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HOWELL – Police Chief Andrew Kudrick honored the 10th graduating class of the Howell Police Athletic League/Police Youth Law Enforcement Academy during National Night Out on Aug. 6. Graduation ceremonies for 39 young people were held at the Lanes Mill Plaza shopping center, Route 9. The academy’s classes were held at the Monmouth County Fire […]

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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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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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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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Jackson Memorial High School graduate Eric Carter, 23, has signed a one-year deal with Soproni KC, a basketball club in Hungary’s A League. Carter, a 6-9 forward, graduated from Jackson Memorial in 2014. He attended the University of Delaware and graduated earlier this year. In his senior season, Carter averaged 15.8 points and 9.7 rebounds […]

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• Brandeis University Harmony Chapter of Four Seasons Metedeconk Lakes, Jackson, will sponsor a Holiday Vendor Faire and Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Radisson Hotel, Freehold Township. Vendors are needed, tables/space is $50. Brunch is $35 per person. All proceeds will be designated to the Brandeis National Committee’s “Sustaining […]

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JACKSON – Members of the Jackson Planning Board are continuing to hear testimony on an applicant’s plan to construct more than 500 residential units on a Perrineville Road tract. Attorney Jason R. Tuvel, engineer Daphne Galvin, and Mitchell Newman, the director of land acquisition and entitlements for the owner and applicant, represented Jackson Parke at […]

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HOWELL – Members of the Howell Planning Board made it clear they have issues with the volume of vehicles that will result from an applicant seeking municipal approval to construct nine warehouses at the intersection of Randolph and Oak Glen roads. Monmouth Commerce Center, the applicant, and Lawrence Katz and Felix Pflaster, as owners, are […]

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Susan A. Gibson, the special agent in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Jackson Police Chief Matthew Kunz have announced that a nurse who is a resident of Jackson has been charged with several drug and weapons offenses. According to a press release issued […]

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GREAT LAKES, Ill. – Sailors are some of the most highly trained people on the planet, according to Navy officials, and at Recruit Training Command, otherwise known as “boot camp,” these skills are taught by hard-charging Navy professionals who transform civilians into disciplined, qualified U.S Navy sailors. Fireman Brendan Sheerin, a native of Jackson, recently […]

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Jackson Memorial High School graduate Eric Carter, 23, has signed a one-year deal with Soproni KC, a basketball club in Hungary’s A League. Carter, a 6-9 forward, graduated from Jackson Memorial in 2014. He attended the University of Delaware and graduated earlier this year. In his senior season, Carter averaged 15.8 points and 9.7 rebounds […]

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Both Jackson Township high schools, Jackson Liberty High School and Jackson Memorial High School, had a group of successful varsity sports teams last fall. The Jackson Liberty girls’ soccer, field hockey and girls’ volleyball teams all finished above .500 and made the NJSIAA playoffs. The Jackson Memorial girls’ soccer, field hockey and girls’ tennis squads […]

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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Jackson Memorial High School boasts a solid boys’ soccer program. The Jaguars have won two straight Shore Conference A South Division titles. And in 2018, they went 15-3-1 and got all the way to the NJSIAA South Jersey, Group 4 sectional tournament final, losing to Washington Township High School, 2-1. There is no reason why […]

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Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” is not a sports novel. It’s not even an American novel. But its title has become a convenient and accurate way to describe games, seasons and even eras in sports. Jackson Memorial High School’s 2018 football season was a great example of this cliched but true dynamic. It […]

One victory made for a successful football season for Jackson Liberty High School last fall. On Oct. 12, 2018 at Jackson Liberty, the Lions beat their crosstown rival, Jackson Memorial High School, 14-0. That result was Jackson Liberty’s first football triumph over Jackson Memorial in 13 years as a school. After the game, the Lions […]

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 […]

Recent scholastic graduates took advantage of one more night of high school football when they competed in the annual All-Shore Gridiron Classic. On the football field of Bresett Stadium at Long Branch High School, some of the top 95 players assembled on July 12 to participate in the 42nd all-star game for the Shore Conference. […]

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. […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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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