In The Media
Highland Park church a beacon of hope for Indonesian immigrants' struggle
The Reformed Church of Highland Park has become the center of an immigration controversy that doesn’t follow usual plot lines.
The Gutsy Gourmet at A Better World Cafe
“The Gutsy Gourmet” is Rachel Weston’s monthly look at the people and places that make New Jersey’s food culture so vibrant. Weston is the chef-manager of Highland Park’s A Better World Café.
Energy Friendly Highland Park
Reformed Church of Highland Park Offers Sanctuary
Saul Timisela was ordered to report to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Newark early Thursday morning to be deported. Instead, the Indonesian Christian took sanctuary at the Reformed Church of Highland Park
Tete Bistronomie Offers Exotic Flavors from Peru
Choose wisely here, and you are likely to be rewarded with exotic flavors and a very satisfying meal
Central Jersey: Hard to define, easy to love
It’s not just a place, but a state of mind.
Highland Park Resident Continues Jeopardy! Winning Streak
Jason Keller, a 30-year-old tutor from Highland Park continues his winning streak – earning $127,000 over the past five episodes of “Jeopardy!”
Arrest in vandalism case brings relief to business owners, residents
Highland Park Author Localizes Thriller
Steven Hart, owner of Nighthawk Books in Highland Park discusses his work
Volunteers Tidy up Community
Rutgers University’s chapter of NJ-PIRG lent a helping hand to the local community this Saturday as part of their “Day of Service.”
Charter School Budgets Drain our Community, Op-Ed
Central Jersey to celebrate National Coming Out Day
The Highland Park-based Pride Center of New Jersey, the Queer Student Alliance of Rutgers University and GLBT for National Coming Out Week.
Dept. of Education approves only 4 of 60 applicants to open new N.J. charter schools
Highland Park school among the denied application
Clothing store caters to Orthodox Jewish, Muslim women
Covered Girl Clothing in Highland Park, N.J., specializes in providing clothing tailored to Orthodox Jewish women and others who choose to dress more modestly.
Arts in the Park returns for lucky number seven
Main Street sponsors second annual Restaurant Week
Streetscape Project begins
The Streetscape Project, which will implement improvements between Second and Fifth avenues in Highland Park, begins today.
28th Annual Night Celebration in Highland Park
Resurfacing work begins on busy stretch of Route 27
Route 27/Raritan to be Resurfaced
Highland Park Teams up with NJ-PIRG on Energy Intiative
Buono touts tax cut on small-business tour
Meeting Point Restaurant opens in Highland Park
New restaurant offers mix of Turkish, Greek, Italian and American
Rutgers students developing system to provide parking availability information
Rutgers Project Started Two Years ago with data collected in Highland Park and Brooklyn; may be the future of parking
Rallies Support Charter School Reform
Highland Park hosts one of three simultaneous rallies organized by grass-roots parents’ group
Rallies for Charter School Reform
Simultaneous Rallies in Highland Park, So. Brunswick and Millburn
Highland Park Celebrates with 3 Weekend events
Highland Park Launches Campaign to Cut Carbon Emissions
Nighthawk Books Celebrates Anniversary
Bookstore makes a cultural impact with live music, good food, local artwork and more
Pride Center boosts gay community and downtown Highland Park
Highland Park school board votes to accept out-of-district students to generate revenue
Diverse ethnic businesses thrive in Edison-Highland Park
Few downtowns offer a dining experience as culturally diverse as Highland Park's
Highland Park art contest to impact economy, culture
3rd Annual Buck Art Show
Highland Park businesses to Give $1,000 in merchandise and prizes
Third Annual Buck Art Project
Three New Members Join Main Street HP Board
From serving to singing, N.J. residents celebrate Christmas in different ways
Highland Park Resident Joins the Rockettes
Longtime stylist returns home to Highland Park with The Loft Salon
Retailers say small-business shopping event drew crowds
Made with Jersey Fresh!
Teté review: Highland Park restaurant offers Peruvian classics and more
Highland Park art gallery and framing studio to celebrate new showroom
Artist Robert Moylan’s work on exhibit
Highland Park goes "Green" for the Holidays
New Members Join Main Street Board
Veteran's Home to Provide Affordable Housing
"Green Wednesday" in Highland Park for the Holidays
Artists Collective Celebrates Holidays
Highland Park gets share of EPA grant to fund "green" initiatives
Highland Park will be Transformed with Harry Potter-thremed Autumn in the Park
Organization brings jazz to the Banks for cause
Highland Park has the cure for your hunger pangs
Borough Environmental Commission Receives Grant
Grant for Environmental Resource Inventory will be follow up to Natural Resources Inventory
Arts in the Park features a broad scope of talent
Highland Park Hosts Arts in the Park
6th Annual Arts in the Park set on Left Bank
Highland Park eateries join in first Restaurant Week
Six Highland Park restaurants, like Zeina Mediterranean Grill & Lounge, above, will offer meals for $17.66 this week.
Downtown dance center emphasizes healthy living
While some of its neighbors focus on food and drink, a new dance studio in downtown New Brunswick is emphasizing wellness through movement.
Restaurant Week, This time, Autumn Means Eats!
Prix-fixe spree features fine fare, familiar and fusion
Jewelry Shop Uses Jazz To Attract Customers
Obama visit to New Jersey: a No. 5 sub to go, and some business talk
N.J. towns earn national recognition for effort to restore business districts
Highland Park seeks to cut zoning red tape
To spark business, Highland Park may streamline construction approvals
Fireworks returning to Highland Park, New Brunswick
Take my joke, please! Oy vey! Kosher comedy site gives bubbe and zeyde a chance to take over the mike
Borough Officials Work To Streamline Process For Businesses To Set Up Shop
Highland Park Farmers’ Market Opens With Longer Hours And More Features
Rutgers Business School Provides Free Marketing Analysis For Highland Park Businesses
Local Businesses Say 'No' to Triclosan
Bad economic news is bringing opportunity to some Main Streets
As downtowns across the country are reporting alarming numbers of store closings, the bad economic news is bringing opportunity to some Main streets in New Jersey.
Stephen Nolan interim mayor of Highland Park
Former councilman Stephen Nolan takes oath as interim mayor of Highland Park
Highland Park mayor moves on after decade in office
A political outsider who took on the entrenched Democratic party, she faced strong opposition
Highland Park welcomes a new bookstore
Nighthawk Books to be a “literary cultural center”
Zeina Offers the Best of Everything (NY Times)
Blending Mideastern and Mediterranean, ZEINA is a restaurant for these times
Church Works With U.S. to Spare Detention
Reformed Church of Highland Park assists Indonesian immigrants
N.J. restaurant offers customers 'pay what you can' option
Highland Park restaurant offers customers an innovative dining option — choose the size of your portion, then pay what you want.
Highland Park gains 'Fair Trade Town' designation
Highland Park gains national attention as Fair Trade designated town.
Town’s fair trade efforts pay off
Highland Park receives "Fair Trade Town" designation; only 13th in the nation.
Highland Park Named A Fair Trade Town
Highland Park, NJ, one of only 13 in the nation.
Emergency departments receive funds from the HP-5K
Study: Locally owned firms recirculate more money through the economy
$100 spent at a locally owned business recirculates an average of $32 through the local economy
New book features several What If? stories with N.J. angles
Marc Mappen of Highland Park, author of "There's More to New Jersey Than The Sopranos," has several What If? stories, with New Jersey angles.
‘Cyber’ shop caters to ‘Knights’ despite relocation
Cyber Knight Computers moved to a larger location in Highland Park; still maintains its commitment to quality and affordability.
Local artists showcase their works
Artist Collective will be centerpiece of Arts in the Park.
Psychologists Reject Gay ‘Therapy’
Highland Park, N.J., psychologist leads panel
Middlesex County leads push to attract green businesses
Middlesex County has teamed up with state agencies and private companies to fill vacant warehouse space with high-tech green industries.
Business owner: Even with good credit, SBA loans hard to find
Highland Park kicks off Small Business Administration walking tour
Random Acts Block Parties Liven up Highland Park's Downtown
Sidewalk Specials and Patio dining
Farmers’ Market Partners with Food Pantry
The HP Farmers' Market is partnering for the first time with the Highland Park Food Bank, so those in need can have access to fresh, local produce
Shoppers say taste is only one of the benefits of buying organic
Anyone can shop, but good shoppers have a strategy
Duo Keeps Floral Tradition Alive in Highland Park
Robert's Florals thrives, putting clients first
Doughboy Repair Marks End of an Era for Highland Park VFW
Highland Park's VFW Post 10536 funded repairs to the Doughboy--just in time for Memorial Day parade.
Highland Park VFW Fixes Doughboy Statue
Post's last project before merger
5K Run to Kick Off Highland Park Street Fair
Honors Lifelong Runner, Community Advocate
Housing for veterans OK'd in Highland Park
Pastor Seeks to House Veterans in Old Church
Highland Park Mayor Sworn in as U.N. Representative
Relishes Opportunity for "dream job"
Raspberry Beret: Highland Park Shop Owner Fulfills Business Dreams
Raspberry Beret specializes in women's clothing and accessories.
Lessons Learned: White Lotus Home, Going Green Without Going in the Red
Environmental values are woven into White Lotus's success
Highland Park attracts businesses in the midst of an economic decline
Four new stores opened their doors here in the last few months
Highland Park Heeds Call to Service
Highland Park groups, volunteers heed calls to service with huge response to food drive
Main Street Highland Park appoints executive director
Holiday Sales are Strong in Highland Park,
Holiday Sales in Highland Park Shops Stay Steady or Increase as economy weakens
Highland Park holiday gathering Draws Crowd
White Lotus Calls Highland Park its Home
White Lotus Home embraces the "living green" philosophy.
White Lotus fords river for Dec. 3 grand opening
Grand Opening of White Lotus Home
A Place for the Past
Window Display Brings HP High School Past to Life
Highland Park Lures "Green" Business
The borough's reputation as a "green" community is leading companies like White Lotus to relocate in Highland Park
Mansions, Now for the Masses
Belleview mansion in Highland Park is to be the clubhouse for town house condominiums
Wetlands Association Announces Funding
The Lower Raritan Watershed will now benefit from a great variety of positive environmental projects
Jersey Mayors to Pitch Plans to Obama
The first-of-its-kind meeting provided a forum for developing a comprehensive statement of the needs of New Jersey's residents
Pizza Donations Morph into Social-Studies Project in Highland Park
One student turned her own fundraising effort into a community service project.
Francis E. Parker Memorial Home given award in Highland Park
A Niche Store Finds Itself in a Pinch
Pedestrian Underpass Work to Close Route 27 in New Brunswick, Highland Park
Commuters who use Route 27 will face a detour over the weekend through Tuesday morning.
Couple's Studio Aims to Make Memories Last a Lifetyme
Sculpture Brings Attention to 'Missing Trees'
For residents of the most densely populated state in the nation, the symbolism behind a newly unveiled sculpture in Highland Park may be hard to miss. New Jersey residents are "Missing Trees."
Arts Festival to showcase Highland Park talent
50 artists to display work for Arts in the Park
On the Inside Getting Out
One Highland Park resident and University employee shares a story about his experiences at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11
Nature's Recipe for Hungry Planet
PJ's Coffee Recycles Coffee Grounds in Successful Pilot Project
Nature's Recipe for Hungry Planet
PJ's Coffee Recycles Coffee Grounds in Successful Pilot Project
Seeking Housing for Vets in Need
Group eyes church in Highland Park
Artists Sought for Highland Park Arts Festival
All-natural Highland Park Salon Brings Green Movement to Realm of Beauty Products
Eden Organix salon in Highland Park, is "au naturel" in everything from its beauty- and skin-care products to the very floors its customers walk on.
Block Party to Provide Passport to Tons of Fun
Main Street Highland Park kicks off its 2008 Random Acts of Fun block party series tonight with a community talent show.
Temple Welcomes Start of Reconstruction Effort
A Highland Park synagogue celebrated the opening phase of construction meant to replace structures lost in a devastating fire almost two years ago.
Showers don't stop Street Fair in Highland Park
Light showers put a slight damper on the street fair, but it certainly didn't stop local residents from joining in the fun.
Shrinking aid forces cuts in Highland Park
Highland Park ready to bloom with annual spring makeover
Volunteering Helps Her See Light on Vision Therapy
A referral to a specialist uncovered vision problems that caused the young girl to have difficulty in school.
Finding Refuge in a Cave
After-school center offers a safe place
Rutgers Women’s Basketball Loses One of Its Own
The Rutgers women's basketball team lost a member of its extended family with the passing of Kiersten Hickman-Perfetti on Wednesday.
Group Works to Clean up Raritan River
New Jersey Community Water Watch helps clean up the Raritan River
Farmers Oppose 'Garden State' with No Department of Agriculture
Corzine proposed the cut in his Feb. 26 budget address, merging its responsibilities into the environmental and health departments.
NJ Students Join National Hunger Cleanup
About 20 students mobilized at the Reformed Church of Highland Park to spruce up the site
Local Comedian Hosts Coffee Shop Show
Students looking to be entertained but without a lot of money to spend can see stand-up comedy at Matt Bridgestone's Comedy Night.
Developer Downsizes Housing Project
Poor market a factor in Highland Park
He Helps His Community Communicate
Greg Deatz was a volunteer of the year nominee for Main Street Highland Park
Local Officials Rip Aid Cuts
Municipal services likely will suffer
Highland Park Board Seeks School Cuts
$500,000 target could mean end of busing and paraprofessionals
"Aged-out" Foster Kids Get Helping Hand
Program provides low-cost housing for young women transitioning out of the state's foster-care program
Highland Park Will Look for New Idol
Committee continues to organize talent contest for town's young residents
Professor Keeps Keen Eye on His World
Longtime Highland Park resident and Hofstra University professor has been documenting city life through pictures for years. On display through March 9.
Where They Teach Teens a Healthy Lesson
N.J. Mayors Unite for Environment
Green committee introduces plan to help community leaders take action
Chocolate Fans Get Their Just Desserts
Local Teens Get Reel
Library fest screens films by high schoolers
Spirited Dialogue Keeps Memory of a Special Man Alive
To Marc Shapiro, a longtime Highland Park resident and musician, life was about finding creative solutions to disagreements and injustice.
Rutgers conference Highlights Benefits of Organic Farming
Farmers, scientists, environmentalists and vendors gathered at Rutgers University for the 18th annual conference of the NE Organic Farming Assoc of NJ
Greening Plan Focuses Efforts on Transportation
Highland Park has been working to create sustainable development for many years. In December, the Borough introduced New Jersey's first comprehensive Green Community Plan at a town council meeting.
Highland Park has landed a new police chief and councilman.
Highland Park Mayor Takes 3rd Term
Highland Park Schools Boss Resigns to Take Job Overseas
Small Town, Big Plans
MOM Rail Line, Middlesex a Match
Jamesburg should look for inspiration to Highland Park and Metuchen, two small Middlesex suburbs serviced by a train to New York. ...
Highland Park Loses Councilwoman to D.C.
Residents get carried away with holidays
This Cave is cool — and not just in temperature
Annual Farmers' Market extended
Highland Park program gains extra post-season time due to popular demand from community
Foster children owed a boost to adulthood
Highland Park Online: New Web site maps Main St. business
Edison Council approves Hartz Mtn. Rezoning
Highland Park Goes Online
Main Street's interactive Web site first of its kind in New Jersey
Open Studios Exhibit
THE HP ARTS COMMISSION will sponsor an Open Studios Preview Exhibit of local artists' works at IM Gallery, 235 Raritan Ave.
Highland Park Environmental News
Deer O Deer
The eagles have landed, report concludes
Report says bald eagles are making a comeback along Raritan River
Rt. 18 work to close Highland Park Ramp
A reconstructed ramp is scheduled to reopen by the end of August, DOT officials said.
Highland Park Teams Up With Elijah’s Promise for 11th Annual Farmer’s Market
Social Sustainability in Action
Borough's plan helped by Rite-Aid settlement
Highland Park ends redevelopment feud
Verizon agrees to move cell tower in Highland Park
Highland Park Pols Want Input on Redevelopment
11th-Annual Farmer’s Market to Feature Organic Veggies
Highland Park Selected By State For Downtown Improvement Program
May 31, 2002--Highland Park has been accepted into the Main Street New Jersey Program.
WORK BEARS FRUIT — AND VEGGIES
Highland Park Gardeners Dig in
Arts in Park on Sept. 23
THE 3RD ANNUAL Arts in the Park arts festival in Highland Park