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Rep. Smith Announces October 8th Deadline to Apply for Service Academy Nomination

September 17, 2021

FREEHOLD, NJ – The deadline for students in the Fourth Congressional District to apply for a congressional nomination to attend a United States service academy—as a member of the class of 2026—is Friday, October 8th, announced Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) today.

“Throughout my tenure in Congress, I've had the honor and privilege of nominating more than 1,000 outstanding ...

Red Bank Navesink Maritime Heritage Association Offering Cruise to Red Hook, Brooklyn

RED BANK, NJ: The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association had such a great success with this trip last year, they’re offering it again.

This is a voyage of adventure sailing to the vibrant and historic Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn.   Your travel with Captain Dan of Classic Boat Rides and the ride is limited to 34 explorers in his Chesapeake Bay Wooden Boat, ...

Weekly Newsletter - Red Bank Public Library

Red Bank Public Library News

If you'd like to participate in the Townwide Yard Sale you have until Wednesday to sign up! We'll send out the map on Thursday -- register to take part here.
The "Red Bank: Always Beautiful" photo contest deadline has been extended until the beginning of October! Find the rules and submission procedures ...

YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is Hiring

September 2, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is hiring for positions in several of their locations.

Child Care Role Models

The Y has a position for a School Age Child Care Director to lead the development and operations of the Y's school-aged programs and team of role models.

Site Supervisors are needed for our School Age Before and After School ...

Monmouth County Offers Cache of Career Services

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ— With federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits to expire on September 4, Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that career services are available through the Division of Workforce Development.

Free services include assistance with job search, resume and interview skills, career counseling, webinars and information on training grants for ...

Legalities Clarified on Marijuana Usage and the Workplace

RED BANK, NJ: Pot is now legal in New Jersey, but that doesn’t mean that workplace rules and drug tests are going away for everyone.

Under federal law marijuana is still illegal. This means that the federal government, federally regulated industries and workplaces that get federal funding or grants that require them to drug test will still test employees for marijuana use.

This ...

46th Annual NJ Friends of Clearwater Announces VIRTUAL Clearwater Festival

September 19, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The New Jersey Friends of Clearwater a virtual festival offering great music, environmental insights and fun for their fans and listening audience.   

The Broadcast will begin Saturday, September 25, starting at 2:00pm.

The pandemic really hit their fundraising hard and they are urgently appealing for your support to continue the NJFC’s good works and ...

Veteran Entertainer Andy Cooney to Headline South Amboy Irish Fest Sept. 25

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- He’s been on the Irish American music scene for as long as anyone can remember. Entertainer Andy Cooney started his professional career in the mid-1980s at age 17 playing in Kennedy’s as a piano player. Paddy Noonan heard about me and hired me. I worked with him for about 8 years and did four albums with him.  Later, he went out on his own at age 27 and ...

Red Bank Navesink Maritime Heritage Association Offering Cruise to Red Hook, Brooklyn

RED BANK, NJ: The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association had such a great success with this trip last year, they’re offering it again.

This is a voyage of adventure sailing to the vibrant and historic Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn.   Your travel with Captain Dan of Classic Boat Rides and the ride is limited to 34 explorers in his Chesapeake Bay Wooden Boat, ...

Red Bank Board of Education Agenda – RBC Allocated $121k for Tech Education

September 13, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Board of Education meeting will be held this Tuesday, September 14, in the BOE Conference Room, 101 Ridge Road, Little Silver, NJ.

The Board will meet for an executive session followed by a public session at 6:30pm

Highlights of the agenda:

The approval of Extra Work, Extra Pay (EWEP), for those teachers and staff who are involved in sports coaching or other ...

Red Bank Candidates File for Charter Study Commission

RED BANK, NJ: TAPinto Red Bank spoke with borough Clerk Pam Borghi last Friday who confirmed that 11 Charter Study Commission candidates filed by the September 3 deadline to be on the November 2 ballot. 

Each candidate was required to submit 100 signatures that once certified, will be forwarded to the Monmouth County Clerk.

Borghi explained the process saying, “There’s one ...

Boondock’s on the Navesink River in Red Bank - Get it While You Can

September 3, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: What?  You haven't been to Boondocks Fishery?

Well, you better hurry, time is running out!

Boondocks announced that they will be closing after Thursday, September 9.

Their hours after Labor Day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be from 4:00pm until 9:00pm.

No more excuses, it's the absolute best (best!), place for fresh seafood in our ...

The Lusty Lobster Labor Day Weekend Specials

RED BANK, NJ: It's the Labor Day Weekend!  Get on over to the Lusty Lobster for the freshest seafood in our area.

This week's specials include Meerasheen Oysters, Soft Shell Crabs, Swordfish Kabobs, Grey Sole and much more!

And they've got the perfect side dishes to go along with your seafood - Clams Casino, Oysters Rockefeller, Potato Salad, Spring Rolls ...

Red Bank End of Summer Free Concert in Riverside Gardens Park

RED BANK, NJ: Overlooking the beautiful Navesink River, the end of the summer will go out with a blast with a free concert at Riverside Gardens Park.

The terrific Moroccan Sheepherders cover band will be on stage Wednesday, August 25, start time 6:00pm and closing out numbers at 10:00pm.

Bring a lawn chair, blanket and friends to enjoy this free concert.

To watch a video of the Moroccan ...

46th Annual NJ Friends of Clearwater Announces VIRTUAL Clearwater Festival

September 19, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The New Jersey Friends of Clearwater a virtual festival offering great music, environmental insights and fun for their fans and listening audience.   

The Broadcast will begin Saturday, September 25, starting at 2:00pm.

The pandemic really hit their fundraising hard and they are urgently appealing for your support to continue the NJFC’s good works and ...

Red Bank Fire Department Fundraiser at Red Rock Tap + Grill

RED BANK, NJ: A great “Thirsty Thursday” event is coming up, and you can help out your local fire department.                

The Red Bank Navesink Hook & Ladder Company is having a fundraiser at Red Rock Tap + Grill, 14 Wharf Avenue, on Thursday, September 30, from 7:00pm - 11:00pm. 

This ...

Lunch Break Announces Jon Stewart to Host 2021 Annual Fall Gala

RED BANK, NJ: Jon Stewart, host of the upcoming Apple TV+ series, “The Problem with Jon Stewart,” will be the guest host for Lunch Break’s Annual Gala “We Rise Together: Restoring and Rebuilding Lives” on Friday, October 15th, 2021 at the Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

This year’s honorees include such philanthropic and distinguished community ...

Red Bank Zoning Board Meeting - Mumford Withdraws 20-Unit Apartment Project on Shrewsbury Avenue - VIDEO

September 17, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The Zoning Board met last night to review a single project, developer Roger Mumford’s “The Parker at Red Bank,” 234-240 Shrewsbury Avenue, located at the corner of River Street.

West side residents came out in force to voice their displeasure with the proposed project causing the developer to withdraw the plan.

After several prior hearings and an onslaught of ...

Rep. Smith Announces October 8th Deadline to Apply for Service Academy Nomination

FREEHOLD, NJ – The deadline for students in the Fourth Congressional District to apply for a congressional nomination to attend a United States service academy—as a member of the class of 2026—is Friday, October 8th, announced Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) today.

“Throughout my tenure in Congress, I've had the honor and privilege of nominating more than 1,000 outstanding ...

Red Bank Seminar at Library: Planning for Redevelopment in Red Bank

RED BANK, NJ: The borough is offering an informative seminar at the Red Bank Public Library entitled, “Planning for Redevelopment in Red Bank,” on Tuesday, September 21, 7:00pm.

The discussion will be presented by Shawna Ebanks, Director of Community Development, at the library’s location, 84 W. Front Street.

The meeting will discuss how the processes work for real ...

REMINDER - Red Bank National "Pick it Up" - Come on Out!

September 16, 2021

RED BANK, NJ – An initiative by the Red Bank Business Alliance and the Splendor Design Group wants your help in keeping Red Bank clean and green!

The next Pick it Up event is a little special as Saturday, September 18 has been designated as National Cleanup Day, which this local group has partnered with. 

Join the party for a quick stroll through town and ...

Sunday - Red Bank Farmers Market

RED BANK, NJ: Come and get your fresh goodies to make those meals more scrumptious!

The Red Bank Farmers Market will be open on Sundays from 9:00am - 2:00pm. 

Location: The Galleria Red Bank Parking Lot, 2 Bridge Avenue (corner of West Front St. and Bridge Ave.)

The Galleria Farmers Market offers fresh, locally-grown produce from NJ’s finest ...

Red Bank National "Pick it Up" - Come on Out!

RED BANK, NJ – An initiative by the Red Bank Business Alliance and the Splendor Design Group wants your help in keeping Red Bank clean and green!

The next Pick it Up event is a little special as Saturday, September 18 has been designated as National Cleanup Day, which our local group has partnered with. 

Join the party for a quick stroll through town and spend ...

YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is Hiring

September 2, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is hiring for positions in several of their locations.

Child Care Role Models

The Y has a position for a School Age Child Care Director to lead the development and operations of the Y's school-aged programs and team of role models.

Site Supervisors are needed for our School Age Before and After School ...

Tigger House Foundation Overdose Awareness Day Event Held in Red Bank - VIDEO

RED BANK, NJ: The Tigger Stavola Foundation in conjunction with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the  Monmouth County Commissioners, held an International Overdose Awareness Day event at Riverside Gardens yesterday.

Beginning mid-afternoon at the Tigger House, 93 Shrewsbury Avenue, supporters walked to Riverside Gardens Park overlooking the Navesink ...

YMCA of Greater Monmouth County CEO Update

RED BANK, NJ: Happy End of August!

While we're not quite ready to say so long to summer fun, our dedicated Y staff are planning ahead to support the transition back to school and back to good health routines for all this Fall.

Our YMCA team members are simply A-MAZ-ING! There is so much incredible work happening behind the scenes at our camps and child care locations, at counseling ...

The Spotted Lanternfly: Rutgers Entomologist to Present Virtual Update on Invasive Insect Sept. 20

September 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Dr. George Hamilton of Rutgers University will present a virtual program on the spread and management of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly in New Jersey at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20 as part of the Option Green lecture series at the East Brunswick Public Library.

The program will be available via Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. Attendees will be able to ask questions. Registration is ...

The Invasive Spotted Lanternfly is in Monmouth County

NEW JERSEY — After increased sightings across the state including in Monmouth County, of spotted lanternflies, an exotic invasive insect known to feed on 70 different types of plants and trees, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) is urging anyone who comes across the insect to first kill it and then report it immediately to help slow the spread. 

According ...

Legalities Clarified on Marijuana Usage and the Workplace

August 23, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: Pot is now legal in New Jersey, but that doesn’t mean that workplace rules and drug tests are going away for everyone.

Under federal law marijuana is still illegal. This means that the federal government, federally regulated industries and workplaces that get federal funding or grants that require them to drug test will still test employees for marijuana use.

This ...

Red Bank Zoning Board Meeting - Mumford Withdraws 20-Unit Apartment Project on Shrewsbury Avenue - VIDEO

September 17, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The Zoning Board met last night to review a single project, developer Roger Mumford’s “The Parker at Red Bank,” 234-240 Shrewsbury Avenue, located at the corner of River Street.

West side residents came out in force to voice their displeasure with the proposed project causing the developer to withdraw the plan.

After several prior hearings and an onslaught of ...

Red Bank Seminar at Library: Planning for Redevelopment in Red Bank

RED BANK, NJ: The borough is offering an informative seminar at the Red Bank Public Library entitled, “Planning for Redevelopment in Red Bank,” on Tuesday, September 21, 7:00pm.

The discussion will be presented by Shawna Ebanks, Director of Community Development, at the library’s location, 84 W. Front Street.

The meeting will discuss how the processes work for real ...

Red Bank Zoning Board to Review Mumford’s Revised Parker Project

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Zoning Board will hold an in-person meeting Thursday, September 16, 6:30pm, at Borough Hall, 90 Monmouth Street.

Prior to the meeting, the Board will hold a public workshop beginning at 6:00pm.

Before the Board is a proposal by well known developer Roger Mumford for the so-called project, “The Parker at Red Bank,” 234-240 Shrewsbury Avenue, ...

Red Bank Fire Department Fundraiser at Red Rock Tap + Grill

September 18, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: A great “Thirsty Thursday” event is coming up, and you can help out your local fire department.                

The Red Bank Navesink Hook & Ladder Company is having a fundraiser at Red Rock Tap + Grill, 14 Wharf Avenue, on Thursday, September 30, from 7:00pm - 11:00pm. 

This ...

Red Bank Street Closures for Sunday Street Fair

RED BANK, NJ: The borough announced that the following roads will be closed on Sunday, September 12, from 6:00am to 6:00pm for the Red Bank Street Fair:

Broad Street closed from Harding Road to W. Front Street
Monmouth Street closed from Maple Avenue to Broad Street
Peter's Place closed from Maple Avenue to Broad Street

Please plan an alternate route.

If you ...

Red Bank Pedestrian Safety Enforcement and Awareness Campaign

RED BANK, NJ: Officers from the Red Bank Police Department will be cracking down on crosswalk violations from now through May 31, 2022, as part of New Jersey’s Highway Traffic Safety Pedestrian Safety Enforcement & Education Campaign.

The high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who fail to stop for pedestrians within crosswalks as well as addressing dangerous ...

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How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

TAPinto Wayne's Meredith Wins 2021 NJ-SPJ Outstanding Rookie Award

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Morris made headlines in the late 1990s as one of the oldest rookies in professional baseball. He made his Major League debut as a 35-year-old for the, then, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and his story was so popular that Walt Disney Pictures dramatized it in the 2002 movie “The Rookie” starring Dennis Quaid.

What made the ...

Level the Playing Field for Local News

The lack of high-quality, objective local news outlets is a cause for great concern. On the local level, residents are not adequately informed and are largely uninvolved in their communities and local governance. Meanwhile, disinformation and misinformation spread as more and more people rely on social media, forums and partisan news sites for their news and information.   

Federal ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 10, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

Quote of the Day!

September 19, 2021

I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.

Susan Branch

Saxum PILOT Request - Just the FAQs

September 15, 2021

To the Editor:

We support the community organizers sounding the pubic alarm about the Red Bank Redevelopment Agency’s (RDA) ongoing assault against Red Bank taxpayers and property owners. 

The RDA worked assiduously behind the scenes for years to try and sell our waterfront Senior Center property. Now they’re at it again, this time backing up the multi-million dollar ...

MSNJ Raises Awareness of National Physician Suicide Day on Fri. 9/17

September 17, 2021

On Friday, September 17, 2021, the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) is proud to recognize National Physician Suicide Awareness Day to break down the culture of silence around physician mental health and physician suicide. National Physician Suicide Awareness Day is a reminder and call to action to understand the underlying barriers to mental health care for physicians and share resources that ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

Patchy, Brown Grass? What To Do About Dead Spots In the Yard

Everyone wants a lush green lawn for summer barbecues and romping by children and four-legged friends. So what do you do when your yard starts looking brown or patchy?

Start by identifying the underlying issue behind the dead spots in your grass, and then the repair is pretty straightforward! These lawn care tips will help you recover dead spots and leave your yard looking fresh and ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With spring and summer on their way out, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall, and one of the best parts of this time of year is cooking with all the great seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in these cooler months.

If you’re unsure what’s in season in September or don’t know what to do with the piles of produce-lining grocery store shelves, look no further.

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Say Goodbye to Summer With a Blowout Bash

As summer wraps up, it’s tempting to transition to cozy fall gatherings right away, but don’t move too quickly! Having a “goodbye summer” party is a great way to celebrate the last fresh, vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of summer with your friends and family. So pull out the last of your summer décor and try these tips for making the most of your final summer ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...