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Three Pennington School senior students have placed in first and second, respectively,  at the 2019 Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition. The Youth Art Exhibition (YAE) is an annual contest that began in 2014. According to the Phillips’ Mill Community Association, the Youth Art Exhibition was created to build on the success of the Phillips’ Mill […]

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Determined to restore the organic food waste recycling program, Princeton officials held a special meeting on Feb. 7 to brainstorm ideas and to get feedback from residents, some of whom are program participants. The Princeton Council meeting room was filled as nearly 150 residents turned out to learn why the program has been temporarily suspended. […]

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A 25-percent discount to ride the NJ Transit bus to the Princeton Junction train station will go into effect on March 1. This discount makes up for travelers who have to ride the NJ Transit bus instead of taking the Princeton Dinky shuttle train to the Princeton Junction train station. The 25-percent discount agreed upon […]

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The first in a series of meetings to update commuters on the restoration of rail service on the Princeton Dinky shuttle train to the Princeton Junction train station, as well as the Atlantic City Rail Line, has been set for Feb. 19 at 6 p.m.at the Dinky station on Alexander Street. State Assemblyman Daniel Benson […]

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The Princeton Council has approved legal settlements with several former and current Princeton police officers, bringing to a close a six-year-old lawsuit. The lawsuit was a result in which the police officers accused a former police chief of sexual harassment, discrimination and creating a hostile work environment. The Princeton Council voted unanimously at its Feb. […]

While cleaning out her mother-in-law’s house, Jacquelyn Pillsbury came upon a surprising discovery of more than 600 pieces of art created by her husband’s mother, Joyce Enoch Pillsbury. Joyce, who passed away two years ago at the age of 88, held the extremity of her talent from her family a secret. A secret that was […]

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The John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton has been reeling from a spate of influenza-like illnesses that has kept about 20 percent of the student body at home over the past few days, according to Princeton Public Schools officials. None of the other schools in the Princeton district seem to have been hit as hard […]

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  EDISON – A 30-year-old Princeton man has died of his injuries after he apparently tried to crawl under a tractor trailer and ended up getting run over by the four tires on its twin rear axle of the truck when the driver suddenly move the big rig last week, according to Police Lt. Robert […]

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For the month of February, the Gourgaud Gallery will display artwork inside of Town Hall from artists in the Trenton Community A-Team (TCAT). The A-Team has been exhibiting at the gallery for 14 years. It is a non-profit organization in Trenton that supports, develops and promotes self-taught local artists. Inside the Baroness Gebhert Gourgaud Room […]

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Oversized houses on undersized lots in Princeton may be on the way out. The Princeton Council introduced an ordinance that would eliminate a provision in the town’s land use ordinance that allows that practice. The ordinance, which was introduced at Princeton Council’s Jan. 14 meeting, repeals part of the land use ordinance that permits the […]

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Like many couples, Brian Devlin and Claudia Ovalle want a home of their own. And like many couples, they want to buy a house in Princeton, where Ovalle grew up. Except that they were priced out. But all of that changed when, with a ceremonial shovelful of dirt, Devlin and Ovalle broke ground on a […]

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Monetta Harris was a few days shy of her 7th birthday in 1946 when the unthinkable happened – her father, a Princeton Borough police officer, was shot and killed. Patrol Officer Walter B. Harris was off-duty on Feb. 2 that year when he learned of a disturbance at the Charcoal Inn, which was a men’s […]

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Members of the Central Jersey Chapter of Represent.Us will feature a film titled, “Dark Money” as part of an event to highlight the group’s efforts to get dark money out of state politics. On Feb. 10, residents in the Princeton area will be able to learn about the group and their mission at the Unitarian […]

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The founder of Girls Who Code and a NASA aerospace engineer will be the keynote speakers at the #LEADLIKEAGIRL: A Conference for Risk-Takers and Changemakers,” set for April 5-6 at the Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton. Registration for the free conference, which aims to inspire girls’ confidence and creativity in […]

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A lawsuit has been filed against a Princeton husband and wife who allegedly scammed more than $5 million from investors – including three investors who they counted among their Princeton social circle – by the New Jersey Bureau of Securities in Mercer County Superior Court. The lawsuit was filed Jan. 29 against Ford F. Graham […]

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Students of Hopewell Valley Central High School are currently gearing up for the annual For Inspiration & Recognition of Science &Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition in Pennsylvania. The event is scheduled to take place in Hatboro-Horsham during the weekend of March 2. Students Participating In Killer Engineering (SPIKE) is what the Hopewell Valley students refer to […]

Staff at the Mercer County Wildlife Center are getting set for new volunteer orientations that are being held in March at the Hopewell Township facility. The orientation sessions will be two days. One on March 16 and the other on March 24. Both sessions will be from 10 a.m. to noon, and you must attend […]

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There were smiles all around when two newly promoted police officers and eight new  police officers were sworn into office by Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert at a special ceremony that was held on Jan. 28. A bagpiper set the tone for the ceremony when the Princeton Police Department police officers filed into the meeting room […]

Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes has announced plans to seek a fifth term to the county’s top administrative post, which he has held since 2004. Hughes, who is a Democrat, made his announcement during the annual State of the County address that was delivered at the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ Jan. 24 meeting […]

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An ordinance that would convert three-hour parking meters into all-day parking meters on Witherspoon Street, between Green Street and Lytle Street, has been put on hold in response to sharp criticism from some neighborhood residents and business owners in Princeton. The Princeton Council was set to hold a public hearing and take a final vote […]

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Notre Dame High School will award three incoming freshmen with Merit Scholarships starting for the 2019-20 academic school year, according to a statement provided by the school in Lawrenceville. The first scholarship, “The Fitzpatrick Family Academic Merit Scholarship” includes full tuition offered to one student. While “The Mary Ann Liptak Academic Merit Scholarship” will be […]

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Helmut Schwab is a dedicated environmentalist who played a significant role in the preservation of the Institute for Advanced Study Woods. Last week, the Princeton Council honored Schwab, a long-time Princeton resident, by proclaiming Jan. 14 as Helmut Schwab day. “He is a hero (to the cause of open space preservation). We are excited to […]

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When it comes to a new year, people become aware of a motto ‘New Year, New You’ It is a phrase that has helped launched new year’s resolutions that often result in an increase of gym memberships. Sharon Casper, who is the fitness manager at Princeton Fitness & Wellness in Princeton, said that it is […]

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Princeton’s organic food waste recycling program is going on a three-month hiatus – beginning in February – while town officials re-evaluate the program and consider their options. The last pickup of organic food waste is scheduled for Jan. 30. The town’s contract with Solterra Recycling Solutions, which picks up the organic food waste every week, […]

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The Princeton Environmental Commission has endorsed preserving a 3-acre lot on Ridgeview Road that is being threatened by development, citing the potential decline in water quality if the wetlands on the property are disturbed. The property at 394 Ridgeview Road – the last undeveloped lot on Ridgeview Road, which runs between The Great Road and […]

Dr. Seth Derman is a OBGYN who made his first medical mission trip to the country of Cuba. Derman, joined with 22 others and travelled to Havana, in what started as a religious mission trip. He would go on to provide supplies and medications to the Patronato, a Havana synagogue and community center that includes […]

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By Michele S. Byers What does organic farming have to do with climate change, cancer, nutrition and food security? Plenty, according to Stephanie Harris, president of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ). The connect is “regenerative agriculture,” an organic growing method that pulls carbon from the atmosphere and stores it in the […]

An ordinance that eliminates the three-hour parking limit and replaces it with all-day parking meters on Witherspoon Street, between Green Street and Lytle Street, was introduced by Princeton Council Monday night. The change was made partly in response to a request by the Arts Council of Princeton, which is located on Witherspoon Street between Paul […]

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For Ben Servetah, it’s not enough to say that he disapproves of all that the New Jersey European Heritage Association – a group that states it seeks to “secure the existence of our people and a future for White children” – stands for. “It is not enough to dislike it. You have to fight it, […]

By Michele S. Byers One year ago, Phil Murphy was sworn in as governor. During his campaign, he pledged to restore New Jersey’s national environmental leadership. The Garden State’s environmental leadership had slipped during the previous administration, with eight years of little action. Our new governor vowed to work toward a greener future, especially in […]

“Is it possible,” asked British historian H.D.F Kitto, “for a whole people to have the sustained wisdom and self-control to manage its own affairs wisely?” Similar questions were raised in the local Sierra Club’s recent talk: Can a democracy survive without aware, educated citizens? In our time, can a nation survive and prosper without science […]

The Princeton-based cybersecurity firm, Churchill & Harriman, Inc., serves clients in healthcare, life sciences, transportation, banking, financial services, and information technology, as well as serving regulatory agencies, industry governing bodies and public-private partnerships. The company opened in 1986 under its founder and CEO, Ken Peterson. “Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting your business, your personal identity and […]

By Jimin Kang  Ta-Nehisi Coates, journalist and 2015 National Book Award recipient for his memoir Between the World and Me, believes that it is “good” for him to maintain a distance from social movements—even though his work, which largely focuses on cultural, social and political issues regarding African-Americans, has galvanized many conversations on race relations […]

Although the New Jersey European Heritage Association – which has been labeled by the public as a white supremacist group – did not show up for a march in Princeton on Saturday afternoon, that did not stop counter-protesters from gathering at Tiger Park to hold a demonstration of their own. Chanting “No hate, no fear, […]

The New Jersey European Heritage Association, which is a white supremacist group, has apparently called off its planned rally set for today, Jan. 12, in Tiger Park on Palmer Square in Princeton, claiming that it never intended to carry out the event. A tweet posted on its Twitter account Friday afternoon said, “You’ve been punk’d,” […]

By Sam Daley-Harris   Everyone lies about their New Year’s resolutions. Well, most of us do. We know when we make them that we probably aren’t going to keep them.  Maybe it’s because we set goals that are too modest and too easily forgotten and do so with too little help.  So here’s a radical […]

By Samantha Brandbergh Correspondent Just one day after Princeton residents Anne Hoppenot and Judy Sarvary left Haiti in October — where they were visiting the newly constructed school, La Référence — a large storm left roads and buildings in the town of Ganthier flooded. The school, however, stayed fully intact. Members of the Haitian community, […]

A 24-year-old Princeton man has been charged with possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri announced. Jose Donis-Siguil, 24, was arrested at his home on Witherspoon Street Jan. 8, after law enforcement officials were tipped off by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to the […]

Smiling from ear to ear, the two newest members of the Princeton Council were sworn into office at the council’s annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 3. With their families at their side, Eve Niedergang and Dwaine Williamson took the oath of office and then took their seats on the dais next to Mayor Liz Lempert […]

The hardy band of marchers who commemorated the 57th annual Col. Hand Historic March stepped off on a rainy Saturday morning – 242 years and 3 days after Col. Edward Hand and his soldiers held off British and Hessian troops on their way to what would become known as the Second Battle of Trenton on […]

By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer The Princeton Council begins 2019 responding to a backlash to a new parking system municipal officials introduced in the fall. The backlash is a result of high-tech equipment not working properly, prices increases in most areas and regulations that have the business community fuming. To park for two hours […]

In an article about Solterra’s decision to discontinue backdoor household trash collection, the incorrect telephone number was listed for Princeton residents who want to contact the company to make private arrangements for backdoor collection. The correct telephone number is 609-771-8005.

Princeton residents whose homes are set back at the end of long driveways will have to take their trash cans down to the curb for collection, instead of placing them next to the house for weekly pickup. Solterra Recycling Solutions, Princeton’s contracted trash collector, sent letters last month to the affected homeowners informing them that […]

One of the greatest advocates for protecting the New Jersey Pine Barrens is someone who never lived there. But Candace McKee Ashmun – better known as Candy to an enormous fan club of friends and admirers – is one of the most ardent defenders of the natural beauty and wildlife of the Pinelands, 1.1 million […]

By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer A $26.9 million facilities referendum for the Princeton Public Schools was approved by voters on Dec. 11 in a vote officials said was a necessary investment in public education. The ballot question passed with 2,186 “yes” votes to 1,613 “no” votes, according to the municipal clerk’s office. “I’m pleased […]

By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer Construction of a new headquarters for the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad will begin this month in time for the building on Mount Lucas Road, Princeton, to open toward the end of November 2019, squad officials said. “I can’t believe the day is here,” squad Chief Frank Setnicky […]

By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer Two bridges and a culvert along Alexander Street/Road in West Windsor and Princeton will be replaced in 2019 in a move that will cut off an artery to Route 1 that thousands travel daily. The closure is expected to last six months. The closure means motorists will have to […]

Aiming to provide more services and supports to its clients, Lawrence Township Meals on Wheels will merge with Mercer County Meals on Wheels, beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Meals on Wheels – both the Lawrence Township and Mercer County programs – provide a hot meal at lunchtime to home-bound senior citizens, as well as to those […]

By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer Retiring Princeton Public Schools Board of Education President Patrick Sullivan said on Dec. 18 that he thought the school district “probably” will have another bond referendum in 2019, in comments coming one week after voters approved a $26.9 million ballot question. Sullivan, leaving after two terms on the board, […]

By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer NJ Transit has been “non-committal” about when the Dinky shuttle train will start running again, now that the transportation agency has met a deadline to install safety equipment across its system, Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert said this week. “I plan to call them every day from now until I […]

By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer Mercer County election officials lauded the performance of two voting machines that they tested out during the school bond referendum election in Princeton on Dec. 11. There were 653 voters in five districts at Johnson Park Elementary School who used the optical scan voting machines, the county reported. They […]

By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer Tech giant Google will open an artificial intelligence lab in Palmer Square, Princeton, early in 2019, with two computer science professors at Princeton University in charge of the facility, the university announced on Dec. 18. University administrators said the lab will focus on “machine learning, in which computers learn […]

By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer Princeton Council President Jenny Crumiller, a political activist who went from getting candidates elected to later becoming a candidate herself, has announced she will not seek re-election in 2019. During a Dec. 20 interview, Crumiller said it was a hard decision for her to make. She said she would […]

By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer Students who attend the Princeton Public Schools will continue to start school after Labor Day, after district administrators declined for a second year in a row to have students return in August. Opening day for the 2019-20 school year will be Sept. 4, according to a proposed calendar Superintendent […]

What can students do to help slow, and eventually, halt global warning? What can schools do? Well it turns out, perhaps not surprisingly, many different things. Some high school students have joined together to march in order to call on leaders, at all government levels, to take meaningful steps to reduce emissions. In this town, some […]

By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer Retiring Princeton Council members Lance Liverman and Heather H. Howard took their final bows on Dec. 17 on a night of hugs, tears and goodbyes. Both grew emotional as they spoke from the dais in the Witherspoon Hall municipal building, in the waning days of their final year on […]

PHOTOS COURTESY OF STEPHANIE GABER Brandywine Living at Princeton celebrated the holiday season with a live Nativity performance entitled “The Angel’s Song” on Dec. 17. Residents of Brandywine, and two kindergarten classes from St. Augustine of Canterbury School in the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick, dressed up as shepherds, the Wise Men, angels, Mary and […]

Nearly a month ago, the Burlington County Animal Alliance of New Jersey took in 15 dogs that had been rescued from a Shamong dog breeder who was keeping more than a hundred dogs in inhumane conditions, according to officials. Shortly thereafter, the alliance received an influx of messages to its Facebook page from residents asking […]