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After competing against more than 10,000 students nationwide, Montgomery High School and West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North students earned spots in the finals of the 19th Annual National Economics Challenge. The two high schools were two of 16 U.S. teams that competed in the finals. The final round in the of the challenge took place in […]

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The Central Jersey Kids Expo will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on June 9 at the Monroe 33 Tennis Basketball Sports Center, 4 Farrington Blvd., Monroe. There will be crafts, games and prizes. Free admission. To register, visit nmg.ticketleap.com/kids19 For sponsorship or registration information, contact Michele at mnesbihal@centraljersey.com. The event is sponsored by […]

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With the ceremonial push of a shovelful of dirt, Hightstown Borough officials broke ground on the replacement for a new pedestrian bridge over the Peddie Lake dam on a warm evening of May 20. The pedestrian bridge, which crossed over the Peddie Lake dam just a stone’s throw from N. Main Street, was removed about […]

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Generic drug manufacturing companies based in East Windsor Township, Hopewell Township and Plainsboro Township are being sued by New Jersey and 43 other states for conspiring to artificially boost the prices of more than 100 generic drugs, according to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. East Windsor Township-based Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc., Hopewell Township-based […]

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After years of sun and rain and snow, the benches in Hightstown Borough’s parks have begun to show their age. That’s why the Hightstown Woman’s Club has launched a bench-replacement project in the four parks – Association Park, Dawes Park, Memorial Park and Rocky Brook Park. Residents, businesses and organizations can purchase a bench and […]

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The East Windsor Regional School District District Board of Education unanimously adopted a $96.6 million operating budget for the 2019-2020 school year at its May 6 meeting. The $96.6 million budget represents a 5.7-percent increase over the 2018-2019 operating budget of $91.4 million. The budget calls for raising $65.7 million in property taxes from property […]

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A groundbreaking ceremony for the new pedestrian bridge over the Peddie Lake dam has been set for May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the bridge location – nearly 10 years after the original pedestrian bridge was removed for safety reasons. Work on the new Greenway Pedestrian Bridge is expected to begin on May 22. The […]

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Aiming to bring Hightstown Borough’s history to life through its historic buildings, Downtown Hightstown and the Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society are launching a series of walking tours of the one-square-mile town. The Hightstown Historic Walking Tour kicks off on May 18 at 6 p.m. at the Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society’s headquarters at 164 N. Main […]

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East Windsor Township residents will not see an increase in the municipal property tax rate for the seventh straight year, under the 2019 municipal budget that was approved by the East Windsor Township Council. The municipal property tax rate will remain unchanged at 43 cents per $100 of assessed value under the $22.4 million budget […]

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One non-profit in the Princeton area has stood the test of time while it continues to provide support and help to those with intellectual disabilities. The non-profit organization Enable has been providing that support for 30 years and celebrated that achievement at the organization’s annual Masquerade Casino fundraising gala that was held on April 26 […]

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Wine enthusiasts, drinkers and tasters gathered in Mercer County Park to enjoy some of New Jersey’s best products at the annual Uncork Wine Festival. The festival took place on the grounds of the Mercer County Park in West Windsor on April 27 and 28. “This is year three for the festival being here in Mercer […]

The Hamilton Y Aquatic Club placed 11th overall at the YMCA National Championship meet, which was held in North Carolina at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.  The meet attracted 208 teams and totaled 1,400 athletes who came from all over the United States to compete in this YMCA Short Course Na…

The 9th Annual Princeton 5K Road Race will be held on Sunday, April 7. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Princeton High School.

This summer will mark the 31st year of the Princeton Recreation Department Men’s Summer Basketball League at the outdoor courts at Community Park. The league starts in mid June and runs through the end of July.

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By Huck Fairman For those thirsty for knowledge in the Sciences, Triumph Brewery served up another evening of information about our physical world, as part of its monthly series “Science on Tap.” This time Christine Symington , Program Director of Sustainable Princeton, and Will Atkinson, Princeton ’18, SP Research Coordinator, and also with Climate Central, […]

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By Michele S. Byers Dairy farming has always been a tough occupation. Dairy farmers work long days, milking twice a day in all seasons and every kind of weather. There are no weekends or holidays off. For hundreds of years, dairy farming provided a good living for New Jersey farm families. As recently as the […]

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By Shyama S. Mathews, M.D.  Uterine fibroids affect up to 80 percent of American women, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Although they are considered benign, fibroids can cause heavy bleeding, prolonged or irregular periods, pain, and even fertility issues.  Fibroids can run in families, and so, many women accept their symptoms […]

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By: Kristina N. Katz, M.D. The National Institutes of Health estimates that up to 70 million Americans are living with digestive disorders, such as acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. Women are affected more than men with gastrointestinal issues, and in fact, digestive problems are among the most common reasons why women visit the doctor. […]

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By Huck Fairman “If all emissions worldwide were stopped now, we would still have 100 years of warming, because of all the heat and carbon in the system.” The latest UN report warns a million species face extinction as a result of man’s activity. The first of these warnings came from Dr. Patrick Hossay, head […]

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By Michele S. Byers Back in the heyday of New Jersey’s railroads in the 1800s, train lines transported everything from iron ore to peaches to oysters. The era of motor vehicles and highways eventually doomed many rail enterprises in this state we’re in. Fortunately, many old rail lines have been repurposed as pedestrian and bicycle […]

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Words mean everything when “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” premieres at the Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College from June 7-16. An eclectic group of students are set to compete in the spelling bee of their young lives. Maurer Productions OnStage presents the comical and endearing “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling […]

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 […]

By: Robert Mignone, D.O.  At least 25 million adults across the United States suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a chronic condition that can leave you feeling tired during the day and lead to serious health complications, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.  Moreover, there are many other people with sleep apnea who have […]

By Pam J. Hersh As an experienced and well-known Princeton-based journalist, Barbara Fox is aware of the puns that could be associated with her avocation – button collecting. She “buttons” rather than zips through her daily activities, and some might describe her hobby as the buttons of all jokes. Her passion, however, is no joke. […]

Albert Einstein once said, “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”It happens in varying capacities, but we all care for and “live” for others during our lifetime. In fact, in some…

By Sari L. Yehuda, M.D. An estimated 2.4 million Americans are living with hepatitis C, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), yet many don’t even know it.  Spread through direct contact with blood from a person infected with the virus, hepatitis C causes the liver to become inflamed, and if left […]

Barbara Berg, manager of Weichert, Realtors’ Marlboro office, announced that sales associate Shikha Bhatia has rejoined Weichert as part of her office’s sales team. Bhatia has been a licensed real estate professional for three years. Bhatia holds the Accredited Buyer’s Representative and Seller Representative Specialist designations. A resident of Manalapan for 12 years, Bhatia and […]

Gregory Scharpf, Amboy Bank president and CEO, recently announced the hiring of a new officer and the promotion of another. Joseph Cascella is joining the bank as chief credit officer, and Eileen Roemer has been promoted to chief financial officer. Cascella was most recently a vice president, senior credit officer and director of Credit and […]

Born and raised in the Monroe Township area, Kim Strych joins Mid State Realty with more than 25 years of real estate experience. She has earned several quality service awards for customer satisfaction and recently received a Hall of Fame award. She specializes in residential homes and adult communities. Kim can be reached on her […]

The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the Hispanic Business Expo from 4-8 p.m. on July 16 at the Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison. Showcase a business, network, reach out to the community, gain referrals and build brand awareness. Seminars will provide statistics and marketing programs. Meet influential Hispanic leaders and potential […]

  The Provident Bank Foundation renewed its longstanding support of the Middlesex County College Foundation with a $10,000 donation. The Provident Bank Foundation’s 2019-20 Mission Partnership supports Middlesex County College’s Annual Scholarship Reception, the annual Casino Night event, and other programs. “The Provident Bank Foundation has been a longtime and very loyal supporter of MCC […]

  NORTH BRUNSWICK – QuickChek opened a new 5,496–square-foot store located at 1505 Route 1 north in North Brunswick on May 14. Grand opening promotions include free large QuickChek hot or iced coffee offered to all patrons from May 14-26. The store will donate 25 cents for every sub, sandwich and wrap sold in the […]

A Topgolf Swing Suite has opened at iPlay America, Freehold Township. iPlay America is the first family entertainment center in the country to adopt Topgolf Swing Suite, which will feature six simulator bays with multiple HDTVs and full food and beverage service. “We are thrilled to bring Topgolf Swing Suite into an innovative and entertaining […]

James Kleeman of Manalapan, deputy director, World Trade Center Department, has been named a 2019 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Fellow. He joins the latest class of BOMA Fellows, a group of selected individuals who have displayed exemplary and sustained contributions to commercial real estate, their profession, the community and BOMA at all […]

A Topgolf Swing Suite has opened at iPlay America, Freehold Township. iPlay America is the first family entertainment center in the country to adopt Topgolf Swing Suite, which will feature six simulator bays with multiple HDTVs and full food and beverage service, all set within a luxury lounge environment. “We are thrilled to bring Topgolf Swing […]

A Topgolf Swing Suite has opened at iPlay America, Freehold Township. iPlay America is the first family entertainment center in the country to adopt Topgolf Swing Suite, which will feature six simulator bays with multiple HDTVs and full food and beverage service, all set within a luxury lounge environment. “We are thrilled to bring Topgolf Swing […]