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In the wake of the resignation of two of its six members last month, the Hightstown Borough Council will select two new members at the Jan. 22 meeting. Hightstown Borough Councilwoman Denise “Denny” Hansen resigned for personal reasons, while Hightstown Borough Councilman Connor Montferrat stepped down because he is moving out of town. Hansen, who […]

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Mayor Janice S. Mironov was elected to her 24th consecutive term as mayor and Township Councilman Marc Lippman was chosen to be deputy mayor when the East Windsor Township Council’s annual reorganization meeting was held on Jan. 7. In nominating Mironov to the ceremonial post of mayor, Township Councilman John Zoller pointed to her leadership […]

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By Samantha Brandbergh Correspondent Just one day after Princeton residents Anne Hoppenot and Judy Sarvary left Haiti in October — where they were visiting the newly constructed school, La Référence — a large storm left roads and buildings in the town of Ganthier flooded. The school, however, stayed fully intact. Members of the Haitian community, […]

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Hightstown Borough Mayor Lawrence D. Quattrone and Borough Council members Susan Bluth and Dimitri Musing were sworn into office on a warm and sunny New Year’s Day. Mayor Quattrone was sworn into office for a four-year term and Borough Council members Bluth and Musing were sworn into office for three-year terms. But two of the […]

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East Windsor Township has been recertified as a Silver level community by Sustainable Jersey; one of only 11 towns to have earned that distinction in 2018, according to Sustainable Jersey officials. Sustainable Jersey is a nonprofit organization that encourages municipal officials to find ways to become more “green” and environmentally sustainable. Nearly 450 towns have […]

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In a bid to fill the food pantry shelves at RISE and at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, East Windsor Township officials are encouraging residents to donate food during the annual township-sponsored food drive in January. The food drive kicks off Jan. 1 and ends Jan. 31. Area residents and businesses can help by […]

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Aiming to provide more services and supports to its clients, Lawrence Township Meals on Wheels will merge with Mercer County Meals on Wheels, beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Meals on Wheels – both the Lawrence Township and Mercer County programs – provide a hot meal at lunchtime to home-bound senior citizens, as well as to those […]

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By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer Students who attend the Princeton Public Schools will continue to start school after Labor Day, after district administrators declined for a second year in a row to have students return in August. Opening day for the 2019-20 school year will be Sept. 4, according to a proposed calendar Superintendent […]

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What can students do to help slow, and eventually, halt global warning? What can schools do? Well it turns out, perhaps not surprisingly, many different things. Some high school students have joined together to march in order to call on leaders, at all government levels, to take meaningful steps to reduce emissions. In this town, some […]

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Nearly a month ago, the Burlington County Animal Alliance of New Jersey took in 15 dogs that had been rescued from a Shamong dog breeder who was keeping more than a hundred dogs in inhumane conditions, according to officials. Shortly thereafter, the alliance received an influx of messages to its Facebook page from residents asking […]

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Richard W. Donnelly, Jr. of Voorhees, 61, passed away on Dec. 14, with his family around him. Born in Philadelphia to Marie (nee Kubis) and Richard Donnelly, he is survived by his mother; his loving wife Kathleen (nee Finnegan) Donnelly; his children Sean Donnelly (Christina), Daniel Donnelly (Alisan), Michelle Donnelly, Matthew Donnelly, and Brendan Donnelly; […]

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The Hightstown East Windsor Youth Organization runs spring flag football leagues for players between the ages of four and 18. Registration is now open for all five leagues, the Freshman Division (for players 4-5 years old as of Aug. 1, 2018), the Sophomore Division (6-8 years old), the Junior Varsity Division (9-11), the Varsity Division […]

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The Princeton University women’s basketball team ran its winning streak to four when it topped Marist, 60-57, last Saturday at Jadwin Gym. Bella Alarie scored 24 points to lead the offense for the Tigers. Princeton, which is now 5-7, has won all three games Alarie has played since returning to the lineup after a pre-season […]

PPS-PDSFH Submitted photo / Princeton Day School field hockey coach Heather Farlow(left) is pictured with award winners Lexie Hausheer, Gwen Allen and Val Radvany at the Central Jersey Field Hockey Coaches Association Banquet, which was held on Dec. 2.   Princeton Day School had the honor of being the only team in Mercer County with […]

The Princeton University men’s basketball ran its winning streak to three with a 73-52 victory over George Washington last Saturday at Jadwin Gym. With the victory, the Tigers are now 4-2 on the season. Myles Stephens scored 19 points, to go along with 11 rebounds, to lead four Tigers in double-figures in the triumph over […]

There should be a PU football photo left over you could use with this By Bob Nuse Sports Editor The Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, a 24-team event, got underway last weekend with eight opening-round games. But the playoffs got underway without the No. 9 team in the country. Princeton won the Ivy League and finished […]

Tucker Zullo, Jackson McCarthy and the Princeton High boys’ cross-country team are a perfect example of proving you don’t have to finish first to consider your performance a success. The Little Tigers placed 13th as a team at the Meet of Champions state race last Saturday at Holmdel Park. McCarthy finished 24th, covering the course […]

Once upon a time, some Princeton parents had a dream: a great school, academically competitive with Princeton Public Schools but one that was unbound from big-school bureaucracy, and made for their children. They started Princeton Charter School. Beloved of its parents, students and teachers, it is now ranked one of the nation’s best. How about […]

“Forests are the ‘lungs’ of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. The forests are also needed for mitigating extreme climatic fluctuations, holding the soil on the slopes, retaining the moisture in the ground, and controlling the equable flow of water in our streams.” -Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1935 Our 32nd president […]

The holiday season’s here and it’s time for a tree. Do you go for a real tree or a fake? You may think that an artificial tree is the more environmentally responsible choice – after all, it spares a real tree and is reusable.  But a New Jersey-grown tree is the greenest choice, and it […]

By Michele S. Byers Executive Director New Jersey Conservation Foundation In recent years, New Jersey’s vineyards and craft breweries have surged in popularity, with new brands popping up all over the Garden State. And hard cider is coming back as the next trend in locally-produced beverages. Made from tart apples and sometimes compared to champagne, […]

In July, the Diamond Generating Corp. proposed a $1.5 billion project to build a gas power plant in the heart of the New Jersey Meadowlands in Hackensack. The New Jersey Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) took the first steps to approve this proposal, only to be met with pushback from environmentalists and residents of the […]

To the editor: Each year at this time, Yes We CAN! Food Drives collects donated turkeys so those in our community who are less fortunate can share in the traditions of Thanksgiving. This year is different. Instead, we are collecting Thanksgiving “fixings” for the patrons of the free food pantries of Arm In Arm, located in […]

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David Felicie of Jackson will star in the role of Mowgli in the world premiere of the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater’s production of “The Jungle Book” on Feb. 2 and Feb. 9 at 8 p.m., Feb. 3 at 3 p.m., and Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, […]

Jim Dessicino, a nationally renowned sculptor with a fleeting presence in Princeton, shaped his words in a way that perfectly reflected my feelings. “I have been in serious shock over the whole thing and am still trying to come to terms with it,” Dessicino said. “The whole thing,” that has Dessicino and myself so bent […]

Five-year-old Ella is too young to enroll in The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), but she has a special relationship with the school. One might say she owes her existence to TCNJ’s Women’s and Gender Studies program. Ella’s “mom” is children’s author Marisa Chiorello, a TCNJ alumna, class of 2015, with a BA in English […]

The Central New Jersey Ballet Theatre (CNJBT) and Bordentown Home for Funerals will showcase a performance of “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 7 at Villa Victoria in Ewing and Dec. 9 at the Carslake Community Center in Bordentown. This will be the CNJBT’s seventh production of “The Nutcracker.” The cast is as follows: Shriya Varma from […]

Local business entrepreneurs and mentors will have a kickoff and website launch of the newly formed Central Jersey Business Organization from 7-9 p.m. on Dec. 21 at Ember Restaurant, 3793 Route 1, South Brunswick.  The CJBO is incorporated exclusively to provide a platform to local businesses to exchange ideas, discuss and resolve their business issues, encourage […]

The Christmas/Hanukkah shopping season inspired me to reach out to David Newton, who managed Palmer Square for more than two decades, to get his take on the retail environment and development opportunities in Princeton.  He presented me with his words of wisdom – plus an extra gift that proved even more enlightening than what I […]

I want to formally announce that Pam Hersh – upon the advice of a recently formed ad hoc exploratory committee – has decided NOT to run for president in 2020. But I reserve the right to change my mind. If I do so, I am contacting Susie Wilson and Barbara Coe, well known in Princeton […]

Two dance celebrations in the past week moved me enormously without physically moving me. I hardly moved in my seat during a Nov. 24 American Repertory Ballet performance of the “Nutcracker”at McCarter Theatre, featuring New York City Ballet soloist and Princeton native Unity Phelan. Then a week later, I just stood and watched in awe […]

By Katie Gaffney, R.D. Making wise food choices and eating the correct portions are key to maintaining good health. But when your eating behaviors and relationship with food interfere with life and normal functioning, it could be a sign of disordered eating or a more dangerous condition – an eating disorder. The Princeton Center for […]

Princeton Councilmember Heather Howard has a bug. She is contagious and has infected her own teenaged son, several Princeton University students, and countless members of the Princeton community, including Pam Hersh. There is no vaccination for this bug – nor would anyone want one, because Heather’s bug strain is an extremely healthy one, known as […]

Sitting on a bench in Nassau Presbyterian Church on Saturday evening Nov. 3 was emotional and surreal for me, an experience that was hard to describe. One might say it was beyond words. It took me a few minutes to absorb the humor, acerbic wit, and stinging political and social commentary coming from the altar […]

Christopher Anthony, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Old Bridge office was recognized for exceptional sales success in December. The office, which is managed by Jeffrey Cagide, led its Weichert sales region in resales, resale revenue units and resale dollar volume for the month. The region is comprised of locations throughout Middlesex, […]

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 40th annual toy drive, collecting more than 13,100 new toys for families and children in need during the 2018 holiday season. In addition, cash and gift cards were collected and donated to various charities, along with food, clothing, diapers and art supplies. The toys were donated to […]

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 40th annual toy drive, collecting more than 13,100 new toys for families and children in need during the 2018 holiday season. In addition, cash and gift cards were collected and donated to various charities, along with food, clothing, diapers and art supplies. The toys were donated to […]

Friends of Cyrus, a New Jersey-based organization for children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities, held its official open house for its inaugural Children’s ABA Clinic on Jan. 12. The children’s clinic for ages 18 months to 5 years old offers residents of central New Jersey individualized Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services supervised by […]

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 40th annual toy drive, collecting more than 13,100 new toys for families and children in need this holiday season. In addition, cash and gift cards were collected and donated to various charities, along with food, clothing, diapers and art supplies. The toys were donated to several charities […]

Keller Williams Elite, Realtors has announced agents who are joining the realty firm. Renetta Aikens has rejoined Keller Williams as a full-time licensed New Jersey sales representative with several years of sales experience. Her areas of expertise are Middlesex County and several surrounding communities. Cynthia Perez, an active and successful Realtor for more than 13 […]

Dale Goberdhan, manager of Weichert, Realtors’ Metuchen office, has recognized his office’s top-producing sales associates for their achievements in December. Anne Marie Stotka was the office’s overall top producer, while Fran Torella had the most listing for the month. Maria Goyanes led the office for sales. For more information, visit the office at 640 Middlesex […]

Christopher Anthony, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Edison sales office and one of its top-producing sales associates have been recognized for outstanding performance in December. The Edison office, which is managed by John Jaramillo, led its Weichert sales region for resale listings during the month. Individually, sales associate Tonyna McGhee from […]

Members of the Weichert, Realtors’ East Brunswick office, donated more than 680 toys for children served by various local organizations, including Catholic Charities’ Naomi’s Way transitional housing, The Zakee Bowser Enrichment Foundation’s Rainbow of Hope program, and Cathedral International Community Development Corp. In addition, a $50 donation was made to Ocean of Love for Children […]