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RED BANK: SAXUM CHANGES APPROVED
RED BANK: Saxum wins approval for changes to its massive, not-yet-built housing project on the former VNA headquarters site.
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RED BANK: SAXUM SEEKS MORE BEDROOMS
RED BANK: Two years after winning approval to build 210 units, Saxum wants to increase the bedroom count while reducing density.
RED BANK: Planning board hearing on Saxum's controversial request for a rezoning of VNA site has been postponed again.
RED BANK: SAXUM HEARING POSTPONED
RED BANK: Hearing on Saxum's request for a rezoning of VNA site, which could lead to controversial tax deal, postponed until October 2.
RED BANK: TAX BREAK CLOUDS SAXUM HEARING
RED BANK: Residents, and one board member, vent about tax impact as planning board takes up Saxum request for zoning change.
RED BANK: SAXUM SEEKS TAX BREAKS
RED BANK: Saxum seeks tax break to offset higher construction costs for 210 units at VNA site. Two vacant gas stations to be included in review.
RED BANK: SAXUM PLAN APPROVED
RED BANK: Saxum plan for 210 apartments on former VNA site wins approval. Mayor cites boost to affordable housing as neighbor says board "sold out."
RED BANK: Planning board hearing and possible vote on Saxum plan for 210 apartments on former VNA site postponed to December 2.
RED BANK: BOARD AIRS SAXUM PLAN HURDLES
RED BANK: Public and planning board take aim Saxum plan for 210 apartments, citing traffic, fire safety, environmental and other concerns.
RED BANK: PLAZA FOCUS OF SAXUM HEARING
RED BANK: At fourth hearing on Saxum plan for 210 apartments, questions focus on proposed plaza at what some consider a dangerous location.
RED BANK: POOP & MORE DELAY SAXUM VOTE
RED BANK: Questions about dog poop, sight lines and a tree delay vote on massive plan for VNA site as board member rebukes Saxum attorney.
RED BANK: SAXUM CONFRONTS TRAFFIC ISSUE
RED BANK: Traffic consultant defends Saxum's plan for former VNA site, offers suggestions for improvement, including big one repeatedly shot down by NJDOT.
RED BANK: SAXUM TRAFFIC Q&A DELAYED
RED BANK: With traffic the biggest issue surrounding Saxum's plan for old VNA site, many questions are deferred to next planning board session.
RED BANK: MASSIVE SAXUM PLAN FILED
RED BANK: redbankgreen has the scoop on what could be the largest development in borough history: 210 apartments and more on the former VNA site.
RED BANK: SAXUM SPREE CONTINUES
RED BANK: Real estate investment firm Saxum continues its recent buying spree with acquisition of Urban Outfitters building.
RED BANK: URBAN OUTFITTERS BUILDING SOLD
RED BANK: One of downtown's oldest and most prominent landmarks, home to an Urban Outfitters store, has new owners.
RED BANK: YO, ELF, WHAT’S THE OUTLOOK?
RED BANK: Saxum Elf returns, bringing cheer – and maybe keeping an eye on the sky for an outdoor concert slated for Saturday evening.
RED BANK: BROAD STREET ‘VAULT’ SOLD
RED BANK: After years of vacancy followed by full rehabilitation, 108-year-old bank building downtown changes hands.
RED BANK: ROAD SAFETY ON COUNCIL AGENDA
RED BANK: On the council agenda: pressing state to install traffic signal on Riverside Avenue; pressing county for crosswalks on Shrewsbury Avenue.
RED BANK: CANDIDATES MAKE THEIR PITCHES
RED BANK: Three council contenders field questions on a range of topics at a rancor-free Candidate's Night carried via Zoom and Facebook.
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PUDDLE BE GONE
A work crew was out this week attacking the site of the notoriously persistent puddle at the corner of Broad and Mechanic Streets. This phot ...
SMALLS FOR MAYOR?
We at redbankgreen remain neutral in political affairs and never make endorsements. But we have to say Borough Clerk Laura Reinertsen’ ...
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.