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By TOM CHESEK The news has at least two generations of local residents disappointed and disgusted, but the Internet Café is "throwing in the towel," says owner Joe Cullity. In the wake of an incident that saw a recent show...
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
By TOM CHESEK Anyone know exactly what's going down down at the Internet Café? It seems that dozens of ticketholders to an all-ages rock show last Friday night were refused admission to Red Bank's grooviest grotto, leaving a lot of...
By LINDA G. RASTELLI Joe Cullity doesn’t like to make a big deal out of his hip injury, and speaks reluctantly about the day he got it — September 11, 2001. "I was lucky I was late for work," he...
RED BANK: COOKIES, SOAP, TATS, GOLF & MORE
RED BANK: In this edition of Retail Churn, a cookie bakery, an 'occult' soap shop, a tattoo parlor and a 'golf lounge' plan openings downtown.
RED BANK: ONCE AGAIN, IMPROV IN A JAM
RED BANK: Improv Jam troupe's jamming, but in a jam, again, faced with losing its space in the Count Basie Performing Arts Academy.
Press release from Lunch Break of Red Bank On the evening of Monday, October 19, the Red Bank-based nonprofit Lunch Break will host its sixth annual gala, “Under One Roof,”Continue reading "A GALA ‘LUNCH’ FOR RED BANK NONPROFIT"
RED BANK: PAGING THE DOCS OF ROCK
The Docs of Rock — a band of moonlighting medical professionals and educators, led by Dr. Lawrence Sykoff, Ed.D. (fifth from left) — take it back to the Downtown onContinue reading "RED BANK: PAGING THE DOCS OF ROCK"
PHOTOG AUCTIONS PRINTS FOR LUNCH BREAK
Veteran photographer Mark Weiss, pictured at center with Todd Rundgren and Utopia in 1985, will conduct an auction of his famous images for the benefit of Red Bank-based Lunch BreakContinue reading "PHOTOG AUCTIONS PRINTS FOR LUNCH BREAK"
RED BANK: ROCK DOCS BREAK FOR BENEFIT
The Docs of Rock — a band of moonlighting medical professionals and educators, led by retired Ranney School Headmaster Emeritus and guitarist Dr. Lawrence Sykoff, Ed.D. (right) — take itContinue reading "RED BANK: ROCK DOCS BREAK FOR BENEFIT"
LUNCH BREAK TAKES IT DOWNTOWN FOR GALA
Retired Ranney School headmaster Dr. Lawrence Sykoff, Ed.D. — seen at right jamming with Tim McLoone and Holiday Express — leads his band, the Docs of Rock, to the DowntownContinue reading "LUNCH BREAK TAKES IT DOWNTOWN FOR GALA"
TOYMASTERS HOSTS CHRISTMAS IN JULY
This July, kids can celebrate Christmas at Toymasters in Red Bank.Voted “New Jersey’s Best Toy Store” by New Jersey Monthly magazine, Toymasters is partnering with the borough-based nonprofit Lunch BreakContinue reading "TOYMASTERS HOSTS CHRISTMAS IN JULY"
STEP UP TO THE PLATE, FOR LUNCH BREAK OF RB
The numbers speak for themselves: more than 61,000 hot meals served up in 2013 alone, to neighbors in need from all over Monmouth County (and beyond its borders). Over 600Continue reading "STEP UP TO THE PLATE, FOR LUNCH BREAK OF RB"
A ‘FIRST’ FOR WEISS, AT LUNCH BREAK GALA
Famed Red Bank area rock photographer Mark Weiss has announced the donation of a series of classic rock and roll portraits from the 1970s and 1980s, to benefit the borough-based nonprofit Lunch Break andContinue reading "A ‘FIRST’ FOR WEISS, AT LUNCH BREAK GALA"
LUNCH BREAK FACING SEVERE SHORTAGE
Bare shelves indicate a critical shortage of food items at Lunch Break’s Red Bank facility. The charitable nonprofit that marks 30 years of service in 2013 is putting out theContinue reading "LUNCH BREAK FACING SEVERE SHORTAGE"
BIGGER HOME TO FEED AND CLOTHE THE NEEDY
Lunch Break executive director Gwen Love, with back to camera, gets a hug after the zoning board vote. Below, plans show the expansion to the left of the existing building,Continue reading "BIGGER HOME TO FEED AND CLOTHE THE NEEDY"
The Downtown Café as seen from outside Red, its sibling establishment, in late January. It's official: nearly two years after shutting its doors for a wholesale makeover, the former Downtown Café plans to reopen this week as The Downtown. In...
The second floor is off-limits for now at Ashes Cigar Club. Turns out the Internet Café wasn't the only joint in town to come under the scrutiny of Red Bank safety inspectors in recent weeks. Ashes Cigar Club was shut...
Thirty-five stores downtown will feature live mannequins from 1 to 4p Sunday as part of an effort by Red Bank RiverCenter, the town's retail promotion organization. Might be fun to go from store to store and test just how well...
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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.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
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 ...