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RED BANK: FLIP OK’D ON MAYOR’S TIEBREAKER
RED BANK: With neighbors divided, council approves parking 'flip' on Spring Street as Portman casts his first tiebreaker vote as mayor.
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank business owner happier than to hear "I saw your ad on Red Bank Green!"
RED BANK: PLAQUE HONORS A ‘FIGHTER’
RED BANK: After a career as a professional boxer, Freddie Boynton became a fighter for the community he grew up in. Now he has a plaque in Johnny Jazz Park. (Fight video included.)
RED BANK: PLAQUE FOR A FIGHTER
RED BANK: Freddie Boynton to be honored for boxing career and years of community service with a plaque dedication ceremony in Johnny Jazz Park.
RED BANK: MEMORIAL POLICY DEBATED
RED BANK: Council takes up issue of naming streets, buildings and other public facilities as "memorials" for living honorees.
RED BANK: CORNER PLAN HEARING RESUMES
RED BANK: Hearing on plan for apartments and stores at Shrewsbury Avenue and Drs. Parker Boulevard begins anew after big reductions.
RED BANK: GETTING FED, AND HELPING TO FEED
RED BANK: With food insecurity rising in the COVID-19 crisis, charities are helping keep families fed. Here's where to get food and make cash donations.
ON THE GREEN: SCENES FROM THE PANDEMIC
ON THE GREEN: Panic? What panic? Out on the streets, an air of serenity prevails, masking the true anxiety many feel because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
RED BANK: COUNCIL WRAP
RED BANK: Weeds, a police department retirement and the library were on the agenda of a no-surprises council meeting Wednesday. Here's a wrap-up.
RED BANK: BOYNTON ENTERING BOXING HALL
RED BANK: Long before he started sparring with the council, gadfly Freddie Boynton was an actual boxer. Now he's headed to the NJ amateur hall of fame.
RED BANK: RESIDENTS RESIST DUMP-SITE PARK
RED BANK: Not everyone wants a park at the former town dump, say residents concerned about the long-range effects of contaminants.
RED BANK: COUNCIL OKS SIGNS, SEWER FIX
RED BANK: Council takes action on matters involving borough parks, sidewalks, sewers and more.
RED BANK: TRASH PICKUP TO GO PRIVATE
Two of the borough’s four garbage trucks will be sold, and the other two kept for leaf and snow removal, officials said. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "RED BANK: TRASH PICKUP TO GO PRIVATE"
Critics contend the Bellhaven sprayground has little popular support.  (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD It wasn’t on the agenda, but a proposed water playground on Red Bank’s WestContinue reading "RED BANK: BELLHAVEN GETS HOSED AGAIN"
RED BANK: WEST SIDERS MARCH IN PROTEST
About three dozen protesters marched through Red Bank Saturday morning to object to rising property taxes, a proposed spray park at Bellhaven Nature Area, borough hiring practices and what theyContinue reading "RED BANK: WEST SIDERS MARCH IN PROTEST"
RED BANK: TRASH PICKUP MAY GO PRIVATE
Trash pickups by borough employees could end this year. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank residents could see the end of localContinue reading "RED BANK: TRASH PICKUP MAY GO PRIVATE"
RED BANK ‘SPRAYGROUND’ PLAN UNDER FIRE
A proposal for a water-shooting playground at Red Bank’s little-used Bellhaven Nature Area has raised hackles among environmentalists. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Wednesday night’s meeting of theContinue reading "RED BANK ‘SPRAYGROUND’ PLAN UNDER FIRE"
CALENDAR CONFLICT SPURS EVENTS REVIEW
Freddie Boynton and members of the Celestial Lodge had a beef to air about a block party. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI It hadn’t happenedContinue reading "CALENDAR CONFLICT SPURS EVENTS REVIEW"
THE WEEK IN REARVIEW: MAY 8-14, 2011
A painter finishes off a welcome sign in the window of Broadway Diner. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI A roundup of articles appearing last weekContinue reading "THE WEEK IN REARVIEW: MAY 8-14, 2011"
BOYNTON JABS OFFICIALS AT WEST SIDE MEET
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Freddie Boynton might as well have laced up his old boxing gloves for this face-off. The former boxer, who’s taken a role in retirement as a voiceContinue reading "BOYNTON JABS OFFICIALS AT WEST SIDE MEET"
Freddie Boynton, center, and pals show off their chrome Saturday. What: The second annual Nathan J. Williams Craftsmen Club motorcycle rally to raise scholarship money. Where: Celestial Lodge 36 of the Free & Accepted Masons, 141 Drs. Parker Boulevard, Red...
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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.