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PRINCETON:
Judge throws out lawsuit against Dudeck, town


A state judge has thrown out a lawsuit that seven current and former Princeton police officers brought against former police Chief David J. Dudeck and the town of Princeton. Read more...

Princeton:
Town moves to ban fracking


Princeton was scheduled to introduce an ordinance at last night's council meeting prohibiting hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in the town. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Federal board opts out of Dinky issue


Save the Dinky and two other groups last week lost the latest attempt to block the relocation of NJ Transit's Dinky line 460 feet south of where the old station used to be. Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:
Candidates seeking school board seats


Monday was the filing deadline for board of education candidates around the state, with Princeton area school districts going to see contested races and the departure of some incumbents who declined to run for re-election. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Good, clean fun at wetdown


MONTGOMERY - Firefighters from Montgomery Township Volunteer Fire Company 2 celebrated the arrival of their new fire truck on Saturday at a wetdown event. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Accountant pleads not guilty to stealing $180K


The former paid accountant of a student performing arts group at Princeton University pleaded not guilty Monday to embezzling more than $180,000 from the club over five years. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Former soccer coach pleads guilty to child porn


A former college and youth soccer coach of the year from Princeton pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to possessing child pornography. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Local man arrested in child pornography operation


MONTGOMERY - Raymond Purkis III, 48, of Montgomery, was one of 14 men charged with using file-sharing networks to download and distribute child pornography, according to a press release from the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Police blotter


Princeton Mary Derwin, 57, of Monmouth Junction, was charged with driving while intoxicated when she was stopped on Riverside Drive on July 27 at 12:07 a.m. Read more...

PLAINSBORO:
Booker visits veterans' program scheduled to end


PLAINSBORO - Three veterans and their families met with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday afternoon and told him of their progress since participating in Veteran Affair's Assisted Living for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury at Bancroft Brain Injury and Rehabilitation. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Still no agreement on teachers contract


The Princeton school board and the teachers union still have not reached agreement on a new contract, with the growing possibility that a deal will not be in place when schools reopen. Read more...

PRINCETON:
School enrollment seen as stable for 5 years


Enrollment in the six Princeton public schools is forecast to remain stable in the next five years, even with AvalonBay and other housing developments due to open, a district-hired demographer has projected. Read more...

PRINCETON:
PETA alleges monkey mistreatment at university


A national animal rights organization said Monday that a whistle-blower at Princeton University revealed that lab staff have mistreated marmoset monkeys used in experiments, including one instance of a monkey being rolled through a hallway in a ferret exercise ball for the staff's ''amusement.'' Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:
Police blotter


Princeton Joseph Green Evans, 23, of Jackson, was charged with being a wanted person out of Alabama for drug related offenses when he was stopped on South Harrison Street on July 23 at 4:25 p.m. He was taken to the Mercer County Correction Center where he will stay until he is extradited to Alabama. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Suspended special education teacher resigns


MONTGOMERY - The Board of Education voted to approve special education teacher Anne Palmisano's resignation on Tuesday evening. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Township will not buy land near a gun club


WEST WINDSOR - The township will not purchase the Thompson property on Princeton-Hightstown Road for open space use due to concerns about public safety, Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh said in a press release last Friday. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Township opposes coalition's pipeline suggestion


MONTGOMERY - Mayor Rich Smith sent a letter to Williams Transco on Wednesday regarding a Princeton Ridge Coalition suggestion to change the course of a planned natural gas pipeline, routing it through Montgomery and Hopewell, but not Princeton. Read more...

PRINCETON:
A summer boot camp for opera at college


Laura Brooks Rice turned her voice into a career as an opera singer who has performed around the country, including with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Judge orders AvalonBay, town to seek mediator


A Mercer County judge suggested Tuesday that the Princeton Council had overstepped its legal boundaries by mandating that developer AvalonBay do extra environmental tests at the former hospital site in Princeton where a 280-unit residential development is proposed. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Tree-cutting ordinance likely


Princeton residents likely will need to pay $25 for a permit from the town before being allowed to cut down trees on their property. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Landlord to pay fine, close up vacant house


A Princeton landlord agreed Monday to pay a $2,000 fine rather than go through a contempt of court hearing for failing to repair one of his rental properties on Lytle Street. Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:
Police blotter


Princeton Two men reported they were assaulted by three Hispanic men and one black man while they were walking on Nassau Street on July 19 at 2:47 a.m. They were taken to the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Read more...

LAWRENCE:
Colonial Lake crash kills Trenton man


LAWRENCE - The driver of a Nissan Altima was killed when his car was struck by a dump truck and both vehicles landed in Colonial Lake Thursday afternoon. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Status of special ed teacher not revealed


MONTGOMERY -- Village Elementary School special education teacher Anne Palmisano has yet to be reinstated by the Board of Education, despite multiple parents' requests that she be allowed to return to her classroom. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Route 206 project before planners


MONTGOMERY - The Planning Board was scheduled to hold a public hearing last night to discuss a Land Use Plan amendment to the township Master Plan. The amendment is related to the Country Club Meadows development along Route 206 at the northern end of the township. Read more...

AvalonBay, town due in court

AvalonBay will ask a Mercer County judge on Tuesday to order the town of Princeton to issue the company building permits and sign off on a demolition plan at the old Princeton hospital site, where the company wants to build a 280-unit residential development. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Second rabid raccoon


A second rabid raccoon was found in the same part of Princeton as one that came in contact with a woman and her two children last month, said the municipal Health Department on Tuesday. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Employees give support to Monzo in council letter


Municipal employees in Princeton threw their support behind Assistant Municipal Administrator Kathryn Monzo in her bid to become the next town administrator, the top job in government. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Dinky is back in service


NJ Transit's Dinky line returned to normal service on Wednesday after being out of commission for nearly five straight days. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Woman victim of burglary scam


WEST WINDSOR - A woman on Hendrick Drive was burglarized on Tuesday morning by a young Hispanic man driving a white pickup truck and another unknown accomplice. Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:
Police blotter


Princeton Ernst Delma, 31, of Princeton, was charged with having an active warrant out of Hamilton for $458 when he was stopped on Witherspoon Street at 3:38 p.m. on July 16. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Council Oks low-wage measure


The Princeton Council passed a measure Monday designed to protect illegal immigrants and other low-wage workers from having their wages stolen by landscaping companies. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Professor charged with stealing signs


Princeton University professor John Mulvey was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with stealing 21 lawn signs from Ted Horodynsky, president of Princeton Computer Repair and Tutoring, over a one-year period. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Wait and run


John Ryan Fry was the man to beat at the annual waiters race in Palmer Square Thursday afternoon. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Groundbreaking for mosque


WEST WINDSOR - Balloons, American flags and a tent juxtaposed a dusty, barren construction zone on Saturday afternoon as more than 130 people, from religious leaders to elected officials, came to commemorate the groundbreaking for a new mosque. Read more...

PRINCETON:
This time, puppy pilfered from shelter


A Princeton woman was arrested and charged with stealing a female puppy Saturday from the SAVE animal shelter, the second time in as many weeks that an animal was taken from the shelter on Herrontown Road in Princeton. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Twelve people apply for administrator job


Twelve people had applied as of Monday afternoon to become the next administrator of Princeton, the top employee in municipal government. Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:
Police blotter


Princeton Alex Gianfresco, 18, of Princeton, was charged with shoplifting a box of condoms from Rite Aid Pharmacy on July 13 at 2:05. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Demolition begins at future Promenade site


MONTGOMERY - Madison Marquette started its demolition phase on Route 206 last week to prepare the site for the construction of the Montgomery Promenade. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Dog can't read but is good listener at library


WEST WINDSOR - At 3 years old, Mulligan is quite accomplished. She recently graduated from school at the top of her class and just started her first job on July 10. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
New exhibit opens at Arts Council


WEST WINDSOR - The West Windsor Arts Council held a reception and talk for its newest exhibit, the Faculty Show, on Sunday afternoon. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Council to oppose pipeline plan


The Princeton Council was expected last night (Monday) to pass a resolution opposing the proposed construction plan a company has for laying a new natural gas pipeline through the Princeton Ridge. Read more...

PRINCETON:
STEM work


Still only a middle schooler, Eman Shamshad could turn out to be the next Nobel Prize-winning scientist responsible for a discovery that changes the world. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Mom, kids come into contact with a rabid raccoon


A Princeton woman and her two children were urged to seek medical treatment after coming into contact last month with a baby raccoon that tested positive this week for rabies. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Three charged in purloined pussycats caper


Two men gave new meaning to the term cat burglars last week after allegedly stealing two kittens from the SAVE animal shelter on Saturday afternoon. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Dinky to be disrupted for four days


The Dinky will be out of regular service for four straight days starting Saturday, so NJ Transit can make improvements to the grade crossing at Faculty Road. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Agriculture secretary visits farmers market


New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher stopped at the farmers market in Hinds Plaza Thursday to showcase and highlight the roughly 145 farmers markets around the state. Read more...

PRINCETON:
7-Eleven store proposed for Nassau Street


Princeton, the college town that conjures images of Ivy League students, Albert Einstein and northeastern affluence, could be the next place to find a late-night Slurpee or Big Gulp. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Town joins in World Cup fever


Perhaps only the World Cup could make a grown man bring a cow bell to a local restaurant on Tuesday afternoon or for a Nassau Street business to have a ''Beat Belgium'' T-shirt hanging outside. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Lt. Gov. visits battlefield to promote tourism


Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno dropped by Princeton Battlefield State Park Tuesday on a swing through the state to promote tourism of state parks and historic sites. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Having a blast


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PRINCETON:
Hospital agrees to pay $1.35m to settle suit


Princeton Healthcare System agreed to pay $1.35 million and take other steps to end a civil lawsuit the federal government filed four years ago claiming the operator of the University Hospital of Princeton had an unlawful employee leave policy. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Town a pit stop for tour buses?


Every week, tour buses bring travelers to Princeton for a quick one- or two-hour visit that is long enough for them to snap some pictures, buy a coffee and use a restroom. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Parking rules to be on the agenda


When Mayor Liz Lempert spoke before business leaders last week, she touched on a subject that she likened to a ''third rail.'' Read more...

PRINCETON:
Garden Theatre to reopen Wednesday


The Princeton University owned Garden Theatre on Nassau Street is due to reopen Wednesday after being closed for the past month while the new management team renovated the inside. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Freedom Fest


WEST WINDSOR - The ladies of Glitter Hoops were working the crowds on Saturday as they swirled and shimmied their custom made hula hoops from their necks and shoulders to their waists and knees - and then all the way back up again. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
13 cars broken into, 2 stolen


MONTGOMERY - Someone broke into 13 cars in the Montgomery Woods development between June 25 and 26, according to a Police Department press release. Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:
Police blotter


Princeton A man reported on June 28 at 11:41 p.m. that he got into a fight with another man outside of a restaurant on the first block of Witherspoon Street after the two had argued inside. The man who reported the event had a scrape on his forehead but refused medical treatment. The other man involved was described as white, 40 years old and was wearing a button down shirt. The police could not find the man described. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Town officials to seek to hire more minorities


Princeton officials said Friday they want to have more minority employees in the municipal work force, a goal they intend to reach by advertising job openings more widely. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Mayor holds town hall style meeting


WEST WINDSOR - Residents attending Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh's town hall meeting on Saturday afternoon discussed their opinions on the proposed municipal renovations, specifically focusing on the placement of the five-bay emergency services building. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Recycling day to change to every other Thursday


The township's recycling day will change to every other Thursday starting on July 3. Under the new schedule, holiday makeup days will switch to Saturdays. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Local student first in national contest


MONTGOMERY - Jonathan Garaffa of Montgomery won first place at the SkillsUSA Competition in Kansas City, Missouri, last week for his performance in the Medical Math competition. Read more...


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