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Rabner: “Recent Improvements” Offset Consumer Reports Hospital Ranking

The University Medical Center at Princeton scored 39th among the 62 New Jersey hospitals listed in Consumer Reports’ (CR) recent (August 2012) “Ratings of Hospital Safety” (consumerreports.org). “Hospitals should be…

Princeton Hit Hard by Saturday Storm

Saturday evening surely was a dark and stormy night for Princeton; after a day of record heat, a fast-moving, severe thunderstorm rocked the area, leaving power outages and road closures…

Attention Motorists: Rosedale Road Detour, Pool Parking Alert

There were two recent announcements of interest for commuters and other motorists who use Rosedale Road (CR 604), and for those looking for spaces in the Community Park Pool lot.…

Montgomery Cinema Ponders Future As Digital Projection Takes Hold

Film fans who prefer independent artistic features over high-decibel blockbusters have flocked for decades to the Montgomery Cinema in Rocky Hill. But the future of the theater, where movies like…

Dudeck Named Chief, Open Space Tax Approved

An eventful joint meeting of Princeton Borough Council and Township Committee last Tuesday included the announcement of Princeton Borough Police Chief David Dudeck as the new chief for the consolidated…

Bill Exempting Schools From Zoning Rules Passes in Senate

A bill (S-1534) that would exempt private universities and colleges from observing local zoning rules was passed in the State Senate late last week by a vote of 25 to…

Summer Alert: Independence Day Closings And Advice on Coping With Intense Heat

Independence Day is a Federal holiday; all local post office branches will be closed, and there will be no mail delivery. Other Princeton area locations that will be closed on…

Land Use Bill Prompts Comments From Durkee

Princeton University vice president and secretary Robert Durkee spoke about strains in town-gown relations at Monday evening’s Township Committee meeting. The occasion was a Committee vote on proposed state legislation…

Employee Benefits Source of Apparent “Miscommunication”

What was reported last week as a difference of opinion between the Consolidation Commission (CC) and the Transition Task Force (TTF) about a proposed consolidated Princeton employee benefit package known…

Route 1 Jughandle Trial Set to Begin in August And Last for 12 Weeks

The Route 1 jughandle trial postponed from last March is scheduled to begin on August 6, it was confirmed this week. James Simpson, State Department of Transportation Commissioner, said at…