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Whale Watching Tours on the Seastreak - Presented by Red Bank's Navesink Maritime Heritage Association

April 13, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: Whales were fairly plentiful off the Jersey coast from the 17th century to the early 19th century with Colonial settlers posting lookouts from Sandy Hook to Delaware Bay.  Once sighted, whalers would set off in small boats to harpoon and kill the mammal, tow it to shore, cut it up and boil the blubber down into oil. Whale oil was used principally as lamp fuel and for ...

Weekly Update - Red Bank Public Library


We have gone fine free! The Red Bank Public Library suspended late fines at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have decided to make that suspension permanent. You can read our full reasoning for doing so here, but the short of it is this:

Getting rid of late fines means many people will ...

NJ Gets Cleared to Hold Off on School Testing

Students will still face a version of the mandatory exam in the fall. But questions on the details linger.

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In a bit of a surprise, the Murphy administration ...

Monmouth County Businesses Can Benefit from New $25 Million Relief Package to Help Firms of 5 of Fewer Employees

April 3, 2021

NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law S-3523, which provides $25 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for small businesses throughout New Jersey. The bill provides a lifeline to microbusinesses with five or fewer employees. The bill is part of a five-bill, $100 million relief effort aimed at helping the state’s economy recover from the year-long ...

New Jersey Is 2021’s State with the 7th Highest Tax Burden: Study

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the seventh highest state with the overall tax burden with a 9.98% overall state tax according to personal finance website WalletHub’s  2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation.

What accounts for New Jersey's top 10 ranking? Property taxes.

"New Jersey has the third highest ...

Red Bank Wedding Walk 2021 Starts this Sunday

RED BANK, NJ: Spring is in the air and means the RiverCenter will be kicking off their Red Bank Wedding Walk beginning Sunday, March 21 and runs through Friday, April 30.

As with all events, this year will be a little different, but the goal is the same: to introduce brides, grooms and their families to the fantastic Red Bank-based businesses that can help make your wedding daydreams a ...

Red Bank’s Count Basie Kicks Off Concert Series at Suneagles Golf Club

March 29, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: Concerts On The Green, an outdoor, socially-distanced concert series at the historic Suneagles Golf Club in Eatontown will kick-off in mid-May announced The Count Basie Center for the Arts.

All tickets for the Concerts On the Green include a pre-show dinner reservation. Full COVID-19 safety protocols, similar to practices employed by the Basie Center at its Red ...

Jacqueline Sturdivant joins Bruce Maida on Red Bank Dems ticket

March 29, 2021

Editor's Note: This was a Press Release issued this morning


RED BANK – Citing unforeseen circumstances, Dr. LeRoi Jones withdrew from the Red Bank Council Primary Election race on Friday. In a letter addressed to Party Chair, Ed Zipprich, Dr. Jones expressed regret for his decision to leave the race and threw his support behind Jacqueline M. Sturdivant, who will ...

Lusty Lobster - Soft Shells, East and West Coast Oysters, Fresh New England Haddock, and More

April 9, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: It's a weekend for Lusty Lobster Specials!

 The Lusty Lobster has fresh South Carolina Soft Shells Crabs - get them now, because they will sell out fast. 

Plus East and West coast Oysters, and New England Haddock - delicious! 

Lusty's always fresh seafood that includes Lunch Combos, Hot Soups, Party Platters, crab cake sliders ...

Salad Bars Back on the Menu at Grocery Stores, Other Food Retailers in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY  — Salads bars and buffets are making their return to grocery stores and retail establishments that sell food, as part of the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions by Gov. Phil Murphy.

But while these self-service food stations are once again allowed at supermarkets, convenience stores and bodegas, they are still prohibited at restaurants and ...

BoonDocks 2-Go – Best Fresh Fish Take Out and Outdoor Dining

Publisher's note: TAPinto Red Bank is proud to announce Boondocks 2 Go as our new marketing partner and sponsor of daily TAPinto Red Bank news.  Local business advertisers and sponsors stimulate our local economy, provides employment opportunities and keeps our community strong

RED BANK, NJ: You’ve got the best of both worlds; BoonDocks To-Go located at 78 Bridge Ave., directly ...

Helping the Infants: YMCA of Red Bank Teams Up with the Raritan Bay Ruckers and The Phoenix

April 12, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, the Raritan Bay Ruckers and The Phoenix have joined forces to hold a Ruck March to help stock their baby pantry with essential items.

The Raritan Bay Ruckers is a group of people that like to strap on their rucks and put in some miles together offering ways to connect and engage.  To watch a short video on the Raritan Bay Ruckers, ...

Here for All, Here for Good: YMCA Annual Support Campaign

RED BANK, NJ:  No matter their age, background or income, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is always there to help our local community with financial assistance to access their programs and services.

The Y is here for all, and here for good - from childcare to mental health counseling and much, much more.

The Y is kicking off their Annual Support Campaign which supports:

Meal ...

YMCA’s Partnering with the NBA for “Financial Literacy for All” program

RED BANK, NJ: The more you learn, the more you earn.

The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County and other Y’s throughout the country have teamed up with the National Basketball Association to launch #DraftedtoFinancialFreedom. 

The program addresses the disproportionate poverty impacting communities of color and help close the wealth gap for all children.

“What's ...

Developer Pays for Study, Ballard Asks “Why?” Del Pra New Recreation Director

April 15, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: Mayor Pat Menna opened the online council meeting with all councilpersons in attendance except for Hazim Yassin.

A Resolution to fund engineering firm CME Associates to provide a preliminary report to see if “certain properties within the Borough adjacent to Route 35 and Riverside Avenue meet the criteria to be designated as an “area in need of ...

Red Bank Planning Board Agenda – 2020 Annual Report

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Planning Board of Adjustment will hold an online meeting Thursday, April 15, 6:30pm.

On the agenda is the 2020 annual report and storm water ordinance.

To read the entire agenda, click HERE.

The agenda shows a category for Resolutions, but with nothing listed.

To register for the ZOOM meeting, click HERE.

If you enjoyed this article please ...

Red Bank Council Meeting Agenda – "Area in Need of Redevelopment"

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

Highlights of the agenda:

A Resolution to fund CME Associates to provide a preliminary report to see if “certain properties within the Borough adjacent to Route 35 and Riverside Avenue meet the criteria to be designated as an “area in need of redevelopment.” The cost is ...

UPDATE: Red Bank Navesink Fish Kill: DEP and COA Focus on Bacteria

April 7, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: According to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) it seems that a bacterium is responsible for killing fish in the two river and other waterways,

Affected waterways include the Raritan Bay and menhaden fish kills have been reported in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. 

Known as mossbunker, menhaden is plentiful along the Atlantic coast and primarily ...

Red Bank: Why All the Dead Fish Along our Shorelines?

RED BANK, NJ: The pandemic is starting to subside, the parks are open, and you’re finally able to get outside for some fresh air and exercise, so you walk to Riverside Gardens or Marine Park.

It’s a beautiful view; the mansions of Middletown, power and sailboats cruising by and the abundance of wildlife that calls the water their home.

And, if it's low tide, it hits ...

Come Out for "Pick it Up!" in Red Bank

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!

It’s pretty simple.  On the 1st Wednesday of every month, join a group of your fellow citizens to keep Red Bank the place that we are so proud of.

Join the party on Wednesday, April 7, for a quick stroll ...

How to Battle Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts During the Pandemic

April 9, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC report on the physical toll the pandemic is having, COVID is having a serious impact on mental ...

How Isolation Can Affect Cognitive Function

Since the start of the pandemic, many people are now working from home, caring for children, learning online and having reduced contact with extended family and friends. This social isolation and lack of stimulation can cause significant stress, leading to depression and problems with cognitive functioning. But the good news is that there are a few things you can do to prevent and treat these ...

YMCA: Strong Swimmers are Confident Kids

RED BANK, NJ: One of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn is teaching them how to swim.

Learning to swim not only saves lives, it builds confidence.

To help keep your children safe this summer, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County offers affordable swim lessons.

“When they learn to swim, you are able to see these glowing faces and they just want to go ...

Red Bank PD to Begin UDrive. UTex. UPay. Enforcement Campaign

March 31, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: Driving and got your head down texting on your phone?

It will cost you.

Beginning tomorrow, April 1, the Red Bank Police Department as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay enforcement campaign will be cracking down on distracted drivers.

Motorists will be targeted in this high visibility law enforcement initiative who engage in dangerous distracted driving ...

New Jersey Residential Real Estate Experts: This Market Won’t Slow Down Anytime Soon

April 14, 2021

RED BANK, NJ - While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing.

Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto panel discussion Tuesday about the “Current State of the New Jersey ...

Red Bank Zoning Board Agenda: 4-Story Riverfront with 10 Units, 3-Story on Shrewsbury Ave. with 16 Units

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Zoning Board will hold an online meeting Thursday, April 1, 6:30pm.

Four applications are on the agenda:

Denholtz Associates is proposing to build a 4-story building with ten, 2-bedroom units off of West Front Street and Iceboat Club Way (formerly Boat Club Court). The cleared lot is behind 16 and 22 W. Front Street. Included is an at-grade parking ...

Red Bank Developer Mumford Presents 25 Apt. Units Plan to Zoning Board

RED BANK, NJ: The Zoning Board held their online meeting last night to review a proposal for the demolition of two residential homes and build a four-story mixed-use building at 234-240 Shrewsbury Avenue, adjacent to River Street.

Developer Robert Mumford is proposing “The Parker at Red Bank,” that will include 6,300 square feet of retail space on the ground floor with 25 apartment ...

BREAKING NEWS Fire Reported in Red Bank

April 10, 2021

A working fire has been reported at 59 Wall Street at 5:00pm.

No further information is available.

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Red Bank Police Blotter – 34 Year Old Man Arrested for Criminal Sexual Contact and Endangering the Welfare of a Child


RED BANK, NJ – The following information was supplied by the Red Bank Police Department and is published as provided.

Crimes Occurring Between March 1, 2021 – March 31, 2021 


Criminal Mischief: Sometime on 03/08/2021 in the area of W. Front St it was reported white spray was used on the exterior of a brick building. Ptl Gary Watson.

Criminal ...

Red Bank Seeking PT Parking Enforcement Officer

RED BANK, NJ: The borough is looking to hire a part-time Parking Enforcement Officer.

The position comes under the direction of the Police Department with the officer patrolling a designated area on foot, bicycle or automobile to enforce parking statutes, ordinances and regulations.

Appointees will be required to successfully complete a training program mandated by the New Jersey ...

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Arnone Report

March 23, 2021

Dear Monmouth County Residents,

Happy Spring! I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather the last few days. I am looking forward to more nice weather. 

I want to update everyone on a few initiatives going on throughout Monmouth County.

On Monday, March 8th, Monmouth County launched a vaccine scheduling system for Monmouth County residents, who are currently eligible for the ...

Quote of the Day!

April 15, 2021

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits

Albert Einstein

IRS suspends requirement to repay excess advance payments of the 2020 Premium Tax Credit; those claiming net Premium Tax Credit must file Form 8962

April 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 suspends the requirement that taxpayers increase their tax liability by all or a portion of their excess advance payments of the Premium Tax Credit (excess APTC) for tax year 2020. A taxpayer’s excess APTC is the amount by which the taxpayer’s advance payments of the Premium Tax Credit (APTC) exceed his or her Premium Tax Credit ...

All in the (Clayton) Family – Over 120 Years of RBPD Service

March 26, 2021

RED BANK, NJ – TAPinto Red Bank has been offering a series of “Back of the House” articles profiling the men and women who make Red Bank “work.”  Our purpose is to have the borough residents gain a personal sense of the people and the support personnel who perform behind the scenes to keep the town running efficiently and safe, 24/7.  Hence, “Back of ...

New Jersey Date Night: The Best Brunch Spots

April 11, 2021

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

Most couples are conditioned to think that romance only can be found after 7:30 p.m. on a Friday or Saturday. But those in the know realize that intimate moments aren’t found in only one or two specific windows of time: there are no restrictions on when it can be found.

One Date Night time ...