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Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, Aug. 30-Sept. 1

Saturday, August 30 Musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” – Bring your blankets, seat cushions, a flashlight and insect repellent for the performance at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville. 7:30 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday. Snack bar.  Admission $15. Plowing Match at the Howell Living History Farm – Annual Plowing Match. Watch […]

Princeton Community Television Special on Life After Hurricane Sandy Airs This Weekend

Princeton Community Television has produced a special broadcast featuring former NJN news anchor Jim Hooker that takes an in-depth look at Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. The special, “Life After Sandy,” is hosted by Hooker and produced by 14-time Emmy award winner Janice Selinger. It will be aired on Princeton Community TV throughout Labor Day, Monday […]

Two Women Arrested for Prostitution in Lawrence, $8,300 Seized

Two women who worked at a spa in Lawrence have been charged with engaging in prostitution, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office announced today. The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force concluded a month-long undercover investigation last week with the execution of search warrants at the JJ Massage Therapy & Spa located at 3231 Brunswick Pike. During […]

Planet Princeton Turns Three

It’s hard to believe it has been three years since we launched Planet Princeton. We had a beta website and a Facebook page where we occasionally posted news items starting in early 2011. We were working on plans to officially launch in 2012, but then Hurricane Irene hit. We had just opened a Twitter account […]

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Princeton Police Blotter: Gas Leak, Bike Thefts at Two Parks

The Princeton Police, Princeton Fire Department, and Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad responded to reports of a gas leak at a construction site off Russell Road on Aug. 25 . A Mayfield Site Contractors backhoe operator struck a gas line while digging off Russell Road near the Hun School of Princeton campus. The line […]

Holt Announces Federal Grant for Womanspace to Support Housing for Assault Victims

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded Womanspace  $352,416 in federal funding to support housing assistance for Mercer County victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Womanspace Inc. will use the funding to provide housing and housing assistance and other services to Mercer County victims of sexual […]

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AvalonBay Will Begin Demolition Work at Princeton Hospital Site Next Week

Developer AvalonBay is slated to begin demolishing the buildings at the former downtown hospital site on Witherspoon Street in Princeton next Thursday, Sept. 4, town officials said. Bob Kiser, the head of engineering for the town, said last night that AvalonBay will likely begin demolition the day after the neighborhood meeting. The company that is […]


Paving of Vandeventer, Moore and Park Place Slated for This Week

For more than a year, residents of the Vandeventer Avenue, Park Place, and Moore Street neighborhood have endured jackhammers, construction vehicles, road closures and detours as the sanitary sewer work was completed. The paving of the three streets is scheduled to take place this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, said Bob Kiser, head of the town’s […]

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno Signs Five Farm-to-School Bills

Acting Governor Kim Guadagno signed five bills yesterday at Terhune Orchards that support and streamline New Jersey’s farm-to- school program with the goal of increasing student access to healthy, locally-grown foods. “Children who live in the Garden State should have ready access to the more than 100 varieties of produce grown by our state’s 9,000-plus […]

Five Bats Test Positive for Rabies in Princeton in Two Weeks

Three more bats have tested positive for rabies in Princeton over the last 10 days, bringing the total number of bats that have tested positive over the past two weeks to five bats, an official announced at the Princeton Council meeting tonight. At least three of the five bats that tested positive were found in […]

Princeton Residents Rally for Justice for Mike Brown

About 125 people participated in a rally in downtown Princeton this afternoon to call for justice for Mike Brown, the black 19-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9 even though he was unarmed. The Rev. Carlton Branscomb, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Princeton, said […]

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