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Hopewell Township reaches tentative settlement in affordable housing litigation

Hopewell Township has reached a settlement “in principle” with three separate landowners who are interested parties in its affordable housing litigation, including two intervenors, officials said. The agreements follow settlements in other Mercer County towns, including East Windsor and Lawrence. Lawyers for several municipalities in Mercer County have been trying to reach settlements in Mercer…

Maryland man indicted for murder in 2014 stabbing in Hamilton
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Maryland man indicted for murder in 2014 stabbing in Hamilton

A Mercer County grand jury has returned a three-count indictment charging a Maryland man in the death of a woman in Hamilton stemming from a 2014 stabbing. Yoon Choi, age 50, of Silver Spring, Maryland, was indicted last week on one count of first-degree murder, one count of third-degree possession of a weapon for an…

Price tag to taxpayers for Princeton’s affordable housing lawsuit: $180,000
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Price tag to taxpayers for Princeton’s affordable housing lawsuit: $180,000

Princeton officials underestimated the cost of challenging the town’s affordable housing obligation in court by 260 percent. The governing body is slated tonight to vote on a resolution that would increase the amount of money Princeton will spend on an affordable housing lawsuit from $50,000 to $180,000. The municipality joined East Windsor Township, Hamilton Township, Hopewell…

Two Mercer County correction officers indicted in inmate assault case

Two Mercer County correction officers indicted in inmate assault case

A Mercer County grand jury returned indictments last week against two county correction officers in connection with the assault of an inmate in May of last year. Isaac Wood III, age 41, of Ewing, and Trachell Syphax, age 32, of Trenton, were each indicted on two counts of second-degree official misconduct and one count of…

Princeton animal control officer arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting boy at Pa. park
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Princeton animal control officer arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting boy at Pa. park

Princeton Animal Control Officer Saul Nathan Barson was arrested by the Solebury Township Police Department for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old boy in a park earlier this month. The Solebury Township Police Department received information regarding a sexual assault that occurred on Feb. 3 at the Pat Livezey Park in Solebury Township, Pa. The investigation revealed…

Skillman man held without bail in MCCC locker room child luring case

Skillman man held without bail in MCCC locker room child luring case

A Mercer County Superior Court judge today granted the state’s motion to detain a Skillman man charged with luring and lewdness offenses in locker rooms with children under  age 13 last week at Mercer County Community College. Adam Woolf, 23, of Skillman (a section of Montgomery Township next to Princeton), is charged with five counts…

N.J. Supreme Court: Towns Must Build More Affordable Housing
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N.J. Supreme Court: Towns Must Build More Affordable Housing

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that municipalities must offer more affordable housing for poor and middle-class families whose needs were ignored during a 16-year gap period when the state failed to calculate the towns’ fair-share housing obligations. The court did not specify the number of units that must be built statewide or endorse…

Institute for Advanced Study, Civil War Trust Reach Compromise: Battlefield State Park Will Be Expanded (Updated)
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Institute for Advanced Study, Civil War Trust Reach Compromise: Battlefield State Park Will Be Expanded (Updated)

The long and expensive fight over a Revolutionary War battlefield in Princeton is finally over. The Institute for Advanced Study and the Civil War Trust today announced jointly that they have reached a compromise regarding land the school had slated for faculty housing. The settlement ends years of fighting about land that was part of…

Teen Pleads Guilty in Crash That Killed Robbinsville Superintendent
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Teen Pleads Guilty in Crash That Killed Robbinsville Superintendent

The Robbinsville Township teenager charged with fatally hitting Robbinsville Schools Superintendent Steven Mayer in April pleaded guilty on Monday afternoon in Mercer County Family Court, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said. The driver, whose name is being withheld because she was a juvenile at the time of the offense, entered a guilty plea for leaving…