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RED BANK: BUILDING SOLD, PHARMACY CLOSED
RED BANK: Building changes hands and pharmacy shuts its doors. What's Going On Here? redbankgreen answers.
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank business owner happier than to hear "I saw your ad on Red Bank Green!"
RED BANK: K9 FINDS SHOPLIFTING SUSPECT
RED BANK: Tracked by K9 unit, shoplifting suspect found hiding in woods, arrested after reported struggle with police Monday night.
CHURN: FAST GREEK AND EASY WEDDINGS
Brothers George, Charlie and Taso Lyristis plan to open Greek Eats on the Shrewsbury side of Newman Springs Road Tuesday. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARDContinue reading "CHURN: FAST GREEK AND EASY WEDDINGS"
CHURN: TRAP DOOR, BELMONTE TO OPEN
Trap Door Escape Room opens this week in the former home of Dunlap Locksmith, which left behind a front door with a giant keyhole cut into it. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click toContinue reading "CHURN: TRAP DOOR, BELMONTE TO OPEN"
RED BANK: WALGREENS NEIGHBORS SEEK HELP
Area residents say they’re concerned about the impact of a new Walgreens on local road safety. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Motorists using a shortcut alongContinue reading "RED BANK: WALGREENS NEIGHBORS SEEK HELP"
CHURN: JEWELERY & CLOTHING SHOPS OPEN
Jeweler Evan Piscitelli in his new Red Bank shop, Thrill Her Diamonds. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD This edition of Retail Churn offersContinue reading "CHURN: JEWELERY & CLOTHING SHOPS OPEN"
RED BANK: CLASSIC RASSAS SIGN RESCUED
A bit banged up but salvageable, one of the classic neon Rassas Buick signs in Red Bank – seen below in 2013 – was saved from the bulldozer Wednesday byContinue reading "RED BANK: CLASSIC RASSAS SIGN RESCUED"
RED BANK: WALGREENS BEGINS RX WORK
Contrary to speculation in a redbankgreen article back in March, when we reported that Walgreens was “reviewing” whether to go ahead with its controversial plan for a Red Bank store,Continue reading "RED BANK: WALGREENS BEGINS RX WORK"
RED BANK: ANOTHER PHARMACY PLANNED
The owner of 39 East Front Street says he’ll replace what he admits is the “ugliest” facade on the block with the conversion to retail. (Photo by John T. Ward.Continue reading "RED BANK: ANOTHER PHARMACY PLANNED"
RED BANK: WALGREEN’S GETS GREEN LIGHT
Walgreen’s developer Marc Steinberg greets neighborhood supporters after winning plan approval. Below, the revised site plan, at left, called for a smaller structure than the prior proposal, at right. TheContinue reading "RED BANK: WALGREEN’S GETS GREEN LIGHT"
Walgreen’s developer Marc Steinberg talks with neighbors about the proposed store’s traffic flow at a December hearing. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD The builder of a proposed Walgreen’sContinue reading "RED BANK: WALGREEN’S MOVES STORE"
RED BANK: WALGREEN’S TO REVISE PLAN
Josephine Menna, an aunt to Mayor Pasquale Menna – who recused himself – queries Walgreen’s lawyer Marty McGann. Below, site owner Aaron Rassas confers with his team during a break. (ClickContinue reading "RED BANK: WALGREEN’S TO REVISE PLAN"
RED BANK: HEAVY PLANNING BOARD AGENDA
Newly oepned Carlo’s Bake Shop seeks permission to offer table service. Also on the agenda: the Walgreen’s plan for lower Broad Street, below. (Photo above by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "RED BANK: HEAVY PLANNING BOARD AGENDA"
WALGREEN’S MOVES; NEIGHBORS NOT SO MUCH
Borough engineer Christine Ballard, left, of T&M Associates, answers neighbors’ questions about the Walgreen’s proposal during a break in Monday night’s hearing. Below, a plan shows the flow of deliveryContinue reading "WALGREEN’S MOVES; NEIGHBORS NOT SO MUCH"
RED BANK: WALGREEN’S ON PLANNING AGENDA
The sole item on the agenda  Monday night at the Red Bank Planning Board is a proposed Walgreen’s pharmacy, which would replace the closed Rassas auto dealership on Broad Street.Continue reading "RED BANK: WALGREEN’S ON PLANNING AGENDA"
RED BANK: WALGREEN’S PLANS DRAW CONCERN
Red Bank resident Patricia Meenan asks a question as engineer Dan Dougherty and attorney Marty McGann, in white shirt, look on. Below, a rendering of the proposed store. (Click toContinue reading "RED BANK: WALGREEN’S PLANS DRAW CONCERN"
RED BANK: DRIVE-THRU CHANGE SAILS THRU
The change will not apply to a proposed Walgreen’s store at the former site of Rassas Buick, officials said. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "RED BANK: DRIVE-THRU CHANGE SAILS THRU"
A drugstore and two adjoining stores would occupy space formerly used by a Chinese takeout restaurant and a portrait studio near the corner of Broad Street and Harding Road. (ClickContinue reading "RED BANK: NEW PHARMACY APPROVED"
NEIGHBORS OPPOSING RED BANK WALGREEN’S
Melissa Grieves, seated at right, addresses neighbors concerned about the planned redevelopment of the former Rassas car lot, below, into a mega-drugstore.  (Photo by Sarah Klepner. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "NEIGHBORS OPPOSING RED BANK WALGREEN’S"
RED BANK: ANOTHER DRUGSTORE WANTS IN
The proposed Red Bank Family Pharmacy and two retail stores would fill the space formerly occupied by Jade Garden restaurant and Kramer Photography. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARDContinue reading "RED BANK: ANOTHER DRUGSTORE WANTS IN"
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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.