Friday, January 18, 2019

Phones: omnipresent and obnoxious

I hate phones. These days I don’t even answer the phone because despite installing junk call stoppers, the junk still gets through.

From the Robbinsville schools: still plenty of time

I don’t know about you but, for me, the shorter daylight hours we experience during this time of year often leave me feeling a bit lethargic.

Ewing Then and Now: The first school for the deaf in N.J.

The “stone house on the hill” from last month’s column sits on the campus of the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf — another institution worthy of consideration.

Strange times, and even stranger Oreos

As far as I’m concerned, when it comes to Wasabi and Chicken Wing Oreos, flavor is a foreign concept.

Fried: How our government works

With our annual reorganization meeting set for Jan. 3, it is a good time for a refresher as to how our municipal government works.

The gospel of wealth from Scotsman Andrew Carnegie

Carnegie Hall, the Carnegie Corporation, the Carnegie Hero Fund, the Peace Palace in The Hague, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie libraries, and I can go on and on. Andrew Carnegie left his mark everywhere. Even in Princeton, where he left Lake Carnegie for the crew team.

Fried: a week to appreciate police

For the third straight year, Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried signed an Executive Order declaring August 6-12, 2018 “Police Appreciation Week."

The ultimate honey-do list for a newly retired husband

The possibilities after retirement are endless! So I have compiled a comprehensive Honey-Do List for George.

Food for Thought: My Tiffin Express

I admit I was skeptical of My Tiffin Express, the Plainsboro-based service that purports to mimic the beloved Indian tradition of packed lunches delivered in metal boxes (tiffins).

Spring mania: the race to do everything, all at once

By Deborah DumontSpringtime reminds me of bike rides, hikes and flying kites. My mood picks up as the forsythias turn yellow and cherry blossoms bloom. With this newness comes...

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Progress might be hard to see today, but the new owners of Foxmoor Shopping Center say the gears have been set in motion to make it a whole new plaza by this time next year.