Category Archives: Red Bank NJ

Video: Re-elect Red Bank’s Juanita Lewis and Ed Zipprich

Red Bank Democratic Candidates for Town Council Juanita Lewis and Ed Zipprich have released a short campaign video that they would like everyone to see. It explains who they are and their vision for and commitment to Red Bank’s future.

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NBC Nightly News Making a Difference: Soul Kitchen Opens in Red Bank

The Asbury Park Press,, Middletown-Patch and a few other media outlets have already covered the opening of Jon Bon Jovi’s new non-profit restaurant Soul Kitchen, that opened earlier this week in Red Bank.

The clip below if from NBC’s Nightly News and reported by Savannah Guthrie.

I am planning to dine there sometime in the next week to see what it is all about. It’s a great premise that I hope catches on.

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Red Bank Councilwoman Kathy Horgan Will Be Nominated To Fill 11th District Vacancy

(Councilwoman Sharon Lee, Mayor Pat Menna and Councilwoman Kathy Horgan)

Monmouth County Democrats will nominate Red Bank Councilwoman Kathy Horgan tonight for State Assembly in the 11th District. Horgan will run with businessman Vin Gopal of Long Branch for Assembly and former prosecutor Ray Santiago of Freehold for State Senate.

Horgan, who has served one term on the borough council, works for a nonprofit organization which is dedicated to AIDS research. Horgan will replace Asbury Park restauranter Marilyn Schlossbach, who stepped down last week due to her restaurants getting hit hard due to Hurricane Irene.

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Filed under 11th Legislative District, Asbury Park NJ, Hurricane Irene, Kathy Horan, Marilyn Schlossbach, Ray Santiago, Red Bank NJ, Vin Gopal

>Saturday Morning Cartoons: I Wanna Singa – Owl Jolson

>I’ll be heading out to the Red Bank Riverfest this afternoon for some good food and great music but before heading out it’s time for a cartoon because ….I wanna singa!

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Filed under I wanna singa, merry melodies, Owl Jolson, Red Bank NJ, Riverfest, Saturday morning cartoons, Warner Brothers

>More Turf May Come To Basie Field; Too Bad For Middletown

>It never ceases to amaze me how messed up Middletown is at times, with no problems at all it looks like Red Bank will be installing new turf fields by the end of year, paid for mostly through grants!

According to the new fields will be installed at over at the Basie Fields complex.

It’s too bad Middletown screwed up it’s chance to have a a couple of new fields build in town last year with it’s assine idea to build a full fledged sports complex over at West Front St. Park in Lincroft, instead of upgrading Trezza Field in River Plaza and the field at Crydon Hall over in Leonardo.


Note: This is a re-post from yesterday. Blogger was experiencing technical difficulty after a system upgrade and wiped out all posts after the 5/11


Filed under artificial turf fields, Basie Field, Croydon Hall, Middletown NJ, Red Bank NJ,, sports complex, Trezza Field

>Red Bank’s Ed Zipprich and Juanita Lewis announce their plans to run for reelection

>Posted from Redbank-Shrewsbury

Red Bank Council Members Ed Zipprich and Juanita Lewis announced their candidacies for reelection to the borough council at a recent celebration of Red Bank’s 103rd birthday.

The reception, held Sunday at the Red Bank home of Zipprich and his longtime partner JP Niccolaides, drew more than 100 supporters from across Monmouth County, including the borough’s other council members, Mayor Pasquale Menna, and other county officials.

County Freeholder Amy Mallet championed the accomplishments of both Zipprich and Lewis, lauding them for presenting balanced budgets in consecutive years for the borough. She encouraged them to remain focuses on their record of fiscal responsibility and commitment to Red Bank’s community and future prosperity.

Lewis said she looked forward to continuing the commitment she and Zipprich made to the people in Red Bank when they were elected in 2008.

“We will continue to work on issues that affect our town’s families and stand by our pledge for greater transparency and accountability in our town’s government.”

Zipprich said that the borough’s council doesn’t always see eye to eye, but that’s a positive quality in local government. And, as the only African American and openly gay candidates running for borough council this year, “Juanita and I love this town and proudly represent the diversity here.”

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>New Feature – Crime Scene, Middletown

>As of today I will be adding a new feature to the MiddletownMike blog that I will call “Crime Scene, Middletown”.

After hearing many complain about the lack of information available to residents about crime being committed in the neighborhoods of Middletown, I went down to Police Headquarters and asked to be placed on the email list for press releases issued by the department.
Today, I received my first two press releases from Detective Lieutenant Stephen F. Dollinger, who oversees the Township’s Detective Bureau.
The first release announces the arrest of suspect Dustin Jeardon, Atlantic Street, Keyport for burglary and theft to a home located on Wilson Avenue in Port Monmouth.

The second press release details the motor vehicle stop of Rachel Goldberg, age 19, from Riverside Avenue in Red Bank. Goldberg attempted to flee the scene after being stopped. Her vehicle was pursued until it was stopped in the parking lot of the Visiting Nurse Association in Red Bank. Goldberg was placed under arrest for eluding. A search of the vehicle revealed a small purse which contained marijuana and a pipe used for smoking marijuana. After begin processed and released on her own recognizance.

You can read each of the press releases below:

Burglary Suspect in Custody

Middletown – A Keyport man is incarcerated in Union County jail for burglaries committed in Union County and Middletown Township.

Middletown Det Laurence Schachtel developed Dustin Jeandron, age 27, Atlantic Street, Keyport, as a suspect in a burglary and theft which occurred on October 29, 2010 to a home located on Wilson Avenue in Port Monmouth. Det. Schachtel signed complaints against Jeandron and Middletown Police have been actively seeking Jeadron.

Jeandron was arrested December 22, 2010 by Cranford and Clark Police Detectives during the course of committing a burglary in Union County. He is currently being held in Union County jail on a total of $90,000 bail.

Police are continuing their investigation to determine whether Jeandron may be responsible for other burglaries committed in the Middletown area.

Woman Arrested After Fleeing Scene

– On December 26, 2010 at approximately 1:10am Sgt. Sean Sweeney was on patrol on Highway 35 when he stopped a vehicle, driven by Rachel Goldberg, age 19, from Riverside Avenue in Red Bank, for motor vehicle violations.

After obtaining Goldberg’s driving credentials Sgt. Sweeney was in the process of issuing summonses when Goldberg began to flee the scene in her vehicle. Sgt. Sweeney pursued the vehicle until it was stopped in the parking lot of the Visiting Nurse Association in Red Bank. At this point Goldberg was placed under arrest for eluding.

A search of Goldberg by Officer Heather Pusylski of the Red Bank Police Department, who had arrived as back up, revealed a small purse which contained a green vegetation which Sgt. Sweeney recognized as marijuana and a glass pipe used for smoking marijuana.

Goldberg was transported to police headquarters where she was charged with eluding, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also issued motor vehicle summonses for a provisional license violation, careless driving, improper passing, failing to change address on license and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a vehicle.

Goldberg was processed and released on her own recognizance.


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>Democracy For America Canvassing in Red Bank Tomorrow, Oct. 2nd

>As everyone may know, we are entering the homestretch of the 2010 campaign season and progressive candidates need your help.

The best way to stop the Republicans from erasing all the gains we, as Democrats, have made in the past two years is to get out there and get involved. You can do that by hooking up with the local chapter of Democracy for America(DFA) for Democracy for America’s National Day of Action this Saturday, October 2.

Red Bank Councilman and local chapter president for Democracy for America, Ed Zipprich will be hosting a Day of Action event starting at 1 PM.

They will start by meeting up at the Zebu Forno, Broad Street, in Red Bank and will be canvassing the Red Bank area to support Congressman Pallone’s re-election. They will be working for our county candidates Eric Brophy for Monmouth County Sheriff, Councilwoman Janice Venables who is running for the Board of Chosen Freeholders with incumbent Freeholder (Judge) John D’Amico, as well.

This DFA Day of Action will also add gusto to local municipal candidates’ campaigns for re-election — Red Bank Councilwomen Kathy Horgan and Sharon Lee.

Volunteers are welcomed to join and participate in tomorrow event.

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Filed under Congressman Frank Pallone, Democracy For America, Ed Zipprich, Freeholder Canidates, Red Bank NJ

The Ashley Lauren Foundation: Rock For Hope

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Rock for Hope
Get ready for June’s high energy event!
This concert is being sponsored by Wellspring Stables to benefit
The Ashley Lauren Foundation.
Sunday, June 27th from 5-9pm
The Downtown, 10 Front St. Red Bank.
Attendees will enjoy a great evening of live entertainment by Jersey’s best local talent The Mike Dalton Band, The Jamie Brown Experience, The Imitations, Antonella Barba and Charlie Mack
The evenings emcee will be on-air personality Lisa Anderson from
The Breeze Radio, 107.1
Gather a bunch of friends, Come out and make your Sunday count asyou will be supporting a wonderful cause.
Tickets now on sale: $35 and $40 at the door.
VIP packages available.
Please buy tickets through the donation link on
Proceeds will benefit The Ashley Lauren Foundation, whose mission is to bring hope and help to children in New Jersey that have been diagnosed with cancer through financial, material and emotional support.
For further event information, visit
call Victoria 732.688.1772
The Ashley Lauren Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization founded to help others face the battle against pediatric cancer, “Hope and Help for Children with Cancer”

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Pallone: Learning By Listening: An Epilogue

In a diary piece cross published on the Daily Kos and Blue Jersey, Congressman Frank Pallone talks about his expirences during his recent town hall meetings to discuss health care reform.

He states, among other things:
“…Families in New Jersey’s 6th District and all across the United States need strong, decision action when it comes to health care reform.Behind the statistics are real stories. Right now, our health system is working against our families, not for us. When dealing with illness and at their most vulnerable, the last thing people need is an insurance company fighting tooth and nail about coverage they need and deserve….”

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