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Anthony Marano Anthony Marano WCTC AM 1450, Somerset, celebrated 60 years of excellence in radio broadcasting Oct. 11 with the official rededication of its building in memory of the late Anthony “Tony” Marano.

The building was officially rededicated by Greater Media president and CEO Peter Smyth. Marano was a former Greater Media executive and was known to football and basketball fans as the voice of Rutgers Univer-sity sports.

A resident of Somerset, Morano began his career in radio at WCTC as a part-time morning newsman while still in college. He became the full-time night newsman and sports editor in 1949, and was promoted to news director in 1952. Marano was named assistant station manager in 1959, was promoted to general manager in 1965, and in 1970 became vice president of the Raritan Valley Broadcasting Co., licensee of radio stations WCTC and WMGQ. Marano was named secretary of Greater Media Inc., the parent company of Raritan Valley Broadcasting, in 1991.

Participants at the event included current and past WCTC employees; New Brunswick Mayor Jim Cahill; Franklin Mayor Brian Levine; Bob Mulcahy III, athletic director at Rutgers University, New Brunswick; Peter Smyth, president and CEO of Greater Media; and the Marano family.

Dr. Steven J. Levin, an associate professor at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, has been named Physician of the Year by The American Academy of Family Physicians, Newark.

Levin, a resident of the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick, was honored for his ongoing contributions to providing medical care to underserved men, women and children. The award honors an outstanding American family physician who has provided patients with compassionate, comprehensive care, and serves as a role model professionally and personally to his or her community, other health professionals, and residents and medical students. He is the medical director and the primary physician at St. John’s Health Center, New Brunswick, a community health center created by Catholic Charities that provides care for medically underserved individuals. He was its first full-time physician, a position he has held for 18 years.

Levin also mentors and educates family medicine residents and medical students at UMDNJ. A group of his students formed the Homeless and Indigent Population Health Outreach Project, or HIPHOP, in 1992, which was recognized as one of the Thousand Points of Light in the former Bush administration. His awards include New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians Family Physician of the Year and the University Excellence Award for “Distinguished Service and Outreach to the External Community” from UMDNJ. Levin completed his family medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, and his undergraduate degree from Brown University, Providence, R.I.

AARP Chapter No. 3885, North Brunswick, and Chapter No. 3459, Colonia section of Woodbridge, were honored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) at its annual volunteer recognition awards ceremony at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, in mid September. Chapter No. 3885 was received an award for exceptional social impact initiatives.

Chapter No. 3459 received a special award for record-breaking increases in new membership.