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RED BANK: METER PLAN FACES PUSHBACK
Merchants along the western stretch of Monmouth Street say paid parking would hurt business. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD A proposal to expandContinue reading "RED BANK: METER PLAN FACES PUSHBACK"
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank business owner happier than to hear "I saw your ad on Red Bank Green!"
RED BANK: IT’S SCHWABENBAUER & ZIPPRICH
Councilmembers Ed Zipprich, center, and Juanita Lewis with former Councilman Ivan Polonsky, right, at Democratic HQ Tuesday night. Linda Schwabenbauer, below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "RED BANK: IT’S SCHWABENBAUER & ZIPPRICH"
RED BANK: GOP APPEARS TO ADD TO ’13 GAIN
Republican Linda Schwabenbauer, left, with state Senator Jennifer Beck and running mate Sean Di Somma, far right, as returns were tallied Tuesday night. Below, Ed Zipprich, seen at right throughContinue reading "RED BANK: GOP APPEARS TO ADD TO ’13 GAIN"
Beginning shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, NJ Spotlight and NJ News Commons will begin posting results for congressional races across the state. For up-to-the minute results, click on a district;Continue reading "LIVE: HOUSE RACES ACROSS THE STATE"
RED BANK: ELECTION DAY 2014
Red Bank voters will choose two council members from among four candidates. (Click to enlarge) Will voters tick down along party lines? Mix & match? Election season 2014 culminates TuesdayContinue reading "RED BANK: ELECTION DAY 2014"
RED BANK: Q&A WITH SEAN DI SOMMA
Republican council candidate Sean Di Somma. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) In Tuesday’s election for Red Bank council, incumbents Juanita Lewis and Ed Zipprich, both Democrats, faceContinue reading "RED BANK: Q&A WITH SEAN DI SOMMA"
RED BANK: Q&A WITH JUANITA LEWIS
Democrat Juanita Lewis has been on the council since 2009. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) In Tuesday’s election for Red Bank council, incumbents Juanita Lewis and EdContinue reading "RED BANK: Q&A WITH JUANITA LEWIS"
RED BANK: Q&A WITH PASQUALE MENNA
Pasquale Menna, a Democrat, was elected mayor in 2006 after 18 years on the borough council. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) In Tuesday’s election, Red Bank MayorContinue reading "RED BANK: Q&A WITH PASQUALE MENNA"
RED BANK: Q&A WITH LINDA SCHWABENBAUER
Republican council candidate Linda Schwabenbauer. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) In Tuesday’s election for Red Bank council, incumbents Juanita Lewis and Ed Zipprich, both Democrats, face RepublicansContinue reading "RED BANK: Q&A WITH LINDA SCHWABENBAUER"
RED BANK: Q&A WITH ED ZIPPRICH
Democrat Ed Zipprich has been on the council since 2009. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) In Tuesday’s election for Red Bank council, incumbents Juanita Lewis and EdContinue reading "RED BANK: Q&A WITH ED ZIPPRICH"
RED BANK: GOP CALLS FOR TELE-DEBATE
Republicans Linda Schwabenbauer and Sean Di Somma had a full-house audience at River Street Commons to themselves Tuesday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "RED BANK: GOP CALLS FOR TELE-DEBATE"
RED BANK: NO DEBATE AS DEMS ARE NO-SHOWS
The River Street Commons had a full house for the event, hosted by the Westside Community Group. Alecia Wilkerson, below, asked a question from the audience. (Photo by John T.Continue reading "RED BANK: NO DEBATE AS DEMS ARE NO-SHOWS"
RED BANK: ZIPPRICH OWNS ‘ASTROTURF’ URL
Councilman Ed Zipprich, seen at the Red Bank NAACP candidates’ forum at Calvary Baptist Church Thursday night, acknowledged he set up a website that now attacks Republican candidates. (Photo byContinue reading "RED BANK: ZIPPRICH OWNS ‘ASTROTURF’ URL"
RED BANK: LIVING SHORELINE WINS REPRIEVE
The crumbling library bulkhead, above right, abuts that of the Corinthian Cove condos, at left. Below, resident Tom Labetti of Elm Place makes a point during the public hearing. (PhotosContinue reading "RED BANK: LIVING SHORELINE WINS REPRIEVE"
PITCHFORKS OUT OVER COMMUNITY GARDEN
With organizer Cindy Burnham holding up a photo, Annie Jones argues for allowing residents to garden a 900-square-foot strip of borough property at Maple Cove. (Click to enlarge) By JOHNContinue reading "PITCHFORKS OUT OVER COMMUNITY GARDEN"
RED BANKS: DEMS HOLD COUNCIL
District 2 voters entering the Independent Engine Company house on Mechanic Street Tuesday morning. (Photo by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD [SEE CORRECTION BELOW] Red Bank’sContinue reading "RED BANKS: DEMS HOLD COUNCIL"
A dead-quiet race for two Red Bank council seats enters the home stretch Wednesday night as two Republican challengers face off against the incumbents from the all-Democrat governing body WednesdayContinue reading "RED BANK CANDIDATES TO FACE OFF"
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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.