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FAIR HAVEN: Amid an exponential increase in positive tests for COVID-19, borough hall and library return to remote access.
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FAIR HAVEN: NEW MAYOR FINDS COMPROMISE
FAIR HAVEN: Five days into the job, new mayor forges "compromise" in bid to preserve funding for a road project that appeared dead a week ago.
FAIR HAVEN: NEW MAYOR REVIVES ROAD PLAN
FAIR HAVEN: Mayor calls special council session in bid to save funding for road project that appeared dead earlier this week.
FAIR HAVEN: Year of disruptions along River Road slated to begin Tuesday with installation of new water main, followed by streetscape and paving work.
FAIR HAVEN: LIMITS ON SPEED & 5G ENDORSED
FAIR HAVEN: Council endorses lower speed limit on River Road; introduces law to limit 5G antennas; OKs grant application for Bicentennial Hall upgrades.
RED BANK & FAIR HAVEN: SPCA TAKES OVER
RED BANK & FAIR HAVEN: Effective Thursday, calls for animal control services from both towns are being handled by the Monmouth County SPCA.
FAIR HAVEN: FIREMEN’S FAIR BACK ON TRACK
FAIR HAVEN: Firemen's fair returning; council takes action on budget, cannabis, waterfront property and more. Here's a quick rundown.
FAIR HAVEN: COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS
FAIR HAVEN: New council member appointed; borough hall reopening announced; spending cuts proposed; councilman loses his pandemic ponytail.
FAIR HAVEN: COUNCIL SPLITS ON FUNDING
FAIR HAVEN: Council authorizes debt, extends administrator's contract and bids goodbye to a three-term member at final session of 2020.
FAIR HAVEN: FACILITIES PLAN ATTACKED
FAIR HAVEN: In mayor's absence, Casagrande barraged with complaints over proposed $3.4M purchase of River Road site for new borough hall and police station.
FAIR HAVEN: CONCEPT PLANS UNVEILED
FAIR HAVEN: Officials unveil concept plans for ambitious consolidation that calls for turning abandoned gas station into new town hall and much more.
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Responding to long-standing concerns from Fair Haven’s first responders about emergency dispatch service, Monmouth County officials have put in place short- and long-term measures to fix lagContinue reading "DISPATCH FIXES PLANNED FOR FAIR HAVEN"
WANTED: RED LIGHT CAMERA IN FAIR HAVEN
Fair Haven’s council is looking to add a red-light camera at the intersection of River and Fair Haven roads. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI AContinue reading "WANTED: RED LIGHT CAMERA IN FAIR HAVEN"
IT’S LIGHTS OUT ON RIVER ROAD, EVENTUALLY
Older lights on River Road in Fair Haven will come down on an as-needed basis. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI River Road in Fair HavenContinue reading "IT’S LIGHTS OUT ON RIVER ROAD, EVENTUALLY"
BARGAINS AND A BIZARRE BAZAAR SATURDAY
The second annual townwide yard sale comes to Fair Haven Saturday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Knock the dust off the old Thighmaster and replaceContinue reading "BARGAINS AND A BIZARRE BAZAAR SATURDAY"
FAIR HAVEN: GO SLOW ON SIGNS & PLANTERS
The Fair Haven council wants fewer ped x-ing signs on River Road. Complaints have also been made about the number of planters and trash cans along sidewalks, below. (Photo byContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: GO SLOW ON SIGNS & PLANTERS"
FAIR HAVEN TAPS POLS’ AUNT FOR ADMIN JOB
To make a quorum, two Fair Haven council members voted via cell phone to approve a new administrator Monday night. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPIContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN TAPS POLS’ AUNT FOR ADMIN JOB"
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CRASH ON LEIGHTON
The driver of this car was headed north on Leighton Avenue when they it hit an SUV pulling a work trailer headed in south in the opposing la ...
CAR VS STREET SIGN
The driver of this Mercedes hopped the curb and toppled the street sign at the corner of South Pearl and Drs. James Parker Boulevard Wednesd ...
SKETCHES OF RED BANK BY LOCAL ARTIST MICHAEL WHITE
Sketches of Red Bank scenes have been floating around on social media and we thought they deserved some spotlight. First appearing in our fe ...
POLE DOWN
Utility pole falls on English Plaza shop Forge after being struck by SUV shortly before noon. No injuries reported, though 86-year-old drive ...
YO, ADRIAN!
It’s a tough turn for our hero as Rocky Balboa is relegated to the curb for trash pickup on Locust Avenue. We’ll have to go back ...
“EL PALOMO” IS IN THE HOUSE
Jesus Rios, a mariachi singer who performs under the stage name “El Palomo” (The dove) pauses for a moment before entering a bac ...
CROC SPOTTED IN RIVER
Frighteningly hideous and green, a solitary Croc lurked ominously amid the flotsam and foam in the Navesink River alongside the Red Bank Fir ...
KISS ICON REFLECTS ON BROADWALK
A Swarovski crystal-bedazzled self-portrait painting of Paul Stanley, longtime singer and guitarist for the rock band Kiss peers out from a ...
CHISELIN’ AWAY
Marcelo Garcia Lopez works with hammer and chisel on a new feature for his flower garden on Shrewsbury Avenue: a hollow in a carved log in w ...
STORM CLEANUP CONTINUES
  Saturday’s storm sent a tree toppling on this house on Bank Street, damaging the roof. Workers Wednesday could be seen removing ...
SNAPPING IN THE BREEZE
RED BANK: Blustery winds had the flags in Riverside Gardens Park snapping Monday evening.
POWER LINE DOWN
Red Bank firefighters were on scene at Manor Drive dealing with a live power line Monday afternoon. There was no immediate report of fire. T ...
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.