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Princeton Police Blotter: It's 10 p.m. Do You Know Where Your Catalytic Converter Is?

September 21, 2022

Princeton, NJ – A week ago in this space we reported on the recent theft of three catalytic converters, the exhaust scrubbers that make your car more environmentally friendly. It turns out that the device is based on filtering exhaust gases through a honeycomb made of precious – and quite expensive -- metals, including palladium, platinum, and rhodium. Thieves apparently can score ...

Hot Item on the Princeton Police Blotter -- Catalytic Converters

Princeton, NJ – Dollars to donuts one of our noble online competitors will turn an item from this week’s police blotter into a juicy morsel of click bait: “Princeton pedestrian shot in back while walking on Mercer Street near Lovers Lane.”

In fact the incident, which occurred on September 10 at 9:53 p.m., is not quite as juicy as we just presented it above. The ...

Princeton Police Report: Familiar Crimes, Familiar Suspects

Princeton, NJ –Oh no, have the thieves found a way into the new “fishing-proof” U.S. mail collection boxes? Doubtful. Those new boxes with the ultra-thin deposit slots and the one-way grates guarding the slot were the answer a year ago when thieves made a killing around town dropping lines with sticky objects attached into the old-fashioned mailboxes, and then pulling up ...

Princeton Police Blotter: Naked Came the Stranger

Princeton, NJ – This week’s police report is thin. Very thin. But it comes with just enough detail to prompt a literary reference.

Debit Card Mystery. On August 22 at around 11:30 p.m., police said, a fraudulent withdrawal of $503 was made from an ATM on Nassau Street. The victim reported that an unknown person had used her debit card, even though she was in possession of it. The ...

RIP: For K9 Harris, Serving on the Princeton Police Force Was More Fun than Work -- By Design

Princeton, NJ –“With heavy hearts and deep sorrow,” quoting from Princeton Police Department’s Facebook page, the department this week announced the death of K9 Harris, the first police dog in the department’s history.

K9 Harris served the police force and the community for more than seven years until his “retirement” in 2020. Harris was born in the ...

Princeton Police: With Bears on the Move, Cops Get Back to Basics -- Car Theft, DWI, Shoplifting

Princeton, NJ –In addition to tracking multiple reports of bears in the municipality, with the most recent ones showing the bear, or bears, moving in a northerly direction and being spotted in Rocky Hill, Princeton Police had the following to report:

DWI-Car Theft Double Play: A 43-year-old Princeton man, Elvis Martinez-Silva, was charged with stealing a car and operating it while he was ...

Bear on the Move? Thursday Morning Sighting on Karin Court on Southwest Side of Princeton

Princeton, NJ -- At 8:44 a.m. on Thursday, August 18, Princeton Police issued another alert: "Bear sighting in the area of Karin Court. Please use caution while on foot."

Karin Court is near a wooded area, off of West Drive, accessible from Alexander Road. It is south of the Springdale Golf Course. Bear sightings also were reported in on the east side of town last Thursday and ...

Princeton Police Promotion Ceremony Is a Real Family Affair

Princeton, NJ –Ceremonial photos of police officers being promoted to higher ranks often include smiling family members, including spouse and children. But it’s not too often that the spouse is wearing the same uniform as the officer being promoted.

This week Princeton Police announced the promotion of Corporal Luis Navas to the rank of sergeant. He was sworn in by Police ...

Why Would a Bear Want to Come into Princeton?

Princeton, NJ –The bears. There’s been lots of talk in recent days about the bear sighting in the east side of town, and plenty of other bear sightings in other parts of central New Jersey. The talk has raised several questions. First is whether bears are increasingly roaming to human-occupied territory. The second is what is causing them to cross paths with humans?

Statewide there ...


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Learn more about “Sisters with Transistors” and Morven’s Garden Grotto

September 15, 2022

Morven Museum & Garden’s October programs kick off with a watch party of the 2020 documentary Sisters with Transistors, a celebration of the women who pioneered electronic music. This hybrid event will be held on Thursday, October 13, at 6:30 p.m. Laurie Spiegel, groundbreaking composer and computer programmer who worked at Bell Labs in the 1970s, is scheduled to appear for a virtual ...

Enjoy Outdoor Harvest Meal and Music at Historical Society’s Night Under the Stars

The Historical Society of Princeton will host its annual Night Under the Stars, celebrating the outdoor farm experience, on Saturday, September 24, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Updike Farmstead. Featuring its beloved “boots and blue jeans” flair, the event is a festival of local food, drink, and talent, all in an unparalleled historic setting.

The evening begins with craft cocktails ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

Healthy Living

Why You Should Consider Working Out in the Morning

Making an effort to live a healthier lifestyle can be difficult, especially if you try to make too many changes simultaneously. Research suggests that morning exercise may help you accomplish some of your other health goals.

Keep reading to learn the potential benefits of getting in an early workout.

Curb Your Cravings 

While there’s more research to be done, morning exercise ...

Focus on the Present: Tips for Living in the Moment

If you often find your mind wandering, you’re not alone. Most of us spend time thinking about the past or future, making plans, or reliving milestone moments. It can be easy to get lost in these other times and suddenly realize that you aren’t fully aware of the present! However, living in the present is essential to find the most happiness and fulfillment.

What Does “Living ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Benefits of Owning a TAPinto Local News & Digital Marketing Platform

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto owner/publishers own their own business while building equity. They make money, while making their own schedules and achieving work/life balance.

“It’s on my terms, it’s on my timetable,” Bobbie Peer, owner/publisher of TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto Basking Ridge, TAPinto New Providence, TAPinto ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Featured in 'Two Minutes with TAPinto'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — You can learn more about TAPinto owners and publishers in their own words, in "Two Minutes with TAPinto."

September featured Jackie Lieberman, owner/publisher of TAPinto Westfield.

August featured Bruno Tedeschi, co-owner/publisher of TAPinto Newark and TAPinto Camden.

Both tell their TAPinto story and unique background in two minutes.

In all, ...