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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 Millhurst, 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 Millhurst, 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 Millhurst, 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 Millhurst, 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 Millhurst, NJ
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Millhurst, 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 Millhurst, 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 Millhurst, 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 Millhurst, 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 Millhurst, 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 Millhurst, NJ

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Millhurst, 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 Millhurst, NJ

New Jersey town recalls the 80th anniversary of 'War of the Worlds'

Grovers Mill, a small village in West Windsor, was the site of the fictional Martian landings as reported in Orson Welles' famous adaptation 1938 adaptation of H. G. Wells' "War of the Worlds," on the Mercury Theatre radio broadcast.Fake news was not a term back then, in the heyday of the radio days, or so we think.But on the eve of the 80th anniversary of the broadcast - Oc. 30, 1938 - we revisit the monumental event that was very real, but more drama and performance than a fake report.Van Nest Park in West Wi...

Grovers Mill, a small village in West Windsor, was the site of the fictional Martian landings as reported in Orson Welles' famous adaptation 1938 adaptation of H. G. Wells' "War of the Worlds," on the Mercury Theatre radio broadcast.

Fake news was not a term back then, in the heyday of the radio days, or so we think.

But on the eve of the 80th anniversary of the broadcast - Oc. 30, 1938 - we revisit the monumental event that was very real, but more drama and performance than a fake report.

Van Nest Park in West Windsor has a monument commemorating "War of the Worlds" which reported that Martians began their invasion of earth near Princeton.

This monument marks the spot where "Martians invaded earth" in 1938

In this 2007 photo, from left: Husband and wife Franc Gambatese and Mickey DeFranco stand across from the Grovers Mill Co. building which they turned into a gourmet coffee business with a martian "War of the Worlds" theme.

Present day - the two sit in their shop, now located in the nearby Southfield Shopping Center. This year, they will host an 80th Invasion Weekend October 26-28th, featuring a Martian Music Mash, seance and live radio re-broadcast.

They still offer the same "Out of this world" coffee.

Grover's Mill Coffeehouse and Roastery has a Martian flair

WATCH: Princeton University doctoral student A. Brad Schwartz examined archived letters sent to Orson Welles following the broadcast.

And wrote a book

Michael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Princeton author examined 80-year-old "War of the Worlds" letters and discovered "fake news"

The broadcast caused a nationwide panic, or did it? Schwartz offers fascinating insights into "fake news" and it's relevance 80 years ago , and today.

This letter started out with a strong rebuke against Welles, calling him a "horrible, terrible person." But by the last lines of page four, the writer is praising him!

Many were complimentary, realizing it was just a radio drama, not an actual news report.

Some expressed understanding of the backlash Welles would be getting and offered support...

... and thanks.

A telegram from the Daily Princetonian newspaper asks for an interview with Welles.

Virginia Seery recalls her father packing up the family in the car thinking the 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast was real.

Additional War of the Worlds Events

Here are some, past and present, on how the area remembered the anniversary:

Sunday, October 28 - Princeton Public Library Concert: War of the Worlds.80

Friday, October 26 - Martian Music Mash (featuring costume contest)

Saturday, October 27 @ 7:00 pm - Orson Welles' Seance, Psychic Entertainment

Sunday, October 28 @ 7:00 pm - LIVE radio re-broadcast

Tuesday Oct 30th 7:00pm "A Trip to Mars" with Nasa Ambassador - Frank O'Brien

The complete 1938 radio broadcast

Taco Bell will replace gas station on Route 130 in North Brunswick

NORTH BRUNSWICK – The construction of a Taco Bell was approved on Route 130 where a gas station now stands.Yum & Chill TB Holdings LLC recently received preliminary and final major site plan approval with conditions to build a free-standing, 2,246-square-foot, one-story Taco Bell restaurant ...

NORTH BRUNSWICK – The construction of a Taco Bell was approved on Route 130 where a gas station now stands.

Yum & Chill TB Holdings LLC recently received preliminary and final major site plan approval with conditions to build a free-standing, 2,246-square-foot, one-story Taco Bell restaurant with a drive-thru, outdoor seating area, parking lot and other associated site improvements at 2720 Route 130 North.

The applicant plans to demolish the existing 3,270-square-foot BP gas station and mini mart at the site.

The .71-acre property is located at the northeasterly corner of the intersection of Route 130, Davidson’s Mill Road and Finnegan’s Lane.

The site is surrounded by a mix of uses including commercial properties, industrial uses, vacant lands and residences across Route 130.

The property is located in a C-4 (Non-Restricted Commercial District) Zone, where restaurants are permitted and a drive-thru is a permitted accessory use.

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Access was proposed via one right-in/right-out driveway along Route 130 and one egress only driveway along Davidson's Mill Road.

Engineer Marc Leber said the business will operate seven days a week, opening at 7 a.m. The dining area will close at 11 p.m. and the drive-thru will close at 2:30 a.m. He said during peak shifts there will be eight employees working at the site. A Taco Bell typically employs 30 people, Leber said.

“I think it’s a nice addition to this part of the highway,” he said.

The Planning Board also heard from traffic engineer Matthew Seckler, who said Taco Bell would have less of an impact on traffic than the existing gas station.

Architect Erik Liepins said the dining room takes up about 1/3 of the building, while the kitchen takes up the rest. He said the restaurant will have 40 seats in the building.

Project planner John McDonough said the project is a really good application from a planning standpoint. It's a permitted use and will substantially advance the goals and purpose of the township's master plan, he added.

"This will have a positive influence on the area with minimal, if any, impact," McDonough said.

Yum & Chill TB Holdings LLC was represented by attorney Thomas Roselli.

The Planning Board also recently approved an application submitted by DM Investments of North Brunswick, LLC to construct a 235,833-square-foot industrial building on adjacent property at 2700 Route 130. The approximately 21.786 acres of property has frontage along Route 130 and Davidson’s Mill Road.

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After decades of disrepair, Helmetta's old snuff mill will be transformed into housing, civic center

View full sizePatti Sapone/The Star-LedgerHELMETTA — Tiny Helmetta was built around a snuff mill that dominated the middle of town for more than a century.The mill, founded in 1884 by the George W. Helme Co., has been closed since 1993 and has been the subject of redevelopment plans since the late 1990s. Now it seems work will get under way next year to turn the building into 180 apartments along Railroad Avenue and Main Street.Helmetta, Spots...

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HELMETTA — Tiny Helmetta was built around a snuff mill that dominated the middle of town for more than a century.

The mill, founded in 1884 by the George W. Helme Co., has been closed since 1993 and has been the subject of redevelopment plans since the late 1990s. Now it seems work will get under way next year to turn the building into 180 apartments along Railroad Avenue and Main Street.

Helmetta, Spotswood and Kaplan Cos. of Highland Park, owners of the 32-acre site, have settled a legal action related to age restrictions on tenants that tied the project up for several years.

The original redevelopment plan called for construction of 225 age-restricted housing units, as well as a 3,000-square-foot civic building that would be donated to the borough.

But Kaplan sued Helmetta in 2010 after the borough’s planning board rejected the developer’s application to convert the project to non-age-restricted rental units.

Jason Kaplan, president of Kaplan Cos., said after his company settled last year with Helmetta to allow 200 non-age-restricted units to be built, Spotswood filed suit against his company and Helmetta.

Students from Helmetta attend Spotswood schools, and residents and officials were afraid the new development would produce 66 new enrollments.

Kaplan said his experts put the number at about 20 students because half of the apartments will be one-bedroom units and the other half will be two-bedroom.

"They will be rental units and there will be restrictions," he said. "So we put our money where our mouth is and offered to pay for the additional students."

The settlement calls for Kaplan Cos. to pay almost $9,000 per student after the first 19 students.

Under the agreement, the Spotswood Board Of Education will receive half of Kaplan’s annual $275,000 payment in lieu of taxes for the property after Middlesex County takes its 5 percent share. Helmetta will receive the other half of the remaining funds.

"The $275,000 is the floor, meaning it can’t be less, but the amount can go up," Kaplan said.

He said of the 200 units, 180 will be in the old mill building and 20 will be new construction.

In addition to a civic building that will be built and donated to the borough, Kaplan is also donating a portion of the site to Helmetta for recreation.

He said the entire project is expected to cost about $35 million and work should begin in the spring.

Helmetta Mayor Nancy Martin is just happy the project is going again after the years of legal difficulties.

"I’m very excited we’re finally able to move the project forward," Martin said. "It’s going to be luxury rental units and will be a good thing for Helmetta."

She said she understood Spotswood’s concern over the additional school children, but she said she believes Kaplan "put their money where their mouth was and will pay for the additional students."

But Spotswood Mayor Tom Barlow wasn’t so happy.

"It’s making the best of a bad situation," Barlow said of the settlement.

He said borough officials realized it would be very expensive to continue the legal fight and they would probably lose.

"Ideally, we’d like them to reconsider the project," Barlow said. "But we faced tremendous legal hurdles. It’s the best deal we were going to get. We could have continued fighting for two years and got nothing."

Helmetta, which is .8 square miles and sandwiched between Spotswood, Jamesburg and East Brunswick, has about 2,100 people.

The George W. Helme Co., named for its founder, who also founded the borough, produced snuff, a type of tobacco that is generally inhaled through the nose, from August 1884 to August 1934. The company was dissolved in May 1900, but the facility was purchased by the American Snuff Co. in February 1900 and the snuff mill continued to operate under the name of the George W. Helme Co. In 1986, the mill was purchased by American Maize Products and continued operating until 1993 when it was purchased by Swisher International and the operations were moved to Wheeling, W.Va.

Ex-Boyfriend Admitted to Killing Missing 25-Year-Old Woman Found in NJ Woods: Prosecutor

The body recovered Sunday afternoon in a wooded area of Middlesex County was that of missing New Jersey woman Stephanie Parze, the Monmouth County prosecutor's office announced Monday, adding in a press conference that they have concluded that Parze's now-deceased ex-boyfriend was responsible for her death.Parze's body was found off Route 9, south of Old Mill Road in Old Bridge, the county prosecutor's office said. It was one of the areas where volunteers searched for the 25-year-old. The county's medical examiner performed an autopsy...

The body recovered Sunday afternoon in a wooded area of Middlesex County was that of missing New Jersey woman Stephanie Parze, the Monmouth County prosecutor's office announced Monday, adding in a press conference that they have concluded that Parze's now-deceased ex-boyfriend was responsible for her death.

Parze's body was found off Route 9, south of Old Mill Road in Old Bridge, the county prosecutor's office said. It was one of the areas where volunteers searched for the 25-year-old. The county's medical examiner performed an autopsy Monday morning and confirmed the identity, prosecutors said.

Law enforcement sources told NBC New York the body was fairly decomposed, and that tattoos and dental records would be used to make the identification.

The manner and cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner's office.

In a press conference Monday, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, who was joined by Parze's parents, said that at the time of Parze's disappearance the department launched what essentially were two different investigations: "one a missing person's investigation and the other, while not announced publicly at the time, a homicide investigation." He went on to say that Parze's parents knew about the investigations.

Gramiccioni said that during the investigation "over 50 search warrants" were executed "in 10 different locations across the region" and "canvassed hundreds of acres of land in Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties as well as in Staten Island all in the search for Stephanie Parze, based on evidence we have gathered during our investigation."

1:56

Sources: Body of Missing Woman Possibly Found in NJ

A body recovered Sunday afternoon in a wooded area of Middlesex County could be that of missing New Jersey woman Stephanie Parze, law enforcement sources told NBC New York. Myles Miller reports.

Parze vanished the night before Halloween last year, after dropping her parents off at their house following a family night out.

Her car was still in the driveway, along with her phone, at her home in Freehold Township, roughly 25 minutes from where the body was found in Old Bridge.

In late November, John Ozbilgen, Parze's ex-boyfriend, was found dead by suicide in his home days after he was released from jail in an unrelated child pornography case. Monmouth County prosecutors also had just classified him as a person of interest in her disappearance.

Ozbilgen's residence was searched five times during the investigation, Grammiccioni revealed during the press conference.

"Today we announce that the now-deceased John Ozbilgen was responsible for the homicide of Stephanie Parze," Gramicioni said. "This is a finding we had suspected since early November but was only recently confirmed with further analysis of evidence that we have ceased during our investigation. The finding was confirmed, as well, soon after John Ozbilgen committed suicide."

Prosecutors said that after his suicide a number of items recovered from his home, including a note he left for his parents that apparently stated he had enough and couldn't do life in prison. The note also told his parents that what they would hear in the news was true, except for the accusation of child pornography. Ozbilgen also wrote that he had "dug himself a deep hole" and that "this was the only choice," the prosecutor added.

1:58

Ex-Boyfriend of Missing NJ Woman Found Dead

The only person of interest in the case of missing Freehold woman Stephanie Parze was found dead Friday in an apparent suicide. NBC New York’s Brian Thompson reports.

The note, according to prosecutors, did not disclose the location of Parze's remains. Gramiccioni said Monday the note confirmed the findings of investigators who had "accumulated a great deal of evidence that indicated he was responsible for her killing" and were working toward charging him.

"His suicide obviously cut that short," Gramiccioni said.

The search for Parze took investigators from the Monmouth County prosecutor’s office to Long Pond Park in Staten Island, only a few miles from where Ozbilgen used to live.

During their relationship, Parze accused Ozbilgen of abuse, filing a complaint for assault back in September.

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet, who was also at the press conference, revealed that around 2:46 p.m., authorities received a phone call from two teens in Old Bridge walking along Route 9 to report the body.

Parze's father, who had been incredibly vocal on social media in the search for his missing daughter, thanked all who helped the family search for Parze.

2:14

Desperate Search for NJ Woman Who Suddenly Went Missing

Stephanie Parze, a 25-year-old makeup artist and nanny, vanished five days ago and her parents say it not like her to just disappear. Her car is still in her driveway where she lives alone, clothes and shoes from the last night she was seen inside with the lights on and her dog left alone. NBC New York’s Brian Thompson reports.

“This is an extremely somber day for us. Our lives are never going to be the same," Ed Parze said, choking back tears. "Stephanie is home — she’s coming home, at last, where she belongs.”

"The community came together so much — from the donations, the food, running events, and so forth — it was just out of control," he went on to say. "We thank you all for that because without that we could have never gone through this."

He also thanked the two individuals who found Parze's body and everyone involved in the investigation.

"We are not going to stop our efforts, even though we know she is home," he said, adding that in the near future the family plans to start a foundation to bring awareness to victims of domestic violence and missing people.

"It's an epidemic. It's totally an epidemic," he said.

Sayreville seeks developer for landfill after Superfund cleanup

SAYREVILLE — The borough may no longer be down on its dump.The borough is asking for proposals to develop its former landfill on the west side of Jernee Mill Road now that the Superfund cleanup of the property has been completed. The ask also comes after a study last year that found that a cap on the landfill continues to protect human health, and the environment and groundwater contamination has decreased.Proposals to develop two-thirds of the 48-acre site are due June 8 to the Sayreville Economic and Rede...

SAYREVILLE — The borough may no longer be down on its dump.

The borough is asking for proposals to develop its former landfill on the west side of Jernee Mill Road now that the Superfund cleanup of the property has been completed. The ask also comes after a study last year that found that a cap on the landfill continues to protect human health, and the environment and groundwater contamination has decreased.

Proposals to develop two-thirds of the 48-acre site are due June 8 to the Sayreville Economic and Redevelopment Agency (SERA).

The property is bounded on the west by the South River, and on the south by an unnamed tributary to the South River. The property is situated immediately west of the AES Red Oak Power Plant on the opposite side of Jernee Mill Road.

According to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the borough owned and operated a landfill onsite from 1971 to August 1977 that accepted both residential garbage and some light industrial wastes.

However, according to the EPA, hazardous waste dumped there contaminated the soil and groundwater.

The EPA placed the site on its Superfund list in September 1983.

Phenol, heavy metals including iron and manganese, volatile organic compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were detected in shallow monitoring wells. Surface water was found to be contaminated with cadmium and lead and onsite sediments contained toluene and trichloroethylene. Benzene, arsenic, and chloroform were detected in soils, according to the EPA.

Following remediation, the site was taken off the Superfund list in September 2011.

"We had a developer for the site, who wanted to use it for a gas powered plant, but that fell through," SERA Executive Director Joseph P. Ambrosio said.

According to SERA, it "is seeking qualified development teams with the vision to make optimum use of the site. Innovative proposals are encouraged."

"There will be no residential building at the site," Ambrosio said.

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Developers must submit conceptual proposals by 2 p.m. June 8 at Sayreville Borough Hall, 167 Main St.

For additional information visit https://bit.ly/3PlVSIs or contact Ambrosio at 732-996-9069.

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