Stories about hurricanes and local businesses, celebrations and tragedies were among the most read stories on the Princeton Patch in 2012.
Here's a quick look at some of the biggest most read stories from the past year. Remember, these are just a few of the items published on Patch. Feel free to tell us what your top stories of the year were and we'll add links to the story if we have them.
Urban Outfitters May be Coming to Palmer Square
It was business as usual, sort of, in Palmer Square this year. Readers all clicked on this piece about business changes in Palmer Square.
UPDATED: Police Investigating Report of Attempted Child Abduction in Princeton
Police don't take reports of attempted child abduction lightly, and when an 8-year-old boy told police he was dragged into the woods by an unknown man while playing in the backyard of a home on Province Line Road between Cherry Valley Road and Drakes Corner Road, they acted quickly.
Cheesecake Factory Coming to Quaker Bridge Mall
This story didn't take place right in Princeton, but readers were more than a little interested that a Cheesecake Factory was going to be close by.
Hurricane Sandy Brings Chaos to Princeton
It was all hands on deck this fall when Hurricane Sandy hit the area, resulting in mass power outages, fallen trees, damaged homes, and a feeling of "controlled chaos," as Township Police Sgt. Michael Cifelli said at the time.
Princeton University Store Employee Charged with Prostitution
And the top story in 2012 took place right on the Campus of Princeton University. An employee of the Princeton University Store was charged with prostitution after he allegedly engaged in paid sexual acts in the store after hours, according to Princeton Borough Police.