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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


MONTGOMERY Read more...

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...

PRINCETON:
AvalonBay balks At attorney choice


Developer AvalonBay, fighting the Princeton Council in court to build apartments and town houses at the old Princeton hospital site, said Wednesday that it might try to get the town's newly hired environmental attorney thrown off the case. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Town to chip in $30,000 on flood-prone house


Staff photo by Phil McAuliffeHouse at 59 Meadowbrook Drive that is being purchased to tear down. Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:
Police blotter


Princeton Peter Grenquist, 83, of Sagaponack, New York, was charged with driving while intoxicated after he was stopped on Chambers Street on June 25 at 9:12 p.m. Read more...

PHS PERSPECTIVE:
Students and clubs:

Helpful or self-promotion?


Although a month has passed since the Student Council election campaigns were in full swing, some posters remain taped up in less-traversed areas of Princeton High School, sporting witty slogans, Photoshopped pictures and names of candidates in large fonts. Read more...

PRINCETON:
List of graduates of Class of 2014


Kairi Aeriel, Maham Ali, Kumayl M. Alikhan, Sawsan AlJahli, Walter, David Allikas, Mennat Ameen, Alexandria Terry Ams, Rye J. Anderson*, Martine Besner Appel, Aliz'ea Nhacoi Austin, Darius Avens*, Felix Jose Azcona*, Matthew Asad Bahbah, Khrystyna Bahrych, Julio Bautista, Michelle Marie Cassandra Inez Bazile, John Joseph Francis Beach, Anders Emery Berg, Olivia Clare Besselaar, Simon Bilsky-Rollins**, Alexander Maximilian Birkel, John Elliott Blair III, Theodore Hart Paulsell Block, Gabriela Denise Bloom*, Liana Sophie Bloom**, Tess Bleakney Bodden, Enric Adsera Boix***, Caitlyn Nicole Bongiovi*, Ellis Elsbeth Boulding, Mary Allerton Brasor, Andrew Jacob Braverman, Jasmin Bravo-Guzman, Laura Kimbrough Burke*, Daniel Robert Busch and John Jurecic Buyske**. Read more...

PLAINSBORO:
Township ordinance would add more bus stops


PLAINSBORO - Council unanimously approved the introduction of an ordinance amending where the New Jersey Transit 655 Bus will stop in the township during its meeting on Wednesday evening. Read more...

PLAINSBORO:
Forrestal farmers market cooking classes offered


PLAINSBORO - Vendors from the Forrestal farmers market are offering a new series of cooking classes in conjunction with the Plainsboro Recreational and Cultural Center to people of all ages interested in learning to cook with local foods. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
GPS devices considered for vehicles


WEST WINDSOR - Members of the administration and council informed those in attendance at Monday's council meeting that they are looking to install GPS devices in various township vehicles. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Cranbury Road study behind schedule


WEST WINDSOR - A study of Cranbury Road to assess the area's terrain is behind schedule, said Business Administrator Marlena Schmid at Monday's council meeting. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Graduates told life is a journey'


Princeton High School senior John Buyske did something Wednesday that a lot of students might do on their graduation day. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Lempert:

We need to help Trenton housing


Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert said Tuesday her town and others that surround Trenton need to build more affordable housing to start breaking up the ''concentration of poverty'' in the capital city. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Two injured in weekend crash


WEST WINDSOR - A two-car crash on Old Trenton Road on Saturday evening resulted in two drivers being taken to Capital Health System Regional Medical Center in Trenton, according to a press release from police. Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:
Police blotter


Princeton A car accident on Poe Road at Princeton-Kingston Road on June 23 at 6:46 a.m. resulted in five people being taken to Princeton Medical Center by Princeton First Aid and Rescue after one driver Mehtab Anwar, 40, of Inslin, failed to yield when turning left onto Princeton-Kingston Road. An SUV, driven by Chia Chu, 53, of Hamilton, was heading east on the road and struck the right rear door of the car driven by Mr. Anwar. He and his passengers were taken to the hospital. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Lawyer hired to fight suit by AvalonBay


Princeton officials turned to a law firm assisting lawmakers in their investigation of the ''Bridgegate'' scandal to help the town fight AvalonBay, the company suing to develop the old Princeton hospital. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Seniors share sweet success of graduation


MONTGOMERY - Montgomery High School graduated 411 students on Friday evening as the sun set over the seniors sitting on the school's turf field. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Members of the Class of 2014


MONTGOMERY - The following is the list of graduates from the Class of 2014: Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
64 members of WW-P school district retiring


The West Windsor-Plainsboro School District honored 64 retirees who, according to Superintendent David Aderhold, had a combined 1,341 years of experience. Read more...

PHS PERSPECTIVE:
Sadness at end of school year, but hope for next


On a typical steamy day in June, I haven't started walking home like I normally do Read more...


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