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The fourth in a series of five sessions to help East Windsor parents ensure their child’s car seat has been safely installed in a vehicle is planned for 3-7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the East Windsor Township Police and Municipal Court building, 80 One Mile Road. The free program, during which a nationally certified child […]

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Mercer County officials are organizing an anniversary tribute to celebrate the Woodstock festival that brought almost a half-million people together 50 years ago in Bethel, N.Y. On the Mercer County Park festival grounds in West Windsor, performances in honor of peace, music and love will be played from 4-10 p.m. Aug. 18. Bands such as […]

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A blank wall on the south side of Rise’s Greater Goods Thrift Store on Rogers Street will be transformed into a mural depicting Hightstown Borough’s welcoming nature, starting Aug. 12. The Hightstown Cultural Arts Commission has arranged for Newark-based artist Layqua Nuna Yawar to paint the mural, which features hummingbirds, flowers, butterflies, two pairs of […]

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Local artists and organizations in Princeton are using the visual arts as a way to fight against racism. Through an “Art Against Racism” group exhibition multiple local venues in town will showcase art exhibits and events in the month of September. The exhibit will feature work to be shown at participating organizations and businesses. “Unfortunately, due […]

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Mercer County is now accepting vote by mail applications from county residents for the upcoming November elections. According to Mercer County Clerk Paula Covello, mailed applications must be received at least seven days prior to the election. Faxed or emailed applications cannot be accepted. Residents can walk into the county clerk’s office in Trenton and […]

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East Windsor Township property owners should begin looking for their 2019 property tax bill, which was delayed in being mailed. The property tax bills should have been mailed several weeks ago, but the mailing is late due to the delay in certifying the tax rates at the Mercer County level. The third quarter property tax […]

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There will be no competition for four seats on the East Windsor Regional School District Board of Education in the Nov. 5 general election. That’s because four candidates – three incumbent school board members and a newcomer – have filed for the four seats up for grabs. All of the seats are for East Windsor […]

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In the spirit of opening dialogue, Mayor James Taylor of Cranbury Township and Monroe Township Councilman Charles Dipierro met to discuss issues and concerns with potential warehousing near the  border of the two municipalities. The two-hour meeting resulted in an understanding between the officials. “Dipierro has been great in terms of getting us the background […]

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Aria Mallick and Riya Karukapily, eighth graders at Community Middle School of the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District created “Music for Memory,” a therapeutic program designed to help Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, as their project for their completion of their Girls Scout Silver Award. The Girls Scout Silver Award Project is the highest award Girl […]

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Aiming to bring the East Windsor Township Police Department and the community it serves closer together, East Windsor Township is participating in the annual National Night Out event on Aug. 6. East Windsor’s National Night Out, set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., will take place at the East Windsor PAL complex at 30 Airport […]

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A backpack full of new school supplies seems like a small thing, but to a child, it spells a fresh start for the new school year. That’s why RISE has launched its annual “RISE Has Your Backpack” school supplies drive – for donors to contribute school supplies and for volunteers to help fill the backpacks. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

The Senior American Legion baseball regular season is only about a month long. So once it gets going in late June, it becomes a sprint to the finish line in mid July. It feels like the 2019 campaign only just got going in central New Jersey. But now the regular season is already ending…this week. […]

The future of the Monmouth Park Racetrack appeared bleak a few years ago. Horse racing, the Oceanport track’s chief revenue stream, just wasn’t as popular anymore, especially among younger people. But the park had one trump card in its back pocket—the Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill, which was ready to open once the […]

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By Michele S. Byers It’s hard to be optimistic in the face of climate change. For instance, just this past week we learned July was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth. And rapidly melting glaciers in Greenland are adding billions of gallons of water to the rising sea level and wildfires are burning out […]

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By Michele S. Byers At New Jersey’s freshwater lakes and reservoirs, summer usually means long days of swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, wading, water-skiing, rafting and paddle-boarding. But this year, a sickening intruder is spoiling the fun. Blooms of cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae, have shut down water sports at several of New Jersey’s most […]

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By Barbara Kutch, P.T. Throwing a ball may look fairly easy to the average person, but there is more involved in the action than just the arm. And when the mechanics of throwing start to break down because of overuse or tiredness, injuries can occur. Princeton Rehabilitation, a unit of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, offers […]

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By Michele S. Byers The Dust Bowl of the 1930s was one of the worst man-made disasters in our history. Due to poor farming practices and many years of drought, topsoil in the southern plains turned to dust and blew away. Failed crops and dead farm animals led to the hunger and misery of the […]

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By Huck Fairman As many Americans look back 50 years at the extraordinary national effort to send men to the Moon, we find ourselves facing another huge challenge: tackling the climate crisis. To quote President Kennedy speaking of the Moon project, “ … that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our […]

Louise Grafton died peacefully at home in Princeton on July 20, 2019. The cause of death was… Read more

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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. […]

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. […]

By Pam Hersh I played matchmaker this past week by introducing two institutions – both the same age and both driven by their commitment to community. It is a match – not made in heaven – but in Princeton and it’s a union that may prove to benefit many Princetonians. The idealistically compatible couple comprises […]

By Pam Hersh While sitting through the magical and innovative Princeton Summer Theater (PST) production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” I kept smiling – with a tear of sadness lingering in the corner of my eye. I laughed at the refreshing and exceedingly talented execution of the shenanigans occurring on stage. My thoughts, however, […]

By Katie Gaffney, R.D. Intense emotional experiences and stressful events affect everyone differently, including adolescents who are especially vulnerable to the ups and downs that typify the teenage years. Sometimes these emotions can have an impact on eating and can cause adolescents – girls and boys – to turn to food as a way of […]

By Pam Hersh While my grandkids last weekend were learning about Africa by watching “The Lion King,” I was learning about Africa by listening to a more compelling story – starring accused witches, witch camps and shea butter. The narrator of the witch and shea butter story was Princeton University lecturer Dr. Christiana Agawu, a […]

By Sandra Byer-Lubin, R.D. An estimated 30.3 million Americans have diabetes, a chronic condition where your body does not produce enough insulin or does not use it efficiently or both, according to the American Diabetes Association.  More than 7 million of those people are undiagnosed.  Left unmanaged, diabetes can lead to serious medical complications, including […]

By Pam Hersh Has anyone noticed the change in the air quality of Princeton? You can’t smell it, see it or hear it. But you can sense the definite improvement – particularly if you turn on your computer, while sitting on a bench in the Parklet, the temporary outdoor seating area created in the parking […]

By Tomer Davidov, M.D. Whether from eating a big meal or catching a stomach bug, almost everyone experiences some sort of abdominal pain every now and then.  In fact, abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the emergency room, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  But how do […]

By Pam Hersh John S. Watson Jr., a.k.a. Jay, grew up in an environment that featured the hallways and offices of New Jersey’s government buildings. For his life’s work, however, he chose to broaden his environment outside of those hallways by focusing on the outside, as in the outdoors. Leading several environmental programs – both […]

By: Joseph M. Pepek, M.D. Radiation therapy is a common approach to treating many different types of cancer and has become increasingly precise as technology has improved and advanced. Precision is paramount as radiation not only kills cancer cells, but can also affect surrounding healthy cells. As part of its comprehensive cancer care program, the […]

By: Pam Hersh Princeton’s playgrounds are treasure troves for all sorts of adventures, according to hundreds of kids – and one particular Princeton grownup. John Altman, the author of eight spy-genre thrillers that have been published all over the world, was assisted in his most recent spy novel, “The Korean Woman,” by experiences he had […]

By Kelly Gray, P.T. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. And by 2020, nearly one million people in the United States will be living with Parkinson’s, a disease that affects the neurons in the brain that control movement. Though there is no standard treatment for the […]

Code Ninjas of Old Bridge will hold its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at its new location, 3873 Route 516, Old Bridge. The coding center for children ages 7-14 offers lessons in coding, mathematics, logic and teamwork. There will be refreshments, raffle prizes and a visit by Davey’s Ice Cream […]

James R. Penn, MD, has joined Gastroenterology Consultants PA of Edison and Old Bridge, and will be seeing patients at both locations. Penn was serving as the chief gastroenterology fellow at the Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School prior to joining Gastroenterology Consultants this summer. Penn earned his medical degree as well as served […]

Nobility Crest at Ocean Township recently celebrated its successful grand opening weekend. The 55-and-over luxury condominium community, accessible from Route 66 in the Wayside section of Ocean Township, also announced the first building is nearly 50% sold out. Nobility Crest, from Renaissance Properties and Blue Star Group, offers eight designer-inspired floor plans with 1,213 to […]

The Grande at Metropark has announced that Buildings 1 and 2 are almost fully leased and it is now leasing Building 3. Building 3 features studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-story penthouse lofts with den from under $2,000 per month. All residences have access to over 25,000 square feet of indoor amenities and extensive outdoor amenities […]

Christopher Anthony, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that sales associate Jennifer Niedrach with the Jackson office has been recognized for outstanding industry success in June. A top producer, Niedrach shared top honors for leading the Weichert sales region in listings and resale listings for the month. The Weichert sales region is comprised of […]

Advanced Wellness has announced the opening of a new office in Freehold. Joseph Cilea, D.C., and Gary Yen, M.D., and their staff, will move into the current office of Michael Lynch, D.C., providing a seamless transition for all of Lynch’s patients. Chiropractic and acupuncture will be the first services offered, to be followed by physical […]

The Grande at Metropark, a luxury apartment collection, has announced Buildings 1 and 2 are almost fully leased and is now leasing Building 3. Centrally located at The Grande at Metropark, Building 3 features studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-story penthouse lofts with den from under $2,000 per month. All residences have access to over 25,000 […]

East Brunswick’s Green Team honored Brunswick Square with its first Green Business Recognition Award. The property recently installed 17 charging stations for electric vehicles. The new award aims to raise awareness, while distinguishing local businesses that demonstrate their commitment to furthering the township’s environmental goals. Ron Lichtenberger, general manager of Brunswick Square, accepted the award […]

Chiquita Pittman of RE/MAX Platinum in North Brunswick has received the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, which honors successful agents who have earned more than $1 million in commissions during their careers with the company. Only 22 percent of all active RE/MAX agents have earned the prestigious award since its inception. A life-long New Jersey […]

Curtis Mullins of financial services firm Edward Jones in Parlin received the firm’s Spirit of Caring Award, designed to recognize financial advisors who exemplify the values, culture and spirit of giving back. Mullins was one of only 280 of the firm’s more than 18,000 financial advisors to receive the award. Mullins and Branch Office Administrator […]

Join CentralJersey.com at iPlay America and enjoy the sweeter side of life at Chocolate, Wine, and More. A perfect time to indulge in chocolate and enchant your palate with wine and chocolates, this event is open to anyone who is looking to make their Sunday a little sweeter!Chocolate and Wi…

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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