What We're Reading -- Bradford Pear Trees in Decline; Stephen Sondheim, With His Usual Flair

December 4, 2021

Don’t Cry for the Bradford Pears on Witherspoon Street

When urbanist Jeff Speck came to Princeton to review the town’s walkability in general and its plans for a pedestrian-oriented Witherspoon Street, he urged the municipal planners to make every effort to save the existing trees that form a scene canopy over a portion of Witherspoon.

But practical concerns later surfaced.

In Memoriam: Remembering Our Neighbors

Alice S. Keizer, 103, formerly of Princeton, died November 12 in Cornwall, PA.

A resident of Princeton from 1941 to 1992, she was active in the Princeton United Methodist Church, teaching inner-city children to read, housing Vietnamese refugees in her own home and then helping them to settle in the area. After she moved to Cornwall in 1992, she was a member of the Cornwall Methodist Church, ...

What We're Viewing: Made For TV -- Kevin Wilkes' Quest to Save Robeson's Birthplace

You may have read about Princeton architect Kevin Wilkes and his personal quest to help rebuilding the Witherspoon Street birthplace of Paul Robeson in Pam Hersh’s column for TAPinto Princeton Community News. Or you might have read about it again a month or so later in the Princeton Alumni Weekly. Now ABC news entertainment reporter Sandy Kenyon, Princeton Class of 1978, saw that ...

Ready to Serve? The Princeton Fire Department Wants to Talk

December 5, 2021

The 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor seems as good a time as any to think about fire and rescue work. On Tuesday, December 7, at 7 p.m. the Princeton Fire Department will host an open house at 363 Witherspoon Street for candidates interested in joining its 2022 training program.

Princeton residents 16 and older are invited to meet with current volunteers and staff to discuss what it means to ...

Police Blotter: Three Cheers (Or Fewer) For the Holidays

Happy holidays, everyone. It’s that time of year when we gather with friends and family and offer some holiday cheer. Once in a while the cheer comes in a bottle or a glass. Who among us hasn’t walked out of a holiday party and wished we had had one less drink before heading off in the car?

Not surprisingly, this is also the season for what police call the “Drive Sober or Get ...

Maple Street Repaving on Monday and Tuesday, November 29 and 30

Paving in the tree street area, which caused closures of several streets in the three days before Thanksgiving, will continue Monday and Tuesday, November 29 and 30, on Maple Street.

Maple will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Princeton Police request that all vehicles be removed from the street before 7 a.m. 


TAPinto Westfield's Coverage Following Parents' Objection to Toni Morrison Book Brings National Attention

WESTFIELD, NJ — When TAPinto Westfield Managing Editor Matt Kadosh walked in to the Board of Education meeting on November 16, he didn't know that hours later he would write the site's most read story of the month, and it would get national attention, too.

"I didn't know they were going to talk about it until it came up," Kadosh said.

"It" ...

TAPinto Tips: Let TAPinto Be Part of your Marketing Plan

Do you have a Marketing Plan?  What are you doing now? Is it working? What's your budget? Do you want to reach our TAPinto viewers? Have you considered the TAPinto Do-it-Yourself (DIY) marketing platform? These are the questions I will ask you when inquiring about marketing with TAPinto.

The TAPinto network of 90 franchised sites in New Jersey ...

Issue Advocacy: How One TAPinto Franchisee Knew It Was Time to Engage the Reader Differently

Elizabeth Meyers knows how things work in Trenton.

She worked for a legislative member starting at the age of 20, then as a contract lobbyist, and then a stint at Capital Impact Group. Then Meyers went back to the legislature, where she worked as Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo's Chief of Staff for nine years.

Meyers is the Publisher/Editor for TAPinto Bordentown and Editor for ...

Practical Skincare Gifts She’s Sure to Love

When it comes to gifting, we often think along the lines of gift cards, flowers, candies, and chocolates. While those items are classic crowd-pleasers, skincare can also make a great gift.

Here are practical gifts for every skincare fanatic on your list, from mask lovers to eye cream connoisseurs.

Facial Cleanser

One of the most essential needs for a woman’s skincare routine is a ...