- Category: News
Two-day project reopens busy local road
HAZLET, NJ – The Middle Road bridge (R-15) over Flat Creek reopened this afternoon to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic after a two day closure for scheduled repair work to the bridge’s timber structure.
Motorists used signed detours between
“The scheduled repairs consisted of a steel plate, steel channel and mudsill repair to restore the structural integrity of the timber nail laminated deck,” county Engineer Joseph M. Ettore said. “The extreme weather this past winter accelerated the deterioration rate to warrant this interim repair work in anticipation of the eventual replacement of the bridge”
The work was performed by the county’s on-call maintenance contractor, IEW Construction Group Inc. of
- Category: Arts & Culture
Red Bank RiverCenter presents LunchMusic and StreetLife Summer Performing Artist Series
RED BANK, NJ – The parks and sidewalks of Red Bank will be alive with music and entertainment as Red Bank’s summer music schedules rolls out beginning Wednesday, June 1st. Red Bank RiverCenter promises to have a fun and lively line-up of musical entertainment and performances every Wednesday in June and every Saturday evening this summer.
Beginning June 1st, music lovers, office workers, childcare givers, moms, dads and just about anyone who needs a break on “hump day” are invited to Red Bank’s Riverside Gardens Park on West Front Street in downtown Red Bank to enjoy FREE lunchtime concerts every Wednesday in June from Noon to 2pm.
We are proud to announce FREE fitness classes at lunchtime as well! Red Bank’s own Power Center and Dancing Foot Yoga will be joining LunchMusic! Power Center will be offering a free class from 12pm to 1pm called East West CHI-Camp class taught by John Nies. Dancing Foot Yoga will be offering an Introduction to Yoga class from 1pm to 2pm. Please bring your own mat and towel!
In addition, many Red Bank restaurants and eateries will be advertising delicious lunch specials packed “to go” so they can easily be taken down to the park! Take advantage of the wonderful views of the river while you enjoy some delicious food or just to take a break and soak up some sun along with the cool vibes of Lunch Music.
- Category: News
HIGHLANDS, NJ - When Dina and Scott Wolfe, husband and wife, opened their restaurant in April of 2010, they never expected that a year later they would be embroiled in a legal battle with their landlord desperately fighting to save their family business from being demolished to make way for a Quick Chek convenience store and gas station. The Wolfes proudly own and operate The Dawg House Restaurant located at 440 State Route 36 in Highlands New Jersey. The Dawg House serves signature foot long hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, and Italian ice.
The Wolfe family, owners of the Dawg House, fight to save their business.
In 2008, Mr. Wolfe was laid off as a union carpenter. With no available construction work, Mr. Wolfe happened across a vacant building for lease on the northbound side of State Route 36. He had a vision to establish a unique eatery that would offer a creative menu and cater to Sandy Hook beachgoers. He also had a vision of a pet-friendly restaurant where customers could bring their own “dawgs.” After Mrs. Wolfe entered into a lease with Colony Management Company, LLC of Paterson, NJ, Mr. Wolfe spent the next 8 months and upwards of $80,000 renovating the restaurant – even selling his new pick up truck and cashing in his annuity to finance the project. Mr. Wolfe explains that, “In a terrible economy, I took a leap of faith to provide a better life for my family.”
- Category: News
MIDDLETOWN – A specially trained graduate student will spend the summer in Middletown sleuthing ways to increase energy efficiency in township buildings and save money.
The graduate student is provided gratis by Climate Corps Public Sector, an innovative summer fellowship program developed by Environmental Defense Fund. Cost savings are directly linked to improvements in lighting, computer equipment, and heating and cooling systems. Fellows document how to use savings to pay for energy upgrades, said Township Planner Jason Greenspan.
In the summers of 2009 and 2010, fellows identified projects in other locations that could reduce energy use by as much as 46 percent. The program is credited with helping North Carolina Central University identify ways the campus could cut energy costs by more than $2.6 million annually – a dramatic 64 percent reduction.
“This fellowship program is a great opportunity for Middletown to identify cost-effective ways to improve township facilities, conserve a greater amount of energy and ultimately save tax dollars,” said Mayor Anthony P. Fiore. “I’m looking forward to seeing the study results.”
Meanwhile the township is gearing up to install HVAC and lighting upgrades at township buildings to increase energy efficiency. The $450,000 improvement project comes at no cost to the township, thanks to funding from the NJ Clean Energy Direct Install program and federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. The upgrades will produce an immediate savings of $100,000 per year in utility bills, Township Administrator Anthony Mercantante said.
- Category: News
Rumson, Middletown connector is closed to all vehicle traffic
Oceanic Bridge - AHHerald file photo
At approximately today, power was lost to the bridge while in the upright position. Bridge tenders managed to close the bascule span manually, but because there was no power to lock the pins that secure the bridge, the span had to be closed.
Jersey Central Power & Light has been notified and is responding to restore electric power to the bridge.
Electric power is need to securely lock the bridge in place for the safe passage of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Motorists should expect delays and should use detours:
, motorists traveling to Red Bank should use Middletown Navesink River Road; motorists traveling to Sea Bright should use Locust Point Roadto Locust Avenueto Navesink Avenueto Route 36.
- ·In Rumson, motorists traveling to Red Bank should use
River Road Eastto Front Street; motorists traveling to Sea Bright should use Bingham Avenue( County Route8A) to Rumson Road(County Route 520) to Ocean Avenue.
The bridge, which carries
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