19-year-old Montgomery Teen Dead After Car Crash in India

Prakhar Pandey, 19, died in a car accident on May 16 in India while reportedly traveling with his mother. Prakhar graduated from Montgomery High School in 2016 and was an emergency medical technician (EMT) at Montgomery EMS - Squad 47 Rescue. He studied at Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts, according to his Facebook page. And, he belonged to the professional co-ed medical fraternity Phi Delta Epsilon, whose motto is “Facta Non Verba,” or “Deeds Not Words.” Prakhar “loved B.E.S.T., Taco Bell, and that sweater / shorts combo that only he could pull off,” according to his fraternity brother Nevis Usanky. “Most importantly,” Nevis added in a public letter to his friend, “you loved your f

19-year-old Belle Mead Teen Dead after Car Crash

A 19-year-old Belle Mead man, a recent Montgomery High School graduate, died after the car he was driving struck a tree on Willow Road early Saturday morning. Chase M. Coram, 19, of the Belle Mead section of Montgomery, was driving a 2015 Toyota Scion south on Willow Road at 5:44 a.m. Saturday when the car left the roadway and struck a tree, according to a news release from Hillsborough police. The accident occurred just south of Kilmer Drive. Coram died from his injuries at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, according to the news release. Coram was a student at Monmouth University, according to his Facebook page. The Hillsborough and Montgomery police departme

Chase M. Coram, 19

Had a passion for helping others April 26, 1999 — May 19, 2018 "Even though you're gone, it's like you never left cause you're always in my heart and still take my breath away." — Logic Chase Matthew Coram, 19, died suddenly on May 19, 2018. ​ Chase was a lifelong resident of Belle Mead and graduated from Montgomery High School in 2017. He recently completed his first year of college at Monmouth University and was looking forward to an eventual career in law. ​ Chase had a passion for helping others. He was a member of the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Co #1 in Belle Mead as a junior firefighter, and was joined in service there by his father, Monmouth University Professor Gregory Coram. Chase wa

Montgomery, Princeton and Franklin Townships Unite Against Compressor Station

With state-level news of clean energy initiatives making headlines, a project in proximity to Montgomery and Rocky Hill raised the stakes in May, as residents and local political leaders are speaking up for environmental and quality of life concerns. Williams Transco Gas, which completed the build of its 6.36-mile, 42-inch wide Skillman Loop pipeline in Montgomery Township in 2017, is applying for a heavy-duty compressor station to be built in neighboring Franklin Township near residences, as part of its NorthEast Supply Enhancement project (NESE) to deliver more natural gas, faster, to Long Island and New York City consumers. Public comments on the project and its impacts began last month a

No Left Turn Sign to Provide Traffic Relief

A new traffic pattern, coming soon to the intersection at routes 518 and 206 in Skillman, is expected to speed up the time it takes motorists to get through the busy corner — anchored by WaWa, ShopRite, the Tiger's Tale, a gas station, and a bank. But some local residents fear traffic may be diverted elsewhere. Montgomery Township Administrator Donato Nieman says the plan (on the books for 10 to 15 years) will be funded by the developers of the Montgomery Promenade — Madison Marquette, who will be building the 270,000-square-foot retail “town center” to be anchored by a multi-plex cinema/bowling alley and an LL Bean. “The change will speed up the time it takes to drive through the intersecti

Margery Cornell Brearley Ward

Mother, Teacher, and Volunteer 1920 — 2018 Margery Ward died May 7, 2018. Born in Princeton in 1920, she attended public school there until she enrolled in George School in Pennsylvania. Her childhood summers were spent in New Hampshire and Montana. She earned a master's degree at Mount Holyoke College after graduating from Swarthmore College in 1941. After a summer course at the Marine Biology Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, she met and married Herman M. Ward. Margery then taught for one year in Bound Brook public schools. She and her husband moved into their historic 18th century house in Belle Mead in 1946 and continued to care for and restore it through their 65 years of living

Genevieve Minck, 90

May 22, 1927 - May 4, 2018 Loved long beach walks in Wildwood Crest Genevieve Minck, age 90, of Belle Mead died at Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro surrounded by her family on Friday, May 4, 2018. She was born on May 22, 1927 to Umberto and Antoinette Citriniti in Union City. She married the love of her life, Robert E. Minck, in 1949 and was happily married until his passing in 1991. After raising her two boys, she worked as a legal secretary and administrative assistant at General Foods in Tarrytown, NY. Genevieve was actively involved in Epiphany Church in Cliffside Park before moving to central New Jersey. She loved taking long walks with her husband on the beach in Wildwood Crest a

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