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BREAKING PLEDGE, HALFACRE SEEKS 2ND TERM
Can he leap his own pledge in a single bound? Mayor Mike Halfacre’s calf tattoo, bearing his initials and those of his wife and children. (Click to enlarge) By DUSTINContinue reading "BREAKING PLEDGE, HALFACRE SEEKS 2ND TERM"
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FAIR HAVEN: MARINA, TOWN SETTLE LAWSUIT
FAIR HAVEN: A six-year battle over river rights between the borough and one of its oldest businesses has been settled, the parties announced Thursday.
FAIR HAVEN: PARK OPENS ON OLD HOUSE SITE
FAIR HAVEN: After more than a decade of work, borough opens passive park where generations of an African-American family lived overlooking the Navesink.
MAYOR ‘FALLING OUT OF LOVE’ WITH PARK
The Charles Williams estate overlooking the Navesink has fallen into disrepair while borough officials await a resolution of title issues, says the mayor. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARDContinue reading "MAYOR ‘FALLING OUT OF LOVE’ WITH PARK"
The Charles Williams house, built in 1855, would be demolished to make way for a pocket park. (Click to enlarge) A plan by Fair Haven to acquire a riverfront residentialContinue reading "PRESS: FAIR HAVEN LAND DEAL STALLED"
RIVER PARK PLAN TAKES SHAPE IN FAIR HAVEN
An informal committee met at the former Charles Williams estate Monday to discuss its future. (Photos by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI It’s a simple plan, withContinue reading "RIVER PARK PLAN TAKES SHAPE IN FAIR HAVEN"
DRAWING A PLAN FOR A WATERFRONT FUTURE
Unclaimed boats and kayaks will be removed next month from the beach at the former Charles Williams estate, Fair Haven officials say. (Click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI By thisContinue reading "DRAWING A PLAN FOR A WATERFRONT FUTURE"
FAIR HAVEN REDUCES TAXES… AGAIN
Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre, shown here at a December council meeting, introduced a  smaller 2010 budget that shrinks taxes on Monday night. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) By DUSTIN RACIOPPIContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN REDUCES TAXES… AGAIN"
FAIR HAVEN MAY FORGO GRANTS FOR PARK
The property, seen here from the river beach, is at the foot of narrow DeNormandie Avenue, right. (Click to enlarge) Amid concerns from some residents that Fair Haven is aboutContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN MAY FORGO GRANTS FOR PARK"
FAIR HAVEN TO SEEK GREEN ACRES FUNDS
Residents of DeNormandie Avenue have raised traffic and parking concerns about the proposed conversion of the riverfront residence to a park. In response to concerns raised by neighbors, Fair HavenContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN TO SEEK GREEN ACRES FUNDS"
CENTURY HOUSE EYED FOR POCKET PARK
With its million-dollar view of the Navesink, the Charles Williams house would be razed sooner or later, locals appear to agree. Below, a weathered medallion on the doorframe marks theContinue reading "CENTURY HOUSE EYED FOR POCKET PARK"
By SUE MORGAN They're a little large, and tend to crowd the sidewalk. Mayor Mike Halfacre says he lost a "$1.79 cup of coffee" when he accidentally collided with one. The six vivid yellow pedestrian-crossing signs recently installed on Fair...
An eleventh-hour move by the owners of a handful of properties in the historic downtown district of Fair Haven to opt out of the sidewalk reconstruction project that begins this week failed last night. Led by attorneys Brooks Van Arx,...
By LINDA G. RASTELLI When you’re redoing a downtown, as rookie Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre is discovering, you can’t please everyone. Exhibit A: the borough’s streetscape plan, which calls for the sidewalks from Memorial Park to Oak Place to...
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RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.
RIVER RANGERS RETURN
River Rangers, a summer canoeing program offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, returns this summer for up to 20 participa ...
DOUBLE DYLAN IN RED BANK
Trucks for a production company filming what one worker said was a Bob Dylan biography have lined Monmouth Street the past two days with cre ...
AFTER THE RAIN
A pear tree branch brought down by a brief overnight storm left a lovely tableau on the sidewalk in front of Red Bank's Riverside Gardens Pa ...
CONE OF UNCERTAINTY
Asked by a redbankgreen reporter why these cones were on top of cars, the owner of the car in the foreground responded: “That’s ...
RAIL RIDER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of Cooper's Bridge and the Navesink River from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank Tuesday morning.
PUT ME IN COACH!
Red Bank T-Ball kicked off at East Side park on Saturday morning. The brisk weather proved to be no deterrent to the young players, ranging ...
IT’S A SIGN!
Once proudly declaring its all-but-certain arrival in Spring 2019, the project previously known as Azalea Gardens springs to life again with ...
SPRINGTIME MEMORIES OF CARL
The Easter Bunny getup and St. Patrick’s Day hat that belonged to longtime Red Bank crossing guard and neighborhood smile-creator Carl ...
RED TRUCKS AT RED ROCK
A small dishwasher fire at Red Rock Tap and Grill was put out quickly by firefighters overnight, causing minimal damage. Red Bank Fire Depar ...
CREATIVE COVER UP
The windows of Pearl Street Consignment on Monmouth Street were smashed when a driver crashed their car through them injuring an employee la ...
THEY’RE BACK!
Ospreys returned to the skies over Red Bank this week for the first time since they migrated to warmer climes in late fall. With temperature ...
SPRING IS SPRUNG
RED BANK: Spring 2024 arrives on the Greater Red Bank Green with the vernal equinox at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday.
RED BANK’S FINEST – AND NEWEST
Red Bank Police Officer Eliot Ramos was sworn in as the force’s newest patrolman Thursday, and if you’re doing a double take thinkin ...
EASTER EGG MAYHEM AT THE PARK
An errant whistle spurred an unexpectedly early start to the Spring Egg Hunt on Sunday, which had been scheduled to begin at eggsactly 11am ...
PRESEASON DOCKWORK
RED BANK: With winter winding down, marina gets ready for boating season with some dockwork on our beautiful Navesink River.
CORNED BEEF AND DISCO FRIES?
It’s Friday, and smart Lent-observing Leprechauns know the pot of gold at the end of Red Bank’s rainbow is actually the deliciou ...
SURFBOARD DITCHED
It’s a violation of etiquette in surfing to ditch your board.  (it could hit another surfer and hurt them). But someone appears to ha ...
ELSIE, TAKE ME WITH YOU!
Soaked by pouring rain with the temperature hovering in the low 40’s, this sign in the window of Elsie’s Subs on Monmouth Street ...