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RED BANK: BOARD NIXES CENTER SUBDIVISION
RED BANK: Planning board rejects subdivision of Senior Center property as ceding control of land to New Jersey "in return for nothing."
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RED BANK: BOARD REJECTS CANNABIS LAW
RED BANK: Pending cannabis zoning law doesn't comply with Master Plan because it inhibits economic development, planning board finds.
RED BANK: INDOOR CANNABIS FARM APPROVED
RED BANK: Planning board overcomes misgivings about all-cash operation, electrified security fence, and approves cannabis growing facility.
RED BANK: PARK DESIGNATION ADVANCES
RED BANK: With questions still to be answered, council starts process to designate portion of Senior Center site as "passive" park.
RED BANK: CONVERSION TO OFFICE OK’D
RED BANK: Vacant house at Maple and Waverly can be expanded and used as chiropractor's office and apartment, board says.
RED BANK: MASTER PLAN OUTREACH PLEDGED
RED BANK: Planning board approves Master Plan consultant on pledge of public outreach "head and tails above" four other proposals, says board member.
RED BANK: REVISED CORNER PLAN AIRED
RED BANK: Developer seeks OK for plan changes at site adjoining library as Maida presses for "holistic" reduction of stormwater into Maple Cove.
RED BANK: APARTMENT PLAN DETAILED
RED BANK: At zoning board, developer details plan for 32 apartments at Monmouth and Pearl; three other plans OK'd; ex-mayor learns he's a grandfather.
RED BANK: ZONING BOARD RESUMES WORK
RED BANK: Sidelined for five months by the pandemic, the zoning board gets back to hearing variance requests Thursday night.
RED BANK: APARTMENT PLAN UP FOR REVIEW
RED BANK: Fifty-nine apartments would be built alongside the charter school if a plan up for review Thursday night wins zoning board approval.
RED BANK: CORNER PLAN GETS THUMBS DOWN
RED BANK: Developer to revise plans after neighbors and board members call proposed apartment project too much for a busy intersection.
RED BANK: SAXUM PLAN APPROVED
RED BANK: Saxum plan for 210 apartments on former VNA site wins approval. Mayor cites boost to affordable housing as neighbor says board "sold out."
RED BANK: BOARD AIRS SAXUM PLAN HURDLES
RED BANK: Public and planning board take aim Saxum plan for 210 apartments, citing traffic, fire safety, environmental and other concerns.
RED BANK: LUXURY UNITS, OFFICE PLANNED
RED BANK: Builder plans office and luxury units with underground parking at West Front and Maple, current site of a "really terrible" gateway to downtown.
RED BANK: SUPERSIZED WAWA ON AGENDA
RED BANK: A superzsized WaWa convenience store and gas station proposed for one of the busiest intersections in town goes before the zoning board this week.
RED BANK: LAUNDROMAT & APARTMENTS OK’D
RED BANK: A new laundromat with upstairs apartments wins zoning OK. But first, there's a potential bill of $562,000 for water and sewer hookups.
RED BANK: TWO RIVER PLANS ADDITION
RED BANK: Two River Theater files for major expansion of its backstage operations to allow for building large stage sets, costume creation and rehearsals.
RED BANK: DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS OK’D
RED BANK: A controversial plan for 35 downtown apartments wins approval amid parting shots at Menna and Whelan over redevelopment zone designation.
RED BANK: APARTMENT PLAN RETURNS
RED BANK: A hotly disputed plan for 35 downtown apartments on West Front Street opposite Riverside Gardens Park returns next week.
RED BANK: MEMBERS-ONLY CIGAR CLUB OK’D
RED BANK: Zoners approve swank private cigar club and BYOB downtown.
Partyline
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.