(Photo by George Vogel)


AIR TIME: Josh Brown of Camp Woodward, a Pennsylvania skateboard camp, briefly defied gravity Saturday during a demonstration at the Skate Jam 2006. Despite the cold, cloudy weather, the event, geared to raise both funds and awareness for a planned concrete skate park at Princeton Township's Hilltop Park, still drew an estimated 80 boarders (and some parents), and raised $1,500. The Princeton Parks Alliance, which sponsored the event with the Princeton Recreation Department, is near its fund-raising goal to finance the estimated $250,000 to $300,000 facility. The Parks Alliance has so far received a $125,000 commitment from Princeton Borough and Township, as well as a $141,000 parks rehabilitation grant from Mercer County.

Cops Grab Six in Drug Bust

Matthew Hersh

Police shut down Friday what is being described as an "open-air drug market" within Princeton Borough's John-Witherspoon neighborhood, the culmination of an investigation that resulted in the arrest of five suspected drug dealers working out of a Borough public housing unit on Clay Street. A sixth suspect was arrested for attempting to purchase drugs at the house.

PHCS Documents OK'd; Planning Process to Begin in Plainsboro

Matthew Hersh

Princeton HealthCare System reached an important, albeit perfunctory, stage in its effort to relocate its University Medical Center at Princeton and the Merwick Care Center to Plainsboro when the state deemed its request to relocate complete.

Not Just Paint and Zoning: Residents Look to Preserve Character

Matthew Hersh

Government-imposed limitations to property will always be a tall order for residents, but what if it were the residents setting the limitations?

Like communities throughout the country, Princeton Borough and Princeton Township are two towns facing the increasing problem of homeowners and developers tearing down an aging housing stock, and, in some cases, replacing it with either oversized housing, or structures perceived to be out of character with the surrounding neighborhood. And while residents have become concerned with the potential impact of seeing limits placed on their ability to build, some are starting to speak up.

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at the following locations:
Princeton
McCaffrey's
Cox's
Kiosk (Palmer Square)
Krauszer's (State Road)
Speedy Mart (State Road)
Wawa (University Place)
Wild Oats
Hopewell
Village Express

Rocky Hill
Wawa (Route 518)

Pennington
Pennington Market