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RUMSON: OXFORD HOUSE FILES FEDERAL SUIT
Oxford House says in a court filing that the group home at 61 South Ward Avenue is getting new residents. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHNContinue reading "RUMSON: OXFORD HOUSE FILES FEDERAL SUIT"
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RUMSON: ALL QUIET AT OXFORD HOUSE
The manager of Oxford Houses for New Jersey says the Rumson group home is still occupied, but declines to say if there’s a proctor on site. (Photo by John T.Continue reading "RUMSON: ALL QUIET AT OXFORD HOUSE"
RUMSON: OXFORD HOUSE REACHES OUT
“Not the best mix” of residents formed the initial population at the Oxford House when it opened in Rumson in August, a facility official told neighbors Tuesday night. One ofContinue reading "RUMSON: OXFORD HOUSE REACHES OUT"
RUMSON: OXFORD REHAB HOUSE SPARKS IRE
An overflow crowd jammed Rumson’s council chambers to air concerns about an addiction recovery house in town. Below, Barbara Russell returns to her seat after speaking with borough Attorney MartyContinue reading "RUMSON: OXFORD REHAB HOUSE SPARKS IRE"
The overdose death of an Oxford House resident has resulted in charges against a man described by authorities as an acquaintance.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "RUMSON: MAN CHARGED IN OXFORD O.D."
The house at 61 South Ward Avenue has been occupied by Oxford House since August. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Officials overseeing Rumson’sContinue reading "RUMSON: OXFORD WAS TO GO FEMALE"
RUMSON: EMERGENCY REPORTED AT OXFORD
Oxford House on South Ward Avenue at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD A medical emergency at Oxford House, theContinue reading "RUMSON: EMERGENCY REPORTED AT OXFORD"
RUMSON: REHAB HOUSE FOCUS OF COMPLAINTS
The Rumson house where a man was found dead of a suspected drug overdose Sunday quietly became an addiction recovery residence in August, neighbors say. (Click to enlarge) By JOHNContinue reading "RUMSON: REHAB HOUSE FOCUS OF COMPLAINTS"
RUMSON: REHAB HOUSE DEATH INVESTIGATED
The death of a person found at a Rumson residence Sunday is under investigation, police Chief Scott Paterson tells redbankgreen. Kin of the deceased haven’t been notified, so he’s unableContinue reading "RUMSON: REHAB HOUSE DEATH INVESTIGATED"
Rumson officials said they learned that Oxford House had created the recovery home at 61 South Ward Avenue only after a resident’s death there. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "RUMSON: MAN INDICTED IN OVERDOSE DEATH"
By JOHN T. WARD Rumson officials have launched an effort to evict the residents of an addiction-recovery house following what Mayor John Ekdahl called an apparent drug overdose there earlyContinue reading "RUMSON: APPARENT OD SPARKS LEGAL ACTION"
By JOHN T. WARD An eleventh-hour write-in campaign for Rumson council ended with a pair of soccer dads missing their goal but feeling they’d scored some points Tuesday. Tim McCooeyContinue reading "RUMSON: LATE WRITE-IN PUSH FALLS SHORT"
RUMSON: WRITE-IN DRIVE HEATS UP ELECTION
A write-in campaign for two candidates billing themselves as the Rumson Family ticket emerged in the wake of the Oxford House controversy last month. Below, Tim McCooey at the OctoberContinue reading "RUMSON: WRITE-IN DRIVE HEATS UP ELECTION"
RED BANK: Here's a month's worth of crimes and arrests from RBPD.
RUMSON MAN LANDS RHODES SCHOLARSHIP
By JOHN T. WARD A 22-year-old Rumson resident was among 32 Americans chosen Saturday for a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University in England. A senior economics major at Princeton—Continue reading "RUMSON MAN LANDS RHODES SCHOLARSHIP"
RED BANK: THIS TOWN IS YOUR OYSTER…FEST
The Guinness Oysterfest returnS to downtown Red Bank Sunday for an afternoon of sunshine, food, music and eary-fall good spirits. Although there are those who choose to shun it ratherContinue reading "RED BANK: THIS TOWN IS YOUR OYSTER…FEST"
HOPE SWINGS ETERNAL FOR BANDIERA
Bob Bandiera brings his all-star jinglebell-jam rock spectacular back to the Basie on Monday night with Hope Concert V. In an interview we did with Bob Bandiera a couple ofContinue reading "HOPE SWINGS ETERNAL FOR BANDIERA"
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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.