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RED BANK: LOCALS BID CITARELLA’S FAREWELL
RED BANK: Mayor and heartbroken customers bid family-owned butcher shop farewell after a 121-year run, but a new food shop may replace it.
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank business owner happier than to hear "I saw your ad on Red Bank Green!"
RED BANK: SMOKED MEATS, PLUS CLAY, IN CHURN
RED BANK: In this edition of Retail Churn, smoked-meats market takes space of longtime butcher shop; pottery school opens.
RED BANK: More accustomed to presiding over business grand openings, mayor will mark a closing Wednesday: Citarella's Market, after a 121-year run.
RED BANK: MARKET CLOSING AFTER 121 YEARS
RED BANK: Citarella's Meats & Deli, one of the borough's oldest businesses, plans to close for good next month.
RED BANK: WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK
RED BANK: A less-than-flamboyant weekend lies ahead, bringing clouds and a chance of rain. Here's the extended forecast for the Greater Green.
RED BANK: Police investigating burglary at Citarella's Market.
RED BANK: PEPPERS, PICKLED AND PACKED
Stuffing 50 or so pickled cherry peppers with proscuitto and provolone goes faster with an assist from helpful neighbor Marc Dostie. Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLISContinue reading "RED BANK: PEPPERS, PICKLED AND PACKED"
RED BANK: HANGER STEAK FOR YOUR GRILL
Kyle Powell shows of a well-trimmed Hanger Steak at Citarella’s Market in Red Bank. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS As grilling season heats up, PieHole is checkingContinue reading "RED BANK: HANGER STEAK FOR YOUR GRILL"
RED BANK: GETTING FRESH WITH TURKEY
The sign outside Citarella’s Market in Red Bank says it all. If you want a fresh turkey, the clock is ticking. Below, Kristian Bauman, meat manager at Sickles Market inContinue reading "RED BANK: GETTING FRESH WITH TURKEY"
RED BANK: GENERATIONS OF MEATY WISDOM
Fourth-generation butcher Ralph Citarella, right, and long-time employee Kyle Powell carry on more than 113 years of meat-cutting tradition. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS Just asContinue reading "RED BANK: GENERATIONS OF MEATY WISDOM"
 The Green’s butchers suggest customers get their Thanksgiving orders in by this Thursday. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS With Thanksgiving just over a week away, ’tis the seasonContinue reading "BUTCHERS TALK TURKEY BREASTS"
LARDER: FOR TRUE BACON, VISIT A BUTCHER
 Kyle Powell at Citarella’s Market in Red Bank shows PieHole some real-deal bacon. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS No food is more debased than bacon.Continue reading "LARDER: FOR TRUE BACON, VISIT A BUTCHER"
WHERE HAVE I SEEN THIS?
Feeling walled in by Where Have I Seen This? Maybe that’s because last week’s photo also spotlighted a building wall. That one, a long red brick edifice, featured “ghost” signageContinue reading "WHERE HAVE I SEEN THIS?"
Another tasty pick for your weekend grilling pleasure in our continuing series on cuts you’ll only find at a real butcher shop. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLISContinue reading "PIEHOLE: KARMA, CUPCAKES & PAD KRA PROW"
RUMSON: CHEFS’ TIPS FOR YOUR CORNED BEEF
Eddie O’Keefe (left) and Molly Maguire’s chef Alfredo Uraga explain to PieHole why brined beef brisket shrinks when cooking. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS With St.Continue reading "RUMSON: CHEFS’ TIPS FOR YOUR CORNED BEEF"
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? SOPPRESSATA ‘N CHEESE
Soppressata from Citarella’s Market paired with some pickled cherry peppers from the garden and a piece cheddar cheese.  (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS Citarella’s Market inContinue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? SOPPRESSATA ‘N CHEESE"
WHERE HAVE I SEEN THIS?
Whoa, easy there, fella. If you smell meat, it’s only because we’ve just come from the butcher shop.
The expanding set of charges against accused burglar Carl VonPier of Fair Haven has grown yet again, this time to include a Red Bank business among his alleged victims. TheContinue reading "COPS: CRIME SPREE INCLUDED BUTCHER SHOP"
Lenny, er, Stew Goldstein of Monmouth Meats. There are only so many old-style, independent butchers left in Red Bank. There's Ralph 'Johnny Jazz' Gatta on Shrewsbury Avenue, of course, working the chopping block for some 60 years. The guys at...
Bob Sickles Sr. riding high on his 1948 John Deere MT tractor. Eighty years old, and with a still-thick crop of hair, Bob Sickles Sr. sits at his son Bob's desk and picks through a boxful of documents in his...
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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.
[GIF] FRIDAY NIGHT SLEDDING DOWN TOWER HILL
Tower Hill was in the right condition for sledding on Friday night, and with forecasted highs to stay below freezing temperature for the wee ...