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…

Marvin Reed, a champion of affordable housing, will be missed by many
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Marvin Reed, a champion of affordable housing, will be missed by many

The Princeton Community Housing Development Corp. and Princeton Community Housing join with the larger community to mourn the death of former mayor of Princeton Borough Marvin Reed. A champion of and advocate for affordable housing enabling, among other things, the expansion of Princeton Community Housing’s senior community, Harriet Bryan House, Marvin was a model public…

Princeton administrator to retire in April
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Princeton administrator to retire in April

Marc Dashield, the administrator for the municipality of Princeton, announced to staff members Tuesday morning in an email that he is retiring on April 1. Dashield, 54, has been the administrator for the municipality for the past six years. He previously served as the administrator in Montclair. The Franklin Township resident has worked in government…

Residents wonder whether the work on their street will ever be finished by contractor
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Residents wonder whether the work on their street will ever be finished by contractor

Dear Editor: It seems like it was many, many months ago that a ragtag group of men first visited my beloved Tree Street community, and that’s because it was, in fact, many, many months ago. The men, who go by the name ICUNJ, are the contractors ostensibly charged with the reconstruction of Spruce Street and…

Montgomery Township ends energy aggregation program
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Montgomery Township ends energy aggregation program

Montgomery Township officials have decided not to renew the towns’s energy aggregation program, which expires in September. Officials said all customers in the township will be returned to PSE&G due to current market conditions. The contract began in June of 2019. The township launched the Montgomery Community Energy Aggregation program in 2013. The first 24-month…

Municipality of Princeton hires new emergency management director
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Municipality of Princeton hires new emergency management director

Michael Yeh has been named to serve as the new director of emergency and safety services for the town of Princeton. The director of emergency and safety services is the municipality’s emergency management coordinator and oversees the fire prevention, housinginspection offices, and the fire department. The director also serves as the liaison to the Princeton…

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NJ Senate moves to let towns go deeper in debt to weather pandemic crisis

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. By John Reitmeyer for NJ Spotlight New Jersey’s local governments could borrow money to help offset revenue losses during the coronavirus pandemic under a bill…

Mary Jacobs Library in Rocky Hill will continue to operate after new library is built in Montgomery

Mary Jacobs Library in Rocky Hill will continue to operate after new library is built in Montgomery

The Mary Jacobs Library, located at 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill, will remain open after a new library is built in Montgomery Township. The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Somerset County Library System, the Mary Jacobs Library Foundation, Montgomery Township, and Rocky Hill recently came to an agreement that will save the…

Montgomery lemonade stand raises more than $300 for COVID-19 relief in one afternoon
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Montgomery lemonade stand raises more than $300 for COVID-19 relief in one afternoon

Three Montgomery girls hosted a lemonade stand on Thursday in Skillman, and raised more than $300 in just four hours. Emmy Stenull, 12, Alexandra Kasmatis, 9, and Allie Martin, 11, sold fresh lemonade and cookies at the intersection of Spring Hill Road and Viburnum Road. Many local residents and cyclists stopped for a drink and…

Princeton Recreation Commission will decide on pool opening, rates for the shorter season, this Thursday

Princeton Recreation Commission will decide on pool opening, rates for the shorter season, this Thursday

The Princeton Recreation Commission will likely approve the opening of the Community Park Pool and rates for the shorter pool season at the commission’s 7 p.m. Zoom video meeting this Thursday, June 18. Recreation Director Ben Stentz said he is optimistic that the pool will be able to open by July 15 at the latest,…

Two more residents die from COVID-19 complications, bringing Princeton’s total to eight deaths
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Two more residents die from COVID-19 complications, bringing Princeton’s total to eight deaths

Two more Princeton residents have died as a result of complications from COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed coronavirus-related deaths in the municipality to eight deaths. Officials said the two residents were a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s. Both had preexisting medical conditions. Officials said the men were not…

Resident of Acorn Glen Assisted Living dies from COVID-19 complications, bringing total recorded coronavirus deaths in Princeton to six
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Resident of Acorn Glen Assisted Living dies from COVID-19 complications, bringing total recorded coronavirus deaths in Princeton to six

A woman in her 70s who was living at Acorn Glen Assisted Living in Princeton died as a result of complications from COVID-19, officials said Sunday. Officials did not say when the resident died. According to local officials, eight residents at Acorn Glen have tested positive for COVID-19 and are living in an isolated area…

Third resident of Princeton Care Center dies from COVID-19 complications
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Third resident of Princeton Care Center dies from COVID-19 complications

A third resident of the Princeton Care Center has died as a result of complications from COVID-19. Local officials said the resident was in his 80s. Five patients at the Princeton Care Center have tested positive for the coronavirus. Residents testing positive and residents who are symptomatic are being isolated in a separate wing of…

Princeton firefighter tests positive for COVID-19
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Princeton firefighter tests positive for COVID-19

A Princeton figherfighter has tested positive for COVID-19. The firefighter first developed symptoms on April 12 and immediately began to self-isolate, officials said. The firefighter is not hospitalized and has mild symptoms of COVID-19, officials said. A small group of firefighters is self-isolating as a precaution. As of April 15, the local health department has…

Second resident of Princeton Care Center dies from COVID-19
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Second resident of Princeton Care Center dies from COVID-19

A second resident of the Princeton Care Center has died as a result of complications from COVID-19, officials confirmed Monday night. The man was in his 90s. Further information was not released by officials, including the date of the man’s death. Three more residents of the facility on Bunn Drive have tested positive for COVID-19….