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 Randolph, 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 Randolph, 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.
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CLINTON TOWNSHIP – After a long afternoon of punch-counterpunch in Saturday’s NJSIAA North 2 Group 4 final, it was the North Hunterdon High School football team that landed the final blow.Lions senior quarterback Luke Martini completed 14-of-26 passes for 396 yards and five touchdowns, outslugging Randolph counterpart Sean Clark, who went 23-for-44 for 322 yards and five scores, and top-seeded North Hunterdon stayed a step ahead and pulled away for good in the final minutes. The Lions scored a 49-35 victory ...
CLINTON TOWNSHIP – After a long afternoon of punch-counterpunch in Saturday’s NJSIAA North 2 Group 4 final, it was the North Hunterdon High School football team that landed the final blow.
Lions senior quarterback Luke Martini completed 14-of-26 passes for 396 yards and five touchdowns, outslugging Randolph counterpart Sean Clark, who went 23-for-44 for 322 yards and five scores, and top-seeded North Hunterdon stayed a step ahead and pulled away for good in the final minutes. The Lions scored a 49-35 victory over the second-seeded Rams, in a game that clocked in at just under three hours, giving North its first sectional championship since 2017.
“There’s nothing better than game on the line, sectional championship on the line, you got the ball in your hands and you know you’ve got to make a play,” said Martini, in his second season under center for the Lions. “The team is very confident and I’m very confident in my teammates, and we came out here and made enough plays to win.”
Danny DeLusant caught three of Martini’s scoring strikes, finishing with five catches for 204 yards, while Derrick Vaddis grabbed the other two TDs, posting eight grabs for 164 yards. Kente Edwards, who rushed 20 times for 121 yards, and Alex Uryniak (9-50) each added fourth-quarter TD runs to put it away.
Jake Jenish snagged two touchdown throws from Clark, while James Kratochvil, James Kleiven and Ryan Novak each grabbed TD tosses for the Rams. Novak finished with nine catches for 120 yards.
Ironically, the game was scoreless until there were eight seconds left in the first quarter when Martini and Vaddis connected for a TD. The type of game it would turn into should have been clear on North’s ensuing possession when it got three 80-plus-yard passing touchdowns on one drive – although the first two were waived off by flags -- before Martini swung one out to DeLusant, who grabbed the short pass and streaked 93 yards down the left sideline to the end zone. The senior had done the same for 80 yards on the other side of the field three plays earlier, but a teammate was flagged for holding. Tyler Anderson looked as if he had scored a play before DeLusant finally did, when his 88-yard catch at the end of a scramble drill was called back on a flag for an ineligible receiver downfield.
Randolph got in two possessions later on a one-yard Clark toss to James Kratochvil, before North Hunterdon headed into halftime with a 14-7 lead, after losing a fumble at the goal line on the final play of the second quarter.
North’s defense held Randolph to just 16-38 rushing in the first half, and just 79 passing yards, while Martini totaled 237 yards through the air, but all hell broke loose after the intermission.
After the Lions’ opening drive of the second half stalled at its own 34-yard line, Randolph tied it, getting a 49-yard scoring strike to Kleiven. The teams exchanged 3-and-outs, before North went back up 21-14 on a 19-yard Martini pass to Vaddis, and after a Rams 3-and-out, the Lions stretched it to 28-14 on DeLusant’s 68-yard catch and run early in the fourth quarter. The PAT was good from Ben Cleary, who went 7-for-7 on extra points Saturday.
The next five drives also featured touchdowns, as Randolph got TD passes of 39 (on a flea flicker), 64 and 14 yards, respectively, to answer North Hunterdon TDs. After a 64-yard Clark-to-Jenisch TD and Aidan Flowers’ kick cut the Randolph deficit to 35-28 with 4:27 left, the Rams executed an onside kick, getting the ball back at North Hunterdon’s 26-yard line with a chance to tie the game.
It would have been the first time since the game’s first points the Lions would lose the lead, but the North defense wasn’t having it.
The beleaguered unit that was victimized for huge play after huge play in the second half stepped up when it mattered most, and North successfully defended three passes, before Greg Rayl came up with a huge sack on fourth down to end the drive and take all the air out of Randolph’s attempt at an epic comeback.
“Defensively, it definitely was not our best performance,” said North Hunterdon coach Kevin Kley, who was the defensive coordinator for the 2017 sectional championship team. “They kept hitting some big plays. After the third 50-yard touchdown they got, we decided to get after the quarterback a little bit more, and we did.”
North Hunterdon then got a couple of long Edwards runs and a three-yard Uryniak touchdown jaunt to cap it.
“We love to run because our line is good and Kente (Edwards) and Alex (Uryniak) are good,” said Kley, whose backs were limited to just 28 rushing yards in the first half. “But when teams load the box, you know Luke can throw the ball, we have a ton of receivers who can catch the ball. We’re a really balanced offense.”
WHAT IT MEANS
North Hunterdon wins its first sectional championship since 2017 and the third in program history. The Lions rallied to beat Phillipsburg 21-20 in the 2017 final at MetLife Stadium.
The quarterbacks combined for 718 yards and 10 touchdowns, with neither throwing an interception. Martini averaged 28 yards per completion, but did not throw a pass until connecting for a TD with eight second left in the opening quarter. His second completion was also a TD.
The kickers, Ben Cleary for North Hunterdon and Aidan Flowers for Randolph, combined for 12 extra points without a miss – seven for Cleary and five for his counterpart.
THEY SAID IT
“We always knew we had it in us. Last year, we underachieved a little bit. We thought we could have been better. We lost a few games that didn’t go our way, but we worked so hard in the offseason and worked hard (this season). We were a confident group and we came out here and played very well.” – Luke Martini on where his team is now after the Lions started 1-3 last year before finishing the regular season 4-1 and posting a solid effort in a first-round playoff loss to top-seeded Middletown South.
“We went 1-3 last year to start, but we were in those games against really good teams. We knew we were good and we just needed to step up and finish games. That was the mantra all offseason, and we’ve been doing it all season. I hope it continues.” – North coach Kevin Kley
North Hunterdon will face North 1 champ Northern Highlands next weekend at Franklin High School in the state Group 4 semifinals. The winner will take on Toms River North or Lenape in three weeks at Rutgers University for the first-ever overall Group 4 state championship. The Rams finish their season 9-2.
RANDOLPH (9-2) 0-7-7-21--35
NORTH HUNTERDON (11-1) 7-7-7-28--49
NH – Vaddis 49 pass from Martini (Cleary kick)
NH – DeLusant 93 pass from Martini (Cleary kick)
R – Kratochvil 1 pass from Clark (Flowers kick)
R – Kleiven 49 pass from Clark (Flowers kick)
NH – Vaddis 19 pass from Martini (Cleary kick)
NH – DeLusant 68 pass from Martini (Cleary kick)
R – Novak 39 pass from Clark (Flowers kick)
NH – DeLusant 25 pass from Martini (Cleary kick)
R – Jenisch 64 pass from Clark (Flowers kick)
NH – Edwards 2 run (Cleary kick)
R – Jenisch 14 pass from Clark (Flowers kick)
NH – Uryniak 3 run (Cleary kick)
RUSHING: R—Wilfong 13-24, Petruzziello 10-28, Bachrach 1-0, Clark 1-1; NH—K. Edwards 20-121, Uryniak 9-50, Martini 3-0, DeLusant 1-5.
PASSING: R—Clark 23-44-5-0-322; NH—Martini 14-26-5-0-396.
RECEIVING: R—Wilfong 1-2, Kratochvil 2-9, Novak 9-120, Campbell 1-15, Riback 2-12, Kasper 1-0, Patruzzielo 1-(-4), Kleiven 2-60, Jenisch 4-108; NH—Vaddis 8-164, Anderson 1-28, DeLusant 5-204.
Simeon Pincus has been covering NJ sports since 1997. He can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @SimeonPincus.
RANDOLPH, NJ- In an effort to create more inclusive and accessible playgrounds in Randolph Township, Rebecca Lory, a special education teacher in the Randolph school district submitted a proposal to modify local Randolph parks. Russ Newman of the Parks and Recreation department approved the proposed plan and allocated funds to partially fund the project. In order to raise required additional funds beyond what the town is providing she partnered with RandolphPEACE (Partnership Endeavor for All Citizens’ Equality). Rebecca Lory an...
RANDOLPH, NJ- In an effort to create more inclusive and accessible playgrounds in Randolph Township, Rebecca Lory, a special education teacher in the Randolph school district submitted a proposal to modify local Randolph parks. Russ Newman of the Parks and Recreation department approved the proposed plan and allocated funds to partially fund the project. In order to raise required additional funds beyond what the town is providing she partnered with Randolph
PEACE (Partnership Endeavor for All Citizens’ Equality). Rebecca Lory and Meredith Ross, have started a fundraising initiative to purchase and install adaptive play equipment at Freedom Park. They set an original goal of $25,000 which would purchase two adaptive 5 point harness swings and a large glider to accommodate wheelchair users.
Due to the overwhelming support from our community (in both business and individual donations), and outreach from community members we have expanded both our project and our fundraising goal.
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According to the planners , "At present, we have raised almost $28,000 and have set a revised goal of $35,000. The additional funding will allow us to purchase a sensory board, as well as a communication board. We are passionate about creating equitable access to play because we believe it helps facilitate inclusion, understanding, and acceptance."
Checks payable to Randolph Township can be sent to Rebecca Lory, c/o Inclusive Playground , 21 Misty Mountain Road, Randolph, NJ 07869
Here is a list of the current business sponsors;
BASF (Platinum )
The Goddard School (Gold)
Palazzo Landscaping (Gold)
Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph (Silver)
Frank Semeraro Construction Co, Inc. (Silver)
Bronze Sponsorships Include:
College Plaza Pediatrics
NJ Center for Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Mondo Pizza Restaurant and Catering?
House of Gold Salon
Mara Glauberg Morris and Essex County Real Estate- Weichert Realtors
Mopar Mike/Sales Expert - Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram SRT
NJ Battle Zones
The Randolph Diner Bar & Grill
Brooklyn Bagel & Deli
The Corner Bistro
ISP Event Center
Rossy Pediatric Dentistry
Noches de Colombia
Other donations received thus far:
Empire Financial Funding
Stardust Smoke Shop
Morristown Jewish Center
Gemini Hair Studio
Marlene Ginsberg - Coldwell Banker
Randolph Dance Arts Center
Sweet Ali Custom Confections
A&B Bagels II
Education Station Randolph NJ
Burrini's Olde World Market
Mr Crabby's Seafood House and Sports Bar
All In One Collectibles
Black River Barn
Vanguard Medical Group - Dr. Furst
If we judge this game based on what happened with each of these teams last week, it could take a while.Both the North Hunterdon and Northern Highlands high school football teams played barnburners in their NJSIAA sectional-final wins last weekend, with the Lions outlasting Randolph 49-35 in a game that clocked in a notch under three hours, while the Highlanders outslugged Ramapo 49-42 in a near-four-hour affair that featured two delays because of lights issues.It’s probably safe to say the defenses will be ...
If we judge this game based on what happened with each of these teams last week, it could take a while.
Both the North Hunterdon and Northern Highlands high school football teams played barnburners in their NJSIAA sectional-final wins last weekend, with the Lions outlasting Randolph 49-35 in a game that clocked in a notch under three hours, while the Highlanders outslugged Ramapo 49-42 in a near-four-hour affair that featured two delays because of lights issues.
It’s probably safe to say the defenses will be looking for redemption in Saturday’s state Group 4 semifinals, as North 2 champ North Hunterdon meets North 1 winner Northern Highlands battle at 5:30 p.m. at Franklin High School.
Both defenses have actually played well this year, despite recent results, averaging just over two touchdowns against per contest. North Hunterdon, for example, it was mostly big plays last week that brought the numbers up, otherwise the defense actually played pretty well, holding Randolph to just 53 rushing yards and notching three sacks.
The Lions, whose defense is led by senior linebacker Alex Uryniak and senior DB Kente Edwards, among others, had a streak of three straight games down the stretch where they allowed just one score, something they did in six of their 11 wins. Other than last weekend, and in a Week 3 loss to Phillipsburg, North only allowed more than two scores twice, that coming in a 25-24 win over Group 5 power Watchung Hills.
But it will be the offenses that figure to be front and center Saturday night, and both have good ones. North Hunterdon is led by quarterback Luke Martini, who threw for 396 yards and five touchdowns last weekend. The senior has emerged as one of the conference’s top signal callers, making the most of a standout group of receivers, including seniors Danny DeLusant and Derrick Vaddis, who has also been key in the defensive secondary with a team-high seven interceptions.
The backfield features Edwards, who also handles kickoffs, as well as Uryniak, who is a stellar change-of-pace back and filled in admirably as the top dog when Edwards missed time on offense with an injury earlier this season. The Navy-bound Edwards looks to be back to full strength after rushing for 121 yards and a TD last weekend.
The Highlanders’ offense has also been pretty potent, and they’ve done it despite their starting quarterback, Nate Johnson, missing time with injury, including last weekend, when he sat out with a concussion. Backup JR Walley, who had excelled earlier this year when he was forced to start two games, was money again, throwing for 270 yards and four scores against Ramapo. No matter which QB is under center Saturday night, Northern Highlanders offense will be in good hands.
Zach Madison (42-784-5), Danny Dmiechowski (41-502-9) and Like Saturn (35-371-4) have all had big years at receiver, giving Northern Highlands plenty of weapons with which to attack the Lions secondary. Charlie Sparago, who has tallied 799 yards and eight scores, is the lead back, tasked with trying to find room against North’s stifling front line.
While Northern Highlands has won three straight sectional championships, this is North Hunterdon’s first since 2017, and just the third in its history. The Lions beat Phillipsburg 21-20 five years ago to rally for that crown against the only that had beaten them during the regular season. That team was also ripe with talent, led by quarterback Matt Busher.
But while that team had to work its way out of several tight spots, but always found a way, this team has been a little more dominant and multi-faceted, and hasn’t faced a ton of in-game pressure. It will be interesting to see how it does on a neutral field under the bright lights of a state semifinal.
North Hunterdon head coach Kevin Kley was the defensive coordinator on the 2017 team, but he can’t – or won’t – anoint one or the other as the better club.
“We do meetings at lunch every week and we watch film, and Coach (Bill) Krebs showed clips of our sectional final against P’Burg in 2017, and for the next 3-4 days, that turned into ‘Who would win? ‘Who would win? The ‘22 or ‘17 team?’” Kley said. “And, of course, as a coach on both, I’m staying out of it. I love that team and I love this team. (Like this team) that team was balanced, that team had a strong defense, both teams were really, really good. That’s all I’m going to say.”
I covered that 2017 pretty closely, seeing four of their games in person, including the sectional final. I’ve only seen this team in person once – last weekend – but I have watched several more of their games on the live stream, so I think I have a pretty good handle on which team would win heads up. But I’m not saying, either. At least not in print. But I will also say there are a lot of similarities.
As for what to expect Saturday night, well, it’s all house money at this point. North Hunterdon has been everything I’d hoped it would be this season. More, even. So, as far as I’m concerned, it’s state title or bust. And guess what, boys? I’m here to give you another chance to #WinOneForPincus. Once again, life calls me out of town this weekend, so I will have to watch this one from afar. That means the Lions have to win so I can be there in three weeks when they vie for the whole enchilada at Rutgers. For now, the one and only T. Harry Frezza Jr. will have your live updates and coverage from Franklin. He’s on Twitter @TheFrez56.
PINCUS’ PICK:North Hunterdon 34-26
So much for defense wins championships. First, I must say this matchup is confusing. Both teams have similar two-word names and North Hunterdon has an Annandale address and Northern Highlands is in Allendale. No wonder they played alike last week. I’m guessing the points outburst in both games were anomalies. Northern Highlands allowed a combined 46 points in its previous four games and North Hunterdon gave up 35 points. Strange things can happen in the postseason. North Hunterdon seems to have a more potent ground game than the Highlanders, maybe that’s the difference? Yeah, it can be another video game-like ending and both teams certainly have confidence. I’ll say things tighten up and North Hunterdon pulls out a close one and is able to eat up the clock when needed.
MENDLOWITZ’S PICK: North Hunterdon 21-14
My name is DEBBY RAUCH LISSAUR, CANDIDATE #4, for the Randolph Board of Education.As we get closer to Election Day, I want to share some thoughts. This election is critically important. I appreciate everyone who takes the time to review my perspective.I did not expect to be here. But, as I watched our community go further and further off track, I could not sit idly by. I knew I had to step up. I knew that running for the Board would be a Herculean task for both me and my family but I also knew ...
My name is DEBBY RAUCH LISSAUR, CANDIDATE #4, for the Randolph Board of Education.
As we get closer to Election Day, I want to share some thoughts. This election is critically important. I appreciate everyone who takes the time to review my perspective.
I did not expect to be here. But, as I watched our community go further and further off track, I could not sit idly by. I knew I had to step up. I knew that running for the Board would be a Herculean task for both me and my family but I also knew that the Randolph Board of Education needs change now more than ever. We can’t go on as we have with the community divided. I can help heal that. It’s what I do.
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As an almost 20-year Randolph resident, I want to bring my corporate and strengths-based executive coaching and leadership experience to serve our community. I have a child in the District and one at The College of New Jersey. I’m an optimistic, University of Pennsylvania honors graduate, who deeply values education. I welcome the differences in our diverse community. I am not afraid to engage with others who have a different point of view - in fact I think it’s critical to understand our world fully.
Because I am an Executive Coach, I use “X-ray hearing” to look past the anger to understand root issues and address them. If a community member is angry, there is a reason. For most, the anger comes from a place of positive intent, but for whatever reason, they are worried, hurt, or scared — and don’t feel heard. With compassion and understanding, negative emotions can be channeled into positive change. We all love our community and want to live peacefully together. There is no reason this cannot be our reality.
This election season, I have had the privilege of connecting with so many in our community, to hear their concerns, which most commonly center around education, fixing the vitriol, and better fiscal responsibility with tax payer funds.
My priorities are as follows:
1-ENSURE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE ACROSS THE ENTIRE STUDENT BODY:
The only way I know to do so, is to have Impeccable internal measurement that can be both big picture or targeted. This way, the superintendent and teachers can design measurable, highly tailored remedies.
Otherwise we are just guessing.
We have talent retention issues. Do other towns have retention issues? Yes, but it might be for completely different reasons. We need to know the root cause so we can address it. State funding reductions will continue.
Our priorities must be student learning and supporting teachers. Administrative spending ranks last.
2-COLLABORATION AND TRANSPARENCY:
Instead of silencing community voices, the Board should listen in earnest to concerns and show respect to constituents and stakeholders alike.
A two-way dialogue is the only way to get us back on track…to rebuild community trust which has been completely shattered.
3-LEADERSHIP AND RESPECT:
I believe in “Servant Leadership” - which means the more power you have, the more you must look out for those who don’t have that power. Leading is about serving.
Elected officials must be professional and respectful. I do not and will not support name calling parents by any sitting Board Member. Such behavior tarnishes the Board, its ability to govern, and destroys the fabric of our community as a whole. A legal disclaimer does not absolve a Board Member from their higher obligation to decency and respect. As a Board Member, I will never disrespect parents, teachers, staff or fellow Board Members.
This community is so desperate for a restart. For positivity, collaboration and accountability.
We need to embark on a new path, without toxicity, so that the Board can get back to focusing on the business of ensuring the District is well run.
Randolph is a great District. This community can be healed with the proper leadership in place. I believe I can restore calm by opening channels of communication. But I cannot do it alone. I need your support.
On NOVEMBER 8TH, please vote:
DEBBY RAUCH LISSAUR
***4TH CANDIDATE ON THE BALLOT***
Randolph Board of Education
Email me at [email protected]
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I am writing to you as a 25+ year resident of Randolph who voted for and supports Jonathan Torres for Randolph Council.Jon Torres doesn’t just talk about community involvement, he acts. I first met Jon as a Cub Scout leader as his oldest son was crossing into Boy Scout Troop 50 where my son was a member. He is extremely hands-on and such a positive role model for the Scouts he mentors. Whether he is chaperoning an event such as a camping weekend or summer camp, or helping an individual Scout as an Eagle advisor, he is always foc...
I am writing to you as a 25+ year resident of Randolph who voted for and supports Jonathan Torres for Randolph Council.
Jon Torres doesn’t just talk about community involvement, he acts. I first met Jon as a Cub Scout leader as his oldest son was crossing into Boy Scout Troop 50 where my son was a member. He is extremely hands-on and such a positive role model for the Scouts he mentors. Whether he is chaperoning an event such as a camping weekend or summer camp, or helping an individual Scout as an Eagle advisor, he is always focused on the ways he can have the most positive impact possible on the development of these young men.
When Covid 19 hit New Jersey hard at the outset, as a family physician practicing in the Atlantic Health network he quickly shifted over to triaging and treating severely ill Covid patients. In those early days when we had no vaccines and very little insight into the most effective treatment, all health care professionals who took on this challenge did so at great personal risk and also risk to their families. Jon and his colleagues put community first, even over family as that was what they were called to do. Again, he was “hands on” in serving the greater Morris County Community
Jon and his family have become an integral part of our neighborhood and Community. I trust him to do what is right for Randolph, as I have had a chance to see him do what is right for our community time and time again.
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