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Morven Museum & Garden’s Festival of Trees tradition continues

Morven Museum & Garden’s Festival of Trees is a juried collection of trees and mantles decorated by area garden clubs and non-profit partners displayed...

Mercer County Park Commission receives funds for Roebling Park, Abbott Marshlands

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have announced that the Mercer County Park Commission will be awarded...

Blood donations critically needed

Plasma from whole blood donations made through the American Red Cross that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies may now help current coronavirus patients in...

Lawrence school board candidates forum set for next week

Nine candidates for three open seats on the Lawrence Township Public Schools Board of Education will make their case for election at a virtual...

Developer will present plans next month for affordable housing units near Lawrence Shopping Center

The would-be developer of a 70-unit affordable housing development at the rear of the Lawrence Shopping Center will have to wait until next month...

Remediation of contaminated land will fulfill a dream for Liberty State Park

By Michele S. Byers Liberty State Park in Jersey City – the state’s most popular park, with more than five million annual visitors – has...

Lawrence High School ready for fall outdoor sports

Lawrence High School’s athletics department is one of many statewide that have adapted to a new reality for their outdoor fall sports to occur...
Photo courtesy of The Princeton Festival

Executive and artistic director leaves Princeton Festival

The Princeton Festival announced that Richard Tang Yuk, executive and artistic director and one of the organization’s founders, has decided to leave the festival. “After...

Common calendar, Packet papers, Sept. 18

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

Brain Injury Alliance to hold workshop on grief and loss during COVID

The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey will hold a workshop on grief and loss in the time of COVID-19 and beyond at 11:30...

Lawrence cop suspended, charged for allegedly tampering with records

A Lawrence Township police officer has been charged with tampering with records and unsworn falsification for allegedly submitting a report that contained false and...

Opinion: Cigarette tax would lessen suffering from cancer

More than 53,000 New Jerseyans are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year and almost 16,000 will lose their lives from the disease....

New Jersey Fire Museum to hold fifth annual open house on Sept. 27

The New Jersey Fire Museum and Fallen Firefighters Memorial, 4 Polhemustown Road, Upper Freehold Township, will hold its fifth annual open house to showcase...

Lawrence schools equity report includes calls for collective liberation, social justice

In the wake of Black parents' push for the Lawrence Township Public Schools to make educational equity a priority for Black students and other...

Lawrence Town Hall remains closed to the public

The Lawrence Township Municipal Building will remain closed to the public at least through October, despite neighboring Hamilton Township officials' decision to open their...

Rider announces measures to reduce tuition ‘sticker shock’ and strengthen educational value

Rider University announced a series of new measures intended to strengthen the overall value of a Rider education, including a 22% reduction of annual...

Opinion: Keep Your Mask On, This Proposal Has ‘Stink’ All Over It

Keep your mask on, this proposal has "stink" all over it. I’m referring to the proposed building of 70 housing units, 69 designated affordable housing,...

The timeless tale of monarch butterfly migration

By Michele S. Byers Do you ever read through old newspapers and notice that sometimes the topic and perspective are still pretty current and fresh?...
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