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New State Law Alters Tenure Guidelines For Teachers in New Jersey Public Schools

A new teacher tenure reform bill recently signed into law by Governor Christie has elicited some guarded responses from stakeholders on both sides of the issue. In order to earn…

Preservation Groups Anticipate Consolidation; No Dramatic Changes Seen

Township Attorney Edwin Schmierer joined the Monday afternoon meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) for a workshop addressing the “what will happen?” questions that are probably being asked right…

Lightning Strikes More Than Twice in Princeton

Last Thursday was a first for Emergency Services Director Robert Gregory. After 26 years in the fire service he can’t recall a time when two houses (on Jefferson Road and…

School Board Seeks $10.9 Million for Improvements

A referendum to support proposed school building improvements at a total cost of approximately $10.9 million will be on the ballot for Princeton voters this September 24. If passed, the…

Princeton Number 1 In Forbes Magazine College Rankings

Princeton University was recently named the number one college in America by Forbes Magazine. An article in the business section of its August 1 issue, noted this is the first…

New Jersey State Council on the Arts Approves Over $1.5 Million in Grants

Mercer County arts institutions have won over $1.5 million of this year’s New Jersey State Council on the Arts total gift of $15.7 million to organizations throughout the state. Among…

“Phase 2” of Consolidation Begins

With the signing of a $38,000 contract with KSS Architects to refurbish the two current municipal buildings, “Phase 2” of the transition process has begun. At a joint Monday evening…

Petition Opposes Bill Allowing Private Colleges To Bypass Zoning Laws

A petition to prevent legislation that would exempt New Jersey’s private colleges and universities from municipal land use oversight is circulating among members of local government and the public. As…

Zoning Changes Introduced by Council For East Nassau Street Neighborhood

In a victory for property owners on East Nassau Street, Princeton Borough Council last Tuesday voted to introduce an ordinance that could change zoning on the south side of the…

Retail Changes Underway in Town and Malls

Construction and renovation crews have been a significant presence this summer in downtown Princeton and area malls. Change is underway at several retail and restaurant establishments. Much of Quaker Bridge…