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HOLMDEL – A recount of the June 4 Republican primary election results requested by Michael Nikolis has confirmed the outcome: Nikolis will not be on the general election ballot in Holmdel in November. Two three-year terms on the Township Committee will be on the November ballot. The current terms held by Eric Hinds, who is […]

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HOLMDEL – Cathy Weber and Prakash Santhana have filed to run as independent candidates for Holmdel Township Committee in the November general election. The pair will run against current Mayor Eric Hinds and Board of Education member Chiung-Yin Liu under the slogan “Holmdel First – People over Politics”. According to a press release, the candidates believe […]

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The All-Shore Gridiron Classic, played under the lights, provided the final opportunity for football players to engage in their final scholastic game. On the football field of Bresett Stadium at Long Branch High School, some of the top 95 players who recently graduated assembled on July 12 to participate in the 42nd all-star game for […]

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Bentley Community Services has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for a box truck crucial to its scheduled pick-ups of products from providers in the region.   Bentley is an alternative food bank/pantry, specifically addressing the needs of families, individuals and seniors who, though perhaps employed, do not receive traditional assistances and are challenged […]

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  HAZLET – Teenage “angels” who came to participate in the home repair mission Jersey Shore Workcamp helped spruce up the outside of one Hazlet resident’s nautical themed mobile home.  “God bless them, I couldn’t haven’t done this,” homeowner Nancy Yukubik said in an interview at her residence on July 9.  From July 8-12, Jersey […]

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The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has adopted a bond ordinance that will provide funding for improvements at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center. The reclamation center, which is located in Tinton Falls, accepts household waste and commercial waste from all 53 of the county’s municipalities, but it does not accept construction debris. The facility has […]

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The 45th annual Monmouth County Fair, presented by the Monmouth County Park System in cooperation with the Monmouth County 4-H Association, will run from July 24-28 and offer residents and visitors an array of amusement rides, carnival games, homegrown entertainment, locally grown produce, fair food, contests and more at the East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, […]

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Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden has expressed hope the state Division of Criminal Justice will recognize the value of the 287(g) program and agree to its continuance at the Monmouth County jail, Freehold Township. According to the website www.ice.gov, the “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 287(g) program enhances the safety and security of communities […]

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The 2019 Monmouth County Fair, which will run from July 24-28 at the East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold Township, will feature entertainment each evening. The fun will kick off with Start Making Sense, a Talking Heads tribute band, on July 24 from 8-10:15 p.m. Guests will celebrate new wave art punk of the 1980s […]

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The Borough of Keyport has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) to conduct a study of areas in the municipality that are in need of rehabilitation. “The first step will be an assessment of properties (that abut Route 35 and Route 36) and how they can best be deployed to […]

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The All-Shore Gridiron Classic, played under the lights, provided the final opportunity for football players to engage in their final scholastic game. On the football field of Bresett Stadium at Long Branch High School, some of the top 95 players who recently graduated assembled on July 12 to participate in the 42nd all-star game for […]

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Ominous weather forecasts settled in across the state of New Jersey on the afternoon of July 11. Most locales faced an 80 or 90 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms throughout the evening. These ominous forecasts led to the postponement of the 42nd annual All-Shore Gridiron Classic, originally scheduled for July 11 at 7 p.m. […]

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Saint John Vianney High School produced a significant amount of collegiate athletes in the 2018-19 school year, especially in softball. Saint John Vianney’s softball team had a great season in 2019, going 27-1, winning the Shore Conference Tournament and reaching the NJSIAA South Jersey, Non-Public A sectional tournament final. The Lancers were great because they […]

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Kids don’t typically pick up golf. Eventual golfers usually discover the sport in their teens or later. But the New Jersey Golf Foundation and a group of Garden State Goddard schools are working to change that process. Since 2013, the NJ Golf Foundation, “the charitable arm of the New Jersey PGA Section,” according to a […]

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Five Middletown High School South athletic teams achieved success in the spring of 2019. One Middletown High School North squad, the softball team, achieved great success this past season. A rundown of all six teams, and the seasons they enjoyed, is below. Middletown South baseball The Middletown South baseball team finished 17-7 and won the […]

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The future of the Monmouth Park Racetrack appeared bleak a few years ago. Horse racing, the Oceanport track’s chief revenue stream, just wasn’t as popular anymore, especially among younger people. But the park had one trump card in its back pocket—the Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill, which was ready to open once the […]

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The great-great-grandson of literary icon Charles Dickens will perform his rendition of “A Christmas Carol,” a heartwarming holiday tale, at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood. During his one-man show, Gerald Dickens, an actor and producer from Oxford, England, conjures “A Christmas Carol” with just a table, a wing […]

By Tomer Davidov, M.D. Whether from eating a big meal or catching a stomach bug, almost everyone experiences some sort of abdominal pain every now and then.  In fact, abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the emergency room, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  But how do […]

By Pam Hersh John S. Watson Jr., a.k.a. Jay, grew up in an environment that featured the hallways and offices of New Jersey’s government buildings. For his life’s work, however, he chose to broaden his environment outside of those hallways by focusing on the outside, as in the outdoors. Leading several environmental programs – both […]

By: Pam Hersh Princeton’s playgrounds are treasure troves for all sorts of adventures, according to hundreds of kids – and one particular Princeton grownup. John Altman, the author of eight spy-genre thrillers that have been published all over the world, was assisted in his most recent spy novel, “The Korean Woman,” by experiences he had […]

By: Joseph M. Pepek, M.D. Radiation therapy is a common approach to treating many different types of cancer and has become increasingly precise as technology has improved and advanced. Precision is paramount as radiation not only kills cancer cells, but can also affect surrounding healthy cells. As part of its comprehensive cancer care program, the […]

By Pam Hersh I had a back-to-the-future epiphany on Friday, June 14. Non-screen contact (NSC) with humans – the phenomenon that occurs when you make eye, voice and physical (non-sexual) contact with another person – might be making a comeback in our alienated and alienating society. I woke up on June 14 somewhat depressed because […]

By Kelly Gray, P.T. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. And by 2020, nearly one million people in the United States will be living with Parkinson’s, a disease that affects the neurons in the brain that control movement. Though there is no standard treatment for the […]

By Pam Hersh Gov. Phil Murphy on June 10 announced the inductees for the incoming class of the New Jersey Hall of Fame – a who’s who of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. “Game of Thrones” groupies were buzzing about inductee George R. R. Martin, author of the “A Song of Ice […]

By Michelle Reuben, L.P.C. Few, if any, teenagers escape adolescence without experiencing some feelings of angst along the way. Like a pop quiz in math or a breakout before the big dance, feeling down occasionally is normal and expected. However, teenagers who feel bad about themselves more often than they feel good, may have low […]

By Pam Hersh Anthony “Skip” Cimino, who last year assumed the job of executive director of the New Jersey State Assembly Majority Office, recently told me he was a “failure.” Having worked with him for decades in our various intersecting professional and volunteer jobs in Mercer County, I was stunned to hear the word “failure” […]

By Bert Mandelbaum, M.D. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 11% of American children ages 4-17 have the disorder, which can result in children who are overactive, inattentive and impulsive. Children with ADHD are more likely to experience […]

By Pam Hersh Princeton-based architect Bob Hillier has completed projects in 34 countries throughout the world. And yet, the Princeton University undergraduate and graduate alumnus never has left the college campus. Never leaving Princeton University emotionally goes without saying. It is a syndrome shared by tens of thousands of alumni as evidenced annually at the […]

By Pam Hersh “Are you for real?” That was my reaction to a young woman shopping on Palmer Square on Saturday, when she asked me, “Why the parade today?” and “What’s with all the flags?” She was referring to the just completed “Spirit of Princeton Memorial Day Parade” and the bag of mini American flags […]

Red’s Toy Shop, located at 1010 Route 9 south in the Gateway Shopping Center, Old Bridge, recently celebrated its grand opening. The shop offers a large variety of toys for all age groups in many categories, including outdoor and pretend play and educational toys. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday–Saturday and […]

Old Bridge recently celebrated the grand opening of Via Sposito, located at 3857 Route 516 in the Village at Town Center, Old Bridge. The restaurant will offer a full selection of coal-fired pizza and northern and southern Italian specialties, featuring homemade pastas, sauces, breads and fresh mozzarella made on site. Hours of operation are from […]

ERA Central Realty Group has announced the 2019 recipients of the Edge scholarship: from Allentown High School (Monmouth County), Brenna Stempe; from New Egypt High School (Plumsted Township, Ocean County), Connor Devine; from West Windsor-Plainsboro South (Mercer County), Lara Lemkin; and from Steinert High School (Hamilton Township, Mercer County), Christopher McLaughlin. CentraState Medical Center, Freehold […]

CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township, has opened the Statesir Memory Care Center at Applewood, a dementia and Alzheimer’s center featuring individualized, 24/7 care under the supervision of licensed practical nurses. This new center is the latest addition to CentraState’s senior living and services portfolio that includes independent and assisted living, short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled […]

Wolfe Ossa Law attorney Cristian A. Ossa will present on the Six Critical Points of Estate Planning at 10:30 a.m. on July 11 at the Woodbridge Hills Clubhouse, 1 Sutton Lane, Iselin section of Woodbridge. Learn about protecting hard-earned assets, avoiding common will mistakes, how to take advantage of Medicaid, and why a trust may […]

The Ramtown-Howell Fire Company recently received a donation of three sets of specially designed oxygen masks for pets from at-home pet services provider Canine Company. Chief William Gotto requested and received the life-saving masks after learning about the company’s donation program from a neighboring fire company. An estimated 40,000 pets die from smoke inhalation across […]

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Marlboro-Manalapan real estate office has dedicated a conference room to Stanley Komito, a beloved colleague and fellow real estate agent who passed away in April. Hal Maxwell, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y., led the dedication ceremony for the Stanley Komito Conference Room. […]

OLD BRIDGE – Three new businesses have opened in the new Harbor Plaza shopping center, located at 301 Route 35 north in the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge. Big Jim’s Discount Mattress sells a wide array of bedding and furniture. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and […]

Columbia Bank appointed Oliver Lewis to senior vice president, Commercial Banking market manager. In his new role, Lewis will be responsible for the bank’s Commercial and Industrial (C&I) and Middle Market activities in central and southern New Jersey as well as parts of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Columbia, Lewis held several leadership roles within the […]

Many medical insurances, Medicare and Medicaid plans included, are now recognizing the need for Telehealth services. This is due to varying reasons including medical provider and patient convenience and even cost efficiencies for the insurance companies. Medical insurances are now paying for…