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A kitchen fire, sparked by grease on the stove, damaged the kitchen in an apartment at the Windsor Regency rental apartment complex around dinner time on June 7, according to East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2 officials. There were no injuries in the fire, which was reported shortly after 5 p.m., said Fire Chief […]

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The Hightstown Borough Council plans to hold a public hearing and take action on its proposed $7.7 million budget at its June 17 meeting. The meeting is scheduled to start  at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the Hightstown Engine Co. No. 1 firehouse. The budget, which carries a 3-cent increase in the municipal […]

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Hightstown High School students who were part of a three-year effort to pass a federal law opening up the files on 113 “cold cases” – unsolved racially motivated murders that occurred between 1940 and 1980 – have been honored by state Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer, Middlesex). Sen. Greenstein presented the students with a resolution recognizing […]

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The voters have spoken, nominating Democratic and Republican slates of candidates to run for the East Windsor Township Council and the Hightstown Borough Council in the June 4 political party primaries. In East Windsor Township, Democratic incumbent Township Council members Janice S. Mironov, Marc Lippman, Peter Yeager and John Zoller – all running unopposed – […]

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New Jersey municipalities, including East Windsor Township, would be in line to receive additional state aid under proposed legislation that is making its way through the State Legislature. The bill, co-sponsored by state Senators Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) and Declan J. O’Scanlon Jr. (R-Monmouth), would require New Jersey to restore state aid to the towns by […]

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The 2019 softball season will go down in the records books at Hightstown High School. This spring has been a memorable one when Hightstown won the softball program’s first New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association group championship and advanced to the semifinal round of the Tournament of Champions. First, Hightstown captured the Group 4 state […]

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Students at the Ethel McKnight School in Twin Rivers had a special treat on Friday, May 31, as the annual “field day” included a visit from East Windsor Fire Co. 2. And it didn’t take long before everybody got a little wet. “Kids love fire engines and hoses,” said Station 46 Chief Mario Batista, “And when […]

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Montgomery Township officials are pleased to announce the acquisition of two open space parcels totaling 85 acres. On May 21, Montgomery Township purchased a 25-acre agricultural property on Fairview Road from the Forfa Family. The township also contracted to purchase 60 scenic acres at Mountain View Road and Cherry Valley Road. Mayor Sadaf Jaffer expressed […]

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Aiming to bring awareness of gun violence and to honor and remember gun violence victims, East Windsor Township Mayor Janice S. Mironov has declared June 7 to be National Gun Violence Awareness Day in East Windsor Township. Mayor Mironov issued a special proclamation setting aside June 7 as a day to remember the victims of […]

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Rosemary Byrne doesn’t like to be at the center of attention – unless it involves her family, of course. But on Memorial Day, Mrs. Byrne had no choice. Hightstown Borough Mayor Lawrence Quattrone presented the lifelong resident with a special proclamation from the governing body. “Oh, my,” Mrs. Byrne said as Mayor Quattrone greeted her […]

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East Windsor Township and Hightstown Borough voters will go to the polls on June 4 to nominate candidates for an array of elected offices in the Democratic and Republican party primaries. The polling locations will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The winners will square off in the Nov. 5 general election. In […]

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: Michele S. Byers While Washington turns its back on climate change, New Jersey is busy reclaiming its national leadership role on clean energy. One year ago, New Jersey passed a landmark Clean Energy Law to transition half of the state’s electricity from fossil fuels to renewable sources like wind and solar by 2030. Also […]

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By Michele S. Byers To early European settlers, the native evergreen trees known as Atlantic white cedars must have seemed like a gift. The towering cedars – some over 1,000 years old – grew in dense swamps up and down the Atlantic Coast, including many spots in New Jersey. Cedar wood was lightweight, straight-grained and […]

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By Tomer Davidov, M.D. Thyroid nodules, or abnormal growths on the thyroid gland, are a common condition, especially among older adults and women. While most nodules are benign, it is important to have them evaluated, as about 10% are cancerous, according to the American Cancer Society. Most patients with thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer have […]

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By Huck Fairman Fierce thunder storms pounded Princeton. Across the country hundreds of tornados battered Texas, Oklahoma, and most mid-western states, and on to Pennsylvania and New Jersey, over 12 consecutive days. Downpours and flooding rivers drowned portions of many states. All 77 of  Oklahoma’s counties declared states of emergency. A spokesman for the National […]

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By: Michele S. Byers “A foot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.” -Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road Camden’s parks offer a wealth of natural settings that can inspire  visitors and residents alike.  Plenty of exciting […]

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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 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]