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 Fair Lawn, NJ, 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 Fair Lawn, NJ, 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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Coldwell Banker Realty New Homes is proud to announce its latest collaboration with Rock Solid Builders, 12-01 River in downtown Fair Lawn, N.J. These 16 new boutique luxury apartments, offering an easy commute to New York City from Bergen County, are currently accepting applications for new tenants, with availability starting in September 2022.Apartments at 12-01 River are available in both one and two-bedroom configurations, offering between 600 to 970 square ...
Coldwell Banker Realty New Homes is proud to announce its latest collaboration with Rock Solid Builders, 12-01 River in downtown Fair Lawn, N.J. These 16 new boutique luxury apartments, offering an easy commute to New York City from Bergen County, are currently accepting applications for new tenants, with availability starting in September 2022.
Apartments at 12-01 River are available in both one and two-bedroom configurations, offering between 600 to 970 square feet of living space. Net-effective monthly rents for the stylish homes at 12-01 River start at $2,354 for one-bedroom, one-bathroom residences and $2,954 for two-bedroom, two-bathroom residences. There is a limited time grand opening incentive that includes one month free on a 13-month lease. Each apartment includes one assigned surface parking space. Additional covered and surface parking is available for an additional fee, as are climate-controlled storage units. Residents of this secure building will enjoy a welcoming lobby, elevator access, a comfortable lounge, fully equipped fitness center and a convenient Amazon package storage system.
“We are honored to once again have been chosen by Rock Solid Builders as their partner in planning another prestige luxury development in northern New Jersey. 12-01 River is an exceptional rental building that offers fabulous in-Fair Lawn living that is convenient to everything the area has to offer. We expect that these apartments will likely fill up fast,” said David Schoner, vice president of Coldwell Banker Realty New Homes. Rock Solid Builders and Coldwell Banker Realty New Homes also collaborated recently on Lakeshore Estates, a boutique development of 32 new, contemporary townhomes located in the northern New Jersey suburb of Haworth.
Apartments at 12-01 River feature contemporary, open-concept floorplans with nine-foot ceilings and upscale finishes, hardwood-look luxury vinyl tile, gourmet kitchens, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, contemporary shaker-style cabinetry, in-unit full-sized washers and dryers, and oversized showers and baths. Additional highlights include recessed lighting, window treatments that offer privacy, central A/C and heating and an intercom system.
Located in commuter-friendly downtown Fair Lawn, transportation options include a New Jersey Transit bus station adjacent to the building (50 minutes to an hour to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station), a one-mile proximity to the Radburn New Jersey Transit train station (50 minutes to Hoboken on the Bergen County Line), and close access to the Garden State Parkway and Routes 208, 80, 4 and 17. 12-01 River is only three-quarters of a mile to the “Avenue of Heroes” Memorial Park, which features a river walk, boat launch, tennis courts, hockey court, playground and sand-bottom municipal pool. The building is within walking distance to local restaurants and convenience stores.
12-01 River is staffed by Coldwell Banker Realty New Homes. For more information, contact builder representative Ted Hanley at 201-297-4221 or visit https://www.12-01river.com/.
FAIR LAWN, N.J., July 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BYOB BAGELS is a world-renowned consulting company, which helps entrepreneurs build socially impactful independently-owned bagel businesses. BYOB BAGELS is helping to change communities one bagel shop at time by encouraging individual ownership and responsibility. ...
FAIR LAWN, N.J., July 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BYOB BAGELS is a world-renowned consulting company, which helps entrepreneurs build socially impactful independently-owned bagel businesses. BYOB BAGELS is helping to change communities one bagel shop at time by encouraging individual ownership and responsibility.
Beth George of BYOB BAGELS is passionate about teaching with all natural ingredients, while focusing on sustainable profitable business models. Beth started developing scalable all-natural bagel formulas in 2006 to create products to meet her young son's dietary needs. After realizing the powerful impact that carefully focused diets and nutritional programs play in helping children overcome health and behavioral issues, Beth transitioned from practicing juvenile advocacy law to developing foods that benefit not only her son, but also a wider audience.
After achieving much success with her son, Beth focused on expanding the availability of bagel shops with delicious healthier options.
Since launching BYOB BAGELS in 2013, Beth has worked with more than 50 bagel enterprises in 20 states, 10 countries, and 5 continents. In September 2020, BYOB BAGELS started receiving much attention for its unique un-franchise approach helping entrepreneurs build independent bagel businesses with specially curated all-natural ingredients. BYOB BAGELS has been featured in the New York Times, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC, Food 52, Virgin Atlantic's Vera Magazine, Commercial Baking, Milk Street Kitchen, and other publications. Over the past 18 months, BYOB has helped open 21 newly minted "BYOB Bagels inspired" independent shops across the U.S. and 1 in Canada.
Most of BYOB BAGELS' clients have transitioned from other professions to being proud owners of highly acclaimed independently-owned bagel shops under their own brands. The shops infuse their own twist into what Beth has taught, and serve up award-winning, customer-satisfying bagel creations.
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. That’s how we feel this summer because there are too many great ice cream parlors to get to across Northern New Jersey. Whether you’re team cup or ice cream cone (ICYIMI, a Hobokenite invented the ice cream cone), there are so many places to get this treat — both with and without toppings. From classic old fashioned, handmade scoops to newer ice cream making met...
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. That’s how we feel this summer because there are too many great ice cream parlors to get to across Northern New Jersey. Whether you’re team cup or ice cream cone (ICYIMI, a Hobokenite invented the ice cream cone), there are so many places to get this treat — both with and without toppings. From classic old fashioned, handmade scoops to newer ice cream making methods like rolls, there is something for everyone. Keep reading for a list of the best ice cream shops in Northern NJ.
(Photo credits: @toricoicecream)
Sometimes dessert-lovers may need a little something more than a soft-serve cone. The Thai-inspired ice cream rolls may be just the delectable treat. Starting with fresh milk and cream as the base, this place hand rolls all the ice cream for patrons. Once toppings are added, it’s all mixed, diced, and put together in the most lovely thinly rolled ice cream to snack on. There is a flavor palette for everyone, but Hoboken Girl loves the Camp Chill flavor.
Open only during the summer months, Alpine Creamery is a delicious stop after a fun day in the sun. Diners can also pick up a sundae kit if they’re looking to take the ice cream home and enjoy. It comes with ice cream, toppings, and cones. Non-dairy folks should rejoice because it also has vegan flavors like cookies-n-cream and vanilla peanut butter.
Applegate Farm has a rich history. Opening in 1848, its tagline is “sweet scoops of the past.” While it has changed owners a few times, the delicious ice cream has been a staple for many in the region. There are signature products to try including ice cream pies, ice cream cakes, ice cream sandwiches, and of course, regular ice cream. Come try the ice cream and check out some of the yearly events around holidays, like Valentine’s Day, Oktoberfest, and more.
Sometimes ice cream just hits better when enjoyed bayside, which is exactly what patrons can do here at Bayside Creamery since it’s across the street from Raritan Bay. Stop in for a cup or cone of so many flavors (customers love the cappuccino crunch), or get it as a shake or sundae. Visitors also enjoy the ambiance and decor (like the blue bike hung on the wall).
This stop off Route 46 might not look like much, but during the summer months, it’s the place to be. Park and head up to the window to order — and you really can’t go wrong with any flavor. There are 11 flavors of soft ice cream, 60 hard hand-dipped flavors, and seasonal options to choose from. While the vanilla and chocolate chip cookie dough are good, there are more adventurous choices including holy cannoli and graham central station.
This Ice Cream Shop brings the delicious dessert to the Jersey City area. Not only does it serve ice cream and milkshakes at the storefront, this place also brings ice cream to nearby daycares. There are so many flavors and options to choose from, including 30 milkshake flavors, 15 soft serve flavors, and 4 fruit-based flavors, among other options. Come by the colorful storefront and try one for yourself. Best part is, it’s right off the Light Rail.
This classic ice cream parlor makes visitors feel nostalgic, just like they’re walking back in time. There are so many delicious flavors, including sea turtle (salty caramel ice cream with Conrad’s chopped Turtle candy). Conrad’s also has ice cream sandwiches and love bars (ice cream dipped in dark chocolate). If ice cream isn’t the move, there are also delicious candy options including chocolate covered pretzels gummy bears and chocolate peanut butter cups.
While this may be a big chain, Häagen-Dazs’ PB&J sundae is just too delicious not to include. This sundae is part of the City Sweets campaign that introduced new flavors based on street vendor treats in various cities. This sundae uses one of the flavors, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel, and toppings of jam and banana slices. Head to one of the locations in Ridgewood, Fair Lawn, Millburn, or Livingston to have a taste.
Clinton has a darling main street to meander down any summer night (or day). JJ Scoops is a great stop to make, and visitors can sit outside at the table and chairs right (first-come, first-served). This place has low-fat soft serve (vanilla, chocolate, and twist flavors), or plenty of other hard ice cream flavors to choose from. There are new flavors that are must-tries including fudge ripple and peanut butter mudslide.
Jun’s Macaron Gelato creates sweet treats inspired by French and Italian desserts. The menu is quite extensive and has different types of ice cream. There is regular gelato and then rolled gelato, similar to ice cream rolls. There are also macarons and even macaron gelato sandwiches (pretty self-explanatory, but the gelato is in between two macarons). Milk snowflake ice cream (a specific way to make ice cream) is also on the menu.
This West Orange staple has been in business for more than 27 years. Patrons can come to try the more than 52 “fabulous flavors.” Mark and Julie’s has flavors for different seasons and holidays, and it even has sugar-free and fat-free ice creams and even yogurts. Its ice cream is Kosher Certified.
Milk Sugar Love is more than just ice cream; it has ice cream cakes, ice cream sandwiches, and ice cream minis (4 ounce cups), among other items. There are classic flavors, and diners can even order for delivery. For any furry friends, there is also a small frozen treat for furry friends, know as puppy froyo, ‘made with peanut butter, yogurt, and banana, and topped with two crunchy treats.”
Nasto’s began as a mom and pop shop back in 1939. Today, this ice cream shop uses the state of the art production equipment to make the sweet delicacies. Nasto’s serves local and regional businesses, and this flagship store serves the sweet treats as well. Everything is more than just ice cream; its delicious desserts including Reginetta (a fruity/chocolatey dish around amaretto ice cream), cake rolls (devils food cake with vanilla ice cream), and so much more.
After a fun day at the beach, stop by Nicholas Creamery for a nice, cool treat. Located right on the main drag in Atlantic Highlands, guests can come and grab a cup or cone and head to the water to watch the boats go by. This creamery creates unique flavors made in small batches using all-natural, seasonal ingredients. The Tahitian vanilla may sound boring, but it’s some of the best vanilla ice cream around.
Scoops is a fan-favorite in the area. There are so many ice cream flavors and toppings to combine, the possibilities are endless! Peanut butter lovers should definitely try the Reese’s dream. Ice cream enthusiasts also enjoy the blueberry cheesecake.
South Street Creamery is a staple for locals in the Morris County area. The flavors are so wholesome and rich, and visitors will want to go back for another scoop. There is also a cafe that has delicious, healthy menu options including pizzettes, sandwiches, and crepes. If you’re looking for ice cream for a larger group, then try South Street Creamery’s catering option (minimum of 10 people).
Taylor’s might be one of the most quintessential small-town stops in New Jersey. Located on the Western edge of Chester’s adorable main street, it’s a watering hole for the locals, especially after sports games. Open year-round, it’s great to order one of the many delicious flavors and sit outside on the benches (first-come, first-served). The options seem endless from bubble gum to mocha chocolate chip. There are even ice cream cakes to try.
Technically this is not ice cream, but it’s gelato and extremely delicious. Opened since 2020, this place not only has gelato, but it also has hand dipped chocolate delights and coffee too. There are so many gelato flavors to choose from, but guests love the classic chocolate.
Talk about indulging — Thomas’ Ice Cream Cafe is the ultimate place to lean into your cravings. Not only does this spot serve up delicious ice cream, but it also makes gourmet flatbreads and pizza. There are a ton of ice cream flavors on the menu —from classics like chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry to more interesting flavors like cinnamon bun, coffee Oreo, and Nutella. There’s a soda float, a shake float, and a malted shake on the menu to dip into some nostalgia. Plus, any spot where you can get pizza and ice cream is a winner
Anyone in downtown Jersey City has seen the endless line for Torico ice cream during the hot summer days. Ordering inside as the line wrap around the small storefront is great, but coming up to the window to get your scoops makes it feel almost as if you aren’t having ice cream in the big city, it gives small-town nostalgia. The flavors change depending on the season, but there are always amazing options. Come to Torico for more than just a cup or a cone; there are also cakes, ice cream sandwiches, and even sundae boxes with all the fixings to make a delicious ice cream sundae at home.
At Van Dyk’s, guests can order cones, cups, cakes, sundaes, milkshakes, and quarts/pints to go. Make sure to bring cash though, because this place does not accept credit cards. Here, guests can find classic flavors like chocolate and vanilla, or more rare tastes like peppermint stick and key lime pie.
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The taste of glory always remains sweet, even if it happens every season. For the fifth consecutive time, top-seeded Fair Lawn rejoiced as champions of the North 1 section of the NJSIAA JAG-ONE Physical Therapy Boys Volleyball state tournament over second-seeded Livingston 25-16, 18-25, 25-18 on Friday in Fair Lawn.In the final set, the match was all tied at 12. The crowd’s energy was building as both teams looked focused, knowing they were just minutes from a trophy.These teams were in this situation already just two set...
The taste of glory always remains sweet, even if it happens every season. For the fifth consecutive time, top-seeded Fair Lawn rejoiced as champions of the North 1 section of the NJSIAA JAG-ONE Physical Therapy Boys Volleyball state tournament over second-seeded Livingston 25-16, 18-25, 25-18 on Friday in Fair Lawn.
In the final set, the match was all tied at 12. The crowd’s energy was building as both teams looked focused, knowing they were just minutes from a trophy.
These teams were in this situation already just two sets earlier. The Cutters, ranked No. 5 in the NJ.com Top 20, went on a 13-4 run in the opening set following the contest’s first 12-12 tie. Fair Lawn looked to channel that ferocity one more time.
“We got into the huddle and Coach [Peter Zisa] told us to not shut down. We were excited after the win in the first set but got in our heads a bit. In the third, we had to have a better sense of urgency,” Fair Lawn senior Cobey Sedaka said.
Sedaka was vital in the closing moments, rattling off a couple of kills late in the set to help secure the win as part of Fair Lawn’s 13-5 closing run.
“Honestly, I was terrified. I just wanted to continue my senior season, though. I’m in love with this sport and I’m in love with this team and I was just thinking that I needed to do everything possible to keep the season alive,” Sedaka said.
He finished with eight kills, nine digs, one block and one assist.
To open the match, there appeared to be some championship jitters. Fair Lawn (26-10) and No. 6 Livingston combined for seven serving errors in the match’s first 14 possessions. However, as all elite teams eventually adjust, both squads fell into their game plan and competed with fewer mistakes.
“Livingston has a very formidable offense. I don’t think we could have played the offensive game against them, so serving and defense were going to be key for us versus these high-flying attackers. I think the biggest thing was that we really honed in on that third set to get them out of system, which enabled us to get some big blocks,” Zisa said.
“But Livingston is a top-tier team. Once I found out that they were in our section this year, I knew they would be a big-time opponent of ours for the next few years.”
The Lancers (26-6) found their groove in the middle frame. Senior Chris Lynum erupted for six kills in the set, including three across a seven-point stretch.
He finished the championship match with 10 kills, totaling 255 for the season and 506 for his career.
“Chris is special. Sometimes even when an error happens, you look back at his overall consistency and realize how big of a factor he really is,” Livingston head coach Dan Kim said.
“When it comes to the eye test, Chris is one of the most dynamic outside hitters we’ve ever had. He deserves to be recognized within the best group in the state.”
Lynum was joined by Olisa Ojukwu and Neil Ahlawat in the second set firing off Livingston points, finishing with six and four kills, respectively. Kellan Sun and Eric King added three each for the Lancers (26-6) while Owen Abeles racked up 19 assists.
Fair Lawn’s superstar hitter Itay Akad powered his way to seven kills (298 this season), including the final point to give his team the title.
“At Fair Lawn, we come in expecting this. If we don’t win North 1, we don’t consider it a successful season. We will celebrate the win, but this is what we expect each year,” Akad said.
“The seniors really take it to heart. They don’t want to lose our relevance in North 1; these guys have done their job thus far,” Zisa added.
Akad gave tremendous credit to the non-seniors as well. The more experienced players planted the team’s philosophy and goals into the program, but he felt that his whole team carried an important role in the victory.
“The underclassmen were huge down the stretch. I think it really hit them that if we lose this match, then the seniors are done. They really picked up, especially Vincent Lopez. He usually doesn’t talk, but today he was yelling like crazy. That brought a lot out of us all,” Akad said.
Lopez went for four kills in the win. Matt Duran surged to six kills and five blocks while Ian Vann had a pair of kills and Ethan Steen totaled five digs.
Plenty of success also began with Fair Lawn’s setter Massimo Caravaglia. The senior eclipsed the 700-mark in assists this year with 20 against Livingston. He added eight digs as well.
“I’m always looking at the matchups. I try to keep it simple at the end and look for my big hitters and let them put in their work,” Caravaglia said.
He also shared the same sentiment as his teammates regarding the magnitude of this win.
“It means everything because we work so hard for this. I remember I started to play in sixth grade and Coach Zisa has been a part of my life for so long, I would’ve done anything to win this sectional title,” Caravaglia said.
This postseason, Fair Lawn took down North Bergen, Vernon and Jefferson in the playoffs to reach this point.
Livingston entered the match with a winning streak of seven, defeating Bergen Tech, Don Bosco Prep and Teaneck in the playoffs.
“We had a good season overall. Every year we set team goals and we accomplished two of the three (county and conference titles). We lost in the state finals and losing to Fair Lawn is a tough draw, but we’ll be back,” Kim said.
Fair Lawn advances to the state semifinals on June 7 at South Brunswick High School, but the Cutters will first celebrate the win for a bit.
“This is something I’m going to remember forever. Winning last year was big and being part of a legacy and program like this one is something I’ll never forget,” Sedaka finished.
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FAIR LAWN — The Borough Council is considering regulating the keeping of farm animals as pets — specifically, the kind that makes a ruckus that begins at dawn.Roosters are legal in Fair Lawn, but that is getting a second look after several residents have come forward to complain about disturbed sleep."We have a couple of residents who have complained about roosters, and the council is looking into what we can do to address that," said Councilwoman Gail Rottenstrich.Among them is Max K...
FAIR LAWN — The Borough Council is considering regulating the keeping of farm animals as pets — specifically, the kind that makes a ruckus that begins at dawn.
Roosters are legal in Fair Lawn, but that is getting a second look after several residents have come forward to complain about disturbed sleep.
"We have a couple of residents who have complained about roosters, and the council is looking into what we can do to address that," said Councilwoman Gail Rottenstrich.
Among them is Max Khaskin.
A couple of months ago, Khaskin said, his next-door neighbor built a chicken coop and Khaskin even helped. But when she wound up with a rooster, the neighborly relations broke down.
"It crows almost every morning and throughout the day, and it is disturbing," Khaskin said. "I tried to reason with her, but she has said that her daughter is attached to the rooster."
Khaskin continued, "I have a daughter myself and I wouldn't want to do anything that would cause discomfort to the neighbor's child, but what I would like to see is some kind of rules put in place, to limit the noise it makes."
The small animals can create an ear-splitting noise. A team of European researchers pegged the sound of roosters crowing at 130 decibels — louder than a lawn mower, which reaches about 90 decibels. Their work was reported in Discover magazine.
"One of the things we can do is adopt an ordinance similar to the format that they have in Ridgewood," Rottenstrich said.
Ridgewood's ordinance forbids coops within 50 feet of a neighbor's home or any place where people congregate, and within 200 feet of any food establishment. Coops must also be at least 10 feet from property lines.
And there's also this provision: "No person shall keep any crowing rooster or screaming or chattering fowl."
Many of the towns surrounding Fair Lawn have similar restrictions regarding roosters. Currently there is no ordinance restricting roosters or poultry in the borough, Rottenstrich said.
"I don't think we need to adopt the whole thing," she said, "just the part about … not allowing roosters, fowl that make loud noises," she said. She said that the borough previously had drafts of an ordinance intended to address the same problem.
Fair Lawn does have a general noise ordinance that prohibits unnecessary noises that are "physically annoying to persons, or which are so harsh, that it disrupts the peace of the borough or anyone in the borough."
Rottenstrich said there are at least a few borough homes that have chickens and roosters.
Many suburban towns in North Jersey permit backyard chickens, but some explicitly prohibit them. Densely populated Wallington forbids chickens, along with ducks, rabbits, and pigs. Other towns, including Millburn in Essex County, allow chickens but ban roosters.
Shaylah Brown is a local reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.