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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 Deal Park, 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 Deal Park, 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 Deal Park, 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 Deal Park, 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 Deal Park, NJ
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Deal Park, 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
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Deal Park, NJ

Exclusive Access to

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 Deal Park, 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 Deal Park, 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 Deal Park, 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 Deal Park, NJ

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Deal Park, 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.

Latest News in Deal Park, NJ

Clayton, Washington Township strike deal for skate park equipment

CLAYTON — The borough's skate park in Autumn Pasquale Memorial Park could see some new ramps and other additions courtesy of a local township.Recently, borough officials have been in touch with Washington Township to discuss ways to utilize the township's unused equipment to fix up the skate park that's located off East Avenue.Clayton Mayor Tom Bianco said the borough was lo...

CLAYTON — The borough's skate park in Autumn Pasquale Memorial Park could see some new ramps and other additions courtesy of a local township.

Recently, borough officials have been in touch with Washington Township to discuss ways to utilize the township's unused equipment to fix up the skate park that's located off East Avenue.

Clayton Mayor Tom Bianco said the borough was looking for ways to fix up the park and they knew the township had a skate park.

"The equipment is very costly to replace," Bianco said. "We knew they had a skate park and we reached out to them."

Bob Smith, Washington Township's business administrator, said the process started a few months ago, but the township wanted to do the research on how to properly remove the equipment before finalizing plans with Clayton.

According to an email from Smith to Bianco, Smith said the borough "could have the equipment for free — on the condition that it be removed by Clayton."

Bianco said he's happy with the results of the conversations.

"It's a good thing," Bianco said. "The kids really enjoy using it."

Washington Township's skate park has been closed since May and will not re-open, after officials said there was vandalism, littering and occasional drug use there. Since then, officials have been trying to decide what to do with the unused equipment.

"We're happy it found a new home other than sitting in a landfill," Smith said.

Clayton's skate park has been in operation since 2005, but Clayton Public Works Director Paul Pheasant said at the end of the summer thatk they needed to remove a couple of ramps.

"We had one that had a hole in it and some of the metal was worn," Pheasant said.

The department has yet to look at the pieces, but they are hoping to get out there by the end of the week.

"We want to take some measurements and see what they have and then compare it to what we need," Pheasant said.

After Clayton public works crews look at the pieces, they will decide if the equipment can be installed in the park or if it needs to stay in storage.

"We want to make this the best park possible for the kids," Pheasant said.

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NAIOP Deals of Year: Fiserv HQ at the Park at Berkeley Heights earns Transformation Award

Brookfield Properties (industrial), Vision (office) also earn recognitionByTom Bergeron(Somerset )-May 19, 2023 Sometimes, efforts in the commercial real estate world are so impressive and inspiring that they deserve a unique honor.NAIOP New Jersey calls them Transformation Awards — surprise honors handed out during its annual Commercial Real Estate Awards event.Last night, the ...

Brookfield Properties (industrial), Vision (office) also earn recognition

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Tom Bergeron(Somerset )

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May 19, 2023

Sometimes, efforts in the commercial real estate world are so impressive and inspiring that they deserve a unique honor.

NAIOP New Jersey calls them Transformation Awards — surprise honors handed out during its annual Commercial Real Estate Awards event.

Last night, the Fiserv innovation center — a 411,954-square-foot, state-of-the-art office that is part of the Connell Corporate Center’s Park in Berkeley Heights — was so honored.

Peter Cocoziello Jr. explained to the crowd of more than 700 how and why the honor came to be.

“The deal of the year judges decided that one of the finalists is so unique in its vision and the impact generated in the innovation displayed, that an award for a transformation project is appropriate,” he said.

“This deal was selected based on its extensive efforts, thoughtful community involvement and collaboration with teams of professionals — and the magnitude of its commitment to environmental, social corporate governance.

“It’s a signature project that greatly enhances the quality of life of the area’s residents, and one that hopefully can be emulated throughout the state of New Jersey.”

Cushman & Wakefield Vice Chair Robert Donnelly Jr. told the crowd he was humbled by the honor — but felt the project was worthy of such recognition for its symbolic impact on the state.

“When Fiserv began this process in 2020, it was a very challenging time,” he said. “We were looking on the horizon for getting back to office. The leadership (at Fiserv) was very committed as far as working diligently to find new exciting locations for their offices all around the country.

“I remember, around that time, there was a cryptocurrency commercial that really resonated with me. Its tagline was: ‘Fortune Favors the Brave.’

“Fiserv, as a global fintech leader, were also being leaders in real estate. They knew that their continued success required that their talented workforce needed to be all together in the office.”

Those involved in the deal: Cushman & Wakefield, the Connell Co., Fiserv, VVA Project Management Co., GS Ferguson Group, Mancini Duffy, Tend Mounds & Associates, Structure Tone, Robert Derector Associates and Husch Blackwell.

Other deal of the year winners:

Monroe 8A Logistics Center — Home Depot, Brookfield Properties

One of the largest warehouses in New Jersey, Monroe 8A Logistics Center is a 1.28 million-square-foot industrial development by Brookfield Properties. It was able to secure — with the aid of JLL — a long-term lease with Home Depot, which was represented by CBRE.

Those involved in the deal: Brookfield Properties, JLL, Sansone Quadreal Property Group, Colliers, Apollo, CSG Law, Arco Design/Build, Langan, Bob Smith & Associates.

Avis Budget Group at Latitude, Vision Real Estate

Avis Budget Group relocated its world headquarters to Latitude, a state-of-the-art, 700,000-square-foot office complex owned by Vision Real Estate Partners and Rubenstein Partners. The creative office condominium transaction resulted in the retention of 600 New Jersey jobs and significant financial benefits to the occupier, owner and the state.

Those involved in the deal: Vision Real Estate Partners, Rubenstein Partners, Newmark, CBRE, Charles Applebaum, Fox Rothschild, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla.

NJ beaches paid for by all, but parking keeps outsiders away

3 of 5 |A sign is displayed near the sea wall in Sea Bright N.J., on May 15, 2021, prohibiting public parking. Some shore towns in New Jersey and other states have used parking restrictions as a way to keep outsiders off their beaches. Sea Bright does offer a public parking lot near one beach. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)4 of 5 |A sign is displayed on a side street in Sea Bright N.J. on May 15, 2021, restricting parking to those with a permit. Some shore towns in New Jersey and other states have used parking restrictions as a ...

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A sign is displayed near the sea wall in Sea Bright N.J., on May 15, 2021, prohibiting public parking. Some shore towns in New Jersey and other states have used parking restrictions as a way to keep outsiders off their beaches. Sea Bright does offer a public parking lot near one beach. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

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A sign is displayed on a side street in Sea Bright N.J. on May 15, 2021, restricting parking to those with a permit. Some shore towns in New Jersey and other states have used parking restrictions as a way to keep outsiders off their beaches. Sea Bright does offer a public parking lot near one beach. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

DEAL, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s wide, sandy beaches have been paid for by taxpayers across the U.S., from wheat farmers in Kansas to fishermen in Alaska.

But for decades, local governments in some Jersey Shore towns — and elsewhere around the country — have used a variety of tactics to keep outsiders off their sand.

One of the most effective methods has been restricting parking near the beach. The practical effect in shore towns like Deal, a wealthy enclave popular with New York doctors, lawyers and business executives, has been that people who don’t live within walking distance of the sand are often not able to use it.

This is happening despite numerous requirements that the state’s beaches be equally accessible to all, including a state law incorporating a legal concept stretching back to the Roman emperor Justinian that the tidal waters are the common property of all, held in trust by the state. And the ongoing federally funded replenishment of beaches along the coast by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers comes with a requirement that adequate parking be provided near the taxpayer-funded sand.

But Deal has a long history of wanting to keep its beaches to itself. It would ticket or arrest surfers before a court decision ended the practice.

It has vacated street endings that terminate at the beach and sold the land to adjacent property owners, in some cases closing off access points to the beach that the public had long used. It toyed with selling parking permits for streets near the beach for $100 apiece before backing down.

And it is trying, yet again, to restrict summer weekend parking in streets closest to the ocean; residents would be given placards to put on their dashboards indicating their right to park on the street. Everyone else would have to park several blocks away, needing to cross a busy main street known for heavy traffic in the summer.

“The only way to the beach for the rest of us is walking, in sometimes dangerous situations,” said Patty Verrochi, who lives in a nearby shore town and likes to take short trips to Deal’s beach. She questioned the policy’s effect on people who are disabled, have young children in strollers or are carrying accessories like coolers and chair for a day at the beach.

“I had a couple incidents last year when I just gave up and went home,” she added.

That, according to Deal’s critics, is precisely what the tony seaside enclave wants.

“There is a long and shameful history of beach towns trying to keep people off their sand,” said Tim Dillingham, executive director of the American Littoral Society, which is suing Deal over its sale of a street end popular with surfers to an adjacent homeowner. “The law in New Jersey is clear: you cannot deny people access to the shore. This is becoming a big public issue, and the people in these residential areas are some of the most wealthy and powerful people in the state.”

“This is getting to be an annual thing every spring,” added John Weber, a councilmember in Bradley Beach and an executive with the Surfrider Foundation, which sued Deal over its prosecution of surfers for violating a “no swimming” ordinance.

Deal’s mayor and administrator did not respond to numerous requests for comment. Their proposed residents-only parking law is up for a final vote June 2.

Deal has a year-round population of just over 500, but its summer population swells to more than 10 times that amount. It is over 90% white; the average property is worth $2.2 million.

The state Department of Environmental Protection, which is in charge of enforcing New Jersey’s beach access laws, says it has spoken with Deal officials about the proposed law.

“I land conceptually on the side to make sure everyone has access,” Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said.

Two state lawmakers recently wrote to Deal’s leaders asking them to scrap the parking ordinance, writing that the beaches “belong to everyone, equally.”

“No government body has a right to restrict access to the ocean and beaches to provide exclusivity to people who are fortunate enough to live along the beachfront,” they added.

Deal is far from the only town in New Jersey — or the country, for that matter — to impose onerous parking restrictions near its beaches. Although it has a public parking lot at its main beach, Sea Bright bans public parking along a majority of its nearly 5-mile (8-kilometer) oceanfront sea wall; the only ones allowed to park there are people who own homes on the opposite side of Ocean Avenue, and who can easily walk to the beach. Parking on many side streets is also restricted to residents.

California is rife with tales of conflict between Pacific coast homeowners clashing with surfers, and towns prohibiting parking in ritzy beach areas. In New York City’s Rockaway section, designation of one beach neighborhood as a “fire zone” prohibits all on-street parking. Other nearby areas ban all weekend street parking from May 15 through Sept. 30.

It’s not just ocean beaches, either. Elsinboro is a Delaware River township in the southwest corner of New Jersey that’s popular with bird watchers. Its beach was recently widened with material dredged from the river, but public parking is scarce, and violations can range up to $1,000 and six months in jail.

The situation is so bad for public parking that the Audubon field guide to bird watching advises people who can’t find a spot in one particular site to give up and go somewhere else, rather than risk a parking ticket.

Elsinboro’s mayor, Sean Elwell, said “the Army Corps of Engineer’s, DEP, and township worked together to ensure appropriate access to the beach.”

Jim Grant, who owns a local inn, says some signs pointing out public access points have disappeared — and unauthorized “no parking” signs have been placed by residents in some spots.

“We have one vigilante that goes out and puts stickers on people’s cars, or his family parks all their vehicles on the street,” he said. “It’s one big ‘Keep off’ sign near this beach.”

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Here comes a new park as Ocean Township completes $2M land deal

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - It took about a year, but the purchase of six acres of the Kepwel property on Cold Indian Springs Road was completed earlier this month, a township official confirmed.The purchase price was $2 million, which the town bonded for last April. The town intends to finance the bond through its open space trust fund, which is su...

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - It took about a year, but the purchase of six acres of the Kepwel property on Cold Indian Springs Road was completed earlier this month, a township official confirmed.

The purchase price was $2 million, which the town bonded for last April. The town intends to finance the bond through its open space trust fund, which is supported by the township taxpayers.

Mayor John Napolitano said part of the initiative to purchase the land and keep it open space was to preserve land and trees following the start of construction of a 32-acre site at the corner of Deal Road, which was a very combative Planning Board application.

As far as the privately owned Kepwel Spring Water business, the Hutzley family has kept ownership of the front three acres of the property, which includes the natural spring, and will continue to run the business as usual.

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The town's purchase includes a 2,600-square-foot home and the historic pond, which once was a bathing park but ceased that activity by the 1960s. The town will not allow bathing or ice skating on the pond, but Napolitano said they will allow some township-sponsored recreational activities on the pond during weekdays only in an agreement with neighbors concerned with their quality of life once the pond becomes active again.

The home belongs to the Hutzley family, which according to the contract have until July to vacate. Napolitano said the home will be converted to recreational uses and a place where community meetings could be held.

The Mya Lin Terry Foundation, in conjunction Where Angels Play, will be installing a playground at no cost to the town which will be open for the residents similar to other parks within the town. The nonprofit foundation is run by Councilwoman Kelly Terry and is named after her daughter who lost her battle with cancer in 2013. She said the cost to build the playground will be about $300,000.

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Where Angels Play Foundation was founded to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.

Napolitano said they hope to break ground on the park in the spring and have some limited recreation activities available in the summer once the owners vacate the property.

"We're pretty excited about it. This will be a wonderful addition of a park and open space," Napolitano said.

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The property is steeped in history and legend. According to the Kepwel company's history and Press archives, the springs were known as Cold Indian Springs as far back as 1749. Local legend is the Lenape came to the springs every summer and camped on the banks of the spring-fed pond.

Tradition holds that Benjamin Woolley of Shrewsbury purchased the land from the Lenape for a barrel of whiskey. A Quaker William Layton owned the land after Woolley.

The spring water started to be bottled for sale in about 1872.

Hutzley's grandfather William Morrell, and his business partners, bought the property and spring water business in the latter half of the 19th century.

When Jersey Shore native Dan Radel is not reporting the news, you can find him in a college classroom where he is a history professor. Reach him @danielradelapp; 732-643-4072; dradel@gannettnj.com.

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