Matthew Hersh

Matthew Hersh

Recent Articles

Middlesex County Vote by Mail Opt-Out Deadline Is Extended

The decision to extend the deadline has been made in order to accommodate those voters added to the Vote by Mail list due to a recent change in the law, who have not had sufficient time to submit their opt out requests previously. READ MORE

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Library Reschedules Board Discussion of Controversial Book, Author

The Highland Park Public Library today announced that it would move its May 20 board meeting to June 5, when it is slated to discuss the appearance of the author of a controversial children’s book on Palestine. Golbarg Bashi, a Pace history professor and former Rutgers Iranian-studies instructor, penned the book, P Is for Palestine, and had been tapped to speak at the library, generating considerable concern from the community, including from the Borough’s Jewish community, for its content. Residents concerned by the author’s appearance and the alphabet book, which assigns the letter I to “Intifada.” Residents and individuals from other groups are also expected to attend to defend Mr. Bashi and the book’s content. The library shelved the speaker for now, opting to discuss the issue at its May 20 meeting. READ MORE

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Highland Park to Posthumously Honor HPHS Graduate Tyrone Harrison with Annual MLK Day Humanitarian Award

The Highland Park Human Relations Commission will posthumously present its annual Humanitarian Award to Mr. Tyrone Harrison, a Highland Park High School graduate and New Brunswick High School vice principal. READ MORE

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