Category Archives: Local

Mercer County Planners Reveal Options for Bicycle Facilities on Princeton Roads

At a meeting at Princeton University’s Fields Center last week, planners from Mercer County presented their draft Bicycle Master Plan. The meeting was intended to get public input and explain the various different types of bicycle facility that the County … Continue reading

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Historic Princeton Nursery Warehouses Face Demolition After South Brunswick Shoots Down Redevelopment Propsosal

In Kingston NJ, just across Carnegie Lake from Princeton, the ‘Mapleton Preserve‘ offers open space and a chance to connect to nature. The site was formerly part of the largest commercial nursery in the USA, ‘Princeton Nurseries‘. After its closure … Continue reading

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Rutgers University Dedicates “Paul Robeson Plaza” in New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University today dedicated a new plaza in downtown New Brunswick in honor of Paul Robeson. The famed former Princeton resident graduated from Rutgers as class valedictorian 100 years ago, in 1919. He became internationally famous as a singer, actor, … Continue reading

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Report: ‘Whole Foods Market’ Coming To Route 206 By Princeton Airport

According to a report by Sophie Nieto-Munoz at NJ Advance Media, Whole Foods Market is planning to open a new supermarket in Montgomery Township, less than a mile from the Princeton town line. The site (click here for map) is … Continue reading

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Report: Avalon Bay To Build 800-Unit Development At Princeton Junction

800 new homes. 37,000 sq ft of commercial development. This is what West Windsor Mayor Hemant Marathe has agreed to build next to Princeton Junction Station. News of the new developer agreement was released by Diccon Hyatt at US-1 newspaper. … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Secretly Planning For 3,000+ New Homes

Mercer County Judge Mary Jacobson ruled last month that Princeton has added far too few affordable homes. To meet state affordable housing requirements, Princeton Council is now secretly developing plans for around 3,000 new homes, a radical increase in development … Continue reading

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Bus Rapid Transit Comes To US-1 But Not (Yet) In Princeton

New Jersey Department of Transport (NJDOT) recently allowed cars to drive on shoulder lanes on part of US-1, a key highway in Central New Jersey which runs past Princeton and connects local towns like West Windsor, Plainsboro and South Brunswick. … Continue reading

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