Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-invasive approach to overall wellness and healing that focuses on correcting issues with your musculoskeletal system. When performed by a licensed chiropractor, it can alleviate and even eliminate common problems such as:
To treat your conditions and help reduce your pain, chiropractors use time-tested, hands-on techniques to adjust your spine, neck, back, and other joints throughout your body to restore proper function, mobility, and alignment. Once your body is in proper alignment, it functions optimally, leading to improved overall wellness and health.
Unlike some sports rehab clinics in The Garden State, chiropractors from NJ Sports Spine & Wellness work with you one-on-one to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific goals and needs relating to your pain and ability to live a normal life. Because our team takes a holistic approach to healthcare, we cover all aspects of your health and wellness when developing your chiropractic treatment plan. That way, we increase your chances of living a fulfilling life free of pain and worry about throwing your back out.
Seeing a chiropractor can quite literally change your life for the better. According to the American Chiropractic Association, in general, chiropractic therapy is a more effective solution for back pain than other treatments like addictive pain pills, surgeries, and yoga. When combined with services like physical therapy, occupational therapy, and acupuncture, chiropractic care may be the key you need to open the door to a pain-free life.Shedule An Appointment
Some of the many benefits of seeing a reliable, licensed chiropractor include the following:
Perhaps the most obvious reason to make an appointment with a chiropractor is for back pain relief. Some people only need to see a chiropractor when they have occasional back pain, such as when they wake up in the morning. Others, such as those who have been in serious car accidents, need regular chiropractic adjustments and therapies, which are often supplemented with techniques like physical therapy and acupuncture.
There are many causes of back pain that range from advanced conditions like having sciatica and herniated discs to everyday issues like poor posture and sleeping in a harmful position. Your chiropractor's job is to pinpoint the cause(s) of your back pain and build a customized plan to address your musculoskeletal conditions. Once that happens, pain relief follows shortly after.
At New Jersey Sports Spine & Wellness, we craft personalized chiropractic plans for every patient we treat, with the goal of avoiding harmful surgeries and addictive medicines.
If you've never experienced a headache in your life, you're exceedingly rare. Just about every American will suffer from a headache at some point or another. For some, headaches only happen occasionally and are not much more than an annoyance. For others, headaches evolve into crippling migraines that can affect quality of life, ability to work, and much more.
If you find yourself digging into a bottle of Aspirin or something stronger when you have a headache, it might be time to visit an NJSSW chiropractor.
Do you wake up in the morning feeling like you didn't sleep a wink the previous night? Do you have to take sleep aides like Ambien in order to drift off to dreamland? If you have chronic back pain, getting a full night's rest is easier said than done. From misaligned spines to improper sleeping posture, your chiropractor in Millhurst can use manipulation therapy and other techniques to boost blood flow and align your vertebrae, so your body can heal itself and help you rest better.
One of the best things about seeing your chiropractor is that when your session is over, you often feel great. The pain relief feels phenomenal. When you're not in pain, you have a more positive outlook on life, and often enjoy better sleep, blood pressure, and even sexual relations. It makes sense, then, that chiropractic care has been shown to help reduce stress and anxiety, which promotes relaxation and improved mental health.
At NJ Sports Spine & Wellness, we work with a long list of athletes who suffer from sports injuries and other problems that can manifest from being active. For professional athletes, having a trustworthy chiropractor to care for them is needed for their careers. But you don't have to be a pro athlete to benefit from chiropractic care. Ordinary people that enjoy active lifestyles can reap tremendous rewards through chiropractic care, such as improved range of motion and relief from compressed discs.
Whether you enjoy impromptu games of tag football or simply want to play with your kids, seeing a chiropractor can help you be healthy and active without fighting back, neck, and joint pain. That's especially true when chiropractic therapy is used in conjunction with acupuncture, physical therapy, or occupational therapy.ies and addictive medicines.
Your NJ Sports Spine & Wellness chiropractor in Millhurst may use a range of techniques to restore function and alignment in your body. Some of the most common techniques our chiropractors use include:
Life has a habit of being unexpected. Sure, some surprises only hurt your bank account, like last-minute renovations in your home. But severe incidents, like car accidents, can inflict physical injuries that cause you long-term pain. These problems, like neck and back injuries, affect many Americans daily. Even worse, many hardworking people turn to risky surgeries and addictive pain medications, only to find themselves deep in a hole that seems impossible to get out of.
If you suffer from serious range-of-motion issues or you're in chronic pain, it's important to know that you have treatment choices. You don't have to put your health at risk to relieve your pain. One of the most successful non-invasive treatments offered for pain is physical therapy. The main goal of physical therapy is to restore movement and function to patients affected by illness, injury, or disability.
Physical therapists work with patients of all ages and abilities, from children to elderly adults, to help them overcome physical limitations and improve their quality of life. At NJ Sports Spine & Wellness, our physical therapists help treat a wide range of conditions, from neck pain and spinal cord injuries to back pain and arthritis.
Once our PTs have made headway, they will often use our chiropractic therapy to provide the patient with more relief. Having the option of both chiropractic and physical therapy is often very effective, because your chiropractor in Millhurst can address nerve irritation and joint dysfunction while your physical therapist helps retrain your musculoskeletal system, allowing your body to heal faster.
Some of the biggest benefits of using physical therapy along with chiropractic care include:
Occupational therapy, or OT, is to help patients of all ages and abilities engage in activities of daily living, or ADL. Often, that means helping patients reclaim the ability to continue working, going to school, accomplishing day-to-day tasks, or other activities common to daily living.
Occupational therapy can benefit individuals going through many conditions, such as traumatic brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, and chronic pain. The end goal of occupational therapy is to help patients achieve the maximum level of independence and participation in their daily lives. If pain, discomfort, weakness, fatigue, or fear prevent you from participating in activities you love, an OT from NJ Sports Spine & Wellness could become the MVP of your wellness journey.
To give our patients the most complete pain relief and recovery options, our doctors and practitioners will often lean on the expertise of both a physical therapist and a chiropractor in Millhurst. By working together, your PT, OT, and chiropractor can provide you with a comprehensive approach to total-body functionality, from your spine and joints to your mind and range of motion.
Some of the most common benefits of using OT with chiropractic care include:
Acupuncture boosts your body's functions and helps improve its ability to heal through anatomic site stimulation - usually called acupuncture points or acupoints. To stimulate these points, acupuncturists at NJ Sports Spine & Wellness insert fine, sterile needles into your skin. Most patients don't feel any pain as needles are applied. Typically, needles are left in the skin up to 30 minutes. After your session, it's normal to feel incredibly relaxed.
While some practitioners still adhere to traditional philosophies, modern acupuncturists take an integrative approach to the therapy. Today, professional acupuncturists use these techniques to stimulate your body's natural healing and pain-fighting processes. When coupled with personalized care from a chiropractor in Millhurst as well as physical or occupational therapy, you can find real relief from the physical and emotional roadblocks holding you back. Some of the most reported benefits of acupuncture treatment include:
During an acupuncture session, you may feel a slight sensation of warmth or tingling at the needle's site of insertion. Generally speaking, acupuncture is painless and perfectly safe for you to consider. In fact, many practitioners and doctors recommend combining acupuncture with other treatment options like chiropractic adjustments.
Though acupuncture and chiropractic therapies come from different origins, both include non-invasive, holistic, and gentle approaches that don't require drugs to work. They also both facilitate total-body healing by addressing the underlying causes of your symptoms - not just the symptoms themselves.
Because acupuncture is known to release endorphins and improve blood flow, having a session prior to a chiropractic adjustment can be very beneficial. That's because, after acupuncture, your muscles are less stiff, more relaxed, and easier to adjust effectively. Over time, as you combine acupuncture and chiropractic therapy, you'll benefit from less inflammation and less pain as you heal from injuries or musculoskeletal conditions. That same truth applies to patients who undergo serious chiropractic adjustments.
At NJ Sports Spine & Wellness, our staff consists of licensed and highly-trained professionals, including specialists focusing on:
Every member of our team believes that the path to wellness and a pain-free life begins with customized treatment plans that cater to your needs and body. Unlike some chiropractors in Millhurst, we do not treat on-the-surface symptoms with one-size-fits-all therapies. We do not rely on powerful pain medications to mask your pain or invasive surgeries that require weeks of recovery. Instead, we address the root causes of your pain so that we can help you live the happy, healthy life you're craving.
To achieve that goal, we'll conduct an in-depth evaluation to learn about your medical history. We'll also perform diagnostic tests and speak with you one-on-one to get a better sense of your needs. From there, we'll recommend the therapies that can give you a new lease on life and be there for every milestone you hit.
If you're fed up of living with the limits of pain and lack of mobility, we're here to help you break free. Contact our office today to get started.
@DevinLoringMANALAPAN – Real estate developer Vito Cardinale said he has a vision for the future of living in New Jersey, and it doesn't involve a backyard or a white picket fence.A tract of 123 acres of farmland in Manalapan at the corner of Route 33 and Millhurst Road is perfect for his vision, bringing a downtown to the middle of suburban spr...
MANALAPAN – Real estate developer Vito Cardinale said he has a vision for the future of living in New Jersey, and it doesn't involve a backyard or a white picket fence.
A tract of 123 acres of farmland in Manalapan at the corner of Route 33 and Millhurst Road is perfect for his vision, bringing a downtown to the middle of suburban sprawl. Apartments above stores and restaurants, a brain research facility and even an amphitheater that doubles as a skating rink in the winter is what he sees, likening it to Pier Village in Long Branch.
"You can come down (from your apartment) and walk to the dry cleaner, walk to cafes. ... They want that life," said Cardinale of Cardinale Enterprises.
"They" in this case refers the community's targets of millennials – people from ages of 20 to 35 who don't have children – or empty nesters who are looking for more convenience as they get older.
The development, Manalapan Crossing, has proposed 900 residential apartments, 20 restaurants, approximately 30 retail locations and 100 additional residences that would meet Manalapan's affordable housing requirement, Cardinale said.
But don't start sweating, the project has yet to be formally introduced, let alone approved by township officials.
Presenting the idea
Cardinale presented his plan during an informal "town hall meeting" April 8 to gauge reactions residents and Township Committee members.
"It was their (Cardinale Enterprises) first opportunity to come before the (town hall) committee and say what they'd like to do," said Manalapan mayor Jack McNaboe.
The mayor said reactions were mixed.
"Parts of the project are terrific, but parts I think everyone has a little trouble with," he said.
The main concern seemed to be the residential component. "As it (The Manalapan Crossing) sits right now, it's probably too much, but I can't speak for my other colleagues," McNaboe said. "It seems like a whole lot but leaves some negotiating room, and that's where we are."
McNaboe said next steps for the developer include applying to have the land rezoned. Currently, the location is zoned for 500,000 square feet of retail space. It is not zoned for any residential apartments, but Cardinale said the amount of retail space proposed for his project would be around 500,000 square feet.
McNaboe said its uncertain how long potentially rezoning the land to include a residential component would take. It could take months or longer, if the town even decides to move forward with the project.
Cardinale said he's being proactive, and is taking his presentation on the road. "It's nice the town did that (the town hall meeting). They've been very cooperative," Cardinale said.
He said he's now taking his idea to the land's neighboring 55-and-over communities to get their feedback. He called the process a "give and take."
An open-air amphitheater acts as a central point to the development. In the winter, it would convert to an ice-skating rink. Restaurants, each with their own international flair, would encircle the amphitheater. Residential units would be located above the restaurants.
The roadways inside this area of the development would not be suitable for heavy traffic, Cardinale said, so a golf cart system would allow for transportation.
Cardinale said he foresees the golf cart system to run like a taxi service. Available with a phone call, club golf carts could pick people up and take them out to restaurants. He also has considered getting approval from the Department of Transportation and the county to allow neighboring communities to drive their personal golf carts into the Manalapan Crossing.
Buildings set back from the center of the development would include a brain research facility that would contribute to the curing of neurological diseases, specifically multiple sclerosis. Cardinale said he's very involved in support the fight to cure MS, having recently lost his wife to the disease.
"There is limited research being done on the brain," he said. "This is not only about the development. There's something more going on here."
The living quarters above the brain research facility would be reserved for MS or neurological disease patients, who would be able to donate their brains to the facility after their passing. "All of us, as we age, we'd appreciate and welcome that (facility) to this area," McNaboe said.
In addition to the brain research facility, a separate wellness center would be committed to helping and housing wounded warriors.
Cardinale said the apartments above the brain research facility and wellness center would fulfill Manalapan's affordable housing requirements. McNaboe said one in six homes in Manalapan must be affordable.
"I'm converting a farm field and building housing up, rather than taking down 123 acres of trees," Cardinale said. "Manalapan will have a downtown. It doesn't have one now."
Additional features include a design center and executive offices, a supermarket, an arts and exhibition center, a hotel and banquet hall, solar energy and changes to Route 33.
Adjustments to the U-turn, stoplights and lanes would be privately funded at about $10 million, Cardinale said. A bus stop creating public access to the New Jersey Turnpike and New York City, and additional commuter parking would also be installed.
Jackson, Barnegat developments
Cardinale Enterprises' track record includes the Jackson Crossing retail facility at 21 South Hope Road in Jackson and Barnegat Crossing – also a combination retail and residential project – that is currently under construction.
The entire Manalapan Crossing project would be privately funded, and valued at about $250 million, Cardinale said, with the community funding the brain research facility.
Cardinale said he has not considered any Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) programs.
He anticipates the development will create approximately 1,151 permanent jobs, $5,452,950 in annual tax revenue, and a revenue surplus of $3,540,470.
Additionally, a private report indicated only 67 children would be added to the school district, which has been dropping in enrollment.
"This is smart growth, that's the future," Cardinale said. "We'd like to break ground as quickly as possible."
"We're actually putting a commission together with a mix of residents and professionals to actually get all these ideas and sort through them," McNaboe said. "Some ideas are great, some won't be allowed and then we'll move from there. ... This would be the biggest project to ever hit Manalapan, but it's far, far, from being (approved)."
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MANALAPAN CROSSING BY THE NUMBERS
Number of apartments: 900
Number of restaurants: 20
Number of retail locations: 30
Permanent job creation: 1,151
Annual tax revenue: $5,452,950
Annual revenue surplus: $3,540,470
Source: Cardinale Enterprises
MANALAPAN – The Manalapan Planning Board has granted final approval to developer Vito Cardinale and signed off on his plan to build the Manalapan Crossing project at Route 33 and Millhurst Road.Board members voted 6-3 during a meeting on Sept. 12 to grant final major subdivision and site plan approval for the mixed use commercial and residential project.Voting “yes” on a motion to grant final approval were board members John Castronovo, David Kane, Alan Ginsberg, Barry Fisher, Township Committeeman Barry Jacob...
MANALAPAN – The Manalapan Planning Board has granted final approval to developer Vito Cardinale and signed off on his plan to build the Manalapan Crossing project at Route 33 and Millhurst Road.
Board members voted 6-3 during a meeting on Sept. 12 to grant final major subdivision and site plan approval for the mixed use commercial and residential project.
Voting “yes” on a motion to grant final approval were board members John Castronovo, David Kane, Alan Ginsberg, Barry Fisher, Township Committeeman Barry Jacobson and Deputy Mayor Jack McNaboe.
Voting “no” on the motion were the board’s chairwoman, Kathryn Kwaak, the board’s vice chairman, Todd Brown, and Daria D’Agostino. The three board members expressed concern over the architecture of the proposed buildings.
Cardinale and Associates, LLC, has proposed developing Manalapan Crossing with a 280-home Four Seasons at Manalapan Crossing 55-and-over community, retail space, medical office space, a bank, a convenience store with a gas station, and 58 non-age restricted one-bedroom apartments designated as affordable housing and/or housing for individuals who have special needs.
Attorney Salvatore Alfieri represents the applicant. He opened the evening’s proceedings by reporting that the state Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved the creation of a third travel lane on Route 33 from Millhurst Road to Crossing Lane, which will be one of the entrances to Manalapan Crossing.
During previous hearings on the application, Planning Board members asked the developer to provide a third lane on the highway between Millhurst Road and Crossing Lane.
Alfieri said the DOT has also approved a waiver that will allow Cardinale to construct a traffic signal on Route 33, about 1,600 feet west of Millhurst Road. The new traffic signal will allow motorists heading east on Route 33 to turn left into Manalapan Crossing and motorists exiting Manalapan Crossing to turn left onto Route 33 east.
The attorney said up to 24 of the 58 affordable housing units at Manalapan Crossing would be homes for people who have special needs, possibly disabled veterans or individuals who have multiple sclerosis. Alfieri said there would be employment opportunities at the development’s business for the residents of the affordable housing.
Alfieri identified Amboy Bank as a commercial tenant. He said no other tenants could be publicly identified at this time.
McNaboe asked if the tenants would include a supermarket, saying, “The only thing we have ever asked for is some type of food” at Manalapan Crossing.
“Mr. Cardinale knows that,” Alfieri told the deputy mayor.
Ian Borden, a licensed planner, was the first witness called by Alfieri. Borden said no substantive changes have been made to the plan since the board granted preliminary approval in January.
Borden said bicycle racks and benches would be provided at Manalapan Crossing, a missing piece of sidewalk near one building would be constructed and bollards to provide pedestrian safety would be installed at several locations.
Borden clarified several points regarding refuse collection, he said fire hydrants would be relocated to conform to the wishes of the fire bureau and he confirmed that the conversion of garage space space to living space would be prohibited in the Manalapan Crossing adult community.
Nicholas Verderese, a senior principal/founder of Dynamic Traffic, reviewed the improvements the developer will make at the intersection of Route 33 and Millhurst Road (additional lanes), at the intersection of Route 33 and Sweetmans Lane (additional lanes) and to a jughandle that leads from Route 33 west to Millhurst Road (shifting the jughandle to accommodate additional vehicles).
He confirmed a traffic signal would be constructed at the intersection of Millhurst Road and Whitlock Court. The new signalized intersection will be another access point for Manalapan Crossing.
Verderese reviewed the plan for the construction of the traffic light at Route 33 and Crossing Lane and told board members that U turns would not be permitted at that location.
“Traffic is a major aspect of this application and Monmouth County and the state have been receptive to what has been proposed thus far,” said Brian Boccanfuso, the board’s engineer.
David Fisher, vice president of governmental affairs for K. Hovnanian, reviewed final plans for the 280-home adult community. He said the 7,100-square-foot clubhouse would include numerous amenities for residents of the adult community.
After Fisher initially proposed constructing the clubhouse in stages, it was agreed the entire clubhouse would be constructed as one project. Amenities will include an outdoor pool and a covered patio.
When the meeting was opened to public comment, residents George Berger and Tamar Gens asked about items including tree removal, construction access, vehicle movement in the project area and a proposed detention basin, but they did not object to the proposed development.
A motion was made to grant Manalapan Crossing final approval and a roll call produced the 6-3 vote that marked the end of the application process and gave Cardinale the final nod to move forward with a plan that has been on the table in one form or another for almost two decades.
Only four months after receiving an anterior hip replacement, Arabella D., 23, of Middlesex County, climbed and reached the summit of multiple Icelandic peaks – a feat which previously was impossible for her.
Arabella’s surgeon, Bert Parcells, MD, describes her progress as “a remarkable transformation for someone who struggled to walk only a few blocks just months earlier.” Arabella suffered a severe hip fracture when she was 12 years old. To stabilize her injury, her hip was pinned emergently the very next day. Though this procedure was necessary, over the next 10 years Arabella experienced progressive arthritic changes as a direct result. She maintained an active lifestyle despite her injury; however, she was greatly limited by the pain she experienced on a daily basis.
In November 2018, she decided she was ready to break through her disability. After undergoing anterior hip replacement with Dr. Parcells, in less than four months, Arabella felt strong enough to travel to Iceland. She climbed mountains and reached the summit of many peaks and promontories, such as Dyrhólaey.
Arabella even got engaged to her boyfriend during the same trip.
When asked why she wanted to hike Iceland’s rugged terrain, Arabella said, “I see my trip to Iceland as a test of my will, my recovery and my determination. Before the surgery, I couldn’t sit without being uncomfortable. I couldn’t drive and couldn’t hike. Before the surgery, I would have said no I wouldn’t have been able to do this. Once I had the surgery, I felt like I could do anything.”
Dr. Parcells, of Seaview Orthopaedic and Medical Associates, is one of the busiest anterior hip replacement surgeons at both Monmouth Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center. He performs more than 95% of his hip replacements through the anterior approach because of the excellent outcomes. Medical studies have shown that the anterior approach allows for a faster recovery and decreased pain medication requirements.
According to Dr. Parcells, “Anterior hip replacement allows for improved recovery because it is minimally invasive, meaning surgeons are able to reach the arthritic hip using the natural planes between muscles, as opposed to the traditional approach which splits and cuts muscles.”
Arabella acknowledged it is rare for a 23-year-old to have had a hip replacement. She thanked Dr. Parcells for understanding that her quality of life was suffering and for providing the best option with the best possible outcome.
Seaview Orthopaedic & Medical Associates provides compassionate musculoskeletal care in Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties. Seaview offers a full suite of orthopedic specialties including joint replacement, sports medicine, pain management and pediatric orthopaedics.
This month, Seaview will open a new office location in Holmdel.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – Now in its sixth year of operation, Bentley Community Services (BCS) has been helping families in financial crisis regain self-sufficiency by providing a full range of high quality grocery provisions and more each week, supplementing income and offsetting grocery bills.
BCS is an alternative food bank/pantry, specifically addressing the needs of families, individuals and seniors who, though perhaps employed, do not receive traditional assistances and are challenged making ends meet.
BCS has distributed more than 1.36 million pounds to date, according to Executive Director Dorothy Stearns-Holmes. As the main grocer, Bentley creates access to healthy foods, facilitating healthy diets and nutrition so families benefit weekly from full shopping carts, feeding their families healthy and nutritious foods from the major food groups and more.
The crucial monies that families save are applied toward paying their monthly bills and expenses, reducing debt, medical bills or making needed repairs as these families work toward financial stability and security, according to the statement.
Bentley also offers educational and informational workshops throughout the year facilitated by professionals.
BCS operated for two years and then outgrew its origins in Belle Mead, and is now located at 4064 Route 1 north in the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick, where it serves clientele families that come from the entire Central New Jersey region.
Donations of perishable, non-perishable foods and toiletries are accepted throughout the year. Or, visit the website and donate via PayPal, or mail a donation by check to Bentley Community Services, P.O. Box 1093, Belle Mead 08502.
There are also volunteer opportunities available.
For more information or to inquire about eligibility, call 908-227-0684 or visit www.bentleycommunityservices.org or Facebook.
The hearing on the application is now scheduled for July 15. OLD BRIDGE – Fountains at Old Bridge LLC is returning to the township zoning board for final major site plan approval to construct 58 age-restricted residential units near Route 34.The project would be constructed on 6.46 acres in the township's R-20 Residential Zoning District at 3 Old Mill Road and 90 Spring Mill Road. The site is bounded by Old Mill Road and Route 34 to the north, Spring Hill Road to the west, and residential a...
The hearing on the application is now scheduled for July 15.
OLD BRIDGE – Fountains at Old Bridge LLC is returning to the township zoning board for final major site plan approval to construct 58 age-restricted residential units near Route 34.
The project would be constructed on 6.46 acres in the township's R-20 Residential Zoning District at 3 Old Mill Road and 90 Spring Mill Road. The site is bounded by Old Mill Road and Route 34 to the north, Spring Hill Road to the west, and residential and commercial uses to the south and east.
The age-restricted units would be constructed in two, two-story townhouse buildings each consisting of 29 residential units, along with associated site improvements, which may include a clubhouse and pool area with related amenities, associated internal driveways, parking areas, stormwater management improvements, open space, lighting, landscaping, and other site improvements typical for a project of this size and scope.
Fountains at Old Bridge also is seeking a variance to permit a sign area of 40 square feet, where 20 square feet is permitted.
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Fountains at Old Bridge previously obtained use variance approval, which was memorialized by the board's resolution adopted Feb. 21, 2019. They also received preliminary major site plan approval, which was memorialized by the board's resolution adopted Oct.15.
The virtual hearing on the final portion of the bifurcated development application is scheduled to be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The property is generally wooded and unimproved, with building remnants on the site. Fountains plans to raze existing structures.
The project will be known as "Hanley Orchards at Old Bridge" and the proposed boulevard entrance to the project is anticipated to be known as "Hanley Farm Road" or a similar name with the "Hanley" family name incorporated.
A copy of the application and supporting documentation may be obtained by contacting Board Secretary Kim Silverman in the township's Community Development Department, 1 Old Bridge Plaza, at 732-721-5600, ext. 2355, or emailing email@example.com. The information may also be viewed at oldbridge.com/zoningboard.
Application materials also are available for review through applicant's attorney, Steven P. Gouin, by calling 732-741-3900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about accessing the meeting is available at bit.ly/34GOTE0.
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“Ladies and gentlemen, this is Carl Phillips again, out at the Wilmuth farm, Grover’s Mill, New Jersey. Professor Pierson and myself made the 11 miles from Princeton in 10 minutes. Well, I—I hardly know where to begin to paint for you a word picture of the strange scene before my eyes, like something out of a modern Arabian Nights.”“Well, I just got here. I haven’t had a chance to look around yet. I guess that’s it. Yes, I guess—that’s the thing, directly in front of me, h...
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is Carl Phillips again, out at the Wilmuth farm, Grover’s Mill, New Jersey. Professor Pierson and myself made the 11 miles from Princeton in 10 minutes. Well, I—I hardly know where to begin to paint for you a word picture of the strange scene before my eyes, like something out of a modern Arabian Nights.”
“Well, I just got here. I haven’t had a chance to look around yet. I guess that’s it. Yes, I guess—that’s the thing, directly in front of me, half buried in a vast pit. Must have struck with terrific force. The ground is covered with splinters of a tree it must have struck on its way down. What I can see of the object itself doesn’t look very much like a meteor, at least not the meteors I have seen. It looks more like a huge cylinder.”
The words above were broadcast on the evening of October 30, 1938, as part of a radio drama adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic The War of the Worlds. The performance, presented by actor and filmmaker Orson Welles, consisted of simulated news bulletins reporting on the crash landing and subsequent invasion of Earth by Martians.
In an era before news and information could be quickly and easily verified, and in a country tense during the buildup to World War II, some listeners believed the fictional broadcast was of a real event. Although many stories of widespread panic and chaos have been debunked over the years, the broadcast did resonate with many Americans and some were legitimately afraid. The program was accused of being deceptive, leading to calls for stricter regulations to prevent similar scares from occurring in the future.
In 1988, the unincorporated community of Grover’s Mill—the very real town featured as the landing site of the very fictional Martian invasion—erected an eight-foot-high bronze monument to this unique event in broadcasting history. Inscribed with a description of the evening and a rendering of the alien craft from the story, the monument stands in a quiet location near a pond.
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The monument is located in a field in Van Nest Park, on the south side of Cranbury Road just east of Clarksville Road. Interpretive signs in the park also tell the story of the broadcast.
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."
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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.
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.
“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.