Patrick Vieira targets Arsenal job after Unai Emery

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 15 Oct 2019 9:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link129Shares Patrick Vieira won three Premier League titles with Arsene Wenger at Arsenal (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAdvertisementAdvertisementBut when asked by RMC Sport about potentially managing Arsenal in the future, Vieira says he would be keen to take the job: ‘Yes, like any player, when we do this job we want to touch the very highest level.‘But the very high level I can touch with Nice from the moment we give ourselves the means to succeed and from the moment the way which we work is quite consistent.‘But we do this job, and I do this job, to one day to be the coach of a team that participates in the Champions League.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisement Patrick Vieira says he would want to manage Arsenal one day (AFP/Getty Images)Patrick Vieira admits he would welcome the opportunity to manage Arsenal after Unai Emery.The 43-year-old, who won three Premier League titles as a player at Arsenal and captained the team for three years, is currently in his second season as manager of Nice.Vieira began his managerial career at New York City FC before making the move to Ligue 1, while he guided Nice to a seventh-placed finish in his first season at the club.The World Cup winner also held brief talks with Arsenal following Arsene Wenger’s departure last year but the Gunners opted to replace the Frenchman with Emery.ADVERTISEMENT Patrick Vieira targets Arsenal job after Unai Emery Advertisementlast_img read more

NegOcc on ‘blue alert’ for typhoon ‘Kammuri’

first_imgKammuri is moving slowly to the westnorthwest at 10 kilometer per hour. Local government units (LGUs) werealso told to review their contingency plans. Other weather agencies such as theJapan Meteorological Agency and the US Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center inGuam forecast the storm hitting the Bicol region or Central Luzon area. In its latest bulletin last night, thePhilippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administrationwarned of potential hazards as Kammuri strengthened from a severe tropicalstorm into a typhoon outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility. Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction andManagement Office head Zeaphard Caelian said Lacson wanted to heightenpreparedness for possible flooding or landslides. BACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio JoseLacson ordered all disaster risk reduction and management offices (DRRMO) inNegros Occidental to be on “blue alert” beginning due to the threat of typhoonKammuri. center_img Kammuri is expected to enter thecountry on Sunday morning and will be given the local name “Tisoy.” Courtesy of PAGASA website The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysicaland Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the storm is threateningnorthern Luzon. However, the typhoon may still affect Negros Occidental,bringing light to at time heavy rains and thunderstorms. Kammuri is also threatening theSoutheast Asian Games, which will open tomorrow in Bulacan./PNlast_img read more

Bel’s record play in WPGA event

first_img12 May 2014 Bel’s record play in WPGA event England U16 squad player Bel Wardle set a new amateur course record and claimed a runners-up place when she teed up for the first time against a field of women professionals.Bel, 14, shot a one-under par 71 at Dunham Forest, Cheshire, in the first of this year’s events on the WPGA One Day Series.Her score clipped a shot off the old record and left her in a three-way tie for second place and just one-stroke behind the winner, Claire Duffy of Test Valley, who used to play on the Ladies European Tour.Bel, from Prestbury in Cheshire, trains with the England Golf U16 North West Squad. She was quick to grasp the opportunity when the WPGA opened up entry to this season’s one day events to U16 and U18 girls from the regional squads.She was one of five squad players in the field and was joined in the top 10 by the new Durham ladies’ champion, Jessica Hall (Bishop Auckland), who tied for seventh place with a 74. Bel reached the turn at three-over par but came home in a sizzling four-under on the back nine.Her performance underlines a great run of form. She teamed up with Emily McBurney, also 14, (Royal Liverpool) to win the Northern Ladies’ Foursomes when it was held last month at Ringway in Cheshire. Then, just over a week ago, she was runner-up in the Cheshire ladies’ championship. Along the way she’s cut her handicap this season from 4.7 to 2.5.Her father, Paul Wardle, remarked: “Bel has definitely benefitted from being in the North West Squad and I think the hard work over the winter is paying off. She’s been very consistent this season.”Rebecca Wood, the England Golf Women’s Performance Manager, commented: “I want to congratulate all five players for taking up the chance to tee it up with the professionals in this first event and it is fantastic to see two players finishing in the top ten.“I have had enthusiastic comments back from players and I want to take the opportunity to thank the PGA again for providing this unique experience to the girls. Apart from the second event at Little Aston GC on Monday 19th May, there are spaces in the remaining events for regional U16 and U18 players to snap up and they should contact the Performance office for further details.”Click here for full results.last_img read more

Five English players in Curtis Cup team

first_img6 May 2014 Five English players in Curtis Cup team Five English players have been selected for the GB&I team which will defend the Curtis Cup at St Louis Country Club, Missouri from June 6-8, 2014.They include Bronte Law, (image © Leaderboard Photography) who was a member of the 2012 team which won at Nairn in Scotland. She will be joined by Gabriella Cowley, Annabel Dimmock, Georgia Hall and Charlotte Thomas.The eight-strong team will be completed by Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow, who scored the winning point in 2012, giving GB&I their first victory since 1996; and the Scottish pair of Eilidh Briggs and Gemma Dryburgh.The team is made up of:–    The top four GB&I players on the world rankings: Meadow, Hall, Dimmock and Law–    The top two players on the LGU Order of Merit not already selected from the world ranking: Cowley and Briggs–    Two selected players: Thomas and DryburghThe team will again be captained by Tegwen Matthews who said: “I am thrilled and excited with this team and genuinely believe it has the perfect mix to retain the Curtis Cup. Each and every member of this team has fought hard for their place and I know they all have the desire, talent and passion to bring the cup back home.” Anna Hubbard will return as Team Manager.GB&I’s victory at Nairn in 2012 halted a run of seven consecutive victories by the United States.The Nairn contest, which GB&I won by a single point over three days, was the closest since a 9-9 draw in 1994 at the Honors Course, Chattanooga in Tennessee. GB&I, as holders, retained the trophy that year. GB&I’s only victory when the Curtis Cup match has been played in America occurred in 1986 at Prairie Dunes, Kansas where GB&I won 13-5.United States leads the series with 27 wins to GB&I’s seven. Three matches have been drawn.The England players:Gabriella Cowley, 18, (Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire) was runner-up in this year’s Portuguese amateur championship, teamed up with Annabel Dimmock to win the Nations Cup for England at the Helen Holm Scottish stroke play championship, and was eighth in the Welsh open stroke play.  She won the England Golf girls’ order of merit for 2013, when her achievements included qualifying for the Women’s British Open, winning the Critchley Salver, representing GB&I in the Vagliano Trophy, representing England and helping to successfully defend the Girls’ Home Internationals.Annabel Dimmock, 17, (Wentworth, Surrey) has soared up the world rankings with a string of excellent results this season. She won the Helen Holm Scottish open stroke play title just over a week ago and followed up as runner-up in last weekend’s Welsh open stroke play. Earlier in the season she won the matchplay Jones Doherty Cup in the USA, where she was also runner-up in the South Atlantic ladies’ amateur. She was runner-up in the Spanish amateur, fifth in the European Nations Cup and won the Sunningdale Foursomes. She is an England international and was a member of the winning team at the Girls’ Home Internationals.Georgia Hall, 18, (Parkstone, Dorset) is the British women’s amateur champion and a past winner of the British girls’ title. She shared low-amateur honours at last year’s Ricoh Women’s British Open, won two gold medals at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, represented Europe in the Junior Solheim Cup and won the LGU order of merit. She was Europe’s number one woman golfer for 2012, has previously represented GB&I in the Vagliano Trophy and is an England international.Bronte Law, 19, (Bramhall, Cheshire) was a member of the winning GB&I team at the 2012 Curtis Cup. The England international is a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has won on the US women’s college circuit. She has represented GB&I in the Vagliano Trophy and Europe in both the Junior Solheim Cup and Junior Ryder Cup matches. Bronte won the Cartier Trophy at the 2013 French Lady Junior Championship and was runner-up in the Esmond Trophy the previous year, when she tied 33rd in the Ricoh Women’s British Open.Charlotte Thomas, 21, is based in Singapore but makes an annual golfing trip back to England. Last summer she won the English mid-amateur championship, one week after losing a play-off for the English stroke play title. She is a student at the University of Washington in Seattle and has won on the US college circuit. Earlier this season she reached the matchplay stages of the Australian women’s amateur and tied third in the Lake Macquarie ladies’ championship, also in Australia.last_img read more

Column: Triple G-Canelo rematch should be must-see TV

first_imgIn this Sept. 15, 2017, file photo, Canelo Alvarez, left, and Gennady Golovkin pose during a weigh-in in Las Vegas. Golovkin’s trainer says his fighter was insulted when Alvarez tested positive for a performance enhancing drug that caused their planned May middleweight title rematch to be postponed. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) LAS VEGAS (AP) — For a sport often given up for dead, boxing is suddenly very much alive.Turn on the TV and there’s probably a fight on from somewhere. Tune in, and there’s a good chance even the most casual boxing fan will find something to like.The heavyweight division is coming back, and there’s a group of welterweights so talented they are bringing back memories of the 1980s, when fighters like Sugar Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearns and Marvelous Marvin Hagler ruled the ring and the biggest fights were magical affairs staged outdoors on the Las Vegas Strip.Networks are getting into bidding wars for fights, and a string of new deals means there’s more boxing on free television than ever before.And, of course, there’s Saturday night.That’s when Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez step into the ring at the T-Mobile Arena to try to settle what they couldn’t the first time around in a hotly anticipated showdown with the middleweight title at stake. The fight is a rematch of their draw last September, and this time both fighters have made it clear they just don’t like each other.It’s a combination that should make this a pay-per-view worth reaching into the wallet for, though it’s not cheap. Boxing still insists on a buy-in for its biggest fights, and at $84.95 to watch at home, this fight needs to deliver in a big way to justify the cost.Whether it does won’t be known until the two actually get into the ring together in a fight delayed from May after Alvarez tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. But there’s a lot to like about two big punchers meeting to settle things at 160 pounds the way fighters used to do it back in the day.“I believe it will be a big drama show,” Golovkin said. “I wanted the first fight to be a big drama show, but he wouldn’t fight me.”Golovkin’s complaint about Alvarez not standing toe-to-toe with him in the first fight isn’t his only issue with the rematch. He also believes Alvarez is a cheater, and dismisses his claim that eating tainted meat in his native Mexico led to the positive test for clenbuterol.“It’s very strange because we know what happened. He was caught for doing illegal substances,” Golovkin said through an interpreter. “As far as his stories about the meat, you have to be really stupid to believe these kind of stories after being caught doping.”Golovkin’s other complaint centered on the purse split for the fight. Alvarez, who was a proven pay-per-view draw, got 70 percent of the take in the first fight, and was supposed to get 65 percent in the second, had it happened in May as planned.But Triple G stood his ground, finally getting a 45 percent share after already booking another fight elsewhere that would have paid him only a fraction of the millions both he and Alvarez will make for their showdown.All of which, of course, has raised some bitter feelings in the Alvarez camp.“It’s definitely more personal now. I really don’t like him,” Alvarez said. “It’s personal, and I take it that way. It will make me train harder and give it the extra push to knock him out.”The fight itself is a classic matchup that has the potential to deliver more than the first fight, a good scrap that lacked the drama of knockdowns and ended in a draw that satisfied neither fighter. Whether it does largely depends on the chances both fighters take — or refuse to take.Golovkin, the Kazakh who lives in Los Angeles, thought he won the first fight easily, even though one judge had it 118-110 for Alvarez. Golovkin did win the early rounds and seemed to be controlling the action until he faded late in the fight.Golovkin, who has knocked out almost everyone put in front of him (38-0-1, 34 knockouts) has vowed to be more aggressive in the rematch. Alvarez, too, says he has some new tricks he will pull out to try to regain a fan base upset with him after his positive test for PEDs.Whatever the strategy, it’s the kind of fight that might have taken place it in the 1980s, when the best fought the best under the stars at Caesars Palace. Boxing is on a roll again, and the biggest fight of the year should set a tone for the sport moving forward.A year after they first met, Golovkin-Alvarez II is once again must-see TV.___Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg@ap.org or http://twitter.com/timdahlberglast_img read more

Armed security escort teams following investigation

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — Armed police officers have been escorting a western Pennsylvania high school’s sports teams to games at another school following allegations that its own soccer team used racial slurs during a game last month. School police officers traveled with Connellsville Area High School athletic teams to away games at Penn Hills High School this week.The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League investigated after Penn Hills officials said Connellsville soccer players used slurs during a Sept. 6 game.Officials concluded that allegations made by Penn Hills officials were “reasonably credible,” but they were not certain to have occurred.Penn Hills Superintendent Nancy Hines said Connellsville’s decision to bring armed security was “culturally insensitive” and asked league officials to discourage the other school from doing it.She wrote in a letter to district employees that Connellsville brought the guards to games at least three times in the past week, but never before.She said they positioned themselves near the Connellsville teams’ benches and escorted players to the bathrooms and locker rooms.Spectators were not allowed at a boys’ soccer game Monday.Connellsville Area School District Superintendent Joseph Bradley described the practice of bringing school officers to “appropriate away events” as standard practice. He said school police officers attend all home games, all playoff games and other games that involve rivalries or large crowds.Connellsville is a predominantly white school; Penn Hills has a high percentage of black students.The league has directed Connellsville Area School District student athletes to participate in racial and cultural sensitivity training.Following reports that Connellsville students, fans and players used racial slurs during the Sept. 6 soccer game, Penn Hills officials halted all games with Connellsville and sought a league investigation.The league concluded late last month that although it was not certain that slurs were used by players, the Penn Hills’ players were credible. The league determined that it was “likely that at least some racial slurs or racially insensitive comments were directed to a Penn Hills player or players.”After the investigation, Penn Hills announced it would resume playing teams from Connellsville. (Courier File Photo)last_img read more

Giving big-money to quarterbacks guarantees nothing

first_imgIn this Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, in Seattle.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)Giving quarterbacks big money doesn’t guarantee success or even playoff appearances.The NFL’s six highest-paid quarterbacks in 2018 will be spectators this postseason. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million), Atlanta’s Matt Ryan ($30 million), Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins ($28 million), San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo ($27.5 million), Detroit’s Matthew Stafford ($27 million) and Oakland’s Derek Carr ($25 million) couldn’t lead their teams to the playoffs.Only Cousins had a winning record (8-7-1), and he failed in a do-or-die game in the regular-season finale. Cousins, who received a three-year, fully guaranteed, $84 million contract, struggled in a 24-10 loss to the Chicago Bears that eliminated the Vikings.Of the top six on the salary list, only Rodgers has won a Super Bowl. Ryan is 4-6 in the playoffs, Stafford is 0-3 and Cousins is 0-1. Carr and Garoppolo haven’t made a postseason start.Among the 12 starting quarterbacks still playing, six are still under their rookie contract and another — Nick Foles — is a backup.Here’s a look at a few more numbers entering wild-card weekend:SETTING RECORDS: New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees broke his own record with a 74.4 completion percentage, the highest in a season in NFL history. … Philadelphia’s Zach Ertz set a record for most receptions by a tight end (116). … San Francisco’s George Kittle set a record for most yards receiving by a tight end (1,377). … Teams combined to score 1,371 total touchdowns, the highest total in a season. … Eight quarterbacks had a passer rating of 100 or higher, most in a season.LAST MAN STANDING: Philadelphia’s Doug Pederson is the only one of seven coaches hired in 2016 still with his team. Adam Gase (23-26, Miami), Chip Kelly (2-14, San Francisco), Hue Jackson (3-36-1, Cleveland), Mike Mularkey (19-17, Tennessee), Dirk Koetter (19-29, Tampa Bay) and Ben McAdoo (13-16, Giants) all were fired, some sooner than others.WORST TO FIRST: The Bears (12-4) and Texans (11-5) won their divisions after finishing in last place in 2017. The Eagles won the Super Bowl last year after going worst-to-first in the NFC East.THE NEWCOMERS: Seven teams who weren’t in the playoffs last season qualified this year. All seven — Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, the Los Angeles Chargers and Seattle — will play this weekend. Since the 12-team playoff format was adopted in 1990, at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the previous year.WILD-CARD CHAMPS: Nine teams who played wild-card games have won the Super Bowl, including the 1980 Raiders, 1997 Broncos, 2000 and 2012 Ravens, 2005 Steelers, 2006 Colts, 2007 and 2011 Giants and 2010 Packers.TOUGHEST ROAD: The Eagles and Colts are each trying to become only the third No. 6 seed to win a Super Bowl, joining the 2005 Steelers and 2010 Packers.EASIEST ROAD: Since 1975, 49 of the 86 teams (57 percent) to reach the Super Bowl were No. 1 seeds. In that span, 20 No. 2 seeds, four No. 3, nine No. 4, two No. 5 and two No. 6 made it. Over the past five years, nine of 10 No. 1 seeds played in the Super Bowl. Only the 2016 Cowboys didn’t get in.WELCOME TO THE DANCE: Four quarterbacks will make their postseason debut as starters. Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson, Chicago’s Mitchell Trubisky and Houston’s Deshaun Watson play this weekend. Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes has a bye.STINGY DEFENSE: In three of the past four seasons, the teams with the stringiest regular-season scoring defense have advanced to the Super Bowl. The Bears led the league with the fewest points allowed per game (17.7) this season.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobMaaddilast_img read more

Pedestrian Safety an Issue in Red Bank

first_imgRED BANK – It’s an inevitable and persistent conflict: a walking town with heavy pedestrian traffic within a community congested by cars.Red Bank, a cultural and commercial hub, has had a history of pedestrians being struck and seriously injured and, in some cases, killed by drivers as both tried to maneuver the busy roadways. The problem has been exacerbated by the onslaught of distractions that have developed over the years.“I’ve lived in Red Bank for almost 20 years,” said Amy Goldsmith, a west side homeowner and president of the West Side Community Group, an advocacy and informational organization for residents and businesses of the borough’s west side. “And we’ve had this conversation for 20 years,” referring to safety issues for the west side, especially the heavily traveled Shrewsbury Avenue.“It’s a little frustrating,” she acknowledged.“The perpetual problem is seniors can’t get across the road fast enough; lots of kids are on the streets; bicycles on sidewalks, as well as in the streets,” and “cars traveling very fast,” along with a roadway lined with legally parked vehicles, she offered. “The combination of all that creates problems.”The hectic east side downtown area has similar issues, as shoppers and employees hurry to or from lunch or coffee breaks coming up against drivers making their way through the borough’s busy thoroughfares. Add to that, valets seen driving one-way the wrong-way down streets rushing to park or pick up cars frequenting Broad Street shops and eateries. And a police department member concedes the issue is often that neither is paying enough attention to what the other is doing, creating a situation that can be precarious.“It’s a shift in what people are doing and thinking while out there in the roadway,” for both drivers and those walking, observed Sgt. Beau Broadley, supervisor of the police department’s traffic safety division.Broadley did acknowledge, “When there is interaction between pedestrians and motor vehicles…the incident of injury is pretty high.”That being said, Broadley reviewed department data and noted that in 2010 there were two pedestrian fatalities from collisions with vehicles and none since. But as recently as last fall, an elderly woman was struck by a delivery van while crossing Newman Springs Road with her 4-year-old great-grandchild. The 84-year-old woman was seriously injured and the child suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said at the time. In that case, Broadley said the pedestrians crossed in the middle of the block and not in a designated crosswalk.There have been “several” other collisions between pedestrians and vehicles but, Broadley said, “nothing rising to the level of serious injuries.”Despite those cases, Broadley believes things have improved on that front.The reasons are in part that the police since 2009 have been receiving a state Division of Highway Traffic Safety grant, covering the cost of overtime and increased activity. That grant is used by the department to have undercover officers in plain-clothes walk in crosswalks and for those drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians or who are speeding. That undercover officer notifies another officer in a nearby patrol vehicle to intercept the driver and issue warnings and/or summons.Under state law, drivers are required to yield to pedestrians crossing the street in all cases. And every intersection is a crosswalk, whether it is striped or not, Broadley explained.In part, “The problem is that we have a shift in the mentality of pedestrians,” Broadley maintained, with pedestrians oftentimes just assuming vehicles will stop. “But that’s only if the driver sees you,” he stressed.“We’ve had several instances where the pedestrians themselves are just not paying attention,” as they walk into traffic talking or texting on cell phones. Along with drivers, Broadley explained, this department initiative has stopped those walking across the street; with officers giving literatures and lectures about being aware of surroundings and stressing they should be crossing at intersections. “Just to inform them it’s their responsibility to make sure the roadway is clear before they step out there,” he said.Another effort has Broadley visiting the borough Senior Center and schools to offer lectures on traffic safety. “We’re trying to change the mind set a little bit,” he said.Traffic safety is a “top initiative of the whole county (government), the engineering department, the freeholders,” for the whole county, insisted Freeholder Thomas Arnone.The Monmouth County officials are responsible for county roads—in Red Bank that involves Shrewsbury Avenue, West Front Street and Newman Springs Road; and Arnone said county representatives are always willing to work with local officials to try and accommodate their requests for traffic improvements—as long as funding can be sought.But it is the locals’ responsibility to make the request. Red Bank has not made recent requests to address any safety issues on county roads, Arnone said.He acknowledged there is a large population that walks here and noted “The businesses are flourishing; there are a lot of businesses in a condensed area.“Which means only one thing: a lot of traffic,” he said. And as such, county officials are “looking at every measure, considering every recommendation of the municipality…and act accordingly to their requests,” he said.In 2011 based on conversations with borough officials who were in discussions with representatives of Riverview Medical Center, the county undertook a $600,000 project for safety measures for Front Street from English Plaza, east to about Washington Street, in the vicinity of the hospital. Those measures included a pedestrian-activated flashing light for those looking to cross Front Street (an exceptionally well-traveled road that has been the site of collisions with pedestrians, including a fatality in 2006); bump-out curbing; the installation of new brick-colored crosswalks; and a slightly elevated walkway in the crosswalks, for drivers to better see those walking.Those measures, instituted with the input of medical center representatives, “have greatly reduced the issues over there,” on Front Street, Broadley said.County engineers have taken measures on portions of Shrewsbury Avenue, as well, Arnone remembered. Done in stages over a couple of years, it involved restriping crosswalks, installing curbing and a new traffic light at the Drs. James Parker Boulevard intersection, along with additional signage.Mayor Pasquale Menna was not immediately available to comment for this story. But in the past, he has told The Two River Times there have been additional efforts, with the help of state Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11), a borough resident, to convince state transportation officials of the need of additional safety measure on some state-controlled borough roadways. There is talk of addressing a particularly problematic crosswalk on Riverside Avenue, just north of Maple Avenue, and frequently used by senior citizens; asking the state to consider a traffic light or other traffic control at the Riverside Avenue and Bodman Place, just south of the state Highway 35 north interchange that has long been a traffic problem, the mayor had said; and addressing the Broad Street/Pinckney Road area, where traffic can snarl and pedestrians can have difficulty crossing.Despite some steps taken in her neighborhood, “it remains treacherous,” along Shrewsbury Avenue, in large part because of fast moving traffic, using the roadway as an alternative through the borough, Goldsmith said. She believes additional signage may help, possibly bump-outs, but more police enforcement may be the best remedy, she added.“The best thing is a shared responsibility,” for everybody involved, Broadley offered. “Everything works best when everybody is paying attention.”Robert Abatemarco, Red Bank Catholic High School principal, thought his students were pretty safe, even as many cross busy Broad and Maple Streets a couple of times a week. And the reason is decidedly old school, he maintained: the long-experienced human crossing guards there every school day.“There is a familiarity,” he said. “I think the level of safety is enhanced by the relationship of the guards and the kids. The kids know the guards and listen to them.”last_img read more