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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 […]

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 […]

Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, August 23-24

Saturday, August 23 Area Farmers’ Markets – Montgomery Friends of Open Space, Village Shopping Center, 1340 Route 206 South, Skillman, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market, Vaughn Drive Parking Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pennington Farmers Market, Rosedale Mills, 101 Route 31 North, Pennington, 9 a.m. […]

A rendering of the AvalonBay project slated for the hospital site in Princeton.

AvalonBay to Host Neighborhood Meeting in Princeton in Early September

Developer AvalonBay will host a neighborhood meeting on Sept. 3 to discuss the demolition process for the former hospital site on Witherspoon Street in downtown Princeton. The meeting will be held in the main meeting room of the municipal building at 400 Witherspoon Street from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The meeting is open to […]

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