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RED BANK: Comic Jon Stewart returns to the stage of the Count Basie this month for a Q&A to raise money for the theater's $26 million expansion.
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SEA BRIGHT: DONOVAN’S REBUILD BEGINS
SEA BRIGHT: Construction of a permanent home for Donovan's Reef gets underway.
RED BANK: COUPLE CHARGED IN SANDY FRAUD
A Red Bank couple was charged with criminal fraud in connection with federal relief funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the New Jersey Attorney General’s office announced Wednesday. JamesContinue reading "RED BANK: COUPLE CHARGED IN SANDY FRAUD"
SEA BRIGHT: DONOVAN’S TIKI BAR REOPENS
With new access ramps over the sea wall, the restored tiki bar at Donovan’s was back in business Friday afternoon, as co-owner Chris Bowler announced via the signboard, below. (Photos byContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: DONOVAN’S TIKI BAR REOPENS"
RED BANK: WILLIAMS’ STORY NOT IMPROBABLE
NBC News anchor Brian Williams onstage at the Count Basie Theatre in December, 2012. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Was news anchor Brian Williams robbed at gunpoint whileContinue reading "RED BANK: WILLIAMS’ STORY NOT IMPROBABLE"
On Monday night’s edition of the Daily Show, Red Banker Jon Stewart weighed in on the controversy over NBC News anchor Brian Williams, whose embellished account of an incident earlyContinue reading "STEWART RIPS MEDIA’S WILLIAMS REAX"
RED BANK: WILLIAMS’ MUGGING STORY A LIE?
NBC News anchor Brian Williams, left, onstage with comedian Jon Stewart at the Count Basie Theatre in December, 2012. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Was news anchor BrianContinue reading "RED BANK: WILLIAMS’ MUGGING STORY A LIE?"
SEA BRIGHT: EX-MAYOR MAY GET FIRE STATION
Two fire trucks have been relocated out of town and another sits beneath a tent since the firehouse, in the background, was condemned. Former Mayor Jo-Ann Kalaka-Adams, below. (Photo byContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: EX-MAYOR MAY GET FIRE STATION"
SEA BRIGHT: MCLOONE’S OK’D TO REBUILD
McLoone’s Rum Runner in Sea Bright, destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, will be rebuilt at its Ocean Avenue location abutting the Shrewsbury River and reopen before summer 2015, according to aContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: MCLOONE’S OK’D TO REBUILD"
RUMSON: ADMITTED CON MAN ARRESTED AGAIN
A day after pleading guilty to defrauding Rumson homeowners over repairs to their Hurricane Sandy-damaged home, a New York man was arrested again Tuesday, according to the Staten Island Advance.Continue reading "RUMSON: ADMITTED CON MAN ARRESTED AGAIN"
RUMSON: MAN ADMITS POST-SANDY FRAUD
A New York man admitted in court Monday that he defrauded Rumson homeowners of money intended to cover repairs to their home damaged by Hurricane Sandy, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’sContinue reading "RUMSON: MAN ADMITS POST-SANDY FRAUD"
SEA BRIGHT: WHAT THEY LEARNED FROM SANDY
FRIDA FINNEGAN: “It’s taught me that so many people care.” Full audio: Frida Finnegan 102913  At Sea Bright’s community dinner and bonfire Tuesday night to commemorate the first anniversary ofContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: WHAT THEY LEARNED FROM SANDY"
SEA BRIGHT CELEBRATES COMMUNITY
[slideshow_deploy id=’85545′]Dozens of Sea Bright residents gathered for a potluck supper at the firehouse to mark the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy Tuesday night. After sunset, with an onshore breezeContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT CELEBRATES COMMUNITY"
SEA BRIGHT: ANJELICA’S REOPENS
Workers putting finishing touches on the restaurant’s interior last week. Owner Ray Lena, below. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Nearly a year after it was destroyed by HurricaneContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: ANJELICA’S REOPENS"
SEA BRIGHT TO TAKE IT BACK TO THE BEACH
‘Mount Sandy’ and the small mountain of storm debris are gone from the beach, where Sea Brighters will gather on October 29. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD HowContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT TO TAKE IT BACK TO THE BEACH"
SEA BRIGHT: ANOTHER RESTAURANT REOPENS
Yumi restaurant on Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright is now back in business, adding to the growing list of stores coming back on line in the hurricane-battered borough. The eateryContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: ANOTHER RESTAURANT REOPENS"
SEA BRIGHT: A PARTIAL START TO SUMMER
Contractors swarming Chapel Beach Club in Sea Bright on Thursday. Below, a lifeguard boat at the ready at Surfider Beach Club. (Photos by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WILContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: A PARTIAL START TO SUMMER"
SEA BRIGHT: PARTY OUT BACK
The Mad Hatter in better days, above. The owners plan to revive the tiki bar out back next week. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON TheContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: PARTY OUT BACK"
FAIR TO LIGHT UP SEA BRIGHT AGAIN
Undaunted by the damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy, the Sea Bright Firemen’s Fair returns this week. (Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON For residents of Sea Bright – many ofContinue reading "FAIR TO LIGHT UP SEA BRIGHT AGAIN"
SEA BRIGHT: MAD HATTER TO REOPEN MAY 23
The Mad Hatter has given up on a proposal to operate out of a tent and plans to reopen a portion of its storm-damaged building. Below, beer bottles seen throughContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: MAD HATTER TO REOPEN MAY 23"
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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.