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Princeton Half Marathon draws more than 1,000 runners

nj.com — PRINCETON - Just over two years ago, Mary Westerwelle thought that the idea of running a marathon was crazy. That was until a friend of hers was participating in a half marathon near where she lived, and persuaded her to join. "At first, I hated it," she said.

Retired Justice Virginia Long speaks at MidJersey Chamber women leaders series

nj.com — HAMILTON - Retired New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Virginia Long describes her life as a juggling act. "It is unbearably hard to be a daughter and a mother, a lawyer or a judge and to try to juggle all of those balls," she said. "But even though it is really, really hard, it is thrilling.

Authentically Autistic -- Like Mother, Like Son

huffingtonpost.com — He is free to be himself the way I wasn't until my 30s, and if it weren't for him, I may never have been given the gift of diagnosis. Allowing him to be himself -- free, proud, and authentically autistic -- is the best gift I can give him in return....

Sinkholes open up at Lawrence Shopping Center, blocking parking and inconveniencing shoppers

nj.com — Dozens of sinkholes have opened up in the Lawrence Shopping Center over recent months, blocking access to hundreds of parking spaces and raising concerns for some shoppers and merchants. Behind chain-linked fences that don "no trespassing" signs, what should be smooth, even pavement looks more like black waves as the asphalt caves into the earth.

Grounds For Sculpture to exhibit work of famed architect Michael Graves

nj.com — HAMILTON - From unique architecture around the world to simple houseware items, the designs of famed Princeton-based architect Michael Graves can be found seemingly anywhere. But 50 years worth of work from the internationally acclaimed artist will come to one place next month - the Grounds For Sculpture.

Rider University 'Bronc Buddies' help freshmen move into dorms

nj.com — LAWRENCE - It worked like an assembly line. As vehicles pulled in front of the freshman dormitories at Rider University yesterday, each one was immediately swarmed by upperclassmen, or "Bronc Buddies," prepared to label, unload and transport luggage of incoming students to their new homes for the coming months.

Steinert High School freshman orientation features ice breaker with ALS bucket challenge

nj.com — HAMILTON - With less than a week before classes start, the incoming freshmen class at Steinert High School got the opportunity to break the ice today not only with fellow classmates, but administrators as well.

Nuclear fusion reactor at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab will be operational again after $94 M upgrade

nj.com — PRINCETON - Tucked away from major roadways and nestled amid more than 80 acres of forest sits a massive warehouse-like building where inside, a device that can produce temperatures hotter than the sun has sat cold and quiet for more than two years.

Junior Achievement of N.J., which brings real-world financial skills to schools, continues to grow

nj.com — While sitting in her business and marketing classes in college, Catherine Milone envisioned a career in corporate America - recording analytic data at Microsoft, leading project teams at Johnson & Johnson, or sitting at an executive office desk in Bank of America - a stark contrast to working in a classroom.

State grant keeps major transportation equipment provider from Plainsboro in N.J.

nj.com — PLAINSBORO - After talk of leaving the state, a major transportation equipment provider and chassis leasing business has decided it will remain in the township thanks to an incentive grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Plainsboro-based TRAC Intermodal, which employs more than 500 across the country, has been awarded $9.8 million in tax credits over 10 years by the state.
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