Category: Postcards from the edge…

Normal service is resumed

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

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The Big Tooth of Red Bank

When discussion of New Jersey’s seven wonders comes up, Lucy the Margate Elephant or the Great Falls of Paterson are rightfully mentioned but I’d like to add a new wonder into the discussion. The big tooth of Red Bank. Dr….

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Artistic Licence… The Dream and the Reality

So the Zoning Board will face yet another round of meetings about the proposed use of the site around Monmouth, Pearl and Oakland Streets, while the developer, with the utilitarian name of 121 Monmouth, LLC, whittles away at the town’s…

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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… 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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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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Red Bank Style: From 1600 to the Present

It’s kind of depressing to see the vision of the current crop of “developers” in Red Bank. From faux Ruritanian to Shed-Modern it’s not often we see a proposal which celebrates the town’s history and the community’s hopes, and fulfils…

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All Comment Is Free… May 2022

When other websites’ “Comments” don’t work, or are hogged by partisan people who think they’re politicians – yes… I know, there will always be a space for you here to make your point. If it’s a good question, who knows,…

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