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RED BANK: DOWNTOWN GETS SOME RETRO FIZZ
RED BANK: With its effervescent 1950s vibe and old-school diner menu, Fizz Soda Fountain bubbles to life on Monmouth Street.
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank business owner happier than to hear "I saw your ad on Red Bank Green!"
RED BANK: AT HOME WITH TOAST & TARRAGON
Amy Russo Harrigan in the newly opened Toast, housed in the former Broadway Diner on Monmouth Street. Below, an ad for the original Palace Diner that appeared in the Red BankContinue reading "RED BANK: AT HOME WITH TOAST & TARRAGON"
RED BANK: TOAST POPS UP
The widely anticipated revival of the former Broadway Diner on Monmouth Street in Red Bank as Toast restaurant was completed with a quiet opening Friday afternoon, moments after borough officialsContinue reading "RED BANK: TOAST POPS UP"
RED BANK: PLAIN DECOR BUT GOURMET GRITS
Southern style shrimp and grits from the specials menu at the Inbetween Café. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON What magnetic pull does the Inbetween Café inContinue reading "RED BANK: PLAIN DECOR BUT GOURMET GRITS"
RUTGERS TO RED BANK: HANSEL ‘N GRIDDLE
Casey Ruff, owner of the newly opened Hansel ‘n Griddle on West Front Street serves a chicken cobb salad. Below, French Toast from the breakfast menu offered throughout the day.  (PhotosContinue reading "RUTGERS TO RED BANK: HANSEL ‘N GRIDDLE"
RED BANK: BREAKFAST ALL DAY LONG
A breakfast of fried eggs, homefries and sausages from the Red Bank Diner on Broad Street. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON Since the unexpected closing ofContinue reading "RED BANK: BREAKFAST ALL DAY LONG"
RED BANK: BELATED GOODBYES TO A DINER
Sisters Sarah and Claire Taylor came to the Broadway Diner from Ocean Township with their mom on Tuesday not knowing it had closed. Below, the diner’s famous buttermilk pancakes are nowContinue reading "RED BANK: BELATED GOODBYES TO A DINER"
RED BANK: DINER TO REOPEN AS TOAST
  “Sorry, closed” is all sign in the door tells patrons of the Broadway Diner, where some 40 workers were shocked to learn they’d lost their jobs Monday. Below, workersContinue reading "RED BANK: DINER TO REOPEN AS TOAST"
RED BANK: DINER POURS FINAL CUP
The diner will reopen as a new restaurant, an owner says. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank’s Broadway Diner, a gleaming all-nightContinue reading "RED BANK: DINER POURS FINAL CUP"
RED BANK: STORES REOPEN DAY AFTER FIRE
Stores, at right, were back in business as usual Monday, one day after a fire damaged a second-floor apartment at 43 Monmouth Street in Red Bank Sunday. Because customer furs areContinue reading "RED BANK: STORES REOPEN DAY AFTER FIRE"
RED BANK: FIRE RIPS DOWNTOWN APARTMENT
Firefighters used the roof of the Broadway Diner to access the burning building next door until aerial truck ladders were deployed. Below, Matt Tasche, center, escaped the burning apartment unharmed.Continue reading "RED BANK: FIRE RIPS DOWNTOWN APARTMENT"
John Copeland at his Red Bank restaurant on Saturday. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD After two decades, Red Bank’s Broadway Grille is closing this week, a victim ofContinue reading "RED BANK: BROADWAY GRILLE’S CURTAIN CALL"
RED BANK: JR.’S SIZZLES AFTER HOURS
The after-hours crowd packs Jr.’s on a recent Saturday night.  (Photos by Dan Natale. Click to enlarge) By DAN NATALE Without fanfare, but with a fair amount of merriment, aContinue reading "RED BANK: JR.’S SIZZLES AFTER HOURS"
TOWER SPARED APPARENT LIGHTNING STRIKE
A flash, a boom and an an automated alarm had Red Bank volunteer firefighters scrambling to the historic town hall at 51 Monmouth Street Friday afternoon on reports that theContinue reading "TOWER SPARED APPARENT LIGHTNING STRIKE"
Aurora Donohue finds something she likes at a Paint the Town Pink sale table outside the Broadway Diner on Saturday. Paint the Town Pink got off to a slippery start Saturday, with sporadic drizzles and showers into early afternoon before...
Cindy McCain, right, wife of GOP presidential contender Sen. John McCain, arrives for lunch this afternoon at the Broadway Diner on Monmouth Street, accompanied by state Sen. Jennifer Beck. McCain was coming from a fundraiser in Rumson. She and her...
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? TOAST TOSSED SALAD
A Chopped Greek salad with grilled shrimp, above, and a plate of hash and eggs, below. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON Peace, Love and Pancakes: HowContinue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? TOAST TOSSED SALAD"
CHURN: SIGNS OF THE PAST… AND FUTURE
Builder Mike Rovere uncovered turn-of-the-century signs in gold leaf on either side of the facade at 18 Broad, home to a series of shoe stores dating back to 1883. (PhotoContinue reading "CHURN: SIGNS OF THE PAST… AND FUTURE"
ON THE GREEN: SLOW ROAST AT TOAST
With temperatures headed toward the high 80s, John Cushing of Bayonne rolled on with his work Tuesday, painting curbs outside the Toast restaurant under construction in the former Broadway DinerContinue reading "ON THE GREEN: SLOW ROAST AT TOAST"
CHURN: 10TH AVE. NEARS OPENING DATE
Signage is now up at 10th Ave. Burrito on West Front Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD With the restaurantization of Red BankContinue reading "CHURN: 10TH AVE. NEARS OPENING DATE"
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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.