Author: Alan E Hill

Stranger in a strange land

Normal service is resumed

Sorry about that… just a minor blip. Now where was I? Oh yes…

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Broadwalk Broadcast

Red Bank Borough is holding a hybrid “in-the-room” and Zoom “Broadwalk Round Table” meeting this Wednesday, 29 June @6.00pm. Attendees will be “invited to discuss the potential upcoming Broadwalk season“. How much this will just be a platform for some…

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Red Bank Borough gets a lesson in ZOOM

Full marks to FHI Studios’ Zoom presentation about the developing Red Bank Master Plan. Of course, there were shortcomings in the topics and subsequent responses to questions and comments, but at all times there was a transparency to the proceedings…

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Zoom, Zoom, Zoom…

There are at least three important public meetings slated for this week on the borough calendar; A Police Public Forum, a council Workshop meeting and a Master Plan “Update Session“. Police Public Forum, Monday @6.00pm: Given the last few days’…

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Lovely Spam! Wonderful Spam!!!

I don’t know… Has this little blog arrived? Well if the numbers of spam comments and log on attempts are anything to go by, yes. And if you’re expecting a Russian or Chinese invasion, you’re wrong… At least 90% are…

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Ghost Town… Kastin’s Drugs

This memorial to Kastin’s Drugs stands as a reminder of the time before national chains and when neighbourhoods still had a degree of self-sufficiency and cohesion. Kastin’s succumbed to the invasion of the national drugstore chains in 2004 after 86…

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Ghost Town… Got any gum, chum?

My mother and father were teenagers in a naval city in the south-west of England at the outset of the Second World War. When the US Army eventually arrived in town kids from all over followed the jeeps around yelling,…

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Zoom “Chat”, OPRA and all that…

Just a few days ago I made an OPRA request to the Borough of Red Bank via opramachine.com. It was a fairly simple request which should have been quite easily dealt with. But for some reason, it was a bit…

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Red Bank, We Have A Problem…

An everyday tale of unintended consequences for the Charter Commission Within a few days of holding a public consultation forum to which nobody came (okay, two diligent members of the community answered the call) Red Bank’s Charter Study Commission was…

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