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RED BANK: Comic Jon Stewart returns to the stage of the Count Basie this month for a Q&A to raise money for the theater's $26 million expansion.
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SEA BRIGHT: After handing out $1.6 in aid to Sandy victims, Sea Bright Rising dissolves, saying its work is done.
SEA BRIGHT: RUM RUNNER RESURRECTED
The bar in a glass-walled room one patron called “the aquarium” offers panoramic views of the Shrewsbury River. Below right, restaurant principal Tim McLoone with an opening-night guest. (Photo by John T. Ward.Continue reading "SEA BRIGHT: RUM RUNNER RESURRECTED"
SEA BRIGHT: SUMMER FOR SALE
This should take the chill out of a rainy March Monday: thoughts of sunny days on the sands of Sea Bright. Full-season beach badges for the coming summer are stillContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: SUMMER FOR SALE"
SEA BRIGHT: IDEAS SOUGHT FOR PARK SITE
What should become of Anchorage Park, the 1.2-acre sliver of riverside land at the foot of the Route 520 bridge in Sea Bright? Acquired by the borough after Hurricane Sandy leftContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: IDEAS SOUGHT FOR PARK SITE"
Here’s the trailer to “After Sandy,” a new film made over the past three years by Middetown resident Joe Minnella to document the rebuilding efforts at the Jersey shore in theContinue reading "ON THE GREEN: FILM TRACKS SANDY RECOVERY"
SEA BRIGHT: STORM “NERVEWRACKING”
A pair of Sea Bright business owners — Frank Bain, of Bain’s Hardware, and Alice Gaffney, of Alice’s Kitchen — talk about the approach of Hurricane Joaquin in this shortContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: STORM “NERVEWRACKING”"
RED BANK: WILLIAMS’ STORY NOT IMPROBABLE
NBC News anchor Brian Williams onstage at the Count Basie Theatre in December, 2012. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Was news anchor Brian Williams robbed at gunpoint whileContinue reading "RED BANK: WILLIAMS’ STORY NOT IMPROBABLE"
Failure to come through with a generator purchased by a Rumson homeowner got an Ocean County man indicted Monday, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Mark E.Continue reading "RUMSON: MAN INDICTED IN GENERATOR CASE"
On Monday night’s edition of the Daily Show, Red Banker Jon Stewart weighed in on the controversy over NBC News anchor Brian Williams, whose embellished account of an incident earlyContinue reading "STEWART RIPS MEDIA’S WILLIAMS REAX"
RED BANK: WILLIAMS’ MUGGING STORY A LIE?
NBC News anchor Brian Williams, left, onstage with comedian Jon Stewart at the Count Basie Theatre in December, 2012. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Was news anchor BrianContinue reading "RED BANK: WILLIAMS’ MUGGING STORY A LIE?"
SEA BRIGHT: APARTMENTS RAZED FOR PARK
Sea Bright’s Anchorage Apartments, left uninhabitable by the converging waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Shrewsbury River in Hurricane Sandy, were demolished Saturday.  Using Green Acres funding, the state plansContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: APARTMENTS RAZED FOR PARK"
FAIR HAVEN: STUDENT TACKLES STORM SURGES
Caroline Peters on the Fair Haven Dock with her informational plaque describing storm surges. Below, an enlargeable view of her project. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: STUDENT TACKLES STORM SURGES"
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: TAXES, FIREHOUSE PACK COUNCIL
Mayor Dina Long, center above, helped move tables to accommodate an overflow crowd Tuesday night. John Lamia, below, was sworn to fill the unexpired term of Read Murphy. (Photo byContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: TAXES, FIREHOUSE PACK COUNCIL"
Even as artist Jim Kovic put his John Hancock on the brilliant new mural he created in Sea Bright over the past month, passersby couldn’t wait to have their photosContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: AWESOME SIGN OF JOY"
SEA BRIGHT: McLOONE’S DEMOLISHED
McLoone’s Rum Runner, a Sea Bright favorite since 1987, was demolished Monday, nearly 21 months after it was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Owner Tim McLoone has approvals to rebuild theContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: McLOONE’S DEMOLISHED"
SEA BRIGHT: POSTCARD READY TO BE SIGNED
Artist Jim Kovic, right, puts the finishing touches Sunday on the retro-postcard-style mural he painted on a building at Ocean Avenue and Peninsula Avenue in Sea Bright. On Tuesday, he’sContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: POSTCARD READY TO BE SIGNED"
SEA BRIGHT: FISH EATERY NOW OPEN
The impressive comeback of the hurricane-damaged three-story building at 1054 Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright continues with the soft opening of last Thursday of Sea Bright Fish Company, a restaurantContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: FISH EATERY NOW OPEN"
SEA BRIGHT: MURALIST AT WORK
Near the north end of downtown Sea Bright, muralist Jim Kovic, right, is transforming a building wall along Peninsula Avenue into a giant, old-style postcard. “Every great city deserves greatContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: MURALIST AT WORK"
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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 ...