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FAIR HAVEN: HALFACRE JOINS BEER DEALERS
Former Fair Haven mayor Mike Halfacre, who left his job of three years as head of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control division to join a law firm last May, isContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: HALFACRE JOINS BEER DEALERS"
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FAIR HAVEN: HALFACRE QUITS ABC
Mike Halfacre in 2008. (Click to enlarge) [Update: On June 30, 2015, the Newark law firm Genova Burns announced that Halfacre was joining it as counsel, doing work on commercialContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: HALFACRE QUITS ABC"
Two sitting council members and a former member are the nominees to fill the empty seat of former Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre, who resigned last month to take aContinue reading "GOP FLOATS THREE TO SUCCEED HALFACRE"
PRESS: HALFACRE NOW HAS CHRISTIE NOD
The mayor, seen below in his biking gear, was a no-show Monday night and his nameplate sat on a shelf behind the council dais. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "PRESS: HALFACRE NOW HAS CHRISTIE NOD"
Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre is stepping down to take a job in the Christie Administration as head of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, a unit of the AttorneyContinue reading "PRESS: HALFACRE TO QUIT FOR ABC TOP JOB"
Mike Halfacre, who had previously vowed not to run for re-election but changed his mind after coming up short in his bid for the GOP nomination in the 12th congressionalContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: SECOND TERM FOR HALFACRE"
Watching a poorly funded Tea Party-approved candidate throw a scare into an opponent this week, Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre kinda wishes he’d stayed in the GOP primary race inContinue reading "HALFACRE REGRETS EARLY EXIT FROM 12TH"
HALFACRE: NOBODY TOLD US
Detours will be in effect for most of this month at Hance and River roads in Fair Haven, borough officials say. (Click to enlarge) Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre isContinue reading "HALFACRE: NOBODY TOLD US"
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"
HALFACRE ENDS CAMPAIGN
Instant memento: Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre in his office with a campaign sign earlier this month. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) Coming off a disappointing failure to win the backingContinue reading "HALFACRE ENDS CAMPAIGN"
Mike Halfacre stops in downtown Red Bank during a bike ride in 2008. (Click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Congressional candidate Mike Halfacre failed to capture home-county backing from hisContinue reading "HALFACRE RACE LOSES AIR"
HALFACRE HITTING THE TRAIL HARD
Fair Haven Mayor and candidate for Rush Holt’s 12th district Congressional seat, seen in his office with a map of the district. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI YouContinue reading "HALFACRE HITTING THE TRAIL HARD"
Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre, who’s running for Congress in 2010, has scheduled a public forum on President Obama’s national health insurance plan — to be held 90 minutes earlier,Continue reading "HALFACRE: BEAT THE RUSH ON ‘OBAMACARE’"
HALFACRE HALF-OK WITH STIMULUS MONEY
Mayor Mike Halfacre in 2008. With his town having  just landed a whopping $477,000 in federal stimulus money, one might think that Fair Haven mayor and congressional aspirant Mike HalfacreContinue reading "HALFACRE HALF-OK WITH STIMULUS MONEY"
HALFACRE TO MAKE D.C. RUN OFFICIAL
Now in his third year as mayor, Mike Halfacre has set his sights on a seat in Congress. After months of testing-the-waters fundraising, Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre plans toContinue reading "HALFACRE TO MAKE D.C. RUN OFFICIAL"
Mike Halfacre at No Joe's Café in Red Bank in 2007. Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre today declared his intention to run for Congress. Or did he? In an email sent today to family, friends and supporters, Halfacre says "I...
Halfacre, a triathlete, takes a breather in Red Bank after a bike ride last summer. Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre appears to be tuning up for a run against 12th-district Congressman Rush Holt. He's created a political action committee known...
Getting ready to suit up? Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre is distancing himself from a report that he's mulling a run for Congress... while at the same time admitting that he's sorta kinda thinking about it. Wally Edge, the pseudonym...
Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre As noted above, here's Mayor Mike Halfacre's response, solicited by redbankgreen, to Art Kamin's op-ed piece, which ran this week in the Asbury Park Press. It is unfortunate that Mr. Kamin, despite his background in...
By LINDA G. RASTELLI Fourteen months ago, the Municipal Land Use Center, a federally-funded, anti-sprawl think tank based at the College of New Jersey in Ewing, chose eight central New Jersey towns to share in $300,000 to come up with...
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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.