Princeton Today: Gift Drive

fallleavesThe Princeton Human Services Department is seeking donors for its 16th annual Holiday Gift Drive. For the past sixteen years, Princeton Human Services, municipal employees, local businesses, and private donors have made hundreds of Princeton children’s holiday wishes come true by providing them with a gift. Hundreds of applications have been distributed to low-income families in Princeton. Children up to age 12 will be filling out a holiday wish list which will include two gifts they would like, not to exceed $75 dollars.

If you are interested in becoming a donor, please call the Princeton Human Services department at (609) 688-2055 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or e-mail by Nov. 14.


Scattered showers, high of 68.


Spooky Wednesday at Tre Bar – Costume party, discount drinks, some complimentary snacks, and Halloween menu additions. Free. 120 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village.

Flu Vaccine Clinic for Seniors – A makeup flu vaccination clinic  for Princeton seniors,  4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Monument Hall Building – One Monument Drive, Princeton.

South Jersey Ghost Research Group – Just in time for Halloween, the group presents photographs, videos, EVP tapes and other evidence they have collected at sites they have investigated. For those 8 and older. 7 p.m., Princeton Public Library Community Room. Free.

Open Mic Night at the Alchemist & Barrister – Hosted by Eric Puliti. Registration begins at 9 p.m. 21 plus.  28 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Begins at 10 p.m. Free.


Bank St. in Princeton will be closed today until Nov. 1 due to construction.

Route 518 between Canal Road and Carroll Place is down to one lane, with alternating traffic weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The speed limit in the construction area has been reduced to 35 miles per hour. Starting Nov. 10, the road will be closed with a detour in place. Starting Nov. 24, the road will be closed with a detour weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work is part of a long-term project that will be completed by the end of 2015. Delays should be expected. Motorists should exercise extra caution in the area and follow posted detours during times of closure.

Starting on Oct. 31, Somerset County will be repaving portions of South Middlebush Road., Amwell Road., and Weston Canal Road. These will be nighttime paving projects and the roadways will remain open with an alternating traffic pattern. It is anticipated that the work will take less than 2 weeks to complete. Project areas are as follows: South Middlebush Road: Between Blackwells Mills Road and Buffa Drive; Amwell Road: Between Elizabeth Avenue and Millstone River Road in Millstone; Weston Canal Road: Between Cottontail Lane and South Main Street in Manville. Use caution driving in these areas and expect possible delays.