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MANALAPAN – The men and women who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, will be remembered when the 18th annual Walk With Joe takes place at 10 a.m. Sept. 7 at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Route 33, Manalapan. People of all ages are expected to converge on the park to […]

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, […]

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• Samaritan Center, a joint ministry of St. Thomas More and Old Tennent Presbyterian churches, operates a food pantry to provide supplementary food for those in need in Manalapan, Marlboro, Englishtown and Millstone Township.  For information, call 732-446-1142 and make an appointment. Pickup dates are Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:15 a.m. and Saturday from 9-11 […]

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“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 […]

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The curtain will go up on Kelsey Theatre’s 46th season on Sept. 12 with the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music,” to be followed by other major musicals, dramas, comedies and shows for the entire family. Kelsey Theatre is on the campus of Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. […]

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The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has authorized the execution of a federal aid agreement that will provide most of the funding for long-awaited improvements to Halls Mill Road in Freehold Township and Howell. On Aug. 7, the freeholders authorized an agreement with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) for funding in the amount […]

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FREEHOLD – Members of the Borough Council have approved a $9,360 increase in the purchase and installation costs associated with an automated fuel dispensing system in Freehold Borough. On Aug. 1, council members authorized the change order to the purchase of the automated fuel dispensing system from Whitemarsh Corporation, Middlesex, and the installation of the […]

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The Freehold Borough K-8 School District Board of Education has approved a $72,739 increase in a contract for construction at the district’s two facilities. On Aug. 6, board members approved the change order in a contract with Sunnyfield Corporation for construction work at the Freehold Learning Center elementary school, Dutch Lane Road, and at the […]

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Music fans are invited to attend Woodstock 2019, an all-day festival to be presented at the Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, on Aug. 24. Lori Davis, the front of house manager at the Strand, said there will be music, vendors and food trucks beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing until 10 p.m. Performances will […]

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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 […]

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Marlboro High School has not registered a winning football season for the last decade. But going into 2019, Marlboro coach Jason Dagato thinks these Mustangs can end that drought. Dagato’s thought process may even prove right because the Mustangs are strong in the most basic area of football – on the offensive and defensive lines. Marlboro […]

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Freehold Township High School has a solid football program. The Patriots qualified for the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 5 sectional playoffs in 2015, 2016 and 2017, though they lost before the championship game all three times. Then last year, Freehold Township narrowly missed the postseason with a 5-5 record. But the Patriots are 24-17 over […]

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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The Manalapan High School football team was not supposed to be good in 2018. Coach Ed Gurrieri’s team was young, inexperienced and in its first go-round at the varsity level. But the Braves nearly won the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 5 sectional playoff championship, losing to the eventual state champion, Sayreville War Memorial High School, […]

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Freehold High School enjoyed a solid football season in 2018. Freehold finished with a 5-4 record and reached the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 4 sectional playoffs, where it lost in the first round to Brick Memorial High School, 21-13. Since the Colonials return a lot of their best players from last year, they are expected […]

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In the 1970s, the Ladies Professional Golf Association was struggling to attract attention and stay alive. As a women’s sports product in a sports media environment with mostly male fans, the LPGA basically had one option–sell beauty. Jan Stephenson, a true golf talent with bushy blonde hair, smooth skin and an athletic body, had the […]

Freehold Borough and Freehold Township must have a lot of young baseball talent, because when the towns pooled their 15 and 16 year old all-stars, they became the best team in New Jersey Section 3. On July 3 at Michael J. Tighe Park in Freehold Township, the Freehold Borough/Township Senior Little League all-star team won […]

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 […]

Friday night under the lights seemed like a fitting ending to the high school football careers of graduated seniors who were selected to play in the All-Shore Gridiron Classic. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 CentralJersey.com 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 CentralJersey.com 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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