Turning your Best Friend into an App

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How far is someone willing to take an inside joke? For most it’s a well-thought-out prank, a post on Facebook, or even a meme to circulate. But for two Trinidadians, what started off as a small joke, snow-balled into an online game and an IOS app. Norman Gabriel (23) and Anthony Boulos (22) have been … Continued

TEENS AND DISTRACTED DRIVING

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Teens’ inexperience behind the wheel makes them more susceptible to distraction behind the wheel. One in three teens who text says they have done so while driving. Is your teen one of them? Research has found that dialing a phone number while driving increases your teen’s risk of crashing by six times, and texting while … Continued

Coming Together for the Greater Good

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this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day By, YMCA of Western Monmouth County For over 20 years, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service has encouraged individuals to volunteer their time to improve their communities. That spirit of community service can be a rallying point to heal our differences through a common cause, as giving … Continued

Millstone Warrior’s

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By Lauren Kolacki Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. At least that is what Brian Davis believes. Brian is the coach of his 9-year-old sons’ basketball team, along with Matt Pless, here in Millstone. At last year’s tryouts they had a total of 4 kids show up, 2 being their sons. That’s not … Continued

Student of the Month

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By, Pam Teel This month we recognize ten year old Laasini Kavuri who goes to the Apple- garth Elementary School in Monroe. Laasini is in the fifth grade. What Laasini loves about her homeroom teacher, her science teacher, and her math teacher, is that they never teach straight from the textbook. They always have fun … Continued

New Jersey Hall of Fame Announces 50 Nominees for 2018 Public Vote

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Online Public Voting Ends December 15   The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced 50 nominees in five categories for its Class of 2018: Arts & Letters, Enterprise, Performing Arts, Public Service, and Sports. Public voting is now underway online at https://njhalloffame.org/2018-nominees/. The 11th class of inductees will be announced in January, and … Continued

Music Review:

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Adrianne Lenker, Abysskiss By, Preston Quinn Adrianne Lenker’s voice sounds like a secret. No matter what she is singing, her mumbling vocal technique makes any of her songs sound like she is providing the world with every little piece of her heart. Her new album, abysskiss, is an incredibly intimate collection of tracks that become … Continued

Photo of the Month

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Alex Ostrow from Monroe took some recent pictures from around NJ. The Sandy Hook Light House is the oldest operating lighthouse in the Unit- ed States. It is located at the northern end of the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area in Atlantic Highlands. Amazingly well-preserved, this unique octagonal tower dates back to … Continued

Flame Retardant Chemicals in the Home

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By Susan Heckler The average American home contains multiple sources of toxic flame-retardant chemicals. They’re widely used in carpets and textiles, foam insulation, polyurethane foam furnishings, electronics and plastics and motor vehicles. These outgas into your home regularly. The chemical industry maintains that these chemicals are necessary to keep flames from engulfing your home as … Continued

Singles Day

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By Lauren Kolacki Singles’ Day also known as ‘bare sticks holiday’ was once a celebration for China’s lonesome individuals. It was founded by Nanjing University students in 1993, to repudiate the pressure to be in a relationship. Throughout the years it has turned into an event that replicates Black Friday and Cyber Monday, however, it … Continued