Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The AMC reality show, shot at Secret Stash in Red Bank, is returning this October for its second season.
If you believe the stars of "Comic Book Men," not much has changed since millions tuned in regularly to watch their hijinks on national television last season. Even now they play it cool, sorting comics during their downtime, answering the phone with the familiar greeting of “comics,” and hanging out at a shop that only weeks ago served as a fully functional TV studio. Maybe it’s not an act, though. As the airing of the show’s second season nears, the guys of Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash seem to have taken the entire experience in stride, seeing the show as an amusing, perhaps a bit surreal at times, digression from a normal life that already included conversations about which super heroine is the hottest anyway. With 11 weeks of …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The new shop, called House of Fades, opened this week on Monmouth Street in Red Bank.
A new barber shop opened in Red Bank this week bringing with it an expertise in the area of the fade-style haircut. Called Red Bank House of Fades, the small shop is located at 8B Monmouth St., next to, presumably, what will some day be a sandwich shop. The barber shop offers a number of options, including regular cuts and shape ups, but uses fades as its calling card. A fade haircut involves the use of clippers. The fade is achieved by using different closeness settings -- like going from a two clipper to a three -- to achieve a blended look and even allows for designs to be carved into your 'do, if that's your thing. Mostly, the fade is championed for its tight and clean look. On Thursday, we dropped in as Robinson Hernandez was giving a…
Accident Thursday morning near Red Bank border
Two drivers sustained minor neck injuries when their cars collided Thursday morning at the intersection of Shrewsbury Avenue and North Gilbert Street in Tinton Falls. According to an officer at the scene, a driver heading south on Shrewsbury Avenue crashed into a driver attempting to make a left onto North Gilbert Street. Both drivers had a yellow light, he said. The car making the left had severe damage to its right side and was pushed within inches of a car for sale in the lot of the World Subaru Dealership on Shrewsbury Avenue. Members of Tinton Falls Emergency Services South and North responded to the scene and took both drivers to area hospitals.
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Cheese Cave's weekly promotion has customers flocking to the Monmouth Street shop.
Stephen Catania understands the learning curve that comes along with artisan cheeses. As owner of Monmouth Street’s Cheese Cave, he’s made an effort to educate his customers about the different kinds of cheeses available behind the counter since opening his shop a year and a half ago. But he realizes that news about the bleus, the cheddars, the Taleggios and of course the goat, the cow, the sheep, can make the entire process a bit daunting for cheese newbies. To help encourage customers to come to the Cave, Catania developed a once part time and now permanent promotion called $5 Fridays with the express interest in creating a cheese-stress-free atmosphere where patrons could sample the goods, learn about appropriate pairings, socialize and…
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The accident happened around 9:08 Saturday morning in Red Bank near the Harding Road intersection.
Emergency workers had to remove the driver of a 2009 black, Honda Accord after the car veered off Prospect Avenue in Red Bank Saturday morning and crashed into a nearby fence. The driver, James Mayer, 53, of Hillsborough, NJ, was traveling east on Harding Road and missed the turn and struck a cement slab, according to Red Bank Police Sgt. Robert Gannon. The driver attempted to back out and continue down Prospect and "lost control" and crashed into a fence that separates the yard of a Fair Haven home from the road, said Gannon. Bernadette Dunphy, who's lived in that house for 23 years, said she was out dropping off recycling when the accident occurred around 9:20 a.m. She said she pulled in and saw emergency workers making their way through…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The injured swan was transported to Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls for observation.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
As Red Bank Middle School students were preparing to take canoes out on the Navesink River as part of their River Rangers activity, an injured swan was spotted hobbling along the entrance path to Maple Cove at the base of Maple Avenue. Fair Haven resident and friend to the environment, Cindy Burnham, was on hand to help coordinate the swan rescue efforts. Animal control was called and shortly after arrival, with the help of Burnham and a fellow animal activist, the swan was corralled and captured. According to Red Bank Animal Control Officer Henry Perez, the swan will be transported to Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls. The swan will be treated there and, if healthy enough, transported to a bird rehabilitation center. The…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The new kiosks, turned on Monday, should make things easier in the long run, though some have found difficulty.
Ultimately, the new electronic parking kiosks scattered through a couple of lots downtown should make it easier to pay for parking in Red Bank. For now, though, a little help is needed. The new electronic kiosks were installed last week and turned on Monday. To help ease the transition from coin meters to these all-purpose payment systems, the borough has hired a number of part time employees to help teach people the system for the next couple of weeks. Turns out it was a good idea. In the first three days of operation, attendants have found plenty of confusion among those new to the system. Though the kiosks have instructions, the additional step of typing in your parking space number, paying with either coins, bills, or credit card, …
Monday, June 18, 2012
The two-day runner's festival, capped by the 5k Sheehan Classic, attracted more than a thousand to downtown Red Bank.
Since the Sheehan Classic moved to Red Bank in 1994 it's been a draw for thousands of runners from New Jersey and states beyond who line up on Broad Street one (near) summer's day for one of the area's most scenic races. Though event details have changed like the date - the race was typically held later in the season - and the distance - the Sheehan was reduced from five miles to a 5-kilometer race to help encourage participation - nearly 1,300 registered racers and countless hundreds more descended on Red Bank for the two-day runners' extravaganza. The Sheehan began on Friday with the opening of a runners expo in Marine Park and later children races. The main event went down on Saturday, with an official 1,296 runners packing the borough…
Sunday, June 17, 2012
An annual classic returns. A collection of this year's victory faces from the Sheehan Classic.
The look on a runner's face upon completing a race is the look of a champion. It's a look of triumph and will, and it's usually sweaty and red. In honor of those who took on the Sheehan Classic Saturday morning, we dedicate this gallery, the second annual Sheehan Classic Post Race Grimace Gallery, to you. With the the Classic trimmed down from a 5-mile race to a 5-kilometer race, and with the temperature considerably less offensive this time around, many grimaces were replaced by smiles or, you know, regular-looking faces. Still, we were able to accumulate plenty of grimaces. Enjoy.
Monday, June 4, 2012
An elderly driver hopped the curb at the Super Foodtown and entered the roadway after running over a tree.
Police are in the process of clearing Broad Street in Red Bank after an elderly driver apparently hopped the curb of the Super Foodtown from the parking lot side, hit a tree, and then struck a car in oncoming traffic. Details of the accident, which happened at about 5:30 p.m., are not currently known. Both drivers declined immediate medical treatment at the scene, though the elderly driver did appear to have a bloody nose. With police blocking traffic at an already busy intersection during rush hour, traffic was backed up for a considerable portion of Broad Street going south towards the train tracks for much of the time as police and a tow truck crew attempted to clear the roadway. Witnesses at the scene described the elderly driver as …