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Old News: A Royal Red Bank Procession

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited Red Bank, arriving at the train station, in 1939
Photo/courtesy of Karen Allas

It was a parade fit for royalty — the king and queen of England kind of royalty, to be exact.

With the death of Queen Elizabeth II and all the honor and ceremony that has come with it, retro minds go back to a royal day in Red Bank when the queen, who just recently died at 96, having ruled for 70 years, was only 13. Her father, George VI, was king. Her mother, the first Elizabeth, was queen. And while visiting the United States and Canada, the royal couple made a stop in Red Bank.

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Simple Summer: Jazzing it Up in the Park

There’s nothing simpler or more fun than some sweet summertime dancing to the beat of a band in a park — or your own drummer, for that matter.

It’s all golden summer fun when there’s a little dancing to the ever-so-popular band Line Drive at Jazz in the Park in Red Bank. And last Thursday night there was dancing, a lot of it spearheaded by one person literally doing the dancing to the beat of her own drummer, actually. That would be Lucille LoSapio (center in the featured photo) who was literally dancing to the beat of her own drummer — her husband, Gary Dates, longtime drummer with Line Drive.

Line Drive is in revival mode and playing all over the place again. Aside from some other dancing divas in the park, there was one who got a special birthday serenade. That would be the Red Bank Recreation girl at the entrance. Know her? She got the crowd spirited from the start at the entrance.

Jose Loo, Line Drive’s forever lead vocalist, now also on the keyboard, sang to the birthday girl (appropriately vested for the job) and the crowd joined in.

Solid gold? Why, yes, all that jazzy dancing, easy listening and riverfront scenery sure is. No need to complicate the simplest of summer spendor in a day when you could be dancing … yeah!

Take a look at the above photo gallery for a glimpse into the Jazz in the Park fun. (CLICK on one photo to enlarge and scroll. Enjoy!)

Jazz in the Park at Riverside Garden Park on Front Street in Red Bank will feature the Stephane Wremble Trio this Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. Line Drive will be appearing at Triumph Brewing in Red Bank on Friday. Click here for more on Line Drive updates.

Prosecutor: 24-Year-Old Red Bank Man Arrested in Connection with Red Bank Arsons & Little Silver Robbery

A 24-year-old Red Bank man has been arrested and charged with the alleged setting of three fires in Red Bank and robbing a pharmacy in Little Silver on Monday, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Thursday.

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In Memoriam: Former Red Bank Mayor, Assistant County Prosecutor, NJ State Superior Court Judge, the Hon. Benedict Nicosia, 101

Longtime Red Bank resident, former mayor, municipal attorney, assistant county prosecutor and NJ State Superior Court judge, the Hon. Benedict Robert Nicosia, passed away peacefully at home on July 9. He was 101. 

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In Memoriam: Red Bank-Raised Longtime Shrewsbury Resident, Jennie Rose Barberio, 98

Red Bank-raised longtime Shrewsbury resident Jennie Rose Barberio passed away at home on June 17. She was 98.

Raised in Red Bank, she spent her early married life in there before moving to Shrewsbury in 1955.

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