The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Brainards, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Brainards, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
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Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School National Honor Society inductee Cara Checchio and her father, Dr. James Checchio.SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School inducted the newest members into its National Honor Society (NHS) in April.The criteria for membership is rigorous. Students must a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.75 and above, and be in grades 11 and 12 are eligible to apply for membership. Students must also be able to demonstrate excellence in the areas of leadership, serv...
Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School National Honor Society inductee Cara Checchio and her father, Dr. James Checchio.
SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School inducted the newest members into its National Honor Society (NHS) in April.
The criteria for membership is rigorous. Students must a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.75 and above, and be in grades 11 and 12 are eligible to apply for membership. Students must also be able to demonstrate excellence in the areas of leadership, service and character.
Congratulations to the following NHS students:
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Emma Alchus, Naa Dei Ashie, Minahal Azhar, Abigail Balagot, Elizabeth Bedatsky, Grace Beirne, Mourik Bhattacharjee, Ava Billotto, Kyle Brainard, Lucy Burke, Isabella Calamusa, Orencia Casimiro, Claire Cassidy, Cara Checchio, Kendall Chiang, Zachary Chung, Mia Cutaia, Syona Dalvi, Rushil Damania, Gabriella Damens, Ananda Daniel, Disha Debnath, Nishaan Desai, Joseph DeSantis, Madison Diaz, Jonathan Dickstein, Bridget Ennis, Marco Facao, Emmet Feeney, Sara Feeney, Ethan Filler, Weston Fischer, Lily Friebely, Sophia Gallo, Grace Germinder Pari Gill, Catherine Grandmaison, Charlotte Gumpel, Diego Gutierrez, Dara Hsu, Jacob Jones, Meredith Kenoff, Morgan Kinard, Samantha Klausner, Gavin Lesnevich, Noah Liang, Ava Mach Giulianna Milano, Jada Montgomery, Danielle Most, Stephanie Muenzen, Alicia Murphy, Aleris O'Brien, Sarah Paolella, Sarah Paul, Gabriella Pugliese, Katherine Ramalho, Jordana Reisberg, Nikita Sahasrabudhe, Abbie Sapira, Nicholas Schmidt, Emma Schramm, Niyati Shah, Jay Slack, Elizabeth Sleat, Andrew Smith, Gabrielle Smulewitz, Olivia Stahley, Kelsey Tse, Natasha Vega, Christina Wang, Patrick Watt, Georgia Williamson, Rennet Yin.
The National Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. The Scotch Plains-Fanwood NHS students will be working around the community this year conducting a variety of individual service projects and a group service project scheduled later in the academic year.
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We will start the 2022 football season by offering up a gentle warning about trusting first impressions.We are wise to not judge a book by its cover and we also should never jump to conclusions about a team’s potential based upon its opening drive of a season.Scotch Plains-Fanwood looked like a rudderless mess on its first five snaps of the contest, three of which were whistled for penalties starting at its own 2-yard line, and the fifth an errant hike out of the end zone that gave North Plainfield a quick two-point lead....
We will start the 2022 football season by offering up a gentle warning about trusting first impressions.
We are wise to not judge a book by its cover and we also should never jump to conclusions about a team’s potential based upon its opening drive of a season.
Scotch Plains-Fanwood looked like a rudderless mess on its first five snaps of the contest, three of which were whistled for penalties starting at its own 2-yard line, and the fifth an errant hike out of the end zone that gave North Plainfield a quick two-point lead.
But the Raiders would promptly wipe away the jittery rust of that first possession and look more like a well-oiled machine behind the play of speedy senior running back Anthony Tittanegro making his first varsity start, and steady-handed senior quarterback Weston Fischer.
Tittanegro carried 18 times for 186 yards and one touchdown and he also caught a scoring pass from Fischer, who threw for 157 yards and three TDs and ran once for a score to direct their Raiders to a 38-16 win over North Plainfield in a cross-divisional Big Central Conference clash Friday night at Perry Tyson Field in Scotch Plains.
“We just had to keep up our confidence, keep moving (after the first drive). Bad plays happen in football and they did there,” Fischer said. “you just have to keep pushing through it.”
Scotch Plains did just that with a hard-hitting defense that limited North Plainfield to just 31 total yards for the first two quarters after spotting the Canucks two points, and with an industrious offensive line firing off the ball in order to jump-start a running back who needed little more than a nudge to propel himself downfield.
Tittanegro’s initial carry went for zero yardage on first down of the drive that followed that game-opening sequence of mishaps. But then Fischer found Tim Paprocki open in the middle of the field for a 36-yard gain and it seemed as if Scotch Plains could finally exhale. Tittanegro followed that play with a 4-yard run on a counter to his left, and then shifted into another gear.
Tittanegro ran 10 times for 60 yards and also hauled in a 41-yard scoring pass from Fischer in the first half to help the Raiders seize a 28-2 lead, and he churned out 126 yards on eight attempts in the second half, including a dazzling 59-yarder early in the third quarter to set up a 32-yard field goal by Kyle Brainard, and a 17-yard scoring run midway in the fourth quarter for a 38-16 lead.
“I’ve grown up playing with Anthony. I’ve always known how good a running back he is. He got his opportunity today and really showed how great he can be,” Fischer said. “He’s so fast and he’s got great field vision. He knows what he’s doing out there.”
Tittanegro said he knew exactly what he had to do following that rough opening series and he further knew that the rest of his teammates held the same information, particularly his front line.
Not one lineman who started for Scotch Plains was a regular last year, but Luke and Evan Doyle, Jerry Mundle, Alex Salameh, Shane Hickey and Michael Donofrio all wound up looking like multi-year starters after the first few possessions.
“I knew they were young and inexperienced, but with size and their commitment, I knew we had something in us to get us to the next level,” Tittanegro said. “Those are my brothers. I trust them in my heart, from my toes to my brain.”
The linemen sprung Tittanegro loose for big pickups several times and also offered excellent protection for Fischer on his play-action rollouts. He completed 8 of 12 passes for the night, and connected with Tittanegro in the first quarter and Evan Hanvey and Paprocki in the second quarter for touchdowns. Fischer also scored that period with a 1-yard sneak for a 21-2 lead.
“We came in knowing they (North Plainfield) were a good team, but we knew we were better,” Tittanegro said. “Once that safety came, we were ticked. We went out on defense and shut them down and then got the ball again and proved we were better. It was just nerves in the first couple minutes.”
North Plainfield’s case of nerves lasted a little longer than Scotch Plains’, though the Canucks finally did settle into a better rhythm on offense in the second half.
The Canucks struck on the opening drive of the second half, going 67 yards in eight plays to close the deficit to 28-10. Josh Collazo hit Tyrell King with a 38-yard pass to the Scotch Plains 14, and Ryan Sullivan followed up with a scoring run on the ensuing play. The senior started off right end, then cut back and knifed his way through the middle.
Scotch Plains answered that with a seven-play, 77-yard march that Tittanegro highlighted with his 59-yard run and Brainard capped with his field goal with 4:23 to go in the quarter.
North Plainfield was halted at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood seven-yard line on its next drive following a long march sparked by a 29-yard run by Nasir McGlone, but capitalized on a short punt a bit later. The Canucks took over at the Scotch Plains six following a punt from the Raiders’ end zone, and McGlone took it in with a run off right tackle on the first snap.
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The U.S. is full of airports—more than 19,000 of them—when you include heliports, seaplane bases, and what the FAA calls “other landing facilities in the United States and its territories.”But at the general aviation level, the total is closer to 3,300 for airports that are open to the public and part of the FAA’s National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. That’s still a big number, but it is getting smaller as airports across the country close, for reasons that range from a critical mass of noise...
The U.S. is full of airports—more than 19,000 of them—when you include heliports, seaplane bases, and what the FAA calls “other landing facilities in the United States and its territories.”
But at the general aviation level, the total is closer to 3,300 for airports that are open to the public and part of the FAA’s National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. That’s still a big number, but it is getting smaller as airports across the country close, for reasons that range from a critical mass of noise complaints to real-estate development plans that value warehouses and shopping malls above runways and ramps.
For pilots who have been around a while, airport closings can start to feel like an epidemic. We read about (and in our case, write about) political maneuvering aimed at “repurposing” airports. Communities make economic and environmental cases for cutting pollution or putting the space to what they consider better use, as with the current battles over Reid-Hillview Airport (KRHV) in San Jose, California, and Hartford-Brainard Airport (KHFD) in Hartford, Connecticut.
Personal experience also shapes our opinions. East Hanover Airport (N58) in New Jersey, where I got to briefly take the controls of a Cessna 182 while in fifth grade, closed in the 1980s, but no development followed. You can still see the runway through the weeds. About 50 miles northwest, Trinca Airport (13N), where I made my first decent tailwheel landings, closed two years ago. The sweet grass strip could no longer resist the force of rising real-estate values.
As more people move farther from cities, rural areas once considered “the middle of nowhere” and perfect for airfields are suddenly ripe for development. Meanwhile urban neighborhoods, some of them on the rise after years of decline, seek to keep existing residents while attracting new ones. An airport’s expanse, with space for new homes, stores, offices, and parks, must make a tempting target.
Below are six airports whose futures are in doubt for a variety of reasons. Some of their stories are well-known, some not. But in each case pilots, flight students, mechanics, FBO operators, and others in the aviation business will miss them if they close.
Opened in 1943 as part of a production site for Consolidated-Vultee military aircraft for World War II, the airport has been considered for other uses throughout its history. The city of Allentown and other groups have proposed building high-rise apartments and a warehouse on the property and using the runways as drag strips, only to be thwarted by resistance from the local community and federal officials.
While many airports face threats of closing within months or a few years, the end of the line for Teterboro, a hub for business aviation, could be decades away. Still, the outlook is grim, according to the Regional Plan Association, a nonprofit that seeks to improve economic and environmental conditions. The group says Teterboro, with a field elevation of 8.4 feet, is likely to be flooded most of the time by late this century.
Known for its Fly In Cafe, outdoor activities and RV campsite, this 2,300-foot turf strip is friendly to vintage taildraggers. Attractions include a Fly-In Festival in August, the nearby Cabell County Fairgrounds and October’s Milton Pumpkin Festival. The airport’s fans worry that disputes between the county commission, which owns the property, and the airport manager could result in the sale and possible closure of the airport.
Many have heard about the years-long dispute over this legendary airfield that was once home to Douglas Aircraft Company. It is a classic case of residential zones closing in around a once-remote airport. Complaints about noise and pollution eventually resulted in the shortening of the runway to 3,500 feet from 5,000 feet in 2017 to keep jets out. That year local and federal officials also agreed to close the airport on December 28, 2028. But airport advocates continue efforts to save it.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors began looking into options that include possible closure following a handful of accidents near the airport, which is in a densely built-up area. In January, an airplane set down on nearby railroad tracks and was hit by a train shortly afterward. Police video showed officers pulling the injured pilot free of the wreckage seconds before the train destroyed the aircraft.
A model for other big-city airports when it opened in 1927, the facility was Detroit’s primary airport until 1947, when many airlines moved to Willow Run Airport (KYIP) and later to Detroit Metro Airport (KDTW). From the mid-1960s through the 1990s, several airlines returned, but the airport gradually became better-known for dilapidation. While the city has looked into redeveloping the site for other uses, private groups have sought to raise funds, revamp the airport and keep it open. While its GA operations continue, its future remains uncertain.
Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4
ALLOWAY TWP.— Five will run for three open, three-year seats on the board of education here.Incumbents Michael Clarke and Richard Morris will seek re-election, and newcomers Colleen Fulmer, Tina Mingin and Richard Brainard will seek a first term on the board.Here is a look at the candidates:• Brainard, 44, is a newcomer and has been a resident of Alloway for about five years. He said he has been trying to get more politically involved in the community during the last few years, and he believes th...
— Five will run for three open, three-year seats on the board of education here.
Incumbents Michael Clarke and Richard Morris will seek re-election, and newcomers Colleen Fulmer, Tina Mingin and Richard Brainard will seek a first term on the board.
Here is a look at the candidates:
• Brainard, 44, is a newcomer and has been a resident of Alloway for about five years. He said he has been trying to get more politically involved in the community during the last few years, and he believes the school board is a good way to participate in the community.
Brainard said he is concerned with cuts being made to the district budget, and would like to prevent serious cuts from being made in the future. He said his experience in running a business will be an asset to the board when it comes to solving budget issues.
“Private business owners know when to cut and when to hold onto things,” he said. “Sometimes public entities make cuts in all the wrong places. I hope to bring a new perspective and a new dynamic to solve the school’s challenges.”
Brainard said if elected to the school board, he would strive to make sure that all bills are paid, children receive a quality education, and that the district continues moving in a positive direction.
A supervisor at Chemglass on Vineland, Brainard also runs his own business, Brainards Tree Service. He and his wife, Kimberly, have two sons.
• Clarke, 46, has lived in the township for about 14 years. He is seeking his fourth term on the school board, and said he would like to see the school maintain quality programs and teachers.
“My main concern is with the budget, with keeping teachers and education at the level it should be, without cutting too much,” said Clarke. “We want to maintain quality people and quality programs so we can continue moving forward in education.”
Clarke said he wants to make sure education in the district continues to improve no matter what, and that his main goal is to make sure children continue to get the most they can out of their education.
“No matter what goals you set, you want to see things continue to improve,” he said.
Clarke is the athletic director at AP Schalick High School in Pittsgrove. He and his wife,
Dawn, have two daughters.
• Fulmer, 38, has been a lifelong resident of Alloway. She said being a member of the school board is something she has always wanted to do.
As a newcomer this year, Fulmer admitted she does not know all the immediate concerns facing the board and the district. She added that she will seek out those concerns immediately, if elected.
“Having not been on the board, I don’t know the immediate concerns facing the district,” said Fulmer. “If elected, I intend to seek them out and do the best I can to fix those things.”
She said her main goal for the district is to provide the best education for the children of the township, while remaining fiscally responsible.
Fulmer is a math teacher at Pennsville High School. She and her husband, Jeff, have two children.
• Mingin, 31, has lived in Alloway for six years. As a newcomer this election, she is seeking to be a member of the school board to get involved in her children’s education.
“I try to be as involved as I can be, and play a part in everything I’m able to,” she said. “I don’t think people should complain about things if they aren’t involved themselves trying to fix them.”
Mingin said she has no specific concerns or goals for the district. She would just like to see it maintain its current level.
“This is a great school system, I just want to keep the school as good as it is now,” she said. “I don’t want to lose any more teachers, and I don’t want to see things start to go downhill. I want to keep it where it is.”
Mingin said she has been part of the Alloway PTA, has been a room parent, and tries to participate in the district in any way she can.
Mingin is an X-ray technician at the Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Bridgeton. She and her husband, Rory, have two children.
• Morris, 66, has been a resident of the township for more than 40 years and is seeking his 11th term on the board. He is seeking re-election because he believes in community service, and feels he can make a contribution to the district.
Morris’ main concern for Alloway is finding ways to continue to improve education, while coping with fiscal challenges.
“My main concern is how to live in a climate with fewer funds available to do the job,” he said. “Alloway has been a leader in shared services, and we need to continue to look for ways to find money, and to continue to give our kids a top notch program.”
Morris has been heavily involved in the community through various committees, including: Halloween Parade Committee, Municipal Alliance, and as the vice president for
the Boy Scout Council of Southern New Jersey.
He is a retired teacher from Upper Pittsgrove Elementary School. He and his wife, Barbara, have one daughter.
Residents will also be asked to vote on a budget for the district, which includes a 2-cent increase to the school tax rate, as well the elimination of one teaching position and some programs.
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Phillipsburg Town Council on Tuesday decided the annual Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest and train rides like those featuring Thomas the Tank Engine and a “Polar Express” theme would not be given special rules for parking.Officials said the town would continue to charge the normal rate at all parking lots during those special events and will strike a meter hike that was imposed in the town during special events hosted across the Delaware R...
Phillipsburg Town Council on Tuesday decided the annual Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest and train rides like those featuring Thomas the Tank Engine and a “Polar Express” theme would not be given special rules for parking.
Officials said the town would continue to charge the normal rate at all parking lots during those special events and will strike a meter hike that was imposed in the town during special events hosted across the Delaware River in Easton.
Metered parking spots will also be made free of charge during town-sponsored events, the council said. Special events will have to receive approval before council to qualify for town-wide free parking, council said.
Council reviewed the draft parking ordinance during a work session Tuesday night, and is expected to introduce it for a first reading at its next meeting, Oct. 18. The measure would essentially codify several existing laws that regulate the parking at several public lots across the town. It will also designate several of them as metered parking.
Metered lots in Phillipsburg include the Hudson Street/Brainard Street Lot, Cedar Alley Lot, Rectory Lot, Stockton Street Lot, Sitgreaves Street Lot, Market Street Lot, Riverside Way Lot and Church Street Lot.
Parking will be rated at 25 cents per 15 minutes and $1 per hour at all lots. Parking for boats and trailers will be relegated to the Riverside Way Parking lot and cost $10 per day. Parking permits for residents and businesses will be made available via auction and cost $100 per year, council said. They would be valid for one year at a time.
Ten permits will be available to residents and businesses, in total, per specific parking lots, the council decided rather than designating a separate number toward residential and business permits.
“It’s almost like a luxury tax on the people who don’t win the lottery,” said Councilman Randy Piazza Jr. Piazza proposed granting an unlimited number of permits to residents to park anywhere downtown regardless of meter or lot; and a static number of permits to businesses for parking lot use only. The idea was shut down swiftly by his colleagues.
Three Phillipsburg residents spoke at the start of the meeting on behalf of their neighbors, including Dan Seiler, who asked the council to “remember the residents.”
The resident of North Main Street said he and several of his neighbors with mobility issues were recently “evicted” from using a private parking lot on their street where the new 9/11 memorial was erected. He advocated against the small lottery number.
Further public comment was ignored at the end of the meeting, despite a visible hand from Seiler and others.
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