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Mercer County residents display created art for county senior art show

A professional juror has selected the winners from more than 80 entries in the 2021 Mercer County Senior Art Show. The art show is being...

Lawrence Township adopts ordinance to permit cannabis businesses

Cannabis businesses - from retail stores to operations that grow, manufacture and distribute cannabis - will be permitted to open their doors in Lawrence...

Laura Wooten’s Law will require civics to be taught in middle school

If there is one thing that defined Laura Wooten, it was her unwavering dedication to the election process in her community and in the...
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HomeFront conducts back-to-school backpack drive

Happiness is a backpack full of school supplies, a new outfit and new sneakers for the first day of school - especially for children...

Lawrence Township will skip National Night Out activities

Lawrence Township will skip National Night Out activities in 2021 because of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The event traditionally brings together the Lawrence Township...

Mercer County Commissioners approve resolution for open space trust fund referendum

A resolution calling for a voter referendum in November to permit the reallocation of Mercer County’s Open Space Trust Fund has been approved by...

SOLUTIONS 7/30: Packaging That Doesn’t Poison Our Environment

By Huck Fairman We all purchase food, drinks and items that often come to us in plastics. Yet most of us are aware that studies have...

Common calendar, Packet papers, July 23

Ongoing   Rise is collecting donations of backpacks and school supplies for local students of all ages from elementary school to high school that will be...
PHOTO COURTESY OF MIDDLESEX COLLEGE

Lawsuit filed to prevent mandatory masks in schools

Aiming to prevent re-imposing mandatory mask-wearing when students head back to school in September, a group of parents and students is suing Gov. Phil...

Sollami served seven terms as Mercer County freeholder

A seven-time Mercer County freeholder has passed away. “It is with great sadness that I learned today of the passing of Freeholder Paul Sollami, Jr....
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Five Below to open in the Lawrence Shopping Center

Five Below, which sells everything from room decorations, clothing and toys and games at prices ranging from $1 to $5, is poised to open...
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Rider University named a College of Distinction in seven categories

Rider University has once again been recognized for its commitment to engaged, hands-on education by Colleges of Distinction. In addition to being named to the...

Common calendar, Packet papers, July 16

Ongoing       Princeton Girlchoir and Princeton Boychoir are auditioning new choristers for the 2021-22 season. Any child entering grades 3-12 this fall is welcomed. Both choirs are programs...
PHOTO COURTESY OF HOMEFRONT

New Jersey’s homeless shelters fight for a seat at the table

The New Jersey Shelter Providers Consortium has become a voice for the state’s homeless shelter community and those they serve. Tucked into the state’s $46.4...
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Pit Stop demolition begins, making way for passive park after contamination is evaluated

The long-awaited demolition of the former Pit Stop service station at 1175 Lawrence Road  has begun. A workman on an excavator took the first bite...

Lawrence principals get 3% annual salary increases

Principals, assistant principals and instructional supervisors are in line for annual 3% salary increases, under the terms of a three-year contract approved by the...

SOLUTIONS 7/9: The D&R Greenway Land Trust – Environmental Leader

The D&R Greenway Land Trust, the region's unofficial land steward reaching in many directions to preserve and enhance our environments, has recently launched two...

Common calendar, Packet papers, July 9

Ongoing   Through Sept. 30, Somerset County residents can apply with the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services to receive $30 worth of farmers’...
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