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RED BANK: FOREST LEAVES SCHOOL BOARD
RED BANK: Board of education bids goodbye to longtime member Ben Forest, who joins the council July 1, and welcomes new member.
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RED BANK: Here's what council candidate Ben Forest said in response to a redbankgreen questionnaire.
RED BANK: FOREST Q&A
RED BANK: Eleven candidates seek seats on five-member charter study commission. Here's what Ben Forest has to say about himself and the issues.
RED BANK: FOREST LAUNCHES MAYORAL BID
RED BANK: Ben Forest, a Democrat, launches bid to unseat Pasquale Menna as mayor, saying he's 'had enough.' Who else is running?
RED BANK: SCOUT LEADS BENCH PROJECT
Zack Forest of Red Bank, at right above, got help from 11-year-old Alex Pane, and other members of Boy Scout Troop 67 (Tower Hill) over the past two weekends asContinue reading "RED BANK: SCOUT LEADS BENCH PROJECT"
FAIR HAVEN: TALES FROM THE BLACK FOREST
Black in Blue: the fantasy worlds of Holly Black converge at River Road Books in Fair Haven, where the award-winning author materializes for a Sunday afternoon reading and signing appearanceContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: TALES FROM THE BLACK FOREST"
Ben Forest has an excellent chance of keeping his seat on the Red Bank Board of Education in tomorrow's election: he's the only candidate on the ballot. Unfortunately for the board, there are three open seats; two other members have...
The results are finally in from last week's Red Bank Board of Education election, which were delayed by a snafu. In addition to the previously announced victor Ben Forest, an incumbent, winners were write-in winners Ann Goldman of McLaren Street...
RED BANK: AS BLEACHERS PROJECT ADVANCES, QUESTIONS LINGER
RED BANK: Count Basie Fields bleachers replacement sails toward a final council vote, but questions about cost and state funding linger.
RED BANK: BIG-TRUCK PARKING BAN PENDING
RED BANK: Truck owners may need to take their vehicles off street as council mulls five-ton limit for those parked overnight.
RED BANK: COUNCIL MOVES ON SHORT TERM RENTALS, MARINE PARK FIX-UPS
RED BANK: Nuisance AirBnB style rentals could get their comeuppance in court and a remake of Marine Park may finally get underway.(click to read)
RED BANK: COUNCIL AVOIDS ISRAEL-HAMAS DEBATE
RED BANK: Opposing advocates for Israel and Palestine argue over a non-existent ceasefire resolution as council stays out of it.
RED BANK: BROADWALK HERE TO STAY
RED BANK: Broadwalk, the car-free dining and shopping plaza, gets locked in as a recurring seasonal feature downtown.
RED BANK: BASIE BLEACHER PLAN ADVANCES
RED BANK: Borough will move ahead with plan to request state money to replace grandstand at Count Basie Fields.
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: TRANSIT VILLAGE BEGINS SLOW ROLL
RED BANK: Possible 'transit village' of high-density housing around train station gets its fullest airing yet.
RED BANK: HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATED
RED BANK: Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month, council lauds "Dream 4" for rallying community around restoration of RBR Dreamers Club.
RED BANK: TREE REMOVALS AT ISSUE
RED BANK: South Street tree removals "unavoidable," though residents said they were in the dark about the plan.
RED BANK: COUNCIL TO TAKE AIM AT GRAFFITI
RED BANK: Council looks to address increase in graffiti, rejects requiring parents of offenders to perform community service.
RED BANK: COUNCIL ADDS ACCESS HOURS
RED BANK: New council adds weekly evening hours when residents can buttonhole at least one member with Qs, concerns and suggestions.
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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 ...