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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. With Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Millstone, 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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Waterproofing Services in New Jersey

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 Millstone

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 Millstone:

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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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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Latest News in Millstone

Freehold Borough Parking Project Gets Initial Approval

The project, which is expected to cost around $700K, was given the green light alongside other improvements in Middletown and Wall. FREEHOLD, NJ - A parking lot improvement project at the McGackin Triangle Parking Lot in Freehold Borough has secured initial approval from a state House committee, announced Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), who sponsored the project, as well as three other Monmouth County improvement plans.The Freehold Borough project, which is anticipated to cost nearly $700,000, was approved by the House Committee on ...

The project, which is expected to cost around $700K, was given the green light alongside other improvements in Middletown and Wall.

FREEHOLD, NJ - A parking lot improvement project at the McGackin Triangle Parking Lot in Freehold Borough has secured initial approval from a state House committee, announced Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), who sponsored the project, as well as three other Monmouth County improvement plans.

The Freehold Borough project, which is anticipated to cost nearly $700,000, was approved by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) on Thursday. According to a press release from Smith\'s office, the plan would alleviate the limited parking facilities in the historic town, which is seat to the county government. It would also increase the number of parking spaces from 54 to 67 and upgrade the heavily-used borough parking lot while also providing green space and reduced storm water runoff.

Vehicular access to the lot is currently provided from South Street (State Route 79), and pedestrian access is provided from West Main Street.

Parking will serve nearby county government service buildings, offices and small businesses such as restaurants, with ADA-compliant curb ramps and crosswalks to be installed to allow for increased accessibility, the release reads.

Freehold Borough, the local sponsor of the project, is prepared to meet the 20 percent local match. Anticipated to cost $697,145, Smith requested the maximum funding of 80 percent, or $557,716.

"Freehold Borough is the county seat of government, and many who have driven to Freehold know all too well about the limited parking. The parking project would improve access to local shops, eateries and offices," Smith said.

The plan is part of several prioritized local transportation projects that Smith has included in the INVEST in America Act, a federal surface transportation reauthorization bill. The bill must pass the full House and then be considered in the Senate for full approval.

Smith\'s requests led to four Monmouth County projects being added to the transportation bill.

The other projects are:

"Working with state and local officials, we carefully identified and reviewed these projects to address road safety hazards and ease travel for New Jersey drivers," Smith said in a statement. "Both bridges would replace old spans that are structurally unsound and should have been replaced years ago. Route 33 and Route 35 are two of the heaviest-traveled state highways in my district and many travelers will continue to use these bridges for many years, making these roadway improvements necessary and reasonable investments."

Transfers: Tehoka Nanticoke Enters The Transfer Portal, Rutgers Adds Another Grad Transfer

(Photo Courtesy of UAlbany Athletics)Former UAlbany attackman Tehoka Nanticoke has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal as an undergrad. Inside Lacrosse’s Ty Xanders was the first to report the news on Tuesday afternoon.This news comes less than three months after the senior was dismissed from the Danes’ program in late March.Nanticoke arrived at Albany as one of the most hyped r...

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Former UAlbany attackman Tehoka Nanticoke has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal as an undergrad. Inside Lacrosse’s Ty Xanders was the first to report the news on Tuesday afternoon.

This news comes less than three months after the senior was dismissed from the Danes’ program in late March.

Nanticoke arrived at Albany as one of the most hyped recruits in recent memory and was an impact player the second he stepped foot on campus. He helped lead the Danes to their first-ever Championship Appearance during his freshman season in 2018 and put up a total of 170 points (195G/61A) throughout his career with the Danes.

The senior attackman saw action in four contest this past season before his dismissal. Nanticoke tallied 23 points off 15 goals and eight assists in those contests.

Nanticoke was expected to be a coveted PLL draft prospect, but was not selected in this spring’s draft. He is a likely top-five pick this fall.

Rutgers Grabs Fifth Grad Transfer

Brian Brecht and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights landed the services of Mount St. Mary’s gras transfer Sam Stephan on Monday night. The faceoff man is the fifth grad transfer Rutgers has added this offseason.

A Millstone, N.J., native, Stephan has been a reliable option at the faceoff dot since his freshman season, where he was named to the NEC All-Rookie team after recording 190 faceoff wins with a .557% win percentage. Stephan went 100-for-176 (.568%) at the dot this past season and ends his career with the Mountaineers with a career win percentage of 52%.

Stephan joins a Rutgers program that is coming off an NCAA Quarterfinal appearance and could use immediate help at the faceoff dot. The Scarlet Knights did make improvement at the dot last season with Jonathan Dugenio going 106-for-268 (.396%) as Rutgers’ primary faceoff man. However, the Scarlet Knights’ still finished in the bottom 15 amongst team faceoff percentage (.392%) in DI.

The Mount St. Mary’s transfer will be able to compete for the starting job upon stepping foot in New Brunswick this fall.

Stephan is the fifth overall grad transfer for Rutgers this offseason and fourth addition over the past week, along with former Penn midfielder Mitch Bartolo, Salisbury defenseman Brad Apgar, and Providence goalie Toby Bugdorf.

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The 2021 season was a special season for Jon Torpey and the High Point Panthers as they won the SoCon and made their second NCAA Tournament appearance in program history.

While the Panthers were already poised to bring back a wealth of talent from last year’s squad in 2022, they are looking to be an even more talented and experienced group following Tuesday’s announcement of four players coming back for a fifth season. Headlining the group is all-time Panther great Asher Nolting.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Colorado native has led the Panthers’ in scoring each of his four seasons on campus, racking up a career total of 263 points off 112 goals and 151 assists and has twice been named the SoCon Player of The Year (2018, 2019). Nolting tallied 72 points (27G/45A) this past season.

Nolting returns to lead an offense that ranked 18th in the nation last season (13.36 goals per game) and returns two other top-five scorers from last season in attackman Brayden Mayea (37G/5A), who had one of the best freshman campaigns in DI, and midfielder Hunter Vines (14G/12).

In addition to Nolting, High Point also announced on Tuesday that midfielder Koby Russell (8G/2A) would also be returning along with starting defensemen Grant Ammann (33GB/12CT) and PJ Peters (15GB/5CT).

Jason Knox Enters The Transfer Portal

Hobart attackman Jason Knox has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal, according to a repot from Inside Lacrosse’s Ty Xanders.

This move comes after a 2021 season that saw the 6-foot-4 lefty, goal scoring machine play in five of the Statesmen’s 11 contests. Knox has put up a career total of 73 points off 62 goals and 11 assists, which includes an NEC Record 10-goal performance against Siena during the 2020 season.

In addition to Knox, former Stony Brook LSM/D Devin O’Leary informed Lacrosse Bucket on Tuesday that he had entered the Transfer Portal as a grad transfer. The Queensbury, N.Y., served as one of the Seawolves’ top LSMs during the 2021 season, ending the year fourth in both caused turnovers (10) and ground balls (31) while also having 2 goals and assists.

Former UAlbany attackman Tehoka Nanticoke also made headlines on Tuesday as he entered the portal.

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As first reported by Ty Xanders of Inside Lacrosse, Maryland junior goalie Chris Brandau has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal.

Brandau arrived in College Park after a freshman season at Georgetown in which he saw action in nine games and took over as the starter for the final two contest of the season against Denver in the Big East title game and Yale in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He made a combined 29 saves with a 73% save percentage in those two contests as a starter for the Hoyas.

During the shortened 2020 season, Brandau started and appeared in the Terrapins’ first four contests before being replace by Logan McNaney for the final two games of the season. Brandau made 56 saves with a 51% save percentage and helped lead Maryland to a 3-1 record during those first four games.

With McNaney serving as the starter for the entirety of the 2021 season, Brandau only saw action in one game and made one save.

Brandau’s twin brother, Matt, is an attackman at Yale.

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Brian Brecht and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have added yet picked up another transfer for the 2022 season as former North Carolina attackman Brian Cameron plans to join the Scarlet Knights next season. Kyle Devitte of New England Lacrosse Journal was the first to report the news on Thursday night. Cameron will have two years of eligibility left after graduating from Carolina.

Cameron is the sixth transfer the Scarlet Knights have grabbed this offseason, joining former Penn midfielder Mitch Bartolo, Salisbury defenseman Brad Apgar, Providence goalie Toby Bugdorf, Mount St. Mary’s faceoff man Sam Stephan, and Wesleyan attackman Ronan Jacoby.

A native of Bedford, N.H., Cameron has appeared in 38 contests with 15 starts, which includes all seven games in 2020 and seven contests in 2021, during his time in Chapel Hill. He has put up a career total of 49 points (38G/11A). Cameron was the Tar Heels’ seventh-leading scorer this past season with 17 points off 16 goals and one assist while helping lead them to a Championship Weekend appearance.

The former Tar Heel joins a Rutgers program that is coming off an NCAA Quarterfinal appearance where they fell to North Carolina in and is losing their top three scorers in Adam Charalambides, Connor Kirst and, Kieran Mullins. The trio accounted for 57% of the Scarlet Knights’ offensive production this past season with a combined for 165 of Rutgers’ 289 points coming from those three alone.

Adding Cameron along with Bartolo and Jacoby should soften the blow due to losses on the offensive end and give the Scarlet Knights some very good options and weapons to work with during the 2022 season.

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After a 2021 season in which the Siena Saints went 0-8, losing by an average of 1.875 goals, and ending the year with a 12-11 loss against eventual MAAC champions Monmouth in the conference quarterfinals, Liam Gleason’s squad will be returning their top-leading scorer.

Via the Siena men’s lacrosse Twitter account, the Saints announced that attackman Jack Kiernan will be returning to Siena for a fifth and final season of college lacrosse in 2022.

A Ridgewood, N.J., native has been the Saints’ leading scorer for the past two seasons and was a top-three point-getter during his sophomore season in 2019. He led the Saints with 34 points off 23 goals and 11 assists this past season while racking up second-team All-MAAC honors.

Kiernan returns to lead an offense that brings back two other top-five scorers and starting attackmen in George Rusnak (6G/4A) and Colin Gleason (3G/6A). The Saints have also announced that attackman Nick Casner (1G/2A) and midfielder Nick Pepe, who started in the opener against Canisius but only saw action in two games in 2021, will also return for a fifth season in 2022.

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Nick Myers and the Ohio State Buckeyes picked up their 11th commitment in the 2022 class on Friday as Salisbury (Conn.) defenseman Declan Cooke announced that he would be taking his talents to Columbus.

Cooke, who is a native of Rhode Island, also considered Denver before pulling the trigger and verbaling to the Buckeyes.

“I was actually able to visit campus a couple days ago and thought it completely opened my eyes,” Cooke told Lacrosse Bucket in a direct message. “Meeting the coaches and being able to see the campus with my own eyes was a great experience.”

The defenseman helped lead Salisbury to a 7-4 record while serving as one of their top cover guys this past season. “I was tasked with guarding top players in the league and although I was nervous at first but think I stepped up and responded to the challenge well.”

Cooke said that the spring season was definitely different than normal due to restrictions around the Coronavirus. “We had a new head coach, and with the covid rules of boarding school at times it was hard to bond with the team as a whole,” Cooke said “I think I became a better teammate after the season and am still trying to become a better leader.”

Cooke is the second defensive commitment that the Buckeyes have picked up over the past week, following Griffin Liedel out of Hudson (Ohio).

Trio walking 300 miles from Massachusetts to N.J. in a quest to save lives

Jim Raffone is getting ready for a second long walk in nine months, motivated by raising money and bringing awareness to a degenerative muscle condition afflicting his 12-year-old son.At about 6 a.m. Saturday, the JAR of Hope CEO and two others from New Jersey will set out on foot from Worcester, Massachusetts, where a medical school researching Duchenne muscular dystrophy is located. If all goes according to plan, they will reach their finish line in Millstone, ap...

Jim Raffone is getting ready for a second long walk in nine months, motivated by raising money and bringing awareness to a degenerative muscle condition afflicting his 12-year-old son.

At about 6 a.m. Saturday, the JAR of Hope CEO and two others from New Jersey will set out on foot from Worcester, Massachusetts, where a medical school researching Duchenne muscular dystrophy is located. If all goes according to plan, they will reach their finish line in Millstone, approximately 300 miles away, around 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 18.

It is the latest effort in Raffone’s eight-year quest to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder that primarily affects young boys. Parents typically start noticing symptoms between the ages of 2 and 3.

His son, James Anthony, known to many as Jamesy, was 4 when he was diagnosed in September 2013. Within a few months, Raffone — previously a contractor for more than 20 years — had sold off his equipment and started JAR of Hope.

“I’m looking forward to raising awareness,” said Raffone, 50, a married father of three from Manalapan, when asked about his latest high-profile fundraising effort.

Raffone, on June 11, appeared on the undercard of a celebrity boxing event in Atlantic City — the main fight was between former NBA star Lamar Odom and singer Aaron Carter — and said he won by technical knockout in the second round.

In 2015, he attempted to surpass a world record of 615 people doing pushups at the same time. Participants paid $20 to gather at the Manalapan Recreation Complex and were instructed to do as many pushups as possible in one minute.

“We came close. They found that 15 people were not doing pushups correctly,” he recalled.

His upcoming 300-mile walk more closely resembles his fundraising effort in October 2020. Raffone and several others walked 260 miles from Washington, D.C. to Old Bridge. That effort, to date, has raised $188,000.

JAR of Hope is aiming to raise $100,000 this time around.

“I would love to break $200,000, but I’m being realistic,” said Raffone, referencing the detrimental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on charity fundraising.

He will be joined by JAR of Hope’s treasurer, Joe Ippolito, and a friend, Martin Cintron, for their four-state journey. They plan on averaging 40 miles per day and camping out at night.

“The heat is not going to be in our favor,” he said.

Raffone, 50, founded JAR of Hope — the acronym represents his son’s initials — in November 2013, two months after Jamesy was diagnosed. He said he and his wife, Karen, were told there was nothing they could do to stem the progression of a terminal condition in which many do not survive beyond their early 20s.

“I had to become an expert on this disease,” he said.

Raffone said he sees many reasons for optimism, and that he’ll never give up on seeking a cure. The Muscular Dystrophy Association notes that, due to advances in cardiac and respiratory care, survival into the early 30s is becoming more common.

According to JAR for Hope’s website, Jamesy is among the first children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy to undergo treatment in a hyperbaric chamber, a process — as described by the Mayo Clinic — in which air pressure is increased, enabling lungs to intake significantly more oxygen.

The findings of the study, funded by the institute, could lead to wider use.

“His cardiac function over the last 18 months has improved,” Raffone said.

Raffone said that 13 Subaru dealerships are sponsoring their effort, and that on their final night, July 17, they will camp at All American Subaru in Old Bridge. The finish, at Frogbridge Day Camp in Millstone, will be commemorated with a family barbecue, along with games and prizes.

JAR of Hope, as it did last fall, is inviting supporters to join them for parts of the way.

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Mask Rules Change In Hoboken Schools During Extreme Heat

The Hoboken schools superintendent released modified mask rules following statewide guidance from Gov. Phil Murphy.HOBOKEN, NJ — After Gov. Phil Murphy said on Monday that school mask-wearing requirements include an exception for "extreme heat" — such as the 90-degree temperatures New Jersey experienced this week — some school superintendents announced that masks are optional on hot days, but how far they took the change tended to differ from community to community.This week, Hoboken Schools Superi...

The Hoboken schools superintendent released modified mask rules following statewide guidance from Gov. Phil Murphy.

HOBOKEN, NJ — After Gov. Phil Murphy said on Monday that school mask-wearing requirements include an exception for "extreme heat" — such as the 90-degree temperatures New Jersey experienced this week — some school superintendents announced that masks are optional on hot days, but how far they took the change tended to differ from community to community.

This week, Hoboken Schools Superintendent Dr. Christine Johnson said, "[Gov.] Murphy did announce that the portion of his executive order on mask wearing does have a provision to remove masks in extreme heat, particularly if the heat and mask wearing create safety and wellness hazards."

She added, "Schools may interpret that in the manner in which they see fit for the purpose of end of the year outdoor activities, schools without air conditioning, outdoor PE classes and outdoor recess."

Johnson said that as a result, "I announced that it would be up to the parent and or guardian if they wanted their child masked or unmasked during those conditions stated above, at the end of this school year until the last day of school."

Here is the most up-to-date Hoboken school calendar, approved by the school board in March.

While the area was in a heat wave through Wednesday, temperatures began to cool on Thursday.

What About September?

Johnson said, "During the summer months, our district will assess all recommendations by the NJ Department of Health and the CDC, analyze the most recently modified governor\'s executive orders, and review all requirements set forth by the NJ Department of Education to develop an updated reopening for September."

Other Districts

Superintendents around the state reacted to the governor\'s statement in different ways.

Westfield Superintendent of Schools Margaret Dolan released guidance Tuesday saying after hearing varying opinions from parents, she will still require masks for students and staff indoors, but not outside during "extreme heat." She said that the school\'s ability to provide air conditioning units and other factors came into play in determining indoor requirements.

Some school leaders said they were irked by the rapidly changing guidance.

After Murphy Tweeted Monday evening:

The superintendent of the Millstone schools Tweeted in response:

And a woman wrote in response, "Many students are still not vaccinated, & those under 12 are not able to be vaccinated yet. Making knee-jerk decisions regarding masking is not the appropriate response. Schools should have proper ventilation & air conditioning."

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Manalapan dad walks 300 miles from Mass. to NJ to fight son’s disease

Jim Raffone is a fighter. So much so that he actually got into a ring with Tommy "The Tiger" Moose at a celebrity boxing event in Atlantic City. He\'s also walked from Washington, D.C., to Old Bridge.Now Raffone ...

Jim Raffone is a fighter. So much so that he actually got into a ring with Tommy "The Tiger" Moose at a celebrity boxing event in Atlantic City. He\'s also walked from Washington, D.C., to Old Bridge.

Now Raffone heads north to raise money to help his son Jamsey, and others, also fighters, who suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Beginning July 10, Raffone, Freehold resident Joe Ippolito and Perth Amboy resident Martin Cintron will begin their "300 Miles Of Love" journey at the University of Massachusetts, the institution that monitors Jamesy\'s disease. They\'ll walk an average of 40 miles a day, then camp out at night.

The three men will camp at All American Subaru in Old Bridge, one of 13 sponsoring Subaru dealerships along the route on their last night July 17 before finishing their last 37 miles at Frogbridge Day Camp in Millstone with a Family barbeque with games and prizes.

Jim called me on New Jersey 101.5 to talk about the walk and give us an update on his son.

"Jamesy is well, above the average statistics, but he walks with a walker."

"The idea came about for the walk because we had such success with our 260 mile walk from D.C. to Old Bridge," says Raffone. "Ford was our main sponsor for that and after meeting with Subaru executives, they wanted to be apart of it, too. All American Subaru is our main sponsor in Old Bridge."

"Jamesy thinks I\'m crazy. Especially after fighting in Atlantic City a few weeks back on the Lama Odom card on PPV."

"JAR of Hope (Jamesy\'s initials: James Anthony Raffone) is a charity I started to fund research to save his life. I\'m proud to say we have been able to help dozens of more kids" Raffone adds.

"Currently we have a human study we started 12/19. We currently are providing four children with an experimental compound, known as JAR914. This therapy cost 25,000 / child / 90 days (100k/quarter)."

As someone who watched his wife suffer through breast cancer, I can tell you that it\'s really hard to watch someone you love not only suffer but go through a disease that could be fatal. You feel helpless and powerless.

Jim Raffone is doing what he can to take that power back. You can help. If you\'d like to make a donation to JAR of Hope, click here.

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