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A Shrewsbury Court townhouse in the Brandon Farms development was damaged by a fire that apparently started in the chimney on Nov. 5,  according to the Hopewell Township Police Department. The first police officer on the scene noticed fire and smoke coming from the chimney and the area near the chimney. The resident had already […]

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It may be just a candle in a sand-filled bag, but to a victim of domestic violence, that candle can help to light the way out of a dim situation – through Womanspace’s annual Communities of Light domestic violence awareness campaign. Womanspace, which helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, sells luminary […]

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There will be some new faces and some old ones on several of the governing bodies -including the school board – in the Hopewell Valley, based on the unofficial results of the general election this week. The vote totals for the Hopewell Township Committee, the Hopewell Borough Council, the Pennington Borough Council and the Hopewell […]

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Some Hopewell Township property owners are getting a credit on their property tax bill because of problems with the timely delivery of their 2018-19 tax bill, as a result of issues with the U.S. post office in Pennington. Many property owners did not receive their tax bill in time and some did not receive them […]

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New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said on Oct. 29 that his office is not shying away from challenging actions by the Trump administration and that it intends to have a more assertive role in 2019. “I didn’t come into this job anticipating I would be suing the federal government at every turn or […]

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Hopewell Valley voters will go to the polls Nov. 6 to choose candidates for elected office – from municipal officials and school board members to federal, state and county offices. Polling locations in Hopewell Borough, Hopewell Township and Pennington will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. At the local level, Hopewell Borough voters […]

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In the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, one of the most important crime-fighting tools authorities have might be the nose of a 3-year-old Bloodhound named Flash. Flash is one of eight dogs used to battle crime and protect the lives of the people who live, work and travel through the area — the four-legged partners of […]

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Alexandra Franzino, a junior at Hopewell Valley Central High School (CHS), has been volunteering in her community since middle school. Over the last few years, she has been a driving force behind the Hopewell YMCA’s Safety Town program, an annual event for Kindergarten students to learn bike, road, pedestrian and bus safety. It was because […]

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The water is safe to drink for Hopewell Township residents whose water is supplied by the Trenton Water Works. That is the message from the Hopewell Township Department of Health based on water samples taken from numerous locations in the Trenton Water Works service area in the township. An independent consultant tested the water at […]

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Hopewell Borough church congregants are playing hooky from worship services on Nov. 4, not for lack of interest, but because they are volunteering to help out with some community service projects. The annual Sunday of Service, sponsored by the Hopewell Council of Churches, is geared toward congregants of the five Hopewell Borough churches, but all […]

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Last weekend, the Hopewell Valley Soccer Association played during its fall recreational regular season. The following is a submitted collection of the weekend’s results. D3 Boys In well-played game by both teams, Stark & Stark, through defensive pressure and just enough offense, edged Pennington Quality Market by a score of 1-0. Scoring for Stark & […]

Last weekend, the Hopewell Valley Soccer Association played during its fall recreational regular season. The following is a submitted collection of the weekend’s results. D3 Girls In the season opener on Saturday, Sept. 8, the Purple Pandas defeated Dick’s Sporting Goods with a final score of 4-3, in what was a game of two halves. The first […]

Upon arriving in Princeton over 30 years ago to begin a career of covering local sports, one of the first people I crossed paths with was George O’Gorman.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Phil Simms New Jersey North/South High School All-Star Football Classic. Here are the players from the region who participated in that first all-star game 40 years ago that was played at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway. Steve Bethune, Matawan Regional High School; Glenn Edwards, Jackson Memorial High School;  […]

The Mercer Junior Rowing Club, part of Princeton National Rowing Association, relied on its strength and depth to bring home a medal from the Youth Nationals that were competed in Sacramento, Calif. The event was held from June 8 through June 10. The men’s youth 4 plus coxswain (Jack Gallagher, Council Rock North; Evan Kinter, […]

Martha A.  Davis of Hillsborough, New Jersey, passed away on November 7, 2018 after a brief … Read more

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North Brunswick Township High School’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) championship team FRC Team 25 – Raider Robotix will host its 17th annual event, Brunswick Eruption, beginning at 8 a.m. on Nov. 10 at the school, 98 Raider Road, North Brunswick. This is the largest FIRST offseason robotics competition in the […] Read more

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“The Best of Your Lies,” an album by Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves is set to release on Nov. 30. Prior to the release of the album, Owen Lake is set to perform a release show this Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Princeton Public Library at 7 p.m. Owen Lake is actually a pseudonym […]

Sitting on a bench in Nassau Presbyterian Church on Saturday evening Nov. 3 was emotional and surreal for me, an experience that was hard to describe. One might say it was beyond words. It took me a few minutes to absorb the humor, acerbic wit, and stinging political and social commentary coming from the altar […]

Jake Austin Robertson, Princeton University (PU) class of 2015, with a BA in Slavic Languages and Literatures, is no bully, but nevertheless always makes me cry. The tears flow either from laughing so hard at his hilarious storytelling or being moved by his expression of a profound emotion. The first time occurred during his tribute […]

By Rachel P. Dultz, M.D., F.A.C.S. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. In fact, about 1 in 8 women in the United States today will get breast cancer at some point in her life, according to the American Cancer Society. However, with early diagnosis through screening, increased […]

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, representing New Jersey’s 16th Legislative District (Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon counties), was initially perplexed. Why was he was being bugged (as in pestered) about a bug (a germ)? Earlier in the year, people were trying to get his attention about a good bug that has made remarkable progress in fighting a bad […]

Energy, the capacity for doing work, may exist in different forms – kinetic, thermal, electrical, chemical, nuclear, and Judy Brodsky, an energy source who never shuts off or even slows down. The 85-year-old Ms. Brodsky, who has lived in Princeton for 63 years, just keeps on going with great enthusiasm, commitment, compassion, and energy as […]

I celebrated the first day of fall by doing what thousands of other Mercer County residents did – I picked apples at Terhune Orchards. As my grandkids and I were discussing the many types of apples we could pick at the farm in Lawrence Township, our happy banter was interrupted by a not-so-happy discussion in […]

By Rohit Bhalla, D.O. Flu season is about to ramp up, and if it’s anything like past years, millions of people will suffer its effects. But you can help protect yourself from the virus and prevent its spread by getting vaccinated now. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone over […]

The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its Holiday WinterFest, hosted by the Women in Business Committee, from 8:30-11 a.m. Nov. 30 at Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Dr., Monroe. Cost is $35 for members or $45 for non-members. Visit www.mcrcc.org to register.

First Aid & CPR, LLC has become a registered Safe Sitter teaching site and now offers the life and safety training program for young teens, grade six and up. Students learn how to prevent injuries and handle emergencies when home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Safe Sitter aims to reduce the number of avoidable […]

The Old Bridge Sayreville South Amboy Chamber of Commerce will hold its November meeting with the Old Bridge Business Alliance from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 28 at Bubba’s 33, 1002 Route 9, Parlin. The events free. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Susan Borsilli at 732-607-6340 or ccommerce@optonline.net.

MB Mutual Holding Company (“MB MHC”), the holding company for MB Bancorp, Inc. (“MB Bancorp”) and Manasquan Bank, completed its previously announced merger of Metuchen, MHC, the holding company for Metuchen Bancorp, Inc. and Metuchen Savings Bank, with and into MB MHC, effective on Oct. 31. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement and plan of […]

SFC Enterprises announced it is nearing completion on its latest project, the Freehold Medical Arts Complex at 597 Park Ave., Freehold Borough. The facility will be affiliated with and include medical services from the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, CentraState Medical Center, VNACJ Community Health Center and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “I’m incredibly […]

In November 2013, Millennium Memory Care (MMC) began construction of a new memory care residence in Monroe for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Now the business has grown to include three additional locations and management is celebrating the company’s fifth anniversary. The Monroe location opened with just 16 private bedrooms under Director Galina Markovich, an adult nurse […]

Hackensack Meridian Health appointed Raymond F. Fredericks as regional president of the network’s Central Market. This appointment is in conjunction with Hackensack Meridian Health’s new organizational structure to better align its services and improve the overall experience for patients across its 16 hospitals and 500 patient care locations throughout New Jersey. This new structure consists of three markets […]

The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Meet the Mayors session from 8-10 a.m. on Nov. 28 at the Brunswick Square Mall, 755 Route 18, East Brunswick. Mayors from East Brunswick, Old Bridge, South River, Monroe, Spotswood, Helmetta, Plainsboro, Cranbury and Jamesburg will discuss arts, culture, travel, tourism, sustainability, economic development and […]

Richard Drachtman, MD, clinical section chief of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Melvyn H. Motolinsky Research Foundation Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his accomplishments and leadership in the field of pediatric cancer and blood disorders. Drachtman has clinical expertise and research […]

Big I New Jersey performed the installation of its 2018-20 Board of Directors during its 125th anniversary event on Oct. 22. The national chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or Big I), Joe Leahy, swore in the board of directors, including chairman Michael L. Razze, of McMahon Agency Inc. in […]

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