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Two more warehouses possibly being built in Cranbury has concerned residents who live near the proposed development site and their neighbors from Monroe Township, at a time when the residents say they have enough headaches living near a lot of warehouses. Residents packed the Cranbury Township Committee meeting on Aug. 13 to voice quality of […]

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Former state Sen. William E. Schluter, 90, a Republican lawmaker for parts of five decades, died on Aug. 6. Schluter, who lived in Pennington, served in the state Assembly beginning in the late 1960s and then laterin  the state Senate, until 2002, representing Mercer, Hunterdon and Warren counties. During his time in office, he sought […]

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Clutching kittens as they answer calls, the receptionists at the Small Animal Veterinary Endowment (SAVE) animal shelter in Skillman work as the de facto starting line for people looking to add a furry companion to their home. In the lobby, benches dedicated to SAVE animals like Audrey, the orange tabby cat, give visitors an inkling into […]

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Small school districts in the state like Cranbury should be merged into larger regional districts, said a panel looking to improve New Jersey’s fiscal health and make government more efficient. Mandatory school consolidation was one of a series of proposals released by the New Jersey Economic and Fiscal Policy Workgroup, a committee the state Legislature […]

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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A Cranbury Township committeeman has blamed rising school costs in Princeton not on Cranbury students who attend Princeton High School, but rather on what he described as a mismanaged affordable housing plan in Princeton that he maintains will drive up taxes and school enrollment. Committeeman Daniel P. Mulligan III, reacting on Aug. 7 to a […]

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Robin McGuire cast her gaze down Main Street on a recent Friday morning, one less day she has as a businesswoman in Cranbury. For little more than a year, she has operated Magnolia Gifts & Vintage on Park Place East. She opened in June 2017, but Aug. 10 will be her last day of being […]

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The Princeton Public Schools Board of Education allegedly broke the state’s public meetings law in June in the way in which its members voted to extend an agreement for Cranbury students to attend Princeton High School, two residents claim in a lawsuit that seeks to throw out that vote. In their July 27 civil suit, […]

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Three incumbents on the Cranbury Board of Education will run in the race for three seats in November, with no challengers emerging so far ahead of next week’s filing deadline. Board President Karen Callahan and board member Dominique Jones filed petitions with the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office to be on the Nov. 6 ballot. Peter […]

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National Night Out returns to Cranbury on Aug. 7 at Village Park, the fifth year in a row for a local happening that brings the police and the community together. Food, music, bounce houses for children and a visit by a New Jersey State Police helicopter are on tap for an event due to run […]

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.

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;  […]

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, […]

The Cranbury-Plainsboro Little League spring season came to end on Saturday with the Mr. Z Mets winning the championship game, 8-3, against the Yankees.

Andrea Fishman, actor, and beloved citizen of the East Village in New York City, died at hom… Read more

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The Shrewsbury Chorale, which has performed throughout Monmouth County since 1957, announced its schedule for the 2018-19 season. The Shrewbury Chorale, which is directed by Neil F. Brown and accompanied by John Balme, sings a wide variety of music that ranges from lighter popular fare to choral masterpieces. The trio of performances for the upcoming […]

The little elderly Jewish lady (yours truly), renowned in Princeton for her hats, put on one of her favorite “crowns” to go to church on Aug. 5. The visit that Sunday was to the First Baptist Church of Princeton. My purpose was not to commune with God, but rather to commune with my neighbors participating […]

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 […]

Temple B’nai Shalom, a traditional reform congregation in East Brunswick, welcomes students who wish to enroll in its Religious School programs for grades K-12 for the 2018-19 school year, its 47th year in the community.  

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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