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FAIR HAVEN: KOCH JOINS COUNCIL AFTER ALL
FAIR HAVEN: Three weeks after coming up short at the polls, and with her students looking on, Betsy Koch takes council seat vacated by Rowland Wilhelm.
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FAIR HAVEN: KOCH Q&A
FAIR HAVEN: Q&A with council candidate Betsy Koch, one of four contenders for two seats on the governing body in the November 7 election.
FAIR HAVEN: KOCH RECALLED WITH HUMOR
Pallbearers with the casket of Councilman Jerome Koch, below, who died Sunday. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Friends and family eulogized Fair HavenContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: KOCH RECALLED WITH HUMOR"
FAIR HAVEN: KOCH DIES FROM INJURIES
By JOHN T. WARD Fair Haven Councilman Jerome Koch died Sunday, one day after he was was critically injured in a bicycling accident on River Road. Borough police reported Koch’sContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: KOCH DIES FROM INJURIES"
FAIR HAVEN: KOCH CRITICAL AFTER CRASH
Councilman Jerome Koch speaking during a council meeting at the Knollwood School in November, 2011. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Fair Haven CouncilmanContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: KOCH CRITICAL AFTER CRASH"
Councilman Jon Peters was elected president of the Fair Haven Council yesterday after Mayor Mike Halfacre tossed a coin to break a 2-2 tie, today's Asbury Park Press reports: The vote was split between veteran Councilman Jerome Koch, who was...
No changes planned here. Incumbent Republicans Jerome Koch and James Banahan held off a challenge from a single Democratic candidate in the race for two seats on the Fair Haven Borough Council Tuesday. Of 4,881 votes cast, Banhan attracted 1,706,...
FAIR HAVEN: BIKE LANE DEBATE CONTINUES
FAIR HAVEN: Council debate over planned 'sharrow' markings through the River Road business district continues, with some cyclists opposed.
FAIR HAVEN: COUNCIL SPLITS ON BIKE PLAN
FAIR HAVEN: Bike-safety plan splits council over whether to paint 'sharrow' markings on River Road through the business district.
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.
FAIR HAVEN / RUMSON: BIKE LANES AWAIT
Both a bicyclist and an approaching a jogger appeared shy recently about using a new bike lane on the Little Silver side of Harding Road, seen here from Tower Hill in RedContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN / RUMSON: BIKE LANES AWAIT"
FAIR HAVEN: LUCARELLI PUMPS FOR BIKE LANE
Mayor Ben Lucarelli heads to D.C. this week to sharpen his biker-and-pedestrian safety campaign. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Anyone who’s heard FairContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: LUCARELLI PUMPS FOR BIKE LANE"
FAIR HAVEN: Incumbent Republican Susan Sorensen won re-election to the borough council, but Aimee Humphreys pulled off a rare win for a Democrat in outpolling incumbent Republican Jerome Koch. TheContinue reading "ELECTION RESULTS FROM ACROSS THE GREEN"
After months of arguing that Fair Haven’s tree ordinance is unconstitutional and needs to be put through a chipper, borough Councilman Bob Marchese is now proposing that it be dugContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN TREE LAW MAY BE TRANSPLANTED"
LUCARELLI NAMED FAIR HAVEN MAYOR
With his son Enzo holding the Bible and borough Attorney Sal Alfieri officiating, Ben Lucarelli recites the oath of office as mayor Monday night. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "LUCARELLI NAMED FAIR HAVEN MAYOR"
After almost a year and a half of on-and-off debate, an effort to trim Fair Haven’s tree-protection ordinance failed Monday night, the Asbury Park Press reports. Mayor Mike Halfacre, whoContinue reading "MAYOR’S VOTE HALTS TREE-LAW SAW"
SPOT-HOGGING AN ISSUE IN FAIR HAVEN
Businesses say owners and employees are going over the two-hour parking limit on River and Fair Haven roads, taking precious spots away from shoppers. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click toContinue reading "SPOT-HOGGING AN ISSUE IN FAIR HAVEN"
TREE LAW SPLITS FAIR HAVEN COUNCIL
Workers cut down a tree in front of a Third Street home in Fair Haven Monday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Months of discussion andContinue reading "TREE LAW SPLITS FAIR HAVEN COUNCIL"
DISBAND ZONING BOARD, COUNCILMAN SAYS
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Fair Haven Councilman Ben Lucarelli (right) has been in the construction and real estate business more than 20 years, and in that time has appeared before countlessContinue reading "DISBAND ZONING BOARD, COUNCILMAN SAYS"
HATS THROWN INTO AND HELD FROM RACES
Little Silver Mayor Suzanne Castleman is calling it quits. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Monday was the deadline for candidates to file for November’s elections,Continue reading "HATS THROWN INTO AND HELD FROM RACES"
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“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.
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 ...