A man from Spotswood has been charged with multiple criminal counts stemming from an incident which occurred on June 16, when he allegedly ignited an explosive device in the borough. Anthony Fede, 52, of Spotswood, was charged on June 17 with two counts of aggravated arson in the second degr…

JACKSON – Six Flags Great Adventure and KDC Solar have unveiled what is being called the state’s largest net-metered solar project, comprised of almost 60,000 solar panels, at the theme park on Route 537, Jackson. Six Flags Great Adventure partnered with KDC Solar on a 23.5-megawatt solar pr…

Bob Hough, the director of Infrastructure and Operations, has been placed on administrative leave with pay as officials continue an investigation into alleged irregularities – including improper dumping – within Princeton’s Sewer Operating Division. Princeton Town Administrator Marc Dashield…

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A six-month-long investigation of major narcotics distributors in Mercer County has resulted in the arrest of six people and the seizure of 650 grams of cocaine, almost two kilograms of raw heroin, a kilogram of fentanyl, $75,000 in cash and four vehicles, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri. Onofri assigned the Prosecutor’s Office’s Special […]

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When it comes to maintaining good overall health, dental health plays an important role. According to the latest report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 50% of all adults aged 30 or older, about 65 million people, have signs of gum disease in the United States. In the same report the CDC […]

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The National Council of Jewish Women, Central Jersey Section, recently awarded the Francine Scheier Memorial Scholarship to four graduating high school seniors. The award was established in 2003 to honor the memory of the founder of the Central  Jersey section of the organization, according to a press release. Recipients are chosen based on scholastic excellence […]

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK – “A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” This inspirational quote by Muhammad Ali has been influential to Joseph Monzo, South Brunswick’s chief financial officer and deputy manager. Certainly not wasting his life, and viewing the world much differently […]

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Bob Hough, the director of Infrastructure and Operations, has been placed on administrative leave with pay as officials continue an investigation into alleged irregularities – including improper dumping – within Princeton’s Sewer Operating Division. Princeton Town Administrator Marc Dashield made the announcement on June 12, and said it was made in connection with the on-going […] Read more

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After more than a year of work, Ellen LaCorte’s debut novel The Perfect Fraud has her on a new journey and a book tour set to start its New Jersey leg next week. “To have the novel be so well received early on is surreal for me. I am amazed that I even have a […]

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The Lawrence Hopewell Trail, which is a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly path, was honored by New Jersey Future at its annual Smart Growth Awards ceremony in Newark on June 5. The Lawrence Hopewell Trail was one of seven winners of the 2019 Smart Growth Awards, which recognizes projects that illustrate sustainable growth and development. The off-road […]

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A 22-year effort to produce a documentary came to fruition recently when “Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese” was shown at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan, during Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Asian Pacific Heritage Month was celebrated in May. President Jimmy Carter recognized the first 10 days of May as Asian Pacific Heritage […]

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JACKSON – Work will begin this summer on a new bridge on Grawton Road in Jackson. The Ocean County Board of Freeholders is expected to award a $1.6 million contract to Marbo Inc. for the new span. According to a press release from the county, the new bridge will have a precast concrete culvert and […]

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HOWELL – New little free libraries that have been placed at Deerwood Park and Countryside Place Apartments in Howell have joined the Little Free Library movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community and sparks creativity […]

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The Bordentown Regional Education Association (BREA) and the Bordentown Regional School District Board of Education have reached a contract settlement. The motion to ratify and approve the settlement of the contract negotiations between the BREA union and school board came from the board members at a June 12 meeting at Bordentown Regional High School. The […]

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Kathleen Griffin is a familiar and friendly face at the East Windsor Township Senior Center. Griffin, who volunteers at the senior center, is the first person that the senior citizens see when they walk through the door. That’s because she often sits at the front desk to greet them. Griffin also answers the telephone, prints […]

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Although board of education meetings are typically dedicated toward the discussion of business and academic matters around the school system, the Bordentown Regional School District took a moment to honor scholastic athletes at the June meeting. A portion of the school district’s June 12 board of education meeting was designated to honor and acknowledge multiple […]

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Hightstown Borough residents will see a 3-cent increase in the municipal property tax rate under the town’s $7.7 million budget for 2019. The budget was unanimously approved by the Hightstown Borough Council at its June 17 meeting. The municipal property tax rate will increase from $1.29 per $100 of assessed value to $1.32 per $100 […]

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A Hillsborough High School educator was recently selected to be honored at a national level for his contributions to the academic community. Robert Fenster, a teacher at Hillsborough High School, has been named a 2019 Law Related Education Teacher of the Year by the American Lawyers Alliance. Fenster will be one of three high school […]

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The Sourland Mountain Festival will return to Hillsborough this weekend. On June 22 from 3-10 p.m., the Sourland Conservancy will serve as the host to the 16th Annual Sourland Mountain Festival (SMF), which is set to feature six hours of live music, local food, craft beer, wine and spirits, mountain history and family activities. Festival […]

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MONROE – Police Captain Michael J. Biennas, a 32-year veteran of the Monroe Township Police Department, will take over the reigns as chief, replacing outgoing Chief Michael Lloyd, who will retire effective June 30. “I am honored to accept this appointment and I will strive to build upon the success of the dedicated individuals who […]

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EDISON – With the download of an app, parents and guardians may soon be able to get real time coordinates of delayed school buses throughout Edison. The district uses 18 companies to provide daily transportation for the students. Board of Education President Jerry Shi said that with so many vendors, it is hard for the […]

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Members of the Eatontown Zoning Board of Adjustment have approved an application that proposed the construction of a 177-unit Brightview Senior Living facility on a vacant property at the southwest corner of Route 36 and Wyckoff Road. The building will include a three-story senior living congregate care and assisted living facility. During a meeting on […]

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MILLSTONE – An incumbent member of the Township Committee in Millstone Township is running unopposed for a full three-year term on the governing body this year. Republican Al Ferro filed a nominating petition to retain his seat on the committee for a new term that will run from Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2022. […]

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A not-so-secretive application to include a speakeasy and mixed-use space at 21-23 Broad St. has been approved by the Red Bank Zoning Board of Adjustment. Testimony regarding 17 Broad Street Red Bank LLC’s application to incorporate a speakeasy, or retro-style jazz bar, a first floor “open market” and to convert the second and third floors […]

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Every summer, Matt Mosko and Eric Eden switch roles. Each spring, Eden is the head coach of the baseball program at Hillsborough High School. Mosko is his freshmen coach. But then once the summer hits, Mosko coaches the Hillsborough Senior American Legion team, while Eden serves as his assistant. The programs are mutually beneficial, symbiotic, […]

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In the spring of 2019, Ruth Itua became the best girls’ sprinter in Sayreville War Memorial High School history. She also became one of the best sprinters in the state of New Jersey. On June 8 at Northern Burlington County Regional High School in Columbus, in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions, Itua broke Sayreville’s program […]

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Jackson Memorial High School sent four boys’ track and field athletes to the 2019 NJSIAA Meet of Champions, which was staged on June 8 at Northern Burlington County Regional High School in Columbus. None of the Jaguars’ runners won state championships, but they all posted respectable showings. Zachary Novak finished the 400-meter dash final in […]

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Guy Jensen is not a teacher at Metuchen High School. He is a Superior Court officer in Middlesex County. But over the past five years, through his role as Metuchen’s boys’ basketball coach, Jensen has grown to love the school’s community. And now he wants to save its football program. On April 16, the Metuchen […]

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U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Zarae H. Gardner 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 […]

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U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Akram N. Abdus-Salaam 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 […]

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By Pam Hersh Anthony “Skip” Cimino, who last year assumed the job of executive director of the New Jersey State Assembly Majority Office, recently told me he was a “failure.” Having worked with him for decades in our various intersecting professional and volunteer jobs in Mercer County, I was stunned to hear the word “failure” […]

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Daniel J. Passafiume, 96, of Parlin, passed away on June 11, 2019, at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge. Passafiume was born in Newark where he worked for the Newark Board of Education for more than 30 years as a carpenter foreman and volunteered as an officer in the Heavy Rescue Squad. Passafiume enlisted […] Read more

Robin Hauer, 56, of Princeton passed away tragically on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Read more