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 Highland Lakes, 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 Highland Lakes, 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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UNION – Mountain Lakes had seen this movie before.In last year’s state final, the Lakers took a two-goal lead over Shore with two goals in quick succession. They were minutes away from a state title, but Shore came all the way back to steal the championship in overtime.That’s why when Mountain Lakes took a big lead on Saturday, it wasn’t taking chances.Scoring early and often and never taking their foot off the pedal, the Lakers rolled to a 5-1 victory against Point Beach to capture...
UNION – Mountain Lakes had seen this movie before.
In last year’s state final, the Lakers took a two-goal lead over Shore with two goals in quick succession. They were minutes away from a state title, but Shore came all the way back to steal the championship in overtime.
That’s why when Mountain Lakes took a big lead on Saturday, it wasn’t taking chances.
Scoring early and often and never taking their foot off the pedal, the Lakers rolled to a 5-1 victory against Point Beach to capture the Group 1 title.
For Mountain Lakes (16-8), it was the second state championship and program history and first since 2019.
“It’s absolutely amazing,” Mountain Lakes senior Elliana Caporusso said. “We had something to prove, and we left it all out on the field.”
The state championship came as a great relief for a team that lost an absolute stunner last fall.
“I’m relieved because I did have that in my head. I didn’t want that to happen,” Mountain Lakes head coach Sean Maurizi said. “At the end of the half, I was thinking do not let that happen, do not let that happen. We just maintained.”
The Lakers opened the scoring in the 12th minute when Maya Ritchie took a cross into the net. Two minutes later, a would-be Ritchie goal was disallowed due to offsides, but the Lakers scored again in the 24th when Sydney Sutter scored off a rebound. The lead ballooned to 3-0 four minutes later on a goal by Caporusso.
After what transpired last year, Mountain Lakes wasn’t going to let up.
Point Beach opened the second half with a goal from 40 yards out by Lily Hesse to cut the deficit to 3-1. The Garnet Gulls kept the pressure on in their attempt to pull off the huge comeback.
This time, Mountain Lakes held firm. Goals from Caporusso and Abigail Hawes put the game the away and slammed the door shut on a potential Point Beach comeback.
“You’ll always hear coaches from youth league all the way up say it’s 0-0, and we were putting that in our mind frame for the past week, knowing that you cannot give up at any point,” Maurizi said. “We’ve been there before. We knew we couldn’t do that. We had the mentality of fight, fight, fight and never stop.”
Despite the loss, it was a historic season for Point Beach.
The Garnet Gulls (13-7-1) reached their first state final in program history by advancing past Palmyra on penalties in the Group 1 semifinals. They also clinched their first sectional title since 2010 and second ever with a dominant 10-0 performance against Highland Park in the Central Group 1 final.
On their way to the sectional final, beat Shore 3-2 in the quarterfinals to end the Blue Devils’ unbelievable 10-year reign as sectional champions.
“We had a hell of a season,” Point Beach head coach Adam Curtis said. “The girls played their hearts out this year.”
While it was the end of the season for Point Beach, it’s likely not the last you'll hear from the Garnet Gulls. A senior class that includes Kami Turnbach, Morgan Highland and Naima Shortridge will graduate, but an exciting group of underclassmen that includes Baileigh Johnson, Gabby Kirchner, Izzy Kurzon, Samantha Miles and Ellie Loffreno will be back next year.
“It’s only going to make them hungrier,” Curtis said. “Now they have a taste of it.”
Danny LoGiudice has covered local sports across New Jersey since 2014. Contact him at [email protected] or @danny_logiudice on Twitter.
When grading the performance of his Northern Highlands defense throughout the season, head coach Dave Cord would give the unit high marks in every aspect except for one - forcing turnovers.Those elusive turnovers finally came for this Highlanders defense, and the timing of them couldn’t have been better.Behind four interceptions on defense and an unspectacular, yet resilient offense, fourth-seeded Northern Highlands led from wire to wire and defeated top-seeded Irvington, 17-13, in the NJSIAA/Rothman Orthopaedics, North J...
When grading the performance of his Northern Highlands defense throughout the season, head coach Dave Cord would give the unit high marks in every aspect except for one - forcing turnovers.
Those elusive turnovers finally came for this Highlanders defense, and the timing of them couldn’t have been better.
Behind four interceptions on defense and an unspectacular, yet resilient offense, fourth-seeded Northern Highlands led from wire to wire and defeated top-seeded Irvington, 17-13, in the NJSIAA/Rothman Orthopaedics, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 semifinals in Irvington.
The four interceptions matched the Highlanders’ total from the first nine games of the season. Overall, Northern Highlands’ defense had created 10 turnovers entering Friday night’s semifinal.
Northern Highlands (7-3) travels to Franklin Lakes to face Ramapo in a rematch of last year’s North 1, Group 4 final next Friday. Irvington, which defeated Northern Highlands in the North Jersey, Group 4 bowl game a year ago, ends its season with a 8-3 record.
“We’ve been really close to getting turnovers,” Cord said. “We’ve done everything defensively except get those turnovers and they came at a key time today.”
“It’s been slow all season, but our defense is based on the principle of bend don’t break,” said linebacker Roman Dario, who had the fourth interception. “Today, those four just came up big and was really a major turning point for us defensively.”
Danny Smiechowski, who had two of those four interceptions, put Northern Highlands in front from good when Nate Johnson found him on a wheel route for a 40-yard touchdown just 3:39 into the game.
Johnson was knocked out of the game at halftime with Northern Highlands up 10-7, but junior JR Walley came in and found Smiechowski for a 5-yard TD pass to make it 17-7 with 39 seconds left in the third.
The Northern Highlands defense made the the lead held up, Smiechowski broke up a long pass attempt to Kareem Corey in the end zone to force a turnover on downs with 9:45 remaining. Then, on the next Blue Knights drive, Dario delivered what had seemingly been the clinching play when he dropped back into coverage and grabbed the Highlanders’ fourth interception of the night with just 4:44 left in the fourth.
“I go through my drop steps in practice every day. I’ve done it 1,000 times so it was nothing new to me,” said Dario. “Me and Zach Chostaka, we feel like we’re the best linebacking crew in the state. We both got one today and that’s because we practice it every day and coach puts us through that drill every day.”
“We just executed and played our best,” Smiechowski said. “We haven’t gotten the chances (for interceptions). There haven’t been a lot of times when teams threw deep on us.”
Irvington trimmed the deficit to four when Nasir Addison caught a CJ Pittman pass, cut it across the field then raced down the left sideline for a 45-yard score, his second touchdown of the night, with 1:57 remaining.
Irvington was unable to get the ball again though as Chase Canariato recovered the ensuing onside kick and Northern Highlands successfully ran out the clock thanks to a 12-yard jet sweep from Walley to Luke Saturn for a game-sealing first down.
The victory served as a bit of revenge for the Highlanders, who a year ago was one win short of a perfect season as a result of Irvington’s 19-14 victory at Rutgers behind 12 sacks by a relentless Blue Knights pass rush.
“Last year was a hard a game and it hurt all of us,” Smiechowski said. “We remembered it and we had to play through it.”
This time it was a less-heralded, but highly effective Northern Highlands defense, which set the tone. An undersized, yet relentless front seven of Jack Inserra, Chase Fishman, John Lavino, Peirson DeBruyn, Chostaka and Dario held Irvington’s star running back Kysir Desir to just 50 yards rushing on 22 carries.
Inserra, who had a sack on the opening play, along with a host of others, stopped Notre Dame-bound defensive back Adon Shuler short of the sticks on a 4th-and-4 at the Highlander 14 for a turnover on downs to keep it 10-7 with 3:13 left in the half. Irvington marched into Northern Highlands territory on its initial second half drive, only to see it result in no points after Chostaka back-pedaled his way into an interception.
The Highlanders’ relentless pursuit on defense as well as a staggering 14 Irvington penalties on offense totaling 110 yards, prevented the Blue Knights from ever establishing a rhythm offensively.
“We just play hard,” Dario said. “We don’t have any studs, but we have 11 guys that get to the ball. We have a relentless pursuit to the ball every play. We’re just tough, smart kids. We do our gap assignments, we don’t rely on big plays, we rely on bend, don’t break. That’s how we play.”
Addison, a Kentucky commit, put Irvington on the board, when he overpowered the defensive back on a fourth down throw to the end zone for a 25-yard touchdown from Pittman with 7:19 left in the half. Toure, the Rutgers-bound athlete, ran for 88 yards while also recording two sacks and his younger brother Vaboue, had a first quarter interception.
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The 2022 NJSIAA Rothman Orthopaedics football tournament was seeded on Sunday and the pairings for the opening round on Oct. 28-29 have been released. Below, you can find the schedule for opening weekend of the tournament. Game dates and times are still being firmed up, so please check back for changes.NOTE: Many games have been updated as of Monday at 10 p.m.2022 NJSIAA Football BracketsOpening round scheduleFriday, Oct. 285-North Arlington (5-3) at 4-Brearley (8-0), 6pm8-Kinnelon (5-3)...
The 2022 NJSIAA Rothman Orthopaedics football tournament was seeded on Sunday and the pairings for the opening round on Oct. 28-29 have been released. Below, you can find the schedule for opening weekend of the tournament. Game dates and times are still being firmed up, so please check back for changes.
NOTE: Many games have been updated as of Monday at 10 p.m.
5-North Arlington (5-3) at 4-Brearley (8-0), 6pm
8-Kinnelon (5-3) at 1-Park Ridge (6-2), 7pm
6-Cresskill (5-3) at 3-Waldwick (6-2), 7pm
7-Boonton (3-5) at 2-Mountain Lakes (7-1), 7pm
8-Mahwah (2-6) at 1-Rutherford (8-0), 6pm
6-Jefferson (5-3) at 3-Madison (6-2), 7pm
7-Hanover Park (5-3) at 2-Westwood (8-0), 7pm
6-Vernon (6-2) at 3-River Dell (4-4), 6pm
8-Lincoln (5-3) at 1-Old Tappan (7-1), 7pm
5-Montgomery (7-2) at 4-Northern Highlands (5-3), 6:15pm
7-Woodbridge (4-5) at 2-Ramapo (6-2), 6:30pm
8-Sayreville (4-4) at 1-Irvington (7-2), 7pm
6-Roxbury (5-3) at 3-Ridge (6-2), 7pm
8-Morristown (3-6) at 1-Passaic Tech (7-2), 6pm
5-East Orange (3-5) at 4-Clifton (4-4), 7pm
7-Union (2-6) at 2-Union City (7-1), 7pm
8-Shabazz (4-4) at 1-Wood-Ridge (7-1), 7pm
5-Wallkill Valley (6-2) at 4-Cedar Grove (7-2), 7pm
6-North Warren (6-2) at 3-Butler (6-2), 7pm
7-Hasbrouck Heights (4-4) vs. 2-Weequahic (7-1) at Untermann Field, 7pm
6-Ridgefield Park (4-4) at 3-Glen Rock (7-1), 6pm
8-High Point (4-4) at 1-Caldwell (8-0), 7pm
5-Bernards (8-1) at 4-Ramsey (6-2), 7pm
7-Becton (4-4) at 2-Newton (8-0), 7pm
6-Paramus (5-3) at 3-West Essex (5-3), 6:30pm
8-Hackettstown (5-3) at 1-West Morris (9-0), 7pm
5-Warren Hills (4-4) at 4-Montville (6-3), 7pm
7-Wayne Hills (4-4) at 2-Cranford (6-2), 7pm
5-Morris Knolls (6-2) at 4-Colonia (8-1), 6pm
6-Chatham (6-3) at 3-Wayne Valley (9-0), 6:30pm
8-Middletown North (3-4) at 1-North Hunterdon (8-1), 7pm
7-Rahway (4-4) at 2-Randolph (7-1), 7pm
7-Montclair (4-4) at 2-Ridgewood (5-3), 6:30pm
8-Elizabeth (2-6) at 1-Phillipsburg (8-0), 7pm
5-Piscataway (6-2) at 4-Paterson Eastside (5-3), 7pm
6-West Orange (5-3) at 3-Watchung Hills (7-2), 7pm
6-Keyport (6-2) at 3-Glassboro (6-2), 6pm
8-Schalick (7-2) at 1-Woodstown (7-1), 7pm
8-Overbrook (5-4) at 1-Point Pleasant Boro (8-0), 7pm
5-New Providence (5-4) at 4-Willingboro (3-5), 7pm
6-West Deptford (4-4) at 3-Gloucester (6-2), 7pm
7-Cinnaminson (6-2) at 2-Haddonfield (5-2), 7pm
6-Cedar Creek (3-6) at 3-Timber Creek (6-3), 6pm
7-Nottingham (5-3) at 2-Camden (7-1), 6pm
8-Somerville (4-5) at 1-Seneca (8-0), 7pm
6-Moorestown (5-4) at 3-Mainland (7-1), 6pm
7-Long Branch (4-3) at 2-Pennsauken (8-0), 6pm
8-Cherry Hill West (4-5) at 1-Middletown South (6-1), 7pm
5-Atlantic City (6-1) at 4-Rancocas Valley (6-3), 6pm
8-Freehold Township (5-4) at 1-Lenape (4-4), 7pm
6-Edison (6-3) at 3-Hillsborough (5-3), 7pm
7-Hunterdon Central (4-5) at 2-North Brunswick (7-1), 7pm
6-South Hunterdon (6-2) at 3-Maple Shade (7-2), 6pm
5-Shore (5-3) at 4-Manville (8-1), 7pm
8-Middle Township (5-3) at 1-Raritan (6-2), 7pm
5-Johnson (6-2) at 4-Pleasantville (5-2), 7pm
7-Monmouth (2-6) at 2-Rumson-Fair Haven (4-4), 7pm
8-Deptford (4-4) at 1-Delsea (8-0), 7pm
5-Camden Eastside (3-4) at 4-South Plainfield (8-0), 7pm
6-Matawan (6-2) at 3-Hopewell Valley (8-0), 7pm
7-Burlington Township (3-6) at 2-Ocean Township (8-0), 7pm
8-Hightstown (5-3) at 1-Hammonton (7-2), 6pm
5-Ocean City (2-6) at 4-Shawnee (5-4), 6pm
7-Lacey (3-5) at 2-Millville (6-2), 6pm
6-Manalapan (3-6) at 3-Jackson Memorial (6-2), 6:30pm
8-Old Bridge (5-4) at 1-Toms River North (9-0), 6pm
6-Williamstown (2-7) at 3-Cherokee (3-5), 6pm
7-Southern (4-4) at 2-Kingsway (5-3), 6pm
5-West Side (7-1) at 4-Dumont (6-2), 12pm
7-Parsippany Hills (4-4) at 2-Hillside (7-1), 1pm
5-Mendham (5-4) at 4-Sparta (5-3), 2pm
6-Bridgewater-Raritan (4-5) at 3-Westfield (6-2), 1pm
5-Audubon (3-4) at 4-Paulsboro (4-4), 11am
7-Florence (6-1) at 2-Salem (5-4), 12pm
5-Highland (5-4) at 4-Manasquan (4-3), 1pm
5-Winslow (4-3) at 4-Colts Neck (6-2), 12pm
8-Penns Grove (2-7) at 1-Woodbury (6-2), 10:30am
7-Pitman (5-2) at 2-Asbury Park (4-2), 11am
6-Delaware Valley (6-2) at 3-Oakcrest (6-3), 12pm
5-Washington Township (5-4) at 4-Marlboro (5-3), 12pm
Over the course of three years, nearly 1,600 crashes on New Jersey's roads resulted in at least one fatality.Using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, MoneyGeek has come up with a list of the deadliest stretches of road in the Garden State from 2018 through 2020, ranked by their count of fatal crashes...
Over the course of three years, nearly 1,600 crashes on New Jersey's roads resulted in at least one fatality.
Using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, MoneyGeek has come up with a list of the deadliest stretches of road in the Garden State from 2018 through 2020, ranked by their count of fatal crashes.
A couple of highways appear on the top-10 list more than once.
According to MoneyGeek, more than 40% of New Jersey's fatal accidents between 2018 and 2020 involved speeding or drunk driving. Distracted driving contributed to 20% of the state's fatal crashes over that three-year period.
"Those are crashes, those are not accidents," said Tracy Noble, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic, reacting to the report. "We also need to keep in mind, when some of our roadways were designed, they were not designed for the types of vehicles and the speeds that we have today."
Below is MoneyGeek's list of the 10 deadliest stretches of road in New Jersey. The green dots indicate the location of the fatal crashes; some of the crashes occurred in the same locations/intersections.
Close to 800 roads in New Jersey were considered for the study.
Responding to New Jersey 101.5's request for comment, the New Jersey Department of Transportation noted that a project in the works is meant to improve safety for all modes of transportation along this stretch.
Proposed improvements include reducing the roadway from four lanes, to two travel lanes with a center left-turn lane and bicycle lanes.
The Department of Transportation said it has two projects aimed at improving Route 21. One will resurface a portion of the highway, and the other will include upgraded traffic signals and sidewalks.
Steve Schapiro, a spokesperson for the state Department of Transportation, said DOT is committed to finding innovative solutions to enhance safety for all road users.
"We examine crash data on a regular basis to look for areas where pedestrian safety improvements may be needed, and we work with our engineers and designers to incorporate these improvements into ongoing projects," Schapiro added. "Those safety features may include the installation of pedestrian signal heads, and improvements to sidewalks and crosswalks."
New JerseySaturday, May 28Hopatcong Memorial Day Parade: Hopatcong, N.J.The Hopatcong Recreation Department’s Memorial Day parade starts 10:00 a.m. at the DPW Parking Lot and will end at Veteran’s Field.Flowers for Veterans: Sparta, N.J.Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and Lisa’s Stone Brook Florist will work together to honor the fallen military, late veterans and their spouses interred at the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery ...
Saturday, May 28
Hopatcong Memorial Day Parade: Hopatcong, N.J.
The Hopatcong Recreation Department’s Memorial Day parade starts 10:00 a.m. at the DPW Parking Lot and will end at Veteran’s Field.
Flowers for Veterans: Sparta, N.J.
Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and Lisa’s Stone Brook Florist will work together to honor the fallen military, late veterans and their spouses interred at the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sparta, N.J. from 11 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will place a flower in front of each headstone while quietly reading the inscription and then thanking the person for their service.
Cumberland River Memorial Day Ceremony: Rockaway. N.J.
The annual ceremony starts at 1 p.m., recognizing the Jerseymen who lost their lives crossing the Cumberland River as they returned to their homes during the Civil War.
Sunday, May 29
Highland Lakes Memorial Day Events: Highland Lakes, N.J.
The Highland Lakes Clubhouse Committee’s first breakfast of the summer is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Adults are $9, children ages 3-10 are $6, and children under 3 years are free. Breakfast will be followed by patriotic crafts and fun for kids at 11 a.m. The Memorial Day Observance Ceremony hosted by the Senior Club will also start at 11 a.m.
Monday, May 30
Franklin Memorial Day Parade: Franklin, N.J.
The Sgt. Francis M. Glynn American Legion Post 132’s Memorial Day parade steps off from the Post at 10:30 a.m., proceeding on Rutherford Ave. and Main Street to the war memorial where a service will be held. Legion members will also conduct memorial services at St. Thomas Cemetery in Ogdensburg at 7:30 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Franklin 8:30 a.m., and at the North Church Cemetery on Route 94 at 9:15 a.m.
Sparta Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony: Sparta, N.J.
The 47th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, hosted by Sparta VFW Post 7248 and Sparta Township, kicks off at 10 a.m. The parade route starts at East Shore Trail and will continue to the Sparta Library. A ceremony will follow at the end of the parade. Complimentary lunch and drinks will be served at the Sparta VFW afterwards.
Memorial Remembrance Day Ceremony: Budd Lake, N.J.
A remembrance ceremony will be held at the All Veterans Memorial Ceremonial Grounds at Turkey Brook Park from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Honoring Our Heroes at the Memorial Day Parade: Newton, N.J.
The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce’s Memorial Day Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. The parade, which begins at Lower Spring Street and proceeds down Spring Street and Moran Street to Memory Park, honors service men and women while paying tribute to the community’s fallen heroes.
Memorial Day Parade: Wayne, N.J.
The Wayne Township Memorial Day Parade is at 10 a.m., starting at Ramapo Shopping Plaza at corner of Valley Road and Hamburg Turnpike, and ending at Wayne Valley Municipal Building. Attendees are encouraged to line Valley Road to celebrate.
West Milford Memorial Day Parade: West Milford, N.J.
The parade will begin at Veterans Memorial Park. Music will start at 10 a.m., and the parade and ceremony will follow.
Thursday, May 26
Annual Memorial Weekend Carnival: Washingtonville, N.Y.
Washingtonville Knights of Columbus’ Annual Memorial Weekend Carnival at Vern Allen Park kicks off at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 and ends on Monday, May 30. Unlimited ride wristbands, food and games will be available for purchase.
Sunday, May 29
Town of Woodbury Memorial Day Parade: Woodbury, N.Y.
The Town of Woodbury Memorial Day Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. and will proceed north on Route 32, pausing at the Summit Ave. Monument in Central Valley at 1:10 p.m., and the Victory Park Monument at 2 p.m.. in Highland Mills to conduct brief Wreath Laying Ceremonies. The parade then continues north to the Cemetery of The Highlands at 2:15 p.m., where it will end with a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veteran’s Monument and Firemen’s Monument.
Monday, May 30
Village of Monroe Memorial Day Parade: Monroe, N.Y.
Formation of the parade will be at Smith’s Clove Park beginning at 12:15pm with step off at 1:30pm. The parade will proceed onto Spring St., turning left onto Mapes Place through the underpass to the Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corps Memorial. The Color Guard will present arms, and wreaths will be placed. The parade will then make a right turn at Carpenter Place through downtown Lakes Street, then left onto Route 17M, proceeding to Veterans Memorial Park and the Monroe Cemetery for formal dedication and disbanding.
#TheHonorProject at West Point Cemetery: West Point, N.Y.
The Travis Manion Foundation is recruiting volunteers to lay handcrafted American Flags of Valor coins at West Point Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 30 at 9 a.m. To volunteer, visit donate.travismanion.org/event/2022-thp-west-point-cemetary/e401228
Village of Warwick Memorial Day Parade: Warwick, N.Y.
The parade will start at 11:00 a.m. on Memorial Day at Village Hall on Main Street. It will proceed down Main Street to Oakland Avenue, then to Warwick Ceremony where there will be ceremonies to honor deceased military personnel. After the ceremonies, the parade will reform and proceed to St. Stephen’s Cemetery, where more ceremonies will be held. Then, the parade will continue down Forester Avenue to the Firemen’s Monument for ceremonies held by the Warwick Fire Department. The parade will end in Veterans Memorial Park where there will be refreshments.
Town of Tuxedo Memorial Day Parade: Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
The community parade will step off at 11:30 a.m., beginning at George F. Baker High School, then proceeding north on Rt. 17, stopping at the war memorial outside of the Tuxedo Park gate to lay wreathes. It will then continue to St. Mary’s church for closing ceremonies.
The Tuxedo Park Library 17th Annual Memorial Day Community Picnic: Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
The Tuxedo Park Library observes Memorial Day with their 17th Annual Community Picnic. At the event, a journal will be distributed that commemorates those community members who gave the supreme sacrifice while in service to our country. Picnic, entertainment and activities will be held from 12-2:30 p.m. They include DJ George Carney, a photo booth from Vision Reality 360, balloons by Matt Stevens, children’s crafts with Ms. Kara, food and games for all ages. Jester Jim will entertain all at 12:30 p.m., and raffle drawings for a wide variety of locally donated prizes will begin at 2:00 p.m. For more information on attending this event or purchasing raffle tickets, contact the Tuxedo Park Library at 845-351-2207. The library is located at 227 Route 17, Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
Goshen Memorial Day Parade and Services: Goshen, N.Y.
The Village of Goshen, along with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1708 and American Legion Post 377, is hosting the Goshen Memorial Day Parade and Services. The Memorial Honor Guard services start at 7 a.m. at St. John’s Cemetery, proceeding to various cemeteries along the way. Parade line up begins 10 a.m. on Erie Street. The parade steps off at 11 a.m. Additional services will be held post parade at the Everett Memorial in Church Park.
Monday, May 30
Milford Memorial Day Parade: Milford, Pa.
Milford’s Annual Memorial Day Parade hosted by American Legion Post #139 steps off from Ann Street Park at 10:30 a.m., and continues to the veterans monument on Broad Street, arriving by 10:55 a.m.
Central Park Memorial Day Parade: Honesdale, Pa.
The annual Honesdale Memorial Day Parade commences at 10 a.m. at 5th St. and Main St., and will head north, turning onto 9th St. and ending at Central Park. Central Park Ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m., and ceremonies in Veterans Park start at 12 p.m.