CRANBURY: School board president Lynne Schwarz steps down

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By Amy Batista, Special Writer CRANBURY – Board President Lynne Schwarz stepped down after more than 12 years of service on the Cranbury Township School District Board of Education during its meeting on Dec. 15. At a special session prior to the business meeting, the board honored the school’s athletes, and then Chief School Administrator/Principal) …

HIGHTSTOWN: Local author takes aim at childhood abuse

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By Amy Batista, Special Writer HIGHTSTOWN – A local resident is the author of a fictionalized memoir dedicated to survivors of childhood abuse. “I Am Sunshine: One Woman’s Journey to Heal from Childhood Sexual Abuse,” is a book by Trish Egan about her heroine, Idalia, who was sexually abused as a child. As a consequence, …

CRANBURY: School district once again tops in safety

CRANBURY – The Cranbury Township School District won the 2014-2015 school year Safety Award, which was announced during its Board of Education Meeting Dec. 15. “We just won the award for the 2014-2015 school year so we received a credit toward our 2015-2016 school year insurance premiums,” said Business Administrator and Board Secretary Nicholas Bice …

EAST WINDSOR: Township officials welcome new police officer Karl Johnston III

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By Amy Batista, Special Writer EAST WINDSOR – Township officials welcomed a new police officer to the ranks with the swearing-in of Karl Johnston III during its meeting on Dec. 22. Mayor Janice Mironov administered the oath of office to Officer Johnston, with his father, Karl Johnston Jr., by his side. Fellow officers, family and …

HIGHTSTOWN: Residents and council members reflect on a good year

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By Amy Batista, Special Writer HIGHTSTOWN – Residents and council took some time to look back and reflect on this past year during its meeting on Dec. 21. “I decided to weigh all the good things and bad things that have happened in the last year,” said resident Eugene Sarafin. “I couldn’t find anything bad …

EAST WINDSOR: ‘New Year’s Food Drive’ kicks off

East Windsor Township is sponsoring a “New Year’s Food Drive,” kicking off Jan. 1, 2016 and continuing through Jan. 31, for distribution to local individuals and families. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the following locations: East Windsor Township municipal building at 16 Lanning Boulevard during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: President Obama’s holiday gift to America

To the editor: Every American History teacher realizes the parallel’s to the current Obama Administration ( Democratic Party) policies toward abortion to that of similar policies of the 1800s in regards to the issues of slavery. President Obama’s funding of organizations, like Planned Parenthood is his holiday gift to America, and it will be a …