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RED BANK: Joining a chorus of lawmakers from both major parties, state Senator Jen Beck 'condemns' Trump's remarks on Charlottesville violence.
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ON THE GREEN: BECK, KYRILLOS OPPOSE LINE
RED BANK: Legislators call JCP&L transmission line 'unacceptable.'
RED BANK: BECK SITS OUT TRUMPFEST
State Senator Jen Beck, seen here with local Republicans in 2015, passed on this week’s Republican National Convention. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD FourContinue reading "RED BANK: BECK SITS OUT TRUMPFEST"
RED BANK: BECK TO CHRISTIE: NJ OR TRUMP
State Senator Jen Beck says the governorship “is more than a full-time job.” Below, Christie in Sea Bright in 2013. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "RED BANK: BECK TO CHRISTIE: NJ OR TRUMP"
RED BANK: MORE FUNDS COMING, SAYS BECK
Senator Jen Beck addressing a hearing on the charter school proposal at the Red Bank Middle School last month. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD TheContinue reading "RED BANK: MORE FUNDS COMING, SAYS BECK"
CHRISTIE: BECK-BACKED GUN BILL ‘DOPEY’
Governor Chris Christie in Sea Bright in October, 2013, above, and state Senator Jen Beck in Red Bank last May. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "CHRISTIE: BECK-BACKED GUN BILL ‘DOPEY’"
RED BANK: BECK WEIGHS IN ON CHARTER PLAN
The charter school campus on Oakland Street, above, abuts a commercial building on Oakland Street in which the school recently leased space for current and possible future use. (Photo by John T.Continue reading "RED BANK: BECK WEIGHS IN ON CHARTER PLAN"
This week’s edition of the TriCity News envisions a head-on political collision between two Red Bank residents  — Councilman Mike DuPont and former council member Jen Beck — over theContinue reading "RUN v. BECK? “NOT THIS YEAR,” SAYS DUPONT"
BECK CHATS IT UP WITH WESTSIDE GROUP
State Senator Jen Beck talked with residents at the West Side Community Group Wednesday night. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI For months, Patrick Hussey hasContinue reading "BECK CHATS IT UP WITH WESTSIDE GROUP"
Republican state Senator Jennifer Beck, left, got a fair amount of media attention over the weekend for her campaign to purge laws of outdated and sexist treatment of women. TheContinue reading "BECK TAKES AIM AT SEXIST STATUTES"
REPORT: BECK TO WED RESTAURATEUR
Twelfth-district state Senator Jen Beck is getting remarried, according to a report by the Auditor in Sunday’s Star-Ledger. The anonymous columnist reports that he or she “noticed colleagues admiring theContinue reading "REPORT: BECK TO WED RESTAURATEUR"
WAR OF WORDS: RED BANK DEMS v. BECK & CO.
State Senator Jennifer Beck’s refusal to back Red Bank’s request for special treatment in Trenton has drawn fire from local Democrats led by Councilman Mike Dupont. Red Bank’s all-Democrat councilContinue reading "WAR OF WORDS: RED BANK DEMS v. BECK & CO."
State Senator Jennifer Beck is about to add a new line or two to her résumé. Twelfth-district state Senator Jennifer Beck has been awarded a fellowship by the Aspen Institute, where elected officials study the values and principles underlying democracy,...
More than 100 area residents turned out last night at Mahala F. Atchison Elementary School in Tinton Falls last night for a discussion on Gov. Jon Corzine's effort to balance the state budge using steep toll-road fare increases, today's Asbury...
State Senator Jennifer Beck will set up a 12th-district legislative office at 32 Monmouth Street, the former Red Bank Borough Hall building (or, one of them, that is) that now houses surfwear retailer Stokaboka at street level, today's Asbury Park...
State Senator-elect Jennifer Beck on election night last month. Spending on this year's legislative races blew past the old record set in 2003 by 21 percent, today's Star-Ledger reports, with one in four races costing more than $1 million. And...
State Senator-elect Jennifer Beck is now in the spotlight statewide, pundits say. 'Ridiculously outspent' and yet victorious in Tuesday's election, state Senator-elect Jennifer Beck of Red Bank is now — wait for it — a GOP pol to watch for...
Red Bank Republican Jennifer Beck trounced incumbent state Senator Ellen Karcher at the polls yesterday, despite having been outspent more than fivefold in a campaign widely noted for its bitterness. In bootstrapping herself to the Senate, Beck helped secure Assembly...
Another day, another mailboxful of slime. Today's delivery includes the same attack-and-counterattack voters (and, presumably, ex-voters) have gotten accustomed to in recent weeks. But one item in particular stands out not only from today's load, but from much of what's...
Though vastly outspent in her race with incumbent Ellen Karcher for the 12th-district state Senate seat, Assemblywoman Jennifer Beck today landed a major plum: the endorsement of the state's largest newspaper. The Star-Ledger, while noting that the race race "has...
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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 ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
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.