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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 Hopelawn, 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:

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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 Hopelawn, 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 Hopelawn, 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 Hopelawn, 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 Hopelawn, NJ
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Hopelawn, 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 Hopelawn, 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 Hopelawn, 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 Hopelawn, 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 Hopelawn, 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 Hopelawn, NJ

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Hopelawn, 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 Hopelawn, NJ

Woodbridge multi-use building plan advances with $15.5 million in financing

WOODBRIDGE – The developer of a three-story, 130,000-square-foot multi-use building proposed for the Hopelawn section of the township has secured $15.5 million in financing for land acquisition and construction costs.According to Mayor John McCormac, Poverni Sheikh Group, operating under a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) program as 112 New Brunswick Properties Urban Renewal LLC, needs to bring a site review before the planning board. In the meantime, Orix USA Corp. provided the funds needed to move the project fo...

WOODBRIDGE – The developer of a three-story, 130,000-square-foot multi-use building proposed for the Hopelawn section of the township has secured $15.5 million in financing for land acquisition and construction costs.

According to Mayor John McCormac, Poverni Sheikh Group, operating under a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) program as 112 New Brunswick Properties Urban Renewal LLC, needs to bring a site review before the planning board. In the meantime, Orix USA Corp. provided the funds needed to move the project forward in a deal brokered by the Maryland-based regional office of Eastern Union, a leading commercial real estate finance firm.

“It’s challenging to secure construction financing even under normal market conditions,” Eastern Union Managing Director David Merkin said in a statement. “Eastern Union was pleased to meet our client’s needs by identifying a lender that was ready to offer a non-recourse loan at a high leverage ratio. Moreover, the lender was willing to stand by its original offer, even as economic circumstances were rapidly changing.”

EARLIER: Self-storage facility proposed for Hopelawn section of Woodbridge

Pending approvals, the project will bring the 124,7660-square-foot Woodbridge Self-Storage to the township, which, according to market studies, is underserved in terms of storage, McCormac said. Another 3,600 square feet will offer ground-floor retail space, according to media reports.

The project also will bring $8 million in revenue during the 30-year PILOT program, the mayor said.

“It’s in an area that generally is being redeveloped on New Brunswick Avenue,” McCormac said. “There’s a lot of action down there with a lot of foul properties that are not productive. People are looking for a place to redevelop. We’re a very business-friendly environment, so they know they can get in and out of here with minimal red tape, which forces them to go to Woodbridge for redevelopment projects.”

On a 1.5-acre Brownfield site that needs to be remediated to commercial standards, according to the township, plans call for demolishing a 3,891-square-foot single-story building that is the former home of Cypress Transport Co. and Pang Trucking.

The seller’s identify was not disclosed, but the facility will be operated by Extra Space Storage, a Utah-based real estate investment trust, according to Eastern Union.

The developer has proposed 29 parking spaces, related landscaping, signage and other improvements, according to media reports.

Within a zone for business and single-family residential, the project also needs deviations to the township’s recently established Area 1 Redevelopment Plan, according to media reports. A minimum front-yard setback of 5 feet is required, but the developer is requesting that a building canopy replace it. Also, a smaller loading space is proposed than the 12-by-50-foot township minimum.

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Stop Woodbridge's 2nd Natural Gas Power Plant, NJ Residents Beg Murphy

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — In 2020, to great fanfare, Gov. Phil Murphy signed this environmental justice law, which he called one of the toughest in the nation.And last week, at a Feb. 28 hearing on a second natural gas power plant proposed for Keasbey, some New Jersey residents asked why the governor is not enforcing his own law to stop the plant from being built."Two weeks ago Gov. Murphy said the new policy of the state is to get to 100 percent clea...

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — In 2020, to great fanfare, Gov. Phil Murphy signed this environmental justice law, which he called one of the toughest in the nation.

And last week, at a Feb. 28 hearing on a second natural gas power plant proposed for Keasbey, some New Jersey residents asked why the governor is not enforcing his own law to stop the plant from being built.

"Two weeks ago Gov. Murphy said the new policy of the state is to get to 100 percent clean energy by 2035. It is a really radical idea," said Bloomfield resident Ed Glick at the hearing. "It's a good goal, but this project is very much alive. It is frankly just hypocritical. It's hard to swallow that. This thing of saying one thing and doing something else has to stop. This is a great place to stop it. This dirty, polluting, totally unnecessary plant that is all about the bottom line for the company."

“The proposed Keasbey fossil fuel plant would go directly against Gov. Murphy’s goal for New Jersey to achieve 100 percent clean electricity by 2035,” Tiziana Bottino of the New Jersey Sierra Club said March 1 in this press release.

A media spokesman for the governor did not respond to Patch for this article.

In his second term in office, Gov. Murphy unveiled plans that will dramatically increase New Jersey's electricity consumption:

Last month, he announced he wants only all-electric cars to be sold in the state by 2035. Murphy’s Energy Master Plan would require New Jersey residents heat their homes with electric only, and only use electric ovens and stoves. Murphy has said he will power New Jersey's massive spike in electric needs by building thousands of acres of wind farms off the coast, turning the Atlantic Ocean off the Jersey Shore into the largest wind farm in the world, an idea backed by President Joe Biden.

In fact, at the Feb. 28 hearing a spokesman for Competitive Power Ventures — the energy company that wants to build the natural gas plant — said one of the goals of the plant is to specifically provide a back-up if renewable energy from wind or solar does not work.

"As more renewables come online, we are seeing a greater need for flexibility in the system," said the CPV spokesman. "So the point of the Keasbey plant is to help maintain that reliability, keep the lights on."

150 people speak against power plant at 3-hour long Feb. 28 hearing

CPV was required by the state to hold last Tuesday's virtual public hearing.

Of the more than 150 people who signed up to speak at the three-hour long hearing (which you can watch here), Woodbridge residents were given priority, as they will be the most affected by emissions and air pollution from the plant.

"We live a mile away from the first power plant and totally disagree with another power plant in the area," said a Keasbey woman.

"I've been a resident of Woodbridge for 18 years. I wish our town council would oppose this project," said Colonia resident Jean Roy at the hearing. "I suffer from asthma related to air pollution. We have enough pollution here: We have ports in the area; the Turnpike, the Parkway go through town; there's already existing power plants in Woodbridge. We need to move away as quickly as possible from fossil fuels."

"It would be nice to have a plant built in one of the more affluent, prettier areas," he added. "I strongly urge the governor and the DEP to reject this plant."

If the state approves it, this would be CPV's second natural gas-fired power plant in Woodbridge's Keasbey section.

Since 2016, CPV has operated the Woodbridge Energy Center, a 725-megawatt power plant that the company says is one of the most efficient fossil fuel plants on the East Coast. At the Feb. 28 hearing, a CPV spokesman said the Woodbridge Energy Center is so clean it offsets six million tons of Co2 emissions from other plants in America. He also said the plant reuses grey water from the Middlesex County Water Treatment Authority.

The CPV spokesman also said the greenhouse gas emissions from the new plant would be "at the lowest level achievable in the U.S. from a natural gas-fired electric generating station."

Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac repeatedly has called the Woodbridge Energy Center "one of the cleanest plants" in the state. McCormac supports the second plant opening, citing jobs and increased tax revenue to Woodbridge Township.

"If anything, the technology has gotten better regarding emissions, so the second plant will clearly be cleaner than the first," McCormac said just last week.

Keasbey an "overburdened community," state already determined

This second proposed plant will be located immediately adjacent to CPV's existing facility. This new proposed plant will be a 657-megawatt combined natural gas facility. It will used natural gas obtained by fracking methods.

The plant will provide enough electricity for more than 600,000 homes. The CPV spokesman did not say the electricity produced by the plant will go to Woodbridge or even New Jersey residents: Instead, it will be pumped back into the grid.

"One hundred percent of the power from this plant will be sold out of state for profit," warned Matt Smith of Food & Water Watch at the Tuesday hearing. "While the pollution will stay here — not just in Woodbridge and Keasbey, but Perth Amboy and dozens of communities downwind. Gov. Murphy must deny and reject this project."

The 2020 law signed by Murphy specifically "requires mandatory permit denials (to gas-fired power plants) if an environmental justice analysis determines a new facility will have a disproportionately negative impact on overburdened communities" — determined by having a substantial number of low-income or minority residents.

Woodbridge's Keasbey section classifies as one of these "overburdened communities."

When an Associated Press reporter asked the governor's office about this last week, he was referred to the state Department of Environmental Protection. DEP spokesman Larry Hajna said Competitive Power Ventures applied in 2017 for the air quality permit to open the second plant, before the 2020 law was written.

At the hearing, a small handful of people — most of them from the labor trade unions — spoke in support of the second plant, saying it will bring union jobs.

CPV is still waiting on a half-dozen environmental permits from the state and federal government, including that key air pollution permit it requested from the NJ DEP more than five years ago, in 2017.

New Brunswick newspaper New Brunswick Today uploaded the hearing to YouTube. Watch it here:

Ongoing Patch reporting on 2nd proposed natural gas power plant in Woodbridge:

Woodbridge Residents Speak For And Against 2nd Natural Gas Power Plant (Feb. 27, 2023)

3 New NJ Power Plants Coming, 2 Will Definitely Use Natural Gas (April 2022)

Hopelawn, Keasbey Kids Get School Supply-Stuffed Backpacks

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Firefighters from Hopelawn and Keasbey teamed up with municipal and school officials to make sure that youngsters from those neighborhoods go back to school with supplies they need to succeed.The result: Kids from Keasbey took home 250 supply-stuffed backpacks from Saturday's block party that the Keasbey Fire Department hosted at Clinton Ave Park.And Friday evening, Hopelawn youngsters received 150 new backpacks at the Hopelawn Engine Company 1 on Loretta Street. Firefighters and community volunteers also...

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Firefighters from Hopelawn and Keasbey teamed up with municipal and school officials to make sure that youngsters from those neighborhoods go back to school with supplies they need to succeed.

The result: Kids from Keasbey took home 250 supply-stuffed backpacks from Saturday's block party that the Keasbey Fire Department hosted at Clinton Ave Park.

And Friday evening, Hopelawn youngsters received 150 new backpacks at the Hopelawn Engine Company 1 on Loretta Street. Firefighters and community volunteers also gave school supplies to children who brought their own backpacks to the lively event that featured music, a barbecue-picnic, and a pop-up library.

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These annual neighborhood giveaways are a collaborative effort between Woodbridge Town Hall, the Board of Education, local fire departments and a host of businesses, churches and organizations that contribute school supplies or funds, explained Councilwoman Lizbeth DeJesus, who spearheads the effort with Councilman Howie Bauer.

“When government and businesses work together to meet community needs, everyone wins,” said DeJesus. “Our annual backpack drive supports many children in our community and contributes to building a better future.”

Councilman Bauer, who represents the town’s 2nd Ward including Fords, Hopelawn and Keasbey, could not be reached for comment about the effort.

Youngsters from Hopelawn and Keasbey are customarily giveaway recipients as families in those neighborhoods often struggle to make ends meet.

The free school supplies include pencils and pens, sharpeners, pencil cases, rulers, crayons, erasers, folders and binders, glue stick, highlighters and notebooks, all of which can be pricey for families.

One of Woodbridge’s many partners, Evangel Church, donated 350 supply-stuffed backpacks and the Iselin-based Assemblies of God ministry sent volunteers to giveaway events to hand out supplies and do face painting for children, DeJesus noted.

Donors who made the giveaways possible were: Applebee’s; Ajay Sarin, owner of JMD All Star Import-Export; Colonia chiropractor Dr. Emma Yepez-Ziegenbalg; the Independent Club of Colonia; Middlesex Water Co.; Pi Chapter of Alpha Lambda Psi Military Spouses Sorority, Inc; PSE&G’s Sewaren 7 Power Plant; Woodmont Properties; Woodbridge Public Library; and the Woodbridge Domestic Violence Response Team.

Their generosity helped organizers exceeded their 500-backpack goal. Town Hall has more than 100 backpacks on hand to divvy up among needy youngsters who attend five local middle schools.

Affordable housing complex opens in Woodbridge

WOODBRIDGE - An affordable housing community for seniors has opened on James Street in the Hopelawn section of the township.A grand opening and ribbon cutting was held Wednesday at Dalina Manor, a 55-and-over, 57-unit, three-story property that features 48 one-bedrooms and nine two-bedrooms. Five percent of the rentals are fully handicap accessible and all units are adaptable to accommodate the needs of the residents.The community also has five rentals designated for families and individuals who are homeless. In ...

WOODBRIDGE - An affordable housing community for seniors has opened on James Street in the Hopelawn section of the township.

A grand opening and ribbon cutting was held Wednesday at Dalina Manor, a 55-and-over, 57-unit, three-story property that features 48 one-bedrooms and nine two-bedrooms. Five percent of the rentals are fully handicap accessible and all units are adaptable to accommodate the needs of the residents.

The community also has five rentals designated for families and individuals who are homeless. In partnership with the Hopelawn VFW, Dalina Manor also will remain the home of the Hopelawn VFW offices, according to a statement from the township.

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Mayor John E. McCormac, Ingerman and BCM Affordable Housing attended the event. Also on hand were New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) Executive Director Anthony Marchetta; Bruce Morgan, principal, BCM Affordable Housing; Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ron Rios; Caroline Ehrlich, chief of ctaff and executive director, Woodbridge Redevelopment Agency; Marta Lefsky, director, Woodbridge Department of Planning & Development; Hopelawn VFW Post 1352 Cmdr. William Wisk and Woodbridge Municipal Council President Rick Dalina and family.

“The Dalina Manor grand opening and ribbon cutting completes the transformation of the Hopelawn VFW building into a vibrant new community for our senior residents," McCormac said in the township statement.

"It is important to note that the Hopelawn VFW will have a new home — right here at Dalina Manor so named in honor of Stephen J. “Pete” Dalina who dedicated his life to the people of Middlesex County and Woodbridge Township. Dalina Manor not only serves to increase neighboring residential property value, but also represents another milestone toward achieving our goal of ensuring that all of our senior residents have access to quality, affordable residential options."

The mayor said no taxpayer or municipal dollars were invested in the project, which was was funded through government grants, programs and private investment.

According to the township, financing for the $11.7 million Dalina Manor project was provided through a combination of equity from the syndication of Low Income Housing Tax Credits that were awarded from the NJHMFA and syndicated through The Richman Group, a first mortgage from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Financing Agency, a construction loan from Citibank and Middlesex County HOME funds.

The project was financed in part with $2.7 million from the NJHMFA's Multifamily Conduit Bond Program and with 9 percent federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits, according to the NJHMFA.

“We are very proud to have been part of this new community, which is of great help to seniors living on fixed incomes by allowing them to maintain their independence,” Marchetta said in a statement.

"In addition to homes for our senior residents, Dalina Manor also provides needed supportive housing for homeless individuals and families to help get them back on their feet.”

The site offers a two-story lobby, community lounge with kitchen and outdoor patio, storage units on the ground floor at no additional charge to residents and a fitness center.

There is off-street parking and on-site management and supportive services. All common areas are fully handicap accessible.

“Through the mayor’s vision, we seized the opportunity to take the aging Hopelawn VFW building and transform it into a beautiful, active, vibrant community for the senior residents of Hopelawn,” said Morgan.

“We are proud to have created a high-quality residential development that will not only meet the demand for affordable senior housing but will also contribute to the township’s exceptional quality of life.”

The apartments feature open floor plan layouts with fully equipped kitchens, hardwood flooring, mini-blinds, oversized windows, ceramic tile baths, video intercoms, full-sized washers and dryers, and Energy Star appliances.

The NJHMFA estimated that the project generated more than $18.5 million in one-time economic output, defined as the total value of industry production, such as sales and business revenues. During construction, the project supported approximately 111 direct and indirect full-time-equivalent jobs, and generated more than $678,000 in state and local taxes.

The completed project will add value to the community by providing more than $2 million in ongoing economic output, about 11 direct and indirect full-time-equivalent jobs, and approximately $117,000 in state and local taxes annually.

Economic Impact Analysis figures were estimated using multipliers derived from a study titled “Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency’s Investment in Affordable Housing,” conducted by HR&A Advisors Inc., a real estate and economic development consulting firm, according to the NJHMFA.

For additional information, call 732-486-7326 or email dalinamanor@ingerman.com.

Staff Writer Susan Loyer: 732-565-7243; sloyer@gannettnj.com

Woodbridge Honors Hopelawn Firefighters for Saving Girl’s Life

Assistant fire chief Michael Walsh and firefighters Ronald Chabala and Robert Gillespie pose with their new 5-year-old friend at Hopelawn’s backpack giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 26th.Photo Credit: WOODBRIDGE TWP/FACEBOOKPhoto Credit: WOODBRIDGE TWP/FACEBOOKPhoto Credit: WOODBRIDGE TWP/FACEBOOKMayor John E. McCormac presents proclamations to Hopelawn Engine Co.1’s assistant fire chief Michael Walsh and veteran firefighters Robert Gillespie and Ronald Chabala for their life-saving ...

Assistant fire chief Michael Walsh and firefighters Ronald Chabala and Robert Gillespie pose with their new 5-year-old friend at Hopelawn’s backpack giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 26th.

Photo Credit: WOODBRIDGE TWP/FACEBOOK

Photo Credit: WOODBRIDGE TWP/FACEBOOK

Photo Credit: WOODBRIDGE TWP/FACEBOOK

Mayor John E. McCormac presents proclamations to Hopelawn Engine Co.1’s assistant fire chief Michael Walsh and veteran firefighters Robert Gillespie and Ronald Chabala for their life-saving effort.Photo Credit: WOODBRIDGE TWP/FACEBOOK

By TONY GALLOTTO

PublishedSeptember 23, 2023 at 9:02 AM

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Town officials gave valor awards to three quick-thinking, fast-acting firefighters from Hopelawn Engine Co.1, credited for saving a choking 5-year-old girl’s life.

Mayor John E. McCormac awarded proclamations to Hopelawn assistant fire chief Michael Walsh and veteran firefighters Ronald Chabala and Robert Gillespie for their life-saving efforts on Aug. 24, 2023.

Here’s a Channel 35 video from the Tuesday, Sept. 19th presentation:

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Firefighters from the Loretta Street firehouse had just returned from a motor vehicle accident on Aug. 24th, when a youngster ran up to them saying her 5-year-old sister was choking and unable to breathe at a nearby parking lot, McCormac recounted.

While Chabala retrieved life-saving equipment, Walsh and Gillespie ran up the street to find the youngster in her mother's arms with a blocked airway. The trio dislodged blockage from the girl's throat before EMTs arrived to provide further medical treatment.

“If it weren’t for their quick actions, the outcome could have been much worse,” Mayor McCormac noted.

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