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RED BANK: PEDESTRIAN HIT IN CAR CURB-JUMP
The scene on Wallace Street shortly after the accident, above. The vehicle also hit a gas regulator valve, seen below, though no leak was immediately detected. (Photo by John T. Ward.Continue reading "RED BANK: PEDESTRIAN HIT IN CAR CURB-JUMP"
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RED BANK: COUNCIL OKS NEW HIRE
In a budget presentation, library director Elizabeth McDermott said the institution had recovered from events that “devastated” it in 2014. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHNContinue reading "RED BANK: COUNCIL OKS NEW HIRE"
RED BANK: POWER BACK ON AFTER EXPLOSIONS
A JCP&L crew working outside RBC at about 4:35 Monday morning. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Utility workers restored electrical power to downtownContinue reading "RED BANK: POWER BACK ON AFTER EXPLOSIONS"
RED BANK SCORES IN GAS VALVE BATTLE
An NJNG crew packs it in after being ordered by police to stop work on a nearly completed gas regulator valve replacement on Monmouth Street in October, 2012. Below, aContinue reading "RED BANK SCORES IN GAS VALVE BATTLE"
A Rumson commodities trader and his Red Bank firm have been slapped with nearly $6 million in fines and paybacks orders by United States and British regulators for an allegedContinue reading "RED BANK FIRM SMACKED FOR TRICKERY"
The young son of new fire department Chief TD Doremus makes a beeline for his dad at Tuesday’s swearing-in. Below, Councilman Mike DuPont takes the oath of office, administered byContinue reading "RED BANK: NEW YEAR, FAMILIAR FACES"
RED BANK COPS HALT GAS VALVE WORK
An NJNG crew packs it in after being ordered by police to stop work on a nearly completed gas regulator valve replacement on Monmouth Street Friday morning. (Click to enlarge)Continue reading "RED BANK COPS HALT GAS VALVE WORK"
RED BANK: GAS VALVE BATTLE EXPANDS
A gas regulator valve outside the Ebner’s rug store on East Front Street that borough officials said was the subject of a summons. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARDContinue reading "RED BANK: GAS VALVE BATTLE EXPANDS"
TOWN FIRES BACK IN GAS EQUIPMENT SPAT
Gas utility crews have been working downtown this week to replace gas regulators in pits beneath sidewalks without moving them. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Escalating a disputeContinue reading "TOWN FIRES BACK IN GAS EQUIPMENT SPAT"
New Jersey Natural Gas says it needs to install 88 pressure-relief regulators above ground, and has filed suit to force the borough to issue permits. (Click to enlarge) By JOHNContinue reading "RED BANK SCORES FIRST IN GAS METER SUIT"
Red Bank wants the regulators, below, enclosed beneath sidewalks, like one outside 26 Monmouth Street, above.  (Click to enlarge) Three months after Red Bank borough and New Jersey Natural GasContinue reading "RED BANK GAS SPAT MOVES TO STATEHOUSE"
OFFICIALS BLAST NJNG OVER GAS VALVES
State Senator Jennifer Beck with the offending gas pressure valve on Broad Street Wednesday. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD [SEE UPDATE TO THIS STORY AT THE BOTTOM] RedContinue reading "OFFICIALS BLAST NJNG OVER GAS VALVES"
MENNA GASSED UP OVER REGULATOR PLAN
Imagine 80 more of these downtown. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Mayor Pasquale Menna can’t say enough how much he objects to a plan byContinue reading "MENNA GASSED UP OVER REGULATOR PLAN"
New Jersey Natural Gas is asking state utilities regulators to approve a 7.5-percent increase in distribution charges, which would boost the average customer's monthly bill by $11.35 a month, the Asbury Park Press is reporting. It's the first time the...
NJNG TO REPLACE ALL SIDEWALK VALVES
The disputed gas pressure regulators are beneath steel covers like this one outside 12 Broad Street. The utility contends they should be above ground for safety, like the one outsideContinue reading "NJNG TO REPLACE ALL SIDEWALK VALVES"
THE WEEK IN REARVIEW
Actors David Hyde Pierce (of TV’s ‘Frazier’ fame) and Geoffrey Owens (‘The Cosby Show’) ran into one another at the March 26 opening of ‘Candida’ at the Red Bank’s TwoContinue reading "THE WEEK IN REARVIEW"
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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.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
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 ...