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RED BANK: AFTER LOST DECADE, TOXIC CLEANUP IS “EMERGENCY”
RED BANK: In 2014, officials said the cleanup of a contaminated former landfill along the Swimming River would take five to ten years to finish. A decade later, they haven't even started. (click to read)
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RED BANK: LEAD PIPES, SIDEWALKS TOP AGENDA
RED BANK: Council mulls borrowing for train station sidewalks and replacing lead water lines.
RED BANK: MASTER PLAN’S USE DEBATED
RED BANK: Concluding a 14-month process, planning board adopts Master Plan amid debate over "prioritizing" its recommendations.
RED BANK: MASTER PLAN GETS WALK-THROUGH
RED BANK: Draft Master Plan gets little criticism in its public debut. Up next: how to prioritize its many recommendations, says board member.
RED BANK: MASTER PLAN DRAFT ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Draft Master Plan to make its debut Monday at a planning board hearing that will be both in-person and viewable via Zoom.
RED BANK: SUNSETS ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Final council session of 16-year Menna era includes possible action on Sunset Park and short-term rentals.
RED BANK: MASTER PLAN GETS MORE INPUT
RED BANK: About two dozen residents weigh in on concept plans for the first full Master Plan update in almost three decades.
RED BANK: MASTER PLAN GETS MARKED UP
RED BANK: Sharpies in hand, residents weigh in on concept plans created for the latest iteration to the Master Plan-in-process.
RED BANK: MASTER PLAN INPUTS SLATED
RED BANK: Residents to get two chances next month to weigh in on Master Plan update, with special focus on three areas of town.
RED BANK: SUNSET PARK CONCEPT TO DEBUT
RED BANK: Residents to get first look Monday at concept plan for new park on long-closed landfill site overlooking Swimming River.
RED BANK: RESIDENTS RESIST DUMP-SITE PARK
RED BANK: Not everyone wants a park at the former town dump, say residents concerned about the long-range effects of contaminants.
RED BANK: PLANTING SEEDS FOR FUTURE PARK
RED BANK: The long process of creating a waterfront park at the former town dump kicks off with a public brainstorming session.
RED BANK: BRAINSTORMING A NEW PARK PLAN
RED BANK: Got some ideas for the new park planned for the former landfill site on the West Side? Bring them to this meeting.
RED BANK: Council takes a step toward creation of a park on the longtime site of the borough dump and incinerator. Up next: what to include?
RED BANK: PARK, VACANT SITES ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Busy council agenda includes concept plan for a new park on the former landfill on West Sunset Avenue and a new law on vacant properties.
RED BANK: WEST SIDE HOMES NEARLY READY
Several units at River’s Edge, like the one above at the western end of Bank Street, offer expansive views of the Swimming River. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHNContinue reading "RED BANK: WEST SIDE HOMES NEARLY READY"
RED BANK: LONG-STALLED CONDOS STARTED
Builder Charlie Farkouh on the Bank Street portion of the project earlier this week. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD A planned condo complex with aContinue reading "RED BANK: LONG-STALLED CONDOS STARTED"
RED BANK: BUDGET, BONDS & A NEW HIRE
By JOHN T. WARD A first look at this year’s budget, and public confusion over the impact of a series of proposed bonds, dominated Wednesday night’s bimonthly meeting of theContinue reading "RED BANK: BUDGET, BONDS & A NEW HIRE"
RIVER’S EDGE OK’D; PLANS PATH TO NEW PARK
One of the houses to be torn down as part of the River’s Edge condo project, which gained approval to add more units Thursday night. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; clickContinue reading "RIVER’S EDGE OK’D; PLANS PATH TO NEW PARK"
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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.