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FAIR HAVEN: Q&A with incumbent Mayor Ben Lucarelli, who's running for another term unopposed in the November 6 election.
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FAIR HAVEN: COUNCIL OKS GUN RESOLUTION
FAIR HAVEN: Council overrides mayor, who had refused to post gun-law resolution he called "just words on a piece of paper."
FAIR HAVEN: KOCH, COLE WIN COUNCIL TERMS
FAIR HAVEN: Republicans Koch and Cole secure council seats with strong wins, halting Democrats's gains of recent years.
FAIR HAVEN: NEW MAYOR FINDS COMPROMISE
FAIR HAVEN: Five days into the job, new mayor forges "compromise" in bid to preserve funding for a road project that appeared dead a week ago.
FAIR HAVEN: NEW MAYOR REVIVES ROAD PLAN
FAIR HAVEN: Mayor calls special council session in bid to save funding for road project that appeared dead earlier this week.
FAIR HAVEN: SIDEWALK PLAN HITS DEAD END
FAIR HAVEN: Measure to solicit bids for sidewalks and curbs in area neighbors consider bucolic fails, effectively knocking $350K grant off table.
FAIR HAVEN: NEWCOMER TAPPED AS MAYOR
FAIR HAVEN: Without discussion or comment, council picks political newcomer Joshua Halpern to serve as mayor through 2022.
FAIR HAVEN: RESIGNATION FOLLOWED CLASH
FAIR HAVEN: Lucarelli silent on the decision to quit as mayor hours after clash over meeting "decorum" and his own conduct.
FAIR HAVEN: LUCARELLI RESIGNS AS MAYOR
FAIR HAVEN: Ben Lucarelli resigns as mayor, effective immediately. He has held the job for nearly a decade, following one term on the council.
FAIR HAVEN: LIMITS ON SPEED & 5G ENDORSED
FAIR HAVEN: Council endorses lower speed limit on River Road; introduces law to limit 5G antennas; OKs grant application for Bicentennial Hall upgrades.
FAIR HAVEN: MARINA, TOWN SETTLE LAWSUIT
FAIR HAVEN: A six-year battle over river rights between the borough and one of its oldest businesses has been settled, the parties announced Thursday.
FAIR HAVEN: THREE EAGLE SCOUTS CITED
FAIR HAVEN: Mayor and council honor three new Eagle Scouts for service projects at the borough's community garden and Maple Cove in Red Bank.
FAIR HAVEN: SIDEWALK PLAN GETS PUSHBACK
FAIR HAVEN: Sidewalks? We don't need or want them, say residents seeking to preserve their "bucolic" neighborhood near the Navesink.
FAIR HAVEN: FIREMEN’S FAIR BACK ON TRACK
FAIR HAVEN: Firemen's fair returning; council takes action on budget, cannabis, waterfront property and more. Here's a quick rundown.
FAIR HAVEN: BOROUGH EYES RIVER PARCEL
FAIR HAVEN: Borough seeks Green Acres funding for possible purchase of lot adjoining the municipal dock on the Navesink River.
FAIR HAVEN: FINE-TUNING FOR TWO PROJECTS
FAIR HAVEN: Residents weigh in again on plans for new police station and public works yard, fine-tuning designs praised for fitting in among homes.
FAIR HAVEN: LOADS OF PRAISE FOR DPW PLAN
FAIR HAVEN: Latest plan for overhauling public works facility gets lots of love, and no thumbs-downs, at planning board capital review.
FAIR HAVEN: COMPAƑEROS GETS $5,000
FAIR HAVEN: Dunkin' franchisees contribute $5,000 to CompaƱeros de Comida, a student-run volunteer organization that helps feed families in need.
FAIR HAVEN: HISTORIC TREES GET A TRIM
FAIR HAVEN: The majestic avenue of sycamore trees along Buttonwood Drive is getting an overdue pruning this week, following an arborist's recommendation.
FAIR HAVEN: COUNCIL SPLITS ON FUNDING
FAIR HAVEN: Council authorizes debt, extends administrator's contract and bids goodbye to a three-term member at final session of 2020.
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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 ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.