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Homes Sought For Dogs Rescued In Howell ‘Hoarder’ Raid
By Daniel Nee HOWELL – Several dogs rescued from what has been described as a hoarding situation Howell remain up for adoption, officials said recently. The Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said that a number of canines among the 276 removed from a hoarding situation in Howell in June have yet to be adopted, and are still available to local residents looking for their best friends. In what has been generally regarded as the largest case of animal hoarding in New Jersey history, authorities spent more than 10 hours removing the 276 dogs from a bi‑level style home on Bennett Road. The dogs – which ranged in breeds including yorkies, poodle mixes, Chihuahuas and more – about 20 of which were pregnant, were eventually nursed back to health and put up for adoption. Many were brought into the homes of local families, but some still remain in the Monmouth County SPCA shelter. The organization is actively seeking families to take the pups home. “These dogs would be part of our Work in Progress Program which is a foster to adopt program in which you receive full support (Dogs - See Page 5)
–Photo courtesy the Monmouth County SPCA There are still pets awaiting adoption from a hoarding case where 276 dogs were removed from a household in Howell.
Put The Brakes On Fatalities Day
HOWELL – Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation were asked to join a day‑long effort on October 10 designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the State’s roadways fatality free for one‑day. Known as Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, the national initiative was designed to unite the country in moving toward zero fatalities for one full day by encouraging motorists to obey all traffic laws, including buckling up, every ride; driving the posted speed limit; avoiding distractions while driving; and always being safe and sober behind the wheel. The goal was to expe‑ rience a day when all roadway users were extra vigilant and there were no fatalities
on the roadways. Last year in New Jersey, 562 individuals lost their lives in motor vehicle-related crashes, up from 556 in 2015. Pedestrian fatalities increased from 168 in 2014 to 173 in 2015. The 2015 number represents 30 per‑ cent of all crashes while nationally pedestri‑ an fatalities are at 15 percent. Statewide law enforcement agencies utilized their variable message boards and conducted educational activities to raise public awareness regarding this issue during the week of October 3, and ended with “Brakes on Fatalities Day” on October 10. “Clearly, this effort will go a long way in our continuing efforts to stem the tide of (Brakes - See Page 5)
Ho�ell Readies For Gho�lishness
By Catherine Galioto HOWELL – Halloween comes early in a bevy of events the township is sponsoring to help get wrapped up in the Halloween spirit. The first is the Spooktacular. Howell Township is hosting a Howell-o-ween Spooktacular on October 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Oak Glen Park, 251 Preven‑ torium Rd. Guests should bring bags or (Ghouls - See Page 5)
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October 15, 2016
Complaints Grow With Traf�ic Near Lakewood Industrial Park
By Daniel Nee HOWELL – Complaints by residents along Arnold Boulevard are increasing along with traffic, and officials have pledged to look into ways to dissuade heavy com‑ mercial vehicle from using the road as an alternate route to the nearby Lakewood Industrial Park. “I have pictures of huge tractor-trailers that can’t negotiate the corner coming off Lakewood‑Allenwood Road,” said Paul Rayberger, who lives on Arnold Boulevard. “They come not only into the opposite lane, but into the side of the road. I’ve seen them get close to school buses.” Council members Robert Walsh and Pau‑ line Smith both acknowledged that there have been complaints from residents along the road for years, but the increased usage of the industrial park, as well as the ex‑ pansion of a nearby recycling business has spurred fresh concerns on both the volume and speed of traffic, as well as the road’s physical ability to handle large vehicles. Making matters worse: “They came around a few years ago, ground out the solid lines, and put a passing zone in,” said Rayberger. “It’s one of my pet peeves I’ve been screaming about from both sides of the dais (Trafﬁc - See Page 5)
–Photo by Catherine Galioto Arnold Boulevard, on Howell’s border with Lakewood, is seeing a growth in heavy industrial traffic through the residential neighborhood.
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from the MCSPCA to help your new dog adjust,” the SPCA said in a statement. Two dogs in particular, Teddy and Chloe, starred in a social media blitz in early October, having posed for the cameras and elicited plenty of accolades from followers. “That’s it, I need to buy a farm so I can adopt all the dogs that need a home,” said Theresa Zeits. The operation to remove the dogs from the home last summer was massive, utilizing search-and-rescue crews and even thermal imagine equipment to find dogs that were caught in walls and crawl spaces. Some of the rescue workers even suffered minor injuries – cuts, bruises and dehydration – that would normally be associated with
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tragedies that occur every day on New Jer‑ sey’s roadways,” Howell Police Lieutenant Joseph Markulic said. “Shining the spotlight on this one day can help create a groundswell of support for good driving behaviors that can carry
the rescue of humans from a disaster area. Charlene and Joseph Handrik were charged with more than 550 counts of animal cruelty in the case, having escaped the possibility of a felony charge since, “miraculously” according to prosecutors, none of the animals were found to be in particularly bad health. “We recommend these dogs go home with another dog to help them acclimate to their new environment,” the SPCA said, of the remaining dogs from the raid. “Please re‑ member, these dogs lived in a home where they had limited to no social interaction with humans so they will need a lot of time, love and patience in their new home.” Anyone interested in meeting one of the dogs, the SPCA said, can stop in any day from 12 noon to 5 p.m. or Wednesday until 7 p.m., at 260 Wall Street, Eatontown.
over throughout the year. Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day not only raises awareness about the individual responsibility we have for our driving behaviors, but also engages drivers in making positive changes behindthe‑wheel every day of the year,” Markulic added. For more information, visit brakesonfatalities. org.
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for the last 35 years,” said Smith. “I’ll tell you, I was thin and blonde when I started.” Walsh said his concern in redirecting traffic has to do with where the traffic will go once it is dissuaded from using Arnold Boulevard. James R. Herrman, Director of Community Development for the township, said he has been in touch with the police department’s traffic safety unit recently to brainstorm ideas on how to calm traffic, including weighing the pros and cons of establishing a weight limit of four tons on the road. “The roadway was never designed for truck traffic,” Herrman explained. “Those intersec‑ tions out there have five‑foot turning radiuses, and those trucks require a 35 foot turning radius. We can’t do that because of telephone
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cans of pet food to be donated to the local Humane Society. A costume contest will take place at 7 p.m. A large‑scale trick‑or‑treating event is again sponsored this year through the PBA and PAL organizations in Howell.
poles.” Herrman said the township is considering planning a formal traffic study to see “what types of vehicles are out there.” “A lot of the traffic I have seen has been ema‑ nating from a Class B recycling facility on the corner of 547 and Randolph Road … which I know is currently looking to possibly expand their use there,” he said. “You’re getting quite a few tandems and tri‑axles worth of dirt and materials that are being brought there to be recycled and reused. I think that we do have to be careful by posting a four ton limit on that road and not allowing trucks, because ‘where are they going to next?’” Rayberger said he is tired of his road being used as a “truck route.” “This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this,” said Walsh. “We’ve had complaints about Arnold Boulevard going back eight, 10, 12 years.”
“Trunk or Treat” comes to the Howell Target parking lot on October 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. The aim of trunk or treat event is to promote safe trick or treating. Besides the handout of candy, there is also a costume contest for attendees and also vendors will be available. To become a vendor, contact the Howell PAL at 732‑919‑2825.
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Pay Attention To Full Ballot
Election Day is fast approaching. On Tuesday, November 8, you will be given a chance to exercise what is possibly your most important civil right. While the Presidential race dominates the discussion, it is not the only race that will impact citizens. At each level of government, there are candidates vying for your vote. You will be given the opportunity to select the individuals who will represent you in government. Do not take this right lightly. If you’re not already informed, time is running out. Get moving, get reading, get talking, and get thinking. This is especially true on the local level, for county seats, regarding state representatives – we as voters have decisions to make. The key to making an informed decision is, not surprisingly, information. An informed electorate is a wise electorate. And few would argue that an informed electorate is a desirable goal. Learn about the issues. Listen to and participate in debates. Watch the news (and think about what you see). Without question, you’ll feel better about yourself and your vote if you’re an informed voter. And make no mistake, vot-
ing is not something to take lightly. The importance of exercising that right cannot be overstated. It is your voice, and if you fail to exercise that voice, complaints about your representatives should deservedly fall on deaf ears. The American system of government is built around the vote. Inaccurately called a Democracy (it’s not), our Representative Republic form of government lies at the core of what has made this country grow from a loosely-knit group of British colonies to the world’s sole superpower. It all boils down to a remarkably simple system that is infinitely complex in detail: Each election cycle voters are asked to judge which candidate best represents their ideals, beliefs and goals; which candidates are men and women with the leadership capabilities best needed at the time; and which candidate lack the stuff it takes to hold office. We vote based on those impressions. If elected, these officials theoretically represent the will of the people they represent. Don’t remain silent. Don’t remain uninformed. Bring yourself up to speed and ensure that on November 8 you vote.
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Transportation Rhetoric Quite A Tale It is astounding to read that our representatives in Ocean County – after not having faced a lack of funding for transportation, roads, bridges tunnels, road repairs, etc. for at least a quarter of a century ‑‑ are against the measure proposed in a bipartisan effort to finally solve the ghastly multiplying problem. They state their opposition, but have no solution at hand or even a hint at one method to supplant the increase of 23 cents per gallon with higher income taxes, sales taxes, a revision on taxes on the highest incomes in the state and disgustingly offsetting reductions suggested by some benefit only the richest in our demographics, estate taxes lowered, etc. Look at the suggestions in the various newspapers and retch! The middle and lower middle class as usual is getting cheated, while the best-off in the state, who do not care how much gasoline costs, will get the biggest offsets as things now stand. And our representatives in the legislature have no suggestions on how to solve the funding that has been their problem for 28 years. Great (grate) people in Trenton, and we elected them? Why? The so called “leader” of the Trenton Republicans has been on his own delusionary mission to be elected President or has been carrying water, coffee and hamburg-
Letters To The Editor ers for the main failing (now fallen) candidate for President. Christie has been neglecting New Jersey and its problems for years. Selfish megalomanic greed ruled and cheated all citizens of both parties. And then we have the pension debacle … have you seen any solutions discussed lately? Jersey bridges are falling and retiring NJ workers are preparing for poverty! Jack Doyle Whiting
Why Is It? Why is it that Congress forgot they represent all the people, regardless of the parties? Why is it that the President has forgotten that he is the President of all the people? Why is it that Congress is always in gridlock and doesn’t do the job that we sent them to Washington to do? Why is it that the Supreme Court forgot that it represents all the people and doesn’t have to make decisions along party lines? Why is that we can’t seem to find a way for the world to be at peace? Why is it in today’s moder n world there is still hunger, and some people don’t have a roof over their heads? Why is it today that people seem to be moving away from G-d? Why is it today we can’t seem to find time to give thanks for all that we have? Why is today that we are still building bombs of de-
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struction? Why is it today we have forgotten about the gifts of wildlife, the sea below, the flowers that were a gift from above? Why is it today that we can’t seem to find time for our seniors? In fact, in many cases they are in the way. What a shame. Why is it that in many cases we put the dollar before all? W hy is that many of us have forgotten the importance of friends and neighbors. Why is it that the questions are easy but the answers are so difficult? Herb Greenberg Jr. Brick
Oppose Casino Expansion Casino expansion is another scheme from Trenton politicians that would lead to the loss of tens of thousands of jobs and cause billions in economic losses. This proposed expansion into North Jersey is nothing but a sweetheart deal for special interests that would stick New Jersey residents with the bill when their casinos fail. Proponents of casino expansion will do and say anything to try to push th rough this unpopular proposal t hat a n overwhelming number of New Jersey residents are opposed to. We intend to send a clear message to Trenton and their special interests on Election Day by voting No on Question One. James “Sonny” McCullough Mayor Egg Harbor Twp.
Manchester Republican Club Endorses Vaccaro The 2016 screening committee of the Manchester Township Regular Republican Club met on May 3 at t he home of Vice President John R. Barron. The committee, appointed
as per the club’s bylaws, consisted of Cheryl Myles, president; Bar ron, vice president; Carol Sabbo, secretary; and members nominated from the floor: Wi l l ia m Pe ck , Don ald Bates and Richard Work. The committee screened just one candidate that met the preliminary qualifications established in the bylaws, James A. Vaccaro. Vaccaro submitted a letter of interest along with a detailed resume of his pertinent professional, political and leadership experiences and his educational background. Vaccaro responded to all vetting questions proffered by the committee and presented a detailed list of his experiences in government and public service. The committee queried Vaccaro on several of his proposals and found his responses to be well considered with a command of each topic. He demonstrated a clear understanding of the current and future issues facing the local government as well as related topics at both the county and state levels. An obvious strength for Vaccaro is his professional experience in areas of finance and taxes and, in fact, he holds a degree in accounting from Villanova University. He is highly qualified and experienced as a forensic accountant and has been recognized be several authorities including the U.S. Congress and the N.J. State Senate for his many years of dist i ng u ished com mu n it y service. At the club’s regular meeting on May 26 the screening committee sought and received the unanimous endorsement of the Manchester Township Regular Republican Club for Vaccaro as candidate for the Manchester Township Council for the upcoming November 2016 election. John Barron First Vice President Manchester Township Regular Republican Club
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Free Trees From Township
–Photo courtesy of Glenn Cantor HOWELL – The Howell Township Shade Tree Commission distributed more than 25 free trees at Howell Day on September 24. Pictured are Shade Tree Commission members (from left to right) Kathy McKee, Charles Senders, Glenn Cantor, and Paul Sayah (Chairman). Not pictured but also present is Carol Chandler.
Carve Or Paint A Pumpkin With Monmouth County Park System
LINCROFT — Looking to decorate your front porch with a jack-o’-lantern or two for the season without the mess? Head over to one of the Monmouth County Park System’s Pumpkin Carving & Painting Stations. Area residents are invited to carve or paint a pumpkin to take home. Those wishing to carve can create their own design or use a template. Both small and large pumpkins will be available. Small pumpkins are for painting only. The schedule is as follows: October 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft October 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fort
Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls October 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Holmdel Park Shelter Building, Holmdel October 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Big Brook Park, Marlboro This program is open to all ages, under 18 with adult. The cost is $10 for a large pumpkin and $6 for a small pumpkin. All supplies provided. Registration is required. To register or learn more, visit monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732842‑4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711.
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Free Fall Health Expo
JACKSON – Bartley Healthcare is part‑ nering with health and wellness specialists to help educate the community on living a healthy lifestyle. The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living is hosting a free Fall Health Expo on October 20 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The first 50 people that register and attend will receive a free fitness tracker, in addition to other give‑a‑ways that will be given out throughout the evening. Attendees of the Health Expo will have the opportunity to receive screenings and health tests, and to learn from educational demonstrations, guiding and aiding people to live a healthy lifestyle. Participating healthcare organizations exhibiting at the expo include Centrastate Medical Center, Holisticare Hospice, Meridian Health System, Visiting Nurses Association, Monmouth Medical South, Dr. Keith Rosenthal, podiatrist, Dr. Jay Vida, internal medicine, Dr. Emil Shakov, weight loss specialist, TD Bank, Genesis Rehabilitation, Pharmacare Phar‑ macy Consultants, the dieticians and chefs from Bartley Healthcare, and the Jackson Food Pantry. Attendees at the expo can also benefi t those in need by making donations to The
Jackson Food Pantry by bringing a bag of nonperishable food items when they attend. The Orchards will be having healthy recipe cooking demonstrations at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. There will also be refreshments served and other fall festivities going on during the expo. Anyone interested in attending the Fall Health Expo, please call The Orchards at Bartley receptionist at 732‑730‑1700 by October 17. For 30 years, Bartley Healthcare has provided quality individual focused skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and assisted living services for residents on its 25-acre campus in Jackson. Founded in 1984, Bartley Healthcare has long been recognized as an award winning, quality leader with the experience in skilled nursing, post-acute care, and assisted living having been listed by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Nursing Homes. Earlier this year, Bartley received Joint Commission accreditation for their Memory Care Program in addition to their Post‑Acute program. For more information, visit bartleyhealthcare. com or call today 732‑370‑4700.
Howell Senior Services Changes In Medicare Workshop
HOWELL – A representative from the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), Division of Aging and Community Services, will be at the Senior Center on October 25 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. to discuss Medicare changes, Medicare D, supplemental plans,
and Medicare Advantage. She will also speak about PAAD and Se‑ nior Gold, as well as the Medicare D gap coverage. Registration is required. Call 732‑938‑4500, ext. 2561.
Meet The Candidates
HOWELL – The Howell Republican Mu‑ nicipal Committee will host at Meet The Candidates night at 7:30 p.m. on October 18 at Open Door Bible Baptist Church, 521 Lakewood‑Farmingdale Rd. The candidates include Congressman Chris Smith, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Sur‑
rogate Rosemarie Peters, Freeholder Tom Arnone, Freeholder Serena DiMaso, Dan Cardillichio for Howell Township Mayor, Evelyn O’Donnell for Howell Township Council. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
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Monmouth County Fallen Fire�ighters Memorial And Medal Awards Day
–Photo courtesy Monmouth County Fire Academy County officials, firefighters and police officers from throughout Monmouth County gathered together at the Monmouth County Fire Academy for a memorial service honoring 61 firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty. HOWELL – County officials, firefighters and design of the memorial area at the County Fire police officers from throughout Monmouth Academy. The redesigned space will include an County gathered together at the Monmouth intimate plaza where visitors may reflect and County Fire Academy for a memorial service pause to remember Fallen Firefighters. The me‑ honoring 61 firefighters who have lost their lives morial centerpiece, entitled “Lasting Dignity,” in the line of duty. will feature two, seven-foot tall limestone blocks In addition, an awards ceremony publicly rec‑ carved in bas‑relief as a salute to the bravery, the ognized those who were awarded citations for actions and the personal dedication to selfless bravery over the past year. Two firefighters that duty of firefighters who paid the ultimate price recently died in the line of duty were acknowl‑ in serving the citizens of Monmouth County. edged at the ceremony, former Eatontown Fire 2016 Medal Day recipients list follows: Chief Richard Zadorozny and Firefighter Daniel Medal of Extreme Sacrifice: Chief Richard McCann III of Manasquan. Zadorozny, Eatontown Fire Department. Freeholder John P. Curley, freeholder liaison Medal of Valor Awards: to the Fire Academy, spoke to the firefighters Valor Award Class 2: Chief Daniel J. Harker, and their families, “Firefighting is not only a Neptune Township Fire Department. public service – it is a calling, a way of life. We Valor Award Class Three: will forever remember the Monmouth County Lieutenant Alan South, Millstone Township firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice Fire Department, and given their lives as part of this noble vocaFirefighter Mark Mains, Millstone Township tion.” Curley also thanked the families of the Fire Department, firefighters for their support and sacrifice as well. Firefighter Frank Harris, City of Long Branch. The memorial and awards ceremony was con‑ Unit Citations, Red Bank Fire Department: vened by the Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Chief Christopher Soden, Office. Each firefighter who died in the line of Second Deputy Chief J. Stuart Jesen, duty was honored with the ringing of a bell and Firefighter James Coakley III, a red carnation placed on the stage by a family Second Lieutenant Nicholas Ferraro, member or fire service representative. The som‑ Ex‑Captain Jeff Rivera, ber ceremony included the playing of Amazing First Lieutenant Vince Sarullo, Grace by the Monmouth County Police and Fire Ex‑Chief Stanley J. Sickels, Pipes and Drum. Firefighter Timothy Constantino, After honoring the fallen, Freeholder Curley, Captain Steven Deponte Jr.. Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, Free‑ Unit Citations, Millstone Township Fire De‑ holder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso and partment: Monmouth County Fire Marshal Kevin Stout Chief James Carbin, awarded Unit Citations and Medals of Valor Firefighter Tim Byrne, for rescue and firefighting efforts during the Atlantic Highlands Fire Department, past year. Ex‑Chief Beau Marolis, “We are proud to honor these fine individuals Second Lieutenant Travis Murray, who put themselves at risk to serve our commuThird Lieutenant Patrick Murray, nity,” said Fire Marshal Stout. “These firefighters EMT Will Reynolds. have gone above and beyond the call of duty Certificates of Recognition: to rescue those in need and they are all truly Patrolman Shane Leaming, Neptune Township deserving of the valor awards they received.” Police Department, Attendees included first responders from Patrolman Nicholas J. Logothetis, Hazlet throughout Monmouth County and the NJ Forest Township Police Department. Fire Service and Monmouth County Freeholders Monmouth County Fire Prevention & Protec‑ Director Arnone, Deputy Director DiMaso, tion Association Fire Prevention Inspector of Freeholder Curley, County Clerk Christine the Year 2015: Giordano Hanlon and NJ State Senator Sam Paul Murphy Fire Marshall Office, Borough of Thompson. Atlantic Highlands. As part of the ceremony, the Monmouth County Fire Prevention Inspector of the Year 2016: Al‑ Board of Chosen Freeholders announced a re‑ bert Scott – Fire Official, Borough of Keansburg.
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Monmouth Medical Center Offers Access To Advanced Vascular Care
LAKEWOOD – Individuals with vas‑ cular disorders, circulatory conditions and complex wounds in the region now have even more access to exceptional vascular and endovascular care thanks to the Comprehensive Vascular Center at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus (MMCSC) which opened earlier this year. Led by Mark K. Hirko, MD, medical director of Monmouth Medical Center’s Vascular Center and chairman and program director of the hospital’s Department of Surgery, the Comprehensive Vascular Center offers state-of-the-art technology and a wide range of therapies to treat conditions related to arterial, venous, lymphatic disorders, such as abdominal/thoracic aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease (PAD), venous insufficiency, dialysis access‑related is‑ sues, and other disorders impacting the circulatory system. Hirko and a multidisciplinary team of vascular interventionists, registered vascular technologists and other board-certified health care professionals work collaboratively to diagnose, formulate and implement individualized treatment plans for patients. Often, these care protocols include an integration of approaches, such as medical management, interventional treatments, surgical procedures, physical therapy and exercise – all with the goals of providing comprehensive care and improving patient care outcomes. Home to a host of cutting-edge technology and tools, the team at the Vascular Center utilizes a host of advanced out-
patient diagnostic imaging and testing procedures, including vascular duplex ultrasound, non-invasive vascular testing, and physiologic examinations, to meet the diagnostic imaging needs of each patient. Widely respected in the field of vascular surgery, Hirko provides expertise in the combined use of endovascular and open surgical techniques in providing care to patients with a number of conditions and diseases related to the vascular system. He has authored numerous textbook chap‑ ters and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and Current Surgery, and has held national leadership positions within the American College of Surgeons and the Society for Vascular Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is affiliated with numerous national professional organizations, including the Society for Vascular Sur‑ gery (SVS), Eastern Vascular Surgery Society, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS), Peripheral Vascular Sur‑ gery Society (PVSS), International Soci‑ ety for Endovascular Surgery, Association of Surgical Education (ASE), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS). Hirko is certified by the American Board of Surgery with an added certificate in general vascular surgery. For more information about the Com‑ prehensive Vascular Center at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, visit barnabashealth.org/mmcsc. To schedule an appointment with Hirko, call 732‑923‑5030.
Sewer Bill Deadline Extended H O W E L L – H o w e l l To w n s h i p a n nounced that due to unforeseen circumstances, Howell Township fourth quarter municipal sewer bills were delayed in mailing. As a result, 2016 fourth quarter sewer
bills that were due on October 1 will have an extension of time for payment until October 25 by 3 p.m. Payments received after the extended due date will have interest accruing from the original due date of October 1.
Advisory Lifted At Reservoir HOWELL – The Monmouth County Health Department’s advisory, posted due to the presence of blue-green algae, has been lifted at the Manasquan Reservoir in Howell. All permitted activities may resume as normal.
On September 20, recent water tests at the Manasquan Reservoir by New Jersey DEP, had detected the presence of an algae‑type bacteria that may cause a reaction in humans and pets.
Sign Language Club FARMINGDALE – “What’s the Sign” Community Sign Language Club holds its meetings from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Community Center on Asbury Avenue.
The club will meet October 12, 19, and 26, and November 2, 16 and 30. If interested in joining, text Katie Barnes at 732‑677‑0187.
Howell Spooktacular HOWELL – Howell Township is hosting a Howell-o-ween Spooktacular on October 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Oak Glen Park, 251 Preventorium Rd.
Guests should bring bags or cans of pet food to be donated to the local Humane Society. A costume contest will take place at 7 p.m.
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Sheriff Swears In Members
–Photo courtesy Monmouth County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce MONMOUTH COUNTY – Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden was proud to administer the oath of office to such dedicated members of law enforcement. The department congratulates Capt. Steve Cooper, Capt. Scott Robinson and Sgt. Randy Morgan of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, who were sworn in to their new positions.
Creatures Of The Night Hayrides
MIDDLETOWN— Get into the spirit of the season with the Monmouth County Park System’s Creatures of the Night. These inter‑ active, family‑friendly hayrides take visitors through Huber Woods Park to meet staff and volunteers dressed as nocturnal animals of the woods. Educational and fun, these hayrides are not scary. This year’s theme is “Mugwort’s Magical School of Nature.”
Offered on Friday and Saturday evenings, now through 29, hayrides leave at staggered times between 5 and 8 p.m. Not all times are offered each evening. The cost is $8.50 per person. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 732‑ 842-4000 or visit monmouthcountyparks.com. For persons with hearing impairment, the TDD/TTY number is 711.
Baby Fair LONG BRANCH – Monmouth Medical Center will host a Baby Fair on October 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. The program is open to expecting and pro‑ spective parents to speak with health care professionals about the childbirth experience, maternity choices or any other topics. A tour of Eisenberg Family Center and
nursery will take place. Refreshments and free gifts will be offered. This program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue. No children under 14 will be admitted. To register, call 1‑888‑724‑7123. The program is free.
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HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.
How Some Pain Killers Also Kill Your Pleasure
By Suzy Cohen, R. Ph. There is a strong divide among users of prescription pain killers and those who are opposed to them. I’m referring to opiate analgesics such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine and others. The street drug heroin is a highly addictive opiate. For the record, I’m not opposed to pain kill‑ ers when they are prescribed by a caring pain management doctor. Having worked in rehab centers and with hospice patients, I know these drugs are often indicated and useful, and no person should ever have to suffer. I am obviously very opposed to using pain killers recreationally, or when there is no longer a pain syndrome. Doctors continue to prescribe drugs sometimes, even though your pain level could be managed with a non-addictive analgesic. This could lead to what I call “accidental addiction” and it happens frequently. Opiates are beguiling. They are pain killers, as well as pleasure killers. It happens easily. You fill your prescription for 30 hydrocodone after some dental work or back pain, and when the bottle is empty, you ask for a new prescription, just in case. Maybe you’re worried the pain will come back… maybe you enjoyed the pleasant sensation, or better sleep. Regardless of the reason, your condition no longer warrants the use of an opiate, but you want it anyway. Now you’re accidentally addicted, even though you are not a drug‑seeking person. It’s because of the temporary dopamine rush from the opiate, which makes you feel better for a while after each dose. With time, dopa‑ mine is depleted. So are other happy brain chemicals. Opiate analgesic drugs cannot be stopped suddenly, because your pleasure
center has been numbed and you no longer manufacture your own natural endorphins. After one month of opiate consumption, lev‑ els of neurotransmitters that regulate mood, appetite and happiness become reduced. Opiates make you feel good for about an hour due mostly to the dopamine secretion. Once fully depleted, you begin feeling emotionally numb, anhedonic, depressed, anxious, unable to sleep and possibly suicidal. Zest for living goes down in between each dose. You’re not going crazy. This is a physiolog‑ ical problem, it’s not in your head. While it does take time to restore natural endorphins, you absolutely can get well in time, after ta‑ pering off properly. The medication’s toll on your central nervous system is the problem. Opiates are ‘drug muggers’ of natural endorphins and reduce the following: Serotonin‑ Appetite, memory, social inter‑ actions, muscle contractions Melatonin‑ Sleep, immunity, inflammation and fertility Dopamine- Passion, muscle and movement, libido and heart rate GABA‑ Muscle relaxation, sleep, attention and growth hormone Acetylcholine‑ Attention, short‑term mem‑ ory and heart rate I have a longer version of this article at my website, suzycohen.com to get it, just sign up for my free newsletter. The main point I’m making is how long-term use of opiate analgesics deplete your brain of happy brain chemicals. The long‑term damage done by these drugs can be repaired over time. You may benefit from addiction specialist cer‑ tified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
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LONG BRANCH – Monmouth Medical Center will hold a diabetes self-management series on Fridays, October 21, 28, and November 4 and 11 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or Mondays, October 17, 24, and 31 and November 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests will learn how to manage di‑ abetes by attending this four‑session diabetes education program focusing on diet, nutrition, glucose monitoring, medications, meal plans, prevention and treatment of diabetes complications, dining out and benefits of ex‑
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Interior Design Program At Homestead
FREEHOLD – Nelson Kuperberg, president and owner of Nelson and Company, will present a lecture and discussion, The Fifth Wall, at the Taylor Homestead, the French Second Empire residence of Kuperberg and his partner, Dr. David Giffler, November 19 at 3 p.m. The lecture is limited to 40 persons and advance reservations are necessary to avoid any last minute disappointments the day of the event. The topic for the lecture focuses on how interior decorators, both professional and amateur, can focus on the ceilings of rooms to better enhance the overall style and complete the décor of any room. Kuperberg has been a member of the American Society of Interior Designers since 1983 and is also a member of the Board of
Trustees of the Monmouth County Historical Association. The couple’s home rests on what remains of the original 48 and a half acre estate of George Taylor, land first deeded to John Bowne in the 1680s. The residence, on the New Jersey Reg‑ ister of Historic Places was further enhanced by Giffler and Kuperberg when they acquired the property in 1994, continuing restoration to its present 19th century grandeur. The home’s exterior is framed in hemlock, with a concave Mansard roof shingled in patterned grey slate and framed by lead‑covered corner beading and a cornice of beaded fascia. Within, the designer has interpreted the authentic appearance of the original farmhouse, including an antique carpenter’s work bench serving as a kitchen work island. The great room opens off the kitchen and features a
fireplace which shares the wall with the ad‑ jacent dining room. Attendees at the lecture will be able to see the library, which features a full ceiling map of the Known World, a common decorative adornment in the Victorian era. Known as a period of ornate and excessive decoration in all things, it was not uncommon to decorate with ephemera of exotic lands, maps, and specimens. A ceiling map in magnificent color seems most apropos. Kuperberg, who is a member of the Freehold Borough Historic Preservation Commission, designed the glass wall highlighting Scudder Hall, the upstairs room at Freehold Borough Hall dedicated to Revolutionary War hero and Freehold native Dr. Nathanial Scudder, as well as numerous other room designs in the immediate area.
A graduate of Pratt Institute with a degree in architecture, Kuperberg had worked with several New York architectural firms before forming his own company in 1990. He pro‑ vides full service interior design throughout the tri-state area, focusing on each client’s individual needs and desires. Kuperberg specializes in renovations and historic decorative arts. Tickets to the lecture are $25 per person and must be paid in advance. The lecture is spon‑ sored by the Freehold Republican Executive Committee. Further information on the event is available by contacting Muriel J. Smith at 908‑461‑1769 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks for reservations to the lecture can be forwarded to Michael LaRosa at 71 Manala‑ pan Ave., Freehold, NJ 07728.
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By Joel Markel
Itching On A Photograph
Dear Joel: I have been married to my second husband for about three months now. It is a second marriage for both of us. The difference between our former marriages is that he was divorced and I was widowed after 40 years of mar‑ riage. Once we married we decided that it was more practical for him to move into my home. We also decided it would be best to keep our monies separate. Here is the issue. Shortly after moving in he asked me to put photographs of my former husband away. Joel, this is a man that I loved very much and feel very strongly about not putting family pictures away. I was happily married and have nothing to hide. When my children come to visit, I want them to look at pictures of their dad as I do of all of us together. Suggestions are appreciated as I don’t want to ruin new marriage, which I think it is a healthy one.
Answer: Thanks for wr iting. The tone of your letter makes it sound as if you are a regular reader, just a guess I suppose. That being the case I try not to find right and wrong in stories. It helps neither party. What I would prefer to do here is suggest a compromise. One idea is to take newer pictures of your current husband and have those more prominently displayed throughout the home. Another idea is to take one room in the house and have all of your older photos confined to a smaller space. I hope this helps and would really like to hear back from you. Joel Write to firstname.lastname@example.org. His radio show, “Preferred Company” airs on Monday through Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. on preferredradio. com and 1160 & 1310 WOBM-AM
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M A NASQUA N – Mag netic Reso‑ nance Imaging (MRI) exams – non‑ invasive diagnostic imaging exams of soft tissue, bone, and muscle – have become one of the fastest growing and most important types of medical diag‑ nostic tests in the United States. With Atlantic Medical Imaging’s recent in‑ stallation of a MEGNETOM Aera 1.5 T MRI System from Siemens Healthcare, patients can now exper ience faster, more comfortable exams. The addition of this new MRI scanner to AMI’s Wall Township off ice will provide an even higher level of diagnostic imaging to support a complete range of clinical applications, including neurology, orthopedics, body im‑ aging, angiography, cardiology, breast imaging, and oncology. “The physicians and staff at Atlantic Medical Imaging have always taken pride in providing high quality, com‑ passionate patient care while utilizing the most advanced diagnostic imaging technology available,” said Dr. David Levi, President of A MI. “This new MRI from Siemens will be a valuable enhancement for our physicians, and, more i mpor t a ntly, prov ide a n even higher level of care and comfort for our patients in the Wall Township area.” Benefits of the MEGNETOM Aera 1.5T The MEGNETOM Aera offers doctors an array of diagnostic possibilities and
provides patients with a more comfortable experience. Like all MR I’s the MEGNETOM Aera uses magnets that are measured in Tesla (T) to acquire images. At 1.5T, the MAGETOM Aera offers superb image quality that may be used for a wide range of medical needs – from orthopedic and sports- related injuries to breast cancer testing – and can help physicians make quicker, more accurate diagnoses. The MEGNETOM Aera boasts a 70 cm open bore – the tube-like structure of an MRI machine, where the patient lies during the imaging process – and can provide access for patients of up to 550 pounds. Additionally, the system’s ultra-short bore (145 cm) can help to alleviate concer ns of claustrophobic since many exams can be performed with the patient’s head outside of the bore. The system is equipped with t wo exclusiveSiemens technologies: Tim™ 4G and Dot (Day optimizing through‑ put). The combination of Tim and Dot improves the enti re M R I work f low and delivers patient‑centered care. The results are faster, more comfor table exams for patients. The AMI off ice in Wall Township is located i n the Ramshor n Execu‑ tive Cent re at 2399 Highway 34 in Manasquan. To schedule an MRI exam, patients should call 732‑223‑XR AY. Also, visit aminorth.com.
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When buying a house, you should know about the different types of insurance you may need to protect your new home. The purchase of a house is probably the biggest investment most people will ever make so you should consider the various insurances available to protect your investment. Here are some of the forms of insurance that you should consider: Homeowners/Fire Insurance Often called “hazard” insurance by most mortgage lenders, this type of in‑ surance will protect you in the event of a fire or other such casualty loss. There are several components to this kind of insurance. Casualty covers the cost of repairing or rebuilding your house in the event of a fire, wind damage, etc. You should also have coverage for the contents, i.e. your personal property located in the house. In addition, your homeowners policy will usually provide you with liability coverage to reim‑ burse third parties for personal injury or property damage which you may cause to them. It is a good idea to make a list of all the items in your home and/ or take photos of them in the event that you need to make a claim. If you have homeowners insurance, make sure that you have guaranteed replacement cost. Your homeowners policy may also give you coverage to allow you to stay in alternate housing in the event that you cannot occupy your house for a period of time due to covered damage. Flood insurance As many people found out after Su‑ perstorm Sandy, homeowners insur‑ ance does not cover you for damage resulting from flooding. Homeowners
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BlueClaws Fall Flea Market
LAKEWOOD – The BlueClaws Annual Fall Flea Market will be October 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be more than 150 vendors in
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HOWELL – Bicycle rentals at the West Lot parking lot will only be available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through
October 30, weather permitting. Rental hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Manasquan Reservoir.
PAL Trunk Or Treat
HOWELL – The Howell Township Police Athletic League will host its Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. on October 27 at Target on Route 9. Interested vendors should contact the PAL to reserve a spot at 732‑919‑2825.
The Howell Times, October 15, 2016, Page 19
Omarr’s Astrological Forecast
For the week of October 15-OCTOBER 21
By Jeraldine Saunders
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Fight the good fight without a demonstration of might. It could be tempting to throw your weight around in the early part of the week. Put ambitions in their proper perspective. Slow and steady wins the race. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You can be affectionate and charming in private. But you may easily lose your temper in public. In the week to come it will be best to focus on close personal relationships and prove you can live up to commitments. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You are just one of the family. During this week you may find that the secret to success consists of compromise, consensus and listening to advice. You might take the back seat to others but still come out ahead. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Remain poised to parry a partner’s pushy posturing. You may feel manipulated by others in close connection as this week unfolds. Concentrate on keeping up your end of a bargain and others will respond in kind. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make your move on the chessboard of life. Solve problems by considering logical sequences. Accomplish your goals via careful planning and forethought in the week ahead. Remain patient when dealing with emotional issues. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Spread good will and good taste. Acting on your finer impulses might result in a smile or a sincere thank you perhaps when you treat someone to lunch or a gift. In the week ahead you are wise about the true value of a dollar.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Everybody listens when you speak. You seem to have good judgment and a tolerant attitude so everyone heeds your every word. Ignore fringe elements that attempt to appeal to your base instincts in the week ahead. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Blend business and pleasure to achieve your end. Your heightened social aptitude gives you just the right touch to instill trust. You’ll go further this week by being outgoing and friendly than by following strict protocols. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You will win if you are neat as a pin. If your organizational skills and ambitions have gone AWOL this might be a good week to remedy the situation. Avoid making major purchases for the next few days. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Enlist the encouragement of your inner efficiency expert. In the week ahead you can get further faster by carefully plotting and planning your path in advance. Shrug off an intense desire to take complete control. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can be logical, responsible, and practical. Don’t let a chance to impress friends and co-workers with your intellectual analysis pass you by. Earn brown‑ ie points for dependability as this week unfolds. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Smile and the world smiles with you. As this week begins your charming ways can impress and dazzle others, so this is an excellent time to make new contacts. Steer clear of taking financial risks for the next few days.
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wolfgang puck’s kitchen Let’s Do Brunch: Italian-Inspired Recipe Proves Robust Food Also Healthy By Wolfgang Puck
Autumn is a wonderful time for en‑ tertaining, especially with a brunch p a r t y. C o ole r t e m p e r at u r e s a nd shorter days seem to welcome lazy, late-morning gatherings that linger into the afternoon as you and your guests enjoy delicious, robust foods. “But Wolfgang, br unches can be so fattening,” people sometimes tell me, especially when I use words like “delicious” and “robust.” My response doesn’t just aim to sooth their worries. In fact, it’s a cooking philosophy I my‑ self live by: Food that tastes wonderful and fills you up doesn’t necessarily have to be bad for you. If you plan and cook meals that fea‑ ture good‑quality, healthful ingredi‑ ents prepared in ways that maximize their appearance, aroma, f lavor and texture while minimizing excessive calories, fat, sugar and sodium, you’ll wind up with great-tasting meals that also help you thrive. And the recipe I’m happy to share for Italian strata with tomatoes, bell pepper and Swiss cheese is a perfect example of that principle. A strata (from the Latin word that also gives us the identical term for geological layers) is a savory Italian bread pudding made up of layers of bread, cheese and other ingredients, soaked with egg and milk and then baked until golden brown. It’s perfect for brunch, being easy to prepare and serve as well as delicious whether hot from the oven or lukewarm after sitting a short time on a brunch buffet table. As you might imagine, a strata can be indulgently creamy and rich. But by making smart choices in your ingre‑ dients, you can easily prepare a strata that will wow everyone at your table while being a model of smart eating. In my recipe, I substitute egg whites for some of the whole eggs, low-fat but ter m il k for whole m il k, and a reduced-fat version of Swiss cheese that you can find in any well‑stocked supermarket. I also use whole‑grain bread to give the strata more nutrients and fiber in every serving. Though hearty, the result is just 180 calories per serving, with only 21 percent of those calories coming from fat. You’ll notice that the recipe doesn’t include any greens or breakfast meat. But if you’d like to add some, simply use a cup or two of spinach and 3 to 4 ounces (90 to 120 g) of lean Canadian bacon or ham, trimmed of visible fat, cutting the meat into thin strips and tossing them with the bread cubes. With the tomatoes, peppers and seasonings the recipe also includes, the
result tastes remarkably reminiscent of a pizza. Your brunch guests will feel all the happier when you tell them that what they’re eating is not only good to eat but also good for them. ITALIAN STRATA WITH TOMATOES, BELL PEPPER & SWISS CHEESE Serves 8 1/2 pound (500 g) stale, country‑style whole wheat or multigrain bread 1 garlic clove, halved Olive oil-f lavored nonstick cooking spray 1 cup (250 mL) finely shredded, re‑ duced-fat Swiss cheese 1 large red bell pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded and torn into thin strips 2 large ripe tomatoes, cored and thinly sliced 3 large cage-free eggs 3 large cage-free egg whites 2 cups (500 mL) buttermilk 1/2 teaspoon red pepper f lakes 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). With a sharp bread knife, cut the bread into slices 3/4 inch (18 mm) thick. Rub one or both sides of each bread slice with the cut sides of the garlic clove halves, using more or less depending on how garlicky you want the strata to be. Then, cut the bread into 3/4‑inch (18‑mm) cubes. Lightly coat the inside of a 12‑by‑ 10‑inch (30‑by‑25‑cm) baking dish, gratin dish or a heavy nonstick 10‑inch (25-cm) skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Place the bread cubes in the dish or skillet in a single, even layer. Evenly sprinkle half of the cheese over the bread. Evenly layer the bell pepper strips and tomato slices on top, and then sprinkle the remaining cheese evenly over the peppers and tomatoes. Put the eggs and egg whites in a mix‑ ing bowl and beat them lightly with a fork. Add the buttermilk, red pepper f lakes, oregano, plus salt and pepper to taste, and beat until thoroughly combined. Pour the egg mixture even‑ ly over the layered ingredients in the baking dish. Bake the strata in the preheated oven until it looks slightly puffed up and the top is golden brown, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove the dish from the oven and let it set at room temperature for at least 10 minutes before using a large serving spoon to scoop it onto individual serving plates.
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