(Photo by E.J. Greenblat)

HOSPITAL RELOCATING TO PLAINSBORO: A news conference Tuesday confirmed a Monday night unanimous vote by the trustees of the Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) to relocate University Medical Center at Princeton and Merwick Care Center to a 155-acre tract currently home to the FMC Corporation Research Group in Plainsboro Township. Pictured from left are: Barry Rabner, PHCS president and CEO; Mayor Peter Cantu of Plainsboro Township; Jack Chamberlin, PHCS Board of Trustees Chairman; Gerald Ronon, principal of Lubert-Adler Management (the firm that will redevelop the hospital s Witherspoon campus); Robert Durkee, vice president and secretary of Princeton University, which will acquire the Merwick Care Center lands and the Franklin Avenue parking lot; and James Fitzwater, manager of corporate communications of FMC.

Hospital to Relocate to Plainsboro

Matthew Hersh

The University Medical Center at Princeton (UMCP), an 86-year in-town institution, will move to a 155-acre tract in Plainsboro Township currently occupied by the FMC Corporation Research Group, hospital officials confirmed Monday night.

Wilkes Withdraws Name From Running; Trelstad Fills Open Council Seat

Matthew Hersh

In a surprising turn of events, Kevin Wilkes, who had briefly been the perceived frontrunner in the race to fill the Borough Council seat vacated by Mildred Trotman when she was named mayor, withdrew his name from the running Tuesday, paving the way for Council to appoint Barbara Trelstad of Westcott Road to carry out Ms. Trotman's term, set to expire December 31.

Princeton University, Philadelphia Firm Will Acquire Vacated Hospital Lands

Matthew Hersh

On the heels of the announcement that the University Medical Center and the Merwick Care Center would relocate to Plainsboro, Princeton HealthCare System, the hospital's parent entity, announced Tuesday that it would sell the Merwick lands and the Franklin Avenue parking lot to Princeton University and the hospital's Witherspoon campus to a Philadelphia-based developer.