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STREAK ENDS WITH A SMILE IN SEA BRIGHT
Maryann Smeltzer ended 30 years of attending municipal meetings Tuesday night, sitting in on her last Sea Bright council session — a brief, 30-minute one — before she retires nextContinue reading "STREAK ENDS WITH A SMILE IN SEA BRIGHT"
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SEA BRIGHT MAKING PROGRESS ON EYESORES
This vacant home on New Street is set to be demolished within a month, officials said. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Mayor Maria Fernandes’s revivedContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT MAKING PROGRESS ON EYESORES"
SEA BRIGHT NAMES NEW ADMINISTRATOR
Stepping into borough hall as Sea Bright’s new administrator is Plumsted’s former top official. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Just a couple weeks before MaryannContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT NAMES NEW ADMINISTRATOR"
LICENSE MOVE RILES BEACH CLUB NEIGHBORS
James and Paul LoBiondo, owners of Surfrider Beach Club, flank attorney Thomas Hirsch Tuesday night as the council deliberates approving a liquor license transfer to the club. (Photo by DustinContinue reading "LICENSE MOVE RILES BEACH CLUB NEIGHBORS"
IT’S MAYOR v. EX-MAYOR OVER ‘MONSTROSITY’
Mayor Maria Fernandes wants to see dilapidated buildings, like this one owned by ex-Mayor JoAnn Kalaka-Adams, cleaned up and in better shape in Sea Bright. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; clickContinue reading "IT’S MAYOR v. EX-MAYOR OVER ‘MONSTROSITY’"
IT’S LONG v. KALAKA-ADAMS IN SEA BRIGHT
Former Mayor Jo-Ann Kalaka-Adams, seen here in 2007, will face councilwoman Dina Long, below, in this year’s mayoral election. (Click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Seeing an opportunity to keepContinue reading "IT’S LONG v. KALAKA-ADAMS IN SEA BRIGHT"
ANYBODY MISSING A VOLKSWAGEN?
Potholes in Sea Bright’s municipal lot — some “that could swallow a couple Volkswagens,” in the words of Councilman Read Murphy — will finally get properly patched, borough officials said. AdministratorContinue reading "ANYBODY MISSING A VOLKSWAGEN?"
SEA BRIGHT: X MARKS THE WRONG SPOT
Councilman Read Murphy goes over revised beachfront development plans, assuring residents that the library is not going to be razed. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPIContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: X MARKS THE WRONG SPOT"
FERNANDES: ONE AND DONE AS MAYOR
Maria Fernandes says she won’t seek another term as mayor. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Backing off an assertion at the beginning of the yearContinue reading "FERNANDES: ONE AND DONE AS MAYOR"
SEA BRIGHT ENDS AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUIT
The council reached a settlement with the owner of Gaiter’s to rezone the property for affordable housing. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI A year ofContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT ENDS AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUIT"
SEA BRIGHT SPENDING DOWN, TAXES UP
Councilman Read Murphy reads an overview of Sea Bright’s budget Tuesday night. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI A drop in revenues and increases in costsContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT SPENDING DOWN, TAXES UP"
SEWER BREAK TO COST SEA BRIGHT, RUMSON
A sewer main break in Monmouth Beach is going to cost Sea Bright and Rumson. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Last month, a sinkhole wasContinue reading "SEWER BREAK TO COST SEA BRIGHT, RUMSON"
SEA BRIGHT BONDS TO FIX A CRACK GONE BAD
Sea Bright’s council chambers is cordoned off with plastic as it’s being used as a temporary storage area for the eastern wing of borough hall. By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Sea BrightContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT BONDS TO FIX A CRACK GONE BAD"
SEA BRIGHT MAYOR ROLLS BACK INTO ACTION
Maria Fernandes returned to Sea Bright Borough Hall Tuesday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI It’s been a hellish five months for Sea Bright Mayor MariaContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT MAYOR ROLLS BACK INTO ACTION"
IN RECOVERY, MAYOR ISSUES CRITICISM
Mayor Maria Fernandes, below, issued criticism to Council President William Keeler, right, and suggested holding off reappointing borough Attorney Joe Oxley, left. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "IN RECOVERY, MAYOR ISSUES CRITICISM"
2011 PLEDGE: BEACHFRONT DEVELOPMENT
Brian Kelly was sworn in for another three-year term to the Sea Bright council Saturday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI When Brian Kelly was runningContinue reading "2011 PLEDGE: BEACHFRONT DEVELOPMENT"
SEA BRIGHT TO GET POLE-BY-POLE REPORT
A Verizon employee inspects a utility pole on Ocean Avenue Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Sea Bright officials have requested that Verizon andContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT TO GET POLE-BY-POLE REPORT"
SEA BRIGHT CAT LAW NEARLY READY, AGAIN
Sea Bright is expected to formally adopt its trap-neuter-release ordinance in two weeks. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Sea Bright’s cat control ordinance is quicklyContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT CAT LAW NEARLY READY, AGAIN"
DESPITE CHATTER, BILLS STILL ON THE TICKET
Rumor in Sea Bright says Peggy Bills is not running for re-election this year, but the council denies that. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI SeaContinue reading "DESPITE CHATTER, BILLS STILL ON THE TICKET"
CAT ORDINANCE BEGINS THIRD LIFE
A trap-spay/neuter-release program could finally get underway in Sea Bright by the end of the year. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI It’s been introduced, amended,Continue reading "CAT ORDINANCE BEGINS THIRD LIFE"
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TAR BEACH SOLSTICE
Aldo Quiroz of Ocean Township came ready with his beach chair and found a shady spot to spend his lunch hour in a parking lot off Broad Stre ...
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.