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Lawrence Township Council approves purchase of new equipment

Lawrence Township's first responders - firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians - will receive new equipment following the Township Council's adoption of an...

Lawrence Township officials planning to establish safe exchange zone

Lawrence Township is joining the growing list of towns that provide a safe space where residents can complete transactions that began online or in...

‘Let’s Move Lawrence’ bicycle ride scheduled for June 3

Lawrence Township bicyclists will embark on an 8-mile meandering tour of the township next weekend, during the annual "Let's Move Lawrence/Ralph Copleman Neighborhood Bike...

Students lobby Lawrence council members for intersection improvements

Crossing the street at Route 206/Lawrence Road and Eggerts Crossing Road in Lawrence Township can be risky, but several Lawrence Intermediate School students have...

Teacher named new principal at Slackwood Elementary School

Jeanne Muzi, a veteran teacher in the Lawrence Township Public Schools, has been named the next principal of the Slackwood Elementary School. Muzi was appointed...

Residents warned to beware of woman improperly seeking donations for HomeFront

If someone knocks on a door and claims to be soliciting donations for HomeFront, don't believe it. HomeFront Executive Director Connie Mercer said a woman...

Long-time township historian retires after more than a decade

Part story teller, part researcher - that is how Dennis Waters sums up his approach to serving as Lawrence Township's official historian. But all that...

Visitors get in touch with nature during festival in Lawrence Township

When 6-year-old Xavier Jusino was asked what he liked most about the Mother Nature Festival that was held at the Lawrence Nature Center on...

Lawrence mayor reports on ‘State of the Township’

In Lawrence Township, it's not the three R's that count. It's the three P's of people, planet and profit that mean the most. That was...

Lawrence Township Memorial Day parade will step off on May 26

Lawrence Township's annual Memorial Day parade is set to kick off at 10 a.m. May 26, honoring the memories of American military servicemen and...

Police officers honored by council

Ten Lawrence Township police officers were honored by Township Council Tuesday night for their accomplishments — from stopping burglary sprees to helping solve shooting...

School nurses honored for national holiday

Seated at her desk in the Lawrence High School nurse's office, Lucille Winslow is the first to admit she never knows who is going...

Recreation department to offer summer camps for kids

Children who want to explore nature and the world around them - in the woods and down by the stream - will get their...

Lawrence council takes no position on bills proposing gun control reforms

While some governing bodies, including the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, have jumped on the bandwagon to support tougher gun control laws, the...

Area residents enjoy annual Diversity Cultural Festival

For Niara Garcia and her brother, DeAngelo Garcia, the best part of Lawrence Township's annual Diversity Cultural Festival wasn't the Chinese yo-yo demonstration, the...

Parents, pupils upset with transfer of Slackwood Elementary School principal

Despite tearful pleas from students and parents, the Lawrence Township Public Schools Board of Education will transfer Slackwood Elementary School Principal Jay Billy to...
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Where Angels Play: stories of resilience and hope despite tragedy

NORTH BRUNSWICK - When William Lavin was 15 years old, he lost his father. He said he was "mad at everybody." Not only did his...

Former mayor sentenced to prison for theft from housing authority

Mark Holmes, 56, a former mayor of Lawrence Township, has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing more than $90,000 from the...
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