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A 17-year-old West Windsor-Plainsboro North High School student came to the aid of students in India. Samyukta ‘Rosie’ Pipada created the nonprofit, 20/20 Vision For All, in 2018 that helps students in India receive eye care after the experience she had while she taught in the city of Kota. “In the summer of 2018, I […]

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Take a walk through the past –Southern style–at the Cranbury Museum. The Cranbury Museum, which is located at 4 Park Place in Cranbury, has presented a new exhibit on display that is connecting people to the past through featured materials documenting life in the South during the 1970s. The exhibit, “Southern Folk Life,” has photography, […]

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Cranbury Township has a new distinction – it is being regarded as the cutest town in New Jersey. The distinction is the result of a Purewow article that was published prior to the beginning of summer when the company selected the cutest town in every U.S. state. “I think this is fantastic. I fully agree […]

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Helen Corveleyn’s passion for teaching comes from two things – hope and energy. That is what has kept the teacher at the Hopewell Elementary School going and has resulted in her recently being awarded the distinction of Mercer County Teacher of Year for 2019-20 school year. “The children provide a never ending source of encouragement […]

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MONROE – A railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require the closure and detour of Federal Road in Monroe for three days will begin on Monday. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Aug. 19, and scheduled to take place through 7 a.m. on Aug. 22, the two-way traffic on Federal Road is scheduled to be closed […]

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Administrators in the Cranbury school district have said the school tax rate will decrease by almost eight cents per $100 of assessed valuation for the 2019-20 school year. With that decrease in the tax rate, property owners will pay less in school taxes. “The Board of Education was able to accomplish this reduction in the […]

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This week Cranbury Township Committee officials did not vote on an ordinance amending and revising the land development code in town. The ordinance was defeated by lack of motion at a Aug. 12 township committee meeting. “We were investigating an opportunity to make changes to the code. We had a debate and a discussion about […]

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Rachel Rodrigues and Amelia Artz are two young Girl Scouts with a mission to help brighten the day of seniors at The Elms of Cranbury through using recreational art and crafts activities. They have served as the hosts to three events already and have planned a fourth in August at the nursing home. “We noticed […]

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The Princeton Tennis Program has announced Gina Pileggi as the nonprofit’s new executive director. She will begin her new duties this coming month. Pileggi brings 26 years of professional experience to the Princeton Tennis Program. She previously served as a tennis professional at Haddonwood Tennis Club and was the assistant tennis coach for Trenton State […]

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Two years ago, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North could not field a varsity football team. The program didn’t have enough players. So after the missed 2017 season, West Windsor-Plainsboro North merged its football program with West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South’s program, which was similarly depleted. Heading into the second year of the combined program, the […]

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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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Ryan Fullen always wanted to be a head football coach. So when he got his chance toward the end of last summer, even though the situation wasn’t ideal, Fullen took it. He became the head football coach at Hightstown High School on Aug. 3, 2018, and then the Rams opened training camp on Aug. 6. […]

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 […]

The West Windsor-Plainsboro Babe Ruth Baseball League is having a great summer. Two West Windsor-Plainsboro Babe Ruth teams, the 15U all-star team and the 14U all-star squad, reached the Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in late July. Both clubs advanced by placing third in their respective New Jersey state tournaments in mid July. West Windsor-Plainsboro’s […]

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 […]

Carl R Pope, 87, formerly of Mercer County, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 16, 201… Read more

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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 […]

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 […]

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: 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: 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 […]

Catherine J. Schiano, D.O., Michelle Tomlinson-Phelan, D.O., and internist Scott Yager, M.D., have opened new MDVIP-affiliated primary care practices in East Brunswick to deliver a healthcare experience focused on health prevention, not just the treatment of illness. All three have been practicing for more than 25 years. Schiano received her medical degree from the University of […]

“I am proud to announce our top producers for July, 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 Agent is Laurin LaLima and the Selling Agent is Carrie Moyer. The Top Listing Team and Top Selling Team […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nobility Crest at Ocean Township, a 55-plus luxury condominium community located with a gated entrance on Route 66 in the Wayside section of Ocean Township, will celebrate its grand opening weekend on Aug. 3 and 4. Nobility Crest, from Renaissance Properties and Blue Star Group, features two-bedroom, two-bathroom luxury condos (priced from the mid-$300s) with […]

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