Bob Bruschi to return to Princeton to serve as interim administrator

Bob Bruschi to return to Princeton to serve as interim administrator

Bob Bruschi, the former administrator of Princeton Borough and the first administrator of the consolidated Princeton, will serve as the interim administrator for the municipality of Princeton starting on March 17. Bruschi retired in October of 2014. He was replaced by former Montclair administrator Marc Dashield, who announced in October that he would be retiring….

Princeton municipal departments now open by appointment

Princeton municipal departments now open by appointment

Princeton residents who need to do business at any of the municipality’s offices can now make appointments with various departments. No walk-ins are allowed. All visits are by appointment only, and each department schedules its own appointments. The recreation department is the one exception. Walk-ins are welcome during business hours, which are 1 a.m. to…

Senior Resource Center to expand to two Princeton locations, but long-term future of Suzanne Patterson building unclear
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Senior Resource Center to expand to two Princeton locations, but long-term future of Suzanne Patterson building unclear

Renovations at the new building will be completed in the fall of 2021. But the town’s plans for the Monument Drive property where the Suzanne Patterson Center is located are unclear.

Princeton Council approves consultant contracts and police equipment purchase, rejects lone bid for proposed community WiFi project

Princeton Council approves consultant contracts and police equipment purchase, rejects lone bid for proposed community WiFi project

The Princeton Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve three agreements for consultants, voted to approve more than $100,000 in police equipment, and rejected the lone bid for the proposed community WiFi project.

Niedergang announces she will seek reelection to Princeton Council (updated)
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Niedergang announces she will seek reelection to Princeton Council (updated)

Princeton Councilwoman Eve Niedergang has announced that she will run for reelection in the June 8 Democratic primary. Two three-year terms on the six-member council will be on the ballot this year. Councilman Dwaine Williamson has not announced whether he will seek re-election. In an email Thursday night he said he would be making an…

Officials to be sworn in, professional contractors and members of boards to be approved, at Princeton reorganization meeting Monday (updated)

Officials to be sworn in, professional contractors and members of boards to be approved, at Princeton reorganization meeting Monday (updated)

The governing body for the municipality of Princeton will hold its first public meeting of the year on Monday, Jan. 4, at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Congresswoman Bonnie Watson-Coleman will administer the oath of office to Princeton’s new mayor, Mark Freda. Judge Phillip Carchman will administer the oath of office to Councilman David Cohen, who…

Council to vote tonight to make Witherspoon Street one-way change permanent
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Council to vote tonight to make Witherspoon Street one-way change permanent

The Princeton Council will hold a virtual public hearing tonight, Dec. 21, on plans to make Witherspoon Street a one-way street for good. Business owners along the affected stretch of Witherspoon Steet are divided about the proposal, with retail business owners and “grab and go” eateries opposing the move, and sit-down restaurant owners supporting it….

Princeton officials approve almost $400,000 contract for environmental testing at former illegal dump on River Road, but will town’s insurance company foot the bill?
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Princeton officials approve almost $400,000 contract for environmental testing at former illegal dump on River Road, but will town’s insurance company foot the bill?

The Princeton Council voted unanimously on Monday night to approve a $392,420 contract with environmental firm Whitman Associates to conduct more analysis and testing at the town’s sewer operating committee facility on River Road. An illegal dump was being operated at the site, where contractors allegedly were allowed to dispose of waste in exchange for…

Montgomery man sentenced to four years in prison for anti-Asian bias crime
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Montgomery man sentenced to four years in prison for anti-Asian bias crime

A Montgomery man will serve time in state prison for chasing a woman and two small children with an imitation rifle while trying to steal the woman’s cell phone. Michael Kibalo, 29, has been sentenced by Somerset County Superior Court Judge Angela Borkowski to four years in prison, 85 percent of which must be served…

On Veterans Day, Princeton community honors those who served
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On Veterans Day, Princeton community honors those who served

The Spirit of Princeton held a Veterans Day ceremony at the All Wars Monument on Wednesday morning to honor all those who served the United States in the military. Speakers included U.S. Army Capt. Galen Mandes and U.S. Navy Lt. Alex Hydrean, who are both members of the Princeton University Student Veterans club, Princeton Mayor-Elect…

Princeton University to mail property tax assistance checks to several hundred residents next week
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Princeton University to mail property tax assistance checks to several hundred residents next week

Officials from Princeton University said that annual checks are being mailed next week to about 700 Princeton homeowners as part of the 2016 settlement of a lawsuit challenging Princeton University’s property tax exemptions. The 2020 payments are the fourth payments in a six-year program. As part of the settlement agreement, Princeton University contributed $2 million…