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| July 14, 2018
FROM A DDICTION TO RECOVERY
By Jennifer Peacock I have to tell my story. He was calling from his home in Stuart, Florida, the sailfish capital of the world. This Atlantic Coast city once had a house used as a haven for shipwrecked sailors called The House of Refuge. It might not be –Photos courtesy an accident that Richie Richie Lapinski Jr. Lapinski Jr. lives in Richie as a child with his father. Stuart.
Lapinski is fighting a summer cold, but still wants to talk. I have to tell my story. Almost ever yone has heard someone’s version of it: a tight-knit family, involved in sports. Mom and dad sacrifice, the kids thrive. Then comes the injury. Then comes the painkillers. Then for some, the downfall comes.
Not everyone makes it to the redemption part. The restoration part. This is Lapinski’s story. He grew up with his brother, sister and parents in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was deputy chief of t he Je r sey Cit y Fire Department, and coached football and baseball. His mother
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Eastern Homeowners Will Get New Water Meters By Jennifer Peacock MANCHESTER – Those in the eastern service area will be getting new water meters, likely by early next year. Council approved a $3 million bond for the purchase and installation of new water meters. The money will be fi nanced through a state environmental infrastructure fi nancing pro-
gram, which Mayor Kenneth Palmer said allows the township to borrow that money at a very low interest rate. As with all such times any township goes out to bond, it will likely take at least six or so months before all the I’s are dotted and T’s crossed. “The water meters on the east side of town need to be replaced. They’re aging out. We’re
How Would The Shore Handle Sandy Today?
By Jennifer Peacock ATLANTIC CITY – There were delays due to weather and litigation, but the dune projects in Mantoloking are complete, or near complete, and the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be in Ortley Beach by August, officials said. It’s part of a 14-mile project, stretching from Point Pleasant Beach to Island Beach State
Park, one of the largest beach-fill projects of dune and berm systems. While that work won’t completely eliminate potential hurricane damage, it will reduce it greatly, as far as direct ocean damage. Mitigating back bay flooding is a challenge that still needs addressing. If Superstorm Sandy hit today, exactly how it hit in 2012, the outcome where the work is
complete would be different. Mantoloking had the ocean attacking its homes directly, causing those homes to collapse. The back-bay flooding, which occurred in surrounding areas, flooded homes but didn’t knock them down. “In the areas that it’s complete, like Mantoloking where that breach occurred, that was one of the first jobs we did…that [breach]
won’t occur in those areas,” USACE Project Manager, Philadelphia, Keith Watson said. “Again, these are storm damage reduction projects. So, I can confidently say the damages in Mantoloking would be greatly reduced from what occurred during Sandy if the same storm hit there again…Our projects take care of more energetic damages (Shore - See Page 21)
having some issues with them” Palmer told The Manchester Times. The new meters will allow the township to collect usage data remotely, rather than sending township employees out to each and every meter to read them. This will ultimately lead to cost savings for the township. (Water Meters - See Page 5)
Officials: Fireworks Over Toms River Can’t Be Rescheduled
By Chris Lundy BEACHWOOD – For the first time in a long time, Beachwood was quiet on July 4. Usually, the town fi lls up, parking is worth more than gold, and everyone claims a spot so they can look up to the sky and watch the annual fi reworks display. But that didn’t happen this year. The fireworks vendor was not able to ship the fireworks. Officials have said that the fireworks show over the Toms River on July 4 can’t be rescheduled. (Fireworkss - See Page 5)
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Continued From Page 1 was a stay-at-home mom and ran the youth cheerleading squad. “She made sure I never went without and all my needs were met. I went to CCD, played sports every season, had many friends. I loved growing up in Bayonne. I pretty much had a perfect childhood,” Lapinski said. His family moved from Bayonne to Manasquan, which had an excellent secondary school sports program. Lapinski’s older brother played, but his grades didn’t attract the big-name schools. Lapinski learned from that, and made sure his grades and game were top notch. He was an all-state football star and all-county baseball player with 12 varsity letters and four state championships. He was vice president of his high school class, a member of several prestigious high school clubs as well as a member of the National Honor Society. Even with an ACL injury his last football game senior year, Harvard, Princeton, Bucknell and other schools courted him. He won a football scholarship to Lehigh University. “Up until this point in my life most things came easy to me. I was a happy and successful person,” Lapinski said. But he partied. When he wasn’t in sports, Lapinski indulged in alcohol and pills. But he always cleaned up for sports. When he tore his ACL again his sophomore year at Lehigh, his college sports career was over. Now there was no reason not to
party. He remembered the numbness he got from the painkillers he took for his ACL injury. Now he needed to numb life. It’s not that Lapinski had NFL dreams. But sports fi lled his time while he wondered what career path he should take. Should he be a fi refighter like his dad? What about a teacher and coach, all things that had such a positive impact on his own young life? Lapinski easily slid from pain killers to heroin. It’s cheap, readily available, and provides the brain a dopamine rush that provides a sense of pleasure and well-being. For a little while. He supported his own habit by selling drugs and stealing from his family. And it eventually all caught up with him. At 22, Lapinski was arrested, convicted, and spent three years in state prison. “Now I can never be a teacher, a coach, a fi refighter. I sold drugs, I stole from my family, I would take money from parents’ bank accounts. That’s why I ended up in prison. I glorified the things in life that I know aren’t important now,” Lapinski said. Most addiction recovery programs agree that if a user wants to change, they can’t go back. To anything. But that’s exactly where Lapinski ended up – back - when he was released from prison. He went back to selling drugs and hanging around the same people he did before. He wanted quick money, and got it, and lost it all. His life shipwrecked before he was even 30, Lapinski fi nally realized he needed to fi nd shore.
“I was fi nally tired. I was tired of being burden to my family. I was tired of feeling like a loser. I didn’t want to live. I truly didn’t want to live. I was so tired of being in so much pain,” Lapinski said. “After 10 years, I was willing to take suggestions from people who got sober.” Lapinski ended up in Flor ida. He went through a “safe detox” - a medically supervised detoxification from drugs - and entered treatment. He not only had to dump drugs, but “friends, places and things” that were part of his drug-drenched past. He joined AA, got a sponsor, and still attends 4-5 meeting each week. “I started my life completely over,” Lapinski said. He traded his get-rich-quickby-selling-drugs ambitions and instead moved furniture all day, and then took an overnight tech job at a rehab center. “I had no car, no license, no cell phone, and just one bag of clothes. I worked 90 hours a week, got my license, got a car, got a phone.” He progressed at the treatment center, and is now the outreach coordinator for Foundations Wellness Center. He’s at the Port St. Lucie location. “I truly believe in our program and the
people that work there. Our staff goes above and beyond to make sure clients are given the tools to get sober and live a happy and successful life. Our staff is like a family,” Lapinski said. He’s 34 now. He’s walked his 12 steps over and over, making amends with those he’s hurt over the years. He goes to work. He supports himself. He still thinks his childhood was the greatest. He had the greatest mom and dad. But at his young age, he’s lost so many friends to addiction. He knows what it’s like to rely on drugs. Escaping feels better than dealing with the pain and problems, until it doesn’t, and that escape is now the cause of pain and problems. Lapinski lives his life with willingness, patience, and labor. With those three things, anyone can get their life back. “Today I spend my life telling my story and spreading the message that there is a solution to this terrible problem that is affecting so many families and especially young people. I am able to help people get the help they need. I have a purpose today and I wake up excited and motivated to help my fellow addict and alcoholic that is still suffering. I am living proof that recovery is possible,” Lapinski said.
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Mayor Ron Roma put out a press release stating that the company that was to provide the show, Fireworks Extravaganza, did not have staff with licenses to transport explosives on that day. Days later, he met with the owner of Fireworks Extravaganza, who agreed to return the initial deposit of $8500, which will be put back into the Beachwood Fireworks Fund. The committee will be meeting with him and legal counsel soon. “It was such a sad thing. No one was expecting this,” said Councilwoman Beverly Clayton, who chairs the fi reworks committee. When the fi reworks didn’t arrive, people started to get concerned. They couldn’t get official word that they were not coming until later, she said. This would have been the 78th year that the fi reworks would be held, she said. In future years, this will be a black hole in the record.
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other day, other than the actual 4th of July, we could have made changes and gotten around it, but yesterday we could not. It was a failure, but also a failure of not having a strong enough “Plan B” in place for yesterday. And we simply ran out of time. This failure is my fault, and the development of a powerful “Plan B” is my responsibility. And for this I am sorry. This is the fi rst time ever in hundreds and hundreds of shows per year over a span of 10 years that this has taken place. “I have won competitions all over the world, and up until yesterday that is what people know me for in this business. But today is a new day and we failed you. I want to do whatever I can do to make up for it, correct it and be responsible for it. “I love to light up the sky and tell a story. It is the reason why hundreds of towns put their trust in us. But last night the skies over Milltown and Beachwood were dark. I always talk about fi reworks displays making your heart smile. But last night in your township there was none of that, and my heart was broken,” he wrote.
that need to be done,” Palmer said. The eastern service area generally includes homes and businesses along Route 37 and those east of Route 37 and the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Details about from whom the township will purchase those meters and how residents will be notified on upcoming meter installations are forthcoming.
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pride to the borough and done with great effort and contributions from the police and public works departments as well as volunteers from fi re and fi rst aid squads. There is also tremendous coordination with surrounding towns, the State Police and the Coast Guard, something that is done over months. For that reason you simply can’t re-schedule the show,” he said. Fireworks Extravaganza, of New Rochelle, was scheduled to put on shows at several other venues. They were not able to get to Beachwood and Milltown. The president of Fireworks Extravaganza, John Sagaria, posted an apology to the people of Beachwood and Milltown on the company’s Facebook page on July 5. “A perfect storm of events took place, and we were unable to get the product legally to your site. It was all about the delivery. The product was there, the lead shooters ready, and everything was a go. But we had a problem with the driver that was delivering the shows. Many regulations are in place for transportation of explosives and this is what failed. Any
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“People don’t understand what goes into this event,” she said. Dozens of employees and volunteers worked together in a coordinated effort for months around a fi reworks show on July 4, only to have it be canceled at the last minute. Multiple agencies are involved, including state police, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, local police and government officials, fire departments, first aid squads, Office of Emergency Management, junior explorers, and public works, she said. Even the number of workers and volunteers from Beachwood that were all hands on deck was high, but other towns along the Toms River also have to prepare for it. Even with the company reimbursing the cost of the fi reworks show, there is other money that was put out: paying employees on a holiday, and for their work on the days leading up to it. “They truly did us a disservice,” she said. Kevin Williams, a member of the fi reworks committee, posted about it on WOBM. “Fireworks in Beachwood are a source of
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Smith Leads Human Rights Dialogue with Russian Lawmakers From The Desk Of
Chris Smith WASHI NGTON, D.C. – On the sideline of a fourday meeting of more than 300 lawmakers from 57 countries, Rep. Chris Smith (R-4th) led a meeting with lawmakers from the Russian Duma (parliament) to discuss what Smith called “highly contested human rights issues.” Smith, who heads the 13-member U.S. delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Coopera-
tion in Europe (OSCE), and is the co-chair of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, said the Americans “reached out and sought dialogue” with the Russians in the “hope of changing, or at least beginning to mitigate a totally unacceptable status quo.” Pyotr Tolstoy, head of the Russian delegation, stated that the “Russian Federation is open to dialogue that is open and candid, just like in the 1980/90s” and high-
lighted the fact that a direct communication channel is needed between the two legislative bodies. Smith agreed and recalled past meetings he attended in Moscow including during the time of perestroika before the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Smith-led bilateral meeting comes eight days before President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, and some of the issues discussed today were likely to be on the table at the Presidential summit. The lawmakers agreed on the importance of the presidential meeting and that the many problems and differences between
the two countries cannot be solved solely by presidents in one meeting but that it is the beginning of all important dialogue between the two super powers. A number of issues were discussed at the bilateral including Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, election interference, fake news, visas, adoption, trafficking, cyber attacks, terrorism, social media, and the shooting death of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Smith said he pressed the Russians “for peace in Syria, unfettered safe access for humanitarian aid workers and accountability - prosecution of those who have committed war crimes.” On Ukraine, Smith said
the “unlawful annexation of Crimea coupled with Russian military expansion into other parts of Ukraine had led to enormous suffering and death. A durable cease-fire - agreed in the Minsk Agreement - and deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission to the region will save lives.” Smith, as the OSCE PA’s Special Representative for Trafficking Issues, raised the issue of sex trafficking in Russia - which received a Tier 3 rating, the lowest grade, in the latest U.S. annual Trafficking in Persons Report - commenting that “Russian women are suffering across the globe, including in the U.S.,” and that the U.S. Cong ress “wants to work with you
in a transparent way to help Russian women.” Smith authored the first resolution on combating human trafficking passed by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1999 and in 2000 wrote America’s landmark law, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). The successful meeting concluded with the two leaders of the delegations agreeing on the importance of dialogue. Smith stated “This was a fruitful conversation and dialogue” and Tolstoy concur red, “We’re convinced that democracy is dialogue and trust is the result of this dialogue despite the fake news and clichés, let’s keep moving forward.”
Medicinal Marijuana Program Grows by 10,000 Patients This Year From The Desk Of Governor Phil Murphy TRENTON – Ten thousand patients have joined the Department of Health’s Medicinal Marijuana program since the Murphy Administration began in January - for a total of 25,000 patients and 1,000 caregivers participating. “By changing the restrictive culture of the State’s Medical Marijuana program, we are now providing greater access to treatment for those who truly need to be helped,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “The addition of 10,000 new patients since January demonstrates this administration’s commitment to making the program more responsive to the needs of patients, physicians and dispensaries.” Of the 10,000 patients who have signed up since January, 6,300 have one of the six new medical conditions added at the end of March:
anxiety, migraines, Tourette’s syndrome, chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders, and chronic visceral pain. A sixth dispensary opened in Secaucus June 18 and several satellite Alternative Treatment Center locations are also in the works. “These numbers reflect that we are building a compassionate, consumer-friendly program,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal. The Department is also continuing its public awareness campaign to let residents know that the program has expanded. “Talk to your doctor to see if you qualify,’’ a promoted Facebook ad states. The ad started Friday and will run through the summer. In addition, patients, caregivers and physicians can
now access the program across mobile platforms so they can register, upload documents and make payments on tablets, iPhones and other devices. “But our work is far from done,” added Elnahal. “With the influx of new patients, New Jersey’s medicinal marijuana market needs more competition, choice and greater value - goals that we look forward to working with all our stakeholders to accomplish.” On June 18, the Department proposed Medicinal Marijuana rules changes to implement Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 6 that will expand access to marijuana therapy responsibly, and to thousands more patients who need it. About 700 of the 28,000 licensed physicians are registered to participate in the program. But, Dr. Elnahal is encouraging the medical community to embrace medicinal marijuana as yet another therapeutic tool - not an independent or alternative therapy. As a result, the commis-
sioner is traveling around the state to medical schools and hospitals this summer giving special Grand Rounds lectures to medical students, faculty, physicians and clinicians to explain the Murphy Administration’s expansion of the program, as well as research on use of marijuana to treat certain medical conditions. The first grand rounds lecture was held May 29 at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the series continued at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson and Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center. Then in mid-September, lectures are scheduled at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Jersey City Medical Center, Virtua Health and the New Jersey Medical
School in Newark. Although research is limited, studies have shown the marijuana has benefited patients with chronic pain, cancer, HIV, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, IBD and Rheumatoid Arthritis, among many other conditions. “More physicians should look to medicinal marijuana as a safe, effective treatment - and one that can help not only improve patients’ wellbeing but also combat the opioid crisis,” Commissioner Elnahal said. That’s why Commissioner Elnahal is exploring adding opioid use disorder - in concert with Medication Assisted Treatment - to the list of conditions that would allow patients to participate in the program. The opioid epidemic is the most critical public health
challenge facing our state. Opioids are highly toxic, addictive and caused 2,200 overdose deaths in our state in 2016. Studies have demonstrated a strong correlation between the availability of medical marijuana and the reduction of opioid prescriptions. Medical marijuana can help reduce reliance on opioid prescriptions, saving many from a lifetime of addiction and possible overdose death. Two studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed a 6 percent decrease in opioid prescriptions in states with strong medicinal marijuana laws. Another study showed that access to medical marijuana reduced opioid-related deaths by 24 percent compared to states without medicinal marijuana laws.
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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY Letters To The Editor Remembering Different Good Old Days Gosh, the good old days sound nice. Leaving doors unlocked 24/7, having polite people hold the door, or apologizing when they bumped you. Of course, being only 72, I don’t remember leaving doors unlocked. Here’s what I do remember: I remember when a man who worked a forty-hour week had enough money that his wife could stay at home and raise the children. His union made sure that he got overtime pay for working more than a forty-hour week, health care (for himself and his family), healthy and safe working conditions, a two-week vacation every year, paid holidays, and a pension, even in a minimum wage job. I remember when a high school diploma was a guarantee of a job. I remember when those who went to college could work all summer to pay their tuition and have a part time job to pay living expenses. I remember when teenagers got jobs to buy luxuries like cars, instead of working to supplement the family income. I remember when men stayed with their families instead abandoning families. I remember when divorce was a rarity, instead of being 50 percent of all marriages. I remember when a Pres-
ident of the United States was elected by the majority of the people, instead of the electoral college. I remember when his wife was a lady, and the president’s children were not part of the administration. I remember when people would not vote for a man who has a record of groping women, or considered it his right, as sponsor, to walk into dressing rooms of unclad beauty contestants without knocking. I remember when no one would vote for a man who had dodged the draft, five times, in a time of war. I remember when a president did not spend 20 percent of his time playing golf and did not make a profit off those golfing trips by charging hotel fees, in his own hotels, for staffers and security people. I remember when infants were not ripped from their mothers’ arms and given up for adoption when their mothers were convicted for the “crime” of asking to be given refuge from criminal gangs in their country of origin. I remember when we gave political asylum to people, especially women and children, fleeing corr upt governments, dr ug lords, and rebels. I remember beer sales at the ball park stopped until the anthem fi nished. I remember when people, especially the president, knew the words. I remember when people had enough respect for the flag that they
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did not wear it as bikinis, tee shirts, caps, or pants. I remember when it was not flown on the wrong side of the pickup truck, or ragged, or dragging the ground, or used as a picnic blanket, beach towel, or advertising campaign. I remember when civics teachers were allowed to teach more of the Constitution than just the 2nd amendment, and only half of that. I remember when kids were allowed to know what their rights were. I remember when white supremacists were not allowed to spew their lies and hate. I remember when they held their rallies in the dark, with their faces covered, because decent people were ashamed of them. I remember when political correctness was just good manners, and name calling was bad manners. I remember when Congress members and Senators represented the people, not just rich donors, foreign interests, and the NRA. I remember when presidents gave up their own business interests to avoid conflict of interests. I remember when a Speaker of the House did not stall bills in committee but allowed them to come to the floor for a vote. I remember when congress did not start interminable wars. I remember when a Supreme Court nominee was allowed a hearing, even when he was not a right-wing republican. I remember when no politician ever proposed cuts to Social Security and VA. I remember when a president (Richard Nixon) tried to protect clean air and water. I remember when the Congress spent nearly $80 million on an investigation of whether the president had sex with a legal, consenting adult, unlike the groperin-chief, and members of his family and staff, who are being investigated for treason, five of whom have already pled guilty, while sixteen others have been indicted. I can remember when the smartest kid in Sky-
Letters To The Editor line School, Solana Beach of pre-existing conditions. California, was an illegal immigrant, who went on to become a math teacher. Today, she would have been deported, and all that talent would have been wasted. That same school and time went on to produce two nurses, one Marine KIA in Vietnam, three Vietnam veterans, one priest, a cop, and a plumbing contractor - all of whom came here illegally, but all of whom were decent, productive citizens. Not one of them became involved with drugs or gangs. In fact, there are more gang members who were born here, of American parents, than there are members who are immigrants, and even the that biggest of bogeymen, MS-13, was actually born in the USA (San Francisco). I remember when presidents did what was best for the country, not just what was best for the corporations that bought them. I remember when they sent young men off to war knowing what those young men were facing, because they had been there, not fivetime draft dodgers who hid behind daddy’s money. I remember presidents who had dignity, not buffoonery. I remember presidents who had strength instead of bluster, spoke truth instead of stupid lies, and made us proud before our allies and strong before our enemies. They relied on integrity, not useless walls. I remember when I was proud to be an American and proud to wear the uniform of the U.S. Army, a uniform that the present occupant of the White House was too chicken to wear. Myrna F. Arnold Whiting
First, They Came For The Health Care Before ACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or nicknamed Obamacare) 52 million people were uninsurable because
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62 percent of bankruptcies in the U.S. were medically related. The Trump Administration continues to unravel the ACA piece by piece. Next to go is protection for pre-existing conditions. Unable to repeal ACA, Trump utilized another tactic. Tucked inside his tax bill, the individual mandate was repealed. People had protested the mandate feeling they were paying for something they didn’t need. We should base our laws on facts, not feelings. The fact that the individual mandate was eradicated results in deconstructing financial support needed to keep ACA viable. In June, Trump began his attack on the pre-existing clause in the ACA. The Department of Justice followed by declaring it is now unconstitutional because the individual mandate has been removed. Have we so soon forgotten how expensive and how many fatalities ensued for Americans who had no health insurance? The ACA is popular because it provides protection for those who have pre-existing conditions. It provides essential health benefits which require insurers to cover; annual physicals, doctor services, in-patient and out-patient hospital care, prescription drugs, pregnancy, child birth, mental health and dental coverage for children. In place of ACA, Trump has proposed cheap, junk plans allowing companies to offer the insured virtually no coverage. Trump’s admitted line is that if you say a lie often enough people will soon believe it as truth. Stand up America! Protest! Trump and his cronies are working to remove another ACA benefit. They’ll stop at nothing.
League of Women Voters Lotte Scharfman is credited with coining the phrase, “Democracy is not a spectator sport.” Scharfman, a refugee of Nazi Germany, was the League’s president until her death in 1970. She stated that in order for Democracy to “work” you have to participate, you cannot simply be an observer. As the saying goes Americans will cross an ocean to fight a war, but not cross the street to vote, a right that so many have shed their blood and tears. A low voter turnout is again predicted for this year’s November’s midterm elections. Being a no show at the polls is the same as surrendering your vote to a neighbor who may not share your values. If you are concerned with the direction of our government now is the time to vote for candidates that defend the police, law and order and family values and reject those that advocate to legalize recreational marijuana, open borders, sanctuary cities, drivers licenses for illegal aliens, taxpayer-funded tuition for undocumented immigrants, higher gas and sales tax, abortion on demand, disrespecting our flag and removing religion from our public discourse. Voter turnout decides elections. Go to the polls in November and vote for the lawmakers that will exercise fiscal discipline by lowering our highest in the nation property taxes and fully restore the Homestead credit, a benefit that the disabled and seniors on fixed income need to maintain and keep them in their homes.
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Free Vacation Bible School
WHITING – Children ages 3 through 6th grade are cordially invited to attend our annual Free Vacation Bible School. This year’s theme will be “Time Line.”
This event will be held July 23-27 from 6-8:45 p.m. at the Whiting Bible Church, 95 Lacey Rd. You can register by going online to wbcnj.org or calling the church at 732-350-9290.
Meadows Of Lake Ridge Trip
WHITING – The Meadows of Lake Ridge, Whiting, NJ, is planning a trip to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse for Christmas in the Air on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Join us as we celebrate Christmas like you remember in
a show you’ll never forget. Show ticket, sit-down lunch with dessert buffet, costs $99 per person. For more information, call Barbara at 848-227-3757 or Terry at 732-849-6939.
Trip To The Longwood Gardens
WHITING – Join us on October 23 to Longwood Gardens to see the fall flowers and the Chrysanthemum Festival. The cost is $56. For more information, call Stefanie at 732-350-2904.
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MANCHESTER – The Manchester Township Police Department will host a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in the Municipal Complex Civic Center, 1 Colonial Drive, from 1 to 6 p.m. In years past, blood drives were a regular event hosted by our department and it is our goal to bring them back on a consistent basis as another way of giving back to the commu-
nity. This blood drive is open to all members of the public, and we encourage everyone to participate and spread the word! Anyone who would like to register should do so by utilizing the Red Cross online scheduling tool through the following: redcrossblood.org/ give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=0226466. Our police officers and township employees who are donating would love to see our residents come by!
Bluegrass & Blueberries Social
WHITING – Come to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on July 21 from 1-3 p.m. and enjoy delicious blueberry shortcake, a tea bar, beverages, bluegrass music, and a bake sale.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Purchase your tickets at the church office Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. or at the door.
Trip To Princeton
WHITING – A trip to Princeton will be held on September 27. Have a docent led bus tour, eat at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room, go on a docent led tour of the Art
Museum and have time on your own to shop in Palmer Square. The cost is $92.50 per person. Call Stefanie at 732-350-2904 for more information.
WHITING – A trip will go to the Woodmere Art Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art on October 17. The cost is $67 per person. Call Stefanie at 732-350-2904 for more information.
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Whiting VFW Post 8745
WHITING – Post 8745 is having a membership drive. In Whiting, a lot of Veterans do not belong to a Veterans organization. The Post is looking for new members. They must have served “In Country” to be eligible. “In Country” means you served in a “foreign” country during war time. We meet the third Wednesday of the month, at 6:30 p.m. at Hilltop Hall, Village 5, 325 Schoolhouse Rd. We will resume in September
after the summer recess. Come and meet Veterans like yourself. At the end of the meetings, we have refreshments. It varies; sometimes pizza, or hero sandwiches, or pastries, coffee and soda. (Sorry, no alcoholic beverages) Think about joining and call either Rocky at 732-350-6936 or Pete at 732-350-6144. God bless America and stand for our National Anthem. You will be glad you did.
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WHITING – The group meets once a month and Anthony Lipari, D.Min speaks of the stages of grief. You do not have to call you can just show up whenever you wish. The group has social time and refreshments are served. For information call Rosie at 732-881-1044
and leave your name and number, saying it is about the support group. The meetings are from 1-3 in the D & E room of Crestwood Village VI, 6 Congasia Rd. Whiting, N.J. Fall meeting dates are Sept. 21, Oct 26, Nov 30 and Dec 21. No meeting in January
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Welcome New Pastor
WHITING – Come join us at Christ Evangelical Church at 300 Schoolhouse Road on August 19 for new beginnings with a new pastor. An installation service will take place at 10 a.m. with refreshments to follow. We welcome Pastor Paul and wife Connie Barber to Whiting.
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WHITING – The next meeting of the Thyroid Support Group will be held on August 20 at 10 a.m. These meetings are held monthly at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. For more information, call Stefanie at 732-350-2904 or the church at 732-350-2121.
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Regular Activities For Adults At Manchester Library
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host activities for adults in July at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive. “Book Chat” 2 p.m. Thursday, July 19. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. Participants discuss what they have been reading to the rest of the group and pick up ideas for what to read next. No registration required. “Chess Club” 12 p.m. Fridays, July 13, 20, and 27. The club meets every Friday. Play chess in a relaxed atmosphere and share your love for the game. Participants may bring their own game set. No registration required. “Chicks with Sticks” 2 p.m. Thursdays, July 12 and 26, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 11, 18, and 25. Meetings take place the second and fourth Fridays of each month with additional meetings on Wednesdays. There will be no meeting on July 4. Participants work on individual knitting and crocheting projects while sharing ideas, patterns, and friendship. No registration required. “Quilting Bee” 1 p.m. Fridays, July 13 and 27. Meetings take place the first and third Friday of each month. Members work on individual and group projects while exchanging ideas, patterns, techniques, and conversation. No registration required. “Writer’s Circle” 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. The club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. There will be no meeting on July 3. Writers critique one another’s work and discuss issues pertinent to authorship and getting published. No registration required. “Advanced French Club” 6 p.m. Monday,
July 16. This group meets once per month. This is primarily a conversation group to discuss topical events in French, read and discuss French texts, and engage in other French-oriented activities. It is geared toward individuals who are more fluent in the language. “Beginning/Intermediate French Club” 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. This group meets once per month. Study the basics of the French language: vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversation. The branch’s French-American librarian will coach participants with vocabulary, grammar, and accent. “Beginning Modern Dance for Adults” 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12. Experience the joy of dancing in this class which combines modern dance and exercise with fun and rhythmic music. Learn the body mechanics of modern dance, gain strength and flexibility, and increase your range of motion and coordination. Bring a yoga mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing. Participants must sign a release waiver beforehand. This class alternates with a beginner ballet class for adults. “Calming Coloring” 2 p.m. Friday, July 20. This program takes place on the third Friday of each month. Spend the afternoon creating, listening to soothing music, and relaxing with like-minded adults at the library. Coloring sheets, pencils, markers, and crayons will be supplied free of charge. This event usually features aroma therapy and a therapy dog. To register for more information about these events, call 732-657-7600 or visit theocean countylibrary.org/events.
Movies At Manchester Library
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host film screenings on Wednesdays in July. See films on the big screen without the admission fee of a movie theater. Each film of the week will be screened at 12:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., and 6 p.m. Screen-
ings will take place July 11, July 18, and July 25. The branch is located at 21 Colonial Drive. Registration is not required for these free programs. For film information, call 732657-7600 or visit theoceancountylibrary. org/events.
Manchester High School Presents Mulan Jr.
MANCHESTER – Manchester Township Recreation Summer Theatre presents Disney’s Mulan Jr. on July 26 and 27. The show will be held at Manchester Township High School at 7 p.m. For tickets, go to mtrst.booktix.com. Find your inner warrior!
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Amazing Facts About Nightmares and Dreaming By Suzy Cohen, R. Ph. Sleeping is one of the great pleasures in life, unless you have bad dreams or nightmares. Then it’s pure misery. Most of us do dream while sleeping, we just don’t remember it. Luckily, a man named Larry Page remembered his dream. He was a computer scientists and he woke up from a dream when he was 23 wondering if there was a way to ‘download the web’ and rank webpages by inbound links. He went on to become a co-founder of Google! Page’s net worth according to Forbes is 52 billion dollars. Talk about making money when you sleep! So why can’t you remember your dreams? Our brains are trained to forget non-essential facts and the truth is, most of our dreams aren’t that unique. But I bet you do wake up and recall the bizarre scary dreams, don’t you? This is because your brain finds it more “essential” to remember these strange or scary images. They stand out. Here are some other little known facts about dreaming that you may be interested in. By the way, if you’d like a longer version of this article, it’s at my website. If you lost sight later in life, you can like still see images in your dreams and dream visually like when you had your eyesight. Those folks who were born with blindness may not see in pictures but can still dream and experience sounds, touch sensations and emotions during their dream state. With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), several brain regions are involved including the amygdala where dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin play a role. PTSD nightmares may occur with or without REM sleep.
If you have asthma, for some reason, you are also more prone to nightmares. The bad dreams can intensify with many treatments, including montelukast. Heartburn medications such as ranitidine and famotidine used to treat heartburn can sometimes induce vivid dreams and nightmares. So can allergy drugs like diphenhydramine. Blood pressure pills interfere with sleep. This category has well-documented evidence to show how they trigger nightmares and this side effect alone often causes people to seek other treatments. If you grew up with black and white TVs, most of your dreams occur in black and white. Anxiety is the most common emotion during dreams. You might experience it as falling, flying or feeling unprepared or humiliated in your dream. Dogs dream. You will often hear them whimper or see their paws twitching. More than likely they are running in their dreams. Sleeping pills can and often due induce vivid dreaming and nightmares. Withdrawal from these medications can also induce higher dreaming and/or nightmares for a period of time. Antidepressants such as fluoxetine and paroxetine increase serotonin and may trigger intense or disturbing dreams that seem to go on all night. Some sleep supplements containing melatonin might trigger unpleasant or bizarre dreams. If that happens, take a break from the melatonin because the dose might be too high. Remember, you make this sleep hormone yourself so supplementing has an additive effect.
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How Do You Know If Your Beach Is Clean?
By Chris Lundy JERSEY SHORE – The State Department of Environmental Protection has created a new web site that will inform bathers of potential closures due to high bacteria counts. The DEP’s Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program has created njbeaches.org, an interactive website where people can see the status of their favorite beaches. There’s a map of the state, with little circles where
the water is being monitored on the east coast from Monmouth to Cape May counties. The circles are color-coded to denote if the beach is open, closed, or if there’s an advisory. If you zoom in on the map, you can click on the beach and find out what the bacteria count was. Although the DEP said that there are 180 ocean and 35 bay monitoring stations along the coast, there are also some more inland.
There are several along the Toms River, such as in Ocean Gate, Pine Beach, and Beachwood. There’s one on the Brick side of the Metedeconk River. There are two on the Point Pleasant side of the Manasquan River. There’s one at the L Street beach in Belmar, on the Shark River. The rest are on the ocean or bay from Keansburg to Cape May Point. There is also a field guide of what people
might find at the beach, from jellyfish to balls of grease that harden after being poured down drains. The water is being tested for enterocci, bacteria found in human and animal waste. The bacteria, in and of itself, is not harmful, said Bruce Friedman, director of the DEP’s Division of Water Monitoring and Standards. It appears naturally in our own bodies. He said that the presence of a lot of that bacteria indicates that there’s waste in the water. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. The federal standard for this bacteria is 110 colony forming units per 100 ml, Friedman said. However, New Jersey’s tests are a bit more stringent, sending up a yellow flag for 104 units per 100 ml. Tests are done on Monday, and results are back the next day. If it hits 104 or more, then an advisory is issued for that beach. The little circle on the map turns from green to yellow. The beach can still remain open. Any beach that has an advisory from Monday gets tested again on Tuesday, Friedman said. This time, though, instead of just testing the one spot, they test 150 feet in three directions out into the water. If the bacteria count is still more than 104, then the beach is closed. Yellow turns to red. That beach will then be tested every day, going out an additional 150 feet each day. Once the numbers drop below 104, the beach is re-opened. Generally speaking, bay beaches close more frequently than ocean beaches, he said. Ocean beaches have more tidal flow, which washes out anything harmful. In addition to water tests, there are flights that are taken over the water every day except Wednesday during the beach season. Observers look for debris, algae, or other signs that mark whether the water is healthy or not. There are also sensors on the plane to detect unhealthy conditions. There have been fewer advisories issued so far this year than last year, he said. Stormwater runoff is a major cause of this bacterium. A heavy rainfall will often lead to high bacteria counts. The rain washes waste into the waterways, and then the bacteria flourish. Unfortunately, with the amount of development along the shore, this will always be an issue. Another issue is if there is damage with a municipality’s sewerage infrastructure. And that leads into why the tests are done on Monday, despite most people going to the beach on the weekend. If a beach gets a green light on Monday, it’s not tested for the rest of the week. A lot could happen in a few days. But the influx of tourists on the weekend taxes a town’s sewerage system, Friedman said. Leaks would cause bacteria to grow, and that would be detected on a Monday. The DEP also promoted these tips for safe swimming: • Swim near a lifeguard. • Never swim alone. • If you are caught in a rip current, remember to swim parallel to the shore. • Avoid sandbars, drop-off areas, or fast currents. • Be aware of your surroundings. • Protect yourself from the sun. The web site does not record dangerous conditions, such as rip tides, that might also close the beach. However, there is a link on rip currents from that site. It also notes that local authorities can also close the beaches at any times at their own discretion.
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BEACHWOOD – The Beachwood Mayor’s Wellness Campaign and Beachwood Volunteer Fire Department present the American Red Cross Babysitting Course on July 28th from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Beachwood Fire Department. The course is for boys and girls ages 12-16. This is a free course. Lunch and a $25 fee will be provided by the Beachwood Mayor’s
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TOMS RIVER – Don’t miss the 32nd Antique, Crafts, and Collectible Faire sponsored by the Ocean County Historical Society and held in and around the Ocean County Parking Garage, Madison & Hadley Avenues, and the grounds around the OCHS museum. Enjoy antique appraisals, 50/50 raffle, Civil War reenactors, new and used books, baked
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TOMS RIVER – Join the Jersey Shore Makerfest 4.0 on October 20 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the RWJ Barnabas Health Arena, 1245 Old Freehold Road. Begun in October 2015, Makerfest is an experimental, experiential, educational, and FREE (non-profit) annual community event, a celebration of creativity and imagination that’s part MythBusters, part science lab, part county fair, and part art studio.
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Oyster Creek Shutdown Date Moved Up, Meeting Scheduled
By Kimberly Bosco LACEY – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) hosted an online webinar for those interested in learning a little more about the decommissioning process that accompanies the closing of the Oyster Creek Generating Station. During the webinar, officials also announced that the date of closure for the station has been moved up yet again, to September 17, 2018. The webinar took place using the downloadable GoToWebinar software. Listeners could call in to listen to official reports from members of the NRC including: Bruce Watson, Chief of the Reactor Decommissioning Branch, Ray Powell of the Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Zahra Cruz, Project Manager, Briana DeBoer, Resident Inspector, and Neil Sheehan, Public Affairs Officer. Powell began the webinar discussion by providing a brief history of the plant. The plant began operation on December 23, 1969. Following AmerGen’s application to the NRC for a 20-year license extension in July of 2005, the timeline is as follows: • April 2009: NRC issued a 20 year license renewal to the plant • January 2011: Exelon (who took control of AmerGen) notified the NRC of intent to permanently close the plant by December 31, 2019. • February 2018: Exelon announced early closure by October 31, 2018
SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Join Breakwater Beach Waterpark for the JDRF/FARE Crab Race on August 25 at 62 Grant Ave., Seaside Heights. At 5 p.m., artificial plastic crabs will be released from Patriot’s Plunge into the Revolutionary River at Breakwater Beach
• July 2018: Exelon moves date of closure up to September 17, 2018. While the decommissioning process has not begun yet, there are various steps that need to be taken first. Watson outlined these as gaining certifications of permanent cessation of operations and permanent removal of fuel from the reactor, as well as reviewing the PSDAR or the Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR). The PSDAR was submitted to the NRC on May 21, 2018. It consists of a description of decommissioning activities planned for the plant, a “high-level schedule” of decommissioning activities, cost estimates, and environmental impacts. You can take a look at the PSDAR for yourself on the NRC website. In the PSDAR, Exelon stated that the estimated total costs are approximately $1.4 billion. With $945 million already in its decommissioning fund, that amount continues to grow due to investment gains, stated officials. Although the plant has the ability to begin decommissioning 90 days after the NRC receives the PSDAR, Watson noted during his presentation that Oyster Creek and the NRC “are not planning any decommissioning work in the near future.” The entire process of decommissioning can take up to 60 years, and is defined as “the process of removing a reactor facility safely from operating mode to a permanent shutdown condition and reducing the resid-
ual radioactivity to a level that permits the release of the property for unrestricted use and termination of the license.” Officials noted that there are two ways that this can be done: either DECON or SAFSTOR. DECON decommissioning is when equipment and structures are removed or decontaminated to a level that permits the desired unrestricted use for the property. SAFSTOR is when the plant is placed in a “safe, stable condition and maintained in this state until it is subsequently decontaminated,” to the desired level, according to the presentation. Oyster Creek will be utilizing the SAFSTOR method, which involves dry cask storage of radioactive materials on site. Cruz stated during her presentation that the main principles of decommission are the protection of the plant, its employees, and the surrounding public. The Decommissioning Timeline begins with the shutdown of operations and the submission of decommissioning plans, which can be seen in the PSDAR. The actual process of decommissioning happens in four steps: SAFSTOR, transferring the fuel to dry cask storage, decontamination, and then dismantling of the facility. The goal is to allow for the land to be reused, but this may not be viable until up to 60 years from the start of the process. According to the webinar, Oyster Creek began decommissioning prep back in 2014. Officials noted that there will be oversight
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and monitoring procedures in place throughout the decommissioning process. “The State of New Jersey and the NRC have a long-standing Memorandum of Understanding allowing state representatives to observe NRC inspections. Thus, when the facility is eventually cleaned-up, they could elect to observe final NRC closeout radiological surveys,” stated NRC officials in response to questions posed during the webinar. One of the major concerns for residents with all of these proceedings is what will happen to the spent fuel? How can we get rid of it safely? Well, Cruz noted that fuel will be removed from the spent fuel pool and stored on-site in dry cask storage systems. These are metal casks that the spent fuel gets stored in that then gets welded up and placed in concrete casks. NRC officials will come out and inspect these regularly. It takes a few years for spent fuel to cool before it can be transferred into the cask, according to Watson. Cruz also explained that all safety and security measures in place will remain in place until the fuel is removed from the plant site. Next Public Meeting The NRC plans to keep the public in the loop with public hearings on the decommissioning process. The next meeting will take place on July 17 at the Community Hall in Lacey Township to discuss the PSDAR.
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OCVTS Practical Nursing Students Graduate
By Kimberly Bosco OCEAN COUNTY – Ocean County Vocational Technical School recently graduated 61 students from the Practical Nursing program during its 95th commencement ceremony. The graduates were recognized during the traditional pinning ceremony where they each received a pin from a member of the faculty or by a family member who is also a nursing professional. Of the 61 graduates, 27 were pinned by family members. The Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education also presented Awards of Academic Excellence/ Outstanding Student Awards to some of the graduates including: • Lori Drozdowski from Barnegat, for maintaining the highest grade point average • Ada Isaacs from Lakehurst, for maintaining the second highest average • LaSavia Hairston from Brick, for maintaining the third highest grade point average throughout the program. The Practical Nursing program also includes numerous hours of clinic rotations at local health care facilities. These clinical rotations help to provide nursing students with great learning
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Lakeside Garden Club Seeks Vendors WHITING – The Lakeside Garden Club of Cedar Glen Lakes, Whiting, is seeking vendors for the October 13 Craft Fair. Call Gean at 732-864-6902 for more information and to reserve your table. All tables are $15.
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opportunities as well as a chance for special recognition from the professional nursing staff. The Perlmutter Shop Rite of Ocean County and the HealthSouth Clinical Excellence awards were presented to: • Norma Vivas from Bayville • Allona Farley-Grooms from Lakewood.
The Pilot Sister Survivorship Awards were presented to: • T’Naiya Kearney, from Lakewood • Maritess Garcia, from Lakewood • Emara Montgomery, from Lakewood • Rosa Espinosa from Toms River. These awards were presented by Tina Pilot and Lisa Pilot-Dunfee, sisters and breast cancer survivors.
Following graduation, the nursing students are now ready to take the National Council Licensure Examination for qualification as a Licensed Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN). For more information about the Practical Nursing program at OCVTS visit ocvts.org or call 732-473-3100 extension 3137.
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New Jersey Vows Zero Tolerance On Hate Crimes
By Jennifer Peacock TRENTON – Government and law enforcement officials met at State Police Headquarters in Trenton Monday for their annual meeting with religious leaders to discuss concerns including bias crimes, houses-of-worship security, and general well-being to all who live in and travel to the Garden State. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal stressed his office’s stance against hate crimes, that such acts of bias will not be tolerated in New Jersey. Religious leaders honored Grewal with an appreciation award for his commitment to the state’s interfaith communities. Among the officials in attendance were
Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato and OCPO Public Affairs Director Al Della Fave. L a ke wo o d C o m m i t t e e m a n M e i r Lichtenstein and Rabbi Avi Richler, who represented 58 Chabad centers around the state, also spoke. “With summer upon us and rising temperatures, we in law enforcement must be reminded to exercise tolerance, understanding and compassion,” Coronato said. “This annual meeting helps tremendously in educating front line officers to the many diverse cultural differences they will encounter in the coming months during the course of their daily patrols.”
Mr. Scott The Music Man
MANCHESTER – Join the Manchester Branch for this program on July 30 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mr. Scott ‘The Music Man’ delivers a uniquely creative and energetic, interactive concert experience for children and their families. His multi-faceted show is guided by his improvisational spirit and
features his own brand of zany physical theatrics, coupled with his dynamic original music and comical lyrics. His fans come to his concerts wearing multi colored, rainbow tie-dye which is Mr. Scott’s signature attire from head to toe. Please register each child separately.
Lakes Open For The Season
MANCHESTER – Harry Wright Lake and Pine Lake will be open daily through September 3. Hours of operation for swimming at
Harry Wright Lake are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Beaches and bathroom facilities will close at both lakes for the season at 6 p.m. on September 3.
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Be Wary Of Turtle Crossings During This Nesting Season
By Kimberly Bosco NEW JERSEY – When you take to the road, it is always important to be vigilant and safe; now more than ever, as nesting season is underway for turtles in New Jersey. The Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) reminds drivers to be cautious and on the lookout for turtles that may be crossing the roadway to lay their eggs. Turtles can sometimes travel long distances to fi nd the perfect spot in which to lay eggs. This means crossing roadways, which puts the turtles at risk of being struck by passing vehicles. The summer shore traffic also increases this risk. Turtles are particularly vulnerable because they are slow moving and their defense mechanism is usually to stop and withdraw into their shell when feeling threatened, according to the NJDEP. “With summer approaching, New Jersey’s turtles are on the move looking for nesting sites to lay eggs,” DEP Acting Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe said. “This puts them in great danger as they frequently have to cross roadways to find the right location. We encourage motorists to drive cautiously so the turtles can cross roads and arrive to their nesting destination safely.” Turtle species that are currently on the move include: Eastern box, Eastern painted, wood and snapping turtles, and the Diamondback terrapin. The diamondback terrapin is particularly at risk as NJ’s only saltmarsh turtle. The terrapin is at risk now due to habitat loss, drowning in crab traps, and vehicle strikes,
according to NJDEP. The loss of coastal habitat has increased mortality risk as diamondback terrapins search for these nesting areas, often located along roadsides, increasing the risk of vehicle strikes. To protect the turtles during this nesting season, drivers should: • Keep a safe distance and an eye out for turtles in the roadway. • Use caution when avoiding a turtle, don’t swerve or veer from the lane. • Use proper signaling when pulling over to assist turtles crossing. Allow turtles to safely cross roads unaided if a lack of oncoming traffic allows them to do so. • Avoid handling turtles, but if it is necessary, handle gently and not excessively. Most turtles can be picked up by the side of their shells near the mid-point of the body. • Do not pick up a turtle by its tail, as doing so may frighten or injure the reptile. Wear gloves or wash your hands after handling. • Move the turtle in the direction that it is heading. A turtle will turn around if it is put in the wrong direction. • The safest way to assist snapping turtles is to use branches or similar objects to prod them along from behind. • Never take a turtle into your personal possession. • Do not disturb a nesting turtle and keep children and pets away from it. Most turtle eggs will hatch in 60 to 80 days. A small cage can be placed around the nest to offer some additional protection for the fi rst 30 to 45 days, but it must be removed before the hatchlings emerge. For more information, visit njﬁshandwildlife.com/ensp/herps_info.htm.
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Vietnam Vet Demonstrates The Reality Of War Through Art
By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – Frank Romeo is one of the many Vietnam veterans that have suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) over the past 50 years. Having experienced the hardships of war and hatred from the American public post-Vietnam, Romeo struggled greatly to overcome what he had been through at the ripe age of just 18 years old. Since returning to the States after his time overseas, Romeo went through bouts of addiction and suffered greatly from what was then an undiagnosed disease, what we now recognize as PTSD. Romeo later found art as a medium to express what his mind was going through. Now, at 70 years old and a father of 7, he is a spokesperson for the reality of war and PTSD, teaching the younger generation about what it –Photo by Kimberly Bosco is really like over there before they Frank Romeo set up a series of portraits done by step into the unknown. PTSD soldiers throughout the arena as part of his Romeo’s goal is to educate “before exhibit. You can view some of these images on his the fact” and to prepare those heading gallery website. into battle, to help cure PTSD before the Viet Cong…I was used for target practice, it starts. At the RWJBarnabas Health Arena at Toms they shot me seven times,” he said. Romeo River North High School, Romeo presented his noted that he still has one of the bullets lodged exhibit, “The Art of War,” to illustrate for the in his spine. Believing he was dead, Romeo’s unit carried public what war does to the mind, and speak him out of the jungle. Once they realized he to students about his experiences. was alive, they sent him to a hospital in Japan, “I arrived in southeast Asia just in time for where he woke up a month later. the Tet Offensive…the bloodiest fighting of the Following this, Romeo spent a year in miliwar,” said Romeo. tary hospitals undergoing surgeries and being In August of 1969, he was part of a small pumped with life-saving drugs, which eventuSpecial Forces group performing search and ally led him into addiction. destroy missions, living in the jungles of Viet“By the time I left the military, I was totally nam on the Vietnam-Cambodia border, when addicted to drugs,” he said. “I was exhibiting he was ambushed. “I was separated from my unit, I was taken by (Art - See Page 37)
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Continued From Page 36 behavior that we associate with PTSD today,” such as anger, and excessive drinking and drug use. At this time, PTSD was undiagnosed. It was referred to as Vietnam War Syndrome, according to Romeo. With six months left on his duty contract, he was sent to West Point Military Academy, where he was discharged for drug use at the age of 20 years old. “The day I left the hospital there was an anti-war demonstration…they [the demonstrators] spit on me,” he said. “I was totally not prepared for being treated this way, especially in the condition that I was in.” Following his discharge from West Point, Romeo was then sent to Fort Dix for his “non-military” behavior where he lived in a cell. “What had happened to me in a short period of time [about 2 years] was total trauma,” said Romeo. “I tried to assimilate back into society [unsuccessfully].” He spent the next 50 years battling an internal struggle with PTSD, the beginning of which was tied to his drug addiction. He later discovered that he was also contaminated with Agent Orange. “The behavior that I was going through was not rational. My military life followed me through my non-military life,” he said. But, in the 90s, he found a catharsis in art. Romeo has created various works of art that are a tangible outlet of his trauma throughout the years. One of his pieces is even on display in the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago as part of a collection that has been declared a National Treasure. A copy of this painting was hung up during his exhibit as well. “I never took an art class in my life,” he joked. He began as a “closet artist,” hiding his work away due to the public hatred for Vietnam veterans; he was embarrassed. Romeo describes his work and the artwork of other PTSD soldiers as demonstrating “the emotional history of the country.” Hanging next to his painting was a plaque that read: “Art is communication…I paint, lecture and get involved not fully understanding ‘WHY.’ I am compelled however to let future generations know, we were here, we did exist and we gave of ourselves simply because we were asked.” The exhibit included dozens of other works of art, many from other soldiers who have experienced PTSD and expressed their trauma through their art. “They can’t seem to get past what happened to them in the military,” said Romeo. Now, Romeo is a success story. Having conquered his PTSD, he is able to speak about it. He is now determined to educate the younger generations of what they might see during wartime, hoping to solve the prevalence of PTSD in soldiers through preparation. “I believe in education before the fact… I think we need to start a conversation about the realities of our country,” he said. Romeo stated that since the Civil War, our wars have been “an away game” fought on someone else’s land. He believes we need to start preparing our children before sending them off to a foreign land “psychologically unprepared.” His work now involves speaking to different
The Manchester Times, July 14, 2018, Page 37 schools and different groups about what his experiences were and about the prevalence and severity of PTSD. While noting that services for veterans after the fact are still very important, Romeo said “we need to think about our future veterans.” Rather than only spending money on programs to help veterans gain comfort and normalcy after a traumatizing war experience, Romeo wants to present kids with the option to mentally prepare themselves beforehand.
Part of Romeo’s current work is also promoting Walk with Frank, a planned walk across New York to increase awareness for PTSD and the plight of our many disabled, homeless or unemployed veterans. He plans to raise funds to support a documentary film to spread his message to a national audience, while spending three months living as a homeless veteran. Part of this project is linked to the State University of New York (SUNY). SUNY students can participate in any leg of the Walk with Frank
journey for course credits. Romeo plans to document his journey in a blog that anyone can follow at walkwithfrank.org. For the past 50 years, “It’s been a horror show in my head,” said Romeo. Not only he, but also his family has suffered as a result of his PTSD. Romeo’s plan hopes to alleviate this for soldiers and families of soldiers in the future. For more information on Romeo’s exhibit, or to take a look at his gallery, visit artofwar withFR.org.
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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE ADVANCED FOOT & ANKLE SPECIALISTS, PC To drag one’s feet is to proceed slowly, reluctantly or without enthusiasm. To sweep someone off their feet is to overwhelm with charm. And to stand on one’s own feet is to be independent and self-supporting. These are just a few examples of the many sayings that refer to the feet. But some may ask, why feet? Simply put, because the feet are the foundation of the body and just like any other structure, the body without a strong foundation will begin to suffer possible serious problems, making proper foot care of the utmost importance. Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists, conveniently located in the Whiting Stop & Shop Shopping Center at 40 0 Lacey Road, Suite 9B, offers patients the exceptional care they deserve in the latest state-of-the-art facility by highly experienced and caring professionals. Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists was originally founded by Dr. Scott Amoss in 2000 and was formerly located in Toms River. In 2005, seeing there was a great need for his ser vices in the area, Dr. Amoss relocated his practice to
Whiting. In February of 2014, with the need for more space to accommodate his expanding practice and to house newer, more technically advanced equipment, Advanced Foot & Ankle relocated to its present beautifully decorated, comfortable, clean and spacious facility. The personable Dr. Amoss is a highly-educated professional who is a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore. The happily married father of three studied and received an undergraduate degree in chemistry at Cook College at Rutgers University. He became a member of a National Chemistry Honor Society and worked for several years as a chemist before he decided to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. Amoss attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine where he finished fourth in his class of over 100 graduates and subsequently graduated cum laude in 2000. He is also the recipient of many honors and accolades, including Deans List recognition during all four years while attending the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. After completing a twoyear surgical residency at
William B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton, New Jersey, Dr. Amoss received extensive training in ﬁelds such as orthopedics, vascular, plastic and reconstructive surgery, emergency medicine, dermatology and radiology. Dr. Amoss was also on staff at the South Jersey Wound Care Center, the largest facility in South Jersey. His expertise and training has led him to be a Board Qualified Foot Surgeon by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is also a Diplomat American Board of Podiatric Medicine as well as a Certiﬁed Wound Specialist. Dr. Amoss is currently on staff at Community Medical Center in Toms River and the Manchester Surgery Center, where he performs inpatient and outpatient surgery. He is also a member of the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society and American Podiatric Medical Association. The impressive qualiﬁcations at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists are not limited to Dr. Amoss. Those on his staff are all Certiﬁed Podiatric Medical Assistants through the American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants. Dr. Amoss and
his team of professionals treat all of the common foot ailments including hammertoes, bunions, athletes’ foot, ingrown nails and heel pain. “We treat all ages and everything from the knee down,” said Dr. Amoss, including P.A.D., or peripheral arterial disease, a common circulatory problem which narrows the arteries and reduces blood flow, causing symptoms such as leg pain when walking. This condition can also reduce blood ﬂow to your heart and brain, as well as your legs. Treatment for Achilles tendon, ankle instability, ankle sprains and sports injuries of the ankle and foot are also addressed. The new facility also offers o n - site surger y, X-rays and biopsies, often finding sk in c anc e r that others may have missed. “With diabetes being on the rise, proper foot care for those with diabetes is a major concern,” continued Dr. Amoss. “With a diabetic foot, a small wound can be slow to heal, lead to
infection and sometimes severe consequences including amputation. However, at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists, surgery is always a last resort.” Although prestigious qualiﬁcations are always important when choosing a physician, impressive qualiﬁcations in the compassion department are of equal importance. From the pleasant voice that answers your call to the smile that greets you as you walk through the door of Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists, there is a genuine feeling of caring, concern and compassion. You are never just a number at Advanced Foot & Ankle. Dr. Amoss and his dedicated team all agree that the most important and best part of their job is making a positive impact
on people’s lives. In short, their mission is “Making people feel better,” said Podiatric Assistant Kristen Valentino. All of your foot care needs are taken care of at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists, which also offers a large and stylish selection and expert ﬁtting of orthopedic and diabetic shoes and sandals. They even carry specially formulated nail polish for those suffering from fungal infections. Extras and details such as these are what makes Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists stand out from the rest. Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists PC is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 732-350-0100 or visit them online at AdvFootandAnkle.com.
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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast For the week of JUly 14 - JUly 20
By Jeraldine Saunders
ARIES (Mar 21-Apr. 19): You may perceive disapproval when someone is only being matter-of-fact in the week ahead. Guard your reputation and follow the rules, but you don’t need to be put on the defensive. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Someone else might have more muscle but you have the brains and persistence to stay on track. You must keep your wits about you, so you aren’t fooled in the week to come. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): While on the job you are expected to perform at top efficiency, but once you are off the clock your time is your own. Stay focused this week, as what you create, or build, may be permanent. CANCER (June 21-July 22): The seeds of a great idea might be ready to sprout or can be prepared for favorable transplants this week. You will be at optimum efficiency far away from the hustle and the bustle. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The ability to help others is in your hands. You may be highly competitive on the career front in the week to come, but your own needs and desires may take second place. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Put your life into apple pie order. In the week ahead, you are at the top of your game and if needed can double your workload. Demonstrating self-discipline doesn’t
mean you are selfish. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Success comes to those who are too busy to notice. Family obligations might briefly prevent you from concentrating on career goals or a crucial project in the upcoming week. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If you are industrious in the upcoming week you can start major projects and see them through to completion. Staid routines may seem tiresome, but careful organization is necessary. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Savor the savings. By using a combination of savvy observations and careful spending habits you can upgrade your bank account and assets as the week unfolds. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Run your schedule like a well-kept timepiece. In the week ahead, you will have the drive and incentive to propel you forward, so you can put a few extra irons in the fire. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Powerful ambitions can be realized if you spend quality time with the right people. You may meet someone who is both inspiring and motivating in the upcoming week. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Follow the lead of inspiring people. Everyday experiences may add to your knowledge and widen your horizons. Turn your surroundings into a comfortable retreat in the coming week.
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wolfgang puck’s kitchen Bunless Burgers: A Healthy Twist On A Summertime Favorite
By Wolfgang Puck
Most people dream about great burgers whenever they fire up the grill. After all, what could be a more perfect example of the all-American pleasures of outdoor cooking? But more and more people are trying to eat leaner food these days, especially during swimsuit season, which often leads them to limit their red meat intake. The latest diet fads also add to such special demands. Back in the days of the Atkins diet, that meant avoiding burger buns to cut carbohydrates. Nowadays, there’s the so-called paleo diet, so named because it calls for eating only foods that humans ate during the Paleolithic Era. That means only ingredients that could have been hunted or gathered and prepared without processing, meaning nothing featuring grains, sugar or other processed foods. (Not very different from the old Atkins diet, is it?) So, is there such a thing as a lean paleo burger? My answer is yes, and you’ll find a delicious example of it in my recipe for turkey burgers in grilled portobello mushroom “buns.” I put quotes around that last word because, in place of bread buns, I substitute grilled portobello mushroom caps, which when you think about it for even a second - are very much the same shape as a burger bun and seem perfectly made to enclose a burger patty. What right-thinking Paleolithic gatherer wouldn’t have picked a few had he or she come across them? To satisfy meat lovers who want to cut back on their beef intake, I use ground turkey for this recipe. Many people find it as satisfying as beef, especially when you use a mix of dark and white meat and ask your butcher to grind it coarsely for a more satisfying texture. (Feel free to substitute chicken ground in the same way.) To add even more f lavor, I mix the turkey with roasted garlic cloves as well as a touch of extra-virgin olive oil and some salt and pepper to taste. I find these bunless burgers every bit as satisf ying, and possibly even more f lavorful, than the classic kind. The only drawback I can think of is that the juicy mushrooms will make your fingers a bit messier than a dry-surfaced bread bun. So you may want to use a knife and fork instead; or just pick it up and have plenty of napkins close at hand! T U R K EY BU RGER S I N GR I LLED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM “BUNS” Serves 4 1 1/2 pounds (750 g) coarsely ground turkey 4 to 8 cloves Roasted Garlic (recipe follows), mashed with a fork 2 tablespoons finely chopped Italian parsley 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus
extra for brushing Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 8 large similarly sized por tobello mushrooms, stems removed 4 thin slices provolone cheese 2 firm but ripe medium-sized tomatoes, cut crosswise to yield 4 slices about 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick Good-quality dill pickle chips Preheat an outdoor grill, an indoor grill or a broiler. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, roasted garlic to taste, parsley, 4 teaspoons olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Form the mixture into four equal burger patties, each about a 1/2 inch (12 mm) thick. When the grill or broiler is hot, brush the burger patties and mushroom caps on both sides with olive oil. Season the mushroom caps with salt and pepper. Grill or broil the burgers and mushroom caps until the burgers are nicely browned and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side, and the mushrooms are golden, turning everything only once. About halfway through cooking the burgers on the second side, top each one with a slice of provolone. When the mushrooms are done, place half of them rounded side down on a platter or individual serving plates. Nestle a burger patty inside each of the mushroom caps and top them with tomato slices and pickle chips to taste. Top with the remaining mushrooms, rounded sides up. Secure each burger with a wooden sandwich pick and serve immediately. ROASTED GARLIC Makes about 1/2 cup (125 mL) 2 garlic heads Kosher salt Extra-virgin olive oil Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). With a sharp (preferably serrated) knife, cut off enough of the top of each garlic head to expose the cloves. Place the heads in the center of a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Season with salt. Drizzle well with oil and turn the garlic heads to coat them evenly. Securely close up the foil around the garlic. Place the foil package in the oven and roast the garlic until the heads feel very tender when the package is carefully squeezed, protecting your hand with a folder kitchen towel or oven glove, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from the oven. Set the package aside until it is cool enough to handle but still warm; or, if not using immediately, set aside to cool completely. Squeeze out the roasted garlic pulp by hand; or use a small spoon or table knife to scoop it out. Use immediately, or transfer to a container, cover and refrigerate until needed.
(Chef Wolfgang Puck’s TV series,“Wolfgang Puck’s Cooking Class,” airs Sundays on the Food Network. Also, his latest cookbook, “Wolfgang Puck Makes It Easy,” is now available in bookstores. Write Wolfgang Puck in care of Tribune Media Services Inc., 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207) © 2018 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.
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