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Princeton Council Moves to Ban Fracking

The town of Princeton wants to become the first municipality in Mercer County to ban hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. The governing body voted 5-1 last night to  introduce an ordinance that would ban fracking in Princeton. The public hearing on the ordinance and final adoption are scheduled to take place Sept. 22. The […]

Four Candidates Vying for Three Seats on Princeton School Board

Three newcomers and one incumbent are running for the three school board seats that will be up for grabs in the Princeton Public Schools election in November. Two incumbents have decided not to run again. The deadline for filing candidate petitions was Monday afternoon. School board incumbent Afsheen Shamsi is seeking her second term on […]

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Princeton Council Introduces Salary Ordinance That Includes Pay Increases

The Princeton Council voted last night to introduce an ordinance that would give town employees who are not represented by labor unions a 1.6 percent pay increase for 2014. Increases are retroactive to January 1. “This was gone over by personnel committee and reflects modest increases at top end of scale,” Princeton Administrator Bob Bruschi […]

Sustainable Fare for Sustainable Jersey Farm-to-Table Fundraiser This Thursday at Terhune Orchards

  Renowned chefs from across the state will donate their time and talents to the third annual Sustainable Fare for Sustainable Jersey farm-to-table fundraiser this Thursday night at Terhune Orchards. The event includes a cocktail hour, a seven-course meal made from ingredients sourced in New Jersey and paired with wines from Terhune Orchards, and live […]

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Some Princeton Residents Received Duplicate Tax Bills for This Quarter

About 200 Princeton residents received two tax bills via two separate mailings from the town of Princeton for their third-quarter taxes. The tax collector’s office inadvertently printed out a batch of bills twice and mailed both sets. Third quarter taxes are due August 1st. There is a 10-day grace period, which falls on a Sunday. […]

The site of the proposed 7-Eleven on Nassau Street.

Princeton Council to Discuss Business Hours Ordinance, Overnight Parking, Salaries and More Tonight

The governing body for the town of Princeton will discuss a controversial proposal to limit the hours for retail business operations tonight.  The council will also discuss the town’s parking ordinances, salaries for town employees and officials, the leaf and brush collection schedule, affordable housing, and several other items. The council meeting begins at 7 […]

Three Princeton Restaurants Make NJ Monthly’s Top 25 List

Agricola, Mistral and The Peacock Inn made the cut for New Jersey Monthly’s 2014 list of the best 25 restaurants in the Garden State. “The products and produce of Great Road Farm—the handiwork of farmer Steve Tomlinson—fuel the imagination of executive chef Josh Thomsen and fulfill the furrow-to-fork vision of Jim Nawn, who owns the […]

A temporary station will be built about a quarter mile south of the existing Dinky station.

Feds: We Have No Jurisdiction Over NJ Transit Rail Line Moves

A federal transportation board has ruled that New Jersey Transit did not need its permission to remove part of the Dinky rail line that connects downtown Princeton to the main train station in Princeton Junction. The United States Surface Transit Board ruled yesterday that it has no jurisdiction over the New Jersey Transit train line. […]

Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, July 25-27

Friday, July 25 Morven Antique Car Exhibit – Tke a peek into the past and view an amazing array of antique cars that will be on display in Morven’s parking lot. A wonderful collection of Brass era automobiles will be in town for The Horseless Carriage Club of America’s “A Devil of a Time in New Jersey” tour, […]

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Donors Sought for 5th Annual Princeton Book Bag and School Supplies Drive

The Princeton Human Services Department is seeking donors for its 5th annual book bag and school supplies drive that benefits needy children in the Princeton community. For the past five years, Princeton Human Services, town employees, local businesses, organizations and residents have donated book bags and school supplies. The items are distributed to children from […]

Facebook Burglar Who Fled to Canada Sentenced for 2011 Theft

A Hunterdon County man who used Facebook to select his targets has finally been sentenced for burglaries that took place in 2011. Steven Pieczynski was friends on Facebook with a Newtown, Pa. couple.  The couple posted their vacation plans on Facebook. Their home was robbed while they were away, and neighbors saw his vehicle near […]

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Princeton Area Road Closure Update for July 24

Construction activities will continue today on Moore Street,  Park Place, and Willow Street today, July 24. Police are advising residents to avoid the area. There will be road closures and detours. Expect delays in the area. University Place will be down to one lane of travel between College Road  and Alexander Street due to crosswalk […]

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