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.

Operating as usual

Princeton COVID-19 Update
12/23/2020
Princeton COVID-19 Update

Princeton COVID-19 Update

Happy Holidays, Gearing Up for Vaccine Distribution, Health Insurance Enrollment Please encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up to receive this newsletter and other municipal announcements. Ne

12/23/2020

Municipal Offices are closed for the Christmas holiday tomorrow, Thursday, December 24 & Friday, December 25. Trash will not be collected Friday, December 25. Friday's trash will be collected on Saturday, December 26. Please have a safe and happy holiday!

Our Christmas Eve storm is bringing 1-2 inches of rain and powerful winds gusts that could reach 50 mph. That much rain ...
12/23/2020

Our Christmas Eve storm is bringing 1-2 inches of rain and powerful winds gusts that could reach 50 mph. That much rain combined with snowmelt will likely result in flooding, especially in flood prone areas. Quakerbridge Rd, Mercer Road, River Road, and Rosedale Road may be affected.

The storm is expected to begin Thursday afternoon/evening and continue through Christmas morning. Use this link to see reports updated in approximately 12 hour cycles between 6:30 pm and 6:30 am.

https://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf

Mercer County vaccination clinics are still set to begin next week. beginning with phase 1a, for paid and volunteer heal...
12/22/2020

Mercer County vaccination clinics are still set to begin next week. beginning with phase 1a, for paid and volunteer health care workers and long term care center residents and staff. The next phases (no established date at the time) are 1b and 1c. Please remember to follow established covid-19 safeguards.

Princeton COVID-19 Update
12/21/2020
Princeton COVID-19 Update

Princeton COVID-19 Update

Healthy Holidays, Gearing Up for Vaccine Distribution, Volunteers Needed, Celebration of Community Please encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up to receive this newsletter and other municipal

Princeton NJ Police Department
12/20/2020

Princeton NJ Police Department

🚩 Red Flag 🚩 A friendly reminder: There is no ice skating ⛸ allowed at CP North ponds, Smoyer Park, or Carnegie Lake. Thank you for being safe!
Princeton Recreation Department
Princeton, NJ Government

12/20/2020
The Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution for Mercer County.

The Mercer County Health Officer's Association is set to facilitate the county wide distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine. Health care facilities such as Hospitals and Long-Term Care facilities will receive their doses directly from the federal government. Here at the local level, the remaining recipients in the healthcare, public health, and first responder categories, will receive their vaccines in a series of three clinics beginning on December 28 - December 30. Locations will be announced in Hamilton, West Windsor, and Princeton.

Please remember that this process is a fluid process that is likely to undergo more changes as we move forward. As more vaccines are approved for use and as we move forward through the phases of distribution, there will be more information to pass on. Local distribution is being handled by local officials in each NJ county as vaccines arrive. To learn more about the vaccine at the state level visit the NJ Department of Health Website at:
https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_vaccination.shtml

Princeton Weekly Update
12/18/2020
Princeton Weekly Update

Princeton Weekly Update

Case Count Reaches New High, Gearing Up for Vaccine Distribution, Shop Local & Shop Safe Please encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up to receive this newsletter and other municipal announcem

12/18/2020
Mr. Rogers' Neighbors Kindness Project

This is the perfect project for last-minute shoppers looking to buy local for friends and family-- and to help those in need. Mr. Rogers' Neighbors Kindness Project volunteers are staffing three pop-up stores in town offering pre-packaged gift baskets featuring local goods for purchase and for donating to neighbors in need. Friday - Sunday, noon-6 pm at 14 S Tulane St, 11 Hulfish St, and the Princeton Shopping Center next to Metropolis Salon. Place an order online and swing by to pick up later. Super easy, safe, and a great way to help support our local bizes and community! https://mrrogersneighbors.com/neighbors-gift-store

Here is just a partial list of the many local Princeton Businesses partnering with Mr. Rogers' Neighbors Kindness Project, Milk n’ Cookies; Homestead Princeton; Ralph Lauren; Limelite; Miya Table & Home; Princeton University Art Museum Store; Highbar Boutique; The Bent Spoon, Sakrid Coffee; Small World; JaZams; Toobydoo; Mandalay; Labyrinth. You can also find them on Instagram at @mrrogersneighbors

Snow day? Okay!
12/18/2020

Snow day? Okay!

We loved seeing these local kids taking full advantage of the snow day! There is still a lot of the day left to get some snow fun in! Be safe and enjoy! ❄️ ⛄️

Princeton NJ Police Department
12/17/2020

Princeton NJ Police Department

The storm has made road conditions very hazardous. Our Department of Public Works is out clearing the roadways. Please avoid travel if possible. Stay safe!

Princeton Coronavirus Update
12/16/2020
Princeton Coronavirus Update

Princeton Coronavirus Update

Limit Household Spread, Winter Storm Update, Vaccine Clinics: Help Needed Please encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up to receive this newsletter and other municipal announcements. Newslette

Click this link for updates:https://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1iR6pBipemCiImcwxfI2cvihSa...
12/16/2020

Click this link for updates:
https://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1iR6pBipemCiImcwxfI2cvihSaYEHBCpExn7pNGrdsl5Xrm9jlkROQ3RA

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY TO 10 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow and sleet
accumulations of 5 to 10 inches. Winds gusting as high as 50
mph.
* WHERE...Western Monmouth.
* WHEN...From noon Wednesday to 10 AM EST Thursday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
conditions could impact the evening commute Wednesday and the morning commute Thursday. The heavy wet snow combined with gusty winds could result in sporadic power outages.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow will move into the area Wednesday
afternoon or early evening. The snow may become heavy at times
Wednesday evening and overnight. There will likely be a sharp
gradient in snow totals across Monmouth County due to snow
mixing with or changing to sleet or rain. The highest totals
will occur over the western portion of the county. Over the
eastern and southeastern portion of county, lower snowfall
totals are forecast. In areas where precipitation changes to
sleet or rain, it will then likely change back to snow before
ending Thursday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

12/14/2020
Princeton Human Services Toy Drive 2020

Today, Princeton Human Services begins our gift distribution to 333 youth in Princeton as part of our Holiday Gift Drive.
We are so thankful to the 180 donors who made it possible for each child to receive a gift and each family to receive a gift card to help them during these tough financial times.
Special thanks to: Stone Hill Church of Princeton, Dorothea's House, Tenacre Foundation, Princeton Children's Fund, Inc., Princeton PBA Local #130, Weichert, Realtors, Church & Dwight Co., the Princeton Recreation Department, and the Woodland Drive Neighborhood. We appreciate you!!

Princeton Coronavirus Update
12/14/2020
Princeton Coronavirus Update

Princeton Coronavirus Update

Holiday Safety Tips, Vaccine Rollout, New Municipal Website Please encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up to receive this newsletter and other municipal announcements. Newsletter Sign Up Pri

Great advice from the folks who rely on accessible water sources to protect your life and property.
12/14/2020

Great advice from the folks who rely on accessible water sources to protect your life and property.

With winter weather upon us, we would like to remind everyone to clear a three foot radius around their hydrants. This can save precious minutes during a fire. Thank you for helping us to help you!

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGHTHURSDAY MORNING...* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow a...
12/14/2020

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 or
more inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania and
northern Delaware along and near the I-95 corridor.

* WHEN...From Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow is anticipated to move into the region
Wednesday morning and some areas in the watch may mix with sleet
and rain. We anticipate there will likely be a sharp gradient in
snow totals depending on precipitation type.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

Click this self updating link to trach changes in the forecast.
https://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0jIOpWPF6PIZJoNU7zoSeS8m_p0duBZc1e__cwXKbfs6PEnIlDOuxhHuw

With the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine come feelings ranging from skepticism, to an all out belief that it will eradic...
12/12/2020

With the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine come feelings ranging from skepticism, to an all out belief that it will eradicate the virus completely. The fact is that regardless of where your feelings are, there is still work to be done to ensure our return to normal, pre pandemic condition. For the remaining winter months and into the Spring, there are still many reasons to adhere to the personal safeguards and mitigations that provide us the best protections from COVID-19 infections.

Your BEST protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds, and washing your hands often. No one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic. Learn about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination so you’ll be ready when a vaccine is recommended: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/about-vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html

Mayor and Council's Newsletter Dec. 11, 2020
12/12/2020
Princeton Coronavirus Update

Mayor and Council's Newsletter Dec. 11, 2020

Holiday Safety Tips, Vaccine Rollout, New Municipal Website Please encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up to receive this newsletter and other municipal announcements. Newsletter Sign Up Pri

How was your Friday night in Princeton?
12/12/2020

How was your Friday night in Princeton?

The North Bridge Foundation Corp. is celebrating life and lives by hosting this HUGE food giveaway right now, today 12/1...
12/11/2020

The North Bridge Foundation Corp. is celebrating life and lives by hosting this HUGE food giveaway right now, today 12/11/2020 at 47 Leigh Ave. here in Princeton. The are there until the food is gone.

PLEASE SHARE!! North Bridge Foundation is set up in Princeton in front of 47 Leigh Avenue right now donating free food to residents in need! Bring your own bag and get over there today. They will stay out there until the food is all gone 🤗 North Bridge Foundation Corp.

**UPDATE** Owner has be located. Thank you all for sharing, it makes a difference!Help! I’m lost! I am a super friendly ...
12/11/2020

**UPDATE** Owner has be located. Thank you all for sharing, it makes a difference!

Help! I’m lost! I am a super friendly female Airedale Terrier that was found on 206 near Edgerstoune Road. I am currently at SAVE Animal Shelter. Please call the shelter at 609-309-5214 or Princeton Animal Control at 609-924-2728 if you know my humans!

Just a reminder on how to access the new website for the next few days. Again-apologies for any inconvenience and we app...
12/10/2020

Just a reminder on how to access the new website for the next few days. Again-apologies for any inconvenience and we appreciate your patience.

New Website News:

We have launched our new website. However, in order to access it for the next few days you will need to use this web address: HTTP://princetonnj.gov Make sure to use HTTP not HTTPS in your browser. We apologize for the inconvenience but promise you the website will be much easier to navigate and more user friendly.

Here is the latest newsletter from the Mayor & Council
12/09/2020
Princeton Coronavirus Update

Here is the latest newsletter from the Mayor & Council

Sociodemographic COVID Report, New Town Website, Affordable Housing Project Secures Funding Please encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up to receive this newsletter and other municipal announ

New Website News: We have launched our new website. However, in order to access it for the next few days you will need t...
12/09/2020

New Website News:

We have launched our new website. However, in order to access it for the next few days you will need to use this web address: HTTP://princetonnj.gov Make sure to use HTTP not HTTPS in your browser. We apologize for the inconvenience but promise you the website will be much easier to navigate and more user friendly.

Zoom in and drill down to gain some insight on gaging your risk of infection at indoor gatherings.
12/09/2020

Zoom in and drill down to gain some insight on gaging your risk of infection at indoor gatherings.

12/07/2020
Pearl Harbor. December 7, 1941

Our nation's resolve and resiliency over the holidays has been tested before. Whether war or a virus, lives cut short are a tragic reality. In the end, victory is achieved by the contributions of many toward a shared goal of surviving intact and moving forward. We are still, all in this together. Never forget.

Passing on some training opportunities here for small business owners and other interested parties.  Important training ...
12/05/2020

Passing on some training opportunities here for small business owners and other interested parties. Important training and resources to protect your business environment, human capital and consumers. All courtesy of NJ Work Environment Council (WEC) You can visit their website here: https://njwec.org/
Registration Links to each training session follow each of the training descriptions. There are training sessions conducted in Spanish as well.
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Tuesday, December 8, 10am-11am - Week 39 COVID Update: Race, Color, and Covid
As the virus continues to surge, those who because of the nature of their jobs and their financial circumstances must work outside of the home, are more likely to become infected and die. A disproportionate number of these low-wage workers are people of color, but an even stronger predictor is income and class. We are joined this week by Les Leopold, Executive Director of The Labor Institute and author of Covid-19’s Class War, to discuss the race and class dynamics of Covid-19, including workplace exposure, health outcomes, and some measures we can take collectively to reduce risks and improve the outcomes of all workers.
Register here: https://default.salsalabs.org/Tf5791398-fa62-45bc-8099-e96badf2af42/a2a59cf5-3c7c-4909-8003-978e1af33444

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Wednesday, December 9, 12pm-2pm - NJ COVID-19 Awareness & Prevention Training
Through the NJ COVID-19 Awareness and Prevention Training, employers, workers, and worker representatives will gain knowledge through participatory training sessions to reduce the risks of exposure to the COVID-19 in the workplace. WEC can pay participants $15 an hour to attend this training. Click here for more information.
Register here: https://default.salsalabs.org/T068f200f-9a56-4f29-9b27-b288747d6cbc/a2a59cf5-3c7c-4909-8003-978e1af33444

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Monday, December 14, 12pm-1pm - Preventing Exposure to Workplace Chemicals
Employers have a responsibility under OSHA’s HazCom Standard to educate and train employees about the chemicals they work with and how to protect themselves from any potential hazards. Join us as we discuss OSHA's HazCom standard and assessing chemical hazards and understanding safety data sheets.
Register here:https://default.salsalabs.org/T65a12fe9-e567-454c-99fd-f7ad2fcb928e/a2a59cf5-3c7c-4909-8003-978e1af33444

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Miércoles, Diciembre 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Capacitación sobre prevención y concientización sobre el COVID-19 de NJ
A través de la Capacitación sobre prevención y concientización sobre el COVID-19 de NJ, los empleadores, los trabajadores y los representantes de los trabajadores obtendrán conocimientos a través de sesiones de capacitación participativa para reducir los riesgos de exposición al COVID-19 en el lugar de trabajo. WEC puede pagarle a los participantes $ 15 por hora para asistir. Para or por ms información.
Registrarse aquí: https://default.salsalabs.org/Ta79a6471-c47e-4af5-86e9-9186822848cc/a2a59cf5-3c7c-4909-8003-978e1af33444

Princeton Mayor and Council Newsletter
12/05/2020
Princeton Coronavirus Update

Princeton Mayor and Council Newsletter

Case Counts Up, Vaccine News, Shop Local for the Holidays Please encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up to receive this newsletter and other municipal announcements. Newsletter Sign Up ‌ ‌ P

Here is the latest on the vaccination from the NJ Dept. of Health.
12/04/2020

Here is the latest on the vaccination from the NJ Dept. of Health.

12/03/2020
Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19 Vaccinations, Where we Stand Today.

VIRTUAL TOWN HALL — Hosted by Princeton Senior Resource Center - PSRC
Meeting with Dr. DiFerdinando
Wednesday, December 16, 1:00 p.m.
Join Dr. George DiFerdinando, chair of the Princeton Board of Health, for this virtual town hall meeting where he will review the ABC’s of vaccines and vaccination, describe the soon-to-be available vaccines and talk about the plan for COVID-19 vaccination in NJ as well as "our world after vaccination."
Registration is required, no fee, click link to fill out the registration form.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/virtual-december-town-hall-dr-george-diferdinando/

Address

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

Telephone

+6099244141

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