Monday, March 27, 2017

Frontlines of Addiction: Groups support families of addicts through education

As the nationwide opioid crisis continues to grow, more local organizations are trying to help people better understand the disease of addiction.

Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project empowers local mothers

They were in Israel as part of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, which aims to empower women to “change the world through Jewish values.” The 10-day trip is a key part of the organization’s mission.

Robbinsville teenager pleads guilty in fatal Steve Mayer car crash

The Robbinsville teenager charged with fatally hitting schools superintendent Steve Mayer in April pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death and careless driving.

Eva Shaw breaks barriers as the first girl Robbinsville PAL player

Eva is the only—and first—girl to play in the Robbinsville PAL Junior Ravens football league. But she doesn’t want her opponents to know it.

Robbinsville government settles into new home on Route 33

Almost a year to the date construction crews broke ground on it, the new Robbinsville Township municipal building has opened for business.

Robbinsville Police conduct random drug search of high school

In conjunction with the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force, the police department brought in several K9 units—including one from Robbinsville—to search the school Friday morning.

Drive-thru Starbucks coming to Route 33 in Robbinsville

Starbucks is coming to Robbinsville, after the township's Technical Review Committee approved a plan Nov. 3 to build a franchise on Route 33.

Open space, board of education focus of local ballot

Five candidates are running for three seats on the Robbinsville Board of Education. The winners receive a three-year term.

Robbinsville school district sets sights on building new athletic facility

Robbinsville school district officials are planning to create an athletic complex with more facilities and amenities.

More than 1,000 turn out to honor late superintendent Steve Mayer

In the weeks following Mayer’s death, individuals reached out to Fried and the school board with ideas on how to memorialize Mayer’s life and cement his legacy not only for his tenure with the school district, but as a beloved member of the Robbinsville community.

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Mercer Muslim community seeks to educate following ban, shooting

The members of the Islamic Circle of Mercer County know what people say about Islam. They also know that not everybody knows what Islam is all about. And that is what they’re looking to change.