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Princeton Public School students who want to take a “vape break” during the school day are out of luck. That’s because the school board has adopted regulations that ban the use of electronic cigarettes and other electronic smoking devices in all school buildings and on school grounds. Princeton school district officials are concerned about the […]

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Under a cloudless blue sky, East Windsor Township residents came together to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks – 18 years to the day of the event. From words of inspiration to words of reflection and words of remembrance – punctuated by renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” […]

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The Hightstown Cultural Arts Commission will dedicate its first public mural – a design drawn on the back wall of RISE’s Greater Goods Thrift Store at 114 Rogers St. – on Sept. 22. There will be music and light refreshments at the dedication, which runs from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It is a rain-or-shine […]

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Gov. Phil Murphy will spend some time on the Rider University campus Sept. 24, when he will be the featured speaker in the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics’ “Governing New Jersey” series. The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 11:30 a.m. It will be held in the Cavalla Room […]

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A rally that was focused on demanding Congress to cut funding to the Department of Homeland Security brought forth a debate in Cranbury. Not about the issue itself, but the date of the rally. The rally, which earned itself the name – Defund Hate rally – was held at the office of Congressman Chris Smith […]

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The 6-acre cornfield at Von Thun’s Country Farm Market in South Brunswick has a different, fun theme carved into it each year. The 2019 maze theme celebrates the 150th anniversary of college football and the two teams who started this American tradition, Rutgers and Princeton universities. The maze takes approximately 35 to 45 minutes to […]

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The New Jersey football season is in full swing after the Game of the Week matchup between Montgomery High School and Hightstown High School. Montgomery kicked off the season with an impressive 35-14 victory over Hightstown on Sept. 6 in Montgomery. At Cougar Stadium, Montgomery used the passing game and the rushing attack en route […]

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East Windsor Township residents who want to clean out their files and shred personal papers can do so at the township’s Document Shredding and Recycling Day, which is set for Sept. 21 at the East Windsor Township Senior Center. The free event, which is limited to East Windsor Township residents, will be held from 10 […]

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Starting off the 2019 scholastic football season, is a “Game of the Week” matchup between Montgomery High School and Hightstown High School. Hightstown is coming off a 2018 season the produced a 3-6 overall record and a 2-2 West Jersey Football League record. Last season, the Rams offensively rushed for more than 1,700 yards and […]

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Wanted: Nominations of East Windsor Township businesses that have contributed to the community. That’s what East Windsor Township officials are seeking for the township’s 2019 Business Awards program. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 20. The purpose of the annual program is to recognize local businesses that have made special efforts to improve or contribute […]

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At every level, football is crazy. That’s the only rule that really applies. It’s any given Sunday at the pro level, any given Saturday at the collegiate level and any given Friday night/Saturday afternoon at the high school level. It has really been any given Friday night/Saturday afternoon in the New Jersey scholastic football season […]

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Every week of the high school football season, the 12th Man TD Club of Robbinsville selects players of the week from around the Mercer County area. The club has selected its players of the week for football games played from Sept. 13 and 14. The honorees are below. Offensive Back of the Week: Danny Surtz, […]

In the first installment of the Central Jersey Top 10 last week, North Brunswick Township High School and Rumson-Fair Haven High School opened as the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams, respectively. Both squads dominated their week one opponents and looked like they were on a collision course toward state playoff championships. Then they […]

Welcome to the first installment of the Central Jersey Top 10, a weekly ranking of the best high school football teams in the centraljersey.com coverage area. Each week, the rankings will be based on a combination of numerous considerations that will include record, margin of victory and strength of schedule. But there is no magical […]

The Princeton Tennis Program has announced Gina Pileggi as the nonprofit’s new executive director. She will begin her new duties this coming month. Pileggi brings 26 years of professional experience to the Princeton Tennis Program. She previously served as a tennis professional at Haddonwood Tennis Club and was the assistant tennis coach for Trenton State […]

Two years ago, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North could not field a varsity football team. The program didn’t have enough players. So after the missed 2017 season, West Windsor-Plainsboro North merged its football program with West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South’s program, which was similarly depleted. Heading into the second year of the combined program, the […]

LPGA legend Jan Stephenson, who earlier this month was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, will be at Forsgate Country Club on July 20 to participate in a day that includes a golf clinic, tournament on the historic Banks Course, and a cocktail reception and tasting of Jan’s signature wines and rums. The […]

Ryan Fullen always wanted to be a head football coach. So when he got his chance toward the end of last summer, even though the situation wasn’t ideal, Fullen took it. He became the head football coach at Hightstown High School on Aug. 3, 2018, and then the Rams opened training camp on Aug. 6. […]

The West Windsor-Plainsboro Babe Ruth Baseball League is having a great summer. Two West Windsor-Plainsboro Babe Ruth teams, the 15U all-star team and the 14U all-star squad, reached the Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in late July. Both clubs advanced by placing third in their respective New Jersey state tournaments in mid July. West Windsor-Plainsboro’s […]

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By Michele S. Byers The land conservation community in New Jersey was stunned five years ago when the private, for-profit PennEast pipeline company announced plans to build a gas pipeline across miles of preserved open space and farmland in Hunterdon and Mercer counties. “How can they do that? It’s preserved land.” – was a typical […]

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By Huck Fairman Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, presented another important talk, this time summarizing not only where we are on climate change and energy, but really laying out what we, at all levels of society, should and urgently need to do about the climate crisis. He began by warning that […]

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By Michele S. Byers Your yard may be your neighbors’ envy … beautifully landscaped and well maintained, but if it’s full of non-native plants, to birds it’s a parched desert. A recent study by the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute found that birds who need high-protein insects often go hungry in yards landscaped with non-native plants. […]

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September 11th is a day that many residents in our town recall vividly, due to the horror and tragedy of that day, 18 years ago. On 9/11 and for years to come, many lives were forever changed and families were destroyed. I worked for Aon PLC, an insurances firm, on the 101st floor of the […]

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“Unbelievable,” an eight-episode limited series from Netflix, debuted on the streaming service last week. Following the true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning article from T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, the series focuses on the story of Marie (Kaitlyn Dever), an 18-year-old girl from Lynnwood, Washington, who was charged with filing a false claim after […]

By: Mehreen Husain, M.S., R.D.N., C.S.O. With the exception of skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women and one in eight women are at risk of getting the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. For women with breast cancer, eating nutritious foods along with regular physical activity and maintaining […]

By Pam Hersh My five-year-old grandson Sam Solomon with a degree in preschool and the 67-year-old Princeton University Sociology and Public Affairs Professor Doug Massey with degrees and honors too numerous to count are both focused on counting. Sam’s first professional goal is to be a baseball player to score – and therefore count – […]

By Kelly Gray, P.T. If you’ve ever experienced a bout of dizziness, you’re not alone. In fact, more than 40% of Americans will experience an episode of dizziness sometime during their lives that is significant enough to send them to a doctor, according the National Institutes of Health. And while dizziness can throw you off […]

By Pam Hersh Phyllis Marchand is no newcomer to Princeton. The former mayor of Princeton Township – and current influencer/advocate for the community’s numerous charities – first set foot on Princeton soil in 1966. “I once was a real newcomer, ignorant of all things Princeton, and it was the YWCA’s Newcomers and Friends that saved […]

By Rohit Bhalla, D.O. Flu season is about to ramp up, and if it is anything like past years, millions of people will suffer its effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the flu results in between 9.8 million and 36.5 million illnesses annually. You can help protect yourself from the virus […]

By Susanne Steinberg, M.D.  In many cases, the scars of past trauma extend beyond emotional pain and physical injury, manifesting as distinct physical symptoms or disorders.  Chronic pain, excessive fatigue, stomach and bowel problems, headaches, palpitations and dizziness are often associated with trauma, and routine tests and physical exams typically fail to provide an explanation.  […]

By Pam Hersh Although I expect to receive failing grades as a cook, last week I was shocked that I failed at another “C” activity – canvassing. Acknowledging my failure at canvassing, which is supposed to be a good way to introduce the community to the candidate running for office, inspired me, however, to come […]

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), physical and mental health play important roles in helping a child growing through life. CDC officials say physical activity is one of the ways a child’s health stays strong. “Physical activity is really important for children and adults. There are numerous studies that state that […]

New Jersey filmmaker and director Tom Phillips presented his latest documentary film “Vietnam Aftermath,” as well as a trailer for his latest documentary series “Unclaimed Remains,” at the Monmouth Film Festival that was held at the Two River Theater in Red Bank on Aug. 11. Both pieces of work followed Vietnam War veterans who are […]

By Pam Hersh On a Tuesday afternoon several months ago, Princeton resident Ira Fuchs scheduled an emergency computer video conference after dinner with his three grown children to discuss a new development in the family dynamic.  He reassured them the reason for the hastily called meeting involved no health emergency and gave no other details. […]

The Howell Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2019 Community Award honorees. They will be honored at the 39th annual awards dinner, With CommUNITY Comes Unity. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Eagle Oaks Country Club, Howell. The 2019 honorees are: • Citizen of the Year: Christa Riddle, Howell Alliance […]

“I am proud to announce our top producers for the month of August, for delivering extraordinary experiences to home buyers and sellers in our community,” said Iris Lurie, broker/owner of Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie. The Top Listing and Top Selling agent is Laurin LaLima. The Top Listing Team is the Andrea and Harry […]

Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, offers a variety of dance classes through its open enrollment program at its Princeton, Cranbury and New Brunswick studio locations. Students age 13 and older can choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced ballet as well as contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, Bharatanatyam, flamenco, cardio ballet and […]

The Edison Chamber of Commerce will welcome Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence professional development course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 19 at The Pine Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison.   Discover insights that drive Disney parks and resorts and how to adapt them to strengthen your own organizational efforts. Register online at […]

Chiro Plus Wellness Center, owned by Dr. John Jaeger, a licensed chiropractor, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 27. Located at 3883 Route 516 in Old Bridge, the center offers chiropractic care, spinal decompression, custom foot orthotics, cryoskin procedures and weight loss programs. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, […]

iPlay America, Freehold Township, announced that Samantha Unglert, senior vice president and general manager, has been selected as one of NJBIZ’s 2019 40 Under 40 winners. Unglert, 30, is being honored for making her mark in New Jersey business and the contributions she has made to the community. Unglert joined iPlay America as a retail […]

Valerie Amiss has joined Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, as a ballet instructor. Amiss will teach beginner ballet in the school’s primary A, B, C and Level 1 conservatory classes in Princeton. She will also teach beginner and intermediate ballet to adults in the school’s Cranbury studio. Amiss teaches ballet […]

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, as a National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) site of the Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium (AHCC). As the first and only New Jersey-based NCORP, AHCC will help develop and implement NCI cancer prevention, screening, care delivery, and treatment studies with leading healthcare systems […]

Kendal Hand of Howell has joined commercial real estate services firm Levin Management Corporation (LMC), North Plainfield, as a leasing representative. She brings a strong track record in leasing open air shopping centers to her new position. Hand’s responsibilities include leasing and marketing efforts at several properties in LMC’s New Jersey retail portfolio, including Chatham […]

Join CentralJersey.com and MarketFair Mall for our Kids Expo on Sunday, September 29. Expect fun, games, and more from exciting vendors for kids and parents.

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