Last Performance of The Rake’s Progress This Weekend

The Princeton Festival will present the last performance of the opera The Rake’s Progress this Sunday at 3 p.m. at McCarter Theatre. Written by Igor Stravinsky,  the libretto is by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman. The performance in Princeton has receive rave reviews from several critics, including Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times. The…

Princeton Healthcare Golf Outing Nets More Than $150,000

The 16th annual golf outing to support Princeton HealthCare System has set a new fundraising record this year, raising more $150,000 to support the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP). More than 150 golfers participated in the golf outing, which was held June 14 at Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson. The…

Next Up Tonight at the Princeton Shopping Center: The Klez Dispensers

Princeton’s favorite klezmer darlings will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at the Princeton Shopping Center courtyard as part of the shopping center’s summer concert series. Our dear friends the Klez Dispensers have been dishing up swinging American style klezmer since their college days. Their performances attract crowds that include all ages, from little ones…

Borough Slated to Hire Special Counsel for Transit Issues

The borough council will vote next Tuesday night on hiring a law firm to advise the governing body on transit issues related to the Dinky station and Princeton University’s arts and transit neighborhood, Mayor Mildred Trotman said at the borough council meeting Tuesday night. Sources have confirmed that the borough council will most likely appoint…

Commission Approves Consolidation Recommendations: Ballot Question Now Up to Elected Officials

At a joint meeting next month, the governing bodies of the two Princetons will consider whether to put consolidation on the November ballot. On July 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the township municipal building, the borough council and township committee will hold a joint public meeting to discuss recommendations, reports and other documents provided by…

Jury Awards Retired Borough Police Officer $525,000 in Damages

A jury has awarded a retired borough police officer $525,000 in compensation and punitive damages related to claims that former police chief Anthony Federico retaliated against him with disciplinary charges for filing a racial discrimination complaint. Gary Mitchell, an African-American officer who retired from the police force in 2007 in exchange for various disciplinary charges…

Council: Goldfarb Should Have Place on Consolidation Transition Team

At the most recent meeting of the Borough Council, council members expressed condolences to longtime Councilman David Goldfarb for his loss in the borough Democratic mayoral primary and some said he should have a role in the consolidation of the two Princetons if voters approve a November referendum. “The council is losing someone who is…

Renowned Princeton University Psychologist Dies

Bart Hoebel, a Princeton University professor of psychology who was internationally known for his research on food addiction, died of cancer June 11 in Princeton. He was 76. A member of the Princeton faculty since 1963, Hoebel’s interest in understanding how the brain rewards behavior led to discoveries in the areas of eating disorders and…

Princeton Township Police to Offer Youth Academy

Students can learn what it is like to be a police officer by attending the Princeton Township Police Youth Academy this summer. The five-day academy will include classroom activities, hands-on techniques, and police demonstrations. Topics covered will include car accident investigations, crime scene investigations, arrest procedures, motor vehicle stops, building searches, fire safety, basic first…

Hillier’s Senior Project Gets Nod from Planning Board

PRINCETON TOWNSHIP – Architect and developer J. Robert Hillier received approvals for his senior housing project on the environmentally sensitive Princeton Ridge late Thursday night after a four-hour hearing on the project. Hillier faced project delays the last few years, and in recent weeks two planning board meetings about the project were postponed. The first…

Bomb Threat Near Montgomery Border

Several businesses in Princeton Township were evacuated yesterday afternoon after police received a bomb threat. Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, which is located in Montgomery, was the target of the threat. Police in Montgomery Township warned Princeton Township Police about the threat because they could not pinpoint the exact location of the threat target, and several businesses…

NJ Transit: Dinky Service Will Be Restored Thursday a.m.

Dinky service was suspended late Wednesday afternoon after a minor shuttle accident. A representative from NJ Transit said he expected the service to be restored by 5 a.m. Thursday. New Jersey Transit officials said the train engineer tried to brake when approaching the station in the borough as he normally would, but the train did…

Moore Defeats Longtime Councilman in Borough Mayoral Primary

Princeton native Yina Moore defeated longtime Borough Councilman David Goldfarb in the Democratic primary race tonight by a vote of 301-219. The turnout was lower than usual for the Democratic primary. The winner usually brings in more than 400 votes. “We have an extraordinary slate of three women candidates for the November election,” said Democratic…