West Front Street Bridge Reopened

Traveling through the heart of northeastern Monmouth County got a lot easier this week after State,County and Local officials celebrated the reopening of the West Front Street Bridge, AKA Hubbard’s Bridge, that connects Middletown and Red Bank over the Swimming River.

The five month long replacement project that came in as promised before the Memorial Day weekend.

The opening follows the construction of a new 488-foot long steel girder bridge to the north of the existing West Front Street Bridge.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Shore Fine Art Scene Is in Full Blossom

April Chairs

April W. Klimley

April W. Klimley

 

By April W. Klimley, Art Critic

Everything starts blooming in May—including the Shore art scene. All of a sudden, galleries and artists’ organizations are all holding openings.  It’s almost impossible to decide which to attend. The art scene may not be as broad and deep here as it is in New York City—where the auction houses sell the “best of the best” of modern during these weeks—from Picasso to Giacometti. But there’s a great deal of excitement and variety, and even more to come in June.

 

Opening this Friday the 15th

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: April W. Klimley, Art, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Parkway set to unveil plan to fix Exit 109. Here’s a sneak peek

weekend-traffic-on-the-gsp-062511How do Garden State Parkway officials plan to replace four bridges that carry the Garden State Parkway over busy Newman Springs Road in Middletown and unravel Exit 109’s rush hour commuting slipknot? Some of the answers could be revealed Thursday night. Garden State parkway officials will talk one-on-one with drivers and residents from 4:30 to 7:30… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

The Shore Fine Art Scene Springs to Life

By April W. Klimley, Art Critic

April W. Klimley

April W. Klimley

April is certainly the cruelest month, as T.S Eliot wrote. Spring keeps peeking out followed by rainy and cold days here at the Shore. So, why not cheer yourself up by jumping into the Shore Art Circuit as it emerges from its winter torpor.

New exhibitions are emerging like the daffodils in your garden. Last weekend at least two galleries held openings. One was the A.J. Dillon Gallery of Art in Atlantic Highlands with an exhibit entitled “Art in Nature,” a theme appropriate to the season, despite the chill. The other was held in Red Bank. The Art Alliance held a juried member show with two themes–“Contrasts” and “Personalities.” The curator of the show was Michael Burrus Johnson who had several paintings displayed in the showcase front windows of the gallery.

As I strolled around the small gallery gleaming with a wide variety of styles, Bathers by Miguel A. Fugeras drew me in. At first glance, the piece looked like a wood block print—a powerful rendering of statuesque tall women in black and white bathing in a river. But up close, it’s clearly a drawing, probably pen and ink. It’s an arresting piece that reinterprets the time honored,  traditional theme of artists painting (dressed) women or female nudes at the seashore, ocean, or other body of water. Virtually all major artists from Botticelli to Degas have painted these scenes. But in tone and feeling, Fugeras’ drawing feels closer to Picasso’s Demoiselles of Avignon because of its angles and abstract nature .

Bathers by Miguel A. Fugeras. Drawing. The Art Alliance.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Atlantic Highlands, Belmar, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Golden: The Next Generation is a Republican Generation

Shaun Golden

Chairman Shaun Golden

Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden released a statement this morning announcing that his slate of municipal candidates this year included six Young Republican Leaders under the age of 35.

Candidates for local office filed to run with their respective Municipal Clerks all across Monmouth County on Monday. It is clear by the two parties’ selection of nominees, that Republicans in Monmouth County are the only ones offering voters a chance to elect a new generation of leaders with fresh, bold ideas for the future.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

Long time Red Bank resident questions Brian Williams’ Christmas mugging story

Brian WilliamsRED BANK —A long time Red Bank resident questioned the veracity of Brian Williams’ claim that as he a teenager he was mugged while selling Christmas trees in the borough. Danny Murphy said he has trouble believing the ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor’s recollections, including to two magazines, because of the low crime rate in a small… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, News, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Project Homeless Connect 2015 Rescheduled

               Wednesday, February 4

Project Homeless Connect 2015 that was originally scheduled for
Wednesday, January 28 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 4
On Wednesday, February 4, a team of volunteers and
County staff will be in Asbury Park, Freehold, Keansburg,
Long Branch, Neptune and Red Bank meeting with people
who are homeless or at risk of being homeless and
encouraging them to seek services and resources.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Two River Theater’s ‘Absurd Person Singular’ is both funny and unsettling

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

T. CHARLES ERICKSON From left, Michael Cumpsty, Mary Birdsong, Scott Drummond and Liz Wisan co-star in “Absurd Person Singular.”

You know Christmas Eve isn’t going well when you seem to be spending most of your time in the kitchen. And if that happened three years in a row … well, you’d really be having a streak… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, Red Bank, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Saturday, January 3 in Monmouth County

BizE Logo-Right1Wake Up, Everyone It’s the First Saturday of the New Year.
BizEturtle is here to tell you about some wonderful events happening today

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, BizEturtle, Neptune, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

West Front Street Bridge Will Close On January 5th

photo via visitmonmouth.com

photo via visitmonmouth.com

The West Front Street Bridge (S-17) that connects Red Bank and Middletown will close to vehicular  traffic on or about  Monday, January 5, 2015 and remained closed through Sunday May 17, according to a statement from the Monmouth County Department of Public Information and Tourism.

Also known as Hubbard’s Bridge, the structure which was built in 1921 is being replaced with a modern bridge that will compliment the look an function of the nearby Coopers Bridge which connects Red Bank and Middletown on Route 35.  The project started in August of 2013 while keeping the bridge open to cars and trucks.  The closure announced today signals that the 16 month project is entering its final phase.

Pedestrians will continue to be allowed to use the bridge during this period and bicyclists will be allowed to walk their bikes over the structure.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Red Bank, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »