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The Rockit Live Foundation will honor 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Ricky Byrd at its annual gala at the Two River Theater in Red Bank on Aug. 22 for his work with young artists, music education and work in recovery. The nonprofit organization’s mission “is to help develop, nurture, and inspire young […]

In 2004, when Sean Goldman of Monmouth County was 4 years old, his mother, Bruna Bianchi, brought him to her native Brazil and subsequently announced she would not be returning to the United States with the boy. That is when David Goldman launched what turned into a five-year fight to bring his son home. In […]

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Align Yoga & Strength will celebrate its grand opening on Sept. 21 with free classes, refreshments and light bites. The day begins at 7:30 a.m. A full schedule will be posted online. The yoga studio is located at 591 Route 34, Matawan. For more information, visit www.alignyogaandstrength.com.

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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 […]

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HOLMDEL – Residents will have to decide between seven candidates to determine who will serve on the Holmdel Township Board of Education at the Nov. 5 general election. There will be three three-year terms up for grabs on election day. The seats of Lori Ammirati, Michael Sockol and Chiung-Yin Liu expire in December. Ammirati and […]

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The Monmouth County Park System will hold its annual Bayshore Fishing Derby at Bayshore Waterfront Park from 3 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 24. The event will take place at Port Monmouth Road in Port Monmouth. The derby is open to beginners and experienced anglers. Park System staff will be on hand to teach individuals […]

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The Keyport-Matawan Elks Motorcycle Committee will hold the 5th annual Kathleen Thomson Run and Hog Roast on Aug. 24 from 1 to 6 p.m. at 249 Broadway in Keyport. Registration will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The price of a ticket includes food, beverages […]

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has accepted a donation of property from the New Jersey Conservation Foundation. The 5-acre parcel at 350 Route 537, Colts Neck, will be added to the Dorbrook Recreation Area, which is located at 353 Route 537. The freeholders accepted the donation during their meeting on Aug. 7. Freeholder Lillian […]

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Performing Arts Ensemble will hold an open audition for its upcoming holiday show season, including “The Nutcracker.” PAE is looking for female pointe dancers, male dancers of all kinds, boys and girls ages 4-12, male actors, and gymnasts and dancers of all kinds to perform in “The Nutcracker” and other shows throughout the year. The first […]

With Gov. Phil Murphy out of state, Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver signed legislation sponsored by Sen. Vin Gopal (D-Monmouth) and Assembly members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey (D-Monmouth) that will expand the veterans property tax exemption program to include veterans living in continuing care retirement communities. “This tax relief program is one of the many […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 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: 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 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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Christopher Anthony, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that sales associate Jennifer Niedrach with the Jackson office has been recognized for outstanding industry success in June. A top producer, Niedrach shared top honors for leading the Weichert sales region in listings and resale listings for the month. The Weichert sales region is comprised of […]

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 […]

Chiquita Pittman of RE/MAX Platinum in North Brunswick has received the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, which honors successful agents who have earned more than $1 million in commissions during their careers with the company. Only 22 percent of all active RE/MAX agents have earned the prestigious award since its inception. A life-long New Jersey […]

Curtis Mullins of financial services firm Edward Jones in Parlin received the firm’s Spirit of Caring Award, designed to recognize financial advisors who exemplify the values, culture and spirit of giving back. Mullins was one of only 280 of the firm’s more than 18,000 financial advisors to receive the award. Mullins and Branch Office Administrator […]

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