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FAIR HAVEN: KOCH, COLE WIN COUNCIL TERMS
FAIR HAVEN: Republicans Koch and Cole secure council seats with strong wins, halting Democrats's gains of recent years.
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FAIR HAVEN: COUNCIL CANDIDATE Q&As
FAIR HAVEN: Q&As with all candidates for council in the November 2 election, plus resources to help you navigate the various ways to cast your ballot.
FAIR HAVEN: GASPERINI Q&A
FAIR HAVEN: Q&A with council candidate Bob Gasperini, one of four contenders for two seats on the governing body in the November 2 election.
FAIR HAVEN: KOCH Q&A
FAIR HAVEN: Q&A with council candidate Betsy Koch, one of four contenders for two seats on the governing body in the November 2 election.
FAIR HAVEN: COLE Q&A
FAIR HAVEN: Q&A with council candidate Tracy Cole, one of four contenders for two seats on the governing body in the November 2 election.
FAIR HAVEN: TROMBINO Q&A
FAIR HAVEN: Q&A with council candidate Sonja Trombino, one of four contenders for two seats on the governing body in the November 2 election.
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: SIDEWALK PLAN HITS DEAD END
FAIR HAVEN: Measure to solicit bids for sidewalks and curbs in area neighbors consider bucolic fails, effectively knocking $350K grant off table.
FAIR HAVEN: SIDEWALK PLAN GETS PUSHBACK
FAIR HAVEN: Sidewalks? We don't need or want them, say residents seeking to preserve their "bucolic" neighborhood near the Navesink.
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: 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: 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: Council introduces ban on drive-thru and walk-up restaurants, as well as a proposed ban on plastic bags and straws.
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.
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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.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...