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Princeton students made a statement about their feelings on the issue of climate change. Students ranging from middle school through college, as well as adults, gathered to sign petitions to show support for the Green New Deal during a climate strike at Hinds Plaza in Princeton on March 15. Their showing was an effort to […]

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Princeton High School Assistant Principal Jessica Baxter has been tapped to become the next principal at the school. She will succeed Princeton High School Principal Gary Snyder when he retires at the end of June. Baxter was appointed to the top administrative post at the high school by the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education […]

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Caroline Stanca received an email alerting her to the Mercer Green Fest at Rider University – so, with husband and son in tow, she decided to check it out. “We didn’t know what to expect. We thought it would be a good family outing,” said Stanca, who lives in Hamilton Township. The family tries to […]

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An ordinance that would rezone the former SAVE animal shelter site on Mt. Lucas Road to accommodate affordable housing has been introduced by Princeton Council. The ordinance, which was introduced at the council’s March 11 meeting, would allow a 100-percent affordable housing rental development to be built on the site. It would allow up to […]

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A kind and gentle man. A brilliant economist. A professor who left his mark on his students. An adviser, mentor and friend, as well as a teacher. That’s how friends, former students and colleagues described Princeton University economics professor Alan B. Krueger, who died at home March 16. In a statement released by the family […]

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The poetry symposium called ‘Your Language My Ear’ usually takes place at the University of Pennsylvania. But not this year. Another Ivy league school will serve as the host in 2019. The symposium will take place for the first time at Princeton University. The poetry readings will be in English and Russian and open to […]

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Princeton will be among several locations across the country where students are expected to walk out of school to raise awareness about climate change. The walkout in Princeton is now planned on March 15 and is slated to begin at 11 a.m. The students are expected to gather at Hinds Plaza, which is located on […]

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About 100 vendors of everything “green” – from electric cars to solar panels – will display their wares at the 13th annual Mercer Green Fest, scheduled for March 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rider University. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Rider University’s Student […]

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The Princeton Council introduced a $64 million municipal budget for 2019 this week and set April 8 as the date for a public hearing on the proposed spending plan. The proposed budget, which is under review and which may change in the next few weeks, carries a 1-cent increase in the municipal tax rate – […]

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Peaceful coexistence among different religions and cultures should be encouraged. That is the goal of a conference that will be sponsored by La Convivencia at Princeton University on March 24. The conference, which runs from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Princeton University’s Friends Center at 65 Olden St., will feature a keynote speaker and […]

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The Montgomery Township Board of Education is seeking interested township residents to fill a vacancy on the school board. The position was created by the resignation last month of school board president Richard Cavalli. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest stating their qualifications and a statement as to what they can offer to […]

This past Saturday was championship weekend at Dillon Gym for the Princeton Recreation Dillon Youth Basketball League. Eight teams across four division competed for four championship crowns.

After opening the season with a victory over Rider, the Princeton University women’s basketball team lost seven straight games and stood an uncharacteristic 1-7.

The 9th Annual Princeton 5K Road Race will be held on Sunday, April 7. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Princeton High School.

Nancy T. Guthrie (Terry), dearest mother of Sena M. Hill, David G. Hill, and John A. Slover,… Read more

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“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” was released on Blu-Ray last week and writer J.K. Rowling has been under heavy scrutiny for comments she said in an interview available through the bonus features with the film. The second installment of a the planned five-film series was released in theaters this past November and many fans […]

Each year more than 50 million Americans are dealing with several types of allergies. Allergies have become the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in America, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. This makes allergy care an important step for those seeking treatment and diagnosis. Dr. Kathryn Edwards, an allergist who specializes […]

B: Pam Hersh It was serendipity, not Legacy.com that showed me the relationship between Apollo 11 and former Princeton Township Mayor Bernie Miller. Apollo 11 and Bernie are both celebrating big milestones. The Apollo 11 spaceflight that landed the first two people on the moon occurred 50 years ago (July 20-21, 1969). The accomplishment is […]

By Pam Hersh The elderly couple living at Stonebridge Senior Living Community retirement community in Skillman interrupted my perusal of sparkling water bottles at ShopRite, in order to tell me I “had” to write about an upcoming choral concert at Stonebridge in mid March. “These kids from the Princeton United Methodist Church (PUMC) bring an […]

By: Pam Hersh The one ingredient Dorothy “Dor” Mullen sprinkles into every recipe she creates is change. Known in Princeton as a chef, gardener, counselor, life coach and preacher of healthy eating, she is above all else a change-agent. Dor describes herself as a dedicated, determined, indebted-to-no-one ambassador of change, a “dog with a bone,” […]

By Pam J. Hersh “The great thing about journalism is that it lets us indulge all of our curiosities,” said Landon “Lanny” Jones, Princeton University alumnus (class of ’66), a renowned, award-winning Princeton-based journalist, author and editor. I got to know Lanny several decades ago in his role as a “helping dad” at the cooperative […]

By Pam Hersh Maclean Street in Princeton, for the past six months, has been a quieter and sadder street then it was when I first moved to the neighborhood five years ago. One of the street’s shining lights went out on Sept. 20, the day the neighborhood’s most visible resident, Cynthia Mangum White Fisher, born […]

By Paul Kaiser, M.D. Want to keep your brain healthy? Start with your heart. The same factors that increase your risk for a heart attack – namely high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes – also increase your risk for stroke. That’s why controlling these risk factors and leading a healthy lifestyle is not only […]

by Pam Hersh Happy birthday to the Princeton Adult School (PAS), which turned 80 years old in January. I am particularly enthusiastic about PAS, because it has two ageless and appealing characteristics: it is older than I am; and it has an inspiring motto – “Learning Never Ends” – a phrase that pushes me daily […]

By Pam J. Hersh Princeton University Professor Norman Itzkowitz, who died at the age of 87 on Jan. 20, would have balked at my writing this column about him. Even though over the years I have written about the scholarly achievements of the world-famous near Eastern scholar, Professor Itzkowitz saw no point in my writing […]

By Pam J. Hersch If New Jersey government and business leaders were playing television’s popular word game “Wheel of Fortune,” their word of choice for solving all the puzzles would be “innovation.” They spell the word daily in their speeches extolling the virtues of innovation as being the key to New Jersey’s fame and fortune. Turning […]

Talking to longtime Princeton resident Martin Tuchman was as satisfying for me as eating a huge stack of pancakes loaded with butter and syrup with a side of extra crispy bacon. The conversation, however, had one major advantage over the pancakes.  It had no calories. The discussion contained only thousands of whatever metric units measure […]

If there were such a thing as a gene for historic destiny, Jim Jeffers would have it. As Plainsboro kicked off its celebration of its 100th birthday with the Jan. 17 Centennial Gala at Plainsboro’s Crowne Plaza, Jeffers, a member of the Plainsboro Centennial Planning Committee, acknowledged that Plainsboro is in his DNA. He is celebrating […]

On March 4, Spotswood Mayor Ed Seely presented ShopRite with a certificate proclamation declaring March as National Nutrition Month. In-store dietitian MaryRose Agel, RD, left, accepted the proclamation on behalf of ShopRite of Spotswood. National Nutrition Month® is an annual nutrition education and information campaign celebrated during the month of March that focuses on the […]

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc. has been named as one of the fastest growing franchises in North America by Entrepreneur magazine in its “Fastest-Growing Franchises of the Year” list for 2019. Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc. was ranked No. 131 on this year’s list, an annual ranking of the 150 fastest growing franchises. The company, […]

CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, has named James Matera, DO, FACOI, as its new senior vice president and chief medical officer. Matera has been on staff at CentraState Medical Center for more than 20 years. While serving in a leadership role with CentraState, Matera will also retain a small clinical practice which will help him […]

Looking to move this Spring? The Gables, an active lifestyle townhome community by Renaissance Properties in Monroe Township, has announced that anyone who purchases a new construction home through March 31 will receive $19,000 in Design Center credits. Quick delivery homes are also available with discounted designer upgrades. Please see a Sales Associate for complete […]

Seniors 55+ have a new opportunity for affordable apartment living at Waterfront Village, a Volunteers of America community professionally  managed by PRD Management, Inc. of Cherry Hill. Conveniently located near historic Downtown Bordentown, Waterfront  Village offers large, comfortable one-bedroom rental  apartments with   kitchen appliances, full bathrooms, carpeting, central air, fitness room  and free on-site parking. Social activities are provided in […]

Reina Renovations of Millstone Township has received four Award of Excellence remodeling project awards from CertainTeed, a producer of building products. The four New Jersey projects, completed between July and September 2018, were a 1917 farmhouse in Monroe Township; a 1965 home in need of energy efficient siding in Berkeley Heights; a 1958 home seeking […]

Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey honored 31 Gloria Nilson & Co. real estate sales associates for their 2018 sales acumen during the Fabulous Achievement in Marketing Excellence awards event at South Gate Manor, Freehold. Thirty-one award-winning sales associates from Gloria Nilson & Co. were honored by the association in two categories related to […]

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