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The Sun is merging with The Packet
10/31/2016
The Princeton Sun publishes final issue

The Sun is merging with The Packet

After almost five years in operation, The Princeton Sun ceases production after this week’s issue. But the stories, photos and coverage that you’ve come to love won’t be disappearing altogether.

Meet the Candidates: Peter Marks
10/25/2016
Meet the Candidates: Peter Marks

Meet the Candidates: Peter Marks

Over the past month, The Sun has questioned candidates about local issues leading up to their contested election. Here is the full four weeks, including this week’s issue – a final pitch as to why they should be elected Nov. 8.

Meet the Candidates: Liz Lempert
10/25/2016
Meet the Candidates: Liz Lempert

Meet the Candidates: Liz Lempert

Over the past month, The Sun has questioned candidates about local issues leading up to their contested election. Here is the full four weeks, including this week’s issue – a final pitch as to why they should be elected Nov. 8.

Meet BOE Candidate Alex Martin
10/25/2016
Meet BOE Candidate Alex Martin

Meet BOE Candidate Alex Martin

Over the past month, The Sun has questioned candidates about local issues leading up to their contested election. Here is the full four weeks, including this week’s issue – a final pitch as to why they should be elected Nov. 8.

Meet BOE Candidate Greg Stankiewicz
10/25/2016
Meet BOE Candidate Greg Stankiewicz

Meet BOE Candidate Greg Stankiewicz

Do you have children in the Princeton Public School District? Our daughter just began 9th grade at Princeton High School, after having a wonderful middle school experience at John Witherspoon Middle School.

Meet BOE Candidate Debbie Bronfeld
10/25/2016
Meet BOE Candidate Debbie Bronfeld

Meet BOE Candidate Debbie Bronfeld

Do you have children in the Princeton Public School district? My older son, Harrison graduated from PHS, class of 2015. My younger son Max is a junior at PHS. Both attended Littlebrook Elementary School, JWMS and PHS

Meet BOE Candidate Bill Hare
10/25/2016
Meet BOE Candidate Bill Hare

Meet BOE Candidate Bill Hare

Do you have children in the Princeton Public School district? I have a seventh-grade son at PCS, a ninth-grade daughter at PHS and an eleventh-grade son at PHS.

Check out John Witherspoon Middle School's progress on the Students Change Hunger Challenge! All JW students, remember t...
10/25/2016

Check out John Witherspoon Middle School's progress on the Students Change Hunger Challenge! All JW students, remember to bring some food to donate at Friday's Halloween dance!

Who's getting ready for Halloween or El Dia de Los Mu***os here in Princeton? Here, Sofia and Benjamin Nadler blend both...
10/21/2016

Who's getting ready for Halloween or El Dia de Los Mu***os here in Princeton? Here, Sofia and Benjamin Nadler blend both holidays in Princeton Cemetery! Photo courtesy of Leticia Fraga

The kids at John Witherspoon Middle School are putting on a performance of "Charlotte's Web," and they've got character!...
10/21/2016

The kids at John Witherspoon Middle School are putting on a performance of "Charlotte's Web," and they've got character! Get your tickets at the door Nov. 4 and 5.

10/20/2016
Community Bike Ride this Saturday

Don't forget to join your mayor for a community bike ride this Saturday at 1 p.m.!

The leaves have begun to change and the paths throughout Princeton are painted by the crisp strokes of oranges, golds and reds. In its fourth year this Saturday, Mayor Liz Lempert will lead the Community Bike Ride, aptly titled “The Ride of the Falling Leaves.” No matter your skill level, Lempert an...

Check this out :-)
10/20/2016
Not just Halloween: exploring the magic of El Día de Los Mu***os

Check this out :-)

“The Day of the Dead, or El Día de Los Mu***os, is one of my favorite holidays that reminds me of home. This is a holiday when we remember our loved ones that have passed on, and also celebrate their lives,” said Leticia Fraga, a Princeton local who remains committed to exploring, celebrating and sh...

10/17/2016
Princeton PD Halloween Safety Tips

Hey, Princetonians! Who is getting excited for Halloween? Before you and yours hit the streets on Oct. 31, make sure you check out the Princeton Police Department's fun and spooky video on Halloween safety!

10/12/2016
Bomb threat yesterday at PHS under investigation, and other news from PPD

Keep up with crime with the Princeton Police Department

Yesterday at 10:07 a.m. on Oct. 11, the Princeton Police Department received a telephone call from an unknown male who stated there was a bomb inside Princeton High School. The police responded and secured the area while the school was evacuated. Bomb-sniffing K-9 teams were used to clear the scho...

Prepare your home and garden for the fall and winter. Check out The Sun's guide to learn more! http://theprincetonsun.co...
10/12/2016

Prepare your home and garden for the fall and winter. Check out The Sun's guide to learn more!http://theprincetonsun.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Princeton-Home-Garden-1012.pdf

Municipal Clerk announces retirement after 28 years
10/11/2016
Municipal Clerk announces retirement after 28 years

Municipal Clerk announces retirement after 28 years

Mayor Liz Lempert announced the news on Sept. 26 to acknowledge that council meeting was to be McDermott’s last. As she normally does, McDermott documented the meeting’s contents until the very last hour – often near or even past 11 p.m. – before she stepped down from the chair she’d become so accus...

NIOT, Princeton Public Library and Princeton Garden Theatre collaborate with Dr. Ruha Benjamin to bring racial understan...
10/07/2016
Shifting perspective with racial literacy

NIOT, Princeton Public Library and Princeton Garden Theatre collaborate with Dr. Ruha Benjamin to bring racial understanding, however nuanced, to Princeton community. Read more about the Oct. 18 to Nov. 15 events here.

When you hear the phrase, “The GI Bill,” what comes to mind? A thank-you from the U.S. government to returning soldiers? A kindness to get young families up on their feet? The development of iconic suburban paradises? The bill, which established a myriad of benefits for World War II veterans, provid...

"A theater project and national partnership inspired by the widely-shared and hotly-debated statistic that a black perso...
10/04/2016
McCarter Theatre partners with Princeton University to bring social justice to the stage

"A theater project and national partnership inspired by the widely-shared and hotly-debated statistic that a black person is killed by the police, security guards, or neighborhood watch vigilantes every 28 hours in the United States." McCarter Theatre Center Lewis Center for the Arts

McCarter Theatre Center will partner with the Princeton University Lewis Center for the Arts and Department of African American Studies to present “The Every 28 Hours Plays” on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. on McCarter Theatre Center’s Berlind Stage.

Support local preservation with a ticket to the ball, a night of masks and mystery in the historic Tusculum estate...
10/04/2016
D&R Greenway celebrates land preservation with Moonlight Masquerade at the Down to Earth Ball

Support local preservation with a ticket to the ball, a night of masks and mystery in the historic Tusculum estate...

D&R Greenway Land Trust celebrates the preservation of nearly 20,000 acres in central New Jersey with a Moonlight Masquerade at the Down to Earth Ball. The event will be hosted by Tim Gardner and Meredith Asplundh Gardner at Princeton’s historic Tusculum estate on Saturday, October 29, 6:30 to 11 p....

Kids, turtles, butterflies and more turtles!
09/30/2016

Kids, turtles, butterflies and more turtles!

Turtles venture from Riverside Elementary School to Johnson Park Elementary School

Turtles have a new home at Johnson Park Elementary School :-)
09/30/2016
The big turtle transfer

Turtles have a new home at Johnson Park Elementary School :-)

The courtyard garden at Johnson Park Elementary School is home to many things. It has milkweeds and monarch butterflies, towering trees and flowering plants. A few years ago it had three Uzbekistan tortoises – named Izzy, Becky and Stan by adoring students. But in 2009 they were shipped to North Dak...

09/30/2016
Board of Education tackles plan for rapid student growth

What to do with student populations on the rise? Here's some dialogue from the Princeton Board of Education's Tuesday night meeting.

The Sept. 27 Board of Education meeting brought about further dialogue about one of the public school system’s heaviest weights: the rapid growth of its student body. From last year alone, the district has seen an increase of 163 students – with John Witherspoon Middle School and Community Park Elem...

Ordinance introduced after two years of work and planning. Public hearing Oct. 24. Read the details, here. Leticia Fraga...
09/30/2016
Civil Rights Commission, ordinance introduced

Ordinance introduced after two years of work and planning. Public hearing Oct. 24. Read the details, here. Leticia Fraga Princeton Human Services Commission

At the Sept. 26 council meeting, an ordinance was introduced to create a Civil Rights Commission for the town. The commission is spearheaded by the Human Services Subcommittee of Civil Rights, which includes Chair Leticia Fraga, Elizabeth Bidwell Bates, Larry Spruill, John Heilner and Tommy Parker.

09/30/2016
Princeton Police offer voluntary Community Camera Program

More efforts to partner with community for town safety Princeton Police Department

In furtherance of the concept of community partnerships, the Princeton Police Department has developed a Community Camera Program that will allow residents and/or business owners to register their surveillance cameras with the police department. The department is requesting residents, businesses an...

Check out these two stellar Princeton Public Schools, New Jersey elementary teachers!
09/28/2016
A closer look into the work of Mark and Martha

Check out these two stellar Princeton Public Schools, New Jersey elementary teachers!

Princeton Public Schools’ elementary science teachers Mark Eastburn and Martha Friend discovered their sparks for science at different times and in different ways. Eastburn’s love for animals, ecology and the great outdoors was cemented when his parents bought him a goldfish and two mice at only 4-…

Sharing our cultures
09/21/2016
Cultural Exchange Night sheds insight on tradition

Sharing our cultures

The sky last night cast pink shadows on white tents in Hinds Plaza. International flags were draped above a multi-cultural crowd there to celebrate diversity, to celebrate Princeton and to celebrate each other. Cultural Exchange Night, organized by Princeton Human Services as part of Welcoming Week,...

As part of Princeton's first #WelcomingWeek, local historian, Shirley Satterfield, gave her famous tour of the Witherspo...
09/21/2016
The man behind the barber’s chair

As part of Princeton's first #WelcomingWeek, local historian, Shirley Satterfield, gave her famous tour of the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood this morning. On this tour, one could see where one of the town's old barber shops was - Jimmy's Barber Shop on John Street. To celebrate community, The Sun interviewed town icon Mr. Jimmy Mack. Click here for the full story.

When Jimmy’s Barber Shop closed four years ago, the community lost a local hub. Jimmy Mack’s clients didn’t just go there to get their hair shaped in the once-popular Caesar cut; they went there to grow up. As boys, they went for the candy and juice boxes Mack handed out – a kindness that distinguis...

09/21/2016

Yesterday at approximately 4:02 p.m., a Princeton Public School bus turned into the driveway of 33 River Rd., Princeton Church of Christ, to make a U-turn. While doing so the driver, a 54-year-old female of North Brunswick, attempted to pass through an overhang that is attached to the building. The top of the bus struck the overhang causing damage to the bus and structural damage to the building. The bus is described as a 20 passenger bus that had seven juveniles and two adult passengers on it at the time of the crash. All seven juveniles are Princeton residents and were transported to the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro for precautionary reasons. There were no serious injuries reported. The Princeton Technical Rescue Unit, Princeton Fire Department and the Plainsboro Fire Department responded to the scene due to the structural damage to the building. The crash remains under investigation. There is no additional information available at this time.

09/20/2016

From 3 to 5 p.m. this afternoon, HiTOPS in Princeton will be offering an "Open Door" event for local grieving teens. All are encouraged to take advantage of this resource. The HiTOPS Teen Education Center is located at 21 Wiggins Street.

Sincerest condolences to the family, friends and all those affected by the passing of this young Princeton man. Visiting...
09/19/2016
The obituary of Owen Gerrard Bardzilowski

Sincerest condolences to the family, friends and all those affected by the passing of this young Princeton man. Visiting hours will take place this afternoon and evening at Kimble Funeral Home. Funeral services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations to Princeton Police Department Youth Academy Fund, c/o PBA Local 130, 1 Valley Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540.

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Owen G. Bardzilowski, at home on Thursday, Sept. 15 at age 14.

News for your trees, yards and wallets.
09/16/2016
Shade Tree ordinance passed in Princeton

News for your trees, yards and wallets.

Princeton Council adopted an ordinance concerning trees and shrubs last Monday night. The ordinance, which was amended to exempt certain trees, passed 5-1. Also included was an amendment that prohibits contractors from disturbing any soil within a tree protection zone. The ordinance, aimed to protec...

Check out the Y's new emPOWER THROUGH program!
09/16/2016
YWCA Princeton

Check out the Y's new emPOWER THROUGH program!

Thank you to Princeton Sun for this great article about our new emPOWER THROUGH program.

09/15/2016

The Friends of Herrontown Woods are hosting a mushroom & nature walk Sept. 25, at 2 p.m., co-led by mushroom expert Philip Poniz and naturalist Steve Hiltner. Mushrooms can be weather-dependent, so please check www.fohw.org for updates and more information. The walk is free, but donations are welcome to support restoration of the natural and cultural heritage of Herrontown Woods, Princeton's first nature preserve.

Meet at the Herrontown Woods parking lot, across Snowden Lane from Smoyer Park. Maps can be found at http://www.fohw.org/p/maps.html.

"There are people who run away from things and those who run toward them. This challenge is for those who run toward it....
09/14/2016
‘Healing heroes’ bicycle into Princeton during 9-11 Challenge

"There are people who run away from things and those who run toward them. This challenge is for those who run toward it." --Read more inspiring words from these "healing heroes."

Yesterday morning, a cohort of 90 veterans could be seen riding down Alexander Road into Princeton. The men and women rode two-by-two – baring not only the physical challenge of a 40-mile ride, one of the easier of the three-day endeavor, but breaking down the barrier which can so easily unsettle th...

Pick your own apples and pumpkins, dance to some good ol’ country music, do a wine tasting, eat well and explore the cor...
09/14/2016
Fall Festival Weekends back in swing at Terhune Orchards

Pick your own apples and pumpkins, dance to some good ol’ country music, do a wine tasting, eat well and explore the corn maze. More family fun through October at Terhune Orchards!

Fall Family Weekends will begin with Apple Day on Sept. 17 and 18 and continue every fall weekend through Oct.30. Every weekend at Terhune Orchards, there are opportunities to pick your own apples and pumpkins, listen to some good old-fashioned country music, paint pumpkins and take part in lots of…

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