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The Holmdel Township Committee has awarded a contract to Fieldturf for the installation of two synthetic turf baseball fields at Phillips Park, 110 Telegraph Hill Road. During a meeting on July 9, committee members voted unanimously to award the contract to the firm to lay synthetic turf on the park’s lower baseball field at a […]

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Robert Angel of Holmdel was appointed executive director of The Arc of Monmouth, effective immediately. Having served on board of directors for the past four years, Angel stepped in as acting executive director in March and will continue in the position moving forward. Angel has served as CEO of a large public hospital in his […]

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The 14th annual Kortney’s Challenge 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Aug. 4 at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. The top finishers of the race will receive awards in various categories and all children will receive a custom medal. Free food samples, face painting, a Hula hoop contest, […]

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The Summer of Love Car Show and Artisan Fair will be held on July 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Monmouth Museum on the Lincroft campus of Brookdale Community College. The museum is located in Lot #1 at 765 Newman Spring Road. The event is free to attend and will be held […]

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Brookdale Community College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The institution was designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security through the 2024 academic year. “This designation recognizes our institution for our […]

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MIDDLETOWN – A bond ordinance that appropriates $397,800 for capital improvements in Middletown has been introduced by the Township Committee. Only July 15, members of the governing body introduced an ordinance that would, if adopted, appropriate funds for improvements to buildings and grounds. Bonds or notes totaling $377,910 are expected to be issued and the […]

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Weichert, Realtors’ Middletown office recognized its top producers for June. Michael Smith was the overall top producer for the month, and Mary Shannon Cooper had the most sales. Sheryl Dente was the associate in the Middletown office with the most listings. The office is located at 1008 Route 35, Middletown. Call 732-671-8000 for more information.

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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 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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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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  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 $1 Million Haskell Invitational annually draws a large crowd to Monmouth Park. Last year’s event drew 37,196 spectators to the horse racing track in Oceanport. But a heat wave of both 100-plus degree temperatures and public pressure to postpone the race drove fans away from the 2019 Haskell Invitational on July 20. This year’s […]

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Marty Kenney coached his first baseball game at Christian Brothers Academy on April 3, 1974. Richard Nixon was still in the White House. The Super Bowl was eight years old. And color television was still a relatively new American phenomenon. More than 46 years, 800 victories and countless socio-cultural developments later, Kenney stepped down as […]

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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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Chrono24 looks back at the Omega Speedmaster As Buzz Aldrin descended the ladder of the lunar module Eagle and stepped onto the dusty lunar surface on July 20, 1969, he became the second person to ever set foot on the Moon. His colleague, Neil Armstrong, had already claimed the title of the first man on […]

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 […]

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 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 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 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 […]

The Edison Chamber of Commerce will hold its 20th annual awards dinner at 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison. The chamber is seeking nominations for people, businesses and organizations who make a positive difference in the Edison community. Categories include: member of the year, outstanding business, citizen of […]

Two tenants have leased a combined 4,500 square feet of space at a retail development currently under construction at 1906 Route 27 in Edison. Family and cosmetic dental chain iSmile Dental will occupy 2,500 square feet, while Taiwanese dessert chain Meet Fresh has committed to 2,000 square feet for its first New Jersey location, according […]

Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center Foundation Auxiliary will hold its Celebration of Caring Gala from 6:30-10:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Gibbs Estate at Suneagles Golf Club, 2000 Lowther Dr., Eatontown. Ray Fredericks and Scott Gebhard will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Proceeds will benefit Emergency Medical Services at JFK Medical Center in […]

“I congratulate and thank our top producers for the month of June, for their exemplary service and commitment to their clients,” said Iris Lurie, broker/owner of Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie. The Top Listing Agent and Top Selling Agent is Laurin LaLima. The Top Listing Team and Top Selling Team is the Cole Gold […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]