From the Robbinsville Schools: A close reading of the Common Core

By Steve Mayer I keep the Common Core app on my phone for a reason. Unfortunately, the topics of over-testing kids, governmental “curriculum” mandates and Common Core have become tied together in an unhealthy way. The notion that the Common Core State Standards prescribe a curriculum is a…

Complex Simplicty: Christmas with the Stepford Dolls

The words “American Girl” spark different reactions in different people. For those of a certain age, a Tom Petty song might spring to mind. For others, an actual non-pop-culture-produced idea might form, say, an image of a little girl holding a sparkler on the Fourth of July. But…

Minutes from Somewhere Else: All I want for Christmas is…

Around this time every year, many of us are faced with a question—“So, what do you want for Christmas?” This was the greatest inquiry as a kid. I’d usually have a numbered list pre-prepared, neatly written on loose leaf paper. It’d include rankings and contingencies—“1) Super Mario Bros…

Betting on Black: The ghosts of Christmases past

I love those Norman Rockwell-like pictures of a perfect family dressed in perfect clothing and gathered around a…

Ask the Doctor: Continue yearly exams post-menopause

Concerned about your health? Experts from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton are ready to answer readers’ questions.…

Gardening Adventures: Amaryllis offers bold holiday color

When most people think of festive Christmas plants, they often picture the traditional Christmas tree and the red…

New park means a lot to Foxmoor

New park means a lot to Foxmoor

By Jayme Race Editor’s note: The neighborhood park along Washington Boulevard in Foxmoor officially opened Oct. 23, the…

Proposed natural gas pipeline galvanizes Hopewell opposition

Proposed natural gas pipeline galvanizes Hopewell opposition

The PennEast Pipeline Company, in which local energy company PSEG is a partner, has proposed a new pipeline…

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A non-veteran recalls serving those who served

By Dan Aubrey Every day on Veterans Day I think of the New Jersey World War II Memorial…

Commentary: When art gets hot

Commentary: When art gets hot

By Dan Aubrey The weather may be cooling down, but the art scene in Trenton has been heating…

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