for NJIT’s inaugural team next year.  Pictured above at the signing are: (left to right), (seated): Jake’s mom Maureen, Jake, his dad Ron and little sister Conley; (standing): RBR Principal Risa Clay, Jake’s brother Cole, RBR Asst. Lacrosse Coach Ryan Howard, RBR Head Coach Don Femminella, and RBR Asst. Lacrosse Coach Mark Brown.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

Beginning next fall, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will field the first-ever Lacrosse team in its history — and among the players on that inaugural squad will be Red Bank Regional High School senior and Lacrosse Captain Jake Smolokoff. The Little Silver resident, a student in RBR’s Academy of Pre-Engineering, recently signed to play Division One Lacrosse for NJIT, having applied to the Newark-based school with the goal of becoming a civil engineer.

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FIRE VICTIM RECOUNTS ESCAPE

A worker boards up windows of the burned-out house on Friday. Below, Ryan Howard talks to a policeman during the fire. (Photo above by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge)

By STACIE FANELLI

Before dawn last Thursday, Ryan Howard woke to the sounds of his dog barking and children screaming outside his bedroom window.

“Why are the kids out playing at this hour?” his wife, Nicole, asked him. It was 3:15 a.m.

Concerned, Howard peeked outside and saw flames erupting from the adjoining portion of the Red Bank duplex in which they lived, at 46-48 Hudson Avenue.

After getting his wife and two dogs outside to safety, Howard re-entered the house to get his keys so he could move their cars to give firefighters access, he told redbankgreen.

By the time he’d done so, the entire back of the house was engulfed in flames.

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ALL OK AS FIRE GUTS RED BANK TWO-FAMILY

Firefighters found the blaze strongest at the northwest corner of the house, as seen from a neighboring backyard, above, and from Hudson Avenue, below. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Two Red Bank families escaped safely as a predawn fire tore through a Hudson Avenue house Thursday.

One half of the structure, at 46-48 Hudson, was fully involved in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after 3 a.m., said fire Chief Josh Sanders.

Police patrol units, which were already there, reported that the occupants had escaped safely, he said.

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