Montgomery Synagogue Invites Local Jews and Non-Jews to Fill the Pews to Demonstrate Resilience in R

Montgomery Rabbi Jacob Best Adler is joining Jewish leaders nationwide in asking Jews and non-Jews to fill the pews this weekend to demonstrate resilience in the face of terror. The national movement, #ShowUpForShabbat, is in response to those trying to disrupt Jewish life in America. Community members wishing to express solidarity should show up at Congregation Kehilat Shalom in Belle Mead for Shabbat on Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 pm. Montgomery teens will lead the service, followed by oneg (refreshments and schmoozing). All are welcome. “If you have a Jewish friend, and if you have not yet already, reach out to that Jewish friend,” Rabbi Adler asked 50 Montgomery residents who had gathered in th

Somerset County Freeholder Candidates

Four Candidates Running for Two Seats on the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders Somerset County is governed and managed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders. The board consists of five members; one or two are elected each year from the county at large to serve three-year terms. New Jersey is the only state where elected county officials are called “freeholders.” Most other states elect a county commission or county council. The term “freeholder” is a carryover from colonial days, when only property owners - then known as freeholders - were entitled to vote, and one freeholder represented each municipality. Eventually, the number of freeholders in each county was reduced by statute and i

Poll Workers Urgently Needed

The Somerset County Board of Elections is conducting a Training Class for registered voters to become Election Day Poll Workers for the November 6 General Election. The ~ 1.5 hr training class will be held at 20 Grove Street in Somerville this Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 2 PM (free Sunday parking on street). Anyone who is interested has be a registered voter in Somerset County and fill out below-linked 1 pg. app form. Several districts in Montgomery Township are in need of poll workers in order to conduct the Election. Poll workers are paid $200 per Election. Please call the Somerset County Board of Elections at 908-231-7086 or email frenchr@co.somerset.nj.us as soon as possible this wee

Jacqueline L. Emerick (Warren), 53

Jacqueline L. Emerick Oct 8, 1965 — Oct 26, 2018 Montgomery High School graduate Jacqueline “Jackie” Emerick, age 53, of Pelham, NH died unexpectedly at home on October 26. Jackie was born on October 8, 1965 in Princeton to parents Joan and Joseph Edward Warren and was affectionately nicknamed “Butterfly” by her father. She graduated from Montgomery High School and Bay State College in Boston. It was during her college years that she met the love of her life David. They were married in 1989 and worked side by side for the past 30 years at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. They made their home in Sandwich, MA, until 2006 when they then moved to Pelham where they created many happy memories wi

What Is Your Favorite Book?

Out of 100 books, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is Somerset County’s favorite read. Over the past several weeks, PBS has been hosting an online poll titled the Great American Read, hoping to discover the most popular books in America. The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) decided to take PBS’s 100 title booklist and present the same question to our residents. Would Somerset County reader preferences be the same as the nationwide results? Turns out, while there are some similarities, Somerset County reader preferences are uniquely their own. Somerset County’s top five favorite reads are: 1. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee (9.7 percent) 2. “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” b

Carrie Blessing Keith, 54

Rescued Dachshunds Sep 21, 1964 – Oct 18, 2018 Carrie Blessing Keith, a Montgomery High School graduate, died on October 18 at her home in Pennington. She was 54. Carrie was born on September 21, 1964, in Hamilton, Ohio. She grew up in Montgomery, attended the University of Colorado Boulder, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. She worked at Educational Testing Service for 23 years, starting as a corporate editor in 1994. She then took on program direction roles for several testing programs, including the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and AP. Her career culminated in the position of executive director in the assessment development division. Actively involved in dachshund rescue, C

Arthur G. Muth, 90

Korean War Veteran Aug 27, 1928 — Oct 6, 2018 Arthur Gerard Muth, 90, of Montgomery Township died on October 6 in Princeton. Arthur was born in Hollis, Queens to Arthur and Genevieve (Mack) Muth on August 27, 1928. He married Ann May on November 5, 1955 in Goshen, NY. Arthur worked as an expediter for Harris and Company for 40 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the United States Army, where he met lifelong friends, began drinking coffee, and umpired baseball games. He was a proud fan of the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed many years as a snowbird in Florida. Arthur is preceded by his parents and his sister, Arleen McGreevy.

Police Arrest Montgomery Teacher for Allegedly Sharing Nude Photos of Herself to Student

Police arrested a 29-year-old Montgomery High School English teacher and charged her with sharing nude photographs of herself with a 17-year-old student, and with having "sexually explicit communications" with him, officials said on Tuesday. Montgomery Superintendent Nancy H. Gartenberg sent a letter to the school community on Tuesday noting the teacher was suspended and removed from the high school on Oct 4 while an investigation is ongoing. "The district will continue to cooperate with the Somerset County prosecutor and ... police," she wrote. "The district is providing counseling and support services for students and staff." Michelina Aichele of Hillsborough, a Montgomery High School Engl

Pentecost International Worship Center Invites Local Community Members to Church

“Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen,” (Eph. 2. 20-21, NRSV). On behalf of Pentecost International Worship Center (P.I.W.C), I express great appreciation to residents of Rocky Hill for welcoming us into their historic community. It is with the same attitude of hospitality that we extend an invitation to all residents of Rocky Hill town and its surrounding communities to come and worship with us. The P.I.W.C has deep roots in the early 19th century classic Pentecostalism. As such, we have a strong sense of the Church a

Ordinance Would Prohibit Sale or Growing of Marijuana in Montgomery

Should the state of New Jersey decide to legalize the sale and use of recreational marijuana, Montgomery Township Committee is taking proactive measures to ensure that its farmers don’t grow it, stores don’t sell it, and people do not consume it in public places. The township “believes the proliferation of marijuana ... which would remain prohibited under federal law ... would have significant deleterious consequences to the quality of life, as well as the health, safety, and welfare of township residents,” according to the ordinance introduced at the Sept 20 committee meeting. The ordinance prohibits the growing, cultivation, production, manufacturing, storage, distribution, and sal

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