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By DiCCOn HyAtt A building is a work of art without a signature. Occasionally, a structure designed by a big-name architect will gain recognition, but most of the humanmade landscape in which we live is created by people whose names have been lost to history. Trenton’s Ellarslie Museum is rescuing some of this forgotten history by dedicating an exhibit to one of those anonymous designers. The recently museum opened its exhibit on FVHD Architects, a Ewing-based firm that has built so many of the public buildings in Mercer County that not even the firm itself knows exactly how many of its creations are still standing. “Changing Face/Changing Place” is on view through January 13, 2019. Architecture historian Jennifer Leynes spent years combing through old newspaper archives and historical records to find hundreds of examples of FVHD’s work in recognition of its 100th anniversary. FVHD’s work includes the now-abandoned Mercer Hospital in Trenton, Waterfront Park, town halls throughout Mercer County, and, Leynes says, “more schools buildings in the surrounding area than you can count.” See FVHD, Page 7

Retired long-time Community Middle School Principal Art Downs was honored during a ceremony on Sept. 13. Pictured with Downs (center) are the people who helped organize the effort: Ellen Burgess (left), Faith Scibienski, Lynn Fisher, Colleen Pedersen, Donna Gil, Patrick Lepore and Sue Kluxen.

Honored for his service Plaque recognizes Art Downs for his 50 years with WW-P By MiCHele AlPeRin For Art Downs, his decades of work in the West WindsorPlainsboro School District were much more than just a job. The much-beloved founding principal of Community Middle School spoke at dedication plaque ceremony on Sept. 13 honoring his 23 years as principal of CMS and his 50 years in

the school district. The assembled crowd included former teachers, parents, students and staff, as well as Superintendent Dave Aderhold, school board vice president Michele Kaish and current CMS Principal Shaun Carter. “I called it my second home because of all the hours I spent here before, during, and after the school day,” he said in his speech during the ceremony. “It is remarkable to have a rewarding 50 year career that you really love…one that was filled with new adventures every day. I

think that the key to my longevity here was really loving what I was doing.” Downs is a Jersey boy, who grew up in Lincoln Park, near Wayne and Paterson. His mother stayed at home with her children, then became a telephone operator for 20 years before she retired. His father worked for Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical as a pattern maker and then as a supervisor and trouble shooter on aeronautical engines. After graduating from Boonton High School, Downs did not See DOWNS, Page 8

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“It’s not enough to be an ‘unproblematic’ good man when you have a voice to make a positive change.” Charles de Augustin stares directly into the camera and says those words on his crowdfunding page on Seed & Spark, making the case for his planned feature film, Good Men. That title is at once a real and ironic nod to those who say nothing, do nothing when someone around them does something inexcusable. Those who stay silent, de Augstin argues, contribute as much to a problem as the person who commits a grievous sin. In the case of this film, the sin is rape on a college campus, committed by a member of a fraternity. And the idea of being a “good” man gets examined through the dynamic of how such a crime affects otherwise good guys—guys who don’t catcall women, who don’t belittle them or think of them, as de Augustin puts it, “as currency” —when it’s one of their friends who commits it. Before going on, a few important points need to be made about how this film will play out. First, it is not an outsider’s attack on Greek life on a college campus and not a cartoon vision of what it is to be a “frat bro.” Second, the story does not depict the rape, not within its timeline, See DE AUGUSTIN, Page 12



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School board candidates reach out with letters I am running for a third term on the WW-P School Board to continue advocating for the best educational opportunities for all learners. Since I was first elected in April 2012, I have worked hard to ensure the continued excellence of our highly-regarded school district, while always remaining cognizant of the economic realities faced by our district and our taxpayers. On the school board, I have a record of making balanced and informed decisions focused on what is best for students. I have insisted on economy and efficiency in our budget, without compromising the quality of instruction. I currently serve as board vice president and chair the Administration and Facilities Committee. I have worked on policies that strengthen our educational program and endorsed capital projects that improve and maintain our buildings. I chaired two board negotiating teams (WW-P Service Association and WW-P Administrators Association), securing fair settlements for taxpayers and district employees. As the board’s liaison to the district’s PTAs and the West Windsor-Plainsboro Education Foundation, I have been able to connect to day-to-day happenings in all ten district schools and participate in discussions regarding innovative programs and strategic initiatives. My involvement in our school community began long before my election to the Board of Education. My husband and I moved to West Windsor in 1994. Our three sons attended WW-P schools from kindergarten until their graduations from High School North in 2010, 2014 and 2018. Since 1997, when my oldest son started kindergarten, I have been a passionate and dedicated volunteer both in and out of the classroom, serving in any way that I could—from helping as a room parent and chaperone, to assisting with science experiments and Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop, to supporting music/theatre groups, clubs and sports teams. I have assisted students on their first days of school, teachers in their classrooms, and principals in their school-wide events. I have held every executive board position in the PTA,

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FORUM continued from Page 5 team of individuals with the best interests of the student at heart. This year, I will be the father of two middle schoolers—a seventh grader and a sixth grader at CMS. It would be far easier for me, both personally and professionally, to sit on the local schools’ sidelines, offering my thoughts via Facebook debates and the occasional blog post. It would be easier for me to focus on my professional life, my family and my extremely limited cheer coaching abilities. But life isn’t always easy. My children are now in the second half of their K-12 experiences. It can’t be about what is easy for me and instead needs to be about what is best for my kids and for the many like them in the classroom. If I can help improve our schools and the pathways available to my children and their friends, then I need to take the opportunity. I cannot simply hope or wish or complain that things should be done differently. I have to step up and try to do them. That is why I am seeking to represent West Windsor on the WW-P Board of Education. I bring to the board a career in education improvement. Leading the National Reading Panel and the Pennsylvania STEM Initiative. Building two new graduate schools of education to better prepare teachers. Improving teacher education in six states—including New Jersey—and helping lead the most substantial education reform initiative in Connecticut’s history. All told, this son of a high school teacher and a college president has spent the past 20 years fighting each and every day to improve educational access, quality, and outcomes. And I want to do the same for WW-P. I look forward to continuing my discussion with the community on the future of our schools and the importance of transparency, accountability and community in our decision making


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Maurice Hawk School was originally designed by FVHD Architects in 1962. Some 55 years later, the firm designed the addition (architectural rendering above) currently being built at the school. FVHD continued from Page 1 When it was founded in 1918 the company was called Fowler and Seaman. It has changed names dozens of times over the years, which has complicated efforts to dig up information on it. For its first 50 years the three principal architects remained the same. Percey Fowler died in the late 1930s, and afterwards Albert Micklewright and Samuel Mountford ran it until their retirements in the late 1960s. “That’s a pretty long period of time where they were really active and engaged,” Leynes says. Soon after its establishment, FVHD began to work on large public buildings, usually in well established architectural styles. “I don’t know that they were blazing new ground, but they certainly were building good quality buildings and a huge amount of them have stood the test of time,” she says. “Some are gone, but an awful lot of them are still around.” The firm has been involved at varying levels in most of the schools constructed in the WW-P school district. For example, the original Maurice. Hawk elementary school was initially designed the firm in 1962. Now, 55 years laterm, FVHD is designing the new 30,000-square-foot addition to the building. It will house general classrooms, art and music classrooms, resource rooms, a new administrative office suite, secured main entry and give the school the opportunity to expand its existing Pre-Kindergarten program. Though the company was not known for pushing the envelope with wild designs, some of its buildings stand out more than others. A group of schools in Trenton it designed in the 1930s — including Hedgepath Williams School, Stokes School, and Washington School — are examples of the art modern style. FVHD also built Trinity Cathedral and other buildings for the archdiocese of Trenton in the first half of the 20th century. “They were well known and incredibly profitable,” Leynes says. “They

have a wide ranging and very long list of buildings.” Because FVHD no longer has records going back to 1918, Leynes says that there may be others that she was unable to locate. Unlike public buildings, that could be found in newspaper archives, private homes that may have been constructed by FVHD are harder to track down. Leynes believes FVHD had a large influence on the city because it was active during the city’s industrial heyday of the early to mid-20th century. “I think it was a good time to be an architect in Trenton in those early years for sure,” she says. “There was enough work to keep a lot of people busy, and the industrial power of the city at that point certainly drove a lot of it.” FVHD managed to stay afloat through the Great Depression even though building ground to a halt. Mountford was personally involved in the restoration of the historic Trent House during that time. The programs of the New Deal in the late 1930s eventually provided more work, and the postwar suburban boom kept FVHD building schools and public buildings in the suburbs. Leynes grew up outside of Columbia, South Carolina, where her father is an accountant and her mother an office manager. She lived here until she went to graduate school at the University of Georgia. She moved to Trenton 20 years ago along with her husband, a TCNJ professor. She worked as a consultant for the first 17 years in the area, but did a lot of historical research on the side. She is a member of the Trenton Historical Society and serves on the Trenton Landmarks Commission. She particularly enjoys researching buildings. “Most people don’t even think about who’s behind the buildings. To me it’s an interesting avenue of research. It’s interesting to know who was behind the buildings that we know and love that form the built environment that we live in,” Leynes says.

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DOWNS continued from Page 1 immediately go to college, but instead worked in construction for about four years, mostly as a carpenter. In 1955 he enrolled at Upsala College where he took a geology course that he particularly liked. But, after a year, he says, “the weather was too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter,” so he transferred to the University of Mississippi, where he graduated in 1959 with a bachelor of science in geology. In the summer of 1959, when he saw he couldn’t get a job in the field of geology and “the draft board was breathing down my neck,” he joined the Army National Guard for a six-year tour, which required six months of active duty, with the rest as part of the National Guard Reserve. He then got a part-time job as a chemist at E.F. Drew & Company for six months, did some more carpentry, played in local softball and baseball leagues, and did some Little League coaching. During this period he also took education courses at Montclair State College, with a focus on science, and ultimately got certified as a teacher. In 1960, Downs got his first job as a seventh-and eighth-grade science teacher at Dutch Neck School. He also taught several periods of sixth-grade science. “It was a sleepy, easy-going township—very rural,” Downs says, “The school was surrounded by a sod farm, potatoes, corn and peas.” During his eighth year in the district, while still teaching science at Dutch Neck, he became an intern for superintendent Frank Walton’s office, doing administrative work during his planning periods and after school: scheduling,

some budgeting, stepping into classes or covering for the superintendent when he was away from school. “I thought I might have more influence on students if I left the classroom and became an administrator. I would have a bigger role in shaping school policies,” Downs says. Fate intervened through a series of events. The superintendent had a heart attack during the summer of 1968; he went on leave to recover. In the meantime the principal of Maurice Hawk School became acting superintendent, and Downs became acting principal at Maurice Hawk. By the time the superintendent was ready to resume his job in January 1969, Plainsboro and West Windsor were joining together in a regional school district. “Whenever two school systems merge, both superintendents have to leave their jobs, and a new superintendent came in,” Downs says. They hired John Hadden, who appointed Downs to be principal at Maurice Hawk permanently. Downs came into this new role at a K-4 school from eight years teaching sixth to eighth graders. So he took some additional courses in elementary education, but also worked a lot with his teachers. “I would go observe in classrooms to see how teachers were teaching reading and math to become more familiar with the program,” he says. Although Downs enjoyed his eight years at Maurice Hawk, some changes in the district brought him back to Dutch Neck, a 4-6 school at the time, where he stayed until 1986. “The kids were a little bit more mature, and I was more familiar

Art Downs, retired Community Middle School principal, shows the plaque to be located in the school’s lobby honoring him for his 50 years of ser vice to WW-P. with that grade level than the other grade level. I had a lot of fun with the kids, and they understood my sense of humor,” he says. Talking about why he was so effective as a principal, Downs mentions “my easygoing manner and not being confrontational and being more of a humanistic approach than an autocratic approach.” “I developed a good relationship with the kids and had a lot of fun with the kids,” he says. “We had rules and regulations but it was not done in an autocratic way.”

And, he adds that he always approached the teachers “with consideration and fairness.” “I tried to model behavior. With the kids, that meant talking with them in a matter-of-fact informal way, the way you’d talk to everybody,” he says. And sometimes he was just hands on with the kids, for example, going outside to play basketball with them. “I ended up having a lot of fun. That’s why I never went to central office administration. I liked to stay where the kids were.” Toward the end of his tenure at Dutch Neck, the district was experiencing a population boom and was getting ready to build a new middle school. Once it was voted on and approved, the board began looking for other administrators. Although he did have experience with that age group, Downs says, he didn’t even apply because “I was not involved in the middle school movement. I felt like other people would have more experience and qualifications.” After interviewing several of out-ofdistrict candidates, Downs says, “the superintendent and board members felt they were not finding the person they wanted.” Then he got a phone call from Superintendent Dick Willever, who offered him the job. “It was one of the best things that ever happened to me,” he says. “I was more inclined to work with a little older students, so I accepted the position.” He had a year to work with the architect and builders as he oversaw the building of CMS, which at that time was called, “The Middle School.” The plan

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was for the rising sixth graders to move in 1987 to the new middle school, along with the seventh and eighth graders, who had been at the high school. Downs also hired administrative staff: assistant principal, secretary, media specialist, language arts and math supervisors. Then the supervisors began interviewing for any new teachers they needed beyond the seventh and eighth grade teachers from the high school whom they brought over. When they opened, Downs says, “a lot of things in the school were not complete, but we were able to move in and be flexible and adapt to unusual situations.” Because the cafeteria wasn’t finished, students had to bring bagged lunches the first couple of months. The life skills and industrial arts area was not done, but the library was, so that’s where those classes met. The auditorium was not finished. “A lot of people were working in unusual conditions, and I think that is what helped establish the culture of Community Middle School. Everybody was working closely together and had to be flexible and adaptable. They knew they were creating something from scratch,” Downs says. “The approach carried over to the kids. The environment in the school, almost anybody who came into the school could tell, it was an exciting and fun place to be,” Downs says. Initially the new middle school brought over the program the seventh and eight grades had used at the high school, which the first principal of the high school had brought with him from

North Jersey. “We used their schedule, which was considered very innovative at the time,” Downs says. The schedule had several segments: the then-five core subjects—language arts, reading, mathematics, social studies, and science— met every day; “cycle” classes in health, art, music, technology, computers, and life skills met in six-week segments; 20 minutes of lunch was followed by 20 minutes of recess; physical education; and a period for electives, most of which change yearly. Downs was determined to include recess in the schedule. “I wanted to make sure all the kids got outside,” he says, describing a large play area, with asphalt marked for different games, tables where kids could sit and socialize, and huge baseball and softball fields, where kids could walk around. Downs says, “The schedule was creative and innovative and worked for what we wanted to do.” Even today the schedule, which still has alternating A and B days, has been flexible enough to accommodate changes including team teaching and world language classes. Varying the order of classes— core classes are longer than the others— for the different grades has also enabled them to relieve crowding in the halls and enables one teacher to teach multiple electives across grade levels, which means

more electives for the students to chose from. The existing schedule worked well to accommodate Dr. T. Roger Taylor’s middle school model. “What we were striving to get to was breaking the sixth, seventh, and eighth graders into teams,” Downs says. By the early 1990s that concept was well entrenched as part of the school culture, with the five teachers of the core subjects each teaching the same hundred students over the course of each day. The Middle School became a showcase for other middle level schools, hosting educators from surrounding states interested in the model. “The beauty of that was the five teachers had a planning period all at the same time,” Downs says. Not only did the teachers get to know all the children on the team and their parents, but the team model also created important opportunities for the teachers to integrate subject matter. “We wanted to be sure what we were teaching was relevant and interesting, and we wanted to integrate it so people could see the relationship between science, social studies, language arts, and reading,” Downs says, adding that at each grade level they had four teams. At first, only reading and language

Downs had a year to work with the architect and builders as he oversaw the building of CMS, which at that time was called, ‘The Middle School.’

arts were integrated. “It took a couple of years, as we began to grow and had enough teachers at each level that could go into teams, Downs says. Each year students are reassigned to different teams, Downs says, “so the kids had a chance to meet other students along the way.” Under Downs’ tenure at the middle school, he facilitated the development of many after-school programs to encourage students to develop academically, physically, and socially. The athletics program includes both an interscholastic program, where teams compete against other schools, and a club program, where teams from the middle school played each other. Clubs were often suggested and always run by teachers, who were paid for this extra work. “If teachers had a skill or an interest and wanted to have an afterschool program, they talked to me or one of the other administrators about it, and we would offer it,” he says They also arranged the bus schedule to encourage participation in club activities, with a 4 p.m. bus following club meetings and a 5 p.m. bus for students involved in interscholastic practices or games. The origin of the prize-winning Science Olympiad team at Community Middle School shows a bit of Downs’s competitive spirit. Proud of the science program at his school, he had read a lot about the Science Olympiad, “a national program open to any school that can put a team together.” Downs recalls, “The school district in See DOWNS, Page 10 September 27, 2018 | THE NEWS9

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Years after his retirement, former Community Middle School Principal Arthur C. Downs is still remembered for his impact on the WW-P school district. For this reason, a group of Downs’ former coworkers, students, peers and other members of the WW-P community banded together to honor him for his 50-year career with the district. In the wake of the dedication plaque ceremony held on Sept. 13 honoring Downs, the News spoke with a number of the people who were involved in the effort. Teachers were a cornerstone of the institution Downs created, and he listened to them. Sue Kluxen, seventh-grade social studies teacher at Community Middle School, recalls her surprise at her first faculty meeting with regard to Downs’s sincere interest in teacher input. She says, “I had worked in other districts, and Art was asking his staff their opinion, and truly wanted to know, and took that information and worked on it, and said, ‘This is what we’re going to do— you’re the experts.’” “He felt like he hired the best, and he did whatever needed to be done to help them be successful,” Kluxen says. He also encouraged them to move forward with good ideas. In 2004 Patrick

Lepore, who teaches eighth-grade TV and film production and seventh-grade broadcast journalism, broached his idea for the Wake-Up Community, a four- to six-minute broadcast each morning that makes announcements, covers events that have occurred, and promotes events that are coming up. Lepore said that if a teacher presented him with an idea and they were able to show that students would learn from it and acquire other skills to make them a more well-rounded person in the future, “he would back you 120 percent,” Donna Gil, a retired teacher of English as a Second Language, talks of Downs’ support of special projects she wanted to do with her students. “He always supported every one of them verbally, and he supported them financially when we needed money.” “He supported that ESL program, and those kids thrived,” she says. “By time they got to high school, many were out of the program and in mainstream classes.” Former counselor Lynn Fisher, who worked with Downs from 1974 on and retired the same year he did, speaks of him as a motivator. “He’s generally been able to get people to do things. You may be hesitant; then he encourages you again to do it; and before you know it, you’re immersed.”

DOWNS continued from Page 9 Montgomery Township where my kids went and where we lived was always winning the Science Olympiad, and I thought our kids are just as talented.” He talked to a couple of teacher s, who agreed to be in charge and eventually hired a teacher from Montgomery, Virginia Baner, who, he says, “was instrumental in developing the Science Olympiad program into what it is today.” Many other things that Downs had his fingers in made his school unique: One was that the guidance counselors stayed with the students they were assigned in sixth grade throughout middle school. As a result, Downs says, “the counselors knew the kids and their parents and the kids knew the counselors.” Downs notes the quality of their special education program, which provides lots of services, and where “the very talented members of the child study team were together for a long time,” she says. The school also offers evening activities that included four student council dances for seventh and eighth graders and one for sixth graders at the end of the year. Teachers also offer proposals for different activities, and the idea of an “activity night,” with different games, did so well that it was incorporated into the club program every year. The middle school continued an endof-year, two-and-a-half day outdoor education program for sixth graders that Downs started when he was principal of Dutch Neck as the culmination of the year’s science program. A teacher

applied for the job of supervising the program, which was run by all the sixthgrade teachers. In the late 1980s, Downs worked with math supervisor Rob Staats to introduce computers in the curriculum. They used computers installed by Apple representatives, who then used the Middle School as an Apple training site to model to other schools. In the mid-1990s, Downs encouraged language arts supervisor Kay Goerss to start an association of middle-level educators, which spawned the New Jersey Middle School Association (now known as the NJ Association for Middle Level Education). The Middle School hosted the first three years of the association’s conferences. After his retirement seven years ago, Downs has sought out the leisure activities he didn’t have much time for while he was a school principal and has spent a lot of time at a condo he and his wife have in Hilton Head. “I like to travel, play golf, and fish, but I don’t do enough of either,” he says. With the opening of Thomas Grover Middle School in 1999, Art selected the new name for what had just been called “The Middle School” to be “Community Middle School,” because of his vision for the middle school to be a “community of learners.” Looking back on his tenure, Downs says, “I felt it was an exciting place for me to go to every day, because there was always something new. One reason I stayed so long was I liked to be involved with the kids—I went to all the activities.”

Faith Scibienski, a counselor who started at the middle school 15 years ago, also speaks to “how Dr. Downs would encourage teachers to advise after school activities.” Of her involvement in Project Pride, which “supports the growth of leadership skills for students who may be shy or need confidence,” she says that when she started, “I didn’t know what it was, then I grew to love it.” Much of Downs’ success grew out of the personal relationships he created with everyone in his school community. “He would just keep track of what was going on personally, even with kids,” Fisher says. Colleen Pedersen, a counselor who started at the middle school in 1982, speaks of his commitment to and caring for the entire school community, noting the attendance at the ceremony of school secretaries, cafeteria aides, children, parents, family, and current and retired teachers. “It was such a diverse group that came back to honor him. It was indicative of how he felt that every job was important in the school to make the school function.” Ellen Burgess, a counselor who started in the middle school in 1988, speaks to his relationship with children, as expressed in letters and emails about how special Art was to them: “He would pick up a kid at home when he was afraid to come to school. If a kid was in the hospital with a heart transplant, Art was there for them.” She continues, “He truly cared. He would remember your kids’ names. It was so personal with him that he wormed his way into your heart.” Scibienski recalls, “He was thrilled to

attend my wedding. He was there to meet my firstborn after a little bit of time... I don’t know if anybody could enumerate how many weddings, funerals, births, showers and hospital stays that he in his free time made it a point to attend.” Downs also showed his appreciation in the smallest of ways. “It was personal to him; it was his people, his school,” Kluxen says. “If there was a delayed opening, coffee and bagels were sitting there—because you had made a treacherous ride in.” Pedersen speaks of his commitment to and caring for the entire school community, noting the attendance at the ceremony of school secretaries, cafeteria aids, children, parents, family, and current and retired teachers. “It was such a diverse group that came back to honor him. It was indicative of how he felt that every job was important in the school to make the school function.” Downs also made parents welcome. Michele Kaish, current school board vice president and a PTA activist whose older two sons were at the middle school during Downs’ tenure, says, “It was most memorable for me that as a parent he always encouraged and supported parental involvement and participation at the school and he always valued parental help, input, suggestions, and collaboration. He was very generous with his time, and he welcomed parents into the

school to work together to make the school better for the kids.” But at the center of Downs’ effectiveness as a principal was his understanding and love of children. “Art found a way, if there was a kid who needed a club or a place to fit in, he would find a way to create an activity where that kid would feel at home,” says Burgess. “The kids adored him. He was in the hall, was always in the classroom,” Pederson adds. “He was there for every school event, and the school play. He was a very visible principal.” Kaish talks about Downs’ approachability. “He had a very paternal, almost grandfatherly way about him, so the kids felt safe with him. He was a nice, kind, gentle man. He didn’t yell and he was very humble, so the kids loved him and the parents loved him.” An important way Downs was able to create a unique learning and teaching environment was via the teaming concept he brought to the middle school. By creating teams of four teachers who instruct the same 100 students in their main academic classes, Burgess says, “It makes a big school much smaller and more personalized.” Sharing the same prep period, the four teachers are able to plan interdisciplinary programs, talk about their students, and know the parents. “It makes our school much homier,” she says.

‘He truly cared. He would remember your kids’ names. It was so personal with him that he wormed his way into your heart.’

This is very different from what happens at a junior high school, where “every teacher does their own thing,” Scibienski says. “Art was a leader because people wanted to follow him—not just because he was in charge,” Kluxen says. “You didn’t always agree with his decision, but you knew he did what he thought was best for the kids.” “The reason we chose to honor him,” Kaish says, “is that he always went above and beyond what any leader would do. In addition to providing this unbelievable educational atmosphere and encouraging teachrs to be the best they could be, he also dedicated himself in a personal manner— hospital visits for staff and students, wakes, funerals, and wedding ceremonies—above and beyond professional realm.” “He brought his heart and soul into his job and was truly dedicated to the students, the staff, and the parents,” Pederson says. “He would be here from sunrise to sundown. He played an integral role in developing the district. It has a great reputation, and I feel he was one of the foundations of the district in terms of where we are today.” “Dr. Downs’ impact can be felt in every hallway, every classroom, every corner of this building,” Kaish said during the plaque dedication ceremony. “He truly cared about everyone—students, staff and parents alike. This humble man’s legacy is leadership with integrity, passion, and an unwavering focus on the best interests of children. It is only fitting that we are dedicating this school to Dr. Downs, because he wholeheartedly dedicated himself of this school.”

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called Broken Dicks, which looked into his closest friends are. “My first semester,” de Augustin said, rape culture in fraternity circles at col“I entertained the possibility of joining a lege. A sexual assault happens at a frat party and those in the brotherhood are fraternity. But it wasn’t really for me.” Nevertheless, on the outside, de unsure of what to do now. “I’m proud of that film, but it left me Augustin looks and sounds a lot like someone you’d find in a fraternity com- unfulfilled,” de Augustin says. “I really prised of upper-middle class white wanted to explore these issues and the young men. Which means that from infinitely other ways and places they exist. The dangers of pasthis position as a straight sivity in these cultures.” white male surrounded The story features two by straight, white male main characters in their friends who are involved second semester at colin campus Greek life, he lege: Trent, an upperknows how guys who look middle class white guy and sound like him think. who learns that his Latina And that tends to mean friend, Sophie, was raped they think they’re not part one semester earlier by a of the problem when it member of the fraternity comes to topics like sexTrent is pledging. ism, sexual assault or Both, de Augustin gender disparity, because says, are designed to be they don’t hoot at women, more than what stereodon’t say obnoxious things types might suggest, as to them and don’t assume de Augustin are all the characters. de they can help themselves Augustin doesn’t want to women’s bodies as a reward for being at the top of the food you to see what you picture in your head when you hear a description like “frat chain. But the point of Good Men is less bro” or “Latina from New Brunswick” about the abuses committed by the (although, it should be noted that the powerful and more about the culture of story is not set at Rutgers, even if part doing nothing that enables the powerful of it is about a young woman from just to get away with abuse. At it’s simplest, outside its grounds). The bare essence of what de Augustin the film is an examination of passivity, specifically connected in this case to is trying to do with the film is move past masculinity. This combo is a popular one cartoonish visions of white men and Latina in de Augustin’s creative output, he says. women and into the nuances behind the In fact, Good Men is a kind of expanded cultures of power, privilege, and race. He remix of a short film he made last year wants to explore the dynamic through the

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might otherwise pay no attention to the kinds of matters women face around men who consider them little more than accessories. “A big part of the audience I’m trying to reach,” he says, “are the people who are problematic.” Yes, he does know guys in fraternities who think of women as commodities. He does know guys in fraternities who snicker at their required sexual assault awareness workshops and roll their eyes at every woman (or man) who suggests that there is a real rape-and-silence culture wherever groups of powerful men gather. And yes, some of those people are in organizations that his friends are in. In that sense, Good Men is an examination of de Augustin’s own attitudes of how to be friends with people who are connected to people who have bad attitudes, or maybe have done bad things. Surprisingly, though, de Augustin says he has butted heads with only a few people over his project. He admits there is “a weird barrier” between him and his friends. “They’re my friends, but I’m criticizing this thing they love,” he says. “Generally, people are pretty supportive.” Women aware of the project have been universally supportive, he says. Guys have for the most part been as well, but he has run into one or two who don’t quite appreciate it—most seemingly because they don’t want the film to come off suggesting that every frat boy is either a rapist or the guy who covers up and dismisses impropriety.


de Augustin actually focuses an almost journalistic eye on fairness in his script. The film intends to explore the consequences of groupthink and its impact on the lives of those who are victimized and then left to a world that isn’t always supportive of what they say they’ve been through. But it also brings up a lot of the good that fraternities do—the community service, the chance for young men to find friendship and a sense of family as they enter the world outside of home. “It’s a tough balance,” de Augustin says. Part of the way to show fairness is to break the stereotype that all fraternities are the same. “There are good frats and there are bad frats,” de Augustin says. “Some exist purely for professional purposes; specific organizations promote issues of sexual assault; and there are ones that could not care less.” de Augustin says he’s done (and continues doing) a lot of talking with people on all sides of the issue to avoid being insensitive while still making his point that bad men do bad things and their otherwise good friends need to speak up. One person he spoke with does outreach at fraternities, and asked everyone in the room to raise his hand if he thinks he is part of the problem when it comes to sexual misconduct. “No hands went up,” de Augustin says. “Then he said, ‘Raise your hand if you think someone in this room is part of the problem.’ And all the hands go up.” This, he says, is the reason he’s call-

ing the film Good Men. Most guys don’t think they’re part of the tapestry that creates such a problem. “No, you’re not a rapist, you don’t catcall, and maybe you even voted for Hilary,” he says. “But if you’re passive, you’re still in it. That can be a hard concept to drive home.” Good Men needs to secure enough funding to get made. de Augustin has set a budget of less than $10,000, and a deadline for himself to have it ready as his senior thesis. That’s about a yearand-a-half from now, which he admits “sounds like a long time” but absolutely is not, for something so ambitious as a feature film. He’ll find it a success, he says, if he feels he is showing truth. de Augustin is not a believer in objectivity when it comes to film, documentary or fictional. Pieces of life sucked in through a small lens pointed at only one place at a time are too complicated to be portrayed as objective. “You can’t capture actual reality with a camera,” he says. “It’s automatically a subjective truth.” Rather than chase the fantasy of pure objectivity, de Augustin wants to convey the power of voice and social purpose in a way that is accessible, And, of course, listened to. That sounds like a intimidating message to deliver. But behind Good Men is a universal truth that de Augustin hopes will make that message easier to digest – he understands why people don’t speak up. “Everybody wants to be part of something that’s bigger than themselves,” he says. “Doing something to upset that is

daunting. This machine is making you happy, so what does someone gain by revealing a truth like this?” It’s a good question. And it comes with its own B-side, which de Augustin hopes people will ultimately ask after seeing his film – what does someone lose by not revealing a truth, even if it means risking this thing you love in order to reveal it? For more details on Good Men or to help fund th efiulm, go to seedandspark. com/fund/goodmen.

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West Windsor Police officer and K9 share a special bond By DOROtHy HOlMes The WWP News in conjunction with West Windsor Gives Back, a new community organization, will be running articles throughout 2018 in celebration of the West Windsor Police Department’s 50th anniversary. *** Most people don’t have the good fortune to spend each day with their best friend, but West Windsor Police Officer Doug Montgomery does. He and K9 Cherno, a longhaired German Shepherd, work and live together every day. Montgomery had police work in his blood from a young age. In fact, his mom likes to share the story that she would find him donning his toy badge and holster directing traffic on their street. Montgomery recalls seeing his neighbor who was a police officer leave for work each day with his K9 dog. He thought to himself, “It doesn’t get better than that.” Montgomery attended Kean College after graduating from Middletown North High School. After three years he realized that he was looking for something else. He had heard that military experience would bode well with a career in law enforcement. Around that time, the U.S. was involved in Operation Desert Storm and Montgomery was inspired to join the Marines. He served from 1991 to 1996, traveling the world before coming back to the U.S. with a post at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. It was while stationed in North Carolina that Montgomery met his future wife, Tracy. They married and settled in New Jersey where Montgomery took a job as a 911 dispatcher for Middletown Township. A short time later he was hired as a sheriff’s officer for the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department and he joined the Monmouth County Police Academy. After graduation, a friend told him about an opportunity with the West Windsor Police Department and Montgomery decided to apply. Out of 350 applicants, he scored in the top 10. After the oral exam, he was the number one recruit. The WWPD is known for its tough testing, both mental and physical. Montgomery attributes his high test performance with the discipline and dedication he learned while a Marine. He immediately



West Windsor Officer Doug Montgomer y, K9 Cherno and K9 Mackey with a box full of donations for Operation Bark Drop. recognized those same attributes among the WWPD officers and knew he wanted to be part of that group. In fact, he was so drawn to the WWPD that he turned down an opportunity to interview for a position with nearby Ocean Township Police. It was not an easy decision with a baby daughter at home; however, any reservations he had were quickly allayed when the Ocean Township police chief told him that “he’d be a fool” not to take the WWPD job. WWPD’s K9 unit was formed in 2005 with Officer Tom Moody and K9 Edy. Because West Windsor is home to the heavily traveled Princeton Junction train station, as well as the busy Route 1, the WWPD qualifies for a grant from the Department of Homeland Security. That grant helps run its K9 unit. Montgomery became involved with the K9 unit when he got 15-month old Cherno in 2010. Together they completed the 14-week


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gomery says. Normally, such actions would put Cherno on high alert for danger but “he sensed that the Dalai Lama was not a threat and really enjoyed his attention.” Cherno will soon turn 10 years old and Montgomery knows the dog’s working days are limited. For that reason, in March of this year, a new K9 member joined Officer Montgomery and Cherno. Two-year old K9 Mackey is now a part of Montgomery’s family and work. Montgomery speaks frankly about the negative police stories that have been in national news recently. He acknowledges the problems, but wants people to know that most police officers are there to help. That’s why he’s especially proud of West Windsor’s success with community policing over the years. Montgomery says he is passionate about building strong ties between the police and the township residents and often appears at community events with Cherno and now Mackey as well. One fundraiser in particular close to Montgomery’s heart is “Operation Bark Drop.” Every year a box is set up in the station lobby for residents to drop off supplies like food, beds, blankets, bowls and toys. The local PBA also donates money and a few national pet supply chains donate items. All donations and proceeds go to local no-kill animal shelters. Once K9 Mackey completes his patrol training, Montgomery will begin the emotionally difficult process of easing K9 Cherno into retirement. “He loves to work so I don’t want to cut him off completely. He will still join us for our patrols until he no longer wants to. I will let him tell me when he is ready to retire completely.” Although, they have been together for many years, Montgomery is still impressed by how good Cherno is at his job. He is extremely protective and can completely subdue a suspect with his fierce presence and bark. “At the same time, he is still a dog who loves meeting the kids in town and getting belly rubs.” For more information about WWGB and the events celebrating the WWPD’s 50th Anniversary, or to donate towards the purchase of a drone for the police department, see WW Gives Back on Facebook, or send an email to Follow @K9Mackey on Instagram.

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NEW MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR CANCER CENTER DR. CATALDO DORIA has been named medical director of the Capital Health Cancer Center at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell. Dr. Doria is an internationally renowned surgeon who specializes in the treatment of patients with benign conditions and cancer of the liver, pancreas, and bile duct. He comes to Capital Health from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where he served as the surgical director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center–Jefferson Liver Tumor Center at Jefferson Medical College and director of the Jefferson Transplant Institute. As director of the Capital Health Cancer Center, Dr. Doria will oversee clinical operations including disease-specific clinical performance groups, clinical research, and cancer

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Dr. Doria received his medical degree at University of Perugia School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship and residency. He completed a research fellowship and a clinical fellowship at the Pittsburgh Transplantation Institute, part of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Doria also completed a clinical fellowship in living donor liver transplantation at the Organ Transplantation Center, part of Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. His surgical practice will be part of the Capital Health Surgical Group, located in Suite 356 in the Medical Office Building at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 609.537.6000.

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Dr. Doria performs these innovative procedures to treat benign conditions and cancers in the liver, pancreas, and bile duct: BLOODLESS LIVER SURGERY: An ultrasonic device suctions out liver cells, immediately followed by a probe that uses hot, sterile water to seal the pancreas liver’s blood vessels upon contact. This bile duct means significantly reduced surgical and recovery times (complete recovery within as little as one month). LIVER AUTO-TRANSPLANTATION: In cases where patients have liver cancer that is too extensive to be removed while the liver is in the body, Dr. Doria and his team can remove the liver, remove the cancer, and reimplant the healthy portion of the organ. ROBOTIC-ASSISTED HEPATOBILIARY SURGERY: With the minimally invasive da Vinci® Surgery System, Dr. Doria uses miniaturized wristed instruments and a high-definition 3D camera that are inserted through small incisions (roughly the size of a dime). Working at the da Vinci® console, Dr. Doria’s hand movements are translated into precise actions that remove cancer in the liver, pancreas and bile duct. These procedures also require less anesthesia than major, open surgery, which means patients are at even less risk for complications. Health Headlines by Capital Health | THE NEWS15


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Opioid Recovery Program for Pregnant Women Addresses Issues Highlighted in CDC Report According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) at labor and delivery increased significantly over a 15-year span covering 1999 to 2014. Based on information from 28 reporting states, the national rate increased from 1.5 per 1,000 in 1994 to 6.5 per 1,000 over the course of the 15-year span. Although New Jersey’s increase (4.1 per 1,000 in 1999 to 5.6 per 1,000 in 2014) was lower than the national rate, the study shows an increasing need to address this destructive epidemic.

In the past year, Capital Health and longtime partners at the Trenton Health Team, the Rescue Mission, HomeFront, and Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton have offered For My Baby and Me, a grant-based program that provides specialized care for pregnant women and new mothers who are struggling with opioid use disorder. Funded by the New Jersey Department of Health, the program promotes long-term recovery as well as ongoing medical care and support for women and their children. “Opioid use disorder during pregnancy opens the door for many possible negative health outcomes for mothers and their babies,” said Dr. Eric Schwartz, executive director of the Capital Health

Institute for Urban Care. “Our program’s community-based, collaborative approach helps ensure that pregnant women and new mothers with OUD receive the care they need to improve the likelihood of a sustained recovery.” In order to more effectively address OUD in pregnant women, the CDC made several recommendations including: … Implementing universal substance use screening at the first prenatal visit … Ensuring pregnant women with OUD have access to medication-assisted therapy and related addiction services … Making sure mothers with OUD receive adequate patient-centered postpartum care, including mental health and

substance use treatment, relapseprevention programs and family planning services. For My Baby and Me employs a threestep process: … Identify women and children at risk. … Connect them with care providers, including a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor, and partners to provide opioid recovery treatment, safe housing, legal services, child care and other support as needed. … Treat patients by providing prenatal care and pediatric care for their children.

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Capital Health Regional Medical Center (RMC) was recently recognized as the best hospital for neurology and neurosurgery in the region in U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for 2018– 19. With millions of patients in the United States facing surgery or requiring special care each year, U.S. News ranks hospital performance in 16 areas of specialty care and nine more commonly performed procedures to help people find the best hospitals in the nation that provide the services they need and have the highest scores for quality and safety. RMC earned a High Performing rating for neurology and neurosurgery; scoring the highest in the region; tenth hospital overall in New Jersey. Capital Health was the highest scoring hospital in New Jersey that is also a Comprehensive Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission. “The annual hospital ranking by U.S. News & World Report is a well-known resource for patients and health care providers when selecting a hospital,” said DR. MICHAEL F. STIEFEL, director of Capital



Institute for Neurosciences and Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center. “We are the only neuroscience hospital in the region and one of the most advanced in the country. We are extremely pleased to have our program listed among the best in the country.” “It’s a compliment to the entire Capital Health team to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report. This recognition validates our commitment and quality of care to the people and community we serve. It should hopefully provide an extra level of comfort and reassurance for patients and their families when choosing Capital Health, knowing that it has been ranked among the best in the country.” A hospital’s overall neurology and neurosurgery score is based on various data categories, including patient volume and survival, intensivist staffing, advanced technologies, and patient services. Capital Health’s scores in these areas had RMC earn the top score in the region and the second highest score in New Jersey.


in New Jersey to Offer FDA-Approved EMBOTRAP II STENT RETRIEVER for Ischemic Stroke Patients

Capital Health is the first hospital in New Jersey, and among the first in the United States, to use the new EMBOTRAP II Revascularization Device since its recent approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this summer. As part of its Comprehensive Stroke Center, certified by The Joint Commission, neurosurgeons from Capital Health’s Capital Institute for Neurosciences use this next generation stent-retriever to safely remove a blood clot from an artery in the brain that is causing a stroke. “EMBOTRAP II is the latest advance in mechanical thrombectomy for restoring blood flow to the brain and improving outcomes for patients who are suffering an ischemic stroke as a result of a large blood vessel blockage,” said Dr. Vernard Fennell, a fellowship trained cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgeon at Capital Institute for Neurosciences’ Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center. Dr. Fennell was also

involved in some of the initial research on the device’s design. “As one of the tools that we use to treat ischemic stroke, EMBOTRAP II has a design that has been shown to trap clots that are causing the blockage of blood flow in the brain while retaining its shape, making it faster and more effective at retrieving the clot, restoring blood flow to the brain, and ultimately providing a better outcome,” he said. Stroke is a leading cause of disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Neurosurgeons from the Capital Institute for Neuroscience’s Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center are trained to use state-of-the-art devices such as EMBOTRAP II to provide the most advanced, comprehensive stroke care to patients in Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Capital Institute for Neurosciences is committed to being a

DR. VERNARD FENNELL is a dual fellowship trained neurosurgeon specializing in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery, with additional expertise in microsurgery, skull base surgery, brain and spine tumors, spine trauma and reconstruction as well as epilepsy surgery. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his cerebrovascular and skull base surgery fellowship at the internally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute. leader in innovation and technology in all aspects of neuroscience and stroke care. To learn more, visit

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HAVE YOU HAD THE CONVERSATION? Discussing End-of-Life Wishes With Your Doctors & Loved Ones Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Capital Health Regional Medical Center ICU/CCU Conference Rooms A & B Led by members of our Palliative & Supportive Care Program — DR. CAROLYN GAUKLER [Director], KAREN GIQUINTO [Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner] and RACHEL HUGHES [Coordinator]. TREATING GERD (Acid Reflux) and BARRETT’S ESOPHAGUS Monday, October 22, 2018 | 6 p.m. Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell NJ PURE Conference Center Led by DR. JASON ROGART, director of Interventional Gastroenterology and Therapeutic Endoscopy at Capital Health Center for Digestive Health. FREE HIP & KNEE SCREENINGS Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 5 – 7 p.m. Capital Health – Hamilton Conducted by DR. ARJUN SAXENA or DR. PAUL MAXWELL COURTNEY of Trenton Orthopaedic Group at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. Please wear shorts or loose clothing. Capital Health – Hamilton 1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton, NJ, 08619 Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 Capital Health Regional Medical Center 750 Brunswick Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08638 18Health Headlines by Capital Health | The News

ON THE VERGE OF VERTIGO Monday, November 5, 2018 | 6 p.m. Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell NJ PURE Conference Center Led by audiologist SUSAN DONDES and physical therapist BERNADETTE STASNY from Capital Health’s Rehabilitation Services Department. CANCER IN FAMILIES: A Look at Genetic Risks Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 6 p.m. Capital Health – Hamilton Led by DR. ERICA LINDEN from Mercer Bucks Hematology Oncology, and genetic counselors from the Capital Health Cancer Center as they discuss the important relationship between cancer and genetics. PANCREATIC CANCER: Managing Risk, Making and Understanding a Diagnosis Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 6 p.m. Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell NJ PURE Conference Center Led by DR. JASON ROGART, director of Interventional Gastroenterology and Therapeutic Endoscopy at the Capital Health Center for Digestive Health and a genetic counseling from our Cancer Center. CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE: Understanding Risk Factors and Treatment Options Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 6 p.m. Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell NJ PURE Conference Center Led by DR. STEVEN COHEN from Mercer Kidney Institute.

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sports North boys’ soccer back stronger after being beset by injuries in 2017 By Justin Feil The High School North boys’ soccer team is off to another fast start, but Alex Quezada believes that this year’s will continue. The senior midfielder added an assist to his early team-leading total as the Knights pulled out a hard fought 3-2 overtime win at Nottingham followed by a scoreless tie against Princeton to improve to 3-0-2. “It’s giving us a lot of motivation to continue this run,” said Quezada, who already had three assists in the first four games. “Last year we also had this run but unfortunately it started to go downhill halfway through the season. We want to make sure we keep this run.” Last year, the Knights started 5-0-3 before injuries heading into a tough stretch of opponents contributed to a five-game losing streak. Within that skid were losses to Hopewell Valley and Notre Dame. WW-P North already has tied Hopewell and knocked off Notre Dame, 2-0, to open this year. They also won 1-0 over Lawrence, another team to beat them last year. “We’re a smart team,” said Knights head coach Trevor Warner. “We’re making runs at the right time. They’re

a pretty cohesive group. We’re senior heavy, we have 12 seniors so there’s some experience. Last year we won a state game and we probably could have done a little better, but we had some big injuries and lost some guys for a long period of time. I think experience galvanized them last year and it’s helping them win games this year. Having more experience is a big plus. Part of that was gained through the injuries a year ago that forced younger players into bigger roles. Now those players return with varsity experience. The team started to gel in the preseason, showing an ability to play together and for each other. “We were stringing a lot of passes together, playing a lot of 1-2’s, there was a cohesiveness to our team that makes us really good,” Quezada said. “There aren’t any weak spots.” Quezada helps in the middle of the field. He’s exploring Division III options for next year, and brings a strong skillwork and playmaking in the midfield that helps North. “Alex along with Mark Chiriac in the middle, they generate our attack,” Warner said. “Everything starts with them. They have to touch the ball as much as they can. Alex has some of the best


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High School North’s Jean Anthony Portuguez heads the ball while teammate Sean Ryan tries to run interference during a 1-0 win Lawrence on Sept. 12. (Staff photo by Samantha Sciarrotta.) feet in the county. He was a first-team player in the CVC last year. We want him to have the ball as much as he can. He finds open players, he’s savvy enough with the ball that he makes defenders miss and he delivers the last pass. He’s had a few assists already. He has a real sense in finding open players and the attack.” Said Quezada: “I’ve moved around in the midfield playing winger, trying to see how that affects our play and making runs down the wing. I’m mainly in the middle, trying to build up that play and put those passes through for my teammates so they can finish their chances and I try to contribute on defense too.” The defense has been the difference early on, and that’s where North was hit hardest by injuries a year ago. The Knights have shown their improvement with shutouts three of the first five games in front of goalie Brendan Kerins. “One of our center backs, Evan Robinson, is a huge piece to our back four,” Warner said. “Unfortunately in our third game last year, he broke his ribs and he was gone for the season. That was a huge blow. He’s come in a year wiser and he’s a little bigger and stronger and he keeps everything strong in the back for us. Skandan Venkatraman, with Evan’s injury last year, he stepped in. He came up from the JV team and got valuable playing experience and I think that’s really helped him transition into a starting role this year.” “Those two help in our back,” he added. “One of our goals is to keep our opponents to a zero—(Nottingham) was the first two goals we’ve given up in our first four games so that was disappointing, but we were happy to come away with a win.”

Three different players had goals against Nottingham. Jean Anthony Portuguez, Robinson and Liam Stern scored. Chiriac and Quezada had assists. “We have a better attacking style than we’ve had in recent years,” Warner said. “The scoring is very balanced. We’re getting scoring from everybody. I think five guys have scored goals—Anthony, Mark, Liam, Evan and Sean (Ryan) have scored in our first four games. When you can get that kind of balanced scoring, that makes it difficult for an opposing defense to contain you.” More than the specific players, it’s been the effort that the Knights have been leaning on in the early going. It’s a trait they hope to see carry through into tournament time. “We want to make sure the opponent doesn’t have time to think about their next move,” Quezada said. “That hard work to press the opponent, that can dismantle them.” There has been newfound resiliency from the Knights too. It’s helped even when things haven’t been going perfectly to get them a good outcome. “We had a tough game against a very athletic Notre Dame team, and we not only played really good soccer, we matched them physically and we were very determined on the field,” Warner said. “Hopefully those things continue.” “I feel like we have a lot more trust in each other and our chemistry is a lot better for some reason,” Quezada said. “We look after each other and get into tackles when we see the other team is harassing one of our players.” Warner would like to see his team be even better at taking advantage of its chances. He’s pushing the Knights to be more consistent start to finish with some of the same effort that has allowed them to open the year well. “We have to avoid lapses,” Warner said. “The Notre Dame game was probably our most complete game and there were moments when we allowed our opponent to dictate play. “We have to do a better job of sustaining high level play and when you have an opportunity, you have to put your opponent away. That’s the one thing we haven’t done. We’ve been fortunate to win early on, but the games that we’ve won were really close and they shouldn’t have been that close.” Working hard throughout games remains a key for the Knights. They caught a glimpse of their potential in their fast start, and it is pushing Quezada and his dozen classmates in their last chance to do something special for WW-P North. “For all the seniors, we have to show our experience for the younger players,” Quezada said. “I think there’s only seven non-seniors. Hopefully we can leave a good impression. And hopefully they can learn from our play and continue North’s style.”

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Aspen LLC. Condo in Aspen. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $176,505 (-$395). 75 Edgemere Avenue on July 9. Seller: Georg and Gabriele Muenzel. Buyer: Munish and Shikha Mehan. Twostory Colonial in Plainsboro Village. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. $600,000 ($100). 3 Fringe Tree Court on July 11. Seller: Estate of Margaret Ayer Stone. Buyer: Duane and Anna Jenks. Ranch in Woodrows. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $300,000 (-$45,000). 5 Grace Court on July 11. Seller: Yuliang and Guoling Wang. Buyer: Jignesh and Aparna Dhruv. Twostory Colonial in Woods at Plainsboro. 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. $872,000 (-$36,975). 132 Hampshire Drive on July 13. Seller: Swapnali Brahmankar, Pravin and Swapnali Wani. Buyer: Sen Yang and Chen Ding. Townhouse in Hampshire. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $310,000.

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26 Halstead Place on June 22. Seller: Mechtild Bitter. Buyer: Vedavathi Jenugula. Condo in Windsor Haven. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $362,900 ($3,000). 4 Almond Court on June 29. Seller: Padman Perumal and Jyothy Padmanabha. Buyer: Guru Gurushankar. Twostory Colonial in Le Parc I. 5 bedrooms, 4 baths. $844,920 ($7,920).

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Buyer: Hui and Jia Wang. Two-story Colonial in LeParc II. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $800,000 ($11,112). 7 Murano Drive on July 9. Seller: Roy and Nancy Sapir. Buyer: Deborah and Marshall Cohen. 1.5-story Colonial in Elements at West Windsor. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. $575,000 (-$24,000). 28 Benford Drive on July 9. Seller: David Coppock and Julia Raven. Buyer: Pham Tiep and Diep Nguyen. Two-story Colonial in Benford Estates. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 half baths. $699,000. 2 Howell Court on July 10. Seller: Ann and Davis Calder. Buyer: Jayasudha and Srikanth Samurdla. Two-stiry Colonial in Chamberlin Estates. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. $967,000 ($22,000). 21 Galston Drive on July 12. Seller: Teresa Faria and Jean-Phillipe Wilson. Buyer: Anish and Jaba Konar. Ranch in Jefferson Park. 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. $535,000 (-$4,000). 25 Heritage Boulevard on July 12. Seller: Altaf Shamji Trust. Buyer: Navnidh Sharma. Two-story townhouse in Canal Pointe. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $485,000 (-$24,000). 6 Keystone Way on July 13. Seller: John and Kathleen Brubaker. Buyer: Samit Panchal and Surabhi Pokhriyal. Two-story Colonial in Windsor Park Estates. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $870,000 (-$20,000).

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Nugget and Fang, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-570-3333. $12. 2 p.m. And 4 p.m. Fun Home, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-570-3333. A musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. $20. 8 p.m. Human Error, Pegasus Theatre Project, West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor, 609-759-0045. $22 to $26. 8 p.m. West Windsor Community Farmers Market, Vaughn Drive Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, West Windsor, 609-933-4452. Produce, meats, woven fibers, honey, jams, flowers, baked goods, and prepared foods. Music by Mystic Mountain Moods. Voter registration information. Cooking demos. 9 a.m. T’ai Chi, Plainsboro Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609-275-2897. Free. 10 a.m. Bullying Stops Today, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor, 609-



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Kids thrive on familiarity, so make sure that their room is set up first, with their same furniture, bedding and toys to provide a sense of comfort in their new surroundings. Some experts suggest holding off on making big changes at the time of the move, such as moving a child from a crib to a bed. Speaking of bedding, be sure to make up your own bed as soon as you move in too, so that at the end of a long day it’ll be ready for you to drop into and enjoy a well-deserved rest! Donna Reilly and Ellen Calman are affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in their Princeton office. Donna’s cell number 609-462-3737; Ellen’s cell is 609-577-5777. You can also reach them by email a results@

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Thursday, OCTOber 4

Open mic Night, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 295 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor. Free. 7 p.m. plainsboro american Language social Club, plainsboro public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609-275-2897. Improve English language abilities and deepen understanding of U.S. culture. 6:30 p.m.


The Three escapes of hannah arendt: a Tyranny of Truth, princeton public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-9249529. Ken Krimstein discusses his biography of Hannah Arendt. 6:30 p.m.


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Friday, OCTOber 5

american idiot, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-570-3333. Friends try to break out of their post-9/11, aimless, suburban existence. Featuring the music of Green Day. $20. Through October 14. 8 p.m. Friday dance social, Jersey dance, West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor, 609-375-8468. $15. 7:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. New Jersey disability pride parade and Celebration, New Jersey state house annex, 131 West State Street, Trenton. March and roll to Lafayette Street with people and organizations representing a variety of disabilities. Performances, activities, and more. 9 a.m. are you at risk for breast Cancer?, plainsboro public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609-275-2897. For both women and men. Register. 10:30 a.m. Knit and Crochet Circle, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor, 609-

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12th and Clairmount, princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton. Archival footage and illustrations combine to describe Detroit in 1967. Followed by a panel discussion. Free. 7:30 p.m. International Folk Dance, princeton Folk dance, YWCA Princeton, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, 732-230-3755. Lesson followed by dance. Beginners welcome. No partner needed. $5. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. breast Cancer survivors support Group, Center for Comprehensive breast Care, Capital Health Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, 609-537-7485. events. Comprehensive educational and emotional support group for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer or undergoing breast cancer treatment. 6 p.m. The princeton plan: 70 years of school segregation, princeton public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-924-9529. Exhibit explores the local impact and national reverberations of the 1948 merger of Nassau Street School and the Witherspoon School for Colored Children. Runs through Friday, Dec. 21. 10 a.m. princeton sCOre, plainsboro public Library, 9


mONday, OCTOber 1

english as a second Language, plainsboro Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609275-2897. Free weekly conversation class. 7 p.m. socrates Cafe, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor, 609-2758901. Pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges and consider alternative answers. Register. 7 p.m.

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Fun home, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-570-3333. A musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. $20. 2 p.m. human error, pegasus Theatre project, West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor, 609-759-0045. $22 to $26. 2 p.m. Fall Fantasia, bravura philharmonic, Princeton Alliance Church, 20 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-933-4729. Featuring works by Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Sousa, plus a Broadway medley by soprano Anna Kosachevich, $15$30. 7 p.m.

Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609-275-2897. Workshops for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Register. 6 p.m. early modern era and its impact on Western society, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor, 609-275-8901. Vijay Joshi speaks about the history of the Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment as they relate to Western society. Register. 7 p.m. A.M. English Conversation Group, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor, 609-275-8901. Practice English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. 10 a.m.

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saTurday, OCTOber 6

american idiot, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-5703333. Friends try to break out of their post-9/11, aimless, suburban existence. Featuring the music of Green Day. $20. 8 p.m. poesia and Chanson, plainsboro public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609275-2897. Guitarist, singer and songwriter Giovanni Padovano performs poetic songs. 2 p.m. West Windsor Community Farmers market, Vaughn drive Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, West Windsor, 609-933-4452. Produce, meats, woven fibers, honey, jams, flowers, baked goods, and prepared foods. Music by Jet Weston. Free health screenings. Market apple tasting. 9 a.m. T’ai Chi, plainsboro Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609-275-2897. Free. 10 a.m. Autumn Arts Afternoon, Nassau park pavilion, 100 Nassau Park Boulevard, West Windsor, 609-716-1931. westwindsorarts. org. Facepainting, STEAM activities, drop and draw, DJ dance party, and more. Free. 1 p.m.

suNday, OCTOber 7

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mONday, OCTOber 8

english as a second Language, plainsboro Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609275-2897. Free weekly conversation class. 7 p.m. Meetings, pFLaG princeton, Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton. pflagprinceton. org. Support group for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals. Peer-facilitated discussion and information sharing in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental setting. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, OCTOber 9

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group, Center for Comprehensive breast Care, Capital Health Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, 609-537-6363. capitalhealth. org/events. Led by a licensed clinical social worker, find emotional support and recommendations on living with metastatic breast cancer. 6:30 p.m. reducing stress Naturally, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor, 609-275-8901. Learn how to reduce stress naturally and discover how to use mindfulness and emotional intelligence to improve your quality of life, promote wellness and increase overall happiness. Register. 7 p.m. Central Jersey Genealogical Club, hamilton Township Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Way, Hamilton. Club members talk about their favorite ancestors with pictures, objects and stories. Free. 7 p.m. , princeton macintosh users Group, Stuart Hall, Room 6, Princeton Theological Seminary, Alexander Street, Princeton. pmug-nj. org. Members night. 7:30 p.m. A.M. English Conversation Group, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor, 609-275-8901. Practice English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. 10 a.m.

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3333. Friends try to break out of their post-9/11, aimless, suburban existence. Featuring the music of Green Day. $20. 2 p.m. Art Reception, plainsboro public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609-2752897. Featuring a collection of modern quilts by Krishma Patel. Exhibition runs through Oct. 24, 2018. 2 p.m. Gallery Reception, plainsboro public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609275-2897. Quilter Krishma Patel discusses her work. 2 p.m.

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princeton public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-924-9529. Staged radio play featuring period costumes, Golden Age radio equipment, sound effects, and vintage commercials. 7 p.m. The seventh seal, princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton. Screening selected and presented in-person by Princeton University postdoctoral research associate Dylan Murray. 7:30 p.m. an evening with Taji Nahl, Gallery at mercer County Community College, Communications Building, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. “TR7: Taji Nahl.” Through Wednesday, Oct. 10. 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Leonard bernstein at 100, monroe Township Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe, 732-521-5000. Boheme Opera NJ performs selections from “On the Town,” “Candide,” and more. Free. 1 p.m. anker, Thomas sweet, 1325 Route 206, Skillman. ankermusic. com. Live music. 7 p.m. Painting for a Purpose, Cranbury Station Art Gallery, 10 Hulfish Street, Princeton, 609-987-5003. Painting, wine, and cheese benefitting Enable. $55. Register. 5:30 p.m. Getting a Step on Hip and Knee Pain, Capital health hamilton, 1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton, 609-3944153. A look at the causes of hip and knee pain and a discussion of the non-surgical and surgical treatment options that are available. Free. Register. 6 p.m. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor, 609-275-8901. Learn about the signs, symptoms, health issues, fertility challenges and treatment options associate with PCOS. Register. Noon. bernstein at 100, monroe Township public Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Jamesburg. Jerry Kalstein celebrates the centennial anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. Free. 1 p.m. Influence of Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment ideas on Western society, plainsboro public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609-275-2897. plainsborolibrary. org. Register. 7 p.m.

Thursday, OCTOber 11

Open mic Night, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 295 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor. Free. 7 p.m.

Friday, OCTOber 12

american idiot, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-570-3333. Friends try to

break out of their post-9/11, aimless, suburban existence. Featuring the music of Green Day. $20. 8 p.m. Friday dance social, Jersey dance, West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor, 609-375-8468. $15. 7:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Library book Club, plainsboro public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609-275-2897. “In the Woods” by Tana French. Register. 7 p.m. Knit and Crochet Circle, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor, 609-275-8901. All adults of all skill levels welcome. Register. 2 p.m.

saTurday, OCTOber 13

american idiot, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-570-3333. Friends try to break out of their post-9/11, aimless, suburban existence. Featuring the music of Green Day. $20. 8 p.m. Opening Reception, West Windsor arts Council, 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor, 609-716-1931. westwindsorarts. org. Opening reception for “[sin ‘Thedik] Landscape,” a STEAM-related art exhibit. On view through Friday, November 2. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. West Windsor Community Farmers market, Vaughn drive Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, West Windsor, 609-9334452. Produce, meats, woven fibers, honey, jams, flowers, baked goods, and prepared foods. Live music by Alan Stein. Cooking demonstrations. Food drive. 9 a.m. T’ai Chi, plainsboro Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609-275-2897. Free. 10 a.m. The magic and history of marquand park, marquand park parking Lot, Lover’s Lane at Stockton and Mercer, Princeton. Free. Register. 11 a.m. LGbT Teen Fall Forum, princeton public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-924-9529. princetonlibrary. org. Discussions, activities, food, short documentaries, and more in celebration of LGBT History Month, culminating with a screening of “Love, Simon.” 11 a.m. shredder day, st. david the King Church, 1 New Village Road, West Windsor. Shread outdated files and papers. Food pantry donations accepted. Free. 9 a.m. Central Jersey Beer Festival, Festival Grounds, Mercer County Park. Beer tasting, cash bar, food trucks, and music. $60. 1 p.m. Fantasy Auction, st. david’s Church, 90 South Main Street, Cranbury, 609-655-4731. Live auc-



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suNday, OCTOber 14

american idiot, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-5703333. Friends try to break out of their post-9/11, aimless, suburban existence. Featuring the music of Green Day. $20. 2 p.m. Call me William: Willa Cather, her Life and Loves, princeton public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-924-9529. A one-woman show written and performed by Prudence Wright Holmes. 3 p.m. BAPS Charities Health Fair, baps shri swaminarayan mandir, 112 North Main Street, Robbinsville. Blood work and health screenings focusing on preventative care. 8 a.m. When santa Claus meets darth Vader, astrological society of princeton, Plainsboro Libary, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 732970-3709. Jackie Slevin presents “When Santa Claus Meets Darth Vader: the Jupiter Pluto Conjunction Throughout the Ages.” $15. 2 p.m.

mONday, OCTOber 15

Writers’ Workshop, plainsboro public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609-2752897. Editor Elizabeth Stelling assists writers who want to take their work to the next level. Register. 6 p.m. english as a second Language, plainsboro Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609275-2897. Free weekly conversation class. 7 p.m. P.M. English Conversation Group, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor, 609-275-8901. Improve language-speaking skills, vocabulary, pro-

nunciation and general fluency with librarian Richard Peterson. Register. 6:30 p.m. pumpkin Carving and Gourd display, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor, 609-275-8901. Learn pumpkin carving techniques and more. Register. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, OCTOber 16

early modern era and its impact on Western society, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor, 609-275-8901. Vijay Joshi speaks about the history of the Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment as they relate to Western society. Register. 7 p.m. A.M. English Conversation Group, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor, 609-275-8901. Practice English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. 10 a.m.

WedNesday, OCTOber 17

socrates Cafe, plainsboro public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609-2752897. Discuss the big questions of meaning and existence. Register. 7 p.m.

Thursday, OCTOber 18

Open mic Night, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 295 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor. Free. 7 p.m. broadcast hysteria: Orson Welles’s “War of the Worlds” and the art of Fake News, Grounds for sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, 609-924-9529. princetonlibrary. org. A. Brad Schwartz presents. 7 p.m. plainsboro americal Language social Club, plainsboro public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, 609-275-2897. Improve English language abilities and deepen understanding of U.S. culture. 6:30 p.m.






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HIRING TEACHERS: Lightbridge Academy of Plainsboro is currently accepting applications for early childhood educators to join our team. Looking for qualified and experienced applicants to fill PT/FT and Floater

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JOBS WANTED A FRIENDLY HANDYMAN seeks small jobs. Let me help you with a variety maintenance and repairs around your home. Please call me at 609-275-6930. COMPUTER PROBLEM? Or need a used computer in good condition - $80? Call 609275-6930. A PERSONAL DRIVER seeking to transport commuters, shopping trips,

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81 Danville. West Windsor. 6 beds 4.5 baths. 865K

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43 Cambridge Way. Princeton Junction. 595,600

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17 Greenfield Drive North. West Windsor. 599k

51 Hawthorne. West Windsor. I BROUGHT THE BUYER.

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West Windsor & Plainsboro News | Sept. 27, 2018