RED BANK — A New Jersey charter school that has divided a community over the issues of school funding and segregation is now under federal investigation as a result of a civil rights complaint, one of several filed against local charter schools. The U.S. Department of Education last month began a probe of the Red Bank… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 16th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: Monmouth County News, Red Bank Charter School, U.S. Department of Education | 1 Comment »
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 »Posted: November 13th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Count Basie Theatre, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: Count Basie Theatre, Monmouth County Arts, Monmouth County News, Red Bank, Steven Van Zandt | Comments Off on Steven Van Zandt to help announce milestone in Count Basie Theatre’s expansion plan
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
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.admin | Filed under: Press Release, Red Bank | Tags: 2016 Elections, Brian Hanlon, Eirk Yngstrom, Kathy Horgan, Kelli O'Bosky Colwell, Monmouth County News, Press Release, Red Bank, Toga Boy | 2 Comments »
Red Bank Councilman and local Democrat Chairman Ed Zipprich denied that his tweet during the Vice Presidential debate contained sexual innuendo.
Zipprich did not return MMM’s call for comment. In a statement to RedBankGreen he said,Art Gallagher | Filed under: Ed Zipprich, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: Ed Zipprich, Erik Yngstrom, Governor Mike Pence, Kathy Horgan, Kelli O'Bosky Colwell, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | 2 Comments »
Clinton Delegate Zipprich’s Implied Comparison of Prayer to Performing Oral Sex is Beyond Sinful
Red 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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Ed Zipprich, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: 2016 Elections, Brian Hanlon, Ed Zipprich, Kelli O'Bosky Colwell, Monmouth County News, Red Bank Democrats, Red Bank Republicans | 1 Comment »
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: 2016 Elections, Brian Hanlon, Cindy Burnham, Eirk Yngstrom, Kathy Horgan, Kelli O'Bosky Colwell, Monmouth County News, Red Bank, Red Bank GOP, Red Bank Republicans | 3 Comments »
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?”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: Cindy Burnham, Ed Zipprich, Erik Yngstrom, Kathy Horgan, Linda Schwabenbauer, Mark Taylor, Monmouth County News, Red Bank, Red Bank Mayor Pat Menna | Comments Off on Red Bank Councilman calls for Zoning Board member’s resignation
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: Michael Clancy, Monmouth County News, Red Bank, Red Bank GOP, Sean DiSomma | 1 Comment »
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will be visiting three Red Bank business on Saturday morning, Small Business Saturday.
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.Posted: November 27th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Red Bank, Small Business | Tags: Lt Gov Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, Red Bank, Small Business Saturday | Comments Off on Guadagno to shop Red Bank on Small Business Saturday
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:Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: 2015 Election, Mark Taylor, Michael Dupont, Michael Whalen, Monmouth County News, Red Bank, Sean DiSomma | Comments Off on DuPont Concedes Red Bank Election