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RED BANK: COURT NIXES TAX ACTION
RED BANK: Tax court nixes borough attempt to revoke Riverview Medical Center's tax-exempt status as "fishing expedition."
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RED BANK: The local tax rate is going up 4.7 percent this year, in part because Riverview is withholding a voluntary payment it made in the past, officials said.
RED BANK: MENNA DEBT IN PRESS SPOTLIGHT
RED BANK: Mayor Pasquale Menna has an IRS lien on his home and borrowed $75,000 to pay it from a "convicted car thief," the Asbury Park Press reports.
RED BANK: RESIDENT MAPS VALUE CHANGES
RED BANK: A borough resident has created an interactive map enabling users to check assessment changes of their homes and others.
RED BANK: SITE IDEAL FOR HOTEL, SAYS MENNA
RED BANK: The VNA is leaving town, leaving behind an empty building, a tax opportunity for the town -- and maybe even a good spot for a hotel, says mayor.
RED BANK: MELTING POT CLOSES
RED BANK: Four months after its sibling restaurant Taste closed over a liquor license issue, the Melting Pot closes also.
RED BANK: SALARIES ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Six jobs at borough hall could pay more than $100,000 a year under a salary ordinance up for vote Wednesday.
RED BANK: TASTE TO REOPEN, SAYS OWNER
Taste restaurant in Red Bank’s Galleria complex has been closed for the past three weeks for failure to renew its liquor license, according to borough Clerk Pam Borghi. Ken Kruse, whoContinue reading "RED BANK: TASTE TO REOPEN, SAYS OWNER"
RED BANK: A YEAR LATER, STRINGS RESOUND
Student musicians preparing to rehearse at the middle school last June, above, and performing at the borough sidewalk sale a month later. (Photo above by John T. Ward, below by WayneContinue reading "RED BANK: A YEAR LATER, STRINGS RESOUND"
Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department for the month of February, 2015. 02/06-Garry Vandemark 2nd, 32, Atlantic Highlands, was placed under arrest followingContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN CRIME & ARREST REPORTS"
SEA BRIGHT: TAXES, FIREHOUSE PACK COUNCIL
Mayor Dina Long, center above, helped move tables to accommodate an overflow crowd Tuesday night. John Lamia, below, was sworn to fill the unexpired term of Read Murphy. (Photo byContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: TAXES, FIREHOUSE PACK COUNCIL"
RED BANK: HELP KEEP THE STRINGS SINGING
As reported by redbankgreen last month, the strings program in the Red Bank school district is facing extinction because of budget cuts. The school board and parents are looking forContinue reading "RED BANK: HELP KEEP THE STRINGS SINGING"
RED BANK: SCHOOL STRINGS TO GO SILENT
Getting ready to tackle Beethoven, Bartok and Bach, Red Bank primary and middle school students tuned up for their annual concert at the middle school Wednesday night. The strings program,Continue reading "RED BANK: SCHOOL STRINGS TO GO SILENT"
RED BANK: MUANG THAI BACK IN BUSINESS
Red Bank’s Muang Thai restaurant is back in business after it was seized by the state Treasury Department over unpaid taxes last Thursday. Jack Pongnoo, owner of the East Front StreetContinue reading "RED BANK: MUANG THAI BACK IN BUSINESS"
RED BANK: TAXMAN SEIZES THAI RESTAURANT
Muang Thai owner Jack Pongnoo, seated, with Muang Thai staffers last August. Below, the sticker slapped on the restaurant door by state tax officials Thursday. (Photo above by Robert Kern, belowContinue reading "RED BANK: TAXMAN SEIZES THAI RESTAURANT"
RED BANK: BULKHEAD, BELLHAVEN DEBATED
The council approved a bond to pay for a bulkhead to halt erosion at North Prospect Avenue, above. A change to another bond, for a possible spray park at BellhavenContinue reading "RED BANK: BULKHEAD, BELLHAVEN DEBATED"
By JOHN T. WARD Red Bankers with an interest in how much their local government costs them can find out where the money goes at a presentation Thursday night. That’sContinue reading "RED BANK: BUDGET IN SPOTLIGHT"
RED BANK: TRUSTEES PAN BOROUGH BUDGET
Barbara Withers, a resident of the Atrium at Navesink senior complex, implores the board to preserve a book-delivery service for its residents. Below, board president John Grandits, left, with MayorContinue reading "RED BANK: TRUSTEES PAN BOROUGH BUDGET"
RED BANK: LIBRARY LAYOFFS MAY BE REVERSED
The fate of jobs for three full-time librarians is still up in the air. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank officials saidContinue reading "RED BANK: LIBRARY LAYOFFS MAY BE REVERSED"
RED BANK: BOARD DEFENDS LIBRARY LAYOFFS
The library board of the trustees at a meeting in February. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Responding to “misinformation” and “half-truths… stretched beyondContinue reading "RED BANK: BOARD DEFENDS LIBRARY LAYOFFS"
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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.