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RED BANK: PLASTIC UTENSIL LAW KICKS IN, GENTLY
RED BANK: Enforcement won't start until July. But many eateries are already following a new "by request only" plastic utensil law.
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RED BANK: MORE GREENERY & TWINKLY LIGHTS COMING
More mini-gardens and overhead bistro lighting are among the enhancements planned downtown thanks to a $150K grant, says RiverCenter.
RED BANK: DOWNTOWN PARKLET PLAN GETS THUMBS UP
RED BANK: There will soon be a new outdoor place to chill downtown: a "parklet" at Monmouth and Broad Streets.
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: JAWS DROP OVER CHEESY WINDOWS
RED BANK: Replacement of classic glass storefont with small residential windows downtown appalls even the building's owner.
RED BANK: FOOD, AND MORE, IN CHURN
RED BANK: In Retail Churn, new restaurant and spa open; cake shop vanishes after just a few days; downtown building sold, and more.
RED BANK: SKIES CLEAR, OKTOBERFEST ROCKS
RED BANK: Oktoberfest teems with good cheer as skies clear and some 2,000 come out to sample locally made beer, liquor and more.
RED BANK: NOVEMBER ELECTIONS ADVANCE
RED BANK: November election date expected to be restored; social worker for police department "spitballed;" other council meeting highlights.
RED BANK: BROADWALK BOLLARDS GO BIG
RED BANK: Tall, bright-red bollard covers installed as RiverCenter moves on plan to address various complaints about Broadwalk zone.
RED BANK: GARDENS TAKE ROOT ON BROAD
RED BANK: Any day now, peonies as big as softballs will be blooming on Broad Street under the care of professional gardener.
RED BANK: STREETLIFE GIGS AVAILABLE
RED BANK: Openings still available for musicians and other performers in this summer's StreetLife program, which begins June 3.
RED BANK: WALTON TAKES OVER DPU
RED BANK: Council picks new DPU head, OKs Broadwalk, takes action on long-closed town dump and hears plan for downtown gardens. Highlights.
RED BANK: PAIR PRODS ACTION ON BROADWALK
RED BANK: Council sets Broadwalk season after Portman and Triggiano goad reluctant majority into immediate decision.
RED BANK: SIX-MONTH BROADWALK ON HOLD
RED BANK: RiverCenter lays out plan to address programming, trash and more in bid for six-month Broadwalk, but council withholds quick action.
RED BANK: MASTER PLAN’S USE DEBATED
RED BANK: Concluding a 14-month process, planning board adopts Master Plan amid debate over "prioritizing" its recommendations.
RED BANK: DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS OK’D
RED BANK: After developer lops off a floor, plan for 40-unit apartment building downtown gets unanimous zoning board approval.
RED BANK: FRAGRANT END TO 18-YEAR VACANCY
RED BANK: In Retail Churn, florist ends 18-year store vacancy; new e-bike, pasta and gift shops open; hair salon takes another's place.
RED BANK: BROADWALK ENDS SHORT RUN
RED BANK: After a late start and one-month extension, Broadwalk winds down this weekend amid uncertainty about a future return.
RED BANK: TWO NEWSLETTERS LAUNCHED
RED BANK: Borough government and RiverCenter launch digital newsletters, giving residents and business owners more ways to stay informed.
RED BANK: BROADWALK GETS ANOTHER MONTH
RED BANK: Council members, some grudgingly, approve one-month Broadwalk extension to October 2 as advocates tout late turn toward success.
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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 ...