Steven Van Zandt to help announce milestone in Count Basie Theatre’s expansion plan

Freeholder Lillian Burry, Steven Van Zandt, Maureen Van Zandt and Mary Eillen Fouratt, Executive Director of Monmouth Arts at Count Basie Theatre, August 22 , 2014 for the presentation of the Vanguard Awards.

Freeholder Lillian Burry, Steven Van Zandt, Maureen Van Zandt and Mary Eillen Fouratt, Executive Director of Monmouth Arts at Count Basie Theatre, August 22, 2014, for the presentation of the Vanguard Awards

RED BANK — Count Basie Theatre officials, including E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt, will gather on Monday morning to announce the historic theater is nearing the halfway point of funding its $20 million expansion plan. The downtown Red Bank theater, named after borough resident and famed jazz musician William James “Count” Basie, announced in… Read the rest of this entry »

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Red Bank Republican Council Candidates Blast Dems on Taxes

Red Bank “Tax Queen” Admits She Will Continue to Raise Taxes 

Hanlon and O’Bosky Colwell Pledge to Step Down If They Don’t Deliver

14369864_184385955319344_4016470552767265332_nRED BANK, NJ – The slide into gutter politics and half-truths took a surprising turn from the Red Bank Democrats recently, as they chose to highlight Red Bank’s property taxes in a recent statement.

In an attempt to distance themselves from their party’s failed record on municipal taxes and spending, Democrats Kathy Horgan and Erik Yngstrom stated, “It is very clear that the local Republicans are trying to distract from their failed record of increasing taxes as soon as they took the majority this past January.”

Horgan and Yngstrom’s statement failed to include the fact that Kathy Horgan voted for the recent budget, and that municipal spending has exploded during Kathy Horgan’s tenure on Council – skyrocketing from a $12 million annual budget to a $22 million annual budget. 

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Posted: November 7th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Press Release, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Zipprich denies sexual innuendo in his tweet about Pence’s prayer

Red Bank Councilman and local Democrat Chairman Ed Zipprich denied that his tweet during the Vice Presidential debate contained sexual innuendo.

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Zipprich did not return MMM’s call for comment. In a statement to RedBankGreen he said,

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Red Bank’s Head Democrat Compares VP Nominee’s Prayer To Oral Sex

Clinton Delegate Zipprich’s Implied Comparison of Prayer to Performing Oral Sex is Beyond Sinful

ed-z-tweetRed Bank Councilman and Democrat Chairman Ed Ziprrich compared GOP Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence’s daily prayer to oral sex on twitter last month, prompting Kelli O’Bosky Colwell, a Republican candidate for Red Bank Council to call for Zipprich to resign his position as a councilman and as the Democrat Local Chairman.

“He’s not fit for public office”, O’Bosky Colwell said of Zipprich.

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Posted: November 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Ed Zipprich, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Red Bank Republicans Pledge To Deliver Reforms Or Step Down

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Kelli O’Bosky Colwell and Brian Hanlon

The Republican candidates for Borough Council in Red Bank today unveiled a plan of actions they pledge to take during their first six months in office and promised not to seek reelection if they failed to deliver on their promises.

Brian Hanlon and Kelli O’Bosky Colwell are both running for public office for the first time.  If they win, the Red Bank GOP will have a 5-1 super majority on the council and little justification not to deliver on its promises.  Hanlon and O’Bosky are seeking to unseat incumbents Kathy Horgan, a Democrat and Cindy Burnham, a Republican turned Independent after she was denied renomination by the GOP. Democrat newcomer Erik Yngstrom is also competing for one of the two seats on the Council that voters will choose on November 8.

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Posted: October 24th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Red Bank Councilman calls for Zoning Board member’s resignation

Red Bank Councilman Mark Taylor was sworn into office by Sen Jennifer Beck in January

Red Bank Councilman Mark Taylor was sworn into office by Sen Jennifer Beck in January

Red Bank Councilman Mark Taylor today called for the resignation of Erik Yngstrom, a candidate for Borough Council, from the community’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Yngstrom spoke against the Mayor and Council’s action regarding a proposed development previously rejected by the Zoning Board at a council meeting on Wednesday night, according to a report on RedBankGreen.  Yngstrom said the council’s introduction of an ordinance authorizing the redevelopment of 55 West Front Street, “feels a little fishy to me,” according to RBG.  Taylor said that Yngstrom also said,  “someone must know someone” and “What good is the zoning board, if you can just go to the Council to override our decision?”

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DiSomma steps down as Red Bank GOP Chairman

Michael Clancy, left will seek to replace Sean DiSomma as Red Bank GOP Chairman

Michael Clancy, left, will seek to replace Sean DiSomma, right, as Red Bank GOP Chairman

Red Bank Republican Chairman Sean DiSomma announced that he will not seek another term in the office this morning in an email to members of the borough’s Republican County Committee members.

DiSomma, 34, is widely credited with the GOP taking control of Red Bank’s governing body for the first time in 25 years, winning four of six council seats over three elections since 2013.

DiSomma cited his career and family obligations as his reason for stepping down.

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Posted: June 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Guadagno to shop Red Bank on Small Business Saturday

Lt Governor Kim Guadagno. Photo credit: Tim Larsen/Governor's office

Lt Governor Kim Guadagno. Photo credit: Tim Larsen/Governor’s office

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will be visiting three Red Bank business on Saturday morning, Small Business Saturday.

Guadagno is scheduled to arrive on White Street at 10am with stops at Rook Coffee and ToyMasters.  She will wrap up her visit by stopping at Poor Cat Designs at 69 Broad Street.

The Lt. Governor will continue her support on small businesses tomorrow afternoon in Westwood in Bergen County where she will visit Songo Coffee, Conrad’s Confectionery and Society Men.

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DuPont Concedes Red Bank Election

Red Bank Councilman Michael DuPont

Red Bank Councilman Michael DuPont

Red Bank Councilman Michael DuPont told MoreMonmouthMusings that he will not contest the results of the election that has him losing to his Republican challenger Michael Whelan.   Whelan increased his margin of victory from 2 to 3 votes as a result of an Election Recount and Recheck this morning that DuPont had requested.

“After consulting with my representatives who were present at the recount this morning, I have decided to accept the result and wish the new council members well in doing what is best for Red Bank, ” DuPont said.

“You haven’t heard the last of me,” the three term Democrat continued,”but for now it is best for Red Bank that we move forward.”

Whelan and his running mate Mark Taylor, the top vote getter in the four way race for two seats on the Council, will be sworn into office in early January,giving the Republican Party control of the Borough’s government for the first time time in two decades.  Republicans will have a 4-2 majority.

“I hope the new councilmen do what is best for Red Bank and that they are not beholden to Party bosses,” DuPont said.

Red Bank Republican Chairman Sean DiSomma issued the following statement:

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Republican Michael Whelan prevails over Michael DuPont in Red Bank recount

Bruce Padula, Esq, attorney for the Red Bank Republicans, Joseph Libutti, Monmouth Dem Exec Director, Rajvir S. Goomer, Esq, attorney for Michael DuPont and Bertha Sumick, Special Deputy Clerk of Elections prepare for the recount of Red Bank Ballots

Bruce Padula, Esq, attorney for the Red Bank Republicans, Joseph Libutti, Monmouth Dem Exec Director, Rajvir S. Goomer, Esq, attorney for Michael DuPont and Bertha Sumick, Special Deputy Clerk of Elections prepare for the recount of Red Bank ballots.

FREEHOLD-Republican Councilman-elect Michael Whelan increased his lead over incumbent Democratic Councilman Michael DuPont after the ballots were recounted this morning by the Monmouth County Board of Elections.  Whelan now leads DuPont by 3 votes, a net pick up of one vote from the unofficial count on November 9 when the provisional ballots were counted by the Board.

All four candidates for the two Red Bank Council seats picked up votes as a result of the hand counting of Vote-By-Mail and Provisional Ballots, which prior to today have been tabulated electronically by a scanner.  The results, which are expected to be certified my Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon today are:  Michael Ballard- 937, Michael Dupont 968, Mark Taylor 1038, Michael Whelan,971.  Republicans Taylor and Whelan have thus far maintained their victory and are on track to join Republican Councilwomen Cindy Burnham and Linda Schwabenbauer in partisan control of Red Bank’s local government for the first time in two decades.

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