Princeton University’s announcement this week, that its endowment had reached $22.7 billion thanks to canny investments, again raised questions about whether one of the world’s wealthiest schools should be contributing more financially to the municipality it calls home. Read more
Covered dump trucks on Monday morning will begin hauling some 50,000 tons of debris from the AvalonBay construction site on Witherspoon Street in a job that will last into November, a municipal official said Thursday.
School spending, standardized tests and the state of the public school system emerged as some of the issues that the four Princeton school board candidates confronted Wednesday in a face-to-face encounter less a month before Election Day.
WEST WINDSOR — Toll Brothers, which would like to build a mixed-use development on the 45-acre Maneely Tract off Old Bear Brook Road, will have to wait until the Planning Board’s Oct. 21 meeting to find out if its application will be approved.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK — The last suspect of three men who committed a string of car burglaries has been apprehended and charged with multiple offenses, according to the South Brunswick Township Police Department.
As a boy living in Princeton, former Mayor Dick Woodbridge grew up in a town when there were more blue-collar jobs than there are today and the racial makeup of the town was different, too.
MONTGOMERY — Nine candidates for four seats on the Montgomery Township Board of Education will share their views on the issues at a candidates forum Oct. 15, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area.
A 23-year-old Trenton man who embarked on a crime spree at the Avalon Run apartment complex is facing multiple charges, including kidnapping, armed robbery, issuing terroristic threats and weapons possessions, according to the Lawrence Township Police Department.
WEST WINDSOR - A 16-year-old was charged with attempted murder of the teen’s parents by setting fire to their home on Emil Street in West Windsor shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
The Princeton Police Department and the Lawrence Township Police Department are joining law enforcement agencies statewide to “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” Oct. 10 to reinforce safe driving behaviors.
Georgia Democratic Congressman and civil rights advocate John R. Lewis on Tuesday told students at a private school in Princeton to speak up when they see injustice in the same nonviolent way that he did a generation ago fighting racial discrimination.
The driver of a Jeep Liberty was injured when his vehicle struck the front end of a Princeton Public Schools bus on Stockton Street/Route 206, near Lovers Lane, shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Princeton Police Department.
WEST WINDSOR — The six candidates for three township council seats fielded a wide range of questions — from the fate of the Howard Hughes Corp. property to whether the township is getting a return on its money from Mercer County — during a candidates’ debate this week.
A representative for AvalonBay told the town Monday that the company hopes to resume construction of its apartment complex on Witherspoon Street this week, a municipal official said.
For the past four months, some hand-carved furniture, a long bench and art turned two metered parking spaces on Witherspoon Street into a place to sit, talk with friends or enjoy a coffee.
Princeton University’s nearly 13-percent-investment gain on its $22.7 billion endowment is further evidence that the school is a profit-making entity that is not entitled to a property tax exemption, said the lawyer fighting to get Nassau Hall to pay more taxes.
LAWRENCE - A 24-year-old Hamilton Township man faces one count each of criminal sexual contact, harassment and trespassing, and two counts of burglary for entering Rider University dormitories and a sorority house last month, according to the Lawrence Township Police Department.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK — A 37-year-old man has been charged with murder for allegedly killing a woman who lived in the same house with him on Jones Drive, according to the South Brunswick Township Police Department.
The Hopewell Township Police Department along with the Hopewell Fire Department responded to a VanDyke Road address at 7:17 p.m. Sunday for a reported structure fire.
A public memorial service for the late mathematician and Nobel Prize winner John Nash will be held Oct.24 starting at 6 p.m. in the Princeton University chapel, the school said Friday.
Keri Mandell and Joseph Campolattano felt a responsibility to the runners in the group that they were pacing to a 2-hour, 10-minute finish in the Princeton Half Marathon on Sunday.
Khamal Brown admits that he’s not too fond of the combination of rain and cold, but the Princeton University senior still found a way to have fun in those conditions last Friday.
Dexter Benkard and the West Windsor-Plainsboro South boys cross country team were encouraged by their Shore Coaches Invitational showing Saturday at Holmdel Park.
The Montgomery High gymnastics team has every reason to be excited about this year’s 6-2 start.
Jordan McGriff is a lineman through and through. So for the Hun School senior, games like the last two the Raiders have played are right down his alley.
The Hillsborough High School boys soccer team had been close each and every game, but winning had been elusive.
It was an encouraging day for the Hillsborough High School boys and girls cross country teams at the Shore Coaches Invitational on Saturday at Holmdel Park.
Lianna Bruno is in her first year of playing varsity volleyball for the Hillsborough High School girls volleyball team.
DiAndre Atwater won’t be getting ahead of himself, but the senior running back is encouraged by the Princeton University football team’s fast start.
Claudia Siniakowicz spent a year away from high school tennis working on improving her tennis game. The West Windsor-Plainsboro High South senior returned to the lineup this year and looked just as strong as when she left. On Wednesday she captured her first Mercer County Tournament first si…
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I wouldn’t have expected to enjoy vegetarian lasagna as much as I did when I first tried it. But I was easily converted when I tried a seductively creamy version years ago, purchased from — of all places — Sam’s Club. It was regularly served at the lunch meetings of a volunteer committee …
Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of the “New York Times” best-selling book “Just Mercy” will speak at Rider University, Oct. 14 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Bart Luedeke Center. The event, a part of Rider’s annual Unity Days celebration, is free…
The week of Oct. 4-10 is the 93rd annual Fire Prevention Week.
I’m delighted to support Michele Kaish for re-election to the West Windsor-Plainsboro school board.
Having lived in Princeton for 25 years, I have personally witnessed many instances of political divisiveness, extreme partisanship, and ideological nastiness, but nothing can match the malicious and mean-spirited tone of several recent letters that have misrepresented our dedicated and capab…
We write in support of two excellent Democratic candidates for New Jersey State Assembly, Maureen Vella, a former judge, and Andrew Zwicker, a scientist.
We are writing to enthusiastically support Michele Kaish’s re-election to the WW-P school board. Michele has a 20-year track record of dedicated service to the WW-P community. During her first term on the school board, she has demonstrated the same qualities we have admired for so many years…
I am writing to endorse Michele Kaish for WW-P school board.
A strong school board is a well-balanced entity that is represented by different perspectives. Michele Kaish as a West Windsor-Plainsboro school board member will continue to bring a parent’s perspective to the board. As a parent in the district, she clearly understands the challenges of stu…
Some musicians know early on that they want to pursue music as a career, but for singer-songwriter Mat Kearney, the inspiration didn’t hit until his junior year of college.
As Passage Theatre in Trenton begins its 30th season, Artistic Director June Ballinger is asked if she took a specific tack in putting this season together, and quickly answers, “No, we didn’t.”
La Rouge 23 opened last March on Allentown’s Main Street. The space was occupied by the popular Alps Bistro a few years ago, then a short-lived Tex-Mex restaurant. Allentown, much like Hightstown, is for many a place to drive through on the way to somewhere else, but both towns hold a cul…
Do you love cookbooks? We do, and we want to talk about it! Come to a panel discussion with area food writers, chefs and publishers who will reveal their personal cookbook favorites, past and present, what makes a good cookbook, and their top holiday gift picks. We’ll also discuss the future…
While I took a break for a few days thanks to that flu, I still enjoyed some nice late summer meals in September, including lunches at Seasons 52 and Ricky’s Thai, and a nice dinner at the newish La Rouge 23 in Allentown – fantastic wings and fries there (and more), my review should be in … …
Parents who take their children to Cotsen Children’s Library are bringing them into a world of reading.
When it comes to making one’s way in the wine world, the road can often be circuitous. And sometimes it leads back to where it began. Such is the path of Gene Bodemer, the wine buyer for Public Wine on Witherspoon Street. Mr. Bodemer grew up in nearby Somerset County. He moved to Florida for…
Westminster Choir College has called different places home in its history, much like the man who has been chosen to lead it.
As Emile Schoffelen’s children were becoming teenagers, he decided that it was time to get out of New York City. That was in June of 1999, and it’s when he purchased the home at 106 Drakes Corner Road in Princeton.
Area chefs share their favorite recipes for summer outdoor cooking