Monthly Archives: February 2015

Should Princeton U. Students Live Off-Campus?

Should Princeton University undergraduates have an off-campus housing experience? That question is raised in a great piece by Steve Swanson in ‘The Daily Princetonian’  (‘Temporary Utopia’, read the full article here). Potentially, living in non-college housing would offer students a chance … Continue reading

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Will Princeton Build Bike Lanes? And If So, Where?

An interesting debate is underway in Princeton about whether the town should add bike lanes. Around a dozen people showed up to Council in January to support the introduction of an ordinance to repurpose on-street parking for bike lanes on part … Continue reading

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Should Princeton Save Or Tear Down This Historic Home?

It has period features, elegant styling, and is a short walk to Palmer Square, with all the attractions of downtown Princeton. This historic home, next to a park, has housed generations of Princeton residents in its cozy interior. It may … Continue reading

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Would You Let Your Kids Walk One Mile By Themselves In Princeton?

How would you feel about letting your children walk a mile around Princeton by themselves? Do you think it’s the sort of thing that would warrant Child Protective Services coming and threatening to take your kids?

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Can A Restaurant Near Princeton Exist Without A Parking Lot?

If you’re ever in Hopewell Borough, a few miles outside of Princeton, you might happen upon this little neighborhood gem- Sweetgrass Restaurant, which opened last year at 9 East Broad Street.

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Princeton Has Ten ‘Functionally Obsolete’ or ‘Structurally Deficient’ Bridges

The dreadful state of New Jersey’s infrastructure was brought into renewed focus in January, when the NJ Department of Transportation issued an emergency close order on a road bridge on Amwell Road in Franklin Township. The bridge, which is 12 … Continue reading

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Franklin Park Named On List Of “Most Affordable NJ Towns”

Last week published a list of ‘most affordable’ places to live in New Jersey. The list included 10 towns that had the most affordable property, taking into account mortgage payments and property taxes as a proportion of household income. Only … Continue reading

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