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Hacked in 7 minutes: questions of vulnerability surround New Jersey’s aging voting machines

Many states have moved away from direct-recording electronic voting machines. New Jersey, however, remains one of a small minority of states still using DREs, a technology experts have proven vulnerable and unreliable.

We Make aims to help people with developmental disabilities find and keep jobs

Nonprofit We Make opened as “the world’s first workplace centered around autistic employees’ specific needs and abilities,” in Pennington.

From Pennington to California: The journey of The Ringer writer Katie Baker

Drawing on a picturesque upbringing in Pennington, Katie Baker has made unexpected, yet inspiring, leaps. Baker is now a sports and pop culture writer for The Ringer.

New owners, same traditions at treasured roadside ice cream stand Cream King

Cream King, the treasured ice cream oasis, opened in the mid-1950’s and has changed little since. But there has been one change this year. Cream King is under new ownership.

Hopewell brothers become fourth-generation entrepreneurs with Ace & Everett

They’re living the startup life in New York’s West Village as owners and operators of Ace & Everett, a two-year-old company with the lofty aim of setting the direction of men’s style in the years to come.

Forgotten History Podcast, Episode 13: The Last Plague

When the Spanish Flu hit Philadelphia in 1918, it first overwhelmed the hospitals, then the morgues, then the gravediggers. The catastrophe was the fault of one man, public health director Wilmer Krusen, who allowed a Liberty Bond parade that spread the disease at a catastrophic rate. But was Krusen really at fault?

Forgotten History Podcast, Episode 12: New Jersey’s Bermuda Triangle

The pod must go on! Historian Jim Davidson, in his talk, "The Dark Side of the Sourlands" discusses the mayhem, murder, and disappearances that made the region "New Jersey's Bermuda Triangle."

No electric? No problem for Hopewell’s Michael Strizki

Michael Strizki converted his home to run on hydrogen and solar energy, making it the first solar hydrogen residence in North America.

Boro Bean: owners committed to finding the right buyer for Hopewell café

Ellen and Johnny Abernathy are in no great hurry to conclude a transaction. The couple is content to wait until someone comes along whom they feel would be a good fit for their neighborhood coffee shop

Third-generation shoe repair shop marking 70 years in business

Shoe repairman may be one of the many professions that have fallen by the wayside over the years, but one look around Agabiti’s Pennington Cobbler workshop on Main Street suggests that the vocation is alive and well.

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Alejandro Hernandez: From Hamilton to Hollywood

Long-time Hamilton resident Alejandro Hernandez has spent the past three years as a regular recurring cast member on the medical drama “New Amsterdam”