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IMAGE Senator Robert Menendez and Dr. Salomon Melgen Indicted
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez Charged with Conspiracy, Bribery, and Honest Services Fraud WASHINGTON—Robert Menendez, a U.S. senator, and Salomon Melgen, a Florida ophthalmologist, were indicted today in connection with a bribery scheme in... Read More...
IMAGE Statement from Senator Menendez in Response to Federal Corruption Charges
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez made the following statement tonight:  “For nearly three years I’ve lived under a Justice Department cloud and today I am outraged that this cloud has not been lifted. “I’m outraged that... Read More...
Menendez Will Temporarily Step Down as Ranking Member of Foreign Relations Committee
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
Newark, NJ -   U.S. Senator Bob Menendez earlier today spoke with Democratic Leader Reid and informed him that he would temporarily step down as Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  He also sent Leader Reid a letter... Read More...
AAA: Don’t Drive Distracted
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month Hamilton, NJ – Drunk driving has been a leading cause of fatalities on the road, but another deadly behavior behind the wheel that is sadly gaining in statistics: distracted driving. ... Read More...
IMAGE Gateway Closes Sandy Hook Observation Deck for Repairs; Will Reopen by Memorial Day Weekend
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
Photo: The Observation Deck at Sandy Hook is a great place to see the forest for the trees and the wildlife living there. NPS PHOTO SANDY HOOK, NJ - With the donation of materials from the Sandy Hook Foundation, Gateway National Recreation Area... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Hey, Indiana!
by Anne Mikolay
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
The average American doesn't know much about Indiana other than what we learned in grade school: Indianapolis is your capital, and you grow a lot of... Read More...
IMAGE Another Triumphal Procession
by Woody Zimmerman
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
As a change of pace for the Lenten Season, here’s a reprint of an earlier column-entry. Palm Sunday – occurring on March 29 this year – always... Read More...
IMAGE Making Homes for Fish Hawks
by Joe Reynolds
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Like an old fashioned barn raising, about 15 volunteers  with the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council came together on a clear but chilly Sunday... Read More...
IMAGE Of Food Trucks, Boardwalks, and New Development
by Dennis
Monday, 30 March 2015
Summer is just around the corner, and for those who live at the Jersey Shore, that means two things are guaranteed: the mass influx of tourists is... Read More...
IMAGE Clinton's Delusional Defense of Email
by Jack Archibald
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Last week, former Secretary of State and prospective Democrat President nominee Hillary Clinton channeled her inner H.L. Mencken.  By... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Thu Apr 02 @ 7:30PM -
Highlands Zoning Board Meeting
Fri Apr 03 @ 2:00PM - 07:00PM
Income Tax Help - Union Beach
Mon Apr 06 @ 8:00PM -
Middletown Township Committee Workshop
Wed Apr 08 @ 1:00PM -
NARFE Meets
Wed Apr 08 @ 7:00PM -
AH Council Meeting

RED BANK, NJ - The Greater New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will present the workshop “Living with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s” at the Red Bank Public Library on Saturday, June 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. If you or a family member have recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, you are not alone.  Connecting with others and learning about the disease and current treatments may help you make informed choices about your health, develop positive coping strategies, and build a strong support network. This workshop offers individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and care partners valuable ideas and resources to help cope with changes, remain active, access support, and plan for the future. Participants may register for this free program by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 973-586-4300.  More information on the Greater New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association can be found at www.alz.org/alznj.

The free workshop “Head in the Right Direction” will provide information about living successfully with diabetes.  It will be presented by Merck & Co., Inc., at the Red Bank Public Library on Thursday, June 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Participants will find out how to manage their diabetes and plan meals better, have their questions answered by a diabetes expert, and learn the importance of checking blood sugar and what the results mean.  Registration is requested. Please call 1-877-532-4545.

Join Monmouth County Master Gardener Carol Smith when she presents “Native Plants at the Shore” at the Red Bank Public Library on Saturday June 12, 2010, at 11:00 a.m.   Plants native to our area are naturally hardy and adapt well, and planning a landscape to include native plants adds striking diversity to your home.  Carol will recommend native plants species that provide color as well as wildlife habitat for birds, butterflies, and squirrels visiting your yard. She will also show you photographs of some of Monmouth County’s prize native trees and shrubs.  Master Gardeners are volunteers, trained by Rutgers Cooperative Extension, who are committed to providing gardening and horticultural information and  services to their community. The program is free and registration is not required.

If you would like to practice speaking English, come join the Conversational English classes for adults lead by Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County tutors this summer at the Red Bank Public Library on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. from June 24 through August 12.  Participants will learn English to help them at home, at work, and in the community while meeting and practicing speaking English with others who are also learning English.  These stress-free and fun classes are suitable for both beginning and intermediate speakers of English.  The classes are free and no registration is         required.  Please contact the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at 732-571-0209 or visit their website at http://www.lvmonmouthnj.org for additional information on ESL classes, volunteer tutor training classes, and English conversation classes available in Monmouth County.

Artists seeking inspiration, motivation, and a special time to devote to their work are invited to attend an informal gathering once a month at the Red Bank Public Library. The “Artists’ Workshop” takes place the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the library Community Room.  The next meeting will be Thursday, June 3.   The workshops are free and no registration is required. Participants should bring their own drawing and painting materials, although oils are not permitted because of ventilation concerns.

Free computer instruction is available at the Red Bank Public Library by appointment.  Please visit the library or call 732-842-0690 to register for a one hour, one-on-one session with our knowledgeable and patient volunteers.  Learn computer basics or get help with more advanced topics.

The Red Bank Senior Center in cooperation with the Red Bank Public Library hosts a book discussion group on the last Monday of each month at the Senior Center at 1:00 p.m.  Red Bank Borough residents age 60 and over are welcome to join the Center and participate in this or any of its other great programs. Call the Center at 732-747-5204 for more information.

The library hosts an adult book discussion group, “Reading on the River,” on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. For more information and to register, contact the library at 732-842-0690.

The Red Bank Photography Club meets the first Monday of each month at the library from 7:00 to 8:45 p.m.  Participants meet for tips, discussion, and sharing their photographs.  For more information, call John Tyler at 732-768-6432, or e-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Friends of the Red Bank Public Library meet monthly in the Eisner New Jersey Room. Please call the library at 732-842-0690 for the next meeting date and more information about this vibrant group and its activities that support the library.

Additional information on these and other free programs in the Adult and Children’s Departments of the Red Bank Public Library will be available at the library, on the library’s website www.lmxac.org/redbank, or by calling the library at 732-842-0690.   Through June 12, library hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  From June 18 through September 11, Friday hours will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The library is located at 84 West Front Street in Red Bank.