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PRINCETON:
University money deal expected next week


The town of Princeton and Princeton University will enter an agreement in the six- to nine-year range that calls for the college to provide the town a voluntary financial contribution that will grow annually and give other money for municipal projects. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Work to begin at hospital site


Princeton last week issued permits to enable developer AvalonBay's subcontractors to remove asbestos and six underground storage tanks from the old Princeton Hospital, the site of an approved residential development that is in doubt. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Navy ROTC returns to university after 40 years


Princeton University students starting in the fall will be able to participate in the Navy Reserve Officer Training program through a ''crosstown agreement'' with Rutgers University and the Navy. Read more...

Teen uses pageantry to become a role model and public voice

MONTGOMERY - Saloni Sawant has established herself as an international beauty. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Mercer Road to be closed for resurfacing


A roughly one-mile stretch of Mercer Road will have to be resurfaced starting next month to repair all the pothole damage from the winter. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Council race could affect town-gown relations


The upcoming Democratic primary for Princeton Council has attracted a lot of debate and discussion in the community, but Nassau Hall is a silent observer. Read more...

PRINCETON:
House of Cupcakes to reopen in new location


The choice to expand in Princeton was made for them. Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:
Police blotter


Princeton Pedro Lopez, 21, of Somerset, and a 17-year-old female from Trenton were arrested at 7:13 p.m. April 12 on the 200 block of Nassau Street and charged with providing alcohol to a minor and underage possession of alcohol, respectively. Read more...

PAGING PDS:
My Name My Story is making its mark


''The most powerful force in the world is a human soul on fire,'' says 15-year-old Amit Dodani, founder of My Name My Story, an organization dedicated to inspiring empathy in the youth today. Initially a website, My Name My Story (MNMS) served as a platform for many inspirational stories to be uploaded and shared. The website has since expanded and is currently an international nonprofit organization, eager to spread the art of storytelling to every pair of ears willing to listen. Read more...

PHS PERSPECTIVE:
Prom fun tempered by damaging expectations


It's prom season at PHS, and the preparations are in full swing. People are being ''promposed'' to left and right, and flower bouquets are becoming a common sight in the hallways. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Student activity fee help available


MONTGOMERY - The student activity fee for middle school and high school students will remain the same in the 2014-15 school year. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO:
Sparking curiosity in the many facets of science


WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO - Mike Souza turned the lights down and the flame up. He fired one end of a glass tube and made it glow in the dark. Read more...

PLAINSBORO:
Nurse harmed in explosion in stable condition


PLAINSBORO - The nurse seriously injured in an explosion last week is now in stable condition at the Burn Center at Saint Barnabas in Livingston. Read more...

PRINCETON:
AvalonBay going back to court?


Princeton and developer AvalonBay could be headed for another court fight after the company said this week that it would not meet the town's demands for additional environmental testing at the former Princeton hospital site. Read more...

PRINCETON:
It's official:

Sutter to be sworn in as chief


Princeton police Capt. Nicholas K. Sutter was named Monday to be chief of the roughly 50-member Police Department in a move the Princeton Council thinks will solidify gains the force has made in the past year. Read more...

PRINCETON:
IAS files amended plan for housing


The Institute for Advanced Study has filed with the Princeton Planning Board an amended plan for 15 units of faculty housing that critics say will destroy part of the Princeton Battlefield. Read more...

PRINCETON:
$53.4M in future projects proposed for town


Municipal government departments have proposed that Princeton spend $53.4 million in the next six years on capital projects that include expanding the fire station on Witherspoon Street and other big ticket items. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Post office looking at former video store site


The U.S.Postal Service is looking ''closely'' at the former West Coast Video site at 259 Nassau Street to relocate its retail operations, Mayor Liz Lempert said Thursday. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Police not revealing information on rape


Princeton police last week cited an ongoing investigation for not disclosing details about a rape that was reported in late January. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Getting to know the new superintendent


Stephen Cochrane once thought he wanted to be the secretary of state. Read more...

PLAINSBORO:
Bald eagles back from the brink in N.J.


PLAINSBORO - A pair of bald eagles nesting in the township is alive and well, according to Maria Grace, education and outreach manager at Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:
Police blotter


Princeton Someone stole a backpack from the Quadrangle Club on Prospect Avenue around 2:19 p.m. April 3. The backpack contained a Macbook Pro laptop. The total amount of the theft was estimated at $3,470. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Alexander Road work to start next week


WEST WINDSOR - Traffic patterns on Alexander Road in the vicinity of Bear Brook Road, Vaughn Drive and Old Bear Brook Road will change as two separate construction projects for improvements to Alexander Road commence on or about Monday, April 14, weather permitting. Read more...

PAGING PDS:
Rome a blend of history, cuisine and culture


In school, I've translated Latin from a book Read more...

PRINCETON:
AvalonBay balking at more testing


AvalonBay is balking at the town's insistence for additional environmental testing at the former Princeton hospital site where the company wants to build a residential development. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Sutter named new police chief


PRINCETON -Nicholas K.Sutter was unanimously named chief of the police department Monday night. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Council to vote on AvalonBay requirements


The Princeton Council will vote Monday on an agreement that will contain all the requirements AvalonBay must meet for turning the former Princeton hospital site into a residential development. Read more...

PRINCETON:
New management at Garden Theatre


Princeton University has dropped the company that has operated its downtown movie theater for the past 20 years in favor of a nonprofit organization that specializes in running small, older theaters. Read more...

PRINCETON:
New Yorker cartoon editor draws a crowd


''How about never? Is never good for you?'' Read more...

PHS PERSPECTIVE:
Dealing with those college rejection letters


''It is with great regret that I inform you that we are not able to offer you a place in the Class of 2018 ....'' Read more...

REGION:
Three local towns won't have primaries


There will not be any contested primary elections in Montgomery, Plainsboro or West Windsor. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Conflict over township attorney continues


WEST WINDSOR - According to the township administrator, the mayor told her not to share the request for proposal for an municipal attorney with the Township Council. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Grover Farm tribute expected by Memorial Day


WEST WINDSOR - The township will erect a memorial at Grover Farm. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Arbor Day gala on April 25


WEST WINDSOR - Trees play an important role in the ecosystem in which we live. They reduce the erosion of topsoil caused by wind and water, clean the air and water, produce oxygen, provide habitat for birds and wildlife, reduce heating and cooling costs by moderating temperatures, and make communities more livable. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Cranbury Road study expected to take five months


WEST WINDSOR - The Cranbury Road renovation project is finally underway. Read more...

PLAINSBORO:
Hands Across Water thanked for assistance


PLAINSBORO - The students at Community Middle School might not realize it, but they have and continue to change the world by supporting the children of East Congo, one of the most dangerous and destitute areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Lost dog returned to owners after 17 months


WEST WINDSOR - The Cruz family thought it was an April Fool's joke. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Miller, Nemeth get party endorsement


Council President Bernard P. Miller and running mate Sue Nemeth got the backing Monday of the local Democratic organization in their race for seats on the Princeton Council. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Monzo top candidate


Princeton Assistant Administrator and Director of Finance Kathryn Monzo is the front runner to succeed Robert W. Bruschi as the top civilian employee in municipal government, officials said. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Pact near for university contribution


Princeton officials said they are closing in on a deal with Princeton University that will see the school make a multi-year financial contribution to the municipality. Read more...

PLAINSBORO:
Pimley, Dr. Compito to lead healthcare boards


PLAINSBORO Read more...

PRINCETON:
Dems await decision


Princeton Democrats have spent the past two days weighing in on the contested council race that has split the party about who best should serve on the governing body. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Susan Patton, authors pack hall for panel forum


Susan Patton, Princeton University alumna and author of the relationship advice book Marry Smart:
Advice for Finding THE ONE, spoke on the Princeton University campus Thursday night as part of a panel discussion. The early part of the panel focused on Ms. Patton's view that Princeton females who value having a family later on in life should focus on developing a meaningful relationship with another and finding a potential husband while still in college.
Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Police nab suspected burglars


WEST WINDSOR - Police arrested two Ewing men suspected of burglarizing homes throughout Mercer and Somerset counties. Read more...

POLICE BLOTTER:
April 1


Princeton Adam Glore-Martin, 25, of Heather Avenue, was arrested at 9:15 p.m. March 30 after a three-car accident on Route 206 near Cherry Hill Road. He was charged with drunken driving, drunken driving in a school zone, reckless driving, careless driving, failing to observe a traffic signal and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Police to hold practice drills


The Princeton Police Department will be conducting training exercises at the former hospital site on Witherspoon Street this week. Read more...

PRINCETON:
No tax hike in 2014 budget


Princeton officials unveiled this week a $59 million budget for 2014 that calls for no municipal tax hike and pays down a chunk of municipal debt. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Democrats in political showdown Sunday


Hundreds of Princeton Democrats are expected Sunday at a intra-party contest to endorse candidates in the council race pitting incumbent Jo S. Butler against fellow incumbent Bernard P. Miller and challenger Sue Nemeth. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Teacher contract talks get underway April 10


After only three months on the job, Princeton Superintendent of Schools Stephen Cochrane finds himself thrust in the midst of what could be lengthy contract negotiations with the teachers union. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Rescue squad move to old DPW site eyed


Princeton officials this week signaled their support for the town to finance the construction of a headquarters for the local first aid squad on public land. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
First-time fathers at Daddy Boot Camp


WEST WINDSOR - A dozen fathers-to-be sat crisscross on the floor, looking up at their mission:
8-week-old baby Madison, who was cooing and wiggling in the arms of her father, David Munger.
Read more...

PRINCETON:
Police blotter


Princeton Stacey Carney, 54, of Princeton, was arrested March 26 and charged with driving while intoxicated on Witherspoon Street at 10:18 p.m. Read more...

PHS PERSPECTIVE:
Scantrons can be ruthless and merciless


Palms sweaty, heart racing, and head pounding Read more...

PLAINSBORO:
Officials looking into creating cricket field


PLAINSBORO - Township officials are looking into investing in what would be Plainsboro's first official cricket field in hopes of satisfying an increasing demand by local residents. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Bryn Mawr book sale attracts a crowd


Anita Jansen of Lawrenceville sat quietly on a bench right outside Princeton Day School. Immersed in a cookbook, she thumbed through the recipes as a steady trickle of people walked by carrying bags and boxes crammed with books. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Family homeless in Bayard Lane fire


A family of four was left homeless after an accidental fire broke out Sunday night in the basement of a home on Bayard Lane. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Chamber honored as a Community Hero


The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce was recognized with the Community Hero Award from the American Red Cross for its support of the region and its members' contributions to furthering the mission of the Red Cross in their communities. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Conference challenges girls to choose STEM


The stereotype that only men wear lab coats was squashed long ago. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Mayor wants Sutter named as chief soon


Mayor Liz Lempert said Monday that she hopes Princeton police Capt. Nicholas K. Sutter is named chief of the department ''soon'' and feels he ''deserves'' a unanimous vote from the Princeton Council. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Mack truck driver charged with death of Princeton man


WEST WINDSOR - A Princeton man has died as a result of injuries he sustained when a Mack truck slammed into the back of his car on Route 1. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Institute considers new housing proposal


The Institute for Advanced Study is not giving up on constructing faculty housing, despite failing on an earlier attempt to build on its land where the Revolutionary War Battle of Princeton was fought. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Appeals Court rules against Save the Dinky


Princeton University won another round Tuesday in the legal fight against opponents seeking to derail the relocation of the Dinky line. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Capt. Sutter interviewed by the mayor and council


The presumptive next Princeton police chief, Nicholas K. Sutter, was recently interviewed for an hour by Mayor Liz Lempert and the council in what one official called a ''friendly'' conversation. Read more...

PRINCETON:
President Cleveland remembered on his birthday


Former President Grover Cleveland was remembered Tuesday as an honest and hardworking leader during a wreath-laying service at his tombstone in the Princeton Cemetery. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Police charge Princeton woman in home invasion


A Princeton woman and five others have been charged with the home invasion of a reputed drug dealer in Sussex County, State Police said Wednesday. Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:
Police blotter


Plainsboro Zakeyia K. Short, 31, of Plainsboro, was arrested at 12:53 p.m. March 10 on Plainsboro Road at Aspen Drive for an active traffic warrant in the amount of $300 out of Cranbury Township. She was also issued summonses for driving while suspended and failure to maintain a lane. Read more...

PHS PERSPECTIVE:
Nightlife at high school is more than sports


With the weather getting warmer, you may find yourself taking a nice stroll around town in the evening. As you pass Princeton High School, you may notice the surrounding silence. But don't let the school's peaceful outside appearance deceive you. Its quiet nature does not come close to reflecting the activity inside PHS late at night. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Council introduces budget with no tax increase


WEST WINDSOR - The Township Council unanimously voted Monday night to introduce a budget that would keep the tax rate the same as last year. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Township revisits sign ordinance


WEST WINDSOR - Township officials want to better manage political signs in town. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
School district PTAs honor community members


MONTGOMERY - Every year the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) celebrates its birthday with a Founders Day celebration. This year marks the 118th year of the PTA. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Arson ruled out in House of Cupcakes fire


Arson has been ruled out in a three-alarm fire that tore through the House of Cupcakes at 30 Witherspoon St. early Wednesday morning, displacing more than 40 people, according to Princeton's Office of Emergency Management. Read more...


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