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Features COVID Care for the Long Haul | 14

The new Post-COVID CARE Program offers individualized care for those experiencing lingering coronavirus symptoms.

Taking Charge of Pancreatic Cysts | 16

SBMC’s new Pancreatic Cyst Surveillance Program uses topnotch technology to evaluate a pancreatic cyst before it becomes cancerous.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOXING

New Year, New Board Member | 17

With “smart” technology, you needn’t be Rocky to develop a home workout routine that packs a punch.

An attending physician at Saint Barnabas Medical Center goes full circle by joining the Board of Trustees at his “hometown hospital.”

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Pet Adoption Gets Frisky | 20

As the coronavirus keeps folks at home and limits contact with friends, more of us are seeking out companions of the maskless, four-legged kind.

IN EVERY ISSUE 5 Editor’s Note 12 Health News 60 Where to Eat

Bathe Better | 26

Soak away winter woes by taking a spa-like soak.

Lounge Wear | 28

Your quarantine wardrobe is all about comfort, but why not make it stylish too? Downtime dressing has never looked this good.

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Departments Morris/Essex Buzz | 8 Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in our counties.

Style Watch | 10

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Home Front | 11

The pandemic brought out the mixologist in many of us. No need to renovate to make room for a home bar. These pieces make stirring and shaking a cinch.

Tastes | 32

Vegetarians might want to turn the page, but carnivores will delight in these three meaty entrées.

Power Food | 58

To wake up your salads and shake up your veggie crisper, consider Belgian endive, a mildly acerbic member of the chicory family.

Spirits | 59

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This sweet sip is a delicious and beautiful Valentine’s Day cocktail that’s perfect for sharing with friends or your special someone.

Gatherings | 62

Morris and Essex residents always show up to support their friends and neighbors—especially when help is needed most.

A Morris/Essex Moment | 64

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NEW YEAR, NEW PROGRAMS AT SBMC R W J BARNABAS HEALTH PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER RWJBARNABAS HEALTH BARRY H. OS TROWS KY

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PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER S TEPHEN P. ZI ENI EWI CZ, FAC HE SENIOR DIRECTOR STRATEGIC MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER S AL LY MAL ECH, MPH, RD ASSISTANT DIRECTOR MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER S AMANTHA ANTON

February and March are American Heart Month and National Colorectal Awareness Month, respectively, which emphasize the prevention of heart disease and colorectal cancer. March is also National Nutrition Month, so let this serve as your reminder to take care of yourself by eating healthfully, exercising regularly, and of course, keeping up with appointments with both your primary care physician and any specialists to whom you have been referred. Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) continues to stress the importance of continuing your health and routine screenings. We are going above and beyond and taking all safety precautions to keep both our staff and our patients safe. Late last year, the Medical Center introduced the Post-COVID CARE Program, an outpatient program at our Livingston campus that helps patients who are still experiencing lingering symptoms from coronavirus. Symptoms range from respiratory to pulmonary to cognitive, and our team of experts, led by RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group internal medicine physician and Post-COVID CARE medical director Vanessa Trespalacios, M.D., brings unique, individualized treatment to aid patients in their recovery. Learn more about what this program has to offer on page 14. Another exciting new initiative here at SBMC is the Pancreatic Cyst Surveillance Program, the first of its kind in the United States that uses technology to evaluate a pancreatic cyst. These cysts carry the potential to increase a patient’s risk of pancreatic cancer, and though in many cases they are benign, screening and surveillance is nonetheless essential. Russell Langan, M.D., chief of surgical oncology, shares more about the program on page 16. Finally, this issue of Morris/Essex Health & Life introduces the newest member of our Board of Trustees on page 18. Neuroradiologist Rahul V. Pawar, M.D., a West Orange native, shares how excited and honored he is to be appointed to this new role at his “hometown hospital.” We hope you enjoy our first issue of the year, and we thank you for choosing SBMC for your care. Wishing you and your loved ones a healthy start to 2021. To good health,

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We All Need Ways To Cope Stress by itself isn’t a bad thing. Our bodies signal a fight-or-flight response when we face any acute threat, be it serious or superficial, and the adrenaline boost we get can help us protect ourselves. But what about more sustained stress—the type we’ve been facing as we close in on a year of living during a pandemic? When stress is chronic, the body never gets the message that it’s OK to return to normal. That can have dangerous longterm effects. That’s why this year’s Health and Fitness Issue highlights managing stress—including in unexpected ways. Exercise has long been recognized as a stress buster, but going to a gym isn’t the first thing on people’s minds with the coronavirus still a threat. So in “Think Outside the Boxing” on page 24, we introduce you to smart boxing, an at-home workout that helps participants release stress, work out any aggression and get ripped liked a world-class prizefighter. The best part is that it’s safe: no rings, no opponents, no COVID threat. Equally safe—and gentler—is a soothing soak. But before you fill your tub, remember that not all baths are created equal. Turn to “Bathe Better” on page 26 to learn five ways to make your bath meet your needs, from relieving stress to flushing toxins from your body. Sometimes the best medicine comes in the form of a furry friend. Pets show us unconditional love, which many of us have been craving while sitting at home during periods of quarantine or semi-quarantine. And a recent study of college students—published in AERA Open, a journal from the American Educational Research Association—found that interacting with cats and dogs significantly reduced the subjects’ level of cortisol, a major stress hormone. No wonder so many Morris and Essex residents have adopted a cat or dog in the past year. You’ll meet some of them and hear from the shelters in “Pet Adoption Gets Frisky” on page 20. Though healthcare workers continue administering the COVID vaccines, there’s no telling when we’ll fully return to normal. Still, the proverbial light is visible at the end of the tunnel, and it seems to be getting brighter. Meanwhile, we hope all of the articles in this issue provide useful information and a much-needed lift for the spirit.

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OUR GUIDE TO NEW IDEAS, TIPS, TRENDS AND THINGS WE LOVE IN OUR COUNTIES.

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ON THE MOVE

We can’t be the only ones who think Black History Month feels a little different this year. With the Black Lives Matter movement focusing renewed attention on 400 years of racism and a stubborn pandemic putting the squeeze on small-business owners, supporting Black-owned establishments feels like an honorable choice. Fortunately, it can be a tasty one too. Black-owned eateries in our counties include: • Cafe MoBay, Bloomfield, where you’ll get authentic Jamaican food and live music—sans the Montego Bay vacation. 1039 Broad St., 973.337.8460; cafemobaynj.com • Coffee & Cornbread, Montclair, a place to find—well, those two standards and an array of other breakfast and lunch options, such as a to-diefor waffle sandwich or vegan grilled cheese. 38 Upper Montclair Plz., 201.862.0600; coffeeandcornbread.com • The Healthy Hippy, Newark, pretty much the polar opposite of your traditional Southern-style spot, offering vegan, vegetarian and lighter fare, smoothies, juices and main dishes such as sesame cauliflower with fried rice. 54 Elizabeth Ave., 973.368.2212; instagram.com/healthyhippy1

• Palmer’s Sweetery, Maplewood, which makes custom cakes with the filling and frosting combo of your choice, as well as tarts, pies, quiche and more. 1 Highland Pl., 973.378.2027; sweetsavorypalmers. com • Reddz Grill & Bistro, Orange, which serves American faves such as burgers, salads, sandwiches and pastas. There’s a bar, too, which in 2021 is always a necessity. 7–9 Lincoln Ave., 862.444.7230; facebook.com/Reddz-Grill-Bistro

• Mesob Ethiopian, Montclair, serving Ethiopian veggie and meat entrées that don’t require silverware; just dip the “injera” bread into the meat for the true authentic experience. 515 Bloomfield Ave., 973-655-9000; mesobrestaurant.com • Stage 5 Restaurant and Grill, East Orange, which brings seafood and comfort food to a whole new level. The deep-fried lobster and the Moscato shrimp are practically calling your name. 441 Main St., 862.233.7901; facebook.com/pages/Stage5-Restaurant

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One local restaurant that’s changing things up is Restaurant Lorena’s, which used COVID-19 dining restrictions as a good excuse to relocate into a new spot down the street with more space. The new Lorena’s features a larger dining area to better abide by social-distancing regulations, as well as a chef’s table, at which chef Humberto Campos Jr. plans to hold chef’s tasting events in the future, COVID permitting. Right now, however, the establishment is offering only takeout options with the full menu of salads, soups, burgers, poultry, seafood—and a to-die-for black-pepper-encrusted venison. • 160 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood, 973.763.4460; restaurantlorena.com

A SKATE ESCAPE Rand Park in Montclair is about to get a major upgrade, thanks to professional skateboarder Alexis Sablone. The seven-time X Games champion and Tokyo Olympics hopeful visited Montclair in January, and she has signed on to redesign the skate park (now that the Olympics are postponed). Much as she did for a skate park in Sweden, Sablone will be combining her experience in the male-dominated sport with her background in art and architecture to create mobile skate “sculptures” that are open to the public. The new skate park has been a great refuge for Montclair kids who have been attending school virtually through the pandemic, and it’ll only get better with Sablone at the helm. The town was given a $10,000 grant for the project, which is still in the early stages. Stay tuned!

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PROTECT YOUR TICKER CULINARY CORNER Eat healthy… If one of your resolutions for 2021 is to eat healthier, join the club. Then join The Salad House bandwagon, as the fast-casual eatery that originated in Westfield (with other locations in Millburn and Montclair) has opened another spot in Livingston. As with other make-your-own salad chains, you can select one of its creations or pick and choose your preferred ingredients. But this one also has wraps, soups, bowls, avocado toast, side dishes and even a kids’ menu for little ones whose palates don’t appreciate a bowl full of greens. • The Salad House, 639 W. Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston; thesaladhouse.com

…Or just eat hearty It’s baaack! Many Fatty’s fans have been hankering for a fat sandwich since the eatery closed in December due to redevelopment on Morris Street in Morristown. But the fastcasual spot isn’t gone for good; it just relocated (and rebranded) to become Weenie’s in Madison. This location will now feature a new-and-improved hot dog menu boasting new flavors and toppings, as well as a menu for those deliciously satisfying fat sandwiches that don’t exactly work with your New Year’s resolutions, but are totally worth the cheat meal. • Weenie’s, 145 Main St., Madison, 973.845.2564; weenieshotdogs.com

A smile from a crush did the trick in middle school, but boosting your heart rate may take a little more work these days— especially in winter. You know exercise promotes heart health; it’s just harder to arrange when it’s cold out. In February—American Heart Month—here are four ways to get your blood pumping: • Skiing at South Mountain Reservation, West Orange. This warm-weather hotspot has plenty to see and do in the wintertime too, with 19 miles of skiable roads and trails. • Ice skating at Central Park of Morris County, Parsippany. You and your group can lace up and take the ice at this flooded, in-line skating rink that’s open to the public. Just be sure to practice your social distancing, as you would anywhere these days. • Cycling at Dickerson Mine Preserve, Mine Hill Township. All 12 miles of this park’s biking trails are paved every winter. Each path has a different level of difficulty. • Walking at Traction Line Recreational Trail, Morristown. Every winter this trail is cleared of snow and ice to ensure visitors’ safety and, due to its location parallel to Fairleigh Dickinson University and along the Convent Station stop on New Jersey Transit, it’s frequented by lots of students and commuters. The 2.7-mile trail is ideal for walking or jogging, as it features a dozen cardio and strength training stations installed throughout.

Dan Quinn is one of Morris County’s most notable names in sports, but let’s be honest—everything’s bigger in Texas. Now he’s signed on to be the new defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys. This will be his third stint with an NFL team, as he’s been the head coach for the Atlanta Falcons and a defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks. The mighty Quinn grew up in Morris Township and played center and linebacker on the Morristown High School football team before graduating in 1989.

ALL-STAR ATHLETE Sandra Guerrero is paving the way for female collegiate-level wrestlers in the Garden State. Early in 2020, the West Orange native became the sport’s state and regional champion. Now she’s making history as part of the first-ever college women’s wrestling program in the state at New Jersey City University (NJCU). Guerrero and her teammates are having an abridged debut season due to the pandemic, but the inaugural program no doubt has many successful and exciting seasons ahead!

PUPPY LOVE Dog: Ivy, 1-year-old American pit bull terrier Owner: Cherril Crandahl of Rockaway Crandahl is a special kind of “dog mom,” the kind who adopts pups in bad situations. She had already rescued three pit bulls when she learned about Ivy, a deaf puppy who, like her brother from her litter, was given to New York Bully Crew, an animal rescue organization, because their breeder couldn’t sell them. Ivy is a “special needs” dog; besides being deaf, she is autistic and has behavioral issues. That just proved that she was meant for the Crandahl family; Cherril teaches sign language to dogs who are hard of hearing. Playful Ivy is a talker who uses her bark to communicate her wants and needs. She loves playing with tennis balls and her other doggy pals and is her human sisters’ biggest fan when she watches them play goalie at their soccer games. “Yes, it is a lot of work and patience,” says her proud owner, “but I wanted to give this girl a chance to experience life!” MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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AN A+ LEARNING SOLUTION The pandemic has been rough on everyone, and we’re betting 10 out of 10 parents would not recommend working from home while managing your kid’s Zoom school schedule. So Nex Gen Learning Solutions is heaven-sent. Born out of necessity during the pandemic and run by five local moms, three of them teachers, the West Orange learning center offers virtual/remote learning support for students of all ages and learning “pods” (a small group of kids who learn and play together exclusively during COVID), as well as one-on-one tutoring, after-school activities and group enrichment classes. Happily, services are affordable, flexible and convenient. • Nex Gen Learning Solutions, 253 Main St., West Orange, 201.618.7444; nexgenlearningsolutions.com

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READ TO RELAX A recent study found that 30 minutes of reading for pleasure lowered graduate students’ stress levels.

The estimated number of elective surgeries—such as knee replacements and cancer biopsies— canceled in the U.S. during a 12-week disruption due to COVID-19. While not emergencies per se, these delays impacted quality of life.

—Journal of College Teaching & Learning

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CYCLE TO CUT FAT

Twenty minutes of daily cycling for eight weeks can reduce body fat and improve cardiovascular fitness. —Preventive Medicine

SMALL FOOD CHANGES, BIG PAYOFFS

HEART STRENGTH

Older women who engage in strength training reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by 17 percent.

HUNGER AMONG SENIORS

—Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

One in 10 seniors on Medicare doesn’t have enough to eat, according to a recent study. Check on elderly neighbors who might be at risk. —JAMA Internal Medicine

REDUCE WEIGHT AND DIABETES RISK

People who added some healthy foods to their existing diets lowered their risk of premature death. According to a recent study, slowly changing the ratio of high-nutrition options for low-nutrition choices pays dividends as people are less apt to stick with a complete diet overhaul. —New England Journal of Medicine

GROUP BENEFITS

All activity that gets you moving is good, but a study found that group sports pay dividends. For example, playing tennis regularly added nearly 10 years to people’s lives compared with 1.5 years for solitary gym rats.

Losing 4.5 to 6.5 pounds and upping their activity over two years reduced the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 40 percent to 47 percent in those people with prediabetes.

—Mayo Clinic Proceedings

—JAMA Internal Medicine

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COVID CARE FOR THE LONG HAUL

The new Post-COVID CARE Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers individualized care for those experiencing lingering coronavirus symptoms.

COVID-19 is a novel and complex virus, so we are just learning about its long-term ramifications. Many of those who have been diagnosed make a full recovery, but others, known as COVID-19 “long-haulers,� suffer from lingering side effects that can impact their heart, their lungs and/or their minds and behaviors. So, Saint Barnabas Medical Center has developed the Post-COVID Comprehensive Assessment, Recovery and Evaluation (CARE) Program as a way to assist those who are still suffering weeks or months after their diagnosis. Vanessa Trespalacios, M.D., an RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group internal medicine physician and Post-COVID CARE medical director, along with her nurse navigator, Christina Davis, R.N., work with a multidisciplinary team of doctors at the program to bring unique, individualized treatment to aid patients in their recovery and help them get to the bottom of their symptoms. Here, Dr. Trespalacios and Davis reveal more about the program, the common symptoms their patients are presenting with and what else you need to know. MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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{ IN GOOD HEALTH } Are these symptoms still lingering from COVID, or did they return and come back? VT: For most patients it’s lingering symptoms: the symptoms started with COVID and may have improved but have not completely resolved. A couple have had symptoms that have gone away and come back and they tested negative [for COVID]. But most frequently, symptoms are whatever they had with their diagnosis that continued to persist to some degree, despite now being COVID negative.

When and how did the Post-COVID CARE Program come about? VT: In August, Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, president and CEO of the Medical Center, wanted to create a treatment option for people with residual symptoms post COVID-19. He spoke with leadership in the RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group, who then reached out to me to lead the program. From there, I developed a clinical model, which is what was presented to the leadership panel. Where are your physical offices located? VT: Because it was a pilot program and we needed to have proof of concept, we started it out of my practice in the Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center (ACC), which some might consider a mini hospital. We don’t have overnight stays but we have subspecialists, physical therapy, radiology, a same-day surgical center, a pharmacy: This is a one-stop shop. We are in the process of identifying a space within the ACC so we can continue to expand the program.

What comes next after a patient’s initial visit at the Post-COVID CARE Program? CD: After they are screened and come in for their initial visit, depending on their exam and their complaints, we either start the diagnostic process and see what we can refer them for, or we set them up for a consultation with the appropriate subspecialist. These are doctors who have been seeing COVID patients since the beginning, both in the hospital and in their offices, and they are well-versed and familiar [with the symptoms]. We also have our Behavioral Health pathway, through which we can refer patients to talk to a counselor within two weeks. Every patient in the program goes through me, and we as a team individualize a plan of care for each patient.

What are the most common lingering symptoms you’re seeing in patients who come to the Post-COVID CARE Program? VT: The number one lingering symptom is shortness of breath. Ninety percent of patients have some degree of shortness of breath, even if it’s not their main complaint. Second is cognitive, meaning memory loss, feeling like they are slower to react, having trouble finding the right words. I’ve had some patients with difficulty doing math that were proficient at it before. Patients have been calling it “brain fog.”

How do you work in tandem with a patient’s primary care physician (PCP)? CD: We are not replacing their PCPs. Each patient has an initial visit with our internal medicine specialists and another in three, six and 12 months. After a doctor orders bloodwork and we have our notes, I forward that info to their PCP so they’re aware of everything that’s going on with their patients.

Do you conduct telehealth visits? Are these symptoms VT: We feel the initial visit should be in person—there typically the same is a lot lost in telehealth without a preexisting relationVanessa across sex, ship, and you can’t fully evaluate a patient that way. Trespalacios, M.D. age, etc.? But many follow-ups can be virtual, depending on the VT: These symptoms patient’s particular complaint and diagnosis. are across age and CD: A lot of our patients feel stigmatized and it’s hard sex and even for them to get appointments due to their COVID diagpreexisting nosis. Whether that’s real or perceived we don’t know, medical hisbut having that first appointment in person helps tory. Even build that rapport. patients who How often are you seeing patients at the forPost-COVID CARE Program? merly VT: We are currently seeing patients here two days a had no week for 45-minute appointments. Once we get into preexistour new space and recruit other internists to particiing condiChristina Davis, R.N. pate, then we can expand that availability. tions [are still suffering] and What else do you want someone who may be have been unable to experiencing lingering COVID symptoms to know? go back to work or CD: A lot of your symptoms are real. A lot of our patients say, “I’m resume exercise benot sure if this is real but I‘m losing my hair,” or, ”I feel like I use a cause of the degree lot more Post-its and I don’t know if that’s just me or people teasof cognitive impairing me.” Some of these things feel very taboo to these patients, but ments or shortness don’t be reluctant to share [with us] if you feel something is wrong. of breath.

If you had COVID-19 and continue to experience lingering symptoms or if you want to learn more about this program, contact nurse navigator Christina Davis, R.N., at 888.COVID94 or via email at postcovidcare@rwjbh.org.

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TAKING CHARGE OF PANCREATIC CYSTS

The Medical Center’s new Pancreatic Cyst Surveillance Program uses top-notch technology—and a multidisciplinary team of doctors—to evaluate a pancreatic cyst before it becomes cancerous. Dr. Langan says that typically, patients who Approximately 15 percent of Americans are are referred to the program for consultation have believed to have a pancreatic cyst, and unlike cysts that are found incidentally via ultrasound, other cysts such as those on the ovaries, liver or CAT scan or MRI throughout the Medical Center’s kidneys, pancreatic cysts carry the potential to numerous imaging facilities. “Generally, there are increase the patient’s risk for pancreatic cancer. no symptoms of a pancreatic cyst,” he says, but So, these individuals need to be screened and some exceptionally large cysts can cause abdominal surveyed appropriately by pancreas specialists who pain or jaundice. understand the nuisances of these growths. This About 80–90 percent of cysts do not need is the reason for the brand-new Pancreatic Cyst interventions such as surgery—some patients Surveillance Program at Saint Barnabas Medical may just require additional screening and/or an Center (SBMC), a high-volume pancreatic cancer endoscopy and a biopsy of the fluid. But for the center that works in tandem with Rutgers Cancer other 10–20 percent, more drastic measures may Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National be deemed necessary. “We want to operate on Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer patients at the most opportune time and don’t want Center. to undertake any unnecessary surgery, because Over the last few years, Russell Langan, pancreatic surgery carries morbidity and a M.D., chief of surgical oncology and potential mortality rate,” the doctor says. If hepatopancreatobiliary surgery at the patient receives a pancreatic cancer SBMC, has been working with diagnosis, he or she undoubtedly needs Denver-based medical tech company to undergo surgery, but if removing EON on “developing a modern a cyst is merely to reduce the risk of electronic medical record platform developing cancer, that’s where it to not only screen but monitor and becomes a bigger conversation. “We follow patients with pancreatic only operate on patients who have highcysts,” he says. Instead of recording risk features as deemed by international the features of a patient’s cyst guidelines or changing characteristics manually or via a spreadsheet, the Russell Langan, M.D. [of their cyst],” Dr. Langan adds. But platform inputs a cyst’s individual those who do potentially require surgery features—such as its size, pancreatic and/or have a pancreatic cancer diagnosis can duct dilation or nodularity—into an algorithm, rest assured that they’re getting top-notch care which tells doctors objectively if there is a risk of from a multidisciplinary team of experts at a malignancy over time. The system flags patients high-volume pancreatic center. “My team and I with pancreatic cysts so they can be contacted for participate with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of follow-up by a nurse navigator. The Pancreatic Cyst New Jersey’s weekly pancreatic tumor board team Surveillance Program is one of the first of its type in conference, where the patients are presented to a the United States. panel of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation “We are thrilled to have launched a modern, oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, high-quality, patient-centered Pancreatic Cyst pathologists and geneticists to discuss how to Surveillance Program due to the amazing work done manage their conditions,” Dr. Langan says. “If the by our pancreatic specialists in coordination with patient does need to have surgery, it is important our partners at EON,” says Dr. Langan. “I have no that it be done at a high-volume pancreatic cancer doubt this will change the landscape for patients center with highly-specialized surgeons who with pancreatic cysts and tumors and have true perform these operations often, like Saint Barnabas impact on survival for those with pancreatic-related Medical Center.” diseases.”

To learn more about the Pancreatic Cyst Surveillance Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, call 973.322.6652 or visit rwjbh.org/sbmc.

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NEW YEAR, NEW BOARD MEMBER An attending physician at Saint Barnabas Medical Center goes full circle by joining the Board of Trustees at his “hometown hospital.” Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) is in Rahul V. Pawar’s blood. He grew up around the corner in West Orange, and SBMC was his hometown hospital—it’s where he went after breaking his bones as a kid, it’s where he volunteered in high school and it’s where he has friends and family on staff. Now, Dr. Pawar, diagnostic neuroradiologist at SBMC and partner and secretary at Imaging Consultants of Essex, is coming full circle as not only an attending physician at the Medical Center, a role he has held since completing his fellowship in 2011, but also its newest member of the Board of Trustees. “I live and breathe Saint Barnabas Medical Center,” says Dr. Pawar. “A lot of physicians on staff grew up around here, but I’m one of the few that has been a part of this institution in some capacity since I was a child. In fact, in the late 1980s, I definitely trampled the property quite a few times on my BMX bike! As far as the past, present and future are concerned, my connection with the medical center runs deep.” And Dr. Pawar is thrilled to take on this exciting new role. “I am honored, I am excited and I am humbled to a be a part of such an important Board that governs a Medical Center that serves a broad community in such a specialized manner,” he says. Especially in the midst of a pandemic and after such a trying year, Dr. Pawar believes his role has even more of an impact and gravitas now than ever before. “I have known Dr. Pawar for many years. His clinical expertise, active community involvement, passion and leadership will be an asset to our board,” states Bruce Schonbraun, chairman of the Board of Trustees at SBMC. “His deep understanding of healthcare and long-relationship with SBMC brings an important perspective to our Board as we navigate through these unprecedented times.” At age 40, Dr. Pawar is also on the younger end of the age spectrum on the Board, and thinks that

will be of benefit in his new leadership position. “I like to consider myself in touch with the community and my colleagues, and being elected at a young age is a milestone because it transcends practicing medicine on a grassroots level,” he says. “I hope to bring a certain youthful, energetic vibe to the Board.” Dr. Pawar is firmly rooted in the local sports community. He is an avid tennis player himself— a former high school All-Area, All-Conference champ and USTA-ranked player. He is one of the only actively practicing physicians nationwide to have earned coaching certification through the Professional Tennis Registry. The core values he’s learned from years on the court, he says, will hopefully benefit him as a member of the Board of Trustees. “Through sport, I’ve developed a solid work ethic, teamwork, discipline, humility and the ability to problem solve. I strongly believe sport in general strengthens the community by providing an outlet for exercise, a means to stay healthy and the ability to connect with like-minded people. My passion for tennis and my profession are one in the same.” Certainly, Dr. Pawar’s numerous professional and personal accomplishments have led him to the Board of Trustees, but he also credits his wife, Kimmerle Pawar, M.D., an Emergency Department physician at SBMC, for helping him get here. Both Drs. Kimmerle and Rahul Pawar fortuitously landed staff positions at SBMC almost 10 years ago after completing their training at New York University Medical Center (NYU). “We have a short but significant history of nearly a decade at Saint Barnabas Medical Center together,” he says. “Collectively, my wife and I have a good feel for the community, the hospital’s footprint and impact at large.” The Pawars live in Essex Fells.

“Dr. Pawar’s dedication to his patients and emphasis on teaching has been invaluable to our community and medical staff. I look forward to his enthusiasm and contributions as a member of our Board of Trustees.”

— Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, president and CEO, Saint Barnabas Medical Center For more information about Saint Barnabas Medical Center, go to rwjbh.org/sbmc. MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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Whoever your heart beats for, our hearts beat for you. New Jersey’s top TAVR program. Saint Barnabas Medical Center has a passion for heart health. Our cardiac specialists, who diagnose and treat all cardiac conditions, lead our multidisciplinary team, including Magnet-recognized nurses. We’re at the forefront of innovation in critical and surgical cardiac care, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and transcatheter mitral valve replacement. And, as the state’s largest cardiac rhythm disorder center, we offer the largest left atrial appendage closure program with the newest device for treatment. It’s all part of our dedication to every heart in our community. Learn more at rwjbh.org/heart

We’ve taken every precaution to keep you safe. So if you’ve put off any medical care due to COVID-19, please don’t delay it any longer.

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PET ADOPTION GETS FRISKY

AS THE CORONAVIRUS KEEPS FOLKS AT HOME AND LIMITS CONTACT WITH FRIENDS, MORE OF US ARE SEEKING OUT COMPANIONS OF THE MASKLESS, FOUR-LEGGED KIND. By Haley Longman

Choosing a pet has always been a ticklish proposition—guessing in advance how a needy creature will fit into your family’s routine and just what treasured items it may decide to chew on while it captures your heart. But since the pandemic began, there’s been a newly important facet of this animal adventure: competition. Pets up for adoption are in high demand. National media report that pet adoptions have soared as the pandemic has raged on, and our counties seem to be no exception. For instance, Shelter Animals Count, a nonprofit that helps share data on shelter animals, found that from January to June of 2020, the pet adoption rate was 73 percent, up from 63 percent in 2019. Chalk it up to a craving for companionship in this lonely, stay-at-home era—and maybe a simple desire to smile and feel good. “Many people found they would finally have time to adopt since they’re working remotely,” says Carole Michales, director of Pound Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Montclair. “And yes, some are seeking joy, for sure!”

Top, pit bull terrier mix Sire was a resident at Randolph Animal Shelter for years before finding his forever family, the Castellis of Mendham, during the pandemic. Bottom, one-and-a-half-year-old whippet hound mix Cooper was a perfect match with the Plaskow family of Verona, who knew they wanted to adopt their first dog rather than buy from a breeder. MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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{ ANIMAL TALES } More time at home, of course, means more time to get an animal trained and acclimated to its new living situation, so that some families who may long have considered pet ownership now find it more practical. Young couples and families are often on the hunt for new feline and canine companions in any era; in this one, professionals temporarily freed from the hassle of a daily commute and college kids home from school are seeking out animals too. “We’re seeing a nice mix of people wanting both dogs and cats, but small dogs that weigh less than 25 pounds are always the most popular,” says Elizabeth Morgan, director of Montclair Township Animal Shelter. Older dogs are finding new homes these days as well, notes Michales, who says that PAWS typically rescues senior dogs requiring medical care, and that, thankfully, many of them have found their forever homes due to more humans being at home. One shelter cites a local cause, but agrees that adoptions are on the rise. “We noticed an increase in the number of adoptions post-COVID, most likely due to our Foster-to-Adopt program, which allows potential adopters to foster animals before committing,” says Erika Barkman, animal control officer of Randolph Regional Animal Shelter. “This tends to ease the transition and take the pressure off.” Still, other pressures have increased. These days, in fact, the effort to acquire a pet can feel like the struggle to get one’s child into an exclusive preschool. “We are first-time dog owners and our applications to the shelters kept getting denied,” says Emily Plaskow of Verona. “I am not sure if it was COVID or just us, but it was discouraging.” After months with no results, Plaskow connected with Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc. (RBARI) in Bergen County and was matched with one-and-a-half-year-old Cooper, an “energetic, goofy and sweet” whippet hound mix. “Even without COVID, 2020 was a trying year for us. My 13-year-old son and I thought adding a member to our family would be a comfort to us both, and Cooper has been just that.” Another pro? Pets that may have once been overlooked are finding their forever homes too. “People have had more time to spend with the animals that needed extra attention while they acclimate to their new home,” Barkman says. “For instance, one of our long-term dogs that needed a special home finally got the chance and is thriving.” That dog’s special home is that of Shari Castelli of Mendham, who volunteered at the Randolph Shelter on Sundays before the pandemic. Quarantine found her working from home and “dogless” after losing her two dogs within nine months, so she knew the pandemic was a good time to bring a new furry friend home. “I didn’t know how to function without a dog,” she says. “I was walking outside to get some stress relief and space, and it felt wrong to walk without a dog!” She also knew she wanted an adult canine, and was OK getting one that wasn’t as “adoptable” as some of the others. “From my experience at the shelter, I knew that even dogs with ‘baggage’ could become great pets with proper training, structure and lots of love,” Castelli says. After undergoing his training at the shelter (which Castelli was not permitted to attend due to the pandemic), she ended up adopting the “mellow” Sire, a 7-year-old pit bull terrier mix, who hadn’t been in a permanent home for six years. “If there hadn’t been a shortage of adoptable dogs, I would never have had the opportunity to have Sire, and he would still have been in the shelter,” Castelli says. “He is a great, loving dog who deserves to have a home, and I am so happy to have him!” The boom in pet adoptions doesn’t mean COVID MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

hasn’t brought its challenges, in pet adoption as in everything else. Montclair Township Animal Shelter reports that their average number of monthly pet adoptions has actually decreased—not because of lack of interest, but because they have only been able to rescue about half their usual amount of animals; 20 to their typical 40 or so per month. “We’re not taking as many animals from our shelter partners,” says Morgan. “The humans have had restrictions about quarantine and crossing state lines, so getting animals here is much more difficult.” The adoption process itself has presented new hoops to jump through as well. For instance, many adoption events have either been cancelled entirely, made less frequent or moved outdoors because of social-distancing requirements. Montclair Township Animal Shelter has had to limit admittance at its building and conduct meet-and-greets with potential pet “parents”—via Zoom for cats and in their outside courtyard for dogs. Randolph still conducts in-person meetings when possible, but they’re via appointment only; they utilize FaceTime for meet-and-greets too. The process has been relatively status quo for PAWS Montclair, however, which posts its adoptable animals on PetFinder.com and gets in touch with potential owners through the site to see who might be a match. However, a new PAWS protocol requires potential adopters to submit home videos of where the animals will be living while they’re being fostered. RBARI has had to shift its business model as well, says Megan Brinster, the shelter’s executive director, as it’s now using social media, its website and e-newsletters to showcase its animals that are looking for forever homes. All applications are now completed online, families are vetted virtually and dog and cat meetups are by appointment only. For some pet owners, after all, life changes have worked counter to the trend. RBARI is seeing a trend of animals ending up in overcrowded facilities, being surrendered at higher rates and requiring urgent medical care, Brinster adds. However, the folks running these rescues and shelters are optimistic that even when we all return to normal—and return to the office—the good will outweigh the bad and pet lovers will still want to adopt. Says Morgan simply: “Animals are great companions.” And pet lovers know that won’t ever change, no matter what.

FOR THE CAUSE OF PAWS

Most nonprofit groups, including animal shelters and rescues, are struggling right now. Contact one of these facilities if you’re on the hunt for a new four-legged friend—or if you simply want to help with a donation in a challenging period: • Montclair Township Animal Shelter, Montclair montclairnjusa.org/government/departments/ animal_shelter; 973.744.8600 • PAWS Montclair, Montclair pawsmontclair.org; 973.746.5212 • Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc. (RBARI), Oakland rbari.org; 201.337.5180 • Randolph Regional Animal Shelter, Mendham randolphregionalanimalshelter.org; 973.543.9333

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOXING With “smart” technology, you needn’t be Rocky to develop a home workout routine that packs a punch. By Haley Longman

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Americans have been doing many things at home these days, including exercise. But Tuesday has begun to look an awful lot like Wednesday. If your exercise habit has been KO’d by boredom, remember what used to be called “the gentleman’s sport” (popular with ladies too since the early 1990s). Boxing can pack a wallop as a fitness booster, and you don’t have to climb into an actual ring—or even have an opponent. The advantages of boxing with gloves are plentiful: It’s a two-for-one cardio and strength workout, and the punching, jumping and fancy footwork are calorie blasters. “Benefits include improved endurance, cardiovascular conditioning, core and upper body strengthening, agility and self confidence,” says Ian Bate, owner of Upper Montclair Boxing Club. The routine can also sculpt muscles, improve hand-eye coordination and boost one’s mood. (Think about it: Could anything release more stress than hammering all of your aggressions into a punching bag?) Models such as Gigi Hadid and Ashley Graham are modern-day fans, and actors Denzel Washington and Sylvester Stallone brought the sport bigscreen attention decades ago in The Hurricane and the Rocky series, respectively. But this is 2021, folks. Now the hot pugilistic trend for both men and women is “smart” boxing, in which technology is used to track each strike, to measure every punch. And yes, many of these exercises can be done in your living room—all that’s required is the equipment. Fightcamp is one of the newest smart home boxing workouts; subscribers get a free-standing punching bag, gloves and hand wraps and—here comes the technological part—little sensors placed inside the wraps that measure punch count and speed. Classes can be viewed via the app on a TV screen, an iPhone or an iPad, and each is divvied up into rounds, the goal being to try and top your punch count with each one. It’s a onetime fee of $1,200 for all the equipment, but just $40 a month for access to more than 200 classes. Even newer to the market is Liteboxer, a fitness startup that MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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debuted in July 2020 as a personal, in-home boxing instructor. Liteboxer is to boxing what Peloton is to biking; its goal is to replicate in your living room a full-body boxing workout that you’d otherwise only get with a trainer in a gym. It’s a compact, 55-inches-tall piece of tech that doesn’t require a bag suspended from the ceiling that must be grounded with water or sand. Instead, the device provides a guided workout with a lighting system (think of the Simon game of yesteryear) and a voiceover and pump-up music via its accompanying app, which can be connected via phone or tablet. Users can choose to do a beginner’s “training camp” workout, take a class taught by boxing trainer Leyon Azubuike, kickboxer Eliza Shirazi or fitness trainer Emily Collins, or jab to the beat of a song using a patented “rhythm technology.” Liteboxer also offers an option to compete against other subscribers, with your results shown side-byside so that you can always be on top of your game. The $1,495 price tag covers the Liteboxer, gloves and doorstep delivery, and there’s an additional $29 per month for the subscription. If you just want to engage in casual cardio boxing rather than train to become the next Mike Tyson, there is also British-based Corner—punch trackers that slide into your hand wraps or the provided wristbands. The cost is more modest at $140 for two trackers, two wristbands, a charger and the free app, which displays your stats. (If you go this route, hanging a punching bag is up to you.) Like any new workout routine, though, the proper technique likely won’t be learned by watching your screen. Yes, the technology enables you to get instant feedback on the speed and strength of your punches—such feedback that “cannot be achieved by working with a trainer alone,” says Bate— but unlike a real life trainer, the app won’t correct your form. “The finer points of preparing a fighter are still the domain of a skilled and seasoned coach and crew,” he concludes. No matter how often you do the routine or which smart technology you choose, if it’s right for you, this workout can be a champ.


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{ WELLNESS }

Soak away winter woes by taking a spa-like soak. By Rita Guarna Sure, a warm bath can work wonders after a stressful day. So why not upgrade your wellness quotient? Just add these five natural ingredients to your bath for immediate benefits to mind, body and spirit. Three of the baths use essential oil. Remember, oil and water don’t mix. First, you’ll need to dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil such as coconut oil rather than pouring it directly into the tub. Simply combine one tablespoon of the carrier oil with about six drops of the essential oil. Then pour the mixture into the bath after you’ve filled the tub. Adding oils while the faucet is still running will cause the oils to evaporate. And to get maximum benefits—and avoid skin irritation—use the highest quality ingredients. In the case of essential oils, that means 100 percent pure oils. Here are five baths to try. …

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TO FIGHT A COLD Add eucalyptus

Fans of The Big Bang Theory might remember Penny nursing a sick Sheldon by patting VapoRub on his chest. Much like the menthol or camphor used in this product, eucalyptus’ main ingredient, eucalyptol, is a natural decongestant and opens nasal passages to make breathing easier.

TO FLUSH TOXINS Add Epsom salts

They’re known for relaxing tired muscles, but the sulfates in these crystals also release pollutants from pores and help draw out toxins. Plus, a good soak helps restore magnesium levels, which most of us don’t get enough of. According to the National Institutes of Health, magnesium helps regulate “muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels and blood pressure,” among other things. Simply dissolve 1 cup in bathwater.

TO MOISTURIZE DRY SKIN Add milk and honey

Cleopatra is said to have soaked in this mixture to keep her skin looking radiant. Why does the mixture leave your skin soft and supple? According to studies, including one study in Molecules, the lactic acid in milk makes it a natural exfoliator. And honey is a humectant, meaning it locks in moisture. Additionally, they both have antimicrobial properties that clean your skin. Unlike oils, you can pour the mixture—¼ cup each of whole milk and honey–into hot running water.

TO COMBAT FUNGAL INFECTIONS Add lavender oil

Many of us know that this pretty, purple plant’s scent helps you sleep by easing stress. But the herb has been effective in fighting fungus infections. A study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology found that the Lavandula genus of the lavender plant was lethal to certain strains of fungus by destroying the membranes of the fungal cells.

TO RELIEVE STRESS Add rose oil

A study in Chemical Senses found that rose oil decreases levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. Once reduced, symptoms such as rapid heart rate and elevated blood pressure are alleviated. The oil has also been found to stimulate the mesolimbic, or reward, pathway in the brain, where neurons release dopamine, the feel-good neurotransmitter.

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{ FASHION }

Lounge Wear Your quarantine wardrobe is all about comfort, but why not make it stylish too? Downtime dressing has never looked this good.

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Oversized poplin shirt, Zara, Wayne, 646.923.9637

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WHERE’S THE BEEF?

It’s right here! Vegetarians might want to turn the page, but carnivores will delight in these three meaty entrées.

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{ TASTES }

BEEF WELLINGTON Yields 6 servings

INGREDIENTS:

n 1 (2 lb.) center-cut beef tenderloin, trimmed n kosher salt n freshly ground black pepper n olive oil, for greasing n 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard n 1 1/2 lb. mixed mushrooms, roughly chopped n 1 shallot, roughly chopped n leaves from 1 thyme sprig n 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter n prosciutto, thinly sliced n 12 TK Flour, for dusting n 14 oz. frozen puff pastry, thawed n 1 large egg, beaten n flaky salt, for sprinkling

DIRECTIONS:

Using kitchen twine, tie tenderloin in four places. Season generously with salt and pepper. Over high heat, coat bottom of a heavy skillet with olive oil. Once pan is nearly smoking, sear tenderloin until well-browned on all sides, including the ends, about 2 minutes per side (12 minutes total). Transfer to a plate. When cool enough to handle, snip off twine and coat all sides with mustard. Let cool in fridge. Meanwhile, make duxelles: In a food processor, pulse mushrooms, shallots and thyme until finely chopped. To skillet, add butter and melt over medium heat. Add mushroom mixture and cook until liquid has evaporated, about 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, then let cool in fridge. Place plastic wrap down on a work surface, overlapping so that it’s twice the length and width of the tenderloin. Shingle the prosciutto on the plastic wrap into a rectangle that’s big enough to cover the whole tenderloin. Spread the duxelles evenly and thinly over the prosciutto. Season the tenderloin, then place it at the bottom of the prosciutto. Roll meat into prosciuttomushroom mixture, using plastic wrap to roll tightly. Tuck ends of prosciutto as you roll, then twist ends of plastic wrap tightly into a log and transfer to fridge to chill (this helps it maintain its shape). Heat oven to 425°F. Lightly flour your work surface, then spread out puff pastry and roll it into a rectangle that will cover the tenderloin (just a little bigger than the prosciutto rectangle you just made). Remove tenderloin from plastic wrap and place on bottom of puff pastry. Brush the other three edges of the pastry with egg wash, then tightly roll beef into pastry. Once the log is fully covered in puff pastry, trim any extra pastry, then crimp edges with a fork to seal well. Wrap roll in plastic wrap to get a really tight cylinder, then chill for 20 minutes. Remove plastic wrap, then transfer roll to a foil-lined baking sheet. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with flaky salt. Bake until pastry is golden and the center registers 120°F for mediumrare, about 40 to 45 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before carving and serving.

Beef Wellington is a classic dish, but to give it a little flare, try replacing the prosciutto with speck. Speck, like prosciutto, is a cured meat but it’s lightly smoked. Adding it to this this oldie-but-goodie recipe will give your palate a delightful surprise.” —Niel Violante, co-owner, Violante’s Meat Market, Bloomfield

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SALISBURY STEAK WITH MUSHROOM GRAVY Yields 6 servings

INGREDIENTS: n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n

1 ½ lb. ground meat ½ package onion soup mix ½ cup onions, diced 1 tsp. Italian seasoning 2 tsp. minced garlic 3 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce 1 egg, slightly beaten salt and pepper bread crumbs fresh mushrooms, sliced 3 Tbs. butter or margarine 1 Tbs. oil 1 can beef broth 1/8 cup flour 1 cup water

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, mix together first nine ingredients. Form into patties and place on plate to refrigerate. In large deep skillet. put two tablespoons of butter and fresh sliced mushrooms and sauté until done. Place on plate and set aside. Add one tablespoon of butter and oil into the skillet and place patties. Cook until done, then place on plate ad set aside. While patties are cooking, whisk together water and flour in the skillet with meat drippings. Add beef broth and flour water mixture. Stir until desired thickness, add mushrooms and patties and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Serve with vegetables and scalloped potatoes.

Make sure that your ground beef is an 80/20 mix—80 percent lean and 20 percent fat. This way, the meat won’t dry out. You could also add in ground pork to give the dish more flavor— one pound of 80/20 ground beef to half a pound of ground pork.” —Teddy Niedzielski, co-owner, N&K Prime Marketplace, Maplewood

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BEEF POT PIE Yields 6 servings

INGREDIENTS:

For the dough: n 1¾ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting n ¾ tsp. fine salt n 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces n ¾ cup grated Irish cheddar cheese (about 3 oz.) n 6 to 7 Tbs. stout beer n 1 large egg, lightly beaten For the filling: n 2¼ pounds beef chuck roast, trimmed of excess fat, cut into 1-inch pieces n ¼ cup all-purpose flour n kosher salt and freshly ground pepper n 3 Tbs. unsalted butter n 1/3 cup stout beer n 3 medium leeks, white and light green parts only, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces n 1 lb. carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces n 2 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces

DIRECTIONS:

First, make the dough: Pulse the flour and fine salt in a food processor to combine. Add the butter and cheese and pulse until the mixture looks like coarse meal with some pea-size bits of butter. Drizzle in six tablespoons beer and pulse to combine. Squeeze the dough between your fingers; if it does not hold its shape, pulse in up to one more tablespoon of beer. Pat the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least one hour or overnight. Meanwhile, make the filling: Preheat the oven to 325°F. Toss the beef, flour, 1 ¼ teaspoons kosher salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl. Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or large ovenproof pot over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned all over, about seven minutes. Add the beer and two cups water, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Bring to a simmer, then cover, transfer to the oven and braise, about 30 minutes. Add the leeks, carrots and celery to the pot and continue braising for one more hour. Meanwhile, put six 10-oz. ramekins on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roll out the dough between two lightly floured sheets of parchment into a 10-by-15-inch rectangle; cut into six 5-inch squares. Make a few slits in the middle of each square to let steam escape. Remove the filling from the oven and increase the temperature to 375°F. Season the filling with salt and pepper and divide among the ramekins (there may be some filling left over). Top each with a square of dough, pressing the edges into the ramekin. Brush with the beaten egg. Bake until the crust is crisp and golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Let rest about 10 minutes before serving.

Grandma and Mom probably always chose a chuck roast for beef pot pie, but try switching it up with a lesser-known cut called the hanger steak. Hanger steak, which has extraordinary intramuscular fat, is extremely tender and full of flavor. Your butcher will be able to trim and cut the hanger steak into one-inch cubes for you, making it a little easier for you in the kitchen.” —Niel Violante, co-owner, Violante’s Meat Market, Bloomfield

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MORRIS COUNTY’S

2021 TO HELP YOU FIND GREAT DENTAL CARE, Morris/Essex Health & Life commissioned Professional Research Services (PRS) of Troy, Michigan to conduct a peer-review survey of hundreds of practicing and active dentists across Morris County. Dentists were asked to choose which of their peers they consider the very best, across seven different practice areas—endodontics, general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics. All the final honorees were fact-checked with the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs License Verification System. The highest vote getters within each specialty who are in good standing with the state are included here in the 2021 “Morris County’s Top Dentists” list. There are many other good dentists practicing in Morris County who may not be included on this list; we recommend that you consider “Morris County’s Top Dentists” and other resources before scheduling your next dental procedure.


KEITH APPELBAUM Appelbaum Endodontics, L.L.C. 10 W. Hanover Ave., Suite 105 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-598-3450 HAROUT BARSEMIAN Apex Endodontics, L.L.C. 310 Madison Ave. Suite 205 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-538-5660 CRAIG BERRY Marc P. Gimbel, D.M.D., L.L.C. 150 River Rd., Suite K-3 Montville, NJ 07045 973-335-8046 MITCHELL H. DAVICH Davich Endodontics 95 Madison Ave., Suite A02 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-898-0100 MARC P. GIMBEL Marc P. Gimbel, D.M.D., L.L.C. 150 River Rd., Suite K-3 Montville, NJ 07045 973-335-8046 RENA KREITMAN Marc P. Gimbel, D.M.D., L.L.C. 150 River Rd., Suite K-3 Montville, NJ 07045 973-335-8046 ROSEMICHELE SORVINO-MACCHIA Chatham-Madison Endodontics 291 Main St., Suite C Chatham, NJ 07928 973-635-9191 LEO YUDKIN Advanced Endodontics of New Jersey 16 Pocono Rd., Suite 211 Denville, NJ 07834 973-664-0181

GENERAL DENTISTRY ROBERT BIZZARRO Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey 310 Madison Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960 973-285-5480

ANTHONY CANNILLA Anthony Cannilla, D.M.D. 170 Changebridge Rd. Suite A4-1 Montville, NJ 07045 973-882-1516 RICHARD J. CARRARA Morristown Dental Associates 261 James St., Suite 3B Morristown, NJ 07960 973-538-3456 SIDNEY CHONOWSKI Dev Patwa, D.D.S. and Sidney Chonowski, D.M.D., F.A.G.D. 26 Madison Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960 973-538-1100 JORGE O. CORDOVA JC Dental 272 Route 46 Rockaway, NJ 07866 973-627-2121 VINCENT CORSELLO Morristown Dental Associates 261 James St., Suite 3B Morristown, NJ 07960 973-538-3456

ALEXA GRUBER Gruber Dental 362 Parsippany Rd. Parsippany, NJ 07054 973-428-1515

JONATHAN P. MUNDTH Chatham Dental Associates, P.A. 140 Main St. Chatham, NJ 07928 973-635-5522

MICHAEL GRUBER Gruber Dental 362 Parsippany Rd. Parsippany, NJ 07054 973-428-1515

MARC J. NOVAK Gruber Dental 362 Parsippany Rd. Parsippany, NJ 07054 973-428-1515

REBECCA S. JACKSON Main Street Dental Arts 291 Main St., Suite A Chatham, NJ 07928 973-635-9091

NAREN RAJAN Dentistry of Mendham 5 Cold Hill Rd. South, Suite 7 Mendham, NJ 07945 973-543-5700

ADAM S. KIMOWITZ Denville Dentist 75 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 205 Denville, NJ 07834 973-240-5483

SAMIR K. RANA Comprehensive Dental 60 Beaverbrook Rd. Lincoln Park, NJ 07035 973-510-2740

DOUGLAS KITCHIN Kitchin Cosmetic & Family Dentistry 40 Main St. Succasunna, NJ 07876 973-584-2533

EDWARD A. ROMANO Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey 310 Madison Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960 973-285-5480

ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY JOSHUA M. ABRAHAMS Montville Oral Surgery Associates 150 River Rd., Suite J-1 Montville, NJ 07045 973-316-5757 GERARD A. BEGLEY Gerard A. Begley, D.M.D. 385 Route 24, Suite 3B Chester, NJ 07930 908-879-8339 SCOTT A. COHEN Cohen Surgical Arts 35 W. Main St., Suite 101 Denville, NJ 07834 973-627-6006 LAWRENCE M. GORZELNIK Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, L.L.C. 100 Kings Rd. Madison, NJ 07940 973-966-6699

GREGGORY DILAURI Dr. Greggory DiLauri, D.D.S. 66 Sunset Strip, Suite 307 Succasunna, NJ 07876 973-252-0030

ALAN S. KRAUSE Krause Comprehensive Dental Care 150 River Rd., Suite J-2 Montville, NJ 07045 973-334-5556

GLENN A. ROTHENBERG The Rothenberg Dental Group 29 Columbia Tpke. Suite 102A Florham Park, NJ 07932 973-301-0011

GREGG A. JACOB Northeast Facial and Oral Surgery Specialists, L.L.C. 83 Hanover Rd., Suite 240 Florham Park, NJ 07932 973-360-1100

DEBRA DURYEA Aesthetic Image Dentistry 5 Cold Hill Rd. South, Suite 5 Mendham, NJ 07945 973-543-2232

JENNI KWIATKOWSKI Aesthetic Family Dentistry, P.A. 35 W. Main St., Suite 208 Denville, NJ 07834 973-627-3617

JAY S. SCHUSTER Metro Dental Associates 29 Elm St. Morristown, NJ 07960 973-538-2563

ROBERT C. LAMPERT Montville Oral Surgery Associates 150 River Rd., Suite J-1 Montville, NJ 07045 973-316-5757

DEREK FINE Aesthetic Family Dentistry, P.A. 35 W. Main St., Suite 208 Denville, NJ 07834 973-627-3617

STEPHEN LASHEN Lashen Dental Group 3155 Route 10 East, Suite 102 Denville, NJ 07834 973-298-1768

ANTHONY L. FUSCO Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of Randolph 390 Route 10 West Randolph, NJ 07869 973-361-1198

JANICE LEE Morris Dental Care 170 Changebridge Rd. Suite D5-2 Montville, NJ 07045 973-227-1820

NAYANESH K. SHAH NKS Dental 1081 Parsippany Blvd. Suite 100 Parsippany, NJ 07054 973-299-6161

HOWARD GOODKIN Goodkin & Pilek Family Dentistry 59 E. Mill Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 908-876-5225

PHILIP MESSER Dr. Philip Messer 10 W. Hanover Ave., Suite 101 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-895-4333

EDWARD J. SMITH Smith Family Dentistry 2 W. Hanover Ave., Suite 201 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-895-5111 RAJ UPADYA Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry 49 Ridgedale Ave., Suite 201 East Hanover, NJ 07936 973-287-3153

PATRICK J. PIROZZI Montville Oral Surgery Associates 150 River Rd., Suite J-1 Montville, NJ 07045 973-316-5757 TARA C. PLANSKY Randolph Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.A. 447 Route 10, Suite 5 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-328-1555

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KENNETH P. PRESS Madison Avenue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, L.L.C. 95 Madison Ave., Suite 108 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-984-7000 RICHARD D. RIVA Riverside Oral Surgery 33 Main St., Suite 201 Chatham, NJ 07928 973-635-5800 EDWARD A. ROSENBAUM Randolph Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.A. 447 Route 10, Suite 5 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-328-1555 STEVEN J. SILVERMAN Madison Avenue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, L.L.C. 95 Madison Ave., Suite 108 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-984-7000 MICHAEL D. SINGER Randolph Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.A. 447 Route 10, Suite 5 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-328-1555

ORTHODONTICS SONIA ABRAHAM Fox & Abraham Orthodontics, P.C. 3155 Route 10, Suite 111 Denville, NJ 07834 973-328-4434 PETER ANTONELLIS Montville Orthodontic Associates, P.A. 170 Changebridge Rd. Suite C5-2 Montville, NJ 07045 973-227-1132 JOSEPH M. ARVAY Arvay Orthodontics 28 DeHart St. Morristown, NJ 07960 973-538-5067

KENNETH BANASIAK Banasiak & Nettune Orthodontic Associates 18 E. Main St. Mendham, NJ 07945 973-543-6644 DAVID CAGGIANO Caggiano Orthodontics 272 Parsippany Rd. Parsippany, NJ 07054 973-828-0759 BARBARA FODERO Chatham Orthodontics 33 Main St., Suite 104 Chatham, NJ 07928 973-701-2200 MICHAEL GOLDKIND Flanders Pediatric Dentistry 230 Route 206, Suite 305 Flanders, NJ 07836 973-927-2260 KEVIN G. LEHNES Lehnes Orthodontics 447 Route 10, Suite 9 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-361-4018 STELLA P. MELLAS Mellas Orthodontics 59 E. Mill Rd., Suite 1-203 Long Valley, NJ 07853 908-867-7457 ROBERT M. ROSEN Robert Rosen, D.M.D. 10 Parrott Mill Rd. Chatham, NJ 07928 973-635-2105 JASON ROTHENBERG Rothenberg Orthodontics 333 Main St. Madison, NJ 07940 973-822-2308

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY SKY BERDAHL Starship Pediatric Dentistry 300 Madison Ave., Suite 201 Madison, NJ 07940 973-377-4321 MARY BETH GIACONA Flanders Pediatric Dentistry 230 Route 206, Suite 305 Flanders, NJ 07836 973-927-2260

TALYA GLUCK Montville Pediatric Dentistry 350 Main Rd., Suite 101 Montville, NJ 07045 973-265-1155 HOWARD C. KOTKIN Howard C. Kotkin, D.D.S., P.C. 33 Main St., Suite 203 Chatham, NJ 07928 973-635-6444 MICHAEL P. LATEINER Kidz World Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics 218 Ridgedale Ave. Suite 203 Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 973-585-6756 AARON MANNELLA Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph 390 Route 10 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-989-7970 LISSET PENTON Children’s Dentistry of Morristown 95 Madison Ave., Suite A08 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-821-3719 SUZY H. PRESS Children’s Dentistry of Morristown 95 Madison Ave., Suite A08 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-821-3719 STEPHANIE ROSSY Rossy Pediatric Dentistry 477 Route 10 East Building 1, Unit 2 Randolph, NJ 07869 862-397-1723

THOMAS A. BISSELL Bissell Periodontics & Dental Implant Center of New Jersey 385 Route 24, Suite 3J Chester, NJ 07930 908-955-5999 STEVEN A. CAMPOLATTARO Steven A. Campolattaro, D.M.D. 22 Route 10 West, Suite 102 Succasunna, NJ 07876 973-598-1601 KENNETH GLUCK Montville Periodontics & Implantology 170 Changebridge Rd. Bldg. C-6 Montville, NJ 07045 973-276-7926 DAVID GOTEINER David Goteiner, D.D.S., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D. 2 North Rd., Suite C Chester, NJ 07930 908-879-7709 CARYN MILLER Caryn Miller, D.M.D., L.L.C. 300 Main St. Chatham, NJ 07928 973-635-4960 MARIA PARRELLA Madison Periodontics & Implants 40 Prospect St. Madison, NJ 07940 973-822-9323 NEHA P. SHAH Neha P. Shah, D.M.D., L.L.C. 11 Deerfield Pl. Flanders, NJ 07836 973-668-5020

JEN WILBUR Starship Pediatric Dentistry 300 Madison Ave., Suite 201 Madison, NJ 07940 973-377-4321

VICTOR H. TRAIN Victor H. Train, D.D.S. 390 Route 10 Randolph, NJ 07869 973-361-6180

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MICHAEL WESTREICH Michael Westreich, D.D.S. 18 Madison Ave. Madison, NJ 07940 973-822-0330

WAYNE F. ARNDT Wayne F. Arndt, D.M.D. 101 Madison Ave., Suite 300 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-455-0150

PROSTHODONTICS THOMAS J. EMMER Thomas J. Emmer, D.D.S., P.A. 310 Madison Ave., Suite 206 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-540-8800 CHRISTINE A. GOLIS Christine A. Golis, D.D.S. 32 Collis Ln. Chester, NJ 07930 908-879-1933 BARRY A. KAPLAN Morristown Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry 41 Elm St. Morristown, NJ 07960 973-540-1311 MAURICIO LAVIE Chatham Prosthodontics 33 Main St., Suite 103 Chatham, NJ 07928 973-635-0698 CARLOS MOGLIANESI Carlos Moglianesi, D.M.D., F.A.C.P. 300 Main St. Chatham, NJ 07928 908-665-2300 DANIEL ORELLANA North Jersey Design Center for Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry 16 Pocono Rd., Suite 215 Denville, NJ 07834 973-627-7934


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JAY SCHUSTER, D.D.S. METRO DENTAL ASSOCIATES

29 Elm St., Morristown, NJ 07960 • 973.538.2563 • metrodentalassociates.com DR. JAY SCHUSTER, A LEADER IN COSMETIC, RESTORATIVE AND IMPLANT DENTISTRY, focuses on educating every patient so they can be confident in their decision to enjoy the kind of smile makeover that suits their lifestyle. With 30-plus years of experience, he ensures patients of all ages achieve optimal oral health. As a progressive, modern dental office with the most advanced dental equipment and materials, Metro Dental boasts numerous amenities, including a beverage bar, iPad stations, heated massage-backed chairs, Pandora music and flat-screen TVs in each operatory. An environmentally conscious dental office, procedures are performed using a highly advanced water filtration system and restorative materials that are BPA-free, mercuryfree and metal-free. As an Invisalign-preferred provider, Dr. Schuster offers a complimentary computer simulation to preview your potential smile results. His practice

uses the new iTero 3-D scanner to record the architecture of the mouth, whereby higher accuracy is achieved through a more comfortable experience for the patient. A wide variety of services offered at Metro Dental including E4D single-visit crowns, DIAGNOdent laser diagnostics, VELscope for oral cancer screening, ZOOM! teeth whitening, low radiation digital x-rays and intra-oral cameras, as well as implants and smile makeovers, are standard dental procedures in this award-winning practice. Dr. Schuster is a graduate of NYU College of Dentistry where he completed a cosmetic dentistry residency program. His passion for providing state-of-the-art technology and multiple options to his patients result from over 1,000 hours of continuing education and professional seminars. Feel free to stop in and visit Dr. Schuster and his entire team at Metro Dental, located a block and a half from the Morristown train station and with free on-site parking.


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MICHAEL GRUBER, D.M.D., F.A.G.D., P.A. ALEXA GRUBER, D.D.S. MARC J. NOVAK, D.M.D. GRUBER DENTAL

362 Parsippany Rd., Suite A4, Parsippany, NJ 07054 • 973.428.1515 • gruberdental.com A BEAUTIFUL SMILE, good oral health, and personal service are the cornerstones of Dr. Michael Gruber’s, Dr. Alexa Gruber’s, and Dr. Marc Novak’s Parsippany based practice. They specialize in restorative and cosmetic dentistry and their philosophy “is to make a positive difference in the lives of all of our patients by offering the highest-quality dental care in a warm, contemporary, private-office atmosphere.” Gruber Dental is nationally recognized as a leader in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and along with associates Dr. Michela Russo, and Dr. Edward Rockford, the office strives to educate their patients about the human body, and the impact that good oral health has on their physical well-being. “By providing a team of professional, highly educated, honest, compassionate and committed employees, we aim to improve patient health, appearance, self-confidence and overall quality of life.” Gruber Dental features the latest state-of-the-art technology and innovative procedures, from digital x-rays that use less radiation, 3D Cat Scans and lasers, diagnostic intra-oral video cameras, Doppler cavity screenings, 3D digital impressions scanning for perfect-fitting same day crowns and onlays, and cosmetic computer imaging programs that presents patients with “before” and “after” digitally enhanced photographs. Dr. Gruber states “more of our treatments have become digitally focused and digitally delivered, so

we are committed to embrace this change and are excited about the many opportunities and the many directions our profession is going next.” Earning prestigious Fellowships with the American College of Dentists as well as the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Michael Gruber is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. He is an attending at Morristown Medical Center, teaching implant and cosmetic dentistry and is the founder and director of the Boys and Girls Club of Newark Children’s Dental Center. Dr. Alexa Gruber is an active member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Tri-County Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry and is an associate attending at Morristown Medical Center. She is involved as a volunteer with Mission of Mercy as well as the Boys and Girls Club of Newark Children’s Dental Center. Dr. Marc Novak is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, New Jersey Dental Association and Tri-County Dental Society. He has been trained in the art of dental implants at the Columbia University Dental Implant Continuum and is an associate attending at Morristown Medical Center.


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SHAWN LYNN, D.D.S. RICHARD RIVA, D.D.S. RIVERSIDE ORAL SURGERY

130 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 204, River Edge, NJ 07661 • 201.487.6565 333 Old Hook Rd., Suite 100, Westwood, NJ 07675 • 201.664.2324 300 Grand Ave., Suite 102, Englewood, NJ 07631 • 201.894.0888 209 South Livingston Ave., Suite 2, Livingston, NJ 07039 • 973.992.4750 33 Main St., Suite 201, Chatham, NJ 07928 • 973.635.5800 80 NJ-27, Edison, NJ 08820 • 732.548.1220 riversideoralsurgery.com RIVERSIDE ORAL SURGERY, NEW JERSEY’S LEADING ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY GROUP, is represented by top doctors, Dr. Shawn Lynn and Dr. Richard Riva. The group was founded thirteen years ago with a singular focus “the optimal patient experience…each and every time” and still remains top priority today. With rapidly expanding locations and a full scope of surgical offerings, Riverside Oral Surgery is the top choice for patients in Morris and Essex counties and across New Jersey. Dr. Shawn Lynn takes pride in his warm, down-to-earth approach that puts patients at ease, giving them the best experience possible during treatment. He’s a graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry and completed a general practice residency and his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, serving as Chief Resident. In 2021, he looks forward to treating patients in both the Livingston and Chatham offices.

Dr. Richard Riva has provided exceptional care to patients in his Chatham office, for over 35 years, before joining Riverside. Dr. Riva’s long list of accomplishments during his distinguished career includes serving on the NJ State Board of Dentistry for four years, as well as president and chairman of many state dental organizations, and recognition for his lifetime achievement during NJ Dental Association’s 150th anniversary. Riverside Oral Surgery is proud to have this highly respected pillar of the community on the team. The doctors, who serve as the Official Oral Surgeons of the New Jersey Devils, offer expertise ranging from wisdom tooth removal and dental implants to corrective jaw surgery. Every surgeon on the team, which includes Dr. Jason M. Auerbach and Dr. Sung Hee Cho, has a full scope of training, with dualboard certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. From surgeon to staff, Riverside’s professionals strive to offer the highest quality of care and service in each office.


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DEREK FINE, D.M.D. JENNI KWIATKOWSKI, D.D.S. AESTHETIC FAMILY DENTISTRY, P.A.

35 W. Main St., Denville, NJ 07834 • 937.627.3617 • aestheticfamilydentistry.com AESTHETIC FAMILY DENTISTRY OF DENVILLE, in business for over 40 years, offers a highly technological yet holistic approach to dentistry not often found in a family practice. All three dentists, Dr. Derek Fine D.M.D., Dr. Jenni Kwiatkowski and Dr. Alan B. Steiner, focus on the overall well-being of each patient and specifically, how dental health affects the body. They look for homeopathic options wherever and whenever possible, preferring to utilize natural remedies in an effort to avoid the use of drugs and chemicals. For many procedures, they employ an Ozone Generator, which kills bacteria, viruses and fungus without the use of chemicals or other medication. Ozone is most often used during periodontal treatment, disinfecting teeth prior to fillings or crowns, desensitizing, and rinsing after surgery. Patients that have issues with taking traditional impressions can take advantage of a 3-D scanner, raising their comfort level and overall experience during such procedures. Additionally, a wide array of traditional and advanced dental treatments is available, as well as cosmetic dentistry, Botox and a variety of dermal fillers. Aesthetic Family Dentistry is especially proficient when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and sleep breathing

disorders and headaches. TMJ may be treated with a combination of therapies, including massage therapy, TENS and the use of FDA-approved oral appliances. Patients very often find immediate success treating sleep apnea, migraines and symptoms associated with TMJ. All three dentists in the practice are dedicated to continuing education and have extensive expertise far beyond the required training and hours. A graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Dr. Fine is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and has advanced training in Neuromuscular Dentistry and Occlusion. Dr. Kwiatkowski, a graduate of NYU College of Dentistry, has additional training in cosmetic dentistry, implants and neuromuscular orthodontics. Dr. Steiner graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and is proficient in cosmetic reconstruction, prosthodontics, periodontal surgery and the revolutionary Chao Pinhole Surgery Technique®. To schedule an appointment for an unparalleled dental experience, contact Aesthetic Family Dentistry today.


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DAVID CAGGIANO CAGGIANO ORTHODONTICS

272 Parsippany Rd., Parsippany, NJ 07054 • 973.887.8780 • MorrisCountyBraces.com DR. DAVID CAGGIANO COMBINES HIS BACKGROUND IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING WITH HIS EXTENSIVE TRAINING IN DENTISTRY to create innovative solutions for the toughest of orthodontic situations. “Engineering each smile is a unique process with many options,” he says. As the Author of A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Orthodontics: How to Confidently Choose the Best Orthodontist for your Family and Perfectly Clear: Everything You Need to Know About Invisalign, Dr. Caggiano understands the importance of feeling confident that you are getting the best treatment possible to help create your perfect smile. Staying at the forefront of orthodontic technology is how Dr. Caggiano keeps his promise to offer his patients the most effective orthodontic solutions. He was one of the first orthodontists in New Jersey to use digital impression scanners and 3D printers, allowing for impression free treatment.

Dr. Caggiano provides treatment using the latest techniques, including selfligating braces, Indirect Bonding and accelerated Invisalign, just to name a few. “Your smile is the first thing people notice about you, and patients are always complementing us on how thorough our exam process is,” he says. Nominated for many accolades, Dr. Caggino is one of the area’s leading orthodontists. The practice receives rave reviews for its Caggiano Smile Assessment, which includes a complimentary exam, digital x-rays and consultation for new patients. 2020 will be another exciting year for the patients and future patients of Caggiano Orthodontics. The practice recently moved to its new, unparalleled, state-of-the-art office. Dr. Caggiano takes pride in delivering quality orthodontic treatment with great customer service, that’s why he is confident and has trade-marked, “You’ll Love the Way We Make You Smile!”


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KENNETH GLUCK, D.M.D., M.D.S. MONTVILLE PERIODONTICS & IMPLANTOLOGY

170 Changebridge Road, Building C-6, Montville, NJ 07045 • 973.276.7926 • montvilleperio.com WHEN DR. KENNETH GLUCK MEETS WITH HIS PATIENTS, he takes as much time as needed to make certain they understand their current dental condition and potential treatment options. His consultations are thorough and informative including chairside drawings that depict the comprehensive treatment plan. Dr. Gluck’s greatest accomplishment is helping patients improve their quality of life by restoring their dental health. Dr. Gluck attended UMDNJ where he spent seven years of study earning a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and certification as a specialist in the field of Periodontics, as well as a Masters in Dental Science. He authored articles which discuss implant dentistry and the effects of diabetes on gum disease. In addition, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery. Although Dr. Gluck specializes in all aspects of Periodontology, his passion lies with dental implant surgery. He has placed thousands of dental implants

over the past decade, but still gives his undivided attention to detail in every case. Utilizing state-of-the-art software and technology, he is able to streamline the most difficult of surgical cases minimizing surgical time and increasing patient comfort. When Dr. Gluck bought the esteemed practice he had worked in for six years, he envisioned a contemporary design with the latest in technological advances. Last year, Dr. Gluck fulfilled that vision and undertook a complete renovation of Montville Periodontics & Implantology. Dr. Gluck has carefully built a staff of exceptional clinical and business professionals. Patients can expect kind, ethical, highly-motivated and well-qualified treatment when they visit the office. In his spare time, Dr. Gluck enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and biking (as far as his legs will take him!) and spending time with his wife and four children.


CHATHAM ORTHODONTICS

33 Main St., Suite 104, Chatham, NJ 07928 • 973.701.2200 • chathambraces.com AN ASPIRING ARTIST AND CREATOR OF BEAUTY, Dr. Barbara Fodero also has a strong analytical side. Things fell into place in college when she discovered orthodontics, a profession that could blend her two passions. “My medium is not typical of most artists—I work with teeth. By engineering them to create a beautiful smile, I can make a profound impact on someone’s self-confidence.” Chatham Orthodontics—established by Dr. Fodero over a decade ago —is situated in close proximity to Essex, Morris and Union counties. As a mom, Dr. Fodero understands implicitly the importance of a gentle hand and only recommends treatment she would endorse for her own family. A self-proclaimed kid-whisperer, she delights in her work with young people and enjoys the strong connections made with her adult patients. Dr. Fodero is highly skilled at working with patients who have oral sensitivities and anxiety issues. Graduating number one from University of Michigan Dental School, one of the top-ranking schools in the country, Dr. Fodero completed her orthodontic residency there as well. She is a supporter of Smiles Change Lives offering orthodontic treatment to those whose families cannot afford braces.

DOUGLAS KITCHIN, D.D.S.

KITCHIN COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY 40 Main St., Succasunna NJ 07876 • 973.584.2533 • roxburydental.com

DR. DOUGLAS KITCHIN AND HIS DENTAL TEAM pride themselves on having one of the most comfortable and welcoming dental offices in the area. The state-of-the-art practice offers patients a wide range of solutions under one roof, making the office the complete dental health facility that generations of families near and far rely on for their oral care. Dr. Kitchin utilizes proven technologies, such as digital impressions, dental implants and Invisalign® to achieve high quality results. He also provides comprehensive services, including root canal therapy, extractions and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Kitchin and his team have built a reputation for outstanding communication with patients. “As a result, our patients are well informed and experience better outcomes because they understand what’s happening with their oral health,” he says. He trained in advanced dental procedures at the highly regarded Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Before that, Dr. Kitchin obtained his degree in dental surgery from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. The team invites you to meet Dr. Kitchin to experience first-hand their warm, welcoming environment.

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BARBARA FODERO, D.D.S.


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DEBRA DURYEA, D.M.D.

AESTHETIC IMAGE DENTISTRY

5 Cold Hill Road South, Suite 5, Mendham, NJ 07945 • 973.543.2232 • AestheticImageDentistry.com CONSISTENTLY NAMED A TOP DENTIST FOR 10 CONSECUTIVE YEARS in numerous publications, Dr. Debra Duryea’s philosophy, “healthy teeth, healthy you,” is evident throughout her general dental practice. She treats patients of all ages, stressing the important connection between oral health and overall physical health and wellness. Whether providing preventive or cosmetic care, she and her staff have your health and comfort as a priority. “I derive gratification from every successful procedure and satisfied patient.,” says Dr. Duryea. “I love the environment I have cultivated and the excellent staff that surrounds me.” Dr. Duryea’s relaxed and calm boutique-style office has the latest in dental advances. She is mercury-free and utilizes current materials and technologies. She is certified in Invisalign, Lumineers veneers, and laser dentistry. Noted for her superb artistic eye, Dr. Duryea’s cosmetic procedures enable her patients to feel more confident and attractive. Dr. Duryea was a dental assistant and hygienist before graduating from Rutgers University and Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry in 1990. She completed a general practice residency at Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital.

CARYN MILLER, D.M.D.

CARYN MILLER, DMD, LLC 300 Main St., Chatham, NJ 07928 973.635.4960 • drmillerperio.com

DR. CARYN MILLER, a Board Certified Periodontist, has been in practice for over 25 years. She works with an exceptional staff to build relationships with both dentists and patients in a caring, relaxed atmosphere. Dr. Miller utilizes the latest technology that allows regrowth of bone and gum tissues. Office procedures include implant surgery, gum grafting, cosmetic procedures, and preventive treatment for gum disease. Dr. Miller is certified in “Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation.” An alumna of Northwestern and Rutgers Dental School, where she taught periodontics for over 20 years. She directs a prestigious Spear Study Club.

BARRY KAPLAN, D.M.D. 41 Elm St., Morristown, NJ 07960 973.540.1311 • kaplandentistrynj.com FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS, Dr. Barry Kaplan has been recognized and respected for his expertise and compassionate care in the specialty of prosthodontics while providing patients with crowns, bridges, dentures, cosmetic procedures and implant reconstructions. His dual training in prosthodontics and the surgical placement of implants offers patients comprehensive treatment plans in one location. He uses 3D planning software to perform implant surgery and then completes the final implant reconstruction. Treatment plans are custom tailored to each patient’s needs placing emphasis on a stable and healthy bite and esthetically driven restorations. Dr. Kaplan often uses cutting edge grafting procedures to rebuild bone where necessary to enhance the functional and esthetic outcomes.


ANTHONY L. FUSCO, D.M.D.

MAIN STREET DENTAL ARTS

FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY OF RANDOLPH

291 Main St., Chatham, NJ 07928 973.635.9091 • mainstreetdentalartsnj.com

390 State Rt. 10, Randolph, NJ 07869 973.361.1198 • dentistryofrandolph.com

FROM UTILIZING STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY to offering aromatherapy and personalized music selections, Dr. Rebecca Jackson’s dental practice is committed to the full patient experience. Offering comprehensive dental services in her newly renovated Chatham office, Dr. Jackson and her staff are dedicated to providing superior care. From cleanings and preventive visits to cosmetic and restorative dentistry, Dr. Jackson uses the latest technology including digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and the iTero® digital scanner that eliminates messy impressions. Her patient-centric approach has earned her testimonials applauding her high level of care and ability to calm even the most anxious patients. After graduating with honors from Lafayette College, Dr. Jackson earned her dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry. She completed a general practice residency prior to starting her career in private practice.

DRS. ANTHONY FUSCO, JOSEPH CARAVANO, AND CHRISTOPHER LAMORTE practice a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry. With an on-site dental technician, their office provides quick turn-around time on their patients’ dental needs. These skills and conveniences combined with treating patients like family have made this practice a Top Dentist choice. Drs. Fusco, Caravano, and LaMorte are all graduates of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and are members of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and New Jersey Dental Association. They are involved locally with the Tri-County Dental Society. Their office offers family scheduling, evening and weekend hours for added convenience.

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2021 TO HELP YOU FIND GREAT DENTAL CARE, Morris/Essex Health & Life commissioned Professional Research Services (PRS) of Troy, Michigan to conduct a peer-review survey of hundreds of practicing and active dentists across Essex County. Dentists were asked to choose which of their peers they consider the very best, across seven different practice areas—endodontics, general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics. All the final honorees were fact-checked with the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs License Verification System. The highest vote getters within each specialty who are in good standing with the state are included here in the 2021 “Essex County’s Top Dentists” list. There are many other good dentists practicing in Essex County who may not be included on this list; we recommend that you consider “Essex County’s Top Dentists” and other resources before scheduling your next dental procedure.


SUDHARANI BODEPUDI Garden State Endodontics 585 Bloomfield Ave. Suite 4A West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-226-4700 JOSEPH CHIKVASHVILI Advanced Endodontics 100 Northfield Ave., Suite 4 West Orange, NJ 07052 973-731-4800 VIVIAN GRAHAM Modern Micro Endodontics 127 Pine St., Suite 3 Montclair, NJ 07042 973-655-9080 ALAN A. LAYTON Millburn Endodontics 75 Main St., Suite 102 Millburn, NJ 07041 973-376-1944 LAURENCE C. LEFF Laurence Leff, D.M.D. 460 Bloomfield Ave. Suite 311 Montclair, NJ 07042 973-783-3535 CAROL E. MANN Carol E. Mann, D.M.D. 202 S. Orange Ave. South Orange, NJ 07079 973-761-7003 UJU MBAMALU Total Care Endodontics & Microsurgery, P.C. 71 Valley St., Suite 100 South Orange, NJ 07079 973-821-5656 JOSEPH M. DALBON Joseph M. DalBon, D.M.D. 1019 Bloomfield Ave. Suite 1A & 1B West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-244-2424

GENERAL DENTISTRY MEDHAT DAWOUD D&G Dental of West Orange 667 Eagle Rock Ave., Suite B West Orange, NJ 07052 973-419-6906

MICHAEL K. DEENIHAN Michael K. Deenihan, D.D.S. 148 Central Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-744-9330

JOSEPH A. MAGOTCH Joseph A. Magotch, D.D.S., P.A. 114 W. Mount Pleasant Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-617-1214

DAVID I. FERGUSON Ferguson Dental Associates 177 Gordonhurst Ave. Montclair, NJ 07043 973-744-3181

JESSICA MAJEWSKI Jessica Majewski, D.M.D. 16 S. Prospect St. Verona, NJ 07044 973-239-5273

WILLIAM C. GERARD William C. Gerard, D.M.D. 349 E. Northfield Rd. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-740-1277

JOSEPH MASON, III Bellevue Avenue Dental Associates 203 Bellevue Ave. Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973-744-5466

ROSEANN GIANNELLA Dr. RoseAnn Giannella 204 Eagle Rock Ave. Roseland, NJ 07068 973-226-7407 JASON HAMBERGER Hamberger Dental Associates, P.A. 155 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-0075 JOHN HAMBERGER Hamberger Dental Associates, P.A. 155 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-0075 MARIE M. JACKSON Stellar Smile Center 39 The Crescent Montclair, NJ 07042 973-744-5806 BRIAN KOO Dental Artistry of Livingston 201 S. Livingston Ave. Suite 1E Livingston, NJ 07039 973-250-6694 DANIEL C. LEITMAN Bellevue Avenue Dental Associates 203 Bellevue Ave. Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973-744-5466

JEFFREY MERMELSTEIN Advanced Dental Care 201 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-0003 MICHAEL S. MILLER Dr. Michael S. Miller 315 E. Northfield Rd. Suite 2E Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-0267 MICHELA RUSSO D’Amore Russo Dental Design Studio 100 Grove St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-233-1161 BLAIR SCHACHTEL Blair Schachtel, D.M.D. 66 E. Mount Pleasant Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-1918 DAVID SILVERSTROM The Silverstrom Group 580 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-832-1691 DAVID ST. LEDGER Upper Montclair Dental Associates 223 Lorraine Ave. Montclair, NJ 07043 973-746-6056

LOUIS THEODOROU Glen Ridge Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, P.A. 89 Glenridge Ave. Glen Ridge, NJ 07028 973-743-6092 ARTHUR YEH Dr. Yeh & Associates 1460 Broad St. Bloomfield, NJ 07003 973-338-9595

ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY EMIL J.A. CAPPETTA Oral & Maxillofacial Associates of Montclair 54 Plymouth St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-746-3466 PHILIP M. ECHO The Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology 187 Washington Ave. Suite 1-B Nutley, NJ 07110 973-667-6653 HENRY J. FALK Metropolitan Craniofacial Center 101 Old Short Hills Rd. Penthouse 2 West Orange, NJ 07052 973-736-7616 BENJAMIN JACOBS NJ Center for Oral Surgery 16 Smull Ave. Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-226-8444 MICHAEL H. KIRSCH NJ Center for Oral Surgery 16 Smull Ave. Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-226-8444 SHAWN LYNN Riverside Oral Surgery 209 S. Livingston Ave., Suite 2 Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-4750

GERARD M. MIRKOV Montclair Oral Surgery Center 89 Park St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-746-6200 THEODORE A. NIEBLOOM Metropolitan Craniofacial Center 101 Old Short Hills Rd. Penthouse 2 West Orange, NJ 07052 973-736-7616 WILLIAM RANUCCI Oral & Maxillofacial Associates of Montclair 54 Plymouth St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-746-3466 GARY J. VITALE Metropolitan Craniofacial Center 33 Clinton Rd., Suite 101 West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-575-8575 VINCENT B. ZICCARDI Rutgers Health University Dental Associates 90 Bergen St., Suite 7700 Newark, NJ 07101 973-972-2444

ORTHODONTICS CHRISTOPHER CHUNG Smile Solutions Orthodontics 231 Millburn Ave. Millburn, NJ 07041 973-346-2118 MICHAEL FREDA Freda & Suriano Orthodontics 1310 Broad St. Bloomfield, NJ 07003 973-748-2248 EDWARD D. GOLD Montclair Orthodontics 218 Lorraine Ave. Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973-744-1912 BERNARD GORKOWITZ Gorkowitz Orthodontics 114 W. Mount Pleasant Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-7377

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DOUGLAS S. HARTE Harte Orthodontics 100 W. Mount Pleasant Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-7558

ERIC M. SACKS Sacks Orthodontics 41 N. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-251-2265

MATTHEW MILESTONE Milestone Orthodontics 502 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange, NJ 07052 973-325-1777

ANTHONY SURIANO Freda & Suriano Orthodontics 1310 Broad St. Bloomfield, NJ 07003 973-748-2248

RICHARD A. NEWMAN Newman Orthodontics 395 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange, NJ 07052 973-731-5855 BRUCE OLLINS Ollins Orthodontics 653 Franklin Ave. Nutley, NJ 07110 973-667-0771 GABRIEL OLLINS Ollins Orthodontics 653 Franklin Ave. Nutley, NJ 07110 973-667-0771 ARIANNA PAPASIKOS Papasikos Orthodontics 55 Park St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-744-2511 JACY PAPASIKOS Papasikos Orthodontics 55 Park St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-744-2511

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY ALEXANDER H. ANASTASIOU Pediatric Dentistry of Millburn and Bedminster 90 Millburn Ave., Suite 103 Millburn, NJ 07041 973-762-1110

SHARI SUMMERS Livingston Pediatric Dental Associates 315 E. Northfield Rd. Suite 2-C Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-5555

DAVID MOISA Livingston Periodontal & Implant Associates 340 E. Northfield Rd. Suite 2A Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-8600

PERIODONTICS

DANIEL B. NEJAT Advanced Periodontics & Implant Dentistry 230 Centre St. Nutley, NJ 07110 973-447-4361

ANNA BRUNETTI Livingston Dental: Periodontics & Implant Dentistry 531 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-1200 MICHAEL C. CABASSA Perio Implant Specialists of NJ 90 Park St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-744-1555

RICHARD W. EYTEL Dentistry for Children of West Essex 412 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange, NJ 07052 973-731-2468

ROBERT N. ESKOW Robert N. Eskow, D.M.D., M.S.C.D. 514 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-9000

KIMBERLY HOLLYWOOD Nutley Pediatric Dentistry 500 Franklin Ave. Nutley, NJ 07110 973-667-5507

LOUIS L. GALIANO Galiano & Greenfield 25 Pompton Ave., Suite 101A Verona, NJ 07044 973-239-2111

CHRISTOPHER JONES Christopher Jones, D.D.S. 1129 Bloomfield Ave. West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-575-8330

CHERYL GOREN ROBINS Suburban Periodontics & Implants 75 Main St., Suite 107 Millburn, NJ 07041 973-467-5567

PAMELA LEDIG Itsy Bitsy Dental 299 Glenwood Ave., Suite 7 Bloomfield, NJ 07003 862-333-4910

JAY L. GREENFIELD Galiano & Greenfield 25 Pompton Ave., Suite 101A Verona, NJ 07044 973-239-2111

MATTHEW PELUSO Peluso Orthodontics 441 Pompton Ave. Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 973-239-6300

R. GLENN ROSIVACK Rutgers School of Dental Medicine 110 Bergen St. Newark, NJ 07101 973-972-4621

ANNE C. HARTNETT Perio Implant Specialists of NJ 90 Park St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-744-1555

HADLEY A. RUBINO Montclair Orthodontics 218 Lorraine Ave. Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973-744-1912

HASSAM SULTAN Dentistry for Children 382 W. Passaic Ave. Bloomfield, NJ 07003 973-338-1383

GI GI PARALKAR Livingston Family Orthodontics 201 S. Livingston Ave. Suite 2B Livingston, NJ 07039 973-758-8926

GREGORY LAMORTE Gregory LaMorte, D.D.S. 202 S. Orange Ave. South Orange, NJ 07079 973-327-4838

GEORGE J. PAPASIKOS George J. Papasikos, D.M.D., P.A. 55 Park St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-783-2300 ALAN ROTHSTEIN A R Periodontics 315 E. Northfield Rd. Suite 2D Livingston, NJ 07039 973-625-1491 STEVEN SCRIVO Dr. Steven Scrivo 185 Fairfield Ave., Suite 4A West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-226-0063 ERIC C. WEISS Livingston Periodontal & Implant Associates 340 E. Northfield Rd. Suite 2A Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-8600

PROSTHODONTICS ANDREW I. BRAFMAN Andrew I. Brafman, D.M.D., P.A. 2 W. Northfield Rd. Suite 302B Livingston, NJ 07039 973-736-1199 ELLIOT N. COHEN Elliot N. Cohen, D.M.D. 22 Old Short Hills Rd. Suite 208 Livingston, NJ 07039 973-740-0100

MARYSE MANASSE Irie Dental Associates, L.L.C. 275 Broad St. Bloomfield, NJ 07003 973-355-7728 JAMES F. SKIBA James F. Skiba, D.D.S. 17 Midland Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-746-7037


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JOHN HAMBERGER, D.M.D. JASON HAMBERGER, D.D.S. HAMBERGER DENTAL ASSOCIATES

155 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039 • 973.992.0075 • hambergerdentalassociates.com HAMBERGER DENTAL ASSOCIATES HAVE ALWAYS FOCUSED THEIR PRACTICE philosophy on the Safety of their Patients and Staff while still offering their patients Superior Quality Dentistry. Drs. John and Jason Hamberger have implemented the best enhancements in their office for protection against COVID 19. They have invested in additional equipment and technology to meet and well exceed the CDC, WHO, DOH, OSHA and ADA recommendations. The practice has installed the leading air filtration systems, negative pressure systems to ensure the highest air quality thoughout the office. This separates the air supply to each room protecting the patients. They are proud to say they have powerful chair side Extraoral Aerosol air

purifiers. Additional barriers and protocols including UV disinfection lamps have been added to protect both patients and staff throughout the office. And last, but certainly not least, they have added “Supplied Air Respirators” (PAPR) for each Doctor and Hygienist to wear while treating patients. The office prides themselves on delivering excellence and quality dentistry to their many patients; offering superb customer service on all levels in a safe environment. Both Dr. John and Dr. Jason are truly appreciative of their many loyal patients and the confidence they have placed in them through the years. At this time, they are welcoming new patients to their practice.


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LOUIS J. THEODOROU JR.

GLEN RIDGE COSMETIC AND FAMILY DENTISTRY, PA 89 Glenridge Ave., Glen Ridge, NJ • 07028 • 973.743.6092 FOR ANYONE SEEKING THE FINEST DENTAL TREATMENT IN THE GLEN RIDGE AREA, Dr. Lou Theodorou of Glen Ridge Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is uniquely qualified to service the comprehensive needs of every patient. He offers a complete range of general, family, cosmetic, implant and reconstructive options to provide each patient with a beautiful and healthy smile. Dr. Theodorou and his staff work with each patient to develop a customized treatment plan designed to exceed his or her individual goals and dental health needs. Whether patients are seeking crowns, bridges, veneers, implant restoration, root canals, or just basic dental care, this family practice located in a comfortable, state-of-the-art facility is the place to go. Dr. Theodorou treats patients of all ages, and offers Invisalign to correct tooth placement, Zoom! bleaching for those seeking a whiter and brighter smile, and Lumineers, a less invasive alternative to traditional veneers which can often be completed without any numbing injection. In the interest of safety, he utilizes digital x-rays, exposing his patients to only one-quarter of the radiation compared to a traditional x-ray.

His membership in a Spear Study Group affords Dr. Theodorou the opportunity to keep up to date with the latest in treatment and technology. The Group consists of a select group of local dentists that meet regularly to compare complex cases and complex technology, thereby allowing Dr. Theodorou to continually expand the range of cases he can treat and services he can offer. A product of Glen Ridge himself, Dr. Theodorou grew up locally and graduated Glen Ridge High School in 1992 before earning degrees from Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He was subsequently awarded a fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry prior to purchasing his practice from the very same dentist who treated him in his youth. Glen Ridge Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offers Saturday and evening hours and emergency services. Most insurance providers and plans are accepted.


THE NEW JERSEY CENTER FOR LASER AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY 1019 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 1A & 1B, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 • 973.244.2424 • drdalbon.com GENERATIONS OF PATIENTS DEPEND on The New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry and Dr. Joseph DalBon’ s ability to combine advanced, hightech dentistry and a warm, welcoming family practice. Dr. DalBon brings 30 years of experience and extensive knowledge to his West Caldwell practice. He is one of only 1% of dentists worldwide who have earned a Mastership in The Academy of General Dentistry. In addition, Dr. DalBon is an expert in laser dentistry. He holds several distinctions including a Fellowship in the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Many patients come to NJLCD to experience Dr. DalBon’ s exceptional skills including those in cosmetic dentistry, laser dentistry, children’s dentistry and implant dentistry including “Teeth – In – A Day”. Dr. DalBon understands that these are uncertain times and people need dental care which is affordable and accessible. That is why he developed a VIP Membership Plan that allows you to have 100% coverage for preventive and diagnostic procedures while receiving any other needed care at a discounted rate. Call today for more information.

MICHELA RUSSO, D.D.S.

D’AMORE RUSSO DENTAL DESIGN STUDIO 100 Grove St., Suite 3, Montclair NJ 07042 • 973.233.1161 • drddsmontclair.com DR. MICHELA RUSSO AND HUSBAND DR. JOSEPH D’AMORE took their years of collaboration to the next level by opening D’Amore Russo Dental Design Studio together. Located in the first “green” commercial building in Montclair, the dental office features state-ofthe-art technology. A belief that strong family ties, overall health and a feeling of wellbeing all contribute to a healthy smile, lies at the core of Drs. Russo and D’Amore’s daily dental practice. D’Amore Russo Dental Design Studio is a family practice, treating patients of all ages just like family. The dentists and the staff are sensitive to the needs of each patient and take the time to properly discover what is most important to each of them. From preventive dentistry focused on proper hygiene to teeth whitening and the placement of implants and crowns, Dr. Russo and Dr. D’Amore are committed to providing healthy and natural smiles to their patients, young and old.

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JOSEPH M. DALBON, D.M.D.


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DR. JOSEPH MASON III, D.M.D. DANIEL C. LEITMAN, D.M.D. BELLEVUE AVENUE DENTAL ASSOCIATES

203 Bellevue Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043 • 973.733.5466 • drjosephmason.com DR. JOSEPH MASON III HAS BEEN IN PRACTICE AT THE SAME LOCATION in the Historic District of Upper Montclair for the past 39 years. Dr. Mason and his staff strive every day to provide their patients with the best dental care by blending technology with years of clinical experience in a warm and friendly environment. This philosophy is shared by his partner, Dr. Daniel Leitman, who has been with the practice for 18 years. Dr. Marina Ibrahim joined the office in March, 2020 and was a great help in treating emergency patients during the approximately 2 ½ months of COVID-19 lockdown. She finished her residency at Mountainside Hospital in June and is now with the practice 4 days a week. The entire staff appreciates having her at the office and she is a wonderful addition. The doctors and staff believe that by listening to each patient’s needs, they can offer different treatment options so that the patient can make an informed decision regarding their dental health. The office provides an accommodation and caring patient environment where every type of dentistry is performed, including cosmetic dentistry, restoration of implants, endodontics, pediatrics and Invisalign. The doctors also feel a very large part of the office’s success is credited to their wonderful and caring staff, many of whom have been part of the office for over 30 years.

DAVID I. FERGUSON, D.D.S.

FERGUSON DENTAL ASSOCIATES

177 Gordonhurst Ave., Montclair, NJ 07043 • 973.744.3181 • fergusondental.com FERGUSON DENTAL ASSOCIATES has provided the Montclair community with outstanding family dental treatment for over three generations. With a degree in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University and a summa cum laude doctorate degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, the award-winning Dr. Ferguson has led the practice since 1997. In 2019, he proudly welcomed Dr. Rachael Cocchia to his growing team, which also includes three talented hygienists. Together they are able to offer a full range of advanced and pain-free services from implants and cosmetic dentistry to exceptional routine oral hygiene care. Dr. Ferguson believes strongly in practicing dentistry in a safe and friendly environment, utilizing the most advanced dental methods, state-of-the-art technology and appropriate anxiety management. Dr. Ferguson has successfully placed thousands of implants offering the full spectrum of implant services including an on-site 3D Conebeam CT x-ray machine and provides single-visit crowns utilizing in-office computer design and manufacturing. “What is truly unique to our practice is the confidence and trust our patients have in our entire team,” adds Dr. Ferguson.


MARIE M. JACKSON, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.

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ACHIEVING HEALTHY, AESTHETIC SMILES is the goal of Freda and Suriano Orthodontics. Drs. Freda and Suriano have practiced orthodontics for more than 34 years. Their commitment to patient-centered treatment has earned them a stellar reputation in the communities they serve. Both doctors know that quality orthodontics contributes to a patient’s feeling of well-being. They are committed in improving the function and appearance of their patients bite and smile. The doctors recommend early screening for children, which may minimize the extent of treatment. Doctors Freda and Suriano also provide comprehensive orthodontics to adults.

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Is Bitter Better?

To wake up your salads and shake up your veggie crisper drawer, consider Belgian endive, a mildly acerbic member of the chicory family. In the grocery store, a couple argues over how to pronounce “endive.” “Onn-DEEV!” insists the wife, scorning Americanisms, while her hubby, rejecting pretension, retorts: “EN-dive!” “Stop!” you call out, playing peacemaker. “You’re both right!” It’s maddening but true: In the food world, the same item can have different names, while one name (sometimes even differently pronounced) can refer to different foods. Endives tick both of these boxes of confusion. The word “endive” (pronounced EN-dive) refers to the leafy portion of varied bitter-flavored plants in the chicory family, the genus Cichorium. Two main types, bushy-shaped plants that grow in nature and are often used in salads, were originally cultivated in Asia Minor (Turkey) centuries ago. They are curly endive (alias frisée) and the somewhat less bitter broadleafed endive (also known as escarole). Now, take a breath. From here on, our subject is a third type, Belgian endive (that’s onn-DEEV), for which nature needs a bit of help. It’s carefully “forced” in a multi-step process. Seeds are planted to develop roots, which are then placed in a cold, dark room for one to several months, then moved to trays of water in a warmer room—also dark. For these gullible plants, the water’s warmth becomes an ersatz springtime, and before too long you get the pale, crisp, torpedo-shaped and slightly bitter leafy head we know as Belgian endive. (Not enough names for you? Belgian endive is also sometimes called witloof chicory—and radicchio is a red relative in the chicory tribe.) Don’t let Belgian endive’s mildly bitter taste discourage you; in conversation with other flavors it makes a salad more vivacious, and its cool crispness enlivens texture. After all, banning all foods that can be bitter would mean a life without chocolate or coffee, and let’s be serious!

Want to ease up on the guilt of game-day munching and still enjoy those decadent dips? Belgian endive leaves eaten raw are a healthy, crunchy alternative to chips or crackers. Isn’t that a tasty touchdown? POWER UP While you’re busy and on the move, Belgian endive helps keep your digestive system up and running. Its high fiber content aids in cleansing the body of free radicals and balances the metabolism. B.E. packs in vitamin A, as well as several B vitamins with aliases, including B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin) and B9 (folic acid). (Remember: Along with regulating digestion, vitamin A promotes eye and skin health, and B vitamins can be good for brain health and may lower the risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.) As for minerals, Belgian endive offers magnesium, calcium and iron. The low-calorie plant has also been linked to a reduction in gallstones, incidents of stroke and urinary tract infections. BUY/STORE/SERVE Belgian endive is available year-round in grocery stores, and depending on storage can last up to two weeks. Look for a plant with crisp, tight, tender white leaves with yellow or red leaf edges and a solid head. While wrapping them in a damp paper towel inside a plastic bag in the refrigerator can keep them fresh for three to five days, these feisty superstars can last much longer when kept out of light in the safety of your refrigerator crisper drawer. Peel away any outer leaves that have become brown or soft when pressed to reveal the inner leaves ready for use. For serving Belgian endive there are numerous possibilities. You can julienne the plant into thin strips for your salad. You can roast it, sautée it, braise it, stir-fry it or pop it on the grill with an olive-oil paint job. Make a soup from it, or simply drop a leaf or two into your favorite soup. Bon appétit! (Now that you can pronounce it for sure.) —Ariana Puzzo

DID YOU KNOW? The heaviest endive in the annals of our biggest state, according to Alaska State Fair Crop Records, weighed 6 pounds. Grown by Wendy Couch of the city of Palmer, it was presented at the Alaska State Fair in 1986. MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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{ SPIRITS }

Pretty In Pink

This Sweetie Martini is a delicious and beautiful Valentine’s Day cocktail that’s perfect for sharing with friends or someone special.

SWEETIE MARTINI Serves: 1

INGREDIENTS

n 2 oz. vanilla vodka n 2 oz. Godiva white chocolate liqueur n 1 oz. amaretto liqueur n ½ oz. grenadine n 2 oz. half and half n honey and sprinkles, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

n Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. n Shake and pour into a martini glass garnished with sprinkles.

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{ ON THE TOWN }

Where To Eat

Getting three squares a day has never been easier—Morris and Essex counties are home to a selection of restaurants diverse enough to satisfy all of your cravings. PENANG MALAYSIAN & THAI CUISINE 200 Rte. 10 W. #8 973.887.6989 penangcuisine.com

egum palace

FAIRFIELD JOSE TEJAS 647 Rte. 46 W. 973.808.8201 bordercafe.com TIERNEY’S COPPERHOUSE 4 Little Falls Rd. 973.227.6066 tierneyscopperhouse.com

KINNELON CYPRESS TAVERN 174 Kinnelon Rd. 973.492.2700 cypresstavernnj.com HOUSE OF THAI 1483 Rte. 23 # 6 973.750.1600 SAN GIORGIO’S ITALIAN BISTRO 86 Boonton Ave. #86 973.492.5305 SMOKE RISE VILLAGE INN 9 Perimeter Rd. 973.838.7770 smokerisevillageinn.com

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LAKE HOPATCONG

BELLEVILLE

BOONTON

SOLAR DO MINHO 15 Cleveland St. 973.844.0500 solardominhobelleville.com

BOONTON SUSHI HOUSE 701 Main St. 973.394.8811 sushiboonton.com

TOPAZ THAI 137 Washington Ave. 973.759.7425 topazthainj.com

ROMA PIZZERIA 709 Main St. 973.335.1614 romapizzaofboonton.com

BLOOMFIELD

THAI PING 811 Main Ave. 973.335.9541 thaiping.com

BINH DUONG 61 Belleville Ave. 973.680.8440 STAMNA 1055 Broad St. 973.338.5151 stamnataverna.com

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CALDWELL FORTE 182 Bloomfield Ave. 973.403.9411 fortepizzeria.com

HOKKAIDO NOODLE & ROLL 405 Bloomfield Ave. 862.702.3817 hokkaidoroll.com

SCALINI FEDELI 63 Main St. 973.701.9200 scalinifedeli.com

THE PASTA SHOP 13 First Ave. 973.253.4143 thepastashopdenville.com

CEDAR KNOLLS

CHESTER

DOVER

THE PUBLICK HOUSE TAVERN & INN 111 Main St. 908.879.6878 chesterpublickhouse.com

THE QUIET MAN 64 E. McFarlan St. 973.366.6333 quietmanpub.com

REDWOODS GRILL & BAR 459 Main St. 908.879.7909 redwoodsgrillandbar.com

DON JOSE 200 Rte. 10 W. #7 973.781.0155 donjosemexican.com

H2OCEAN RESTAURANT & RAW BAR 41 Ridgedale Ave. 973.984.9594 h2oceanrestaurant.com

CHATHAM RESTAURANT SERENADE 6 Roosevelt Ave. 973.701.0303 restaurantserenade.com

DENVILLE ALEXIS DINER 3130 Rte. 10 W. 973.361.8000 alexisdinerrt10.com

EAST HANOVER

MR. CHU 44 Rte. 10 W. 973.887.7555

Readers should contact restaurants regarding dining protocols and services, as state safety regulations continue to change.

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PAVINCI ITALIAN GRILL 453 River Styx Rd. 973.770.4300 pavinci.com THE WINDLASS 45 Nolans Pt. Park Rd. 973.663.3190 thewindlass.com

LEDGEWOOD ICHIBAN SUSHI 1034 Rte. 46 973.252.0900 ichibanroxbury.com LOVING HUT 538 Rte. 10 973.598.9888 lovinghut.us/ledgewood

LINCOLN PARK 202 ITALIAN BISTRO 177 Main St. 973.709.0093 202bistro.com


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BASILICO 324 Millburn Ave. 973.379.7020 basilicomillburn.com

ADEGA GRILL 130 Ferry St. 973.589.8830 adegagrill.com

CAFÉ MONET 309 Millburn Ave. 973.376.8555 cafemonet.info

SEABRA’S MARISQUEIRA 87 Madison St. 973.465.1250 seabrasmarisqueira.com

DON PEPE STEAKHOUSE 58 Rte. 46 W. 973.808.5533 donpepesteakhouse. com

LITHOS 405 Eisenhower Pkwy. 973.758.1111 lithosgreekrestaurant.com

CARA MIA 194 Essex St. 973.379.8989 caramiamillburn.com

NUTLEY

POMPTON PLAINS

SWEET BASIL’S CAFE 498 S. Livingston Ave. 973.994.3600 sweetbasilscafe.com

MOONSHINE 55 Main St. 973.218.6042 moonshinesupperclub.com

LONG VALLEY

MINE HILL

ANTHONY FRANCOS 60 Beaverbrook Rd. 973.696.0708 anthonyfrancospizza.com SUNSET PUB & GRILL 425 Beaverbrook Rd. 973.694.8700 sunsetpubandgrill.com

LIVINGSTON

LONG VALLEY PUB & BREWERY 1 Fairmount Rd. 908.876.1122 restaurantvillage atlongvalley.com

MADISON BEGUM PALACE 300 Main St. 973.660.9100 begumindiancuisine.com CENTRAL+MAIN 3 Central Ave. 973.845.6622 centralandmain.com IL MONDO VECCHIO 72 Main St. 973.301.0024 ilmondovecchio.com

MAPLEWOOD CODA KITCHEN & BAR 177 Maplewood Ave. 973.327.2247 codakitchenandbar.com ST. JAMES’S GATE PUBLICK HOUSE 167 Maplewood Ave. 973.378.2222 stjamesgatepublick house.com

MENDHAM THE BLACK HORSE TAVERN & PUB 1 W. Main St. 973.543.7300 blackhorsenj.com DANTE’S RISTORANTE 100 E. Main St. 973.543.5401 dantesnj.com PIATTINO 88 E. Main St. 973.543.0025 piattinonj.com

CHINA PAVILION 263 Changebridge Rd. 973.227.1006

AMERICAN BISTRO 24 Washington Ave. 973.235.0505 americanbistro.net

POMPTON QUEEN DINER 710 Rte. 23 973.835.2086

MEAL 433 Kingsland St. 973.542.8522 mealnj.com

STEFANO’S RESTAURANT 565 Rte. 23 973.616.6624 stefanosrestaurant.net

CINDERS WOOD FIRE GRILL 319 Rte. 46 973.928.7000 cinderswoodfiregrill.com

QUEEN MARGHERITA 246 Washington Ave. 973.662.0007 queenmargherita.us

MONTCLAIR

ORANGE

TAVERN 5 710 Newark Pompton Tpke. 973.835.1426 tavern5.com

EGAN & SONS 118 Walnut St. 973.744.1413 egannsons.com

BELLA ITALIA RESTAURANT 535 Central Ave. 973.676.4300 bellaitaliarestaurantnj.com

V&J PIZZA 500 Rte. 23 973.839.9757 vandjpizza.com

TOAST 700 Bloomfield Ave. 973.509.8099 toastmontclair.com

HAT CITY 459 Valley St. 862.704.6248 hatcitynj.com

MONTVILLE

PARSIPPANY

COLUMBIA INN 29 Rte. 202 973.263.1300 thecolumbiainn.com

CHAND PALACE 257 Littleton Rd. 973.334.5444 parsippany.chand palace.com

THE MONTVILLE INN 167 Rte. 202 973.541.1234 themontvilleinn.com

RANDOLPH BLACK RIVER BARN 1178 Rte. 10 W. 973.598.9988 blackriverbarn.com LA STRADA RISTORANTE 1105 Rte. 10 E. 973.584.4607 lastradarestaurantrandolph. com

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 1 Hilton Ct. 973.889.1400 ruthschris.com

MORRIS PLAINS BOLLYWOOD GRILL 1729 Rte. 10 E. 973.998.6303 bollywoodgrill.net

SUBURBAN BAR & KITCHEN 500 Rte. 10 W. 973.891.1776 sbknj.com

SHAN SHAN NOODLES 333 Rte. 46 973.287.7399 shanshannoodles.com

TABOR ROAD TAVERN 510 Tabor Rd. 973.267.7004 taborroadtavern.com

VERONA RESTAURANT 1171 Sussex Tpke. 973.895.8888 veronarestaurant.com

PEQUANNOCK BARDI’S BAR & GRILL 149 Newark Pompton Tpke. 973.694.1058 bardisgrill.com

UP THAI 981 Tabor Rd. 973.998.8536 upthainj.com

RIVERDALE CONEY ISLAND PIZZA 40 Hamburg Tpke. 973.476.9223 coneyislandwoodfired pizza.com

RIVAAZ GASTRO BAR & INDIAN RESTAURANT 23 Rte. 23 973.686.6040 rivaaz23.com

MORRISTOWN MARKET TAVERNE 995 Mt. Kemble Ave. 908.502.5106 markettaverne.com

ROCKAWAY BRICK 46 68 Rte. 46 973.625.4900 brick46.com

PINE BROOK

REVOLUTION 9 South St. 973.455.0033 revolutionmorristown.com

BONEFISH GRILL 28 Rte. 46 973.227.2443 bonefishgrill.com

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CAFFÈ NAVONA 147 Rte. 46 W. 973.627.1606 caffenavona.com

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Verona Restaurant in Randolph

THAI NAM PHET 296 Rte. 46 973.627.8400 thainamphet.com

TURTLE + THE WOLF 622 Valley Rd. 973.783.9800 turtleandthewolf.com

THE EXCHANGE 160 E. Main St. 973.627.8488 exchangefood.com

WEST ORANGE

SHORT HILLS BENIHANA 840 Morris Tpke. 973.467.9550 benihana.com THE DINING ROOM 41 JFK Pkwy. 973.912.4756 LEGAL SEA FOODS 1200 Morris Tpke. 973.467.0089 legalseafoods.com

SOUTH ORANGE ARIYOSHI 56 W. South Orange Ave. 973.378.8818 ariyoshijapanese.com WALIA 11 Village Plz. 973.762.2186 waliarestaurant.com

TOWACO

HIGHLAWN PAVILION 1 Crest Dr. 973.731.3463 highlawn.com THE MANOR RESTAURANT 111 Prospect Ave. 973.731.2360 themanorrestaurant.com MCLOONE’S BOATHOUSE 9 Cherry Ln. 862.252.7108 mcloonesboathouse.com

WHARTON 4 SEASONS 322 S. Main St. 862.244.9777 4seasonswharton.com THE CANAL HOUSE 47 Kossuth St. 862.244.4495 canalhousenj.com

WHIPPANY THE AULD SHEBEEN PUB 1401 Rte. 10 E. 973.583.8811

900 DEGREES 626 Main Rd. 973.335.2555 900degreespizza.com

IL CAPRICCIO 633 Rte. 10 E. 973.884.9175 ilcapriccio.com

RAILS STEAKHOUSE 10 Whitehall Rd. 973.335.0006 railssteakhouse.com

MOLLY MALONE’S 352 Rte. 10 973.887.5070 mollymaloneswhippany. com

UPPER MONTCLAIR DAI-KICHI 608 Valley Rd. 973.744.2954 daikichimontclair.net DE NOVO EUROPEAN PUB 275 Bellevue Ave. 973.893.5008 denovoeuropeanpub.com

TRATTORIA TOSCANA 554 Rte. 10 973.386.0303 trattoriatoscana whippany.com


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Gatherings

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CENTER FOR FOOD The Center for Food Action (CFA) recently received a $1,000 donation from the Super Football Conference (SFC), which is comprised of high schools across the state from the Big North, Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic League, Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference and Super Essex Conference. 4 Representatives from the SFC present their donation to the CFA.

Richard Weeks of construction firm Weeks Marine presented a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark to support the clubhouse’s mission and ensure all children have a happy holiday season. 5 Boys & Girls Clubs children and volunteers receive a donation from Weeks Marine.

1 HALOS FOR ANGELS The Morris County Sheriff’s Office: Bureau of Corrections PBA Local #298 made its final donation from the funds earned from the “No Shave November/December” event to1 Halos for Angels. The Florham Park nonprofit provides support to families facing hardship or tragedy. Between the No Shave event as well as funds raised by the bureau of corrections, PBA Local #298, PBA SOA, PBA Local #151 and Morris County FOP Lodge #137, a total of $2,201 was donated to Halos for Angels. 1 Members of PBA Local #298 offer their donation.

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A food ministry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Montclair, Toni’s Kitchen provides food to neighbors in need while connecting them to programs and resources that encourage healthy, independent lives. 2–3 Toni’s Kitchen receives monetary support from St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and the Glen Ridge PBA Local 58.

The Morristown PBA Local 43 collected dozens of unwrapped toys during the Toys for Tots gift drive. 6 Members of the Morristown Bureau of Police prepare to deliver their toy donations.

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