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Messages of peace, love and unity echoed through Hinds Plaza last Sunday, as attendees remembered how history was changed forever the moment American forces dropped the only two nuclear weapons ever used in an attack more than 70 years ago. Hosted by the Coalition for Peace Action, the evening was predominantly used as a time […]

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on Aug. 9 told employees at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory that they and their colleagues at other national laboratories are engaged in critical work from finding new energy to aiding in national security. This was Perry’s first visit as the head of the Department of Energy to the […]

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The Marlboro K-8 School District Board of Education has cut $313,566 from its 2018-19 budget and moved $213,566 from its surplus fund (savings) into the budget to compensate for an unexpected reduction in state aid for the upcoming school year. Under Gov. Phil Murphy’s initial proposal in March, the district’s state aid package for 2018-19 […]

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Professional and non-professional Middlesex County artists over age 60 were able to partake in the Senior Art Contest, sponsored by the Middlesex County Freeholder Board and the county Office of Aging and Disabled Services. The works are currently on display at the Studio Art Gallery at Middlesex County College’s Performing Arts Center, 2600 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, […]

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK – A male resident of South Brunswick allegedly assaulted police officers after he was accused of hiding in a home office he was attempting to burglarize. At 3:42 p.m. Aug. 1, South Brunswick police received a 911 call reporting someone had broken into 591 Ridge Road. A young woman on the second floor […] Read more

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A Monmouth Junction resident allegedly led several teenagers on a shoplifting spree throughout South Brunswick. Detectives conducted an investigation of several juveniles, all from Monmouth Junction, who were allegedly shoplifting at local businesses over the past three months, according to information provided by the South Brunswick Police Department. The businesses estimated the value of the […] Read more

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Long before the politicians showed up for the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 8, Lloyd Banks leaned against a black railing of the renovated Mary Moss playground in Princeton. Banks, 84, stood under the shade of a large tree that was around when on hot summer days like this one, he would come to […]

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If Borough Hall in Hopewell Borough looks a little more inviting these days, it’s because of the colorful flower boxes at the front and rear entrances to the municipal building on East Broad Street. The flower boxes were installed earlier this month by Liam Mooney as part of his Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout […]

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ALLENTOWN – Municipal officials are asking residents who want to see children get to and from school in a safe manner to support a current effort that is seeking state funding. According to Allentown officials, the borough is preparing a grant application to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) for Safe Routes to School […]

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JACKSON – As a result of decisions made on the state level in mid-July, the Jackson School District Board of Education was forced to accommodate a $1.35 million reduction in state aid two weeks into the 2018-19 fiscal year. Under Gov. Phil Murphy’s initial proposal in March, the district’s state aid package for the 2018-19 […]

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A nearly mile-long textile braid landed the Somerset County 4-H among the likes of the world’s tallest man and and the longest fingernails on a pair of hands, as they were certified as a record holder in the Guinness Book of World Records. At 5,217 feet, the fabric braid was nearly double the length of […]

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A backpack full of new school supplies seems like a small thing, but to a child, it spells a fresh start for the new school year. That’s why RISE has launched its annual “RISE Has Your Backpack” school supplies drive, for donors to contribute school supplies and for volunteers to help fill the backpacks. RISE, […]

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Christine Cifelli relaxed on a white chair at Community Park Pool in Princeton, a plastic container of homemade strawberry sorbet in her right hand and the early afternoon sun of Aug. 6 beating down on her. Cifelli doesn’t report for work until later in the day, so she could get some time in at the […]

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Theresa Flim and her family have lived in Lawrence Township for seven years, but had never attended the township’s annual National Night Out celebration, until this week. “I think it’s awesome,” Flim said, as she held her 5-month-old twins, Ace and Aria, in her arms. She was sitting at a picnic table on the front […]

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As the 2018-19 school year gets closer, the Hillsborough Band Parents Association is gearing up for another season of music education and competition with an unorthodox fundraising effort they hope the community will get out of bed for. For the first time ever, the Commons at Hillsborough High School will be transformed into a mattress […]

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SAYREVILLE – Administrators in the Sayreville School District have determined the allocations for an additional $2.01 million in state aid the district will receive for the 2018-19 school year. Under Gov. Phil Murphy’s initial proposal in March, Sayreville’s state aid package for 2018-19 was expected to total $23.44 million. Using that number and following the directives […]

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ALLENTOWN – Municipal officials are asking residents who want to see children get to and from school in a safe manner to support a current effort that is seeking state funding. According to Allentown officials, the borough is preparing a grant application to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) for Safe Routes to School […]

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    Editor’s note: This is an updated story regarding charges filed in a fire set at a playground at a Woodbridge school. WOODBRIDGE – Police and fire officials have charged three juveniles with setting a fire that destroyed a significant portion of the boundless playground equipment at the Matthew Jago Elementary School No. 28 […]

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MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Township School District Board of Education has accommodated a $1.7 million decrease in state aid by reducing certain personnel positions and postponing the implementation of textbook adoptions in the district’s two high schools. In March, the school district was awarded a state aid package that totaled $18.35 million for the 2018-19 […]

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MONROE — Following an outcry from parents and students, Monroe Township School District administrators are discussing ways to make the area around portable classrooms, which are currently being constructed in front of the Monroe Township Middle School, safer. In a letter to parents on July 30, acting Superintendent of Schools Robert Goodall said, “The safety […]

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TINTON FALLS – Monmouth County officials will continue to have an “exchange of information” with Tinton Falls stakeholders regarding a plan to improve the flow of vehicles through an accident-prone intersection in the borough. During a special meeting on Aug. 1 at the municipal building, more than 100 members of the public attended a hearing […]

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SOUTH RIVER–While delivering some live ground-and-pound action to residents, professional wrestling company UWA Elite will be sponsoring a supply drive for The Valerie Fund. UWA Elite referee Ryan Torok, who is a cancer survivor, organized this year’s supply drive to provide supplies for children attending The Valerie Fund’s summer camp, Camp Happy Times. “The Valerie Fund saved my life […]

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MILLSTONE – Following the sudden reduction of more than $250,000 in state aid being provided to the Millstone Township K-8 School District for 2018-19, the Board of Education has reduced appropriations to account for the aid that has been lost. Under Gov. Phil Murphy’s initial proposal in March, the school district’s state aid package for […]

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RED BANK – Administrators in the Red Bank Borough Public Schools have determined the allocations for an additional $1.79 million in state aid the district will receive for the 2018-19 school year. Under Gov. Phil Murphy’s initial proposal in March, Red Bank’s state aid package for 2018-19 was expected to total $3.75 million. Using that […]

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A Monmouth County grand jury has returned six-count indictment charging a Hightstown, Mercer County, man with the fatal shooting of a Freehold Borough woman in May, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on July 30. Kader Mustafa, 34, of Hightstown, is charged in the indictment with first degree murder, second degree possession of a […] Read more

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JACKSON – A resident of Jackson has died from injuries he sustained when his car was struck by an unlicensed motorcyclist who was apparently fleeing from police. On July 27, representatives of the Jackson Police Department notified the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office that Eric Dean Larson, 24, had died from injuries resulting from a July […] Read more

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Middletown will not advance to the Little League World Series. Middletown was eliminated from the Mid-Atlantic Regional when it was defeated by Berlin, the Maryland state champion, 11-1, on Aug. 10 in Bristol, Conn. The Mid-Atlantic Regional loss ended Middletown’s run to the brink of the Little League World Series. In July, Middletown won the […]

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Middletown Little League was defeated by the Mid Island Little League, the New York state champion, 5-2, on Wednesday, Aug. 8 during Mid-Atlantic Regional in Bristol, Connecticut. The loss pushed Middletown to the brink of elimination. Mid Island took a 3-0 lead in the top of the third inning and never trailed. Middletown could only […]

Tahir Ishaq is a six-time national badminton champion in his native Pakistan. He is basically a badminton legend. Here in the United States, where Ishaq has lived since 2014, he is not quite on that level yet. But the 52-year-old East Brunswick resident is making a name for himself as a local badminton coach. Ishaq […]

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The Matawan Regional High School boys’ basketball team finished with the second-worst record, 5-15, in the Hamilton Park Summer League regular season. Then the Huskies lost to Saint Peter’s Preparatory School of Jersey City in the first round of the Hamilton Park playoffs on Aug. 1.   But that was kind of the point. Not […]

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Dan Pasternak, a native of Middletown who is the PGA General Manager at the Essex Fells Country Club, has been named the PGA Golf Professional of the Year. Pasternak is the 65th winner of the national award, which is “the highest annual honor given to a PGA golf professional,” according to a PGA press release. […]

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The Sayreville War Memorial High School boys’ soccer team is returning a strong core from a productive squad of a season ago. In 2017, Sayreville went 12-6 and competed in the Greater Middlesex Conference and and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association state sectional tournaments. Coach Nick Cifelli will bring back his most important […]

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Middletown Little League’s 12-year-old all-star team has been crowned the king of New Jersey. Middletown won the New Jersey state championship on July 30 at Buchmuller Park in Secaucus. Coach Tim Naughton’s team beat Elmora Youth Little League 4-1, clinching Middletown’s first Little League state title. The historic victory lifted Middletown into the Mid-Atlantic Regional […]

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Kristen Barreto of Old Bridge is a winner of the Terumo Americas Holding, Inc. Scholarship Program. She is majoring in nursing at the College of Saint Elizabeth. She is a volunteer at Broken Loaves. The scholarship program provides funds to children of Terumo Medical Corporation associates who are enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in […]

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Joseph Perone of East Brunswick has been named to the Dean’s List at West Virginia University for the spring semester. Joseph is a sophomore majoring in Nursing.  

A few weeks ago, I peaked in the window of the newly relocated Cranbury Station Gallery on Palmer Square–now at 10 Hulfish Street next to Jazams–for a glimpse of artwork by my favorite Princeton landscape artist, Kathleen Maguire Morolda . I left with an entirely different picture – a scene of a dozen disabled individuals […]

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jerod A. Ebram graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four […]

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Great news. It’s back. Like a zombie, the consolidation controversy has risen from its death declaration a few years ago in Princeton.  Once again, consolidation is the source of energetic debate in my life. After Princeton Borough and Princeton Township voted to consolidate on Nov. 8, 2011, I experienced a manic-depressive moment. I was super-thrilled […]

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