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Partnership closes land deal to convert former corporate campus into public park

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP - An innovative project to convert a 1950s corporate campus on Carter Road into a public park took a big step forward at Friday closing on a land purchase that saves 320 acres from major development.


A partnership of a dozen public agencies and nonprofit organizations, led by New Jersey Conservation Foundation and the Hopewell Valley Citizens Group, worked together to purchase land located at the former Western Electric/AT&T property for $7.5 million from owner Equus Capital Partners, formerly known as Berwind Property Group.


In a separate transaction, Mercer County and Hopewell Township purchased an additional 11 acres on the east side of Carter Road. New Jersey Conservation now holds a right of first refusal on another 11 acres on the west side of Carter Road where an abandoned, derelict hotel-conference center will be demolished and the site restored by Equus.



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George Borek, Peter Mendonez Jr.,Kristina Samonte
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Joanne Ryam PREA President
    Recently one of my students told me about an English teacher she hopes she doesn’t get next year. “She tells the class that nobody can expect to get above a B.” Although most teachers do not set the bar so high that the students can never reach it, many make the “A” a rare feat. I’ve never really understood this desire to make it difficult for children to experience success, especially when it comes to writing which is essentially an expression of self.
Cheryl Mintz, Princeton

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A Night of Hits
Lou Christie and Darlene Love are on the bill for a night of classics at the State
LOU Christie recalls the 1960s with fondness, because among other things, he says he knew all the girls on the West Coast.

   That’s a lot of girls.

   One of those was Darlene Love of the singing group, The Blossoms. Although the all-girl singing group — Ms. Love, Fanita James and Jean King — had a recording career of its own, which included the group’s biggest hit “He’s a Rebel.”










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