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PRINCETON:
Demolition progressing at hospital site


Three of eight buildings at the former Princeton hospital have been razed during the first four weeks of demolition, a process that will last into 2015 before the site can be turned into a 280-unit residential development. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Mamoun's Falafel opens downtown


Mamoun's, a famous Greenwich Village eatery known for its cheap, tasty falafel, has opened a new location in Princeton. Read more...

PRINCETON:
New school food service gets good reviews


Lunch time in the Princeton public schools, a time when more than 3,000 children grab something to eat and socialize with their friends. Read more...

PRINCETON:
No conflict seen in adviser's role with university


An unpaid adviser to the Princeton Council contacted Princeton University in February looking to see if any corporate spin-off companies from the school were hiring, this at the same time he was helping the council reach an agreement with the university on a long-term financial contribution. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:Prosecutor waiting for lab results in couple's deaths

MONTGOMERY - The Somerset Prosecutor's Office continues to wait for the laboratory analyses as well as determinations from the regional medical examiner pertaining to the deaths of John and Joyce Sheridan, Capt. Jack Bennett said Wednesday. Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:
Police blotter


Princeton Sedrick Bailey, 30, of Mercerville, was arrested at 2:56 p.m. on Oct. 13 and charged with robbery, shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia at the Rite Aid Pharmacy on North Harrison Street. He allegedly took $51.82 in merchandise and struck an employee with his shoulder upon fleeing the store. Bail was set at $50,500 and he was taken to the Mercer County Correction Center after being unable to post bail. Read more...

PRINCETON:
YMCA presents King works to library, seminary


Courtesy photoPrinceton Public Library Director Leslie Berger and Clayton Marsh, co-chair of the Shirley Paris Circle. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Interim vice principal hired at high school


MONTGOMERY - Montgomery High School Principal Paul Papodiuk said he's losing his right hand, so to speak, in that former Vice Principal Damien Pappa ''was stolen by the central office.'' Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Principals report positive student survey results


MONTGOMERY - The high school and middle school principals provided the results of a student engagement survey, which included students' thoughts on bullying, during Tuesday's Board of Education meeting. Read more...

PHS Perspective:
No coasting at this point in senior year


Senior year. Oh, what a wonderful time. So often have we heard of the many blessings bestowed upon high school seniors - nonchalant attitudes about grades, the annual post-prom trip to the seashore, students proudly sporting college apparel as they strut down the halls - but for now, these sweet tastes of senior life are like mirages, seen from afar as an underclassman but never quite realized as we explore the hellish time that is college application season. Read more...

PRINCETON:
CDC director:

If Snyderman not sick, no risk to public


CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, appearing on CNN Tueday evening, was asked by Wolf Blitzer whether NBC News medical editor and Princeton resident Dr. Nancy Snyderman put the public at risk by violating quarantine last week. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Man, 87, victim of carjacking


WEST WINDSOR - An 87-year-old man sustained minor injuries during an alleged carjacking in the Target parking lot Tuesday night. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Annual deer hunt to start again


Princeton plans to again cull deer to thin the herd for another consecutive year. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Snyderman issues apology for breaking quarantine


NBC news chief medical editor and Princeton resident Nancy Snyderman acknowledged Monday that she and her newsgathering team have been placed on mandatory quarantine at her home after voluntary confinement in place since a cameraman working with them contracted Ebola in West Africa. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Witherspoon Grill takes hunger to T.A.S.K.


October sunshine dappled leaves newly splotched with autumn color in Hinds Plaza Sunday, as hundreds grabbed an extra layer against the seasonal chill and headed down to Witherspoon Grill's sixth annual Harvest and Music Festival. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Cops share coffee and conversations


Princeton police fielded personal questions as well as local and national concerns during the first-ever ''Coffee with a Cop'' program at Panera Bread on Saturday. Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:
Police blotter


Princeton A Pheasant Hill Road resident reported her identity stolen at 12:12 p.m. on Oct. 9. She told police that someone opened charge accounts at several department stores and made unauthorized purchases totaling $1,000. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Free business recycling to be tested next year


Businesses located along a stretch of Nassau Street from Vandeventer Avenue to Moore Street will have their recycling picked up free for one year starting in 2015 as part of a program the town is doing with Mercer County. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Friends of Library to hold annual book sale


Thousands of donated books sit in a fourth-floor storage room at the Princeton Public Library, their last stop before they find their way into the hands of new owners. Read more...

PAGING PDS:
People demand climate action, PDS takes active role


As Mahatma Ghandi once said, ''You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no results.'' Read more...

PRINCETON:
Snyderman on mandatory quarantine


NBC News chief medical editor and Princeton resident Nancy Snyderman and her entire news crew were put under mandatory quarantine by the state on Friday, the latest development after one of her cameramen came down with Ebola on assignment in Liberia. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Suspect charged in Rolex theft


A Philadelphia man was charged Friday with stealing a Rolex watch worth more than $46,000 from Hamilton Jewelers on Nassau Street on Oct.5, police said. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Noise rules put off until November


Princeton officials will delay until November considering a measure limiting the hours of operation of businesses located in or within 200 feet of a residentially zoned area. Read more...

PRINCETON:
University hires former adviser to council


Princeton University said this week it had hired as a part-time consultant a former confidential adviser to the Princeton Council who had aided municipal officials during their negotiations with the university about a voluntary financial contribution and other support. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Students skip the bus and walk to school


The walkers started out around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday on an asphalt path littered with leaves along side of Rosedale Road, their trip ending at the front entrance of Johnson Park Elementary School. Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:Police blotter

Princeton Two laptop computers with a total value of $800 were stolen from a home on the 100 block of Terhune Road between 3:30 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. on Oct. 7. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
New yard waste rules and fines approved


WEST WINDSOR - Changes have been made that affect yard waste collection throughout the township, including fines for those who repeatedly violate collection regulations. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Simon Property Group official:

Hughes land not for sale


Jennifer KohlheppStaff Writer WEST WINDSOR - The Howard Hughes property is not for sale. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Township hires energy agent


WEST WINDSOR - The township has hired an energy agent in an attempt to save money on electricity. Read more...

PHS PERSPECTIVE:
Getting through weeks without PowerSchool


Getting through weeks without PowerSchool It dawned on me early during freshman year -the difference between caring about knowledge and caring about my grades. I felt more guilty about the second one, with all the talk about how students shouldn't be controlled by their scores. But my grades were so accessible with PowerSchool that this care was twisted into an obsession. I realized my sophomore year, however, that I wasn't alone. Read more...

New Jersey:
Local hospitals:

We're prepared for Ebola


Hospitals are on high alert now that the first person diagnosed with Ebola inside the United States has died. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Man charged with $200,000 theft from local woman


An accountant has been charged with stealing more than $200,000 from a Princeton woman's trust. Read more...

TRENTON:
Sheridans memorialized at service


TRENTON - Hundreds of people, including Gov. Chris Christie, gathered in Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial in Trenton on Tuesday morning to pay homage to the late John and Joyce Sheridan. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Dutch Neck School first to build a walking track


WEST WINDSOR - Dutch Neck Elementary School is the first elementary school in the district to build a walking track. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Scout creates meditation garden


MONTGOMERY - A new meditation garden is available for public use as a place of reflection at the Otto Kaufman Community Center in Montgomery. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Seasons 52 will open at MarketFair


WEST WINDSOR - A new restaurant will be opening at MarketFair. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
EMS moving into new mall location


WEST WINDSOR - Eastern Mountain Sports has moved, more than doubling its size, at the MarketFair Mall. Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:
Police blotter


Princeton Kari Shoemaker, 35, of Levittown, Pennsylvania, was arrested and charged with drunken driving after a motor vehicle accident on Quaker Road near Mercer Street at 8:17 p.m. on Oct. 4. Her vehicle was traveling south on Quaker Road when it veered right, struck a tree, crossed over the northbound lane of travel and came to rest in a ditch. She sustained minor injuries to her face and hands but was not taken to a hospital. Read more...

PAGING PDS:
Junior class retreat aids in bonding, unity


On Thursday, September 18, the entire Upper School of PDS took a hiatus from its normal academic schedule. While the freshman class went on their annual Peer Group Retreat and the sophomores and seniors took time to work on community service projects, my class - the juniors - Read more...

PRINCETON:
University to not reveal all sex assaults


Princeton University revised the way it keeps crime statistics for sexual assault to no longer include cases that students report confidentially to school counselors. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Pipeline firm willing to halt gas flow during work


Pipeline 8PIPELINE Philip Sean CurranStaff Writer Pipeline company Williams made a safety concession to Princeton Ridge residents and the town by agreeing to take its existing natural gas pipeline out of service during the entire time it takes to construct a new 42-inch pipeline through that part of town. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Hispanic Heritage is celebrated


The Paul Robeson Center in Princeton transformed into a ''Mercado Cultural'' with colorful wares celebrating diverse Hispanic heritage on Sunday. Read more...

TRENTON:
Service Tuesday for couple killed in Montgomery fire


Jennifer KohlheppStaff Writer MONTGOMERY - A memorial service will be held for John and Joyce Sheridan Tuesday, Oct. 7. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Teacher talks end in less than an hour


The Princeton Board of Education and the roughly 370-member teachers union failed to make any headway in contract talks last week after the latest round of negotiations ended in less than an hour. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Historic district proponents decry $3,000 fee


The Princeton Planning Board on Thursday night agreed to forward a proposed historic preservation ordinance to the mayor and council for its review and action - but not without some sharp comments from a handful of audience members. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Gallup poll editor says government a top issue


Americans rank fixing the federal government as one of the top problems facing the country, only behind the economy and jobs, said the editor in chief of the Gallup polling company on Thursday. Read more...

PRINCETON:
George Will discusses lack of academics in D.C.


Washington Post columnist George F. Will spoke Monday at Princeton University of the diminishing role that today's crop of academics has in the nation's capital. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Harvest Festival set for Oct. 12


Witherspoon Grill will hold its 6th annual ''Harvest and Music Festival'' on Sunday, Oct. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Hinds Community on Witherspoon Street in Princeton. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Student charged with photographing girl in shower


A Princeton University junior is accused of being a campus peeping Tom after he allegedly entered a women's bathroom Sunday morning and pointed a cell phone camera at a female undergraduate in the shower. Read more...

POLICE BLOTTER:
Oct. 3


Princeton An Apple iPhone 5 valued at $600 was stolen from the driver's seat of a vehicle parked on the first block of Russell Road between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sept. 24. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Positive feedback cited in Twin W talks


WEST WINDSOR - Township officials seem receptive to some of the changes that have to be made to keep the Twin W First Aid Squad operational, according to the squad's public information officer. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Seeing pink at P.F. Chang's front door


WEST WINDSOR - They're horses of a different color at P.F. Chang's in the Market Read more...

Princeton:
It's official:

Dashield is new administrator


Marc D. Dashield, a self-described ''public administration geek'' who has spent more than 20 years in the public sector, was tabbed Monday as the next municipal administrator to run the daily affairs of Princeton municipal government. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Officials:

Double fatal fire was set


MONTGOMERY - The fire that broke out in the home of the president and CEO of Cooper Health System Sunday morning was intentionally set, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Former state official, health care leader and wife die in fire


MONTGOMERY - The president and CEO of Cooper Health System and his wife died Sunday morning after a fire broke out inside their home on Meadow Run Drive in Skillman. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Firefighters extinguish basement blaze


Princeton fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out in the basement of a house at 59 Murray Place Monday afternoon. There were no injuries to firefighters or the occupants. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Now, that's Italian


WEST WINDSOR - For 15 years, John Scarpati has taken it upon himself to keep tradition alive for thousands of Italian Americans. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Town noted as being seniors-friendly


Princeton was recognized by the World Health Organization as a senior citizen-friendly community, given all the access to transportation, housing and other activities that older adults have available. Read more...

PRINCETON:
State's 350th anniversary marked locally


While Princeton historic organizations celebrated the 350th anniversary of the founding of New Jersey with free events for the pubic on Saturday, local historians reflected on the dire need to preserve the state's heritage for posterity. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Community comes out to play before the game


Susan Conlon was not wearing shoulder pads or carrying a football Saturday at Princeton Stadium, but she and other representatives of local nonprofits were hoping to catch the fans' attention all the same. Read more...

POLICE BLOTTER:
Sept. 30


Plainsboro Joy S. Smith, 33, of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, was arrested on an active warrant out of Rahway in the amount of $358 after police stopped her on Dey Road at 1:06 a.m. Sept. 23. She also received a summons for failure to maintain vehicle lamps. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Many reap from Abundant Harvest kitchen


MONTGOMERY - It's almost exactly one year ago that The Abundant Harvest Community Kitchen opened its doors and served its first free meal. Read more...

PLAINSBORO:
Kids Marathon coming soon


PLAINSBORO - Gear up for the Kids Marathon by walking, running or rolling now. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Witherspoon Street 'start of dialogue'


Businessman J. Robert Hillier, a major landholder on Witherspoon Street, said Wednesday that old zoning regulations for the street need to be updated to allow for greater density, fewer parking space requirements and buildings a littler higher. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO:
BMS to close sites


WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO - Bristol-Myers Squibb Company plans to close its West Windsor facility and most of its Plainsboro campus by the end of 2016. Read more...

PLAINSBORO:
Townhouse fire displaces three families


PLAINSBORO - A two-alarm fire tore through a townhouse on Hampshire Drive Wednesday night, damaging two adjacent units and displacing three families. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Paul Sigmund IV has drug charges


PRINCETON -The son of former Borough Mayor Barbara Boggs Sigmund was arrested Sunday and charged with heroin possession after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Mayor meets with merchants on 24-hour ordinance


Mayor Liz Lempert on Tuesday encountered stiff resistance from the business community to a proposed ordinance prohibiting businesses from being open 24 hours a day if they are located in or nearby a residential zone. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Business gives back to Navy veteran


PRINCETON - Jim Cordiano, who served in the Navy from 1967 to 1970 aboard the USS John F. Kennedy doing air traffic control aboard the aircraft carrier, was recently surprised with a gift in honor of his military service. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Filmmaker discusses race and prison in America


Tracey Syphax is a successful Trenton entrepreneur, the owner of a construction company and a real estate development company, and a devoted family man and church-goer. Read more...

PRINCETON:
SAVE animal property has a potential buyer


A buyer has emerged to acquire the three-acre-property of SAVE A Friend to Homeless Animals on Herrontown Road in Princeton for $800,000, in a deal potentially leading to a residential or commercial development going there. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Hughes Corp. seeks to redevelop Cyanamid site


WEST WINDSOR - The Howard Hughes Corporation seeks to redevelop its 658-acre property located on Quakerbridge Road and Route 1 formerly known as the American Cyanamid site. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO:
Board votes to name field after David Bachner


WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO - A little over five years ago Steve Bachner was riding the train home from work when he received a phone call that something terrible had happened - his son, David, was dead. Read more...

PRINCETON:
New administrator chosen


The current Montclair township manager will be named Monday to succeed Princeton municipal administrator Robert W. Bruschi, said two sources familiar with the matter. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Tipped truck crash


MONTGOMERY - A dump truck overturned at the intersection of Blue Spring Road and County Route 605 Monday morning, snarling traffic in the area for hours. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
MHS drum line opens season of Rachel Ray Show


MONTGOMERY - For several years the New Jersey Devils invited the Montgomery High School band to play for them. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Curtain will go up on 'The Curious Savage'


MONTGOMERY - Montgomery High School will present ''The Curious Savage'' on Oct. 23 and Oct. 25. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Booking it


Hinds Plaza in Princeton was transformed Saturday into a tent city with more than 80 authors and illustrators of children's books sitting at tables waiting to greet their young audience. Read more...

PRINCETON:
IAS housing plan back before board


The Institute for Advanced Study will have to wait until at least next month for the Princeton Planning Board to vote on its revised plan to build 15 units of faculty housing on the Princeton Battlefield. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Hospital demolition getting underway


Demolition of the old Princeton hospital started Monday morning, the first step in an estimated six-month-long project to clear the site for a residential development. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Sept. 11 witness gives lecture at Princeton


R.C. Mulcahy, a former resident of the Princeton area, witnessed the collapse of the World Trade Center from his desk on the top floor of the Newport Financial Center office tower in Jersey City. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Four towns will meet to discuss energy savings


WEST WINDSOR - Four towns, including West Windsor, are trying to put together an energy aggregation program to save residents money on their energy bills. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Town accepting Purple Purse Challenge


MONTGOMERY - In the Purple Purse Challenge, the color purple represents domestic violence and the purse represents a woman's financial needs. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Township streamlines government appeal process


MONTGOMERY - Officials have eliminated an appeals process within the township government to save money and time. Read more...

PAGING PDS:
Schools need to include sustainability education


The Earth is getting hotter (Since 1950, the average temperature has risen 0.8 C (1.4 F) as declared by NASA). The global sea level is rising (by about 8 inches since reliable record keeping began in 1880, according to the 2014 US National Climate Assessment), and the level of CO2 in our atmosphere has reached record levels, says Climate Central. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Sign bandit professor offered deal


A Princeton University professor accused of stealing 21 lawn signs for the same business will have his theft charge dropped if he completes community service at Trenton Central High School, based on a deal he is considering from the Princeton municipal prosecutor. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Talks to begin on Witherspoon's future zoning


Princeton officials said Wednesday that they intend to start a ''discussion'' next week with the community about the future of Witherspoon Street, a major artery in town that is a hodgepodge of businesses, homes and churches. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Alleged bank robber nabbed in Old Bridge


The man who allegedly robbed the TD Bank around 11:30 a.m. Monday has been caught, according to police. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Freshmen embrace meningitis vaccine


Nearly the entire freshman class of 1,313 students at Princeton University was vaccinated against the meningitis type B strain that had caused an outbreak at the school last year. Read more...

PRINCETON:
AccessPrinceton helping managers resolve issues


Princeton's new customer service department received more than 200 issues from the public in the first month that it started, said Mayor Liz Lempert Thursday at the kickoff launch of Access Princeton. Read more...

POLICE BLOTTER:
Sept. 19


Princeton Anastasia Vereen-Jones, 22, of Trenton, was charged with theft at 2:46 p.m. on Sept. 11. She allegedly took approximately $2,300 worth of merchandise from her employer, Urban Outfitters on Nassau Street, between May and the start of September. She was also wanted on a West Windsor Municipal Court warrant for $2,500. She posted bail and was released. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Belle Mead fire company celebrates 75 years


MONTGOMERY - The Montgomery Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 rose out of the ashes of two fires 75 years ago. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Wells Fargo opens new bank office in township


MONTGOMERY - Wells Fargo wants to help tie the township's past into its future. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Garden available to the public


MONTGOMERY - A new meditation garden is available for public use as a place of reflection at the Otto Kaufman Community Center in Montgomery. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Township setting new yard waste regulations


WEST WINDSOR - The township is ready to move forward with new regulations for the disposal of yard debris. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Holt warns of surveillance


Democrat Rep. Rush Holt spoke out Tuesday against the surveillance methods and information gathering that federal authorities have used since Sept. 11, 2001, concerns that the retiring lawmaker has raised often in the past decade. Read more...


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