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What's on TAP for Boards & Committees?

October 24, 2021

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, ...

Peace on Earth? Well, At Least on Prospect Avenue

The contentious town-gown battle over the fate of four historically significant buildings on Prospect Avenue came to a quick ending on Thursday, October 21, with the Planning Board unanimously approving a compromise plan that will allow Princeton University to proceed with its 666,000 square foot Environmental Sciences/School of Engineering & Applied Science (ES/SEAS) complex but without ...

In Apparent Compromise Move, Princeton University Amends 91 Prospect Avenue Application

A door has opened that may lead to a compromise in Princeton University’s controversial plan to move its building at 91 Prospect Avenue across the street to make room for the terminus of the university’s proposed 666,000 square foot Environmental Sciences/School of Engineering & Applied Science (ES/SEAS) complex.

The “door” Is more specifically a document, added on ...

The Week Ahead: A Logjam for the Planning Board?

As this week dawns, the Princeton University campus is notably quiet – it’s fall break – but Princeton University issues loom large on the municipal calendar. On Monday, October 18, the Historic Preservation Commission is expected to vote on a resolution to designate a section of Prospect Avenue between Washington Road and Murray Place – informally known as “club ...

Princeton Community Village Breaks Ground on 25 More Units

On Friday, October 15, Princeton Community Housing (PCH) held a virtual groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the upcoming construction of 25 new affordable homes along with some neighborhood enhancements at Princeton Community Village (PCV), an existing PCH community that opened in 1976 with 235 units on Bunn Drive, north of the Princeton Shopping Center. The new construction will commence at the ...

Loose Ends: Recounting the Lives of Two 'Mayors for Life'

“I want people to know the man, who was far more than a mayor,” said Ingrid Reed, prior to the private tribute service honoring her husband, former Princeton Borough Mayor Marvin Reed. The service, attended by relatives and close friends, took place at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton on Sunday, October 10, two days short of the one-year anniversary of ...

Tweaks, But no Major Changes, Likely for Witherspoon Street Redesign

Many architects, we are told, love to work with a blank canvas – and urban planners may well feel the same way. When urbanist Jeff Speck showed up in Princeton at the end of last month to walk the town and look closely at the town’s plan to redesign Witherspoon Street, he exercised the kind of brainstorming you would like to see on a transformative project such as this.

Speck ...

More Apartment Housing Proposed for Central Business District

Princeton’s affordable housing overlays, designed to encourage in-town residential developments that include affordable units, appear to be having an impact. On Wednesday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m. the Site Plan Review Advisory Board (SPRAB) will review a major site plan presented for 21 Wiggins Street. The developer, Princeton Property Partners, the Ewing-based development company led ...

The Week Ahead for Boards, Committees, and Council

This is a week that demands a news story beginning not with a statement but with a question.

The question is: Do you know what day Monday, October 11, is?

The easy answer is recycling day, always good to know. But some people will also answer Columbus Day. Correct, October 11 is indeed a federal holiday, though not a major one. While there will be no postal delivery and the Federal Reserve ...

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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 ...

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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 ...