Princeton People: John Heilner Instrumental in Shaping Young Lives in Trenton

Princeton People: John Heilner Instrumental in Shaping Young Lives in Trenton

For Trenton youths, a mentor and a league provide hope The Mooch Soccer program in Trenton offers kids ages 5 to 18 a safe haven, directing them away from the streets and onto the soccer field. Back in 2007, the program’s first year, Princeton resident John Heilner was coaching a team in the Mooch Soccer…

Diana Leighton Named Vice President of Development Programs at Princeton Area Community Foundation
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Diana Leighton Named Vice President of Development Programs at Princeton Area Community Foundation

Princeton resident Diana Leighton has been hired as the new vice president of development programs at the Princeton Area Community Foundation. In the newly created position that is part of the development and donor services team led by Elizabeth Wagner, Leighton will support the organization’s Fund for Women and Girls, oversee the annual fund and…

YMCA Presents 2016 Alexander K. Buck Leadership Awards
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YMCA Presents 2016 Alexander K. Buck Leadership Awards

Tiann Chen Pae of Morrisville, Pa. and Reginald Best of Somerset are the 2016 recipients of the Princeton YMCA’s Alexander K. Buck Leadership Award.. The award is presented to two YMCA camp counselors who exemplify the leadership qualities, character and passion of the late Alexander “Whip” K. Buck, a longtime Princeton resident and former trustee…

Princeton High School Athletic Director Dies
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Princeton High School Athletic Director Dies

John Miranda, the athletics director and supervisor of health and physical education at Princeton High School, died suddenly on Sunday. He was 57. A native of Cinnaminson, he played football, baseball and track at Riverside High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Wilkes College in Pennsylvania, where he was a member of…

Eight Students from Princeton Community Village Win College Scholarships
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Eight Students from Princeton Community Village Win College Scholarships

  Eight students living at Princeton Community Village, the largest multi-family affordable housing community in Princeton, have received college scholarships from state and national affordable housing organizations for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships were awarded by the New Jersey Affordable Housing Management Association and the National Affordable Housing Management Association. All eight students received national…

Michael Graves Properties Rejected by Princeton Will go to Kean University
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Michael Graves Properties Rejected by Princeton Will go to Kean University

Architect Michael Graves left three of his properties on Patton Avenue in Princeton, including his home and his studio, to Princeton University. But the university turned down the bequest, saying it could not meet the conditions attached to the sale, which included preserving the houses and using them for educational purposes. The properties are valued…

Princeton Public Library Seeking Submissions for 2016 Student Film Festival
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Princeton Public Library Seeking Submissions for 2016 Student Film Festival

The Princeton Public Library is accepting original film submissions for the 2016 Princeton Student Film Festival. The festival will be held on July 20 and 21. Student filmmakers whose works are selected will be invited to discuss their films at the 13th annual festival, a two-night event intended for teen and adult audiences. Students are…

Princeton People: Washington Post Reporter Teaches Aspiring Young Journalists

Princeton People: Washington Post Reporter Teaches Aspiring Young Journalists

Princeton University does not have a journalism major, but the school offers reporting seminars that attract internationally known journalists. The classes fill up quickly, and waiting lists are the norm. Three or four visiting professors teach journalism seminars each semester, and the program attracts reporters and editors from the New Yorker, the New York Times,…

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Eagle Scout Candidate Leads Project to Improve Mercer Educational Gardens in Hopewell

  An Eagle Scout candidate recently completed a service project at the Mercer Educational Gardens in Hopewell Township, a section of the Mercer County Parks that is overseen by the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County. Nicholas Dunham, a member of Boy Scout Troop 850 in Montgomery Township, recruited and supervised a volunteer work crew…

Princeton Resident Seeks Identity of Driver in Hit and Run

Princeton Resident Seeks Identity of Driver in Hit and Run

A Princeton resident who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident on Thursday night, Feb. 4, at 6:07 p.m. on Rosedale Road is asking for the public’s help identifying the driver. The woman was driving a brown 2011 Honda Odyssey mini-van on Rosedale Road and her daughter was a passenger. About 50 yards before the…

Princeton University Names New Leader for Campus LGBT Center
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Princeton University Names New Leader for Campus LGBT Center

Judy Jarvis, who served as director of Vassar College’s LGBTQ Center and Women’s Center, has been selected to lead Princeton University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center, school officials announced this afternoon. Jarvis started working at Vassar College in 2012, leading the two centers’ daily operations and developing campus-wide programs for students. She partnered with…

Science on Saturday Series Kicks Off on Jan. 9
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Science on Saturday Series Kicks Off on Jan. 9

The U.S. Department of Energy’’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory will ring in the New Year with the start of its popular Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday lecture series at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 9. For more than 30 years, the series has attracted hundreds of science enthusiasts ranging from high school students to retirees….

Join the Circus: Community Service Opportunity in Trenton with Trenton Squad

Join the Circus: Community Service Opportunity in Trenton with Trenton Squad

The Trenton Circus Squad provides the opportunity for young people ages 12 and up to perform community service through teaching and performing the circus arts. Circus training is provided by the organization free of charge in exchange for helping facilitate workshops and entertaining audiences in the Trenton area. Skills taught include juggling, physical comedy, aerial…

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Former Princeton Borough Councilwoman Peggy Karcher Dies at 72

Former Princeton Borough Councilwoman Peggy Taylor Karcher is dead at 72. Karcher served on the Princeton Borough Council from 2000 to 2009. She served as council president for two years of her tenure. Karcher was the wife of former New Jersey Assembly Speaker Alan Karcher. She also sold real estate for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage….

Susie Wilson to Discuss Her Autobiography May 26 at the Princeton Public Library

Susie Wilson to Discuss Her Autobiography May 26 at the Princeton Public Library

Educator, activist and writer Susie  Wilson discusses her autobiography, “Still Running: A Memoir,” on Tuesday, May  26, at 7 p.m. at Princeton Public Library. Considered a state and national leader in the fight to prevent adolescent  pregnancy, Wilson planned and managed the operations of a resource, advocacy  and technical assistance organization committed to implementing sexuality …