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Bob Hough, the director of Infrastructure and Operations, has been placed on administrative leave with pay as officials continue an investigation into alleged irregularities – including improper dumping – within Princeton’s Sewer Operating Division. Princeton Town Administrator Marc Dashield made the announcement on June 12, and said it was made in connection with the on-going […]

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Rashone Johnson, a Princeton High School physical education teacher, has been tapped to become an assistant principal at Princeton High School. Johnson will succeed Jessica Baxter, who has been promoted to become Princeton High School principal following the retirement of Principal Gary Snyder. Johnson was appointed to the assistant principal’s post at Princeton High School […]

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The proposed construction of 30 single-family homes on a portion of a 90.6-acre lot on Herrontown Road at Bunn Drive, proposed by the Lanwin Development Corp., will have little impact on traffic in the area. That was the assessment of traffic engineer Nicholas Verderese, who represents the would-be developer and who testified before the Princeton […]

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When there is a medical emergency, every second counts – and Princeton residents have learned that they can rely on the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad’s emergency medical technicians to come to their aid. That’s why Princeton Council honored the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad’s top three responding emergency medical technicians – all […]

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Each year in Princeton, a town-wide celebration is organized by the Spirit of Princeton to honor the nation’s flag during National Flag Day in June. Beginning at noon, the organization’s 21st ceremony will take place on June 14 at the Princeton Municipal Complex Plaza, which is located on 369 Witherspoon St. “The flag is an […]

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Students at the Princeton Montessori School learned about the lifecycle of an embryo through a unique hands-on experience with chicken eggs. From the month of April as the eggs developed in an incubator students ranging from toddlers to middle schoolers were able to learn, observe and witness the development of baby chicks. “We rented the […]

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After more than two years of renovations, a second Vaseful Flower and Gifts shop has opened up for business to local residents. This new shop is located in Princeton on 305 Witherspoon Street and employs people with disabilities. “This shop will be a huge success because people with disabilities need jobs. They need employment in […]

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American history buffs are likely familiar with local authors Larry Kidder and David Price, both of whom have written extensively about the American Revolutionary War, but they have probably never met the two men. They will get a chance to meet the authors when Kidder and Price appear at a special publication party, set for […]

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After years of requests by Princeton officials to evaluate the timing of traffic signals to improve pedestrian safety, the state Department of Transportation is trying a traffic signal modification at key intersection on Nassau Street that would stop traffic in all directions to allow pedestrians to cross the street. The pilot project, which will run […]

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Incumbent Princeton Councilman Tim Quinn fell short in his quest for the Democratic Party nomination to run for re-election in a three-way race that pitted him against newcomers Mia Sacks and Michelle Pirone Lambros in the June 4 political primary. Sacks earned 1,771 votes and Pirone Lambros received 1,445 votes to run for two open […]

As a freshman, Noah Lin took over as the starting goalkeeper for the Montgomery High School boys’ lacrosse team late in the 2017 season and helped the Cougars win a Group 4 state championship.

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By Pam Hersh Anthony “Skip” Cimino, who last year assumed the job of executive director of the New Jersey State Assembly Majority Office, recently told me he was a “failure.” Having worked with him for decades in our various intersecting professional and volunteer jobs in Mercer County, I was stunned to hear the word “failure” […]

By Pam Hersh Anthony “Skip” Cimino, who last year assumed the job of executive director of the New Jersey State Assembly Majority Office, recently told me he was a “failure.” Having worked with him for decades in our various intersecting professional and volunteer jobs in Mercer County, I was stunned to hear the word “failure” […]

By Bert Mandelbaum, M.D. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 11% of American children ages 4-17 have the disorder, which can result in children who are overactive, inattentive and impulsive. Children with ADHD are more likely to experience […]

By Pam Hersh Princeton-based architect Bob Hillier has completed projects in 34 countries throughout the world. And yet, the Princeton University undergraduate and graduate alumnus never has left the college campus. Never leaving Princeton University emotionally goes without saying. It is a syndrome shared by tens of thousands of alumni as evidenced annually at the […]

By Pam Hersh “Are you for real?” That was my reaction to a young woman shopping on Palmer Square on Saturday, when she asked me, “Why the parade today?” and “What’s with all the flags?” She was referring to the just completed “Spirit of Princeton Memorial Day Parade” and the bag of mini American flags […]

By Pam J. Hersh Bob Cawley, Barbara Sigmund, Marvin Reed, Joe O’Neill, Mildred Trotman, Yina Moore, Jack Wallace, Jay Bleiman, Josie Hall, Win Pike, Gail Firestone, Kate Litvak, Dick Woodbridge, Larry Glasberg, Phyllis Marchand, Michele Tuck-Ponder (both before and after she added Ponder to her name), Bernie Miller, Chad Goerner, Liz Lempert – what do […]

By Kristy Champignon, L.P.C., L.M.H.C., A.C.S.  The tween and early teen years are a time of change, growth and discovery, often filled with intense emotions.  To cope with these emotions, an increasing number of children in this age group are turning to non-suicidal self-injury, deliberately hurting themselves to provide relief or express themselves.  In fact, […]

By Pam Hersh Mother’s Day brings a tear and a smile to Princetonian Lynne Cannon, the mother of Kate “Katie” Cannon. The tears are due to the fact Katie – Dr. Kathryn Cannon Hughes, an obstetrician-gynecologist and herself a mother of two toddlers – died in November 2017 at the age of 36 from acute […]

By Pam Hersh Princeton-based artist Sydney Anne Neuwirth has no problem talking about her age. During a conversation last week, in front of one of her art pieces at the Cranbury Station Gallery in Princeton’s Palmer Square, she told me, “I am 84 years old – and that’s just fine with me. Nowadays, women artists […]

By Evan Katzel, M.D. Many women who undergo a mastectomy to treat breast cancer opt for reconstructive surgery to help rebuild the shape and look of their breast. And while reconstruction techniques vary greatly depending on the unique needs of each woman, the goal is largely the same – to restore self-image, self-confidence and quality […]

By Pam J. Hersh On Thursday, April 18, at a Princeton University reception, I learned the following: the words “mentor” and “mensch” might be etymologically related; no one has the heart or guts to eat cookies in the shape of a Chicago Cubs baseball and in the image of the Cubs’ greatest New Jersey fan; […]

By Pam Hersh Before municipal consolidation, Princetonians continually agitated over the donut-and-hole controversy – often leaving a bitter taste in one’s mouth, very different from the taste of the donuts and holes found at Princeton’s two Dunkin’ stores. Since that controversy has settled down, perhaps it is time that our elected officials tackle another not-so-sweet […]

By Pam Hersh My favorite people-watching perch in town – the front window stool of Starbucks overlooking the sidewalk of Nassau Street – has trained me in a new profession. I have become a fundraising consultant to individuals soliciting money from strangers on Nassau Street, an enterprise that takes place each weekend directly in front […]

North American Properties (NAP) announced that industry veteran Mark J. Fetah has joined the firm as senior vice president/director for the Riverton Master Planned Projects, a $2.5 billion, 5 million-square-foot mixed-use development comprised of 400 acres on the Raritan River in Sayreville. Fetah is a hands-on real estate development and construction veteran who has delivered […]

Cyndi Bleier, Amboy Bank senior vice president and general counsel, accepts her award as the 2019 winner of the General Counsel of the Year Awards in the Private Company with Revenue Over $500 Million category. Presented by NJBIZ, the awards honor the state’s most dynamic general counsels and chief legal officers who are making an […]

CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, announced that Dr. Margaret Dufreney has joined its OB/GYN team at Women’s Health Specialists of CentraState. A fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dufreney specializes in female reproductive health, pregnancy, and childbirth, with a special interest in preventative care, management of abnormal uterine bleeding and pap smears, […]

Last month, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurants owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises announced the winners of their third annual Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest. The contest recognized top teachers from school districts throughout New Jersey as nominated by their students via an essay written and submitted to their local Applebee’s restaurants. Winning […]

Casper opened its first Edison retail store, the Casper Sleep Shop, on the first floor of Menlo Park Mall, 55 Parsonage Road, off Route 1, Edison. Visitors can shop Casper’s sleep offerings and even book a nap to experience the products in one of the store’s miniature homes. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. […]

Weichert Real Estate School will offer a full schedule of two- and three-week real estate pre-licensing classes throughout the summer. The 75-hour pre-licensing course provides all the training and testing necessary to kick-start a career in real estate by earning a New Jersey real estate license. The first class begins on June 17 at Weichert, […]

Comcast announced the official opening of the first Middlesex County Xfinity Retail Store, located in the Brunswick Square Mall, 755 Route 18, East Brunswick. The 12th Xfinity Retail Store to open in New Jersey is a 4,400 square-foot center. In addition to the latest mobile devices and top-of-the-line mobile accessories, retail offerings at the East […]

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