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IMAGE Wilson Avenue Scheduled For Improvement This Year
Thursday, 18 September 2014
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Wilson Avenue is the latest township thoroughfare slated to be repaved this year. The Township Committee approved a contract at... Read More...
New Jersey Tax Offer: Pay Back Taxes Now and Save Time and Money
Thursday, 18 September 2014
TRENTON, NJ –For a limited time, the Division of Taxation is providing businesses and individuals who have unpaid tax liabilities a convenient... Read More...
IMAGE Sunday October 19 is Thompson Park Day
Thursday, 18 September 2014
PHOTO: Pumpkin painting will once again be part of Thompson Park Day.  This year’s celebration will be held at Thompson Park, Newman... Read More...
Jersey Shore PFLAG Support Group Meetings in October 2014
Thursday, 18 September 2014
(Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)   On Wednesday, October 8, the monthly Jersey Shore PFLAG support meeting in Ocean County... Read More...
New York Metro Area Income Not Statistically Different from End of Recession
Thursday, 18 September 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The New York metro area’s 2013 median household income ($65,786) was not statistically different from 2010, the first full year... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE The Secret of Old Age
by Anne Mikolay
Thursday, 18 September 2014
Facebook is a playground for adults. You can find pretty much anything there. While some folks share political commentary, others post inspirational... Read More...
IMAGE Romney Seems Ready for Another Run
by Dennis
Thursday, 18 September 2014
For the past several weeks, the media and the Republican Party have been abuzz with talk related to a most unexpected of topics: former Massachusetts... Read More...
IMAGE Uncertain Trumpet-Call
by Woody Zimmerman
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
On the idle hill of summer,Sleepy with the flow of streams,Far I hear the steady drummerDrumming like a noise in dreams.Far and near and low and... Read More...
IMAGE Hoy for the Hall of Fame
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 13 September 2014
I guess every year you'll just have to get used to reading about William Elsworth “Dummy” Hoy, a deaf professional baseball player from... Read More...
IMAGE 9/11 - An Historic Shift
by Jack Archibald
Friday, 12 September 2014
Wherever you walk in lower Manhattan on September 11, there is always some quiet reflection going on.  Most of the workers are quietly going... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Thu Sep 18 @ 3:15PM - 03:45PM
School Age Programs Grades K and up
Thu Sep 18 @ 4:00PM - 04:30PM
Preschool Story Time Ages 3 – 5
Thu Sep 18 @ 7:00PM -
Dead Beat Poet Society - AH Library
Sat Sep 20 @ 9:00AM -
5-Mile Run
Sat Sep 20 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Flea Market - Ideal Beach - Middletown

Lyme disease is the fasting growing infectious disease in the country and New Jersey has one of the highest number of cases. Raising awareness of this disease is crucial. Too many are going undiagnosed and untreated resulting in chronic and severe illness. Testing is extremely unreliable and inaccurate. In addition, there is great controversy and a battle between the Infectious Disease Society and lyme organizations/researchers regarding treatment protocol and existence of chronic forms. Many symptoms overlap with other illnesses resulting in misdiagnoses of MS, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, etc. Symptoms range from stiff neck, headaches, joint/muscle pain, anxiety/panic attacks, vision problems, heart palpitations, rage/personality changes, extreme fatigue, insomnia, depression, neurological problems, just to name a few. When left untreated, lyme can unfortunately become multi-systemic and leave you critically ill. If you or your child are not feeling well and have gone from doctor to doctor and know there is something wrong, research lyme and its co-infections. Demand a western blot lyme test, not an Elisa which is extremely unreliable and misses 50% of lyme cases. Make sure you get a copy of your lab results. Most people with lyme have negative test results. The CDC guidelines for lyme testing are for "surveillance purposes only." DIAGNOSIS MUST BE CLINICAL and should be by a doctor well versed in lyme treatment. You can have lyme but still have a negative test result on a western blot. The "banding" is what is most important. Most importantly, do your own research on lyme. You are your own best medical advocate. There is just so much to be learned about this mysterious and devastating disease.

Jean Springsteen
Atlantic Highlands, NJ