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Is that spinach? No, it’s rare seabeach amaranth!

By Michele S. Byers If you are lucky enough to walk on the beach this summer, you may notice a plant that looks like spinach growing...
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National Moth Week offers backyard activities for safe science

The ninth annual National Moth Week, which this week will be July 18-26, invites novice and experienced “moth-ers,” alike, to observe moths in their own...
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High levels of harmful algae blooms in nine lakes include Rosedale Lake

New Jersey currently has nine lakes with high levels of harmful algal blooms (HABs) that are either closed or under advisory. Seven lakes are at...

Visit to Palmyra Cove inspires grassroots effort to clean up shore

By KRISTEN DOWD Judy Jengo recently visited Palmyra Cove Nature Park for the first time. The Hopewell resident was taken by the beauty of the serene,...
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Mercer County coalition tries to bridge equity gap through environmental programs

A local Mercer County coalition has been working to bridge the equity gap in the county through new experiences with nature and the outdoors. The...
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Capital Health will open primary care facility in Princeton

The building that housed the former offices of The Princeton Packet will become the new home for a Capital Health primary care facility next...

Medical debt paid in full by Princeton Alliance Church

Princeton Alliance Church (PAC) partnered with RIP Medical Debt to pay off $1.75 million in medical debt throughout Mercer and Middlesex counties. Because of PAC’s...

NAMIcon two-day virtual event will focus on mental health wellness

NAMIcon is a virtual event planned for July 13-14 that will focus on mental health wellness. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is committed to...

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer announces new leadership

The mission of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer is to partner with individuals, families and community organizations to help them achieve their...
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Hopewell Borough rally shines a light on police accountability

More than 100 people marched from Hopewell Elementary School to Hopewell Borough Hall to call for police accountability within the valley. The call for accountability...

New Jersey is home to aquatic and semi-aquatic mammals

By Michele S. Byers You’re walking near a stream or a lake and suddenly catch a flash of a small, sleek creature with dark, glossy...

Lincoln Equities Group acquires Bristol-Meyers Squibb’s Hopewell campus

Bristol-Meyers Squibb (BMS) is no longer the owner of its Hopewell campus after selling the property to real estate firm Lincoln Equities Group. Lincoln Equities...

Learn how to go out and feel safe during COVID

Now that businesses are reopening and people are starting to resume their normal routines after being quarantined for months, it is important to know...
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Watershed Institute aids county officials in preventing toxic algae blooms at Rosedale Lake

The Watershed Institute and Mercer County officials are teaming up to address toxic algae blooms in Rosedale Lake. Rosedale Lake in Pennington is part of...

Hopewell Elementary School graduating fifth graders leave their mark at Hopewell Borough Park

From June 18-24, Sourland Conservancy hosted the Hopewell Elementary graduating fifth graders and their family to commemorate the moment by planting a pollinator meadow. The...

Common calendar, Packet papers, June 26

Editor's Note: Please call before attending any event. As of press time, certain restrictions were still in place due to the coronavirus outbreak.     Now open Terhune...

The Hun School offers customized summer enrichment courses for greater community 

Through the new Hun Adventures track, along with Hun Summer Session courses, the Hun School in Princeton has created a chance for students to...
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Pennington gymnast awarded scholarship

Julia Peters of Pennington is the recipient of the 2020 Plum Cares Academic Scholarship (PCAS). This one-time scholarship, totaling $5,000, will support her academic...
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