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Local law enforcement officers will crack down on drunk drivers as part of the summer 2018 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over statewide Labor Day campaign. From Aug. 17 through Sept. 3, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by […]

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If Borough Hall in Hopewell Borough looks a little more inviting these days, it’s because of the colorful flower boxes at the front and rear entrances to the municipal building on East Broad Street. The flower boxes were installed earlier this month by Liam Mooney as part of his Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout […]

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Hopewell Borough residents will have an additional chance to comment on a redevelopment plan for the J.C. Van Doren and Sons lumber yard property at the Borough Council’s Sept. 6 meeting. On Aug. 2, council members opened the public hearing on an ordinance that would, if adopted, create a Townhouse Residential zone on the 1-acre […]

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On a night in December 2016, Jodi O’Donnell-Ames —  Hopewell resident and founder and president of non-profit Hope Loves Company (HLC)  — decided to drive to Burlington for a Startup Story Slam. The event was held for small business owners to share their story in five minutes, with no props, PowerPoints, videos or photos. After […]

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Riding a bicycle on the path around Rosedale Lake is enjoyable, but it’s even more fun when it can be done at night under a full moon – and that is what bicyclists will be able to do later this month. The annual Full Moon Ride, which is the Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corp.’s signature fund-raising […]

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For ten days in August, a number of Hopewell Borough restaurants will be serving up dishes to diners from throughout the area for the second Hopewell Valley Summer Restaurant Week. From August 5 to August 10, 10 borough restaurants will be offering three-course lunches and dinners, with menu items and cost varying by location. The […]

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The soon-to-be vacant seat of Mercer County Freeholder Anthony S. Verrelli is being eyed by Democrats from around Mercer County, now that Verrelli is becoming a state assemblyman. Talk within party circles is rampant about who wants to climb the political ladder in a county where Democrats control all the levers of power. Ethnic, gender […]

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Two people have been arrested and a third person is being sought in connection with a string of burglaries that occurred during July, according to the Hopewell Township Police Department. Santiago Ramos, 28, of Camden, and Denise Dubois, 40, of Mount Ephraim, have been charged with burglary and theft in connection with burglaries that occurred […]

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The first Mercer County 4-H Fair, held on the grounds of Princeton High School in 1919, featured displays of chickens, pigs, rabbits and vegetables raised by young 4-H club members. Fast forward to the 100th annual Mercer County 4-H Fair, which was held July 28-29 at Howell Living Farm, Hopewell Township, and club members still […]

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Although the 2018 property tax bills have been mailed out, some Hopewell Township property owners have not received the bill. The tax bills were mailed July 18, with a due date of Aug. 1, Hopewell Township officials said. The due date has been extended to Aug. 13, allowing for a grace period for all taxpayers […]

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Three newcomers and one veteran school board member have filed nominating petitions to run for three seats on the Hopewell Valley Regional School District Board of Education in the Nov. 6 election. The filing deadline to run for the three seats, two to represent Hopewell Township and one to represent Pennington, was July 30. A […]

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.

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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;  […]

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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, […]

Last weekend, the Hopewell Valley Soccer Association continued its spring season. The following is a submitted collection of the weekend’s results. U11 Boys After a scoreless first 10 minutes of the game, Kyle Yadamiec banged in a missed shot to start the scoring for the Tornadoes. Quickly thereafter, Kyle’s twin brother Tyler broke away from […]

Last weekend, the Hopewell Valley Soccer Association started its latest recreational season. The following is a submitted collection of the weekend’s results. U11 Boys The Tornadoes U11 boys took on Plainfield during a crisp Saturday afternoon match. It was an exciting game with a final score of 3-3. Tornadoes led scoring with an early penalty kick from […]

Gail Liebmann died on August 4. She was born in Manhattan in 1923 to Sarah (Weinstein) and R… Read more

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A Shot in The Dark, premiered at the Monmouth Film Festival on Aug. 10 at the Two River Theatre in Red Bank. A Shot in The Dark is a documentary following a St. John Vianney High School senior, Anthony Ferraro, while he hopes to become the first blind wrestling state champion. Filmed throughout the 2012-13 school […]

A few weeks ago, I peaked in the window of the newly relocated Cranbury Station Gallery on Palmer Square–now at 10 Hulfish Street next to Jazams–for a glimpse of artwork by my favorite Princeton landscape artist, Kathleen Maguire Morolda . I left with an entirely different picture – a scene of a dozen disabled individuals […]

Great news. It’s back. Like a zombie, the consolidation controversy has risen from its death declaration a few years ago in Princeton.  Once again, consolidation is the source of energetic debate in my life. After Princeton Borough and Princeton Township voted to consolidate on Nov. 8, 2011, I experienced a manic-depressive moment. I was super-thrilled […]

The seventh annual National Moth Week 2018 will kick off at 8:30 p.m. July 21 in the Butterfly Park on Rues Lane, East Brunswick. The event is free and open to the public.

By Ankur Desai, MD Internet shows like “13 Reasons Why” and celebrity deaths like Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have pushed the topic of suicide to the forefront for many Americans, but especially for teens. Death by suicide is on the rise and this appears to be closely correlated to the increase in depression in […]

Princeton resident, Elyse Pivnick, has an iron will, particularly when it comes to lead in the environment. She has dedicated much of her life to protecting children from lead poisoning and advocating for services for children already suffering from the debilitating effects of lead poisoning. As director of Environmental Health for the Center for Energy and […]

By Michelle Kerekes, L.P.C., L.C.A.D.C. Postpartum Depression Common, Treatable Babies are considered bundles of joy. Why then do so many new mothers experience feelings of sadness and anxiety after giving birth? The answer is complicated, but one thing is clear – it is not because of something a mother does or does not do. What is also […]

Don’t Let Injuries and Illness Spoil Summer Fun By Craig Gronczewski, M.D. Summertime is typically a fun time for families, often filled with outdoor activities from morning until night. But did you know that summertime is also a time when emergency room visits spike? Whether you are lounging on the beach, gathering around the campfire […]

I have been hearing voices lately – at three Princeton funerals and one Princeton celebration of new book. All the voices were transformative, inspiring and they motivated me to spread the word about another inspirational voice, albeit an institutional one – The Princeton Public Library’s “Voices of Princeton” initiative. The recent funerals of longtime Princeton […]

LIFESTYLE LOOSE ENDS By Pam Hersh I spotted Princeton Police Chief, Nick Sutter and two of his officers Detective, Adam Basatemur and Detective Sergeant, Ben Gering in Hamilton Township last week in the midst of a shoot – with cameras, not guns, pointed at them. They were among the 13 police officers taking part in a celebratory, rather than […]

LOOSE ENDS   by Pam Hersh   Photo caption In the Faculty Room of Nassau Hall, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber (third from left) gathers with honorary degree recipients (from left) Lonnie Bunch III, Carla Diane Hayden, R. Barbara Gitenstein, Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J. and Robert Geddes. Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Princeton University Communications […]

For the past 39 years, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Monmouth County, Marlboro, has been one of the most successful Jewish academic institutions in New Jersey.  Recently, due largely in part to the fact that the Solomon Schechter Day School Association no longer exists, a new name for the school was introduced, The […]

Bin There Dump That, a roll-off dumpster rental service for homeowners, contractors and Realtors, recently opened its 100th location in central New Jersey and is now servicing communities in Monmouth, Mercer and Middlesex counties. Local residents Danny and Karen Aller celebrated their Piscataway opening on Aug. 2 by collecting donations for the Middlesex County Food Organization and […]

PHOTO COURTESY OF LEVLANE Provident Bank, the official banking partner of Sky Blue FC women’s professional soccer team, recently partnered with the club to host a youth soccer clinic for members of the East Brunswick Soccer Club girls’ program. The clinic was held at Dideriksen Field, East Brunswick. Provident Bank is expanding its sports marketing […]

Weichert, Realtors has announced that 38 of its top sales associates in New Jersey were named among America’s most-productive sales associates in a newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends. As members of “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals,” these Weichert associates rank among the top agents in the state, and join a total of 48 […]

Angela Kriz, Anna Pluhowski and April Scelsa will celebrate the grand opening of their salon, A-List Hair Studio, with an event from 6-9 p.m. on Aug. 13. There will be food, prizes, tapas and champagne. The salon, located at 2140 Route 130 north in Santa Clara Plaza, North Brunswick, opened on July 3. To reserve free tickets, […]

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy has received camp scholarship funds from Macy’s that will send children to camp this summer. From May 1-22, Macy’s customers were able to “Make Good Cents” and round up their in-store purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to help send local kids to […]

Metuchen Savings Bank announced that Jennie Piperi has been promoted to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Piperi is a recent graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking and received both a Stonier Diploma and a Wharton leadership certificate earlier this year. She will continue to report […]

Robert Skinner has joined Weichert Commercial Brokerage as vice president. Skinner has more than 20 years of comprehensive experience in customer-oriented industries. “We are delighted to have Robert join Weichert Commercial Brokerage as vice president,” James Sousa, president of Weichert Commercial Brokerage Inc., said. “His expertise in brand development and success in establishing and maintaining positive […]

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