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Record Number of Students Apply to Princeton University

Princeton University received a record 27,259 applications for admission to the class of 2019, school officials reported this week. The number includes 3,850 candidates who applied last fall through single-choice early action. University officials said the number of applicants increased in recent days after incomplete applications were processed and added to the total for the […]

Temple Grandin (c) with Princeotn Day School Head of School Paul Stellato (l) and science department Chair Silvia Strauss-Debenedetti (r).

Author Temple Grandin Visits Princeton Day School

  Princeton Day School hosted bestselling author, animal researcher, and autism activist Temple Grandin on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Grandin presented a talk to middle and upper school students about her work with animals, the evolution of the autism spectrum, the importance of studying outcomes when it comes to the education system, untapped future job opportunities, […]

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Fire Destroys Avalon Apartment Complex in Edgewater

A extra-alarm fire destroyed an apartment complex and left hundreds of people homeless Wednesday evening in Edgewater. The complex was built by AvalonBay, the developer of the downtown hospital site in Princeton. The company also owns and operates five other apartment complexes in the area in Lawrence, Plainsboro, West Windsor and Somerset. The fire began […]


Princeton Today: Light Snow This Afternoon

Light snow is expected to fall in the Central Jersey area beginning late this afternoon. The snow is expected to continue until the evening. Only about one to two inches of snow are expected to fall, but the snow is expected to start before the evening commute, and could cause slippery road conditions. WEATHER High […]

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Princeton Councilwoman to Meet with Hospital Area Residents Tonight

Princeton Councilwoman Jenny Crumiller has organized a public forum tonight so that residents who live near the hospital demolition site can voice their concerns about issues related to the demolition. Many residents in the neighborhood were upset about the closure of Witherspoon Street this weekend because the detours routed tractor trailers, buses and cars down […]


Princeton Today: Private Wealth and the Public Interest

Stanley Katz, an expert in American constitutional history, philanthropy, and non-profit institutions, will discuss whether it is just for today’s enormous philanthropic foundations to use their wealth to determine public policies in arenas such as K-12 education. There are now nearly 40 philanthropic foundations in the United States with net assets of more than $1 […]

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Witherspoon Street to Be Closed Again Due to Hospital Demolition Delays

The demolition of the main hospital building in downtown Princeton was not completed as scheduled, and Witherspoon Street is slated to close again for another four days beginning Wednesday, Jan. 21. As of mid-afternoon yesterday, about 65 percent of the seven-story main building had been removed. Equipment failures slowed the project down. The time estimations […]

The Trenton Children's Chorus performs at the beginning of the King Day celebration at Princeton University.

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Call for Economic Justice

Woodrow Wilson School Dean Cecilia Rouse highlighted Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call for economic justice and the Poor People’s Campaign in a speech at Princeton University this afternoon in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Several hundred people gathered in Richardson Auditorium for the annual King Day celebration. The Trenton Children’s Chorus kicked off […]

The scene at 74 Leigh Avenue Monday at noon. Firefighters quickly put out the house fire.

House Fire on Leigh Avenue in Princeton

  Just before 11 30 a.m. today, the Princeton Police and Princeton Fire Department responded to 74 Leigh Avenue after the renter at the residence called and reported that there was smoke in the house. Firefighters  found heavy smoke and flames coming from a basement wall and crawl space at the rear of the house. […]


Martin Luther King, Jr. Events in the Princeton Area Today

Martin Luther King, Jr. Children’s Art Workshop – The Arts Council of Princeton is partnering with the Historical Society of Princeton and the Princeton High School community service group for the annual MLK Day art workshop.  1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Arts Council of Princeton. Free. Barnes and Noble Story Time – Special story time […]

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