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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 Milltown, 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 Milltown, 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 Milltown, 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 Milltown, 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 Milltown, NJ
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Milltown, 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 Milltown, 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 Milltown, 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 Milltown, 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 Milltown, 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 Milltown, NJ

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Milltown, 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 Milltown, NJ

Raritan River Railroad's last train station is in Milltown. Can it be saved?

MILLTOWN – The Milltown Historical Society and the Raritan River Railroad Historical Society have rekindled efforts to move and restore the borough's only train station, the last existing Raritan River Railroad station."It's still in great shape, considering it’s been neglected for 30 years," said James Reid, treasurer of the Milltown Historical Society and former owner of Frosty Air Automotive in Milltown. "At this point, if something’s not done, we’re going to lose it."...

MILLTOWN – The Milltown Historical Society and the Raritan River Railroad Historical Society have rekindled efforts to move and restore the borough's only train station, the last existing Raritan River Railroad station.

"It's still in great shape, considering it’s been neglected for 30 years," said James Reid, treasurer of the Milltown Historical Society and former owner of Frosty Air Automotive in Milltown. "At this point, if something’s not done, we’re going to lose it."

A holiday train display to raise funds for the project is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the American Legion Post No. 25, 4 JFK Drive. This year's theme is "The Polar Express."

The event will feature a visit from Santa from 1 to 2 p.m., holiday tree displays, a chance for children to win a prize, refreshments and items for sale.

Plans for the station will also be on display.

The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children under 10 and $5 for seniors and veterans. The cost for families of five or more is $20.

Reid, a model train enthusiast, will be preparing several model train displays for the event.

He also has a special place in his heart for the Raritan River Railroad.

“I literally grew up playing on those tracks,” he said. “During the summer vacations, we’d spend a lot of time down there. The engineers were really cool guys, and they knew we were in love with the trains, and they’d let us come up and give us a ride on the train.”

After seeing several other stations demolished or destroyed by fire, Reid is hoping to help ensure the last station remains for future generations.

The idea for the project was conceived more than a decade ago when Reid was approached by attorney James Curran, who owns the station property on Washington Avenue.

Reid said Curran, a friend, would love for the Milltown Historical Society to take the train station and restore it.

That's how Reid became involved with the Milltown Historical Society.

He took the idea to Kathy Heilman, then president of the Milltown Historical Society, who jumped at the opportunity to spearhead the project.

The Raritan River Railroad Historical Society soon partnered with the historical society to bring the plan to fruition.

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Changes in the Milltown Historical Society's membership and the pandemic put the project on hold, but the group is renewing its effort.

"We're planning on having the station moved across Washington Avenue to Green Acres property," Reid said. "The renovation and preservation work will occur later."

Besides fundraising, the group will also be applying for grants.

The train station, which is the second at the site,was built in 1916, said Ken Durrua, vice president of the Raritan River Railroad Historical Society, which is also the Raritan River chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.

"It was originally built as a passenger station and was used for passenger service until 1937," said Durrua, who grew up in Sayreville. "Railroads began to suffer in the 1930s and ‘40s with the advent of cars, buses and trucks. The passenger service was eliminated, and the station was moved and lifted up to a height for a freight loading dock. From 1938 it was used as a freight station until it was completely closed in 1980 upon Conrail taking over the railroad."

The interior is pretty much intact and some interesting aspects from the passenger station era remain, he said.

"It's a last chance opportunity to save an important historical asset not only to fans of the Raritan River Railroad, but the people of Milltown," he said.

Durrua said the rail station "helped Milltown and its industries grow."

"It really played a huge role in Milltown's success as a community," he said. "It attracted commerce to the town. The railroad was a major transporter of commuters, who came to work in the borough, and some even moved to Milltown. There was no other railroad service in Milltown, so from a small-town standpoint, it was definitely a major asset to have a railroad station in your town. In the past, railroad stations were the centerpiece of transportation for the community."

To date, about $20,000 has been raised for the project, Durrua said.

Some of the money was used for a new roof, which ended up costing half of the estimate due to donations of materials and labor, and some was used for civil and architectural drawings.

"We had a lot of volunteers, and a lot of businesses went over and above to help us and saved us a fortune," Reid said.

Early next year, the group hopes to get a renewed resolution of support from the Borough Council, Durrua said.

A resolution of support was previously received from the Borough Council, but it needs to be renewed to obtain grants and funding, he said.

"We're not looking for this to come at any cost to the borough," Durrua said. "We are the fundraising arm for that."

Anyone wishing to donate to the project may send a check, specifying the funds are earmarked for the railroad restoration project, to the Milltown Historical Society, PO Box 96, Milltown, NJ 08850, or call Reid at 732-406-6711.

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Milltown council paves way for South Main Street redevelopment

MILLTOWN – The Borough Council has approved a rehabilitation plan for the South Main Street corridor.The plan’s focus is to encourage the revitalization of South Main Street and to extend a walkable, traditional, mixed-use downtown south of Washington Road.The rehabilitation area is an about a 2,000-foot stretch of South Main Street between Washington and Kuhlthau avenues. It is made up of 54 parcels of land, with low-scale, residential and commercial buildings, nine of which are vacant and a few unde...

MILLTOWN – The Borough Council has approved a rehabilitation plan for the South Main Street corridor.

The plan’s focus is to encourage the revitalization of South Main Street and to extend a walkable, traditional, mixed-use downtown south of Washington Road.

The rehabilitation area is an about a 2,000-foot stretch of South Main Street between Washington and Kuhlthau avenues. It is made up of 54 parcels of land, with low-scale, residential and commercial buildings, nine of which are vacant and a few underutilized properties, including the South Main Street Firehouse and the Golden Lion Inn.

A resolution was approved last fall designating the area in need of rehabilitation. Multiple criteria were met to establish the designation, including the age of public sewer and water infrastructure and the age of residential buildings within the area.

The corridor includes three opportunity sites, according to the plan: the South Main Street Firehouse Property which is owned by the borough, the former Spirits of Milltown property, and a group of vacant properties in the south end of the area across from Kuhlthau Avenue owned by Heritage of Milltown.

The purpose of the Heritage of Milltown District is to provide an opportunity to develop a mixed-use anchor at the southern end of the rehabilitation area, the plan says.

The properties within the district are in common ownership and can be developed as a cohesive entity. The district is encumbered by environmental constraints that justify increasing thepermitted height above the rest of the corridor as part of a balance to reduce the overall footprint of disturbance, according to the plan.

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Permitted principal uses are residential units in conjunction with at least 6,000 square feet of commercial or other publicly accessible non-residential use; co-working or traditional office space; restaurants; entertainment uses; and personal services and retail sales and services, unless otherwise prohibited.

The purpose of the Firehouse District is to support the adaptive reuse of the South Main Street Firehouse with a new commercial or community-focused use that will create activity along South Main Street.

Permitted uses in that district are community center; co-working space; restaurants; entertainment uses, micro-brewery/brewpub/micro-distillery; museum; professional offices; and theater/performance space/art gallery/event space.

The purpose of the Spirits of Milltown District is to permit an inclusionary multi-family development consistent with the borough’s affordable housing quota, while encouraging a mixed-use project to bring commercial activity to the South Main Street corridor.

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The uses permitted are mixed-use buildings with a minimum of 2,000 square feet of commercial space with residential units behind or above. In addition, commercial uses within certain categories are permitted as standalone uses or as part of a mixed-use development. The categories are restaurants; retail sales and service and personal services, unless otherwise prohibited; professional offices, including co-working space; micro-brewery/brew-pub/micro-distillery; community center and theater/performance space/art gallery/event space.

The purpose of the South Main Street District is to permit a wider and more consistent variety of nonresidential uses than the existing zoning with similar bulk requirements. Existing residential uses along South Main Street are permitted to remain; however, new development is required to be non-residential or mixed-use with a non-residential component along the South Main Street frontage.

Permitted principal uses are restaurants; retail sales and service and personal services, unless otherwise prohibited; professional offices, including co-working space; micro-brewery/brewpub/micro-distillery; community center; and theater/performance space/art gallery/event space.

All development must be approved by the Planning Board.

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Milltown 12U Team Stays Alive in NJ Section Three Tournament with Victory over Lincroft

Photo Credit: shutterstock/David Lee By Dawn MillerPublishedJuly 18, 2023 at 5:54 PMHAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ - After a devastating 3-2 loss in the opening game of the New Jersey Section Three Baseball Tournament courtesy of a walk-off homer, the Milltown Little League's 12U Gray Team bounces back with an 8-7 victory over the District 19 champs from Lincroft Little League. Both teams were facing elimination on Monday night after dropping into the losers bracket after loses i...

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By Dawn Miller

PublishedJuly 18, 2023 at 5:54 PM

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ - After a devastating 3-2 loss in the opening game of the New Jersey Section Three Baseball Tournament courtesy of a walk-off homer, the Milltown Little League's 12U Gray Team bounces back with an 8-7 victory over the District 19 champs from Lincroft Little League. Both teams were facing elimination on Monday night after dropping into the losers bracket after loses in the opening round. Lincroft lost to the District 18 champs from Holbrook Little League 5-0 on Friday.

Milltown and Lincroft faced off on Monday after Sunday's afternoon game was canceled because of rain and thunderstorms. The District 10 titleholders from the Milltown Little League took a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the first after Jack Abrams doubled to score a run. Jack Katcher then grounded out, allowing another run to score. Aiden Kunda doubled to drive in two runs giving Milltown a three-run lead. Will Zatorski increased the lead to 5-1 on a solo homer to right field in the bottom of the third.

Lincroft came roaring back in the top of the fourth inning, scoring six runs on five hits. Down 7-5 in the bottom of the fourth and staring at possible elimination, Milltown got one run back when Ryan Forney hit into a fielder's choice, scoring a runner. The run cut the lead to 7-6. Kayla Lewandowski then smacked a double. Lewandowski's double scored two runs and gave Milltown an 8-7 lead to keep the team afloat in the tournament.

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Cece Calandruccio had a single in the game and stole three bases. Robert Spicuzzo also had a single and stole two bases. Forney had a stolen base for Milltown. Harrison Kreiger hit a single for Milltown.

Abrams picked up the victory on the mound, pitching 3.1 innings and giving up seven runs on six hits with one strikeout. Katcher pitched 1.1 innings, giving up two hits and striking out one. Zatorski came on in relief to close out the game and earned the save.

Drew Cerminaro took the loss on the mound for Lincroft. Anthony Calabrese, John Pratt, Chase Bernabeo, Jack Ryan, Connor McNulty, Kevin Chiano, Kingston Iglesias and Austin Lowman had hits for Lincroft.

The victory over Lincroft keeps Milltown in the New Jersey Section Three Baseball Tournament which is the next step in the journey to the Little League World Series in August. The winner of the section three tournament goes on to play in the New Jersey Little League State Tournament in Secaucus July 26 through July 31. New Jersey's state champion moves on to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Bristol, Connecticut August 4 through August 11. Toms River East Little League was the 2022 New Jersey Little League State Champ.

Milltown takes the field on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to face South Wall. South Wall is the District 11 champions. Holbrook defeated South Wall 1-0 on Saturday. Tuesday's game is another win-or-go-home game for Milltown. Milltown and South Wall both have one loss in the double elimination tournament. Sunnybrae Little League is the host of the New Jersey Little League Section Three Baseball Tournament.

Popular brick oven pizza joint in Milltown is making a comeback

Pasquale's Brick Oven Pizza in Milltown is making a comeback.After closing early last month, the restaurant at 120 Ryders Lane will have a grand reopening on Friday, July 14.The previous owner lost his lease earlier this year and the business was purchased by Pasquale Parascandolo, his wife Trisha, Yovany Erazo Martinez and Jessica Waite.Pasquale, his wife and brother, Vincenzo Parascandolo, own P&V Plaza, where the restaurant is located."Pasquale is back in town," Pasquale Parascandol...

Pasquale's Brick Oven Pizza in Milltown is making a comeback.

After closing early last month, the restaurant at 120 Ryders Lane will have a grand reopening on Friday, July 14.

The previous owner lost his lease earlier this year and the business was purchased by Pasquale Parascandolo, his wife Trisha, Yovany Erazo Martinez and Jessica Waite.

Pasquale, his wife and brother, Vincenzo Parascandolo, own P&V Plaza, where the restaurant is located.

"Pasquale is back in town," Pasquale Parascandolo said. "I feel fantastic and very energetic with a great team. We're hoping everybody will come in and enjoy our traditional brick oven pizza.”

Parascandolo, a resident of Milltown, is no stranger to the business.

He came to the United States from Naples, Italy in 1984 and purchased his first pizzeria, Attilio’s Pizzeria and Restaurant in Jackson, in 1988.

He moved to Milltown in 1990 and he and his brother, Vincenzo, bought Dusal's Restaurant on Ryders Lane from their two uncles, who were both named Sal.

"That's where I met my lovely wife, Trisha, in 1991," Parascandolo said.

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In 1997, he, his wife and brother openedCasa Giuseppe on Route 27 in Iselin, which was named after Parascandolo’s father.

"My mother was a great cook," he said. "She made delicious home-cooked meals. My father was a chef on merchant ships and always had a passion for food. That's where I got the love of cooking."

In 2012, he, his wife and brother opened Pasquale Brick Oven Pizza at its current location.

"When we opened up this store, Yovany Erazo was our pizza man/chef and Jessica Waite was the front counter person/manager," Parascandolo said.

Pasquale Brick Oven Pizza was sold in 2014.

Parascandolo said the traditional brick oven in the restaurant was built by Joe Calcagno on Staten Island.

"It took him 41 days to build," he said.

In recent weeks, Pasquale Brick Oven Pizza has been undergoing renovations.

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20th Annual Haunted River Walk on Tap in Milltown

MILLTOWN, NJ - Halloween lovers will want to mark the calendar for the annual scarefest along Milltown's Mill Pond. This year's Haunted River Walk, which is sponsored by Joyce Kilmer's eighth grade class, is set for Thursday, October 26, Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. The fun starts at dusk and continues until 9:30 p.m.The October tradition dates back to 2003. Many Joyce Kilmer eighth graders have come together over the past 20 years to create this unique Halloween celebration which has become a mainstay for many Middles...

MILLTOWN, NJ - Halloween lovers will want to mark the calendar for the annual scarefest along Milltown's Mill Pond. This year's Haunted River Walk, which is sponsored by Joyce Kilmer's eighth grade class, is set for Thursday, October 26, Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. The fun starts at dusk and continues until 9:30 p.m.

The October tradition dates back to 2003. Many Joyce Kilmer eighth graders have come together over the past 20 years to create this unique Halloween celebration which has become a mainstay for many Middlesex County residents. The annual Haunted River Walk features 10 Halloween inspired skits created by JK's eighth grade class. Skits feature elaborate sets, amazing costumes and thrilling scenes which unite to produce an evening of spine-chilling excitement.

Each fall's Haunted River Walk has its own theme. Themes over the years have featured fairy tales, haunted Disney, Milltown Asylum, desolate boardwalk and last fall's cursed carnival. This year, JK's eighth graders have fashioned a Screaming Service theme. Haunted River Walk participants will be stepping into an eerie scene featuring a different take on the most popular shows streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Peacock, Hulu and Disney+.

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For people who have never experienced a Haunted River Walk, the scene is set with a guided walk through Joyce Kill-More Cemetery which features tombstones promoting local businesses and highlighting the unfortunate demise of Joyce Kilmer and Milltown School District staff. If the cemetery, doesn't scare people away, it's time to purchase a ticket and head to each of the 10 skits. By the time participants work their way through the skits, they are back at the beginning where they can enjoy refreshments and treats.

"A tradition like none other, the Haunted River Walk highlights the skills and spirit of the young men and women of Joyce Kilmer School while illuminating the camaraderie and unity of our close-knit town," said Joyce Kilmer Principal William Veit.

Tickets are sold at the gate on the night of the event and are $6 for students, $8 for adults and $4 for seniors. All the proceeds from the Haunted River Walk go to support the eighth grade class trip. So, mark the calendar if you dare. The Haunted River Walk is not for the faint of heart.

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