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EATONTOWN – A man who claims he is not an artist is seeking to transform six World War II era buildings on the Fort Monmouth property in Eatontown into an artistic hub he has described as “Woodstock without the pot.” Although Kenneth Schwartz, 67, said he does not create art, he said he has admired […]

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MATAWAN–While Boston Bruins defenseman and Matawan native Connor Clifton geared up to play in the fourth game of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals on June 3, more than 100 Matawan residents gathered at Toomer Field to watch the game. The residents assembled that night at the park, which is located on Middlesex Road, to watch […]

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Monmouth County, together with the Human Services Advisory Council and nonprofit service organizations across the county, has launched Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services). Monmouth ACTS is described as a public-private initiative to promote and enhance access to human services. Its formation comes as a response to a Monmouth County Human Services Needs Assessment that […]

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The National Council of Jewish Women, Central Jersey Section, recently awarded the Francine Scheier Memorial Scholarship to four graduating high school seniors. The award was established in 2003 to honor the memory of the founder of the Central  Jersey section of the organization, according to a press release. Recipients are chosen based on scholastic excellence […]

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Reformed Church Home (RCH) will hold a Job Fair Open House from noon to 5 p.m. on June 27 at the senior community, 1990 Route 18 north, Old Bridge. RCH is a not-for-profit senior community offering assisted living, rehabilitation and skilled nursing to seniors of all faiths and beliefs. Full time, part time, and per […]

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HOLMDEL –  Township Administrator Donna Vieiro will remain suspended from her position with pay following a vote by the Township Committee. Viero and human resources manager Denise Callery have been suspended with pay since May 6, when municipal officials hired attorney Sean Kean to investigate an allegation  involving the two women. The allegation was that […]

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Newman Springs Dental Care has awarded Jillian Pujols the $500 scholarship reserved for a Middletown Township High School North graduating senior who is pursuing a career in health care. Jillian will attend Drexel University in the fall where she plans to study premed. The award was presented by Dr. Mitchel Friedman of Newman Springs Dental […]

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Proponents of medical marijuana sought to advance their cause with a musical performance during a recent appearance at a Middletown Township Committee meeting. During the public comment portion of a workshop meeting on June 3, several members of the public advocated for the legalization and use of medicinal cannabis to treat patients with certain ailments […]

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HOLMDEL – Eric Hinds and Chiung-Yin Liu will run unopposed two three-year seats on the Holmdel Township Committee in November after being the two highest vote-getters in the June 4 Hinds, who is Holmdel’s mayor for 2019, and Liu, who serves on the Holmdel Board of Education, outpolled Holmdel’s current Deputy Mayor Michael Nikolis and […]

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A not-so-secretive application to include a speakeasy and mixed-use space at 21-23 Broad St. has been approved by the Red Bank Zoning Board of Adjustment. Testimony regarding 17 Broad Street Red Bank LLC’s application to incorporate a speakeasy, or retro-style jazz bar, a first floor “open market” and to convert the second and third floors […]

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MIDDLETOWN – A senior at Middletown High School North has earned a full-ride to Albert Dorman Honors College at The New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. And not only has Cade Riegler, 18, earned the full-scholarship to the institute in which he plans to major in computer engineering, the scholar has also been named […]

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As a freshman at Middletown High School South in 2015, Mark Anselmi got cut from the boys’ basketball team. For a kid who considered himself “a basketball guy,” it was a devastating moment. But Anselmi didn’t think about it for too long. He literally “walked over” to the indoor track team at Middletown South, and […]

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It’s official now. Red Bank Catholic High School’s Tara Zeni can jump farther than any other girls’ track and field athlete in New Jersey. On June 8 at Northern Burlington County Regional High School in Columbus, Zeni turned that statement into a fact. In the NJSIAA Meet of Champions, the senior placed first in the […]

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For American boys’ and girls’ soccer players under the age of 13, there is no United States Youth Soccer National Championship. But there is a de facto national championship. The Premier SuperCopa. The event’s website even bills it as, “America’s Championship.” And in 2019, a Monmouth County girls’ team will play in it. From June […]

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Middletown High School South’s Mark Anselmi wanted to “come up and show out,” he declared during his last meet in New Jersey. That meet was the 2019 NJSIAA Meet of Champions. On June 8 at Northern Burlington County Regional High School, Anselmi did just that. The Middletown South senior jumped a 6-8 in the boys’ […]

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On June 2 at Kean University in Union, Middletown High School North earned the biggest softball victory in school history. In the NJSIAA Group 3 championship game, Middletown North beat Chatham High School, 5-0. Lions’ ace Malori Bell pitched a complete game, allowing just three hits and one walk. First baseman and cleanup hitter Ashley […]

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On June 6 at South Brunswick High School, the Old Bridge High School boys’ volleyball team won the NJSIAA championship –its second straight– with a 2-1 victory over Fair Lawn High School. The Knights took the first set, 25-19, dropped the second set, 25-17, and clinched the state title with a 25-18 decision in the […]

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Daniel J. Passafiume, 96, of Parlin, passed away on June 11, 2019, at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge. Passafiume was born in Newark where he worked for the Newark Board of Education for more than 30 years as a carpenter foreman and volunteered as an officer in the Heavy Rescue Squad. Passafiume enlisted […] Read more

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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 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 […]

By Pam J. Hersh Bob Cawley, Barbara Sigmund, Marvin Reed, Joe O’Neill, Mildred Trotman, Yina Moore, Jack Wallace, Jay Bleiman, Josie Hall, Win Pike, Gail Firestone, Kate Litvak, Dick Woodbridge, Larry Glasberg, Phyllis Marchand, Michele Tuck-Ponder (both before and after she added Ponder to her name), Bernie Miller, Chad Goerner, Liz Lempert – what do […]

By Kristy Champignon, L.P.C., L.M.H.C., A.C.S.  The tween and early teen years are a time of change, growth and discovery, often filled with intense emotions.  To cope with these emotions, an increasing number of children in this age group are turning to non-suicidal self-injury, deliberately hurting themselves to provide relief or express themselves.  In fact, […]

By Pam Hersh Mother’s Day brings a tear and a smile to Princetonian Lynne Cannon, the mother of Kate “Katie” Cannon. The tears are due to the fact Katie – Dr. Kathryn Cannon Hughes, an obstetrician-gynecologist and herself a mother of two toddlers – died in November 2017 at the age of 36 from acute […]

By Pam Hersh Princeton-based artist Sydney Anne Neuwirth has no problem talking about her age. During a conversation last week, in front of one of her art pieces at the Cranbury Station Gallery in Princeton’s Palmer Square, she told me, “I am 84 years old – and that’s just fine with me. Nowadays, women artists […]

By Evan Katzel, M.D. Many women who undergo a mastectomy to treat breast cancer opt for reconstructive surgery to help rebuild the shape and look of their breast. And while reconstruction techniques vary greatly depending on the unique needs of each woman, the goal is largely the same – to restore self-image, self-confidence and quality […]

By Pam J. Hersh On Thursday, April 18, at a Princeton University reception, I learned the following: the words “mentor” and “mensch” might be etymologically related; no one has the heart or guts to eat cookies in the shape of a Chicago Cubs baseball and in the image of the Cubs’ greatest New Jersey fan; […]

By Pam Hersh Before municipal consolidation, Princetonians continually agitated over the donut-and-hole controversy – often leaving a bitter taste in one’s mouth, very different from the taste of the donuts and holes found at Princeton’s two Dunkin’ stores. Since that controversy has settled down, perhaps it is time that our elected officials tackle another not-so-sweet […]

By Pam Hersh My favorite people-watching perch in town – the front window stool of Starbucks overlooking the sidewalk of Nassau Street – has trained me in a new profession. I have become a fundraising consultant to individuals soliciting money from strangers on Nassau Street, an enterprise that takes place each weekend directly in front […]

The Freehold Regional High School District has been selected as a “best employer” in New Jersey by Forbes magazine. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in the first ranking of America’s best employers by state. In New Jersey, the FRHSD came in at No. 17. The […]

The Freehold Regional High School District has been selected as a “best employer” in New Jersey by Forbes magazine. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in the first ranking of America’s best employers by state. In New Jersey, the FRHSD came in at No. 17. The […]

Comcast announced the official opening of the first Middlesex County Xfinity Retail Store, located in the Brunswick Square Mall, 755 Route 18, East Brunswick. The 12th Xfinity Retail Store to open in New Jersey is a 4,400 square-foot center. In addition to the latest mobile devices and top-of-the-line mobile accessories, retail offerings at the East […]

North American Properties (NAP) announced that industry veteran Mark J. Fetah has joined the firm as senior vice president/director for the Riverton Master Planned Projects, a $2.5 billion, 5 million-square-foot mixed-use development comprised of 400 acres on the Raritan River in Sayreville. Fetah is a hands-on real estate development and construction veteran who has delivered […]

Cyndi Bleier, Amboy Bank senior vice president and general counsel, accepts her award as the 2019 winner of the General Counsel of the Year Awards in the Private Company with Revenue Over $500 Million category. Presented by NJBIZ, the awards honor the state’s most dynamic general counsels and chief legal officers who are making an […]

CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, announced that Dr. Margaret Dufreney has joined its OB/GYN team at Women’s Health Specialists of CentraState. A fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dufreney specializes in female reproductive health, pregnancy, and childbirth, with a special interest in preventative care, management of abnormal uterine bleeding and pap smears, […]

Last month, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurants owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises announced the winners of their third annual Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest. The contest recognized top teachers from school districts throughout New Jersey as nominated by their students via an essay written and submitted to their local Applebee’s restaurants. Winning […]