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January 31, 2023

Lichtenstein and Stahl Elected to Society’s Board

The Society’s board, at its January meeting, elected two longtime Lawrence Township residents as trustees: Alison Lichtenstein and James Stahl.


Alison Lichtenstein has over 25 years experience as a digital marketing and customer and employee experience professional, having worked at various advertising agencies and for 15 years at Dow Jones across their consumer and professional products, such as The Wall Street Journal. Ali currently works at Citi as an SVP, Customer Experience Design Lead for Personal Banking & Wealth Management. A native of Bucks County, PA and graduate of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, she has lived in Lawrenceville with her family for over 18 years and is passionate about the history, culture, and community our town has to offer.



James Stahl is a partner in the law firm of Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, PC. He has been the Municipal Judge of The Township of East Windsor from October 2004 to present.


Jim received his Bachelor of Arts degree Juris Doctor from Rutgers University. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the United States District Bar in 1972, the United States Supreme Court in 1978, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1981. Jim served as Municipal Court judge in Spotswood from 1974 to 1982, Municipal Court judge in Helmetta from 1979 to 1982, and Municipal Prosecutor for the Township of East Windsor from 1991 through 2004.

December 19, 2022

Hogmanay is back!

The Lawrence Historical Society is pleased to report that after a two year absence due to COVID, the annual New Year's Eve Hogmanay bonfire is back.

"Hogmanay has been a cherished tradition in Lawrence for more than two decades," stated Society president, Katherine Meeker-Cohen. "We are overjoyed to bring it back."

For more information, visit the Hogmanay homepage.

August 1, 2022

We are thrilled to report we have just published the latest issue of Places in Time, the quarterly newsletter of the Lawrence Historical Society.

Content in this issue includes:

- "The Lawrence That Never Was", an article by Dennis Waters on some intriguing historical 'what ifs'.

- A profile of Lawrence High Senior Reetika Agarwal, the 2022 Nash Scholarship winner.

- Updates on the upcoming Tanner Lecture and the recent election of prominent local attorney Jeffrey Lang to the Society's board.

Places in Time is available to all members of the Society. Back issues can be found free of charge on the Society’s website at:

June 1, 2022

Jeffrey A. Lang was recently elected to the board of the Lawrence Historical Society.

Jeff Lang is a shareholder at the law firm of Stark & Stark. Where he is a member of the firm’s Investment Management & Securities Group. He has over 25 years of regulatory and compliance experience, including SEC, FINRA, and global corporate compliance expertise and has served as a Chief Compliance Officer with both large institutional and start-up registered investment advisers.

Lang has been a resident of Lawrence Township for more than a decade and has been a member of the township’s NJ Trails & Open Space Committee since 2014. He is also a board member of EASEL Animal Rescue League.

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