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FAIR HAVEN: FIRST-EVER APARTMENTS OKAYED
FAIR HAVEN: After hours of discussion about driveway and signage, planning board approves what would be the borough's first-ever multifamily development.
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FAIR HAVEN: MIXED-USE PLAN SCRUTINIZED
FAIR HAVEN: Though approval seems preordained, proposed mixed-use building gets three hours of close scrutiny by planning board.
FAIR HAVEN: FINE-TUNING FOR TWO PROJECTS
FAIR HAVEN: Residents weigh in again on plans for new police station and public works yard, fine-tuning designs praised for fitting in among homes.
FAIR HAVEN: LOADS OF PRAISE FOR DPW PLAN
FAIR HAVEN: Latest plan for overhauling public works facility gets lots of love, and no thumbs-downs, at planning board capital review.
FAIR HAVEN: KICK DANCE STUDIO SET TO LEAP
FAIR HAVEN: Kick Dance Studio wins okay to add a second story – plus praise as a harbinger of the future from the only board member to vote no.
FAIR HAVEN: STATION NOW IN HOUSING DEAL
FAIR HAVEN: A vacant gas station seen as key to a borough facilities consolidation plan just a year ago is now key to an affordable housing plan.
FAIR HAVEN: DOTS WHAT WE LIKE… AND DON’T
FAIR HAVEN: After controversy over Dunkin' shop, restaurant committee tries to gauge which fast food businesses residents want and don't want.
FAIR HAVEN: NEW RESTAURANT LAW TABLED
FAIR HAVEN: Three weeks after planning board allows Dunkin' to open, steam continues to rise over how to deal with prospect of more fast-food restaurants.
FAIR HAVEN: DUNKIN’ WINS BOARD APPROVAL
FAIR HAVEN: After a year of controversy, Dunkin' shop wins planning board approval to open in River Road shopping center.
FAIR HAVEN: DUNKIN’ TRAFFIC FIXES OFFERED
FAIR HAVEN: Planning board expected to hear several suggestions for improving pedestrian safety at its next hearing on controversial Dunkin' proposal.
FAIR HAVEN: Council introduces ban on drive-thru and walk-up restaurants, as well as a proposed ban on plastic bags and straws.
FAIR HAVEN: DUNKIN’ RETURNS, HOT AS EVER
FAIR HAVEN: After four-month detour, Dunkin' case returns to planning board, just as hot as ever. Center owner calls resident's scenarios 'ridiculous.'
FAIR HAVEN: FAST-FOOD LAW NEEDS RE-DO
FAIR HAVEN: The borough's ban on fast food restaurants, mistakenly dropped from the books, is no longer in effect, attorney says, so a new one is needed.
FAIR HAVEN: FAST-FOOD LAW GOES M.I.A.
FAIR HAVEN: New twist on hotly contested plan for a Dunkin' shop as resident discovers ban on fast food joints that "simply vanished" from borough records.
FAIR HAVEN: NO CALL ON DUNKIN’ APPEALS
FAIR HAVEN: A zoning board hearing to decide which borough board should hear the Dunkin' application is adjourned without a decision after four hours..
FAIR HAVEN: LAWYERS GET DOWN TO DUNKIN’
FAIR HAVEN: Residents planning to attend a zoning board hearing about a proposed Dunkin' might want to fortify themselves in advance with extra caffeine.
FAIR HAVEN: HOUSING PLAN DRAWS FIRE
FAIR HAVEN: Unveiled at a packed-room hearing, affordable housing plan draws ire for being "shoved down our throats."
FAIR HAVEN: DUNKIN’ PLAN UNDER APPEAL
FAIR HAVEN: Hoping to derail a proposed Dunkin' Donuts over jurisdictional issues, lawyers for residents opposed to the plan get an appeal hearing.
FAIR HAVEN: DUNKIN’ GETS SPILLOVER CROWD
FAIR HAVEN: Spillover crowd forces change of venue for Dunkin' Donuts hearing as lawyers hammer traffic consultant over parking adequacy.
Partyline
DOUBLE DYLAN IN RED BANK
Trucks for a production company filming what one worker said was a Bob Dylan biography have lined Monmouth Street the past two days with cre ...
AFTER THE RAIN
A pear tree branch brought down by a brief overnight storm left a lovely tableau on the sidewalk in front of Red Bank's Riverside Gardens Pa ...
CONE OF UNCERTAINTY
Asked by a redbankgreen reporter why these cones were on top of cars, the owner of the car in the foreground responded: “That’s ...
RAIL RIDER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of Cooper's Bridge and the Navesink River from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank Tuesday morning.
PUT ME IN COACH!
Red Bank T-Ball kicked off at East Side park on Saturday morning. The brisk weather proved to be no deterrent to the young players, ranging ...
IT’S A SIGN!
Once proudly declaring its all-but-certain arrival in Spring 2019, the project previously known as Azalea Gardens springs to life again with ...
SPRINGTIME MEMORIES OF CARL
The Easter Bunny getup and St. Patrick’s Day hat that belonged to longtime Red Bank crossing guard and neighborhood smile-creator Carl ...
RED TRUCKS AT RED ROCK
A small dishwasher fire at Red Rock Tap and Grill was put out quickly by firefighters overnight, causing minimal damage. Red Bank Fire Depar ...
CREATIVE COVER UP
The windows of Pearl Street Consignment on Monmouth Street were smashed when a driver crashed their car through them injuring an employee la ...
THEY’RE BACK!
Ospreys returned to the skies over Red Bank this week for the first time since they migrated to warmer climes in late fall. With temperature ...
SPRING IS SPRUNG
RED BANK: Spring 2024 arrives on the Greater Red Bank Green with the vernal equinox at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday.
RED BANK’S FINEST – AND NEWEST
Red Bank Police Officer Eliot Ramos was sworn in as the force’s newest patrolman Thursday, and if you’re doing a double take thinkin ...
EASTER EGG MAYHEM AT THE PARK
An errant whistle spurred an unexpectedly early start to the Spring Egg Hunt on Sunday, which had been scheduled to begin at eggsactly 11am ...
PRESEASON DOCKWORK
RED BANK: With winter winding down, marina gets ready for boating season with some dockwork on our beautiful Navesink River.
CORNED BEEF AND DISCO FRIES?
It’s Friday, and smart Lent-observing Leprechauns know the pot of gold at the end of Red Bank’s rainbow is actually the deliciou ...
SURFBOARD DITCHED
It’s a violation of etiquette in surfing to ditch your board.  (it could hit another surfer and hurt them). But someone appears to ha ...
ELSIE, TAKE ME WITH YOU!
Soaked by pouring rain with the temperature hovering in the low 40’s, this sign in the window of Elsie’s Subs on Monmouth Street ...
WALK THIS WAY
PARTYLINE: Before-and-afters of a sidewalk cleanup on West Street.
SOGGY NOTION
RED BANK: Breezeway sculpture captured the mood downtown as heavy rains fell Saturday morning.
HOME DELIVERY
RED BANK: After a subdivision, an instant house rises on a new Catherine Street lot.