Water/Sewer Charges for Residents Are Due to Flow Significantly Upward

Water – a life-sustaining commodity that many take for granted – has gained a much higher profile in Highland Park in the past few days. Residents learned that a typical family of four can expect to pay an increase of $350 this year for the tap water they drink, showers they take, the dishes they wash and the toilets they flush. This increase comprises an annual hike in water/sewer rates and a one-time surcharge. The town is establishing a new rate schedule to address the water and sewer cost increases that were never passed on to Highland Park residents and businesses for the last seven years. This action is due to an administrative failure to increase residential and business sewer and water rates to correspond to the significant escalation of the water and sewer costs being billed to the municipality. READ MORE

“Hamilton” cast member thrills HP students thanks to Fresh Theatre Arts

Broadway performer, Thayne Jasperson, a cast member of Hamilton, visited Highland Park on Monday, May 14, when he led a theater (acting, singing, and dancing) workshop, geared towards students in the 5th through 12th grades. The workshop was facilitated by Fresh Theatre Arts, LLC., founded by Highland Park resident Tova Halpern. “Thank you, Thayne Jasperson and Fresh Theatre Arts for bringing some Hamilton: An American Musical to Highland Park, New Jersey. My kid (Lily Solomon, 5th grader) had so much fun,” said Rebecca Hersh in a Facebook post. Thayne is one of Hamilton’s original cast members. READ MORE