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Red Bank Public Library Weekly Update

January 12, 2021



We were closed yesterday for a town wide employee appreciation day, but we are open again today!
We will be closed next Monday, January 18th, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Our Winter Reading program has begun! Learn ...

Brookdale Community College Partners with the University of Delaware

Lincroft, NJ – Brookdale Community College recently signed a new partnership agreement with the University of Delaware (UD). This new articulation agreement allows for Brookdale Human Services, Pre-Social Work Associate Degree graduates, with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher to be automatically accepted into the baccalaureate program at UD. Brookdale graduates will be accepted as ...

Meet Riley, Red Bank Regional High School’s Dog Extraordinaire

RED BANK, NJ: There’s nothing like a cute curly-haired dog walking the hallways at Red Bank Regional High School or hanging out at The Source that brings smiles to students and staff members.

The star of the show? Riley Keller, Red Bank Regional High School’s first therapy dog.

Part King Charles Cavalier and Poodle, Riley is a Cavapoo and will be celebrating his 3rd birthday on ...

Red Bank’s Walt Street Pub for Sale

January 13, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The Walt Street Pub located on Monmouth Street across from the train station is for sale.

According to Loopnet, the selling price for the 4,300 sf building is $2.6 million that includes a Class “C” liquor license and two, 1-bedroom apartments.

A family-owned Red Bank staple since 1983, it was one of the original dive bars that kept its unique essence with all ...

NJ Minimum Wage Rose to $12/Hour for Most Employees on Jan. 1

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage rose by $1 to $12 per hour, for most employees, on January 1, 2021, per the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Increases are less if you are a small employer or operate a seasonal business, which makes $11.10, while employees who work on a farm for an hourly or piece-rate wage will see their minimum hourly wage ...

Defunct Red Bank Financial Firm Hit with Additional Fraud Charges

RED BANK, NJ: First Standard Financial Company, LLC, of Red Bank, a now-defunct broker-dealer whose agents defrauded customers as part of an excessive trading scheme, was charged with additional actions by New Jersey Bureau of Securities in announcement today by Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

The Securities Bureau previously revoked First Standard’s broker-dealer registration after ...

Red Bank’s Walt Street Pub for Sale

January 13, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The Walt Street Pub located on Monmouth Street across from the train station is for sale.

According to Loopnet, the selling price for the 4,300 sf building is $2.6 million that includes a Class “C” liquor license and two, 1-bedroom apartments.

A family-owned Red Bank staple since 1983, it was one of the original dive bars that kept its unique essence with all ...

Parks of Red Bank – Johnny Jazz Park

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 will be offering ...

Lusty Lobster - Lunch Combos, Hot Soups, Crab Cake Sliders and Party Platters

January 15, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: Let's Eat!

The Lusty Lobster is offering their fresh seafood offerings that include Lunch Combos, Hot Soups, Crab Cake Sliders and Party Platters.

Friends or family coming over?  Serve them a gift of Lusty’s in-season Stone Crab Claws.  Melts in your mouth!

Check out the picture carousel for their mouth watering offerings.

There menu is ...

BOONDOCK’S  2-GO - Kelly Ryan Opens Second Location by Red Bank Train Station

RED BANK, NJ:  Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.  To be successful in life, you have to have a positive attitude. 

People want to work with, be with and will support someone with this quality trait.

Why?  Because they make you feel good about yourself.

Kelly Ryan radiates a positive attitude and it has been an essential part of her success.  ...

Lusty Lobster Seafood Pot Pies, Lunch Combos and In-Season Stone Crabs

RED BANK, NJ: The holidays are receding into pleasant memories, and we’re all looking forward to the New Year.

As we slip into the colder days of winter, treat yourself to a Lusty Lobster Lunch Combo – choose from two homemade hot soups – spinach, scallop and mushroom or lobster and corn chowder.  Includes a choice of either shrimp, tuna or crab salad and ...

GoFundMe Page Raises Over a Half-Million Dollars for Family of South River Native Brian Sicknick

January 11, 2021

SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- A GoFundMe page set up for the family of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick has raised more that $545,000 as of Sunday evening, Jan. 10, 2021. To contribute to the page, click here. 

Officer Brian D. Sicknick tragically lost his life on January 7th, 2021 following injuries sustained during the events at the United States Capitol on Wednesday, January 6th.

YMCA to Present MLK Human Dignity Award to Lunch Break’s Gwendolyn Love at Virtual Commemoration

RED BANK, NJ:  The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County will present its Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award to Gwendolyn Love, Executive Director of Lunch Break in Red Bank this Friday, January 15, from 8:00am – 9:00am. 

This virtual event is free and open to all.  To register or to learn more, click HERE.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award will ...

Red Bank High School The Source – Committed to the Students

RED BANK, NJ: The School-Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) The Source, has been a part of Red Bank High School for over 21 years and is committed to supporting the mental health, well-being, and educational success of all students.

Salaries and benefits of the counseling staff are funded through a grant from the State of New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Office of School ...

Smokers Deemed Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Stage 1B Rollout

January 15, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine. 

On Wednesday, the governor announced that all residents over age 65, not just those in long-term care facilities, would be the next in line to get the vaccine, along with people who have conditions that ...

Red Bank Council Takes Heat on Senior Citizen Center, Triggiano and Ballard Trade Barbs

RED BANK, NJ: It was a long night.  The borough council kicked off at 6:30pm with their Workshop meeting which typically takes place the week before the regular meeting.

The Workshop meeting lasted over 2 ½ hours with the majority of time engaged with the public comments section.  Most remarks were in support of the reunification of immigrant families Resolution and ...

Murphy COVID Story

TRENTON, NJ -- Individuals ages 65 years and older and those between the ages of 16-64 with medical conditions (defined by the CDC) that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination beginning Thursday, Jan. 14, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who shared the news at his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday. The governor also announced ...

Save Coastal Wildlife: Zoom into the Bayshore Regional Watershed Meeting This Thursday Evening. 

January 13, 2021

Join your friends from Save Coastal Wildlife for a Bayshore Regional Watershed meeting this Thursday evening. 

Meeting Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Time: 7:30pm 
Location:  ZOOM Video Conferecing (it's FREE and you can joins us from the comfort and safety of your home!)  If needed, please check out ...

Your First Resolution - Take the Survey to Return Oysters Back to the Navesink River

RED BANK, NJ: With over 2,100 acres of natural waterway, several groups have taken stewardship of the Navesink River by monitoring the water quality, pollution issues, marine habitat, and nurturing fish stocks.

It’s a bounty of beauty to behold the wildlife the Navesink supports – Ospreys, Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets and Bald Eagles just to name a few. 

And why are they ...

Volunteer for "Pick it Up!" and Keep Red Bank Clean and Green

RED BANK, NJ – Start the New Year right by helping out to keep Red Bank the good-looking town it is.

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 ...

Don't Miss this YMCA Deal - Act Now

January 12, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The best organization on the planet, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, is offering a January “Pay the Day” promotion where your membership fee equals the day of the month if you join in January, plus no joiner fee.

The sooner you join, the more money you save!

Join today January 12 and your fee is only $12.  Join January 13, and your fee is ...

YMCA Offers Great Deal, You Must act Now

RED BANK, NJ: The best organization on the planet, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, is offering a January “Pay the Day” promotion where your membership fee equals the day of the month if you join in January, plus no joiner fee.

Join January 1 and your fee is $1.  Join January 2, and your fee is $2 and so on till the end of the month.

It’s that ...

Details of NJ's Vaccination Program Released; Including List of Sites for EMS, Healthcare Workers to Get Shots

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey has begun its program for administering the COVID-19 vaccine. The state currently has in place a two-phase plan to administer the vaccine to the general population. Stage 1A that provides vaccine access to Health Care workers and Long-Term Care residents is currently in effect as of December 15. The overall goal is to have the vaccine reach a majority of the population by ...

Movin' Out: New Jersey Tops List of States with 70% Outbound Moves

January 9, 2021

NEW JERSEY – United Van Lines has released the company’s 44th Annual National Migration Study, revealing in 2020, Americans continued to move westbound and southbound – and the COVID-19 pandemic factored into and accelerated many of those decisions to move.

According to the study, which tracks the company’s exclusive data for customers’ 2020 ...

Gov. Murphy Says Trenton is Prepared Following Threat of State Capitol Protests

January 12, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high alert.

“We need to bat 1,000 every day. To the governor's point [we] will be ...

Murphy Orders U.S. and NJ Flags to Be Flown at Half-Staff on Jan 11 in Honor of Officer Brian Sicknick

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that all U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff on Monday, Jan 11, 2021, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River, who died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under siege on Jan. 6.

In a statement, Murphy said: 

“United States Capitol Police Officer ...

Red Bank Police Blotter

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

Crimes Occurring Between December 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020  


Theft: The victim reported several items were stolen from an unlocked garage in the area of Pinckney Rd on 12/14/2020. The items taken are described as a Black & Decker 60 ...

Red Bank Ice Boat Club Christmas Party – “Rocket” Video

January 5, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The North Shrewsbury Ice Boat & Yacht Club (NSIB&YC), held their annual Christmas party last week outdoors, observing rules for the pandemic.

A number of hearty souls enjoyed themselves outside the club that was a BYOE – Bring Your Own Everything!

An assortment of meats was cooked on the outside grill and members imbibed on their own libations as several awards ...

Red Bank Frostbite Series

RED BANK, NJ: The weather is cooperating for the Monmouth Boat Club’s today's Frostbite series. 

With 11 boats sailing out into light winds and cool temps, it’s a very pretty sight.

Grab the kids, your significant other and head on down to Marine Park on this beautiful day to watch them race.

Then, go into town for a bite to eat and a quick pop to take the chill ...

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Quote of the Day!

January 15, 2021

How did it get so late so soon?
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Saturday's Sr. Citizen Center Rally was Not a Political Statement

January 11, 2021

Just to clarify, Councilmen Zipprich and Ballard had nothing to do with the rally.  I appreciated the two of them attending, but they were not part of the organizing.  

I personally invited Councilwoman Kate Triggiano, the Senior Center liaison, and she did not show.  I am not in politics and I don't care for politics with its dog-eat-dog world.

The rally was my idea ...

IRS reminds taxpayers to make final estimated tax payment for 2020

January 15, 2021

WASHINGTON − Taxpayers who paid too little tax during 2020 can still avoid a tax-time bill and possible penalties by making a quarterly estimated tax payment now, directly to the Internal Revenue Service. The deadline for making a payment for the fourth quarter of 2020 is Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

Income taxes are pay-as-you-go. This means that by law, taxpayers are required to pay most of ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Comfortable at These Good Old-Fashioned Diners

January 14, 2021

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

A new year is upon us and optimistically one may believe that the possibilities are endless. Granted we just came off a year so horrific that it makes Divorce Court look better than Disneyland, so it’s reasonable to be a little trepidatious. But then again, aiming for the positive is a mindset that ...