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Princeton Digs In for Year’s First Storm

Princeton was on high alert Monday as the municipality prepared for a storm that was projected to dump over a foot of snow in the Central New Jersey…

After AvalonBay Fire, Lempert and Hughes Call for Code Review

A devastating fire last week at the Avalon at Edgewater, a Bergen County apartment complex owned by the same developer that will build a rental apartment complex on…

IAS Faculty Housing Plan Fails to Gain D&R Canal Commission Approval

The Delaware & Raritan Canal Commission (DRCC) did not approve the Institute for Advanced Study’s plans to build faculty housing on its property in Princeton close to the…

Hospital Demolition Taking Longer Than Anticipated

So far seven of the eight buildings at the old hospital site on Witherspoon Street have been removed. The last was scheduled to “disappear” at the weekend, but…

Better Economy Revives Solar Energy Proposal For River Road Landfill

A solar energy project that was stalled due to a shaky economy and a decline in solar renewable energy values may be back on the books. At the…

Substantial Hike in Fees For Trash Pickup Contract

Hauling trash in Princeton this year will cost significantly more than it did last year, and for less trash. An addition of $22.04 per ton will be collected…

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Maltz Released From Psychiatric Facility After Judge Reviews Case at Hearing

After reviewing the case of Eric Maltz, 22, the Princeton resident who was found not…

Andrew Solomon to Deliver Lecture On “Far From The Tree” at McCosh

Writer, lecturer, and activist Andrew Solomon will discuss his award-winning book Far From The Tree…

Neighbors Hear Plan to Turn Masonic Lodge Into Apartment Building With Rental Units

Is there a market in Princeton for rental apartments within walking distance of the center…

DEP to Hold Public Hearing On Pipeline Project Next Month

Area residents concerned about the environmental and safety ramifications of the natural gas pipeline planned…

Temple Grandin Visits PDS And Speaks to Upper School

Princeton Day School welcomed Temple Grandin to campus on Wednesday, January 21. Ms. Grandin is…

Opening Today

An exhibition of iconic Civil Rights-era images by photographer Danny Lyon opens today at the…

A Moment of Silence

Members of the Princeton Police Department stood alongside family and friends of slain Princeton Police…

Status of Airports, Trains, Schools and Other Services

Airlines across the northeast have cancelled nearly 5,200 flights. All schools in Mercer County have…


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Calendar Highlights

Wednesday, January 28

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Food Drive continues at Cotsen Children’s Library located inside of Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Through February 12, the library will be collecting canned and boxed goods to benefit the Crisis Ministry of Mercer County. Drop-offs are located within Costen’s Gallery.

Thursday, January 29

7 p.m.: Sustainable Princeton’s 8th Annual Leadership Awards at the Princeton Public Library. Awards will be given to local individuals and organizations that embody sustainable action and behavior in the workplace, at school, in the government, and at home. Free to attend.

Friday, January 30

7 p.m.: Musical group Dusty Rivers performs a fundraising concert at the Princeton Elks Lodge in Skillman. Proceeds will help send children with disabilities to summer camp at Elks Camp Moore. Food is available for purchase. For more information, contact Stu at (609) 933-7085.

7:30 to 9 p.m.: The Drum & Dance Learning Center hosts Belly Dance Girl’s Night. The cost to attend is $20. Pre-registration is suggested by calling (609) 324-7383; 4054 Quakerbridge Road, Lawrenceville.

Saturday, January 31

10:30 a.m.: Screening of "Alice in Wonderland" (2010) at the Princeton Garden Theatre.

Noon to 2 p.m.: Tu B’shvat (Birthday of the Trees) Seder and Potluck Lunch hosted by Temple Micah at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville. The cost to attend is $10 per family.

Sunday, February 1

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: YWCA Super Sunday Flea Market at the Princeton YWCA, 59 Paul Robeson Place. Admission is $2. All proceeds benefit Princeton YWCA’s community programming.

11 a.m.: Oyster Bowl at Blue Point Grill to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Competitors will race to see who can eat the most oysters in 2 minutes. Registration is $50. Visit

Monday, February 2

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: AARP Tax Help at the Princeton Public Library. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529 ext. 220.

Tuesday, February 3

7 to 8 p.m.: Registration for Princeton Adult School ESL (English as a Second Language) evening classes at Princeton High School, 151 Moore Street. Call (609) 683-1101 for more information.

8 p.m.: Princeton Sound Kitchen welcomes Irish fiddlers Dan Trueman and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh for a free performance at Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall. Visit for more information.


Returning From Exam Break With Rout of Rowan Princeton Men’s Hoops Primed for Ivy Tests Ahead

Returning to action last Sunday after a 15-day exam break, the Princeton University men’s basketball team saw its game against visiting Rowan University as good prep for the…

With Ash Savoring Breakthrough Senior Season, PHS Girls’ Swimming Primed for County Meet

Hannah Ash has experienced a breakthrough in her final campaign with the Princeton High girls’ swimming team. After being a member of the supporting cast for PHS over…

Sparked by Numata’s Emergence as Superb Sprinter, PHS Boys’ Swimmers Seek 5th Straight County Crown

Take Numata was fired up to see the Princeton High boys’ swimming team come through with a win against Lawrence last week. “Today was a power pointing day so…

Doomed by Poor Start in Loss to Bound Brook, PDS Girls’ Hoops Still Confident of Big Finish

Ending its game against visiting Bound Brook last Friday on a high note, the Princeton Day School girls’ basketball team outscored the Crusaders 9-6 in the fourth quarter.…

PDS Girls’ Hockey Defeats Holton Arms 4-1 As Freshman Leveson Displays Scoring Savvy

Even though Malia Leveson is only a freshman, she emerged as a go-to finisher for the Princeton Day School girls’ hockey team. Leveson enjoys having that responsibility, letting…

Catching Fire for Trinity Women’s Hockey, Princeton Native Herr Emerges as Top Scorer

After tallying five goals as a freshman for the Trinity College (Conn.) women’s hockey team in the 2012-13 campaign, Cheeky Herr didn’t view herself as a go-to scorer.…

Former PDS Star Timmons Getting Up to Speed In Debut Season With Skidmore Men’s Hockey

Sean Timmons didn’t waste any time making an impact this winter for the Skidmore College men’s hockey team. After being scratched from the team’s season opener against SUNY…

Blue Making Impact for PHS Boys’ Basketball; Showing Inside-Out Versatility in Debut Season

Zahrion Blue liked the way the Princeton High boys’ basketball team took care of its business in the early stages against visiting Nottingham last Friday. “We were playing good…

Topics in Brief: A Community Bulletin

The Ask-a-Lawyer Program will offer free legal advice on immigration and other issues on Wednesday, January 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the second floor Conference Room at the Princeton Public Library. The program, which started in 1999 to meet a need for access to affordable legal services as expressed by the local Latino community, is offered quarterly by the Latin American Task Force of Princeton. Local attorneys volunteer their time for individual private consultations and Spanish interpreters will be available. The program is co-sponsored by the Latin American Task Force, the Princeton Public Library, the Housing Authority of Princeton and the Mercer County Bar Association.

Meet the Mayor: Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert will hold the first of this year’s series of regular monthly “Meet the Mayor” sessions at the Princeton Public Library on Friday, January 30 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. When weather permits, from April through September, “walk and talk” sessions will be held outside.

Princeton Public Library: Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and electronically filing their federal and New Jersey state tax returns at Princeton Public Library. Part of AARP’s Tax–Aide program, the help is available by appointment on Monday mornings, from February 2 to April 13. Appointments will be scheduled between 9 a.m. and noon and typically last an hour. To schedule, call (609) 924-9529, ext. 220.

Princeton Public Library: Certified application counselors will provide one-on-one help to those needing assistance applying for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, navigating the website, and completing applications, Tuesday, February 3, at 4 p.m. in the Community Room. Assistance is co-sponsored by the Library, Princeton Health and Human Services and Enroll America. For more information, call (609) 688-2055 or email

An Immigration Information Session about President Obama’s recent executive action will be held in the Community Room of the Princeton Public Library from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 18. Individuals and families can learn what the executive action means from immigration attorneys who will answer questions and provide information about possible adjustments to immigration status. Brief, individual help will be available at the end of the sessions, which are co-sponsored by the Library, Princeton Human Services, the Princeton Police Department, LALDEF, and La Hermandad Latinoamericana. For more information, call (609) 924-9529 or visit

Princeton YWCA’s English as a Second Language Program offers free High School Diploma preparation classes and tutoring sessions to adults Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Math tutoring is available Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Classes, will be held through June 30 at the YWCA Princeton, 59 Paul Robeson Place. For more information about these and other ESL classes such as American Business Culture, Basic Conversation, TOEFL Preparation, Advancing Academic Vocabulary, call (609)497-2100 ext. 306, or

The Princeton Senior Resource Center sponsors free tax assistance for those with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 plus in the wider Princeton area, by appointment, Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton Street, from February 6. IRS-trained volunteers from AARP will be available to prepare individual New Jersey State and Federal returns which may be filed electronically. Participants must bring copies of their 2013 Federal and New Jersey tax returns, as well as all necessary 2014 tax information, including W-2 and 1099 income forms, unemployment statements, SSA-1099 Social Security forms, forms indicating federal tax paid, property tax bill, dependent care provider information, and receipts for itemized deductions such as medical bills and charitable contributions. For more information and appointment, call (609) 924-7108.


Thoughts On Martin Luther King In Shirtsleeves and an Unforgettable Film

This being a week after the national holiday devoted to the man who gave his heart, soul, and life to the…

Friday Reception for D&R Greenway’s Current “High Noon to Midnight” Show

In celebration of its current art exhibition, “High Noon to Midnight Moon–Talismans of the Horizon,” the D&R Greenway Land Trust will…

“Sizwe Bansi Is Dead,” South Africa Under Apartheid, Resonates Powerfully, Timelessly in McCarter Revival

“You have to understand,” Styles, in his photo studio in the black township of New Brighton outside Port Elizabeth, South Africa,…

Dryden Ensemble Presents a “Cantata Fest” For an Afternoon of J.S. Bach’s Music

One can never get too much J.S. Bach on a winter Sunday afternoon. The Dryden Ensemble brought some rarely-heard works to…