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RED BANK: GETTING DOWN AND COMFORTERED
Susan Fowlers’ comforter, sized for use by an individual and foldable into a pillor or travel pillow. (Photo by Alexis Orlacchio. Click to enlarge) By ALEXIS ORLACCHIO Window Shopping theContinue reading "RED BANK: GETTING DOWN AND COMFORTERED"
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SEA BRIGHT: COUNCIL WAIVES PERMIT FEES
Members of the borough council at Tuesday night’s meeting. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON Amid complaints by residents about unresolved insurance claims and other rebuildingContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: COUNCIL WAIVES PERMIT FEES"
SEA BRIGHT: EATING, REFLECTING AND RISING
Chris Wood, as seen in a video, above, and Mayor Dina Long, below, at Saturday night’s event, which raised $130,000 for Sea Bright Rising. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click toContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: EATING, REFLECTING AND RISING"
SEA BRIGHT: CHRISTIE TOUTS FOCUS ON BIZ
Joined by Mayor Dina Long and business owners, Governor Chris Christie unveiled a new cabinet-level office to focus on post-storm rebuilding efforts. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: CHRISTIE TOUTS FOCUS ON BIZ"
SEA BRIGHT: BAIN’S IS BACK IN THE PAINT
Frank Bain working the phone and the computer in the freshly restored paint section of his hardware store. (Photos by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON The rebuildingContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: BAIN’S IS BACK IN THE PAINT"
SECOND ‘MOUNTAIN’ PILES UP MEMORIES
A passerby eyes debris in the Anchorage Beach parking lot, above, while a mountain of it dominates the former Peninsula House lot, below. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "SECOND ‘MOUNTAIN’ PILES UP MEMORIES"
SEA BRIGHT: AMID TEARS, GUARD ROLLS OUT
Sea Bright’s tent city was largely dismantled by Friday afternoon. Below, Governor Chris Christie speaking with National Guardsmen at the site on November 9. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click toContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: AMID TEARS, GUARD ROLLS OUT"
HOT DOG CART AND CHIC EATERY BACK IN BIZ
Hot dog seller Frances Rooney poses for a photo with admirers, including Councilwoman Peggy Bills, at right above. Below, Pat Trama in his restored restaurant. (Photo by Wil Fulton. ClickContinue reading "HOT DOG CART AND CHIC EATERY BACK IN BIZ"
A 33-minute video about Hurricane Sandy by a Rumson-Fair Haven Regional student caught the attention of the rock band Train, which will play an acoustic show in Sea Bright asContinue reading "RUMSON TEEN’S STORM VIDEO DRAWS TRAIN"
SEA BRIGHT: BAIN’S PAINTS ITS OWN FUTURE
Frank Bain outside his Ocean Avenue hardware store, where all the inventory was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON “This isn’t aContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: BAIN’S PAINTS ITS OWN FUTURE"
SEA BRIGHT: ON TOP OF MOUNT SANDY
Rachel Pedersen and Carolyn Rigby on the Sea Bright sandpile, which attracts dog-walkers and other sightseers. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD The beach clubs and bars may be temporarilyContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: ON TOP OF MOUNT SANDY"
Montclair State University student Noah Smith interviews owners of some of the hardest-hit businesses in Sea Bright and the volunteers who spent last weekend helping them out. (Thanks to DebbieContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: GIVING THANKS BY GIVING BACK"
SEA BRIGHT MOVES MEETING TO THE BASIE
The mayor and council of Sea Bright took to the stage of the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank Monday night to accommodate a crowd that would not have fitContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT MOVES MEETING TO THE BASIE"
Here’s a compelling video made in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Shot by Adam Worth of Asbury Park, it includes footage of Sea Bright and the Red Bank-based Rebuild/Recover effort.Continue reading "ANOTHER VIEW OF THE STORM’S DESTRUCTION"
SEA BRIGHT: MERCHANTS PLAN NEW STARTS
Cono Trezza in his newly built pizzeria last February, and as it appeared five days after the storm, below. (Photo below by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTONContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: MERCHANTS PLAN NEW STARTS"
SEA BRIGHT: MOVING ‘MOUNT SANDY’
Bulldozers redistributing sand recovered from the streets of Sea Bright on the borough beach Wednesday morning. Below, contractor Mike Stavola with Governor Chris Christie last week. (Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: MOVING ‘MOUNT SANDY’"
SEA BRIGHT REOPENS TO OUTSIDERS
As seen in two views along Ocean Avenue Wednesday morning, passenger vehicles must share the road with earth movers, backhoes and dumptrucks. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD AfterContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT REOPENS TO OUTSIDERS"
CHRISTIE SHINES A SPOTLIGHT ON SEA BRIGHT
Prompted by a request from Mayor Dina Long and Councilman Read Murphy to keep Ocean Avenue closed to through traffic, Governor Chris Christie summons his transportation secretary during a visitContinue reading "CHRISTIE SHINES A SPOTLIGHT ON SEA BRIGHT"
SEA BRIGHT READIES FOR RESIDENTS’ RETURN
Aided by the Army, volunteers have built an encampment of tents to serve food and provide other necessities to Sea Brighters when they’re allowed back into town. Restaurateur Chris Wood,Continue reading "SEA BRIGHT READIES FOR RESIDENTS’ RETURN"
AERIALS SHOW SEA BRIGHT UNDER SAND
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has posted aerial shots of Sea Bright before and after Hurricane Sandy struck on October 29 that show dramatic change in terms of sandContinue reading "AERIALS SHOW SEA BRIGHT UNDER SAND"
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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 ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.