Borough Police Blotter

Four men were charged with soliciting without a permit in the borough this week. Greg Lewis, John Carroll, John Gilbert and Reginald Nelson, all men from out of state, were trying to make sales door to door June 1 on Westcott Road, Wilson Road and Hawthorne Avenue. Residents complained and the men were arrested. Some…

Borough Mayoral Race Heats Up: New Candidate Emerges

By Krystal Knapp PRINCETON BOROUGH – For the first time in more than a decade, a Republican will challenge the Democratic borough mayoral candidate in the November election. Lawyer, non-profit board leader and local volunteer Jill Jachera is seeking the Republican nomination for borough mayor in the June 7 primary via a write-in campaign. Two…

Tilghman: Education the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

PRINCETON BOROUGH –  During a commencement ceremony in which baseball legend Hank Aaron was honored, Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman called on graduates yesterday to support and strengthen the nation’s public education system. Echoing the words of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Tilghman said unequal access to an excellent education is the civil rights…

Brooke Shields Addresses Princeton Grads

By Krystal Knapp PRINCETON BOROUGH – Sporting a  Princeton University class of 1987 jacket, actress Brooke Shields told university graduates yesterday her education at the Ivy League school gave her more confidence and helped her survive a tough business. “I left Princeton learning that learning is a lifelong enterprise and I graduated more confident than…

Bloomberg Calls on Graduates to Defend Civil Rights

By Krystal Knapp PRINCETON BOROUGH – New York City Mayor and businessman Michael Bloomberg told Princeton University graduates Sunday they have a responsibility to defend the freedoms U.S. veterans have fought for throughout the country’s history. Bloomberg, speaking at the Princeton University Chapel during the baccalaureate interfaith service, one of Princeton’s oldest traditions, lifted up…

Princeton Alum Proposes Partnership to Take Over Dinky and Save the Train

Suggests Borough Use Eminent Domain to Obtain Land from University By Krystal Knapp A Princeton University alumnus who heads a private railroad development corporation has proposed that the borough enter into a joint venture to create a local rail authority that would preserve the Dinky train station at its existing location. The borough could take…

Princeton Township Chief Allegedly Stole Antique Gun in Township Custody, Traded It for Rifle and Revolver

After months of speculation, the allegations have finally become public regarding Princeton Township Police Chief Mark V. Emann, who is accused of taking an antique weapon that was in police custody and trading it in for a rifle and revolver for personal use. Emann was admitted into a pretrial intervention program today that requires a…

First Consolidation Study Report Released

The consolidation and shared services commission’s 173-page “baseline report” on the two Princetons regarding municipal services, with a financial overview, has been posted. The report will be discussed at a public forum Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the John Witherspoon Middle School auditorium. At first glance the report is basically a summary of financial…