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RED BANK: ROSI LISTING RUSHED THROUGH
RED BANK: Ignoring planning board rejection, soon-to-be-replaced council OKs 11th-hour attempt to protect Senior Center property.
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RED BANK: SPARKS FLY BEFORE OVERRIDE VOTE
RED BANK: Controversy continues at special council session called to override Portman veto of Airbnb-style rental law .
RED BANK: SCHOOL COPS ON HOLD
RED BANK: Council tables plan to put armed police in the borough's primary and middle schools; quarrels over meeting-date change.
RED BANK: CHARTER REFERENDUM ADVANCES
RED BANK: Charter Study Commission agrees on "council-manager" government and other aspects of November referendum.
RED BANK: PARKS SHUT DOWN & BARRICADED
RED BANK: Parks shut down and barricaded off as borough implements controversial closure over COVID-19 concerns. Fair Haven's and Little Silver's remain open.
RED BANK: BOROUGH SHUTS DOWN PARKS
RED BANK: Following Murphy shutdown of state and county parks, borough does same, citing "non-compliance with social distancing directives."
RED BANK: COUNCIL DROPS REVERSE APPEALS
RED BANK: After business owners and landlords blast reverse tax appeals, council votes to withdraw 2019 suits. But older cases continue.
RED BANK: ZONING SHORTCUT INTRODUCED
RED BANK: Council action on redevelopment renews complaints of "spot zoning."
RED BANK: REJECTED PLAN GETS SECOND SHOT
The project, dubbed the Element, would be built on West Front Street next door to Trinity Episcopal Church. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD AContinue reading "RED BANK: REJECTED PLAN GETS SECOND SHOT"
RED BANK: CHARTER TRIES SILENCE WITH PR
Charter school Principal Meredith Pennotti with a school cofounder, Michael Stasi, center, and trustee Roger Foss, in blue tie. Below, charter school parent and middle school employee Diana Archila addressesContinue reading "RED BANK: CHARTER TRIES SILENCE WITH PR"
RED BANK: FOUR MAYORS… AND SOME FRIENDS
The first-ever Red Bank Mayor’s Charity Ball brought together three ex-mayors, the current one and some 250 of their friends at the Oyster Point Hotel Friday night. Among those inContinue reading "RED BANK: FOUR MAYORS… AND SOME FRIENDS"
RED BANK COPS “HAVE AN IDEA” OF SHOOTERS
Residents packed a hastily organized community meeting on the recent shootings Tuesday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank police believe theyContinue reading "RED BANK COPS “HAVE AN IDEA” OF SHOOTERS"
A string of shootings on the West Side, including one Monday night, has prompted Red Bank officials to schedule a community meeting for Tuesday night. From an announcement sent outContinue reading "RED BANK: COMMUNITY MEETING SLATED"
RED BANK: COPS WERE NEAR SHOOTING SCENE
A view east along West Westside Avenue, the scene of Tuesday night’s shooting, in which a parked car was struck by two bullets and at least eight shots were fired.Continue reading "RED BANK: COPS WERE NEAR SHOOTING SCENE"
By JOHN T. WARD A shooting in which a vehicle was struck by at least one bullet Monday night is believed to be related to two shootings in November, RedContinue reading "RED BANK: SHOOTING ‘TARGETED,’ MENNA SAYS"
RED BANK: SHOTS FIRED AGAIN ON WEST SIDE
By JOHN T. WARD A vehicle was struck but no one was injured when shots were fired on Red Bank’s West Side Monday night, NJ.com reported. The shooting occurred withinContinue reading "RED BANK: SHOTS FIRED AGAIN ON WEST SIDE"
RED BANK: RESIDENTS PAN COUNCIL RESPONSE
Kirsten Ramirez speaks with police Captain Mike Clay after Monday night’s council meeting. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank residents put electedContinue reading "RED BANK: RESIDENTS PAN COUNCIL RESPONSE"
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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.