Toys for Tots
Members of Cranbury PBA LOCAL 405 participated in the 18th annual Toys for Tots event hosted at the home of Kevin and Michael McConnell. We were proud to donate approximately $500 worth of toys! PHOTO COURTESY OF CRANBURY PBA LOCAL 405.
Incumbents return to Hightstown Borough Council
Incumbent Hightstown Borough Council members Joseph Cicalese, Cristina Fowler and Jeet Gulati will return to the governing body, based on certified vote tallies following the Nov. 7 general election. Fowler was the top vote-getter with 721 votes, followed by Cicalese, who earned 666 votes. Michael Bollentin, who challenged the two...
Incumbents secure seats on East Windsor Township Council
Incumbent East Windsor Township Council members Anthony Katawick, Marc Lippman, Janice Mironov, Johnnie Whittington and John Zoller will return to the governing body, based on certified voting tallies for the Nov. 7 general election. Katawick was the top vote-getter with 3,507 votes. He was followed by Mironov, who earned 3,439...
Turkey Trot kicks off Thanksgiving Day in Hopewell Valley
People of all ages got their Thanksgiving Day off right with a run, walk or jog during the 13th Annual Hopewell 5K Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. The morning of Thanksgiving people participated in the 5K Cross Country Course at Rosedale Park in Pennington dressed in running gear and some in turkey costumes or Thanksgiving decorations on Nov. 23.
Incumbents, newcomer secure seats on East Windsor school board
Incumbent East Windsor Regional School District school board members Jeanne Bourjolly and Michael John Weeks II will return to the school board, along with newcomer Karen Salter, based on the certified vote tallies following the Nov. 7 general election. Bourjolly and Salter, who will represent East Windsor Township on the...
School board elections return incumbents and welcome newcomer
Incumbent school board members – Board President Anita Williams Galiano, Vice President Andrea Driver, and Pamela Lilleston – return to the Hopewell Valley Regional Board of Education has been certified by the Mercer County Clerk’s Office. When sworn in to start their three-year terms representing Hopewell Township...
First phase of Watershed’s Wargo Pond restoration complete
After months of construction and repairs, phase one of the Wargo Pond restoration is complete. The necessary repairs to the mechanisms that regulate the water level, the structure of the pond, and the earthen dam are finished and Wargo Pond is holding water again. ‘We are very excited that life...
Bulk pickup collected once a month in new trash contract
The Lawrence Township Council awarded a one-year contract to trash hauler Interstate Waste Services for residential garbage and bulk item collection, beginning Dec. 1. The Township Council awarded the $1.3 million contract to the Ewing Township-based hauler at its Nov. 9 meeting. Interstate Waste Services was the only bidder for the job.
Incumbent, newcomer look forward to terms on Lawrence Township Council
The re-election of incumbent Township Councilman John Ryan and the election of two newcomers to the Lawrence Township Council has been confirmed by Mercer County election officials, following the Nov. 7 general election. Ryan and his running mates, Patricia Hendricks Farmer and Olympia I’Liou Perry – all Democrats – were...
Two incumbents, newcomer secure seats for Lawrence school board
Two incumbent school board members will be joined by a newcomer when the Lawrence Township Public Schools Board of Education reorganizes in January. Incumbent school board member Michele Bowes was the top vote-getter with 4,001 votes, followed by newcomer Diana Pasculli with 3,939 votes. Incumbent school board member Arundel Clarke received 3,745 votes.
Democrats take seats in Hopewell Borough
Hopewell Borough is set to have a familiar face in the role of mayor after Councilman Ryan Kennedy earned the seat in his mayoral race during the general election Nov. 7. The race for mayor was uncontested. The Mercer County Clerk’s office certified the election results on Nov. 22.
Bordentown artists to showcase at Holiday Art Show
The Artists of Bordentown Holiday Art Show will highlight seven well-known contemporary Bordentown artists and crafts people and Leaping Dog Art Studios. The show will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 2-3 at Old City Hall, 11 Crosswicks St. Admission is free. Since its founding, the Historic City...
Democrats return to seats on Hopewell Township Committee
Democratic incumbents Mayor Michael Ruger and Committeeman Kevin Kuchinski each earned new terms on the Township Committee in the general election Nov. 7. Ruger and Kuchinski fended off challenges from Republican candidates Jennifer DiDonato and Daniel Hanley Jr. in their re-election bids for new three-year terms. “Thank you to everyone...
‘I look forward to continuing the good work’
Incumbent Democrat Matt Scott has earned a return to the Township Committee. Scott fended off a challenge from Republican candidate Joe Buonavolonta in his re-election bid for another three-year term on the Township Committee. “I first want to thank Joe for running and congratulate him on a good showing. Cranbury...
Staff at the Hickory Corner and Hightstown Library Branches had both staff and patrons creating Rangolis out of chalk and sand. PHOTO COURTESY OF MERCER COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM.
Girl, dog fatally struck by car in West Windsor Township
A 12-year-old girl who was walking her dog was killed when she was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV at the intersection of Rabbit Hill Road and Abbington Lane Nov. 27, according to the West Windsor Police Department. Police were dispatched at 5:37 p.m. to investigate a report of...
Protecting the wetlands that help protect New Jersey
For the past 20 years, a New Jersey organization not widely known among the general public has been making a big environmental impact through dozens of projects aimed at restoring and enhancing the state’s wetlands – ecosystems that are critical allies in the global fight against climate change.
Hillsborough Township Police blotter
Oct. 3 – A 36-year-old Hillsborough Township woman was charged with simple assault after an investigation into an assault that took place at the Hillsborough Rotary Fair on Aug. 18. Oct. 6 – Graffiti was found in the skateboard park of Ann Van Middlesworth Park. The damage is valued...
No injuries reported in garage fire
A detached garage on Camplain Road caught on fire during the early morning hours of Nov. 26, according to the Hillsborough Township Police Department. Police responded with fire companies to 2211 Camplain Road for the report of an active structure fire at 12:25 a.m. Upon arrival, police discovered a detached garage engulfed in flames. Responding firefighters were able to extinguish the fire. The garage was unoccupied and no injuries were reported. The fire was not deemed suspicious but remains under investigation.
Hillsborough Township man charged in alleged sexual contact incidents near Rutgers campus
A 29-year-old Hillsborough Township man has been charged in connection with multiple incidents of sexual contact within the City of New Brunswick, near the Rutgers University College Avenue Campus, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, Director Anthony Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department, and Chief Kenneth Cop of the Rutgers University Police Department.
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