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    Jack Dowd had a heart condition that couldn't be detected in a standard medical exam

    HOLMDEL -- The family of the Holmdel High School lacrosse player who collapsed and died on Sunday during a scrimmage at Rutgers said the 16-year-old had a undetected genetic heart condition.

    In a letter shared on the Holmdel High School lacrosse team's Facebook page, the family of Jack Dowd explained that he had a medical condition known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. The family was unaware of the condition before his death.

    Dowd, a junior, collapsed during a scrimmage on Rutgers University's Busch Campus on Sunday afternoon and died a short time later at a local hospital. The medical examiner later determined Dowd's cause of death and informed the family.

    The family said that although Dowd had yearly checkups the condition is not something that would show up on medical examinations. They added that the condition could have affected the junior at any time and wasn't directly related to playing lacrosse.

    The letter went on to thank family, friends and members of the school and lacrosse communities who have supported them this week. A GoFundMe to help the Dowd family has raised more than $65,000 as of Thursday morning. 

    The loss of Dowd was made even more painful for the family because they were not at the field when Jack collapsed, the family wrote in the letter. 

    "He was on the field playing a sport he had grown to love, with teammates and friends he had come to admire and draw strength from," the letter said. "Right before he collapsed, he was laughing with these friends on the sidelines, with that smile that we all loved and adored. He never regained consciousness, he never started breathing again. But he left this world with a smile on his face, and we would like to remember him that way."

    Dowd is survived by his parents Sean and Rosaline and his brother Casey, a 6th-grader. His father is a teacher at Holmdel High School.

    "In the coming days, and weeks, and months we would like to continue to share our thoughts and our sincerest appreciation for the incredible support and love sent our way," the family wrote. "Please continue to keep Jack's spirit alive for us and with us. Be kind to one another, let go of the silly, unimportant things, and focus on making others happy, and this world a better place. That is how he will remain with us all."

    Visitation for Dowd will be held Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Saint Catharine's Roman Catholic Church on Middletown Road in Holmdel. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, according to tapinto.net. said. 

    About 1 in 5,000 people have arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, a condition in which heart muscle of the right ventricle is replaced by fat and/or fibrous tissue. It weakens the heart's ability to pump blood, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

    Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

     

     


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    Maestro Technologies new headquarters is now the historic 1 West State Street

    TRENTON -- Officials from Maestro Technologies cut a ribbon and sounded a Lakshmi conch shell Thursday to officially open the company's new headquarters in the center of downtown Trenton.

    The company had been located in Edison, and announced in March they chose Trenton over Wilmington, Delaware for their new office after getting over $17 million in state tax credits.

    The technology and data management company is moving into 1 West State St. - a 1930s-era building the company bought.

    It's a historic location at the corner of West State and Warren street, where several notable meetings and meals (George Washington at here) took place during the Revolutionary War.

    Maestro plans a training facility, a cyber technology lab they're calling an "innovation hub."

    Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson, who attended the event, said Maestro's move to the city is exciting and he hopes it will serve as a catalyst for other technology companies to join them.

    "Certainly, this is a great step for the city, and it shows that we're open for business," the mayor said. "We hope this is the first of many companies to join what we hope is a hub for others."

    Maestro's building had been vacant since a Wells Fargo branch and the Schools Development Authority moved out in 2013.

    The state tax credits, from the Grow New Jersey program of the N.J. Economic Development Authority, will be paid over 10 years -- at $1,735,500 annually.

    Maestro CEO Kamal Bathla has said most of the company's employees already live in new Jersey and they were attracted by Trenton's strategic location, proximity to major highways, area colleges and how it's between Philadelphia and New York.

    The company said earlier in the year it plans to make a capital investment of $1.7 million, retain 35 jobs and add 143 new jobs over the next 18 months.

    Kevin Shea may be reached at kshea@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter@kevintshea. Find NJ.com on Facebook.


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    A former New Jersey woman with a rare disorder is suing the county jail over claims that she was placed in a cell in the men's wing of the facility overnight

    MIDDLESEX COUNTY -- A former New Jersey woman with a rare disorder is suing the county jail over claims that she was placed in a cell wearing only a hospital gown in the men's wing of the facility overnight where a corrections officer allegedly ordered her to bend over, spread her legs and laughed. 

    The allegations stem from the 27-year-old's brief stint in the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Facility following her arrest in Edison on Sept. 21, 2015, over a bench warrant. The warrant was issued five months earlier on a shoplifting charge, according to court and police records. 

    The woman, who lived in Somerset at the time, filed the lawsuit in Middlesex County Superior Court last month alleging her civil rights were violated and assault and battery.  

    Middlesex County officials declined to comment on pending litigation.

    According to her attorney, K. Raja Bhattacharya, the woman, who has Type 1 diabetes, was taken to the jail's psychiatrist's office following a panic attack over her low blood sugar, according to the lawsuit. 

    When the woman was brought back to the female wing of the jail in a medical patient gown, she claims in a statement through her attorney that she was strip searched by a woman officer who told her she was a man and had a penis. 

    The woman, who suffers from a rare disorder, Congenital Generalized Lipodystrophy, said she was then forced to disrobe in front of men in the jail and strip searched again by male officers, according to the lawsuit. 

    According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, the disorder causes near total loss of body fat and in females, can cause increased facial hair and enlarged genitalia.

    The woman claims male officers mocked her through the night, allegedly ordering her to bend over and spread her legs and laughed at her, according to her attorney. 

    One corrections officer asked her if she was "tucking anything" and others refused to believe she was a female as she sat in a cell "practically nude" in her medical gown, she claims according to her attorney.

    The woman's arrest records, obtained from the Edison Police Department through a records request, list her as a female. 

    After nine hours in the men's wing, an officer making rounds after a shift change pulled her from the cell and was "apologetic" about the placement with the male inmates, according to the statement to her lawyer.

    It was unclear when the woman was released from the jail. The records department at Middlesex County Adult Correction Facility couldn't retrieve the woman's incarceration history. 

    The Edison police arrest report shows she was taken to the county jail after her arrest. 

    The woman has since moved to Florida where she has had mental health treatment as a result of the incident, her attorney claims. 

    Craig McCarthy may be reached at 732-372-2078 or at CMcCarthy@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @createcraig and on Facebook here. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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    Check out where Anne Hathaway, Martha Stewart, Mike Trout and others grew up


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    A former New Jersey woman with a rare disorder is suing the county jail over claims that she was placed in a cell in the men's wing of the facility overnight

    MIDDLESEX COUNTY -- A former New Jersey woman with a rare disorder is suing the county jail over claims that she was placed in a cell wearing only a hospital gown in the men's wing of the facility where a corrections officer allegedly ordered her to bend over, spread her legs and laughed. 

    The allegations stem from the 27-year-old's brief overnight stint in the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Facility following her arrest in Edison on Sept. 21, 2015, over a bench warrant. The warrant was issued five months earlier on a shoplifting charge, according to court and police records. 

    The woman, who lived in Somerset at the time, filed the lawsuit in Middlesex County Superior Court last month alleging her civil rights were violated and assault and battery.  

    Middlesex County officials declined to comment on pending litigation.

    According to her attorney, K. Raja Bhattacharya, the woman, who has Type 1 diabetes, was taken to the jail's psychiatrist's office following a panic attack over her low blood sugar, according to the lawsuit. 

    When the woman was brought back to the female wing of the jail in a medical patient gown, she claims in a statement through her attorney that she was strip searched by a woman officer who told her she was a man and had a penis. 

    The woman, who suffers from a rare disorder, Congenital Generalized Lipodystrophy, said she was then forced to disrobe in front of men in the jail and strip searched again by male officers, according to the lawsuit. 

    According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, the disorder causes near total loss of body fat and in females, can cause increased facial hair and enlarged genitalia.

    The woman claims male officers mocked her through the night, allegedly ordering her to bend over and spread her legs and laughed at her, according to her attorney. 

    One corrections officer asked her if she was "tucking anything" and others refused to believe she was a female as she sat in a cell "practically nude" in her medical gown, she claims according to her attorney.

    The woman's arrest records, obtained from the Edison Police Department through a Open Public Records Act request, list her as a female. 

    After nine hours in the men's wing, an officer making rounds after a shift change pulled her from the cell and was "apologetic" about the placement with the male inmates, according to the statement she gave to her lawyer.

    It was unclear when the woman was released from the jail. The records department at Middlesex County Adult Correction Facility couldn't retrieve the woman's incarceration history. 

    The Edison police arrest report shows she was taken to the county jail after her arrest. 

    The woman has since moved to Florida where she has had mental health treatment as a result of the incident, her attorney claims. 

    Craig McCarthy may be reached at 732-372-2078 or at CMcCarthy@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @createcraig and on Facebook here. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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    SAYREVILLE -- Robby is an American Staffordshire terrier mix about 11/2 years old in the care of Sammy's Hope. Volunteers note he loves to swim and fetch sticks and describe him as "a gem of a boy." He needs home with active owners who will be sure he gets plenty of exercise; Robby has been neutered and is up-to-date on...

    mx0924pet.jpgRobby 

    SAYREVILLE -- Robby is an American Staffordshire terrier mix about 11/2 years old in the care of Sammy's Hope.

    Volunteers note he loves to swim and fetch sticks and describe him as "a gem of a boy."

    He needs home with active owners who will be sure he gets plenty of exercise; Robby has been neutered and is up-to-date on shots.

    For more information on Robby, contact Sammy's Hope at 732-518-2313, email info@sammyshope.org or go to sammyshope.org. Sammy's Hope is a volunteer group in Middlesex County that fosters homeless animals and also cares for them at its shelter at 1400 Main St. in Sayreville.

    Shelters interested in placing a pet in the Paw Print adoption column or submitting news should call 973-836-4922 or email middlesex@starledger.com.

    Greg Hatala may be reached at ghatala@starledger.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregHatala. Find Greg Hatala on Facebook.


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    Check out the athletes who can beat a team with their arms and their legs


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    There are over 400 NJ girls playing D1 soccer. Check out which college has the most.


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    The N.J. comedian says reality is funnier than fiction on his new tour

    Comedian Jim Breuer doesn't tell jokes. He tells stories -- about being a father to three daughters, turning 50, playing Good Cop/Bad Cop with his wife.

    "I'm the guy in the garage, the neighbor who says, 'You've got to hear this,'" Breuer said during an interview with NJ.com. "I'm not even trying to be funny."

    Breuer, whose lived in the Garden State for almost 20 years, will perform at State Theatre New Jersey Friday. He'll return again on Oct. 28, performing at the Mayo Performing Arts Center and has one final 2017 performance here on Dec. 8  at the Bergen Performing Arts Center

    "Family Warrior" is a new show, with new material and multi-generational appeal, Breuer said. He sees the State Theatre performance is a homecoming as he's been on tour since the beginning of the year. 

    "I'm a different person" when I perform in New Jersey, said Breuer, who was a "Saturday Night Live" cast member from 1995-98 and will resume the role of Father Philip on CBS sitcom "Kevin Can Wait" when it begins its second season later this month.

    "I have a different attitude, I talk a bit more. It's like I'm in my yard or in my house. I feel like I know everybody."

    That's especially true in New Brunswick, where Breuer used to routinely perform at the Vinnie Brand's Stress Factory Comedy Club. 

    "There are so many people that, as I go across the country, say, 'I was a student and I used to come see you,'" Breuer said. 

    Breuer grew up on Long Island in a family he describes as "dysfunctionally strong."  He wrote his first comedy skit for a school talent show when he was in fifth grade. A classmate played the role of security company spokesperson.

    "He was a big kid, dressed up in guns and badges, talking about having the best security and the best guards, and I was in the background stealing everything," Breuer said.

    He got laughs, but the skit didn't win the day. Instead, first place went to a group of kids painted up like the band KISS.

    "They didn't even really play," Breuer said, still amazed by his defeat. "They lip-synced to whatever song." 

    Breuer's wide ranging interests include heavy metal music -- not KISS -- and baseball. A devoted Mets fan, he recently launched a website where fans can post their game day recaps -- www.BatsBallsandBreu.com. His stage shows often touch on this, but it primarily focuses on family. Some of the subjects, however, aren't familiar comic territory: when his mother was terminally ill, he told stories about her hospice care. Since her death in May, he's been talking about mortality and the funeral industry on stage. 

    "I stick to family and everything that relates to it," he said. "I tell it like it is, stuff pretty much everyone can relate to."

    $35-50, Sept. 23, 8 p.m. State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick. 732-246-7469. 

    $39-59, Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

    $29-59, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

    Natalie Pompilio is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. She can be reached at nataliepompilio@yahoo.com. Find her on Twitter @nataliepompilio. Find NJ.com/Entertainment on Facebook.


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    Customers in parts of Central Jersey can now get delivery to their door

    McDonald's delivery service has expanded into three more New Jersey counties bringing the total towns where delivery is available to 42.

    The fast food chain said Thursday that customers who live near select locations in Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties will now be able to have their order brought right to their door. 

    In May, McDonald's announced it was starting delivery service in 21 towns in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic counties.

    McDonald's unveils bizarre Frork utensil made of fries

    The service is offered through the UberEATS and Ubereats.com.

    "With UberEATS, you can get the food you want, where you want it, delivered at Uber speed," said Prabhdeep Singh, UberEATS New Jersey general manager in a statement. "We're thrilled to partner with McDonald's to give even more fans easy access to their McDonald's favorites at the tap of a button." 

    The McDelivery service lets customers order burgers, fries or just about any other item on the menu for a $4.99 "booking fee." The only thing McDonald's won't bring you is a soft-serve ice cream cone.

    Select McDonald's in the following locations now have delivery:

    • Bayonne
    • Belleville
    • Carteret
    • East Brunswick
    • East Orange
    • Edgewater
    • Edison
    • Elizabeth
    • Englewood
    • Fair Lawn
    • Fairview
    • Fort Lee
    • Garfield
    • Hackensack
    • Hasbrouck Heights
    • Hillside
    • Hoboken
    • Irvington
    • Jersey City
    • Linden
    • Little Falls
    • Little Ferry
    • New Brunswick
    • Newark
    • North Bergen
    • North Brunswick
    • Orange
    • Paramus
    • Passaic
    • Paterson
    • Perth Amboy
    • Piscataway
    • Rahway
    • Roselle
    • Roselle Park
    • Saddle Brook
    • Somerset
    • South Plainfield
    • Union
    • Union City
    • West New York
    • Woodbridge (Avenel and Woodbridge sections)

    Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.comFollow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

     

     

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    Your one-stop shop for Week 3.

    Below is NJ.com's mega-coverage guide for Week 3. Keep track of schedules, predictions, previews, features and breaking news from around the state all the way up until kickoff.

    ESSENTIALS 
    LIVE updates, results & links for Week 3
    Bold predictions for Week 3

    30 must-see games for Week 3
    Week 3 schedule/scoreboard
    • Schedule/scoreboard by conference
    • Statewide stat leaders through Week 2
     Power points updated through Week 2


    FEATUED: Best of both worlds - N.J.'s top dual-threat QBs


    RANKINGS 
    Top 20
    • Group and conference rankings

    PICKS 
    NJ.com predicts every winner in the state
    •  Scores and predictions for Top 20 teams
    Picks for each of N.J.'s six conferences

    MUST-READ CONTENT  
    Poaching players? Don Bosco accuses St. Joseph (Mont.)

    Delsea, Freehold Borough forfeit games for using ineligible players
    Streak busted: Newark East Side ends 5-year, 55-game skid
    • Mailbag: NJ.com's reporters answer your N.J. football questions

    Ahead of Week 3 game, Seton Hall views St. Peter's as mold for success

    Brothers, DePaul grads are adversaries when RU plays Nebraska
    Video replay for HS football? Refs, NJSIAA weigh options
    Playing football before age 12 has harmful effects, new study says 
    BC in Cali: Behind-the-scenes look at Bergen Catholic's trip
    •  Previewing Hightstown vs. Lawrence
    North Hunterdon, Voorhees making history  
    Hun's Holly, Steinert's Ali named POTW by Trenton Times 
    Which N.J. alums shined during Week 3 of college football?

    A LOOK BACK AT WEEK 2 
    Results and links for Week 2
    36 standouts who shined during Week 2 
    Hot takes from Week 2: Key results and performances

    Week 2 stat leaders 
    •  Best photos from Week 2

    RECRUITING NEWS  
    Exclusive: DePaul's Kris Banks decommits from Boston College
    NJ.com Top 50 football roundup: In-season recruiting continues
    In-depth with 4-star QB, N.J. native Artur Sitkowski after Rutgers visit 
    Ranking Rutgers' top football recruiters: Who's No. 1 in Piscataway? 

    Pat Lanni may be reached at planni@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @PatLanniHS. Like NJ.com High School Sports on Facebook.


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    Breaking down some of the top teams and players around N.J. from the past week.


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    A look at the top trends, players and teams through Sept. 21.


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    NJ.com's one-stop shop for all New Jersey football coverage this week/

    KEY LINKS
    Week 2 mega-coverage guide
    The NJ.com Top 20
    Statewide picks and schedule

    Week 3 schedule/scoreboard
    30 must-see games for Week 3
    22 bold predictions for Week 3

    ALSO: HOT TAKES FROM WEEK 2

    FRIDAY FEATURED GAMES

    No. 3 Bergen Catholic 31, No. 5 Paramus Catholic 14 
    McKenzie-led BC makes statement
    Photo gallery
     Look back at live updates
    Box score

    Piscataway 28, South Brunswick 14
    Juwon Jackson rushes for 196 yards, 3 TDs
     WATCH Jaylan Lawrence's ridiculous TD catch
    Photo gallery
     Look back at live updates
    Box score

    North Bergen 21, Bloomfield 0 
    Smash-mouth football sparks 3-0 start
    Photo gallery
     Look back at live updates
    Box score

    Elizabeth 42, Union 26 
    Big-play offense decides it
    Photo gallery
     Look back at live updates
    Box score

    No. 8 Millville 25, St. Augustine 23 
    Streak ends on 92-yard drive
    Photo gallery
     Look back at live updates
    Box score

    Mount Olive 61, High Point 27
    Flawless offense in high gear
     Look back at live updates
    Box score

    Triton 45, Cumberland 34 
    Gian Licketto runs for 242 yards, 5 TDs
    Photo gallery
    Box score

    Hunterdon Central 36, Montgomery 23 
    Jack Kovi is two-way standout
    Photo gallery
    Box score

    Dickinson 34, Kearny 21
    Elijah Payton leads way
    Photo gallery
    Box score

    Cedar Grove 28, Verona 7
    Ventola, air game lead way
    Box score

    Notre Dame 41, Hopewell Valley 21 
    Williams twins rush for 475 yards
    Box score

    No. 13 Rancocas Valley 38, Trenton 6
    RV balance too much for Tornadoes
    Box score

    Allentown 34, Northern Burlington 14
    Freshman Merkel piles up 272 yards, 4 TDs
    Box score

    Hamilton West 30, West Windsor-Plainsboro South 7
    Tom Hoglen earns 100th victory
    Box score

    New Egypt 43, Palmyra 35
    • Game story
    Box score

    Woodstown 27, Glassboro 6
    Wolverines pile up 400 yards on ground
    Box score

    Moorestown 34, Highland 28
    Special teams plays are critical
    Box score

    Phillipsburg 30, No. 16 Bridgewater-Raritan 7
    24-game winning streak snapped
    Box score

    TOP 20 SCOREBOARD
    Friday
    No. 3 Bergen Catholic 31, No. 5 Paramus Catholic 14
    No. 4 DePaul 42, No. 10 Don Bosco Prep 17
     No. 6 Timber Creek 45, Clearview 7
    No. 8 Millville 25, St. Augustine 23
    Smyrna (Del.) 30, No. 9 Irvington 18
    No. 11 Lenape 47, Burlington Township 0
    No. 13 Rancocas Valley 38, Trenton 6
    Phillipsburg 30, No. 16 Bridgewater-Raritan 7
    No. 19 Westfield 23, Franklin 7

    Saturday
    • No. 2 St. Peter's Prep at Seton Hall Prep, 1
    • No. 7 Pope John vs. Delbarton, 1
    • No. 12 Vineland at Egg Harbor, 7
    • No. 14 Manalapan vs. Old Bridge, 1                                       
    • No. 17 Red Bank Catholic at Ocean Township, 1
    • No. 18 River Dell at Westwood, 1
    • No. 20 Howell vs. Middletown North, 6:30

    SATURDAY LIVE COVERAGE
    Delbarton at No. 7 Pope John, 1
    No. 2 St. Peter’s Prep at Seton Hall Prep, 1
    • Ocean City at Cedar Creek, 1
    • No. 18 River Dell at Westwood, 2
    • No. 12 Vineland at Egg Harbor, 7

    No. 2 St. Peter’s Prep at Seton Hall Prep, 1
    SHP views St. Peter's as a mold for football success
    Live updates
    • Game story
    Photo gallery
    • Box score

    No. 7 Pope John vs. Delbarton, 1
    Live updates
    • Game story
    • Box score

    No. 18 River Dell at Westwood, 2
    • Live updates
    • Game story
    Photo gallery
    • Box score

    Ocean City at Cedar Creek, 1
    • Live updates
    • Game story
    Photo gallery
    • Box score

    No. 12 Vineland at Egg Harbor, 7
    • Live updates
    • Game story
    Photo gallery
    • Box score

    West Essex at Orange, 1
    • Recap
    Photo gallery
    • Box score

    BC High (Mass.) at Hudson Catholic, 12
    • Game story
    • Box score

    Ewing at Nottingham, 12
    • Game story
    Photo gallery
    • Box score

    Salem at Penns Grove, 12
    Explosive Penns Grove ready to take on rival Salem
    • Game story
    Photo gallery
    • Box score

    Pemberton at Steinert, 12
    • Game story
    Photo gallery
    • Box score

    Pingry at Pennington, 1:30
    • Game story
    • Box score

    St. Joseph (Ottawa) at Peddie, 2
    • Game story
    • Box score

    Lawrence at Hightstown, 7
    • Game story
    • Box score

    Gateway at Paulsboro, 11
    • Game story
    • Box score

    Clayton at Gloucester Catholic, 11
    • Game story
    • Box score

    COMPLETE STATEWIDE SCHEDULE/SCOREBOARD

    Jeremy Schneider may be reached at jschneider@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @J_Schneider. Find NJ.com on Facebook.


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    A look at the statement wins and big individual performances from Week 3 in New Jersey high school football


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    3 cities in Hudson County are among the 10 worst in the state

    The average commute to work keeps getting longer for New Jerseyans. The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2016 American Community Survey shows the average commute to work for those 16 and older increased by 18 seconds between 2015 and 2016 to 31.7 minutes. While 18 seconds may not seem like much, when added up...


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    The man was swimming in the ocean off Seven Presidents Park when he became distressed due to the currents, police said.

    LONG BRANCH -- A 34-year-old Piscataway man died on Saturday after he was pulled from the rough surf off Seven Presidents Park in Long Branch, police said.

    The man, whom police did not identify, was on the beachfront park with his family, police said. He went swimming and became distressed due to the currents, according to police. 

    A surfer tried to rescue him and had him on the board for a brief period, police said. 

    The Long Branch Police Department and the Long Branch Fire Department's Water Rescue Team responded to the scene around 5:31 p.m. 

    The man was taken to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, where he was pronounced dead. 

    Officials up and down the Jersey Shore are warning beachgoers to stay out of the dangerous surf. Though hundreds of miles off the shore, Jose generated dangerous rip currents and large waves on Saturday. 

    Seven Presidents Park is maintained by the Monmouth County Park System and is staffed with county lifeguards during the summer. Long Branch keeps a staff of lifeguards on-duty up until Oct. 1, according to Chris Keiper, the ocean rescue supervisor in Long Branch. Keiper said the team had about 12 rescues off city beaches on Saturday.

    Lifeguards in other New Jersey beaches are not patrolling full-time this late in the season, but many police departments have maintained a police presence along the shoreline as the summer-like weather continues to attract people to the beach. 

    There will be dangerous rip currents along the shore on Sunday and through most of the upcoming week as Hurricane Maria makes its way up the East Coast. 

    It has been a deadly summer in New Jersey when it comes to drownings. From May to early August, at least 27 people had lost their lives in accidental drownings at swimming pools, lakes, rivers, and the ocean along the coast of the Jersey Shore, according to a compilation of accounts published by NJ Advance Media.

    A 42-year-old woman died on Thursday after she was rescued from the ocean off Asbury Park. City police said the woman was swimming with another man when she was apparently pulled out by a rip current on Wednesday afternoon. She was taken to an area hospital where she died, police said. 

    Editor's note: An earlier version of this story reported inaccurate information given as to which lifeguard crew guards Seven Presidents Park. It is a team made up of Monmouth County lifeguards. 

    Alex Napoliello may be reached at anapoliello@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @alexnapoNJ. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

     

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    Dogs and cats from around New Jersey waiting to be adopted.

    Here is this week's collection of some of the dogs and cats in need of adoption in New Jersey.

    We are now accepting dogs and cats to appear in the gallery from nonprofit shelters and rescues throughout New Jersey. If a group wishes to participate in this weekly gallery on nj.com, please contact Greg Hatala at ghatala@starledger.com or call 973-836-4922.

    Greg Hatala may be reached at ghatala@starledger.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregHatala. Find Greg Hatala on Facebook.


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    There was some juggling after Week 3 results.


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    The tickets were sold in Middlesex and Monmouth counties

    Two jackpot winning tickets were sold for Sunday's $1,616,678 Jersey Cash 5 drawing.

    The lucky tickets were sold at House of Liquors on Washington Road in Sayreville and at Welsh Farms on Main Street in Lake Como, state lottery officials said Monday.

    The winning numbers drawn were: 5, 12, 15, 17 and 41.

    Convenience store sells $1M ticket

    The odds of a $1 ticket matching all five numbers are 962,598 to 1. 

    Mondays' jackpot re-sets to $75,000.

    Meanwhile, Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot has also re-set to $15 million. A $104 million jackpot winning ticket was sold for Friday's drawing at a gas station in Preble, N.Y, a town in Cortland County.

    Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

     

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