Fresh colors

SCOTT PILLING staff Joseph Wright replaces a worn-out flag on the grave of a war veteran at Elmwood Cemetery in North Brunswick on Friday. Wright’s grandfather, Joe Hems, a Purple Heart recipient from the Korean War, provided the new flags to members of the Linwood Middle School lacrosse team who helped with the project.

Art contest promotes respect for environment

BY JENNIFER AMATO Staff Writer BY JENNIFER AMATOStaff Writer NORTH BRUNSWICK – More than 700 entries were received by the Conservation Department of the North Brunswick Woman’s Club in a contest designed to promote the importance of recycling and conservation in the community. “Everyone needs to understand the importance of taking care of the environment. …

S.B. residents dedicate monument to slaves

VanDyke descendant attends ceremony, shares memories of family farm BY CHRIS GAETANO Staff Writer BY CHRIS GAETANOStaff Writer Arthur VanDyke (r) and Dorothy VanDyke talk of their experiences at the 300-year-old farm once toiled by their family generations ago. SOUTH BRUNSWICK – On May 25, slaves once discarded as property were memorialized as people. Residents …