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 …

CRANBURY: Planning board advances development application

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By Amy Batista, Special Writer CRANBURY – The Planning Board heard testimony on the High Point Development (Hagerty/Chaney Tract) application for Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision and Site Plan for approval during its Dec. 10 meeting. “I would like to talk for a moment about what we are going to do tonight,” said Chairman Allan …

CRANBURY: ‘Constructed Pieces’ exhibit will be featured at Gourgaud Gallery in January

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The next open call exhibit at the Gourgaud Gallery at Town Hall in Cranbury will portray “Constructed Pieces,” works featuring varied mediums such as painting, drawing, collage and photography showing a variety of styles and artists. The artwork will portray or include constructed pieces – things that are man-made, not made by nature. In past …

CRANBURY: Cantus Choir performs special holiday show at the White House

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Cranbury School students Christy Phillips, Elaina Phillips, Anya Raju and Justin Yang traveled to Washington with the Cantus Choir of Westminster Choir College Conservatory Dec. 21 to sing at the White House as a part of the holiday events there. The choir performed with cellist Tomasz Rzeczycki and James Goldsworthy as accompanist in the Grand …

POLICE BLOTTER for the week of 12/25

The East Windsor Township Police Department initiated these police reports.  Esdras E. Machado-Giron, 30, of Princeton Arms Apartment, was arrested and charged with DUI, reckless driving, careless driving, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, having a suspended driver’s license and for being an unlicensed …