Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Cablevision sells 41 venues to Ridgefield, Conn. chain.
Bow Tie Cinemas of Ridgefield, Conn. announced it has purchased 41 Clearview Cinema theaters from Cablevision, including the Clearview on White Street in Red Bank, a published report said Monday. With the acquisition, which will make Bow Tie the nation’s number eight exhibition company, Bow Tie vows to pay for “key upgrades that are designed to enhance the movie-going experience,” including digital and 3D projection, according to a report on the website Deadline.com. Clearview currently has 26 theaters in New Jersey, the report said. Cablevision bought the venues in 1998 and put the chain up for sale last year. The companies didn’t disclose the sale price, the report said. For a full list of Clearview properties, click here.
Services are Wednesday
Wednesday, May 1
Mildred Becker, 93, of Fair Haven, who worked at Red Bank's Surray Luggage for nearly half a century, passed away Saturday, April 27, at Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation, Shrewsbury. Born in Red Bank, Mildred moved to Fair Haven in 1959. A graduate of the NJ Beauty Culture Academy, she was a member of the Fair Haven Senior Citizens group and the Congregation B'Nai Israel in Tinton Falls. After she graduated from beauty school, Mildred worked as a beautician for several years before working at Surray Luggage in Red Bank for more than 40 years, according to legacy.com. Mildred was predeceased by: her husband, Oscar Becker Jr.; her parents, Isidore and Fannie Weinstein; a daughter, Carol Helene Becker; two brothers, Harry and Edward …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Autopsy to be performed Tuesday morning
The Red Bank Yellow Car cab driver who was facing several charges after a serious crash on Newman Springs Road, Middletown, last week, was found dead in his borough apartment Monday morning, Red Bank Police Capt. Darren McConnell said. McConnell and Detective Wendy Samis responded to a call from 39-year-old John Curtis' landlord "at about 8:25 a.m.," McConnell said. "Curtis was found deceased by the landlord at his Monmouth Street apartment." While an autopsy will be conducted by the Monmouth County Medical Examiner's Office Tuesday morning to determine an official cause of death, McConnell said that there was "nothing suspicious about it" upon initial investigation, but "we will have to wait until we get that report." Red Bank police, …
The festival featured live music in addition to food
It wasn't all about food. No, Red Bank's second annual International Flavour Festival highlighted more than a goo taste of eateries' special cuisine. There was music — plenty of it. And there was dancing — lots of dancing. You could say people were dancing in the street — or just off the street — in the White Street municipal lot. Take a look at the above video clip for a glimpse into the dancin' divas of Flavour — never fools. They had the beat, and it was contagious!
The following information was obtained directly from police. It does not indicate convictions.
The following Red Bank residents were arrested recently in Middletown: • Condida Raffaele, 50, of Dawnlee Drive, Red Bank (address/zip code), was arrested on April 16 by Patrolman Andrew Siciliano and charged with shoplifting from the Kohl’s store, Route 35. • Lisa Lawrence, 53, of Locust Avenue, Red Bank, was arrested by Cpl. Patricia Colangelo and charged with shoplifting from the Kohls Store, conspiracy, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe. She was held on $32,500 bail, with a 10 percent option, set by Judge James Berube. • Arthur Kaylor, 26, of Kimberly Court, Red Bank (address/zip code), was arrested by Patrolman Andrew Siciliano and charged with disorderly conduct. • Nicole …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Shows, Flavour festival and town-wide yard sale.
An event-packed weekend in Red Bank is all starting tonight with a show and a poetry reading and winding up with the ever-popular International Flavour Festival on Sunday. Here's what's going on ... Friday: • Curtain is 8 p.m. for tonight's performance of Stefanie Zadravec's The Electric Baby at The Two River Theater, which is featuring NJ native celeb Danny DeVito's daughter. The show runs through May 5 with tickets priced $24 to $42. • Phoenix Productions' run of Anything Goes goes into closing weekend at the Count Basie Theater, Monmouth Street tonight at 8 p.m. The show is also on for 8 p.m. Saturday and a 3 p.m. matinee and closing. • Gallery U is hosting a poetry reading, dubbed "An Evening of Spoken Word by Local Writers as part of …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
An interactive map, produced by NJ Spotlight, breaks down insurance costs by town following Hurricane Sandy.
An interactive map, produced by New Jersey Spotlight and published late last week, provides a complete breakdown of every insurance claim paid in New Jersey since Hurricane Sandy by town, giving further insight into the totality of losses suffered during the late-October storm. Information from color-coded map was compiled using the most recent data from the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI). Based on the most recent data, Red Bank incurred about $16 million in total losses with about $12 million claims paid. A total of 1,582 claims were filed and 1,091 reported paid, with 352 closed without payment. To view the map, click here. Towns with minimal losses — those with under $200,000 in paid out claims - are represented…
Leonardo Jewelers will host the three-day event
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Mayor and Borough Council meet at 6:30 p.m.
Tonight's Red Bank Borough Council meeting calls for a suspension of the regular order of business pertaining to three pending items. At the top of the agenda there are three issues that are up for public discussion, but subject to the suspension Wednesday night: the Mayor's Wellness Challenge, the 2013 Special Improvement District (SID) Budget, and the 2013 Municipal Budget. • According to the borough's website, the Mayor's Wellness Campaign is endorsing the event entitled Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA on Saturday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. "A free day of fun for the family, all are welcome," the site says. Click here for a flyer with more details. • The SID operates on a special assessment tagged onto tax bills for businesses in the designated…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The store opened on April 12
If the mood strikes to pop in somewhere local for something sweet, Lil’ Cutie Pops is serving up a reminder that it's open for business. "April showers bring cake pops," said the lettering on the store window. After a ribbon-cutting and celebration on April 12, the newest sweets shop in Red Bank, at 16 Monmouth Street, has been offering cake pops, in a variety of flavors, such as peanut butter cup and salted caramel, and more designer sweet morsels. "I wish I could grab one," posted Patti Duff Brown on the Lil' Cutie Pops Facebook page under a photo of the peanut butter cup pops. "They look so good!" The shop, owned by Melanie Pomerico, also carries specialty pops, featuring original decorations and motifs, including fish, butterflies, …