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Are you experiencing knee pain symptoms such as popping, clicking, bone-on-bone grinding, achiness, or sharp stabs? You're not alone in this journey. Knee pain affects nearly 25% of adults in the United States, causing discomfort, swelling, and chronic pain that can hinder everyday activities like childcare, walking, and exercise. Shockingly, recent statistics from The American Academy of Family Physicians indicate a 65% increase in diagnosed knee pain cases.

In a world where invasive surgeries and prescription painkillers are often the default solutions, it's crucial to explore the effective non-invasive options that are available. These alternative treatments provide relief without the associated risks of surgery.

Today, many doctors still recommend invasive surgeries and prescription painkillers rather than exploring non-invasive options. While those treatments are needed in some circumstances, there are alternative treatments available that can help you overcome knee pain without needing to go under the knife.

NJ Sports Spine and Wellness' advanced knee pain treatment in Colts Neck, NJ gives men and women suffering from knee pain hope. Instead of relying on surgery, our team of doctors and physical therapists use non-invasive, highly effective treatments to help heal prevalent conditions such as:

Service Areas

Arthritis

Soft tissue injury

ACL tears

MCL tears

Patella dislocation

Misalignment of the kneecap

Patella tendonitis

Jumper's knee

Osgood Schlatter's Disease

Knee

With the right treatment,

many people can reduce their pain and improve their function, allowing them to return to normal daily activities. Plus, by taking preventative measures and seeking prompt care from our team, it's possible to reduce your risk of developing chronic knee pain and other painful knee conditions. If you've been searching for a non-invasive way to eliminate knee pain and get back to an active life, your journey to recovery starts here.

Let's take a closer look at some of the knee pain treatments available at NJ Sports Spine and Wellness, which all serve as great alternatives to knee replacement surgery.

Physical Therapy:

Optimizing Musculoskeletal Health with Conservative Care

The field of Physical Therapy (PT) aims to rehabilitate individuals who have experienced injury, illness, or disability by restoring their mobility and function. Physical therapists cater to patients of various ages and capabilities, ranging from young athletes to senior citizens, in order to help them surpass physical limitations and improve their standard of living with advanced knee pain treatment in Colts Neck, NJ.

At NJ Sports Spine and Wellness, our physical therapy program was founded on a patient-centric philosophy, where physical therapists work closely with patients to get a deep understanding of their goals, preferences, and capabilities. In doing so, they can create a tailor-made treatment strategy to address their unique knee pain with the goal of avoiding a knee replacement. Treatment may involve exercises that are therapeutic in nature and can include:

  • Joint mobilizations
  • Soft tissue mobilization using cupping
  • Graston technique
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Stretching of associated muscle groups

Joint Mobilization for Knee Pain

This unique knee pain solution involves physical therapists using skilled manual therapy techniques to help improve your joint range of motion while simultaneously reducing your knee pain.

During joint mobilization, a physical therapist applies targeted pressures or forces to a joint in specific directions to improve its mobility. The intensity of the force applied can vary, and it is adjusted based on the patient's comfort level. Joint mobilization is generally pain-free.

STM

Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM)

Soft Tissue Mobilization is a manual therapy technique that involves stretching and applying deep pressure to rigid muscle tissue. This helps to relax muscle tension and move fluids that are trapped in the tissues that cause pain and inflammation. This effective form of physical therapy is often used as an advanced knee pain treatment in Colts Neck, NJ for treating knee strains, knee sprains, knee pain, and more.

Graston

The Graston Technique

The Graston Technique involves the use of handheld instruments to identify and break up scar tissue through specialized massage. During a Graston Technique session, physical therapists use convex and concave tools for cross-friction massage, which involves rubbing or brushing against the grain of the scar tissue. This process re-introduces small amounts of trauma to the affected area. In some cases, this process temporarily causes inflammation, which can actually boost the amount and rate of blood flow in the knee. This process helps initiate and promote the healing process so you can get back to a normal life.

Massage

Soft Tissue Massage

Soft tissue massage is a less intense form of massage than it's deep-tissue relative. Instead of focusing on slow and firm strokes to reach the deep layers of muscles and tissues, this massage technique uses a variety of pressures, depths, and durations. Soft tissue massage is helpful in alleviating different types of knee aches, pains, and injuries. Soft tissue massages can also help reduce stress, improve circulation, and promote relaxation.

Advanced Mechanics and Technology:

The Future of Knee Pain Therapy

While knee pain is a common symptom that affects millions of Americans every year, no two cases of knee pain are ever exactly alike. Some types of knee injuries require non-traditional solutions. At New Jersey Sports Spine and Wellness, we offer a range of treatments that leverage mechanics and technology to help patients recover from injuries while treating inflammation and pain as well as resolve the root cause of the pain.

AlterAlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill

The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill is equipped with NASA Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology, which is a precise air calibration system that uses the user's actual body weight to enhance rehabilitation and training. By utilizing a pressurized air chamber, the AlterG allows patients and athletes to move without any pain or restrictions.

This advanced knee pain treatment in Colts Neck, NJ uniformly reduces gravitational load and body weight up to 80% in precise 1% increments. The results can be incredible, with patients reporting benefits such as:

  • Restoring and building of knee strength
  • Restored range of motion in the knee
  • Better balance
  • Improved knee function
  • More

What Makes the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill So Effective?

The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill can monitor various metrics such as speed, gait pattern, stride length, and weight distribution. With real-time feedback and video monitoring, your rehabilitation team can promptly and accurately identify issues and pain points or monitor your progress throughout your knee pain rehabilitation journey.

One of the key benefits of this cutting-edge equipment is that it replicates natural walking and movement patterns without the artificial feel that hydrotherapy or harnesses create. This makes it an excellent choice for faster recovery after knee injuries or surgeries, as it allows for early mobilization while also preserving strength. Furthermore, it is ideal for sports recovery as athletes can use it for physical conditioning maintenance.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Colts Neck, NJ
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Colts Neck, NJ

Low-Level Laser Therapy

Our advanced treatment modalities for knee pain include laser therapy, which harnesses the revolutionary power of light through photobiomodulation (PBM). LiteCureâ„¢ low-level laser therapy is available for acute and chronic types of knee pain and can be hugely beneficial when coupled with physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, and sports recovery care.

Understanding Photobiomodulation (PBM)

PBM is a medical treatment that harnesses the power of light to stimulate the body's natural healing abilities. The photons from the light penetrate deep into the tissue and interact with mitochondria, which results in a boost in energy production. This interaction sets off a biological chain reaction that increases cellular metabolism. Utilizing low-level light therapy has been shown to:

  • Alleviate knee pain
  • Speed up tissue healing
  • Promote overall health and wellness
  • Expedite knee pain injury recovery
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Pain Management Professionals

At NJ Sports Spine & Wellness, we know that every patient requires a personalized approach to chronic knee pain and condition management. Sometimes, our patients need access to pain management professionals, who can offer relief in conjunction with physical therapy and other solutions like low-level laser therapy.

Two of the most common services we offer for pain management includes acupuncture which can assist in avoiding knee replacement surgery.

Acupuncture is a common treatment for knee pain that involves inserting thin needles into specific points in your knee. This ancient Chinese medicine has gained popularity in Western culture due to its effectiveness in treating various conditions with minimal side effects.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system to release various biochemicals, including endorphins and other neurotransmitters. The release of these chemicals helps to reduce inflammation, decrease pain perception, and improve overall blood circulation.

Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in treating knee pain caused by a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis and injuries related to physical activity like running. Acupuncture can also help reduce inflammation, improve muscle function, and decrease pain perception, making it a viable treatment on its own or as an addition to traditional treatment methods like physical therapy.

When undergoing acupuncture, a professional acupuncturist will insert thin needles into specific acupoints on the skin. These needles are left in place for roughly 20 to 30 minutes and may be gently stimulated for an enhanced effect. Patients might experience a slight tingle or warmth at the needle insertion site, but overall, acupuncture is considered a painless procedure.

Acupuncture has been a trusted and effective treatment option for thousands of years. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as a legitimate form of healthcare, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has even funded research studies to explore its efficacy for a range of medical conditions. To learn more about acupuncture for knee pain, contact NJSSW today.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Colts Neck, NJ

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a common treatment for knee pain that involves inserting thin needles into specific points in your knee. This ancient Chinese medicine has gained popularity in Western culture due to its effectiveness in treating various conditions with minimal side effects.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system to release various biochemicals, including endorphins and other neurotransmitters. The release of these chemicals helps to reduce inflammation, decrease pain perception, and improve overall blood circulation.

Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in treating knee pain caused by a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis and injuries related to physical activity like running. Acupuncture can also help reduce inflammation, improve muscle function, and decrease pain perception, making it a viable treatment on its own or as an addition to traditional treatment methods like physical therapy.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Colts Neck, NJ

What Happens During Acupuncture Therapy for Knee Pain?

When undergoing acupuncture, a professional acupuncturist will insert thin needles into specific acupoints on the skin. These needles are left in place for roughly 20 to 30 minutes and may be gently stimulated for an enhanced effect. Patients might experience a slight tingle or warmth at the needle insertion site, but overall, acupuncture is considered a painless procedure.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Colts Neck, NJ

Is Acupuncture Actually Effective for Knee Pain?

Acupuncture has been a trusted and effective treatment option for thousands of years. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as a legitimate form of healthcare, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has even funded research studies to explore its efficacy for a range of medical conditions. To learn more about acupuncture for knee pain, contact NJSSW today.

Avoid Knee Replacements with Advanced Knee Pain Treatment in Colts Neck, NJ

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Colts Neck, NJ

When it comes to knee pain therapies and treatments, getting a knee replacement should be last on your list. Why put your body through such trauma if you haven't tried other non-invasive treatment options? Whether you're an athlete trying to work through a knee injury or you're over 65 and are dealing with osteoarthritis, NJ Sports Spine and Wellness can help.

It all starts with an introductory consultation at our office in Matawan or Marlboro. During your first visit, we'll talk to you about your knee pain symptoms, the goals you have in mind, and the advanced knee pain treatments available to you at our practice. From there, it's only a matter of time before you get back to a healthy, active lifestyle.

Every day you wait can worsen your knee condition. Contact us today and let our team help get you on the road to recovery and life with painful knees.

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Monmouth County commissioners send Colts Neck housing project back to Planning Board

FREEHOLD - Monmouth County Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone has directed the county Planning Board to review the environmental impact of a controversial 360-unit apartment complex to be built on Route 537...

FREEHOLD - Monmouth County Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone has directed the county Planning Board to review the environmental impact of a controversial 360-unit apartment complex to be built on Route 537 in Colts Neck.

Nevertheless, Arnone warned Thursday that the county government had limited legal authority to act in such matters and he suggested that the Board of Commissioners would be unlikely to interfere in what he described as a local zoning issue.

Earlier this year, more than 1,800 people signed an online petition asking for a more in-depth review of what impact the proposed Colts Neck Manor would have on drinking water in Monmouth County. Their concern is Colts Neck Manor’s planned location to the Yellow Brook stream, which feeds into the Swimming River Reservoir.

The Colts Neck Planning Board has already signed off on the project, though reluctantly, which will result in a 15-building complex with a clubhouse and a pool at Route 537 and School Road East. The plan is part of the township’s affordable housing settlement with Fair Share Housing Center, a statewide housing advocacy group. The developer of the project, Kushner Cos. LLC, is seeking an amendment to Monmouth County’s Water Quality Management Plan to allow for a package plant — a prefabricated wastewater treatment system. Colts Neck does not have its own municipal water and sewer services.

The Monmouth County Board of Commissioners must sign off on the amendment before it goes to the state Department of Environmental Protection for final approval.

Before an audience of about 40 concerned members of the public on Thursday, Arnone said the Board of Commissioners intended to “cross all our ‘t’s’ and dot all our ‘i’s’” before taking a vote on the matter — which was not on the agenda of Thursday’s bi-monthly meeting of the board.

Related:Colts Neck approves 360-unit apartment complex, with some regrets

Former Colts Neck Mayor RoseAnn Scotti, who has been leading the charge against the project, contends that the future affordable housing complex “has the potential to cause a public health emergency the likes of which Monmouth County has never seen,” she told the Asbury Park Press.

Scotti said organizations such as the Sierra Club and the League of Women Voters had joined Colts Neck residents in opposition to the project and that if it is permitted to go forward “without further environmental testing, it will set a precedent for other projects like it and our water supply will be contaminated.”

More:Drinking water danger? Monmouth asked to shoot down plan for 360 Colts Neck apartments

Before taking a position on the matter, Arnone said the county Board of Commissioners would rely on the expertise of its professionals to determine whether there was any merit to the issues the residents from Colts Neck and their surrogates had raised.

“I think I speak for my commissioners, when I say the questions that are on there, that were asked of us — quite frankly none of us could answer, because we’re not obviously engineers here,” Arnone said.

The site previously received a water quality management plan amendment in 2006 when it was slated for a 48-townhouse project.

Contact Asbury Park Press reporter Erik Larsen at elarsen@gannettnj.com.

Holmdel's #9 Jack Dowd: Missed, loved, remembered.

By Jeanne Wall Last UpdatedJanuary 10, 2024 at 4:06 PMHOLMDEL, NJ: The Culinary Arts students and Chef Harkness will be holding the final competition for the 22nd Annual Pizza Contest Finale on Friday, January 12 at 6:30 PM in Holmdel's High School auditorium. The cost for entry is $5 per person (gets you a delicious slice, a seat and a drink). All proceeds will be donated, in loving memory, to the Jack Dowd Memorial Scholarship, which is a $1000 award that is...

By Jeanne Wall

Last UpdatedJanuary 10, 2024 at 4:06 PM

HOLMDEL, NJ: The Culinary Arts students and Chef Harkness will be holding the final competition for the 22nd Annual Pizza Contest Finale on Friday, January 12 at 6:30 PM in Holmdel's High School auditorium. The cost for entry is $5 per person (gets you a delicious slice, a seat and a drink). All proceeds will be donated, in loving memory, to the Jack Dowd Memorial Scholarship, which is a $1000 award that is granted to a number of graduating seniors each year. Jack Dowd was 16 years old in 2017, and a junior at Holmdel High School, when his beautiful life was taken way too soon. Jack was playing lacrosse when he collapsed from a medical condition known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD). To know Jack was to love Jack and if you were not lucky to meet him, this article with videos, will share some information about a young man taken way too soon: Videos: "Get Busy Living" Honoring and Remembering Holmdel's Jack Dowd at Dash 4 Dowd and see full details below:

22nd Annual Culinary Arts Pizza Contest Friday, January 12 Auditorium 6:30 - 8:00 PM The Culinary Arts students and Chef Harkness will be holding the final competition for the 22nd

Annual Pizza Contest Finale on Friday, January 12 at 6:30 PM in the high school auditorium.

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Your $5.00 admission not only gets you a seat for an evening of food and fun, it also gets you a slice of pizza and a drink!

Lucky audience members will also be called upon to sample some of the competitor’s creations along with our panel of judges to determine which team takes home the trophy.

All proceeds will be graciously donated by Chef Harkness and the Culinary Arts Club to the Jack Dowd Memorial Scholarship which is a $1000 award that is granted to a number of graduating seniors each year.

It is a win-win - pizza and philanthropy! So tell all your friends and let’s fill the room that night.

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Football photos: Toms River South vs. Colts Neck in the state tournament, Oct. 28, 2023

Game LeadersTotal Passing Yards57Colts Neck47Damir Nelson #9 55Chris ScullyColts Neck195Receiving yardageGrayson Thumm #11 Toms River South33Tesio CarabelloColts Neck24SacksJoe RandazzoToms River South1Eric LoueiroColts Neck1Tackles - TotalJames AlexanderToms River South0Dom BeninatoColts Neck0...

Game Leaders

Total Passing Yards

57

Colts Neck

47

Damir Nelson #9

55

Chris Scully

Colts Neck

195

Receiving yardage

Grayson Thumm #11

Toms River South

33

Tesio Carabello

Colts Neck

24

Sacks

Joe Randazzo

Toms River South

1

Eric Loueiro

Colts Neck

1

Tackles - Total

James Alexander

Toms River South

0

Dom Beninato

Colts Neck

0

Interceptions

James Alexander

0

Dom Beninato

Colts Neck

0

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter TRS CN
Scully, Chris 3-yd run (Manassao, Aidan kick) 0 7
Scully, Chris 10-yd run (Manassao, Aidan kick) 0 14
2nd Quarter TRS CN
Manassao, Aidan 18 pass from Beninato, Dom (Manassao, Aidan kick) 0 21
3rd Quarter TRS CN
Scully, Chris 2-yd run (Manassao, Aidan kick) 0 28
Scully, Chris 35-yd run (kick failed) 0 34
4th Quarter TRS CN
Royal, Bryson 29-yd run (Brady, Tormey kick) 0 41

Player Stats

COMP ATT YDS TDs INTs LNG
James Alexander 5 10 57 0 0 0
Jake Henehan 1 1 4 0 0 0
Totals: 6 11 61 0 0 0

Colts Neck Passing

COMP ATT YDS TDs INTs LNG
Dom Beninato 3 5 47 0 0 0
Totals: 3 5 47 0 0 0
ATT YDS TDS LNG
James Alexander 10 10 0 0
Jake Henehan 12 50 0 0
Damir Nelson 11 55 0 0
Totals: 33 115 0 0

Colts Neck Rushing

ATT YDS TDS LNG
Dom Beninato 3 -6 0 0
Chris Scully 19 195 4 45
Ethan Mathieu 1 0 0 0
Jack Lefkowitz 1 7 0 0
Tormey Brady 1 5 0 0
Bryson Royal 1 29 1 0
Totals: 26 230 5 45
REC YDS TDS LNG
Grayson Thumm 2 33 0 0
Joe Randazzo 1 6 0 0
Joe Pignatelli 1 6 0 0
Totals: 4 45 0 0
REC YDS TDS LNG
Jack Lefkowitz 1 6 0 0
Aidan Manassao 1 17 1 0
Tesio Carabello 1 24 0 0
Totals: 3 47 1 0
S TFL T/SOLO T/AST T/TOT FF FR FUM/TD INTs INT/TD SAF KB
Joe Randazzo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Colts Neck Defense

S TFL T/SOLO T/AST T/TOT FF FR FUM/TD INTs INT/TD SAF KB
Eric Loueiro 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Devin Donnelly 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
KOR/ATT KOR/YDS KOR/LNG KOR/TD PR/ATT PR/YDS PR/LNG PR/TD
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
KOR/ATT KOR/YDS KOR/LNG KOR/TD PR/ATT PR/YDS PR/LNG PR/TD
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Toms River South Special Teams Scoring

FGM FGA FG/LNG XPM XPA 2PT
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0

Election 2023: Vincent Rugnetta, Colts Neck Board of Education

Patch asked Board of Education candidates to share their views on the issues. Vincent Rugnetta of Colts Neck presents his ideas.|Updated Thu, Oct 26, 2023 at 8:17 pm ETCOLTS NECK, NJ — Vincent Rugnetta is one of six candidates for three full-term seats on the Colts Neck Board of Education in the Nov. 7 election.Rugnetta, of Colts Neck, is seeking a three-year term. You can follow him on Colts Kids First on Facebook, Instagram, X, ColtsKidsFirst.o...

Patch asked Board of Education candidates to share their views on the issues. Vincent Rugnetta of Colts Neck presents his ideas.

|Updated Thu, Oct 26, 2023 at 8:17 pm ET

COLTS NECK, NJ — Vincent Rugnetta is one of six candidates for three full-term seats on the Colts Neck Board of Education in the Nov. 7 election.

Rugnetta, of Colts Neck, is seeking a three-year term. You can follow him on Colts Kids First on Facebook, Instagram, X, ColtsKidsFirst.org.

There are six candidates for three full-terms seats on the school board; two candidates for a two-year unexpired term. You can see all the candidates for the school board listed below.

In these profiles, candidates provide voters with background about themselves and their positions on the issues, as they see them.

Rugnetta is running on the Colts Kids First team and says he encourages additional focus on special needs education and initiatives to make up the learning gap post COVID.

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He says the school board should oversee curriculum development and he advocates age-appropriate civics education. He also favors an "opt-in" approach to the school health curriculum.

Read more from Vincent Rugnetta:

Background:

Candidates were asked to provide their professional or volunteer information, school board experience, campaign links, and personal background.

I have been a proud resident of Colts Neck for over 23 years when I moved here with my family in April of 2000. I have loved growing up in this town since I was a teenager playing recreational baseball on the fields of Laird Road with my dad. Now, I get to experience the fortune of continuing to live in Colts Neck as an adult with a family of my own.

I have coached my son’s baseball and flag football teams for the past several years. I love working with children and teaching them how to work as a team. Sports has taught my child the importance of discipline, work ethic, and support for your peers. Sports have taught the value of being humble in victory and grace in defeat, and in defeat the significance of getting back up and moving forward. These are incredible principles I believe are the backbone in raising a child.

Another reason I have always loved about Colts Neck and why I wanted to stay in this town when I came to have a family was the incredible school system.

However, as topics and policies have changed in our school system, I have felt the need to run for school board to make sure my children and every child gets the best education they deserve. Our students have encountered unprecedented challenges in recent years, and as a parent I empathize with the concerns regarding the loss of educational and developmental delays, especially post COVID.

If I am elected, I will be dedicated to targeting learning loss by working to provide intervention services and examining district and state data to identify strengths and weaknesses within our district, yet also focusing on the overall growth and well-being of our children.

My unwavering commitment involves diligently allocating resources for maximum efficiency and effectiveness, guaranteeing that our students and teachers are equipped with the necessary tools and support to succeed.

I will continue to be a strong advocate for our special education students, striving to improve their access to specialized services and tailored support that addresses their individual needs.

Inclusivity forms the bedrock of a robust educational system, and I will champion this principle throughout my tenure. I am here to represent the voices of Colts Neck families, always prioritizing parental choice in education while ensuring transparency in decision-making processes and respectful engagement between board members, community members, teachers, staff, and administration.

I will always advocate and vote for the best interests of our children and have an unwavering support of parental rights. I wish to be a vessel for parents' questions and concerns. I want all parents to know they can come to me with any issues they would like brought forth to the board, and vise versa.

I wish to make sure our board and schools are as transparent as possible. I can tell you that if a policy is going to benefit our children I will be in favor of it. Such is the case with the summer bridge program and extended school year in which my child, and children I personally know have benefited from greatly.

However, if an issue or policy is going to add more wasteful spending and taxes and not benefit our kids, either directly or indirectly, you can be sure I will vote against it. I hope to see and get to know many more parents and residents at town events and Colts Kids First meet-and-greets, or wherever we may unite in the coming weeks before the election.

Top issues:

Candidates were asked about the important issues in their district, and how the school board can address them.

They must consider modernizing educational content, incorporating technology effectively, creativity, innovation, and ensuring that the curriculum prepares students for higher education and their future careers. This includes advocating for what would be age-appropriate instruction in American Civics, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and U.S. history without bias for all students.

While these topics are included in the curriculum to some extent, I believe they should be taught in greater depth and with ongoing participation from elementary school through middle school.

Unfortunately, we currently dedicate insufficient time to these subjects. It is essential for our children to study these topics repeatedly because they constitute the bedrock of our nation. Our children are the future, and they must understand past mistakes so as to not repeat them.

Accordingly, they must understand our past successes as well so they don’t lose sight of what made our country great. Regrettably, many young adults today appear to have forgotten our core principles, becoming engrossed in contemporary distractions rather than embracing the values that shaped our nation.

Policy 5756:

Candidates were asked if they wanted to comment on state Policy 5756, which provides guidance regarding transgender students, including communication with parents. Some districts in the state are repealing or amending the policy.

As a parent and candidate I extend my gratitude to the current Colts Neck Board’s decision to abolish Policy 5756. However, it should be noted that without the current Colts Kids First members on the board consistently fighting for parents, it never would have happened.

It is a good first step in the right direction, but unfortunately does not implement parental notification or consent. There should be zero discretion when it comes to the board or school policies.

Nothing about a child should be kept from a parent, and as a board member I will do what I can to make sure rights are given back to the parents. I will support initiatives to create a policy that more accurately reflects our district’s values and one that reiterates my commitment to ensuring all students feel safe, comfortable and respected.

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Mambo Italiano! A Taste of Sicily in Colts Neck

Photo Credit: File Photo By Jeanne Wall PublishedDecember 19, 2023 at 12:59 AMCOLTS NECK, NJ: Just in time for the holidays, Colts Neck just got tastier! Mambo Italiano is open at 340 Highway 34. If you're looking for a new local sandwich shop or a go-to restaurant to hit during your lunch break, you should stop by Mambo Italiano, offering classic Italian foods like fresh prosciutto and burrata, serving Italian-style sandwiches made from fresh ingredients and cold cuts i...

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By Jeanne Wall

PublishedDecember 19, 2023 at 12:59 AM

COLTS NECK, NJ: Just in time for the holidays, Colts Neck just got tastier! Mambo Italiano is open at 340 Highway 34. If you're looking for a new local sandwich shop or a go-to restaurant to hit during your lunch break, you should stop by Mambo Italiano, offering classic Italian foods like fresh prosciutto and burrata, serving Italian-style sandwiches made from fresh ingredients and cold cuts imported from Italy! They also serve delicious homemade soups and authentic Italian pastries. There is a wide variety of Sicilian delicacies to feast on!

The owner has nearly 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, providing fast and friendly service. "We love getting the opportunity to share our food with new customers. Whether you want to grab an Italian pastry for the road or sit down to dine on a delectable sandwich, we look forward to seeing you soon!"

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Colts Neck Committeeman Michael Viola stopped by to welcome the new business and commented, "Committeeman JP Bartolomeo and I had the opportunity to stop by Mambo Italiano and welcome Anthony and Stephanie to the Orchards Center, Colts Neck. Yummy Italian dry goods, cakes, cookies, pastries, focaccia sandwiches, coffees and more! Best of luck and welcome to Colts Neck!"

Got catering needs? Mambo has you covered. Call 732-252-5992 or visit here.

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