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The Hopewell Township Committee has adopted a land use and development ordinance that amends an existing ordinance. Mayor Kristin McLaughlin, Deputy Mayor Michael Ruger and Committeeman Kevin Kuchinski voted “yes” to adopt the ordinance. Committeeman John Hart voted “no” and said, “What you are doing with this ordinance is giving the builders a builder’s remedy. […]

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Four recent graduates of Hopewell Valley Central High School have been awarded scholarships to further their education in the fine arts. Owen Harrison, Eliza Rosenthale, Ruby Reynertson and Meredith Taggart each received $500 from the Hopewell Valley Arts Council. According to officials, this is the fifth year the scholarships have been awarded to the most […]

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Four recent graduates of Hopewell Valley Central High School have received scholarship awards to assist with the cost of higher education. The students from the Class of 2019 were selected by the Hopewell Valley Education Foundation (HVEF) for their academic achievement, extracurricular leadership and community contributions during high school, according to officials. Sarah Cleveland, Isaac […]

Mercer County officials are organizing an anniversary tribute to celebrate the Woodstock festival that brought almost a half-million people together 50 years ago in Bethel, N.Y. On the Mercer County Park festival grounds in West Windsor, performances in honor of peace, music and love will be played from 4-10 p.m. Aug. 18. Bands such as […]

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Stony Brook Elementary School was filled with residents from the surrounding Hopewell/Pennington area for the Hopewell Township Police Department’s National Night Out. National Night Out is a program that was introduced in 1984, which brings together both local police departments and communities for an evening of celebration, according to officials. “This is a great opportunity […]

Local artists and organizations in Princeton are using the visual arts as a way to fight against racism. Through an “Art Against Racism” group exhibition multiple local venues in town will showcase art exhibits and events in the month of September. The exhibit will feature work to be shown at participating organizations and businesses. “Unfortunately, due […]

Mercer County is now accepting vote by mail applications from county residents for the upcoming November elections. According to Mercer County Clerk Paula Covello, mailed applications must be received at least seven days prior to the election. Faxed or emailed applications cannot be accepted. Residents can walk into the county clerk’s office in Trenton and […]

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Pennington Borough is mourning the loss of Anthony Persichilli, the longest serving mayor in borough history. Persichilli died on July 24 of complications from a fall at the age of 76. He was elected to the Pennington Borough Council in 2004 and served as mayor from 2006 until December 2018. Town officials remember Persichilli as […]

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In Hopewell Township, National Night Out brings community residents and officials together. The 2019 annual event allows for the community to interact with and learn about the police department, municipal employees and local volunteers in town. “We will be joined by our first responder partners who include Hopewell Valley Emergency Services, the Pennington Fire Company, the Pennington […]

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Mercer County’s 4-H Fair is a tradition that will be celebrating its 101st year in 2019. The annual fair is returning to the Howell Living History Farm for a two-day event on Aug. 3-4. “The 4-H Fair is the showcase for all of the club work the 4-H members have been doing throughout the previous […]

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A garage at the rear of a house on the Hopewell-Rocky Hill Road was damaged by fire shortly before noon on July 30, according to the Hopewell Township Police Department. The homeowner reported a fire to a detached garage on the property at 11:43 a.m., and when police officers arrived, they observed a fire in […]

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The Hopewell Valley Central High School football team had an adequate season in 2018, finishing 5-4 and narrowly missing the NJSIAA playoffs. Hopewell Valley even outscored its opponents, 172-126, over the course of the season. The Bulldogs were solid on both sides of the ball and they could be again in 2019, especially on defense, […]

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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Hopewell Valley Central High School enjoyed a successful fall season in 2018. The school’s football, girls’ soccer, boys’ soccer, field hockey and girls’ tennis teams all either finished above .500 or reached the NJSIAA postseason. A few did both. Hopewell’s Valley girls’ soccer team also won the Colonial Valley Conference’s Valley Division. The school’s cross-country […]

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On July 28 at Kean University in Union, Hopewell Post 339’s season ended prematurely with a 9-3 loss to Broad Street Park Post 313 of Hamilton. With the pool play defeat at the state tournament, Hopewell’s Senior American Legion baseball team fell short of the New Jersey Final Four for the first time since 2015. […]

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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In recent years, Hopewell Post 339 has become the central New Jersey version of the Los Angeles Dodgers. With six straight National League West Division titles, two consecutive National League pennants and a 67-35 record in 2019, the Dodgers have been the most relentlessly consistent Major League Baseball team of this decade. With five straight […]

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. […]

The 23rd annual Sunshine Football Classic was called to an end in the third quarter after a lightning bolt was sighted. But that didn’t stop a host of Mercer County area all-stars from enjoying their final high school game and appreciating their scholastic careers in the annual game that was held at Notre Dame High […]

They call Jan Stephenson the Marilyn Monroe of women’s golf. She just got inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in early June. And now she’s coming to Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. The details for the July 20 event at Forsgate are hardly even relevant, because club officials expect Stephenson’s mere presence […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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