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RED BANK: HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
RED BANK: The Historic Preservation Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month.
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RED BANK: RESTART FOR PRESERVATIONISTS
RED BANK: Historic Preservation Committee members, meeting for first time in eight months, get acquainted with new law they'll administer.
RED BANK: PRESERVATION LAW ADVANCES
RED BANK: Proposed changes to historic preservation law clear planning board review, return to council for possible adoption January 25.
RED BANK: PRESERVATION PANEL ON AGENDA
RED BANK: Historic Preservation Commission's future may come into focus when the borough council meets Thursday night.
RED BANK: Why did a modern office building need Historic Preservation Commission OK for remodeling work? No one seemed to know Wednesday night.
RED BANK: HOME’S HISTORIC VALUE DISPUTED
RED BANK: Claims about historic value of 132-year-old house eyed for demolition are "in error," says developer's expert. HPC members are itching to differ.
RED BANK: PRESERVATIONISTS FLEX MUSCLE
RED BANK: Anticipating pushback from charter school and a private developer, Historic Preservation Commission flexes its muscles.
RED BANK: PLAN TO GET HISTORIC REVIEW
RED BANK: Plans to remodel a fire-damaged home slated for review by the Historic Preservation Commission Wednesday night.
RED BANK: PLANS CLEARS HISTORICAL REVIEW
RED BANK: With Historic Preservation Commission flexing new muscle, developer scraps modernist office building for Victorian and gets thumbs-up.
RED BANK: DOUBTS ON PRESERVATION LAW
RED BANK: An effort to give teeth to the Historic Preservation Commission leaves a bad taste for some planning board members.
RED BANK: PRESERVATIONISTS CONCERNED
RED BANK: Preservationists concerned as historic buildings change hands and buyer hints at replacing them with office building.
RED BANK: PRESERVATION EFFORTS LAUDED
The home of Paul and Nancy Cagno, at the corner of Wallace and Mount streets, above, and the circa 1903 mansion that’s now the office of Smallwood Wealth Management, at 199Continue reading "RED BANK: PRESERVATION EFFORTS LAUDED"
The Broad Street home of the Woman’s Club of Red Bank is in line for some spruce-up funds from Freehold. (Click to enlarge) The Woman’s Club of Red Bank andContinue reading "HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS DOLED OUT"
OLDEST HOME GETS ITS HISTORICAL DUE
Red Bank’s oldest house, on South Street, was finally put on the state’s list of historic places last week. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI AContinue reading "OLDEST HOME GETS ITS HISTORICAL DUE"
OOPS: IT’S NOT HISTORIC — YET
The lot, at the corner of East Front and Washington Streets, has been vacant since a Victorian home was demolished in 2005. (Click to enlarge) Last week, redbankgreen reported thatContinue reading "OOPS: IT’S NOT HISTORIC — YET"
TALK OF TOWNHOUSES IN HISTORIC DISTRICT
An architect has drawn up plans for townouses for a vacant lot in Red Bank’s historic district, but nothing has been filed with the borough. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; clickContinue reading "TALK OF TOWNHOUSES IN HISTORIC DISTRICT"
PRESERVATION GROUP GETS SPOTLIGHT
Historic Preservation Commission members Ed Zipprich, Michaela Ferrigine and George Bowden outside a old house on Washington Street. (Click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI It took a couple of yearsContinue reading "PRESERVATION GROUP GETS SPOTLIGHT"
PRESERVATIONISTS DEMAND STATION FIXES
Peeling paint and rotting wood at the Red Bank train station have preservationists worried about “demolition by neglect.” (Click to enlarge) Red Bank’s Historic Preservation Commission has gone on theContinue reading "PRESERVATIONISTS DEMAND STATION FIXES"
COUNCIL WRAP: NEW HISTORIC DISTRICT OK’D
Historic Preservation Commission chairman George Bowden spoke about the new Washington Street historic district. Elected officials approved Red Bank’s first residential historic district Tuesday night at a fast-paced session. WithContinue reading "COUNCIL WRAP: NEW HISTORIC DISTRICT OK’D ...
Attendees found seats wherever they could, even on the stairs of the restored former Anthony Reckless homestead, better known as the Woman's Club of Red Bank. By JoANN PILEGGI Money woes are putting the brakes on pet projects all over...
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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.