Monthly Archives: March 2015

Join us April 1 For A ‘National Walking Day’ Stroll In Central Princeton!

We are hosting a recreational walk on the morning of Wednesday April 1 in honor of ‘National Walking Day‘! The annual celebration of walking is designated by the American Heart Association, and is now in its ninth year. To get … Continue reading

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Princeton To Redraft Housing Element; May Need Many More Affordable Homes

Shirley Bishop, an expert in affordable housing, advised Princeton Council last week that the town was not in imminent danger of a “builder’s remedy” law suit. She was speaking in light of a NJ Supreme Court ruling that gave the Superior Court … Continue reading

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TBT: When Princeton Nearly Said “No” To Michael Graves

This week has seen many tributes to local architect Michael Graves, who died last Thursday at the age of 80. An internationally recognized force in the post-modern architectural movement, Graves was a true legend. The local media are full of … Continue reading

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Is A Historic District Designation The Right Choice For Witherspoon-Jackson?

At the Witherspoon-Jackson Neighborhood meeting last Saturday, local residents heard details of a proposal to apply for ‘historic district’ status for the area around John Street in Princeton. If this application is successful, the Witherspoon-Jackson area would become the fifth officially-recognized historic … Continue reading

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Princeton Environmental Film Festival Highlights To Include Movie About Walkability

The ninth Princeton Environmental Film Festival is just about to start up, and as usual, promises some great shows for local residents who are interested in sustainability issues. This year’s program starts Friday night, March 13, at 7 p.m. with ‘Climate … Continue reading

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Princeton-Area Municipalities Face Scramble To Prove Affordable Housing Compliance

In a historic ruling today, the New Jersey Supreme Court gave a unanimous judgement that the State’s key affordable housing task force, the Council on Affordable Housing, has become dysfunctional and is no longer fit for its purpose. The Supreme … Continue reading

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Making Maps Of Princeton’s Parks And Trails Online

In Princeton, we have amazing parks and preserved open space, but what’s the best way to explore it all? Many trail maps are hard to find, and there is no single place where you can find them all together. Google Maps offers … Continue reading

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Princeton’s Affordable Housing Task Force Checks In

At Princeton Council last week, Council President Bernie Miller presented an interim report on the work of the ‘Affordable Housing Task Force’. This task force was set up in September 2014, as the town was considering whether to use two … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Does The ‘Hokey-Pokey’ On Complete Streets In Bike Lane Vote

Last week, Princeton Council indefinitely put off making a decision about adding repurposing on-street parking to make a safe bike facility on part of Hamilton Lane. Although several Council members argued that they would potentially be open to the idea … Continue reading

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