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16 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

Editorial: N.J. farm to school program is a healthy lesson in nutrition

It's been a bountiful harvest this summer, with farmers markets and supermarkets showing their colors in the emerald green of broccoli and kale, the scarlet of Jersey tomatoes and the deep purple of young eggplant.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Education Etc., Vegetables, Family, Kids, Opinion

20 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

New program aims to better child care programs in Trenton, other Mercer towns

Teacher Janice Jones and school director Luz Horta work with children in the Better Beginnings Child Development Smiles class in Hightstown.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Hightstown, NJ

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Times of Trenton

Former Trenton police sergeant who resigned to avoid prosecution is still on public payroll

TRENTON - A former police sergeant, who resigned as part of a deal to avoid prosecution, is still on the public payroll while collecting his Trenton Police Department pension.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Pension, Personal Finance

The Jersey Journal

Mercer County community news for Aug. 30

Lawrence Township Public School administrators were drenched with an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge issued by fifth-grade teacher Joe Jamison.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Hopewell, NJ, East Windsor, NJ, Home Gardening, Home

The Times of Trenton

The Disc Golf Course at Mercer County Park

Mercer County Disc Golf Club members Ryan Vacha, Philip Sasko, Sean Howard, Nick Tallone, Rob Girard and Kevin Bancroft walk down a fairway at the disc golf course at Mercer County Park in West Windsor on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

NJ.com

SERV Behavioral Health exec is charged with spending $14K of nonprofit's funds on personal items

Johnathon Smith, COO of SERV Behavioral Health, was arrested and charged with charging more than $14,000 to the corporate account for his personal groceries and furniture, prosecutors say.

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Related Topix: Ewing, NJ, Sicklerville, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Four face drug, weapons charges after raid on Trenton house

Brian Watkins, 50, of Trenton, Ricqui Watkins, of Willingboro, and Leroy McKnight were among the four arrested Thursday after a raid on a Trenton house Thursday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Trenton, NJ, Willingboro, NJ

Patch.com

First Time Homebuyer Program Workshops Coming to Mercer County This Fall

The first will be held Sept. 24 at the Mercer County Library, Lawrence Branch at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, 6:30 p.m. The second will be held Oct. 23 at the Hamilton Township Free Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way, Hamilton, 6:30 p.m. Through the Mercer County First-Time Homebuyer Program workshops, participants can learn ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lawrenceville, NJ, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, East Windsor, NJ, Hightstown, NJ

NJ.com

Trenton carjacking leads to two arrests after lengthy police chase

TRENTON -- A lengthy police chase through Trenton streets Thursday evening involving a car stolen in a car jacking earlier in the day ended with two arrests, police said today A 23-year-old Trenton resident had just parked and locked his red, 2010 Nissan Pathfinder on the 700 block of Adeline Street at 4:03 p.m. when a man pushed him down to the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Mercer County area orchestras announce concert schedules for upcoming season

It's Labor Day Weekend, nearly time to turn our thoughts from sandcastles to concert halls, surf to symphonies, trash novels and blockbusters to Mozart and Gustav Mahler.

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Related Topix: Classical, Gustav Mahler, Symphony, Arts, New Jersey, Carl Orff

The Jersey Journal

Mercer County community news for Aug. 28

String of Pearls invites families with prospective Hebrew School students in grades 1-6 to meet staff and students while school is in session 5-6:15 p.m. Sept.

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Related Topix: Pennington, NJ, Trenton, NJ, Princeton, NJ, Villanova University

The Jersey Journal

High-performing freshmen settle into their new lives at TCNJ, Princeton, Rider

While a student at Colts Neck High School, Nicole Gamboa worked hard to distinguish herself enough to get into a good college.

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Related Topix: The College of New Jersey, Princeton, NJ, Rider University, Princeton University

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Speed bumps slow detoured drivers during Ewing bridge work

Construction in Ewing on the North Olden Avenue Extension bridge which takes the road over the West Branch of Shabakunk Creek between Fifth Street and Arctic Parkway.

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Related Topix: Ewing, NJ

Patch.com

Prostitution Ring Busted In Lawrence

Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph L. Bocchini Jr. and Lawrence Township Police Mark Ubry reported that the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force concluded a month-long undercover investigation last week with the execution of search warrants at a spa in Lawrence.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ

The Jersey Journal

4 arrested, $37,000 in heroin seized in Trenton drug raid

Brenda Bellamy, 58, and Geroy Bellamy, 27, were two of the four people arrested Aug. 26, 2014, following a four-month investigation by the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Trenton, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Letter: New Jersey property tax reimbursement is harder to get

A few years ago, I moved from one Mercer County town to another to avoid large property taxes.

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Related Topix: Opinion

NJ.com

Trenton man chraged with assault and burglary after he enters 2 homes, fights with police

Justin Settles was charged with burglary and aggravated assault after he illegally entered two homes and fought with police, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Jersey Journal

$350K federal grant will fund housing assistance for victims of sexual assault, domestic...

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt and Womanspace Executive Director Patricia Hart at the agency's office in Lawrence in May 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Rush Holt, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Jersey Journal

Trenton voters will decide on mandatory paid sick leave in November ballot question

TRENTON - It will be up to Trenton voters to decide if they want the city to require private businesses to pay employees for sick days.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Caldwell, NJ, Paterson, NJ, Passaic, NJ

The Times of Trenton

Renovations underway at Mercer County Boathouse 8/26/2014

The Mercer County Boathouse at Mercer County Parking in West Windsor has been closed this summer while it undergoes nearly $5 million in renovations to double its size and become a destination for residents and a revenue opportunity for the county.

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Related Topix: Windsor, NJ

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