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PRINCETON: Public schools under "shelter-in-place" watch
Police investigating suspicious pre-recorded message
     A pre-recorded message to the Riverside Elementary School, which threatened to harm children, sent police to the school Tuesday morning, according to the Princeton Police Department.

    The message, which was general in nature, was received by the school at 10 a.m. School officials notified the Police Department, which sent patrol officers to the school. The officers found the school to be safe, but as a precaution, officers remained at the school throughout the day.

    All of the Princeton public and private schools were notified of the incident at the Riverside Elementary School by police. Each school took measures that it deemed appropriate, including keeping the children indoors.


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Sue Parcheggio, Princeton
Ronald LeMahieu, West Windsor
    Schools throughout New Jersey are gearing up to give another round of the PARCC tests. Families are rightly opting out of these tests. Tests measure a very narrow range of skills and abilities — they can’t possibly measure what we value most in young people: creativity, inspiration, kindness, curiosity, collaboration. In fact, the focus on standards and testing can actually undermine these things. Tests and test prep can squeeze out of schools the most important parts of learning.

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Dance the Night Away

MCCARTER Theatre Center is known for putting on a memorable gala each season, and this year should be no exception as its annual Gala Benefit, with the theme of “Shaken and Stirred” takes place May 9.

   The event will include a silent auction and a post-concert party complete with music and dancing by the legendary Pink Martini.

   ”People can expect a good time,” says Storm Large, who will be lead vocalist on the night. “It’s a lot of fun, a lot of dancing. I speak about 17 different languages and you can expect lots of craziness — but not too much.”










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