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EAST BRUNSWICK – Toys started piling up on Dec. 11 at the East Brunswick Hilton as members of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 dropped off a toy on their way to the union’s annual holiday party. Ranging from bicycles to Tonka trucks and electronics, the toys valued almost $50,000, according to union Business […]

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A “no blame game” approach to restoring the Navesink River is expected to continue until 2020 when it is predicted the waterway will see a complete restoration.   That was the assessment offered by representatives of Clean Ocean Action, an organization that works to improve the degraded quality of marine waters. Clean Ocean Action facilitated a […]

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Municipal officials in Keyport have authorized the transition of emergency dispatch services from local control to Monmouth County control. During a Borough Council meeting on Dec. 4, members of the governing body decided to make the transition from local to county dispatch services after discussing the logistics of transferring control. Dispatch services are used when […]

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The Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees selected its executive leadership team for the 2019-2020 academic year at its annual reorganization meeting that was recently held. Trustee Tracey Abby-White was selected by her colleagues to serve a one-year term as board chair, a position previously held by Dr. Carl J. Guzzo, Jr. A former teacher, Henry Hudson […]

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RWJBarnabas Health Facility Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, was recently named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for the second time. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog […]

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ABERDEEN – A mother’s love for her daughter who died of an inoperable brain tumor continues to flourish as she spearheads charitable efforts to benefit local children who are battling their own ailments. “I’m just a mom who knows what those parents are going through,” was the sentiment expressed by Wendy Levy, whose family will […]

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 A section of Lloyd Road in Aberdeen Township where uneven pavement was said to be a hazard for motorists has been repaired by Monmouth County. After recently expressing concern for motorists, resident Angelo Grillo said his mind “is now at ease” after county employees repaired what he had described as a dangerous condition. Grillo’s concern […]

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KEYPORT – The Borough Council has postponed a vote on a developer’s request for a tax break that would permit the construction of a 120-unit apartment building to move forward in Keyport. Business Administrator Stephen Gallo said the item was pulled from the council’s Dec. 4 agenda after residents asked for more time to “review […]

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  A woman from Middletown has been charged with causing the death of one passenger and seriously injuring another in a crash on the Garden State Parkway in the early morning hours of Nov. 26. Kimberly Franklin, 20, was criminally charged on Dec. 5 with aggravated manslaughter in the first degree and assault by auto in […]

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Municipal officials were expected to vote this week on a developer’s request for a tax break that would permit the construction of a 120-unit apartment building to move forward in Keyport. At a Keyport Borough Council meeting on Dec. 4, members of the governing body were scheduled to consider a payment in lieu of taxes […]

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Middletown High School South accomplished a lot in the 2017-18 girls’ swimming season. The Eagles won the Shore Conference’s B North Division, the Monmouth County championship and the Shore Conference title. The Shore Conference crown was the first for the program since 1995. Middletown South did not just win. It dominated. Coach Denise Skinner’s team […]

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Red Bank Catholic High School achieved success in the 2017-18 girls’ basketball season. The Caseys went 23-6 and reached the NJSIAA Non-Public A South championship game where they fell to Saint Rose High School, 73-59, on March 8. But Red Bank Catholic lost a slew of  talent from that strong team, including three Division 1 […]

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Ryan Finch is not shy about his expectations for the 2018-19 Saint John Vianney High School boys’ basketball season. The coach, who will enter his third season with the Lancers, anticipates a deep postseason run in the Shore Conference Tournament and in the NJSIAA Non-Public A tournament. Saint John Vianney will serve as the host […]

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Rumson-Fair Haven High School completed the football season with a 26-18 victory over Woodrow Wilson High School of Camden, 26-18, in the NJSIAA Central/South Group 3 Bowl Game on Saturday, Dec. 1, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Rumson-Fair Haven, the Central Jersey, Group 3 state sectional playoff champion, was sparked by Alex Maldjian, who […]

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For the third straight boys’ soccer game on Nov. 17, after the clock ran out, the Holmdel High School players hustled over to the bleachers to celebrate with their fans. This time, the scene was playing out at Kean University in Union after the NJSIAA Group 2 championship game. Holmdel won the championship, 3-1 over […]

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Christian Brothers Academy is the best boys’ cross-country team in New Jersey for the 23rd time. Christian Brothers Academy is able to boast that elite statement because it finished first in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions on Nov. 17. The Colts topped 19 other teams at Holmdel Park, beating runner-up Haddonfield Memorial High School by […]

Keith Rosser, 94, a long-time resident of Hopewell Township, New Jersey, passed away on Nove… Read more

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“And My True Love Gave To Me!,” an original play from Luigi Jannuzzi, will be playing at Hudson Theatre Works in Weehawken through Dec. 16. Jannuzzi, who has been working with the publishing company Samuel French, Inc. since the early 1980’s where he writes and produces theater productions, had an idea for a Christmas play. […]

I want to formally announce that Pam Hersh – upon the advice of a recently formed ad hoc exploratory committee – has decided NOT to run for president in 2020. But I reserve the right to change my mind. If I do so, I am contacting Susie Wilson and Barbara Coe, well known in Princeton […]

Two dance celebrations in the past week moved me enormously without physically moving me. I hardly moved in my seat during a Nov. 24 American Repertory Ballet performance of the “Nutcracker”at McCarter Theatre, featuring New York City Ballet soloist and Princeton native Unity Phelan. Then a week later, I just stood and watched in awe […]

By Katie Gaffney, R.D. Making wise food choices and eating the correct portions are key to maintaining good health. But when your eating behaviors and relationship with food interfere with life and normal functioning, it could be a sign of disordered eating or a more dangerous condition – an eating disorder. The Princeton Center for […]

Princeton Councilmember Heather Howard has a bug. She is contagious and has infected her own teenaged son, several Princeton University students, and countless members of the Princeton community, including Pam Hersh. There is no vaccination for this bug – nor would anyone want one, because Heather’s bug strain is an extremely healthy one, known as […]

Sitting on a bench in Nassau Presbyterian Church on Saturday evening Nov. 3 was emotional and surreal for me, an experience that was hard to describe. One might say it was beyond words. It took me a few minutes to absorb the humor, acerbic wit, and stinging political and social commentary coming from the altar […]

Jake Austin Robertson, Princeton University (PU) class of 2015, with a BA in Slavic Languages and Literatures, is no bully, but nevertheless always makes me cry. The tears flow either from laughing so hard at his hilarious storytelling or being moved by his expression of a profound emotion. The first time occurred during his tribute […]

By Rachel P. Dultz, M.D., F.A.C.S. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. In fact, about 1 in 8 women in the United States today will get breast cancer at some point in her life, according to the American Cancer Society. However, with early diagnosis through screening, increased […]

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, representing New Jersey’s 16th Legislative District (Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon counties), was initially perplexed. Why was he was being bugged (as in pestered) about a bug (a germ)? Earlier in the year, people were trying to get his attention about a good bug that has made remarkable progress in fighting a bad […]

EDISON — Six local Allstate Agency owners, two from Middlesex County, volunteered their time in their communities to secure a $6,000 Allstate Foundation grant for Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ). The owners — Yvette Irving of Franklin Lakes, Pratibha Katariya of Edison, Shelby Mobley of Cedar Grove, Susan Redlich of North Brunswick, Daniel Tichio of […]

Barbara Berg, manager of Weichert, Realtors’ Marlboro office, announced that Michael Giannace is the newest member of her sales team. Giannace joins Weichert with more than 25 years of customer service experience in the IT field. “I have great satisfaction in my years spent working in customer service and the relationships I built with my […]

CityMD urgent care opened its newest facility on Nov. 19 at 683 Route 18 south, East Brunswick. CityMD offers a wide range of medical services for patients of all ages. Board-certified doctors are on site to diagnose and provide care for many ailments and injuries, including sinus infections, stomach flu, minor lacerations, insect bites and rashes, […]

Sports-themed hair care franchise Sport Clips is now open for business at North Village Shopping Center, 869 Route 1, North Brunswick. The 128,000-square-foot center is exclusively leased and managed by Levin Management Corporation (LMC). Sport Clips provides a full range of hair care services targeted to men and boys of all ages, from trims to the MVP Experience, which includes […]

Weichert, Realtors has announced the start of the 40th annual Weichert Toy Drive. Members of the community are invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys at the company’s sales offices through Dec. 14. The toys will be delivered throughout the holidays in conjunction with local charities that assist financially and physically disadvantaged children. To make […]

King Financial Network will host a coat drive to benefit “Come Together For Children” on Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 198 Route 9 North, Manalapan (just south of Talyors Mills Road in the Justin Corporate Center). Coats of all sizes for children and adults will be accepted. There will be free […]

Weichert, Realtors has announced the start of the 40th Annual Weichert Toy Drive. Members of the community are invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys at the company’s sales offices through Dec. 14. The toys will be delivered throughout the holidays in conjunction with local charities that assist financially and physically disadvantaged children. To date, […]

The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its Holiday WinterFest, hosted by the Women in Business Committee, from 8:30-11 a.m. Nov. 30 at Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Dr., Monroe. Cost is $35 for members or $45 for non-members. Visit www.mcrcc.org to register.

The Old Bridge Sayreville South Amboy Chamber of Commerce will hold its November meeting with the Old Bridge Business Alliance from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 28 at Bubba’s 33, 1002 Route 9, Parlin. The events free. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Susan Borsilli at 732-607-6340 or ccommerce@optonline.net.