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TASK FORCE: CHARGE FOR FIREWORKS VIEW
Spectators, like these in Riverside Gardens Park at the 2010 show, would have to pay a ‘nominal’ entry fee to watch the fireworks, a study suggests. (Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "TASK FORCE: CHARGE FOR FIREWORKS VIEW"
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
Still on the streets: Gary Watson Sr. Today's Asbury Park Press profiles Gary Watson Sr., a Red Bank kid who rose through the ranks of the borough police department, retired, and came back five years ago in civvies to help...
Public Works Director Gary Watson's $10,000 pay raise was greenlighted by the borough council last night over 'no' votes by the two Republicans on the governing body, John Curley and newcomer Grace Cangemi. The increase was part of a slate...
RED BANK: REPORT RIPS DPU CONDITIONS
RED BANK: Review IDs numerous deficiencies in DPU, from unsafe vehicles to employees "riding around aimlessly."
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: With the future of a plastic film recycling program up in the air, borough will go through with Wednesday's monthly pickup.
RED BANK: After blowback, controversial new bylaws will get council review later this month, Ballard and Jackson said last week.
RED BANK: DPU HEAD OUSTED
RED BANK: Unlisted on agenda, no terms revealed, no discussion: council fires DPU director, brings back his predecessor at $16,500 a month.
RED BANK: ‘WALKOUT’ HONORS PD RETIREES
RED BANK: Fellow officers and borough employees mark retirement of two cops with a traditional "walkout" on their last day of work.
ON THE GREEN: BLIZZARD WATCH ISSUED
Broad Street in Red Bank following a December, 2010 snowstorm. Below, a forecast map from the National Weather Service indicates a snowfall of 14 inches is “most likely” in onContinue reading "ON THE GREEN: BLIZZARD WATCH ISSUED"
RED BANK: NEW TRUSTEES GET THEIR FEET WET
Mayor Pasquale Menna, right, swears in new library board members in the Eisner Room. Sara Hansen, center below, with Elizabeth McDermott and Steve Hecht, was chosen board president. (Photos byContinue reading "RED BANK: NEW TRUSTEES GET THEIR FEET WET"
RED BANK: ASPHALT IS ‘VICTORY’ TO PLOWMAN
The view looking south on Leighton Avenue through the windshield of a borough salt truck early Wednesday morning, above. Below, a plow working Monmouth Street. (Photos by John T. Ward.Continue reading "RED BANK: ASPHALT IS ‘VICTORY’ TO PLOWMAN"
The brick fascia of a retaining wall at Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank collapsed recently during a heavy rainstorm, eight months after it was undermined by Hurricane Sandy, publicContinue reading "RED BANK: PARTIAL WALL COLLAPSE IN PARK"
RED BANK: WATER LINE BREAKS ON EAST SIDE
A water main break at Harding Road and Spring Street in Red Bank Monday morning. Spring Street was closed between Harding and Elm Place. (Click to enlarge) Red Bank’s boroughContinue reading "RED BANK: WATER LINE BREAKS ON EAST SIDE"
SPEAKING OF DE ICE…
Salt brine laid down in a wavy pattern on Brown Place, near Branch Avenue, above, and bending around the corner at Hudson Avenue and Harding Road, below. (Click to enlarge)Continue reading "SPEAKING OF DE ICE…"
DANGER: FALLING LIMBS AT BELLHAVEN
David Prown came across this sign at Bellhaven Park on Locust Avenue in Red Bank while walking Friday afternoon. According to Gary Watson, director of the borough’s public works department, two trees,Continue reading "DANGER: FALLING LIMBS AT BELLHAVEN"
PINK LINE: RUMSON SAYS ‘PAINT IT BLACK’
The fading pink stripe on East River Road in Rumson, as seen Wednesday morning. (Click to enlarge) By CONNOR SOLTAS As it did in the past in Red Bank, aContinue reading "PINK LINE: RUMSON SAYS ‘PAINT IT BLACK’"
RED BANK GARDEN PLAN NEEDS WATERING
A narrow borough-owned lot with a disused pumping station on it needs water access before it can be transformed into a community garden, town officials say. (Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "RED BANK GARDEN PLAN NEEDS WATERING"
DOWDY FIREPLUGS GET THE EAGLE EYE
1. Scout Jack Hayes, who organized the hydrant-painting effort. 2. Ryan Jacobs, 15, left and Myles Donohue, 16, of Boy Scout Troop 67 at work on Shrewsbury Avenue. 3. TheContinue reading "DOWDY FIREPLUGS GET THE EAGLE EYE"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Two local teenagers were arrested in Red Bank Thursday after being caught spray-painting a downtown building, police said. Thomas Ley, 18, of Rumson, was arrested and chargedContinue reading "TEENS BUSTED FOR ROOFTOP GRAFFITI"
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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 ...