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RED BANK: IDLE-TRAILER WARNINGS BEGIN
RED BANK: As new law banning unhitched trailers takes effect, police embark on campaign of warning notices.
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RED BANK: SPARKS FLY BEFORE OVERRIDE VOTE
RED BANK: Controversy continues at special council session called to override Portman veto of Airbnb-style rental law .
RED BANK: MASTER PLAN’S USE DEBATED
RED BANK: Concluding a 14-month process, planning board adopts Master Plan amid debate over "prioritizing" its recommendations.
RED BANK: PROJECT GETS NO BOARD SUPPORT
RED BANK: Mumford plan for Shrewsbury Avenue gets mixed reviews from public, but no support from zoning board. Too tall and too dense, members say.
RED BANK: Shehady floats idea of $200+ tickets for snow parking as chief cites nose-thumbing at ordinance. But Triggiano says "no way" to steep hike.
RED BANK: DEBATE OVER ‘McKENNA WAY’
RED BANK: Proposal to name a downtown alleyway for former mayor Ed McKenna elicits both objections and support at council meeting.
RED BANK: SWEEPING CHANGES COMING
RED BANK: Council delays alternate-side parking law but it's still coming, along with a sweeper tracker, despite misgivings of some residents.
RED BANK: COUNCIL RECAP
RED BANK: Council hires interim parking director, introduces bond, welcomes new police officer and more. Here's a recap of last week's action.
RED BANK: BANK STREET SHITHOLE PERSISTS
RED BANK:Frustrated neighbors renew complaints about junk-filled yard on Bank Street as borough tries a new legal approach to force cleanup.
RED BANK: RAMPING UP CODE ENFORCEMENT
RED BANK: Borough ramps up code enforcement, business administrator says in response to complaint about homeowners being "threatened" with summonses.
RED BANK: FIRST WORKSHOP’S A MARATHON
RED BANK: Dormant vehicles on Bank Street; four-way stops; a new firetruck; zoning for marijuana dispensaries. All these got mulled over at the council's first workshop session Wednesday.
RED BANK: POKU CLAIMS RACIAL PREJUDICE
RED BANK: Junk-filled yard draws attention of TV news crew and helicopter as property owner defends "hobbies" and claims racial prejudice.
RED BANK: JUNK-FILLED YARD IRKS NEIGHBORS
RED BANK: Neighbors complain about a West Side house where the yard is filled with junk and vehicles parked out front never get moved.
LOCATION AN ISSUE FOR COMMUNITY GARDEN
Councilwoman Sharon Lee details her objections to a request to create a community garden at the Red Bank Public Library. (Click to enlarge) A push for the creation of aContinue reading "LOCATION AN ISSUE FOR COMMUNITY GARDEN"
ON TUESDAY’S BALLOT: SCHOOL BUDGET BLUES
Red Bank residents at Wednesday night’s presentation on the borough school district budget, led by Superintendent Laura Morana, below. (Click to enlarge) Hoping to whip up support for a spendingContinue reading "ON TUESDAY’S BALLOT: SCHOOL BUDGET BLUES"
MORE YMCA DISCUSSION? Y NOT?
William Poku of Bank Street addresses the council. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI What would a municipal meeting in Red Bank be these days without at least aContinue reading "MORE YMCA DISCUSSION? Y NOT?"
Planner Paul Szymanski testifies on behalf of the developer about the proposed project at Thursday night's zoning board meeting. A 36-unit affordable housing project envisioned alongside a rail yard on Red Bank's West Side sailed to unanimous approval by the...
The state Council on Affordable Housing has temporarily barred Red Bank from granting any new multifamily housing approvals until a dispute over the borough's fair share of below-market housing can be addressed, today's Asbury Park Press reports. No such projects...
The Southies got the crowd they wanted—and the startled attention of Red Bank's governing body—as an overflow throng descended on the Borough Council Monday night to demand a halt to rising property taxes. Responding to a recent leafletting campaign launched...
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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.
RIVER RANGERS RETURN
River Rangers, a summer canoeing program offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, returns this summer for up to 20 participa ...
DOUBLE DYLAN IN RED BANK
Trucks for a production company filming what one worker said was a Bob Dylan biography have lined Monmouth Street the past two days with cre ...
AFTER THE RAIN
A pear tree branch brought down by a brief overnight storm left a lovely tableau on the sidewalk in front of Red Bank's Riverside Gardens Pa ...
CONE OF UNCERTAINTY
Asked by a redbankgreen reporter why these cones were on top of cars, the owner of the car in the foreground responded: “That’s ...
RAIL RIDER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of Cooper's Bridge and the Navesink River from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank Tuesday morning.
PUT ME IN COACH!
Red Bank T-Ball kicked off at East Side park on Saturday morning. The brisk weather proved to be no deterrent to the young players, ranging ...
IT’S A SIGN!
Once proudly declaring its all-but-certain arrival in Spring 2019, the project previously known as Azalea Gardens springs to life again with ...
SPRINGTIME MEMORIES OF CARL
The Easter Bunny getup and St. Patrick’s Day hat that belonged to longtime Red Bank crossing guard and neighborhood smile-creator Carl ...
RED TRUCKS AT RED ROCK
A small dishwasher fire at Red Rock Tap and Grill was put out quickly by firefighters overnight, causing minimal damage. Red Bank Fire Depar ...
CREATIVE COVER UP
The windows of Pearl Street Consignment on Monmouth Street were smashed when a driver crashed their car through them injuring an employee la ...
THEY’RE BACK!
Ospreys returned to the skies over Red Bank this week for the first time since they migrated to warmer climes in late fall. With temperature ...
SPRING IS SPRUNG
RED BANK: Spring 2024 arrives on the Greater Red Bank Green with the vernal equinox at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday.
RED BANK’S FINEST – AND NEWEST
Red Bank Police Officer Eliot Ramos was sworn in as the force’s newest patrolman Thursday, and if you’re doing a double take thinkin ...
EASTER EGG MAYHEM AT THE PARK
An errant whistle spurred an unexpectedly early start to the Spring Egg Hunt on Sunday, which had been scheduled to begin at eggsactly 11am ...
PRESEASON DOCKWORK
RED BANK: With winter winding down, marina gets ready for boating season with some dockwork on our beautiful Navesink River.
CORNED BEEF AND DISCO FRIES?
It’s Friday, and smart Lent-observing Leprechauns know the pot of gold at the end of Red Bank’s rainbow is actually the deliciou ...
SURFBOARD DITCHED
It’s a violation of etiquette in surfing to ditch your board.  (it could hit another surfer and hurt them). But someone appears to ha ...
ELSIE, TAKE ME WITH YOU!
Soaked by pouring rain with the temperature hovering in the low 40’s, this sign in the window of Elsie’s Subs on Monmouth Street ...