Rutgers/Highland Park School District partnership benefits graduate students in education, as well as the district’s teachers and students. READ MORE
Entrepreneur and longtime HP resident David Martins is bullish on HP’s arts and retail future. He has opened a funky arts retail store on Raritan ave that features vinyl, cds, books, clothing, posters. READ MORE
Five Middlesex county mayors, including Highland Park’s Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler, are volunteering their time outside of their regular mayoral responsibilities to encourage residents to register to vote. On Monday, October 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the mayors will be entering the no politics zone – no one will be campaigning for anyone. They will be doing what they can do to promote not a specific candidate but rather a specific principle of participatory democracy – voting. In Highland Park, Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler will be leading this voter registration initiative at the Senior/Youth Center, 220 South 6th Avenue, Highland Park. Mayor Brill Mittler helped to coordinate this effort to hold a county-wide non-partisan voter registration drive that includes not only Mayor Brill Mittler, but also Mayor John Krenzel of South River, Mayor Brad Cohen of East Brunswick, Mayor Brian Wahler of Piscataway, and Mayor Peter Cammarano of Metuchen. READ MORE
Original works of art by local artists are featured through September 30 in several of Highland Park’s retail shops READ MORE
Arts in the Park, Highland Park New Jersey’s annual arts street festival, showcases fine arts and crafts from all over the region and shines a spotlight on Highland Park’s vibrant, diverse, multi-faceted arts scene. This outdoor juried art show and street fair draws thousands of people to the streets of Highland Park to enjoy top-notch art, music, and food while exploring Highland Park’s downtown as a shopping and dining destination. This year’s festival, lucky 13, is the biggest one ever, with over 220 artists and vendors selling art, food, and crafts under tents along Raritan Avenue (Route 27) in Highland Park.
Juried Art Show
This year’s art show judges represent a diverse array of artists, arts professionals, and local celebrities. The juried art show features cash awards for first, second, and third places in eight categories: Graphics/Drawing/Printmaking, Fine Crafts, Mixed Media, Textiles/Quilts/Needlework, Painting, Jewelry, Photography, and Sculpture. READ MORE
Middlesex County officials partnering with DEVCO are pursuing efforts to bring Amazon’s East Coast headquarters to Middlesex County. READ MORE
The 9/11 Day of Remembrance/Day of Discussion featured a hopeful message from Vice Mayor of Charlottesville, Va., Mr. Wes Bellamy, and a moving speech from Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler.. READ MORE
Everyone loves the public library, but the intensity of current usage calls for more resources to keep the library infrastructure responsive and relevant to the needs of the community. READ MORE
The Planet is launching a ‘Getting To Know You’ series of Q&A interviews with local leaders. This first interview is with Highland Park Borough Administrator Teri Jover, who assumed that position in May 2017.
Highland Park community enthusiastically welcomes a new women’s clothing boutique on Raritan Avenue because it fills a need for happy, stylish – and affordable – fashion for women of all ages. READ MORE