Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Bergenfield, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Bergenfield, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
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.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
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 is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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Can you believe we’re already in Week 2?We’re through two weekends of exciting N.J. high school football and it’s looking like more of the same ahead of the third.Below, find this week’s statewide schedule.Thursday, Sep. 7Elmwood Park (0-2) at Palisades Park, 6pmBogota (1-0) at Harrison, 7pmBergenfield (0-1) at River Dell (0-1), 6pmDumont (1-0) at Westwood (2-0), 6:30pmHackettstown (0-2) at North Warren (0-1), 7pmDwight-Morrow at Cliffside Park, 7pm...
Can you believe we’re already in Week 2?
We’re through two weekends of exciting N.J. high school football and it’s looking like more of the same ahead of the third.
Below, find this week’s statewide schedule.
Elmwood Park (0-2) at Palisades Park, 6pm
Bogota (1-0) at Harrison, 7pm
Bergenfield (0-1) at River Dell (0-1), 6pm
Dumont (1-0) at Westwood (2-0), 6:30pm
Hackettstown (0-2) at North Warren (0-1), 7pm
Dwight-Morrow at Cliffside Park, 7pm
New Egypt (1-1) at Cinnaminson (2-0), 6pm
Hunterdon Central (2-0) at Elizabeth (0-2), 6pm
Lincoln (1-0) at Rahway (1-1), 6pm
Linden (2-0) at Woodbridge (1-1), 6pm
New Providence (1-1) at Roselle (0-1), 6pm
Franklin (1-1) at Piscataway (0-2), 6pm
Perth Amboy (0-2) at J.P. Stevens (0-2), 6pm
Scotch Plains-Fanwood (1-1) at St. Thomas Aquinas (2-0), 6pm
Iselin Kennedy (0-1) at Colonia (1-1), 6pm
Gov. Livingston (1-1) at North Plainfield (0-2), 7pm
South Plainfield (1-1) at Carteret (2-0), 7pm
North Hunterdon (0-2) at Watchung Hills (2-0), 7pm
Roselle Park (0-1) at Dayton (0-1), 7pm
Monroe (0-2) at East Brunswick (0-2), 7pm
New Brunswick (0-2) at Sayreville (1-1), 7pm
Belvidere (0-2) at South Hunterdon (1-1), 7pm
Dunellen (1-0) at Highland Park (0-1), 7pm
Voorhees (1-1) at Delaware Valley (1-0), 7pm
Westfield (0-1) at Union (1-1), 7pm
Ridge (1-0) at Phillipsburg (1-0), 7pm
South River (0-1) at Bernards (2-0), 7pm
Summit (1-0) at Cranford (1-0), 7pm
Plainfield (1-0) at Montgomery (2-0), 7pm
Edison (1-1) at North Brunswick (1-0), 7pm
South Brunswick (0-2) at Old Bridge (0-2), 7pm
Bound Brook (0-1) at Johnson (0-1), 7pm
Middlesex (1-0) at Manville (1-1), 7pm
Cresskill (0-1) at Garfield (0-2), 6pm
Rutherford (1-0) at Glen Rock (0-1), 6pm
Weehawken at Manchester Regional (1-0), 6pm
New Milford (1-0) at Lyndhurst (1-0), 6:30pm
Pompton Lakes (1-0) at North Arlington (0-1), 6:30pm
Lodi (0-2) at Becton (1-0), 6:30pm
Butler (1-0) at Wallington (0-1), 7pm
Park Ridge (1-0) at Wood-Ridge (1-1), 7pm
Saddle Brook (1-0) at Hasbrouck Heights (0-1), 7pm
Secaucus (0-1) at Waldwick (1-0), 7pm
Lincoln (1-0) at Rahway (1-1), 6pm
Columbia (1-0) at Paterson Eastside (1-1), 6pm
Paramus (1-1) at Pascack Valley (1-0), 6pm
Snyder (0-2) at Ridgefield Park (1-0), 6pm
Passaic (1-1) at Passaic Tech (2-0), 6pm
Old Tappan (1-0) at Northern Highlands (2-0), 6:15pm
Passaic Valley (1-0) at West Essex (0-2), 6:30pm
Union City (0-1) at Livingston (0-2), 6:30pm
Fair Lawn at Indian Hills, 6:30pm
Orange (2-0) at Bayonne (1-1), 6:30pm
Tottenville (NY) at Wayne Valley (0-2), 6:30pm
Clifton (1-1) at Ridgewood (1-0), 6:30pm
Demarest (1-1) at West Milford (1-1), 6:30pm
Kearny at Memorial, 7pm
Morristown (2-0) at Millburn (0-1), 7pm
Bergen Catholic (2-0) at Chaminade-Madonna (FL), 7pm
Newark Central (1-0) at Immaculata (2-0), 7pm
Kittatinny (1-0) at Lenape Valley (1-1), 7pm
Madison (0-1) at Hanover Park (1-0), 7pm
Morris Hills (0-1) at Jefferson (1-1), 7pm
Mountain Lakes (1-0) at Morris Catholic (0-2), 7pm
Bergen Tech at Dover, 7pm
Caldwell (1-0) at Pequannock (1-0), 7pm
Chatham (0-2) at Warren Hills (2-0), 7pm
Dickinson at Barringer (1-0), 7pm
Newark East Side at Ferris (0-1), 7pm
West Morris (2-0) at Mount Olive (2-0), 7pm
Verona (1-1) at Weequahic (1-0), 7pm
Vernon (1-1) at Sparta (0-1), 7pm
Parsippany (0-1) at Whippany Park (1-0), 7pm
Pope John (2-0) at Paramus Catholic (2-0), 7pm
Roxbury (2-0) at Randolph (1-1), 7pm
Hopatcong (2-0) at Fort Lee, 7pm
Ramsey (0-2) at Lakeland (2-0), 7pm
Ramapo (1-0) at Wayne Hills (0-2), 7pm
Mendham (1-1) at Montville (1-1), 7pm
Tenafly (1-0) at Mahwah (1-0), 7pm
Teaneck at Pascack Hills (1-0), 7pm
Paterson Kennedy (0-1) at Hackensack (0-1), 7pm
Bloomfield (1-0) at West Orange (0-1), 7:30pm
Point Pleasant Beach (0-2) at Manchester Township (2-0), 6pm
Keansburg (0-1) at Jackson Liberty (0-1), 6pm
Barnegat (0-2) at Brick Memorial (2-0), 6pm
Toms River East (0-2) at Central Regional (1-1), 6pm
Middletown North (1-1) at Howell (0-1), 6:30pm
Freehold Township (1-1) at Matawan (0-2), 6:30pm
Raritan (0-1) at Red Bank Regional (0-1), 6:30pm
Toms River South (0-1) at Monmouth (2-0), 6:30pm
Pinelands (1-0) at Neptune (1-0), 6:30pm
Jackson Memorial (1-0) at Lacey (0-2), 6:30pm
Holmdel (1-0) at St. John Vianney (0-2), 7pm
Long Branch (1-1) at Manalapan (1-1), 7pm
Marlboro (1-0) at Southern (2-0), 7pm
Asbury Park (0-1) at Ocean Township (1-0), 7pm
Wall (1-1) at Middletown South (1-1), 7pm
Toms River North (2-0) at Rumson-Fair Haven (2-0), 7pm
Holy Cross Prep (0-1) at Palmyra (1-1), 6pm
Kingsway (2-0) at Washington Township (1-1), 6pm
Hammonton (1-1) at Highland (0-2), 6pm
Middle Township (2-0) at Glassboro (1-0), 6pm
Moorestown (1-1) at Northern Burlington (1-1), 6pm
Absegami (1-1) at Atlantic City (2-0), 6pm
Bordentown (0-2) at Maple Shade (0-2), 6pm
Cedar Creek (2-0) at Ocean City (1-1), 6pm
Cherokee (2-0) at St. Augustine (1-1), 6pm
Clearview (0-1) at Vineland (1-1), 6pm
Delsea (1-0) at Winslow (1-1), 6pm
Oakcrest (1-1) at Mainland (2-0), 6pm
Camden Eastside (1-1) at Pennsauken (1-0), 6pm
Pitman (0-1) at Cumberland (0-2), 6pm
Riverside (1-0) at Lindenwold (0-2), 6pm
Schalick (2-0) at Wildwood (1-0), 6pm
St. Joseph (Hamm.) (0-2) at Holy Spirit (2-0), 6pm
Timber Creek (2-0) at Willingboro (1-1), 6pm
Rancocas Valley (2-0) at Eastern (1-1), 6pm
West Windsor-Plainsboro South (1-1) at Lawrence (0-2), 6pm
Gateway (1-0) at Collingswood (1-1), 6:30pm
Buena (0-1) at Clayton (2-0), 7pm
Lower Cape May (1-1) at Pennsville (1-0), 7pm
Cherry Hill East (0-2) at Florence (1-0), 7pm
Delran (1-1) at Burlington Township (2-0), 7pm
Egg Harbor (0-2) at Bridgeton (0-2), 7pm
Triton (2-0) at Seneca (1-0), 7pm
Salem (0-2) at Pleasantville (1-1), 7pm
Shawnee (2-0) at Lenape (0-2), 7pm
Millville (1-1) at Williamstown (0-2), 7pm
Cherry Hill West (0-2) at Paul VI (1-1), 7pm
West Deptford (0-2) at Camden Catholic (0-1), 7pm
Hightstown (2-0) at Robbinsville (0-2), 7pm
Sterling (1-1) at Camden (1-1), 7pm
Peddie at Penn Charter (PA), 4pm
Tottenville (NY) at Wayne Valley (0-2), 6:30pm
Bergen Catholic (2-0) at Chaminade-Madonna (FL), 7pm
Riverdale Day (NY) at Newark Academy, 7pm
Somerville (2-0) at St. Joseph (Met.) (1-0), 1pm
Brearley (0-1) at Spotswood (2-0), 1pm
Metuchen (1-0) at Hillside (0-1), 1pm
Bridgewater-Raritan (1-1) vs. Hillsborough (2-0) at Hillsborough High School, 7pm
Morristown-Beard (1-1) at King School (CT), 1pm
Hawthorne (1-0) at St. Mary (Ruth.) (1-1), 1pm
High Point (0-1) at Wallkill Valley (1-1), 12pm
Delbarton (1-0) at Malvern Prep (PA), 1pm
Hoboken (0-1) at Newark Collegiate (0-1), 1pm
Newton (0-1) at Sussex Tech (1-1), 1pm
Nutley (0-2) at Montclair (2-0), 1pm
Parsippany Hills (1-1) at Morris Knolls (0-1), 1pm
North Bergen (0-1) at West Side (0-1), 1pm
Long Island Lutheran (NY) at Hudson Catholic (0-1), 1pm
Don Bosco Prep (1-1) at St. Joseph (Mont.) (2-0), 1pm
Kinnelon (0-1) at Boonton (1-1), 2pm
Belleville (0-2) at Glen Ridge (0-2), 2pm
Cedar Grove (2-0) at Shabazz (1-1), 3pm
Irvington (0-2) vs. East Orange (0-1) at Schools Stadium, 4pm
DePaul (0-1) vs. St. Peter's Prep (0-2) at Hinchcliffe Stadium, 6pm
Brick Township (2-0) at Freehold Borough (1-0), 12pm
Lakewood (0-1) at Keyport (1-1), 12pm
Penns Grove (0-2) at Woodbury (1-0), 10:30am
Pemberton (0-2) at Burlington City (1-1), 11am
Woodstown (1-0) at Paulsboro (0-1), 11am
KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy (0-2) at Haddon Heights (0-1), 11am
Gloucester (1-1) at Overbrook (1-0), 11am
Bishop Eustace (1-0) at Gloucester Catholic (0-1), 11am
Deptford (0-1) at Audubon (1-0), 11am
Allentown (0-2) at Steinert (1-0), 12pm
Hopewell Valley (1-0) at Ewing (1-1), 12pm
Notre Dame (2-0) at Nottingham (0-1), 12pm
Trenton (1-1) at Hamilton West (0-2), 2pm
Haddon Township (0-1) at Princeton (1-1), 2pm
Lawrenceville at Gilman (MD), TBA
KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy (0-2) at Haddon Heights (0-1), 11am
Mastery Camden (0-2) at Hun, 12pm
Morristown-Beard (1-1) at King School (CT), 1pm
Pennington at Morrisville (PA), 1pm
Delbarton (1-0) at Malvern Prep (PA), 1pm
Long Island Lutheran (NY) at Hudson Catholic (0-1), 1pm
Blair at Springside-Chestnut Hill Academy (PA), 2pm
Dalton (NY) at Montclair Kimberley (0-1), 2pm
Poly Prep (NY) at Pingry (1-0), 3pm
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Here are the high school box scores for events involving North Jersey teams on Dec. 18. This file will be updated all night long.Boys SwimmingBERGEN CATHOLIC 117, WAYNE HILLS 53200 Medley Relay: 1. Ian Liu, Tim Anderson, Julian Chun, Ben Rose (BC) 1:53.24. 200 Free: 1. Chris LaBianco (BC) 2:06.16. 200 IM: 1. Jaden Lee (BC) 2:17.29. 50 Free: 1.Daniel Siuffe (WH) no time. 100 Fly: 1. Thomas Haemmerle (BC) ...
Here are the high school box scores for events involving North Jersey teams on Dec. 18. This file will be updated all night long.
BERGEN CATHOLIC 117, WAYNE HILLS 53
200 Medley Relay: 1. Ian Liu, Tim Anderson, Julian Chun, Ben Rose (BC) 1:53.24. 200 Free: 1. Chris LaBianco (BC) 2:06.16. 200 IM: 1. Jaden Lee (BC) 2:17.29. 50 Free: 1.Daniel Siuffe (WH) no time. 100 Fly: 1. Thomas Haemmerle (BC) 1:01.34. 100 Free: 1. Alex Rose (BC) 56.73. 500 Free: 1. Alex Vester (BC) 5:23.22. 200 Free Relay: 1. Julian Chun, Ian Liu, Tim Anderson, Ben Rose (BC) 1:45.81. 100 Back: 1. Julian Chun (BC) 59.75. 100 Breast: 1. Sam Hughes (BC) 1:12.14. 400 Free Relay: 1. Tim Anderson, Chris LaBianco, Ben Rose, Julian Chun (BC) 3:46.56.
FAIR LAWN 96, PASSAIC 11
200 Medley Relay: 1. Reilly Bogues, Kenneth Chiong, Eric Trostin, Denis Shovkoplyas (FL) 2:21.98. 200 Free: 1. Andrew Weisberger (FL) 2:46.77. 200 IM: 1. Eric Trostin (FL) 2:44.85. 50 Free: 1. Yam Naveh (FL) 28.65. 100 Fly: 1. TJ Tomesco (FL) 1:29.07. 100 Free: 1. Yossef Fouad (FL) 1:05.38. 400 Free: 1. Ofek Yosef (FL) 6:34.44. 200 Free Relay: 1. Eric Trostin, Theodore Halbach, Richard Boada, Yam Naveh (FL) 2:02.73.
HARRISON 122, LYNDHURST/NORTH ARLINGTON 44
200 Medley Relay: 1. Oscar Mencia, Christopher Burgo, Raphael Roxas, Vinicus Sousa (H) 2:01.36. 200 Free: 1. Leonardo Munoz (H) 2:21.91. 200 IM: 1. Christopher Burgo (H) 2:22.05. 50 Free: 1. Vinicus Sousa (H) 27.12. 100 Fly: 1. Raphael Roxas (H) 1:04.01. 100 Free: 1. Luke Reyes (H) 1:06.13. 500 Free: 1. Oscar Mencia (H) 6:18.95. 200 Free Relay: 1. Orlando Rivas, Gabriel Mocelini Minervini, Juston Piscoya, Oscar Mencia (H) 1:53.00. 100 Back: 1. Zachery Pineiro (H) 1:22.59. 100 Breast: 1. Christopher Burgo (H) 1:12.01.400 Free Relay: 1. Vinicus Sousa, Raphael Roxas, Oscar Mencia, Christopher Burgo (H) 4:06.40.
PARAMUS CATHOLIC 89, PARAMUS 74
200 Medley Relay: 1. Allan Samoilovich, Daniel Esposito, Santiago Vanegas, James Dombrowski (PC) 1:57.03. 200 Free: 1. Dean Beyer (P) 1:57.45. 200 IM: 1. Abelardo Carlagera (P) 2:11.14. 50 Free: 1. Kaan Yaprak (PC) 23.12. 100 Fly: 1. Abelardo Carlagera (P) 59.25. 100 Free: 1. KaanYaprak (PC) 53.5. 500 Free: 1. Dean Beyer (P) 5:05.59. 200 Free Relay: 1. Kaan Yaprak, Daniel Esposito, Ethan Choi, Santiago Vanegas (PC) 1:39.00. 100 Back: 1. Allan Samoilovich (PC) 1:07.47. 100 Breast: 1. Ethan Choi (PC) 1;09.40. 400 Free Relay: 1. Allan Samoilovich, Ethan Choi, James Dombrowski, Kaan Yaprak (PC) 3:49.34.
IHA 104, WAYNE HILLS 66
200 Medley Relay: 1. Chloe Piellka, Kelly McDermott, Gigi Baquerizo, Ella Parker (IHA) 2:05.42. 200 Free: 1. Daniella Navia (IHA) 2:11.09. 200 IM: Kristina Organista (IHA) 2:34.47. 50 Free: 1. LIz Shubaderov (WH) no time. 100 Fly: 1. Gigi Baquerizo (IHA) 1:07.05. 100 Free: 1. Camelia Achury (IHA) 1:04.77. 500 Free: 1. Chloe Pielka (IHA) 5:55.75. 200 Free Relay: 1. Ella Parker, Chloe Pielka, Gigi Baquerizo, Kelly McDermott (IHA) 1:50.56. 100 Back: 1. Emma Mazzacano (IHA) 1:09.49. 100 Breast: 1. Kelly McDermott (IHA) 1:17.24. 400 Free Relay: 1. Camelia Achury, Annalisa Diaz, Daniella Navia, Emmy Mazzacano (IHA) 4:21.05.
FAIR LAWN 93, PASSAIC 44
200 Medley Relay: 1. Sophia Trigub, Camila Mercado, Sukanya Sharma, Isabella Pollock (FL) 2:28.22. 200 Free: 1. Nika Chmigelski (FL) 2:42.76. 200 IM: 1. Sophia Trigub (FL) 2:43.46. 50 Free: 1. Camila Mercado (FL) 31.63. 100 Fly: 1. Isabelle Lyons (FL) 1:34.61. 100 Free: 1.Sophia Trigub (FL) 1:06.24. 400 Free: 1. Sukanya Sharma (FL) 5:50.32. 200 Free Relay: 1. Alica Bocchini, Emilia Garcia, Dana Shames, Amy Florian (FL) 2:24.84. 100 Back: 1. Xiomara Suarez (P) no time. 100 Breast: 1. Lohanny Cabrerra (P) no time. 400 Free Relay: 1. Jacqueline Hererra, Kahory Cruz, Lohanny Cabrerra, Xiomara Suarez (P) no time.
PARAMUS 124, PARAMUS CATHOLIC 40
200 Medley Relay: 1. Tolar Boyadijian, Isabella Patti, Laura Park, Emily Puentes (P) 2:13.00. 200 Free: 1. Ashlee Limbacher (P) 2:10.40. 200 IM: 1. Laura Park (P) 2:37.20. 50 Free: 1. Olivia Balwas (P) 28.84. 100 Fly: 1. Emily Puentes (P) 1;08.50. 100 Free: 1. Lea Mathew (P) 1:14.59. 500 Free: 1. Ashlee Limbacher (P) 5:38.64. 200 Free Relay: 1. Ashlee Limbacher, Tolar Boyadijian, Bianca Valente, Magda Konopka (P) 2:00.75. 100 Back: 1. Bianca Valente (P) 1:16.14. 100 Breast: 1. Magda Konopka (P) 1:20.93. 400 Free Relay: 1. Alex Vaentina, Katelyn Cox, Mia Tucker, Kenzie Mazure (P) 5:19.64.
Passaic Tech 7, Kennedy 0
Dumont 5, Westwood 2
Fair Lawn 7, Hackensack 0
Mahwah 7, Fort Lee 0
Bergenfield 7, Bergen Catholic 0
NV/Demarest 7, Tenafly 0
West Milford 7, Lakeland 0
High Games: Dino Stoupakis, Passaic Tech, 211; Cody McGrath, Dumont, 257, 215, Louis Ferrante, Dumont, 254, Austin Gisler, Westwood, 210; Nate Staada, Westwood, 225, 211; Derrel Donney, Westwood, 202, 203; Anthony Frangiosa, Fair Lawn, 223, 222, 255; Jake Nappi, Fair Lawn, 235; Kyle Adely, Fair Lawn, 216; Matt Lugo, Hackensack, 225; Gustavo Carvalho, Fort Lee, 245; Colin Han, Fort Lee, 246; John Picciano, Mahwah, 215; Ryan Spector, Mahwah, 233, 213, 277; Mike Bellifemini, Bergen Catholic, 242, 218; George Ferguson, Bergenfield, 236, 214; Aaron Melendez, Bergenfield, 233; Matt Polandick, Bergenfield, 201; Lucas Mattes, NV/Demarest, 212, 204; Nicolas Rota, NV/Demarest, 235; Arnie Bernal, Tenafly, 204; Daniel Suh, Tenafly, 204.
High Series: Spector, Mahwah, 723; Frangiosa, Fair Lawn, 700; McGrath, Dumont, 630; Ferrante, Dumont, 629; Staada, Westwood, 622; Bellifemini, Bergen Catholic, 643; Ferguson, Bergenfield, 629.
Passaic Tech 7, Kennedy 0
Wayne Hills 7, Lakeland 0
Mahwah 7, Fort Lee 0
Holy Angels 7, Bergenfield 0
NV/Demarest 7, Tenafly 0
Westwood 5, Dumont 2
High Games: Asha Madupuru , Wayne Hills, 197; Maddie Heinold, Wayne Hills, 185. Erica Cuciti, Wayne Hills, 242; Angie Ferraioli, Mahwah, 187; Holly Amell, Mahwah, 212; Michaella Raab, Mahwah, 187, 175; Julie Zierer, Holy Angels, 178; Isabelle Egan, Holy Angels, 184; Baylee Rose Cooper, Holy Angels, 189; Chiara Krebs, Westwood, 202, Alexa Connelly, Westwood, 194; Shannon Buchheister, Dumont, 198
High Series: Cuciti, Wayne Hills, 566; Amell, Mahwah, 536; Raab, Mahwah, 530.
KINNELON 4, RAMAPO 4
Goals: (K) Connor LaPenna 2, Joey Arnold 2; (R) Will Neal, Pierce Fogarty 2, Kyle Livernois. Assists: (K) Brett Lewis, LaPenna, Tim Hausler 2, Hayden Hishmeh 2, Joey Arnold; (R) John Albert, Neal, Jason Randmere, Cole Dushang, Livernois 2, Joe Vocca. Saves: (K) Lewis 27; (R) Dallas Phillips 16.
Here are the high school box scores for events involving North Jersey teams for May 15. This file will be updated all night long.BaseballButler 11, Hawthorne 1 (5 innings)2B: (H) Joe Frei 1. (B) Jake Fiorenza 1, Sean Bauer 1. HR: (B) Bauer. RBI (H) Joey Limone 1. (B) Fiorenza 1, Andrew Fierro 2, Mark Rosania 1, Bauer 5, Robert Magan 1. WP: Fiorenza. LP: Ricky Van Olden.Passaic Tech 7, Clifton 22B: (C) Aiden Pichardo 1. (PT) Quentin O'Campo 2, Freddy Stansfield 1. RBI: (C)...
Here are the high school box scores for events involving North Jersey teams for May 15. This file will be updated all night long.
Butler 11, Hawthorne 1 (5 innings)
2B: (H) Joe Frei 1. (B) Jake Fiorenza 1, Sean Bauer 1. HR: (B) Bauer. RBI (H) Joey Limone 1. (B) Fiorenza 1, Andrew Fierro 2, Mark Rosania 1, Bauer 5, Robert Magan 1. WP: Fiorenza. LP: Ricky Van Olden.
Passaic Tech 7, Clifton 2
2B: (C) Aiden Pichardo 1. (PT) Quentin O'Campo 2, Freddy Stansfield 1. RBI: (C) Carlos Nunes 1, Trevor Rascher 1. (PT) Ray Gelok 1, Stansfield 1, Jace Gilligan 1, Jonny Gilligan 1, Angel Amezquita 1, Joshua Aponte 1. WP: O'Campo. LP: Kyle Rogers.
North Arlington 5, Roselle Park 0
2B: (NA) Kevin Zidiak 1, Nate Smith 1, Kyle Villani 1. RBI: (NA) Bernie Pimentel 1, Devin Rivas 1, Smith 1, Villani 1. WP: Rob Carselda.
Pompton Lakes 5, Hawthorne Christian/Eastern Christian 3
2B: (PL) Harrison Curran. HR: (PL) Vin Stigliano, Ryan Miceli. RBI: (PL) Stigliano 3, Curran, Miceli. (HC) Walker, Betz. WP: Nick Laccitiello. LP: Walker.
Ridgefield Park 11, Passaic Valley 1
RBI: (PV) John Bucher 1.
Old Tappan 10, Bergenfield 6
2B: (OT) Gioffre, Onnembo 2, Kranzler 1. HR: (B) Lugo. RBI: (B) Lugo 3. (OT) Onnembo 2, Ofeck 1, Pierorazio 1, Kranzler 1. WP: Harden. LP: Berlou. Note: Old Tappan clinched the National Division championship.
Paramus Catholic 6, Dumont 5 (10 Innings)
2B: (PC) Jaysen Hernandez. 3B: (D) Guzman. HR: (D) Eder. RBI: (PC) Anthony Radice 2, Wil Odige 2, Matt Niland 1. (D) Eder 1, Chiaramonte 1, Mertz 1, Diaz 2. WP: Jaysen Hernandez. LP: Ethan Chiaramonte. Records: PC (7-14). Dumont (10-10-2). Note: Freshman Wil Odige had a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Bergen Tech 7, Cliffside Park 2
2B: (BT) Harssh Ramayanam Venkket 1. RBI: (BT) Alex Sanchez 2, Rocco Laurito 1.
Pascack Valley 10, Tenafly 2
2B: (PV) Saul, Novakowski, Narlinger. HR: (PV) Novakowski. RBI: (T) Wasserlauf, Levinson. (PV) Novakowski 4, Saul 2, Kirkby 4. WP: Dan Schwartz. LP: Gansel.
Don Bosco 16, Wayne Valley 1
2B: (WV) Tristan Dowson 1. RBI: (WV) Dowson 1. WP: Anthony Costello. LP: Andrew Christian.
Dwight Morrow 11, Indian Hills 10
2B: (IH) Enright, Focina, Trolano. (DM) M.Merchan 2. RBI: (IH) Trolano 1, Vitelli 1, Rewsijen 1, Focina 1. (DM) M. Merchan 1, S. Garcia 2, T. Rosario 1. WP: L. Polanco. LP: Enright.
Northern Highlands 1, Paramus 0
WP: Connor Darling. LP: Morra. Save: Paden Mather. Note: Connor Darling 5 IP, 2 hits and Paden Mather 2 IP, 1 hit for the combined shutout.
Ridgewood 13, Hackensack 5
RBI: (Rwd) Jack Foerch 3, Jack Nesland 6, Calder Warden 2, Alex D'Angelo 1, Ryan Savitscus 1. (H) Bulger, Farrington, Lattice, Ghostlaw. WP: Vincent Luther. LP: Reiner. Record: (Rwd) 15-7.
River Dell 3, Mahwah 0
2B: (RD) Brady, Basil, Campos. 3B: (RD) Hanna. RBI: (RD) Brady 2, Ziegler. WP: DeGroat. LP: Nista.
Hawthorne 14, Butler 1
2B: (H) Sasso 2, Stier 1, Tower 1. RB: (H) Sasso 4, Bakker 3, Scott 3, Stier 1, Tower 1, Barbire 1. (B) Rodriguez. WP: Stier. LP: Albam.
Fair Lawn 2, Wayne Hills 1
2B: (FL) Morgan Hayes 1. 3B: (FL) Kendall McNamara 1. RBI: (WH) Jaelyn Fritzsch 1. (FL) Amanda Federico 1. WP: McNamara. LP: Fritzsch.
DePaul 11, Kearny 5
2B: (D) Anna McHugh 1, Taylor Levedag 1. 3B: (D) Julia Regan 1. HR: (D) Paighton Cornett 2. RBI: (D) McHugh 2, Levedag 2, Cornett 5, Ava Melbourne 1. WP: Cornett.
Ridgefield Park 20, Dwight Morrow 0
2B: (RP) Calderon, Monteleone, Fucci. HR: (RP) Mullen 2. RBI: (RP) J. Culala 2, Calderon 3, Mullen 4, Fucci 2, Filipek 1, Grieco 2. WP: Fucci. LP: Almodovar.
Paramus 3, Northern Highlands 1
2B: (NH) Gabby Mundy 1. RBI: (P) Riley Bopp 3. WP: Katie Cassesa. LP: Lia Miller.
IHA 15, Holy Angels 0 (5 innings)
2B: (IHA) Gabriella Shadek 1, Kaitlyn Mikros 1, Gianna Muliero 1, Chelsea Lapp 1. HR: (IHA) Shadek 1, Rylee Smith 1. RBI: (IHA) Shadek 4, Noelle Urbaniak 1, Smith 4, Mikros 1, Sofia Valente 2, Tali LoCurto 1, Muliero 1. WP: Mikros. LP: Molly Flahive.
Old Tappan 4, Bergenfield 2
3B: (B) Deja Suero 1. RBI: (OT) Victoria Viganola 1, Grayson Housley 1. (B) Lucie Ortiz 1, Jasmine Viray 1. WP: Jamie Farrington (16-6). LP: Kayla Porter. Records: (OT) 17-6; (B) 20-5. Note: Old Tappan clinches a tie for the Big North National League title by going 9-1 in the division. This is Old Tappan's third consecutive league title.
Pascack Valley 11, Tenafly 3
2B: (PV) K. Selby 1, A. Siller, A. Dembowski. RBI: (T) M. Salmon 2. (PV) J. Ban 1, K. Selby 1, A. Ban 4, A. Diaz 1, A. Dembowski 1, C. Dembowski 1. WP: A. Siller. LP: A. Liebowitz.
Leonia 12, Saddle Brook 11
2B: (L) Lola Fernandez 1, Kierstyn Klingner 1. (SB) Cahill-Slowrk, Ianniello, Fairley. 3B: (L) Klingner 1. (SB) Ianniello. HR: (SB) Gjorgoski. RBI: (L) Demetra Stamboulos 1, Fernandez 1, Regan Lynch 3, Klingner 3. (SB) Brickley, Gjorgoski 3, Fairley, Ianniello 4, Pimentel. WP: Lynch. LP: Pimentel. Record: (L) 9-8
Wood-Ridge 7, Hasbrouck Heights 3
2B: (W-R) Brooke Stellato 1, Brielle Rivera 2, Ava Rizos 1. RBI: (W-R) Rivera 1, Rizos 4, Lily Sebastian 1. WP: Stellato.
Bergen Tech 12, Morris Tech 2
2B: (BT) Riley Sobel, Gianna Streppone. HR: (BT) Sobel. RBI: (BT) Sobel 3, Kalyna Figol 2, Nina Buda 2, Sarah Mennella 2, Nina Sarlo, Streppone. WP: Sobel.
Bergen Tech 15, Saddle Brook 1
Goals: (BT) Arham Shah 1, Andrew Chun 3, Aiden Ohlendorf 1, Miguel Manalang 3, Bohdan Fedorko 1, Max Kim 1, Jonathan Repreza 2, Saajid Amin 1, Michael Mignano 2. (SB) Dylan Cerciello 1. Assists: (BT) Shah 1, Chun 1, Ohlendorf 3, Mignano 1, Drew Wagner 1, Nicholas Pinto-Shaw 1, Thomas Godlewski 1. Saves: (BT) Drew Wagner 4, Nicholas Pinto-Shaw 3. (SB) Christian Schobel 9.
Bergen Catholic 19, Morristown-Beard 6
Goals: (BC) Jack Tenaglia 1, Jake Taromina 3, Luke Macejka 1, Daniel Sheppard 1, Richie Reid 2, Eddie Brown 1, Joseph Marinaccio 4, Connor Byrne 1, DJ Watros 1., Dylan Mayo 1, Jimmy Carey 2, Michael Ilardi 1. Assists: (BC) Tenaglia 3, Taromina 1, Reid 2, Brown 1, Anderson Chang 2, Marinaccio 1, Ethan O'Rourke 1, Mark Ruggiero 2. Assists: (BC) Tyler Larson 5, Rocco Venezia 1, Parker Day 0.
Paramus Catholic 11, Demarest 8
Goals: (PC) Victoria Callahan 4, Jillian Miller 1, Jen Rankin 1, Charlize Lewis 1, Erica Vazquez 4. Assists: (PC) Callahan 1, Miller 1, Vazquez 1, Madison Kata 2. Saves; (PC) Mairead Tamayne 18.
Fair Lawn 14, Rutherford 13
Goals: (FL) Isabella Fontanez 1, Cassidy Cauwels 1 ,Ryan Meerholz 4, Melanie Malkasyan 2, Sydney Murri 2. Assists: (FL) Fontanez 1, Meerholz 2, Malkasyan 1. Saves: (FL) Gabriella Quintano 7, Aimee Lieman 6.
Bergen Tech 12, Saddle Brook 4
Goals: (BT) Keira Linder 3, Maya Edwards 3, Jisae Son 3, Anna Akerele 1, Samara St. John Sebastian 1, Yana Janevska 1. Assists: (BT) Keira Linder 3, Edwards 1. Saves: (BT) Ece Berrak 6.
Tenafly 13, Clifton 7
Goals: (T) Alex Yang 6, Dahlia Cousineau 1, Lucy Jimenez 3, Anna Taufield 2, Olivia Park 1. Assist: (C) Ella Peguero 1. Saves: (T) Claudia Perales-Garcia 9.
Ramapo 2, Wayne Hills 0 (25-18, 25-14)
Kills: (R) Max Baczynski 8. Assists: (R) Joseph Capozzi 15. Digs: (R) Rocco Riotto 6.
Bergen Tech 2, Passaic Tech 1 (25-16, 10-25, 25-22)
Kills: (BT) Daniel Jones 11. (PT) Michael Evans 10. Assists: (BT) Owen Kwak 27. (PT) Jesus Cuautle Perez 27. Digs: (BT) Kwak 14. (PT) Wilken De Guzman 15.
North Arlington 2, Paterson Arts 1 (20-25, 25-21, 25-18)
Kills: (NA) Robert Calcano 4. Assists: (NA) Jeremiah Atuncar 3, Dylan Atuncar 3. Digs: (NA) Mark Esposito 5.
Becton 3, Emerson 2
Singles: Jack Chaneski, Emerson, def. Michael VanClief 6-2, 5-7, 6-2; William Bollbach, Emerson, def. Joseph Vazquez 6-4, 6-0; Timothy Pineda, Becton, def. Aidan Hirth 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. Doubles: Vincent Guminski and Christian Perez, Becton, def. Brian Garcia Romero and Christian Hirth 3-6, 7-5, 6-1; Sean Pedone and Akash Sathish, Becton, def. Saba Kvetenadze and Grayson Plourdes 6-0, 6-1.
Dwight-Englewood 4, Ridgewood 1
Singles: Nikolas Martirossian, Ridgewood, def. Dylan Dennis 6-1, 6-0; Asher Cohen, Dwight-Englewood, def. Benjamin Caradonna 6-3, 6-2; Sujan Munver, Dwight-Englewood, def. Andrew Chorba 6-2, 6-2. Doubles: Davide Orlov and Kyle Lee, Dwight-Englewood, def. Alexander Mueller and Ethan Hong 6-4, 6-1; Alex Soracchi and Ian Soracchi, Dwight-Englewood, def. Peter Baksheev and Aaron Shefter 6-4, 6-4
Glen Rock 5, Eastern Christian 0
Singles: Andrew Eisenberg, Glen Rock, def. Jonathan Dykman 6-0, 6-3; Jacob Grinberg, Glen Rock, def. Rand Fang 6-2, 6-0; Max Yuan, Glen Rock, def. David Zhang 6-0, 6-1. Doubles: Dev Parikh and Dennis Panchekha, Glen Rock, def. Garren Sly and James Torres 6-1, 6-0; Michael Witmer and Connor Wade, Glen Rock, def. Hanyang Wang and Peter Wang 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
The Lincoln Tunnel Motel in North Bergen doesn’t look like much.The long, squat building is nondescript, old. Cars whiz by the periwinkle doors that face Tonnelle Avenue. Just another bare-bones motel on a busy Jersey highway.But this scruffy building and co-owner Brian Acosta-Arya have given hope — and a warm bed, a sympathetic ear — to many who have drifted through its door.Acosta-Arya, 34, a husband and father of four, along with being part-owner, works the night shift, checking in lat...
The Lincoln Tunnel Motel in North Bergen doesn’t look like much.
The long, squat building is nondescript, old. Cars whiz by the periwinkle doors that face Tonnelle Avenue. Just another bare-bones motel on a busy Jersey highway.
But this scruffy building and co-owner Brian Acosta-Arya have given hope — and a warm bed, a sympathetic ear — to many who have drifted through its door.
Acosta-Arya, 34, a husband and father of four, along with being part-owner, works the night shift, checking in latecomers from behind a scratched, bulletproof-glass window in a cluttered office.
“I spent eight years just sitting there, wondering if anything was going to happen,” he said. “Am I just going to be behind this bulletproof glass my whole life?”
That was before he found purpose in his humble role as a motel keeper; before his good deeds and viral videos launched him into an internet sensation.
His journey started in 2020, when a slew of people were evicted due to the pandemic. He started a program called Free Room For U, letting anyone who needed a bed for the night stay for free.
“Some people just need a shower and a place to brush their teeth,” he said.
At first, he was paying for it all out of his own pocket. But lately, Acosta-Arya has found an outpouring of support on TikTok. Donations have flooded in to help him in his mission. His account @ltmotel has more than 850,000 followers.
One TikTok posted on Dec. 12 gained 3.4 million likes. The cinematic, two-minute video shows Acosta-Arya working around the motel and lending an ear to a guest named Mike. Using voice-over, Acosta-Arya tells his story like a beat poet. How he likes to eat Pop-Tarts cold because that’s how they came out of the vending machine in the hotel he grew up in. How he allows late checkouts because he knows so many have nowhere else to go. How he stores guests’ bikes in his back room so they won’t get stolen.
The video caught the attention of celebrities and news programs. He was featured on "The Kelly Clarkson Show," CBS and more. People can donate money to help sustain Free Room For U through PayPal, or send supplies that will be given to people in need through Acosta-Arya’s Amazon wish list.
But the change Acosta-Arya really wants to see is outside the walls of the Lincoln Tunnel Motel. Donating money, he said, can go only so far. “I want to see people using their jobs to help,” he said.
Twice a week, Acosta-Arya hosts a TikTok livestream for six hours at a time. He keeps it running while he works the night shift and takes calls from viewers via Skype. Through the livestream, he has met hotel and motel owners also slogging through the graveyard shift throughout North America — from Canada to Georgia.
The concept of Free Room For U has spread through this network. Others have committed to helping end housing insecurity by letting free rooms to those in need.
“It’s daring people to really examine themselves,” he said. “We need systemic change.”
Acosta-Arya’s biggest inspiration — the reason he gives so much — is his father, the original owner of the Lincoln Tunnel Motel.
“My dad used to give people a break,” Acosta-Arya said. “If you don’t have an ID, don’t have money, you can still come to the motel.”
George Arya, now 90, came to the United States from India as a young man with a master’s degree in nuclear engineering. He had a successful career as an engineer at the World Trade Center.
Said Acosta-Arya, “He’s not a motel guy. He never got a degree in hospitality.” But he had some extra money and bought several hotels in the early '80s, before Brian was born, with his business partner, Kanubhai Patel. (George has now sold all of his properties except the Lincoln. He, Acosta-Arya and Patel are three-way shareholders, though George now lives in Florida.)
Acosta-Arya is George’s only son, and he spent his toddler years living in different hotels with his father and mother. Eventually, Acosta-Arya had to go to school, so George planted his family at the Turnpike Motor Hotel in Ridgefield so Acosta-Arya could attend public school in the district. He lived there from first grade to his junior year of high school.
“Living in hotels isn’t strange for Indian families,” he said. “Many Indian families own hotels. For my dad, that’s what he’d seen his friends do before moving their families into the hotels.”
But it wasn’t how Acosta-Arya saw other kids in school living. It was hard, he said, living in a hotel. Friends couldn’t come over for play dates. And the friends he made at the hotel would stay for a few weeks and then leave.
“I had friends there and then one day they would be gone,” he said.
Those who didn’t disappear became like family to him. One resident named Joe was a second father to Acosta-Arya. Joe initially lived in the Turnpike Motor Hotel and later, when George sold that property, moved to the Lincoln.
“Dad said he would give him a good price,” said Acosta-Arya. “He never wanted to live anywhere else.”
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Joe showed a young Acosta-Arya how to play chess and dribble basketballs down the motel lobby. He taught him that the best paper airplanes are made with the paper of Chinese food menus. Joe only recently left the Lincoln; he moved to an assisted living center in 2020.
When Acosta-Arya left high school, he, too, yearned to leave the hotel.
“All my life, people were like, ‘You’re going into the hotel industry. You’re going to take this over because it’s going to feed your family,’ ” he said. “I wanted out of New Jersey.”
Acosta-Arya loved to act, and he wrote and performed his own rap music. He wanted to make it in Hollywood. George said he could go to California for one year. If he wasn’t employed, he would have to come back.
“I thought, ‘If I go out there, I’m going to make it,’ ” Acosta-Arya said. “I didn’t make it. It was a learning experience. I had to do it to know that it wasn’t for me.”
That was in 2011. Acosta-Arya met his wife back in New Jersey, got married, had children. His father’s prophecy came true. He would, in fact, support his family in the hospitality business. But it wasn’t so bad. He made friends with frequent guests. And, one fateful day in 2019, he joined the then-burgeoning video app TikTok.
“I was seeing the hotel industry as less of a burden,” he said.
TikTok “couldn’t have been a better outlet,” Acosta-Arya said. Not all of his videos are emotionally charged like the one featuring Mike. Others simply show Acosta-Arya and guests joking around and telling funny stories.
“I love being a goofball and telling stories. I realized people wanted to hear the stories of the Lincoln Tunnel Motel," he said.
His partner in comedy is long-term resident Steven Fox, or “Steven the Maid,” as he’s known on TikTok. Fox and his family have lived in a room in the motel for more than 20 years. When Fox first met Acosta-Arya, George was running the motel. Fox had health issues and was in and out of the hospital. Sometimes, when he didn’t have the money to stay the night, he would sleep in the parking lot of the fabric factory across the street. George noticed and gave him a good rate to stay at the motel while he was struggling.
Now, the gentle giant with a slick of black hair does some of the housekeeping around the motel. And, of course, he makes TikToks with Acosta-Arya. “He’s an improv master,” Acosta-Arya said of Fox.
Acosta-Arya’s next venture is to create a supply shelf called “Free Supplies For U” where guests can take what they need when they check out.
“We’re not a shelter in any way,” he said. “We still charge people if they want to stay at our motel. But if you’re struggling, I’ll try to help you” … and he might just ask you to be in his next TikTok.
Rebecca King is a food writer for NorthJersey.com. For more on where to dine and drink, please subscribe today and sign up for our North Jersey Eats newsletter.
HACKENSACK — Reproductive health and HIV services will be offered to some of Bergen County's homeless, officials announced Tuesday.The ARCH program, or Access for Reproductive Care and HIV Services, will be funded by a $232,000 state grant, officials said. It will be offered through the county's Housing, Health and Human Services Center on South River Street — in the same building as the county's homeless shelter.Julia Orlando, the center's director, described the program as a needed addition to the c...
HACKENSACK — Reproductive health and HIV services will be offered to some of Bergen County's homeless, officials announced Tuesday.
The ARCH program, or Access for Reproductive Care and HIV Services, will be funded by a $232,000 state grant, officials said. It will be offered through the county's Housing, Health and Human Services Center on South River Street — in the same building as the county's homeless shelter.
Julia Orlando, the center's director, described the program as a needed addition to the center's services, which aim to help one of the county's most vulnerable populations, the homeless. The program will have nurses on site to offer testing and assessments.
"Analysis suggests that homelessness enhances HIV transmission and disease progression, and we know that homeless women have special barriers to health care," Orlando said. "We are encouraged that with the improved access to health care we will have with on-site services provided with the ARCH program, we will in turn improve the quality of life for all of those individuals that come through our doors."
The program is a welcome addition to the county's Department of Health Services, Bergen County Executive James Tedesco said. He praised it as one more resource for residents, in addition to county-run operations like New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus.
"The ARCH program will enhance the ability of our health department to expand its scope of services and connect with a targeted group of residents. The ARCH program will directly complement our Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center," Tedesco said. "Our new ARCH nurse will directly counsel clients about AIDS and HIV, broader reproductive health, harm reduction and the steps a person should take to reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases."
Noemi R. Dominguez, the county's director of public health nursing, said the program will work with transitional centers to identify people who may benefit from the program. One local partner for the program is Buddies of New Jersey, a nonprofit that works with people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
“We link up individuals with community resources, whatever their need is, which the ARCH nurse assesses," Dominguez said. "Even though they have to go to different providers and partners, they get at least that connection. So they don’t just send a referral [patient] without a follow-up. We take them in, and we case-manage as well."
The program is run by a four-person staff, which includes two nurses and counselors, said Margaret Rinckhoff, the program's ARCH nurse. She said the program hopes to reach all people who use the county's homeless shelter, which is a 90-bed facility. In the winter, the shelter expands to offer 120 beds, officials said.
"The other big piece, too, is around outreach," Rinckhoff said. "We have an employee who goes out to hot spots and recruits people to come in or makes recommendations for them come in for testing."
The program could work with as many as 500 people in its inaugural year, Rinckhoff estimated. Although this is the first time Bergen County will offer the ARCH program, nearby communities like Paterson and Newark also offer it, she said.
The program is an extension of the center's HIV program, which is provided through the state, said Hansel F. Asmar, director and health officer of the county Department of Health Services.
"When we became aware of it, we looked into it and thought it was a great opportunity for additional services to our residents," Asmar said. "We jumped on it right away, and everybody supported it."
Orlando, the center's director, said the addition of the ARCH program helps the center maintain its position as a "national model" for others. In addition to the new medical services, the center offers housing through its shelter, as well as vocational counselors to help local people get back on their feet, she said.
"We have all of these elements, because truthfully you need to have all of these elements. I think we continue to be a national model and we continue to really lead the way in exhibiting that to get this work done, it’s multi-faceted," Orlando said. "It’s not just a one-stop, one-size-fits-everyone. It’s actually having an array of services for what everybody needs."