Monthly Archives: July 2014

Does Affordable Housing Around Princeton Have To Come At The Expense Of Green Space?

New Jersey’s Council On Affordable Housing recently released updated figures for how many income-restricted homes should be provided in every municipality in the Garden State. Princeton was told that it didn’t need to build any new income-restricted housing, even though … Continue reading

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Princeton Could Use A Dose Of Reality About COAH And ‘Affordable’ Housing

New Jersey’s Council On Affordable Housing (COAH) recently updated the numbers of income-restricted homes that each municipality in the state must provide. For Princeton, the headline was simple: no new income-restricted homes are required. This is because Princeton has more income-restricted homes than … Continue reading

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‘Little Free Libraries’ Come To Princeton

Are you familiar with the ‘Little Free Library’ Movement? It’s a way for neighbors to share books- something which might seem like a good idea in a brainy town like Princeton. And indeed- Little Free Libraries are now springing up … Continue reading

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Demographer: New Princeton Apartments Will Have No ‘Earth-Shattering’ Impact On Schools

We hate to say “I told you so”, but according to a report produced by a demographer retained by Princeton Public Schools, the decision to approve 280 walkable apartments at the old hospital site will not produce an unmanageable flow of new … Continue reading

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Today’s Princeton v AvalonBay Court Case – Bad News For The Town

Thanks to Philip Curran at the Princeton Packet for getting the story. Princeton and AvalonBay were back in court today to sort out their disagreements regarding the developers agreement for redevelopment of the old Princeton hospital.

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Princeton Back In Court Against AvalonBay Today at 11 a.m.

Princeton municipal representatives are due in court this morning for the latest legal battle over redevelopment of the old Princeton Hospital Site on Witherspoon Street. The site was purchased by developer AvalonBay earlier this year with a view to building … Continue reading

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Beautiful Walkable Princeton: Stony Brook Trail

One of the nicest trails in Princeton starts at the parking lot of D&R Greenway Meadows and continues through uninterrupted green space along the Stony Brook and then by the Jasna Polana golf course all the way to Route 206- some … Continue reading

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