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By JOHN T. WARD A two-day gun-buyback program aimed at getting unwanted firearms out of circulation ended with a bit of a bang this weekend. Police in affluent, suburban RumsonContinue reading "RUMSON OUTDRAWS ASBURY IN GUN BUYBACK"
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Rumson is one of two Monmouth County towns that will serve as collection sites Friday and Saturday for a gun buyback program. Weapons may be surrendered anonymously, with no questionsContinue reading "RUMSON: GUN BUYBACK, NO QUESTIONS ASKED"
Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department. •Peter Christensen, age 21, from Florence Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on August 31, 2013 byContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN POLICE REPORTS"
Activity reports for the month of June, 2013, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department. • 06/02/13 Ptl. Hostrup took a theft report for a BMW hood ornamentContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN BUSTS MAN FOR JEWELRY FRAUD"
The crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of May 23 to May 30, 2013. This information is unedited. Criminal Mischief occurring onContinue reading "RED BANK: ONE VEHICLE, FOUR SLASHED TIRES"
Recent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department. • Kyle Constanza, age 20, from Wendover Court in Bedminster, NJ, arrested on June 12, 2012 by CorporalContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN BUSTS TEEN FOR DWI"
Recent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department. • On December 28, 2011 Detective Adam Finck arrested Jose Luciano, age 32, from Reidway Place in Freehold,Continue reading "BUSY HOLIDAYS FOR MIDDLETOWN POLICE"
Recent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department. • Keith Johnson, age 19, from Chapel Hill Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 2, 2011 byContinue reading "MAN ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT"
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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.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...