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Why Princeton Should Care about American Cyanamid Redevelopment

Recently, the Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) asked the West Windsor Town Council to consider designating as an “Area in Need of Redevelopment” its 650-acre American Cyanamid property across the road from Quaker Bridge Mall. This follows a presentation last year where HHC proposed redeveloping the property as a master planned community similar to its Woodlands […]

Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, Oct. 24-26

    Friday, October 24 Biodrama and Documentary Theater- Students in this Princeton University class will present theater vignettes on the themes of love, death, secrets and frustration on everyday living stages”on campus and in the town of Princeton at 1:30 p.m. The course — taught by Argentine theater director Vivi Tellas, the Belknap Fellow […]

Princeton Packet Eliminates General Manager Position

Brad Koltz, the general manager of Packet Publications, will be leaving the community newspaper chain. His last day is tomorrow, Oct. 24, the owner of the company said. Koltz will not be replaced. Instead, Jim Kilgore, the owner of the Packet, will serve as both the publisher and general manager of the company. The circulation […]

Microsoft Co-Founder Will Donate $100 Million to Fight Ebola

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced on Twitter today that he will contribute at least $100 million to fight the spread of Ebola. Allen urged others to make their own donations to organizations that are working to fight Ebola. “Everybody feels called sometimes to really pursue a certain thing that resonates with them, and this has […]

Princeton Today: Monarch Butterfly

The Monarch Butterfly are possibly facing extinction, but some experts say we can save it. Key threats against the Monarch are the loss of Milkweed in the United States and deforestation in Mexico. The Milkweed, which is historically found along farm fields, is being destroyed by pesticides, farming methods, and genetically modified seeds that are […]


Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Crew Will Not Return to NBC for a Month

NBC News will bring back chief medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman, whose mandatory quarantine at her Princeton home ended last night. But she and her crew will be given a month off, presumably to give the controversy over her breach of quarantine protocol time to fade away. In a memo to staff yesterday (see below), NBC […]

Peacock Inn to Host Fundraiser After Death of Employee’s Child

The Peacock Inn is hosting a fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 16, to raise money for the Waller Education Fund. Yardville Elementary Pre-schooler Eli Waller died in his sleep on Sept. 25 and tests later showed he had Enterovirus-D68. His mom, Suzanne Waller, has been a server at the Peacock Inn for the last four years. […]

Princeton Today: Dodge Poetry Festival

Poets from all over the country will descend on Newark this week for the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, the largest poetry event in North America. The festival includes readings, performances, and conversations by dozens of the leading international voices in contemporary poetry.  These four-day celebrations of poetry, which are held every other year, have […]

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Mandatory Quarantine for Dr. Nancy Snyderman Ends Tomorrow Night

The Princeton Health Officer confirmed tonight that the mandatory quarantine of NBC Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman and her crew will end tomorrow night, Oct. 22 at 11:59 p.m. “An exit interview will be performed by our public health nurse and myself to review the status of the crew and next steps,” Princeton Health […]

Yardville Elementary Enterovirus

Second Yardville Elementary School Child Negative for Enterovirus D68

A second elementary school child who recently became ill was tested for Enterovirus D68 and the test results came back negative, Hamilton Township officials announced this afternoon. The child is a student at Yardville Elementary School, the same elementary school in which four-year-old Eli Waller attended.  Waller was determined by Mercer County Medical Examiner to […]

Princeton Today: Sand Mandala

The sand mandala is a Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving the creation and destruction of mandalas made from colored sand. They are unique to Tibetan Buddhism and are believed to effect purification and healing. Monks begin construction of the sand mandala by consecrating the site with sacred chants and music. Next, they make a detailed drawing […]

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