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RED BANK: BURNHAM, RAPCAVAGE ON AGENDA
A proposed market and 20 homes at Red Bank’s five corners, above, returns to the zoning board Thursday night. Councilwoman Cindy Burnham, below, also has an application on the agenda.Continue reading "RED BANK: BURNHAM, RAPCAVAGE ON AGENDA"
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RED BANK: RAPCAVAGE REVISES PROPOSAL
A proposed market, above, at Red Bank’s five corners, seen below, would have two apartments on the second floor instead of commercial space under an amended plan. (Photos by JohnContinue reading "RED BANK: RAPCAVAGE REVISES PROPOSAL"
RED BANK: GARDEN CONDOS TO BLOOM AT LAST?
RED BANK: Two decades in the works, downtown development formerly known as Azalea Gardens could begin construction this summer, owners say.
RED BANK: AZALEA GARDENS PLAN ON AGENDA
RED BANK: On agendas this week: EV charger law, cannabis zoning, and changes to a housing project approved six years ago but never built.
RED BANK: AZALEA GARDENS TO RESTART
RED BANK: Azalea Gardens plan for 18 homes on the edge of downtown wins approval extension, plans to start foundations this year, developer says.
RED BANK: RAYRAP PROJECT GETS UNDERWAY
RED BANK: House fire? Quick demolition? What's Going Here? Here's the scoop about recent activity at Harding and Hudson, the site of RayRap's long-awaited project.
RED BANK: RAYRAP HOME PLAN WINS FINAL OK
RED BANK: Developer Ray Rapcavage wins final approval for 18 homes with a huge garden plan at the Five Corners on the edge of downtown.
RED BANK: CHARTER, RAYRAP ON AGENDA
RED BANK: The charter school and developer Ray Rapcavage go before the zoning board with plans that have generated a fair amount of heat recently.
RED BANK: APARTMENTS ON ZONING AGENDA
RED BANK: A plan to convert a five-story office building at the train station to apartments, and add 16 new ones, goes before the zoning board tonight.
RED BANK: RAYRAP CLEARS FIRST HURDLE
RED BANK: A year after defeat, developer Ray Rapcavage wins key approval for townhouse-and-garden plan at the Five Corners on the edge of downtown.
RED BANK: LATEST RAYRAP PLAN IN SPOTLIGHT
RED BANK: A year after being stopped cold, RayRap returns to the zoning board this week with a plan for townhouses on the edge of downtown.
RED BANK: Like another developer thwarted by the zoning board, RayRap wants its property designated as "in need of rehabilitation."
RED BANK: ZONING SHORTCUT INTRODUCED
RED BANK: Council action on redevelopment renews complaints of "spot zoning."
RED BANK: RAYRAP TO PUSH FOR LAW CHANGE
RED BANK: Builder Ray Rap will press the council to raise the number of bedrooms allowed downtown without variances.
RED BANK: At board lawyer's urging, RayRap architect keeps it brief.
RED BANK: REDEVELOPMENT PLANS ADVANCE
RED BANK: Piggybacking on plans for a parking garage, a private property that lost a zoning case may get a second shot.
RED BANK: THREE MAJOR PROJECTS ON AGENDA
RED BANK: A potential White Street garage gets its first test as three major issues go before the planning board tonight.
RED BANK: RAYRAP RETURNS WITH NEW PLAN
Ray Rapcavage, seen below on Hudson Avenue opposite his properties, including a house destroyed by fire in May, 2012. Above, a rendering of the proposed project, with an English gardenContinue reading "RED BANK: RAYRAP RETURNS WITH NEW PLAN"
RED BANK: WHAT’S NEXT FOR RAYRAP SITE?
The zoning board shot down a plan to build 22 townhouses and condos on a parcel┬ábound by Clay Street, Harding Road and Hudson Avenue, throwing the future of the siteContinue reading "RED BANK: WHAT’S NEXT FOR RAYRAP SITE?"
RED BANK: ZONERS ZAP RAYRAP PLAN
Resident Bill Brooks studies a RayRap exhibit prior to the zoning board hearing. Below, a rendering of the proposed six-unit condo building that would front on Harding Road at HudsonContinue reading "RED BANK: ZONERS ZAP RAYRAP PLAN"
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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.