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RED BANK: Citing recent political "unpleasantness," Forest makes emotional plea for nonpartisan elections, and Charter Study Commission agrees.
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RED BANK: Heading into Tuesday's Charter Study Commission public hearing, partisan elections are clearly in the crosshairs.
RED BANK: NONPARTISAN ELECTIONS? NOT YET
RED BANK: A referendum on nonpartisan elections and reform government reform is not on the ballot today, and its leading advocate is OK with that.
RED BANK: Petition drive for nonpartisan elections fails to meet deadline for November ballot, but isn't dead, Taylor and Whelan say.
RED BANK: NONPARTISAN DRIVE UNDERWAY
RED BANK: Advocates for nonpartisan elections begin making their case with an event to kick off a petition drive for a November referendum vote.
RED BANK: NONPARTISAN DRIVE TO KICK OFF
RED BANK: Back in the minority and out of the running, Taylor and Whelan plan to kick off push for nonpartisan elections with an event at Red Rock next week.
RED BANK: Area women to hold "nonpartisan" rally today on theme of "committing to reminding ourselves and our leaders that we are one community."
RED BANK: WOMEN PLAN ‘NONPARTISAN’ RALLY
RED BANK: Area women plan "nonpartisan" rally day after Trump inauguration "committed to reminding ourselves and our leaders that we are one community."
RED BANK: COUNCIL TURNS TO CODE REWRITE
RED BANK: A month into a new form of government, council is expected to get down to the nuts-and-bolts of erasing its predecessor: the "borough" structure.
RED BANK: NOVEMBER ELECTIONS ADVANCE
RED BANK: November election date expected to be restored; social worker for police department "spitballed;" other council meeting highlights.
RED BANK: LOTTERY SETS NEW COUNCIL TERMS
RED BANK: Triggiano and Facey-Blackwood, key players in government overhaul, win four-year terms in lottery held Thursday night.
RED BANK: NEW GOVERNMENT TAKES OFFICE
RED BANK: New era in municipal government begins with visit by governor, who swears in Portman and roasts Triggiano.
RED BANK: A GRACIOUS END TO ‘BOROUGH’ ERA
RED BANK: After 115 years, "borough" government era ends with a council session free of the infighting that marked the last five.
RED BANK: NO FIREWORKS ON FINAL AGENDA
RED BANK: Agenda for final council meeting under "borough" government form suggests no fireworks, but hey, anything can happen.
RED BANK: PORTMAN ‘LISTENING’ TO MANDATE
RED BANK: Coming off a decisive win, Portman says he's listening to residents and preparing to use the 'mandate' they gave him.
RED BANK: PORTMAN SLATE’S WIN OFFICIAL
RED BANK: Certified results show incumbent Portman trounced Hogan with 61 percent of the vote in historic, low-turnout election.
RED BANK: PORTMAN SLATE SWEEPS RACES
RED BANK: Incumbent mayor Billy Portman and his slate of council candidates sweep to victory in Tuesday's history-making election.
RED BANK: Here's what council candidate John Jackson said in response to a redbankgreen questionnaire.
RED BANK: Here's what council candidate Ben Forest said in response to a redbankgreen questionnaire.
RED BANK: BONATAKIS Q&A
RED BANK: Here's what council candidate Kristina Bonatakis said in response to a redbankgreen questionnaire.
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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.