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Local law enforcement officers will crack down on drunk drivers as part of the summer 2018 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over statewide Labor Day campaign. From Aug. 17 through Sept. 3, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by […]

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Messages of peace, love and unity echoed through Hinds Plaza last Sunday, as attendees remembered how history was changed forever the moment American forces dropped the only two nuclear weapons ever used in an attack more than 70 years ago. Hosted by the Coalition for Peace Action, the evening was predominantly used as a time […]

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A man who went for a swim in Lake Carnegie and who subsequently disappeared under water, has drowned, according to the Princeton Police Department. The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family, swam in the lake for a few minutes and then disappeared under water shortly before 3 p.m. on Aug. 10, […]

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on Aug. 9 told employees at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory that they and their colleagues at other national laboratories are engaged in critical work from finding new energy to aiding in national security. This was Perry’s first visit as the head of the Department of Energy to the […]

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Long before the politicians showed up for the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 8, Lloyd Banks leaned against a black railing of the renovated Mary Moss playground in Princeton. Banks, 84, stood under the shade of a large tree that was around when on hot summer days like this one, he would come to […]

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Christine Cifelli relaxed on a white chair at Community Park Pool in Princeton, a plastic container of homemade strawberry sorbet in her right hand and the early afternoon sun of Aug. 6 beating down on her. Cifelli doesn’t report for work until later in the day, so she could get some time in at the […]

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The three-alarm fire that broke out in an empty house on Hodge Road, Princeton, last month has been deemed to be suspicious in nature, a municipal official said on Aug. 3. Princeton fire official Joseph Novak said he could not elaborate about a case that is in the hands of the Princeton Police Department and […]

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A Cranbury Township committeeman has blamed rising school costs in Princeton not on Cranbury students who attend Princeton High School, but rather on what he described as a mismanaged affordable housing plan in Princeton that he maintains will drive up taxes and school enrollment. Committeeman Daniel P. Mulligan III, reacting on Aug. 7 to a […]

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Princeton’s chief municipal information officer was placed on paid administrative leave from his six-figure job last month along with a second employee in the office of information technology, as Princeton police investigate an allegation that computers owned by the municipality were improperly disposed of. Anthony Guevarez, an IT technician, was placed on leave July 18. […]

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Five candidates will run for three seats on the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education in a race where some of the candidates already are staking out positions on the nearly $130 million facilities referendum that may also be on the ballot. Mary Clurman, Daniel Dart, Brian McDonald, incumbent Dafna Kendal and incumbent Betsy Baglio […]

When Yordan Hristov first got together with the group of players that would go on to comprise the foundation for the current Princeton FC 2002 Boys Boca soccer team, expectations were tempered a bit.

Upon arriving in Princeton over 30 years ago to begin a career of covering local sports, one of the first people I crossed paths with was George O’Gorman.

Gail Liebmann died on August 4. She was born in Manhattan in 1923 to Sarah (Weinstein) and R… Read more

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A Shot in The Dark, premiered at the Monmouth Film Festival on Aug. 10 at the Two River Theatre in Red Bank. A Shot in The Dark is a documentary following a St. John Vianney High School senior, Anthony Ferraro, while he hopes to become the first blind wrestling state champion. Filmed throughout the 2012-13 school […]

A few weeks ago, I peaked in the window of the newly relocated Cranbury Station Gallery on Palmer Square–now at 10 Hulfish Street next to Jazams–for a glimpse of artwork by my favorite Princeton landscape artist, Kathleen Maguire Morolda . I left with an entirely different picture – a scene of a dozen disabled individuals […]

Great news. It’s back. Like a zombie, the consolidation controversy has risen from its death declaration a few years ago in Princeton.  Once again, consolidation is the source of energetic debate in my life. After Princeton Borough and Princeton Township voted to consolidate on Nov. 8, 2011, I experienced a manic-depressive moment. I was super-thrilled […]

The seventh annual National Moth Week 2018 will kick off at 8:30 p.m. July 21 in the Butterfly Park on Rues Lane, East Brunswick. The event is free and open to the public.

By Ankur Desai, MD Internet shows like “13 Reasons Why” and celebrity deaths like Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have pushed the topic of suicide to the forefront for many Americans, but especially for teens. Death by suicide is on the rise and this appears to be closely correlated to the increase in depression in […]

Princeton resident, Elyse Pivnick, has an iron will, particularly when it comes to lead in the environment. She has dedicated much of her life to protecting children from lead poisoning and advocating for services for children already suffering from the debilitating effects of lead poisoning. As director of Environmental Health for the Center for Energy and […]

By Michelle Kerekes, L.P.C., L.C.A.D.C. Postpartum Depression Common, Treatable Babies are considered bundles of joy. Why then do so many new mothers experience feelings of sadness and anxiety after giving birth? The answer is complicated, but one thing is clear – it is not because of something a mother does or does not do. What is also […]

Don’t Let Injuries and Illness Spoil Summer Fun By Craig Gronczewski, M.D. Summertime is typically a fun time for families, often filled with outdoor activities from morning until night. But did you know that summertime is also a time when emergency room visits spike? Whether you are lounging on the beach, gathering around the campfire […]

I have been hearing voices lately – at three Princeton funerals and one Princeton celebration of new book. All the voices were transformative, inspiring and they motivated me to spread the word about another inspirational voice, albeit an institutional one – The Princeton Public Library’s “Voices of Princeton” initiative. The recent funerals of longtime Princeton […]

LIFESTYLE LOOSE ENDS By Pam Hersh I spotted Princeton Police Chief, Nick Sutter and two of his officers Detective, Adam Basatemur and Detective Sergeant, Ben Gering in Hamilton Township last week in the midst of a shoot – with cameras, not guns, pointed at them. They were among the 13 police officers taking part in a celebratory, rather than […]

LOOSE ENDS   by Pam Hersh   Photo caption In the Faculty Room of Nassau Hall, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber (third from left) gathers with honorary degree recipients (from left) Lonnie Bunch III, Carla Diane Hayden, R. Barbara Gitenstein, Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J. and Robert Geddes. Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Princeton University Communications […]

For the past 39 years, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Monmouth County, Marlboro, has been one of the most successful Jewish academic institutions in New Jersey.  Recently, due largely in part to the fact that the Solomon Schechter Day School Association no longer exists, a new name for the school was introduced, The […]

Bin There Dump That, a roll-off dumpster rental service for homeowners, contractors and Realtors, recently opened its 100th location in central New Jersey and is now servicing communities in Monmouth, Mercer and Middlesex counties. Local residents Danny and Karen Aller celebrated their Piscataway opening on Aug. 2 by collecting donations for the Middlesex County Food Organization and […]

PHOTO COURTESY OF LEVLANE Provident Bank, the official banking partner of Sky Blue FC women’s professional soccer team, recently partnered with the club to host a youth soccer clinic for members of the East Brunswick Soccer Club girls’ program. The clinic was held at Dideriksen Field, East Brunswick. Provident Bank is expanding its sports marketing […]

Weichert, Realtors has announced that 38 of its top sales associates in New Jersey were named among America’s most-productive sales associates in a newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends. As members of “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals,” these Weichert associates rank among the top agents in the state, and join a total of 48 […]

Angela Kriz, Anna Pluhowski and April Scelsa will celebrate the grand opening of their salon, A-List Hair Studio, with an event from 6-9 p.m. on Aug. 13. There will be food, prizes, tapas and champagne. The salon, located at 2140 Route 130 north in Santa Clara Plaza, North Brunswick, opened on July 3. To reserve free tickets, […]

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy has received camp scholarship funds from Macy’s that will send children to camp this summer. From May 1-22, Macy’s customers were able to “Make Good Cents” and round up their in-store purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to help send local kids to […]

Metuchen Savings Bank announced that Jennie Piperi has been promoted to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Piperi is a recent graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking and received both a Stonier Diploma and a Wharton leadership certificate earlier this year. She will continue to report […]

Robert Skinner has joined Weichert Commercial Brokerage as vice president. Skinner has more than 20 years of comprehensive experience in customer-oriented industries. “We are delighted to have Robert join Weichert Commercial Brokerage as vice president,” James Sousa, president of Weichert Commercial Brokerage Inc., said. “His expertise in brand development and success in establishing and maintaining positive […]

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