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Michael DuPont, Democrat. (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: MICHAEL DUPONT"
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RED BANK: DUPONT Q&A
RED BANK: Eleven candidates seek seats on five-member charter study commission. Here's what Mike DuPont has to say about himself and the issues.
RED BANK: DuPont makes it a contest, becoming sixth candidate for a seat on five-member charter study commission in November referendum.
RED BANK: GOP CALLS DUPONT ‘SORE LOSER’
Councilman Mike DuPont, with his wife, Doreen, beside him, addresses Democratic supporters on election night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank Republicans blasted incumbent CouncilmanContinue reading "RED BANK: GOP CALLS DUPONT ‘SORE LOSER’"
RED BANK: DuPONT LOSES BELMAR JOB
Red Bank Councilman Mike DuPont was squeezed out of his post as Belmar’s borough attorney Tuesday, four days after a court ruling found shortcomings in his handling of a ballot question there, APP.comContinue reading "RED BANK: DuPONT LOSES BELMAR JOB"
Councilman Michael DuPont contends that this flier, distributed by Republican Councilman John Curley to Red Bank residents last week, is a smear on his wife. [Click on flier to enlarge] In a letter to the editor published in the current...
Red Bank Democrats swept the board in Tuesday's election, led by mayoral candidate and Latin buff Pasquale Menna, who outpolled fellow councilmember John Curley by 101 votes in unofficial tallying to become the first immigrant Italian to win the borough's...
Councilman Michael DuPont subjected the head of Parks & Rec to a cringe-inducing dressing down. Mayor Pasquale Menna pre-emptively lambasted a resident for a letter not yet published by a weekly newspaper. Art Murphy wigged out on fellow councilmember Grace...
A long-anticipated hearing on the future of the Best Liquors alcohol license was postponed yesterday before it began. Two members of the Red Bank Borough Council— John Curley and Michael DuPont— were out sick, and a third, RJ Bifani, recused...
It's only a draft document, one that even councilman and finance committee chairman Michael DuPont said he had not seen beforehand. But a preliminary Red Bank budget unveiled at a first-ever presentation of its kind Monday night calls for a...
RED BANK: CHARTER RACE SET
RED BANK: Eleven candidates file for seats on five-member charter study commission in November referendum as petition deadline expires.
RED BANK: FIVE UNITE AS CHARTER SLATE
RED BANK: Five self-described "forward-thinking" candidates for charter study commission form a slate to represent the town's "eclectic nature."
RED BANK: BUDGET Q&A SLATED AFTER ALL
RED BANK: Almost two months after it was first announced, finance committee's public walk-thru of proposed budget has a date.
RED BANK: ZIPPRICH ZAPPED ON ‘PLAGIARISM’
Councilman and Democratic party chair Ed Zipprich, right, with Democratic council candidate Michael Ballard at the borough Halloween parade last month. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHNContinue reading "RED BANK: ZIPPRICH ZAPPED ON ‘PLAGIARISM’"
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"
From left at top: Democrats Michael Ballard and Michael DuPont square off against Republicans Mark Taylor and Michael Whelan at the annual Candidates’ Night on October 1. (Photos by John T.Continue reading "RED BANK: CANDIDATES’ FORUM SET"
WALKING THE WALK FOR WELLNESS IN RB
Participants in the 2012 Community Walk close the loop on their one-mile stroll through two borough parks. The rain-or-shine event returns to Red Bank’s two waterfront parks on Saturday, SeptemberContinue reading "WALKING THE WALK FOR WELLNESS IN RB"
By WIL FULTON It was a tale of two tax plans in Red Bank Wednesday night as the mayor and council advanced the 2013 budgets for both the municipality andContinue reading "RED BANK: A QUIET NIGHT WITH THE BUDGETS"
RED BANK: VALET PARKING GOES WEST
Curbside valet service is expected to ease parking pressures resulting from the construction of the West Side Lofts. (Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON Like Broad Street, Bridge Avenue inContinue reading "RED BANK: VALET PARKING GOES WEST"
By JOE FISHER The average Red Bank homeowner would see a $150 property tax increase under a 2013 municipal budget introduced by the borough council Wednesday night. The proposed $21.2Continue reading "RED BANK: TAX MAY RISE 7.7 PERCENT"
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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.
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.