MARLBORO – A 1-year-old Belgian Malinois from Radom, Poland, has been introduced as the newest officer in the Marlboro Police Department. As 2019 began, municipal officials announced that Patrolman Joshua Abrahamson and K-9 officer Bolo completed a 17-week patrol training program and explosi…

The Unitarian Society is holding a day of learning how to interrupt acts of hostility, harassment and hate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 21 at 176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick. Attendance can be for the full day or just a portion. “MLK@TUS: Be an Upstander, Not a Bystander,” will include be a…

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For Ben Servetah, it’s not enough to say that he disapproves of all that the New Jersey European Heritage Association – a group that states it seeks to “secure the existence of our people and a future for White children” – stands for. “It is not enough to dislike it. You have to fight it, […]

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An ordinance that eliminates the three-hour parking limit and replaces it with all-day parking meters on Witherspoon Street, between Green Street and Lytle Street, was introduced by Princeton Council Monday night. The change was made partly in response to a request by the Arts Council of Princeton, which is located on Witherspoon Street between Paul […]

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Manalapan police reported the following incidents occurring in the township: • At 3:30 a.m. Dec. 30, a 2019 BMW X5 that was parked on Wilfred Road, Manalapan, was stolen. Wilfred Road is in a residential development off Union Hill Road. The suspects at the time were unknown, but were observed on surveillance video leaving the […]

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NORTH BRUNSWICK – The North Brunswick Township Council may change its rules for the public portions of its meetings. Currently, one 15-minute window is allotted at the end of a workshop meeting for residents to speak. For example, if there are 15 people seeking to provide comment, they would each have one minute to address […]

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A man from Edison pleaded guilty for taking part in an international computer scam which conned 83 senior citizens out of cash totaling $25,000. Mohammed Alam, 25, of Edison, pleaded guilty during a hearing on Jan. 7 to third degree theft of moveable property. Under a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Russell […] Read more

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Four newly elected school board members – two veterans and two newcomers – were sworn into office at the East Windsor Regional School District Board of Education’s annual reorganization meeting last week. Incumbent school board members Alice Weisman and Jenna Drake were sworn into office for three-year terms, along with newcomers Christina Lands and Colleen […]

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Aiming to fill the pantry shelves at RISE and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, East Windsor Township officials urge residents to donate food during the annual township-sponsored food drive during January. The food drive kicked off on New Year’s Day and ends Jan. 31. Area residents and businesses can help by dropping off non-perishable […]

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UPPER FREEHOLD – The members of the Township Committee in Upper Freehold Township have voted to keep their mayor from 2018 in place for 2019. At the governing body’s annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 2, Committeeman Stephen Alexander, who served as mayor in 2018, was elected by his fellow committee members to serve as mayor […]

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JACKSON – A senior at Jackson Liberty High School who is working to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award is running an activity club for children who have special needs. Paige McPaul, 17, has been a Girl Scout since she was in kindergarten. She is pursuing her Gold Award and said she chose this project […]

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TOMS RIVER-A beach breeze will flow into the Ocean County Mall this week. The annual Winter Beach Blast will be held on Jan. 19 when the center court in the mall with be transformed into a tropical event. Residents and families will have an opportunity to participate in games, crafts, hula hoop and dancing. “After […]

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Lawrence Township officials are close to wrapping up a deal to buy nearly six acres of land bordering Colonial Lake from Sheft Associates Inc., effectively blocking a proposal to build an extended-stay hotel on the banks of the lake. Sheft Associates Inc. agreed last summer to sell the  5.9-acre parcel – part of a larger […]

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Four school board members who were re-elected in the November general election were sworn into office and took their seats on the Lawrence Township Public Schools Board of Education. At the annual reorganization meeting that was held on Jan. 7, Business Administrator Thomas Eldridge administered the oath of office to Dana Drake, Jo Ann Groeger, […]

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There were smiles all around when Committeewoman Julie Blake was sworn into office for another three-year term at the Hopewell Township Committee’s reorganization meeting last week. U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson-Coleman administered the oath of office to Blake, who then took her seat on the dais along with Hopewell Township Committee members John Hart, Kevin Kuchinski, […]

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Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in those who do smoke – and that’s why Hopewell Township residents are being urged to test their homes for the invisible, odorless gas. Hopewell Township is known to have high levels of radon in many areas, […]

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The New Jersey European Heritage Association, which is a white supremacist group, has apparently called off its planned rally set for today, Jan. 12, in Tiger Park on Palmer Square in Princeton, claiming that it never intended to carry out the event. A tweet posted on its Twitter account Friday afternoon said, “You’ve been punk’d,” […]

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Hillsborough High School has 15 varsity wrestlers for 14 weight classes. With such a small roster, Hillsborough coach Roy Dragon has to shift guys to unfamiliar weights just to fill out a lineup. Despite the shuffling, the Raiders have not complained. Instead, they have embraced the challenges and impressed their coach. “The kids have done […]

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MILLSTONE – Members of the Millstone Township K-8 School District Board of Education have voted to keep the individuals who served as president and vice president of the panel during 2018 in place for 2019. The board oversees the operation of the Millstone Township Primary School, the Millstone Township Elementary School and the Millstone Township […]

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SOUTH RIVER–Standing before residents to recite their respective oaths of office,  Raymond Eppinger and Peter Guindi were sworn in as the South River Borough Council’s newest members. The newly appointed council members were sworn in during the borough’s annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 1, held in the South River Middle School’s cafetorium. Retired Municipal Court Judge […]

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 For now, the election when voters choose members of the Middletown Township Public Schools Board of Education will remain in November.  Over the past two weeks, members of the school board and members of the Middletown Township Committee expressed opposing views as to when the board of education election should be held. In 2012, following […]

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METUCHEN – Justin Manley, who was appointed as board president of the Metuchen Board of Education, vowed the newly seated board will take steps in the new year to prepare a plan of action to address the school space needs for 2020 and beyond. “We’re going to take steps to collect our needs and wants […]

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SAYREVILLE – Officials in Sayreville are requesting that residents disregard a survey about an ongoing $2.5 billion mixed-use development, which they believe is intended to create opposition to the project. The survey, which was distributed to residents in late 2018, focuses on Riverton, a mixed-use project being developed in the borough alongside the Raritan River […]

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 Residents in Tinton Falls have expressed concern about unknown individuals who are supplying food to colonies of feral cats. The residents say food that has been left outdoors for the cats is attracting larger animals to the southern area of the borough. Tinton Falls Borough Council members have said they plan to move quickly to […]

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 Republican Township Committeeman Eric Hinds will serve as Holmdel’s mayor and Republican Township Committeeman Michael Nikolis will serve as deputy mayor in 2019. Hinds and Nikolis were elected to those positions by their fellow members of the Holmdel Township Committee during the municipality’s 2019 reorganization meeting on Jan. 2 at the municipal building. In Holmdel’s […]

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EAST BRUNSWICK–The East Brunswick Police Department launched a traffic safety improvement project, including reduced speed limit at a township school. The police department proposed, and was able to pass, an amendment to the township’s speed limit ordinance, which added a “school zone speed limit” to the streets surrounding the Middlesex County Vocational Technical High School, […]

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MILLSTONE – Following a decade of public service, a township committeeman in Millstone Township will serve as mayor for the first time during his tenure on the governing body. Fiore Masci was elected mayor for a one-year term by his fellow committee members at the Township Committee’s reorganization meeting on Jan. 2. Under Millstone’s form […]

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  SOUTH BRUNSWICK – A Monroe man who allegedly fled a home burglary on Jan. 14 was apprehended by South Brunswick Police shortly thereafter. Police were called at 10:59 a.m. to East Meadow Estates, a new housing development off Beekman Road, according to information provided by the South Brunswick Police Department. A sales person indicated […] Read more

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  Metuchen Mayor Jonathan Busch and Borough Council President Linda Koskoski are organizing services for Metuchen residents affected by the current government furlough. A website, www.ittakesaborough.com, has been set up for Metuchen residents who are federal employees impacted by the government shutdown and for service providers willing to led a hand to those seeking help. […] Read more

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A lot of high school boys’ basketball teams favor small lineups today, playing three and four guards. It is a reflection of an evolving sport where, at every level, teams race the ball up court and try to create either a layup or a three pointer. In December, Hillsborough High School was struggling against those […]

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Christian Brothers Academy can light up the boys’ basketball scoreboard. The Colts are 8-2 this winter. They are scoring 70 points per game and have broken 70 points seven times. The two top scorers for CBA, center Josh Cohen and guard Stephen Braunstein, are averaging 22.6 and 17.8 points per contest, respectively. The Colts also […]

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Ian O’Connor and Jackson McCarthy have been through the battles. Both boys’ basketball players helped guide Rumson-Fair Haven High School to the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 2 sectional tournament title in 2017 and 2018. Rumson-Fair Haven beat Carteret High School, 57-52, in the 2018 state sectional title game. The Bulldogs topped Arthur L. Johnson High […]

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Rachel Kuhl is a natural scorer. The junior can get to the basket and make outside shots. She is also a gym rat, working out all year to improve her game. It’s a great combination as the 5-8 guard is thriving this winter for the Old Bridge High School girls’ basketball team. Kuhl is scoring […]

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Kristina Donza wants to play collegiate basketball on the Division 1 level. She has known that since her freshman year of high school two years ago. With that goal in mind, Donza approaches every offseason like a higher level basketball player. She trains hard, takes care of her body and adds one new skill to […]

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Jake Bragger owns the Allentown High School record in the 300-meter dash. In 2018, at the Ocean Breeze Freedom Games in Staten Island, Bragger ran a 39:23 in the 300 meters, setting Allentown’s program mark. Almost exactly a year later, on Jan. 5, 2019, Bragger broke his own record, crossing the finish line in 36:97. […]

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Metuchen High School is thriving in the pool this winter. The Bulldogs’ girls’ swim team is 10-0, beating South Plainfield High School, 68-26, in its most recent meet on Jan. 10. Metuchen’s boys’ swim squad is 9-1, also topping South Plainfield, 68-26, in its most recent meet on Jan. 10. Both teams are very strong […]

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If there were such a thing as a gene for historic destiny, Jim Jeffers would have it. As Plainsboro kicked off its celebration of its 100th birthday with the Jan. 17 Centennial Gala at Plainsboro’s Crowne Plaza, Jeffers, a member of the Plainsboro Centennial Planning Committee, acknowledged that Plainsboro is in his DNA. He is celebrating […]

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Jim Dessicino, a nationally renowned sculptor with a fleeting presence in Princeton, shaped his words in a way that perfectly reflected my feelings. “I have been in serious shock over the whole thing and am still trying to come to terms with it,” Dessicino said. “The whole thing,” that has Dessicino and myself so bent […]

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Five-year-old Ella is too young to enroll in The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), but she has a special relationship with the school. One might say she owes her existence to TCNJ’s Women’s and Gender Studies program. Ella’s “mom” is children’s author Marisa Chiorello, a TCNJ alumna, class of 2015, with a BA in English […]

Local business entrepreneurs and mentors will have a kickoff and website launch of the newly formed Central Jersey Business Organization from 7-9 p.m. on Dec. 21 at Ember Restaurant, 3793 Route 1, South Brunswick.  The CJBO is incorporated exclusively to provide a platform to local businesses to exchange ideas, discuss and resolve their business issues, encourage […]

The Central New Jersey Ballet Theatre (CNJBT) and Bordentown Home for Funerals will showcase a performance of “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 7 at Villa Victoria in Ewing and Dec. 9 at the Carslake Community Center in Bordentown. This will be the CNJBT’s seventh production of “The Nutcracker.” The cast is as follows: Shriya Varma from […]

Richard W. Donnelly, Jr. of Voorhees, 61, passed away on Dec. 14, with his family around him. Born in Philadelphia to Marie (nee Kubis) and Richard Donnelly, he is survived by his mother; his loving wife Kathleen (nee Finnegan) Donnelly; his children Sean Donnelly (Christina), Daniel Donnelly (Alisan), Michelle Donnelly, Matthew Donnelly, and Brendan Donnelly; […] Read more

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