Week in Review

Miss any headlines last week? Here's a wrap-up of top news from Hightstown, East Windsor and Cranbury.


Hightstown Police Charge Two Men with Marijuana Possession

Alexander Abeel, 23, of Monroe Township, and Shane Colvell, 23, of Hightstown, were arrested by Hightstown Borough Police around 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8 after police responded to investigate a report about a suspicious vehicle in the rear parking lot of St. Anthony’s Church on Maxwell Avenue in Hightstown. Abeel, the driver of the vehicle, threw a baggie out of the car window as he lowered the window to speak to an approaching officer. The baggie, police determined, contained remnants of marijuana. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a partially-smoked cigar with marijuana in it.


Brady Named New Township Manager of East Windsor

The East Windsor Township Council approved a number of resolutions at their meeting last night at the East Windsor Township Municipal Building reappointing township professionals to their respective positions.  Alan M. Fisher officially retired as Township Manager last night. James Brady was chosen to take his place. Brady is also the Recreation Director for East Windsor.


NJ Turnpike Authority Opens New East Windsor 8 Toll Plaza

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority informed East Windsor Township Mayor Janice S. Mironov that the new ten lane East Windsor interchange 8 toll plaza woud be fully open on Saturday, Jan. 26. The relocation and opening of the new Interchange 8 toll plaza was done in phases which began on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at midnight and ended conclude on Saturday, Jan. 26. 


Andrea E. Christo, 35, of Cranbury was indicted by a Monmouth County Grand Jury on two counts for an incident that occurred in Howell in November. Christo faces one count of third degree uttering a forged instrument for using a forged prescription blank at the Future Pharmacy. Christo also faces one count of third degree attempted obtaining of a controlled dangerous substance by fraud for trying to get oxycodone on Nov. 25, 2012 by "forgery, deception or subterfuge." 


Cranbury Education Foundation Raise Money for Hurricane Relief

The Cranbury Education Foundation raised almost $700 last week that will go toward the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund.Held Jan. 11, the Winter Dance included music by DJ Bret Gash, Dancing, and a lot of fun. The event also allowed Cranbury School students to show off their recently made snowflakes, which are meant to be sent to Connecticut in light of the shootings in Newtown, Conn. 


Duo Charged with Shoplifting from East Windsor Target

Two Jackson residents were charged by East Windsor Township police for their alleged involvement in shoplifting merchandise from theTarget located on Route 571. Shanna Biesterfeld and William Klix were charged with shoplifting, obstructing justice and hindering apprehension in connection with the incident.


East Windsor Physicians On Magazine's 'Top Docs' List

Four East Windsor doctors earned inclusion on New Jersey Monthly's 2012 list of "New Jersey's Top Doctors," appearing in this week's issue.  The magazine polled 22,780 New Jersey doctors and asked them who they considered the state's best, naming 839 to the list.


Girls on the Run Focuses on Self-Esteem

A sea of pink hair, green glitter, navy shirts, and hair bows of all colors descended upon Burlington on a warm Sunday morning in November in anticipation of the Girls on the Run 5k. The race celebrated the end of another successful season; a culmination of the hard work and training of hundreds of girls with their coaches over the two previous months.


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