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Rashone Johnson, a Princeton High School physical education teacher, has been tapped to become an assistant principal at Princeton High School. Johnson will succeed Jessica Baxter, who has been promoted to become Princeton High School principal following the retirement of Principal Gary Snyder. Johnson was appointed to the assistant principal’s post at Princeton High School […]

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M.C. Green, Middlesex County’s beloved recycling robot, has been rebooted and is ready to hit the streets to teach residents of the importance of protecting the environment and to promote responsible recycling practices throughout the county. The rehabbed tech-centric robot was unveiled at the Middlesex County Vo-Tech School’s (MCVTS) East Brunswick campus the first week […]

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American history buffs are likely familiar with local authors Larry Kidder and David Price, both of whom have written extensively about the American Revolutionary War, but they have probably never met the two men. They will get a chance to meet the authors when Kidder and Price appear at a special publication party, set for […]

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Democratic newcomers Eman El-Badawi and Barbara Rogers have won the two candidate positions to represent Democrats for the Cranbury Township Committee election in November. During the June 4 primary election, El-Badawi and Rogers defeated incumbent Committeeman Glenn Johnson and newcomer Robert Christopher. There are two open seats on the ballot in November for the Cranbury […]

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EDISON – Marion and Norman Tanzman were community leaders and philanthropists who supported Jewish causes, hospitals, education and special needs, according to Adam Glinn, director of development at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Middlesex County. That is why it is only fitting the 10,000-square-foot expansion project at JCC is named the Marion and Norman […]

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Students at the Ethel McKnight School in Twin Rivers had a special treat on Friday, May 31, as the annual “field day” included a visit from East Windsor Fire Co. 2. And it didn’t take long before everybody got a little wet. “Kids love fire engines and hoses,” said Station 46 Chief Mario Batista, “And when […]

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Montgomery Township officials are pleased to announce the acquisition of two open space parcels totaling 85 acres. On May 21, Montgomery Township purchased a 25-acre agricultural property on Fairview Road from the Forfa Family. The township also contracted to purchase 60 scenic acres at Mountain View Road and Cherry Valley Road. Mayor Sadaf Jaffer expressed […]

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When it comes to Cranbury School student’s physical well being and health, there is a conductor and leader who has guided them through their years. Her name is Cathy Elliot. And she has been the Cranbury School’s physical education teacher and leader for the past 14 years. She teaches her students about better choices when […]

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Memorial Day is a solemn day when Cranbury residents remember those who sacrificed and died fighting for America. On this day, which was May 27, Cranbury held the towns annual Memorial Day Parade that is organized by the Cranbury Lions Club. “This parade was something my children were in when they were growing up. This […]

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From taxes to spurring new business in town, four candidates for two open Cranbury Township Committee seats fielded questions from the public at the Cranbury Democratic Organization’s May 22 candidates debate. Incumbent Committeeman Glenn Johnson joined by newcomers Eman El-Badawi, Robert Christopher and Barbara Rogers, who are running in the June 4 Democratic Party primary, […]

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The Central Jersey Kids Expo will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on June 9 at the Monroe 33 Tennis Basketball Sports Center, 4 Farrington Blvd., Monroe. There will be crafts, games and prizes. Free admission. To register, visit nmg.ticketleap.com/kids19 For sponsorship or registration information, contact Michele at mnesbihal@centraljersey.com. The event is sponsored by […]

Barry Davis called it “the worst season in my 30-year career” as a collegiate baseball coach. In 2018, Davis’s Rider University baseball team went 12-35, and the record was the least of its problems. Once things went south on the field, the Broncs’ players brought a negative attitude to practices, if they came at all. […]

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By Pam Hersh Anthony “Skip” Cimino, who last year assumed the job of executive director of the New Jersey State Assembly Majority Office, recently told me he was a “failure.” Having worked with him for decades in our various intersecting professional and volunteer jobs in Mercer County, I was stunned to hear the word “failure” […]

By Pam Hersh Anthony “Skip” Cimino, who last year assumed the job of executive director of the New Jersey State Assembly Majority Office, recently told me he was a “failure.” Having worked with him for decades in our various intersecting professional and volunteer jobs in Mercer County, I was stunned to hear the word “failure” […]

By Bert Mandelbaum, M.D. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 11% of American children ages 4-17 have the disorder, which can result in children who are overactive, inattentive and impulsive. Children with ADHD are more likely to experience […]

By Pam Hersh Princeton-based architect Bob Hillier has completed projects in 34 countries throughout the world. And yet, the Princeton University undergraduate and graduate alumnus never has left the college campus. Never leaving Princeton University emotionally goes without saying. It is a syndrome shared by tens of thousands of alumni as evidenced annually at the […]

By Pam Hersh “Are you for real?” That was my reaction to a young woman shopping on Palmer Square on Saturday, when she asked me, “Why the parade today?” and “What’s with all the flags?” She was referring to the just completed “Spirit of Princeton Memorial Day Parade” and the bag of mini American flags […]

By Pam J. Hersh Bob Cawley, Barbara Sigmund, Marvin Reed, Joe O’Neill, Mildred Trotman, Yina Moore, Jack Wallace, Jay Bleiman, Josie Hall, Win Pike, Gail Firestone, Kate Litvak, Dick Woodbridge, Larry Glasberg, Phyllis Marchand, Michele Tuck-Ponder (both before and after she added Ponder to her name), Bernie Miller, Chad Goerner, Liz Lempert – what do […]

By Kristy Champignon, L.P.C., L.M.H.C., A.C.S.  The tween and early teen years are a time of change, growth and discovery, often filled with intense emotions.  To cope with these emotions, an increasing number of children in this age group are turning to non-suicidal self-injury, deliberately hurting themselves to provide relief or express themselves.  In fact, […]

By Pam Hersh Mother’s Day brings a tear and a smile to Princetonian Lynne Cannon, the mother of Kate “Katie” Cannon. The tears are due to the fact Katie – Dr. Kathryn Cannon Hughes, an obstetrician-gynecologist and herself a mother of two toddlers – died in November 2017 at the age of 36 from acute […]

By Pam Hersh Princeton-based artist Sydney Anne Neuwirth has no problem talking about her age. During a conversation last week, in front of one of her art pieces at the Cranbury Station Gallery in Princeton’s Palmer Square, she told me, “I am 84 years old – and that’s just fine with me. Nowadays, women artists […]

By Evan Katzel, M.D. Many women who undergo a mastectomy to treat breast cancer opt for reconstructive surgery to help rebuild the shape and look of their breast. And while reconstruction techniques vary greatly depending on the unique needs of each woman, the goal is largely the same – to restore self-image, self-confidence and quality […]

By Pam J. Hersh On Thursday, April 18, at a Princeton University reception, I learned the following: the words “mentor” and “mensch” might be etymologically related; no one has the heart or guts to eat cookies in the shape of a Chicago Cubs baseball and in the image of the Cubs’ greatest New Jersey fan; […]

By Pam Hersh Before municipal consolidation, Princetonians continually agitated over the donut-and-hole controversy – often leaving a bitter taste in one’s mouth, very different from the taste of the donuts and holes found at Princeton’s two Dunkin’ stores. Since that controversy has settled down, perhaps it is time that our elected officials tackle another not-so-sweet […]

By Pam Hersh My favorite people-watching perch in town – the front window stool of Starbucks overlooking the sidewalk of Nassau Street – has trained me in a new profession. I have become a fundraising consultant to individuals soliciting money from strangers on Nassau Street, an enterprise that takes place each weekend directly in front […]

Comcast announced the official opening of the first Middlesex County Xfinity Retail Store, located in the Brunswick Square Mall, 755 Route 18, East Brunswick. The 12th Xfinity Retail Store to open in New Jersey is a 4,400 square-foot center. In addition to the latest mobile devices and top-of-the-line mobile accessories, retail offerings at the East […]

North American Properties (NAP) announced that industry veteran Mark J. Fetah has joined the firm as senior vice president/director for the Riverton Master Planned Projects, a $2.5 billion, 5 million-square-foot mixed-use development comprised of 400 acres on the Raritan River in Sayreville. Fetah is a hands-on real estate development and construction veteran who has delivered […]

Cyndi Bleier, Amboy Bank senior vice president and general counsel, accepts her award as the 2019 winner of the General Counsel of the Year Awards in the Private Company with Revenue Over $500 Million category. Presented by NJBIZ, the awards honor the state’s most dynamic general counsels and chief legal officers who are making an […]

Last month, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurants owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises announced the winners of their third annual Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest. The contest recognized top teachers from school districts throughout New Jersey as nominated by their students via an essay written and submitted to their local Applebee’s restaurants. Winning […]

CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, announced that Dr. Margaret Dufreney has joined its OB/GYN team at Women’s Health Specialists of CentraState. A fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dufreney specializes in female reproductive health, pregnancy, and childbirth, with a special interest in preventative care, management of abnormal uterine bleeding and pap smears, […]

Casper opened its first Edison retail store, the Casper Sleep Shop, on the first floor of Menlo Park Mall, 55 Parsonage Road, off Route 1, Edison. Visitors can shop Casper’s sleep offerings and even book a nap to experience the products in one of the store’s miniature homes. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. […]

Weichert Real Estate School will offer a full schedule of two- and three-week real estate pre-licensing classes throughout the summer. The 75-hour pre-licensing course provides all the training and testing necessary to kick-start a career in real estate by earning a New Jersey real estate license. The first class begins on June 17 at Weichert, […]

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