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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 South Amboy, 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 South Amboy, 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 South Amboy, 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 South Amboy, 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 South Amboy, NJ
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment South Amboy, 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 South Amboy, NJ

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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 South Amboy, 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 South Amboy, 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 South Amboy, 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 South Amboy, NJ

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment South Amboy, 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 South Amboy, NJ

First Day Of South Amboy-NYC Ferry Service: Customers 'Love It'

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ — About 20 passengers disembarked from the 5:25 p.m. ferry as it arrived Monday evening in South Amboy, direct from Manhattan.Monday was the inaugural day for the revived South Amboy-NYC ferry service, provided by NY Waterway. Customer traffic was light, and the service seemed quickly thrown together: The parking lot at 100 Radford Ferry Road in South Amboy is not paved; it is a mixture of gravel and dirt.Also, there i...

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ — About 20 passengers disembarked from the 5:25 p.m. ferry as it arrived Monday evening in South Amboy, direct from Manhattan.

Monday was the inaugural day for the revived South Amboy-NYC ferry service, provided by NY Waterway. Customer traffic was light, and the service seemed quickly thrown together: The parking lot at 100 Radford Ferry Road in South Amboy is not paved; it is a mixture of gravel and dirt.

Also, there is no ferry terminal; NY Waterway set up a mobile trailer, with a port-a-potty.

But the most important things functioned exactly as they should: The ferry boats departed and arrived on schedule. It was a speedy, non-stop ride (under 50 minutes) to Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan. The boat ride was calm and not choppy — "It doesn't start getting bumpy until November," mused one seasoned ferry boat commuter.

The parking lot is free and parking plentiful; the boats are clean and spacious and the monthly ticket is cheaper than the NYC ferry service SeaStreak is offering just down the road at Belford (A South Amboy monthly ticket is $588; a 40-trip ticket from Belford to NYC by Seastreak is $720).

"It was a great trip," said Patrick Ha, 29, a South Amboy resident who up until today took NJ Transit and then PATH to his job in Manhattan. He said he was eager to check out the ferry on their first day of service. "I got the 7:45 a.m. ferry this morning and was in Manhattan by 8:37 p.m. It's definitely nicer than the train/PATH, and there were fewer people on the boat — and no transfer."

He said the ferry is $6 more expensive per trip than the NJ Transit/PATH combo.

"I have to be in NYC by 8:35 a.m. in the mornings, so I think I will stick with the train in the mornings, and use (the ferry) coming back at night. It's roomier; the trains get really crowded. And prettier. I texted my girlfriend a picture of how pretty it was coming home, going under the Verrazano."

Middletown resident Alex Pantaler is a regular ferry commuter: He worked from home during the pandemic, but his company increasingly wants him in the office. He used to always take the Seastreak ferry from Belford, but he will now start taking it from South Amboy for the sole reason that the South Amboy ferry is cheaper.

"This is cheaper. I'm going to start taking it from here," he said. "It's a calm boat ride. You never sit in traffic. In my mind, the ferry has always just been a much better commute."

Mike Vidal was one of many curious South Amboy residents who drove up Monday "just to check it out."

"I wish NY Waterway well; I'm glad this actually came to fruition," he said. "I do wonder if they'll pave this parking lot," he said, peering down at the dirt road. "I mean, do I want to walk through mud in a suit and tie to get to the ferry? And there is currently no weekend service. Do they plan to add it?"

South Amboy Mayor Fred Henry, NY Waterway CEO Armand Pohan and Congressman Frank Pallone were at the ferry dock Monday morning for a ribbon cutting to mark the first day of service.

“We’re thrilled to bring this ferry connection to the South Amboy community and to the thousands of commuters who live in surrounding Middlesex County and seek fast, comfortable and reliable service,” said NY Waterway CEO Pohan. “Free parking, easy South Amboy rail connections and free shuttles locally and in New York City make the ferry a highly attractive commuting option. And we expect the South Amboy terminal to be a catalyst for economic development in this area.”

The ferry is expected to service over 1,000 daily riders during each weekday. There is no weekend service. The ferry will provide direct service from South Amboy to two stops in Manhattan, the Financial District and Midtown.

"We loved it!," raved two other women who got off the ferry and huddled into their car in the cold late October wind that blew in off Raritan Bay. "We just wanted to do a day in New York City and the ferry took us there and back; it was so easy. We did Rockefeller Center, lunch, shopping. It literally could not have been easier taking the ferry in and back. The ticket round-trip was $26. We are fine with that. We really hope this service takes off around here!"

Need to know:

There is a parking lot right next to the ferry dock, and parking is free. NY Waterway provides free shuttles from the South Amboy train station to get people to the ferry; they also provided free shuttles once the ferry docks in Midtown.

Ferries will go to both Downtown (Brookfield Place) and Midtown (West 39th Street). Right now, service will not run on weekends; it will be weekdays, Monday-Friday only. Service will run during the morning and evening commute hours, according to NY Waterway.

Starting Oct. 30, the first ferry leaves at 5:45 a.m., and then every hour: 6:45 a.m., 7:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. Here is the South Amboy-NYC schedule: https://www.nywaterway.com/Sou...

Fares are one-way adult: $18, one-way senior: $17, 10-trip: $165, 40-trip: $600 and monthly $588. For comparison, a 40-trip ticket from Belford to NYC by Seastreak is $720.

Stranger in South Amboy coffee shop helps new NJ.com GM find friendly home

My wife and I were in a South Amboy coffee shop enjoying the quaintness of the place when a woman walked in with an energy level that suggested she’d already had enough caffeine. As she waited for her order, she was ending an intense phone conversation.The journalist in me couldn’t resist. I asked her where she was from and how long she’d lived in Jersey. The conversation eventually shifted to my wife Melodie and me. She wanted to know why we were here and how long we’d lived in Jersey. When I told her that we&...

My wife and I were in a South Amboy coffee shop enjoying the quaintness of the place when a woman walked in with an energy level that suggested she’d already had enough caffeine. As she waited for her order, she was ending an intense phone conversation.

The journalist in me couldn’t resist. I asked her where she was from and how long she’d lived in Jersey. The conversation eventually shifted to my wife Melodie and me. She wanted to know why we were here and how long we’d lived in Jersey. When I told her that we’d spent an exasperating month looking for an apartment and that we were new to the state, she grabbed her order and wished us good luck. She was on the way to a hair appointment, and as a father of two daughters, I have learned that nothing gets in the way of that.

But then something unexpected happened. Coming from the South, we had been falsely told that Jersey people were abrasive and unfriendly. We looked outside the coffee shop and noticed that our new friend was clearing the seats in her special-ordered, 5-speed, Jeep. What we didn’t know was that she was clearing the seats for us.

Our new friend told us she’d delayed her hair appointment. She said she knew of residential developments where her friends were quite happy. Like a Realtor looking to close a deal, she proceeded to drive us to several of those communities. Only she isn’t a Realtor; she is a mental health professional with her own private business. We determined she was our good Samaritan. She made the determination we could be trusted, and we did the same. And off we went, looking at place after place. It was a tremendous act of kindness.

The friendliness of the people of Jersey has been replayed over and over. Everywhere we go, we are greeted with smiles and conversation. In one apartment we visited, we stayed nearly an hour as the current occupant regaled us with story after story about how much he loved his place but felt it was time to buy.

My wife and I are a few months removed from our conversation with our new friend and Jersey is now our home. I am the new general manager for NJ.com, which is an extraordinary position that covers several important areas of our business: News, innovation, business initiatives, public engagement and more. I’d spent years in newspapers and digital operations before I became GM at the PBS-NPR station in Mississippi, my home state. I had a short stint at Columbus, Ohio’s WOSU before the phone rang asking of my interest in NJ.com. It took some deliberation, but I ultimately decided that I wanted to come back to my journalism roots. I’ve found NJ.com to be a good fit for me, with journalists who take pride in their work and an overall team of advertising and marketing professionals who know their importance to the success of our business.

I’ve joined an award-winning team that does journalism for the right reasons. They do it to serve diverse audiences who support our work. Each day, we face a daunting challenge: With Jersey’s rich diversity of ideas, it is our job to determine news of value for readers. The old saying in news that no two days are the same still holds true. That simply means that our journalists must approach each day with a new level of vigor.

The energy we have to bring to our coverage reminds me of my new friend from the coffee shop. It’s easy to discern that she approaches her life with that Jersey hustle, with no wasted time. She did, however, take the time to send me an email recently asking how we’re doing and where we settled. It’s that Jersey kindness again. Next time, it’ll be my turn to clean up the car, take her to dinner, and show her our appreciation. She set the tone that you can’t always believe what you hear. But you can believe what you see and experience.

@ronagnew.

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Long-awaited South Amboy Ferry Terminal begins service

Listen to this articleAt a Monday ribbon cutting in South Amboy, local, state and federal officials joined with other community stakeholders to officially mark the launch of ferry service from South Amboy to Manhattan.The route began operations Monday at 5:45 a.m. from the NY Waterway South Amboy Ferry Terminal on Radford Ferry Road. Service on the new line travels to downtown (Brookfield Place/Battery Park City) and midtown Manhattan (Pier 79 on West 39th Street).The terminal offers weekday morning and afternoon service...

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At a Monday ribbon cutting in South Amboy, local, state and federal officials joined with other community stakeholders to officially mark the launch of ferry service from South Amboy to Manhattan.

The route began operations Monday at 5:45 a.m. from the NY Waterway South Amboy Ferry Terminal on Radford Ferry Road. Service on the new line travels to downtown (Brookfield Place/Battery Park City) and midtown Manhattan (Pier 79 on West 39th Street).

The terminal offers weekday morning and afternoon service – touting a fast, comfortable and reliable ride along with free parking; easy South Amboy rail connections; complementary shuttles; contactless ticketing and boarding; free transfers to Weekhawken, Hoboken and Jersey City; and available on-board refreshments.

A one-way adult ticket into Manhattan is $18 and $17 for seniors, while kids under 12 ride free. The trip to Manhattan is just about an hour. More details on the service, pricing and schedule is available here.

The ferry is expected to service more than 1,000 daily riders during the week and eventually some 250 daily weekend riders, with an annual estimated ridership of more than 250,000. Officials say the route will greatly lower daily commuter traffic congestion between Central Jersey and Manhattan.

Service is beginning from a temporary terminal while a permanent $30 million facility is completed. Officials say the new depot, which will be about 100 yards away from the temporary site, is slated to debut in 2025.

26 years in the making

As he opened his remarks during the ribbon cutting, South Amboy Mayor Fred Henry reflected on the long road to bring this project to fruition.

“It has taken us 26 years for this to happen,” said Henry. “And these are very exciting days for us that we celebrate today.”

He ticked through a number of the challenges and hurdles along the way – from remediation to cleanup, permitting, funding and more.

“We have finally realized our dream of launching a ferry service to New York City,” said Henry. “If all goes well in the next 18 months, we will be having another ribbon cutting at our permanent facility. Until then, we will enjoy this temporary home.”

“It has been a long time coming, but we are happy to be here today for this historic event,” said NY Waterway President and CEO Armand Pohan. “We are happy to be here at this temporary facility – but it will not be a temporary service. We signed up for this gig for the next 20 years.”

Pohan noted that once-abandoned industrial sites in the region, such as the South Amboy location, have been transformed by ferry service.

“You have the ferry and then residential development comes. Then, retail starts coming and entertainment starts coming,” Pohan explained. “And that is going to be the future here over the next 20 years as a result of starting this ferry service.”

He echoed what a lot of the officials who spoke during the event stressed — how critical the public-private partnerships between the different stakeholders and entities were to make this project a reality.

“I’m proud to join state and local leaders in South Amboy today to witness the launch of the ferry. This moment is the culmination of years of hard work from everyone joining us today. The South Amboy ferry will give residents a new way to commute between Central Jersey and New York City and reduce traffic congestion,” said U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-6th District. “The ferry will also bolter economic opportunities in the city and surrounding area. I’m glad to see the federal funding I helped secure for the project in action, and I want to thank everyone who joined us today for their dedication to this important project.”

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, D-19th District, who was born and raised in South Amboy, described the ribbon cutting as a special day after a very long journey as well as a testament to the tenacity, commitment, vision and work between different levels of government by project stakeholders and town leaders, such as the mayor.

“The reason we were all committed to doing this is because it is such a big deal for South Amboy. It really is,” said Coughlin. “This is something special.”

Coughlin said that South Amboy is a place that is on the move, pointing to many of the exciting happenings and redevelopment projects taking place.

“It is a place that I have witnessed the transformation over the course of the years. And it is a really special place with a remarkable downtown – and one that is going to really benefit from this ferry terminal because it is going to bring people into South Amboy,” Coughlin explained. “And once they get to see it, they are going to get to love it. To the point – if you build it and they will come. Well, they will and they are going to come enjoy South Amboy.”

“This ferry service is much more than a connection to New York – as it represents an economic driver for the city and, more importantly, cements South Amboy and the 19th District’s role as a major transit hub in Middlesex County,” said Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez, D-19th District.

“These are very exciting times for South Amboy,” said Henry. “And I very honored to be the mayor of South Amboy – to see this project through.”

Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy to Hold Fall Beach Sweep on Oct. 21

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ – Clean Ocean Action will be holding their 38th annual Fall Beach Sweep at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy, NJ on Oct. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.“Middlesex County has been hosting this event at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park for over 17 years,” said Julia DeRosso, Middlesex County Conservation Corps. Coordinator. “This event is not just a great way to get outdoors for the day, it’s an opportunity to participate in a large-scale citizen science project to raise aware...

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ – Clean Ocean Action will be holding their 38th annual Fall Beach Sweep at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy, NJ on Oct. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

“Middlesex County has been hosting this event at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park for over 17 years,” said Julia DeRosso, Middlesex County Conservation Corps. Coordinator. “This event is not just a great way to get outdoors for the day, it’s an opportunity to participate in a large-scale citizen science project to raise awareness about the amount of trash and plastic materials dumped into our waterways.”

In past years, this event has brought in as many as 500 volunteers to help pick up as much as 10 cubic yards of trash, or 2,000lbs of trash.

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“We find all kinds of litter out on the beach,” said DeRosso. “Volunteers will find everything from food and candy wrappers to wooden pallets and large pieces of lumber washed up on the shoreline. I would say that the most prevalent type of trash we find is some form of broken-down plastic material.”

Volunteers search the beach with garbage bags, buckets, and data cards, recording the kinds of litter and debris they pick up to help with the research that Clean Ocean Action is doing across the state of New Jersey.

“Clean Ocean Action uses the data collected during the Beach Sweeps to help address the sources of pollution, monitor trends over time, and discover and promote solutions. This information is then used to lobby for policy changes and enact real change within the state of New Jersey,” said DeRosso.

“This event is appropriate for all ages,” she added. “It’s a great opportunity to get out with the whole family and impress the importance of community service and environmental advocacy to younger people.”

For anyone who would like to participate in the Fall Beach Sweep event, email Julia.DeRosso@co.middlesex.nj.us to register. You must also register with Clean Ocean Action on their website, registration opens up on Sept. 5.

U.S. News Announces Its 2023 'Best High Schools' List. Find Out Where Sayreville and South Amboy Ranked

SAYREVILLE/SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- Sayreville War Memorial High School was ranked No. 157 in New Jersey while South Amboy Middle/High School was ranked No. 265 in U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 Best High Schools List. The schools were ranked No. 3,960 and No. 8,183 in the nation respectively.Sayreville War Memorial had a 94% graduation rate, while South Amboy was just a bit higher at a 96% graduation rate. However, Sayreville...

SAYREVILLE/SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- Sayreville War Memorial High School was ranked No. 157 in New Jersey while South Amboy Middle/High School was ranked No. 265 in U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 Best High Schools List. The schools were ranked No. 3,960 and No. 8,183 in the nation respectively.

Sayreville War Memorial had a 94% graduation rate, while South Amboy was just a bit higher at a 96% graduation rate. However, Sayreville outscored South Amboy in student proficiency in math, science, and writing.

Students at Sayreville War Memorial and South Amboy Middle/High School have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. Sayreville's AP® participation is 30% with 21% of students passing at least one exam; South Amboy's AP® participation is at 35% with 24% of students passing at least one exam.

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Sayreville War Memorial High School Report Card (from U.S. News & World Report)

South Amboy High School Report Card (from U.S. News & World Report)

U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools list looks at public schools whose students demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math, reading and science state assessments, earned qualifying scores in an array of college-level exams, and graduated in high proportions. U.S. News worked with RTI International, a global nonprofit social science research firm, to rank almost 18,000 public high schools across the country. Six factors were used to determine the rankings:

The Early College at Guilford in Greensboro, NC was ranked as the No. 1 High School in America on U.S. News' list while Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Technologies ranked as the No. 2 High School in New Jersey.

Two of the six Middlesex County VoTech schools finished in the state's Top 5: Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Technologies in Edison rated No. 2 in New Jersey and the No. 39 high school in the country, while the Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health was rated No. 4 and ranked No. 65 in the nation, according to U.S. News' list.

Here are the rankings of some nearby high schools in Middlesex County:

NJ State Rank School City
27

John P. Stevens High School

Edison
66

East Brunswick High School

East Brunswick
156

Edison High School

Edison
157

Sayreville War Memorial High School

Parlin
257

Perth Amboy High School

Perth Amboy
265

South Amboy Middle/High School

South Amboy
304

Woodbridge High School

Woodbridge
324

South River High School

South River
352-399

New Brunswick High School

New Brunswick

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