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RED BANK: BELLHAVEN OIL TANK YANKED
RED BANK: What's Going On Here? Environmental cleanup underway at Bellhaven Natural Area, which is slated to get a playground and observation deck.
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RED BANK: BELLHAVEN WORK TO START
RED BANK: After years of controversy, Bellhaven Natural Area will get a playground and observation deck by the end of the year, Shehady says.
RED BANK: BELLHAVEN MAKEOVER IN SIGHT
RED BANK: After years of controversy and changes, a 'scaled-back' plan for Bellhaven Natural Area could be built by this summer, officials said.
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: NEW BELLHAVEN PLAN WINS PRAISE
RED BANK: Two years after controversy over a planned 'sprayrground,' a new concept for Bellhaven Nature Area gets a warmer reception.
RED BANK: UNVEILING NEW BELLHAVEN PLAN
RED BANK: Two years after controversy over a planned 'sprayrground,' a new concept for Bellhaven Nature Area is to be unveiled next week.
RED BANK: Council approves additional funding for Bellhaven Nature Area oil contamination cleanup, re-igniting spraypark controversy.
RED BANK: BELLHAVEN SPLASH PAD SPUTTERS
An entrance to Bellhaven Natural Area on Locust Avenue. A proposed playground would be sited within the of loop the path shown above. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "RED BANK: BELLHAVEN SPLASH PAD SPUTTERS"
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: CRITICS HOSE SPRAYGROUND PLAN
Kathleen Gasienica, an environmentalist and next-door neighbor to the nature area, brought a boatload of visuals to bolster her critique of the plan. Borough Engineer Christine Ballard showed a photoContinue reading "RED BANK: CRITICS HOSE SPRAYGROUND PLAN"
RED BANK: BELLHAVEN PLAN TO GET AIRING
Bellhaven is located on the Swimming River, at the western terminus of Locust Avenue.  (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD After several months of quiet, a controversial project originallyContinue reading "RED BANK: BELLHAVEN PLAN TO GET AIRING"
RED BANK: BULKHEAD, BELLHAVEN DEBATED
The council approved a bond to pay for a bulkhead to halt erosion at North Prospect Avenue, above. A change to another bond, for a possible spray park at BellhavenContinue reading "RED BANK: BULKHEAD, BELLHAVEN DEBATED"
RED BANK: SPRAYGROUND RETURNS
Critics contend the sprayground would be built in an environmentally sensitive wetland.  (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD A proposed children’s “sprayground” installation that environmentalists say would encroach onContinue reading "RED BANK: SPRAYGROUND RETURNS"
TOWN WILL PURSUE SPRAYGROUND FUNDS
Locust Avenue resident Leigh Kremer addresses the council as borough Engineer Christine Ballard listens. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Over the concerns of environmentalists, Red Bank will pursueContinue reading "TOWN WILL PURSUE SPRAYGROUND FUNDS"
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"
RED BANK: CANDIDATES TOUT THEIR VISIONS
Democrat Michael Ballard, left, with Republicans Mark Taylor and Michael Whelan with moderator Amy Goldsmith before the forum. Below, resident Jean Cash asks a question. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click toContinue reading "RED BANK: CANDIDATES TOUT THEIR VISIONS"
RED BANK: CABS, KIDS, COPS & DOGS
Mayor Pasquale Menna offers an official welcome to the RBPD K9 unit of Hunter, a 21-month-old Belgian Malinois, and his handler, Patrolman Stan Balmer. Below, an image used in aContinue reading "RED BANK: CABS, KIDS, COPS & DOGS"
RED BANK: COUNCIL OKS SIGNS, SEWER FIX
RED BANK: Council takes action on matters involving borough parks, sidewalks, sewers and more.
RED BANK COUNCIL Q&A: MICHAEL BALLARD
Michael Ballard, Democrat. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) The balance of political power is at play in the November 3 election in Red Bank, which features four candidatesContinue reading "RED BANK COUNCIL Q&A: MICHAEL BALLARD"
RED BANK COUNCIL Q&A: MARK TAYLOR
Mark Taylor, Republican. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) The balance of political power is at stake in the November 3 election in Red Bank, which features four candidates forContinue reading "RED BANK COUNCIL Q&A: MARK TAYLOR"
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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.