Michael Ullmann Appointed to Princeton Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees
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Michael Ullmann Appointed to Princeton Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees

The Princeton Area Community Foundation has appointed long-time Princeton resident Michael Ullmann to its board of trustees for a three-year term. Ullmann is the executive vice president of general counsel for Johnson & Johnson and is a member of the company’s executive committee and management committee. He  served as corporate secretary for the company from…

The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County Will Now Be Known as Arm in Arm
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The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County Will Now Be Known as Arm in Arm

To reflect the positive partnership it shares with the community, the 36-year-old Crisis Ministry is changing its name to Arm in Arm. Its mission and programs will remain the same: to help those in Mercer County in need of food, housing, and work to regain financial stability. The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County announced the…

Planet Princeton Turns Five: A Note to Readers
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Planet Princeton Turns Five: A Note to Readers

It’s hard to believe that it has been five years since Planet Princeton went from Facebook page to website. I started the Facebook page in 2011 to post tidbits about Princeton that I couldn’t find a home for as a freelancer covering the area. I was thinking about creating a local news website and had…

Friends of the Princeton Public Library Book Sale Set for Oct. 14-16

Friends of the Princeton Public Library Book Sale Set for Oct. 14-16

The 2016 Friends of the Princeton Public Library Book Sale will take place Oct. 14-16 in the library’s community room and in a tent on Hinds Plaza. One of the top used book sales in the region, this year’s sale is the largest to date with more than 12,000 books for all ages on a…

HiTOPS to Offer ‘Open Door’ Gathering for Grieving Princeton Teens Tuesday Afternoon
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HiTOPS to Offer ‘Open Door’ Gathering for Grieving Princeton Teens Tuesday Afternoon

HiTops, in collaboration with Good Grief, will be hosting an “open door” drop-in gathering from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 for teens seeking support and a sense of connection after the death of a freshman at Princeton High School last week. Any teen is welcome to come. There is no mandatory agenda….

Fundraiser for Dohm Alley Art Project Set for Sept. 26 at Nomad Pizza in Princeton
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Fundraiser for Dohm Alley Art Project Set for Sept. 26 at Nomad Pizza in Princeton

Plans to transform an alley in the heart of downtown Princeton into a creative space are still underway. Organizers are still raising money for the project and hope a fundraiser later this month will help them reach their goal. Dohm Alley, the 10 foot by 80 foot space between Landau and Starbucks on Nassau Street,…

Sō Percussion to Offer Two Free Concerts at Princeton University
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Sō Percussion to Offer Two Free Concerts at Princeton University

  Sō Percussion will offer two free performances at Princeton University during the 2016-17 academic year. The first concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16,  in Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall. The group will perform John Cage’s “Living Room Music,” Paul Lansky’s “Springs,” a special commission by David Lang, and “Taxidermy,”…

Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad Will Host Event to Remember EMT Who Died During Hurricane Irene

Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad Will Host Event to Remember EMT Who Died During Hurricane Irene

Michael Kenwood, the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad member who lost his life while conducting a swiftwater rescue during Hurricane Irene, will be remembered by his fellow squad members at an event next month. Kenwood was a key member of the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, where he served as an emergency medical…

Princeton Public Library Still in Need of Donors for Thursday Blood Drive
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Princeton Public Library Still in Need of Donors for Thursday Blood Drive

The Princeton Public Library is hosting a blood drive this Thursday, Aug. 18, in cooperation with the Community Blood Council of New Jersey. Several times slots are still available if you would like to donate blood. You can  reserve a time online. The blood drive will be held in the library’s community room on the…

Donors Needed for 7th Annual Princeton Book Bag and School Supplies Drive

Donors Needed for 7th Annual Princeton Book Bag and School Supplies Drive

The Princeton Human Services Department is seeking donors for the seventh annual book backpack and school supplies drive that benefits children from lower-income families in town. Families and social service organizations in Princeton have requested book bags and supplies for about 100 children. Items donated by local businesses and residents are distributed to children from…

Noise and Shake Alert: Mortar Training at Join Base All Week

Noise and Shake Alert: Mortar Training at Join Base All Week

Two U.S. Army infantry regiments are conducting  mortar training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst all week. If you hear boom noises or feel the ground shake in the Princeton area, it is because of the mortar training. The sound often travels farther during periods of cloudy conditions. The training is scheduled to take place every day…

Rita Allen Foundation Announces 2016 Scholars
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Rita Allen Foundation Announces 2016 Scholars

The Princeton-based Rita Allen Foundation has named its 2016 class of scholars — seven young leaders in biomedical science whose research holds promise for advancing human health. Scholars will receive grants of up to $110,000 annually for a maximum of five years to pursue innovative research. The scholars were selected for their original scientific approaches,…

Beat the Heat at Local Cooling Stations

Beat the Heat at Local Cooling Stations

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Central New Jersey area until Friday afternoon. Temperatures Wednesday through Friday are expected to hover in the mid 90s, with heat indexes reaching 100 degrees. Municipalities across the region have set up cooling stations to help residents who don’t have air conditioning beat…

Zwicker Announces July Mobile Office Hours
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Zwicker Announces July Mobile Office Hours

New Jersey Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker announced mobile officer hours for July for constituents who can’t visit his district office in Skillman. Residents in his district, which covers Princeton, South Brunswick, and portions of Hunterdon and Somerset counties, can seek in-person assistance from legislative staff at mobile offices on the following dates: Hillsborough Office Hours Wednesday,…

Former Princeton Township Mayor to Lead D&R Greenway Land Trust Board of Trustees
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Former Princeton Township Mayor to Lead D&R Greenway Land Trust Board of Trustees

The board of trustees for the D&R Greenway Land Trust recently elected Phyllis Marchand to become the group’s new chair. “From the time she was mayor of Princeton, Phyllis has been extraordinary in helping us preserve land,” said D&R CEO Linda Mead. “I am excited about the charismatic leadership she brings to D&R Greenway.” Marchand…

Princeton Area Community Foundation Appoints Two New Trustees
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Princeton Area Community Foundation Appoints Two New Trustees

The Princeton Area Community Foundation has appointed two new members to its board of trustees. Ewing resident Ana Berdecia and Hopewell resident Andrew Lieu will serve three-year terms on the board. Berdecia is the director of the Center for the Positive Development of Urban Children at the John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy at…

Noise Alert: Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Training This Weekend

Noise Alert: Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Training This Weekend

Artillery training will take place at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst this Saturday and Sunday between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. During the training exercises, residents of the region may experience moderate ground shaking and hear moderate noise coming from the base’s ranges. The noises travel farther during overcast weather conditions.