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PRINCETON:
Dalai Lama calls on students to seek peace


The Dalai Lama challenged Princeton University students on Tuesday to help forge a more peaceful world in the 21st century. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Eisgruber to meet for second time with council


Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber and the Princeton Council are due to meet Monday at a time when the school is considering expanding the size of the undergraduate student body at one of the most selective colleges in the country. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Two school board candidates attend forum


At a time of labor strife between the school district and the teachers union, Princeton voters will go to the polls next week to select three school board candidates. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Drivers urged to avoid marathon route


Princeton police are urging motorists to avoid the race area for the Princeton Half Marathon starting Sunday at 7 a.m. Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:
Police blotter


Princeton Alexandra Lunt, 21, of Greenwich, Connecticut, was arrested at 12:36 a.m. on Oct. 24 and charged with drunken driving after police stopped her vehicle on Prospect Avenue. Read more...

PHS PERSPECTIVE:
More inclusive curriculum for LGBTQ students


Last week, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) released its eighth biennial climate survey of schools across the country. The 2013 National School Climate Survey, available as a PDF online, is a 139-page document detailing the experiences of queer (Author's note:
While queer was historically used as a slur, it has been reclaimed by much of the younger LGBTQ community.) students in middle school and high school. The climate survey concludes that schools continue to be an unsafe environment for queer students, but also proposes steps schools can take to increase inclusivity, based on correlations found in the data analysis.
Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Truck driver pleads not guilty in death of S. Brunswick man


A truck driver charged in a fatal crash pleaded not guilty Wednesday to killing a motorist and injuring the victim's wife on Route 1 in West Windsor in March. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
School board candidates address issues, questions


MONTGOMERY - Five women are vying for the three open three-year term seats on the Board of Education. Read more...

PLAINSBORO:
Community Middle School student organizes Food Day


PLAINSBORO - Candy isn't the only thing that's sweet this time of year. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Hybrid' plan proposed for Cranbury Road


WEST WINDSOR - A meandering sidewalk with two crosswalks has been proposed to improve pedestrian safety on Cranbury Road. Read more...

PAGING PDS:
3D printing could be the wave of the future


Technology is constantly changing the world around us, leading to increased innovation in our society. One of the most exciting emerging fields is 3D printing, and here at Princeton Day School we are looking forward to exploring this new technology. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Gusciora eyed for judgeship in Superior Court


Democrat Assemblyman Reed Gusciora is being considered for an appointment as a Mercer County Superior Court judge, in a possible career change that would end a political career of one of the leading liberals in the Legislature. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Bruschi on new path after 38-year career


Robert W. Bruschi played baseball as a young man, a shortstop with great speed, an admittedly poor arm and a good glove. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Dashield starting as town administrator


The changing of the guard began in Princeton Monday with incoming town Administrator Marc D. Dashield beginning his first day as the head employee overseeing municipal government. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Forum explores domestic violence


WEST WINDSOR - It was a beautiful day outside on Saturday but it was important for members of the community to be inside the senior center talking about domestic violence. Read more...

PAGING PDS:
This fall 1960s fashions make a return


Fall's leaves mean fall fashion, soon to grace the halls of PDS. And this year it is definitely not going to disappoint. Read more...

PRINCETON:
No progress in teachers union contract talks


Contract talks between the Princeton school board and the teachers union foundered again Wednesday, as the stalemate looks to drag on at least until late November and possibly longer. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Snyderman, crew released from quarantine


NBC News chief medical editor and Princeton resident Nancy Snyderman and her NBC crew, having had been exposed earlier this month to a co-worker who had contracted Ebola, emerged this week symptom-free from a 21-day quarantine at her home. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Choir College opens new, $8.5m center


The wait at Westminster Choir College for a new building on campus lasted 39 years, a wait that finally ended. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Park neighbors repeat noise, lights concerns


WEST WINDSOR - South Post Road residents still have issues with noise and bright lights coming from Mercer County Park. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Council addresses bus stop concerns


WEST WINDSOR - Township officials discussed whether the Vaughn Drive bus shelter should be relocated or whether it should be removed altogether during their last meeting. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Council backs Verizon tax bills


WEST WINDSOR - Township officials are trying to keep Verizon paying taxes on the telephone landline equipment it has in town. Read more...

PRINCETON AREA:
Police blotter


Princeton Someone unlawfully entered an apartment on the 300 block of Elm Road between January and July 2013 and stole three personal checks. Read more...

PHS PERSPECTIVE:
School produces two musicals in seven weeks


School produces two musicals in seven weeks Less than two months into the school year, the PHS performing arts programs have already put on one musical production and will perform another on Oct. 24. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Prosecutor confident' sons had no role in couple's deaths


MONTGOMERY - The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office is ''very confident that the four sons of John and Joyce Sheridan played no role in the death of their mother and father,'' according to Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano. Read more...

MONTGOMERY:
Motorcyclist killed in collision with deer


MONTGOMERY - A Hillsborough man was killed after a deer ran into his motorcycle near the Gibraltar Rock Quarry driveway Tuesday morning, according to Montgomery police. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Dalai Lama may be met by protesters


The Dalai Lama likely will be greeted with protesters when he visits Princeton University next week during his first appearance at the school. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Professor takes a deal in sign thefts


A Princeton University professor accused of stealing business lawn signs had his theft charge dismissed Monday in return for agreeing to perform 120 hours of community service. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Fundraiser benefits fire dept., PFARS


For the past few years, local supermarket McCaffrey's has had a specialty food showcase that brings in crowds to sample some of the best the supermarket has to offer. Read more...

WEST WINDSOR:
Food truck fiesta drives hungry crowds


WEST WINDSOR - First he had a lobster roll. Then he had some beer. Then he went in the human hamster ball and finished off the day with an empanada. Read more...

PRINCETON:
Dog killer gets five years


A Mercer County man was sentenced Friday to five years in state prison for killing a dog in Princeton, in what could be the longest prison term ever handed out in New Jersey for animal cruelty. 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:
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:
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...


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