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RED BANK: MARINE PARK REMAKE BEGINS
RED BANK: Workers have begun a long awaited remake of Marine Park on the Navesink River.
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RED BANK: CANNABIS SHOP OK MAKES THREE
RED BANK: Town now has three cannabis shops approved. None have yet opened, and more are pending decisions.
RED BANK: BOARD NIXES CENTER SUBDIVISION
RED BANK: Planning board rejects subdivision of Senior Center property as ceding control of land to New Jersey "in return for nothing."
RED BANK: BOARD REJECTS CANNABIS LAW
RED BANK: Pending cannabis zoning law doesn't comply with Master Plan because it inhibits economic development, planning board finds.
RED BANK: MASTER PLAN’S USE DEBATED
RED BANK: Concluding a 14-month process, planning board adopts Master Plan amid debate over "prioritizing" its recommendations.
RED BANK: MASTER PLAN GETS WALK-THROUGH
RED BANK: Draft Master Plan gets little criticism in its public debut. Up next: how to prioritize its many recommendations, says board member.
RED BANK: SAXUM CHANGES APPROVED
RED BANK: Saxum wins approval for changes to its massive, not-yet-built housing project on the former VNA headquarters site.
RED BANK: ROOFTOP DINING PLAN APPROVED
RED BANK: New owners of prominent downtown address get planning board OK for rooftop dining despite board chairman's objections.
RED BANK: SAXUM PLAN APPROVED
RED BANK: Saxum plan for 210 apartments on former VNA site wins approval. Mayor cites boost to affordable housing as neighbor says board "sold out."
RED BANK: BOARD AIRS SAXUM PLAN HURDLES
RED BANK: Public and planning board take aim Saxum plan for 210 apartments, citing traffic, fire safety, environmental and other concerns.
RED BANK: PLAZA FOCUS OF SAXUM HEARING
RED BANK: At fourth hearing on Saxum plan for 210 apartments, questions focus on proposed plaza at what some consider a dangerous location.
RED BANK: POOP & MORE DELAY SAXUM VOTE
RED BANK: Questions about dog poop, sight lines and a tree delay vote on massive plan for VNA site as board member rebukes Saxum attorney.
RED BANK: HAMPTON INN WINS APPROVAL
RED BANK: Hampton Inn gets a green light after developer withdraws a traffic element that opponents said would lead to crashes.
RED BANK: 5-4 BOARD VOTE ADVANCES PLAN
RED BANK: Once again, a measure to allow development of a downtown site in spite of a zoning board rejection proves divisive.
RED BANK: PAZZO FRIDGE GETS COOL WELCOME
An illegal expansion into a breezeway beside Pazzo Restaurant drew criticism, but won planning board approval. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD A Red BankContinue reading "RED BANK: PAZZO FRIDGE GETS COOL WELCOME"
RED BANK: PHARMACY BUILDING PANNED
The proposed three-story structure, shown above in an architect’s rendering, would be built on a vacant lot between a two-story apartment building and a restaurant on Shrewsbury Avenue, below. (PhotoContinue reading "RED BANK: PHARMACY BUILDING PANNED"
RED BANK: WALGREEN’S GETS GREEN LIGHT
Walgreen’s developer Marc Steinberg greets neighborhood supporters after winning plan approval. Below, the revised site plan, at left, called for a smaller structure than the prior proposal, at right. TheContinue reading "RED BANK: WALGREEN’S GETS GREEN LIGHT"
RED BANK: WALGREEN’S TO REVISE PLAN
Josephine Menna, an aunt to Mayor Pasquale Menna – who recused himself – queries Walgreen’s lawyer Marty McGann. Below, site owner Aaron Rassas confers with his team during a break. (ClickContinue reading "RED BANK: WALGREEN’S TO REVISE PLAN"
RED BANK: RIVER USERS SAY KEEP COVE LISTED
Borough Administrator Stanley Sickels, in foreground, listens during the comment portion of the hearing. Below, Michael Humphries of Fair Haven called for an alternative to the borough’s proposed delisting. (PhotosContinue reading "RED BANK: RIVER USERS SAY KEEP COVE LISTED"
YOUR CHOICE: YELLOW, YELLOW OR YELLOW
Environmental Commission member Lou DiMento speaks with resident Ann Roseman behind the new recycling bins at Sunday’s Earth Day fair at the Red Bank Middle School. (Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "YOUR CHOICE: YELLOW, YELLOW OR YELLOW"
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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.