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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 ...

Books For Cooks: Hermit Drop Cookies

By MaryAnn Miano It’s that time of the year again: time to bake cookies! If you love traditional cooking during the holidays, take a look at The Christmas Cookbook by Zella Boutell, available for checkout from the Colts Neck Library’s Catherine Henning Collection. This book is a treasure of holiday recipes, from cookies, cakes, and breads to candies, pies, and puddings. It is bulging with hundreds of recipes, and it even gives the reader complete menu suggestions for roasts and side ...

Middletown Township Fire Department Conducts Live Training Drill

Early in the morning of October 30, more than 150 local volunteer firefighters from Middletown Township Fire Department and Monmouth County Fire Departments from Cheesequake, Hazlet, Holmdel, Keansburg, Matawan, North Centerville, and Union Beach participated in a large scale training exercise to practice the deployment of water two “pipelines” at Sandy Hook's Fort Hancock Officer's Row. Starting at 8:00 a.m., the Middletown Township Fire Department Pipeline Strike Team (also known as ...

Child’s view of the Pearl Harbor attack

A special presentations from the Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library of Honolulu, Hawaii will be featured at the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. at the Route 35 facility. Dorinda Makanonalani Nicholson, who was six years old and a resident of Pearl City Peninsula on Dec. 7, 1941, will speak via Skype from Hawaii to recount her experience and memories of the day which is forever known as the “date that will live in infamy.” Mrs. Nicholson lived ...

Antique Car Show to be Held at Parker Homestead-1665

The Parker Homestead-1665, one of the oldest homes in America, and the Antique Motoring Club of Monmouth County will host an Antique Car Show on Sunday, September 18 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Rain Date Sunday, September 25.) The event is free to the public, although donations to Parker Homestead, a 501 C 3 not-for-profit organization are appreciated.   The charming Homestead was settled by brothers Joseph and Peter Parker in 1665 and remained in family hands for 330 years and eight ...

The Journal Wins Spinnaker Community Service Award

By Lori Draz The Journal Publications are enormously proud to announce that we, and owner/publisher Louis Frances Mercatanti, have been chosen to receive the prestigious Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce (EMACC) 2017 Spinnaker Award for Community Service. To be chosen by the esteemed panel of judges, from among so many amazing companies and professionals, is a true honor. To have this happen as we begin celebrating our 20th anniversary year is even more special. This is also the ...

Middletown Township Fire Academy Graduates 26 New Firefighters

The Middletown Township Fire Academy held its graduation ceremonies for their Spring 2016 Firefighter One course at Thompson Middle School on the evening of Saturday, June 18. The course is the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety Firefighter One 180-hour course. With a combination of classroom and hands-on participation, the new firefighter graduates have mastered the basic tasks of firematics. A New Jersey Division of Fire Safety written exam and proficiency exam were completed at the end of ...

Riverview Medical Center Receives Significant Donation to Support Patients in Emergent Need of Substance Abuse Treatment

Riverview Medical Center Foundation is honored to announce a gift of $120,000 from the Tigger House Foundation that will support the addition of an Addictions Counselor in the hospital’s emergency department. The majority of patients seeking help for addiction arrive in the Alton A. Hovnanian Emergency Care Center in a state of crisis. The addition of a licensed chemical dependency counselor would provide timely and critical assessment and outreach to patients during this severe time of ...

Monmouth Medical Center Presents August Community Health Education Programs

It Can Wait Monday, August 8 from 11 a.m. to  2 p.m. One look at a post, selfie, text or scroll through email while driving is all it takes for serious consequences to occur. Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, in collaboration with Safe Kids NJ - Monmouth/Ocean Chapter and Pier Village, is partnering with AT&T on their “It Can Wait” texting and driving campaign to warn against distracted driving through demonstrations with a car simulator. The simulator is a ...

Seabrook Residents Continue to Help Bridges At The Shore Outreach Program

Recently, residents from the Seabrook Retirement Community in Tinton Falls sorted through more than 800 pounds of new and almost-new children’s clothing and shoes for distribution to families in need in the local community. The sneakers, sandals, dresses, shirts, shorts, jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets were organized by size and gender and picked up by volunteers from the non-profit group Bridges at the Shore. The consignment shop New2YouKids provided the clothing free of charge to ...