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Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, in cooperation with the Knights of Columbus Council 4815, will hold a summer blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 4 in the parish auditorium, 333 Route 18, Old Bridge. Donors must be ages 16-75, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in reasonably good health. Walk […]

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The Old Bridge Township Cultural Arts Committee will present its August Summer Concert Series. The Aug. 2 event features Sonic Reign, a AC/DC to ZZ Top cover band, plus a bike show, from 6-9 p.m. at Geick Park, 4175 Route 516, Old Bridge. The Strictly 60s Band will perform from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 16, also […]

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The Old Bridge High School AFJROTC Parents Association is sponsoring a Color Fun Run on Oct. 20 at Old Bridge High School/Geick Park, Route 516 in Old Bridge (Matawan). The Color Fun Run is a community event, open to all ages. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. and the run kicks off at 10 a.m. This […]

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HAZLET – Faculty and staff at Raritan High School, Hazlet, commenced the end of the school year with a music video. A mash-up of fan favorite tunes and lip dubs, it is safe to say these teachers are more than ready for the summertime.  

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HOLMDEL – The Holmdel Zoning Board of Adjustment has rescheduled a public hearing regarding the proposed construction of a New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) regulator station for Aug. 1 On July 9, a zoning board official said the public hearing, which was scheduled for the board’s July 11 meeting, would be carried to next month. […]

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The 2018 Monmouth County Fair will feature an entertainment lineup that will kick off with the Moroccan Sheepherders on July 25 at 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Loose and improvisational, this band takes classic covers and originals to another dimension with their primal, tribal vibe, according to a press release from the county. The blues […]

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St. Mary’s High School Class of 1968, South Amboy, will celebrate its 50th class reunion from 6-11 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Doolan’s Shore Club, 700 Route 71, Spring Lake Heights. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. There will be a buffet dinner, DJ music and an open bar. The cost is $110 per person. […]

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Freehold Soil Conservation District will provide free “Trout in the Classroom” Resource Kits to several teachers in Middlesex and Monmouth County in the fall to connect students to real-life water quality, fish and wildlife issues.  . Selected teachers will receive aquarium equipment (tank, filter, pump, thermometer, chiller, stand, etc.,) valued at $1,000 at no charge. […]

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Minefaire: The Ultimate Minecraft Experience will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 4 and 5 at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison. Young super fans of one of the most popular video games will arrive in costume to meet YouTube creators flown in from around the world, […]

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The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) is asking families to cast their lines and reel in some quality time this summer as part of the fourth annual Don’t Get Hooked on Drugs Online NJ Family Fishing Tournament. The competition will be held from July 27 to Aug. 5 as a way to encourage families to […]

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The Leon Hess Cancer Center Council at Monmouth Medical Center will serve as the host to the 23rd Annual Power of Pink Luncheon benefiting the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center on July 19 at Hartshorne Mansion in Little Silver. The Hartshorne Mansion is located at 80 Oakes Road in Little Silver. The […]

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Phil Simms New Jersey North/South High School All-Star Football Classic. Here are the players from the region who participated in that first all-star game 40 years ago that was played at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway. Steve Bethune, Matawan Regional High School; Glenn Edwards, Jackson Memorial High School;  […]

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Ashante Worthy is the center of gravity whenever he steps on a football field. The multi-talented quarterback from Freehold High School rolls right, then left, then back right, then back left, looking for his hole. Hoards of big linemen roll with him as he goes, occasionally smashing into each other. Then Worthy finds his hole […]

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Devonte Spann and Mike Karycinski learned a lot from playing football at Matawan Regional High School. Mainly, they learned the most important career skill: How to hold down a job. Spann, a running back, and Karycinski, a two-way lineman, both balanced football with their jobs during high school. Karycinski actually had two jobs, one with […]

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Sydney Cummings first visited Guyana in 2007, when she was nine years old. She didn’t go back until 11 years later–in May 2018–when she represented the South American country in a World Cup qualifying tournament. Cummings, who grew up in Millstone Township and plays soccer for Brown University, is half Guyanese. Her father, Gavin, grew […]

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Girls’ lacrosse took center stage this spring in the Shore Conference. And the lead performer once again was Rumson-Fair Haven High School. Rumson-Fair Haven was dominant on the area lacrosse fields this season when the Bulldogs captured their sixth straight Shore Conference Tournament title and their second consecutive Central Jersey, Group 2 state sectional tournament […]

The celebration of Father’s Day and the opportunity to place wagers on all types of sports were the featured activities this past Sunday at Monmouth Park. Dads were admitted free to the horse park, which drew a crowd of 23,768 on a sunny and warm June 17 day in Oceanport. Last week, Gov. Phil Murphy […]

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A night of laughs, romance and deceit were the common themes when The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ came to life on their outdoor stage on the campus of the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown. ‘The Servant of Two Masters,’ originally written by Carlo Goldini in 1746, was translated […]

Great news. It’s back. Like a zombie, the consolidation controversy has risen from its death declaration a few years ago in Princeton.  Once again, consolidation is the source of energetic debate in my life. After Princeton Borough and Princeton Township voted to consolidate on Nov. 8, 2011, I experienced a manic-depressive moment. I was super-thrilled […]

The seventh annual National Moth Week 2018 will kick off at 8:30 p.m. July 21 in the Butterfly Park on Rues Lane, East Brunswick. The event is free and open to the public.

By Ankur Desai, MD Internet shows like “13 Reasons Why” and celebrity deaths like Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have pushed the topic of suicide to the forefront for many Americans, but especially for teens. Death by suicide is on the rise and this appears to be closely correlated to the increase in depression in […]

Princeton resident, Elyse Pivnick, has an iron will, particularly when it comes to lead in the environment. She has dedicated much of her life to protecting children from lead poisoning and advocating for services for children already suffering from the debilitating effects of lead poisoning. As director of Environmental Health for the Center for Energy and […]

By Michelle Kerekes, L.P.C., L.C.A.D.C. Postpartum Depression Common, Treatable Babies are considered bundles of joy. Why then do so many new mothers experience feelings of sadness and anxiety after giving birth? The answer is complicated, but one thing is clear – it is not because of something a mother does or does not do. What is also […]

Don’t Let Injuries and Illness Spoil Summer Fun By Craig Gronczewski, M.D. Summertime is typically a fun time for families, often filled with outdoor activities from morning until night. But did you know that summertime is also a time when emergency room visits spike? Whether you are lounging on the beach, gathering around the campfire […]

I have been hearing voices lately – at three Princeton funerals and one Princeton celebration of new book. All the voices were transformative, inspiring and they motivated me to spread the word about another inspirational voice, albeit an institutional one – The Princeton Public Library’s “Voices of Princeton” initiative. The recent funerals of longtime Princeton […]

LIFESTYLE LOOSE ENDS By Pam Hersh I spotted Princeton Police Chief, Nick Sutter and two of his officers Detective, Adam Basatemur and Detective Sergeant, Ben Gering in Hamilton Township last week in the midst of a shoot – with cameras, not guns, pointed at them. They were among the 13 police officers taking part in a celebratory, rather than […]

LOOSE ENDS   by Pam Hersh   Photo caption In the Faculty Room of Nassau Hall, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber (third from left) gathers with honorary degree recipients (from left) Lonnie Bunch III, Carla Diane Hayden, R. Barbara Gitenstein, Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J. and Robert Geddes. Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Princeton University Communications […]

Amy Dimes of Colts Neck has been named director of sales and service, a new position, for Eagle Ridge Golf Course, Lakewood. Her role is to initiate new ideas, drive sales, and focus on delivering outstanding service. She has already introduced Cruise Nights on the second Thursday of each month, trivia nights on Tuesdays, nightly […]

Out of more than 1,300 small businesses across the country, a local Edison business was named a finalist in eBay’s Shine Awards for Small Business program. Electronic Surplus Deals Inc. and owner Prince Patel have been selected as one of three finalists in the Global Business category. The business specializes in refurbishing/reselling electronics of major brands such as […]

East Brunswick-based Drama Salon is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. Before opening Drama Salon, owner Steven Camins spent nearly 20 years managing hair salons for Vidal Sassoon in both New York and Beverly Hills. At Sassoon, he regularly worked with celebrities such as Anna Wintour, Jacklyn Smith, Suzanne Summers, Deborah Harry, Rod Stewart, and Dustin […]

Business Women Networking Involving Charity & Education (BW NICE) Middlesex County chapter provides women at all stages of business and personal life with support, education and resources. Women gain meaningful business connections, learn new ways to success and foster an empowering environment. BW NICE Middlesex meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each […]

PHOTO COURTESY OF HANNAH KWON The Tamarack Women’s Nine Hole Golf Association donated $800 to the Raritan Valley YMCA’s water safety campaign on June 28. The funds will be used to conduct community-wide summer swim lesson and outreach safety programs for New Brunswick youth, special needs swimmers and camp safety programs. Pictured are Gina Stravic, […]

For the second consecutive year, Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge and Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy received the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Raritan Bay has been recognized with the EMS Gold Plus Award after demonstrating […]

Hackensack Meridian Health’s Integrative Health & Medicine program opened a new location at Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge today. The new center will provide nutritional consultations, acupuncture and psychology consultations that focus on all aspects of health and wellness. Integrative health and medicine focuses on the health and well-being of the whole person — mind, […]

Local bottler Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages hosted 60 high school students from the Newark area on June 26 at its South Brunswick distribution center for a hands-on business learning experience. The students – part of the Rutgers Business School’s Supply Chain Education Partnership Program – heard from Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages team members in various departments, including […]

Kiddie Academy of Freehold, an educational child care provider, invites area children and their families to a fun, free, interactive reading at their annual Storytime LIVE! event from 10 a.m. to noon July 14. Pinkalicious and Curious George will jump off the page and make a live guest appearance at the event. Storytime LIVE! is […]

From July 1-31, for every Patriot Burger purchased at Old Bridge’s Bubba’s 33, 1002 Route 9, Parlin, the restaurant will donate $1 to Homes for Our Troops. Bubba’s 33 Patriot Burger includes a bourbon-infused BBQ burger, a signature beef and bacon patty, a hand-battered onion ring, BBQ sauce, sharp cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise.