Category Archives: Local

Fifteen Central Jersey Walkable Places Near Princeton

Looking for a walkable place to live near Princeton? Terrified about getting trapped in the notorious Jersey sprawl? You’ve come to the right place. Here are fifteen places, near Princeton, where you can easily walk to stores and restaurants. No … 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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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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Franklin Park Named On List Of “Most Affordable NJ Towns”

Last week NJ.com 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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A Walkable Community At Hopewell’s Scotch Road Offers Many Advantages

In December, the Planning Board of Hopewell Township put off making a decision about a proposed amendment to the community Masterplan that would permit extensive development of the area on either side of Scotch Road, between I-95 and CR-546. The … Continue reading

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Princeton Should Take A Light Touch On ‘Uber’-style Car Service

Since Uber quietly launched in New Jersey last year, an increasing number of local residents are finding that it offers a very interesting alternative to traditional cab companies. Users can reserve a car through a smart device connected to the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Zoning Reform On Witherspoon Street

Princeton Council is considering amending the zoning along Witherspoon Street, one of Princeton’s major thoroughfares, which runs from Nassau Hall in the south to Valley Road in the north. Almost every form of activity in Princeton happens on Witherspoon Street, and right now, … Continue reading

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New NRG Headquarters In West Windsor: Would It Be Truly ‘Ultra-Green’ If It Was In Trenton?

This week, NRG Energy, Inc announced plans to build a new headquarters in Princeton. Actually, it’s at the Carnegie Center in West Windsor. But the bigger question is whether the new headquarters will live up to its billing as an ‘ultra-green’ … Continue reading

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How Big Is Princeton? And Where Is It Anyway?

OK, here’s a question: how many people live in Princeton? Easy- right? Well, not really…

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Princeton U. Launches Website To Get Feedback On Forward Strategic Plan

Princeton University impacts our town more than any other institution, and in 2015, the University is seeking to create a new strategic plan to organize the next chapter in its history. The University has just set up a new website … Continue reading

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