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Planners Eye Seminary, Princeton Shopping Center As Sites For New Housing

Princeton’s Planning Board last week passed a Reexamination Report for the Community Masterplan. The report, which must be prepared regularly according to state law, contains a list of problems facing the community and what planning remedies will be used to … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Candidates For 2017 Talk Goals, Housing, Transportation

Each year, we pose questions to candidates for local office ahead of the November election. This year, Princeton is electing two new Council members. Democrats Leticia Fraga and David Cohen are running to replace outgoing Council members Bernie Miller and … Continue reading

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A Walk Around ‘The Yard’ At Rutgers-New Brunswick

Earlier this semester, Rutgers University opened a significant new addition. ‘The Yard‘ replaced a parking lot at Hamilton St and College Ave in New Brunswick. Imagined as a ‘front porch’ for the campus, the project features a mixture of stores and … Continue reading

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Angry Signs Protest Walkable Apartment Proposal at Princeton’s MacLean Street

In January, Princeton’s Zoning Board of Adjustment was scheduled to rule on whether a proposal to convert the old Masonic Hall at John and MacLean St into apartments could go ahead. The hearing was postponed, and is now set to … Continue reading

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Monroe Township Fends Off Developer In Ongoing Courtroom Housing Drama

Monroe Township, a town 12 miles east of Princeton, won a legal victory today, as a judge granted temporary protection from developer lawsuits. Earlier this year, the NJ Supreme Court made a ruling that would potentially allow developers to ignore local zoning and … Continue reading

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Walkable Princeton – Front Page News

A lot of Princeton people are probably not enjoying reading the newspapers today (Nov 5) but here is some front page news that is well worth checking out! ‘Walkable Princeton’ got a lead feature in last week’s “Princeton Echo”! 

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Howard Hughes Aims For Special Planning Process At West Windsor Cyanamid Site

One of the most significant redevelopments in the Princeton area moved a step closer yesterday as the Howard Hughes Corporation announced plans to seek a special planning process for their land holdings at the former American Cyanamid site in West … Continue reading

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