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Elmwood Cemetery in North Brunswick has been designated an official Wreaths Across America location for the second year in a row. This year, the goal is to place a wreath at the gravesite of each of the 650 veterans in Elmwood Cemetery, according to information provided by the cemetery after a press conference was held […]

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NORTH BRUNSWICK – Fox Meadow Road is now symbolically Bocchieri Way, while the intersection of Tremont Avenue and Stelle Avenue bears the name of Pingatore Way, as part of North Brunswick’s veteran street naming program. Salvatore “Sam” J. Bocchieri was born on Dec. 21, 1927, in Newark. He served in the Korean War as a […]

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK – With President Donald Trump’s signature on the LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service) on July 30, the ongoing declared period of war was extended back to Dec. 7, 1941, making all honorably discharged veterans eligible for membership in the American Legion. The Congressionally-approved act is a way […]

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Nationally, senior centers around the country celebrate Senior Center Month in September. The South Brunswick Senior Center will celebrate by highlighting the theme Senior Centers: The Key to Aging Well with township residents age 55 and older. Membership is free. Join on a Tuesday or Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The Harvest Ball will be held […]

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South Brunswick police will discuss how senior citizens can avoid hazardous driving situations at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the South Brunswick Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. The event is for South Brunswick residents age 55 and older. For more information, call 732-329-4000, ext. 7670.

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The South Brunswick Senior Center will host a Culture Fest FRIENDaversary Bash on Oct. 24 to celebrate 20 years of the Friends of the Senior Center organization. To represent your culture through music, poetry, dance or food, see Tirath Kairon at the Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. To submit […]

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The South Brunswick Senior Center will host a Culture Fest FRIENDaversary Bash on Oct. 24 to celebrate 20 years of the Friends of the Senior Center organization. To represent your culture through music, poetry, dance or food, see Tirath Kairon at the Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. For more […]

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The North Brunswick Woman’s Club is seeking vendors for its flea market, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the North Brunswick Municipal Building, 710 Hermann Road, North Brunswick. Rain date is Sept. 28. The cost is $20 per space or $35 for two. Space is 9 feet by […]

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North Brunswick Township High School experienced a solid a boys’ soccer season in 2018, going 11-9 and qualifying for the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 4 sectional tournament. The Raiders fell in the state tournament’s first round to East Brunswick High School, 1-0. With key players back at every level of the field, North Brunswick should […]

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Before the regular season starts every September, Central New Jersey high school football coaches are always hesitant to call their teams great. But in 2019, no one is hesitating about calling one team great: North Brunswick Township High School. This summer, the Raiders have racked up more unsolicited mentions than any other team in the […]

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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Alex Ciccone is not the most famous Ciccone in South Brunswick Township. That would be his older brother, Jacob Ciccone, who graduated from South Brunswick High School in June after leading the school’s baseball team to the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament championship game. South Brunswick lost to Old Bridge High School, 2-1, in the title […]

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 […]

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Aaron Ahr refused to give himself credit during the Autoland Classic  that was played on July 18 at Kean University in Union. In the third quarter, he drilled a long field goal to give the Middlesex County All-Stars the lead over the Union County All-Stars. It was his third 30-plus-yard field goal of the night […]

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 […]

Chip Kelly, the former University of Oregon, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers football coach, introduced the wider football public to the spread offense during the first half of the 2010s. Kelly went 46-7 as Oregon’s head coach from 2009-2012 and the spread proliferated across collegiate football. Even after Kelly got fired at both National […]

The Senior American Legion baseball regular season is only about a month long. So once it gets going in late June, it becomes a sprint to the finish line in mid July. It feels like the 2019 campaign only just got going in central New Jersey. But now the regular season is already ending this […]

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

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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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