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Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Brielle, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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The Healthy Way Difference

At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Best warranties in the industry
  • Free initial inspection
  • Full-service basement waterproofing
  • Mold remediation
  • Foundation repair
  • Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation

Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.

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With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:

  • Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
  • Mildew residue
  • Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
  • Erosion of your concrete
  • Mineral deposits found on pipes
  • Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
  • Pooling water around your foundation's interior
  • Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
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Basement Waterproofing in Brielle

Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.

Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.

Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.

Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:

  • Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
  • Basement flooding
  • Loss of valuables
  • Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
  • Decrease in home value

Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.

What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?

It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Brielle:

Clay Bowl Effect

The "Clay Bowl" Effect

It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.

Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure:

This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.

How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs

Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:

  • Sump pumps
  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • High-strength washer hoses
  • Floor and wall crack repair
  • Replacement windows
  • Flood protection for your water heater

When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.

The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process

Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior Waterproofing

Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.

Exterior Waterproofing

Drainage Systems

One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.

WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.

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GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME

Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!

If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.

Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!

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Army Corps to conduct emergency survey of Manasquan Inlet’s rising sandbar

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is making an emergency survey of the Manasquan Inlet next week to assess a large and potentially dangerous sandbar that has developed in the inlet, which is located at Mile Zero of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), about six miles south of Shark River and 13 miles to the northeast of Toms River, N.J.The Corps visit is a result of Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) meeting with various leaders in the New Jersey fishing industry...

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is making an emergency survey of the Manasquan Inlet next week to assess a large and potentially dangerous sandbar that has developed in the inlet, which is located at Mile Zero of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), about six miles south of Shark River and 13 miles to the northeast of Toms River, N.J.

The Corps visit is a result of Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) meeting with various leaders in the New Jersey fishing industry while surveying the inlet this past week.

“The Corps’ new survey … will help them better evaluate the most recent developments and any action that must be taken for the safety of commercial and recreational boaters on the inlet,” said Smith in a statement. “We appreciate their response.”

The Manasquan Inlet is considered a “dynamic” inlet – one in which the sand is constantly changing. The Inlet closed on its own for several years in the 1920s, and was only restored after the Army Corps built the jetties, which remain today.

“Shifting sands in the Inlet are not new, but this oversized low-tide sandbar in the inlet has not been seen in our lives,” Smith continued. “We are gravely concerned that it will pose a serious hazard to navigation. Out of concern for the local fishing and boating community, I reached out to Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Brigantti of the Philadelphia District of the Army Corps of Engineers and strongly urged him to return to Monmouth and Ocean counties to rectify this situation.”

In addition to evaluating the sand bar that is visible at low tide, Smith also urged Brigantti to have his team study the channel depth throughout the inlet. He noted that if the matter continues to escalate, larger vessels – including the commercial fishing fleet – may experience groundings.

Manasquan Inlet is home port for the Fishermen's Dock Cooperative's trawlers and gillnet vessels, scallopers and surf clammers, and a large for-hire charter and party boat fleet.

During a phone conference with the Army Corps as well as Captain Howard Bogan of the fishing vessel Jamaica from the docks of Bogan’s Basin in Brielle, New Jersey, Smith emphasized the following key points:

Smith also spoke with Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul Kanitra and Councilman Michael Ramos, who discussed their concerns about the situation’s effects on the local fishing community, as well as the challenges of keeping people off the sand bar that has resulted from the shoaling. In addition, Smith met with charter boat Capt. David Goldman of Shore Catch Guide Service, who explained how the shifting sands have changed the wave action at the mouth of the inlet making it more challenging for smaller boats to traverse the waterway during this busy time of year.

“The Army Corps of Engineers is the federal government’s master builders, and nobody does it better than the Corps,” Smith added. “We appreciate their response and new survey of the inlet.”

Why were orders from Best Buy canceled after man bought several iTunes gift cards?

Con artists often trick consumers into buying gift cards. The bad guys steal the money off the cards and the victims are usually left with nothing but regret.Bob Murdoch says he isn’t a scamm...

Con artists often trick consumers into buying gift cards. The bad guys steal the money off the cards and the victims are usually left with nothing but regret.

Bob Murdoch says he isn’t a scammer. He’s just a frequent shopper at Best Buy who, somehow, seems to have landed on something of a “do not sell” list.

Every purchase he’s tried to make from the retailer, whether online or in person, has been rejected since February.

“I have somehow been blackballed by Best Buy’s fraud department for no reason that I can determine,” the Brielle man said. “The only thing I can guess is that I made some digital gift card purchases last year on my account to refill my Apple iTunes account, and their algorithm thinks I am some Russian spammer or something.”

It started in February when he tried to buy a Roomba vacuum on the Best Buy website.

He said the order was canceled a few minutes after it was seemingly accepted.

“After multiple tries, I tried calling them up and spent hours on hold being bounced from department to department,” he said. “Finally, someone told me that it was sent to a `Resolution Department’ and someone would call me back in 24 to 96 hours. No one called.”

He let it go, until May, when he received a Best Buy email offering discounted Apple AirTags.

“So I try and buy them,” he said, hoping the past problems was caused by an overzealous computer glitch. “Same problem. Hour on hold. `24 to 96 hours.’ I tell them it didn’t work last time. They say that is all they can do.”

Again, he let it go.

Until June, when his TV projector, purchased from Best Buy in 2017, wouldn’t start up. He took it to the store hoping for a repair.

The techs said it couldn’t be fixed, so he decided to buy a new one. The past purchases that were rejected were with his American Express card, so he decided to apply for a Best Buy credit card, which was quickly approved.

Murdoch ordered the projector with a $199 installation service and headed home.

But 10 minutes later, he received an email saying his order was canceled.

“Since they don’t stock it at the store, it has to be brought in from a distribution facility, which I can’t do because they keep canceling my orders,” he said.

He went back to the store and worked with various supervisors, but no one could solve the problem.

“(The representative) was heroic as she tried every online and help line resource while I sat in front of her,” he said. “We tried making a new account with a new email, but the physical address must have been flagged in the system, as the system kept blocking the orders, even on the new email’s account.”

After more than three hours, it was time for the store to close.

“They tell the person helping me those dreaded words: `They will call him back in 24 to 96 hours,’” he said. “Sigh. I gave up and ordered the projector from Amazon.”

Murdoch said he does most of his Christmas shopping, some $2,000 or so worth per year, at Best Buy, so he wants to fix the account.

“Right now, my only option seems to be moving to a new address, so that’s off the table,” he said, and he asked Bamboozled for help.

WE’VE GOT A MYSTERY ON OUR HANDS

We asked Best Buy to dive deep to solve this mystery.

It tried to merge Murdoch’s old account with the new one created in the store, Murdoch said he was told. But that didn’t help.

A few days later, Murdoch received a text from Best Buy, saying it was working on the issue.

For kicks, he tried to place another order, but again, it was canceled without explanation.

A week later, another text message said: “After partnering with an internal support team regarding your canceled orders, it appears they do not follow the guidelines listed in our terms and conditions for BestBuy.com. For this reason, we are no longer able to accept online orders from you via BestBuy.com or in store ship to home orders.”

Murdoch said he was perplexed.

“I still have no idea what I did that triggered this. No returns, other than a broken vacuum cleaner under warranty a few years back. That’s it in 20 years,” he said, noting he’s a long-time member of its rewards club. “Not sure how buying items on their site got me in the doghouse.”

Finally, 21 days after it started investigating, Best Buy told us it had an answer.

“This is not the experience we want any of our customers to have, and we appreciate Mr. Murdoch’s patience as we worked to fix the issue with his account,” the company said.

It wouldn’t offer any more details on what happened, so the mystery remains.

At the same time, Murdoch received a text from Best Buy saying his account was corrected.

“There was an error made on your account prohibiting future orders,” the representative said. “I have gotten this corrected and you are welcome to continue to shop online and in store for ship to home orders. Due to the misinformation I will be sending you a $100 Best Buy Gift Card to your email.”

Dubious, Murdoch placed an order for an Apple AirTag online. It wasn’t immediately canceled, so that was a good sign.

“Never worked so hard in my life to buy something from a retailer,” he said, noting Best Buy is still his favorite. “And I promise I will never buy a digital gift card from them ever again.”

Thanks to Best Buy for fixing this, even if we will never know exactly what happened.

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U.S. Open Champion Matthew Fitzpatrick Visits Manasquan River Golf Club

BRIELLE, N.J. – Chris Dymek, head golf professional at Manasquan River Golf Club was in his pro shop preparing for the clubs four-day member guest last week when a surprise visitor derailed his plans a bit.Dave Henry, Director of Outside Operations at MRGC walked into the pro shop and alerted Dymek of this visitor.“He walked in my office and said, ‘Hey, pro, you're never going to believe this, but a big black SUV just pulled up, and I pulled Matt Fitzpatrick’s clubs out of the car,'&rdqu...

BRIELLE, N.J. – Chris Dymek, head golf professional at Manasquan River Golf Club was in his pro shop preparing for the clubs four-day member guest last week when a surprise visitor derailed his plans a bit.

Dave Henry, Director of Outside Operations at MRGC walked into the pro shop and alerted Dymek of this visitor.

“He walked in my office and said, ‘Hey, pro, you're never going to believe this, but a big black SUV just pulled up, and I pulled Matt Fitzpatrick’s clubs out of the car,'” Dymek recalled.

Just a few days after hoisting the U.S. Open Trophy at The Country Club, Matthew Fitzpatrick of England took an unexpected trip down the shore, visiting the Monmouth County gem.

Dymek eagerly introduced himself to the PGA Tour professional and then had the opportunity to play alongside Fitzpatrick, sharing tips and tricks of the course.

Dymek amusingly told Fitzpatrick, “I played a lot of tournament golf, nowhere near what you play, this is probably the most nervous I've been since my first New Jersey State Open.”

Fitzpatrick thoroughly enjoyed MRGC. "He made a comment on the 14th tee box that this reminds him of home and where he grew up playing junior golf," said Dymek. "The visuals of water and fescue, he was very fond of the place, which was a nice thing to hear as well. It was a great experience."

The Manasquan River membership had the opportunity to view their own slice of elite golf, as they watched Fitzpatrick and Dymek play the 18th hole.

“He asked me about the 18th hole, Dymek recollected. ‘I said, you know, some people will just hit an iron off the tee and some people will rip driver and get it up there near the grain. There’s a lot of people up there. Why don't we put a little show on for them?’”

After their round concluded and Fitzpatrick was heading out of the club, Dymek ran out to give him a Manasquan River souvenir. As he was handing Fitzpatrick a polo, Dymek noticed the U.S. Open trophy in Fitzpatrick’s vehicle.

“It was one of those pinch yourself moments,” said Dymek. “You say to yourself, that's not the replica, that's the one that they get to keep for a year and they get to bring back and, you know, just staring at that and knowing that probably the second-most incredible trophy in golf besides the Claret Jug was right there in front of us was a really cool moment.”

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New Jersey boys’ rosters for All-America Underclass Games, Thursday-through-Sunday

Categories All-Star Games, Boy's/Men's Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/17/22 – Re-posted 7/26/22The New Jersey boys’ rosters for the All-America Underclass tournament are below.The 2022 All-America Underclass Tournament will take place July 28-31 in Columbia and Elkridge, Maryland.Th...

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The New Jersey boys’ rosters for the All-America Underclass tournament are below.

The 2022 All-America Underclass Tournament will take place July 28-31 in Columbia and Elkridge, Maryland.

The 2022 All-America Underclass Tournament is an elite high school tournament. The event features two divisions in each region, for each gender — the Command Division and Highlight Division. The Command Division will showcase players from the 2026 and 2025 high school graduation years. The Highlight Division will feature the 2023 and 2024 players. Each division will compete within itself at the tryouts and then the main event to determine which region is the best!

NEW JERSEY BOYS – COMMANDName Hometown High School PositionDylan Ah Now SHORT HILLS, NJ Millburn High School Mid-FieldZachary Ciaglia Fairfield, NJ West Essex High School DefenseGraham Coakley Montclair, NJ Seton Hall Prep Mid-FieldScott Conte Wayne, NJ Don Bosco Prep Face-offColin Coyle Westfield, NJ Westfield High School AttackRichard D’Aloia LIVINGSTON, NJ Seton Hall Preparatory AttackJoseph DelMauro WESTFIELD, NJ Seton Hall Prep AttackAnthony Drago North Caldwell, NJ West Essex Mid-FieldJack Frers Ridgewood, NJ Ridgewood High SChool AttackJackson Gervais little silver, NJ CBA (NJ) Long Stick Mid-FieldParker Harms Brielle, NJ Manasquan High School DefenseKyle Holtby Flemington, NJ Immaculata High School GoalieHunter Kilpatrick Middletown, NJ Christian Brothers Academy Mid-FieldAlex Kim Califon, NJ Lawrenceville DefenseLuke Krebs Matawan, NJ Christian Brothers Academy DefenseLuke Marra ridgewood, NJ Ridgewood High School DefenseElliott McClendon Randolph, NJ Pope John Mid-FieldTJ Munn New Providence, NJ New Providence High School Mid-FieldJames O’Hara Goshen, NY Don Bosco Prep GoalieMichael Ramirez Oak Ridge, NJ Pope John XXIII High School Face-offNolan Sabel New Providence, NJ Seton Hall Prep Mid-FieldChristian Troczynski Clark, NJ Delbarton Face-offWill Yates Ridgewood, NJ Ridgewood High School Mid-Field

NEW JERSEY BOYS – HIGHLIGHTName Hometown High School PositionColton Carfello Pompton Plains, NJ Don Bosco Prep GoalieRyan Colella Wayne, NJ St. Joseph Regional DefenseCooper D’Ambrosio Egg Harbor Township, NJ St. Augustine Prep GoalieBrody Davis Bedminster, NJ Seton Hall Prep DefenseBilly Hughes Mickleton, NJ St. Augustine Prep Mid-FieldCrispin Kaye Short Hills, NJ Don Bosco Prep. AttackColin Kurdyla Bridgewater, NJ Bridgewater Raritan Mid-FieldJohn Lagunowich Chatham Township, NJ Chatham High School Mid-FieldCody Lam Westfield, NJ Westfield AttackShawn Lyght Scotch Plains, NJ Seton Hall Prep DefenseSam Madalone Monmouth beach, NJ Shore Regional Mid-FieldRyan Marengo Bellmawr, NJ St. Augustine Prep Long Stick Mid-FieldJack Massotto North Caldwell, NJ West Essex Regional High School Mid-FieldJulian Radossich Ridgewood, NJ Delbarton DefenseDuke Richman Maplewood, NJ Saint Joseph Regional High School Mid-FieldKyle Rummel Cedar Grove, NJ St. Joseph Regional High School Face-offJack Schultz Ridgewood, NJ Ridgewood High School AttackChristian Schweiger Lebanon, NJ Seton Hall Prep AttackZephyr Simus Berkeley Heights, NJ Choate Rosemary Hall Face-offMichael Spaziano Long Valley, NJ West Morris Central DefenseOwen staunton Ridgewood, NJ Ridgewood High School Long Stick Mid-FieldRyder Villani Shrewsbury, NJ Red Bank Regional Mid-Field

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Clean Trucks Rules Are NJ’s First Step

Brielle Stander is a contributing author for this blog.By becoming the first state on the East Coast to adopt the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule—which requires an increasing number of zero-emission truck sales each year in the state—New Jersey took a major step to reduce harmful air pollution.However, additional complementary actions are needed to target zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) benefits to overburdened communiti...

Brielle Stander is a contributing author for this blog.

By becoming the first state on the East Coast to adopt the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule—which requires an increasing number of zero-emission truck sales each year in the state—New Jersey took a major step to reduce harmful air pollution.

However, additional complementary actions are needed to target zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) benefits to overburdened communities that suffer a disproportionate share of transportation pollution and are often communities of color and low-income communities. This includes, among other things, adopting the Heavy-Duty Omnibus (HDO) rule and fleet purchase requirements, as well as programs that focus zero-emission zones in these communities, incentive programs for targeted ZEV deployment, and mandates that focus of emissions reduction measures in environmental justice communities.

This announcement comes on the heels of other New Jersey programs that will help to ensure that clean trucks and buses are running on our roads for decades to come. Recently, the state announced expansion of the NJ Zero Emission Incentive Program, which helps to offset the higher upfront costs of electric trucks and buses. Additionally, the Board of Public Utilities is working to provide guidance to the state’s utilities to support the expansion of the state’s electric truck and bus infrastructure.

The Garden State Needs Clean Air

The largest emitting sector of climate pollution in New Jersey is the transportation sector, with commercial trucks making up a disproportionate share of health-harming emissions. The Garden State has set an ambitious goal of reducing emissions by 80 percent by 2050, and therefore needs additional comprehensive policies to ensure clean air and improved health for all residents. A recent study by MJ Bradley and Associations shows that New Jersey adopting the ACT will have a monetized health value of $994 million dollars.

From Dirty Trucks to a Clean Economy

The ACT rule helps New Jersey speed away from dirty fossil fuels and focus on the clean transportation economy. Importantly, ZEVs are projected to have lower lifetime maintenance costs than the diesel and gasoline vehicles they are replacing. Under the ACT Rule, by 2050 annual net societal benefits are estimated to be $1.1 billion, including $446 million in net fleet savings and $70 million in utility net revenue. Cumulative estimated societal net benefits total $10.8 billion between 2020 and 2050. And total benefits almost double if the state adopts the HDO rule.

Clean Trucks, Healthy Communities

Commercial trucks and buses in New Jersey total less than 10 percent of all of the vehicles on the road but they are responsible for 44 percent of the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 39 percent of particulate matter leading these vehicles to cause a large adverse public health impact on New Jerseyans. Reducing these emissions is beneficial for New Jersey, its neighbors, and the rest of the county. The leadership of New Jersey and other states, such as Oregon, Washington, adds momentum to the burgeoning zero emission vehicle industry, but we still need other state and federal policies to adopt strict ZEV mandates and vehicle emission standards.

Looking Forward

Now that New Jersey has guaranteed minimum supply of ZEVs, additional policies are needed to direct benefits to EJ communities and accelerate the transition to 100% ZEVs. New Jersey next big opportunities involve adopting the HDO rule, fleet purchase requirements, and charging infrastructure buildout. Further, investments from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act should target ZEV deployment where they can make the biggest impact on the health and livelihoods of surrounding communities. Now, it is vital that other states move forward with clean transportation policies to maximize the benefits to air quality and residents' health.

U.S. Amateur Continues at Ridgewood

UPDATE (August 17, 2022) -- Mark Costanza's bid to make match play at the 122nd U.S. Amateur fell just short Wednesday morning, as he made bogey in the 15-for-11 playoff to miss out on a final seed in the bracket. As the day continued at The Ridgewood Country Club, 2017 MGA Player of the Year Stewart Hagestad earned a 3-and-1 victory to continue his play in the championship.The U.S. Amateur continues at Ridgewood through Sunday, with the Round of 32 and Round of 16 taking place on Thu...

UPDATE (August 17, 2022) -- Mark Costanza's bid to make match play at the 122nd U.S. Amateur fell just short Wednesday morning, as he made bogey in the 15-for-11 playoff to miss out on a final seed in the bracket. As the day continued at The Ridgewood Country Club, 2017 MGA Player of the Year Stewart Hagestad earned a 3-and-1 victory to continue his play in the championship.

The U.S. Amateur continues at Ridgewood through Sunday, with the Round of 32 and Round of 16 taking place on Thursday. The Quarterfinals and Semifinals follow on Friday and Saturday, respectively, setting up Sunday's 36-hole final to determine a champion.

Hagestad, the No. 9 player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, defeated No. 7-ranked Sam Bairstow of England. Hagestad next faces Benjamin James of Milford, Conn., teeing off Thursday at 9:10 a.m.

While tickets are available for fans to attend the remainder of the championship, Peacock and Golf Channel also have live action from Ridgewood through the remainder of the week: Thursday, Aug. 18 (Round of 32): 11 a.m. to Noon EDT (Peacock) Thursday, Aug. 18 (Round of 32/16): Noon to 2 p.m. EDT (Golf Channel) Friday, Aug. 19 (Quarterfinals): 11 a.m. to Noon EDT (Peacock) Friday, Aug. 19 (Quarterfinals): Noon to 2 p.m. EDT (Golf Channel) Saturday, Aug. 20 (Semifinals): 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT (Golf Channel) Sunday, Aug. 21 (Championship Match, Afternoon 18): 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT (Golf Channel)

UPDATE (August 16, 2022) -- Following a round of stroke play at both Arcola Country Club and The Ridgewood Country Club, the field is nearly set for match play at the 122nd U.S. Amateur. While 11 Met Area players began the quest for a spot, 2017 MGA Player of the Year Stewart Hagestad was the lone player to cleanly secure a spot in match play while two-time reigning MGA Player of the Year Mark Costanza will be in a playoff on Wednesday morning with a spot on the line.

Rounds of 74-72 were punctuated by a closing birdie on Arcola's par-5 ninth on Tuesday to keep Costanza's hopes alive.

"It was one that I almost kind of willed into the hole because I had so many chances on that back nine to make a birdie and I had great putts and great looks at it and couldn't get one to drop," said Costanza after his round. "It's just really satisfying to make that one at the end."

The 15-for-11 playoff is slated for 7:30 a.m., beginning on Hole 15 at Ridgewood and continuing through the 18th hole if necessary. If it continues, the 18th hole will be repeated until the spots are decided.

Costanza, who noted that he's had just two bad holes with a triple-bogey and double-bogey, is happy with his performance so far and is looking forward to having the chance to continue to compete in the national championship in his home state.

"It would have been really disappointing given how well I played to not have a chance, but I'm glad that at least I have a chance now, and it's such an amazing stage, and being so close to home, I hope I can keep moving on."

Hagestad used rounds of 69-74 to finish tied 21st and advance as he's making his 13th U.S. Amateur appearance.

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (August 10, 2022) -- After much anticipation, it's time for 312 of the world's best amateurs to descend upon the Met Area for the 122nd U.S. Amateur, August 15-21 at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., with neigboring Arcola Country Club serving as the stroke-play co-host. The Met Area will have strong representation with the national championship right in its backyard, with 11 players competing for the Havemeyere Trophy.

Two-time reigning MGA Player of the Year Mark Costanza leads the contingent, being exempt for the championship following his runner-up finish in the U.S. Mid-Amateur last season. Stewart Hagestad, the 2016 MGA Player of the Year, edged Costanza in the final and was also exempt as he returns to the region in which he's had plenty of success. Hagestad is making his field-leading 13th U.S. Amateur appearance. Costanza looks to continue another strong season in which he's finished as low amateur in the New Jersey Open and just recently advanced to the semifinals of the Met Amateur Championship.

Christian Cavaliere of Mahopac, N.Y., is making his third consecutive appearance in the U.S. Amateur, also coming off a match play appearance in the Met Amateur. He earned medalist honors at Westchester Hills, carding rounds of 63-68 to clear the field by an impressive eight shots.

Austin Devereux of Brielle, N.J., and William O'Neill of Morristown, N.J., will have the honor of striking the first tee shots off Nos. 1 and 10 at Arcola on day one, doing so at 7 a.m. Devereux secured his qualifying spot from Essex Fells Country Club in Essex Fells, N.J., while O'Neill did so at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, N.J., where he earned medalist honors by two shots.

Matt Mattare of Jersey City, N.J., rounds out the New Jersey natives competing in the national championship. This will be Mattare's first-ever U.S. Amateur appearance, but the 36-year-old and past Met Amateur champion is no stranger to the national stage, having qualified for the U.S. Mid-Amateur on six occasions.

Past Ike champion Matt Lowe of Farmingdale, N.Y., and four-time MGA winner Luke Sample of New York City complete the Empire State competitors in the field and both stand as two more competitors that were just in match play of the Met Amateur looking to make their way into the 64-man bracket at Ridgewood. Lowe recently qualified for this year's U.S. Mid-Amateur as well.

A trio of Connecticut natives round out the Met Area competitors in the field, as Rick Dowling of Shelton, Jackson Fretty of Cos Cob and Jack Woods of Danbury all make their first U.S. Amateur appearance. Fretty and Dowling led the way in qualifying at Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich, Conn., while Woods punched his ticket from Pine Hollow Country Club in East Norwich, N.Y.

Ridgewood is welcoming its fifth USGA event in its storied championship history, previously welcoming the 1957 U.S. Senior Amateur, the 1974 U.S. Amateur, the 1990 U.S. Senior Open and the 2016 U.S. Girls' Junior. With 27 holes on property, the championship course is a composite of the three nine-hole layouts at Ridgewood. The routing starts with Nos. 1-7 of the East Nine, followed by Nos. 2-6 on the Center Nine and finishes with Nos. 4-98 on the West Nine.

The MGA is pleased to once again preview the championship through its Road to the Majors video series in partnership with Rolex. Get a preview of both Ridgewood and Arcola from both club staff members and USGA officials as the U.S. Amateur returns to the Met Area for the first time since 2004 at Winged Foot Golf Club.

Fans have the chance to walk the fairways with the world's best amateur golfers and future stars of the games. The USGA is offering single-day gallery tickets and five-packs of gallery tickets that can be used over multiple days or shared iwth family and friends. Each individual ticket must be used for any one day of the match-play portion of the championship (Wednesday through Sunday) and will include general admission to the grounds, access to walk the course and access to purchase on-site food and beverages. Good any one day tickets are $25 per ticket, while a five pack is $100. All tickets are available by purchase through the link above.

Player City Rd. 1 Rd. 2
Christian Cavaliere Katonah, N.Y. 1:49 p.m. (1, A) 8:34 a.m. (9, R)
A - Arcola; R - Ridgewood

Here's when and where to see fireworks shows at the Jersey Shore

The fireworks will be hailing over the Jersey Shore again.Independence Day is Monday, July 4, and 30 municipalities across Monmouth and Ocean counties will mark the occasion with dazzling displays of fireworks.After the COVID-19 disruption of 2020 and 2021, the boom in fireworks shows across the region marks a return of before-times normalcy for many.Here are the area's fireworks displays for America's big day and beyond, listed by date. To view them alphabetically by town, click ...

The fireworks will be hailing over the Jersey Shore again.

Independence Day is Monday, July 4, and 30 municipalities across Monmouth and Ocean counties will mark the occasion with dazzling displays of fireworks.

After the COVID-19 disruption of 2020 and 2021, the boom in fireworks shows across the region marks a return of before-times normalcy for many.

Here are the area's fireworks displays for America's big day and beyond, listed by date. To view them alphabetically by town, click here.

July 5

Lacey Township: 9:15 p.m., Lacey High School, 73 Haines St. in the Lanoka Habor section. Live music by Shallow Green begins at 7:30. Rain date is July 6. Go: 609-693-1100, ext. 2203; laceytownship.org.

July 8

Atlantic Highlands: 9:45 p.m., Atlantic Highlands Marina, 2 Simon Lake Drive. Rain date July 9. Go: 732-291-1444; ahnj.com.

July 9

Freehold Township: 9 p.m., Michael J. Tighe Park, 65 Georgia Road, part of Freehold Township Day, a celebration of veterans. Car show begins at 3 p.m., festival from 4 to 11 p.m., with bands, free children's rides and more. Rain date is July 17. Go: 732-294-2199; freeholdtownshipday.com.

July 27

Freehold Township: 9:15 p.m., opening night fireworks for the Monmouth County Fair, which runs from July 27 to 31 on the fairgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold. Go: 732-842-4000, ext. 4312; monmouthcountyparks.com.

Aug. 6

Keyport: 10:30 p.m., West Front Street, part of the Keyport Fireman’s Fair, which runs Aug. 2 to 6. Go: 732-739-3900; facebook.com/Keyport-Firemans-Fair.

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June 25

Manchester: dusk, Harry Wright Lake in the Whiting section, part of Manchester Day 2022 festival, which begins at 2 p.m. Rain date for the fireworks is July 13 (rain date for the festival is June 26). Go: manchestertwp.com.

June 26

Jackson: dusk, John F. Johnson Junior Memorial Park, 260 Kierych Memorial Drive. Food Trucks & Fireworks begins at 4 p.m. and includes basketball and cornhole tournaments, a DJ and live music by Coast 2 Coast and Discoteks. Go: Jackson Township Recreation Department on Facebook or call 732-928-1260.

June 29

Berkeley Township: part of the "Sounds Of Summer" concert series at Veterans' Park in the Bayville section. Music begins at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks. Go: berkeleytownship.org.

June 30

Brick Township: Windward Beach Park, 265 Princeton Ave., part of the SummerFest Concert Series. Food court, beer and wine garden, live music. Food court opens at 6 p.m.; music begins around 7 p.m., followed by fireworks. Fireworks also take place July 7, 14 and 21. Go: bricktownship.net or facebook.com/BrickTwpNJGovernment.

July 1

Aberdeen: Veterans' Memorial Park, Ocean Boulevard and Lakeshore Drive in the Cliffwood Beach section. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Go: 732-583-4200, ext. 130, or @Aberdeentwp on Facebook.

Belmar: 9 p.m., Taylor Pavilion, 512 Ocean Ave. Go: 732-681-3700; belmar.com.

Keansburg: dusk, Keansburg Amusement Park, 275 Beachway Ave. $24 unlimited ride passes after 5 p.m. Go: 732-495-1400; keansburgamusementpark.com.

Ocean Township: Joe Palaia Park, corner of Deal and Whalepond roads. Go: oceantwp.org.

Sea Bright: dusk, 1097 Ocean Ave. Go: 732-842-0099; seabrightnj.org/sbnj.

July 2

Asbury Park: 9 p.m., Second and Fourth Avenue beaches. Rain date July 3. Go: 732-775-2100; cityofasburypark.com.

Barnegat: 9 p.m., Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Boulevard. Festivities start with food trucks at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. concert by Joey D's Rockin Oldies Band on the lawn in front of the high school auditorium, and a light show and music from Arties Parties at 7:30 p.m. at the football field. Rain date is July 9. Go: barnegat.net.

Brielle: 8 p.m., part of the River Queen boat cruises, 800 Ashley Ave. Dinner and bar. Go: 732-528-6620; riverboattour.com.

Hazlet: Veterans Memorial Park, 1776 Union Ave. Rain date is July 3. Go: hazlettwp.org/Recreation.

Jackson: part of “July 4th Fest,” Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., off Route 537. Go: 732-928-1821; sixflags.com.

Manasquan: dusk, main beach, part of Independence Day celebration. Bike-decorating contest at 5:15 p.m., Little League Field; parade at 6:30 p.m. at Manasquan Coast Guard. Go: manasquan-nj.gov.

July 3

Bradley Beach: dusk, beachfront. Go: 732-776-2999; bradleybeachnj.gov.

Colts Neck: Bucks Mill Park, 137 Bucks Mill Road. Celebration begins at 6 p.m. Go: coltsneckbusiness.org.

Freehold Borough: dusk, Freehold Raceway, 130 Park Ave.; bring blankets or folding chairs. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Live music by RockNRoll Chorus, Lil Asmar & Garden State Prodigies Band, RockitFish, and Kason Jackson (singing "The Star- Spangled Banner"). Go: 732 462-4200, freeholdboroughnj.gov.

Jackson: part of “July 4th Fest,” Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., off Route 537. Go: 732-928-1821; sixflags.com.

Lakehurst: 9 p.m., Lake Horicon after Lakehurst 100th anniversary celebration, which runs 2 to 9 p.m. with music, food trucks, a beer garden and more. Rain date is July 9. Go: 732-657-4141 or lakehurst-nj.gov.

Lavallette: Centennial Gardens Gazebo, Bay Boulevard at Philadelphia Avenue. Rain date is July 10. Go: 732-793-7477; lavallette.org.

Union Beach: beachfront. Go: ubnj.net.

July 4

Beach Haven: dusk, Bay Village, Taylor Avenue, Beach Haven. Rain date is July 5. Go: 609-492-2800; bayvillagelbi.com.

Beachwood: beach on Bayside Avenue. Food, vendors, music, activities. Go: beachwoodusa.com.

Brielle: 7:30 p.m., part of the River Queen boat cruises, 800 Ashley Ave. Dinner and bar. Go: 732-528-6620; riverboattour.com.

Jackson: part of “July 4th Fest,” Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., off Route 537. Go: 732-928-1821; sixflags.com.

Lakewood: After BlueClaws games, FirstEnergy Park, 2 Stadium Way. There also will be fireworks after the games on July 8 and 22; Aug. 5, 19 and 26; and Sept. 9. Admission included with game ticket. Go: 732-901-7000 or blueclaws.com.

Long Branch: 9:15 p.m., part of 30th annual Oceanfest, which runs 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with musicians, dancers, kids rides, sand sculpting, crafts, food vendors. Go: 732-222-0400; oceanfestnj.com.

Point Pleasant Beach: Jenkinson’s beach. Fireworks continue every Thursday through Sept. 1, Go: 732-892-0600 or jenkinsons.com.

Seaside Heights: 9:30 p.m., boardwalk. Also every subsequent Wednesday through Aug. 24. Go: exit82.com.

N.J. beach etiquette: 13 ways to make sure no one hates you at the Shore

A version of this story was originally published in 2018.New Jersey has some amazing beaches. We all know this. But it doesn’t matter how great a beach is if the people at the beaches don’t know how to act once they get there. Whether you call them bennies, shoobies or day-trippers, we’ve all had an otherwise beautiful day down the shore ruined by someone who clearl...

A version of this story was originally published in 2018.

New Jersey has some amazing beaches. We all know this. But it doesn’t matter how great a beach is if the people at the beaches don’t know how to act once they get there. Whether you call them bennies, shoobies or day-trippers, we’ve all had an otherwise beautiful day down the shore ruined by someone who clearly doesn’t have any manners in the saying.

We’re not saying you’re one of these people — you proud New Jerseyans, you! — but in case you have friends coming to the Jersey Shore for the first time, or if you just know someone who needs to brush up on their beach Jersey shore etiquette, we’ve got you covered.

No smoking

It used to be banned in some places, and now it’s illegal on all public beaches. When we’re enjoying the natural of beauty of the beach and the salty sea air, the last thing we want is to start choking on secondhand smoke. And even if you’re smoking away from people, don’t act like you’re picking up your cigarette butts.

“Today New Jersey is taking action to get the butts off the beach,” Gov. Phil Murphy said at the bill-signing ceremony in July of 2018. “This was a long time coming.”

Damn right.

Don’t crowd people

New Jersey has miles and miles of broad, beautiful beaches. So why did you feel the need to plop your chair down inches away from where I’m laying on my towel? This is awkward for me, you’re going to tell me it isn’t for you? Respect personal space, people, I’m begging you.

Exhibit sand awareness

There’s nothing better than feeling the sand between your toes, right? Well, there’s nothing worse than getting hit with sand when you least expect it. That means not kicking sand when you’re walking near other people, and shaking out your towel away from the crowd. It’s really not hard.

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Keep your music down

We’re sure your musical taste is impeccable. I’ll take your word for it. Still, no one comes to the beach to hear it. You don’t necessarily need to use headphones, but at least keep it to a reasonable volume. Unless you’re playing the new Drake album, which might be worth a pass.

Clean up after yourself

This was a rule when you were a kid, it’s a rule now that you’re an adult and it should apply to everyone everywhere — especially at the beach. The beach is beautiful and amazing when we maintain it, but can get gross really quickly if we don’t follow this rule. Leave the beach as you found it, and if you don’t be prepared to be called out.

Play games on the side

Nothing says summer like Wiffle Ball on the beach. Though at this point, you may be playing KanJam or Spikeball. Either way, have fun! Just don’t do it right next to where I’m sitting. I don’t care how good you think you are, you’re going to hit me with the ball or the frisbee or whatever you’re playing with. It’s going to happen. Move away from the crowds.

Listen to the lifeguard

You may think you’re Michael Phelps. You’re not Michael Phelps. So when the lifeguard tells you to bring it in, or to stay out of the water, or to do literally anything, just do it. It’s safer for you and I’m sick of hearing the lifeguard blowing his whistle.

Keep an eye on your kids

How great was going to the beach as a kid? It’s like a giant sandbox! With a pool! It’s the best. You know what’s the worst, though? When kids ruin your day at the beach. They run all over the place, kicking sand and breaking many of the rules on this list. I’m not blaming the kids, I’m blaming the parents. Do your jobs, folks. They may ruin your day at the beach, but you better not let them ruin mine.

Keep PDA to a minimum

Look, the beach can be romantic. And going to the beach with your significant other is great. If you want to steal a kiss and hold hands or whatever, knock yourself out. But no one wants to find themselves next to that couple in the water that’s gratuitously making out or worse. Don’t make it awkward.

Dress appropriately

Wanna go to a nude beach? Go to a nude beach! We have them! Seriously, Gunnison Beach on Sandy Hook. But uh, unless you’re there, keep your clothes on. Ain’t nobody wanna see you in your birthday suit, and keep yourself decent. Please.

Wear sunscreen

You’re just going to look ridiculous when you’re as red as a lobster, and I don’t want to hear you whining about your burns. Sunscreen should be applied a half-hour before you trek onto the beach for the full effect, and make sure to reapply!

Secure your stuff

The beach gets windy! So if you’re smart enough to bring an umbrella, also be sure to make sure it’s really stuck in the ground. No one wants to be the person chasing a runaway umbrella down the beach. And uh, you may get impaled.

Don’t leave food out

I bet you’re excited to eat your lunch at the beach. You know who else is? The birds. Seagulls will swoop in and devour any food you leave out and pester everyone in the vicinity. Trust me, a seagull once stole a sandwich right out of my hands. These homies aren’t playing around.

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