Monthly Archives: September 2014

Princeton Valley Road Garage Demolished In A Single Day

The municipal garage at Valley Road and Route 206, which had stood since 1963, has been demolished. The structure, which was used for the storage and refueling of vehicles belonging to the town, disappeared in a single day, as part … Continue reading

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Does This Graph Prove That Consolidation In Princeton Was A Success?

When Princeton Borough and Township consolidated to form one municipality on January 1, 2012, the rest of New Jersey looked on. The Garden State has an astonishing 565 municipalities, and Governor Christie has championed the cause of consolidation as a way … Continue reading

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At ‘Overcrowded’ Princeton High School, 1 in 6 students is from Cranbury

Despite a recent study showing that Princeton’s Public Schools will not see major increases in student numbers, petitioners at Princeton Council meetings continue to argue that Princeton High School is over-burdened. According to this argument, development projects in town, including much-needed affordable housing, … Continue reading

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Princeton Launches Affordable Housing Task Force- But Skeptical Voices Remain

At the Princeton Council meeting on September 8, there was a lively discussion about a plan to set up a task force to consider the possibility of adding affordable housing at two sites that Princeton’s municipal authorities have recently acquired. A … Continue reading

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Seven Tips For A Successful Princeton Car-Free Day on Monday, September 22!

World Car-Free Day is happening this coming Monday, September 22. Many of us are very dependent on our cars to get to work and do our daily business. But it is possible to make this the one day when we leave the … Continue reading

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Why No New Jersey Towns On ‘Top 100 Best Places To Live’ List?

Livability, a website that “explores what makes small-to-medium sized cities great places to live” has published its annual ‘Top 100 Best Places To Live” list. The list examined places with populations of 20,000 – 350,000 residents. The top two places to … Continue reading

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Howard Hughes Launches Website About Redevelopment of American Cyanamid Site Near Princeton

The Howard Hughes Corporation have launched a new website to inform local residents about their ongoing plans to redevelop the American Cyanamid site in West Windsor. Last year, Howard Hughes Corp made a presentation to the West Windsor Council, in … Continue reading

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Princeton’s In-Town Living Scene Gets Profiled In ‘The New York Post’

“From College Town To Boom Town” – that’s the description of Princeton that ran earlier this week in the ‘New York Post’. This venerable news organ  took the time to profile our town, highlighting how downtown living has become a major … Continue reading

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Princeton Forrestal Village Set To Welcome New Homes

People looking for a place to live in the Princeton area that is walkable to stores and restaurants will soon have a pretty great new option. The management company of Princeton Forrestal Village, located in Plainsboro just off Route 1, … Continue reading

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Tiny Houses In Real Life.

Princeton resident Anne Neumann wrote an article in the “Princeton Packet” last week singing the praises of ‘Tiny Houses’. Long-time ‘Walkable Prineton’ readers will remember that we have written about micro-apartments and the Tiny House movement several times in the past, … Continue reading

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