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Residents warned to beware of woman improperly seeking donations for HomeFront

If someone knocks on a door and claims to be soliciting donations for HomeFront, don't believe it. HomeFront Executive Director Connie Mercer said a woman...

Long-time township historian retires after more than a decade

Part story teller, part researcher - that is how Dennis Waters sums up his approach to serving as Lawrence Township's official historian. But all that...

Visitors get in touch with nature during festival in Lawrence Township

When 6-year-old Xavier Jusino was asked what he liked most about the Mother Nature Festival that was held at the Lawrence Nature Center on...

Lawrence mayor reports on ‘State of the Township’

In Lawrence Township, it's not the three R's that count. It's the three P's of people, planet and profit that mean the most. That was...

Lawrence Township Memorial Day parade will step off on May 26

Lawrence Township's annual Memorial Day parade is set to kick off at 10 a.m. May 26, honoring the memories of American military servicemen and...

Police officers honored by council

Ten Lawrence Township police officers were honored by Township Council Tuesday night for their accomplishments — from stopping burglary sprees to helping solve shooting...

School nurses honored for national holiday

Seated at her desk in the Lawrence High School nurse's office, Lucille Winslow is the first to admit she never knows who is going...

Recreation department to offer summer camps for kids

Children who want to explore nature and the world around them - in the woods and down by the stream - will get their...

Lawrence council takes no position on bills proposing gun control reforms

While some governing bodies, including the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, have jumped on the bandwagon to support tougher gun control laws, the...

Area residents enjoy annual Diversity Cultural Festival

For Niara Garcia and her brother, DeAngelo Garcia, the best part of Lawrence Township's annual Diversity Cultural Festival wasn't the Chinese yo-yo demonstration, the...

Parents, pupils upset with transfer of Slackwood Elementary School principal

Despite tearful pleas from students and parents, the Lawrence Township Public Schools Board of Education will transfer Slackwood Elementary School Principal Jay Billy to...
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Where Angels Play: stories of resilience and hope despite tragedy

NORTH BRUNSWICK - When William Lavin was 15 years old, he lost his father. He said he was "mad at everybody." Not only did his...

Former mayor sentenced to prison for theft from housing authority

Mark Holmes, 56, a former mayor of Lawrence Township, has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing more than $90,000 from the...
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LAWRENCE: These kids’ shoes are hard to fill

Ben Franklin Elementary students are collecting unwanted footwear for Soles 4 Souls One man's trash - or in this case, shoes - is another man's...

School year in Lawrence Township will end June 22

Lawrence Township public school district students will have to wait until June 22 to begin their summer vacation as the result of six emergency...

Local Sikh community the focus of presentation

Ask someone about the Sikh religion and its adherents, and the chances are the response will be a blank stare or maybe a comment...

Town’s Diversity Day will be celebrated at Lawrence High School on May 6

Lawrence Township will celebrate its diversity at the annual Diversity and Cultural Festival at Lawrence High School, 2525 Princeton Pike, from noon to 4...

Lawrence residents take issue with plan for extended stay hotel

An application to build a 123-room extended stay hotel behind Colonial Bowling and Entertainment on Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Township, bordering Colonial Lake, was reviewed...
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