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Mae Yanowitz, former HPHS English teacher, dies at the age of 98

Mae Yanowitz, 98, former Highland Park High School English teacher and department head, died on December 1, 2017 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, New York. Born Mae Merrell, September 5, 1919, in her family home at 162 West 2nd Street in Mount Vernon, N.Y., she was the middle of five daughters and the last to survive. On March 2, 1941, she married Edward Yanowitz in the room where she was born. They were married for 62 years, until his death on November 28, 2003. Upon Ed’s return from the army in 1946, he and Mae moved from NYC to South Jersey, using the GI bill to start a chicken farm. READ MORE

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Official Meeting Notice: Main Street Highland Park Annual Meeting

Please be advised that the Main Street Highland Park Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Highland Park Senior/Youth Center, 220 S 6th Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904. The public is welcome to attend to learn about and provide input to the strategies/initiatives for creating an exciting and sustainable Highland Park downtown environment. Main Street Highland Park (“MSHP”) is a non-profit community development organization that manages the downtown Business District for the benefit of the merchants, business owners  and residents of Highland Park. As a dedicated advocate for the downtown, Main Street leverages its budget resources and relationships on behalf of its constituent members to bring about change that would not otherwise be possible. Main Street Highland Park’s programs improve the image of downtown Highland Park, focusing on its commercial assets, visual appeal, safety and desirability as a destination for business, for shopping, dining and fun. READ MORE

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Democratic Incumbents Win in HP, Middlesex County, and 18th District

No surprises in Highland Park, but no lack of enthusiasm – or graciousness – among the local Democratic officials who kept their seats on borough council, freeholder board and state legislature. Among the Highland Park Borough Council candidates, incumbent Matt Hersh was the top vote-getter with 2,692 votes for his two-year unexpired term; incumbent Stephany Kim, 2,685 votes for her one year unexpired term; incumbent Josh Fine with 2,668 votes for a full three year term; incumbent Elsie Foster Dublin with 2,595 for a full three year term. Republican candidate for council, Herb Gross attracted 551 votes. Highland Park resident Seth Kaper-Dale, who ran for governor on the Green Party ticket, attracted 1,050 votes among Middlesex County voters. The 18th District includes seven communities in Middlesex County: East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Metuchen, South Plainfield, and South River. READ MORE

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