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MIDDLETOWN SEEKS KABOOM COMPENSATION
A view of the Navesink River from Cooper’s Bridge, where Middletown officials are concerned more people will gather this year to see the fireworks. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click toContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN SEEKS KABOOM COMPENSATION"
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank business owner happier than to hear "I saw your ad on Red Bank Green!"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Middletown has wrapped up a months-long town-wide study pinpointing locations ideal for solar panels, and may soon bring on a contractor to start the process of gettingContinue reading "M’TOWN SOLAR PROJECTED TO SAVE MILLIONS"
CLINIC STRIKES FEAR IN NEIGHBORHOOD
A crowd packed Middletown’s meeting room Monday night rallying against a recently opened medical center that dispenses methadone. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI The tinyContinue reading "CLINIC STRIKES FEAR IN NEIGHBORHOOD"
DEAL ALLOWS 190 UNITS AT BAMM HOLLOW
Middletown reached a settlement with Bamm Hollow Country Club last week, effectively ending years of litigation. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Nearly 200 homes mayContinue reading "DEAL ALLOWS 190 UNITS AT BAMM HOLLOW"
CONTROVERSIAL AVAYA HEARING TONIGHT
Residents and Middletown officials are strongly opposed to a 342-unit housing plan at the former Avaya property in Lincroft. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Middletown’sContinue reading "CONTROVERSIAL AVAYA HEARING TONIGHT"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Middletown’s police department will stay intact, after the second and last remaining police union in contract negotiations with the township came to an agreement on a four-yearContinue reading "M’TOWN COPS REACH DEAL TO SAVE JOBS"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI In a last-minute deal Friday, one of the Middletown’s two police unions came to an agreement that will save four department jobs, while the other got anContinue reading "PARKS AND REC JOBS LOST; TOP COPS SPARED"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI As the budget axe looms over 26 jobs in Middletown, the township has scheduled two public meetings in anticipation of coming to agreement with unions in contractContinue reading "M’TOWN MEETINGS SET TO KEEP JOBS, MAYBE"
PROBE INTO DEADLY FIRE CONTINUES
The scene at 135 Statesir Place Tuesday morning. (Click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office continues to investigate the deadly fire that ripped through a StatesirContinue reading "PROBE INTO DEADLY FIRE CONTINUES"
BRIGHTBILL TAKES PASS ON RE-ELECTION BID
Deputy Mayor Pamela Brightbill won’t seek re-election this year. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI After six years on the township committee, including a stint asContinue reading "BRIGHTBILL TAKES PASS ON RE-ELECTION BID"
MIDDLETOWN BAR CRUSH RILES NEIGHBORS
Brisk business at MJ’s Pizza Bar and Grill is causing traffic to jam up a nearby residential area, neighbors say. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPIContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN BAR CRUSH RILES NEIGHBORS"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Just a few days before Middletown is set to introduce its budget, the phone lines are buzzing. Who’s calling? That’s the mystery. The callers identify themselves membersContinue reading "MYSTERY ROBOCALLS SLAM M’TOWN SPENDING"
FIORE: MIDDLETOWN BUDGET WILL MEET CAP
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Now that the Middletown township committee’s gotten the cooperation it asked from the library board, in the way of a half-million dollar transfer to the budget, theContinue reading "FIORE: MIDDLETOWN BUDGET WILL MEET CAP"
LIBRARY OKS $500K TO TOWNSHIP
The library approved transferring nearly $500,000 to the township committee Wednesday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI In order to help the township balance its budgetContinue reading "LIBRARY OKS $500K TO TOWNSHIP"
M’TOWN: ANOTHER TENSE ONE OVER SURPLUS
Library officials will meet with the town today to try and hammer out an agreement to help balance Middletown’s budget. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPIContinue reading "M’TOWN: ANOTHER TENSE ONE OVER SURPLUS"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI A plan by  Middletown’s governing body to raid the public library’s $1.2 million surplus in a bid to save police jobs  has set off an  imbroglio inContinue reading "M’TOWN LIBRARY CENTER OF BUDGET BATTLE"
M’TOWN BUDGET: 10 COPS COULD LOSE JOBS
The axe may fall if the PBA doesn’t make significant concessions, the township committee said. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Faced with the state’s newContinue reading "M’TOWN BUDGET: 10 COPS COULD LOSE JOBS"
M’TOWN: GET READY TO DIG NEAR SCHOOLS
Middletown is considering heavier enforcement to get sidewalks near schools cleared after a snowfall. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI This winter’s unprecedented snowfalls brought frustrationContinue reading "M’TOWN: GET READY TO DIG NEAR SCHOOLS"
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HEARTY FAREWELL FOR HARDY
RED BANK: Council to honor DPU supervisor Rich Hardy, who retired recently after almost 39 years of keeping things running.
HOMEBOUND? READ ON…
RED BANK: Can't get to the public library? It's now offering free delivery and pickups for homebound borough residents.
TAMING A BEAST OF A WEEK
RED BANK: After the second snowfall of the week, a borough family finds the perfect use for it – a Godzilla snow sculpture.
RED BANK: LIBRARY CLOSED, BUT THE HILL’S OPEN
RED BANK: Though the library was closed by a snowstorm, kids got to enjoy the riverfront property's steep slope Tuesday.
LIGHT(HOUSE) MAKEOVER
This year, getting ready for spring means a midwinter makeover for Strollo's Lighthouse in Red Bank.
TODAY: LOCAL PUPPY COMPETES ON ANIMAL PLANET’S “PUPPY BOWL”
Red Bank’s very own rescue puppy, Biscuit, is set to compete in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl this Sunday, February 11, at 2 PM. Th ...
WHAT? NO redbankgreen NEWSLETTER?
Apologies to redbankgreen newsletter subscribers: the daily email hasn’t gone out for two days because of technical issues.
RED BANK: TIRED OF SKEETERS?
RED BANK: Tired of mosquito bites every summer? Monmouth County has a free program to help eliminate skeeter breeding grounds.
SEA BRIGHT: POLAR PLUNGE FOR ST. JAMES, OTHERS
Hundreds braved the wind and sea on Sunday at 1PM in support of St. James Elementary School, and other Catholic schools in the area. The eve ...
RED BANK: RBR CLAIMS TITLE
RED BANK: Watch pure joy as the RBR boys basketball team celebrates its first B North championship in 17 years.
RED BANK: FORGET-IT FRIDAY
RED BANK: Train Station can be a lonely place Friday mornings, especially with cold rain in the forecast.
RED BANK: CROONING YOUR LOVE
RED BANK: Imagine a quartet of impeccably dressed gentlemen showing up at your beloved's workplace, singing of your love.
RED BANK: BLACK RIVER ROLLS ON
RED BANK: A 68-year-old rail freight engine can still be counted on to draw a trainspotting fan or two when it rolls through town.
RED BANK: ‘MONDAY SWEAT’ MEETS
RED BANK: Joined by the Hazlet Running Club, members of the Red Bank Run Club met for their "Monday Sweat" at Count Basie Field.
RED BANK: CARD SALE BOOSTS GYM DRIVE
RED BANK: Charter School Foundation offers student-deisgned Valentines cards to help raise funds for a gymnasium.
RED BANK: LOVE IS IN THE… WINDOW
RED BANK: Up next: Valentine's Day, and Partyline finds the Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe getting ready for a surge of love and craving.
CLOSING THE BOOK ON A GREAT CAREER
The Red Bank mayor and council honored with a resolution Linda Hewitt (in red) on her retirement from the Red Bank Public Library at Thursda ...
RED BANK: RAIL COMMUTER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of the Route 35 Cooper's Bridge over the Navesink River, as seen from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank F ...
RED BANK: PROMISING PROMS
RED BANK: Prom season approaches, and Lunch Break once again steps up with its 8th annual Prom Giveaway of donated dresses.
RED BANK: DOWN BY THE RIVER
RED BANK: Partyline contributor Karly Swaim captured a gloomy mood in Riverside Gardens Park Wednesday evening.