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RED BANK: Former business administrator Ziad Shehady and Councilwoman Kathy Horgan slated for Charter Study Commission interviews tonight.
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RED BANK: SHEHADY ON COMMISSION AGENDA
RED BANK: Eight months after ending a stormy tenure as business administrator, Shehady will be interviewed by the Charter Study Commission.
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 SLATES PUBLIC FORUMS
RED BANK: Shehady announces pair of roundtable presentations and Q&As on borough issues, with advance registration required.
RED BANK: Shehady quits redevelopment agency citing 'lightning rod' distractions from main job; agency OKs concept plans for facilities.
RED BANK: SHEHADY COVID-19 POSITIVE
RED BANK: Borough Business Administrator Ziad Shehady tests positive for COVID-19 and tells redbankgreen his symptoms were no worse than a common cold.
RED BANK: Five months into the job, Business Administrator Ziad Shehady is accused of harassment by the town's personnel director.
RED BANK: Borough HR director loses job one day after filing harassment complaint against Business Administrator Ziad Shehady.
CHIEF WON COUNCIL PRAISE WHILE SHIELDING GIRLFRIEND
RED BANK: While repeatedly protecting his girlfriend and subordinate from discipline, McConnell won plaudits for managing the town.
RED BANK: BOROUGH GETS NEW MANAGER
RED BANK: For top job at borough hall, council approves a 38-year-old municipal administrator who began his career as a police dispatcher.
RED BANK: VOTE ON TOWN MANAGER SLATED
RED BANK: Council schedules special session to vote on contract for new borough manager. Police chief has been "interim" since mid-2021.
RED BANK: McCONNELL TO RETIRE
RED BANK: Police chief and interim administrator Darren McConnell plans to retire next month. But there's an outside chance he'll be back as manager.
RED BANK: ADMINISTRATOR HIRING PAUSED
RED BANK: Two months after appearing to settle on new administrator, council majority hits the brakes without explanation.
RED BANK: Sparks fly as Zipprich leads move to terminate borough attorney and replace him with one who "exonerated" him of wrongdoing.
RED BANK: BROADWALK ACTION EXPECTED
RED BANK: Broadwalk restart not on council agenda, but downtown business community hopes to get green light Wednesday night.
RED BANK: ZIPPRICH DERIDES ‘SMEAR’ WAR
RED BANK: Following "exoneration" of contract interference allegation, Zipprich derides two-year "smear campaign" mean to "dehumanize" him.
RED BANK: Lawyer hired by council finds no evidence of trash contract interference by Zipprich; says Shehady was like the source of leaked emails.
RED BANK: After an abandoned effort of year ago, council will try again to find a full-time borough administrator.
RED BANK: Council expected award Senior Center repair contract; may also restart a search for new administrator, if Ballard prevails with resolution.
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.
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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 ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.