RED BANK: MONOC SETS RESPONSE TRIAL

A MONOC rig will be based in Red Bank, and respond only to in-town emergencies, during a two-month trial. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

It’s MONOC to the rescue in Red Bank, at least in the near term.

Hoping to address a chronic shortage of daytime emergency volunteers, the borough’s volunteer First Aid and Rescue Squad has negotiated a two-month trial under which the nonprofit EMT operation MONOC will keep an ambulance at the Spring Street station to respond to daytime calls, officials announced Wednesday night.

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RED BANK: TRAILER MYSTERY SOLVED

A trailer parked along the Navesink River bulkhead in Marine Park has drawn some attention (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)

By WIL FULTON

In a town known for its stinging $38-per-violation parking citations, some locals have been wondering: why has a recreational vehicle been allowed to remain in Red Bank’s Marine Park for several weeks, apparently without being ticketed?

Prompted by a reader inquiry, redbankgreen knocked on the door of the trailer. Getting no answer, we put in a call to Bill Wilk of the borough parking department.

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MAYOR: BRIDGE JOB MAY RE-LIGHT DEBATE


A traffic detour, in purple above, is expected to last at least seven months during the replacement of a bridge on Seven Bridges Road, below.  (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

A bridge-replacement project in Little Silver that’s expected to take up to nine months could jam up a pair of intersections more than a mile away starting in July.

That, in turn, may also reinvigorate a dormant debate over whether those intersections are long overdue for traffic signals, Mayor Bob Neff tells redbankgreen.

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