Category Archives: Princeton

Statue of Clarence Clemons Joins Bruce Springsteen At Princeton Gulf Service Station

A new figure has appeared on Nassau Street in Princeton! Fowler’s Gulf Service Station at 271 Nassau Street has since 2017 attracted visitors to see the “Sea Sea Rider” sculpture of famed New Jersey rocker, Bruce Springsteen. In recent weeks, … Continue reading

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Redevelopment Plan for Griggs Corner Site in Downtown Princeton Advances

On Wednesday night, the Princeton Site Plan Review Advisory Board (SPRAB) considered an application to redevelop a surface parking lot at Witherspoon Street and Hulfish Street in downtown Princeton. The site, known as ‘Griggs Corner’, is across the street from … Continue reading

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Metuchen, NJ Will Convert Streets, Parking for Outdoor Dining

The Borough of Metuchen looks set to become the first town in Central New Jersey to convert its downtown streets for other uses in response to the coronavirus crisis. A resolution passed by Borough Council earlier this week allows businesses … Continue reading

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To Allow ‘Social Distancing’, We Must Open Princeton Streets to Pedestrians

In the past two months, the coronavirus epidemic has killed almost 7,000 New Jersey residents, and sickened tens of thousand more. State directives have closed all but the most essential businesses, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without work and … Continue reading

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Closure of Alexander Street Causing Only Minor Delays for Princeton Commuters

In late 2019, Alexander Street, one of the busiest roads leading into Princeton, was closed for a period of 6 months, to allow replacement of two bridges. Traffic counts show that Alexander St is used for over 7,000 motor vehicle … Continue reading

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Architects Pitch Housing Concepts at ‘Princeton Future’ Community Meeting

Community planning group ‘Princeton Future’ held a meeting at Princeton Public Library last Saturday, to discuss planned new affordable housing on Franklin Avenue. According to the town’s affordable housing settlement, agreed last year, and subsequently approved by Mercer County Superior … Continue reading

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Seven Potential Cycling Solutions For Witherspoon Street

On Thursday night, the town of Princeton will host its first public consultation on reconstruction of Witherspoon Street to “formulate a master plan for this very important corridor”. All aspects of the street will be considered, including repaving the road, sidewalks, crosswalks, sewers, … Continue reading

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Ten Predictions For Princeton in 2020!

It’s that time of year for some guesses about what is likely to be in the news in Princeton in the next 12 months! It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future, and in Princeton things often happen more … Continue reading

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Revised Princeton Affordable Housing Plan Envisages Over 700 New Homes

The town of Princeton has released its new affordable housing plan (link here). The plan envisages over 700 new units of housing, which must be in development by 2025, to comply with state housing laws.

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Town Of Princeton On Brink Of New Affordable Housing Settlement

A deal to settle the town of Princeton’s requirement for state-mandated affordable housing is expected to be finalized in the next few days. That’s what the town of Princeton’s attorney, Kevin Van Hise, told Judge Mary Jacobson at a hearing … Continue reading

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