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September 27, 2021

Red Bank Public Library News

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Events

Reminder: Most events are still remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, September 27th

Bridge Club is back! It is ...

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Red Bank Public Library News

Events

Reminder: Most events are still remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, September 21st

Online Story Time will be posting to our Facebook and YouTube pages Tuesday at 10:30 AM! 
Join us Tuesday at 10:30 AM for Outdoor Story Time on our back lawn, weather permitting!
The Planning for ...

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 ...

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 ...

Red Bank Oysterfest Huge Success - PICTURES!

September 27, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: A near perfect weather day with a steady cool breeze welcomed hundreds (easily over a 1,000 at one time), locals and visitors to the Red Bank Oysterfest where the White Street parking lot was transformed into a huge food, beer & music festival.

Kicking off at 12 noon, guests enjoyed a variety of culinary offerings from fried and raw oysters to filet mignon sandwiches to ...

Sunday - Red Bank Guinness Oysterfest is Back!

RED BANK, NJ: It’s time to get your slurp on - the Red Bank Guinness Oysterfest is back this Sunday and will be better than ever!

This event has it all – food, beer, shopping and live music throughout the day – see the lineup below.

There will be tons of delicious food to sample, local artisans to shop from and kiddie rides for the kiddos!

The parking lot ...

TODAY - 46th Annual NJ Friends of Clearwater VIRTUAL Clearwater Festival

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 today, 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 ...

WATCH: Election 2021:-Early In-Person Voting Sites Unveiled, Vote-by-Mail Under Way

September 28, 2021

Watch Video by Monmouth County Clerk Hanlon on New Voting Process

FREEHOLD, NJ —There will be 10 polling locations throughout Monmouth County for voters to cast their votes by machine for a nine-day period before the November 2 general election.

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon has announced that early in-person voting will be available from October 23 to October 31 at ...

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

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 ...

Tigger House Foundation Changes Name to Tigger Stavola Foundation for Drug Prevention and Education

September 27, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: “We have learned that to win the fight against addiction, we must reach our kids before they try drugs… and that means connecting with our children when they are young. To save lives, we are focused on education and prevention in their early, critical years. Our new name and logo better reflect our direction,” said Rick Stavola, Co-Founder of Tigger Stavola ...

TODAY - 46th Annual NJ Friends of Clearwater VIRTUAL Clearwater Festival

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 today, 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 ...

Two Churches Combine Fellowship Work Day at the Red Bank Warming Center

RED BANK, NJ: Many hands make light work.   

The Men's Fellowships of Pilgrim Baptist Church and Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church got their volunteer teams together on September 18 to repair and fix up the Red Bank Warming Center and several other buildings.

The two Houses of Worship joined as a team effort to ensure that homeless men are safe and warm in a temporary ...

Red Bank Council Votes in Favor of Extending “Broadwalk”

September 23, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: Mayor Pat Menna opened the online 6:30pm council meeting last night with all councilpersons in attendance. Councilman Hazim Yassin joined the meeting at approximately 7:30pm.

The council agreed to extend to October 31 the season for “Broadwalk,” a portion of Broad Street that has been closed off to allow outside dining implemented during the height of the COVID-19 ...

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

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Public Library announced that tonight's informative seminar at the Red Bank Public Library entitled, “Planning for Redevelopment in Red Bank,” has been postponed by the presenter, Shawna Ebanks, Director of Community Development.

A new date will be announced at some point in the future.

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

Red Bank Council Meeting Affordable Housing Rehab on Agenda

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank council meeting will be held electronically this Wednesday, September 22, 6:30pm.

Highlights of the agenda:

An Ordinance to increase construction fees

Resolution for payment of bills amounting to $3,545,589

Resolution awarding two contracts for rehabilitation housing services for 161 River Street and 50 Bank Street to advance the borough’s ...

Tune in to the virtual Rally for the Two Rivers meeting on Thursday, September 30th

September 26, 2021








RED BANK, NJ: Everything that we do on land impacts our local waterways. 

That's why at this month's Rally for the Two Rivers meeting, Kristin Hock from NJ Audubon will discuss the Garden for Wildlife program, answering questions such as:


How can your outdoor space support ...

TODAY - 46th Annual NJ Friends of Clearwater VIRTUAL Clearwater Festival

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 today, 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 ...

Parks of Red Bank - Bellhaven Nature Preserve

RED BANK, NJ: Red Bank is truly blessed with some of the nicest parks in state.  Several situated along the Navesink River, a few in the middle of neighborhoods, and even a couple of “pocket parks.”

Each, in their own way, are truly gems.

A lot of residents may not even be aware that some of these parks exist, or even their location.

TAPinto Red Bank has be offering a ...

Tigger House Foundation Changes Name to Tigger Stavola Foundation for Drug Prevention and Education

September 27, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: “We have learned that to win the fight against addiction, we must reach our kids before they try drugs… and that means connecting with our children when they are young. To save lives, we are focused on education and prevention in their early, critical years. Our new name and logo better reflect our direction,” said Rick Stavola, Co-Founder of Tigger Stavola ...

UPDATE: COVID-19 Vaccine Offered at Red Bank's St. Anthony’s of Padua on September 27

RED BANK, NJ: The VNACJ Community Health Center has announced the opening of several off site vaccine centers to accommodate those seeking a close facility to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Effective Monday, September, 20, the Pfizer, Moderna and J&J/Janssen vaccines will be available Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm in Asbury Park at the Second Baptist Church at 124 Atkins Ave., ...

YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is Hiring

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 ...

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 ...

Monmouth County Charges 2 Red Bank Men and 12 Others in Child Porn Sweep

September 24, 2021

FREEHOLD, NJ — Four months of investigative work by law enforcement has resulted in the arrest of 14 men on various child pornography charges, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

During the sweep led by Monmouth County’s Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the following persons have charged with second-degree endangering the ...

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

September 21, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Public Library announced that tonight's informative seminar at the Red Bank Public Library entitled, “Planning for Redevelopment in Red Bank,” has been postponed by the presenter, Shawna Ebanks, Director of Community Development.

A new date will be announced at some point in the future.

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

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

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 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, ...

UPDATE: MISSING TEENAGE HOLMDEL GIRL FOUND, RETURNED HOME SAFELY

September 24, 2021

TAPinto Holmdel has received a report that the Holmdel teen has been found and is returned safely to her parents. Thank you to law enforcement and the public for your help! 

 

"PARENTS SAY THEY LOVE HER AND ARE WAITING AND PRAYING FOR HER SAFE RETURN"

HOLMDEL, NJ: According to a report from the Holmdel Police Department: The Holmdel Police ...

Red Bank Pearl Street and Route 35 Closed Between Monmouth and Front Streets

RED BANK, NJ: Be advised Pearl Street/Route 35 is closed between Front Street and Monmouth Street until further notice due to a motor vehicle crash with a downed utility pole.

Traffic is being detoured onto Front Street. Motorists should avoid the area through the evening rush hour.

 If you enjoyed this article please “Like” and “Follow” us on the TAPinto ...

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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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September 28, 2021

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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 ...

RBR-HS BUC Backer Foundation Sponsorships

September 27, 2021

Calling all BUC Friends & Family in support of Red Bank Regional High School!

The BUC Backer Foundation annual sponsorship opportunities await RBR Teachers, Faculty, Alumni, Families, and local Businesses in and around Red Bank, Shrewsbury, and Little Silver. 

This is our biggest fund raiser of the 2021-2022 school year. Show your BUC Pride and ...

Elevate Your Space with These 10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house.

Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s ...

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 ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!

 

This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.

 

Benefits of Cardio

You may have given up on ...

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 ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

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 ...

Must-Have Products to Build Your Basic Skincare Routine

There are literally hundreds of products available when it comes to skincare, and choosing what to use (and when) can feel overwhelming. The good news? There’s nothing wrong with beginning a small, simple skincare routine without feeling pressured to include all of the newest products. Ultimately, the best skincare routine is one that you’ll actually stick with, so choose the products ...

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 ...

Easy Fall Cocktails to Celebrate the Start of the Season

September 25, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The air is turning cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Now’s the time to get into the autumn spirit with these easy cool-weather cocktails you can make at home.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Over ice, combine 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur, 1 oz. coffee liqueur and 1 oz. cream.

Maple Old Fashioned: In a ...