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The Critical Way returns with sharp victory in $100,000 Get Serious Stakes

OCEANPORT – At 8 years old and coming off a five-month layoff, The Critical Way showed that, as trainer Jose Delgado said, “he’s still got it.”. Sent to the front quickly, The Critical Way blazed fast early fractions and still had plenty in reserve to score an impressive two-and-a-half-length victory in the $100,000 Get Serious Stakes at Monmouth Park on May 22, according to a press release.
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ
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Favorite Robin Sparkles zips to victory in Politely Stakes at Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT – There was nothing complicated about the intentions for Robin Sparkles heading into in the Politely Stakes at Monmouth Park on May 21. Sent to the lead from the outset in a reduced field of five when the five-furlong dash for fillies and mares 3 and up was taken off the grass, Robin Sparkles broke alertly, set every fraction and never really had an anxious moment, despite a seven-month layoff and just one prior lifetime victory on the dirt, according to a press release.
MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ

Old Bridge recognizes educators for excellence in performance

OLD BRIDGE – Nineteen educators were recognized as Teacher or Education Support Professional (ESP) of the Year by the Old Bridge Township Board of Education. The annual Teacher of the Year recognition program is managed by the district Instructional Council, a committee made up of teachers, administrators and central administrators, according to information provided by the Old Bridge Public School District. Each year, the council welcomes nominations from parents, guardians and students. This year they received 691 nominations from across the district.

Centercourt Summer Camps – Open House 6pm – 8pm

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LIFESTYLE

Jewish Federation delegates participate in Washington, D.C., conference

Leaders from Monmouth and greater Middlesex counties – the area served by the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey – recently joined with hundreds of other advocates from around the country in Washington, D.C., for the Jewish Federations of North America’s Washington Conference to urge the nation’s leaders to combat anti-Semitism and hate crimes and to increase funding for Jewish communal security.
MIDDLESEX, NJ

Gov. Murphy announces legislation establishing police licensing program

Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin have announced proposed legislation that would create a statewide police licensing program. If enacted into law, the bill would require all law enforcement officers to hold valid, active licenses issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to be employed as officers in New Jersey, according to a May 18 press release from Murphy’s office.
POLITICS

Plans for new community building on Laurence Harbor beach waterfront are underway

OLD BRIDGE – A new community building is envisioned for the Laurence Harbor beach waterfront with exterior bathrooms for beachgoers. “This is a bold project that we are undertaking … we’re committed,” Mayor Owen Henry said. “The existing community center building has served its purpose. It’s time for grand construction, something that the township hasn’t seen for a long time since the municipal library.”

Middlesex County offers multiple ways to vote in 2022 Primary Election

New Jersey residents will again have multiple options for casting their vote in the June 2022 Primary Election. Those options include mailing ballots through the United States Postal Service; dropping a ballot in any of the 30-plus secure drop boxes across the county; three days of in-person early voting at any of the 10 early vote locations in the county; or voting in person at their assigned polling location on Primary Election Day, Tuesday, June 7.

Sayreville municipal budget adopted

SAYREVILLE – The Borough Council has adopted a $67.9 million budget to fund the operation of Sayreville this year. The $67.9 million budget, which was adopted on May 9, will be supported by the collection of $34.8 million in taxes from residential and commercial property owners. Other revenue includes $9.27 million in state aid and $4.75 million from surplus funds (savings).
SAYREVILLE, NJ

Community Bulletin Board: the Suburban (for May 18)

A career fair to recruit law enforcement professionals will be held at Middlesex College on May 24 from 2-7 p.m., held in West Hall on the Edison campus, 2600 Woodbridge Ave. Attendees should bring a copy of their resume. The fair will include representatives from every municipal police department in...

Dash Attack prevails in $100,000 Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT – Samuel Marin’s first victory in the United States is one the 20-year-old jockey from Trujilo, Venezuela, won’t soon forget. Able to swing wide to get clearance around the final turn, Marin and the Ken McPeek-trained Dash Attack prevailed in a grinding stretch duel with favorite Dean’s List and Paco Lopez to score a half-length victory in the $100,000 Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park on May 14, according to a press release.
LONG BRANCH, NJ