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“Nets Make Difference” A Huge Success

By Lori Draz In September, The Journal Publications first announced our “Nets Make a Difference” campaign to collect items for the victims of sexual and domestic violence who are served by 180 Turning Lives Around. Starting in mid-October, we happily placed 16 colorful nets – “safety nets,” so to speak – at locations all over Monmouth County. And then you, our generous readers, showed up to make your donations. We collected all kinds of much-needed items that were delivered for ...

The Journal To Accept Spinnaker Community Service Award

By Lori Draz In August of 2016, the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce (EMACC) announced the honorees of their prestigious 25th Anniversary Spinnaker Awards. The Journal Magazine was greatly honored that we and owner/publisher Louis Francis Mercatanti have been chosen to receive the Spinnaker Award for Community Service. Mr. Mercatanti thanked the organization for this exquisite recognition, along with the communities The Journal publications serve and the staff of the magazines. ...

Day Trip: Meandering To Museums

By Joanne Colella It’s January. The holidays are over, the cold has set in, and at some point, there may be more snow and slush with which to contend. What to do on a wintry day, to stave off boredom while still managing to stay comfortably indoors? Choices abound, but for a terrific blend of entertainment and education, creativity and culture for day trippers of every age and preference, plan a visit to one or more of the countless museums that are just a short drive away. The biggest ...

Postpartum Mental Health: The Silent Darkness

By Michele Inzelbuch, LCSW, LCADC Postpartum depression (PPD) is a disease where many women suffer in silence. Often it is something not spoken about, is rarely accepted, and sadly goes untreated in many new mothers. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there were almost four million live births in the United States in 2015. Another two million women had miscarriages and/or stillbirths. These women are highly susceptible to postpartum depression due to their bodies experiencing ...

CBA and Trinity Hall Students Raise Over $7,500 For Troops

On December 6, Christian Brothers Academy and Trinity Hall’s students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapters teamed up once again for the 10th annual Dinner for the Troops. “This event has become a proud CBA tradition that continues to inspire each and every SADD member,” said Dominic Esposito ‘18, Community Service Chair and member of CBA SADD. Each year, the event epitomizes what the holidays are all about: gratitude and goodwill towards others. Convening in the CBA cafeteria, ...

Police Tips On Winter Safety

The Holmdel Police Department is reminding motorists to always remove accumulated ice and snow from their vehicles before traveling on New Jersey’s roadways. Motorists who fail to clear their vehicles of ice and snow before driving can be cited and fined under an amended law, which became effective October 20, 2010.  Prior to this change, a motorist could only receive a citation if failure to remove ice and snow from a vehicle resulted in injury to others or property damage. Fines for ...

Megan S. Murray, ESQ. Admitted As Fellow To American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys

Megan S. Murray, Esq., a partner at the Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski & Murray, has been admitted as a Fellow to the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys. The Academy is the most prestigious divorce and family law bar association in the nation.  Ms. Murray is one of only 78 family law attorneys in New Jersey selected.  Fellows are admitted based on an extensive application, interview, and testing process. The goal of the Academy is to promote the highest degree of professionalism and ...

Newcomers Club Celebrates The Season

On Thursday, December 15, the Newcomers Club of Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, and Shrewsbury hosted their second Newbie Night Happy Hour in celebration of the holidays. The club was looking for more opportunities for its members to get together in a casual setting and meet other members, so when Fair Haven newcomer Jamie Sztoser moved to town, she volunteered to get it going. More than 35 people attended from all over the peninsula to celebrate the holiday season at Tommy’s Tavern & ...

Inaugural Class Inducted Into Forrestdale Chapter of NJHS

The evening of November 22 was a memorable one, as 50 seventh and eighth grade Forrestdale School students made history by becoming the first inductees into the Forrestdale School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. The students went through a rigorous application process last spring, which included securing two teacher endorsements and an essay. All components were reviewed by the faculty council, comprised of ELA teacher Mrs. Kristen Downs, ELA teacher Ms. Jennifer Stahl, math ...