Budding young film directors willshow off their works at the annual Princeton Student Film Festival July 17-18 at the Princeton Public Library on Witherspoon Street. The film showings begin at 6:30 p.m., and will be viewed in the Community Room. Admission is free. An after-party will be held…

Edison resident Frank Guastella recently received an Emmy Award for his Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) documentary “I Can’t… I Have Rehearsal.” Taking home the award for the category of “Best Arts Documentary,” Guastella’s documentary followed six New Jersey high schools and each of their…

For years to come, when residents of New Jersey dealing with crippling pain are able to purchase and use medical marijuana, they will be able to thank Jake Honig for helping to make that access possible. Jake, 7, of Howell, died on Jan. 21, 2018 after a five-year battle with cancer. He is su…

Brookdale’s Summer Shakespeare Ensemble will present The Merry Wives of Windsor July 11-14 and July 18-21 at 7 p.m. on the Great Lawn of the Lincroft campus. This is the 18th year the ensemble has invited the community to enjoy beautiful summer nights outdoors while watching classical theatr…

Mobile Family Success Center of Middlesex County will hold “Safety in the Community” from 5-7:30 p.m. on July 18 at Babbage Park, off Glenridge and Laurel avenues, North Brunswick. There will be interactive activities with members of law enforcement, a brief presentation on underage teen dri…

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Princeton officials’ attempt to nullify the town’s contract with Integrated Construction and Utilities of New Jersey to repair sewer lines on Linden Lane and Spruce Street has run into a roadblock. Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson issued a temporary restraining order following a court hearing July 8. The town and the contractor landed […]

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Raising Hope For Others Raising Hope for Others will hold its annual August fundraiser in the Cranbury School Auditorium. The non-profit organization’s fundraiser will be held inside on Aug. 3. Proceeds from the fundraiser help assist individuals and their families during difficult times. “This fundraiser is pretty special, because it is our way of keeping […]

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COLTS NECK – The Township Committee has adopted an ordinance that will limit smoking in areas around Colts Neck. The ordinance was unanimously adopted during the committee’s June 26 meeting following a public hearing. The new section of the municipal code will prohibit smoking or vaping on or at all municipal properties, including parks and […]

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K-9 Celeste is ready to put her best paw forward and sniff out trouble, according to the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). The German Shepherd and her partner, Sheriff’s Officer Rafael Morales, are now certified to track criminals and missing persons. Starting Jan. 28, the pair completed a 16-week course conducted by the Union County […]

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For years to come, when residents of New Jersey dealing with crippling pain are able to purchase and use medical marijuana, they will be able to thank Jake Honig for helping to make that access possible. Jake, 7, of Howell, died on Jan. 21, 2018 after a five-year battle with cancer. He is survived by […] Read more

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Brookdale’s Summer Shakespeare Ensemble will present The Merry Wives of Windsor July 11-14 and July 18-21 at 7 p.m. on the Great Lawn of the Lincroft campus. This is the 18th year the ensemble has invited the community to enjoy beautiful summer nights outdoors while watching classical theatre. Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket […] Read more

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Mobile Family Success Center of Middlesex County will hold “Safety in the Community” from 5-7:30 p.m. on July 18 at Babbage Park, off Glenridge and Laurel avenues, North Brunswick. There will be interactive activities with members of law enforcement, a brief presentation on underage teen drinking, a Google demonstration and giveaways. Register at safetyinthecommunity.eventbrite.com. Read more

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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is advising area residents to avoid Rosedale Lake water due to an extensive Harmful Algal Bloom. This week state officials confirmed this bloom with laboratory analysis. The rapid spread of the bloom may be the result of heavy rainfall carrying nutrient-laden stormwater into the lake, followed by periods […]

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Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) released a statement condemning Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to freeze $500,000 in funding for the Route 206 Large Truck Bypass in Hillsborough, which officials have claimed is a a critically-needed public safety project. Until recently, New Jersey’s State Department of Transportation had been publicizing details of the construction […]

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ERA Central Realty Group has announced the 2019 recipients of the Edge scholarship: from Allentown High School (Monmouth County), Brenna Stempe; from New Egypt High School (Plumsted Township, Ocean County), Connor Devine; from West Windsor-Plainsboro South (Mercer County), Lara Lemkin; and from Steinert High School (Hamilton Township, Mercer County), Christopher McLaughlin. CentraState Medical Center, Freehold […]

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FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – A Massachusetts man is facing charges of carjacking and other offenses following his arrest in Freehold Township. According to a press release from the Freehold Township Police Department, the 24-year-old male resident of Springfield, Mass., was arrested in Freehold Township on July 1 following an incident that began in the parking lot […]

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The Ramtown-Howell Fire Company recently received a donation of three sets of specially designed oxygen masks for pets from at-home pet services provider Canine Company. Chief William Gotto requested and received the life-saving masks after learning about the company’s donation program from a neighboring fire company. An estimated 40,000 pets die from smoke inhalation across […]

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Sonja Michaluk is student taking action to address current and future water challenges. Her efforts and passion have resulted in Sonja being recently selected as the 2019 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner. “My first reaction was complete and utter shock. I was in disbelief. It took me a couple hours to kind of get […]

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K-9 Celeste is ready to put her best paw forward and sniff out trouble, according to the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). The German Shepherd and her partner, Sheriff’s Officer Rafael Morales, are now certified to track criminals and missing persons. Starting Jan. 28, the pair completed a 16-week course conducted by the Union County […]

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Kingston Greenways Association D&R Canal State Park Naturalist Stephanie Fox will introduce participants to a teeming world of water critters, and teach how they can be indicators of water quality, at 1 p.m. on July 20 on the banks of the Millstone River in Kingston. Sneakers may be worn, but high rubber boots are recommended. […]

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YingHua International School concluded its first commencement exercises in school history under the leadership of its first head of school in school history. Seven students at the Kingston school completed the graduation requirements for the dual language Chinese-English immersion and International Baccalaureate curriculum program. Graduates will attend public and private schools including West Windsor-Plainsboro School […]

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Registration is open for the annual Senior Health and Fitness Walk, held by the Middlesex County Department of Community Services, Office of Aging and Disabled Services. The walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 25 at Roosevelt Park, off Route 1 and Parsonage Road, Edison. All seniors are welcome. The […]

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Local history buffs were offered a chance recently to meet two Mercer County authors who have written books about the American Revolutionary War at an event sponsored by the Lawrence Historical Society. William Kidder and David Price spoke to about 30 people at the book talk, which was held at the historic 18th-century Brearley House […]

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The Edison Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Food Wine Beer Festival will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Aug. 17 at Papaianni Park, Municipal Boulevard, Edison. Featuring wine and five craft brewers, including Edison’s own Cypress Brewery. There will also be Señor Sangria, face painting, children’s activities, live entertainment, vendors and retailers. Reserve […]

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The superintendent of the Borough of Little Silver’s school district is hoping an increase in extraordinary aid will help support the cost of sending some special education students to out-of-district programs. On June 30, state Sen. Vin Gopal, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling and Assemblywoman Joann Downey (all D-Monmouth) announced that Gov. Phil Murphy had approved an […]

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The Borough of Keyport has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) to conduct a study of areas in the municipality that are in need of rehabilitation. “The first step will be an assessment of properties (that abut Route 35 and Route 36) and how they can best be deployed to […]

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OLD BRIDGE –  A 23-year-old township man was allegedly driving while intoxicated in a fatal motor vehicle crash that caused the death of two female passengers and injured another driver, Tristan R. Rodriguez, 23, has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide in the second degree, and one count of assault by auto in […]

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SAYREVILLE – Amid concerns from residents and disagreements between borough officials, the Sayreville Borough Council has adopted an ordinance that will allow for the construction of 1.8 million square feet of warehouse space near Main Street. The ordinance was adopted by the council on June 24 in a 5-1 vote. Council members Kevin Dalina, Damon […]

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Ominous weather forecasts settled in across the state of New Jersey on the afternoon of July 11. Most locales faced an 80 or 90 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms throughout the evening. These ominous forecasts led to the postponement of the 42nd annual All-Shore Gridiron Classic, originally scheduled for July 11 at 7 p.m. […]

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Tom Passafaro is a financial literacy teacher at Sayreville War Memorial High School. He teaches students literal life skills like opening and managing a credit card or bank account. Now he will also teach students figurative life skills like individual character and committing yourself to larger communal causes. Passafaro is Sayreville’s new boys’ basketball coach. […]

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Saint John Vianney High School produced a significant amount of collegiate athletes in the 2018-19 school year, especially in softball. Saint John Vianney’s softball team had a great season in 2019, going 27-1, winning the Shore Conference Tournament and reaching the NJSIAA South Jersey, Non-Public A sectional tournament final. The Lancers were great because they […]

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By Tomer Davidov, M.D. Whether from eating a big meal or catching a stomach bug, almost everyone experiences some sort of abdominal pain every now and then.  In fact, abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the emergency room, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  But how do […]

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By Pam Hersh John S. Watson Jr., a.k.a. Jay, grew up in an environment that featured the hallways and offices of New Jersey’s government buildings. For his life’s work, however, he chose to broaden his environment outside of those hallways by focusing on the outside, as in the outdoors. Leading several environmental programs – both […]

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By: Pam Hersh Princeton’s playgrounds are treasure troves for all sorts of adventures, according to hundreds of kids – and one particular Princeton grownup. John Altman, the author of eight spy-genre thrillers that have been published all over the world, was assisted in his most recent spy novel, “The Korean Woman,” by experiences he had […]

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