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Pearl Lee considering LD 11 Assembly bid

Pearl Lee

Pearl Lee, the Republican candidate for Red Bank Mayor last month, told MMM that she reached out to Monmouth Republican Chairman Shaun Golden to express her interest in challenging Democrat Assembly Members Eric Houghtailing and Joann Downey in the 11th legislative district next year.

Lee, 64, a retired small business owner, had never sought elected office before securing the Republican nomination for Red Bank Mayor last year as a write-in candidate in the June primary.  She sought the nomination after learning that  the local party failed to field a candidate to challenge Democrat Mayor Pat Menna.

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Posted: December 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Red Bank First Responder Murdered Sunday Morning, Arrest Made

Andrew Hill

Demar S. Reevey, 23, of Red Bank, was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with the stabbing death of Andrew Hill, 26, also of Red Bank, according to an announcement my Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Hill was a member of the Red Bank First Aid Squad and the West Side Hose Company, according to facebook post by the First Aid Sqaud. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Congressman Smith Announces Grants For Arts Organizations

Congressman Chris Smith

Two River Theater Company in Red Bank and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts will each received competitive federal grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Congressman Chris Smith announced.

“These two organizations are making significant contributions to our communities through promoting access to and participation in the arts and reaching out to young people,” Rep. Smith stated.“They are leaders in helping promote a public good. The Two River Theater has been a long-standing treasure in Monmouth County, fostering an appreciation for the arts for generations of participants and theater-goers.”

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Posted: May 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Jennifer Beck to run for mayor of Red Bank

April 1, 2018

Jennifer Beck

Former state Senator Jennifer Beck will launch her political comeback on Monday when she files her petitions to seek the Republican nomination for Mayor of Red Bank, MMM has learned.

“Red Bank needs leadership,” Beck said in a statement announcing her candidacy. “Mayor Menna is a delightful man, a great compromiser, but in his nine years in office little has changed. Taxes are too high, water rates are too high, there are too many retail vacancies, and parking is a nightmare. The governing body is running in place and playing petty politics.”

Red Bank Republicans did not nominate a candidate for mayor when they met to choose their municipal candidates last Thursday evening, opting to give Democrat Mayor Pat Menna a free pass into office for the third time.  Menna has not been challenged since he beat John Curley in 2006 when the then Red Bank councilmen faced off to replace Ed McKenna as leader of the borough. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: April Fools, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Gov.-elect Murphy volunteers on Thanksgiving: ‘We need a stronger safety net’

RED BANK — Gov.-elect Phil Murphy says New Jersey needs “a stronger safety net” when it comes to affordable housing and access to food. The governor made his comments after volunteering to help serve a Thanksgiving meal at Lunch Break, a nonprofit organization that provides food and clothing to those in need. Locals sat at tables… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Big Parkway exit project scaled back, but expanded Park and Ride lot only weeks away

The state has slimmed down a $60 million plan to reconfigure Garden State Parkway Exit 109 in Middletown in an effort to stretch the project’s budget. However, a project to provide 40 more spaces in a Park and Ride next to the exit will not be affected, said Tom Feeney, spokesman for the New Jersey Turnpike… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Big Parkway exit project scaled back, but expanded Park and Ride lot only weeks away

Long Branch man sentenced to 50 years in prison for near-fatal shooting

FREEHOLD — A Long Branch man was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for attempting to kill a rival when he shot him 15 times in Red Bank three years ago. Sentenced to an extended term because of his criminal history, Anthony Sims, 28, will have to serve more than 42 years in prison before… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 20th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Long Branch man sentenced to 50 years in prison for near-fatal shooting

2 men charged in murder of Red Bank man outside Eatontown apartment complex

FREEHOLD — Two men have been charged with the shooting death of a Red Bank man outside an Eatontown apartment complex last year, authorities said Friday. Frederick Reed, 20 of New Castle, Del., and Perry Veney, 30 of Long Branch, were both charged with murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose after investigators… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 31st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 2 men charged in murder of Red Bank man outside Eatontown apartment complex

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 »

Posted: November 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Count Basie Theatre, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Steven Van Zandt to help announce milestone in Count Basie Theatre’s expansion plan

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 »