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Examiner News Briefs, April 27

Two incumbent Republicans are seeking re-election to new three-year terms on the Township Committee in Upper Freehold Township.

Republicans Stanley Moslowski and LoriSue Mount filed nominating petitions to run in the Republican primary election on June 7. No other Republicans filed a nominating petition.

Moslowski and Mount will run unopposed in the primary as they seek their party’s nomination to run in the Nov. 8 general election.

No Democrats filed to run in the Democratic primary.

The two available three-year terms on the Township Committee will run from Jan. 1, 2023 through Dec. 31, 2025.

Any individual who wants to run as an independent candidate has until June 7 to file a nominating petition.

Mount and Moslowski have been members of the Township Committee since 2008.

All five members of the Upper Freehold governing body are Republicans. Moslowski and Mount are joined on the Township Committee by Stephen Alexander, Robert Faber and Dr. Robert Frascella.

 

An incumbent member of the Township Committee in Millstone Township is seeking re-election to a new three-year term this year.

According to the municipal clerk’s office, Republican Al Ferro has filed a nominating petition to retain his seat on the governing body.

No other Republicans filed a nominating petition and Ferro will be unopposed in the June 7 GOP primary as he seeks his party’s nomination to run in November.

No Democrats filed a nominating petition to run for the one available seat on the Township Committee.

An individual who wants to run as an independent candidate has until June 7 to file a nominating petition and secure a place on the Nov. 8 ballot.

The new term will run from Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2025.

Ferro, who is serving as mayor in 2022, has been a member of the Township Committee since 2018. He is the longest-serving member of the governing body following the departure of several longtime members.

Ferro, who has been a resident of Millstone Township since 2000, has worked as a law enforcement officer in New York for more than 20 years.

All five members of the Township Committee are Republicans. Ferro is joined on the governing body by Chris Morris, Eric Davis, Michael McLaughlin and Tara Zabrosky.

 

The Monmouth County Park System has announced it will host Walnford Day on May 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold.

This family friendly event offers visitors the chance to explore the historic site and see its 19th century gristmill in action, tour the elegant Waln family home and go on a horse-drawn wagon ride (1-4 p.m.), according to a press release.

Special guests Magnolia Street String Band will perform bluegrass music from 1-4 p.m.  Admission and parking are free at Walnford Day.

For more information about Walnford Day or the park system, visit www.MonmouthCountyParks.com or call 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711.

 

In partnership with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH), Mercer County Community College will host Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution.

The exhibit comes to the Gallery at MCCC from May 18 to June 20. The Gallery is on the college’s campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, on the second floor of the Communication building, according to a press release.

Gallery hours for the exhibit are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed on May 28 for Memorial Day weekend).

The exhibit is presented free to the public and is appropriate for all age groups, including public schools, youth groups and new voters. More about the exhibit and special programs can be found at mccc.edu/voicesvotes

Voices and Votes examines the nearly 250-year-old American experiment of a government “of, by and for the people,” including the origins of American democracy, the struggles to obtain and keep the vote, the machinery of democracy, the right to petition and protest beyond the ballot, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens, according to the press release.

 

The Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township, now offers pancreatic cancer screening for individuals whose family history puts them at a higher risk of pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer screenings hold great promise in earlier diagnosis, at a stage when the cancer is more treatable. It is seldom detected early because there are very few symptoms associated with it until it has spread to other organs, according to a press release.

To be eligible for the screening, prospective patients must have two or more first-degree relatives, such as a parent, sibling or child who had pancreatic cancer, or have one first-degree relative who had pancreatic cancer and have a known genetic mutation that may cause it, such as the BRCA gene, according to the press release.

Those who are deemed eligible get a complete medical screening and a non-invasive scan to determine if cancer may be present.

Most health insurance providers cover genetic testing when ordered by a physician; prospective patients should check on their coverage to determine coverage. For more information, call 732-308-4202, option 2.

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