Loading. Please wait.
Here at Denville Medical, our commitment is to you and your health. We are committed to improving your quality of life by effective treatment and therapy, catered specifically to your needs. Unlike some of our competition, we take a team approach to your treatment plan working together as a unit to provide the best possible care for our patients.
It's easy to start your healing journey at Denville Medical. It all starts when you contact our office to make an appointment. From there, we set you on a course to recovery through a three-step process:
Meet the Doctor: During your initial doctor consultation, we will talk at length about what challenges you're currently facing. From there, we will speak about your goals and what you want to accomplish together. The first conversation with your doctor is crucial and lays the groundwork for a life-changing experience at Denville Medical.
Craft a Customized Treatment Plan for Your Recovery: Some medical and rehabilitation centers in New Jersey apply the same treatments to all patients, regardless of their needs and goals. At Denville Medical, we don't subscribe to the "one size fits all" model. Instead, we rely on our seasoned team of doctors and physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and specialists to find the right solution to your unique situation.
Start Feeling the Relief: Our hard work and commitment to recovery will pay off through our personalized work together. With the help of our skilled doctors and chiropractors, you can finally start living the life you want to live - all on your own terms.
At Denville Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center, we are proud to provide holistic and wellness care that changes lives. Whether your body needs Chiropractor, physical therapy, acupuncture, or needs to see a specialist, we can help.
Here are just a few of the customized therapy services we offer to help our patients live with passion and confidence:
At Denville Medical, your licensed physical therapist's goal is to maximize your body's structure and increase its overall function for long-term health. To accomplish this, our physical therapists combine traditional and innovative techniques focused on increasing muscle strength and improving the body's range of motion. Our goal is to discover the root cause of your pain or mobility problems. That way, we can address the true reason why you need physical therapy, and work towards achieving long-lasting relief.
Of course, we understand that every patient is different. Your doctor can provide expert care in an encouraging environment by creating a customized treatment plan for you using modern, evidence-based research.
Chiropractor is a common service offered at Denville Medical, often combined with our physical therapy, sports medicine, and acupuncture treatments. When delivering a whole wellness and body approach, chiropractic treatments generally focus on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Our chiropractor's primary focus is to aid in adjusting your body's proper structure by improving nerve function and removing imbalances.
Our goal is to work together as a team to get you maximum medical improvement. To determine which chiropractic techniques and treatments are suitable for you, our chiropractors will conduct an initial evaluation to dig deep into your medical history, previous treatments, diagnostic tests, and current conditions. During your first consultation, be sure to ask any questions you may have. Once we agree on your customized chiropractic program, we will begin treatment as soon as possible.
Our patients typically feel relief during their initial visit. Although a reduction in pain is not an indication that the condition is gone, relief is the first step. As the chiropractor adjusts and manipulates your spine and joints, many feel a sense of relief as circulation is restored. A number of our patients admit to experiencing an increased range of motion after their first visit and increased function as they continue their care.
A single migraine can ruin your entire day. Migraines stem from irregular muscle contractions in the neck and head area. Anything from loud music to a bright computer screen can trigger these painful headaches. Fortunately, your chiropractor may be able to help provide an escape from the pain without surgery or drugs. Migraine symptoms include:
After speaking with your Doctor of Chiropractic, he or she may recommend treatments like trigger point therapy, which is a neuromuscular massage. Trigger point therapy boosts blood flow and releases pressure from compressed nerves in your body.
Whether you work in an office 40 hours a week or have to lift heavy items in a warehouse, neck pain is common across all people and professions. Neck pain is debilitating and can be caused by a range of issues like poor posture, work injuries, and harmful sleeping positions. These issues often strain your neck muscles. If you notice any of these symptoms, it could be time to consult with a chiropractor:
Chiropractor helps by relieving nerve and disc pressure. These nerves and discs are located between your vertebrae. After identifying the underlying cause of your pain, your chiropractor may use a combination of treatments to provide relief.
Have you been suffering from sharp pain that shoots down your back to your lower legs? If so, you might have sciatica. Your sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. Sciatic pain begins when your sciatic nerve is pinched or trapped, or you have underlying conditions like spinal stenosis or a herniated disc. Symptoms of Sciatica often include:
Proper Chiropractor can relieve your pain in a gentle, natural way. Since your pain is unique, your treatment plan should be too. Therapies include ultrasounds to reduce swelling, cold therapies to minimize inflammation, and adjustments to restore your vertebrae's alignment.
Joint pain from conditions like Arthritis can strip the joy out of simple activities that we enjoy every day. Fortunately, if you're looking for a non-invasive way to ease joint pain, your chiropractor may be able to help. Great Chiropractor will maximize the functionality of your joints with techniques like ultrasounds, cold laser therapies, and joint manipulation. Usually caused by various forms of Arthritis, age, and injuries, symptoms of joint pain include:
If joint pain affects your daily life, contact a licensed chiropractor to begin treatment ASAP. Your chiropractor will develop a customized plan around your pain to address the root cause of your discomfort.
Our hips serve many functions, from bearing weight to running. Since they're engaged in just about every way we move, hip problems can have serious consequences. Like neck pain, hip pain is very common â so much so that more than 58% of Americans are living with it, according to the CDC. Hip problems are usually caused by injuries or osteoarthritis, though normal wear and tear over time is also a contributing factor. If you notice any of these symptoms, an appointment with a chiropractor may be in order:
Since any joint in the body can be misaligned, like your hip joint, working with a chiropractor could be best for long-term relief. Any joint in the body can be out of alignment, including the hip joint, and it can cause severe pain, discomfort, and limited range of motion. Treatments in your personalized plan may include chiropractic adjustments, stretching, and exercise therapy.
Your spine comprises a litany of moving parts that must work together for healthy mobility. Spinal discs are just one of these parts, which act as cushions between your vertebrae. When you have a herniated disc, the bones in your spine grind against each other, causing intense pain. Also called a slipped disc, this back problem is very common and can be caused by wear and tear with age or traumatic events like car accidents. Keep an eye out for the following symptoms of a herniated disc:
After your chiropractor evaluates your spine for overall functionality, they will develop a personalized treatment plan for ongoing care. Common treatments for herniated discs include spinal manipulation techniques like flexion-distraction and therapeutic exercises.
At Denville Medical, we aim to serve you with long-lasting quality of life through personalized chiropractic treatments in New Jersey. The path to a pain-free life begins with a customized treatment plan tailored to your body and needs. We start with your first evaluation, where our experts dig deep into your medical history, current condition, your overall health goals and perform diagnostic tests. From there, we'll create your plan and help you hit your milestones every step of the way until your quality of life is improved.
If you're sick and tired of living with painful limitations, we're here to help you break free. No surgery. No addictive medicine. Only comprehensive Chiropractor, crafted with health and happiness in mind.
Answer : While some chiropractors rely on outdated techniques to treat patients, our team uses a combination of tried-and-true methods and modern strategies, including:
Answer : During your first visit with our physical therapist, we will complete a series of tests and screenings to establish a baseline for your care. You can expect to complete stability screenings, strength tests, and computerized range of motion tests. These tests ensure your doctor understands how your muscles are functioning. Once complete, your therapist will create a custom treatment plan for your physical therapy, so we can move forward with your care. During your time at Denville Medical, you should expect adjustments to your treatment plan as you make progress.
Answer : We get this question a lot, and we can certainly understand why. Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with an exact answer because every patient has different needs relating to their injuries and issues. Your level of stability and functionality depends on your condition, your goals, and your motivation to heal. For acute pain, patients typically experience relief in 2-3 weeks. Patients with forms of chronic pain usually feel optimal results after their first full course of therapy (4-6 weeks). Since our goal is to achieve maximum medical improvement, our doctors continuously monitor your progress and adjust treatment accordingly.
If we could offer you one piece of advice, it would be not to settle for mediocre medical treatment and therapeutic options. If you're looking for a team of doctors and therapists who work together and take an interdisciplinary approach to healing, Denville Medical & Sports Rehabilitation is here for you. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your chiropractic goals and live your life, pain-free.973-627-7888
We’ve gotten very spoiled with all that New Jersey grocery stores have to offer lately. Grocery shopping is no longer about simply picking out apples with no bruises and checking out which cereal is on sale.Modern grocery shopping in NJ has become a vastly different experience and all of the new grocery stores popping up all over the place have only served to make competitors up their games.It’s not enough anymore just to be a great supermarket that carries a lot of stuff and has good customer service. Today you&rsq...
We’ve gotten very spoiled with all that New Jersey grocery stores have to offer lately. Grocery shopping is no longer about simply picking out apples with no bruises and checking out which cereal is on sale.
Modern grocery shopping in NJ has become a vastly different experience and all of the new grocery stores popping up all over the place have only served to make competitors up their games.
It’s not enough anymore just to be a great supermarket that carries a lot of stuff and has good customer service. Today you’ve got to be all things to all people.
You’ve got to keep up on the latest food trends and make sure you’re satisfying every culinary curiosity. So many of the aforementioned new stores have come to town and have accomplished that goal. But up until now, a lot of New Jersey’s classic grocery stores, the ones even your grandma shopped at, have fallen behind.
Enter ShopRite of Wharton, NJ.
ShopRite of Wharton recently debuted a concept called Fresh to Table, which customers have already been experiencing at ShopRites in Bloomfield, Greenwich, Burlington, Newton, Sparta, Byram, Mansfield and Succasunna, among other locations.
With Fresh to Table, customers can find easy-to-prepare ingredients that will make you say goodbye to your meal subscription boxes. The unique, on-trend foods you’ll find there are the ones you’re looking for today.
And the best part is that these fresh-to-table items are available in grab-and-go formats to accommodate the needs of busy New Jerseyans.
ShopRite is calling this a “store within a store” concept. It’s so important now to make things both fresh and easy because it will make for great convenience, too.
Busy because they have ready-to-cook items, ready-to-heat and ready-to-eat meals with prepped ingredients. It’s perfect for people who want to eat and also feed their families, fresh and healthy food but don’t have as much time to plan meals, and to execute them, as perhaps cooks did a generation ago. It’s a one-stop shop.
And of course, if you don’t want to stop, its fresh produce meals, and snacks, can be ordered through ShopRite’s online grocery store.
Let’s hope that this debut marks just the beginning of a trend like this across more supermarkets.
Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Judi Franco only.
You can now listen to Dennis & Judi — On Demand! Hear New Jersey’s favorite best friends anytime, anywhere and any day of the week. Download the Dennis & Judi show wherever you get podcasts, on our free app, or listen right now.
NOTE: This article was updated to include photographs of the fire, plus additional information about its size and the effort to control it.A wildfire broke out Sunday at Wharton State Forrest along the Mullica River, consuming 600 acres by the late evening, state officials said.“WILDFIRE ALERT: Wharton State Forest – Washington Township,” the New Jersey Forest Fire Service ...
NOTE: This article was updated to include photographs of the fire, plus additional information about its size and the effort to control it.
A wildfire broke out Sunday at Wharton State Forrest along the Mullica River, consuming 600 acres by the late evening, state officials said.
“WILDFIRE ALERT: Wharton State Forest – Washington Township,” the New Jersey Forest Fire Service tweeted at 12:24 p.m. Sunday. The fire service was, “responding to an active wildfire in a remote section of Wharton State Forest along the Mullica River.”
“Avoid the area.”
At about 7:30 p.m., the Forest Fire Service updated its Twitter and Facebook pages to reflect the size of the fire and its continued spread.
“The New Jersey Forest Fire Service continues to fight a wildfire fueled by dry and breezy conditions in Wharton State Forest - Washington, Shamong, Hammonton & Mullica Townships - which has reached 600 acres in size and is 10% contained,” the Forest Fire Service posted on Facebook. “Crews have begun a backfiring operation to aid in containment.”
The Mullica River Campground, Mullica River Trail and boat launches along the river were closed until further notice from the Atsion Recreation Area to the historic Batsto Village bog ore smelting site. Batsto Village and all associated hiking and mountain bike trails were closed to visitors
Six structures are threatened in the Paradise Lakes Campground which was evacuated by crews.
A spokesperson for the state Department of Environmental Protection, which includes the Forest Fire Service, said no further information was available and referred to the Twitter and Facebook pages for any updates.
Sunday’s weather in the area was sunny and dry, with temperatures in the mid-70′s and wind speeds in the mid-to-high teens, according to Weather.com.
Wharton is the state’s largest state park, occupying 122,800 acres of pine forest, meadows, lakes and rivers within the Pinelands National Reserve in Burlington and Atlantic counties.
An average of 1,500 spontaneous blazes damage or destroy about 7,000 acres of state forrest land every year, according to the state Forest Fire Service.
Nobody knows Jersey better than N.J.com. Sign up to get breaking news alerts straight to your inbox.
WHARTON, NJ - A section of the Morris Canal situated about eight miles west of Denville will be the scene in August of a fanfare-filled ribbon-cutting celebrating the completion of a 16-year-long restoration project, Morris County announced today.The ceremony will take place Aug. 20 at the 47th Annual “Canal Day Music & Craft Festival” in Wharton."The site at Wharton’s Hugh Force Canal Park is one of the remaining and best-preserved watered sections of the historic Morris Canal, which was r...
WHARTON, NJ - A section of the Morris Canal situated about eight miles west of Denville will be the scene in August of a fanfare-filled ribbon-cutting celebrating the completion of a 16-year-long restoration project, Morris County announced today.
The ceremony will take place Aug. 20 at the 47th Annual “Canal Day Music & Craft Festival” in Wharton.
"The site at Wharton’s Hugh Force Canal Park is one of the remaining and best-preserved watered sections of the historic Morris Canal, which was responsible for the economic development of not only the Borough but the entire region 175 years ago," said Morris County spokesman Brian Murray in a press release.
Sign Up for FREE Denville Newsletter
Get local news you can trust in your inbox.
He said the restoration project, developed with $4.7 million in state and county grants, involves a quarter-mile stretch of the old 102-mile long canal that once linked Phillipsburg and Jersey City.
"A lock, by which boats were once elevated or lowered during their journey through sections of the uniquely engineered canal, is being fully restored, along with an adjacent, stone “lock tender’s” house that will become a new museum," Murray explained.
“The Morris Canal Lock 2 East restoration project was sixteen years in the making," added John Manna, president of the Canal Day Association and project coordinator for Wharton. "The plan was to make Wharton Borough a destination utilizing remnants from its past glory, and just as this 19th Century waterway was revolutionary with its engineering achievements, the canal site today will produce economic vitality for the Borough nearly 200 years later.”
He said the project “focused federal, state, and municipal governments to this end, and we hope to have busloads of school children visit daily to learn about this legacy," adding, "You know it's not every day that a piece of history is brought back to life from the past.”
It was a multi-year, multi-phase plan funded by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (more than $4 million) the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund (more than $658,000) and the New Jersey Historic Trust (more than $88,000), Murray noted.
“This is absolutely unique,"said Morris County Commissioner Stephen Shaw, liaison to the county’s Office of Planning and Preservation. "Wharton now has a beautifully restored, quarter-mile segment of the historic Morris Canal, as well as the only operational canal lock on what remains of the entire 102 miles of the old canal."
He noted the project also restored one of the few remaining lock-tender houses on the canal.
"Due to the diligence and hard work of everyone involved from the start, this project is a major success,” said Shaw.
“Wharton wanted this project for many years because it would make Wharton a destination point," said Wharton Mayor William Chegwidden, who also is a high school history teacher. "Every town council over the years supported the restoration. The Morris Canal created Wharton’s early economy. It built the economy of the entire area. This is about our history, and with the help of so many, we have finally restored a stretch of the canal that includes a working lock, the tender house, a quarter mile of the canal, and we even have the pond where boats would float and wait to go through the lock.”
The Mayor also credited John Manna with initiating the project and spearheading efforts over the past 20 years to get it completed.
Hugh Force Canal Park is also part of the Morris County Park Commission’s West Morris Greenway, a trail system that remains under development and in planning stages, but eventually will extend into Jefferson Township, noted Murray.
"Because of its historical significance and unique features, the canal restoration at Hugh Force Canal Park is expected to become an attraction for educational programs, school visits and tourists," he said. "The lock, also historically known as Bird’s Lock, had been buried long ago when the development of railroads prompted the state to abandon the Morris Canal in 1924. No one was certain what remained of the lock, as so many other locks, prisms and inclines along the 102-mile stretch had been destroyed, repurposed or left to decay over the past century. However, the project revealed not only that the stone walls remained remarkably intact, but the original Mitre gate doors also were found buried at the site so that it was possible to reconstruct exact replicas of the originals, which will be placed on display."
Explore the Canal Day Website for More Information
Project History, Cost and Funding Sources
2006 - NJ Historic Trust and Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund provided grant funding of $87,000. The funds were utilized to create an historic site master plan and feasibility study. Funds were also utilized for determining the condition of the buried lock in which 64 shovel tests and large trenches were made, during which 731 artifacts were retrieved.
2007 - Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund provided a grant of $100,000 to assist with professional services towards the restoration of the lock. The funds were utilized to acquire DEP permitting and approvals.
2008 - NJ Historic Trust granted an award of $50,000 for the preparation of restoration documents for the lock, canal basin, and lock tender’s house. This work included site analysis, environmental permitting, and schematic design, as well as archaeological monitoring.
2010 - The project received Department of Environmental Protection permitting approvals to begin work.
2010 – N.J. Department of Transportation provided a grant totaling $582,000 to excavate Lock 2E and restore the stone walls to grade level.
2011 - Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund provided a construction grant of
$286,450 for the fabrication of wood lock gates, control mechanism, and funding for the construction of the lock walls to their historic elevation.
2015 - Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund provided funding of $117,995 for Mitre Gates.
2016 - Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund provided $27,852 for construction documents.
2017 - Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund provided a grant of $38,790 for design and contract administration for the lock tender’s house construction.
2018 - Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund provided a grant of $38,250 for design and contract administration for the lock construction.
2019 - New Jersey Department of Transportation provided funding of $3,424,800 through their Transportation Alternative Grant Program
TAPinto Denville is free to read, funded entirely by business advertising.
Make sure you don’t miss any Denville news! Click here to sign-up for our free, daily e-newsletter.
Like us on Facebook @DenvilleTAP and follow us on Twitter @DenvilleTAP.
Download the TAPinto App for FREE in the Google Play Store and the Apple Store today. Search for “tapinto” or “tapinto.net.”
Want to help support local journalism and promote your business to thousands of community-minded readers? Become a TAPinto Denville sponsor! Call (908) 279-0303, x224, or click here.
To send press releases, classified ads, items for the event calendar, “Milestones” announcements, etc., look for the “Submit Content” link on the homepage.
Thank you for reading TAPinto Denville!
The world's largest beverage bottler has been fined $49,724 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for "serious violations" that could endanger employees at their plant in Wharton.Employees of the Refresco bottling factory and community groups rallied outside the facility on Nov. 15 to demand bet...
The world's largest beverage bottler has been fined $49,724 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for "serious violations" that could endanger employees at their plant in Wharton.
Employees of the Refresco bottling factory and community groups rallied outside the facility on Nov. 15 to demand better working conditions and recognition of their union. A week later, OSHA began a series of inspections at the plant that continued through last week.
An OSHA citation and notification dated May 19 lists four "serious violations" including wet walking surfaces on four occasions, employee exposure to continuous noise levels at 217% of the permissible action level exposure limit, failing to document the basis for determining that all hazards in a permit space had been eliminated, and failure to certify that propane-powered forklift and electric pallet jack operators had been trained and evaluated.
Refresco claims to be the world’s largest independent bottler for retailers and branded beverage companies in Europe and North America, producing more than 30 million liters of drinks per day. It employs about 4,000 workers in 31 facilities, 26 located in the United States,
Workers at Refresco in Wharton bottle and ship beverages such as BodyArmor Sports Drink for Coca-Cola, Gatorade by Pepsi, Juice Bowl, Arizona Iced Tea and Tropicana juices.
A majority of the 250 workers there voted in June to join the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America union. The majority Latino workforce cited unsafe working conditions, treatment by supervisors, low wages and long hours as reasons for starting the union.
New hazard:'We're too nervous': Avian flu rattles NJ poultry, egg farmers
Morristown facility:In war and peace, these armories in New Jersey are civic treasures
"Refresco is committed to the health and safety of its employees," a Refresco spokesperson stated. "As part of these efforts, the company continues its cooperation with OSHA. Refresco welcomes this opportunity to further review and enhance workplace health and safety at its Wharton facility."
In 2015, OSHA cited the plant for eight serious violations, including two "willful violations" for not providing hearing tests for workers exposed to prolonged noise.
The company has until June 13 to abate the current violations and June 19 to pay the fines, or risk incurring additional penalties, interest and administrative costs.
At the November rally, Anthony Sanchez, a machine operator at Refresco for the last 15 years, said employees were "working in unsafe conditions, with low salaries."
"It's been four months since we had our union election," Sanchez said. "Refresco ran an aggressive anti-union campaign to intimidate and try to silence us and now is refusing to negotiate with our union.”
William Westhoven is a local reporter for DailyRecord.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @wwesthoven
WASHINGTON – Firefighters have about 70% of a massive fire in Wharton State Forest burning since Sunday afternoon contained as of Monday afternoon, according to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, but officials said they expect it to grow considerably.The wildfire has spread to 12,000 acres in portions of Wharton State Forest in Washington, Shamong, Hammonton and Mullica townships in Burlington, Glouc...
WASHINGTON – Firefighters have about 70% of a massive fire in Wharton State Forest burning since Sunday afternoon contained as of Monday afternoon, according to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, but officials said they expect it to grow considerably.
The wildfire has spread to 12,000 acres in portions of Wharton State Forest in Washington, Shamong, Hammonton and Mullica townships in Burlington, Gloucester and Atlantic counties.
The fire was expected to more than double in size, according to the fire service. If so, that would make it the largest forest fire in New Jersey since 2007, officials said.
Fifty people have been evacuated from the Paradise Lake and state campgrounds, a fire service spokesperson said at a press conference in Shamong.
There were no reported injuries as of Monday afternoon.
The fire was fueled by Sunday's dry and windy conditions.
“Boy, it’s the baddest one I’ve ever seen," said Spike Wells, 71, who lives and operates a sawmill about 2 miles from where officials have blocked off Route 206.
Fire map:Wharton State Forest fire map shows where blaze is burning
"We’ve seen a lot of them," he said. "Every year they’ve got some forest fires but not like this. It’s terrible.”
His wife, Michele, 68, who's worked as an EMT in the area for 30 years, said she'd also never seen a fire "quite as bad as this."
"It's a little too close for us," she said.
They both said that they should be fine unless the winds change. If the winds do, though, they fear it could ignite their sawmill and the Pic-A-Lilli Inn, which is just down the road from them.
The state Department of Environmental Protection said the fire is impacting an area of woodlands between Atsion Village and Batsto Village. Crews from the fire service are working to prevent the spread and are working with local fire departments to protect Batsto Village and campgrounds.
The crews will continue conducting backfiring operations throughout the day to aid in containment.
Gov. Phil Murphy took to Twitter this morning to advise residents to "stay safe" and tune in for local traffic updates.
As of Monday afternoon, Route 206 from Chew Road to Atsion Road and Route 542 from Green Bank Road to Columbia Road were closed, the fire service said.
Batsto Village and all associated hiking and mountain bike trails were closed to visitors. The Atsion Recreation Area was also closed. The Mullica River Campground, Lower Forde Campground, Mullica River Trail and boat launches along the Mullica River are closed from the Atsion Recreation Area to Batsto Village.
These closures will remain in effect until further notice. Pinelands Adventures has suspended kayak and canoe trips.
Wildfire: Burlington County forest fire burns 600 acres, smoke seen from Long Beach Island
Eighteen structures were threatened, the fire service said. Structure protection is in place and provided by local volunteer fire departments from Atlantic, Burlington and Ocean counties.
Story continues below video
"Certainly, there are animals that are fleeing these fires," said John Cecil, assistant commissioner of state parks, forests and historic sites with the NJ DEP.
It's hard to quantify the number plants, animals and trees threatened by the fire, he said.
Asbury Park Press staff writer Erik Larsen contributed to this article.
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].