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RED BANK THROWBACK: 1983’s “WORST FIREWORKS EVER”
Throwbacks feature looks back at 1983, when a fireworks barge exploded in the Navesink River mid display. (click to read)
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RED BANK: ‘CLINICIAN’ ON COUNCIL AGENDA
RED BANK: On Thursday's council agenda: hiring a "clinician" for police department; an update on parks; honoring two 50-year RBFD volunteers.
RED BANK: After an abandoned effort of year ago, council will try again to find a full-time borough administrator.
RED BANK: DEMS AIR PARTY’S DIRTY LAUNDRY
RED BANK: Menna, Yngstrom and Triggiano cite interference, one-party rule and "paranoia" as roots of government "dysfunction" in Charter Study Commission testimony.
RED BANK: CENTER FIXES OK’D, RE-ARGUED
RED BANK: Even as they approve spending for Senior Center repairs, Democrats split over how long it took and who should have 'found' funding sooner.
RED BANK: ‘BOAT RAMP’ TO FUND CENTER FIX
RED BANK: Funding for Senior Center repairs includes 30-year-old account set aside for a contemplated boat ramp that was never built.
RED BANK: Former business administrator Ziad Shehady and Councilwoman Kathy Horgan slated for Charter Study Commission interviews tonight.
RED BANK: ADMINISTRATOR IN SPOTLIGHTS
RED BANK: Council expected to vote on changes to reduce administrator's power, even as Charter Study Commission work may lead to reversal.
RED BANK: Co-author of report that recommended charter change tells Charter Study Commission borough needs a strong chief executive.
RED BANK: SHEHADY RESIGNS TOP BORO JOB
RED BANK: Shehady resigns as business administrator after just three years, leaving sharply divided council to fill top unelected position.
RED BANK: Shehady quits redevelopment agency citing 'lightning rod' distractions from main job; agency OKs concept plans for facilities.
RED BANK: Borough settles lawsuit alleging racial and gender bias against former parks & rec head Memone Crystian for $175,000.
RED BANK: COUNCIL WRAP
RED BANK: Once again, council moves quickly through a light agenda, this time after Menna holds a last-minute informal session. Here's a wrap.
RED BANK: Five months into the job, Business Administrator Ziad Shehady is accused of harassment by the town's personnel director.
RED BANK: REDEVELOPMENT WORK ON AGENDA
RED BANK: The consultants who suggested the borough set up redevelopment agency are expected to get the contract to run it.
RED BANK: The authors of a report calling for the creation of a downtown redevelopment agency appear on the verge of winning a contract to make it happen.
RED BANK: BELLHAVEN PLAN SCALED BACK
RED BANK: Bellhaven plan revived and 'scaled back' once again, says Shehady, after questions about tree removal at the wetlands site.
RED BANK: AFTER SCATHING REPORT, WHAT?
RED BANK: What's next after scathing report on borough operations? It won't end up on shelf gathering dust, says the new official tasked with implementing its recommendations.
RED BANK: REPORT RIPS TOWN OPERATIONS
RED BANK: Report from council-commissioned management review is sharply critical of borough operations across the board, starting with the form of government.
RED BANK: PARKING, TAXES & MORE
RED BANK: At last week's session, the council took action on parking, administration and commercial trash pickups; hearings slated on taxes, RiverCenter and shared services.
Partyline
PUDDLE BE GONE
A work crew was out this week attacking the site of the notoriously persistent puddle at the corner of Broad and Mechanic Streets. This phot ...
SMALLS FOR MAYOR?
We at redbankgreen remain neutral in political affairs and never make endorsements. But we have to say Borough Clerk Laura Reinertsen’ ...
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.