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 Somerville, 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 Somerville, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers University Board of Governors Tuesday approved a $5.1 billion budget for the 2022-2023 academic year that includes a 2.9 percent increase in tuition and fees, nearly two-thirds below the current rate of inflation.“We remain committed to providing excellence in academic experience and opportunity at an affordable and accessible price, and to ensuring that this necessary, measured increase does not affect our neediest students. Our focus on financial aid programs and net cost reflects that promise t...
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers University Board of Governors Tuesday approved a $5.1 billion budget for the 2022-2023 academic year that includes a 2.9 percent increase in tuition and fees, nearly two-thirds below the current rate of inflation.
“We remain committed to providing excellence in academic experience and opportunity at an affordable and accessible price, and to ensuring that this necessary, measured increase does not affect our neediest students. Our focus on financial aid programs and net cost reflects that promise to our students, who have shown enormous resolve through the economic and other challenges of recent years,” said Mark A. Angelson, chair of the Rutgers University Board of Governors.
Tuition and fees, which account for more than 28 percent of university revenues, help fund academic programs and university services, including academic advising, library services, computing services, student health services, counseling and financial aid.
“This budget will support a vibrant and enriching university experience, including world-class academic instruction and research opportunities, unparalleled patient care and essential public service as we move forward in these challenging times,” Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway said.
For in-state, full-time arts and sciences undergraduates at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, tuition and fees for the upcoming academic year will be $16,263 before any financial aid is applied. At Rutgers University-Newark, tuition and fees for a typical full-time arts and sciences undergraduate will be $15,648, and, at Rutgers University-Camden, a typical arts and sciences undergraduate’s tuition and fees will be $16,112 before financial aid.
The majority of Rutgers undergraduate students – nearly three-quarters – received some form of student financial aid in academic year 2020-2021. As a result, the estimated net price to attend Rutgers-New Brunswick for in-state, first-year students receiving aid was approximately 48 percent of the published cost of attendance. The net price for a Rutgers-Newark student was 44 percent of the total cost and 39 percent for a Rutgers-Camden student.
For the three out of four Rutgers students who received some form of student financial aid, individual costs were reduced by federal, state, private or institutional financial aid programs, including need-based and merit-based grants, scholarships and loans.
This year, among the student financial aid programs are the Scarlet Promise Grants and undergraduate financial aid programs at Rutgers-New Brunswick, Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-Camden that, combined with the New Jersey Garden State Guarantee, provide free tuition and mandatory fees for all eligible New Jersey students with family incomes below $65,000, and provide for significantly reduced tuition and fees for those whose families earn between $65,000 and $100,000.
In addition to tuition and fees (28 percent of revenues), other revenue sources in the new budget include patient care services (21.5 percent), the State of New Jersey (20.1 percent) and sponsored research (14.5 percent). Miscellaneous sources account for nearly 16 percent of revenues.
More than 77 percent of the budget is spent on the university’s core mission of student instruction, research, public service and patient care. The newly adopted budget spends 15.2 percent on administration, operations and maintenance and nearly 5 percent on auxiliary expenses, including housing and dining operations and student transportation. Athletics spending accounts for 2.7 percent of the budget.
“This is a reasonable budget that pays careful attention to expenditures during a time of many challenges, including rampant inflation and uncertainty about the continuing effects of the pandemic,” said Michael Gower, executive vice president, chief financial officer and university treasurer.
SOMERVILLE, NJ - "Breaded and deep-fried in the humble suburbs of central New Jersey," Three Piece Nugget, a popular cover with a play list featuring the likes of Elvis, The Beatles, Cream, Tom Petty, The Foo Fighters, Springsteen, The Ramones, Credence Clearwater Revival and dozens of others, will perform on the Summer Stage Saturday, June 18, from 6-9 p.m.The Downtown Somerville Alliance is sponsor of the music series, held throughout the summer and extending this year to the fall.From the Three Piece Nugget website...
SOMERVILLE, NJ - "Breaded and deep-fried in the humble suburbs of central New Jersey," Three Piece Nugget, a popular cover with a play list featuring the likes of Elvis, The Beatles, Cream, Tom Petty, The Foo Fighters, Springsteen, The Ramones, Credence Clearwater Revival and dozens of others, will perform on the Summer Stage Saturday, June 18, from 6-9 p.m.
The Downtown Somerville Alliance is sponsor of the music series, held throughout the summer and extending this year to the fall.
From the Three Piece Nugget website:
Three Piece Nugget is a classic and modern rock cover band whose tight rhythms, blistering guitars, and soaring vocals capture the delicious spirit of rock ‘n’ roll better than any FM radio station ever could.
"Formed by members of the popular cover band Return to Sender, Three Piece Nugget continues the tradition of authentically and skillfully performing some of the most popular and beloved rock songs of the past five decades.
"The band’s catalog stretches from classics by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC and Tom Petty all the way to modern favorites by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Foo Fighters, and The Killers. If 80’s anthems are your thing they’ve got those covered too, serving up hits from Bon Jovi, Poison, Whitesnake, and many more.
"Despite being a relatively young band, Three Piece Nugget is no stranger to the local scene. The band has left its mark by regularly appearing at some of the premiere restaurants, taverns, and bars across New Jersey, and they also personally deliver rock ‘n’ roll to private parties throughout the area. Additionally, members of the band have played at venerable venues such as The Stone Pony in Asbury Park and the legendary CBGBs in New York City.
"Simply put, Three Piece Nugget plays the songs that people want to hear and can’t help but sing along to. From first chord to last call, the high-energy performances and dynamic selection of songs will kick-start your rock ‘n’ roll heart, satisfaction guaranteed."
Bring a chair; food and beverages available from nearby downtown merchants.
Here's the Summer Stage schedule:
June 18 - Three Piece Nugget;
June 25 - The RPG Project;
July 2 - The Green Planet Band;
July 9 - John Busse;
July 16 - Sweet Fanny Adams;
July 23 - Two Broke Vets;
July 30 - Mail Order Bride NJ;
Aug. 6 - Cailin;
Aug. 13 - Dizaster Horse;
Aug. 20 - Johnny Charles featuring Tracy Sousa;
Aug. 27 - Dan Harrison;
Sept. 3 - Nick Ryan and the Mess;
Sept. 10 - Diamond Eye Jack;
Sept. 17 - The Bob Lanza Blues Band;
Sept. 24 - King Elvis - Tribute Show;
Oct. 1 - The Outcrops;
Oct. 8 - Radiocon
The Downtown Somerville Alliance is a TAPinto marketing partner.
A New Jersey appeals court panel ruled Monday that six businesses aren’t entitled to insurance coverage for losses they sustained when the governor in 2020 ordered some businesses closed or otherwise restricted their operations to halt the spread of COVID-19.Language in the business’ insurance policies required them to prove physical damage to covered properties, which didn’t occur, Superior Court Judge Thomas Sumners Jr. ...
A New Jersey appeals court panel ruled Monday that six businesses aren’t entitled to insurance coverage for losses they sustained when the governor in 2020 ordered some businesses closed or otherwise restricted their operations to halt the spread of COVID-19.
Language in the business’ insurance policies required them to prove physical damage to covered properties, which didn’t occur, Superior Court Judge Thomas Sumners Jr. wrote on behalf of a three-judge panel.
“We recognize that COVID-19 has caused overwhelming economic losses to untold businesses and individuals dependent on those businesses in our state, nation, and the world,” Sumner wrote. “Nevertheless, plaintiffs’ insurance claims are restricted by the clear and plain meaning of their insurance policies, which we cannot rewrite to cover their unfortunate losses.”
The decision arose from the consolidated appeals of six businesses that reported losses when Gov. Phil Murphy ordered businesses the state deemed non-essential to close or limit operations in the pandemic’s first year: the Cake Boutique and Harrison House restaurant, both in Mullica Hill; Lil’ Big Ones Child Care & Learning Center in South Plainfield; Salted Bar Lime and Kitchen in Somerville; Route 40 Diner in Monroeville; and Pure Focus Sports Club in Brick.
Sumners affirmed lower courts’ rulings that dismissed their complaints, saying their insurance policies required them to show “direct physical loss of or damage” to their properties, which they couldn’t do.
Their policies did contain “civil authority” clauses that provided coverage for losses sustained during governmental actions that forced closure or limited operations under certain circumstances, but the policies had virus exclusions, Sumners noted.
Murphy’s executive order closing some businesses was issued on March 21, 2020.
Sumners cited a long list of cases around the country that echoed such reasoning, leaving insurers off the hook for businesses’ COVID-related losses. He also pointed to similar lawsuits filed in the wake of other disasters that resulted in government-mandated closures, such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.
“Unsurprisingly, given the devasting impact of COVID-19 and state governments’ efforts to curb the pandemic, there have been scores of federal and state appellate-level courts that have addressed the same issues raised in this appeal,” Sumners wrote.
BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, welcomed members of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission and the newly created Somerset County Film Commission to TD Bank Ballpark for the team’s home game on Friday, June 10.The event was designed to encourage filming in Somerset County and showcase the ballpark and the surrounding area as potential options for future entertainment projects.“We created the Somerset County Film Commission to grow the industry locally...
BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, welcomed members of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission and the newly created Somerset County Film Commission to TD Bank Ballpark for the team’s home game on Friday, June 10.
The event was designed to encourage filming in Somerset County and showcase the ballpark and the surrounding area as potential options for future entertainment projects.
“We created the Somerset County Film Commission to grow the industry locally,” said Somerset County Commissioner Director Shanel Y. Robinson. “We have incredible talent and resources for the film industry in Somerset County, including beautiful shooting locations like the ballpark of today’s great hosts, the Somerset Patriots.”
Patriots Co-Chairman Jonathan Kalafer, who serves on the Somerset County Film Commission, hosted both organizations at the ballpark for the game against the Akron RubberDucks (Cleveland Guardians).
Among the guests in attendance was Steve Gorelick, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, who threw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game.
“The New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission spent a memorable evening with the Somerset County Film Commission at beautiful TD Bank Ballpark,” said Gorelick after the game. “It was a wonderful night of watching baseball, and talking about bringing more film and television production to Somerset County, which offers an abundance of amazing locations. In fact, the ballpark is one of them. Our sincere thanks go out to the SCFC, and most particularly our very gracious host for the evening, Jonathan Kalafer. We had a great time, and you can count me as a Patriots fan for life!”
The commissioners were recognized on the field during the pre-game ceremonies where they enjoyed a clip from beloved New Jersey native and actor/producer/director/writer Danny Devito on the scoreboard about New Jersey’s connection to the film industry.
The gathering included a tour of TD Bank Ballpark, one of the jewels of Somerset County tourism that brought the Yankees to Central New Jersey.
The Garden State has a long history in the movie business dating back to 1888 with Thomas Edison’s invention of the first movie camera and film projector. Edison opened the first film production studio in West Orange and the state became the epicenter of the silent film industry with the opening of the Champion Film Company in Fort Lee in 1909.
“Our state has such a rich connection in the creation of two of the most beloved entertainment and sports industries in the world- film and baseball,” said Patriots Co-Chairman Jonathan Kalafer. “Remarkable people from New Jersey had the passion, inventiveness and a true spirit of entrepreneurship to help foster the growth of these multi-billion-dollar a year businesses that bring joy to so many people around the world. It was a special night having everyone together to showcase our beautiful ballpark and community.”
About the Somerset Patriots
The Somerset Patriots are the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate and develop today’s top minor league talent into the pinstriped superstars of tomorrow for MLB’s winningest team. The Patriots compete in the Double-A Northeast League and play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ, where fans get to enjoy the unique experience that is minor league baseball. To learn more, visit: www.somersetpatriots.com
About the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission:
Voted one of the most Outstanding Film Commission in the world by the International Location Managers Guild, the NJMPTVC brings over 45 years of experience in developing this exciting and lucrative industry. Having worked with productions such as Steve Spielberg’s Oscar-Nominated West Side Story, to Halle Berry’s directorial debut Bruised, the NJMPTVC is skilled at bringing big-budget Hollywood productions to New Jersey’s municipalities.
About the Somerset County Film Commission:
Somerset County has a rich history of film making dating back to 1915 when Mary Pickford, a Hollywood legend and co-founder of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts & Sciences, filmed Madame Butterfly in Bernardsville and Poor Little Peppina in Peapack in 1916. Throughout the years the area has been featured in films such as I.Q., North, The Stepford Wives, Winter Passing, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Most recently Somerset County has welcomed Hollywood stars such as Julianne Moore starring in Apply TV+’s Lisey’s Story (2020) and Naomi Watts starring in the upcoming thriller Goodnight Mommy.
The mission of the Somerset County Film Commission is to inspire and facilitate film, television, and digital media production throughout the County to create a positive economic impact through production-related jobs and the many ancillary businesses that benefit from the increased production in Somerset County. The Somerset County Film Commission serves as a resource for film, television, and digital media productions looking to shoot on location a short distance from New York City and benefit from New Jersey’s robust tax credit program.
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ASBURY PARK – Danielle Friedman has never been inside The Stony Pony.But the 26-year-old Somerville resident will never forget seeing the famed club’s marquee on Sunday.That’s because the sign above the Ocean Avenue entrance that’s promoted the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny and others had a different message that day.It was from her boyfriend, Kevin Mulcahey, and declared: “I LOVE YOU DANIELLE. WILL YOU MARRY ME?”“I looked at him in shock, I w...
ASBURY PARK – Danielle Friedman has never been inside The Stony Pony.
But the 26-year-old Somerville resident will never forget seeing the famed club’s marquee on Sunday.
That’s because the sign above the Ocean Avenue entrance that’s promoted the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny and others had a different message that day.
It was from her boyfriend, Kevin Mulcahey, and declared: “I LOVE YOU DANIELLE. WILL YOU MARRY ME?”
“I looked at him in shock, I was not expecting it,” said Friedman, a school psychologist. “I would never even think it would be there.”
But the proposal was out front and Mulcahey, her beau of four years, got down on one knee and pulled out a ring. Her answer: “Yes.”
“I joked later that I don’t know if I said yes, I was shocked,” she recalled. “I saw the ring and he put the ring on my finger.”
Mulcahey, a businessman, said he thought of the idea months ago and reached out to Stone Pony manager Caroline O’Toole in February.
“Asbury Park is my fiance’s happy place, we love going there together and I thought it would be a special moment,” Mulcahey said. “Something iconic, we could always go back to.”
O’Toole said proposals are not a regular club practice, but she agreed when the would-be groom reached out: “He asked. We cannot do it all the time but we try when we can.”
The cost: $250.
The messaging came at the club’s busiest time of year with the Summer Stage crowds appearing regularly. The proposal remained on the sign as of Monday morning even though Phoebe Bridgers was set to play the outdoor stage that night.
Mulcahey also had a photographer strategically located across the street to snap photos. After he popped the question, the future groom walked his new fiance to the boardwalk and inside Longosta Lounge where their friends and parents were waiting to celebrate.
“Everyone was waiting in the room and cheered for us,” Friedman said.
The couple has yet to set a date but plans to finally get to a Stone Pony concert this summer and take their time planning a wedding.
“It was awesome and the perfect day,” Friedman added. “We spent the whole day going from bar to bar with our friends.”
Joe Strupp is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience who covers education and several local communities for APP.com and the Asbury Park Press. He is also the author of three books, including Killing Journalism on the state of the news media, and an adjunct media professor at Rutgers University and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Reach him at [email protected] and at 732-413-3840. Follow him on Twitter at @joestrupp