Council nixes sandwich boards, skateboards john burton The Hub RED BANK — Skateboards and sandwich board signs — two issues that have been the subject of much debate, concern and consternation recently were once again bantered about at Tuesday’s Borough Council meeting. The council introduced the first reading of an ordinance that for all intent …

Tinton Falls 911 overhaul may cut jobs, costs Non-emergency calls to be shifted to county system Elaine Van Develde The Hub TINTON FALLS — If an ordinance regarding non-emergency 911 calls is approved next week, six town dispatchers will find themselves jobless at the borough’s hands. The ordinance, set to be passed Tuesday, hands over …

McKenna challenges Scudiery, 11-year chair McKenna makes bid for county Democratic chairmanship der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> Red Bank’s Mayor Edward J. McKenna Jr. will make a bid this year for the chair of the Democratic county organization. Here he is flanked by Red Bank Councilmen Tom Hintelmann and R.J. Bifani during the trio’s last re-election in 1998. …

Skateboarders work for their own playground Fair Haven restaurant Raven and Peach donates to park plans Shannon Kelly The Hub FAIR HAVEN — Like grown-ups planning the layout of their dream house, a group of skateboarders leaned in close over paper cut-outs of concrete ramps laid out before them. Moving around the boxes, pyramids, rails …

3rd bomb threat closes Brookdale sites, again MIDDLETOWN — School closings are becomingly increasingly too familiar at Brookdale Community College, after a third bomb threat in less than a month closed the school on Thursday. The school closed its main campus in Lincroft and its extension sites in Hazlet, Freehold Township, Long Branch and Asbury …

NJ State Youth Orchestra der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> Here rehearsing their performance, the NJ State Youth Orchestra helped celebrate the Monmouth Conservatory’s 35th Anniversary with a concert last week at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. SEAN GUTHRIDGE

der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> SEAN GUTHRIDGE Paige Barth (r), owner of Fair Haven Florist, was among those who held a Mardi Gras carnival, with a float and costumes, at Off the Hook Bar and Restaurant, Highlands, on Sunday.

West Side landmark closes Phasor video merges into one store on Broad Street P hasor Video on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank closed recently and with it went the last vestiges of a man who died too young, but left his stamp on neighbors, a neighborhood and a way of doing business. To the eye, …

Fair Haven skateboarders push for park der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> JACKIE POLLACK Skaters like this group say they are tired of being on the run every time they want to go skating. Pictured are Greg Gerstler (l-r), 16, Dillon Norton, 13, and Brett Pollarine, 18, all of Red Bank, and Justin Conley, 16, of Fair Haven and …

Reward raised for suspect in Rumson synagogue hate crime RUMSON — There is now a $10,000 reward posted for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for defacing a Rumson synagogue last month with anti-Semitic graffiti. On Feb. 22 a congregant of B’nai Israel, Ridge Road, discovered swastikas spray …