Basement Waterproofing

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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 Montrose, 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 Montrose

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 Montrose:

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.


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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Golf’s Birthplace Faces a Risky Future on a Warming Planet

The Old Course, site of this year’s British Open, could be more vulnerable to floodwaters in the coming decades. Other links courses are even more imperiled.ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — It is the rare golfer who does not fret over weather that could wash out a round or starve shots of distance.But along the North Sea on a blustery edge of Scotland, heralded for centuries as golf’s birthplace, this era’s greenskeepers fear a far more damning forecast. In that nightmare, what they call a perfect storm, striking...

The Old Course, site of this year’s British Open, could be more vulnerable to floodwaters in the coming decades. Other links courses are even more imperiled.

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — It is the rare golfer who does not fret over weather that could wash out a round or starve shots of distance.

But along the North Sea on a blustery edge of Scotland, heralded for centuries as golf’s birthplace, this era’s greenskeepers fear a far more damning forecast. In that nightmare, what they call a perfect storm, striking at high tide and packing an easterly wind, would hit, likely speeding coastal erosion.

“Year on year, we’re just apprehensive,” said David Brown, the general manager at the 460-year-old Montrose Golf Links.

“You’re kind of fighting the unknown, really,” he said. “We could go for the next 10 years not having that perfect storm, and then quite easily in one winter, we could have that perfect storm three times. And then how much land do we lose?”

Montrose, which the government estimates has lost dozens of yards of coastline over the last several decades, is thought to be among the most imperiled of Scotland’s roughly 600 courses, more than one in six of which are coastal. In a sign, though, of how global prestige can offer only so much in the way of safety, researchers believe that St. Andrews, home to the world’s oldest course and the host of the 150th British Open, faces a greater threat of flooding within 30 years.

Scientists do not think that the Old Course will be permanently underwater that soon, with the Road Hole forever swallowed into the sea. But golf has had little choice but to start weighing its own role in climate change — most notably through the vast, lush and thirsty courses that sometimes take the place of trees and then require fertilizer and mowing — while puzzling over how to preserve fairways and greens around the world.

Scientists have spent years warning how a warmer planet, which can lead to more severe storms and to more sea-level rise, could change sports. Citing climate change, the International Olympic Committee’s president has said that Games organizers “may have to have a look into the overall calendar and whether there must be a shift.” Winter sports are facing a future of events on artificial snow, and activities like dogsledding and fishing are being transformed in the Arctic.

Golf will not be an exception.

“Some of our most historic, famous and revered golf courses are at risk, and it is something every coastal course needs to think hard about,” said Tim Lobb, the president of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects, who predicted an acceleration of the kind of turf-reduction efforts that have already started at some courses.

Scotland’s long embrace of golf as a cultural and economic juggernaut lends the issue particular urgency in this region, where the Open is scheduled to conclude on Sunday. At St. Andrews Links alone, six public courses, including the Old Course, together host some 230,000 rounds a year close to the West Sands, a quick stroll from some of the most revered holes in the world. (A seventh St. Andrews Links course, which opened in 2008, is elsewhere in the area.)

Courses in Scotland’s east, which has low-lying sediment that can be easily eroded, are generally believed to face more imminent jeopardy than ones along the west coast, where the geology is less vulnerable to climate change’s consequences.

But responses are becoming widespread.

Royal Dornoch, a beloved course in the north of Scotland, has been trying to revive marsh that had eroded and threatened a fairway. Lundin, about a half-hour’s drive from St. Andrews, added 100,000 pounds in fencing to guard against erosion, and the R&A, the Open’s organizer, has earmarked hundreds of thousands of pounds for grants to “develop solutions.”

There may be limits to what courses can do, though, their options sometimes narrowed by money, location, the severity of the threat or the rippling consequences of action in one area. Some people worry that resources that might be made available to a place like the Old Course, which is rich with history and international import, might be not be as accessible elsewhere.

“There are fears about golf courses, but we will help to protect golf courses if we do the right things to protect the environment and mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change,” Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, said in a seaside interview on Friday. “There’s a huge amount of work that we’re doing in Scotland to do that. It’s about more than protecting golf courses, but there is no doubt in places like this that that is a key part of it as well.”

She added: “The climate is changing, but we are really focusing in Scotland on making sure that we protect what matters most to us as we face these challenges. And it’s very obvious during this week of the year, in particular, how much golf matters to Scotland.”

Some experts, including Professor Bill Austin of the University of St. Andrews, expect a rising number of engineering fixes to take hold over the years, balanced with more natural solutions that might involve allowing the sea to creep inward in a managed way.

One of the persistent questions, though, is whether those efforts will materialize fast enough.

At Montrose, Brown runs a course that has lately been in the stopgap business, voluntarily and not: Tees have been lost, holes have been shortened and redirected and fairways have been overseeded. There is only so much money to go around, though, and climate-related modifications are consuming roughly a third of the course’s greens budget.

“Without government protection, we could see 50 years of golf played comfortably — or the perfect storm two or three times in one winter, 10 years,” he said.

The worries around St. Andrews are not yet as dire, but they are mounting. In an especially grim possibility outlined last year in a report from a Scottish government project, part of the West Sands could draw about 750 meters into the links by 2100 if there are high emissions and a “do nothing” approach to managing the coast.

And Climate Central, a research group based in Princeton, N.J., has forecast that the Old Course and the surrounding area will become more susceptible to temporary, if drenching, floodwaters by 2050.

Austin, based in the School of Geography and Sustainable Development at St. Andrews, also expects flooding to threaten the Old Course and said that breaches “may be inevitable.” Further enhancements to the dunes, especially around the estuary end, might offer greater protection for the course, he said, building on years of work that St. Andrews Links has already done.

The government report also suggested beach nourishment efforts and the possibility of redesigning courses “to ensure golf can sustainably be played at St. Andrews beyond 2100.”

How long, exactly, is unclear.

“I’m sure there will be a 200th Open played on something that looks very similar to the present-day Old Course, but there may be some engineering behind the scenes,” Austin, who has received some research funding from the R&A, said at a coffeehouse in St. Andrews on a rainy morning this past week.

Beyond that, though, his prognostication is more foreboding.

“If you asked me about 300, then I’d say the Old Course will have moved,” he said, “but there will still be something in St. Andrews that has the feel and, I think, the legacy of the Old Course.”

Only 7 original McDonald's golden arches still exist, and one is in N.J.

A single-arch McDonald's sign, seen at a location in Magnolia, N.J. (Al Amrhein | For NJ Advance Media)If you're driving on Route 30 in Camden County just south of the New Jersey Turnpike, and you see a McDonald's Hamburgers sign mounted on a golden arch, you might want to pull over, even if you're not hungry.It's not the fries or Big Macs that are so special — McDonald's is known for its strict quality control and uniformity of its food — but the sign itself.The single-arch marquee is an original vers...

A single-arch McDonald's sign, seen at a location in Magnolia, N.J. (Al Amrhein | For NJ Advance Media)

If you're driving on Route 30 in Camden County just south of the New Jersey Turnpike, and you see a McDonald's Hamburgers sign mounted on a golden arch, you might want to pull over, even if you're not hungry.

It's not the fries or Big Macs that are so special — McDonald's is known for its strict quality control and uniformity of its food — but the sign itself.

The single-arch marquee is an original version that dates to 1962, and is one of only a half dozen like it from among the 37,000 McDonald's locations around the world, according to collectors, curators and other sign experts who have been wowed by what may be the Borough of Magnolia's most widely-renowned piece of architecture.

"I would say it’s a historic treasure," said Tod Swormstedt, executive director of the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio. "Especially when there are only a handful left, certainly no more than 10."

Photo by Rolando Pujol

A single-arch McDonald's sign, seen at a location in Magnolia, N.J. (Al Amrhein | For NJ Advance Media)

Among the admirers of Magnolia's sign is Debra Jane Seltzer, who has driven around the country documenting vintage signs and other examples of American pop culture gradually disappearing from their original settings.

Seltzer hosts the web site, which features several pages on McDonald's restaurants and signs, including the Magnolia's.

In a phone interview, Seltzer said the sign originally stood in another part of town, a couple of miles away, where the original McDonald's building is long gone. The building that now accompanies the sign, a relatively common white stucco structure with a red mansard roof, is not architecturally significant, she said.

Seltzer said the Magnolia sign is one of just seven remaining single-arch McDonald's "crest" signs scattered along the byways of America, still bearing the family crest of Richard and Maurice McDonald.

The brothers had founded the chain in California, before they were joined in 1953 by Ray Kroc, who bought them out but kept their name, and built McDonald's into a global brand. The story was recently dramatized in the ironically titled film, "The Founder," starring Michael Keaton in the title role as Kroc.

Besides Magnolia's, the six other remaining crest signs are in Independence, Missouri; Warren and Saint Clair Shores, Michigan; Winter Haven, Florida; Akron, Ohio — though the sign's crests have been covered; and Pine Bluff, Arkansas, whose sign is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Seltzer and others noted that the Magnolia sign is in remarkably good shape for a 56-year-old outdoor marquee.

“I think it’s very special," said Seltzer. "It’s one of a very few that are left.”

Enhanced Google photo of McDonald's in Mt. Ephraim, N.J.

Before Ronald, there was Speedy

Before there was Ronald McDonald, the curly-haired clown with the striped socks, there was Speedee, a McDonald's mascot who personified the concept of fast food when the term was still new. The smiling, fleet-footed burger chef is seen here on a reproduction of an early single-arch sign outside a McDonald's restaurant on South Black Horse Pike in Mt. Ephraim, also in Camden County just a few miles from Magnolia.

The red-and-white-tile restaurant with the twin arches was also a reproduction, built along with the sign in the year 2000, said Seltzer.

“The one in New Jersey is not original,” Seltzer said of the Mt. Ephraim restaurant.

The original restaurant that accompanied Magniolia's 1962 sign would have looked very much the retro structure built in Mt. Ephraim, The design, with its white and red exterior tiles, twin arches and sloping, cantilevered roof, dates to the company's earliest days under Ray Kroc, and lasted through the 1960s.

The owners of the Mount Ephraim and Magnolia franchises did not respond to requests for comment.

A spokeswoman for Chicago-based McDonald's Corporation, Amanda Pisano, said the Mount Ephraim location originally opened in 1962, while the Magnolia restaurant where the crest sign now stands dates to 1996.

They are among 266 McDonald's now operating in New Jersey, she said. The first one opened in Fair Lawn in 1958.

"I do not have a list or database of other vintage signs in the state," Pisano wrote in an email.

McDonald's in Downey, California. Photo by Brian Hong

The oldest arches still glowing

Authentic versions of that first golden-arch restaurant design are even rarer than single-arch crest signs, according to Seltzer, who documents just two of them: one in San Jose, California, built in 1962; and the oldest McDonald's still in operation, in Downey, California, which opened in August 1953.

Now, even Mt. Ephraim's circa 2000 reproduction of the walk-up design has been obscured, after its red, white and yellow exterior and interior were remodeled in McDonald's latest style, with muted colors, contemporary fixtures and furniture, and large touch screens where customers enter their orders.

“Everyone really liked the old way," said the manager of the Mt. Ephraim McDonald's, Danielle Kearney, referring to the vintage style. "But they also like the new way.”

The oldest McDonald's location still in operation is this walk-up burger stand built in 1953 in Downey, California. It was the second McDonald's built using the twin-arch design.

The exceptionally rare sign out front features a neon likeness of Speedee, the chain's original mascot. Speedee was phased out beginning in the early 1960s, and later replaced by the Ronald McDonald clown.

The sign in Magnolia, like others erected in 1962, was among the first to put Speedee to rest.

Speedee was revived on retro reproductions like the one erected in Mt. Ephraim around the turn of the century.

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Remembering when hamburgers were 15 cents

This retro structure was built around the turn of the century in the Chicago suburb of DePlaines, Illinois, as a replica of the first McDonald's built on the same spot by Ray Kroc in 1955 and demolished 29 years later, according to Seltzer.

The replica served as a McDonald's museum before being disassembled in the summer of 2018. The tops of the golden arches above the roof line had already been removed when this picture was taken in July.

Helen Bradley, who has lived in Magnolia for 66 of her 89 years and founded the borough historical society in 1990, said the sign's original location was at the Intersection of Route 30, also known as White Horse Pike, and Jefferson Avenue, less than a mile south of where it now stands. Bradley was living in town when the original McDonald's opened in 1962.

"I remember the hamburgers were 15 cents," she said, accurately quoting the price that was spelled out on signs older than Magnolia's.

Bradley, who lives about a block from the sign's current location, was unaware of its rarity or significance to the history of McDonald's or American roadside architecture.

But referring to its relocation in the mid-1990s, she added, "I know that when they moved they said they were taking that sign with them, so they must have known that it was worth something."

Unlike its Pine Bluff counterpart on the National Register, the Magnolia sign has no historic designation, according to Bradley, who asked to be sent information about the sign's provenance.

The "skinny M" McDonald's sign on Route 9 in Freehold (Enhanced Google photo)

'It’s doing what signs are meant to do.'

Another admirer is Dave Waller, a collector in the Boston area who recently bought a vintage McDonald's sign from the American Sign Museum.

His sign, a single-arch version that includes the old Speedee mascot, was erected in Wichita in 1956 and later salvaged from the demolition of what Waller and Sworstedt, the museum director, believe was the first McDonald's in Kansas.

Looking at online photographs of the 56-year-old Magnolia sign, Waller said it seemed to be in mint condition.

One thing he admired most about it, he added, was that, "It’s doing what signs are meant to do, and that is advertising the products they were meant to advertise.”

He hopes it will keep doing just that.

“People don’t seem to appreciate things until they're gone," Waller said. "And then they say, 'What happened to that?'”

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The Achieve Foundation Announces Fall 2022 Educator Grant Awards

From The Achieve Foundation of South Orange & Maplewood:34 grants totaling nearly $65K to support SEL, equity and experiential learningFour partially-funded grants are open for Direct Funding through Friday 11/4On a picture perfect October day, a small band of Seth Boyden teachers gathered on the school’s front lawn to receive nearly $19,000 worth of checks from the Achieve Foundation. The money, which will fund nine projects at Seth Boyden, is part of 34 grants totaling $64,987 that Achi...

From The Achieve Foundation of South Orange & Maplewood:

34 grants totaling nearly $65K to support SEL, equity and experiential learning

Four partially-funded grants are open for Direct Funding through Friday 11/4

On a picture perfect October day, a small band of Seth Boyden teachers gathered on the school’s front lawn to receive nearly $19,000 worth of checks from the Achieve Foundation. The money, which will fund nine projects at Seth Boyden, is part of 34 grants totaling $64,987 that Achieve will give this cycle to fund projects at nine of the district’s 10 schools.

Seth Boyden received the largest share of Achieve’s pot. One grant will enable all fourth graders to visit the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City to do hands-on activities about tectonic plates, and another will provide for the fifth grade to travel to the American Museum of Natural History.

“It’s just a great opportunity,’’ enthused fifth grade teacher Jesse Hein, who applied for the grant to visit the museum. New York City “is the cultural capital of the world and I have… kids who’ve never been.” Hein is still deciding whether to visit the Hall of Dinosaurs or the Diorama first, although he is certain that the kids will explore the museum to its fullest.

Not only will the money given at Seth Boyden allow kids to literally visit places they have never seen, it will also fund books to widen their worlds, and pay for teachers at the school to receive training on cultural awareness, so their worlds might be expanded too.

But those are hardly the only gifts given this cycle. Achieve is giving more than $13,000 for programs at Maplewood Middle School, nearly $8,000 to Clinton Elementary and almost $5,500 at CHS. Grants will bring new furniture to the Maplewood Middle School Library, provide South Orange Middle Schoolers with cooking supplies, send sophomores and juniors who might not otherwise have the opportunity to tour New Jersey college campuses, and broaden the minds of South Mountain students with a rash of new books devoted to historically underrepresented voices.

Said Achieve Executive Director Eileen Collins Neri, “We’re thrilled to support our SOMa students and faculty with innovative and exciting programs that address inequities, champion excellence and bring school communities together in meaningful ways. We, in turn, thank our donors and supporters who make it possible for Achieve to bestow these grants.”

This fall, Achieve is funding over $17,000 worth of grants tied to social and emotional learning (SEL), as needs exacerbated by the pandemic remain high. More than $6,000 of that total will go to Clinton School, which plans to create three spaces students can use when they are struggling with their emotions.

“The areas will help students to pause, assess their needs, refocus their attention, and then respond,’’ said Clinton Principal Jennifer Connors. “These areas will teach students to be more fully present, allowing them to be more attentive and productive when they return to class.”

Students aren’t the only ones who will benefit from a focus on emotional well-being. Two teachers at the Montrose School received money toward SEL training. In their application, Kelly Donovan and Betsy Hannon stated that the program is designed to teach educators “how to use mindfulness, yoga and social emotional learning as an instrument for healing and social emotional change in our classrooms, district and community.” Kelly and Betsy have already started teaching other SOMSD staff in mindfulness techniques, and will continue to provide sessions for students, teachers, families, and the community as well.

Four Projects Remain Open for Additional Support: Deadline Extended to Nov. 4

As in years past, Achieve has partially-funded worthy projects with the hope that community members will add to that funding through the foundation’s Direct Funding process. The Direct Funding period has been extended through 5:00 PM on Friday, November 4th.

Please visit to learn more about the remaining partially-funded grants and Direct Funding opportunities.


The Achieve Foundation of South Orange & Maplewood is a registered 501(c)3 organization that promotes high-quality education that prepares South Orange-Maplewood School District students for the future. We support our students, families and educators by addressing inequities, inspiring innovation and fostering community. Since 1999, Achieve has invested over $4.5 million for programs that support public education in our two towns. To learn more, please visit

High school basketball: Programs with most players on NBA opening night rosters

Entering the 2022-23 NBA season, we took a deep dive into high school basketball programs with the most alums suiting up on opening night rosters. While transfers cloud the picture, we connected players to the school where they finished their prep career.Leading the way is Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.), which has 13 former players in the league. The Eagles not only have All-Stars in D'Angelo Russell and Ben S...

Entering the 2022-23 NBA season, we took a deep dive into high school basketball programs with the most alums suiting up on opening night rosters. While transfers cloud the picture, we connected players to the school where they finished their prep career.

Leading the way is Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.), which has 13 former players in the league. The Eagles not only have All-Stars in D'Angelo Russell and Ben Simmons, but also two of the most promising young players in the league in Cade Cunningham and Scottie Barnes.

Seven schools have at least five players and one of them is Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.). Despite closing its doors following the 2018-19 season, names like Kelly Oubre Jr. and P.J. Washington highlight the seven NBA players that went to the one-time national powerhouse.

Campbell Hall (North Hollywood, Calif.) has three current NBA players and they are the Holiday brothers — Aaron and Justin, who play for the Atlanta Hawks, and NBA champion Jrue, who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Nineteen high school programs have at least 3 players in the NBA. Read on for a complete breakdown.

High schools with most NBA players

Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) – 13Precious Achiuwa, RaptorsScottie Barnes, RaptorsR.J. Barrett, KnicksCade Cunningham, PistonsJalen Duran, PistonsCaleb Houstan, MagicSandro Mamukelashvili, BucksMoses Moody, WarriorsAndrew Nembhard, PacersMicah Potter, JazzD'Angelo Russell, TimberwolvesDay'Ron Sharpe, NetsBen Simmons, NetsIMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) – 11Darius Days, RocketsMoussa Diabate, ClippersBruno Fernando, RocketsJosh Green, MavericksJonathan Isaac, MagicKenyon Martin Jr., RocketsDwight Powell, MavericksJeremiah Robinson-Earl, ThunderJaden Springer, 76ersAnfernee Simons, Trail BlazersMark Williams, Hornets

Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) – 7Bol Bol, MagicOshae Brissett, PacersDillon Brooks, GrizzliesCory Joseph, PistonsKelly Oubre Jr., HornetsP.J. Washington, HornetsChristian Wood, Mavericks

Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.) – 6Will Barton, WizardsBuddy Boeheim, PistonsDevonte' Graham, PelicansKai Jones, HornetsDonovan Mitchell, CavaliersT.J. Warren, NetsOak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) – 6Cole Anthony, MagicKeldon Johnson, SpursBraxton Key, PistonsCaleb Martin, HeatCody Martin, HornetsCam Thomas, Nets

Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) – 6Marvin Bagley III, PistonsBrandon Boston, ClippersChristian Koloko, RaptorsScotty Pippen Jr., LakersDuane Washington Jr., SunsZiaire Williams, Grizzlies

La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) – 5Jaden Ivey, PistonsJaren Jackson Jr., GrizzliesJordan Poole, WarriorsJeremy Sochan, SpursIsaiah Stewart, Pistons

Huntington St. Joseph Prep (Huntington, W.Va.) – 4Thomas Bryant, LakersGorgui Dieng, SpursJoshua Primo, SpursAndrew Wiggins, Warriors

St. Thomas More (Oakdale, Conn.) – 4Andre Drummond, BullsDamion Lee, SunsEric Paschall, TimberwolvesYuta Watanabe, Nets

Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) – 4Kendall Brown, PacersKennedy Chandler, GrizzliesBuddy Hield, PacersLindy Waters III, ThunderAaron Holiday, HawksJrue Holiday, BucksJustin Holiday, Hawks

Charlotte Christian (Charlotte, N.C.) – 3Seth Curry, NetsStephen Curry, WarriorsAnthony Gill, Wizards

DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 3Markelle Fultz, MagicJerami Grant, Trail BlazersVictor Oladipo, Heat

Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.) – 3Montrezl Harrell, 76ersNaji Marshall, PelicansTerry Rozier, Hornets

Hillcrest Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.) – 3Deandre Ayton, SunsMichael Foster Jr., 76ersDalen Terry, Bulls

Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) – 3Kevin Durant, NetsTerrence Ross, MagicIsh Wainwright, Suns

Simeon (Chicago, Ill.) – 3Talen Horton-Tucker, JazzKendrick Nunn, LakersDerrick Rose, Knicks

Patrick School (Hillside, N.J.) – 3Kyrie Irving, NetsJonathan Kuminga, WarriorsNick Richards, Hornets

Terance Mann, ClippersGeorges Niang, 76ersNerlens Noel, Pistons

Mosquito Spraying Throughout Camden County Friday

(Lindenwold, NJ) – Early Friday morning the Mosquito Control Commission will be in the community spraying and surveilling areas throughout Camden County. The summer weather has created an ideal environment for mosquitoes to breed.Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission, talked about being cognizant of standing water.“Homeowners need to remember to check their yard and remove any standing water to help eliminate the threat of mosquitos,” Nash said. “Mosquitos need standing...

(Lindenwold, NJ) – Early Friday morning the Mosquito Control Commission will be in the community spraying and surveilling areas throughout Camden County. The summer weather has created an ideal environment for mosquitoes to breed.

Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission, talked about being cognizant of standing water.

“Homeowners need to remember to check their yard and remove any standing water to help eliminate the threat of mosquitos,” Nash said. “Mosquitos need standing water to breed, so you can help keep them off your property by removing water from places like flowerpots and containers. This helps us reduce the pest population in your neighborhood, and it assists the efforts of the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission.”

The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on Friday, Aug. 5, between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations:


Radcliff Ct

Avondale Ct

Lane of Acres

Gladwynne Ct

Yardley Ct

Montrose Dr

Kearsley Rd

Kearsley Ct

Diana Dr

Kenwyck Ct

Aberdeen Dr

Okford Ct

Piney Point Pl

Perryville Ct

Easton Ave


11th Ave

Central Ave

12th Ave

Glendora Ave

Maple Ave

Saint Mark Dr

Evesham Rd

Wilson St

4th Ave

3rd Ave

Bye Ave

Evelyn Ave

2nd Ave


Roanoke Rd

Spring Hill Dr

Lincoln Dr

Manassas Pl

Vicksburg Rd

Fredericksburg Pl

Laurel Spring

Maple Ave

Elma Ave

Stafford Ave

Pine Hill

Pine Ct

Crest Rd

Penn Cr

Club Rd

Cranford Dr

North Dr

Turnersville Rd


2nd Ave

3rd Ave

Central Ave

“The commission works with the Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton to verify the presence of West Nile Virus and other communicable diseases in their samples,” Nash said. “If a pool tests positive, the Mosquito Commission returns to spray the area. The sprayings take place when the mosquitoes are most active.”

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:

For more information, or to report a problem, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945 or [email protected].


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