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Two Contentious Issues, But No Decisions -- Yet -- from Town Council

October 26, 2021

Council gaveled its October 25 meeting to order knowing full well it had some controversial items on its agenda. One was the ordinance to limit gas powered leaf blowers (and other noisy gardening equipment). The other was a resolution to approve a liquor license transfer that would enable Claridge Wine & Liquors to move from the Princeton Shopping Center to 102 Nassau Street – the store ...

What's on TAP for Boards & Committees?

What will be the hot topic this week for Princeton’s boards and committees? There are several candidates.

The town’s public hearing on Monday, October 25, concerning gas leaf blowers seems like it would cruise through the review process with little controversy. But there has already been some back and forth on Twitter among people who feel the ordinance is overly restrictive, ...

Buy Land, They Don't Make It Anymore -- Princeton Council Is Doing Just

If anyone was curious about an item on Princeton Council’s agenda for Monday, October 25, calling for the introduction of a bond ordinance for $8.9 million for open space acquisition, we may have an explanation – thanks to a press release distributed over the weekend by Councilwoman Mia Sacks.

The release announced that Princeton had reached an to acquire a 153-acre tract of land, ...

Loose Ends: Carol Golden's Real Claim to Fame

October 8, 2021

For the pop-culture aficionados, Carol Golden’s claim to fame may be her connection to Jon Stewart. Her mom, Selma Litowitz, taught Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz (a.k.a Jon Stewart) at Lawrence High School. As a result, Carol was able to recruit Jon (who loved Mrs. Litowitz) to speak at a 2001 Parkinson’s Alliance fundraiser that Carol and her brother organized in honor of their mother, ...

Volunteer Learns to Help Others, and Herself, Through Good Grief Training

Sangeeta Mohan first learned about Good Grief when a friend gave her a copy of David Kushner’s acclaimed memoir Alligator Candy. The book tells the story of the Kushner’s quest to learn the full story behind the murder of his older brother Jon who set out on his bike one day in 1973 and never returned. David was four years old at the time and his brother was 11.

“I felt a ...

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Don't Make These Common Small Business Marketing Mistakes

Hope you're sitting down for this one.  A 2021 report from Top Design Firms says 28% of small businesses don't have a website.

Of the 72% who have a website, maintaining it can be a full-time job all by itself. Customers have elevated expectations and the website has to match that.  Small business owners often don't have that time.  Forbes has some suggestions ...

Behind the Headlines: How a Text Message Led a TAPinto Franchisee to Get Answers for His Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The text message was straight and to the point.

“Hey they have all of our (expletive) and we can’t get it out.”

That certainly got John Mooney’s attention.

Then the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood franchisee saw a post on Facebook and started asking some questions.

“They said ‘hey this is going on — we’re going to ...

Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...

Foundation Fundamentals: How to Choose Your Perfect Match

Foundation is, well, foundational to many women’s makeup routines. It provides a solid base layer to even out skin tone and imperfections while prepping your skin’s surface for additional products.

But with so many foundation options on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? Here are the most important considerations to keep in mind when shopping for this makeup ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...