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How does In-home Senior Care in Oceanport, NJ work?

Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

Comfort
Comfort

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Oceanport, NJ, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

Independence
Independence

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Oceanport, NJ gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

Empowers Seniors

Affordable Care Plans

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

Aid and Attendance benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.


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During your Care Plan consultation with Always Best Care, your Care Coordinator will speak with you about in-home care costs and what options there may be to help meet your budget needs.

Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Oceanport,NJ understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

An assessment of your senior loved one

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An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home

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Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs

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Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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HABcore Provides Information on New Affordable Housing Units in Oceanport

RED BANK, NJ: Providing homeless families, veterans, and individuals with special needs with housing, meals, and nurturing support, HABcore, the terrific non-profit, is taking preliminary applications for newly-renovated affordable units in OceanportThere are 16 available 1-bedroom units with age restrictions to 62 and over.An additional 20 units are also available, consisting of studios, 1-bedrooms, and 2-bedrooms, to accommodate families....

RED BANK, NJ: Providing homeless families, veterans, and individuals with special needs with housing, meals, and nurturing support, HABcore, the terrific non-profit, is taking preliminary applications for newly-renovated affordable units in Oceanport

There are 16 available 1-bedroom units with age restrictions to 62 and over.

An additional 20 units are also available, consisting of studios, 1-bedrooms, and 2-bedrooms, to accommodate families.

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Affordable Housing Eligibility

To be eligible for an affordable housing unit, tenants’ gross income by household size must be less than the following:

1 Person Household

2 Person Household

3 Person Household

4 Person Household

$72,830

$83,234

$93,639

$104,043

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Affordable Housing Rental Units Location

The rental units are located at 270 and 271 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport, NJ.

Rent Ranges

Rents range from $607 to $1,622 depending on unit size and income category.

Preliminary Application

To be considered for available units, please ensure you submit a preliminary application at www.HABcore.org/AH, or by clicking HERE.

Preliminary Application are due by October 10, 2023.

Once your preliminary application is received, you will be qualified to participate in a random drawing, which will determine the order in which applicants are contacted.

“HABcore is elated that we're coming full circle and will be able to help 36 households move into affordable housing in the Gardner and Scriven Halls we identified in our Fort Monmouth BRAC closure application in 2007.

We are excited to begin our Affordable Housing Management services partnering with developers such as Somerset Development in such a wonderful town as Oceanport.

We are looking to begin a long relationship with the town as a good neighbor and asset to the community as we prepare to embark on developing our 25-unit building on the old veterinary site adjacent to Beacon of Life, another HABcore partner,” said Steve Heisman, Executive Director, HABcore.

If you need assistance completing a preapplication, call 732/544-1975 x-6.

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Netflix Wins Rights to Develop 292-Acre Production Campus in Oceanport, New Jersey

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy and Netflix have reached a deal that will allow the company to redevelop a 292-acre parcel in Oceanport into a sprawling production campus. Located along Route 35, the property was formerly operated by the United States Army as the Fort Monmouth County defense post, and officially decommissioned between 2011 and 2012.When complete, the production campus will include 12 new sound stage buildings totaling nearly 500...

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy and Netflix have reached a deal that will allow the company to redevelop a 292-acre parcel in Oceanport into a sprawling production campus. Located along Route 35, the property was formerly operated by the United States Army as the Fort Monmouth County defense post, and officially decommissioned between 2011 and 2012.

When complete, the production campus will include 12 new sound stage buildings totaling nearly 500,000 square feet. Some of the existing Fort Monmouth buildings will be repurposed for production-related services, including mill space, studio backlots, and dining spaces, among a myriad of facilities typically found on a Class A production campus.

“We’re thrilled to continue and expand our significant investment in New Jersey and North America,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer. “We believe a Netflix studio can boost the local and state economy with thousands of new jobs and billions in economic output, while sparking a vibrant production ecosystem in New Jersey. We look forward to working with governor Murphy, his administration, and local leaders to finalize this deal in the months ahead.”

Netflix was one of four applicants that submitted proposals in response to a request for offers to purchase issued by the Board of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority in March 2022. The contract specifies a $55 million payment for the parcel, including a $5 million utility contribution and $3 million office relocation fee paid to the authority.

Total project costs are estimated at approximately $848 million.

“This transformative investment will serve as a cornerstone in our efforts to create a thriving industry from whole cloth,” said governor Murphy. “As a result of nearly a billion dollars in film production spending, New Jersey will further solidify its status as an emerging national leader in the television and film industries.”

According to Netflix, the development will create more than 3,500 construction-related jobs and more than 1,500 permanent production jobs when the studio is in operation. Governor Murphy is optimistic that the project will also stimulate the development of new housing, hotels, and ancillary businesses in the surrounding area.

Netflix has not confirmed a construction timeline for the project, nor an anticipated date of completion.

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Boujee Foodie Festival Coming to Fort Monmouth

EAT. DRINK. VIBE.Boujee Foodie Con at Fort MonmouthJune 3rd and 4thOceanport, NJ - CW Events is bringing its first ever Boujee Food Con to the grounds of Fort Monmouth. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th and come hungry. This outdoor one of a kind food convention mixed with music, games, culinary contests, workshops, and beyond, will be an unforgettable experience for foodies, families, music lovers, and the c...

EAT. DRINK. VIBE.

Boujee Foodie Con at Fort Monmouth

June 3rd and 4th

Oceanport, NJ - CW Events is bringing its first ever Boujee Food Con to the grounds of Fort Monmouth. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th and come hungry. This outdoor one of a kind food convention mixed with music, games, culinary contests, workshops, and beyond, will be an unforgettable experience for foodies, families, music lovers, and the community.

As one of the event’s main sponsors and owner of the event location, Tether View CEO Michael Abboud is donating 100% of the rent proceeds to Oceanport First Aid. Furthermore, Riverwalkcenter.com is donating 100 event tickets to Oceanport and Eatontown First Responders in appreciation for all they do for the residents

The tented area on the grounds surrounding Russell Hall of historic Fort Monmouth will feature some the hottest local restaurants, independent eateries, and unique food and beverage providers in the area. Attendees can purchase and taste a variety of samplings from local and regional establishments including:

The Butcher’s Block, Long Branch

Pancho Mexican Kitchen, Little Silver and Colts Neck

Mav’s Top Bun, artisanal cinnamon buns with a cult following and pop up locations

Goodlife Coffee Mobile Barista, serving the tri state area

Your Sister’s Balls, award winning local family recipe meatballs and Italian favorites

Safu Sushi, Downtown Toms River

Exotic Bowls, acai fruit bowls, smoothies, and bubble teas to power you through the day

Masha Moro Caviar, Monmouth Beach

Wholesome Catering and Personal Chef Services, Red Bank, offering a charcuterie board workshop

Stefie the Sommelier, wine tastings

Honeysuckle Nectary Apiary & Gardens, local New Jersey Honey

Birdsmouth Beer, all lager craft brewery in Oceanport, NJ

Q Company Barbecue, Premium Smoked BBQ catering

Alfonso’s Catering, Rahway, NJ, food trucks, catering services, and G’s Munchies Cafe

Mr. Q’s Island Eats, Seafood and BBQ with flavors inspired by the Islands of Key West

Best Day Ever Ice Cream Truck

Crazy Corn 05

Latin Bites

Dim Sum World

Green’s Natural Foods Inc

Hearthly Burger

Vendors to include: Oceanport Pharmacy, Heka Cherie Organic CBD Balms and Tinctures and more.

The list of participants continues to grow and with a wide variety of offerings there will be something to satisfy every palate. In addition to food, there will be live music performances and entertainment throughout the day, featuring local artists including:

So Watt

The Earth Monkeys

Laura G. Music

Damian and the DCQ

Kül d’Sack

Lakehouse Music Academy Bands, featuring up and coming local talent

Irish dancers from Daly Irish Dance School and more to come.

Guests can also look forward to eating contests, chef throw downs, a 360-degree photo booth by Lifetime Impressions, and carnival games for the kids by Hick’s House of Entertainment.

"We're thrilled to bring this event to the community," says CW Events founder, Renee Lam-Whiteman. "It's a great way to showcase the diverse and extraordinary food and music scene in our area, and to bring people together for a day of fun and celebration.” Co-organizer, Melanie Carpenter adds, “This event will showcase the ongoing transformation of Fort Monmouth from a vacant military base to a vibrant epicenter of the area.”

Event organizers CW Events, along with the support of local businesses and sponsors hope to make this an annual event and support their mission of bringing great food and vibes to the area while benefitting the community.

Sponsors for Boujee Foodie Con include: Ketel One Vodka, TetherView – Riverwalkcenter.com, Pulte Homes, Atlantis Mortgage, NJ Team Dental Center, O’Brien Realty, Lakehouse Music Academy, New Shrewsbury Tennis Club, Lifetime Impressions, Kaló Hemp Infused Seltzer, Joyce Murhpy of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and Elite Retreat.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at www.eventbrite.com or $20 day of event at the gate. Children under 10 are admitted free. On June 3rd hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, June 4th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Event is rain or shine. For the latest food vendors and updates follow @boujee_foodie_con on Instagram and on Facebook @boujeefoodiecon.

Netflix Studios Fort Monmouth: Details revealed on $850M plan to bring Hollywood to NJ

OCEANPORT - Lights, camera, Netflix!Netflix, which kept the Shore on pins and needles for 18 months over its plans, is buying Fort Monmouth’s Mega Parcel for $55 million to build a state-of-art production facility.Two months ago, ...

OCEANPORT - Lights, camera, Netflix!

Netflix, which kept the Shore on pins and needles for 18 months over its plans, is buying Fort Monmouth’s Mega Parcel for $55 million to build a state-of-art production facility.

Two months ago, Netflix jumped protocol when it announced it was the chosen bid in a pool of several developers vying for the fort's Mega Parcel, a sprawling 300-arce parcel in parts of Eatontown and Oceanport.

On Wednesday, however, that was finally confirmed as the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority voted to enter into a sales contract with the streaming giant to buy the Mega Parcel, what FMERA calls a Purchase and Sale & Redevelopment Agreement.

In doing so, Netflix said it will invest upwards of $850 million to create one of the largest production facilities in the world, one with 12 sound stages, ancillary production spaces and back lots, similar in size and scope to its New Mexico studios. It will use the studios to produce high quality TV series and films, including originals. Production will also occasionally go on location at scenic backdrops around the state.

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On top of that, Netflix estimates it will generate between $7.4 billion and $8.9 billion in output over the next 20 years for production and construction. The value added to New Jersey’s economy as a direct result of that activity during that same period would be between $3.8 billion and $4.6 billion, it estimates.

"This will be a key focal point for us and it will be our East Coast production hub," said Rajiv Dalal, Netflix's director of content & studio affairs.

Eatontown Mayor Anthony Talerico was very appreciative of the effort that went into putting the Mega Parcel together and selling it. "I look forward to the road ahead to bring this project to fruition," he said.

"This transformative investment will serve as a cornerstone in our efforts to create a thriving industry from whole cloth," said Gov. Phil Murphy in a news release issued after the approval. "As a result of nearly a billion dollars in film production spending, New Jersey will further solidify its status as an emerging national leader in the television and film industries.

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"Additionally, Netflix’s substantial direct investment will stimulate job creation and spark an entirely new ecosystem of housing, hotels, and ancillary businesses and services, bringing with it countless additional jobs and boosting the regional economy," Murphy said.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority Wednesday said the annual report by the state’s Film and Television Commission found that film and television production in New Jersey shattered all previous records in 2021, with the industry spending more than a half of a billion dollars in the state and creating more than 5,500 jobs. The industry bested its previous spending record by nearly $80 million.

In total, New Jersey was home to 725 productions in 2021, including 68 feature films and 132 television series.

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In April 2021, Murphy wrote a letter to major Hollywood studios like Disney, Warner Bros., and Netflix in an attempt to lure them away from Georgia after a fight over changes in voter registration laws there.

Murphy offered the companies competitive tax breaks as part of a $14.5 billion economic incentive package that "makes the Garden State just as competitive as Georgia to attract film and television production businesses," Murphy wrote in the letter.

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Murphy touted the New Jersey Film and Digital Media Tax Credit program, which he signed into law in 2018 to encourage film and television studios and productions to choose New Jersey.

While Netflix's ears were certainly piqued by the tax incentives Murphy dangled before it, in the end, one of the biggest selling points, was the land. Dalal said its not easy to find a "large swath of land" near a major metropolitan location such as New York City. Dalal said the company's studios in Georgia, Toronto and Brooklyn will stay open even after the Fort Monmouth facility is built.

"We're thrilled to continue and expand our significant investment in New Jersey and North America," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Co-CEO and chief content officer in a prepared statement. "We believe a Netflix studio can boost the local and state economy with thousands of new jobs and billions in economic output, while sparking a vibrant production ecosystem in New Jersey. We look forward to working with Governor Murphy, his administration and local leaders to finalize this deal in the months ahead. We thank the FMERA Board and their staff for selecting Netflix as the winning bid and for supporting our mission to create a state-of-the-art production facility at Fort Monmouth."

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That and Dalal said Netflix was attracted to New Jersey's workforce, which he says has top-notch crews and talent, and a vibrant creative sector that the company intends to tap into and further enrich.

During peak construction, Netflix spokespeople said they estimate the project will contribute as many as 3,500 jobs. Once the studio is fully operational, they conservatively estimate that Netflix production could contribute between 1,400 and 2,200 jobs annually.

In addition, Netflix expects there to be a considerable ripple effect as the production hub could spark private sector capital investment into adjacent industry infrastructure and businesses, including post-production and other digital facilities and services. The hub will spur larger industry investment in equipment, facilities and services, which should generate well-paying jobs.

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There's still a long road ahead before the streaming giant physically builds studios at the old fort. Netflix has a 36-month window to complete its due diligence on the site and acquire local approvals before closing on the property.

FMERA is the state agency in charge of redeveloping Fort Monmouth, which was shuttered by the U.S. Army in 2011, It has seen developers walk away from various properties at the fort during the due diligence period. Twice developers proposed plans for residential and commercial developments in the 80-acre Parcel B at the fort's Route 35 entrance, but failed to close on the site.

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Parcel B was then wrapped into Mega Parcel in 2021 — a move that appeared to be in anticipation of landing Netflix, which made headlines shortly thereafter in the summer of 2021 when it announced its intent to make an offer on the parcel.

The Mega Parcel was put put to public bid in June of this year.

The site is enormous and comes with many challenges, not the least of which is derelict buildings that will have to be knocked down. The Mega Parcel, though, is the largest FMERA has offered for sale since it began the process redeveloping the fort over a decade ago.

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The property consists of several redevelopment districts and was appraised at $55.4 million.

FMERA pitched the Mega Parcel as regional hub for one or more high-wage, high-growth sectors, including film and digital media, life sciences, information and high tech, clean energy and food and beverage as well as residential homes.

Dalal said Netflix will dedicate the entire site to the production facility. There are areas in the parcel, such as the parade grounds, that must remain open spaces, as was laid out in the fort's re-use plan, which was drafted just prior to the fort's closing. Dalal said their final site design will most likely go through several drafts before they settle on the final vision.

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"We're not 100% sure where everything is going to sit. But probably as you drive by you will be able to grab a glimpse of the letter 'N' on our sound stages" Dalal said, referring to Netflix's logo and placement of the studios.

"We're going to do the best we can to preserve monuments, flag grounds, parade grounds. There's going to be some walking trails. It's a really unique site," he said.

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When Jersey Shore native Dan Radel is not reporting the news, you can find him in a college classroom where he is a history professor. Reach him @danielradelapp; 732-643-4072; [email protected].

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