New CEO named for Penn Medicine Princeton Health
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New CEO named for Penn Medicine Princeton Health

The University of Pennsylvania Health System has named James Demetriades to serve as the new CEO of Penn Medicine Princeton Health. He will begin his new role on March 1, succeeding Barry Rabner, who has served as president and CEO since 2002. Demetriades has worked for Penn Medicine Princeton Health for 17 years and currently…

In Princeton Junction, a Chinese dissident faces harassment as part of a disinformation campaign by a billionaire with close ties to Steve Bannon
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In Princeton Junction, a Chinese dissident faces harassment as part of a disinformation campaign by a billionaire with close ties to Steve Bannon

Protesters have stood outside the home of Teng Biao for three days this week, claiming he is a spy for the government of China.

Hal English selected to lead Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce
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Hal English selected to lead Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce

The board of directors for the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce has named Hal English to serve as the next president and CEO of the organization, succeeding Peter Crowley, who led the chamber for a dozen years and will retire Dec. 31. One of the largest regional business organizations in the state, the Princeton…

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…

Princeton brothers seek toy donations for curbside pickup to give to other kids
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Princeton brothers seek toy donations for curbside pickup to give to other kids

Ryan and Kyle Grzymala want to bring joy to other kids during the pandemic while also helping the environment. The two brothers, ages 13 and 17, founded R+K Toys in 2013, starting their project at the Riverside Elementary School in Princeton and expanding it to other elementary schools. They collected toys, cleaned them up, and…

Princeton Junction student competes in national Braille Challenge finals
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Princeton Junction student competes in national Braille Challenge finals

Maddy Mau was relaxing at home with her parents when she got the call. She had placed as one of 50 finalists in the national Braille Challenge, an academic competition for students who are visually impaired. Mau is a rising freshman at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North. This was her first time competing in the…

New Jersey Department of Health issues guidance for outdoor organized sports
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New Jersey Department of Health issues guidance for outdoor organized sports

The New Jersey Department of Health Monday issued guidance on COVID-19 health and safety protocols for outdoor organized sports activities, which are set to resume on Monday, June 22. The guidance permits practices and competitions for low-risk sports such as golf and tennis that do not involve contact, and allows for modified, no-contact practices for medium-risk…

Princetonians bid farewell to a favorite resident with a celebration on Hinds Plaza

The procession to Hinds Plaza began at 3 p.m. sharp on Saturday, with marchers banging spoons against pots and pans. The gathering was an orderly affair, with people marching in single file and standing more than six feet apart because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the group reached the plaza, everyone looked up and waited….

Hometown Heroes: Princeton area people making a difference during the coronavirus pandemic (March 23 edition)
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Hometown Heroes: Princeton area people making a difference during the coronavirus pandemic (March 23 edition)

We’ve asked readers to tell us about people in the greater Princeton area community who are making a difference helping them or others during the COVID-19 crisis, for example, a cashier, a nurse, a doctor, a neighbor, or someone helping distribute food and supplies. Send your photos and stories to editor @ planetprinceton.com. Four people…

Congregation Beth Chaim in Princeton Junction names new senior rabbi
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Congregation Beth Chaim in Princeton Junction names new senior rabbi

Congregation Beth Chaim , the largest Reform synagogue in Mercer County, has named Adena Blum to serve as senior rabbi. Blum currently is the associate rabbi at Beth Chaim. She joined the synagogue as assistant rabbi in 2014. She was selected as Beth Chaim’s senior rabbi following the approval by the temple’s search committee and…