Princeton, NJ Government

Princeton, NJ Government The Municipality of Princeton was formed Jan 2013 by consolidating the former Princeton Borough and former Princeton Township into one unified town.
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Princeton covers an area of 18.1 square miles in the heart of central New Jersey. It is composed of the former Township of Princeton and Borough of Princeton which consolidated effective January, 2013 and is now known as Princeton. The population of Princeton is approximately 30,000. A substantial portion of the property of Princeton University lies within the borders of Princeton as does the property of the Institute for Advanced Study. Other well-known educational institutions within Princeton are the Hun School, the Princeton Day School, and the Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. While no major arteries directly touch Princeton, it is dissected by US Highway Route 206; and there is ready access to US Highway Route 1, the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway and Amtrak and New Jersey Transit which provide direct rail services to New York and Philadelphia. In general, Princeton is an open semi-wooded community of diverse housing, including substantial and moderate homes and a highly recognized affordable housing program and is an example of sound suburban development. There is also one shopping center, several other shopping areas of smaller size, some office research and services areas and a large amount of preserved open space. Recreation facilities are numerous. Provide community recreation facilities including a large pool complex, tennis and paddle tennis courts, athletic playing fields and various parks and playgrounds. Numerous programs and activities are provided through the Recreation Department.

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Now that we have your attention with this cute little kitten, Princeton Animal Control would like to remind everyone tha...
03/24/2021

Now that we have your attention with this cute little kitten, Princeton Animal Control would like to remind everyone that as the weather warms up, so does kitten season. Please report all kittens in the wild right away, so they can be captured and properly socialized. Early reporting of kittens greatly increases their chance of survival and likelihood of adoption to a furrr-ever home! Princeton works closely with SAVE animal shelter to ensure every kitten gets a full medical work up and socialization. Please call 609-924-2728 or email [email protected]

We are experiencing a problem with our email. If you have sent in any emails, we will respond to them once we have recti...
03/24/2021

We are experiencing a problem with our email. If you have sent in any emails, we will respond to them once we have rectified the problem. Thank you for your patience. Phone lines are still open.

Important information from New Jersey American Water. Today through Thursday you may see a decrease in pressure or disco...
03/23/2021
New Jersey American Water

Important information from New Jersey American Water. Today through Thursday you may see a decrease in pressure or discolored water due to work being done at the Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant. If you experience discolored water, run the cold water taps only, at the lowest level of the house for about 3-5 minutes until the water runs clear.

As part of an ongoing capital investment project, our crews will be installing new equipment within our Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant. Weather Permitting, the project will start on tomorrow and should be completed on Thursday, March 25. http://ow.ly/uK0x50E5vkz

03/18/2021
Princeton's Youth Advisory Committee Environmental Subcommittee-Sustainability Matters

The Princeton Youth Advisory Committee's Environmental Subcommittee's goal is to make Princeton a more sustainable community. What can you do as a Princeton citizen to help? The members of the subcommittee created this video to demonstrate the impact of being more environmentally friendly and its effects on our community. Let us know how you are helping in the comments below. https://youtu.be/ZAQwpsf-Afo

Curious about the efficacy of each vaccine? New Jersey Department of Health has broken it down for you. http://bit.ly/NJ...
03/18/2021

Curious about the efficacy of each vaccine? New Jersey Department of Health has broken it down for you. http://bit.ly/NJDOH_COVIDVAXInfo
The more people we get vaccinated the better we will be.

Reminder from the Recreation Department.
03/17/2021

Reminder from the Recreation Department.

#RECReminders: Make Up Skateboard Clinic is this Sat. 3/20 9am @ Hilltop Skate Park. Registration is open for Spring Basketball Clinics for grades 4-9, and we still have a few spots left for the US Sports Parent & Me Multi-Sports Squirts Class! Visit princetonrecreation.com for more information or register at: register.communitypass.net/princeton

Princeton Human Services has opened the application process for their annual Summer Youth Employment Program. This progr...
03/15/2021
Summer Youth Employment Program | Princeton, NJ

Princeton Human Services has opened the application process for their annual Summer Youth Employment Program. This program has been a gateway for youth into the adult world of work and has provided numerous working opportunities to youth in Princeton. In the summer of 2019, SYEP provided jobs to nearly 40 students in municipal departments and local non-profit organizations which included job readiness training, financial coaching and career development. In the summer of 2020, Princeton Human Services offered a virtual entrepreneurship program in lieu of an in-person program due to concerns of the global pandemic. This summer, participants will have the opportunity to work in-person with virtual job readiness workshops.

Participants must live in Princeton, must be between the ages of 14 -18 as of July 5th, 2021, and their family income must not exceed 400% of the 2020 US federal poverty level. Participants work 25 hours a week and earn minimum wage ($11.10/hr) for 8 weeks during the summer.

Applications are available at the Princeton Human Services office in Monument Hall. Applications can also be downloaded online at https://nj-princeton.civicplus.com/755/Summer-Youth-Employment-Program. The application deadline is Friday, April 30, 2021.

If you are interested in participating in this program and have questions, please call Princeton Human Services at (609) 688-2055 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday or send an e-mail to [email protected].

Learn more about Princeton Human Services' Summer Youth Employment Program for students living in Princeton.

Remember to change your clocks tonight and check your smoke detector batteries.
03/13/2021

Remember to change your clocks tonight and check your smoke detector batteries.

With Hurricane Isaias past and power back on, we would like to remind everyone who was without power for a while to replace the batteries in your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors (for the non-10 year sealed units). Doing so will help to eliminate low-battery beeps that wake you up in the middle of the night!

Remember to change your batteries when you change your clocks, even after an unscheduled battery change.

We also encourage everyone to test their Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors monthly BUT make sure your alarm monitoring company won't call the fire department if your push the test button.

Princeton has many species of snakes and they are very important to our ecosystem. Venomous snakes in NJ are limited to ...
03/09/2021

Princeton has many species of snakes and they are very important to our ecosystem. Venomous snakes in NJ are limited to the Copperhead and the Timber Rattlesnake, both are extremely rare in our area. Princeton Animal Control will not remove healthy non-venomous snakes. If you are not sure if a snake is venomous, you can always call 609-924-2728 or email a picture of the snake to [email protected].

Spring warmth and showers bring on flowers and snakes!

You’ll start seeing garter snakes and water snakes in mid-March. The rest begin to move into their summer ranges around mid-May. Yet, we can see them earlier following unusually warm winters and springs.

Snakes have an important role in our ecosystem as they are both predator and prey. Even our rattlesnakes and copperheads have many predators!

The NJ Endangered and Nongame Species Conservation Act protects all our native snakes. It is illegal to kill, harm, harass or collect any parts of our native snakes.

Please be careful when driving our roads and keep a watchful eye for the odd-shaped stick!

If you believe you have a timber rattlesnake or northern copperhead on your property and would like it removed, please call DEP at 877-WARN-DEP. Please note, we do not remove non-venomous snakes as they pose no risk to humans.

Photo: Hatchling pine snake by Kathy Clark, NJDFW

#NewJerseyFishAndWildlife #PineSnake #Snakes

The Municipality of Princeton & Princeton Public Schools have partnered to reduce the use of fossil fuel landscaping equ...
03/08/2021

The Municipality of Princeton & Princeton Public Schools have partnered to reduce the use of fossil fuel landscaping equipment.

The Municipality, in partnership with Princeton Public Schools, has received a $10,000 Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the Gardinier Environmental Fund. Princeton was one of nine communities selected for funding of innovative energy projects. The municipality and school district, with assistance from Sustainable Princeton, will work together to develop financially viable plans to transition away from fossil fuel-powered landscaping equipment, creating a healthier work environment for landscape staff and resulting in more environmentally beneficial land management techniques. The grant provides for training and battery-powered equipment to introduce grounds management staff to more sustainable practices. Students will be involved in the analysis of equipment and usage data to share the emissions impact of the proposed land management shifts. For more information and the full press release, visit our website https://princetonnj.gov/civicalerts.aspx

Sustainable Princeton

The Recreation Department will have limited hours starting Monday, March 8th and regular hours starting March 22nd.
03/05/2021

The Recreation Department will have limited hours starting Monday, March 8th and regular hours starting March 22nd.

#RecReminders: 3/1/21 ➡️ Select seasonal employment applications available today at http://princetonrecreation.com/982/4826/Seasonal-Employment ➡️ Rec. office open to the public starting 3/8 from 10a -2p on Mon. & Fri. & 1-5p on Wed. - Rec. Dept. office will be open regular hours, 9a - 5p M - F beginning Monday, March 22.

Have you signed up to receive Mayor Mark Freda and Princeton Council's newsletter?
03/05/2021
March 4 Princeton Newsletter and COVID-19 Update

Have you signed up to receive Mayor Mark Freda and Princeton Council's newsletter?

Princeton Health Department Updates, Women's History Month, Vision Zero Task Force ‌ ‌ Newsletter & COVID-19 Update From Mayor Freda and Princeton Council Thursday, March 4, 2021 COVID-19 and Vaccine

Today the Municipality of Princeton and Corner House join cities around the nation to celebrate the Immigrant-Inclusive ...
03/02/2021

Today the Municipality of Princeton and Corner House join cities around the nation to celebrate the Immigrant-Inclusive Federal COVID-19 Relief Day of Action and call for federal immigration relief that recognizes the contributions of immigrant essential workers.

Cities For Action

Reminder-Rabies Clinic is this Saturday from 9a-12p. No appointment needed. Masks and social distancing required.
03/02/2021

Reminder-Rabies Clinic is this Saturday from 9a-12p. No appointment needed. Masks and social distancing required.

This Rabies clinic is offered free of charge to New Jersey Residents.

Great work by all rescuing the deer!
02/28/2021

Great work by all rescuing the deer!

Yesterday, PFARS crews assisted Princeton’s Animal Control Officer/PFARS Rescue Lieutenant Jim Ferry with the rescue of a baby deer who had fallen through the ice on Lake Carnegie. The squad's Heavy Rescue truck, boat, and ambulance responded along with the Princeton Fire Department and Princeton Department of Emergency and Safety Services. Crews made entry into the ice, quickly made contact with the deer, and placed it in a rescue device to pull it to safety. The rescued deer was then taken to receive medical treatment. Great work by everyone involved!

Princeton’s finest are the best!
02/25/2021

Princeton’s finest are the best!

Another officer we would like to celebrate and introduce during this years Black History Month is Ptl. Toni Mitchell, who was hired by the Princeton Police Department in 2015. Ptl. Mitchell is the first black female hired by the Princeton Police Department. She currently serves as Patrol Officer in the Patrol Bureau. Ptl. Mitchell was involved with her patrol squad’s successful community policing project, “Burn with Badges” boot camp event. Ptl. Mitchell helped develop the Department’s implicit bias training and also recently earned a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University. Ptl. Mitchel is active in Princeton community outreach programs and has given presentations to various groups, including The Princeton Family YMCA.

The Princeton Senior Resource Center - PSRC is looking for volunteers to assist older adults attempting to secure COVID-...
02/25/2021

The Princeton Senior Resource Center - PSRC is looking for volunteers to assist older adults attempting to secure COVID-19 vaccine appointments. They are looking for volunteers willing to work with older adults navigating the online scheduling system process and help them get appointments and volunteers willing to support the Princeton Health Department at the CURE Arena, the Mercer County mega vaccine site in Trenton, with registrations.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Carla Servin, 609-751-9699, ext. 118 or email [email protected] . All volunteers with PSRC are asked to complete a streamlined application and criminal background check.

Another great one of Princeton’s finest!
02/23/2021

Another great one of Princeton’s finest!

The next officer the Princeton Police Department would like to recognize and introduce as part of our Black History Month celebration is Patrol Officer Dashawn Cribb. Ptl. Cribb was hired by the Princeton Police Department in 2014. He was one of the first new officers hired by the consolidated police department. Ptl. Cribb currently serves as a Patrol Officer in the Patrol Bureau and is a member of our bicycle patrol. Additionally, he serves as a CLEAR (Community Law Enforcement Affirmative Relations) Instructor. Ptl. Cribb recently served on a task force with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. The task force, which was comprised of Local, County, State and Federal law enforcement agencies, conducted a successful six-month multi-jurisdictional narcotics/violent and financial crime investigation in the Mercer County area.

Mayor and Council are looking for volunteers for the Cannabis Task Force, COVID-19 Vaccine information and more in yeste...
02/23/2021
February 22 Princeton Newsletter and COVID-19 Update

Mayor and Council are looking for volunteers for the Cannabis Task Force, COVID-19 Vaccine information and more in yesterday's newsletter!

Important COVID-19 and Vaccine Updates, Cannabis Task Force, Community News Forward this newsletter to friends and neighbors and encourage them to sign up for municipal updates and announcements. Sign

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400 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ
08540

You can get to Princeton via bus and train. NJ Transit train runs a dinky train from the Princeton Jct. train station to the Princeton Station. NJ Transit also has a few buses that travel through town. Once in town there is a FreeB shuttle service offered Mon-Sat and stops at a variety of places throughout town.

General information

The Municipality has two locations for Municipal offices: Witherspoon Hall @400 Witherspoon St & Monument Hall @1 Monument Dr. Corner House, Affordable Housing,Fire Safety/OEM, Health & Human Services, SOC/DPW, & Access Princeton are all located in Monument Hall. Clerks/Administration/Mayor, Tax/Finance, Tax Assessor, Municipal Court, Zoning/Engineering/Planning, Building/Construction,&Historical Preservation, are all located in Witherspoon Hall. The Police Department is at 1 Valley Rd in Witherspoon Hall. If you are looking for more information about the Municipality of Princeton, please visit www.Princetonnj.gov

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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+6099244141

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