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The Pennington School features many new faces for the 2019-20 school year. School officials announced that 16 new faculty members have jpined the staff at the private school. Several of the new faculty members are covering education topics that include mathematics, the sciences, English and language. “Our hiring season begins in earnest in January. In […]

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Gov. Phil Murphy will spend some time on the Rider University campus Sept. 24, when he will be the featured speaker in the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics’ “Governing New Jersey” series. The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 11:30 a.m. It will be held in the Cavalla Room […]

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Valerie Amiss has joined Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, as a ballet instructor. Amiss will teach beginner ballet in the school’s primary A, B, C and Level 1 conservatory classes in Princeton. She will also teach beginner and intermediate ballet to adults in the school’s Cranbury studio. Amiss teaches ballet […]

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The 6-acre cornfield at Von Thun’s Country Farm Market in South Brunswick has a different, fun theme carved into it each year. The 2019 maze theme celebrates the 150th anniversary of college football and the two teams who started this American tradition, Rutgers and Princeton universities. The maze takes approximately 35 to 45 minutes to […]

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The Hopewell Township Committee has unanimously passed a resolution awarding a bid for road improvements to Van Brunt Road. Mayor Kristin McLaughlin, Deputy Mayor Michael Ruger, Committeeman Kevin Kuchinski, Committeewoman Julie Blake and Committeeman John Hart voted “yes” to pass the measure during the Sept. 9 committee meeting. “Van Brunt Road is part of our […]

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Two Florida men who attempted to flee from police have been charged with multiple criminal charges, including obstruction of justice, assault, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest, according to the Hopewell Township Police Department. The incident began when a police officer stopped the car, which was occupied by a 19-year-old man and a 31-year-old man, […]

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The Master Gardeners of Mercer County are demonstrating the importance of insects to everyday life through its 17th annual Insect Festival on Sept. 14. The Master Gardeners of Mercer County are part of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, which promotes enhancing and protecting environmental resources. The festival, which will be dubbed “Remember Bugs,” this year, is taking […]

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Breathing new life into a used car can also breathe new life into a car-less HomeFront client’s future. That’s why HomeFront, which helps the homeless and the working poor, has launched its new “Drive Home” program. Drive Home takes donated cars and reconditions them for use by HomeFront clients who need a reliable way to […]

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A partnership between Pennington Borough and the Hopewell Valley Regional School District will result in a new botanical section in the community. The area, which has been dubbed as an arboretum, is where trees, shrubs and plants are planted or cultivated for scientific and educational purposes. Howe’s Habitat, the 3.4 acre plot of land next to […]

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Plowing has been turned into a competition that has become a tradition at the Howell Living History Farm for the last 36 years. And that tradition continued in Hopewell Township on Aug. 31. The annual plowing match marks the beginning of a crop production cycle that is set to take 10 months with the land […]

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At every level, football is crazy. That’s the only rule that really applies. It’s any given Sunday at the pro level, any given Saturday at the collegiate level and any given Friday night/Saturday afternoon at the high school level. It has really been any given Friday night/Saturday afternoon in the New Jersey scholastic football season […]

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Every week of the high school football season, the 12th Man TD Club of Robbinsville selects players of the week from around the Mercer County area. The club has selected its players of the week for football games played from Sept. 13 and 14. The honorees are below. Offensive Back of the Week: Danny Surtz, […]

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The Hopewell Valley Soccer Association opened its 2019 season on Sept. 7. Below are recaps from the first two weekends of games in the Division 3 Boys’ section of the HVSA. The Hopewell Valley teams are labeled by their sponsors. Sept. 7, 2019 Capital Health began its 2019 season on a beautiful Saturday morning with […]

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Henry Lewis waited his whole football career for this moment. Every young football player waits his whole career for this moment. On Sept. 13 at Hopewell Valley Central High School, Lewis made his first varsity start under the lights before a packed house. Except Lewis not only got the moment, he also got to live […]

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In the first installment of the Central Jersey Top 10 last week, North Brunswick Township High School and Rumson-Fair Haven High School opened as the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams, respectively. Both squads dominated their week one opponents and looked like they were on a collision course toward state playoff championships. Then they […]

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Terrance Peterson jumps out on football game film. He is the kind of player who unleashes teammates by forcing opposing coaches to game plan for him. Last fall as a sophomore, Peterson, a 6-0, 215-pound defensive lineman, set a Hopewell Valley Central High School record with 24.5 tackles for a loss. He also registered 58 […]

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Welcome to the first installment of the Central Jersey Top 10, a weekly ranking of the best high school football teams in the centraljersey.com coverage area. Each week, the rankings will be based on a combination of numerous considerations that will include record, margin of victory and strength of schedule. But there is no magical […]

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Hopewell Valley Central High School enjoyed a great girls’ soccer season last fall. With just about everybody back for 2019, the Bulldogs should be great again this fall. But they did suffer one great disappointment in 2018, losing the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 3 sectional tournament championship game to Brick Township High School in penalty […]

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“Unbelievable,” an eight-episode limited series from Netflix, debuted on the streaming service last week. Following the true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning article from T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, the series focuses on the story of Marie (Kaitlyn Dever), an 18-year-old girl from Lynnwood, Washington, who was charged with filing a false claim after […]

By: Mehreen Husain, M.S., R.D.N., C.S.O. With the exception of skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women and one in eight women are at risk of getting the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. For women with breast cancer, eating nutritious foods along with regular physical activity and maintaining […]

By Pam Hersh My five-year-old grandson Sam Solomon with a degree in preschool and the 67-year-old Princeton University Sociology and Public Affairs Professor Doug Massey with degrees and honors too numerous to count are both focused on counting. Sam’s first professional goal is to be a baseball player to score – and therefore count – […]

By Kelly Gray, P.T. If you’ve ever experienced a bout of dizziness, you’re not alone. In fact, more than 40% of Americans will experience an episode of dizziness sometime during their lives that is significant enough to send them to a doctor, according the National Institutes of Health. And while dizziness can throw you off […]

By Pam Hersh Phyllis Marchand is no newcomer to Princeton. The former mayor of Princeton Township – and current influencer/advocate for the community’s numerous charities – first set foot on Princeton soil in 1966. “I once was a real newcomer, ignorant of all things Princeton, and it was the YWCA’s Newcomers and Friends that saved […]

By Rohit Bhalla, D.O. Flu season is about to ramp up, and if it is anything like past years, millions of people will suffer its effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the flu results in between 9.8 million and 36.5 million illnesses annually. You can help protect yourself from the virus […]

By Susanne Steinberg, M.D.  In many cases, the scars of past trauma extend beyond emotional pain and physical injury, manifesting as distinct physical symptoms or disorders.  Chronic pain, excessive fatigue, stomach and bowel problems, headaches, palpitations and dizziness are often associated with trauma, and routine tests and physical exams typically fail to provide an explanation.  […]

By Pam Hersh Although I expect to receive failing grades as a cook, last week I was shocked that I failed at another “C” activity – canvassing. Acknowledging my failure at canvassing, which is supposed to be a good way to introduce the community to the candidate running for office, inspired me, however, to come […]

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), physical and mental health play important roles in helping a child growing through life. CDC officials say physical activity is one of the ways a child’s health stays strong. “Physical activity is really important for children and adults. There are numerous studies that state that […]

New Jersey filmmaker and director Tom Phillips presented his latest documentary film “Vietnam Aftermath,” as well as a trailer for his latest documentary series “Unclaimed Remains,” at the Monmouth Film Festival that was held at the Two River Theater in Red Bank on Aug. 11. Both pieces of work followed Vietnam War veterans who are […]

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. […]

“I am proud to announce our top producers for the month of August, for delivering extraordinary experiences to home buyers and sellers in our community,” said Iris Lurie, broker/owner of Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie. The Top Listing and Top Selling agent is Laurin LaLima. The Top Listing Team is the Andrea and Harry […]

The Howell Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2019 Community Award honorees. They will be honored at the 39th annual awards dinner, With CommUNITY Comes Unity. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Eagle Oaks Country Club, Howell. The 2019 honorees are: • Citizen of the Year: Christa Riddle, Howell Alliance […]

Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, offers a variety of dance classes through its open enrollment program at its Princeton, Cranbury and New Brunswick studio locations. Students age 13 and older can choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced ballet as well as contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, Bharatanatyam, flamenco, cardio ballet and […]

iPlay America, Freehold Township, announced that Samantha Unglert, senior vice president and general manager, has been selected as one of NJBIZ’s 2019 40 Under 40 winners. Unglert, 30, is being honored for making her mark in New Jersey business and the contributions she has made to the community. Unglert joined iPlay America as a retail […]

The Edison Chamber of Commerce will welcome Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence professional development course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 19 at The Pine Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison.   Discover insights that drive Disney parks and resorts and how to adapt them to strengthen your own organizational efforts. Register online at […]

Valerie Amiss has joined Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, as a ballet instructor. Amiss will teach beginner ballet in the school’s primary A, B, C and Level 1 conservatory classes in Princeton. She will also teach beginner and intermediate ballet to adults in the school’s Cranbury studio. Amiss teaches ballet […]

Chiro Plus Wellness Center, owned by Dr. John Jaeger, a licensed chiropractor, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 27. Located at 3883 Route 516 in Old Bridge, the center offers chiropractic care, spinal decompression, custom foot orthotics, cryoskin procedures and weight loss programs. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, […]

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, as a National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) site of the Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium (AHCC). As the first and only New Jersey-based NCORP, AHCC will help develop and implement NCI cancer prevention, screening, care delivery, and treatment studies with leading healthcare systems […]

Kendal Hand of Howell has joined commercial real estate services firm Levin Management Corporation (LMC), North Plainfield, as a leasing representative. She brings a strong track record in leasing open air shopping centers to her new position. Hand’s responsibilities include leasing and marketing efforts at several properties in LMC’s New Jersey retail portfolio, including Chatham […]

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