EAST WINDSOR: Vacant council seat filled after the death of Hector Duke

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By Amy Batista, Special Writer EAST WINDSOR – The Township Council unanimously voted to fill a vacant seat by appointing Denise Daniels as the newest council member during its meeting on Dec. 22. Ms. Daniels is filling the vacancy created by the recent death of council member Hector Duke. “We sadly had a vacancy occur …

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, …

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 …

HIGHTSTOWN: Jersey Fresh rallies to feed local families during the holidays

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By Amy Batista, Special Writer HIGHTSTOWN – Rise is partnering up to receive Jersey Fresh meals through a project supported by Farm Credit East Cares, the New Jersey Agricultural Society’s Farmers Against Hunger (FAH) program to help feed more than 225 families this holiday. “This really is the best gift ever,” said Rise Executive Director …

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 …