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RED BANK: UNDERAGE SMOKE SALES CHARGED
RED BANK: Employees at three downtown smoke shops charged with illegal sales to under-21 buyer following special police investigation.
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RED BANK: 12 FAMILIES DISPLACED BY BLAZE
RED BANK: Fire apparently cause by a cigarette dropped into mulch displaces all residents of 12-unit apartment building.
SANDY HOOK: BOOZE BANNED
SANDY HOOK: The sun sets on a tradition as the last public beach to allow alcohol bans it, citing hundreds of booze-related incidents.
RED BANK: SMOKING BAN COMING
RED BANK: The council plans to introduce a ban on smoking in public places. Employees of Riverview Medical Center would lose their go-to smoke break spot.
RED BANK: FIRST WORKSHOP’S A MARATHON
RED BANK: Dormant vehicles on Bank Street; four-way stops; a new firetruck; zoning for marijuana dispensaries. All these got mulled over at the council's first workshop session Wednesday.
Smoking would be banned in parks and other green spaces. (Click to enlarge) By SARAH KLEPNER Between granting an exception to the tree preservation ordinance and a discussion about puttingContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: SMOKE ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM"
FAIR HAVEN EDGES TOWARD SMOKING BAN
Smoking could be banned, or segregated, in borough parks and at parades. (Click to enlarge) By SARAH KLEPNER Fair Haven’s borough council engaged in a lively discussion about the prosContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN EDGES TOWARD SMOKING BAN"
RED BANK: SHOWING SMOKERS THE DOOR
Amy Manor is closing off the vestibule to her design studio, above, because of damage she said has been done by nighttime smokers. Below, Manor with cigarette butts left behindContinue reading "RED BANK: SHOWING SMOKERS THE DOOR"
Less than two days after endorsing a nascent plan to require Red Bank restaurants to list calorie totals for menu items, Mayor Pasquale Menna has withdrawn his support. In aContinue reading "MENNA DROPS SUPPORT FOR MENU CALORIES"
ON RED BANK’S MENU: SMOKING AND EATING
Red, above, and all other Red Bank restaurants may soon be required by ordinance to inform diners of the caloric heft of their meals. (Photo by Stacie Fanelli. Click toContinue reading "ON RED BANK’S MENU: SMOKING AND EATING"
RUMSON SNUFFING OUT SMOKING IN PARKS
Rumson intends to ban smoking in all of its public parks. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Smoke ’em if you got ’em. Just not inContinue reading "RUMSON SNUFFING OUT SMOKING IN PARKS"
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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 ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
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.