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ON THE GREEN: MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES

The Veterans Monument on Monmouth Street is the setting for Red Bank’s annual Memorial Day observance, Monday morning at 11 a.m.

Memorial Day weekend represents the start of the summertime season and, for many longtime residents of our coastal communities, a time to readjust those daily routines and recalculate those normal routes in anticipation of the visiting throngs.

It’s also, of course, a time to remember those who gave their lives in service to our nation, and wherever you happen to make your home here on the Greater Red Bank Green, Monday presents a chance to join the people of your community in honoring their sacrifice.

Following is a roundup of Memorial Day observances scheduled for May 28, with rainy-day alternate arrangements listed where available.

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RED BANK: RAINY DAYS AHEAD

A fisherman ignored the rain and took in a colorful sunset over the Navesink River from Marine Park in Red Bank Tuesday evening.

The Greater Red Bank Green won’s see much sunlight in coming days, according to the National Weather Service. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

ON THE GREEN: IT’S GONNA GET WET

A boat heading north on the Shrewsbury River Monday evening, as seen from the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge.

There’s rough weather ahead on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. With daytime temperatures peaking at about 85 degrees under increasingly cloudy skies, the Greater Red Bank Green should expect thunderstorms after 5 p.m., some of them possibly severe, with heavy rain and strong winds. “Locally treacherous seas” will make marine navigation hazardous, the NWS said in a briefing issued Tuesday morning.

Here’s the extended forecast. (Photo by Trish Russoniello.  Click to enlarge.)
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RED BANK: MIXED WEATHER IN FORECAST

A light fog greeted early-morning commuters on West Front Street in Red Bank Thursday.

A cloudy and possibly rainy day was in store, with temperatures peaking at about 73 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Sunshine is expected to return Friday, though the outlook for the weekend isn’t as bright. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)
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RED BANK: SPRINGLIKE WEEK AHEAD

Has long-awaited spring of 2018 finally taken hold? It sure looked and felt that way on South Street in Red Bank Friday, above. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

We’re in for lots of sunshine and warm temperatures in coming days, according to the National Weather Service. Here’s the extended forecast for the Greater Green:

RED BANK: GONE-FISHIN’ WEATHER ARRIVES

With ample sunshine and temperatures reaching into the high 70s, Tuesday offered fine conditions for dropping a fishing line into the Navesink River off Bodman Place in Red Bank, as seen from the Cooper Bridge.

Wednesday promised to be even warmer, with a daytime peak of about 85 degrees expected, according to the National Weather Service(Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

RED BANK: MAY WE NOW HAVE SPRING?

The Greater Red Bank Green bid adieu to the chilliest April in 40 years Monday evening under a golden sunset accented by a rainbow, as seen from the Riverview Towers high rise apartments. (Click to enlarge.)

But if April wouldn’t fully commit to spring, May appears eager for summer. The month begins under mostly sunny skies, with temperatures peaking at about 76 degrees Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, and the following three days are expected to be even warmer. Here’s the extended forecast:

RED BANK: WORKWEEK STARTS OFF WET

Power utility Jersey Central Power & Light reported isolated power outages on the Greater Red Bank Green as sporadic heavy rain and strong winds lashed the area early Monday. As of 7 a.m., the company reported 853 Monmouth County customers without power.

The rain, possibly accompanied by thunderstorms and coastal flooding, is expected to continue until around 2 p.m.

Here’s the National Weather Service forecast:

RUMSON: ‘RIVAL’ TEENS UNITE TO SAVE LIVES

The student leaders behind the Ridge Road Run 5K, as seen on Ridge Road, are (left to right): RBR senior Michael Eulner, Shrewsbury; sophomore Claudia Kelly, Little Silver; senior Thomas Lloyd, Shrewsbury; RFH senior Ellie Gibney, Fair Haven; RBC senior Lily Salcedo; RFH senior Teddy Sourlis, Rumson; and RBC senior Courtney Carroll, Middletown. 

[Press release from Red Bank Regional]

The sports rivalries among three Two River schools are legendary.  It is always a super sweet victory when the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Buccaneers can defeat Red Bank Catholic (RBC) Caseys or Rumson Fair Haven’s (RFH) Bulldawgs, and vice versa for all three teams, two of which are located on Ridge Road, and the other not too far away.

However, seven students from all three schools have recently collaborated to use that rivalry to generate a very positive event.

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RUMSON: NAVESINK QUALITY IMPROVES

A view of the Navesink from Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank last month. Below, Bill Heddendorf of the New Jersey DEP discusses the need for additional testing along the Spring Street storm sewer line in Red Bank. (Photo above by Trish Russoniello, below by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

An effort to reverse biological contamination in the Navesink River is “working,” and could result in the reopening of closed shellfish beds a year earlier than previously expected, a New Jersey environmental scientist told a gathering in Rumson last week.

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FAIR HAVEN: COUNCIL TAKES AIM AT POT, GUNS

Councilman Bob Marchese urged the council to ban recreational pot sales while allowing for medicinal trade. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Mixed in among discussions of yard sales and tree removals at the Fair Haven council’s semimonthly meeting Monday night were two issues of concern statewide and beyond: marijuana and guns.

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RED BANK: OUTAGES ABOUND AFTER STORM

Downed lines required the closure of the eastern end of Madison Avenue, near Branch Avenue. Below, the JCP&L outage map as of 6:30 a.m. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

The fourth snowfall of March, 2018, left more than a foot of heavy snow on ground and thousands of Monmouth County residents without electricity  Thursday morning.

Dozens of homes and businesses on the Greater Red Bank Green had no power as of 6:30 a.m. after the wet snow brought down lines across the region. Schools that had previously announced delayed openings changed plans and called a snow day Thursday.

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RED BANK: PRE-SNOW SNOW DAY

With a northeaster bearing down on the coast, a state of emergency in effect and schools closed, redbankgreen took a quick spin around the Greater Red Bank Green on a pre-snow snow day to find… not much happening Wednesday morning.

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RED BANK: SPRING ARRIVES AS WINTER STORM

Spring begins Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., and while a forsythia bud on River Road in Fair Haven seemed ready to proclaim the new season Monday, a brewing storm threatened to dump a foot of more of heavy, wet snow on the Greater Red Bank Green Tuesday and Wednesday.

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SHREWSBURY: COP CHARGED, REPORT SAYS

A Shrewsbury police officer is facing charges of assault and harassment following two alleged incidents last month, according to a report by NJ.com.

The news site of the Star-Ledger cites a complaint that alleges Patrolman Ryan Cullinane, 27, showed up unwanted at the home of an unidentified woman two days in a row, and punched an unidentified man in the face in one encounter.

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RED BANK: SEMI-PROS MAKE BASIE HOME TURF

FC Monmouth plans to play its five home games this spring and summer at the borough stadium. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

A newly formed semi-pro soccer team plans to play the home matches of its inaugural season this year at Count Basie Fields in Red Bank, the club announced Tuesday.

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