Nerdy. Scrawny. Weak. Impulsive. Ugly. Dirty. Poor. Trashy. Crazy. AJ Mendez Brooks has had all these words shouted at her and even spray painted on her property. “I have been pushed into these hurtful, close-minded boxes even before grammar school,” she said. So, why did the former WWE pro wrestler decide to use a “verbal […]
Two young men embraced in the hallway outside a courtroom in Trenton late Friday afternoon, their paths brought together and their lives scarred by a man they knew as rabbi but who had sexually exploited them.
The Princeton School District is considering installing permanent lights at the high school football field, only if school dismissal time is moved back to later in the day when athletes would have less natural light to practice safely.
The Princeton School District will not start the next school year in August, Superintendent of Schools Stephen C. Cochrane said in announcing that the change will be pushed back until 2019.
Holocaust survivor David Tuck sat in a chair, his legs crossed at his ankles, in front of a room filled with about 50 Princeton Charter School students who were around his age when the life he knew in Poland changed forever.
When white nationalists and neo-Nazis held a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., leaving one dead and many injured, the city’s mayor, Dr. Michael Signer, was thrown into a windstorm of countrywide outrage.
Princeton Police will have live access to the hundreds of security cameras across the school district, in a move that a recent state law requires.
Princeton University had no surprises in a planning document to help “guide” Nassau Hall as it looks to expand into West Windsor across Lake Carnegie, accommodate a growing student body and make “wise land-use decisions” in the coming years.
Stores that sell cigarettes - both traditional tobacco cigarettes and the new electronic cigarettes - will be licensed, under an ordinance approved by the Montgomery Township Board of Health last week.
Superintendent of Schools Nancy Gartenberg will receive an increase in her salary, following the school board's approval of an amendment to her contract at its Nov. 21 meeting.
Princeton school officials, having had to confront racist and anti-Semtic incidents in their district, want to send a message to the public that they have no tolerance for “hate-motivated behavior.”
Hillsborough resident Haydn Gock, a member of the Princeton Skating Club, will compete at the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championship in San Jose, Calif. beginning later this month. (Submitted photo)
Haydn Gock has taken a big step forward on the ice in the past year. And with that step forward, the Hillsborough High freshman and Princeton Skating Club member has altered his ling-term figure skating goals. “My goal is to join Team USA, so I can get to the World Championships or even the Olympics,” […]
Ebenezer Scrooge isn't a bad person. He's a man who's been beaten by life from the start. His father was tough on him, he was sent to a boarding school at a young age, his beloved sister died giving birth to her son, and he pushed away the woman he loved in pursuit of riches.
Common ground is holy ground. It is the gift I want to place under the Christmas tree and in front of the Hanukkah menorah this season. I found a glimmer of common ground last week on the grou…
The holiday countdown has begun and if you like to give gifts of homemade foods, you’re running out of time. Boozy beverages and vinegars take weeks to infuse, and fruitcake is best if aged to…
I sat at a capacity-filled McCarter Theatre auditorium on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 19, and absorbed the intellectually and emotionally jarring content of seven plays about Princeton's involvemen…
Grace Freundlich puts a lot of stock in reading, and puts plenty of her energies into making that stock grow. Not just for herself, but others.
Fifty-two years ago, a few Douglass College sophomores living in the Russian House (for Russian majors) took a bus from Rutgers in New Brunswick to Princeton for a Russian cultural experience …
For the past three years, Steve Voorhees, an associate professor at Mercer County Community College, has been a co-host of “Inside the Box: The TV History Podcast.” Twice a month, Voorhees, al…
Kevin Meara, the keynote speaker at the Spirit of Princeton Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 13, has become nationally known by millions — including four U.S. presidents — for his smart and perse…
Mindfulness is a term increasingly seen in news articles, Facebook memes and yoga studios. And while mindfulness can be practiced by anyone, it is a tool that can be especially helpful to adol…
While I enjoy cornbread year round, I really crave it in the fall and winter. With today’s popularity of southern food, cornbread is getting more attention than ever, and debate rages about wh…
I want to reassure Elizabeth Protage Walsh that I am no stalker, in spite of the fact that I followed her around last week at Hulfish Street, Starbucks, Springdale Golf Clubhouse, and the Nass…
As a lifelong New York Yankees fan with a youthful obsession for Mickey Mantle, I have been a fan of only one hall of fame, the Baseball Hall of Fame. At the end of September, however, another…
Tips to ask for down payment assistance By Marilyn Kennedy Melia CTW Features How do you ask a question when no one wants to talk about the subject? Often, it’s quite clumsily, without much effort at sparking an honest exchange. That’s what Dave Hardin, president of Hardin Financial Group in Troy, Michigan, has observed after […]
4 before-you-sell projects that pay for themselves By Alex Burnham CTW Features For buyers, the greatest joy of buying and moving into a new home is that new, nothing-needs-done feeling. But if a seller doesn’t have newness to offer but rather a bunch of faulty features, the buyers may be scarce. “Most people want to […]
Ask Our Broker With Peter G. Miller By Peter G. Miller CTW Features Question: I always see that mortgage borrowers are advised to “shop around.” I have now spoken with a number of lenders and their offers are pretty much identical. With the internet grinding down mortgage rates, is extensive shopping still important? Answer: Offers […]
6.5% Increase in value of Santa Claus’ North Pole home versus 2016. According to Zillow, Santa’s residence is valued at $710,559 – he added the listing to Zillow last year (https://www.zillow.com/house/santas-house/). © CTW Features
Youngsters from Gallery of Dance, Freehold, participated in the 2017 Elite Holiday Spectacular in Disney World, Orlando, Fla. Gallery of Dance owner Karen Dolan said the invitation-only event was “a thrilling experience for the young Dazzler Dancers of Gallery of Dance.” Dancers who performed included Izzy Tonelli, Rachel Russell, Isabella Federico, Cailin Holley, Thea Ekizian, […]
Asking for down payment cash gets easier By Marilyn Kennedy Melia CTW Features Cash. We all want it, especially aspiring homebuyers trying to come up with a down payment. Oddly, however, etiquette prevents us from asking for money outright. But in recent years, websites – wedding registries and “crowd-funding” sites – enable buyers to make […]
Ask Our Broker With Peter G. Miller By Peter G. Miller CTW Features Question: We have been looking at smaller properties now that we are empty nesters. Our choices include individual houses and condo units. The condo units have more features, such as a pool and small gym, while you can get a bigger house […]
Hal Maxwell, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York, is pleased to announce that 65 real agents affiliated with the company recently attended the Coldwell Banker Elite Retreat, a conference held at The Breakers Palm Beach in Florida. Top-performing Coldwell Banker sales professionals from the Northeast and Eastern […]
The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy (MEWSA) has appointed George Dailey to the YMCA Board of Directors. Dailey has a long-standing relationship with the Y, serving as the chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Finance Committee for several years. He is currently the first vice president and controller at […]
Amboy Bank has promoted three of its officers to new roles: Robert Beni, senior vice president of Commercial Lending; Tammara Feldman, vice president and Service Operations manager; and James Meicke, vice president of Commercial Lending. Beni joined Amboy Bank in 2009, and with more than 25 years lending experience, is responsible for commercial real estate […]