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Will Princeton Build Bike Lanes? And If So, Where?

An interesting debate is underway in Princeton about whether the town should add bike lanes. Around a dozen people showed up to Council in January to support the introduction of an ordinance to repurpose on-street parking for bike lanes on part … 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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Princeton Has Ten ‘Functionally Obsolete’ or ‘Structurally Deficient’ Bridges

The dreadful state of New Jersey’s infrastructure was brought into renewed focus in January, when the NJ Department of Transportation issued an emergency close order on a road bridge on Amwell Road in Franklin Township. The bridge, which is 12 … Continue reading

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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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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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Marchetti’s Constant, And Transit Around Princeton

Most people in Princeton and Central Jersey would like to see better transit options. But in practice, the few transit options that we already have are not heavily used. Buses are driving around half-full, and the Dinky train is under-utilized. What … Continue reading

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Does This Graph Prove That Consolidation In Princeton Was A Success?

When Princeton Borough and Township consolidated to form one municipality on January 1, 2012, the rest of New Jersey looked on. The Garden State has an astonishing 565 municipalities, and Governor Christie has championed the cause of consolidation as a way … Continue reading

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Howard Hughes Launches Website About Redevelopment of American Cyanamid Site Near Princeton

The Howard Hughes Corporation have launched a new website to inform local residents about their ongoing plans to redevelop the American Cyanamid site in West Windsor. Last year, Howard Hughes Corp made a presentation to the West Windsor Council, in … Continue reading

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Does Affordable Housing Around Princeton Have To Come At The Expense Of Green Space?

New Jersey’s Council On Affordable Housing recently released updated figures for how many income-restricted homes should be provided in every municipality in the Garden State. Princeton was told that it didn’t need to build any new income-restricted housing, even though … Continue reading

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