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FLORENCE — The Florence Township Planning Board gave final site plan approval for an expanded Valero gas station and a new modern 7-Eleven convenience store.

at its June 24 meeting."This will continue the improvements that we have planned for our community, especially along Route 130," said Mayor Craig Wilkie in an email on July 20. "This new upgraded facility will provide the community with a new business, increasing the ratable base. Improving the appearance of our community along Route 130 is a high priority."


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FLORENCE: Residents pushing for action on power outages
FLORENCE - Residents asked the council for its support over concerns about constant power outages in a senior community at its July 16 meeting. Read more...
BORDENTOWN: City water plant needs emergency repairs
BORDENTOWN CITY - The commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to contract for emergency repairs to the main electrical service at the water treatment plant at their July 14 meeting. Read more...
BORDENTOWN: City plans $742,000 bond for improvements
BORDENTOWN CITY - The commissioners introduced a $742,000 bond ordinance for various capital improvements at their July 14 meeting. Read more...

Sports

CALLING ALL COACHES
Please send sports information about and pictures of teams to jkohlhepp@centraljersey.com. Read more...

Opinions

STATE WE'RE IN: Len Soucy: Conservation trailblazer
Emile DeVito will never forget an unusual encounter on a winter day in 1977. Read more...
COLUMBUS CORNER
On the fourth Sunday of each month (except for December when the service will be on Dec. 21) the First Baptists Church of Moorestown's worship service is centered around one of the 12 steps of addiction recovery. The services are open to everyone. Read more...
WRITE TO US!
Please send letters to the editor to jkohlhepp@centraljersey.com. Read more...

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Lifestyle

BORDENTOWN JOTTINGS: July 24
3rd Tues. of the Month The Bordentown City Green Team meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Carslake Community Center, 209 Crosswicks Road. Meetings are open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there. Reach the Green Team at bordentowncitygreenteam@gmail.com. Read more...
SPRINGFIELD HAPPENINGS: July 24
Packet Media Group The Springfield Township Council meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. for a work session and the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. for a regular meeting. Read more...
CHESTERFIELD CHATTER: July 24
The Crosswicks Library Summer Story Hour will be held today, 9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 24, at the Crosswicks Library on Main Street in Crosswicks. The event will feature a guest reader, craft, and snack. Stories will be geared towards pre-k through second grade Read more...

Arts and Entertainment

BORDENTOWN JOTTINGS: July 24
3rd Tues. of the Month The Bordentown City Green Team meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Carslake Community Center, 209 Crosswicks Road. Meetings are open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there. Reach the Green Team at bordentowncitygreenteam@gmail.com. Read more...
SPRINGFIELD HAPPENINGS: July 24
Packet Media Group The Springfield Township Council meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. for a work session and the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. for a regular meeting. Read more...
CHESTERFIELD CHATTER: July 24
The Crosswicks Library Summer Story Hour will be held today, 9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 24, at the Crosswicks Library on Main Street in Crosswicks. The event will feature a guest reader, craft, and snack. Stories will be geared towards pre-k through second grade Read more...

Business

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: New ballet director, successful chamber event
Congratulations American Repertory Ballet has named Vanessa Logan as its new executive director. Logan joins ARB from Boston Ballet, where she most recently served as Chief of Staff. - - - Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Wood Johnson Hospital gets recognition
Congratulations I don't usually mention recognition from other publications in this column, but U.S. News and World Report recently honored Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital by ranking it as one of America's Best Hospitals for 2014-15. U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. RWJUH was recognized in 10 specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Waiters' Race returns to Palmer Square in July
Fun surprises I grew up in a little fishing village on the tip of Long Island, except when tourist season came, when it seemed more like it was a part of the sixth borough of New York City. Anyway, I admit that I'm a seafood snob. Fresh fish to me means you go to the dock and buy it off the boat. So nobody was more shocked than me when I found myself having the best grilled tuna sandwich, ever, at Blue Point Grill on Nassau Street in Princeton. It was terrific. So, of course, I stopped into their fish market next store afterwards. It is full of fresh seafood like I remember as a kid and it also has some very unexpected surprises, like fresh local produce. Blue Point Grill is at 258 Nassau St. in Princeton. Read more...
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Your Health

YOUR HEALTH: Time to get outside and start exercising
Summer is here, and if your gym membership went unused during the polar vortex, it's time to get outside, and to get exercising. Read more...
Central Jersey Health: Transformations Physicians Weight Management helps patients achieve their wellness goals
Dr. Kathleen Hickey is the area expert in nutrition and weight loss medicine. She is board certified in both Emergency and Obesity Medicine and holds a Master's Degree in Nutrition. This year, she is being honored by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as one of the Top Docs in New Jersey. Her practice is the most comprehensive for medical weight management in central New Jersey. It started as a single office in Hillsborough in 2009, and recently expanded to a second office in Princeton's Forrestal Village. They employ state-of-the-art equipment to help patients who are struggling with their weight or just seeking to improve their body composition. Read more...
Central Jersey Health: Hospital wellness centers offers fitness, fun
In an effort to focus on the wellness of the community, area hospitals have fitness centers designed specifically for their patients and those for the general public. Read more...

Your Home

YOUR HOME: Easy ways to freshen up the patio for summer fun
''Summer afternoon-summer afternoon Read more...
YOUR HOME: Getting the fireplace ready for a safe season
As temperatures drop and thoughts of crackling fires beckon, Patt and Gary Severson of Ashes-Up Up and Away Chimney Service have this cautionary tip for you: Read more...
YOUR HOME: Dreaming of gazebos and Captain Von Trapp
Ever since I watched ''The Sound of Music'' - you know the scene, where the dreamy and worldly Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) and shy and lovely Maria (Julie Andrews) profess their love for each other with a song and a kiss - I've thought gazebos were the most romantic thing on earth. Read more...


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