Monthly Archives: December 2015

Holiday Quiz: Can You Name These Walkable NJ Downtowns?

So you think you know Jersey? Hit pause on “It’s a Wonderful Life”! We’ve got something better – a big ol’ holiday quiz for you! The question is… how many of these walkable downtowns can you recognize? They’re all in Central … Continue reading

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Three Last-Minute Holiday Gifts For The Discerning Princeton Localist

Left it late to get your holiday gifts in? Here are three ideas to satisfy a Princeton resident with an interest in sustainability, walking or local history…

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Princeton Vs The White House And Paul Krugman

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman is worried about rising inequality, and he knows what’s to blame. Writing in his NY Times column earlier this month, he criticized restrictions on land use that drive up housing costs near job centers. Krugman – … Continue reading

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Princeton Businesses Could Benefit From A Downtown ‘Visitor Center’

This weekend, merchants on downtown Princeton’s Chambers Street held their first ‘Chambers Street Holiday Stroll‘, to try to tempt shoppers along one of the town’s lesser-travelled commercial areas. As one business owner said, “When asked what is undiscovered about Chambers … Continue reading

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Map Of New Princeton Open Space Off Ridgeview Road

Last month, the New Jersey Conservation Foundation acquired a new area of open space in Princeton.  Approximately 10 acres of forest were donated by Michael and Barbara Blumenthal, from around the back of their home off Ridgeview Road.  This land will now be … Continue reading

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New Guide Offers Architectural Walking Tours Of Princeton U., Seminary, Institute of Advanced Study.

One of the great pleasures of living in Princeton, or visiting the town, is the ability to stroll, for free, around the beautiful campus of Princeton University. But if you didn’t study there (and maybe even if you did!), it’s hard … Continue reading

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Latest Mercer County Affordable Housing Estimates: West Windsor Set for 1,000 New Units?

Last week, Princeton Council and Planning Board discussed a new municipal housing plan to comply with state affordable housing requirements. By take advantage of a new analysis by Richard Reading for Mercer County Courts, Princeton has been able to make … Continue reading

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Princeton Planners Name Sites For New Affordable Housing

Sites for new affordable housing in Princeton were listed last week in a joint meeting of Council and the Planning Board. In response to a statewide legal process, Princeton is submitting a new Housing Plan, to ensure that the town … Continue reading

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