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RED BANK: BELLHAVEN VIEW SNEAK PREVIEW
RED BANK: redbankgreen gets a sneak peek of stunning river vistas from nearly finished playground/lookout stand at Bellhaven Natural Area. Video.
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RED BANK: BELLHAVEN OIL TANK YANKED
RED BANK: What's Going On Here? Environmental cleanup underway at Bellhaven Natural Area, which is slated to get a playground and observation deck.
RED BANK: BELLHAVEN WORK TO START
RED BANK: After years of controversy, Bellhaven Natural Area will get a playground and observation deck by the end of the year, Shehady says.
RED BANK: BELLHAVEN MAKEOVER IN SIGHT
RED BANK: After years of controversy and changes, a 'scaled-back' plan for Bellhaven Natural Area could be built by this summer, officials said.
RED BANK: BELLHAVEN PLAN SCALED BACK
RED BANK: Bellhaven plan revived and 'scaled back' once again, says Shehady, after questions about tree removal at the wetlands site.
RED BANK: NEW BELLHAVEN PLAN WINS PRAISE
RED BANK: Two years after controversy over a planned 'sprayrground,' a new concept for Bellhaven Nature Area gets a warmer reception.
RED BANK: UNVEILING NEW BELLHAVEN PLAN
RED BANK: Two years after controversy over a planned 'sprayrground,' a new concept for Bellhaven Nature Area is to be unveiled next week.
RED BANK: Council approves additional funding for Bellhaven Nature Area oil contamination cleanup, re-igniting spraypark controversy.
RED BANK: EMERGENCY PATH PLAN ADVANCES
RED BANK: Plans for new emergency access to primary school, along with some water pressure upgrades for nearby residents, advanced last week.
RED BANK: DEMOCRATS REASSERT CONTROL
RED BANK: The first Republican majority in a generation turns out to be short-lived as Democrats reassert control over municipal operations.
RED BANK: A TASTY TAKE FOR HABITAT FUNDER
An inaugural "Taste for Homes" food and wine fundraiser raises more than $50K on behalf of Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County.
A leading Middletown company and a Fair Haven volunteer are among the honorees — and over two dozen local restaurants and vendors are in in the house — as Habitat for Humanity Monmouth County hosts its first-ever food and wine tasting event, May 16 at the Oyster Point.
RED BANK: T&M SERVES UP SERVICE
As part of a “50 Ways of Giving” community service campaign in observance of its 50th anniversary, executives from Middletown-based engineering firm T&M Associates (including President/CEO Gary Dahms ) joinedContinue reading "RED BANK: T&M SERVES UP SERVICE"
RED BANK: GOP SHAKES UP TOWN HALL
Mike Whelan, 24, at his swearing in as Red Bank councilman. Below, Whelan running mate Mark Taylor. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) [Correction: The original version of thisContinue reading "RED BANK: GOP SHAKES UP TOWN HALL"
RED BANK: WELL ADVANCES; T&M MAY NOT
Borough Administrator Stanley Sickels, center, and DPU supervisor Bob Holiday check out construction on a lime feeder room at the DPU complex on Chestnut Street in October. (Photo by John T.Continue reading "RED BANK: WELL ADVANCES; T&M MAY NOT"
Critics contend the Bellhaven sprayground has little popular support.  (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD It wasn’t on the agenda, but a proposed water playground on Red Bank’s WestContinue reading "RED BANK: BELLHAVEN GETS HOSED AGAIN"
THE WEEK IN REARVIEW
Plowing the sand mounds in Sea Bright. Can summer be far behind? (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Welcome back to another week at redbankgreen. Here’sContinue reading "THE WEEK IN REARVIEW"
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RHAPSODY ON ICE
RED BANK: On a cool-ish summer evening, keyboardist NGXB entertained customers of Strollo's Italian Ice with renderings of 'Bohemian Rhapsod ...
PUDDLE BE GONE
A work crew was out this week attacking the site of the notoriously persistent puddle at the corner of Broad and Mechanic Streets. This phot ...
SMALLS FOR MAYOR?
We at redbankgreen remain neutral in political affairs and never make endorsements. But we have to say Borough Clerk Laura Reinertsen’ ...
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.