State officials are continuing to review 146 applications that have been submitted by representatives of entities which are seeking authorization to open and operate alternative treatment centers in three regions of New Jersey. An alternative treatment center sells marijuana that is used by individuals to treat illnesses which have been diagnosed by medical professionals. Each […]

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Ensign Timothy Zero applied the lessons learned from living in Middletown to help in developing the skills to become a naval supply officer. “I come from a blue-collar town where hard work is a way of life,” Zero said. “In my town, everyone is friendly and willing to help, especially when Hurricane Sandy hit my […]

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HOLMDEL – Needing a challenge more so than balancing chemical equations, two scholastic students in Holmdel are pursuing their passion for science. The teenagers will now conduct investigative research beyond the barriers of routine science courses. The Holmdel High School students, senior Shayna Ahteck, 17, and junior Claudia Zhang, 16, have been accepted into the […]

Residents of Monmouth County are being encouraged to “change the conversation” to promote peace after 11 people were killed and several others were injured by a gunman during an Oct. 27 attack at a Pittsburgh, Pa., synagogue. On Oct. 29, two days after an individual opened fire while Sabbath services were being conducted in a […]

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Municipal officials in Middletown have decided to withdraw an open space grant application seeking funds that would have been used for the first phase of a multi-phase concept plan to develop athletic fields at Stevenson Park. The announcement of the application withdrawal that will be carried out was made on Oct. 23 by Township Committeeman […]

The Count Basie Center for the Arts award season is underway as the season’s dramatic productions commence at high schools in Monmouth County. This Basie Awards program and ceremony, presented by Bank of America, is slated for May 22, 2019 at the Count Basie Theater Center for the Arts in Red Bank. Tickets go on sale […]

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Municipal officials in Holmdel have agreed to a land swap with Monmouth County. Holmdel traded the county 115 acres at Cross Farm Park in exchange for a 13.8-acre parcel near Holmdel Park. Mayor Tom Critelli said the 13.8 acres, near 44 Longstreet Road, could eventually be developed to accommodate a need for additional athletic fields […]

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MIDDLETOWN – Democrats Sean Byrnes, Tricia Maguire and Danielle Walsh are three of six candidates who seek election to the Middletown Township Committee in the Nov. 6 election. Republicans hold a 5-0 majority on the governing body. Maguire is seeking a full three-year term, Byrnes is seeking a two-year unexpired term and Walsh is seeking […]

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MATAWAN — Paul Buccellato, who chairs the Matawan Republican Organization, said he has filed an election violation complaint and is claiming a vehicle owned by the borough has a slogan on it that is similar to a slogan being used by local Democrats seeking office. Buccellato said he filed a complaint with the New Jersey Election […]

HOLMDEL – A virtual reality experience that could revolutionize the way students learn is headed to Bell Works. Oasis VRX, future tenant of the modern metropolis, recruited the Intel Tech Learning Lab Tour to Bell Works on Oct. 24 to provide students from across the state with one-of-a-kind educational experiences. The pop up virtual reality […]

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MIDDLETOWN – Republicans Tony Perry, Patricia Snell and Rick Hibell are three of six candidates who seek the election to the Middletown Township Committee in the Nov. 6 election. Republicans hold a 5-0 majority on the governing body. Perry is seeking a full three-year term, Snell is seeking a two-year unexpired term and Hibell is seeking […]

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Middletown High School North is two victories away from the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group 3 tournament championship. The top-seeded Lions beat 16th-seeded Woodbridge High School, 8-0, in the state sectional first round on Oct. 30. Then they beat ninth-seeded Middletown High School South, 2-0, in the quarterfinals on Nov. 2. They will try to […]

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In the 2018 girls’ tennis season, Holmdel High School reached the final of the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions for the fifth straight year. But once again, Holmdel’s bid to win the Tournament of Champions state title was thwarted by Millburn High School. For the fifth straight time, Holmdel fell to Millburn High School in the […]

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Christian Brothers Academy controlled the play during the Shore Conference Tournament boys’ soccer championship game on Oct. 24. The Colts created chance after chance near the Ocean Township High School goal. They forced Ocean Township goalkeeper Max Winters to make 10 saves. But CBA just could not put a ball past Winters. Then, late in […]

Martha A.  Davis of Hillsborough, New Jersey, passed away on November 7, 2018 after a brief … Read more

North Brunswick Township High School’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) championship team FRC Team 25 – Raider Robotix will host its 17th annual event, Brunswick Eruption, beginning at 8 a.m. on Nov. 10 at the school, 98 Raider Road, North Brunswick. This is the largest FIRST offseason robotics competition in the […] Read more

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“The Best of Your Lies,” an album by Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves is set to release on Nov. 30. Prior to the release of the album, Owen Lake is set to perform a release show this Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Princeton Public Library at 7 p.m. Owen Lake is actually a pseudonym […]

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 […]

Energy, the capacity for doing work, may exist in different forms – kinetic, thermal, electrical, chemical, nuclear, and Judy Brodsky, an energy source who never shuts off or even slows down. The 85-year-old Ms. Brodsky, who has lived in Princeton for 63 years, just keeps on going with great enthusiasm, commitment, compassion, and energy as […]

I celebrated the first day of fall by doing what thousands of other Mercer County residents did – I picked apples at Terhune Orchards. As my grandkids and I were discussing the many types of apples we could pick at the farm in Lawrence Township, our happy banter was interrupted by a not-so-happy discussion in […]

By Rohit Bhalla, D.O. Flu season is about to ramp up, and if it’s anything like past years, millions of people will suffer its effects. But you can help protect yourself from the virus and prevent its spread by getting vaccinated now. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone over […]

SFC Enterprises announced it is nearing completion on its latest project, the Freehold Medical Arts Complex at 597 Park Ave., Freehold Borough. The facility will be affiliated with and include medical services from the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, CentraState Medical Center, VNACJ Community Health Center and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “I’m incredibly […]

In November 2013, Millennium Memory Care (MMC) began construction of a new memory care residence in Monroe for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Now the business has grown to include three additional locations and management is celebrating the company’s fifth anniversary. The Monroe location opened with just 16 private bedrooms under Director Galina Markovich, an adult nurse […]

The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Meet the Mayors session from 8-10 a.m. on Nov. 28 at the Brunswick Square Mall, 755 Route 18, East Brunswick. Mayors from East Brunswick, Old Bridge, South River, Monroe, Spotswood, Helmetta, Plainsboro, Cranbury and Jamesburg will discuss arts, culture, travel, tourism, sustainability, economic development and […]

Hackensack Meridian Health appointed Raymond F. Fredericks as regional president of the network’s Central Market. This appointment is in conjunction with Hackensack Meridian Health’s new organizational structure to better align its services and improve the overall experience for patients across its 16 hospitals and 500 patient care locations throughout New Jersey. This new structure consists of three markets […]

MB Mutual Holding Company (“MB MHC”), the holding company for MB Bancorp, Inc. (“MB Bancorp”) and Manasquan Bank, completed its previously announced merger of Metuchen, MHC, the holding company for Metuchen Bancorp, Inc. and Metuchen Savings Bank, with and into MB MHC, effective on Oct. 31. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement and plan of […]

Richard Drachtman, MD, clinical section chief of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Melvyn H. Motolinsky Research Foundation Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his accomplishments and leadership in the field of pediatric cancer and blood disorders. Drachtman has clinical expertise and research […]

Big I New Jersey performed the installation of its 2018-20 Board of Directors during its 125th anniversary event on Oct. 22. The national chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or Big I), Joe Leahy, swore in the board of directors, including chairman Michael L. Razze, of McMahon Agency Inc. in […]

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Sunnyside Gifts in Hillsborough to celebrate the recent grand opening. Mayor Gloria McCauley was joined by David Kois, Business Advocate, and the business owners Dave and Shannon Winters, family and friends.

Jesse Farina, general manager of Bahama Breeze in Woodbridge, has achieved Diamond Club status, the top honor at parent company Darden Restaurants. He was recognized this year for his commitment to delivering guest experiences at the highest level, while making a difference in the lives of guests and team members, as well as in his […]