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HOLMDEL – The Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey (HDNJ) dance troupe will hold its 47th anniversary performance at Holmdel High School on April 7 at 3 p.m. General admission is $25 with students and seniors being able to save $5 by reserving their tickets by April 6th. All tickets are $25 at the door with […]

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The Township of Aberdeen will partner with other organizations to sponsor a “Health Fair” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 6 at the Matawan Regional High School. The high school is located at 450 Atlantic Ave. in Aberdeen. The fair is sponsored by the Aberdeen Economic Business Council, Aberdeen Township Council, Hackensack Meridian […]

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Turning Point Restaurants have raised more than $82,000 for The Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF), setting a new record at its annual “Great Food for a Great Cause” event held on Feb. 23 and 24. Celebrating its 10th year, the annual event’s cumulative total has grown to more than $410,000 in donations. The recent event marked […]

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HAZLET – For one pair of grandparents, raising teenage girls may be easier the second time. After losing their two adult daughters to complications related to cystic fibrosis, Hazlet residents Maureen Cokelet, 66, and Charles Cokelet, 69, are raising their twin teenage granddaughters, Madison and Taylor. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that primarily […]

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Beginning in the 2019 fall semester, students who attend Brookdale Community College will have the opportunity to declare a major in video game design. The new major will be introduced at that time to the college that is located in Lincroft. In a March 14 on-campus interview with Claire Smuga, the professor of digital animation […]

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Team Vienna 4 SUDC Awareness Inc. will hold a three mile indoor walk at Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, on March 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a $25 fee for participation. Each registered walker will receive a Team Vienna t-shirt and “swag bag” from Bell Works’ businesses. A drawing […]

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Brookdale Public Radio, 90.5 The Night, will be the host to a Songwriters Circle fundraiser on March 17 at 6 p.m. at the Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood, 400 Clifton Ave. The event features performances by several musicians, including Matthew Caws (of Nada Surf), Davy Knowles, Anthony D’Amato, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, Lefty […]

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The Middletown Arts Center, in collaboration with the Dunbar Repertory Company, will present the adult romantic comedy, Sassy Mamas. Sassy Mamas tells the story of three feisty friends who decide to flip the script and date much younger men. Written by Celeste Buford and directed by Darrell Lawrence Willis, Sr., this New Jersey premiere of […]

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Ranney School won the Tournament of Champions state championship when the Tinton Falls school defeated Bergen Catholic High School, 67-63, in the boys’ basketball title game on March 17 at Rutgers University in Piscataway. That was the first state T of C title in the history of the school.  

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Andrew Scibor, who owns the blue Victorian home at 226 Main Street in Matawan, told the Independent this week he will “have no other choice” but to demolish the stately mansion if his application to convert the building into a multi-unit residence is not approved by municipal officials. The Matawan Unified Planning and Zoning Board […]

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HAZLET – Residents in Hazlet are continuing to state their apprehension regarding the municipality’s third round affordable housing obligation and how that state mandate will be fulfilled. On March 5, Township Committee members adopted an ordinance that rezones property at 727 Route 36 and creates an affordable housing zoning district. Highview Homes LLC has proposed […]

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It didn’t hit Bryan Antoine until he took his jersey off after the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions state final. In the locker room at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, Antoine stopped and looked at the blue letters on his Ranney School uniform.    “I realized it was probably the last time I’m going to […]

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Ranney School won the Tournament of Champions state championship when the Tinton Falls school defeated Bergen Catholic High School, 67-63, in the boys’ basketball title game on March 17 at Rutgers University in Piscataway. That was the first state T of C title in the history of the school.  

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During his boys’ tennis career at Middletown High School South, Andrew Rosenbloom accomplished something rare for a doubles player. As a junior, Rosenbloom earned a spot in the singles lineup. In high school tennis, singles spots are usually reserved for year round standouts. The kids who play in United States Tennis Association tournaments and earn […]

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Before the NJSIAA Non-Public B championship on March 9, Scottie Lewis got together with Bryan Antoine in the locker room. The Ranney School seniors, the duo who built the Tinton Falls school into a New Jersey power, were about to play the biggest boys’ basketball game of their careers. The Panthers were minutes away from […]

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Dean Peterson started wrestling when he was five years old. In more than a decade on the mat, he has probably lost less than 10 times. But last winter in the 106-pound state tournament’s championship bout, Peterson dropped a close decision, 6-3. The Saint John Vianney High School freshman had nightmares about the loss for […]

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“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” was released on Blu-Ray last week and writer J.K. Rowling has been under heavy scrutiny for comments she said in an interview available through the bonus features with the film. The second installment of a the planned five-film series was released in theaters this past November and many fans […]

B: Pam Hersh It was serendipity, not Legacy.com that showed me the relationship between Apollo 11 and former Princeton Township Mayor Bernie Miller. Apollo 11 and Bernie are both celebrating big milestones. The Apollo 11 spaceflight that landed the first two people on the moon occurred 50 years ago (July 20-21, 1969). The accomplishment is […]

Each year more than 50 million Americans are dealing with several types of allergies. Allergies have become the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in America, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. This makes allergy care an important step for those seeking treatment and diagnosis. Dr. Kathryn Edwards, an allergist who specializes […]

By Pam Hersh The elderly couple living at Stonebridge Senior Living Community retirement community in Skillman interrupted my perusal of sparkling water bottles at ShopRite, in order to tell me I “had” to write about an upcoming choral concert at Stonebridge in mid March. “These kids from the Princeton United Methodist Church (PUMC) bring an […]

By: Pam Hersh The one ingredient Dorothy “Dor” Mullen sprinkles into every recipe she creates is change. Known in Princeton as a chef, gardener, counselor, life coach and preacher of healthy eating, she is above all else a change-agent. Dor describes herself as a dedicated, determined, indebted-to-no-one ambassador of change, a “dog with a bone,” […]

By Pam J. Hersh “The great thing about journalism is that it lets us indulge all of our curiosities,” said Landon “Lanny” Jones, Princeton University alumnus (class of ’66), a renowned, award-winning Princeton-based journalist, author and editor. I got to know Lanny several decades ago in his role as a “helping dad” at the cooperative […]

By Pam Hersh Maclean Street in Princeton, for the past six months, has been a quieter and sadder street then it was when I first moved to the neighborhood five years ago. One of the street’s shining lights went out on Sept. 20, the day the neighborhood’s most visible resident, Cynthia Mangum White Fisher, born […]

By Paul Kaiser, M.D. Want to keep your brain healthy? Start with your heart. The same factors that increase your risk for a heart attack – namely high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes – also increase your risk for stroke. That’s why controlling these risk factors and leading a healthy lifestyle is not only […]

by Pam Hersh Happy birthday to the Princeton Adult School (PAS), which turned 80 years old in January. I am particularly enthusiastic about PAS, because it has two ageless and appealing characteristics: it is older than I am; and it has an inspiring motto – “Learning Never Ends” – a phrase that pushes me daily […]

By Pam J. Hersh Princeton University Professor Norman Itzkowitz, who died at the age of 87 on Jan. 20, would have balked at my writing this column about him. Even though over the years I have written about the scholarly achievements of the world-famous near Eastern scholar, Professor Itzkowitz saw no point in my writing […]

By Pam J. Hersch If New Jersey government and business leaders were playing television’s popular word game “Wheel of Fortune,” their word of choice for solving all the puzzles would be “innovation.” They spell the word daily in their speeches extolling the virtues of innovation as being the key to New Jersey’s fame and fortune. Turning […]

Talking to longtime Princeton resident Martin Tuchman was as satisfying for me as eating a huge stack of pancakes loaded with butter and syrup with a side of extra crispy bacon. The conversation, however, had one major advantage over the pancakes.  It had no calories. The discussion contained only thousands of whatever metric units measure […]

If there were such a thing as a gene for historic destiny, Jim Jeffers would have it. As Plainsboro kicked off its celebration of its 100th birthday with the Jan. 17 Centennial Gala at Plainsboro’s Crowne Plaza, Jeffers, a member of the Plainsboro Centennial Planning Committee, acknowledged that Plainsboro is in his DNA. He is celebrating […]

On March 4, Spotswood Mayor Ed Seely presented ShopRite with a certificate proclamation declaring March as National Nutrition Month. In-store dietitian MaryRose Agel, RD, left, accepted the proclamation on behalf of ShopRite of Spotswood. National Nutrition Month® is an annual nutrition education and information campaign celebrated during the month of March that focuses on the […]

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc. has been named as one of the fastest growing franchises in North America by Entrepreneur magazine in its “Fastest-Growing Franchises of the Year” list for 2019. Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc. was ranked No. 131 on this year’s list, an annual ranking of the 150 fastest growing franchises. The company, […]

CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, has named James Matera, DO, FACOI, as its new senior vice president and chief medical officer. Matera has been on staff at CentraState Medical Center for more than 20 years. While serving in a leadership role with CentraState, Matera will also retain a small clinical practice which will help him […]

Looking to move this Spring? The Gables, an active lifestyle townhome community by Renaissance Properties in Monroe Township, has announced that anyone who purchases a new construction home through March 31 will receive $19,000 in Design Center credits. Quick delivery homes are also available with discounted designer upgrades. Please see a Sales Associate for complete […]

Seniors 55+ have a new opportunity for affordable apartment living at Waterfront Village, a Volunteers of America community professionally  managed by PRD Management, Inc. of Cherry Hill. Conveniently located near historic Downtown Bordentown, Waterfront  Village offers large, comfortable one-bedroom rental  apartments with   kitchen appliances, full bathrooms, carpeting, central air, fitness room  and free on-site parking. Social activities are provided in […]

Reina Renovations of Millstone Township has received four Award of Excellence remodeling project awards from CertainTeed, a producer of building products. The four New Jersey projects, completed between July and September 2018, were a 1917 farmhouse in Monroe Township; a 1965 home in need of energy efficient siding in Berkeley Heights; a 1958 home seeking […]

Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey honored 31 Gloria Nilson & Co. real estate sales associates for their 2018 sales acumen during the Fabulous Achievement in Marketing Excellence awards event at South Gate Manor, Freehold. Thirty-one award-winning sales associates from Gloria Nilson & Co. were honored by the association in two categories related to […]