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Kiosk Is Not Cutting Edge, But It May Still Have Value

July 25, 2021

The science of traffic engineering seems to continually defy the laws of common sense. One of the most glaring examples is traffic congestion – when you expand roads to mitigate congestion, you soon end up with the same amount of congestion, and even more traffic. Traffic technology is another example. In most fields new technology is both more powerful and smaller than old technology. Your ...

Loose Ends: Free Bus Transit, Sidelined by Covid, Will Soon Run Again

I have been on a convoluted trip to uncover the mystery of what happened to the Princeton freeB, the free municipal shuttle service stopping at Princeton Station (Dinky), Palmer Square, the Princeton Shopping Center and other locations. After climbing several bus shelter benches (see below), I discovered that the freeB jitney service has been down and out for more than a year.

Preservation Forces Are Being Heard on Green Street

Not so many years ago a community newspaper in town ran a story on Princeton’s ongoing battle between the forces of historic preservation and urban insertion. As older and -- most significantly – smaller houses were falling left and right and being replaced by oversized MacMansions or ultramodern architectural show pieces, people wondered if entire neighborhoods might end up too ...

Need the Vaccine? Moderna or J&J -- Have it Your Way

July 8, 2021

What a difference a few months make in the Covid-19 pandemic drama. It seems like just yesterday when people were jockeying for position – sometimes literally – to get in line for a much coveted vaccination shot. Now the Princeton Health Department has announced four walk-in clinics in the coming weeks, with free vaccines available regardless of health insurance status or ...

Loose Ends: Remembering an Angel at Princeton Hospital

“Life sometimes gives us an angel.  Hettie Dean was my angel,” said Lance Liverman, native Princetonian, former Princeton Council member, and forever friend of the long-time Princeton resident Hettie Dean. Lance was not the only one who called Hettie an angel. As a neighbor and her work colleague for several years, I often told her she was an angel, but far more significantly, ...

What’s on TAP? Le Kiosk Hosts the 'Paris Genoa Express'

July 6, 2021

Take a walk past Carnevale Plaza on upper Nassau Street at 6 a.m. and you will be greeted with the heady smell of freshly baking bread. Francesca Casapietra, one of the owners of Le Kiosk Princeton, is hard a work baking her own focaccia, right on site in the jewel box kitchen. She is also busy making her own tapenades, croissants, mayonnaise, pesto, chestnut crème…and the list goes ...

New Assistant Principal Combines Princeton Roots with World View

July 12, 2021

Stephanie Greenberg, a 2004 Princeton University graduate and for the past three years the supervisor of humanities for grades 7 through 12 in the Princeton Public Schools, has been selected to be an assistant principal at Princeton High.

"There was a diverse, talented, and highly qualified group of candidates for this position,” said Frank Chmiel, principal of Princeton High ...

New School Superintendent's First Step: Meet the Community

Editor’s note: When former Superintendent of Schools Steve Cochrane retired in June, 2020, a nationwide search produced 13 semifinalists for the job. The winner, announced in February, was Carol L. Kelley, formerly superintendent of Oak Park Elementary School District 97 in Illinois and an educator with deep roots in central New Jersey.  

Kelley, who has a bachelor’s in ...

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TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

Summer Ad Trends That Help Your Business Beat The Heat And The Competition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

With consumers looking to shop locally now more ...