RED BANK: SUNSET PARK CONCEPT TO DEBUT

The so-called Sunset Park concept plan includes a soccer field, riverfront boardwalk, kayak launch and other amenities. (Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank residents will get their first look Monday night at a concept plan for a new park on the town’s long-closed landfill site overlooking the Swimming River.

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RED BANK: RESIDENTS RESIST DUMP-SITE PARK

The audience at the Celestial Lodge Friday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank residents delivered a message to borough officials Friday night about a new park proposed at the town’s long-closed landfill site: not everyone wants it.

At a town-hall-style meeting held at the Celestial Lodge #36 on Drs. James Parker Boulevard, area residents expressed concerns that the dump might never be made safe for public use.

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RED BANK: PLANTING SEEDS FOR FUTURE PARK

A map showing the extended former landfill site outlined in green. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

We need a skatepark. We need a playgrounds for West Side kids. We need to remember that this is a neighborhood that can’t handle throngs of out-of-town visitors.

Red Bank residents offered those and other suggestions as the process of shaping a new waterfront park out of the former town dump got underway with a community brainstorming session last Thursday night.

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RUMSON: MORNING MIST ON THE GREENS

rumson fog 121015 1Fog blanketed the greens and fairways of Rumson Country Club in Rumson Thursday morning.

In the weather outlook for Thursday: partly cloudy skies and temperatures peaking at about 59 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: LIGHTS STILL ON

12 broad 120815 1Tuesday’s sunset framed the top two floors of 12 Broad Street in Red Bank in a wash of color, as seen from the Globe Street parking garage.

The weather outlook for Wednesday included partly cloudy skies and temperatures peaking at about 52 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: LANDFILL PARK STILL YEARS OFF

ballard 071614Engineer Christine Ballard, above, discusses sampling for toxic substances at the former landfill site. One result of the tests: new warning signs, below. (Above photo by John T. Ward; photo below by Brian Donohue. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

rb crab sign 071514Red Bank is on track with testing for toxic substances at its former landfill and incinerator, but the painstaking process is unlikely to yield new parkland within the next five years, the town’s engineer said Wednesday.

Meantime, one immediate upshot of tests at the 8.6-acre West Side site: new warnings about eating fish and crabs caught from the adjoining Swimming River.

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FAIR HAVEN: MOONRISE AT SUNSET

fh moonrise 111413Two views of our beautiful Navesink River: looking east, above, and west, below, from the Fair Haven municipal pier shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

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A SOLSTICE SUNSET

8:24 p.m.Closing out the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, the sun descended over the Navesink River, as seen from Red Bank Marina. (Photo by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge)

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SAILOR’S DELIGHT NOT IN THE FORECAST

park-bikers-081711A sailor’s-delight sunset backlit a group of kids on bikes at Red Bank’s Riverside Gardens Park Wednesday night. But a sailor’s-warning sunrise, and data-reading by the National Weather Service, foretell un-delightful thunderstorms Thursday and over the next few days. (Photo by Stacie Fanelli; click to enlarge)