New Jersey filmmaker and director Tom Phillips presented his latest documentary film “Vietnam Aftermath,” as well as a trailer for his latest documentary series “Unclaimed Remains,” at the Monmouth Film Festival that was held at the Two River Theater in Red Bank on Aug. 11. Both pieces of work followed Vietnam War veterans who are […]

HOLMDEL – Municipal officials in Holmdel have scheduled a special meeting for Sept. 12 to discuss who could have authorized the approval of synthetic turf athletic fields without the consent or approval of the Township Committee. The special meeting will be held in the municipal building. During a meeting on Aug. 13, Committeeman Rocco Pascucci […]

Congressman Frank Pallone Jr.’s demeanor did not waiver as he patiently addressed constituent after constituent at a recent town hall meeting. Pallone (D-NJ) shared updates on his work in New Jersey and Washington, D.C., and attendees shared their concerns about myriad topics from health care, with some people calling for Medicare for all, climate change, […]

Artist Stephen Barnwell could spend hours looking through 19th century books and periodicals, but the Passaic resident is not interested in the stories. Rather, the artist is searching for the perfect image to complement or complete the false currency he methodically produces. Barnwell, who calls the fake money he creates “moneyart,” aesthetically offers an insurgent […]

HOLMDEL – A bond ordinance that appropriates $9.13 million for capital improvements, including the construction of a new first aid building, has been adopted by the Holmdel Township Committee. The ordinance was adopted on Aug. 13 with support from Mayor Eric Hinds, Deputy Mayor Michael Nikolis, Committeeman Rocco Pascucci, Committeeman Tom Critelli and Committeeman Greg […]

Matawan Day and Fall Festival is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 along Main Street in Matawan. Rain date is Oct. 6. There will be more than 120 booths and tables of crafters/artisans, retailers, food vendors, local restaurants, professionals and nonprofit organizations. Vendors and sponsors are needed. Register at or call the […]

The Monmouth County Park System will hold its Wind & Sea Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14 at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. Activities include kayaking, fishing, sailing, kite flying, crabbing, seining, shelling and sand casting. Most activities are free but some may have a fee. Admission and parking are free. Parking […]

A common question usually asked in dental office is why taking dental radiographs is important. Dental x-rays (radiographs) are images of your teeth that your dentist uses to evaluate your oral health. These X-rays are used with low levels of radiation to capture images of the interior of your teeth and gums. This can help […]

180 Turning Lives Around (180), a private nonprofit organization in Monmouth County that provides confidential support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, will conduct a 40-hour mandatory training course for new Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) victim advocates. Training will be provided to successful applicants. Training will take place from Oct. 1-24 on Tuesdays, […]

Sailors are some of the most highly-trained people on the planet, according to U.S. Navy officials, and this training requires highly-dedicated instructors. At Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), instructors at advanced technical schools teach sailors to be highly skilled, operational and combat-ready warfighters, while providing the tools and opportunities for continuous learning and development. […]

Mater Dei Prep is returning two high-profile stars for its 2019 football season. That should be more than enough to lift the Seraphs back into NJSIAA playoff contention. The studs are a pair of rising seniors in running back Malik Ingram and safety Clarence Lewis. Ingram is a Division 1 prospect who racked up 1,914 […]

LPGA legend Jan Stephenson, who earlier this month was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, will be at Forsgate Country Club on July 20 to participate in a day that includes a golf clinic, tournament on the historic Banks Course, and a cocktail reception and tasting of Jan’s signature wines and rums. The […]

Christian Brothers Academy was named this month as one of six recipients of the 2018 ShopRite Cup. The Cup, awarded by New Jersey ShopRite stores and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, honors Garden State athletic programs for performing well in state championship tournaments and for exercising good sportsmanship. The New Jersey State Interscholastic […]

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Jay Graber is completely renovating the Matawan Regional High School football program. The 34-year-old took over the Matawan program in February and then embarked on a boot camp of an offseason, putting his new players through a daunting schedule of lifting sessions, running sessions and team meetings. Graber also installed new systems on offense, a […]

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Holmdel High School girls’ golfer Megha Ganne is having quite a year. On April 23 at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, Ganne qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open Championship when she finished first in a sectional qualifier. Then she played in the U.S. Women’s Open on May 30 and 31 at the Country Club […]

Andy Gojdycz has a wealth of ice hockey coaching experience at both the collegiate and high school levels. This made him a sound choice as Christian Brothers Academy’s new ice hockey coach. The Lincroft private school announced Gojdycz’s hiring in a press release on July 23. He replaced head coach Ryan Bogan, who coached the […]

Carl R Pope, 87, formerly of Mercer County, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 16, 201… Read more

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By Pam Hersh Some called them Princeton’s odd couple. But their mismatched personalities and backgrounds were a perfect match for Princeton, because the two of them spearheaded the establishment of The Spirit of Princeton Initiative, a 22-year-old community project producing patriotic themed events in Princeton, such as the Memorial Day Parade, Veterans Day Ceremony and […]

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), physical and mental health play important roles in helping a child growing through life. CDC officials say physical activity is one of the ways a child’s health stays strong. “Physical activity is really important for children and adults. There are numerous studies that state that […]

By Pam Hersh On a Tuesday afternoon several months ago, Princeton resident Ira Fuchs scheduled an emergency computer video conference after dinner with his three grown children to discuss a new development in the family dynamic.  He reassured them the reason for the hastily called meeting involved no health emergency and gave no other details. […]

By Pam Hersh I played matchmaker this past week by introducing two institutions – both the same age and both driven by their commitment to community. It is a match – not made in heaven – but in Princeton and it’s a union that may prove to benefit many Princetonians. The idealistically compatible couple comprises […]

By Pam Hersh While sitting through the magical and innovative Princeton Summer Theater (PST) production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” I kept smiling – with a tear of sadness lingering in the corner of my eye. I laughed at the refreshing and exceedingly talented execution of the shenanigans occurring on stage. My thoughts, however, […]

By Katie Gaffney, R.D. Intense emotional experiences and stressful events affect everyone differently, including adolescents who are especially vulnerable to the ups and downs that typify the teenage years. Sometimes these emotions can have an impact on eating and can cause adolescents – girls and boys – to turn to food as a way of […]

By Pam Hersh While my grandkids last weekend were learning about Africa by watching “The Lion King,” I was learning about Africa by listening to a more compelling story – starring accused witches, witch camps and shea butter. The narrator of the witch and shea butter story was Princeton University lecturer Dr. Christiana Agawu, a […]

By Sandra Byer-Lubin, R.D. An estimated 30.3 million Americans have diabetes, a chronic condition where your body does not produce enough insulin or does not use it efficiently or both, according to the American Diabetes Association.  More than 7 million of those people are undiagnosed.  Left unmanaged, diabetes can lead to serious medical complications, including […]

By Pam Hersh Has anyone noticed the change in the air quality of Princeton? You can’t smell it, see it or hear it. But you can sense the definite improvement – particularly if you turn on your computer, while sitting on a bench in the Parklet, the temporary outdoor seating area created in the parking […]

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 […]

“I am proud to announce our top producers for July, for delivering extraordinary experiences to home buyers and sellers in our community,” said Iris Lurie, broker/owner of Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie. The Top Listing Agent is Laurin LaLima and the Selling Agent is Carrie Moyer. The Top Listing Team and Top Selling Team […]

Catherine J. Schiano, D.O., Michelle Tomlinson-Phelan, D.O., and internist Scott Yager, M.D., have opened new MDVIP-affiliated primary care practices in East Brunswick to deliver a healthcare experience focused on health prevention, not just the treatment of illness. All three have been practicing for more than 25 years. Schiano received her medical degree from the University of […]

James R. Penn, MD, has joined Gastroenterology Consultants PA of Edison and Old Bridge, and will be seeing patients at both locations. Penn was serving as the chief gastroenterology fellow at the Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School prior to joining Gastroenterology Consultants this summer. Penn earned his medical degree as well as served […]

Nobility Crest at Ocean Township recently celebrated its successful grand opening weekend. The 55-and-over luxury condominium community, accessible from Route 66 in the Wayside section of Ocean Township, also announced the first building is nearly 50% sold out. Nobility Crest, from Renaissance Properties and Blue Star Group, offers eight designer-inspired floor plans with 1,213 to […]

Code Ninjas of Old Bridge will hold its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at its new location, 3873 Route 516, Old Bridge. The coding center for children ages 7-14 offers lessons in coding, mathematics, logic and teamwork. There will be refreshments, raffle prizes and a visit by Davey’s Ice Cream […]

The Grande at Metropark has announced that Buildings 1 and 2 are almost fully leased and it is now leasing Building 3. Building 3 features studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-story penthouse lofts with den from under $2,000 per month. All residences have access to over 25,000 square feet of indoor amenities and extensive outdoor amenities […]

Advanced Wellness has announced the opening of a new office in Freehold. Joseph Cilea, D.C., and Gary Yen, M.D., and their staff, will move into the current office of Michael Lynch, D.C., providing a seamless transition for all of Lynch’s patients. Chiropractic and acupuncture will be the first services offered, to be followed by physical […]

The Grande at Metropark, a luxury apartment collection, has announced Buildings 1 and 2 are almost fully leased and is now leasing Building 3. Centrally located at The Grande at Metropark, Building 3 features studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-story penthouse lofts with den from under $2,000 per month. All residences have access to over 25,000 […]

East Brunswick’s Green Team honored Brunswick Square with its first Green Business Recognition Award. The property recently installed 17 charging stations for electric vehicles. The new award aims to raise awareness, while distinguishing local businesses that demonstrate their commitment to furthering the township’s environmental goals. Ron Lichtenberger, general manager of Brunswick Square, accepted the award […]

Join at iPlay America and enjoy the sweeter side of life at Chocolate, Wine, and More. A perfect time to indulge in chocolate and enchant your palate with wine and chocolates, this event is open to anyone who is looking to make their Sunday a little sweeter!Chocolate and Wi…

Join and MarketFair Mall for our Kids Expo on Sunday, September 29. Expect fun, games, and more from exciting vendors for kids and parents.

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