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Somerset County residents are encouraged to participate in an Aug. 16 food drive. Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Patricia Walsh announced on Aug. 12 that the next “Buy One, Bring One,” better known as “BOBO,” food collection for county residents in need is Aug. 16. BOBO Fridays occur every third Friday of the month, but […]

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The Somerset County Department of Health is scheduled to host a free “Cancer Thriving and Surviving” workshop for people who are battling the disease and others whose lives are touched by the disease. The Regional Chronic Disease Coalition of Morris and Somerset Counties and the county department are inviting people who are battling cancer, cancer […]

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Hillsborough sisters Megan and Susan Norz joined a group of eight 4-H members as they attended the 2019 International Leadership for Life Conference. This conference, hosted by Foróige, is a youth development organization in Ireland. The event was held from July 29 to Aug. 2 at the National University of Ireland, commonly known as Maynooth […]

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A Hillsborough resident has been announced as the recipient of a scholarship to help her pursue her academic career. Alison Karki of Hillsborough has received a $50,000 scholarship to continue her high school education. In the upcoming academic year, Alison, the daughter of Shyam and Nami Karki, will attend the United World College-USA in Montezuma, […]

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Hillsborough Township has honored a military veteran for his service to the United States. A ceremony was held on July 26 to acknowledge World War II veteran Thomas Deddy by the Quilt of Valor Foundation at Bridgeway Care Center, Hillsborough. Mayor Frank DelCore shared the moment with Deddy as he was presented with his “Quilt […]

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The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office recently announced charges against a Hillsborough man for the alleged attempt of possession of child pornography. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Bridgewater Township Chief of Police Al Nicaretta announced the charges against the Hillsborough man, age 46 […]

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Hillsborough restaurants will be participating in a week-long event this month to showcase cuisines for local foodies. Local eateries will partake in the event, from Aug. 20-25. “We are excited to announce our second annual Hillsborough Restaurant Week,” Hillsborough Township Mayor Frank DelCore said in a statement. “Hillsborough Restaurant Week is an extraordinary way for […]

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Hillsborough Township municipal officials aimed to make an impact in the community last month. During the week of July 8, Foodstock, a New Jersey-based nonprofit organization, challenged local municipalities to collect food and other household necessities to restock local food pantries. Foodstock officials said their goal is a grassroots community effort formed to assist with […]

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The Hillsborough Township community welcomed a new business to the community in July. A July 19 ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Simply Sweets By Lauren’s new location in Hillsborough as owner Lauren Warmke was joined by Hillsborough Township Mayor Frank DelCore, committeewoman Olivia Holmes, business advocate David Kois, Economic & Business Development Commission members Toni […]

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The Hillsborough Township Board of Education has set a public hearing for Aug. 26 on an activity participation fee for the district. The fee would apply to athletic competition and co-curricular activities, according to officials. The nine-member board of President Judith Haas, Vice President Lorraine Soisson, Joyce Eldridge-Howard, Gregory Gillette, Ann Harris, Lisa Maroun, Chris […]

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Hillsborough Township Public Schools promoted a longtime staff member in July. School district officials made a July 25 announcement that Anthony DeLuca was named the new Director of Buildings and Grounds for the district. DeLuca was unanimously approved by the Hillsborough Board of Education at the July 22 meeting and began his new position with […]

LPGA legend Jan Stephenson, who earlier this month was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, will be at Forsgate Country Club on July 20 to participate in a day that includes a golf clinic, tournament on the historic Banks Course, and a cocktail reception and tasting of Jan’s signature wines and rums. The […]

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Hillsborough High School lost 18 seniors and all 11 starters from its successful 2018 boys soccer team, but 2019 is not going to be a rebuilding year for the Raiders. They have nine juniors back from its varsity team a year ago and those players are ready for their chance at the highest level of […]

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Hillsborough High School welcomes back a solid core of players who contributed to a solid 2018 season. Now those players are more experienced. Those factors usually lead to successful high school football seasons. Hillsborough appears to be on the verge of one. The Raiders will open their 2019 regular season on Sept. 6 at home […]

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Hillsborough Senior American Legion baseball coach Matt Mosko always viewed the 2019 season as a developmental campaign. He said as much at the very beginning of the summer back in June. So even though Hillsborough missed the district playoffs after finishing with a 9-9 record, the Raiders still succeeded in 2019. Mosko’s players got better […]

The $1 Million Haskell Invitational annually draws a large crowd to Monmouth Park. Last year’s event drew 37,196 spectators to the horse racing track in Oceanport. But a heat wave of both 100-plus degree temperatures and public pressure to postpone the race drove fans away from the 2019 Haskell Invitational on July 20. This year’s […]

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Brandon Bender swung and barreled the baseball into the right-centerfield gap at The Ripken Experience facility in Aberdeen, Md. As the ball rolled toward the fence, Gavin Ross raced home from second and Connor Emmich charged home from first. But the play wasn’t finished. The Ripken Experience field was structured in a way that once […]

The Senior American Legion baseball regular season is only about a month long. So once it gets going in late June, it becomes a sprint to the finish line in mid July. It feels like the 2019 campaign only just got going in central New Jersey. But now the regular season is already ending…this week. […]

Hillsborough High School’s boys’ ice hockey and girls’ softball teams both enjoyed great seasons this past school year. Despite losing their best players after those campaigns, both programs should find success in 2019-20 as well. July is a quiet time for scholastic sports, which means it’s also a time for reflection. As players from both […]

As usual, the New Jersey Senior American Legion baseball season started in early June. And as usual, the schedule started slowly because it coincided with the end of the high school baseball campaign. But then, even after the high school season ended, the legion summer struggled to launch. The week of June 17-23 was besieged […]

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By Pam Hersh On a Tuesday afternoon several months ago, Princeton resident Ira Fuchs scheduled an emergency computer video conference after dinner with his three grown children to discuss a new development in the family dynamic.  He reassured them the reason for the hastily called meeting involved no health emergency and gave no other details. […]

By Pam Hersh On a Tuesday afternoon several months ago, Princeton resident Ira Fuchs scheduled an emergency computer video conference after dinner with his three grown children to discuss a new development in the family dynamic.  He reassured them the reason for the hastily called meeting involved no health emergency and gave no other details. […]

By Pam Hersh I played matchmaker this past week by introducing two institutions – both the same age and both driven by their commitment to community. It is a match – not made in heaven – but in Princeton and it’s a union that may prove to benefit many Princetonians. The idealistically compatible couple comprises […]

By Pam Hersh While sitting through the magical and innovative Princeton Summer Theater (PST) production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” I kept smiling – with a tear of sadness lingering in the corner of my eye. I laughed at the refreshing and exceedingly talented execution of the shenanigans occurring on stage. My thoughts, however, […]

By Katie Gaffney, R.D. Intense emotional experiences and stressful events affect everyone differently, including adolescents who are especially vulnerable to the ups and downs that typify the teenage years. Sometimes these emotions can have an impact on eating and can cause adolescents – girls and boys – to turn to food as a way of […]

By Pam Hersh While my grandkids last weekend were learning about Africa by watching “The Lion King,” I was learning about Africa by listening to a more compelling story – starring accused witches, witch camps and shea butter. The narrator of the witch and shea butter story was Princeton University lecturer Dr. Christiana Agawu, a […]

By Sandra Byer-Lubin, R.D. An estimated 30.3 million Americans have diabetes, a chronic condition where your body does not produce enough insulin or does not use it efficiently or both, according to the American Diabetes Association.  More than 7 million of those people are undiagnosed.  Left unmanaged, diabetes can lead to serious medical complications, including […]

By Pam Hersh Has anyone noticed the change in the air quality of Princeton? You can’t smell it, see it or hear it. But you can sense the definite improvement – particularly if you turn on your computer, while sitting on a bench in the Parklet, the temporary outdoor seating area created in the parking […]

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 […]

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 […]

By: Joseph M. Pepek, M.D. Radiation therapy is a common approach to treating many different types of cancer and has become increasingly precise as technology has improved and advanced. Precision is paramount as radiation not only kills cancer cells, but can also affect surrounding healthy cells. As part of its comprehensive cancer care program, the […]

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 […]

By Kelly Gray, P.T. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. And by 2020, nearly one million people in the United States will be living with Parkinson’s, a disease that affects the neurons in the brain that control movement. Though there is no standard treatment for the […]

James R. Penn, MD, has joined Gastroenterology Consultants PA of Edison and Old Bridge, and will be seeing patients at both locations. Penn was serving as the chief gastroenterology fellow at the Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School prior to joining Gastroenterology Consultants this summer. Penn earned his medical degree as well as served […]

Nobility Crest at Ocean Township recently celebrated its successful grand opening weekend. The 55-and-over luxury condominium community, accessible from Route 66 in the Wayside section of Ocean Township, also announced the first building is nearly 50% sold out. Nobility Crest, from Renaissance Properties and Blue Star Group, offers eight designer-inspired floor plans with 1,213 to […]

Code Ninjas of Old Bridge will hold its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at its new location, 3873 Route 516, Old Bridge. The coding center for children ages 7-14 offers lessons in coding, mathematics, logic and teamwork. There will be refreshments, raffle prizes and a visit by Davey’s Ice Cream […]

The Grande at Metropark has announced that Buildings 1 and 2 are almost fully leased and it is now leasing Building 3. Building 3 features studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-story penthouse lofts with den from under $2,000 per month. All residences have access to over 25,000 square feet of indoor amenities and extensive outdoor amenities […]

Christopher Anthony, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that sales associate Jennifer Niedrach with the Jackson office has been recognized for outstanding industry success in June. A top producer, Niedrach shared top honors for leading the Weichert sales region in listings and resale listings for the month. The Weichert sales region is comprised of […]

East Brunswick’s Green Team honored Brunswick Square with its first Green Business Recognition Award. The property recently installed 17 charging stations for electric vehicles. The new award aims to raise awareness, while distinguishing local businesses that demonstrate their commitment to furthering the township’s environmental goals. Ron Lichtenberger, general manager of Brunswick Square, accepted the award […]

Chiquita Pittman of RE/MAX Platinum in North Brunswick has received the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, which honors successful agents who have earned more than $1 million in commissions during their careers with the company. Only 22 percent of all active RE/MAX agents have earned the prestigious award since its inception. A life-long New Jersey […]

Curtis Mullins of financial services firm Edward Jones in Parlin received the firm’s Spirit of Caring Award, designed to recognize financial advisors who exemplify the values, culture and spirit of giving back. Mullins was one of only 280 of the firm’s more than 18,000 financial advisors to receive the award. Mullins and Branch Office Administrator […]

Advanced Wellness has announced the opening of a new office in Freehold. Joseph Cilea, D.C., and Gary Yen, M.D., and their staff, will move into the current office of Michael Lynch, D.C., providing a seamless transition for all of Lynch’s patients. Chiropractic and acupuncture will be the first services offered, to be followed by physical […]

The Grande at Metropark, a luxury apartment collection, has announced Buildings 1 and 2 are almost fully leased and is now leasing Building 3. Centrally located at The Grande at Metropark, Building 3 features studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-story penthouse lofts with den from under $2,000 per month. All residences have access to over 25,000 […]

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