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Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, April 18-20

  Celebrate National Record Store Day  at the Princeton Record Exchange The Princeton Record Exchange will be rocking the 7th annual National Record Store Day this Saturday. We recommend that you arrive at PREX early if you have your heart set on a particular item. We mean really early, as in a few hours or […]

Gas Line Fire on Sycamore Road in Princeton

  Today just after 4 p.m.,  an electrical contractor struck a gas line while using a trenching machine on the lawn of a residence on the 100 block of Sycamore Road, police said. The trenching machine caused the gas line to spark and catch fire. Princeton police officers, the Princeton Fire Department, and the Princeton […]

Princeton University Names First Female Athletic Director

Mollie Marcoux will make history at Princeton University, becoming the first female athletic director when Gary Walters steps down this summer after two decades leading the athletics department. Marcoux, a Princeton University alumna who has played an integral role in the creation and management of the sports complexes of Chelsea Piers, has been appointed the […]

So Percussion Named as New Edward T. Cone Performers-In-Residence at Princeton University

  The department of music at Princeton University has chosen So Percussion to be the new Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence at the school. The group replaces the Brentano String Quartet, the performers-in-residence since 1999. So Percussion will teach graduate and undergraduate students, lead workshops, rehearse and perform new works by student and faculty composers, coach […]

Princeton Tax Day Penny Poll Postponed to April 16

The Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action will conduct its annual “Penny Poll” on federal spending priorities the day after this year’s deadline for filing federal tax returns, Wednesday, April 16, from 12 noon until 1 p.m. in front of the Palmer Square Post Office in downtown Princeton. The event had been previously scheduled for Tuesday, […]


Missing 81-Year-Old East Windsor Man Found Dead

New Jersey State Police found the body of the 81-year-old East Windsor man on Saturday who was reported missing by his family. The body of Phillips Brooks was found at about 1:30 p.m. in a wooded area in Washington Township in Burlington County. The body was two miles away from his red Subaru, which was […]

Hospital Employees Raise Funds to Help Nursing Assistant Injured in Explosion

Employees at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro have set up a crowdsourcing campaign to help the nursing assistant who was injured Thursday night at the hospital. The nursing assistant, Agnes, worked on the third floor in the telemetry unit. Just before 9 p.m. Thursday night she was in a patient room when […]

Attempted Robbery at CVS in Princeton Junction

A white male entered the CVS Pharmacy at 350 Princeton Hightstown Road at 11:30 a.m. Friday and passed a note to the pharmacist demanding narcotics, or he would start shooting. No weapon was seen and suspect fled the store on foot, West Windsor Police said. After running from the store, he jumped into a nearby […]

Thank You Letters from Democratic Princeton Council Candidates

Councilwoman Jo Butler Thanks Supporters To the Editor: I write to thank the many Princeton voters who braved the weather to participate in the advisory vote of the Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO). In a challenging two-against-one contest, I was pleased to receive significant support from the PCDO and from Princeton’s Democratic Municipal Committee.  The League […]

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