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Laurel Kornfeld is a freelance writer with a BA in journalism from Rutgers University. She lives in Highland Park, NJ, where she was elected as a Democratic Municipal Committee representative for the 10th district in 2023.

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Eight Individuals and Groups Recognized for Raritan River Stewardship

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–At its eighth annual awards ceremony, the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative and Sustainable River Collaborative recognized eight individuals and groups for their creative and innovative projects aimed at restoring and protecting the Raritan River and its tributaries.

Founded by Rutgers University in 2009, the initiative aims to bring together governments, businesses, scientists, engineers, environmentalists, and community leaders to restore and protect the Raritan River, tributaries, and bay.

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After One Year on The Job, Highland Park Superintendent to Resign

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ—Superintendent of Schools Tim Capone, whose short tenure was dominated by controversy, will soon be resigning his position as part of a mutual agreement reached with the town's Board of Education (BOE).

Capone's resignation was announced at a special meeting held Monday afternoon at 5:30 PM, nearly one year to the day since he was hired.  The resignation will take effect on August 31, officials said.