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RED BANK: NOVEMBER ELECTIONS ADVANCE
RED BANK: November election date expected to be restored; social worker for police department "spitballed;" other council meeting highlights.
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RED BANK: COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT
RED BANK: Outreach for volunteers to municipal boards and committees "absolutely working," with applications still welcome, says Portman.
RED BANK: PORTMAN SLATE’S WIN OFFICIAL
RED BANK: Certified results show incumbent Portman trounced Hogan with 61 percent of the vote in historic, low-turnout election.
RED BANK: PORTMAN SLATE SWEEPS RACES
RED BANK: Incumbent mayor Billy Portman and his slate of council candidates sweep to victory in Tuesday's history-making election.
RED BANK: TAX INCREASE HELD TO ONE PERCENT
RED BANK: Aided by parking surplus, local tax on average-value home goes up $25 this year, officials said at a walk-thru of the 2023 budget.
RED BANK: VISCOMI Q&A
RED BANK: Here's what council candidate Suzanne Viscomi said in response to a redbankgreen questionnaire.
RED BANK: HILL Q&A
RED BANK: Here's what council candidate Linda Hill said in response to a redbankgreen questionnaire.
RED BANK: ELBOW-TO-ELBOW AT ‘FACEOFF’
RED BANK: Large field of candidates in May 9 election sits elbow-to-elbow for "Faceoff Over Red Bank's Future." Full video.
RED BANK: CANDIDATES JOSTLE FOR POSITION
RED BANK: Thirteen council candidates vie for voter attention in fast-paced, online forum ahead of May 9 election.
RED BANK: PARKING CHANGE TABLED
RED BANK: Council taps brakes on new rules for parking on Spring Street while residents raise issues of parking and four-way stops elsewhere in town.
RED BANK: BALLOT POSITIONS SET
RED BANK: Ballot-position drawing gives Portman inside lane against Hogan in mayor's race, while Hogan's council slate gets primo position.
RED BANK: All 15 candidates for office in May election "cleared the bar" with valid petitions, says clerk. Up next: a ballot-position drawing.
RED BANK: With no new petitions submitted by Monday deadline, voters will have two mayoral and 13 council choices in historic election.
RED BANK: SOME VOTERS HAD OTHER IDEAS
RED BANK: Portman may have been the only one on the ballot, but 94 voters had other ideas about who should be mayor, according to write-ins.
RED BANK: COUNCIL CANDIDATE VISCOMI
RED BANK: Three candidates seek two seats on the borough council in the November 2 election. Here's what Sue Viscomi has to say about herself and the issues.
RED BANK: Viscomi denies calling Shehady 'Mr. Jihad' as mayor and others denounce her for purported racism.
RED BANK: TWO VIEWS OF STORM CLEANUP
RED BANK: With another snowstorm expected Sunday, two videos illustrate difference parked vehicles make in snow-clearing efficiency.
RED BANK: SUE VISCOMI Q&A
RED BANK: redbankgreen's Q&A with independent Sue Viscomi, one of five contenders for two council seats in the November 6 election.
RED BANK: NONPARTISAN DRIVE TO KICK OFF
RED BANK: Back in the minority and out of the running, Taylor and Whelan plan to kick off push for nonpartisan elections with an event at Red Rock next week.
RED BANK: Menna tugs reins on holiday horse-and-carriage rides, calling them "inhumane." What does the horse owner think? "Idiocy," she says.
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CRASH ON LEIGHTON
The driver of this car was headed north on Leighton Avenue when they it hit an SUV pulling a work trailer headed in south in the opposing la ...
CAR VS STREET SIGN
The driver of this Mercedes hopped the curb and toppled the street sign at the corner of South Pearl and Drs. James Parker Boulevard Wednesd ...
SKETCHES OF RED BANK BY LOCAL ARTIST MICHAEL WHITE
Sketches of Red Bank scenes have been floating around on social media and we thought they deserved some spotlight. First appearing in our fe ...
POLE DOWN
Utility pole falls on English Plaza shop Forge after being struck by SUV shortly before noon. No injuries reported, though 86-year-old drive ...
YO, ADRIAN!
It’s a tough turn for our hero as Rocky Balboa is relegated to the curb for trash pickup on Locust Avenue. We’ll have to go back ...
“EL PALOMO” IS IN THE HOUSE
Jesus Rios, a mariachi singer who performs under the stage name “El Palomo” (The dove) pauses for a moment before entering a bac ...
CROC SPOTTED IN RIVER
Frighteningly hideous and green, a solitary Croc lurked ominously amid the flotsam and foam in the Navesink River alongside the Red Bank Fir ...
KISS ICON REFLECTS ON BROADWALK
A Swarovski crystal-bedazzled self-portrait painting of Paul Stanley, longtime singer and guitarist for the rock band Kiss peers out from a ...
CHISELIN’ AWAY
Marcelo Garcia Lopez works with hammer and chisel on a new feature for his flower garden on Shrewsbury Avenue: a hollow in a carved log in w ...
STORM CLEANUP CONTINUES
  Saturday’s storm sent a tree toppling on this house on Bank Street, damaging the roof. Workers Wednesday could be seen removing ...
SNAPPING IN THE BREEZE
RED BANK: Blustery winds had the flags in Riverside Gardens Park snapping Monday evening.
POWER LINE DOWN
Red Bank firefighters were on scene at Manor Drive dealing with a live power line Monday afternoon. There was no immediate report of fire. T ...
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.