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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As a child growing up in Lawrence Township, Charles Morreale had always dreamed of becoming a police officer. That dream came true when Morreale was sworn in as the newest Lawrence Township police officer by Mayor Christopher Bobbitt at the Lawrence Township Council’s Aug. 20 meeting. Chief of Police Brian Caloiaro introduced Morreale to the […]

Two lawsuits have been filed against JUUL Labs, Inc., which makes e-cigarettes, claiming that the company deliberately targeted children as potential users without making it known that the product is as addictive and harmful as traditional cigarettes. The lawsuits, which were brought on behalf of two young e-cigarette users, were filed in U.S. District Court […]

Representatives of the PennEast Pipeline Company have submitted a new application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which will decide whether a 120-mile-long pipeline project can move forward. The $1 billion project proposes the construction of a natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania into New Jersey. The new application was filed after the […]

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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Billy Chester, who has his heart set on coaching boys’ basketball at Lawrence High School, is one step closer to possibly realizing his dream. School district officials have agreed to write to the New Jersey State Board of Education in support of Chester’s request to waive the requirement that a public school coach must hold […]

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The no-frills Lidl grocery store chain has signed a lease to open a store in the former Acme location at the Lawrence Shopping Center, bringing an end to the grocery store drought in the southern end of Lawrence Township. Municipal Manager Kevin Nerwinski said Lidl, which is based in Germany, has signed a lease and […]

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Labor Day is two weeks away and the deadline to sign up for the annual “Red, White and Bang” children’s triathlon – the signature fundraising event for Lawrence Township’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show – is drawing near. The deadline to sign up for the children’s triathlon, which is always held on Labor Day, […]

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Township Council members in Lawrence Township are expected to discuss possible changes to the recently revised brush collection program when they meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 in the municipal building. Greg Whitehead, the township’s director of public works, will present an update on the revised brush collection program. The revised regulations, which were approved […]

Mercer County officials are organizing an anniversary tribute to celebrate the Woodstock festival that brought almost a half-million people together 50 years ago in Bethel, N.Y. On the Mercer County Park festival grounds in West Windsor, performances in honor of peace, music and love will be played from 4-10 p.m. Aug. 18. Bands such as […]

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Ask Kristie Myrie about her favorite part of Lawrence Township’s National Night Out. She responded with a quick answer. “It’s the watermelon and the free bicycle helmet for my son.” And if her 2-year-old son, Ray Myrie, could answer that question, he would likely say it’s the corn on the cob that he was focused […]

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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Jeff Molinelli was named Lawrence High School’s boys’ soccer coach in March. Before that, he spent eight years as an assistant in the program under two head coaches, Brian Rostron from 2011-2014 and Keith Fithen from 2015-2018. Molinelli learned a lot from his former bosses, and will implement their practice drills and management strategies into […]

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Lawrence High School had a few good sports teams in the fall of 2018. Its girls soccer, field hockey and girls tennis teams all finished above .500 and each made the NJSIAA playoffs. Though, the girls soccer team lost its top players after graduation, the field hockey and girls tennis teams will return enough talent […]

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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Rob Radice stepped down as Lawrence High School’s head football coach after the 2013 season. He wanted to watch his son and daughter play high school sports. But now Radice has more time again, so he is back to resurrect the Lawrence football program. After a 1-8 season in 2018, Lawrence brought Radice back as […]

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Lawrence Post 414 played in the New Jersey Elite 8 from July 26-28 at Kean University in Union. And that fact alone marked a successful season. The program had never made the state tournament before, going back almost eight decades. So even though it lost all three games in pool play at Kean, Lawrence was […]

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Lawrence Post 414 made history in decisive fashion on July 23 at Bob DeMeo Field in Hamilton Township. In the Senior American Legion District 3 runner-up/elimination game, Lawrence beat Washington Township 521, 11-1, to advance to the New Jersey Elite 8 for the first time in program history. “And that has been around for like […]

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 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. […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Advanced Wellness has announced the opening of a new office in Freehold. Joseph Cilea, D.C., and Gary Yen, M.D., and their staff, will move into the current office of Michael Lynch, D.C., providing a seamless transition for all of Lynch’s patients. Chiropractic and acupuncture will be the first services offered, to be followed by physical […]

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 […]

East Brunswick’s Green Team honored Brunswick Square with its first Green Business Recognition Award. The property recently installed 17 charging stations for electric vehicles. The new award aims to raise awareness, while distinguishing local businesses that demonstrate their commitment to furthering the township’s environmental goals. Ron Lichtenberger, general manager of Brunswick Square, accepted the award […]

Join CentralJersey.com at iPlay America and enjoy the sweeter side of life at Chocolate, Wine, and More. A perfect time to indulge in chocolate and enchant your palate with wine and chocolates, this event is open to anyone who is looking to make their Sunday a little sweeter!Chocolate and Wi…

Join CentralJersey.com and MarketFair Mall for our Kids Expo on Sunday, September 29. Expect fun, games, and more from exciting vendors for kids and parents.

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