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Red Bank Public Library - Weekly Newsletter

May 10, 2021

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Did you apply for a temporary library card during the pandemic? You can now trade it in for a permanent library card! Please bring in an item (driver's license, utility bill, etc.) that proves your residence in Red Bank. Anyone who lives, works, owns property, or goes to school in Red Bank may hold a card. If you are not any of the above, you can still obtain a card for a $50 ...

Red Bank Borough Schools – Offer 3 Pre-School Information Sessions

RED BANK, NJ: Dr. Jared J. Rumage, Superintendent of Borough Schools, has announced three information sessions during the month of May, one via Zoom and two in-person.

One of in-person sessions will be held at Coffee Corral, a partner of in education, at 10:00am on Thursday, May 20.

Sessions Date & Time

Thursday, May 13 - Virtual, 7:00pm

Thursday, May 20 - Coffee Corral, ...

Red Bank Public Library - Weekly Update

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We are now open to the public! Visits are limited to an hour, but computer and browsing services are once again available. Curbside services remain available as well. Masks and social distancing are required. Find more information on rules and procedures here.
We have gone fine free! The Red Bank Public Library suspended late fines at the beginning of the COVID-19 ...

Gas prices are up in Monmouth County

May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Monmouth County, the price at the pump has hit an average of $3.07 as of today, part of a national trend in ...

Irwin Marine: A Red Bank Institution for 137+ Years

RED BANK, NJ: You have to be doing something right to have been serving the boating community for well over 100 years.  Irwin Marine has been nestled on the banks of the Navesink River when Chester Arthur was President of the United States.  Twenty-five presidents later, only three Irwin’s have been at the helm of the marine dealership.

Fun fact: The wizard of Menlo Park, ...

Marijuana Usage and the Workplace – Legalities Clarified

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's School of Rock – Grooms and Encourages Musicians to Work Together

April 30, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: I know..., it’s only Rock N’ Roll…

The School of Rock has 260 open locations in nine countries serving more than 30,000 students and is a music school for all skill levels, ages, and musical aspirations.

The ages of the students range from 3-year-olds to 18 years and older adults. 

Cool.

We spoke with the Red Bank School of Rock manager, ...

Red Bank Maritime Heritage Association – Come Aboard for a Bird Watching Cruise

RED BANK, NJ – This will be a great trip to learn and see the abundant wildlife on our local rivers and bay, especially for you ornithologists.

Join the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association on a 3-hour Bird Watching Cruise!

The trip will begin with a look at the bayside flats at the tip of Sandy Hook, then it’s a run to the estuary of the picturesque Navesink ...

Red Bank League of Women Voters Holds Redistricting Process Info Meeting

April 26, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The League of Women Voters of New Jersey has partnered with the Fair Districts New Jersey Coalition are inviting the public to their People Powered Day of Action scheduled for Thursday, April 29, at 7:00pm.

The event will focus on the redistricting process and the mapping for state and congressional districts.

To register for this event, click HERE.

“New Jersey ...

Freshest Seafood from the Lusty Lobster

May 14, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: Want the best and freshest seafood?

Of course, you do!

The Lusty Lobster offers fresh seafood - right off the boat!

New arrivals include Tile fish and live, Maine JUMBO LOBSTERS - average 3-4 lb.

Plus, Wild Baja Rock Shrimp, King Salmon filet, and soft shell crabs - delicious! 

Lusty's always fresh seafood that includes Party ...

Red Bank Boondocks Fishery Opens at Marine Park

RED BANK, NJ: Oh boy, the wait is over.  Boondocks Fishery, located in Irwin’s Marine at Marine Park opened earlier this week, just in time to get out of the house and enjoy some riverfront dining.

Boondock’s is shanty-chic situated directly over the water offering spectacular views of the Navesink River from the mansions of Middletown to the abundant wildlife winging its way ...

Red Bank Restaurants - Plans to Reopen at Full Capacity this Month

RED BANK, NJ: After more than 14 months of closures and capacity limits, Red Bank restaurants are excited to welcome back patrons in mid-May.

Gov. Phil Murphy on May 3 announced an additional easing of restrictions, removing capacity limits for indoor businesses and ending all limits on outdoor gatherings.

"We feel confident in moving up this timetable given the accelerated progress ...

Red Bank YMCA Partners with Clean Ocean Action, Girl Scout Brownie Troop for Shore Clean Up

May 9, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County joined Clean Ocean Action, over 50 YMCA Together volunteers and Girl Scout Brownie Troop 60237 picking up plastics and debris on April 17 making our beaches cleaner and safer.

They did a great job, collecting hundreds of pounds of flotsam.  Click HERE to check out the photo album to see the volunteers in action!

Summer Camp ...

Red Bank Veteran and Crew Honored by Wreaths Across America

RED BANK, NJ:  The heartache and the tears have not lessened for the surviving family members, even after almost 60 years.

On March 16, 1962, the Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 military mission plane went missing with 93 US Army Soldiers on board and 11 crew members.

Included among the lost souls was Captain Gregory P. Thomas from Red Bank, NJ, who commanded the aircraft.

Many ...

Red Bank’s Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County Golf Tournament to Support the Kids

RED BANK, NJ: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County (BGCM) has announced their 14th annual Swing for the Kids golf tournament will be held on Monday, June 28th at the prestigious Hollywood Golf Club in Deal.

“After a year of canceled and postponed events, which are critical sources of funding for our life-changing programs, it is so wonderful that we will once again be able to ...

Red Bank Council Meeting - Unknown When New Budget Will be Release

May 13, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: Mayor Pat Menna opened the online council meeting last night with all councilpersons in attendance with the exception of Hazim Yassin and Michael Ballard.

Police Chief Darren McConnel was in attendance acting as the temporary Business Administrator.

Red Bank PD will be hiring several new officers.  By two separate resolutions, Matthew Suszka, Matthew Maguire, Brianna ...

Red Bank’s Nancy Blackwood Keeping an Eye on the Borough’s Environment

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, many who are unpaid volunteers, perform behind the scenes to keep the town looking beautiful and safe, ...

Red Bank Council Meeting - $5.2m in Bills on Agenda

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank council meeting will be held electronically this Wednesday, May 12, 6:30pm.

Highlights on the agenda:

The council will begin to solicit for qualified contractors for the rehabilitation of housing in the borough. The resolution is in response to the borough’s settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing Center.

A resolution to pay bills amounting ...

Red Bank Farmers Market

May 15, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The Market will be open on Sundays from 9am-12pm. 

You can now walk through the market but face masks are required as is social distancing.

You can pre- order from the farmers! 

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 ...

Red Bank’s Nancy Blackwood Keeping an Eye on the Borough’s Environment

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, many who are unpaid volunteers, perform behind the scenes to keep the town looking beautiful and safe, ...

Red Bank Farmers Market - Opens Sunday, May 9

RED BANK, NJ: Just in time for Mothers' Day!

The Red Bank Farmer's Market will be open for the season this Sunday, May 9 and run through November 21. 

Hours are from 9:00am-12:00pm. 

Go to the Red Bank RiverCenter website for information about CoVID-19 protocols and participating vendors.

Location: The Galleria Red Bank Parking Lot, 2 Bridge Avenue ...

Dress Up Your Landscaping with Spring Flowering Shrubs

May 2, 2021

Add a burst of color to the start of the garden season with spring flowering shrubs. Small or large, these beauties add color, support pollinators, and help attract birds to the landscape.

Make room in mixed borders and gardens for these spring bloomers. Use varieties with slightly different bloom times to create continuous color throughout the spring. Complement these with spring ...

Marijuana Usage and the Workplace – Legalities Clarified

April 27, 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 Moves Forward on Monmouth Street Project

May 7, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The Zoning Board held their online meeting last night and reviewed the plans of Park Valley, LLC of Springfield, NJ to construct a 4-story mixed use building with 32 apartments and 1,300 sf of retail space at 120 Monmouth Street.  Included in the design is 51 sparking places and a 3,000 sf green roof deck over the parking garage.

Variances ...

Red Bank Zoning Board to Hear Proposed Mixed-Use Building for Monmouth Street

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

The Board will review plans for proposed 4-story mixed use building with 32 apartments and 1,300 sf of retail space at 120 Monmouth Street, which is adjacent to Pearl Street. 

The developers, Park Valley, LLC of Springfield, NJ, plans include 51 sparking places and a ...

Red Bank Realtor Team: Why do Some Homes Sit and Others Fly Off the Shelf?  

RED BANK, NJ: With over 25 years of combined experience, Mark & Allison Gregory offer a deep understanding of the local market forged through their exceptional service to many homeowners and investors, helping them to achieve the real estate results they desire.

Eight hours from listing a house, we received a call from a buyer in California with a full price cash offer.  This property ...

Red Bank Police Blotter – Man Arrested Four Times this Month - Criminal Sexual Contact, Harassment, and Lewdness, Assault and Defiant Trespass

May 10, 2021

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

Crimes Occurring Between April 1 – April 30

Crimes:

Theft: On 04/02/2021 in the area of Monmouth St a theft from a motor vehicle was reported. Victim stated multiple credit cards, an identification card, and $150.00 cash was taken from an unlocked motor ...

UPDATE: Red Bank (Stabbing) Assault

RED BANK, NJ: A stabbing was reported at the vicinity of 185 Monmouth Street, near Bridge Avenue, a little after 4:00pm this afternoon. It turned out to be a case of assault.

TAPinto Red Bank received a statement from an unidentified Police source that, “It was a case of two homeless residents who were drinking and had an argument. Thankfully no one was assaulted with a ...

BREAKING NEWS: Red Bank Stabbing Reported

RED BANK, NJ: A stabbing was reported at the vicinity of 185 Monmouth Street, near Bridge Avenue, a little after 4:00pm this afternoon.

No further information was available at this time.

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CareOne's EVP and CNO Share their Thoughts on Nurses Day 2021

May 14, 2021

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To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere:

Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to improve care and conditions for her patients. The birth of the modern ...

Quote of the Day!

May 15, 2021

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.

Mark Twain

Citizens should follow what happens in government and politics.

May 11, 2021

Dear Editor: 

According to the Pew Research Center, no matter what your party affiliation, there is equal agreement that citizens should follow what happens in government and politics.

The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan, non-profit 101 year old organization, believes that democratic government depends upon informed and active participation of citizens at all levels of ...

IRS offers overview of tax provisions in American Rescue Plan; retroactive tax benefits help many people now preparing 2020 returns Taxpayers with children should file returns soon for advance payments of Child Tax Credit

May 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service provides an overview of some of the key tax provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act.

Several provisions affect the 2020 tax return people are filling out this filing season, including one exempting up to $10,200 in unemployment compensation from tax and another benefiting many people who purchased subsidized health coverage through either ...

Red Bank’s Nancy Blackwood Keeping an Eye on the Borough’s Environment

May 12, 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, many who are unpaid volunteers, perform behind the scenes to keep the town looking beautiful and safe, ...

Red Bank Police Sgt. Jorge Torres – Accountable, Mentor and Super Chef

RED BANK, NJ – TAPinto Red Bank has been offering a series of “Back of the House” articles profiling the men and women of the Red Bank Police Department. Our purpose is to have the borough residents gain a personal sense of the law enforcement officer (LEO), behind the badge and the support personnel who keep us safe 24/7.  Hence, “Back of the ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.

 

Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

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

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...