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A 20-year-old Princeton man has been charged with second-degree narcotics offenses, including distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within a public housing facility, following a week-long investigation, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri. Ziheem Bridgeforth, who lives on Clay Street in a unit owned by the Princeton Housing Authority, was arrested Sept. 11 after […]

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The owner of an Edison-based construction company has been charged with bribing the supervisor of sewer operations in the Sewer Operating Division in Princeton’s Department of Infrastructure and Operations, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri. Pantelis Kounelias, 64, the owner of V & K Construction, was charged with second-degree bribery Sept. 6, the Mercer […]

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Montgomery High School girls’ soccer is off to a winning start this season. The Cougars are currently on a two-game winning streak and have produced a 2-1 record. Montgomery is coming off a Sept. 9 overtime victory against Old Bridge High School, 1-0. “Our defense is strong. We are really solid,” Montgomery coach Jen Elgin […]

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The Princeton Learning Cooperative (PLC) is changing the way families and students look at education. By using the method of self-directed education, the center allows for students to chose their own educational activities or lessons. PLC has been an alternative approach to traditional education since its founding in 2010. “We work with teenagers basically. The […]

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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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The Princeton Photography Club is fostering a community of photographers through new educational workshops in the fall. Each of the workshops covers a specific aspect of photography. Out of the 14 workshops available only one is a returning class from last year, while the other 13 are all new. “Over the past few months we have […]

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The fifth in a series of public hearings on Lanwin Development Corp.’s proposal to build 30 single-family homes on a 90.6-acre tract on Herrontown Road at Bunn Drive, which was set for the Princeton Planning Board’s Sept. 19 meeting, has been postponed. A new date for the public hearing has not been set. The  Princeton […]

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The Master Gardeners of Mercer County are demonstrating the importance of insects to everyday life through its 17th annual Insect Festival on Sept. 14. The Master Gardeners of Mercer County are part of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, which promotes enhancing and protecting environmental resources. The festival, which will be dubbed “Remember Bugs,” this year, is taking […]

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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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The New Jersey football season is in full swing after the Game of the Week matchup between Montgomery High School and Hightstown High School. Montgomery kicked off the season with an impressive 35-14 victory over Hightstown on Sept. 6 in Montgomery. At Cougar Stadium, Montgomery used the passing game and the rushing attack en route […]

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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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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 West Windsor-Plainsboro Babe Ruth Baseball League is having a great summer. Two West Windsor-Plainsboro Babe Ruth teams, the 15U all-star team and the 14U all-star squad, reached the Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in late July. Both clubs advanced by placing third in their respective New Jersey state tournaments in mid July. West Windsor-Plainsboro’s […]

The 23rd annual Sunshine Football Classic was called to an end in the third quarter after a lightning bolt was sighted. But that didn’t stop a host of Mercer County area all-stars from enjoying their final high school game and appreciating their scholastic careers in the annual game that was held at Notre Dame High […]

As usual, the New Jersey Senior American Legion baseball season started in early June. And as usual, the schedule started slowly because it coincided with the end of the high school baseball campaign. But then, even after the high school season ended, the legion summer struggled to launch. The week of June 17-23 was besieged […]

Carl R Pope, 87, formerly of Mercer County, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 16, 201… Read more

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By Ken Downey Jr. & Joanne Thornborough With the 2019 Emmy Awards airing this Sunday, Sept. 15, my colleague, Joanne Thornborough, and I, sit down for the final time to take a look at who we feel is best deserving for the best performances on television. Looking at the limited and comedy series the last […]

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 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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maricel’s Kitchen celebrated its grand opening on Sept. 3. Chef Maricel Gentile welcomed guests to the new Old Bridge location at 1109 Englishtown Road. Focusing on Filipino and Asian foods, she offers catering, meal plans, cooking classes and a food truck. For more information, visit www.maricelskitchen.com or call 732-497-2698.

Code Ninjas celebrated the grand opening of its Old Bridge location on Aug. 17. The open house celebration allowed parents and children to tour the facility and discuss curriculum with owners Sarita and Deepak KC. Code Ninjas lets children ages 7-14 learn to code by building video games, and offers a game-based curriculum made up […]

Bright Future Preschool held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 25 at its new Old Bridge location. The center offers daycare services and preschool and kindergarten classes for children from 6 weeks to five years old. It is owned by Gennaro Palomba; his daughter Danielle Palomba serves as the center’s director. Registration is open for the […]

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