A careful listener who helps others share their stories: Nick Klevans preserves people’s history through his work as a video biographer

A patient at a hospice he used to work at inspired Nick Klevans to share people’s stories through video.

By Sally Stang    When you listen to people’s stories, that is when you are allowed to enter the heart of another person.” — Brother Mickey McGrath    Nick Klevans is deep. His thoughts are deep, his conversation is deep and — a rare thing in this world — he is a deep listener. Mr. Klevans is… Continue reading A careful listener who helps others share their stories: Nick Klevans preserves people’s history through his work as a video biographer

PRINCETON: Campus guides enlighten tourists and would-be students

An Orange Key tour makes its way around the Princeton University campus on Wednesday.

By Zaynab Zaman, Special Writer For Princeton natives, the sight of swarming tourists blocking traffic on Nassau Street is no unusual occurrence, in fact something so predictable that it doesn’t even warrant a raised eyebrow. Hundreds of visitors flock daily to this quiet town to visit Princeton University, some coming in busloads, others driving upwards… Continue reading PRINCETON: Campus guides enlighten tourists and would-be students

CENTRAL JERSEY: WWII veteran recalls 70th anniversary of when ‘the day turned to night’ off the coast of Japan (With multiple photos)

World War II Navy veteran Anthony Galli holds a replica of the USS Amsterdam

By Mike Morsch, Packet Media Group On Aug. 6, 1945, the day suddenly and inexplicably turned to night for the crew of the USS Amsterdam. Among the sailors and Marines aboard the ship that day, operating in waters just outside Tokyo Bay, Japan, was Anthony Galli, a 19-year-old radarman from Philadelphia. A sleek carrier, the… Continue reading CENTRAL JERSEY: WWII veteran recalls 70th anniversary of when ‘the day turned to night’ off the coast of Japan (With multiple photos)

CENTRAL JERSEY: Commuters endure days of train delays on Northeast Corridor

Commuters prepare to board a NJ Transit train at Princeton Junction on Thursday morning.

By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer After enduring three straight rough days getting to and from work, rail commuters at Princeton Junction like Linda Engle had had enough. “It’s very frustrating. This week has been particularly bad,” she said Thursday morning waiting to catch her train. Commuters expressed frustration at what they had to endure… Continue reading CENTRAL JERSEY: Commuters endure days of train delays on Northeast Corridor

PRINCETON: For Ken Larini, and his customers, it’s the end of an era as he closes his garage, gas station and towing service

Ken Larini of Larini's Service Center on Alexander Street and Faculty Road.

By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer Ken Larini has been part of the neighborhood on Alexander Street, the guy who owned the garage, gas station and towing service that helped keep Princeton running for 32 years. He gradually shrank his business over the past five years to the point where he sold his property to… Continue reading PRINCETON: For Ken Larini, and his customers, it’s the end of an era as he closes his garage, gas station and towing service

Worldly Sounds: Second Sky is bringing the music to Grounds For Sculpture

Second Sky will play a summer concert at Grounds For Sculpture.

By Keith Loria    Musicians Billy Medina, Wes Dilorio and Bill Lascek-Speakman met while students at Millersville University in Pennsylvania, drawn together by a common love of world music.    ”We were friends and played music together and just came together as a band in 2006,” Mr. Lascek-Speakman says. “We started working with Rhythm and Culture Music… Continue reading Worldly Sounds: Second Sky is bringing the music to Grounds For Sculpture

HILLSBOROUGH: Scout Emily VanPelt builds a field hockey program

Emily VanPelt goes on the field in one of her scrimmages.

By Gene Robbins, Managing Editor Boy and Girl Scouts often take on the task of constructing something as their required community project for their top awards in Scouting. For her Gold Award project, Emily Van Pelt began to build a field hockey program from the ground up. Emily, a Hillsborough High School junior and a… Continue reading HILLSBOROUGH: Scout Emily VanPelt builds a field hockey program

PRINCETON: Class Day ceremony attempts to link Batman to university

Princeton University seniors Heather McCormac

By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer Filmmaker Christopher Nolan told Princeton University seniors on Monday to chase their realities as they look to improve the world. Mr. Nolan, the keynote speaker at the annual Class Day ceremony, told an audience sitting in the university Chapel and watching by video feed that speeches like the one… Continue reading PRINCETON: Class Day ceremony attempts to link Batman to university

PRINCETON: Around the Horn: Despite the battle, Tiger alumni are winners

Hugh Hamilton

By Mike Morsch, Packet Media Group The last group to take the stage at Princeton University’s eighth annual Battle of the Alumni Bands during the recent Reunions weekend was called 3 Guys Named Burt — which, of course, consisted of two guys named Dave and one guy named Hugh — that performed an original song… Continue reading PRINCETON: Around the Horn: Despite the battle, Tiger alumni are winners

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP: ‘Swatting’ hoax targets Quaker Bridge Mall

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The Quaker Bridge Mall became the latest “victim” of a swatting hoax Thursday night when the mall’s security office received a call reporting that there was an explosive device in the food court area, according to the Lawrence Township Police Department. The call, which was received at 6:28 p.m., came from what appeared to be… Continue reading LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP: ‘Swatting’ hoax targets Quaker Bridge Mall