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 Hanover, 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 Hanover, 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:
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The state Attorney General's Office has filed a civil rights complaint against the Hanover Township school district and requested an emergency court order to stop the district from implementing a policy adopted Tuesday night that would require teachers to disclose to parents the gender identity and sexual orientation of LGBTQIA+ students.The school district has, in turn, challenged the state, saying it will "vigorously defend" this policy which it says "protects parental rights and ensures the safety of a...
The state Attorney General's Office has filed a civil rights complaint against the Hanover Township school district and requested an emergency court order to stop the district from implementing a policy adopted Tuesday night that would require teachers to disclose to parents the gender identity and sexual orientation of LGBTQIA+ students.
The school district has, in turn, challenged the state, saying it will "vigorously defend" this policy which it says "protects parental rights and ensures the safety of all school children."
Schools in New Jersey are required to accept a student's preferred gender identity and pronouns without parental consent, according to the state's Law Against Discrimination and the state Department of Education's Transgender Student Guidance issued in 2018. The Attorney General's lawsuit says that the new policy adopted by Hanover Township violates state law and is in contradiction with its own existing transgender student policies.
The policy, titled "Parental Notification of Material Circumstances," requires teachers in the 1,200-student K-8 school district to notify parents if they are aware of "any facts or circumstances that may have a material impact" on a student’s well being because of a range of factors, such as bullying, depression, self-harm, athletic and academic performance and gender identity.
The state's lawsuit only challenges inclusion of language in the policy on gender identity, LGBTQ+ and transitioning students which it says violates state law by discriminating against the protected categories of sexual orientation and gender identity.
“We will always stand up for the LGBTQ+ community here in New Jersey and look forward to presenting our arguments in court in this matter,” said Attorney General Platkin in a statement Wednesday. "We are extremely proud of the contributions LGBTQ+ students make to our classrooms and our communities, and we remain committed to protecting them from discrimination in our schools.”
The state's lawsuit against the Hanover Township Public schools and its board of education asks the Morris County Superior Court for an order of "temporary restraint" to enjoin or stop the district's implementation of the policy, while its legal challenge plays out.
Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted his support for the Attorney General's move, saying "Hanover Township Board of Education's new policy requiring staff to 'out' LGBTQ students to their parents violates the rights of our students — jeopardizing their well-being and mental health."
Members of the public at a board meeting in April questioned the legality of the policy and whether it violated the state's law against discrimination. A teacher of 26 years in the Hanover Township district asked board members if it was legal for the new policy to require faculty to report any concerning student behavior as it relates to a list of issues mentioned in the policy, ranging from academic performance to gender identity, and what the consequences would be if they did not do so. The policy was not in violation of any state law, board attorney Matthew Giacobbe told the speakers.
The lawsuit comes at a time when many school boards across the state and nation are already polarized over issues relating to LGBTQIA+ students, resulting in conflicts within boards and in schools as right-wing and conservative activists clash with progressive and liberal groups over school library books, display of the "pride" flag in classrooms, and how far the state can go in mandating what is taught in schools about gender and sexual orientation.
This has resulted in calls to ban books that discuss gender identity, and bitter fights in school board meetings over implementing the Murphy administration's 2020 standards for health and comprehensive education in school districts which moved lessons on gender stereotyping and sexual behavior to earlier grades than in previous years.
About a 100 community members, donned with red shirts and pride flags, came out to express frustration with the board for questioning standards set by the state and their comments about LGBTQ families in an April board meeting at Westwood Regional High school. Other school boards in the state have been the center of similar demonstrations for and against including discussions about LGBTQ people.
"We are pleased to see that Attorney General Platkin has taken action and is recognizing the importance of the rights of students in our districts that are under attack by a radical right agenda," said Michael Gottesman, director of the New Jersey Public Education Coalition, a grassroots group that organizes to counter other groups that it says are eroding trust in public education by accusing the state of "indoctrinating" school children with its curriculum standards.
Gottesman said members of his organization met with staffers in the governor's office and the Attorney General's Office on April 27 to discuss a trend of school board members elected on "parental rights" platforms working to reject the state's health standards in elementary and middle school.
Republican state Senator Holly Schepisi (R-Bergen), who advocated to repeal the sex-education piece of the state department of education's 2020 health and physical education standards, was not immediately available to comment on the Attorney General's lawsuit.
The policy does not unlawfully discriminate against "any student on the basis of any protected status whatsoever," the Hanover Township school district said in a statement released Wednesday night. "Simply put, it requires that staff members' say something to the parents and appropriate school administrators," if they see something that could affect their children and to keep parents "fully informed" about "all material issues that could impact their children."
The policy is "expressly targeting students for disparate treatment" says the Attorney General's legal complaint, because it includes state-protected characteristics of “sexual orientation; transitioning; gender identity or expression," in the “facts or circumstances” that school staff must disclose to a student’s parents and to administrators in connection with the student’s safety.
Unidentified members of the public had alerted the Division of Civil Rights in the Attorney General's Office about the policy when it was being proposed, which led to the lawsuit.
The legal complaint can be found here: AG Platkin Announces Filing of Civil Rights Complaint and Application Seeking to Immediately Prohibit Implementation of Hanover Township Board of Education’s LGBTQ+ Parental Notification Policy - New Jersey Office of Attorney General (njoag.gov)
A state Superior Court has temporarily prohibited the Hanover Township Board of Education from implementing a policy that would require school staff to disclose to parents the gender identity and sexual orientation of its LGBTQ+ students.The order remains in effect until the court can hear arguments from both sides on Ma...
A state Superior Court has temporarily prohibited the Hanover Township Board of Education from implementing a policy that would require school staff to disclose to parents the gender identity and sexual orientation of its LGBTQ+ students.
The order remains in effect until the court can hear arguments from both sides on May 30.
The Board of Education approved the policy Tuesday night in a divided vote. It requires teachers to report to parents and to school administrators "any facts or circumstances that may have a material impact" on a student’s well being because of a range of factors. Gender identity and sexual orientation are among those factors, which include depression, academic and athletic performance, and bullying.
The court order, issued Friday, was made in response to an emergency request filed by state Attorney General Matthew Platkin after he sued the school district Wednesday for implementing the policy, which the state says would effectively require teachers to "out" LBGTQ+ students.
The school district has said its policy is not discriminatory and that it will "vigorously defend" itself. Court arguments from the two parties are expected to begin May 30, according to a statement released by the Attorney General's Office.
"We are gratified that the Superior Court has temporarily prohibited the Hanover Township Board of Education from implementing its policy requiring school staff to out LGBTQ+ youth to their parents," Platkin said in a statement Friday evening. "We look forward to presenting our argument to the court."
The state's lawsuit challenges only the inclusion of language in the policy on gender identity, LGBTQ+ and transitioning students, which it says violates state law by discriminating against the protected categories of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Schools in New Jersey are required to accept a student's preferred gender identity and pronouns without parental consent, according to the state's Law Against Discrimination and the state Department of Education's Transgender Student Guidance issued in 2018.
The attorney general's lawsuit says the new policy adopted by Hanover Township not only violates state law but is in contradiction with its own existing transgender student policies.
Staff Writer Kaitlyn Kanzler contributed to this story
QuickChek opened a new store and gas station just off Route 10 East in East Hanover on Tuesday.The 5,869-square-foot store will be open 24 hours a day, complete with a gas station, fresh-brewed coffee, all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner, including made-to-order subs, wraps and salads.There's a no-fee ATM and 61 parking spaces, plus parking for two oversized vehicles and outdoor seating for 16 customers. The store is located at 235 Route 10 in East Hanover.Customers will be able to treat themselves to pump...
QuickChek opened a new store and gas station just off Route 10 East in East Hanover on Tuesday.
The 5,869-square-foot store will be open 24 hours a day, complete with a gas station, fresh-brewed coffee, all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner, including made-to-order subs, wraps and salads.
There's a no-fee ATM and 61 parking spaces, plus parking for two oversized vehicles and outdoor seating for 16 customers. The store is located at 235 Route 10 in East Hanover.
Customers will be able to treat themselves to pumpkin spice-flavored coffee for a limited time. You'll also be able to shop for household items like milk, juice and eggs.
There’s hot and iced coffee, and all-day breakfast items, including breakfast sandwiches with English muffins or waffles.
To celebrate the grand opening, QuickChek is offering one free cup of coffee per day for seven days starting Aug. 15 to QuickChek Rewards members at the East Hanover store.
East Hanover shoppers new to the QuickChek Rewards program get up to four weeks of special offers. Week one includes offers a free fountain drink or coffee at any size. Week two includes offers a $1 breakfast sandwich. Week three includes offers 50% off any six-inch sub. Week four includes offers 50% off any fresh snack item.
According to a press release, the store is expected to bring in between 35 to 45 new local jobs.
Russ Mensch, a spokesperson for QuickChek, said plans are in the works for a QuickChek in Scotch Plains towards the last quarter of 2023. There are 145 QuickChek stores in New Jersey.
QuickChek, being open 24 hours and serving freshly prepared food all day and night, helps serve people with diverse lifestyles and routines, he said.
"Nine to five doesn’t exist anymore," said Mensch. "Anyone, such as an ambulance driver getting off shift at four in the morning, can get the same sandwich as the person customizing their sandwich at four in the afternoon.”
As of late July, competitor Chester Heights, Pa.-based Wawa has 283 stores in New Jersey, mostly concentrated in South Jersey. Spokesperson Lori Bruce estimated that another nine Wawa's will open in the state this year.
But Wawa — home of the Hoagiefest and a new pizza menu — has a long way to go before it could in the convenience center wars of Morris County, where QuickChek is still king.
While it may seem like a lot of stores on paper, it’s really not, explained Arturo Osorio Fernandez, a management and global business professor at Rutgers University.
“If placed on a map there is a geographical pattern of service-overlap on highways and heavy traffic areas,” he said in May. “Yet you will also see that they have no real overlap. Each brand serves a different area. And there are even areas that are not served by either of them.”
Wawa “is considered to be an NJ store by locals,” Fernandez said, despite being based out of Pennsylvania, “because of its largest presence in the area.”
With QuickChek, he said, “the brand is linked to green practices and transparency, [t]hus presenting itself as a more environmentally conscious business that seeks to provide freshness and convenience.”
Daniel Munoz covers business, consumer affairs, labor and the economy for NorthJersey.com and The Record.
East Hanover/Florham Park Little League represented New Jersey in the Metro Region Tournament in Bristol, Connecticut.The Hornets captured their first New Jersey Tournament title last week when they defeated Holbrook (Jackson), 4-3, in a winner-take-all championship game at Buchmuller Park in Secaucus....
East Hanover/Florham Park Little League represented New Jersey in the Metro Region Tournament in Bristol, Connecticut.
The Hornets captured their first New Jersey Tournament title last week when they defeated Holbrook (Jackson), 4-3, in a winner-take-all championship game at Buchmuller Park in Secaucus.
Previously known as the Mid-Atlantic Region, the new Metro Region was introduced by Little League in 2022 and includes the state champions from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island
The winner of the tournament represents the region at the Little League World Series, Aug. 16-27 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Here's everything you need to know about the Metro Region Tournament. This file will be updated all tournament long.
When: Aug. 5 - 11
Where: A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center, 335 Mix Street, Bristol, Conn.
Teams: New Jersey (East Hanover/Florham Park), New York (Massapequa Coast), Rhode Island (Smithfield), Connecticut (East Lyme)
How to watch: All games will be televised on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPN+
Game 5 - Wednesday, Aug. 9
Rhode Island (Smithfield) 10, New Jersey (East Hanover) 5
East Hanover’s run to the Little League World Series came to an end on Wednesday night in a 10-5 loss to Rhode Island (Smithfield) in an elimination semifinal.
It was the Hornets' second straight loss after suffering a 10-1 setback to New York (Massapequa Coast) on Monday in the double-elimination tournament.
After Rhode Island scored three runs in the first inning, East Hanover (19-4) tied it with three runs of its own in the bottom of the inning. But Rhode Island went on to score two runs in the second, one in the third and broke the game open with four runs in the fifth.
Rhode Island out-hit New Jersey, 13-7. Braden Edelle led the Hornets with two hits and Ryan Cheringal, RJ Gossweiler, Charlie Dorst, Liam Wood, and Chike Orjiekwe had one hit apiece. Cheringal led East Hanover with two RBIs, and Gossweiler, Dorst and Orjiekwe had one RBI each.
Game 4 - Monday, Aug. 7
New York (Massapequa Coast) 10, New Jersey (East Hanover) 1
East Hanover Little League lost its first game, falling to New York (Massapequa Coast), 10-1 in a semifinal game Monday night.
New York scored seven runs in the bottom half of the first inning and three in the third to move to 2-0 in tournament play.
New York, the defending Metro-Region champions, advances to Friday’s championship game, while East Hanover drops to Wednesday’s semifinal elimination contest (7 p.m. ESPN 2) where they face Rhode Island.
East Hanover (19-3) will need to win its next game to advance to the championship game.
New York collected nine hits to New Jersey’s four hits and scored four of its runs on four errors by East Hanover. The Hornets committed seven errors in total.
Ryan Cheringal, Dante Elwood, Liam Wood and Paul Carsillo all collected hits for East Hanover, who dropped its first game since July 27.
Game 3 - Sunday, Aug. 6
Rhode Island (Smithfield) 2, Connecticut (East Lyme) 0
Game 2 - Saturday, Aug. 5
New York (Massapequa Coast) 10, Rhode Island (Smithfield) 1
Game 1 - Saturday, Aug. 5
New Jersey (East Hanover) 3, Connecticut (East Lyme) 0
East Hanover won its opening-round game, defeating Connecticut (East Lyme), 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.
The Hornets scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning and tacked on another run in the third to move to 1-0 in tournament play.
East Hanover will play New York (East Massapequa) on Monday at 7 p.m. in the winner's bracket. New York defeated Rhode Island, 10-1, on Saturday in the opening round.
The Hornets scored two runs in the bottom of the first when RJ Gossweiler hit a line drive to right field, scoring AJ Rossi from second base. Anthony Abrantes made it 2-0 when he scored from third base on an error by the Connecticut catcher.
East Hanover increased its lead to 3-0 in the third on a based-loaded walk by AJ Rossi, scoring Paul Carsillo from third base.
Starting pitcher Abrantes earned the win, throwing 4 ? scoreless innings, giving up two hits with nine strikeouts. Gossweiler earned the save, throwing 1 ? innings in relief, giving up one hit, no runs and one strikeout.
Game 6 - Friday, Aug. 11 (championship game)
New York (Massapequa Coast) vs. Rhode Island (Smithfield), 7 p.m. on ESPN
New Jersey: East Hanover/Florham Park beat Holbrook (Jackson), 4-3, in Sunday's winner-take-all game at Buchmuller Park in Secaucus. A day earlier, the Hornets defeated previously-undefeated Holbrook, 2-0, in a potential elimination game. East Hanover (18-2), the Section 1 and District 1 champions, is just the seventh Morris County team to capture a Little League state title since the tournament was first held in 1957, and the first since Parsippany-Troy East won it in 2012.
Connecticut: East Lyme, last year’s state runner-up, captured its first state title after holding off three-time Connecticut state champion Shelton, 4-1 in Monday’s winner-take-all final in Trumbull. The Section 3 and District 10 champion went 3-1 in state-tournament play and outscored its opponents, 25-8.
New York: Massapequa Coast, the defending Metro-Region champion, captured its third-straight New York state title by defeating Section 3 champion East Greenbush Castleton, 4-3, on Saturday in the eight-team tournament at South Shore Little League (Staten Island). Last summe,r Massapequa Coast reached the Little League World Series, becoming the first Long Island team to get there since Rockville Centre in 1978.
Rhode Island: Smithfield needed seven innings to defeat South Kingstown, 2-1, in Sunday’s winner-take-all final at Kimberly Ann Rock Memorial Complex in Rumford. The three-time Rhode Island state champion edged South Kingstown, 5-4 a day earlier in a potential elimination game. Smithfield will play in its first region tournament since 1967.
HANOVER, New Jersey (WABC) -- The New Jersey Attorney General is seeking to prohibit a policy enacted by a school board that he said targets LGBTQ students.The Parental Notice of Material Circumstances went into effect this week in the Hanover school district and requires school staff members to notify school administrators and parents if they are made aware of "any facts or circumstances that may have a material impact on a student's physical or mental health and social or emotional well-being," according to a release from ...
HANOVER, New Jersey (WABC) -- The New Jersey Attorney General is seeking to prohibit a policy enacted by a school board that he said targets LGBTQ students.
The Parental Notice of Material Circumstances went into effect this week in the Hanover school district and requires school staff members to notify school administrators and parents if they are made aware of "any facts or circumstances that may have a material impact on a student's physical or mental health and social or emotional well-being," according to a release from the Hanover Township Board of Education.
Faculty would have to alert administrators or parents about a long list of issues including sexual activity, sexuality, sexual orientation, transitioning, gener identity or expression.
AG Matthew Platkin said the policy could lead to discrimination against students on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and target transgendered students.
The complaint also asserts that the parental notification policy could have a disparate impact on LGBTQ+ youth, because it, "requires school staff to 'out' LGBTQ+ youth to their parents," according to a release from the AG's office.
"We will always stand up for the LGBTQ+ community here in New Jersey and look forward to presenting our arguments in court in this matter," said Platkin. "We are extremely proud of the contributions LGBTQ+ students make to our classrooms and our communities, and we remain committed to protecting them from discrimination in our schools."
Parents also voiced their concerns about the new policy.
"I think that the policy that was voted on by the board of education is unbelievably discriminatory against LGBTQ+ children and it takes away a safe haven kids might need," parent Stephanie Eagan said.
One of New Jersey's leading LGBTQ organizations is calling the policy danergous because it could target students based on sexual orientation.
"Anti-LGBTQ policies passed by school boards are not just harmful, they are insidious manifestations of discrimination and bigotry that perpetuate oppression," Christian Fuscarino with Garden State Equality said.
The AG has filed a civil rights complaint and a motion in Superior Court requesting to maintain status quo while litigation is pending.
This injunction would not prevent school staff from reporting illegal activity or notifying parents about concerns unrelated to characteristics protected under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
The Hanover Board of Education said the AG made "erroneous assertions" and the policy does not "unlawfully discriminate against students on basis on basis of any protected status," according to a statement released by the board.
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