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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 Colts Neck, 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 Colts Neck

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 Colts Neck:

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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Colts Neck Residents Open Café on Naval Weapons Station Earle

For Colts Neck resident and full-time Rutgers University student James Menake, keeping his plate full has never been an issue. So when he had the opportunity to add the title of cafe owner and part-time chef to his growing list of responsibilities, he jumped at the chance.“It’s very hard,” Menake said. “I will admit, there are days where I’m exhausted but, at the end of the day, I think about why I’m there and why I’m doing all of this and I’m not doing it for myself. I’m doing it ...

For Colts Neck resident and full-time Rutgers University student James Menake, keeping his plate full has never been an issue. So when he had the opportunity to add the title of cafe owner and part-time chef to his growing list of responsibilities, he jumped at the chance.

“It’s very hard,” Menake said. “I will admit, there are days where I’m exhausted but, at the end of the day, I think about why I’m there and why I’m doing all of this and I’m not doing it for myself. I’m doing it for them.”

Menake is referring to the military members and civilians that live and work at Naval Weapons Station Earle, a naval base in Colts Neck. In January 2022, Menake opened Navy St. Cafe, a 600-square-foot eatery that serves breakfast and lunch to those on the base.

Menake’s mother, Lori Menake, discovered the empty space while working her part-time job with the Colts Neck Transportation Department.

“Earle Navy Base was part of the route that I was on, and that’s how I found out about this opportunity for the cafe,” Lori Menake said. “I knew I couldn’t handle it because I’m busy taking care of my kids and running a household, so I presented the idea to James.”

Although being a restaurant owner was never part of his plans, James Menake cited his love of cooking and his respect for the military as his reasoning behind accepting the challenge.

“I’ve always loved cooking,” he said. “I was raised in an Italian and Greek-American family, and there was always a lot of food. I’ve also always cared about our troops. Whenever I would see them out in public when I was younger, I would thank them for their service, so when my mom told me about this opportunity, I knew that it would be hard, but I knew I had to do it for our troops.”

Now, six months later, James and Lori Menake, who refers to herself as her son’s “wingman,” run a successful cafe that has been met with rave reviews since its grand opening.

“Our day starts pretty early at 6 am,” James Menake said. “We open at 7 am and we close at 2 pm. We open with breakfast which usually lasts until 10:30 am, and then the whole time we’re serving breakfast, we’re preparing for lunch because that’s our busiest time.”

Some of the cafe’s most popular items include a hearty breakfast burrito with eggs, a choice of meat and a hash brown; a savory chicken sandwich and quesadillas, a crowd favorite among the troops, according to the Menake’s. Specials are also introduced weekly to keep the menu fresh and exciting.

“It’s nothing too crazy,” Lori Menake said. “We keep it basic and simple, but we like to give them different options and be creative.”

The cafe has also given those living on the base the opportunity to get cooking themselves.

“Whenever we’re looking for a new employee, we always ask people we know at the base first,” James Menake said. “Because it’s such a small community, we try to give them the opportunity, so if anybody wants to come work, the door is always open for them.”

When asked what his future holds, James Menake was sure of one thing; he wants the Navy to remain a part of his life.

“At this point, I can’t picture myself doing something that isn’t Navy-related. They really are a second family to me,” he said. “Joining the Navy is definitely a possibility for me after college.”

Both James and Lori Menake agree that, while the military members they serve are thankful for their enjoyable food and fast service, the Menakes are even more grateful for their customers and the sacrifices they’ve made.

“They’re very happy with what we’re doing, and they thank us a million times, but we’re the ones thanking them,” Lori Menake said.

James Menake added, “I’m always telling people that they should go up to them and say thank you. I’ve spoken to so many of them, and they haven’t said it, but I know they’ve sacrificed a lot and I know they’d happily do it a million times over. I would like to see more people giving them the recognition and respect they deserve.”

Bruce Springsteen surprises arena crowd, jams with The Killers (VIDEOS)

As The Killers stepped back on stage for an encore at their Madison Square Garden concert Saturday night, frontman Brandon Flowers admitted the veteran rock band had butterflies throughout the evening.“Everybody gets a little nervous when their boss shows up for work, right?” Flowers asked the sold-out New York City crowd, hinting at who was waiting in the wings.“I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but me and my friends have...

As The Killers stepped back on stage for an encore at their Madison Square Garden concert Saturday night, frontman Brandon Flowers admitted the veteran rock band had butterflies throughout the evening.

“Everybody gets a little nervous when their boss shows up for work, right?” Flowers asked the sold-out New York City crowd, hinting at who was waiting in the wings.

“I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but me and my friends have been sweating bullets up here all night,” he continued. “Because The Boss is here.”

That’s when Bruce Springsteen walked out, toting his trademark Telecaster guitar. He and The Killers then burst into a rousing rendition of his 1978 classic “Badlands,” bringing a jolt of Jersey rock to the world’s most famous arena.

Springsteen joined the band for the entire encore, guesting on three songs in all. They also played The Killers’ “A Dustland Fairytale” before closing with Springsteen’s signature song, “Born to Run.”

Jake Clemons of the E Street Band was also on hand, recreating his late uncle Clarence’s saxophone parts.

The live guest spot comes after Springsteen and The Killers collaborated in the studio last year to record a remake of “A Dustland Fairytale,” the band’s Bruce-like 2008 single.

It also comes a week after Springsteen turned 73 and three days after he announced his 21st studio album, “Only the Strong Survive,” a collection of 15 soul covers to be released Nov. 11.

And consider Saturday’s short set as a warmup to Springsteen’s first concert tour in seven years, slated to kick off in February.

Rumors of a Bruce sighting churned on social media leading up to the show, The Killers’ second in a two-night stand at MSG.

Not only is the arena an hour from Springsteen’s farm in Colts Neck, but the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer has long been an obvious influence on The Killers, darlings of the alt-rock wave that sprung up in the early 2000s.

Like The Boss’ oeuvre , the Las Vegas band’s catalogue is filled with anthemic arrangements, booming choruses, and lyrics about the heartland and hometown heroes. Their 2020 album “Imploding the Mirage” is especially Springsteen-esque.

Before they played “A Dustland Fairtytale” on Saturday, Flowers noted how he usually asks fans to hold up their cell phones during the number and ponder what brings light into their life.

“It is a very unusual circumstance for me tonight,” the singer said while standing next to Springsteen. “Because I get a lot of my light from you.”

Flowers shared a stage with Springsteen once before, when he guested on “Thunder Road” during an E Street Band set in The Netherlands in 2009.

But Saturday was the first time Springsteen joined a Killers show. Flowers repeatedly beamed as he sang alongside his hero.

Springsteen is well known for making surprise appearances in local concerts. In June, he joined Paul McCartney at MetLife Stadium. In July, he joined alt-rock band Bleachers — fronted by Jersey-bred mega-producer Jack Antonoff — at Radio City Music Hall.

Springsteen will return to Madison Square Garden on April 1 for a stop on his upcoming tour. The Freehold native will play the tour’s only New Jersey show at the Prudential Center in Newark on April 14.

That tour has sparked some negative attention for the steep price of some tickets. Fans joked on social media that Saturday’s three-song set was a more affordable way to see Springsteen.

His encore cameo was a high-energy cap to a high-energy concert, as The Killers tore through robust renditions of hits like “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me,” and “When You Were Young.”

The band has actually been closing shows throughout this tour with appearances from another influence. Johnny Marr, the celebrated guitarist of 1980s alt-rock icons The Smiths, has been the band’s opener this summer and usually joins them on stage at the end of the night for a cover of the Smiths hit “This Charming Man.”

But Saturday, Marr stayed backstage. Instead, it was Springsteen who highlighted the finale. And yes, the crowd dutifully chanted “BRUUUCE!” multiple times.

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Election 2022: Danielle Alpaugh, Colts Neck Board of Education

Patch is asking candidates for local school boards to share their views on the issues. Danielle Alpaugh of Colts Neck presents her ideas.COLTS NECK, NJ — Danielle Alpaugh is one of six candidates seeking three full-term seats on the Colts Neck Board of Education in the Nov. 8 general election.In these profiles, based on questions provided, the candidates give voters background about themselves and their positions on the issues. Patch is publishing individual profiles leading up to the election.Alpaugh, who was un...

Patch is asking candidates for local school boards to share their views on the issues. Danielle Alpaugh of Colts Neck presents her ideas.

COLTS NECK, NJ — Danielle Alpaugh is one of six candidates seeking three full-term seats on the Colts Neck Board of Education in the Nov. 8 general election.

In these profiles, based on questions provided, the candidates give voters background about themselves and their positions on the issues. Patch is publishing individual profiles leading up to the election.

Alpaugh, who was unanimously chosen as school board president in August, said the district has made many facilities and safety improvements and continues to offer award-winning academic programs. A priority for the district is to continue to address the long-term effects from the pandemic, she says. "In order to keep our children and our community at the forefront of everything we do, we must be willing to hear each other out, respect each other and work toward a common goal," she says.

Read more from candidate Danielle Alpaugh:

Name: Danielle Alpaugh

Age: 45

Town of residence: Colts Neck, resident for approximately nine years

Position sought: Member of the Colts Neck Board of Education

Are you an incumbent or have previous school board or civic experience? I am an incumbent finishing up my third term on the school board. I was unanimously appointed president in August of 2022.

Do you have a campaign designation or slate? No.

Family: Wife and mother of three kids. My two youngest, boys 8 and 6, are students in the Colts Neck School District.

Education: B.A. in Political Science and English (1999) Juris Doctorate (2005)

Occupation: Former litigation attorney in Manhattan (15 years) with a focus on medical malpractice defense. Currently a proud and involved stay-at-home mom of three kids.

Why do you want to run for the school board and what in your experience or background prepares you for election:

I am running for re-election to the school board because I want to serve my community and continue to be a part of a team that consistently prioritizes the education of our children with award-winning academic programs, stellar safety and security, and wellness programs modeled by other districts.

My greatest assets are my passion for and knowledge of the district. I am intimately familiar with the district's policies and have strong, collaborative relationships with the administrators and teachers.

I am an engaged participant in all our board and committee meetings, a respectful listener and a proven leader on the board. I am proud to say that every deliberation, decision and action of mine prioritizes the best interest of every student I serve.

Name what you see as the top issues currently facing your district and how you plan to address them. These can be local issues and/or statewide issues:

I believe there are two top issues facing our district.

First and foremost, we must continue to address the long-term effects from the pandemic, including learning loss and our student’s mental health and well-being. With the support of the Board of Education, the district has already implemented several successful programs designed to supplement in-class instruction and as a board member, I am committed to adding the resources needed to support our students and teachers as we navigate beyond COVID.

I believe another top issue facing our district and districts nationwide is the politicization of our students and our schools. By design, school boards are meant to be nonpartisan. If we set out to promote a political agenda, how can we possibly see what is in the best interest of our children and our community?

In order to keep our children and our community at the forefront of everything we do, we must be willing to hear each other out, respect each other and work toward a common goal. Our personal politics should not stand in our way.

What changes or improvements do you see for the district that could enhance educational life and is there a way you might accomplish that?

Most of the promises being made by my opponents are things that the current board has already accomplished or is working on.

After a comprehensive facilities study and two failed referendums, the district has made numerous facilities and building improvements within our budget, including adding air conditioning in specific areas of our district and a major renovation to our tennis and basketball courts at Cedar.

The district has national award-winning services that are being modeled and repeated in other districts. School safety has been a top priority of the board since I began my tenure back in 2015, and long before that.

Since 2015, the district has, among other things, installed security vestibules in each school and hired Special Law Enforcement Officers for each campus.

There is, however, a lot of misinformation out there about the school board. Therefore, if I could change something, I would improve the communication between our board and the community.

Since I was appointed president in August, I have begun accomplishing that goal already. I personally respond to each email communication directed to the board, encourage collaboration from the other eight members of the board and have, along with the members of the communications committee, launched "coffee chats," at which the members of our community are invited to sit down with the board and administration and speak informally about the issues facing our district.

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Election 2022: Jessica Ramirez, Colts Neck Board of Education

Patch is asking candidates for local school boards to share their views on the issues. Jessica Ramirez of Colts Neck presents her ideas.COLTS NECK, NJ — Jessica Ramirez is one of six candidates seeking three full-term seats on the Colts Neck Board of Education in the Nov. 8 general election.In these profiles, based on questions provided, the candidates give voters background about themselves and their positions on the issues. Patch is publishing individual profiles leading up to the election.Ramirez is running on...

Patch is asking candidates for local school boards to share their views on the issues. Jessica Ramirez of Colts Neck presents her ideas.

COLTS NECK, NJ — Jessica Ramirez is one of six candidates seeking three full-term seats on the Colts Neck Board of Education in the Nov. 8 general election.

In these profiles, based on questions provided, the candidates give voters background about themselves and their positions on the issues. Patch is publishing individual profiles leading up to the election.

Ramirez is running on the Colts Kids First slate. She says there should be an opt-in rather than opt-out policy regarding the state mandated health education curriculum. If elected, she said her "time on the board will focus on improving test scores through a refocus on core education competencies and reflecting parents’ values in the curriculum we establish."

Read more from candidate Jessica Ramirez:

Name: Jessica Ramirez

Age: 34

Town of residence: Colts Neck

Position sought: Board of Education - full term

Are you an incumbent or have previous school board or civic experience? I am not an incumbent however, I do have experience on various college boards such as Alumni Board, Scholarship Board, and Graduate Student Government.

Do you have a campaign designation or slate? Yes, Colts Kids First.

Campaign website: Colts Kids First on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ColtsKidsFirst/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/coltskidsfirst/ )

Family: I am married to my husband of almost 14 years, Justin, and we have one child, Lincoln.

Education: I went to public school in Jackson, growing up; attended undergraduate (B.A. Psychology) and graduate (M.S. Occupational Therapy) at Kean University.

Occupation: Occupational therapist

Why do you want to run for the school board and what in your experience or background prepares you for election:

In 2020 our family moved to Colts Neck partly due to the school district’s reputation. However, hearing firsthand from concerned parents about the board’s dismissiveness and lack of positive action, I quickly realized that something needed to be done. There are numerous areas that lack attention from our board, including facility maintenance, the mental health of our children, and our curriculum. These concerns are coupled with sex ed mandates that are not only inappropriate but do not include the consent of parents. This is what is compelling me to run. Parents should play an active role in their child’s education which includes the structure of the curriculum, and the values reinforced by them. I’m a mother first, and an advocate for positive change for my child. This along with my experience in OT where we always put the patient first, and take prescriptive action based on a patient’s diagnosis, prepares me to make the positive change this board is so desperately in need of.

If you are running as part of a slate of candidates, please explain the main positions of the slate if there are agreed upon positions. Please name your slate and its other candidates:

Our slate is Colts Kids First and I am running along with John Camera and Matt Fonte. We believe in the following:

Name what you see as the top issues currently facing your district and how you plan to address them. These can be local issues and/or statewide issues.

1. Current mandated curriculum and changing to an opt-in policy vs opt out. As a BOE member I plan to stand up to the governor and anyone else who believes these new mandates and guidelines are appropriate for our grade school children to be subject to.

2. Improving communication and transparency between the BOE and parents. This builds trust between the community and its board. As a parent, you have a say in your child’s education, period.3. The budget: We need to refocus our budget and improve our school facilities so children and staff are comfortable and safe. I believe being good steward of taxpayer dollars is essential and I would take care to do so as a board member. Our actions should be thoughtful and intentional.

What changes or improvements do you see for the district that could enhance educational life and is there a way you might accomplish that?

These past two years have done tremendous harm to our children. Evidence of this is seen inlower test scores, higher anxiety, and increased suicide among our kids. Colts Neck needs torefocus on core educational competencies (e.g. math, science, reading, and writing) that put our children in a position to succeed, not political ideologies that harm our children emotionally and physically. Colts Neck is one of the most special places in New Jersey with great farms, local shops, and families. Part of keeping it special is making it a place where our children are afforded a best-in-class education and where the outcomes reflect it. My time on the board will focus on improving test scores through a refocus on core education competencies and reflecting parents’ values in the curriculum we establish.

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Winslow’s big-play defense holds off Colts Neck in South Jersey, Group 4

Some teams have a big-play offense. Winslow had a big-play defense Saturday.The Winslow defensive unit, on the field for 38 second-half plays and on its heels while confronted with a relentless Colts Neck rushing game, made courageous stops on two third down and two fourth down situations and held on for a 16-8 South Jersey, Group 4 quarterfinal win.Fifth-seeded Winslow, which won its third-straight game and improved to 5-3, will make another trip to Monmouth County next week when it plays at top-seeded Middletown South (7-1) i...

Some teams have a big-play offense. Winslow had a big-play defense Saturday.

The Winslow defensive unit, on the field for 38 second-half plays and on its heels while confronted with a relentless Colts Neck rushing game, made courageous stops on two third down and two fourth down situations and held on for a 16-8 South Jersey, Group 4 quarterfinal win.

Fifth-seeded Winslow, which won its third-straight game and improved to 5-3, will make another trip to Monmouth County next week when it plays at top-seeded Middletown South (7-1) in the NJSIAA/Rothman Orthopaedics Football Championships.

“We call third and fourth down money downs and we wanted to get our money,” said Winslow’s junior defensive back Kameron Brown. “But we need to be better next week.”

Colts Neck has what is really a one-dimensional offense. Junior running back Chris Scully, one of the finest and most durable backs in the Shore Conference, rushed for 154 yards – 114 in the second half. Scully, a 5-foot-10, 205-pounder who runs like a tank, touched the ball on 42 of Colts Neck’s 54 snaps.

“We knew coming in he was a big back,” said Winslow’s two-way senior Jamil Peterson, who ran for 121 yards and scored the decisive TD on a two-yard run with 4:20 left in the second quarter. “A big piece of his success was his offensive line.”

“We kept trying to hit him high,” Brown said. “We’d have been better going at his legs.”

Trailing 16-0, Colts Neck (6-4) came out hellbent on establishing the run. The Cougars took the ensuing kickoff and used 10-straight running plays to go 54 yards.

Scully, who carried eight times for 45 yards on the drive, capped it with a one-yard run. Scully also scored the two point conversion, cutting the Winslow lead to 16-8 with 6:13 left in the third quarter.

The Winslow offense, which had success on the ground in the first half, was stopped cold in the second. The Eagles ran only 19 plays and lost a fumble during the final two quarters.

The Winslow defense was tough when it needed to be, however.

It stripped Scully and recovered a fumbled at its own 29 yard line with 10:29 left in the fourth.

It stopped Scully inches short of a first down on a fourth-and-two at its 19 with 8:11 left.

It stopped Colts Neck on first and goal situations on third and fourth down at its nine and 12 yard lines with 2:23 left in the game.

“Sometimes we play to the scoreboard instead of getting ready for the next play,” said Winslow head coach Bill Belton. “I’m not going to be a grumpy coach, but we left a lot on the field today.

“At certain moments we made a play when we had to make a play.”

Winslow closed out the game with consecutive sacks by 263-pound defensive end Darrien Smith.

In the first half, Colts Neck intercepted a tipped pass and end a drive at the Cougar five. However, on its next possession Winslow found the end zone.

The three-play, seven-yard drive was set up by a 32-yard punt return by Penn State commit Ejani Shakir, who caught a short punt at full speed and returned it inside the 10 yard line.

Two plays later, quarterback James Wilson Jr. scored from the four on a quarterback sweep. Wilson then hit Shakir on a two-point conversion pass.

Winslow forced another punt and it embarked on a 92-yard scoring march. Peterson scored on the drive’s ninth play from one yard out. Peterson also ran for the two-point conversion.

With his 154 yards Saturday, Scully has 1,313 yards.

Winslow’s freshman linebacker, Jaden Green, suffered an arm injury with nine minutes left in the game. He was taken by ambulance to the Level II Trauma Center at Jersey University Medical Center in Neptune.

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