Students returning to class Wednesday

Hightstown students head back to school amongst building construction and some staff changes. By: David Pescatore    HIGHTSTOWN — There will be a vaguely familiar face greeting students arriving for the first day of school at the Ethel McKnight School on Wednesday.    That face will belong to Gayle Parker, who is returning to the district, after… Continue reading Students returning to class Wednesday

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Reviews are upbeat for kids’ jazz workshop in Trenton

Locally based program targets underprivileged children. By: Jennifer Potash    The inaugural season of a summer jazz program for underprivileged children in Trenton won rave reviews from the Princeton-based organizers.    The children’s Summer Jazz Workshop, an offshoot of the Jazz For Justice Project that brings musical opportunities to inmates at the New Jersey State Prison in… Continue reading Reviews are upbeat for kids’ jazz workshop in Trenton

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Office plan at airport blasted by neighbors

If project approved, a helicopter hangar could be built close to their homes, they say. By: Paul Sisolak    MONTGOMERY — Neighbors of Princeton Airport, during two hours of Planning Board testimony Monday, condemned plans to build a medical office building at the airport, claiming the project would result in the relocation of a proposed helicopter… Continue reading Office plan at airport blasted by neighbors

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Familiar faces in new places at North

Mealy, Gould give Knight cross country teams consistency By: Justin Feil    A change in the coaching staff for the West Windsor-Plainsboro North cross country teams did not make much more than a ripple among prospective team members.    That’s because the Knight distance runners are very familiar with Bill Mealy and Brian Gould, and that familiarity… Continue reading Familiar faces in new places at North

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Mediation talk set for union, Montgomery school district

Two sides reach impasse; teachers say strike is not a consideration. By: Paul Sisolak    MONTGOMERY — Contract negotiations between the Montgomery Township Education Association and the school district will be resuming next month.    The 485-member MTEA — mainly composed of teachers, and maintenance and secretarial workers — and the district have reached an impasse. Talks… Continue reading Mediation talk set for union, Montgomery school district

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Opportunity knocks for PU football

Tigers’ youth will fill openings By: Justin Feil    There were plenty of unpleasant offseason surprises for the Princeton University football team, but the Tigers were able to begin preseason practices thankfully with only improvement on their minds.    Princeton lost cornerback Jay McCareins, linebacker Zac Keasey and free safety Brandon Mueller to academics. On top of… Continue reading Opportunity knocks for PU football

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Teach healthy eating habits to children

Judy Shepps Battle    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 15 percent of 6- to 19-year-olds (about 9 million youth) are clinically overweight or obese. Another 15 percent of that age group are considered at risk of becoming overweight.    And the statistics are not significantly better for preschoolers. The latest figures… Continue reading Teach healthy eating habits to children

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