Friday, April 12, 2013
The store sold appliances in addition to musical instruments, records and sheet music
A child's memory can tend to hone in on funhouse mirror-like images. You know, the ones in which you see this out-of-proportioned face coming at you giant nose-first, stretched ear-to-ear like a piece of taffy, voice garbled and squawking like Charlie Brown's teacher. Then there are the places, like stores — shelves and merchandise towering above and around you, floors and aisles endless and gleaming like, well, some sort of Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole about to swallow you up and away from anything familiar. That's what Anderson's, now Jack's in Red Bank, looked like to me. And after digging around in my mother's old photos — the mother, Sally, who worked there in the late 1950s and early 1960s — I found a photo of the place that didn'…
The following information was obtained directly from Red Bank police and Monmouth County court records. It does not indicate a conviction.
An area man has been arrested on charges that he allegedly stole televisions from a nearby nursing home. On April 7 at 7:12 p.m., Christpher C. Jones, 24, of 425 Broadway, Long Branch, was allegedly identified as the person who took two LG televisions, valued at about $500, out of the Chapin Hill Nursing Home in Red Bank, the complaint warrant, signed by Red Bank Police Capt. Darren McConnell, said. Jones was charged with theft of moveable property. His bail was set at $20,000 and his first appearance in court was scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on April 11.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The following information was obtained directly from Monmouth County court records. It does not indicate a conviction.
An area man faces a unique drug possession charge following a traffic stop nearby in Red Bank. Patrolwoman Heather Publyski pulled over David H. Roe, 26, of Shrewsbury, along North Bridge Avenue at 9:13 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, for a motor vehicle violation. Upon further investigation, Roe was allegedly found with heroin in three wax paper packages stamped "Athletic," according to court documents. He was remanded to Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $5,000 bail, with an option to post 10 percent of the bond.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
A look back at when Jack's was Anderson's Music and it eventually became Jack's. The family was from Fair Haven.
Once upon a time there was a round plastic thing with a hole in the middle of it called a record. There were LP records that were bigger and played longer (long playing), playing several songs on each side. There were small records, too, called 45s that played one song on each side. And, yes, you had to manually lift them off the record player and flip them to hear each side. There were these things called pianos that you didn't plug in. And there was a thing called sheet music that you played on the piano while people sang along. There was no such thing as Karaoke. But you knew that, right? What you may not know is that many years ago, Jack's Music Shoppe used to be Anderson's Music — records, instruments and all. The Anderson of Anderson…
Friday, March 15, 2013
SteetLife is auditioning for this season
Friday, March 15
Are you a musician, magician, drummer, entertainer, singer or dancer? Have an original performance talent? Think you have what it takes? Red Bank RiverCenter is looking for the best local talent to entertain in its downtown this summer. For the 13th consecutive year, Red Bank’s summer music and performing arts series, StreetLife, will return to the sidewalks of Red Bank giving many in the area an opportunity to show their talent! RiverCenter is inviting talented adults and teenagers (16 years and older) to audition for this summer’s program from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 at the Count Basie Theatre Rehearsal Studio on the second floor of 99 Monmouth Street. “We are thrilled to be presenting this very successful program again this …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Jewelry designer opens new store in Red Bank
Krista Karagias has brought her unique style of jewelry to area shoppers the opening of her Poor Cat Designs store in Red Bank. Karagias, co-creator of the business, opened the new location at 65 Broad St. on Dec. 2 with the intention of setting up a store that would serve as a showcase for the large variety of handcrafted jewelry she offers. "The leather bracelet with the handcrafted charm is the signature look, but we are expanding the line on a daily basis and coming up with new charms every day," Karagias said. Poor cat's charms come in platinum, 24-karat and 18-karat yellow gold, 18-karat white gold, 18-karat pink gold, and sterling silver. The charms range from celestial signs such as stars and moons to animals such as Poor Cat logo…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Eduardo Luna-Martinez faces charges related to violating a restraining order.
A local man has been indicted on burglary and contempt charges stemming from a November, 2012 incident during which he allegedly violated a restraining order. Eduardo Luna-Martinez, 34, of Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank, allegedly broke a glass window of another Red Bank home, gaining illegal entry at about 5 a.m. on Nov. 11, according to court documents. In doing so, he had "knowingly violated" a restraining order set by Judge Louis Garippo, the indictment issued by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said. Luna-Martinez was initially charged with criminal mischief for smashing the window, burglary for entering the property and contempt for the order violation. After an initial appearance in court in November, Luna-Martinez was held at …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Bobby Collins, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will perform this week
Several performances are scheduled for the Count Basie Theatre this week.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The governing body is considering a ban that could start with borough parks.
Thursday, February 14
There may soon be no place, or limited places, to go outside for a smoke in Red Bank. The Borough Council last night discussed moving forward with banning smoking in parks, citing that if it can be done elsewhere, it can be done in Red Bank for the enhanced quality of life of residents and visitors to the borough looking to get some fresh air, according to a story in the Asbury Park Press. Nothing definitive has yet been decided, but officials brought up that the idea makes sense in light of broader health initiatives undertaken by the mayor's Wellness Campaign Committee, according to the report. Menna brought up the idea that smoking could potentially be banned in all public spaces, the report noted. Tell us what you think. Should the …
Urika Tucker and Shanierah Aaron face credit card fraud and theft charges.
Two New York women have been indicted on credit card fraud and theft charges stemming from an August incident in Red Bank. Urika Tucker, 25, and Shanierah Aaron, 22, both of Brooklyn, NY, allegedly conspired to drive to Red Bank and use a fraudulently issued, obtained, counterfiet or stolen HSBC credit card in Aaron's name to attempt to purchase merchandise from the Coco Pari retail store in Red Bank on Aug. 29, 2012, the indictment from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said. The pair tried to purchase $11,000 worth of merchandise. The two allegedly committed "overt acts" by conspiring to make the drive, with Tucker operating the vehicle. Once there, Tucker allegedly waited in the car while Aaron attempted to make purchases at the …