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Week in Review

Miss any news last week? Here's our wrap-up of top headlines.


Hightstown HS Seeking Nominations for Hall of Fame

Know of a former standout athlete for Hightstown High School who deserves recognition with the school's highest honor? The Hightstown High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is accepting nominations of former outstanding HHS athletes for consideration to the Athletic Hall of Fame.


Former East Windsor BOE Member Honored for 15 Years of Service

The East Windsor Regional School District Board of Education recognized the outstanding service of former Board member Bruce Ettman at last week's meeting.
Superintendent Edward Forsthoffer and Board President Bob Laverty presented a plaque to him in honor of his 15 years of service.


Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Take Stock Before Opening Stores

There are more than a few vacant storefronts in East Windsor, including the empty location where Super Fresh used to be. Last week, more than a few residents said that they would be interested in having a Trader Joe’s or a Whole Foods  fill the void. But it’s not always that simple. Each company has it’s own standards and requirements that have to be met before they expand into an area, and even then, meeting those standards doesn’t necessarily mean the companies will come.


Man Attempts to Lure Girl to Car in Twin Rivers Parking Lot

A 13-year-old girl was approached by an adult man in a Twin Rivers parking lot and asked to come toward his vehicle, according to Lieutenant Richard Bernstein of the East Windsor Police Department. The incident was reported to police on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 1. According to police, the man exited his car and moved toward the girl within a parking lot area of Twin Rivers Drive North. The victim told police that the man came within 15 to 20 feet of her and attempted to have a conversation. He asked her to approach his vehicle and the girl told police that she declined. The car was described as a small, black 4-door vehicle.


Calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable,” the U.S. Postal Service Wednesday morning announced it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. Post offices will remain open Saturdays and package deliveries will occur on Saturdays, according to the U.S. Postal Service. 


Hightstown HS Robotics Team Scores NJ Record

Team Mercury, the Hightstown High School First Robotics Team, scored a New Jersey record high score of 355 points at the school's . The all-day event welcomed thirty teams from New York and New Jersey. Despite initial technical difficulties, Team Mercury won four out of five qualification matches stepping into the winners spot in the finals. The team also won the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award for their dominant robot and for their presentation and engineering notebook.


East Windsor Man Allegedly Peers Into Girl's Bedroom at Princeton Arms West

Marco Jimenez, 32, was arrested by East Windsor Police for allegedly peering into a girl’s bedroom window at the Princeton Arms West apartments on Sunday, Feb. 3. 
Police responded to the apartments at around 12:35 a.m. to find the girl’s father in the parking lot detaining Jimenez, a resident of Kensington Arms Apartments.


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