Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mixed-Use Residential Development To Come To Princeton’s Gasoline Alley?

Do you remember Turney Motors on Nassau Street? The used car dealership??

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It’s Time To Charge For Parking At Princeton Community Pool. Yes, Really, It Is.

Princeton’s Community Pool, open for its second season since undergoing extensive refurbishment, is having a bumper season. Attendances are averaging an incredible 1,600 people per day. Kids are learning to swim, dive and also appreciating the place to cool off. … Continue reading

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West Windsor Organizes For Sidewalks

Residents of West Windsor are organizing for improved walkability, with a campaign to install sidewalks on a key section of Cranbury Road in the township, near Princeton Junction rail station. As seen in the image above, this section of road … Continue reading

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Princeton No Longer The Biggest Town In Mid-Central Jersey

Check out this photo of Princeton and Mercer County from the 1920s. Princeton is the only town in the area. It appears as a dense cluster of buildings (imagine how walkable it must have been!!!!) surrounded on every side by … Continue reading

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New Jersey Drivers Give Walkers Reason To Be Fearful

Earlier this year the tragic death of Rabbi James Diamond shocked Princeton. Now, a string of dreadful accidents featuring New Jersey car drivers has us questioning whether our transportation choices are worth the cost in human life and injury.

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Guyot Stream Walkway at Jefferson Road, Princeton

This post is part of a series where we invite readers from our Facebook page to identify scenic and interesting locations around Princeton, NJ. You can find earlier entries here and here. One of the great things about Princeton is … Continue reading

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Shiller: Big Demand For Renting and Walkable Homes

If you want to get an idea about what way the housing market will play out in the coming years, you would be well advised to pay attention to the words of Robert J Shiller. Shiller is the author of … Continue reading

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