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During the Cranbury Township Committee meeting on Feb. 11, a session called “De-Mystifying Municipal Government” took place for residents who wanted to know more about local government. Committeeman Mike Ferrante led the session that lasted for about 40 minutes. During that time frame, a range of topics were discussed along with a portion of time […]

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For the month of February, the Gourgaud Gallery will display artwork inside of Town Hall from artists in the Trenton Community A-Team (TCAT). The A-Team has been exhibiting at the gallery for 14 years. It is a non-profit organization in Trenton that supports, develops and promotes self-taught local artists. Inside the Baroness Gebhert Gourgaud Room […]

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Here is a roundup on what is happening in Cranbury Township. De-Mystifying Municipal Government There will be a session at 7 p.m. held prior to the Cranbury Township Committee meeting on Feb. 11 for residents who wonder just how their municipal government works. The session is called ‘De-Mystifying Municipal Government.’ The meeting will take place […]

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Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes has announced plans to seek a fifth term to the county’s top administrative post, which he has held since 2004. Hughes, who is a Democrat, made his announcement during the annual State of the County address that was delivered at the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ Jan. 24 meeting […]

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Notre Dame High School will award three incoming freshmen with Merit Scholarships starting for the 2019-20 academic school year, according to a statement provided by the school in Lawrenceville. The first scholarship, “The Fitzpatrick Family Academic Merit Scholarship” includes full tuition offered to one student. While “The Mary Ann Liptak Academic Merit Scholarship” will be […]

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By Michele S. Byers What does organic farming have to do with climate change, cancer, nutrition and food security? Plenty, according to Stephanie Harris, president of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ). The connect is “regenerative agriculture,” an organic growing method that pulls carbon from the atmosphere and stores it in the […]

Middlesex County College (MCC) has begun a search for the seventh president of the college. The Board of Trustees intends to make an appointment on the president in April to assume the position on July 1. MCC’s Board of Trustees has commissioned the Pauly Group, an academic search consulting company that specializes in community and […]

The MCFOODS (Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services) network of more than 120 food pantries throughout Middlesex County is ready to assist any of the 5,000 New Jersey employees who are affected by the furlough of government workers. A directory can be found at www.mciauth.com SNAP benefits have been funded through February and were […]

“Is it possible,” asked British historian H.D.F Kitto, “for a whole people to have the sustained wisdom and self-control to manage its own affairs wisely?” Similar questions were raised in the local Sierra Club’s recent talk: Can a democracy survive without aware, educated citizens? In our time, can a nation survive and prosper without science […]

By Jimin Kang  Ta-Nehisi Coates, journalist and 2015 National Book Award recipient for his memoir Between the World and Me, believes that it is “good” for him to maintain a distance from social movements—even though his work, which largely focuses on cultural, social and political issues regarding African-Americans, has galvanized many conversations on race relations […]

  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nearly a month ago, the Burlington County Animal Alliance of New Jersey took in 15 dogs that had been rescued from a Shamong dog breeder who was keeping more than a hundred dogs in inhumane conditions, according to officials. Shortly thereafter, the alliance received an influx of messages to its Facebook page from residents asking […]

EAST BRUNSWICK – Toys started piling up on Dec. 11 at the East Brunswick Hilton as members of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 dropped off a toy on their way to the union’s annual holiday party. Ranging from bicycles to Tonka trucks and electronics, the toys valued almost $50,000, according to union Business […]

By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer A pharmaceutical company will close a plant it operates in Cranbury’s warehouse district in a move to consolidate its operations in Middlesex County. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc., based in India, earlier this month notified Mayor Glenn R Johnson in writing of its plans for the plant on Prospect Plains […]

Democratic Township Committeeman Michael J. Ferrante and Republican challenger Wayne Wittman are tied in their contest for Township Committee, with provisional ballots still needing to be counted to decide the winner. The latest totals give both men 1,044 votes each, according to the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office as of Nov.15. Democratic Township Committeeman Jay Taylor […]

  EAST BRUNSWICK–A 29-year-old man from Monroe has been charged with allegedly stealing cash and items out of various vehicles. East Brunswick patrol units responded to the area of University Road on a report of a male breaking into multiple motor vehicles around 4 a.m. on Nov. 11, according to police. Patrolman Dan Werner reportedly located […]

PHOTO COURTESY OF THOMAS PETERSON Middlesex County College (MCC) received the Champion of the Year Award from the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development (PRAHD) at its 32nd annual Roberto Clemente Gala on Oct. 26.  The award cited the college’s commitment to the community. Pictured are Robert Durso, PRAHD’s board chairperson, left to right; Carole Dortch-Wright, […]

By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer Cranbury Board of Education members Karen Callahan, Dominique Jones and Peter Katz were re-elected on Nov. 6 in an uncontested race. Callahan was the top vote-getter with 1,276 votes, followed by Jones, 1,091 votes, and Katz, 1,032 votes, according to the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office. They will begin serving […]