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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 Green Brook, 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 Green Brook, 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 Green Brook, 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 Green Brook, 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 Green Brook, NJ
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Green Brook, 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 Green Brook, 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 Green Brook, 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 Green Brook, 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 Green Brook, 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 Green Brook, NJ

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Green Brook, 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 Green Brook, NJ

Green Brook rejects latest plan to redevelop old Willows restaurant

GREEN BROOK – A proposal to build 96 apartments at the site of the former Willows restaurant at the corner of Route 22 and Washington Avenue has been rejected by the Land Use Board.1013 Property LLC, part of Suburban Real Estate Development Co. of Edison, originally proposed 106 apartm...

GREEN BROOK – A proposal to build 96 apartments at the site of the former Willows restaurant at the corner of Route 22 and Washington Avenue has been rejected by the Land Use Board.

1013 Property LLC, part of Suburban Real Estate Development Co. of Edison, originally proposed 106 apartments, 15 of which would have been affordable units, then reduced that number to 104 to increase the retail space from 3,3000 to 5,300 square feet.

But after hearing from the board and residents in January, the number of apartments was reduced to 96 with 76 one-bedroom, 17 two-bedroom and three three-bedroom units.

The plan called for 150 parking spaces, with 54 under the building.

But neighbors and board members expressed concerns whether the parking at the site was enough to handle both the apartments and retail uses.

The development required a use variance because it called for apartments on the first floor of the three-story building.

If there were not apartments on the first floor, Planning Board member Patrick Boccio said the plan would be in conformance with the zone.

But Jeff Josell, of Suburban Real Estate Development, told the board that the development needed a certain number of apartments to be feasible.

Josell said the developer had been preparing the plans for two years and said it was viable with low impact on the neighborhood.

Donald Whitelaw, attorney for the developer, told the board the property has been vacant for years and even though zoning was adopted to encourage development, nothing has been built.

The township needs affordable housing, Whitelaw said, and the developer is taking a "substantial risk" to invest in Green Brook.

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1013 Property bought the lot in 2006 for $1.895 million.

The Willows, a landmark restaurant and banquet hall in Central Jersey, closed after the property was sold.

The property is part of the township's Village Commercial Zone.

The neighborhood along Washington Avenue from Route 22 to Greenbrook Road was part of a joint study between the township and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to create a new vision for the area that would be a pedestrian-oriented commercial, residential and civic center for the township, providing a "downtown atmosphere."

In February 2016, representatives of Capodagli Property Company, which developed the Meredia Main Station apartment building on East Main Street in Bound Brook, appeared before the Green Brook Township Committee to present a conceptual plan for a mixed-used development at the former Willows site.

The Meredia at Green Brook would have included 240 apartments, retail spaces along Washington Avenue and a 7,400-square-foot restaurant. Some of the apartments would have been reserved for senior citizens.

But that plan never came to fruition.

The Land Use Board, however, has approved a plan by Fox & Foxx Development of Edison to build 85 apartments and 9,865 square feet of retail space in a L-shaped building at 74-78 Greenbrook Road just east of Washington Avenue.

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Bound Brook apartment boom continues with another major project approval

BOUND BROOK – Is there any end to the apartment building boom on Main Street?Three more apartment buildings – one-eight-story and two six-story buildings – have been approved by the borough's Planning Board.The three buildings, all proposed by Meridia which started the apartment building boom with Meridia Station at the east end of Main Street, will bring 286 more apartments to the downtown area after the completion of the borough's portion of the Green Brook Flood Control Project. The downtown ...

BOUND BROOK – Is there any end to the apartment building boom on Main Street?

Three more apartment buildings – one-eight-story and two six-story buildings – have been approved by the borough's Planning Board.

The three buildings, all proposed by Meridia which started the apartment building boom with Meridia Station at the east end of Main Street, will bring 286 more apartments to the downtown area after the completion of the borough's portion of the Green Brook Flood Control Project. The downtown developer is also fueled by the prospect of one-seat rides to Manhattan on NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line with the construction of a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River.

The largest project, at 10 W. Main St. at Mountain Avenue, is an eight-story building with 217 apartments on five floors above three floors of parking. The plan also calls for 3,430 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. There will be 489 parking spaces which will be shared with residents of other Meridia buildings, including the two six-story buildings that were approved further east on Main Street.

The plan also calls for 3,430 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor.

The eight-story building will have 30 studio apartments, averaging 490 square feet; 92 one-bedroom apartments, averaging 725 square feet, and 96 two-bedroom apartments averaging 1,000 square feet.

The other two new buildings will be at 506 E. Main St. and 428-432 Main St.

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The six-story building at 506 E. Main St. will have 37 apartments on five floors above 500 square feet of retail space and 10 parking spaces on the ground floor. Residents will have 33 parking spaces at the 10 W. Main St. building two blocks away.

The six-story building at 428-432 E. Main St. will have 32 apartments on five floors above 500 square feet of retail space and 10 parking spaces on the ground floor. Residents will also have 28 parking spaces at 10 W. Main St.

Meridia is still facing lawsuits brought by the insurance companies of nearby properties which were damaged by a Jan. 12, 2020, fire that destroyed an apartment building Meridia was constructing at 7-15 W. Main St. Those cases, claiming that Meridia was negligent, have been consolidated before Somerset County Superior Court Judge Kevin Shanahan.

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We can't wait for these Central Jersey restaurants to open in 2024

Between inflated food costs, high rent, an ever-changing dining scene and a lack of downtown office workers, it isn't easy to run a restaurant these days.But to our delight, local restaurateurs are still opening creative eateries in Central Jersey, ranging from a Pan-Latin spot inspired by a Peruvian goddess to a breakfast joint in a retro gas station.Here are the restaurants we can't wait to try in 2024.D'Serve, FlemingtonIn Hunterdon County, Chef Andrew Mercado has co-owned a taco restaurant in ...

Between inflated food costs, high rent, an ever-changing dining scene and a lack of downtown office workers, it isn't easy to run a restaurant these days.

But to our delight, local restaurateurs are still opening creative eateries in Central Jersey, ranging from a Pan-Latin spot inspired by a Peruvian goddess to a breakfast joint in a retro gas station.

Here are the restaurants we can't wait to try in 2024.

D'Serve, Flemington

In Hunterdon County, Chef Andrew Mercado has co-owned a taco restaurant in a former railyard and hosted pop-up dinner asado experiences — always prepared outdoors around a wood-burning fire — in offbeat, rustic destinations.

But now, the chef, who owns food and event company F.E.D. By Andrew, is bringing his cooking to Main Street in Flemington alongside his wife, Shannon Mercado, owner of Suga'Pie Bakehouse.

The pair will open D'Serve, an intimate bistro with about 25 seats, at 32 Main St., Flemington, the former home of Garden State Salad.

Once the eatery opens in early spring, it will feature French, Latin and Caribbean cuisine in a menu that will change every two weeks. During the day, it will also offer artisan donuts and pastries made by Shannon.

Go: 32 Main St., Flemington; opening early spring; instagram.com/dserveonmain.

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FiNNBAR, Frenchtown

The Frenchtown Inn, housed in a building that is more than two centuries old, closed in March 2022. But after nearly two years, it will reopen its doors in January with an acclaimed chef, dedicated social endeavor and a re-imagined ambiance.

A vegetable-driven Italian and Mediterranean restaurant, FiNNBAR will be led by Cal Peternell, cookbook author and former head chef at Alice Water's Chez Panisse, who grew up on an 80-acre farm in Readington. The eatery will also have a full bar, and continue to feature the Frenchtown Inn's views of the Delaware River.

But it will also have a higher purpose.

A "majority," according to a release, of FiNNBAR's profits will go to Studio Route 29, a Frenchtown arts center for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The restaurant will also display artwork by the artists, and have an ADA-accessible bar and side ramp.

FiNNBAR was co-founded by Jill Kearney, founder of ArtYard, a Frenchtown center for art exhibition and performance. Studio Route 29 maintains exhibition spaces at ArtYard, and it is housed in the former home of ArtYard.

Go: 7 Bridge St., Frenchtown; opening in January; instagram.com/finnbarjersey.

La Colina Mexican Cantina, Cranford

Brothers Sonny and Johnny Gjuvakj, who also own nearby Lukas' Seafood & Grille, opened La Colina Mexican Cantina in Warren last December. Since then, the kitchen has been run by Eduardo Cabrera, who was born in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Now, the brothers are turning Sonny G's Brick Oven and Italian Cucina at 2 South Ave. West in Cranford — known for its wood-fired, brick-oven pizzas — into the second home of La Colina Mexican Cantina.

Opening in early 2024, La Colina will feature authentic Mexican dishes, as well as a full bar, in a vibrant, colorful space.

Go: 2 South Ave. West, Cranford; opening in early 2024; lacolinanj.com.

Ocean Prime Tavern, Cranford

The Gjuvakjs are also transforming their restaurant Romola's Seafood & Grille, also at 2 South Ave. West in Cranford, into the Ocean Prime Tavern, a modern, chic spot for steak, seafood and cocktails. It will open in early 2024.

Go: 2 South Avenue West, Cranford; opening early 2024; instagram.com/oceanprimetavern.

Millie's Bruncheonette, Flemington

For years, 144 Main St. in Flemington was an eyesore for the borough as an abandoned Hineline gas station it acquired through a tax foreclosure. It briefly experienced success when it was transformed into a seasonal beer garden in 2016, but the borough continued to have difficulty selling the property due to environmental problems.

It was sold in 2020, and will become a restaurant in mid-to-late 2024. Millie's Bruncheonette, owned by local restaurateurs Skylar Bird and Kate Attinello, will offer coffee, pastries, breakfast and lunch, with a hint of their family's Pennsylvania Dutch and German heritage.

Millie's is the namesake of Bird and Attinello's maternal grandmothers, who both went by the same nickname, according to the restaurant's website.

The space is under a complete "retro-vation," the website said, to transform it into a vintage-style filling station inspired by post-war gas stations that were once viewed as symbols of modernization and renewal.

Go: 144 Main St., Flemington; opening mid-to-late 2024; milliesbrunch.com.

Pachamama, Green Brook

Pachamama is the Peruvian goddess of nature, and restaurant group Driven Hospitality hopes that her essence will inspire the new Latin-American Pachamama restaurant opening at 215 Route 22 in Green Brook, the former home of Tacos El Tio.

Pachamama will be led by Chef José Luis Chavez, who hails from Mission Ceviche in New York City. It will offer elevated Pan-Latin cuisine and cocktails in a space adorned with greenery and natural details once it opens in January.

Go: 215 Route 22, Green Brook; opening in January; instagram.com/pachamamagreenbrook.

Taco De Ojo Taqueria, Westfield

Driven Hospitality is known for its eye candy at its Inspiration Roll restaurants, which feature bursting, colorful sushi burritos.

The restaurant group's newest eatery Taco De Ojo Taqueria, which is slang for eye candy in Spanish, will do the same in early 2024 with Mexican eats at 106 Central Ave.

Inspiration Roll, which is currently at 106 Central Ave., will move to 35 Elm St.

Taco de Ojo will be headed by an Oaxacan-born chef, and it will feature homemade masa, a dough used for tortillas, and tamales made from ground corn.

Go: 106 Central Ave., Westfield; opening early 2024; instagram.com/tacodeojotaqueria.

Teaberry's, Flemington

After nearly 20 years at 2 Main St. in Flemington, Teaberry's shut its doors in August to move a half mile down the block to a three-story Victorian home at 171 Main St.

In spring of 2024, Teaberry's — known for its array of colorful dishware, comfort fare and afternoon tea parties — will open at the 3,400-square-foot home that dates to 1890. While it's been a law office for 30 years, the space has also been a bank, a private residence, and a doll museum and doll hospital.

Renovations are taking place both inside and outside, including the addition of a kitchen, stairs and powder room, and cosmetic work. Once it’s complete, it will look almost exactly like the former Teaberry’s, down to the same themed rooms, displayed tea sets and other memorabilia.

One of the few changes is that the new space will be able to seat 25 people with its larger porch.

“People seem very nervous that we will be changing the décor, but everything that we have up is going to come with us and be displayed. Everything will feel the same inside,” said co-owner Sara Peterson, who owns Teaberry's alongside her mother, Susan Peterson.

“Customers just want to make sure that when they enter, it’s the same experience. And it will be,” Susan added.

Go: 171 Main St., Flemington; teaberrys.com; opening in spring

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Residents’ Support Needed Saturday, August 5 at the Green Brook Flood Commission Meeting

Have you suffered from devastating flooding or know someone that has suffered from flooding in Middlesex Borough?Saturday, Aug. 5 may be your last chance to get some answers.Join us at the next Green Brook Flood Control Commission meeting on Saturday, August 5th, at 9:30 am at the American Legion Pavilion in Middlesex (...

Have you suffered from devastating flooding or know someone that has suffered from flooding in Middlesex Borough?

Saturday, Aug. 5 may be your last chance to get some answers.

Join us at the next Green Brook Flood Control Commission meeting on Saturday, August 5th, at 9:30 am at the American Legion Pavilion in Middlesex (see address in Google Maps). This will be the only live, in-person meeting and the only meeting in Middlesex in the foreseeable future.

The Green Brook Flood Control Commission (GBFCC), the US Army Corp of Engineers, and the construction company project leaders will have representatives present at this meeting to hear our concerns.

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GREEN BROOK FLOOD CONTROL COMMISSION111 GREENBROOK ROAD, GREEN BROOK NJ 08812MEETING AGENDA Saturday, August 5, 2023, 9:30 am (in person)American Legion Pavilion, 707 Legion Place, Middlesex

The next meeting of the Green Brook Flood Control Commission will be held on Saturday, August 5th, 9:30 am. This in-person meeting will be held at the American Legion Pavilion, 707 Legion Place, Middlesex (behind the Middlesex Public Library). This meeting is a memorial service that will remember the lives lost in August 1973, as well as those lost September 1999, which occurred due to flooding conditions in the Green Brook basin. Elected officials and employees at all levels of government are invited to participate in this meeting. In addition to the Memorial Service noted above, an update will be given on current and future design and construction efforts. Any questions relating to the project may be directed to Chairman Murray by e-mail at rmurray@greenbrooktwp.org or phone at (732) 424-2772.

It’s time to ask the tough questions and demand answers:

Our homes, our properties, our businesses, our town and the safety of our families are at risk!

The only way to get real, substantive answers is through local pressure by Middlesex residents. This meeting may be our only opportunity to get those answers and jump start the flood wall project. 

The danger is real. Attend and make your voice be heard.

Bound Brook starts digging on new community pool after 2023 season closure

BOUND BROOK – The pool in Codrington Park has been for decades the common ground for the borough's diverse population.But the Arthur F. Hetherington Pool was closed for the summer 2023 season because during the borough removing and replacing the liner, structural damage was found to the shell supporting the liner.Instead of fixing the old pool, the borough and Somerset County have started work on a new pool that officials say will be a "major upgrade."The centrally located project, funded i...

BOUND BROOK – The pool in Codrington Park has been for decades the common ground for the borough's diverse population.

But the Arthur F. Hetherington Pool was closed for the summer 2023 season because during the borough removing and replacing the liner, structural damage was found to the shell supporting the liner.

Instead of fixing the old pool, the borough and Somerset County have started work on a new pool that officials say will be a "major upgrade."

The centrally located project, funded in part by a $450,000 grant through the county's Recreation Grant and Open Space Preservation programs, will include a new pool, a toddler area with spray jets and a spiral side, and an adult section with diving boards.

“The Bound Brook pool is the heart of our community during the summer months. This is a place where families spend time together creating positive childhood memories; much like the fond childhood memories I have of swimming in this very pool when I grew up here in Bound Brook,” Mayor-elect and Councilman Dominic Longo, liaison to the borough's Recreation Commission, said in a statement. “We are grateful for the support the Board of County Commissioners has given us. This project has been a few years in the making, and we are all excited to get this project underway.”

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In 2021 and 2022, Somerset County awarded $3.75 million in recreation grants 12 municipalities, totaling $3.75 million through the Recreation Grant Program. These communities are using the funds in a variety of ways, including trails to playgrounds, community gardens, pavilions, and pickleball courts.

“I’m so excited that we can support this project. By maximizing the public space, the Borough is providing an affordable recreational opportunity for residents,” Somerset County Commissioner Melonie Marano, liaison to the Somerset County Open Space Advisory Committee, said in a statement. “It’s important that Bound Brook residents see the benefits of their Open Space tax dollars used in their community.”

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