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September 25, 2022

Princeton, NJ –The observance of Rosh Hashanah on Monday, September 26, has created an interesting consequence for this week’s meeting schedule. Princeton Council’s regular meeting moves to Tuesday, September 27, starting a half hour before the Board of Education’s monthly meeting. Both meetings ...

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Princeton, NJ –As we reported earlier this week, several Jefferson Road residents wonder why their intersection with busy Wiggins Street doesn’t have a marked crosswalk, when similar T intersections at Madison and Vandeventer do have marked crosswalks. Princeton assistant engineer Jim Purcell ...

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Princeton, NJ – Why do some crosswalks get marked with white “zebra” stripes while others do not? That question was raised earlier this week in letters to the editor from two Jefferson Road residents, who questioned by the intersection of Jefferson with Wiggins Street was not marked for pedestrian ...

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Princeton, NJ -- There’s a little known feature of New Jersey traffic law that says that everywhere one street intersects with another (and where there is no traffic light to control the movement of vehicles at that intersection) a motorist must yield to a pedestrian trying to cross the street at ...

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Princeton, NJ – It’s a relatively slow week on the agenda for boards and commissions – a perfect time for survey junkies to indulge in their favorite pastime. After teasing us with a little community economic development survey, which essentially asked residents and visitors what kind of shopping ...

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Princeton, NJ –We have good news and bad news coming from the 400 Witherspoon Street. The good news may be a little overstated, and the bad news – about the long dreaded third quarter tax bills -- isn’t all that bad, and in fact may be even the source of a little fun in your life, if you have too ...

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Princeton, NJ –As it resumes its live and in-person meetings on Monday, September 12, Council will tackle a subject that is arguably even more contentious than pot shops or areas in need of redevelopment. The topic is parking and Council has scheduled two work sessions on the subject, one having to ...

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Princeton, NJ – Back to school for the kids, and back to work for their parents and other grown-ups in town. The Princeton Public Schools reopen on Tuesday, September 6. Princeton Day School’s classes resume on Wednesday, September 7. The Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart has ...

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Princeton, NJ –There’s been a lot of public anguish lately over imminent development at the Princeton University land on Prospect Avenue, at the Princeton Theological Seminary’s Tennent-Roberts-Whiteley campus, at Edens’ Princeton Shopping Center, and at Winn Development’s property at the corner of ...

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Princeton, NJ –It’s been a good week for Princeton’s pedestrian and bicycling safety advocates. At its meeting on August 22, Princeton Council voted by resolution to continue its support of a Vision Zero program, aimed at reducing and eventually eliminating serious injury and death on our streets ...

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Princeton, NJ – It was a tale of two PILOT ordinances at Princeton Council’s August 22 meeting. There was a “good” PILOT, a tax arrangement by which Princeton would end up with 65 new units of affordable housing, tucked in with and no different from market rate units in new developments loaded with ...

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Princeton, NJ –If you are trying to stay abreast of what’s happening at town hall, you can attend the Council meetings, check the website, download the agenda, subscribe to the municipal newsletter, and/or sign up for alerts customized for various construction projects around town. Or you can read ...

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Princeton, NJ –Responding to a request from the Princeton Merchants Association for better signage to direct visitors – and potential customers – to parking lots and garages in town, Council voiced its approval for a relatively modest expenditure of $2,500 to purchase several dozen signs that will ...

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Princeton, NJ – Back in 2017 Princeton paid a hefty sum to the Nelson-Nygaard parking consultants to study the town’s parking conditions. Among their recommendations, the consultants advised that consistent signage be in place to direct motorists easily to available parking garages and ...

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Princeton, NJ –Less than a day after we posted a story with a tongue in cheek reference to “survey junkies,” given the number of different institutions and organizations seeking our opinions, we received the following alert in our inbox: Residential Food Waste / Organics Collection ...

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Princeton, NJ –If you are a survey junkie, then you might be feeling some withdrawal pain about now. The much discussed, moderately criticized Princeton Consumer Survey undertaken by the consultants for the Princeton Community Master Plan ground to a close on Monday, August 15. If you have not ...

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Princeton, NJ –Late last year then town planner Michael LaPlace asked Princeton Council and the Planning Board to consider an amendment to the Affordable Housing Overlay-ordinance in Zone 1, in an area along Charlton Street between Nassau and William streets. Like all the affordable housing ...

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Princeton, NJ –Changes in traffic patterns on Witherspoon Street, a new hotel on Chambers Street, affordable housing overlays that encourage spaces for people to live over places to park cars – all these challenges are before Princeton residents these days. While all these changes have come with a ...

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Princeton, NJ –If there’s any highlight to this week’s municipal calendar, it is probably the Council meeting on Monday, August 8. Seven ordinances will be introduced at the meeting, according to the posted agenda. Most of the ordinances relate to the two forthcoming residential developments at the ...

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Princeton, NJ –Less than three weeks ago, on July 13, the Princeton Coalition for Responsible Development (PCRD), the group that has been questioning the proposed development of the Princeton Theological Seminary’s Tennent-Roberts-Whiteley campus, sent out a survey that began “Let us know how you ...

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Kearny, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday, August 1, when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project. Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S.

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Princeton, NJ –in the first week in August, we can’t promise you too much news from the boards and committees, but we can offer you some good news. If you have been thinking that August 1 is an important date for some reason, you might be thinking about one of those pesky quarterly property tax ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- If you're a Mercer County resident over the age of 60, or a caregiver for an elderly individual, Mercer County wants to hear from you in the annual Office on Aging's Needs Assessment survey.  The Mercer County Office on Aging/Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) ...

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Princeton, NJ –See you in September. That old song appears to be getting a rewrite from Princeton Council, which will consider a resolution at its regular meeting on Monday, July 25 – via Zoom, of course, to see you in September in person, beginning on Monday, September 12. Council batted the ...

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Mercer County, NJ -- New Jersey American Water has asked residents of Mercer, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, and Union counties to observe odd and even outdoor water days to conserve water during the heat wave. The guidelines state that outdoor water use should be limited to odd-numbered days ...

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Washington, D.C. -- Mercer County Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) was arrested on Tuesday afternoon, July 19, during a protest outside the United States Supreme Court opposing the recent decision that overturns the Roe vs. Wade precedent on reproductive rights. A tweet posted by ...

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Princeton, NJ – As historic preservationists brace for the tear down of the Rolf Bauhan-designed buildings on the campus of the Princeton Theological Seminary, an even older building – also proposed to be torn down -- begins its trip through the municipal review process with an appearance at the ...

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Princeton, NJ – While not everyone is comfortable with the idea, the world does seem to be entering a post-Covid era. Yes, cases are now reported to be rising once again. Yes, another new variant (or is it a sub-variant?) is lurking in the background. But people all over town, most of whom are ...

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After years of talking about it, and months more of planning how to go about doing it, the rewriting of Princeton’s 25-year-old master plan is underway. The first step to involve the general public is an anonymous online survey that asks consumers – non-residents as well as residents may respond -- ...

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Trenton, NJ – Princeton has alerted its e-mail subscribers to a pilot program that will help state governments figure out how best to replace the current method of gasoline taxes to finance road repair and improvement with another method, based on miles driven, that would impose a fairer burden on ...

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