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Alex Petronella of Basking Ridge Wins New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters “Board of Directors” Award

Alex Petronella of Basking Ridge was named as a recipient of the New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters’ (NJAHU) Board of Directors Award for his work as deputy membership chair of the association.

“Alex has made a major impact on the association,” said NJAHU President Ross Honig. “The North chapter of NJAHU received a highest retention rate award and the NJAHU has been recognized by our national association as having a retention rate higher than the national average.  These fantastic achievements are due to Alex’s hard work in the area of membership.”

Petronella, of Basking Ridge, said the achievement would not be possible without all the hard-working members who volunteer their time to serve on the membership committees of each NJAHU chapter.  He is proud of his involvement in membership and is excited by the prospects of continuing to help grow the NJAHU.

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Petronella has held the positions of North Chapter membership chair, vice president, president elect, and will serve as president this year along with his position as deputy membership chair.  “I want to help attract new members, engage current members and encourage people to attend our valuable events.  NJAHU can play such a vital role in explaining that evaluating, procuring and servicing health insurance is much harder than some think, and that we can play a critical part in helping to get it all straightened out. I am happy to lead along with our membership chair, Joe Torella, and continue to achieve great results.”

Petronella is currently a principal at Blue Ocean Benefits and Consulting in Red Bank.

NJAHU represents licensed health insurance agents, brokers, consultants and benefit professionals in New Jersey who service the health insurance needs of large and small employers as well as individuals.

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Somerville: Cobalt Apartments to Receive Land Development and Planning Award

February 14, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county Planning Board will honor six local projects, including the Cobalt Apartments on Veterans Memorial Drive at the 35th annual Land Development and Planning Awards at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Freeholder Meeting Room, located on the third floor of the county Administration Building at 20 Grove St.

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‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Guest Column: The Great "Wait" of the College Process

February 16, 2018

For all the high school seniors and their parents, we are in the stressful "waiting period".  We've just finished or are finishing applications to all the schools we might possibly want to attend next year and now sit and wait our fate after the $60-$80 non-refundable application fees to at least 8-13 schools and staring at some pretty ridiculous tuition fees.

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Fellowship Helping Hands Receives Home Care Award

February 16, 2018

Fellowship Helping Hands, the home care agency operated by Fellowship Senior Living in Basking Ridge,  has received the 2018 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse, announced Liz Fandel, vice president of Home Community Based Services at Fellowship Senior Living.

Fellowship Helping Hands is a New Jersey licensed home care service for older and ...


AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

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Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!