Council nixes sandwich boards, skateboards john burton The Hub RED BANK — Skateboards and sandwich board signs — two issues that have been the subject of much debate, concern and consternation recently were once again bantered about at Tuesday’s Borough Council meeting. The council introduced the first reading of an ordinance that for all intent …

Soaring gasoline prices affect more than customers Regular gas could top off at $1.80 per gallon by Memorial Day der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> JERRY WOLKOWITZ The Sunoco station on River Road in Fair Haven shows the rising prices of gas. The 99-cent-per-gallon prices of last summer seem like ancient history now, and officials say this summer could …

Tinton Falls 911 overhaul may cut jobs, costs Non-emergency calls to be shifted to county system Elaine Van Develde The Hub TINTON FALLS — If an ordinance regarding non-emergency 911 calls is approved next week, six town dispatchers will find themselves jobless at the borough’s hands. The ordinance, set to be passed Tuesday, hands over …

McKenna challenges Scudiery, 11-year chair McKenna makes bid for county Democratic chairmanship der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> Red Bank’s Mayor Edward J. McKenna Jr. will make a bid this year for the chair of the Democratic county organization. Here he is flanked by Red Bank Councilmen Tom Hintelmann and R.J. Bifani during the trio’s last re-election in 1998. …

Skateboarders work for their own playground Fair Haven restaurant Raven and Peach donates to park plans Shannon Kelly The Hub FAIR HAVEN — Like grown-ups planning the layout of their dream house, a group of skateboarders leaned in close over paper cut-outs of concrete ramps laid out before them. Moving around the boxes, pyramids, rails …

3rd bomb threat closes Brookdale sites, again MIDDLETOWN — School closings are becomingly increasingly too familiar at Brookdale Community College, after a third bomb threat in less than a month closed the school on Thursday. The school closed its main campus in Lincroft and its extension sites in Hazlet, Freehold Township, Long Branch and Asbury …

Reward raised for suspect in Rumson synagogue hate crime RUMSON — There is now a $10,000 reward posted for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for defacing a Rumson synagogue last month with anti-Semitic graffiti. On Feb. 22 a congregant of B’nai Israel, Ridge Road, discovered swastikas spray …

‘Blues has always been here’ der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> Just call them Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Gary Wright and Phil Proctor (above) are part of the Red Bank band Terraplane Blues.   "Good music transcends time." These words, like his music, come straight from the heart of Gary Wright, a 44-year-old Red Bank blues singer and …

der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> SEAN GUTHRIDGE Paige Barth (r), owner of Fair Haven Florist, was among those who held a Mardi Gras carnival, with a float and costumes, at Off the Hook Bar and Restaurant, Highlands, on Sunday.

West Side landmark closes Phasor video merges into one store on Broad Street P hasor Video on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank closed recently and with it went the last vestiges of a man who died too young, but left his stamp on neighbors, a neighborhood and a way of doing business. To the eye, …