Seeking artists and vendors to participate in renowned arts festival Sept. 16

Main Street Highland Park is seeking Central Jersey artists, crafters, businesses, vendors, and food vendors for Highland Park’s 14th annual arts street festival, Arts in the Park, on Sunday September 16, 2018.  This renowned 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. What sets this arts fair apart from a general street fair is the fact that it is a juried art show with expert judges from throughout New Jersey. This annual celebration of the arts draws thousands (last year an estimated 10,000) of art enthusiasts to stroll through downtown Highland Park and enjoy artistic offerings, live music, food, and much more. Participants in the juried art show display and sell their work under tents along Raritan Avenue (Route 27) in Highland Park. READ MORE

One Matt H replaces another – Matt Hale fills term of Matt Hersh on Council

Dr. Matthew Hale on July 18, 2018 was sworn in as a borough council member by Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler to fill the unexpired term of Councilman Matthew Hersh. Replacing one Matthew H with another Matthew H was necessitated by Matt Hersh’s resignation from council in order to join Governor Phil Murphy’s administration as director of Communications for the NJ Board of Public Utilities. “Matt Hale is a tenured political science professor at Seton Hall University and is widely respected for his political commentary. Matt has chaired our Digital Data Task-force, and it is an asset to have him join Highland Park Borough Council,” said Mayor Brill Mittler, who added that Matt Hersh’s new appointment demonstrates that Highland Park talent is treasured in Trenton. “As for the council, many residents may not realize how much of a formidable commitment it is to join borough council. READ MORE

Emma C. DeVilla, son of HP resident Ronald DeVilla, died on June 22

Emma C. DeVilla, 73, of Dayton died Friday, June 22, 2018 at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center of Plainsboro. Born in Pateros, Rizal, Philippines, she has been a resident of South Brunswick since 1976. Emma retired in 2015 with over 30 years of service as a Nursing Instructor with Capital Health Systems at Fuld. Emma was a member of St. Cecilia’s Church, Monmouth Junction and volunteered for various Roman Catholic Organizations. READ MORE