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The Opera That Never Happened: 'Shostakovich and the Black Monk" in Princeton

The Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich spent decades of his life hoping to create an opera based on Anton Chekhov's story "The Black Monk." The opera was never realized and four decades after Shostakovich's death, a collaboration of theater and classical music is telling the story of "The Black Mo

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-22 15:01:00

PRINCETON: Bennett's hard work pays off for PHS tennis

Helen Bennett spent the first three years of her Princeton High tennis career making the slow climb up the JV ladder. Now a senior, Bennett has established herself as a fixture in the singles lineup for the Little Tigers, realizing that her hard work and determination have paid off. "I played two ye

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-22 15:00:00

Vengeance: An Op-Ed in the Form of a Poem

I wrote is after Miami was deluged with flood water, as Irma barreled North along Western Florida. The news since -- the second Mexican earthquake, the devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Maria, the war of words between Trump and Kim, another cop acquitted in the shooting of a black man -- has not

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-22 21:18:02

Are You Carrying the Right Credit Card for Your Financial Goals?

(StatePoint) If you've ever been confused by how to find the right credit card, you're not alone. A recent national survey found that consumers are overwhelmed by the many credit card offers they receive, and find the process of selecting the right card difficult to navigate. The survey, conducted b

SOURCENEWSPAPERS.COM - 2017-09-23 05:00:00

Tips to Throw the Best Movie Night Ever

Will it be a family-friendly night? Will the movies screened have a theme -- such as all being by one director or set in the same city? Know who your audience is and select movies that best fit the bill. 2. Get the real theater feel. Get the real movie theater experience in the comfort of your home

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-22 05:00:00

STAGE REVIEW: 'Simpatico' at McCarter Theatre

Wham! Sam Shepard's "Simpatico" hits you right between the eyes from the get-go in this production at the McCarter's Berlind Theatre through Oct. 15. The actors, key production crew, and the director are here from Chicago, home of the city's celebrated storefront ensemble A Red Orchid Theatre. As Ar

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-22 16:08:00

University opens new Lewis Center Buildings with 'A Festival of the Arts'

The new Peter B. Lewis Center for Arts consists of three buildings - the Wallace Dance Building and Theater, the New Music Building, and the Arts Tower. The Wallace building consists of rehearsal space and theater for dance and theater students; the New Music Building includes rooms for music studen

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-22 15:49:00

HOPEWELL: Local entrepreneur keeps 'spirits' high with latest venture

Grass-fed. Free range. Organic. Today's culture is filled with buzzwords that aim at boiling products down to a feeling of authenticity; of a time long past where hometown farmers and grocers helped feed the United States. For serial entrepreneur and long-time Hopewell resident Ray Disch, some of th

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-22 13:15:51

Princeton tops colleges with best online programs

The metric may change, but Princeton remains the highest-rated. In this case, the renowned university topped Online College Plan's list of New Jersey institutions with the best online programs. The list was compiled using a methodology based on freshmen retention rates and graduation rates. These me

NJBIZ - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

$8 million project will 'daylight' a creek in Trenton

TRENTON -- A stretch of the Assunpink Creek is getting new life. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced Friday a project that will "daylight," or bring above ground, a portion of the lower Assunpink that runs under Trenton's downtown. The project will involve removing a 50

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 21:54:04

Police seek help locating hit-and-run vehicle that killed man

Police are looking for this vehicle. They say it may have fatally struck a pedestrian Sept. 17, 2017 on Chambers Street in Trenton.Police are looking for this vehicle. They say it may have fatally struck a pedestrian Sept. 17, 2017 on Chambers Street in Trenton. TRENTON -- City police say the vehi

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 21:28:30

NJ man who fled Morrisville teen sex abuse trial gets up to 23 years

A New Jersey man has been sentenced to serve up to 23 years behind bars for sexually assaulting a girl in Morrisville and fleeing in the middle of trial. Darryl Jenkins, 53, of Trenton, was sentenced Friday to 11-1/2 to 23 years in state prison, the maximum total sentence for unlawful contact with a


Farm to tap partnerships keep authentic brews flowing

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (AP) Farm-to-table cuisine is a well-known food trend in which locally grown produce is used seasonally by chefs to create an authentic hometown taste. But now, in Central Jersey, there is a new trend farm to tap. It's a natural partnership: A craft brewer using a farmer's locally

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-23 15:00:00

Telemedicine explored on 'News 12 to Your Health'

Telemedicine at work at Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Facility in Hillsborough. Featured in the video is Olivia Oliphant, RN and Leila Flashenberg, a patient. Courtesy of Athene TeleHealth Emerging medical technologies, such as telemedicine, are transforming healthcare, making it possible

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-22 18:21:18

Local religion digest: Anthea Butler to present Gallagher Memorial lecture at Albright College

Religious studies scholar Anthea Butler, Ph.D., will present Albright College's 16th annual James J. Gallagher Memorial Lecture on Thursday at 4 p.m. in Klein Lecture Hall. The lecture, "But Her Emails: Women, Religion and Politics in the 2016 Election -Where Do We Go From Here?" is free and open to

READING EAGLE - 2017-09-23 07:01:00

Community Yard Sale - The Ivins Outreach Center

GREAT LOCATION! COME TO SHOP AND SELL! Morrisville Presbyterian Church parking lot located directly on West Trenton Avenue adjacent to The Ivins Outreach Center. ~ Crafters and other Vendors needed. ~ 10 foot spaces available for $25 each. ~ Bring your own table or rent one for an additional $5 (lim

BUCKSLOCALNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 15:00:00

What was it like to be a pilot during World War II? This veteran knows

Inside the Millville Army Air Field Museum, a green uniform stands neatly pressed in the corner. It stands on display for visitors to observe. It belongs to First Lieutenant Charles Osborne. Osborne was a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot during World War II. Being a pilot who trained Millville was just one of

NJ.COM - 2017-09-23 12:20:27

Man sentenced to 70 years in prison for overpass killing

TRENTON -- A city man convicted of first-degree murder and related crimes was sentenced to 70 years in prison Friday. Randy Washington, 35, of Trenton was convicted in July of murdering 64-year-old Silas Johnson Jr. under a Route 1 overpass in October 2014. Randy Washington "My father always told me

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 21:51:50

Investigation: NJ Transit facing staffing crisis that could mean more delays

Chronic underfunding. A deadly crash. Failed federal safety tests. Now, NJ Transit, the beleaguered transportation agency that nearly half a million commuters rely upon to reach New York City, is facing a staffing crisis so severe that it may take two years to replace train engineers who have left t

DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-22 18:23:49

Trenton Police: Help us identify the killer involved in Chambers Street hit-and-run homicide

TRENTON >> The Trenton Police Department's Criminal Investigation Bureau is seeking the community's assistance in identifying the vehicle that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian about 10:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. The crash occurred on Chambers Street next to the M

TRENTONIAN - 2017-09-22 04:00:00