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CASA of Middlesex County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) helped nearly 110 children in foster care in 2018, opened a record number of new cases in Fall 2018 and helped guide the handling of these sensitive cases so children could find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. “We had a great year, with many new […]

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More than 500 attendees came out to hear members of the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders lay out their vision for the coming year during the 2019 reorganization meeting. On Jan. 7 at Middlesex County College in Edison, Ronald G. Rios and Shanti Narra were sworn into office prior to the regular freeholder meeting, as […]

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  Middlesex County College wants to help support individuals affected by the recent federal government shutdown. “We realize there may be Middlesex County residents who are directly affected by the shutdown of the federal government,” said Mark McCormick, interim president, in a statement provided by the college. “We want to work with them so they can continue their […]

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The hardy band of marchers who commemorated the 57th annual Col. Hand Historic March stepped off on a rainy Saturday morning – 242 years and 3 days after Col. Edward Hand and his soldiers held off British and Hessian troops on their way to what would become known as the Second Battle of Trenton on […]

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Middlesex County College is offering numerous Continuing Education courses for the spring semester. “We offer certificates and courses that can lead to new careers, such as those in our Allied Health programs,” Alberta Jaeger, interim director of Lifelong Learning, said in a statement provided by the college. “Many students who take our courses in Phlebotomy, […]

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Aiming to provide more services and supports to its clients, Lawrence Township Meals on Wheels will merge with Mercer County Meals on Wheels, beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Meals on Wheels – both the Lawrence Township and Mercer County programs – provide a hot meal at lunchtime to home-bound senior citizens, as well as to those […]

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Sayreville American Legion Post 211 played as the host to American Legion State Commander Ray Miller’s official visit to Middlesex County last month, where he explained the elements of his state project to aid state programs for veterans. Miller’s project will assist facilities providing services for veterans across the state by providing $25 to fund Tom Kennedy Hoboken […]

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Claire King, an eighth grader at St. Paul School of Princeton, submitted a winning essay in the fifth annual Holocaust Essay Competition, sponsored by Fegelson-Young-Feinberg Post 697 Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. Claire, who shared the honor with two other New Jersey students, read her essay at the recent award’s ceremony and received her honor […]

By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer Students who attend the Princeton Public Schools will continue to start school after Labor Day, after district administrators declined for a second year in a row to have students return in August. Opening day for the 2019-20 school year will be Sept. 4, according to a proposed calendar Superintendent […]

What can students do to help slow, and eventually, halt global warning? What can schools do? Well it turns out, perhaps not surprisingly, many different things. Some high school students have joined together to march in order to call on leaders, at all government levels, to take meaningful steps to reduce emissions. In this town, some […]

The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents to be aware of a continuing phone scam that is targeting the area. In the most recent scam calls, the caller, sometimes via voice message, uses the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office information and identifies himself/herself as an employee with the agency, according to information provided by the […]

The Hightstown East Windsor Youth Organization runs spring flag football leagues for players between the ages of four and 18. Registration is now open for all five leagues, the Freshman Division (for players 4-5 years old as of Aug. 1, 2018), the Sophomore Division (6-8 years old), the Junior Varsity Division (9-11), the Varsity Division […]

Princeton Day School is proud to announce that Val Radvany has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division 1 field hockey at Michigan State University. Radvany is a four-year varsity field hockey standout for PDS who scored a total of 27 goals and 52 assists for a total of 108 points during her PDS career […]

By Bob Nuse Sports Editor Will Murray loves being a part of the Princeton High boys’ swim team. And make no mistake about it, the Little Tigers love having Murray as part of the team. “We bond really well as a team,” said Murray, a sophomore who won the 100 butterfly and was second in […]

By Bob Nuse Sports Editor The Princeton High girls’ swim team is still finding its way through the early part of the season. But early indications are once they do, the Little Tigers will be just fine. “We’re still trying to figure out what that perfect lineup is,” Princeton coach Carly Misiewicz said after Princeton […]

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SAYREVILLE – Two hip-hop artists from Sayreville are preparing for their first show in their hometown. Joe Magliocco, who goes by the stage name Yung Mag$, and Sam Meyer, who goes by the stage name Sammy $tacks, will make their debut at the Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road, Sayreville, as an opening act for […]

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 […]

Jim Dessicino, a nationally renowned sculptor with a fleeting presence in Princeton, shaped his words in a way that perfectly reflected my feelings. “I have been in serious shock over the whole thing and am still trying to come to terms with it,” Dessicino said. “The whole thing,” that has Dessicino and myself so bent […]

Five-year-old Ella is too young to enroll in The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), but she has a special relationship with the school. One might say she owes her existence to TCNJ’s Women’s and Gender Studies program. Ella’s “mom” is children’s author Marisa Chiorello, a TCNJ alumna, class of 2015, with a BA in English […]

Local business entrepreneurs and mentors will have a kickoff and website launch of the newly formed Central Jersey Business Organization from 7-9 p.m. on Dec. 21 at Ember Restaurant, 3793 Route 1, South Brunswick.  The CJBO is incorporated exclusively to provide a platform to local businesses to exchange ideas, discuss and resolve their business issues, encourage […]

The Central New Jersey Ballet Theatre (CNJBT) and Bordentown Home for Funerals will showcase a performance of “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 7 at Villa Victoria in Ewing and Dec. 9 at the Carslake Community Center in Bordentown. This will be the CNJBT’s seventh production of “The Nutcracker.” The cast is as follows: Shriya Varma from […]

The Christmas/Hanukkah shopping season inspired me to reach out to David Newton, who managed Palmer Square for more than two decades, to get his take on the retail environment and development opportunities in Princeton.  He presented me with his words of wisdom – plus an extra gift that proved even more enlightening than what I […]

I want to formally announce that Pam Hersh – upon the advice of a recently formed ad hoc exploratory committee – has decided NOT to run for president in 2020. But I reserve the right to change my mind. If I do so, I am contacting Susie Wilson and Barbara Coe, well known in Princeton […]

Two dance celebrations in the past week moved me enormously without physically moving me. I hardly moved in my seat during a Nov. 24 American Repertory Ballet performance of the “Nutcracker”at McCarter Theatre, featuring New York City Ballet soloist and Princeton native Unity Phelan. Then a week later, I just stood and watched in awe […]

By Katie Gaffney, R.D. Making wise food choices and eating the correct portions are key to maintaining good health. But when your eating behaviors and relationship with food interfere with life and normal functioning, it could be a sign of disordered eating or a more dangerous condition – an eating disorder. The Princeton Center for […]

Princeton Councilmember Heather Howard has a bug. She is contagious and has infected her own teenaged son, several Princeton University students, and countless members of the Princeton community, including Pam Hersh. There is no vaccination for this bug – nor would anyone want one, because Heather’s bug strain is an extremely healthy one, known as […]

Sitting on a bench in Nassau Presbyterian Church on Saturday evening Nov. 3 was emotional and surreal for me, an experience that was hard to describe. One might say it was beyond words. It took me a few minutes to absorb the humor, acerbic wit, and stinging political and social commentary coming from the altar […]

Dale Goberdhan, manager of Weichert, Realtors’ Metuchen office, has recognized his office’s top-producing sales associates for their achievements in December. Anne Marie Stotka was the office’s overall top producer, while Fran Torella had the most listing for the month. Maria Goyanes led the office for sales. For more information, visit the office at 640 Middlesex […]

Christopher Anthony, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Edison sales office and one of its top-producing sales associates have been recognized for outstanding performance in December. The Edison office, which is managed by John Jaramillo, led its Weichert sales region for resale listings during the month. Individually, sales associate Tonyna McGhee from […]

Members of the Weichert, Realtors’ East Brunswick office, donated more than 680 toys for children served by various local organizations, including Catholic Charities’ Naomi’s Way transitional housing, The Zakee Bowser Enrichment Foundation’s Rainbow of Hope program, and Cathedral International Community Development Corp. In addition, a $50 donation was made to Ocean of Love for Children […]

Christopher Anthony, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Old Bridge office was recognized for exceptional sales success in December. The office, which is managed by Jeffrey Cagide, led its Weichert sales region in resales, resale revenue units and resale dollar volume for the month. The region is comprised of locations throughout Middlesex, […]

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 40th annual toy drive, collecting more than 13,100 new toys for families and children in need during the 2018 holiday season. In addition, cash and gift cards were collected and donated to various charities, along with food, clothing, diapers and art supplies. The toys were donated to […]

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 40th annual toy drive, collecting more than 13,100 new toys for families and children in need during the 2018 holiday season. In addition, cash and gift cards were collected and donated to various charities, along with food, clothing, diapers and art supplies. The toys were donated to […]

Friends of Cyrus, a New Jersey-based organization for children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities, held its official open house for its inaugural Children’s ABA Clinic on Jan. 12. The children’s clinic for ages 18 months to 5 years old offers residents of central New Jersey individualized Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services supervised by […]

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 40th annual toy drive, collecting more than 13,100 new toys for families and children in need this holiday season. In addition, cash and gift cards were collected and donated to various charities, along with food, clothing, diapers and art supplies. The toys were donated to several charities […]

Keller Williams Elite, Realtors has announced agents who are joining the realty firm. Renetta Aikens has rejoined Keller Williams as a full-time licensed New Jersey sales representative with several years of sales experience. Her areas of expertise are Middlesex County and several surrounding communities. Cynthia Perez, an active and successful Realtor for more than 13 […]

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