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Under bright blue skies reminiscent of Sept. 11, 2001, more than a dozen Lawrence Township residents gathered to remember the victims of the terror attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11 – 18 years later, to the day. Michael Yeh, the guest speaker at Lawrence Township’s memorial service, remembers the day […]

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Rider University may be formulating a plan to move Westminster Choir College from Princeton to its Lawrence Township campus, but “there is a long road between here and there.” That was the message delivered by attorney Bruce Afran, who offered an update on the legal battle to keep Westminster Choir College in Princeton. He spoke […]

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The 6-acre cornfield at Von Thun’s Country Farm Market in South Brunswick has a different, fun theme carved into it each year. The 2019 maze theme celebrates the 150th anniversary of college football and the two teams who started this American tradition, Rutgers and Princeton universities. The maze takes approximately 35 to 45 minutes to […]

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Breathing new life into a used car can also breathe new life into a car-less HomeFront client’s future. That’s why HomeFront, which helps the homeless and the working poor, has launched its new “Drive Home” program. Drive Home takes donated cars and reconditions them for use by HomeFront clients who need a reliable way to […]

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A special public meeting to inform the Princeton community about the impact of Westminster Choir College’s impending move to the Rider University campus has been set for Sept. 10 at the Nassau Presbyterian Church. The 7 p.m. meeting will be held in the assembly room at the Nassau Presbyterian Church at 61 Nassau St. It […]

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The sounds of hammers and drills filled the air in the Lawrence Township Public Schools over the summer, when workers carried out projects approved by voters in a $25.1 million bond referendum. Voters from Lawrence Township approved the bond referendum in January 2018 to pay for improvements in each of the seven schools. The State […]

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Lawrence Township will hold its second annual memorial service for the 9/11 terror attacks on Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. at the 9/11 Memorial on Pilla Avenue, opposite the headquarters of the Lawrence Township Emergency Medical Services. Michael Yeh, a retired Lawrence Township police officer, will be the guest speaker. As a member of New […]

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The Lawrence Hopewell Trail’s sixth annual “Full Moon Ride” next week takes on new meaning for bicyclists and other participants, because this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon. The annual Full Moon Ride, which is the Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corp.’s signature fund-raising event, is set for Sept. 14 […]

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When the doors open for the first day of school on Sept. 5, students at the Eldridge Park School and the Lawrence Intermediate School will be greeted by four new administrators – three of who are long-time teachers or administrators in the Lawrence Township Public Schools. Amy Amiet, a long-time music teacher and most recently […]

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Oaklyn Terrace had always been a quiet, family-oriented neighborhood – until the new owner of a house on the block turned the property into a hotel. At least, that’s what neighbors told Lawrence Township Council at its Aug. 20 meeting. Several Oaklyn Terrace residents complained to the council that the house, which is on the […]

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The League of Women Voters of New Jersey-Greater New Brunswick Area (LWVNJ-GNBA) is celebrating National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 24 by sponsoring an online trivia quiz. All New Jersey residents 17 years of age or older are eligible to participate. The contest begins on Sept. 3 at midnight and ends on Sept. 24 at […]

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Every week of the high school football season, the 12th Man TD Club of Robbinsville selects players of the week from around the Mercer County area. The club has selected its players of the week for football games played from Sept. 13 and 14. The honorees are below. Offensive Back of the Week: Danny Surtz, […]

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In the first installment of the Central Jersey Top 10 last week, North Brunswick Township High School and Rumson-Fair Haven High School opened as the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams, respectively. Both squads dominated their week one opponents and looked like they were on a collision course toward state playoff championships. Then they […]

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Rob Radice is trying to become the Joe Gibbs of Lawrence High School football. Gibbs won three Super Bowls as the head coach of the NFL’s Washington Redskins from 1981-1992. Then he returned to coach Washington, which had fallen on hard times, in 2004, making two playoff appearances and winning a playoff game over the […]

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Welcome to the first installment of the Central Jersey Top 10, a weekly ranking of the best high school football teams in the centraljersey.com coverage area. Each week, the rankings will be based on a combination of numerous considerations that will include record, margin of victory and strength of schedule. But there is no magical […]

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Lawrence High School was an interesting girls’ soccer team a year ago. The Cardinals finished 9-7-2 and lost in the first round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 3 sectional tournament, 1-0 to Burlington Township High School. It was a classic good but not great season. But if you look at Lawrence’s 2018 goal differential […]

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Lawrence High School produced a good field hockey team in 2018. But in 2019, Lawrence could have a great field hockey team. All 11 starters are back from last year’s club, which went 10-9 and reached the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 2 sectional tournament, losing to Ocean Township High School, 2-1. And […]

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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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Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, offers a variety of dance classes through its open enrollment program at its Princeton, Cranbury and New Brunswick studio locations. Students age 13 and older can choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced ballet as well as contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, Bharatanatyam, flamenco, cardio ballet and […]

By Kelly Gray, P.T. If you’ve ever experienced a bout of dizziness, you’re not alone. In fact, more than 40% of Americans will experience an episode of dizziness sometime during their lives that is significant enough to send them to a doctor, according the National Institutes of Health. And while dizziness can throw you off […]

By Pam Hersh Phyllis Marchand is no newcomer to Princeton. The former mayor of Princeton Township – and current influencer/advocate for the community’s numerous charities – first set foot on Princeton soil in 1966. “I once was a real newcomer, ignorant of all things Princeton, and it was the YWCA’s Newcomers and Friends that saved […]

By Rohit Bhalla, D.O. Flu season is about to ramp up, and if it is anything like past years, millions of people will suffer its effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the flu results in between 9.8 million and 36.5 million illnesses annually. You can help protect yourself from the virus […]

By Susanne Steinberg, M.D.  In many cases, the scars of past trauma extend beyond emotional pain and physical injury, manifesting as distinct physical symptoms or disorders.  Chronic pain, excessive fatigue, stomach and bowel problems, headaches, palpitations and dizziness are often associated with trauma, and routine tests and physical exams typically fail to provide an explanation.  […]

By Pam Hersh Although I expect to receive failing grades as a cook, last week I was shocked that I failed at another “C” activity – canvassing. Acknowledging my failure at canvassing, which is supposed to be a good way to introduce the community to the candidate running for office, inspired me, however, to come […]

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 […]

New Jersey filmmaker and director Tom Phillips presented his latest documentary film “Vietnam Aftermath,” as well as a trailer for his latest documentary series “Unclaimed Remains,” at the Monmouth Film Festival that was held at the Two River Theater in Red Bank on Aug. 11. Both pieces of work followed Vietnam War veterans who are […]

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. […]

The Rockit Live Foundation honored 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Ricky Byrd at its annual gala at the Two River Theater in Red Bank on Aug. 22 for his work with young artists, music education and work in recovery. The nonprofit organization’s mission “is to help develop, nurture, and inspire young musicians […]

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 […]

The Howell Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2019 Community Award honorees. They will be honored at the 39th annual awards dinner, With CommUNITY Comes Unity. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Eagle Oaks Country Club, Howell. The 2019 honorees are: • Citizen of the Year: Christa Riddle, Howell Alliance […]

“I am proud to announce our top producers for the month of August, 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 and Top Selling agent is Laurin LaLima. The Top Listing Team is the Andrea and Harry […]

Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, offers a variety of dance classes through its open enrollment program at its Princeton, Cranbury and New Brunswick studio locations. Students age 13 and older can choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced ballet as well as contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, Bharatanatyam, flamenco, cardio ballet and […]

Valerie Amiss has joined Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, as a ballet instructor. Amiss will teach beginner ballet in the school’s primary A, B, C and Level 1 conservatory classes in Princeton. She will also teach beginner and intermediate ballet to adults in the school’s Cranbury studio. Amiss teaches ballet […]

iPlay America, Freehold Township, announced that Samantha Unglert, senior vice president and general manager, has been selected as one of NJBIZ’s 2019 40 Under 40 winners. Unglert, 30, is being honored for making her mark in New Jersey business and the contributions she has made to the community. Unglert joined iPlay America as a retail […]

The Edison Chamber of Commerce will welcome Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence professional development course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 19 at The Pine Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison.   Discover insights that drive Disney parks and resorts and how to adapt them to strengthen your own organizational efforts. Register online at […]

Chiro Plus Wellness Center, owned by Dr. John Jaeger, a licensed chiropractor, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 27. Located at 3883 Route 516 in Old Bridge, the center offers chiropractic care, spinal decompression, custom foot orthotics, cryoskin procedures and weight loss programs. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, […]

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, as a National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) site of the Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium (AHCC). As the first and only New Jersey-based NCORP, AHCC will help develop and implement NCI cancer prevention, screening, care delivery, and treatment studies with leading healthcare systems […]

Kendal Hand of Howell has joined commercial real estate services firm Levin Management Corporation (LMC), North Plainfield, as a leasing representative. She brings a strong track record in leasing open air shopping centers to her new position. Hand’s responsibilities include leasing and marketing efforts at several properties in LMC’s New Jersey retail portfolio, including Chatham […]

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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